Library Director- Fairlee Public Library (Fairlee, VT)

About Us: The Fairlee Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and fun Library Director for this rural, small town library located in Fairlee, VT. The Library needs a Director that is community oriented and able to work with patrons of all ages. The successful candidate will be self-motivated as this is a solo librarian position. The state date for this position will be mid July 2021.

The Position: The Director oversees all library functions including collection development, programming, budget management, technology, technical services, supervising volunteers, reference, readers’ advisory, and the administrative duties of the library. This position is for 35 hours per week. Under normal operating conditions, 25 hours are open to the public with 10 hours as programming and administrative hours. The library is currently open to the public for 23 hours per week. The 2 extra administrative hours are used to do necessary disinfecting of the building throughout the week during COVID-19 operations.

Hours & Salary: This is a 35 hour per week position. Evening and weekend hours are required. The salary commensurate with experience. This is a fully benefited position including medical, dental, and vision. Vacation and personal/sick leave begin after 1 year and a retirement plan begins after 5 years.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited degree in Library and/or Information Science OR Vermont Library Certification is preferred. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and experience in the library field will be considered if willing to earn the Vermont Library Certification within two years.

To Apply: Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Samantha Hickman, Director, to fairlee.library@gmail.com by April 23, 2021. A criminal background check is required. For full job description go to http://www.fairleelibrary.com/jobs.html. EOE.

– Posted April 8, 2021

Library Director – Milton Public Library (Milton, VT)

The Library Director is the administrator of the library, responsible for the daily operation and development of the library collection and services.  S/he creates and maintains a welcoming environment with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and offers a variety of public services for all ages.  Working in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director continually assesses the community’s needs and interests, implements services and programs to achieve the goals and objectives of the library, evaluates the library’s performance and represents the Library to the community.  The Director also implements the policies and priorities adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Education:
Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program preferred.

Experience:
Three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.

Contact Lisa Barron Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for more information:  library@miltonvt.gov.

– Posted April 2, 2021

Librarian III/Assistant Library Director – 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!  Although the Keene Public Library has been operating with reduced hours and services for many months due to COVID, our doors are once again open to the public with limited hours and services, allowing us to move forward with recruitment for this essential position which has been waiting for the best candidate. As a member of the executive leadership team, the right person for this role will have initiative, considerable independence of judgment and the ability to make sound decisions within broad and general policies and procedures. Are you the person we’ve been searching for?

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: $63,458 – $79,080 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 for a full list of duties and qualifications. 

About the Keene area: While some describe the Keene area as “the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire,” it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks.  The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to several popular metropolitan areas including Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.

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: www.ci.keene.nh.us.  Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, May 2nd.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 2, 2021

Substitute Circulation Assistants – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

We are currently seeking friendly and engaging Substitute Circulation Assistants, to serve patrons by
phone, email, and in person. See the attached job description for more information. This position will serve at various desks, working with adult, teen, and children’s collections. Hours will be flexible and as needed. Rate of pay is $13.50 per hour.

Visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/get-involved for more information, and to access our application.

– Posted April 1, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public LIbrary in Woodstock, VT is seeking a Youth Services Librarian.  Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with an energetic spirit. This person will have excellent communication skills and an eagerness to connect with the community. If you have a passion for encouraging and inspiring young readers and a genuine care for youth we would love to hear from you.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and willingness to work towards a Vermont library certification.
  • Two years previous library experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Capacity to multitask and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, kind and positive
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to children and teens, and their caregivers
  • Planning and conducting youth programming and summer reading programs
  • Develop positive relationships with a lively after school crowd
  • Assist with book ordering for youth collections
  • Maintenance of youth collection
  • Attend library workshops and keep abreast of changes and improvements in library science
  • Assume additional duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Flexibility and patience
  • Knowledge of youth literature
  • A working knowledge of library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in library services for children and young adults Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • A genuine care and respect for youth

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment or boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Must possess physical ability to reach, bend, and lift frequently

Hours & Compensation:

 This is a 30-hour per week benefited position. Saturday hours are required

To Apply: 

Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Clare McFarland, Director (clare@normanwilliams.org).

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. Depending on organizational needs, other duties may be assigned. 

