The State Librarian provides vision and leadership for the diverse functions of the State library agency and library services statewide. The position reports to the Secretary of Administration and serves as administrative head of the Department of Libraries, with a staff of 19 full-time employees and an overall operating budget of $3.3 million. The State Librarian serves as a member of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), as president of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, Inc., and as secretary to the State Board of Libraries, a citizen advisory board appointed by the Governor. The State Librarian also administers the Vermont Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and institutional libraries located across the state.The State Librarian directs the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to State Program. Under this program, the State Librarian provides leadership, technical assistance, statewide library development projects, and grant funding to nearly all of Vermont’s local public libraries.
The base salary for this position is $85,154, which may be negotiable based on qualifications.
Job Title: State Librarian
Job ID: 620951
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular Shift: N/A
Posting Date: 02/17/2017
Pay Grade: 81
Application Deadline: 03/13/2017
This position, State Librarian (Job Opening #620951) , is open to all State employees and external applicants.
This is an exempt position.
**DO NOT** APPLY ONLINE FOR THIS JOB.
E-mail a letter of application, resume, and short writing sample to ADM.Secretary@vermont.gov (attention: Susanne R. Young, Secretary of Administration). The application deadline is March 13, 2017.
General Job Description
- The State Librarian plans and implements strategies that utilize emergent technologies and virtual services to provide comprehensive public access to library materials, collections, and services.
- The State Librarian ensures that all state, federal, and private grant programs that fall under the State Library’s purview are managed in compliance with grant objectives and requirements.
- The State Librarian fosters strong relationships with the State Library’s various partners and constituencies, seeking input and advice, and promoting collaborative efforts that maximize the agency’s fiscal and human resources to the benefit of Vermont citizens.
- The State Librarian works closely with federal Institute of Museum and Library Services leadership to ensure the needs of the state’s libraries are met.
The State Librarian develops and implements the Department’s long range plan under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act and oversees the Department’s budget which includes federal, state, and special funds. The Department provides library and information services to the three branches of state government, libraries statewide, the general public, and Vermonters with special needs. It also promotes excellence in local libraries through training and technical assistance and fosters statewide cooperation and resource sharing among all types of libraries.
Submission of Application
Equal Employment Opportunity