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 (

– 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: 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

Director – Lawrence Memorial Library (Bristol, VT)

The Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, VT is seeking an experienced, community focused and forward-thinking Director who will

  • Work collaboratively with staff and community to lead LML into the future.
  • Make informed decisions regarding programming and technology.
  • Possess strong organizational, financial, technological, and supervisory skills.
  • Communicate personably and effectively with library patrons, staff and

Board of Trustees.

  • Manage the day-to-day running of the library.

The Director acts as library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering positive working relationships with town government and organizations.
Qualifications:  Relevant education in library science and prior experience working in a public or school library. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
This is a salaried position. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and education. Please submit a resume with cover letter and three letters of recommendation to
The position, which begins June 15, 2020, will be open until filled. Preference will be given to candidates who submit their applications prior to March 31st, 2020.
– Posted March 3, 2020

Head of Instruction – Champlain College Library (Burlington, VT)

Champlain College Library, located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, seeks a librarian to join their award-winning library team to provide high-quality academic library services in an innovative setting. The Head of Instruction plays a vital role in the library to coordinate and lead Champlain College’s on-campus and online information literacy programs. This position requires someone interested in programmatic information literacy development, with bold, innovative, student-centered ideas, and with an interest in areas such as critical information literacy, inquiry-based instruction, and/or experiential and project-based learning. 

For full job description and to apply, please visit:–Head-of-Instruction_R-007420

– Posted March 2, 2020

Statistical Design and Data Specialist – Howe Library/UVM (Burlington, VT)

Information Technology Specialist
University Libraries
Posting Number S2435PO
The Statistical Design and Data Specialist serves as a consultant to students, trainees, and faculty at the University of Vermont on statistical methodologies, data interpretation and analysis, experimental design, data management, and the use of software supporting such work. This position will be a vital member of the existing “Statistics Core,” a collaborative, shared resource team that has extended its mission to developing and coordinating statistical support for the entire UVM campus. While reporting to the Libraries’ Director of Access and Technology Services and a key element in the libraries’ program of research consultation, this position – like other positions in the Statistical Core – responds to the needs of the campus as a whole. The priorities of the incumbent derive from the coordinated and consensus-driven vision of the Statistics Core team. The incumbent meets regularly with members of the team for strategic and tactical planning and continuing education.
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: Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field and three to five years of experience in statistical consulting required. Effective verbal and written communication skills, together with the ability to communicate statistical ideas and concepts clearly and succinctly to a non-technical audience, required. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritize and manage multiple projects required. Familiarity with institutional research board (IRB) policies, procedures, and protocols required. Comprehensive knowledge of at least two major statistical analysis software packages is required (SAS, R, Stata, or SPSS) required. Demonstrated success guiding students, faculty and staff through stressful projects required.
Desirable Qualifications: Willingness to acquire IRB certification desirable.
To apply online, please visit our website at: and refer to job posting number S2435PO for further information. 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 April 3, 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 2, 2020

Assistant Library Director (Librarian III) – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area as a Librarian III – Assistant Library Director!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development, as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers.  While focused on technical services, adult services, and daily operations, this position also helps to develop programs, services, technologies and initiatives to meet current and emerging needs. 
Salary range: $61,906 – $77,146 annualized. The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.
Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building, and be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff. He/she will have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and City officials, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have experience working with Boards and City government. He/she will also be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.  Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.   Please see job description on our website for a full list of duties and qualifications.
If you are interested in being part of a future-focused library team and you have the desired qualifications, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!  Apply today: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. First review of applications will begin Monday, March 16th.
– Posted February 24, 2020

Local History & Genealogy Supervisor, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library (Pittsfield, MA)

We are looking for an experienced captain for our local history and genealogy team.  A visionary, flexible professional will lead our friendly, knowledgeable, supportive staff to build the next level of our Local History, Genealogy, Herman Melville, and Berkshire Authors collections and services.  Our collections of historical documents, photos, manuscripts, artifacts and publications are strong and our colleagues are wise and motivated. We are looking for someone who is ready to go down some new and adventurous roads that will honor this past and imagine a future that engages new and wider audiences.
Does this describe you?


