Library Aide / Clerk – Lamoille Union Middle and High School (Hyde Park, VT)

The Library Aide works under the direct supervision of the Library Director. The primary responsibilities are to supervise the use of the Library after school as well as basic library and clerical responsibilities, including all overdue material operations. The ideal candidate will be competent with middle and high school students and will have a working knowledge of technology.
Student Management:
During school: Aide helps with basic library operations, including student/patron interactions, basic research, locating books and other materials for study and/or for recreational reading, circulation, and basic classroom management.

After school supervision: Aide is responsible for keeping students safe and must be capable of strong classroom management skills. Must be able to aid students in basic research (using books and computers), finding books, and providing book recommendations.

For more information and apply online at SchoolSpring.com.
– Posted 8/17/21

Reference Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a part-time (15 hrs/week) reference librarian for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s reference desk and provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts; provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

This position runs the academic year, through May 2022, with the option to renew for the following academic year. The schedule will consist of two evening shifts per week (Mondays plus an additional day to be determined), the Sunday evening shift, attending the weekly team meeting, and project work.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to via email to:

Faculty_Recruitment@nmhschool.org
Office of the Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs and Dean of Faculty
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3432; Fax: (413) 498-3155

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.** 
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 8/17/21

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including evening and Saturday hours. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort with working with the public and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. See our website for full position description. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 8/17/21

Library Director (UPDATED) – Rockingham Free Public Library (Bellows Falls, VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a director to lead our municipal library, which serves approximately 5,200 Rockingham residents and has broad community support. It is a beautiful Carnegie library that was built in 1909, renovated in 2013, and is located in the historic village of Bellows Falls, overlooking the scenic Connecticut River in southeastern Vermont.

The Director is responsible for all phases of library operations, oversees a staff of two full-time and 6 part-time employees to provide library services, and works with the nine-member Library Board to develop policies and the annual budget.   

The successful candidate will have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services; excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to meet the needs of an enthusiastic staff, volunteers and Friends of the Library, and community organizations; technology skills; fundraising and financial expertise; and enthusiasm for the role of our public library as a community hub and center of learning.

Required qualifications: Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, and five years of library administration experience, including three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. To see the full job description, visit: https://rockinghamlibrary.org/director

Salary Range: $48,000 – 63,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is full-time, salaried position and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, email a single PDF file which includes resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references, torfpltaetzsch@gmail.com For more information, contact Ellen Taetzsch, Library Board Chair: rfpltaetzsch@gmail.com.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE

– Updated 8/17/21

Adult Services Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking a customer service and detail oriented individual to fill the position of Adult Services Librarian, and to assist in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” This position involves direct contact with the public, providing adult library programming, and managing the inter-library loan service. 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 population of 4,300.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. Working knowledge of and experience with computers, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), data base management, and current technologies are preferred.  Good verbal and written communication, customer service, organizational, and supervisory skills are required. Candidates must be able to perform detailed work and to lift and shelve books. This position includes evenings and Saturday hours, comes with excellent benefits and a starting salary of $17.92 – 18.91 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 8/11/21

Technical Services and Systems Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented librarian to fill the position of Technical Services and Systems Librarian and to assist in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” This position involves maintaining the library’s IT systems, and cataloging and processing library materials. The 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 population of 4,300.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. Working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library Systems (ILS) like the open source system Koha, cataloging procedures and MARC databases, and current technologies are 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 are required.

This position includes some evenings and Saturdays. The winning candidate will receive excellent benefits and a starting salary of $19.76 – 20.85 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 8/11/21

Youth Services Librarian (Children and YA Specialist) – Ashburnham Stevens Memorial Library (Ashburnham, MA)

