Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian – Jeudevine Memorial Library (Hardwick, VT)

Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian – Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick, VT

Youth Librarian/Assistant Librarian
$17.99 hourly, 20 hours per week, may include some evenings and Saturdays
Two weeks paid vacation, personal days, holidays that land on regular schedule, paid sick leave

The Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick is seeking a person who loves kids and libraries to become our next Youth Services/Assistant Librarian. The Youth Librarian provides reference to youth, parents, and caregivers, develops juvenile and teen library collections, supervises planning and programs for children and teens, provides readers advisory and acts as liaison with schools, daycares, homeschoolers and parents, offers youth based innovative technology initiatives, keeps current with new trends in library planning and services, and assists the Library Director in the day-to-day operations of the library.

Basic requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working with youth of all ages
  • Experience working in libraries a plus or skillset transferable to a library setting
  • Working with the public
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Computer skills, social media skills
  • Experience with programming
  • Willingness to learn library skills

Visit the library website for a full job description: https://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/contact/youth-librarian-assistant-librarian-job-description-1/

Start date: July 1, 2022 or after. Open until filled.

To Apply: Email Lisa Sammet, Jeudevine Library Director at jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.gov. Use Youth Librarian Position in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three professional references.

– Posted 5/21/22

Youth Services Librarian – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library seeks a dynamic and creative part-time Youth Services Librarian to work with the Library Director to offer weekly programming to children and families as well as special programs around the year. This position will also have responsibilities staffing our circulation desk, providing basic reference service to library patrons, supervising volunteers, and collection development of the various youth collections.

This position is 10 hours a week and requires 8 hours on Wednesdays and 2 hours a week that are flexibly scheduled. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. A perfect add-on to a part-time librarian! Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience required. MLS/MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public
  • Librarianship preferred. Experience in planning and leading youth programming and services is required. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary range: $18-21 / hour, depending on experience and qualifications
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 5/21/22

Assistant Librarian – Swanton Public Library (Swanton, VT)

The Swanton Public Library has a position open for an assistant librarian. Duties include assisting with the daily operations of the library, including issuing new library cards, checking library materials in and out, shelving books, locating books and other materials for patrons, assisting in creating exhibits and displays, and other activities as assigned. A love of books and basic computer and communication skills a plus. This is a part-time position, beginning at 15 hours a week, with an option for more. Contact Abbey Gaudette at director@swantonlibrary.org or (802) 868-7656.

– Posted 5/21/22

Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian – Community College of Vermont (CCV Center Location Flexible)

The Community College of Vermont seeks an innovative, flexible, and collaborative professional for the position of Reference and Teaching Resources Librarian. As a member of VSCS Library team, this position serves the reference and instruction needs of CCV students and faculty, and partners with the librarians and library staff from Vermont State University as well as the Chancellor’s office in providing comprehensive library services to both college communities.

As part of the College’s goals to support a strong teaching and learning environment, the Reference & Teaching Resources librarian partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provide robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills. The Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian plays a key role in supporting the college’s efforts to promote alternatives to high-cost instructional materials and use of innovative teaching resources, including Open Educational Resources, eReserves, and library-licensed databases and streaming media.

In providing online services and remote access to library resources, CCV librarians work outside of a traditional library setting. The location is flexible within CCV centers.

Job Summary:

The Reference & Teaching Resources librarian develops and curates content for the library, partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provides robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and delivery of the library’s information literacy education and outreach activities by project or as otherwise assigned.
    • Provide faculty outreach related to instructional materials and manage information literacy and academic research instruction and consultations online including the learning management system.
    • Lead project work with other VSCS librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
    • Work with VSCS Assistant Library Director to develop policies and procedures for virtual reference and instruction.
    • Provide reference service and research support to remote students and faculty via live chat and email, including one evening chat shift per week.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in the navigation and maintenance of LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
    • Contribute to the creation of information literacy and library instructional content, across a number of platforms.
    • Serve as a point person for future e-reserves initiatives and faculty outreach related to instructional materials, including maintenance of guides dedicated to Open Educational Resources and Textbook Alternatives.
    • Serve on system-wide library committees. Serve as a liaison to a CCV Curricular Committee and contribute to collection development efforts in assigned subject areas.
    • Support course development initiatives, in collaboration with faculty, curricular committees, and other VSC stakeholders.
    • Manage program development and public outreach services.
    • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications.
    • Keep abreast of current developments and trends in librarianship and instructional technologies.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Supervisory Oversight: This position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and will liaison with and may take general direction from the VSCS Director of Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree plus three or more years of experience providing reference service, information literacy instruction, and research support in a higher education setting, or related college library experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill with various online environments including a variety of library databases, communication and social networking tools, and a foundational knowledge of instructional design.
  • Comfort with providing friendly customer service in a primarily online environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends, best practices, and innovative technologies in librarianship and higher education.
  • Familiarity with trends in Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and be flexible in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the College and the VSCS.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, particularly Canvas.
  • Experience using Springshare products and information literacy tools.
  • Experience with information literacy and library instruction in a college setting, either in-person or online.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use).
  • Experience with, or interest in, library assessment strategies.
  • Experience, or interest in, working with non-traditional students in a diverse educational environment.

