Youth Services Librarian – Manchester Community Library (Manchester, VT)

We are seeking a curious, playful, imaginative, creative, and mission-driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. The right person will embrace our diverse community and will possess the interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills along with the knowledge necessary to serve as the authority on children and young adult services and programming—both physical and virtual. The incumbent leads collection management and the
planning, coordination, presentation of programs, services, enrichment opportunities, and special-interest groups geared for children and teens. This individual will also assist in identifying funding opportunities (e.g., grants) as well as communicating Library offerings through print materials, press releases to local media outlets, e-newsletters, and community partners. This position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and forward-thinking environment with an emphasis on providing an exemplary patron experience.

A full job description and application information can be found here: YSL Job Description (PDF)

– Posted September 27, 2020

Librarian I – Reference Librarian and Cataloger – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

The City of Burlington is now recruiting for a Librarian I – Reference Librarian and Cataloger position with the Fletcher Free Library.

The details of this posting, as well as other current positions, can be found on the City’s Employment Opportunities page.

Our website allows applicants to create an account, apply for a job online and receive email notifications based on interest preferences.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources Department with any questions over the phone 802-540-3057 or via email at careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

Library Director – Westfield Athenaeum (Westfield, MA)

The Westfield Athenaeum, incorporated in 1864, is a treasured community resource prominently located in the heart of Westfield, MA on the “Green.” We are seeking a Director to lead our much-loved Athenaeum into its 3rd century of outstanding service.  This is a high visibility position reporting to the Board of Directors.

The Athenaeum offers a wide range of services for children, seniors, teens and the homebound both virtually and in an ‘accessible to all’ facility.  The Director will build on our multi-phase facility renovation, technology upgrades and expansion of patron services.

General Responsibilities

  • Oversee all library operations including:
    • 25 employees (both full and part time) and volunteers.
    • an annual budget of ~$1.6M, monitor and approve expenditures, and maintain up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Athenaeum Board of Trustees, the state of MA, and annual audits.
    • meeting or adjusting the long-range plan initiatives to meet Athenaeum goals of being a community hub
    • maintenance of the historic buildings and grounds; repairs and renovation.
  • Work collaboratively with the Athenaeum Board of Directors on long-range and strategic planning, policy development, and budgetary planning.
  • Engage in community outreach support fund raising/capital campaign efforts, attend Board meetings and participate in the C/WMARS network.
  • Foster a collaborative, high performance team and a positive work environment.
  • Develop and lead dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community. Continuously improve offerings; increase access for all patrons.
  • Actively market and promote the Athenaeum’s services, programs, and resources.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science.
  • 7+ years of administrative leadership within a comparable organization.
  • Significant fiscal management experience with demonstrated effectiveness in securing external funding preferred.
  • Experience maintaining an historic building, grounds and restoration initiatives.

Salary

The Director role is a salaried position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience, qualifications.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and samples of applicable work products, results, accomplishments.

Send application materials to: Director Search, Attn: Board of Directors, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., Westfield MA 01085 or email directors@westath.org

– Posted September 22, 2020

Programming Librarian – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

This position is 25 hours a week and includes two evenings and one Saturday per month. The Programming Librarian develops and plans Library Programming for our library community both online (in the present moment) and in person (when this becomes possible).

Qualities we seek in an ideal candidate include: imagination, a spirit of collaboration, adaptability, kindness, and a willingness to work as part of a team. Ideally, you are bursting with ideas about creative ways to connect to our community while we all hang out at home. When in-person activities become less risky, you are poised & ready to support and schedule real life events that engage our audiences.

Preferred skills: good working knowledge of computer systems. The ideal candidate is comfortable with using social media & the internet to amplify the message of our programming and knows how to update a spreadsheet, make a good looking flyer & edit a webpage. Knowledge of Koha, Squarespace, Instagram/Facebook, Zoom, Canva and related skills are a bonus, but adaptable learners are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: in addition to scheduling activities and managing the adult programming budget, you will maintain records of attendance at our events and serve as the point person for requests to use our public spaces. You will update and maintain our community calendar (and event listings on our website). We are also looking for a candidate who can support collection development, and who is adaptable enough to be able to process an interlibrary loan request or update a catalog record. Adaptability, care and kindness are our leading values as an organization. Some of your scheduled hours will include work with the public (and require that you assist in checking out books & helping patrons locate relevant resources).

Preferred Qualifications: a college degree and previous library, educational or programming experience is helpful. Obviously training and experience in fields related to librarianship is preferred but well-rounded brains from any life experience are welcome to apply. We are looking for a candidate who can express themselves well in writing and in person, and who has a passion for working with folks of all ages and backgrounds. If you are an interesting match, please use your cover letter to speak to how you think your skills align with the needs of our organization.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to library@carpentercarse.org This position is open until filled but the priority deadline is October 16, 2020.

– Posted September 22, 2020

Part-time Library Assistant – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT).

The Highgate Library and Community Center is looking to hire a part-time (10-15 hours a week) Library Assistant. The Library Assistant will perform a broad range of tasks including, but not limited to, the following: assisting with program planning and facilitation, library circulation and clerical procedures, and daily tasks assigned by the Highgate Library and Community Center (HLCC) Director.

