Head Librarian / Director – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT)


To manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. This person will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversees personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences, or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunities arising in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the library operations and be responsive to community needs.

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references by Friday July 10 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Howrigan or via email to slaroche@highgatevt.org

– Posted June 28, 2020

Director – Swanton Public Library (Swanton, VT)

The Swanton Library is looking to hire a new director. Duties involve community engagement, program development, budget review and oversight, fundraising, and staff management. Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university –  an ALA-accredited MLIS degree is preferred – with at least two years experience working in a library environment. This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. A letter of interest, a resume, and references should be sent to the Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees, c/o rebeccarupp@gmail.com.

– Posted June 28, 2020

Technical Services/Circ Desk Librarian – Quechee/Wilder Libraries (Hartford, VT)

Quechee/Wilder Libraries seek applications for a versatile, detail-oriented staff member to work the circulation desk at our two sites.  This part-time position of 24 hours per week includes some evening and Saturday hours.  It requires providing technical support to patrons, familiarity with maintaining and using pcs, cataloging and working with Excel.  Strong back and flexibility needed; sense of humor appreciated. Send resume to director@quecheelibrary.org by July 6, 2020.

– Posted June 22, 2020

Director – Winooski Memorial Library (Winooski, VT)

Our library exists to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing together people, information and ideas. The Library Director position exists to provide leadership, vision, and direct service for the Winooski Memorial Library so as to respond to the needs and interest of patrons while also establishing the Winooski Memorial Library as a center for informational resources, literacy resources, culture, and community gatherings.

To apply,

  1. Download the full job description
  2. Apply online or download our employment application

Employment applications and resumes can be emailed or sent to our address:


The City of Winooski
Dept. of Human Resources
27 West Allen Street, Winooski VT 05404

– Posted June 16, 2020

Library Assistant II – Sarah Partridge and Ilsley Public Libraries (Middlebury, VT)

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Library Assistant II—Sarah Partridge Branch Librarian. This position is responsible for the collection development and programming at Sarah Partridge Library, providing excellent customer service and a welcoming community space. This position works 11 hours per week (7 at Sarah Partridge, 3 at Ilsley, and 1 hour devoted to transit time and prep). This position works under the direction of the library director.

The successful candidate will have previous library experience, be self-motivated and able to work independently, and will learn new skills as library services evolve. Customer service is a major priority at Sarah Partridge, and we are looking for an outgoing and energetic candidate who will connect with the community.

About Sarah Partridge and Ilsley Public Libraries

Established in 1924, the Sarah Partridge Community Library serves the community of East Middlebury. The house and library were gifts of the Partridge family in memory of their mother, Sarah, a longtime resident of East Middlebury. The library operates under the aegis of the Fire District #1 Prudential District, and the library became a branch of Ilsley Public Library in February 2003.

Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of three professional librarians, nine staff members, and many dedicated volunteers. Its collection consists of more than 80,000 items with an annual circulation of over 160,000 and a total operating budget of over $700,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. Ilsley works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.

Salary and Benefits

The established hourly rate for this position is $18.42. This is a part-time non-union position (11 hrs/wk). Benefits are not included.


A full description of the position can be found at here. Please email a cover letter and resume to dana.hart@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin June 15. The anticipated start date will be August 15, 2020, but the start date is subject to change depending on how COVID-19 continues to impact life and work in Addison County.

– Posted May 17, 2020

Library Consultant, Special Populations – Vermont Dept. of Libraries (Barre, VT)

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a skilled, motivated, and innovative librarian to serve as Library Consultant for Special Populations. The successful candidate will provide consulting and professional development activities with a focus on special populations, which include, but are not limited to Veterans, LGBTQ+, seniors, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, are incarcerated or in state care.

Position responsibilities include oversight of the ABLE Library (formerly the Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled), library services to state institutions, management of the local recording program for visually and physically disabled citizens, library services to new Americans, ADA, and adult literacy. The Consultant works with the National Library Service (NLS) and a citizen Advisory Council, and with partner organizations that serve the disabled and adult learners. The Consultant also conducts outreach and public relations. Additionally, they will supervise one or more employees at the ABLE Library.

This job calls for a well-organized individual 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. ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science required.

