Electronic Resources Librarian – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library is hiring an Electronic Resources Librarian to lead the lifecycle of all electronic resources including licensing, acquisition, access, administration, statistics, and support. This position will implement and administer tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve electronic resource access and usability including the utilization of electronic resource management functions in the library services platform.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources including licensing, acquisition, access, troubleshooting, and assessment through the application of technical skills across multiple platforms. 35%
  • In collaboration with the Discovery Systems Librarian assess and maintain discoverability and reliable access to electronic resource collections in the library discovery ecosystem, including the library management platform, knowledgebases, access and discovery tools, authentication services and user interface, that meet the research and curricular needs of the community. 30%
  • Assess, design, and implement improvements to current workflows to optimize access and discovery of electronic collections. Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation as needed. Coordinate the work of a group of Acquisitions Assistants and Specialists, working independently or in a variety of team configurations. 30%
  • Professional engagement: stays current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management and emerging technologies. Participate in users’ groups and open-source communities to maintain updated systems knowledge, enhance problem-solving skills, obtain best practices, and facilitate improvements to existing systems and workflows. 5%

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

Performs other responsibilities as required.

For a full job description and to apply online, visit: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/59947

– Posted 11/20/21

Library Support Generalist – Dana Medical Library at UVM (Burlington, VT)

Job Posting: S3207PO

The University Libraries is seeking a Library Support Generalist. The position will oversee public service library operations including evening and weekend hours for the Dana Medical Library, which serves the information needs for the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center. They are responsible for building security and enforcing policy. This position will facilitate the use of the library’s computer resources, including the online catalog, webpages, instructional support, and other computing resources; provide reference services and library instruction as needed. They will support the library’s systematic review process and administer stack maintenance for the library. This position will also train student workers, maintaining and updating training materials. The work week for this position is Thursday through Monday.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S3207PO. 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 November 26, 2021.

– Posted 11/14/21

Evening/Weekend Supervisor – Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University (Northfield VT)

Under general direction of the Circulation Manager, the Evening/Weekend Supervisor is responsible for providing quality and consistent customer and circulation services, for supervising, monitoring and training work study students, for communicating effectively with day shift, the activities during the evening shifts, for building security, and for assisting with various other projects.

This is a part-time position, every other week, 30 weeks per academic year (Fri 4-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm)

Full COVID vaccination is required for all on-campus employment.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the customer service and circulation activities at the library services desk.
  • Provides continuous training and supervises students at the library services desk; relays shift changes and student performance issues to the Circulation Manager.
  • Monitor the library during evening and weekend hours of operation.
  • Recommend changes or additions to library policies and procedures if necessary.
  • Provide basic reference (information about the library and its services) and equipment support.
  • Closes and secures building following Closing Procedures and relays any issues to Public Safety and the Circulation Manager.
  • Communicates with colleagues, employees, students, and others in a respectful and clear manner.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


Requirements:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree; additional years of directly related experience and course work beyond high school may be substituted for degree.
  • Supervisory skills preferred.
  • Customer service skills.
  • General knowledge of computer systems and programs including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.


Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at nuhr@norwich.edu for assistance.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.


Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application:  https://norwich.interviewexchange.com

URL: www.norwich.edu

– Posted 11/14/21

Local History Librarian – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library in Newport, NH is looking for a Local History Librarian to join our team. This is a part time job, 18 hours per week, and the starting hourly wage is $20. This librarian will be responsible for our historical archives and reference assistance. For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website at newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

Library Director – Berlin Free Town Library (Rensselaer County, NY)

The Berlin Free Town Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.  This position offers a unique opportunity to reimagine the library’s role in the community.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, building community and professional relationships, planning and implementing library programs and services, managing circulation desk operations, maintaining and developing the collection, functioning within the budget, supervising library personnel, and managing the library facility. More information about the library and a detailed job description can be found on the library’s website–https://www.bftl.org/. As an official representative of the library to the Berlin Community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and establish effective working relationships throughout the community.

The Berlin Free Town Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, and a gathering place for the community. A Free Association Library and a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, the library serves a user population of approximately 1,800 with a total annual operating budget of $50,000. The library occupies a beautiful 2,800-square-foot facility in the Town of Berlin, which is nestled in the rolling Taconic Hills where natural beauty and outdoor activities abound.

The minimum qualifications for this position include completion of sixty (60) credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and three (3) years of professional experience which includes some supervisory and administrative responsibilities. The library welcomes interested applicants that meet or exceed these minimum qualifications, up to and including a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association.

This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hr. per week) with a starting salary range of $20,000-23,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references by email to Cristi Lamontagne, Personnel Committee Chair at bftlboard@gmail.com.