This position requires a friendly, positive, and energetic personality coupled with creative and innovative thinking. The position requires a general understanding of child and youth development, the ability to interact successfully with all age groups, and a desire to further local community connections. A weekly set schedule is required for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Facilitating programs/events for the community (all age groups)
  • Program and event prep work and planning
  • Circulation desk routines such as checking items in and out and searching the library catalog
  • Assisting patrons in finding materials to match their reading interests
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library resources including the internet, library materials, and programs
  • Assisting with the positive promotion of library programs and services
  • Shelving materials and keeping shelves neat and accessible
  • General clerical work such as answering the telephone and routing calls/messages as necessary
  • Performing opening and closing procedures as necessary
  • Performing daily tasks to keep the overall library neat, clean, and organized
  • Filling in as needed for Highgate Library and Community Center staff to cover vacations/sick time
  • Learning the general rules and policies of the Highgate Library and Community Center
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A high school education is required with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Prior library experience and/or experience working directly with the public, including children
  • Requires basic knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques
  • Computer experience including the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
  • Must have exceptional communication skills when interacting with patrons in-person or over the phone
  • Must be able to work days with some evening and Saturday availability

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by October 5th to: Highgate Library and Community Center PO Box 76, Highgate VT 05459 or email these items to librarian@highgatevt.org

– Posted September 22, 2020

Part-time Library Director – Tunbridge Public Library (Tunbridge, VT)

The Tunbridge Public Library is seeking a part time library director for our small, vibrant rural community library. Master of Library Science or a Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship and experience in public library management is preferred.
Responsibilities include:
  • administrative and operational oversight
  • planning of expanded programming and services
  • community outreach
  • supervision of staff members and volunteers
This is a part time, 20 hour a week position which will include some evenings and Saturdays. Pay range is $18 – $24 and is commensurate with experience. Benefits include: vacation after one year, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays and sick time.
We anticipate a mid-December 2020 starting date due to an impending retirement.  For more information and a complete job description contact the Tunbridge Library Board of Trustees at tpltrustees@gmail.com.  To apply, submit a cover letter and a current resume to the Trustees at this address by October 16, 2020.
– Posted September 20, 2020

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Circulation Assistant.

SALARY: $18.70 Hourly OPENING DATE: 09/18/2020 CLOSING DATE: 10/9/2020 05:00 PM

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 15 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.

Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here (Download PDF reader).

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit “Employment” at www.hanovernh.org. All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

Please note: At this time, library hours and job duties differ as we are providing virtual services and contactless circulation via Take Out while maintaining safety protocols. The library is committed to following CDC and State guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

– Posted September 20, 2020

Circulation Assistant – Brandon Free Public Library (Brandon, VT)

Brandon Free Public Library, an independent, 501(C)(3) non-profit library is seeking an energetic, community oriented individual with the ability to interact both positively and creatively with patrons, staff, and in the completion of daily tasks, as well as comfort with established and emerging technology.

This is a part-time circulation position, approximately 10 hours per week, starting immediately. The rate of pay is $15.00 per hour. The position is temporary, with the hope that funds will become available to support a long term position.

The position requires flexibility in scheduling. The specific hours worked will be based on community needs and may change periodically as those needs change. Evening and weekend hours are required. The person in this position will do in-person, direct-service work in the library. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation
  • Library Staffing: assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of using the library, including computer and device troubleshooting.
  • Other duties will include shelving, programming preparation, other projects as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • User-centered public service philosophy
  • Computer experience, which must include ability to work effectively with modern integrated library automation systems (training will be provided), MS Office Suite products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), and Google Apps
  • Ability to adapt to and use new technologies and software
  • Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team in a solutions-oriented environment

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position.

This position requires bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying up to 50lbs. (books, computers, etc.), standing and sitting for extended periods.

Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Molly Kennedy, Director
Brandon Free Public Library
molly@brandonpubliclibrary.org

Brandon Free Public Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

– Posted September 17, 2020

Library Assistant III – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

Part-time 14 hours a week, including Saturdays and one evening. (Hours may be adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic.)

PRIMARY DUTIES

This part-time position in the Circulation department at Hartland Public Library includes one evening and every Saturday hours (hours may be adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic).  This position performs all duties related to the circulation of library materials including providing curbside delivery and assisting customers at our self-check kiosk.  Other customer services provided by this position include answering telephone calls and emails related to account support, assisting customers to place holds and providing general information about library services.  Individuals in this position may also help with interlibrary loan, accounts payable, daily statistics, and shelve materials as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and one year of paid library work OR five years of equivalent experience required. Experience with library computer use, including the Internet and MS Office. Experience with G-suite a plus. Must be able to learn new skills quickly and have excellent customer service skills. The successful candidate will be able to work cooperatively as a team member as well as independently. Must be able to push or pull carts; do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, and lift boxes up to 40 pounds.  Curbside delivery requires the ability to work outdoors for brief periods of time year-round.  All library staff are required to wear masks when serving customers and when they are unable to safely distance from coworkers.

For complete job description, and information about our response to COVID-19, please visit the library website at https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, application/resumé, and three professional references to:

Nancy Tusinski, Library director
director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL ONLY UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

– Posted September 17, 2020

Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach- Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly individual to complete our hard-working team! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a tremendous plus. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

In light of the current situation, we are seeking candidates that would be able to work 100% remotely for an initial period of time. General duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other online resources to lead technology classes for our patrons. Other projects could involve assisting with the development of adult programming initiatives.

Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have computer skills and Internet searching skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and online tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.

We are currently balancing scaled-back, occupancy-limited open hours with virtual services and contactless curbside pickup. The Abbott Library is committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

A full job description can be e-mailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $16.92 to $20.61 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. The first review of applications will begin on October 7 and the position will remain open until filled.

– Posted September 17, 2020