The Norman Williams Public Library is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 1, 2021

Library Outreach Position – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

($23.34 – $26.00/Hour)

This position performs library duties to assure the planning and direction of activities within an assigned program such as: reference, outreach, adult and youth services or programming. This position performs these duties in the library at the Tech Center and through outreach (visits to organizations, businesses, schools, colleges, housing, neighborhoods, parks, hospitals, nursing homes, other departments, etc.). More details and application information can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

– Posted April 1, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

About the Library

The Waterbury Public Library (WPL) is housed in a new and beautiful building which opened in 2017, and has established itself as a hub of community life. This 5,000 sq. ft. library provides a pleasant, airy and light-filled space for patrons and staff alike. WPL provides access to books, information, public computers, programs and events for all ages, and educational opportunities for a wide variety of patrons. Our space provides places for people to connect, learn, browse and meet. The Library is overseen by a Board of 5 elected Commissioners, and is a department within the Town of Waterbury municipal government. WPL has an active Friends group, loyal volunteers, an experienced Board, and a very supportive community. There are three full time and four part time staff. Please note we are currently operating under a COVID-adapted service model of Curbside Service.

About the Area

Central Vermont is a thriving and beautiful place to call home. Waterbury is close to both our largest city of Burlington- home to the University of VT, and to our state capitol, Montpelier, both accessible via Interstate 89. Waterbury abounds with the natural beauty of mountains, trails, lakes, streams and rivers with an amazing array of outdoor activities at our doorstep. The quality of life is outstanding with strong schools, many service and cultural organizations, and a safe community with a deep sense of welcoming, belonging, and caring.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced, creative, outgoing, forward-thinking and organized person who believes in the mission and power of today’s public libraries to impact both individuals and society. The successful candidate must have the skills and enthusiasm to engage with families, children and teens with warmth, good humor and knowledge of child development needs. This position is 35 hours per week with a competitive salary range and a full array of benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Passion for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite; in-depth knowledge of information systems (e.g., Koha). Technologically curious. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • Strong social media skills (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and virtual communication tools (e.g., Zoom, Facebook Live) required.
  • Broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and trends, child development, early literacy best practices, and education standards.
  • Passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination, confidence, and enthusiasm.
  • Warm, engaged, collaborative, flexible, and eager disposition;
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, Board members, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak compellingly about the Library’s mission.
  • Resourceful and self-directed; pro-active and adept at anticipating organizational needs.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Rigorous standards for personal and professional integrity.
  • Able to work on-site and remotely; regular evening and weekend hours generally include one evening per week and one Saturday per month, subject to change.

To Apply

To apply for this approximately 35 hour/week, benefitted position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Almy Landauer, Library Director, at almy@waterburypubliclibrary.com. Criminal background check and valid driver’s license are required.

For the full job description click here or visit our website at www.waterburypubliclibrary.com

– Posted March 30, 2021

Circulation Librarian – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description 

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Circulation Librarian to help shape the future of our collections and public access efforts. The Circulation Librarian is responsible for overseeing all circulation activities and supervises one part-time regular staff member as well as several work-study students and substitutes. This position is public-facing, interacting with library patrons every day and setting the standard for stellar customer service. As a member of the library’s leadership team, this position plays an important role in the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the library’s mission and strategic plan. The staff at Ilsley Public Library work collaboratively on many library services, and this position will contribute to collection development and outreach efforts.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the principals and practices of effective library management; knowledge and skill in effective employee supervision and management, including a willingness to mentor, train, and inspire staff; and will love working with people and have a passion for customer service.

About the Ilsley Public Library 

Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of four professional librarians, eight staff members, and many dedicated substitutes, work study students, and volunteers. The library’s staff is its greatest asset, and as such continual professional development is expected and supported. 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 also administers a branch library, the Sarah Partridge Library, which serves East Middlebury. 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 salary range for this position is $44,000-$54,000. This is a full-time non-union position (40 hrs/wk), and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Application 

A full description of the position can be found at here. Please email a cover letter and resume to tricia.allen@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin May 3. The anticipated start date will be June 14, but the start date is subject to change depending on how COVID-19 continues to impact life and work in Addison County.

– Posted March 30, 2021

Library Consultant for Special Populations – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a skilled, collaborative, 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, new Americans, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, are incarcerated or in state care. The Library Consultant for Special Populations oversees the ABLE Library (formerly the Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled) and manages the local recording program for visually and physically disabled citizens. They also plan, implement and evaluate ADA and adult literacy programs and manage library services to state institutions. The Consultant works with the National Library Service (NLS), a citizen Advisory Council, and with partner organizations that serve the disabled and adult learners. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting outreach and public relations and supervision of two 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, experience serving special populations. Statewide travel required.

This position, Library Consultant for Special Populations (Job Requisition #13582), 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.

To learn more and apply online, visit careers.vermont.gov

– Posted March 30, 2021