Position Title: Youth Services Librarian (Children and YA Specialist)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers prompt and courteous assistance to all patrons regarding the use of library resources, equipment, and services. Responsible for maintaining and promoting a welcoming and inclusive physical and virtual library environment.
  • Provides circulation services including card registrations, answering account questions, checking materials in and out. Assists with Interlibrary loan delivery processing, shelving materials, and responding to reference and information requests.
  • Provides leadership in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating youth services services programs including story times. Directs and coordinates the operations of the youth services library spaces. Coordinates part-time staff, work study staff, volunteers, and interns assigned to youth services.
  • Conducts regular community needs assessment to identify community teen and youth needs and to develop strategic directions for youth services and programming.
  • Fosters community engagement. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with schools, community groups, and other community partners in order to develop and deliver programs and services that meet local teen and youth needs and interests. Conducts outreach at community events and schools. Meets with a Teen Advisory Board in order to coordinate programs and activities and to inform collection development.
  • Curates and develops library collections to include relevant print and digital resources that support the interests and needs of the teens and youths. Purchases teen, youth, and parenting materials for library acquisition. Manages a budget for materials and programming in collaboration with the Library Director. Evaluates and weeds the library collection. Creates and maintains book displays related to library services and  library programming.
  • Identifies and applies for grant opportunities that support and develop library youth services. Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees.
  • Provides reference service to teens, youths, and families. Provides reader’s advisory service. Fulfills book bundle requests for children, teens, and adults. Instructs teens and caregivers in information gathering and research skills in order to promote digital and information literacy skills.
  • Coordinates youth services content on the library website. Maintains an active online presence through the library website and social media. Contributes to the library’s social media accounts. Creates a virtual monthly newsletter to be distributed to local schools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two years experience working with children, teenagers, and families in a library setting.

Preferred Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a concentration in Children’s Services or equivalent degree.
  • Experience working in a public library or other learning environment with children, teenagers, and families.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS or similar ILS.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and establish priorities, and exercise initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Knowledge of child development and its relationship to library services.
  • Knowledge of best practices in youth services, including guidelines and standards published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Compensation:

Hourly rate: $20.11-$27.41 Yearly rate: $36,600-$49,886
Paid work week 35 hours including one evening a week and one Saturday a month.
Starting vacation commensurate with experience.

Closing date:

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial screening will begin August 30, 2021.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and names of three references to: jmynes@ashburnham-ma.gov. Please direct questions to the same email.

– Posted 8/11/21

Youth Services Librarian – Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston, VT)

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is looking for a full-time Youth Services Librarian to join our dynamic team. If you enjoy working with youth and families in a busy library serving a growing community, consider working at DAML. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services for children and young adults, including programs and collection development. This person also collaborates with Outreach and Adult Programming staff to offer multi-age programs and services out in the community. Click here to learn more.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree, with an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or in active pursuit thereof, or an equivalent in education and experience, as well as two years’ experience in library services for youth.

To apply:

Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Jane Kearns, director@damlvt.org. The position is open until filled.

Williston is a growing community with a population of nearly 10,000. The Town of Williston is an EOE.

View full position description at www.damlvt.org.

– Posted 8/11/21

Substitute Library Associate – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Salary : $16.66 Hourly
Location: 235 College St. Burlington, VT

General Purpose
Serving patrons in a substitute capacity by phone, email, and in person, at the main, children’s and Help/Tech Center desks at the Fletcher Free Library. Ideal candidates would be able to cross-train to the different needs of all three desks. Hours are as needed and not guaranteed. Flexibility for last-minute and weekend availability preferred.

Essential Job Functions

  • Greet and respond to patron requests for information and materials and assistance at the Main Desk, Tech Center/Help Desk, and/or Children’s Desk.
  • Direct patrons to appropriate places or to other library staff as needed to best meet the patron needs.
  • Provide a variety of patron services using a fully integrated automated library system, including but not limited to; entering patron data, such as name and address, issuing and updating library cards, and charging library materials in-and-out.
  • Searching the automated catalog to place holds; and process reserves and patron requests for information; renewing library books and materials for patrons in-house or over the telephone using ILS system.
  • Use and help patrons with the OPAC as needed.
  • Answer phone calls, phone requests, take and distribute messages.
  • Perform ready reference as needed.
  • Assist in shelving library materials – alphabetically or numerically – in stacks as needed.
  • Prepare materials for circulation; i.e. put carts in order, check in.
  • Report violations of library rules or other conduct effecting library security to supervisor.
  • For Tech Center/Help Desk: provide basic tech support to patrons using computers, and guidance in use of the copier, fax, scanner, and printer in the Tech Center.

Read the full listing and apply online on our Government Jobs website.

– Posted 8/11/21