– Masters Degree in Library Science.
– Knowledge of reference, archive, and genealogy services.
– Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills; dynamic and self motivated.
– Progressively responsible library experience, including management and supervisory experience.
– Comfortable learning about and using new and changing library technology.
– Demonstrated patience and skill in dealing with general public.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$23.05 to $30.21 per hour in ten steps ($41,951 to $54,982 Annually)

Closing Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Apply online:
– Posted February 21, 2020

Part-Time Library Assistant – Essex Free Library (Essex, VT)

The Town of Essex, Vermont seeks applications for a Library Assistant to work at Essex Free Library. The Library Assistant performs varied duties to include managing and ordering supplies, managing book donations, repairing and recovering library materials, administering the interlibrary loan program, and other administrative duties.
This position works under the direction of the Library Director and works in accordance with all town policies. This position works 22.5 hours per week to include one evening and every other Saturday.
Some college education is preferred. Prior library experience is desired. Candidates must be proficient with computers and technology and have experience with online databases and electronic resources.
The minimum starting salary for this part-time position is $17.44 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. Job applications as well as the full job description can be found online at or they can be picked up in person at the Town of Essex Offices, 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or at Essex Free Library. This position is open until filled. To apply, please e-mail or drop off the following to HR Director Travis Sabataso at or at the Town of Essex Offices.

  • Town application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 References

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.
– Posted February 21, 2020

Assistant Librarian – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library (GFL) seeks a part-time Assistant Librarian for our public library.  The Assistant Librarian will work in collaboration with the Library Director and Youth Services Librarian to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming community space.  Duties will include assisting patrons of all ages, managing volunteers, providing interlibrary loan services, processing and cataloging new materials, and maintaining displays and the collection.

We seek a friendly person who will advocate for the library and learning at all times, and can work independently, multi-task, and learn new skills as library services evolve.  A bachelor’s degree, strong computer skills, and evidence of interest in libraries are preferred.  The position is part-time, approximately 16 hours per week over three weekdays, with more hours/days during July and August.

Please drop off a letter of interest, resume, and references at the library or e-mail files to for Library Director Paula Davidson, by Thursday, March 5.

– Posted February 19, 2020

Library Director – Falmouth Memorial Library (Falmouth, ME)

Falmouth Memorial Library Board of Trustees seeks an experienced Library Director who will lead the newly expanded and renovated Library into the future. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader to provide strategic direction, market and advocate for the Library, and build partnerships. If you are an outgoing individual who is action-oriented and ready to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.

Critical skills include:

LEADERSHIP – An experienced leader with the ability to guide and direct the growth and development of the Library.
COMMUNICATION – A skillful communicator who can interact with the community, Library staff, and Board of Trustees to develop and implement strategic goals.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – An executive with financial literacy skills to develop and administer the Library budget to meet short and long-term goals.

The Library Director will demonstrate a commitment to the future of the Library in the following areas:

Leadership Skills

  • Exhibits strong leadership skills as a self-starter and a team player.
  • Makes information-driven decisions.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Library staff, the Board, and Town officials.
  • Engages Library staff to create a productive and collaborative team environment.

Library Management & Librarianship

  • Ensures a balanced program of Library services that benefit the community and encourage Library use and support.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of the Library collection of books, periodicals, films, and other Library materials.
  • Possesses knowledge of the public library philosophy, principles, and procedures.
  • Develops and presents the annual budget to the Board and the Town.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Library services and directs improvements as necessary.
  • Possesses knowledge of library circulation systems and emerging technologies.

Financial Management

  • Strategically develops a budget based on long-term needs and resources.
  • Successfully manages the Library budget and utilizes resources efficiently.
  • Pursues grant funding, gifts, and other new sources of funding.

Personnel Management

  • Has a clear vision for the future and effectively communicates to staff and aligns resources to meet the strategic plan.
  • Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, and development of Library staff and volunteers.
  • Annually evaluates the job performance of personnel.

Facilities Management

  • Directs and oversees the care and maintenance of the Library building and grounds.
  • Regularly reviews building needs and advises the Board in planning for future maintenance.

Communication Skills

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to foster and maintain positive public relations.
  • Creates and delivers effective presentations to staff, the Board, patrons, Town Council, and community organizations.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience
  • Proven library leadership and management experience

Salary range: $70,000-$80,000

Located on scenic Casco Bay, Falmouth, Maine is a coastal community with approximately 11,000 residents. Falmouth Memorial Library originally opened in 1952 to honor its veterans. The Library currently serves a vibrant community and is completing an expansion and renovation project. The renovated Library will have approximately 17,000 sq. feet and plans to re-open in the spring of 2020.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by March 13, 2020 to

No Recruiters or Phone Calls Please.

Falmouth Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

– Posted February 19, 2020