Part-time Library Clerks – Enfield Public Library (Enfield, NH)

The Enfield Public Library in Enfield, NH seeks two part-time library clerks to assist with the daily activities of the library. Job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Circulation desk duties
  • Shelving
  • Answering the telephone
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media and interlibrary loan

Essential skills:

  • Understanding of and dedication to customer service; must have the ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Computer literate and comfortable with technology. Ability to use email and Microsoft Office; provide technical assistance; troubleshoot printers and other library equipment
  • Have a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn new things
  • Promote the library within the community in a positive way

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary
  • Knowledge of adult and children’s books and movies
  • Previous library experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate
  • Candidate must be able to carry, bend, lift, kneel, and reach upper and lower shelves

Hours:

  • Position 1: Monday and Thursday evenings 5:00-8:00p and Saturdays 9:30a-2:00p
  • Position 2: Saturdays 9:30a-2:00p

Additional availability for special events and to cover staff absences is a plus. Salary is $13.00/hr. Benefits: paid holidays (both positions) and pro-rated vacation time (Position 1). Please send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Hutson: mhutson@enfield.nh.us Application deadline is August 7, 2021. No phone calls please.

– Posted 7/13/21

School Librarian – Saint Francis Xavier School (Winooski, VT)

The Saint Francis Xavier School Library is in need of a librarian who will also teach grades 3-5 Digital Learning classes.

Requirement

  • Appropriate Vermont state certification as a school librarian (complete or in process)

Responsibilities

  • Empowers all members of the SFX learning community to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, curators and ethical users of information.
  • Collaborates and co-teaches with classroom educators to establish learning objectives and assessment strategies to develop individual and group inquiry-based learning experiences.
  • Champions equity, access and intellectual freedom for users within the physical space and beyond, including providing 24/7 access to the online library catalog; digital and audio books; and various information resources.
  • Supports learners’ success by guiding them to read for understanding, breadth, and pleasure.
  • Models and champions digital citizenship and safety and adherence to copyright and fair use requirements.
  • Models and develops a commitment to respect equity, diversity and inclusion in collection development and within the learning community.
  • Addresses broader educational issues with other educators in the building, at the diocesan level and at the professional association level.
  • Develops and supports the school’s and the school library’s mission, strategic plan and policies.
  • Manages the volunteers, budget and the physical and virtual spaces of the school library.
  • Evaluates, introduces and models emerging technologies for the learning community, and uses technology tools to supplement school resources.
  • Participates actively in the professional learning community for school librarians locally and beyond, building relationships with organizations and stakeholders.

Contact

Mr. Craig Hill — Principal
email:  chill@sfxvt.org
phone number:  802-655-2600

– Posted 7/13/21

Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  07/13/2021
Req ID:  17548
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.28

Overview

The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) encourages motivated and innovative librarians to apply to serve as Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management. The successful candidate will be dedicated to continuous learning, comfortable with the use of technology, and committed to collaboration. They will provide multi-level consulting, learner-centered instruction, and web and print resource development for the Department, as well as statewide leadership in the areas of library services to library directors, trustees, and library stakeholders. This job calls for a well-organized, diplomatic, and insightful leader who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services.

Major duties include the following: professional development instruction for Vermont public library leaders and trustees; collaboration with partner organizations and state agencies on issues related to public libraries, including: policy development and trainings; consulting in several areas, including the following: municipal and non-profit operations and management, budgets and finance, staffing and personnel management, strategic planning, advocacy and community relations, library boards, and library legal issues; serving as a lead in conference planning for library trustees and friends; and creating live/recorded training and web-based content for consultations and trainings of library staff, trustees, and stakeholders.

The Library Consultant for Governance and Management works closely with a team of consultants at the Department to meet a wide range of needs for libraries in VT. This is a great opportunity to assist Vermont Libraries in their work towards a strong and sustainable future!

The Department of Libraries is based in Barre, Vermont, located about 50 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 183 public libraries, most of which serve small and rural communities with populations of fewer than 5,000. Vermont has a population of 624,000 and is known for its powerful tradition of local government, robust farmers markets, beautiful landscape, wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and strong sense of community.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years or more of post-degree library experience.

OR

Master’s degree or higher in related field AND three (3) years or more of library leadership or non-profit governance/policy leadership experience.

