Library Assistant: Outreach and Materials Processing – Georgia Public Library (Georgia, VT)

Georgia Public Library, in Georgia, VT seeks a Library Assistant: Outreach and Materials Processing. This is a 10-14 hr. a week position with 2 evening shifts from 3-8pm and every other Saturday from 9am-1pm.

The responsibilities for this part-time position include: circulation, reserves, and basic information services; creating a welcoming atmosphere for patrons; offering responsive, high-quality service; securing the library at closing; shelving books and retrieving holds; running data reports, processing books and other media, operating library equipment; working on on-going and special projects such as displays, library events, book repair, shelf reading, curation and shifting in collaboration with staff.

BA, or higher and previous library experience preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to

Application deadline 8/4/19.

– Posted July 17, 2019

Resource Center Manager – National Center for PTSD (White River Junction, VT)

The National Center for PTSD ( has an exciting opportunity for a tech-savvy librarian with supervisory experience. We have an immediate opening in our Executive Division( for the Manager of the National Center for PTSD Resource Center. Details available online at:
– Posted July 17, 2019

Assistant State Librarian – State of Vermont (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  08/06/2019

Req ID:  2121
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.68


The Department promotes excellence and innovation in local libraries through training and technical assistance and fosters statewide cooperation and resource sharing among all types of libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will play an important leadership role in strategic planning for the Department, and must have a broad understanding of the library field, vision and passion, and must champion change and innovation.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant State Librarian (Job Requisition # 2121), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jason Broughton at

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Administrative, planning, technical, assessment, supervisory, and consulting work including direction of the Library Advancement program at the Department of Libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will assist the State Librarian in the planning, development, and assessment of current Department programs and services and will direct a program which advances local library service for Vermont citizens.

Work is performed under the direction of the State Librarian; the employee may assume administrative duties of the Department in the absence of the State Librarian.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in an office setting. Some travel and field work is required which will require private means of transportation. Travel to conferences and meetings, including out-of-state, is required. Some evening, weekend, and occasional work on holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND at least five (5) years or more of professional library experience, INCLUDING three (3) years or more of experience in library or similar administration with supervision of employees.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as the director of a public library.

Experience working with a library board of trustees.

Experience with grants management and or project management.

Experience as an administrator.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)

Part-time Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Freel Library at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 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 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 snow emergency days and staff absences when possible.

The anticipated schedule for this position is Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, 11-7. The person in this position works only during the academic year (September-May). Start date will be late August.

For more information and to apply, please visit

– Posted June 27, 2019

Director – Solomon Wright Public Library (Pownal, VT)

The Solomon Wright Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience required. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full job description available at:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by August 30 to

– Updated July 24, 2019

Library Intern (2 positions) – Concord Public Library (Concord, NH)

Library Intern (2 positions)

Employer: Concord Public Library
Period of Employment:  August 5 – December 28th, 2019
Compensation: $17.00/hour, 24 hours/week.  Includes some evenings/weekends

Job Description

  • Assist with community engagement via participation in the library’s social media and digital marketing activities
  • Assist with patron access to and use of local history collection and digitization/management of these resources
  • Assist with a reorganization of the library’s physical collections to improve collection access
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials, instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures, sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Performs Technical Services functions; utilize the library’s automated system to catalog materials; process new materials; perform Interlibrary Loan tasks.
  • Participates in program planning for all ages and production.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch libraries.
  • Processes and delivers intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • MLS/MLIS degree or enrollment in a graduate program preferred in addition to a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Forward Cover Letter, Resume and Reference to:

Todd Fabian, Director
Concord Public Library
45 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301
OR email

– Posted June 26, 2019

Library Director – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

Carpenter-Carse Library is seeking a Library Director to oversee all aspects of library functions. We are seeking a visionary candidate committed to engaging with our community and continuing the library’s vital role in Hinesburg. Fundraising experience, financial management skills, and proficiency with technology essential. An MLS/MA in Library Science, VT Library Certification, or equivalent experience required. Creativity, problem solving, organization, and a sincere interest in people a must.

40 hours a week. Salary Range $50,000-56,000 plus benefits, based on experience. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references by June 24 to

– Posted June 11, 2019

Librarian I, Reference Department – Portsmouth Public Library (Portsmouth, NH)

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Email application materials to:

Library Director: Steve Butzel

POSITION TITLE:   Librarian I – Reference Department


SALARY RANGE:   $42,149 – $51,125  (Effective 07/01/19:  $42,992 – $52,148)

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  The candidate must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices.  Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library reference and special collections services; advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual business, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of customers; demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.  The candidate must be an excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.  The candidate must have a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City Officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.  Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately; familiarity with archival and special collections procedures, practices and principles and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.  The position includes some evening and weekend hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library’s customers’ needs.


  1. Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc.  Helps patrons locate materials within the building and available electronically; helps obtain other materials by placing holds, initiating interlibrary loan requests and processing purchase requests
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance to better meet customer needs
  3. Offers individual device help and/or group computer instruction, creating or updating lesson plans and handouts when necessary
  4. Participates in numerous additional aspects of Reference services such as, but not limited to: readers’ advisory, processing serials, outreach visits, grant writing, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities
  5. Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library’s Programming Committee
  7. Tracks of a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports
  8. Registers patrons for the use of various library services, including study rooms, museum passes, computer classes, library programs, etc; explains procedures
  9. Assists patrons with using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies

1.     May participate in departmental social media efforts
2.     Assists with library outreach activities
3.     Assists in promoting library services by preparing displays and other publicity.
4.     May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
5.     May participate on and/or chair other library committees
6.     May assist with library exhibits
7.     May contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the art and artifacts collection, obituary database, Portsmouth Herald newspaper archives and local history “vertical files.
8.    May contribute to the department’s digitization projects and online special collections presence.  This involves using scanners and digital asset management software.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:  Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview.

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing and background check.

– Posted June 11, 2019

Library Director – Petersburgh Public Library (Rensselaer County, NY)

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents
in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The Library
Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-
day operations of the library.
The Board is seeking a creative and energetic person with administrative experience. Library experience
will be considered a plus. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.
This is a part-time position working twenty-six hours per week with a starting salary of $24,000 per
annum. The position will start August 5, 2019.
Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional
references by the submission deadline of July 8th . Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB
SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138. Submissions via email should
be sent to
[For a detailed job description, go to:]
– Posted June 9, 2019

Library Services Coordinator – Moretown Memorial Library (Moretown, VT)

Seeking dependable and enthusiastic book lover to assist in the daily operation of the Moretown Memorial Library. This position helps with circulation, technical services and public services including community programming. Strong computer skills and high school diploma necessary; a college background and previous library experience is helpful. Position is approximately nine hours a week with some required evening hours, and begins in August. If you would like to help create a vibrant resource for our community, please send your resume to
– Posted on June 9, 2019