Applications must be received no later than December 3, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

Library Director – Philbrick-James Library (Deerfield, NH)

The Philbrick-James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking a kind, outgoing, organized, and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Deerfield is a growing community of about 4,800 residents and is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. The library building is located at the center of the town’s historic district.

Description:
The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming community environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, Friends of the Library, town administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills, a true belief in intellectual freedom and freedom of information, and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgement in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation and implementation, and supervision. The Director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to a full-time children’s librarian, two part-time staff members and volunteers.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

Educational/Professional Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A minimum of four years of professional public library experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

Skills Required:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • A desire to welcome all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner to uphold the library as a vibrant and welcoming community space.
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.
  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology and software, internet, and social media.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

Salary:

$43,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience. Full-time salaried position with municipal benefits package. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional), to Library Search Committee, 4 Church Street, Deerfield, NH 03037 or email to: PJLibrarySearch@gmail.com. Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021; the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is December 15, 2021.

View the full job description online at: https://philbrickjameslibrary.org

– Posted 11/9/21

Library Director – R.K. Kittay Library (Rupert, VT)

The RK Kittay Library in Rupert, Vermont is seeking a Library Director.  The Director Reports to the Board of Trustees and is 10 hours per week, not to exceed 40 per month.  The pay rate is $15/hour.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting, purchasing and preparing books for circulation
  • Plan and implement programs/events for all ages
  • Recruit and train volunteers.
  • Coordinate schedule for open hours
  • Collecting monthly statistics
  • Providing customer service

Skills must include:

  • Basic knowledge of libraries and how they function
  • Excellent communication (oral and written)
  • Technology:  assist patrons with devices, maintain library computers, update social media and website
  • Ability to work within a budget

Experience/Education:
A college degree and related experience and knowledge of library functions or the willingness to pursue Vermont Public Library Certification.

Other:
Understanding the uniqueness and needs of the Rupert community is a must.  Rupert is a town of 700 residents spread out over 44.6 square miles.  The Library is currently open 7 hours a week with plans to resume 12 open hours soon.  The candidate must be energetic, organized, and able to stoop, lift and carry up to 20 pounds

The above job description describes the general work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility and duties required.

If interested, please send letter of interest, resume and references to the Board President, Judy Zinn: judybillzinn@hotmail.com.  Application deadline is December 15, 2021.

– Updated 11/9/21

Library Assistant – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter, NH Open Position (PT with possibility of FT):  Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages as a part time Library Assistant with our Adult Services Department. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18, have a BA or a BS from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aide of a stepstool. Some night and weekend availability required. Pay range begins at $17.50 – $18.00 depending on experience. Contact: Library Director Hope Godino at  deweyexeter1@comcast.net with resume and cover letter, or for further information. Accepting only emailed applications. Exeter Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 11/8/21

Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH)

The Instruction Librarian designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, oversees and promotes the Library’s vast digital holdings, and serves as the primary teacher of library skills. The Instruction Librarian works closely with the Research and Instruction Librarian. Together, these two staff members support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print collections; lead the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference services; and develop strategies to introduce community members to Library services. This position requires some evening shifts; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Instruction Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing and assessing the library’s instructional program
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • Selecting, managing and maintaining the library’s digital collections, keeping current knowledge of digital collection trends and offerings, and working closely with faculty for digital collection development
  • Setting up database trials and collecting and analyzing usage to support purchase, renewal, and cancellation decisions
  • Publicizing, teaching and incorporating new digital collections into the curriculum
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources
  • Establishing collaborative and supportive partnerships with faculty in order to ensure that library services and instruction are relevant to curricular needs
  • Creating research guides, instruction resources, digital materials, videos/tutorials, etc. and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff
  • Providing research help to all library users seeking information in person or remotely, using print and digital collections
  • Developing strategies to introduce library reference services to all students, particularly new students
  • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities
  • Supporting outreach and engagement initiatives, participating in collection development, and supporting all-Library program initiatives

 Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good-judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an academic or school library
  • A demonstrated commitment to innovative and successful instruction and research methods. Experience with inclusive pedagogies preferred

To Apply:

St. Paul’s School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment.  For consideration,  please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of Resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

– Posted 10/30/21

Library Assistant, Adult Department – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks flexible individual to work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons and working on assigned clerical tasks which support the circulation, interlibrary loan and reserve systems. Part-time position (average of 12 hours weekly) which includes night and weekend hours. High School Diploma or GED with 2 years library experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Must be able to work independently, while also being an essential team member. To apply online please here. To apply in person please contact Travis Sabataso, HR Director at 802-857-0113 to schedule an appointment to pick up a paper job application. The minimum starting salary is $14.21 per hour, with the actual starting salary dependent on relevant qualifications. Position open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by November 5, 2021. EOE

– Posted 10/30/21