For further details, and to apply online, visit: careers.vermont.gov

– Posted April 14, 2020

Children’s Librarian – GH Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

Seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as our Children’s Librarian at the George H. Bixby Memorial Library in Francestown, NH. The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. Previous experience working with children from birth-teen is an asset. 22 hrs/week as determined by the needs of the position. Come join our team and use your talents in a fun and supportive work environment. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email explaining why, and attach a resume. Direct it to Laura Abrahamsen at francestownlibrary@gmail.com. A full job description is available at https://tinyurl.com/CL-BixbyLibrary

Under current conditions, we don’t exactly know when a new person would start, but we will work that out with the right candidate.

– Posted April 2, 2020

School Librarian – Hinesburg Community School (Shelburne, VT)

1.00 FTE K-8 Librarian for the 2020-2021 School Year

Hinesburg Community School is looking for a licensed Librarian to join our PreK-8 school for the 2020-2021 school year.

Anticipated opening: K-8 Librarian

The School is seeking a dynamic educator to join our school community as a Library Media Specialist. Preferred qualifications for this position include a master’s degree, a current Vermont Professional Educator’s license and endorsement as a Library Media Specialist.

The ideal candidate will be able to:
• design, teach, and asses learning opportunities that include inquiry, critical thinking, and multiple literacies
• collaborate with other teachers as an instructional partner in learning opportunities
• model integration of technology in teaching and learning
• understand and promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
• evaluate, promote, and use existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, connect the school with the global learning community, and provide equal access to library services
• create a resource-rich physical and virtual environment conducive to active and participatory learning
• research relevant and current professional practices.
• create and maintain a flexible teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe and, conducive to student success
• manage resources and facilities for continuous improvement of the library program
Please apply online to www.schoolspring.com and include a cover letter, resume, proof of certification, transcripts and three current letters of reference.

– Posted April 2, 2020

Assistant Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library of Newport NH seeks a dynamic individual to become Assistant Director.


  • Responsible for managing the library in the absence of the director.
  • Catalogs all materials and maintains library’s OPAC and oversees materials for processing.
  • Oversees ILL service including streamlining the ILL procedures and training staff in those procedures.
  • Oversees marketing and social media.
  • Responsible for purchasing library supplies.
  • Compiles monthly statistics and deposits.
  • Performs all duties of the circulation desk including assisting patrons with library needs, including:  quick reference, detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance, explanation of policies and procedures to the public, room scheduling, ensure the return of materials and troubleshooting computer and equipment issues.
  • Trains other staff in library systems, procedures and policies.
  • Helps develop and coordinate special projects, programs and grant funding.
  • Manages volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Skill in the latest computer technology.
  • Ability to adopt and integrate emerging technologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort with presenting to groups and teaching classes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff of other libraries, and the public.
  • Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
  • Has a sense of humor and a commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as scheduled.
  • Ability to form relationships that give the library a high profile role in the community.


A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is preferred or a combination of education and experience may be considered.

Status : The position is full time (40 hour week) and non-exempt.

Salary: $21.00-$25.00/hour.
Closing Date:  March 31, 2020
To Apply: Please send resumé with cover letter and three references via email to: Andrea Thorpe (athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us)

– Posted March 4, 2020

Library Professional – Howe Library/UVM (Burlington, VT)

The University Libraries seeks a Library Professional staff member to select and purchase material for the Media Services collection; oversee the public service and operational functions of Media Services, serve as primary supervisor for student employees affiliated with Media Services. Collaborate with the Access/Media Services Librarian to create and apply policy regarding collection development, student employee supervision, customer service, circulation of Media materials and equipment, and the use of Media materials with regards to fair use and copyright. Collaborate with UVM faculty, staff, and students in the access, procurement, and use of Media materials, equipment, and work/viewing spaces. Work with the Access/Media Services Librarian to organize and work on new initiatives such as content digitization.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two to four year’s related academic library experience required. Effective interpersonal and communication skills required. Demonstrated student supervisory skills required. Competent computer skills and ability to understand and apply policy in regards to the media collection required.
To apply online, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S2444PO for further information. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than March 20, 2020.
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 March 4, 2020