Physical Requirements: Duties performed causes light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties as a result of repetitive motion and/or long periods of standing or sitting. Duties require little physical effort in work with light to moderate (up to 25lbs) easy-to-handle materials.

Working Conditions: Job is performed in general office or comparable working area with many and frequent distractions such as noise and interruptions. Work schedule may vary during high volume periods.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

CCV strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Bo Finnegan for assistance with accommodations at bo.finnegan@ccv.edu.

All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:   In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment.

– Posted 5/16/22

Tween/Teen Librarian – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Tween/Teen Librarian
$27.26 Hourly — Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
One weekend day per week and two evenings per week.
This posting is closing on  5/29/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

This is a great job for a creative, energetic, and innovative library professional who loves working with Tweens and Teens. This position is responsible for administrative work in planning and managing the activities of Tween & Teen services in the library and all other related work as required. The Tween/Teen Librarian works under the general direction of the Head of Youth Services. Functions require using considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing services to youth and young adults between the ages of 10 to 18 both within the library and the community.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

Youth Services Outreach Associate – St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (St. Johnsbury, VT)

FLSA Classification:  Non-exempt
Reports to:  Youth Services Librarian
Details: Twenty hours, non-supervisory position
Schedule is every Saturday, 9:15-3:15 PM with an additional fourteen hours to be determined.

 

Summary:

Under direction of the Youth Services Librarian the position focuses on the development and delivery of outreach activities that promote relationships between the Athenaeum and home school families, day care facilities, area schools, and other allied community organizations. Some activities will take place at the Athenaeum and others at remote locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop materials and present literacy-based activities at day care facilities, area schools, and allied community organizations
  • Record and report on outreach activities as needed
  • Maintain reading stations at community locations
  • Assist the Youth Services Librarian in with in-house programming
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with school and community organizations
  • Coordinate field trips to the library and schedule classroom visits
  • Perform collection management and circulation desk duties including patron interaction in person and by phone, and material cataloging, processing and shelving
  • Other related duties as required

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Openness, honesty and adaptability
  • Timeliness, and professional attire and presentation
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with children of various ages in various settings
  • Familiarity with the fast pace of public-service work
  • General knowledge of library practices
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively alone and in small groups
  • Fluent technology skills using Microsoft Office or comparable software
  • Social media skills, and an understanding of the pitfalls of all forms of social media

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants will have a minimum of two full years of documented library service, or day care providing, or teaching support or the equivalent experience as determined by the Youth Services Librarian. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation for outreach locations. The person offered this position will have to pass a criminal background check.

To Apply: Email Athenaeum Director Bob Joly bjoly@stjathenaeum.org. Use Outreach Associate in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) recent work history, and (3) three non-family references.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate against applicants in any protected category covered by local, state or federal laws. If you need an accommodation to apply contact Bob Joly.

– 5/12/22

Librarian/Media/Technology Specialist – Cavendish Fletcher Community Library and Elementary School (Cavendish, VT)

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is seeking a full-time librarian/media/technology specialist with the dual responsibility of a community librarian (60%) and a certified school librarian (40%).

The Cavendish Library is a unique municipal library that operates as a library for the Town of Cavendish community and provides the Cavendish Town Elementary School with a certified librarian that will administer a program that is integrated with the Vermont Department of Education standards.

Cavendish is a small rural town with a population of 1,400 located on Route 131 twenty miles from Claremont, New Hampshire, and three miles from Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont.  The Cavendish Town Elementary is a K-6 school with 80 students and is attached to the library.  

