Library Director – Kingston Community Library, Kingston, (NH)

The Kingston Community Library (KCL) Board of Trustees are delighted to begin our search for an enthusiastic and creative Library Director to lead our experienced and dedicated team of staff and community volunteers.  Our ideal candidate is innovative, tech-savvy, organized and an effective communicator. This person will find ways to support and build upon our strong foundation of children’s, adult and community focused programming and collections while adding new vision, experience and leadership to help us continue to expand our reach and services as an essential part of our thriving town.

A growing community in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Kingston has a current population of 6,244 residents.  The solar powered library’s beautiful and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces make it possible to host a variety of events, activities, meetings and Kide the therapy dog. With endless local and nearby opportunities to explore the region’s history, cities, farms, shops, nature and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, and more, Kingston is a great place to raise a family or begin a new chapter. Candidates should be committed to make a long term impact on The Kingston Community Library and the people they serve.

Our new Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, full and part time staff, the supportive Friends of the KCL, and the Board of Selectmen to facilitate and oversee all Library operations. The KCL values outreach and connections within the community. The person we are looking for should be able to cultivate effective relationships with the Town Hall, other town officials, The Sanborn School District, community members, in addition to those mentioned above. This role includes both daily oversight responsibilities and longer term roles including but not limited to strategic planning, development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, collection development, programming for all ages and needed services.

This is a salaried, exempt position with a minimum of a 40-hour work week that is flexible to include meetings and events that do not fall during normal library hours.

Evening and occasional Saturday hours are required.

Qualifications: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work and demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $65,000-76,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and paid sick and vacation time.

Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.kingston-library.org/job-opportunities.html

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to workforkcl@gmail.com

The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

The Kingston Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/18/21

Library Director – Moore Free Library and Crowell Gallery (Newfane, VT)

Moore Free Library is seeking a creative, collegial, and detail-oriented Library Director for our non-profit community library located in the center of Newfane, Vermont (population 1,726). The Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, housing an outstanding collection of contemporary Southern Vermont artists, is also under the oversight of the Library Director. The ideal candidate has prior library experience, is community focused with both the skills and the desire to work with patrons of all ages, experience in grant writing, the ability to supervise and support staff and volunteers, and willingness to perform community outreach. A bachelor’s degree or Vermont Certificate of Librarianship is preferred, but we will consider library experience and interest in completing state certification. This is a 24-hour a week position.  Salary range is $18-22 per hour, commensurate with education and experience. Applications must be received by October 10, 2021. Interested candidates should submit a resume including three work references to Moore Free Library at moorefreelibrary@gmail.com.

A complete job description is available on request.

– Posted 9/18/21

Monographic Acquisitions Professional – Howe Library at UVM (Burlington, VT)

The Collection Development & Acquisitions Department is seeking a Monographic Acquisitions Professional (Library Professional) staff member. Under the general direction of the Director, this position supports and engages in the research, evaluation, acquisition and withdrawal of monographic and other materials to build a vibrant and sustainable collection. This position communicates with requestors, peers and vendors regarding monograph ordering and acquisition, material gifts, etc.; orders monographs and other items; and participates in other special projects.

For further information on this position and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S3089PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 16, 2021.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

– Posted 9/18/21

Library Director – Wolfeboro Public Library (Wolfeboro, NH)

Description: The Wolfeboro Public Library invites you to become a member of its energetic and dedicated team as the next Library Director. Working in a beautiful new library with a town population of 6,500 vibrant, diverse residents and 30,000 seasonal visitors, an eight-member governing Board of Trustees, a stellar staff, and strong Friends of the Library and Library Foundation organizations, the new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs for the community.

The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, display expertise in technology and finance, have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services and effectively provide the face and voice of the library to its many constituents.

Required qualifications: Master of Library Science, 3-5 years of library admin and supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Community: Wolfeboro, aka “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”, is a beautiful, traditional New England town, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Wentworth. Amenities include a regional hospital, high-quality public school system, a Children’s Center, Brewster Academy, four museums, a downtown shopping center that is a magnet for tourists, year-round recreational facilities, abundant woodland and water facilities, historic buildings, all of which adds up to a high-quality family life and working environment.