AND

Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, board management, policy development, training, or non-profit management.

Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

Public library experience.

Experience in library administration including supervision of staff.

View the full position posting here.

– Posted 6/29/21

Full Time Youth Services Librarian – Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich Public Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and upbeat leader to join our library. The successful candidate will be passionately committed to engaging and inspiring children of all ages and their caregivers. The Youth Services Librarian coordinates all aspects of the department – including programming, collection development, reader’s advisory, cultivation of community partnerships, as well as the supervision of volunteers and other youth services staff. The ideal applicant has an in-depth working knowledge of literature for children and young adults and is well-versed in modern library practices and current technologies and trends, as they pertain to Youth Services. They must be energetic, organized, self-motivated, and be able to work independently with minimal general supervision. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are a mandatory requirement.

MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred with at least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.

This position is full time (37.5 hours) and may include evening and weekend hours. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include PTO and medical/vision insurance.

To apply please send an email, including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Lucinda Walker, Library Director, npljobsearch@gmail.com.  Criminal background check is required. Resume review begins July 8. Applications accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

For the full job description click here or visit our website at www.norwichlibrary.org

– Posted 6/29/21

Director – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is seeking a new director who is welcoming, innovative, tech-savvy, organized, and an effective communicator with strong leadership qualities. The GKL enjoys broad support in the community including an amicable and effective relationship with Town Hall and Troy Elementary School.  The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operations of the library including but not limited to the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, programming for all ages, and services.

Troy (17.6 sq. mi, pop. 2,140) is an attractive New England town nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Monadnock in Southwestern New Hampshire. It is home to many recreational opportunities and is within easy driving distance to numerous mountains, hikes, lakes and the cities of Boston, Portland, and Brattleboro (VT).

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 35-hour workweek 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.
Demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $38,000 – $43,000 depending on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.  The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and sick and vacation time.  Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.troylibrary.us/library-director-position/

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com with the subject – Gay-Kimball Library Director Position.

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

– Updated 6/29/21

Librarian- Etna Public Library (Etna, NH)

The Etna Public Library a municipal library has an opening for a Part-Time Librarian (23 hours per week). The Etna Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy Librarian to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach. Etna, is a small community within the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. It is located in southwestern Grafton County, approximately 3 miles east of Hanover’s downtown and 2.5 mi south of the village of Hanover Center.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh.   All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. Detailed instructions are available here.

– Posted 6/22/21

Library Director – Sterling College (Craftsbury, VT)

Overview

Sterling College invites applications for a full-time Library Director based in Craftsbury, Vermont. The Library Director works independently as the College’s primary librarian, while working cooperatively with other employees to support instructional programs. Though small in size, Sterling College’s Brown Library lies at the heart of Sterling’s commitment to ecological thinking and action, welcoming patrons of all backgrounds and identities and serving both campus and the broader community.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all operations of the Brown Library at Sterling College, in accordance with Sterling’s mission of ecological thinking and action and institutional aspirations to be anti-racist and anti-biased.
  • Provide library reference services for faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Provide instruction on library services to students and faculty on the Craftsbury campus and remotely to Sterling College’s Wendell Berry Farming Program in Kentucky, in coordination with The Berry Center’s Archivist.
  • Perform and/or supervise circulation, user account, and cataloguing duties.
  • Acquire new materials and steward acquisitions policies.
  • Manage Koha, an integrated library system, and EZproxy, a web proxy server; work with CLOVER (Auto-Graphics), the Vermont interlibrary loan system.
  • Use, and support others in the use of, integrated library systems, digital learning technologies, business and higher education software.
  • Assist patrons in the use of library materials, library-specific databases, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Analyze database usage reports and calculate statistics.
  • Maintain and update the library’s website.
  • Prepare and manage an annual budget.
  • Supervise student workers employed through the Work Program.
  • Maintain the College’s physical archives.
  • Coordinate maintenance of the library building and furnishings.
  • Maintain relevant and current knowledge of library best practices through professional development and attendance at conferences and workshops.
  • Direct and participate in long-range planning for the Library to improve internal functions and delivery of services.
  • Participate in Faculty Council and chair the Library Committee. Serve on other committees, councils, and task forces of the College as assigned.
  • Support the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts at and through the library.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Dean of Academics.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited degree in Master of Library & Information Science
  • Previous experience in library management
  • Experience with integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems
  • Experience with Information Technology, including the use of digital resources to support student learning and the adoption of new technologies to support greater access to library resources and other learning assets.
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in academic library management
  • Subject expertise and interest related to Sterling’s mission
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Experience supervising library workers

Application Instructions

Application review will begin on 12th July 2021, and applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Caitlin Miller, Executive Assistant to the President, at caitlin.miller@sterlingcollege.edu. References will not be contacted without permission.