Community Responsibilities:

  • Present a welcoming attitude to all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner.
  • Oversee all aspects of the library collection and operations.
  • Increase public knowledge about and use of the library’s technology offerings.
  • Plan programs and events that appeal to a wide range of community members.

School Responsibilities:    

  • Teach formal library skills classes to K-6 students from the Cavendish Town Elementary School.
  • Engage and motivate students to read for academic success, personal interest, and lifelong learning.
  • Model the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources and programs appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used with the school community and in accordance with district policy.

Required:

  • Qualified candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a valid VT Educator License with Library Media Specialist (61) Endorsement. 
  • Background Check

Preferred:

  • A minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  • Grant Writing experience.

Salary Range: 

  • $45K to $65K – Exempt Position – Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
  • Benefits:  Vacation, Sick Leave, State Pension, Health Insurance

Send Resume to Peggy Svec at cavendishlibrary573@gmail.com

– Posted 5/12/22

Head Adult Librarian – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

We are seeking a Head Adult Librarian who will balance three primary areas of responsibility: overseeing the adult circulation desk scheduling and functions; coordination of library technology and social media; and managing most of the adult collection development.  This position works many of their hours on the circulation desk and participates in training new staff, substitutes, pages and volunteers. 

The ideal candidate must have an MLS/MLIS or a Bachelor’s Degree plus Vermont Library Certification, exceptional knowledge of computer troubleshooting, and prior library experience serving a wide variety of needs. Candidates must work well under pressure and be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently.  The starting pay is $24.46 per hour, 35 hours per week, is eligible for benefits and is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to applications@kellogghubbard.org.  The position is open until filled.

– Posted 5/12/22

Assistant Library Director – John G. McCullough Free Library (North Bennington, VT)

The John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington has initiated a search for a Youth Services Librarian. This is a full-time position.

The Assistant Library Director supports the day-to-day operation and mission of the library by ensuring pleasant, fruitful experiences for visitors, callers, and querents. The Assistant Library Director ensures that the library is an informed, courteous, responsible member of interlibrary lending networks. Visit the library website for a full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to mclibrary@comcast.net.

– Posted 5/12/22

Library Advancement Assistant – VT Dept. of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  05/19/2022
Req ID:  33742
Department:  Libraries
Location: Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.48

Overview

The Vermont Department of Libraries encourages candidates with high-level administrative skills and library experience to apply for this key position in the Department’s Library Advancement (LA) division.

The Library Advancement (LA) Assistant provides general administrative support to the division consultants and the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement. They support event and program planning, materials processing, and data tracking for the Department’s summer reading and book award programs. They also aid with continuing education workshops and conferences, as well as outreach activities for inclusive services. The LA Assistant manages the school and public library movie license and state park/historic sites pass programs. As a member of the Department’s communications team, the person in this position represents the Department statewide as the communications and social media coordinator. Under the supervision of the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement, they develop and execute the Department’s social media strategy. They also compile and edit the departmental monthly newsletter, as well as other regular communications. The LA Assistant serves as the backup to the Department’s other administrative staff.

This job calls for a well-organized individual with the natural ability to handle diverse and quickly changing tasks.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Successful candidates will have
•    Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and use new technologies;
•    excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•    solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products;
•    the ability to work independently and to assume responsibility for assigned tasks and projects;
•    the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the department and of the library community, as well as the public;
•    experience managing social media (Facebook, Instagram) for an organization or business;
•    outstanding organizational skills and the ability to follow complex and detailed oral and written instructions; and
•    an interest in libraries, books, and reading.

Who May Apply

This position, Library Advancement Assistant (Job Requisition #33742), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact janette.shaffer@vermont.gov.
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.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed generally in an office or library environment, open to and accessible by the public. This position requires extensive use of computer technology, office software applications, internet searching, and use of library information technology. Incumbents must be able to meet and deal with the public in a professional manner and provide good customer service. Some travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation should be available. Some positions may Saturday or evening work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND six (6) months or more of work experience in an environment with customer or public service and with information technology OR six (6) months or more of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.

OR

Bachelor’s degree which has included a course in library science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in the humanities, social sciences, or arts.
  • working knowledge of library practices, systems, and procedures;
  • an understanding of library services and programming;
  • website management experience;
  • marketing and communications experience; and
  • knowledge of children’s and youth literature.

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

– Posted 5/12/22