Salary range: $60,000-$85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position
is full time, salaried and includes a generous benefits package.

Applications: Email a PDF that includes resume and cover letter to director-search@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by October 15 at 5:00pm.

The Wolfeboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

– Posted 9/18/21

Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant – Freel Library (North Adams, MA)

Freel Library at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA,  near the southern border of VT) seeks an engaged and service-oriented Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects.  This part-time position (12-16 hrs/wk; fall and spring semesters only) provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during evening and weekend hours, including circulation, reserves, and basic information services; creates a welcoming atmosphere for MCLA’s diverse community of learners; offers responsive, high-quality service; helps oversee all evening library operations and secure the library at closing; walks through and staffs library stacks floors; shelves books and retrieves holds; operates library equipment; works on on-going and special projects such as displays, library events, book repair, shelf reading, and shifting in collaboration with staff; helps supervise student library assistants when needed; and provides substitute staffing to cover staff absences when possible. Salary: $14.89/hr.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136444

– Posted 9/9/21

Assistant Director & Adult Services Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking a goal-oriented, enthusiastic and positive individual to fill the position of Assistant Director & Adult Services Librarian to help take the lead in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” The librarian in this position assumes full responsibility for the functioning of the library in the absence of the Director; assists in goal setting and supervision of staff and volunteers; plans, develops, and provides adult library programming; manages the library’s inter-library loan; supervises and assists staff with other library services and office activities. Stowe Free Library is a cherished community institution and has 6,400 registered borrowers and 25,000 volumes in its collection. It is located within the historic Helen Day Memorial Building in the center of Stowe, a premier four-season resort community with a year-round population of 4,300.

An American Library Association accredited Master Degree in Library Science or related field, with three years of experience in library operations, budgeting, and employee supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. A working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library
Systems (ILS), the Inter-Library Loan system in Vermont, content and web-based applications, current technologies, public access networks, and adult programming is desired. Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact with the public, excellent organizational skills and ability to perform detailed work, and the physical ability to lift and shelve books is required. This position includes evenings and Saturday hours, comes with excellent benefits and a starting salary of $24.03 – 30.75 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

A job description and employment application can be obtained on the Town of Stowe website: www.stowevt.gov.  Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Recruiter, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email recruit@stowevt.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 9/9/21

Full-time Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

We are looking for someone who is creative, friendly and enthusiastic about technology to complete our hard-working team! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a plus. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

General duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other online resources to lead technology classes for our patrons. Other projects could involve assisting with the development of adult programming initiatives.

Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and on-line tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, Word Press, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays will be required.

A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $17.12 to $20.86 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before October 4 will be given first priority. The position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 9/9/21

Library Paraeducator – Union Memorial School (Colchester, VT)

Reports to School Librarian and Building Principal
Pay range is $14.01-$17.25 per hour, 12.5 hours per week.
Full details at https://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=3662630&

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Audio Visual Assistant, under the supervision of the school librarian, oversees daily operations of scheduling and maintaining equipment for maximal use in instructional programs. The Audio Visual Assistant catalogues and processes all AV software and maintains the AV component of the library’s bibliographic database to insure indexes to audio-visual material.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  2. Effective word processing skills; knowledge of technology applications; and basic skills in operation/maintenance of AV Equipment.
  3. Flexibility in dealing with multiple tasks, people, and material resources.
  4. Previous experience and/or ability working with children or adolescents.
  5. Experience and desire to learn library automation skills, cataloguing, other related skills.
  6. Commitment to the School District’s mission and Strategic Plan.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develops and administers circulation systems and storage areas for audio visual equipment, supplies, and educational software.
  2. Conducts and maintains AV equipment software, and materials inventory. Also recommends ordering consumables, and other needed equipment/software purchases to the librarian.
  3. Aids and instructs teachers and students in the operation of equipment; reports emerging trends to the librarian.
  4. Troubleshoots classroom equipment problems and provides or arranges for equipment repair, as needed.
  5. Marks and labels all new equipment with school name, inventory number, and/or department. Creates and maintains maintenance history sheets on each piece of equipment.
  6. Sets up videotaping schedule for satellite/cable programs requested by teachers. Ensures that the library complies with copyright laws when copying educational programming.
  7. Catalogues and processes new AV material in accordance with Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules II. Enters cataloguing data into library’s database.
  8. Supervises the operation of the library when the librarian is not present.
  9. Performs other tasks as requested by the Librarian and/or Building Administrators.
– Posted 9/2/21

