Patron Experience Specialist – Manchester Community Library

The Manchester Community Library is seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and mission driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. The Patron Experience Specialist staffs the Help Desk and serves as a welcoming first impression of the Library. Please see full job description and application directions:

– Posted June 14, 2019

Teen Services Librarian – Rutland Free Library

Rutland Free Library seeks a Teen Services Librarian to develop and run active after-school and Saturday programs for children ages 10 and up, and to manage the Young Adult collection (print, audiobook, ebook, and periodicals) with an annual materials budget of approximately $23,000.

This is a 15-hour per week position that requires an MLS / MLIS or equivalent (for details, please see our website). This posting will close on June 21.

Rutland Free Library has been in operation since 1886 and in “the old courthouse” at 10 Court St. since 1935. We serve approximately 22,000 residents of five towns. We are currently in a stable position, both financially and in terms of circulation / usership. We are supported by an active board and Friends group.

Being able to address the particular needs of tweens / teens outgrowing our sizeable children’s collection & programming has been a long-term goal of the library, so we are excited to be able to have this opportunity.

– Posted June 13, 2019

Library Director – Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, VT

Carpenter-Carse Library is seeking a Library Director to oversee all aspects of library functions. We are seeking a visionary candidate committed to engaging with our community and continuing the library’s vital role in Hinesburg. Fundraising experience, financial management skills, and proficiency with technology essential. An MLS/MA in Library Science, VT Library Certification, or equivalent experience required. Creativity, problem solving, organization, and a sincere interest in people a must.

40 hours a week. Salary Range $50,000-56,000 plus benefits, based on experience. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references by June 24 to [email protected].

– Posted June 11, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library: Librarian I – Reference Department

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Email application materials to: [email protected]

Library Director: Steve Butzel

POSITION TITLE:   Librarian I – Reference Department


SALARY RANGE:   $42,149 – $51,125  (Effective 07/01/19:  $42,992 – $52,148)

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  The candidate must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices.  Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library reference and special collections services; advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual business, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of customers; demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.  The candidate must be an excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.  The candidate must have a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City Officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.  Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately; familiarity with archival and special collections procedures, practices and principles and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.  The position includes some evening and weekend hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library’s customers’ needs.


  1. Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc.  Helps patrons locate materials within the building and available electronically; helps obtain other materials by placing holds, initiating interlibrary loan requests and processing purchase requests
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance to better meet customer needs
  3. Offers individual device help and/or group computer instruction, creating or updating lesson plans and handouts when necessary
  4. Participates in numerous additional aspects of Reference services such as, but not limited to: readers’ advisory, processing serials, outreach visits, grant writing, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities
  5. Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library’s Programming Committee
  7. Tracks of a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports
  8. Registers patrons for the use of various library services, including study rooms, museum passes, computer classes, library programs, etc; explains procedures
  9. Assists patrons with using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies

1.     May participate in departmental social media efforts
2.     Assists with library outreach activities
3.     Assists in promoting library services by preparing displays and other publicity.
4.     May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
5.     May participate on and/or chair other library committees
6.     May assist with library exhibits
7.     May contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the art and artifacts collection, obituary database, Portsmouth Herald newspaper archives and local history “vertical files.
8.    May contribute to the department’s digitization projects and online special collections presence.  This involves using scanners and digital asset management software.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:  Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview.

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing and background check.

– Posted June 11, 2019

Library Director – Petersburgh Public Library, Rensselaer County NY

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents
in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The Library
Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-
day operations of the library.

The Board is seeking a creative and energetic person with administrative experience. Library experience
will be considered a plus. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.
This is a part-time position working twenty-six hours per week with a starting salary of $24,000 per
annum. The position will start August 5, 2019.

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional
references by the submission deadline of July 8th . Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB
SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138. Submissions via email should
be sent to [email protected]

[For a detailed job description, go to:]

– Posted June 9, 2019

Library Services Coordinator

Seeking dependable and enthusiastic book lover to assist in the daily operation of the Moretown Memorial Library. This position helps with circulation, technical services and public services including community programming. Strong computer skills and high school diploma necessary; a college background and previous library experience is helpful. Position is approximately nine hours a week with some required evening hours, and begins in August. If you would like to help create a vibrant resource for our community, please send your resume to [email protected].


– Posted on June 9, 2019

Circulation Manager – Fletcher Free Library

The Fletcher Free Library, located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, is seeking an enthusiastic, analytical, organized, diplomatic, and innovative leader to join the library leadership team to fill our full time Circulation Manager position.  This position is supervisory and also works hours at the circulation desk.

The Fletcher Free Library was founded in 1873 and moved into a beautiful Carnegie building built in 1904.  The building now totals 46,000 square feet due to the addition in 1981.  The library had over 240,000 visits and over 380,000 circulations last year.

Burlington is a vibrant, diverse and engaged community with a history of progressive city initiatives that continue on today.  Located next to Lake Champlain with beautiful views of the Adirondacks, Burlington is a lovely place to live and is filled with numerous recreational & cultural opportunities.

For a full job description and application details go to:

For information regarding city employee benefits go to:

The job posting closes on 6/10/19.

– Posted on June 5, 2019

Library Director – Bloomfield Public Libraries (Bloomfield, CT)

Library Director
$90,364 – $139,476

The Town of Bloomfield, CT seeks a dynamic, community-minded Library Director to supervise and
manage operations at the Prosser Public Library (main) and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library
(branch.) The Director maintains a high profile in the community and advocates for the library at all
times. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, flexible, and organized. Experience with
expansion or building of a new library is desired. Working closely with the Library Board, the Director
develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff,
and stays informed about developments in library management. In addition, the Director maintains close
connections with the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries and communicates with and provides
information to Bloomfield officials and staff on a regular basis.
Bloomfield, CT is a culturally diverse town of 20,000 people located just north of Hartford with easy
access to Bradley International Airport, CT Rail and Amtrak and close to Interstates 91 and 84. The
Library employs 13 full time and 20 part time staff. Between the main and branch libraries, there were
140,000 visitors to the library last year. The budget is just over $1.7 M. The library offers a rich array
of programs for patrons of all ages at both libraries.
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Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian – Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at the Vermont Law School seeks applications for the position of Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian. This position is part of the reference team that provides reference services to all law library users as well as leads outreach activities to Vermont Law School students, faculty, and staff. The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian prepares library guides and other research tools for Vermont Law School’s online and residential communities. This position provides leadership in developing and implementing promotional activities and events. The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian manages the faculty liaison program as well as the reference, rare books, and archives collections. Instructional responsibilities include conducting research classes, and library orientation sessions, with the possibility of teaching legal research courses.

A detailed position description is available at:

Vermont Law School is a dynamic, independent law school and is known for its strong environmental law program. The Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT within forty-five minutes of Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College; Montpelier, VT, the state capital; and historic Woodstock, VT. VLS is also within three hours drive of Montreal and Boston. The area is an ideal location for those who enjoy both summer and winter sports.

posted on May 16th, 2019

Part-time Librarian – Newbury Public Library (Newbury, NH)

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury NH seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children’s Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour, with some night and weekend hours required. Extra hours will be given in the summer, due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.

The ideal candidate is passionate about creating dynamic programming, ranging from Storytime for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer, and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens. They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children’s literature and the ability to translate children’s needs and interests into effective library services, and be passionate about maintaining a welcoming and customer service-oriented environment. Bachelors degree required, MLS/MLIS or MLS Candidates preferred, but experience is highly valued.

A detailed job description can be found at:

Employment Opportunities

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at [email protected] First review of applications will begin on June 3rd, 2019. Position will be open until filled.

posted on May 16th, 2019