Diversity Statement

Sterling College – its Board of Trustees and Faculty Council – has adopted a detailed ten-year strategic initiative, with grant support, that is intended to promote equity and inclusion across all of its academic programs and in all of the locations in which they take place.

Sterling acknowledges that the land on which we gather—places now known as Vermont and Kentucky—are the traditional and unceded territories of several indigenous peoples: the Abenaki in the North and the Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Osage people to the South. We also learn in-and-from a range of landscapes that belong to other indigenous peoples.

As we seek deep reciprocal relationships with nature, we respect and honor the place-based and cultural wisdom of indigenous ancestors and contemporaries.  Words of acknowledgement and intention are just a first step. We must match them with acts of respect and repair.

About Sterling College

Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College advances ecological thinking and action through affordable experiential learning, preparing knowledgeable, skilled and responsible leaders to face the ecological crises caused by unlimited growth and consumption that threatens the future of the planet. Enrollment is limited to 125 students. Sterling, a liberal arts institution and home to the School of the New American Farmstead and the Wendell Berry Farming Program, is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and is one of only nine colleges and universities recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a “Work College.” The College has received national attention for becoming one of the first institutions in the U. S. to divest from fossil fuels. Sterling has been recognized for its sustainability initiatives by Sierra magazine and has earned a STARS Gold Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for five consecutive years.

Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of TitleVII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, nationalorigin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

– Posted 6/22/21

Temp Library Clerk – Winooski Memorial Library (Winooski, VT)

The Library Clerk position is responsible for assisting library visitors of all ages in a friendly, professional manner, and providing circulation and light reference services; collection maintenance; computer and copier/scanner assistance, other clerical duties as assigned. This position requires comfort working with the general public and the ability to provide exceptional customer service to our community of users. Some weekend and evening work required. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://www.winooskivt.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=101&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Temporary-Library-Clerk-59

Posting Period: June 14, 2021 – June 25, 2021

Salary Range: $17.95/hour

12 hours per week (hours may vary)

This is a TEMPORARY position to cover a leave of absence.

– Posted 6/16/21

Librarian/Media Specialist – Barre Town Middle and Elementary (Barre, VT)

Barre Town Middle and Elementary school is seeking a dynamic educator who is a licensed librarian/media specialist who can support students in developing literacy skills. The ideal librarian/media specialist will collaborate with teachers to promote curiosity, imagination, communication and problem solving skills and the ability to access information.

This assignment will begin in late October and end in the beginning of February.

Learn more and apply online through SchoolSpring.

– Posted 6/16/21

Arts & Literature Summer Camp Counselor – Lawrence Memorial Library (Bristol, VT)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Lawrence Memorial Library is seeking a counselor with a love for kids, arts and literature to work in the LML summer camp. The camp will run for 2-weeks, 9AM-3PM Monday-Friday during the week of August 9th and the week of August 16th. The camp will serve kids ages 7-11. The ideal candidate will be friendly, enthusiastic, and creative and enjoy exploring arts and literature with children.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct care of 10 children with another counselor for the duration of the day. Activities include arts and crafts, literature, games, outdoor adventure, & field trips.
  • Ability to maintain a fun and safe learning environment for all.
  • Exemplary communication and collaboration with Library Director, Children’s Librarian & Co-Counselor.
  • Assistance with planning camp programs with the support of library staff.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new activities and games.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma required. Some college and/or work experience is preferred.
  • Holds current driver’s license.
  • Experience in summer camps and/or child/youth-related fields preferred.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

COMPENSATION:

  • $18/hour for 40 hours per week. 8:30AM-3:30PM Monday-Friday.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and three references by June 30th to:

Coco Moseley, Library Director: lawrencelibrary1911@gmail.com
AND
Marita Schine, Children’s Librarian: lmlkids009@gmail.com

– Posted 6/16/21