State Librarian – State of Vermont (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online – see instructions below
Req ID:  20949
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Do not apply online. By close of business on September 24, 2021, email a letter of application, resume, and short writing sample to ADM.Secretary@vermont.gov, attention: Melissa Mazza-Paquette. The subject line should state: “State Librarian Application”.

Overview

1. The State Library is under the Vermont Agency of Administration and has a seven-member citizen advisory State Board of Libraries appointed by the Governor. The State Librarian is a commissioner-level position and resides within the Governor’s extended cabinet.
2. The State Library consists of: first, the State Librarian’s Office, which includes an executive administrative staff assistant and the contract & grants coordinator; second, the Division of Library Advancement, which includes the Audio/Braille/Large Print and Electronic Resources Library (ABLE); and third, the Division of Information & Access.
3. The State Library has 18 full-time employees and an overall operating budget of $3.2 million with federal and state funding. 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.
4. The State Librarian acts as the appointing authority to direct all activities of the State Library by setting, evaluating, and administering policy, program priorities, and the use of resources in consultation with the Secretary of Administration.
5. The State Librarian provides vision and support to public, school, community college, university and special libraries, and State Library staff.
6. Appointed by the Governor and subject to Senate confirmation, the State Librarian represents the Agency of Administration in its work with the Governor’s Office.
7. This position is high profile — working with Vermont constituents to provide support and assistance to local libraries and consortia and to expand programs to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities.
8. The State Librarian/Commissioner of Libraries plays a major role in several regional and national organizations including those involved in legislation, funding, policymaking and library standards.

Description

This exempt position, State Librarian, is open to all State employees and external applicants. The application deadline is September 24, 2021.

Compensation

The statutory base salary for this position is $98,331, which is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements

A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, and professional librarian experience as a director of a major library system, responsible management experience in a state library agency, library management experience in a state library or a large library, or other similar related professional experience, including:

• Rule and policy development;
• strategic planning;
• budgeting;
• grants and contract management experience;
• program evaluation;
• continuous improvement;
• training & development; and
• departmental goal setting.

The successful candidate will have led and inspired a committed team, promoting excellence in service and demonstrated experience in working with elected and appointed officials; possessing knowledge of library trends, issues, and best practices; managing multiple funding streams, and managing personnel.

Key Preferred Traits

• Strong collaboration skills;
• proven advocacy skills; and
• the ability to communicate eloquently the purpose, goals, outcomes, and benefits provided by libraries to diverse communities, stakeholder groups, and key policymakers.

Working Conditions

Duties are performed in an office or library setting. Job-related travel is required. Private means of transportation may be necessary for required travel. Evening and weekend work may be required for library-related functions. Travel may be necessary in all types of weather.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.
– Posted 9/2/21

Part-time Library Assistant – Fairfax Community Library (Fairfax, VT)

Part-time Library Assistant – Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax, VT
Salary: $13.00 Hourly
Location:75 Hunt St., Fairfax, VT

The Fairfax Community Library in Fairfax, Vermont, is seeking a part-time library assistant. General purpose would be serving public patrons by phone and in person at the main desk at the Fairfax Community Library. The job includes assisting patrons in locating materials, using the library catalog, answering questions about technology and other services offered at the library such as interlibrary loan requests. Duties also include assisting other staff in general operation of the library, shelving materials, assisting with programs for children and adults, and other general library and clerical duties. Flexibility for filling in as a substitute during additional hours preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to fairfaxlibrarian@gmail.com

– Posted 8/28/21