Electronic Resources and Systems Management Librarian – Vermont State Colleges System (VT/hybrid/remote)

Grade 13         FLSA:  Exempt

Bargaining unit:  UP-PAT                                                                                                                       

BASIC FUNCTION

The Electronic Resources and Systems Management Librarian monitors and supports all library systems operations, including the integrated library system and other electronic systems and products. In addition, this position provides leadership in the acquisition and management of licensed and subscribed content for discovery and access. ERSML will successfully manage operations for acquiring, licensing, and accessing, all electronic resources and serials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the full life cycle of library electronic resources and serials including maintaining relationships with vendors, setting up trials, negotiating licenses and subscription costs for electronic resources and serials, creating purchase orders for new and/or recurring databases and serials, submitting invoices for payment, listing resources on the library website, setting up and troubleshooting off-campus access, system administration for several database platforms, and generating statistical data on library database usage.
  • Manage and support the libraries’ discovery layer (EBSCO Discovery Service – EDS), link resolver (EBSCO Full-Text Finder – FTF), and single-sign-on authentication system (Open Athens). Maintain database packages, update configurations and interfaces, and work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve discovery and access issues (e.g., holdings issues or full-text linking problems.)
  • Manage integrated library system (Koha) and make all system changes or upgrades to authorized values, parameters, and global system preferences including circulation rules. Create reports and monitor regular record ingestions/deletions from Koha to the discovery layer (EDS).
  • Serve as system administrator for the library’s interlibrary loan platform (Tipasa) and provide backup for interlibrary loan processing one day a week and on an as-needed basis.
  • Participate fully in library assessment projects.
  • Communicate information regarding collection management recommendations and decisions to liaison librarians and staff.
  • Collaborate with VSCS System IT and local campus IT to facilitate seamless access to library digital resources.
  • Maintain understanding and current knowledge of developments in the field of librarianship.
  • Serve on institutional and regional committees, and in other capacities. Regularly, take part in professional development activities.
  • Represents the library at state, regional, or national meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to one academic department with responsibility for outreach, instruction, research consultation, collection development, and development of learning materials.
  • Develops and maintains library guides and other online self‐directed learning materials for unit and outreach areas.
  • Participates in reference services, including in‐person, phone, chat reference, and on‐call.
  • Performs related duties and functions as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Receives direction from the VSCS Library Director.

 SUPERVISION EXERCISED

  • No supervision of staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 1-3 years of public service and/or technical library experience or equivalent combination
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, database management, content management systems (e.g. Springshare products), common operating systems, and multimedia training tools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of acquisition processes related to electronic resources, and familiarity with selection, budgeting, vendors, and content providers.
  • Knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and planning methods and strategies related to electronic resources and other systems, including compiling, and managing usage statistics.
  • Commitment to developing own professional knowledge regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how it informs practices within area of expertise
  • Excellent organization and follow-through skills to ensure achievement of objectives within established timeframes, working independently and as a member of a team.

Abilities:

  • Commitment to equitable access to expertise, support, and resources, for all constituencies (students, faculty, staff, visitors).
  • Ability to support a diverse community and promote diverse perspectives, cultures, and an inclusive environment
  • Ability to use absolute discretion when dealing with sensitive, confidential materials.

Location: This position may be based on any of the Vermont State Colleges System’s campuses and opportunities for hybrid remote work also exist.

Vermont State Colleges System (VSC) values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. VSC strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. VSC 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 Sarah Potter for assistance with accommodations at Sarah.Potter@vsc.edu.

This general outline illustrates the type of work that 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.

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– Posted 10/27/22

Evening Circulation and Reserve Supervisor – Dartmouth College Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Position Purpose: This position supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning departments and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training, ensuring high quality service is provided to library users whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. (%20)
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. (%20)
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services (%20)
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. (%10)
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. (%10)
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. (%10)
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. (%10)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors plus 3-5 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS

Salary Hiring Range: $43,600-54,500

To Apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65386

– Posted 10/27/22

Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional with experience in managing an Integrated Library System to join our Technical Services team as a Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator! This position also supports the City of Keene’s IT Department to provide technical support for the library computer systems and supports the Library’s website. The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the administrator and lead for the Library’s Sierra/Encore ILS including administration, data backup and retention, and the maintenance and monitoring of the application database.
  • Coordinate with the Mason Library at Keene State College on all ILS improvements, planned maintenance, maintaining contracts, and resolving issues, concerns or questions regarding the shared catalog.
  • Work with the City of Keene’s IT Department to deploy new hardware, software and updates.
  • Lead the creation, organization and maintenance of library web pages.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree in Library Science is highly desired, but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of library software and circulation services. Strong technical skills including advanced knowledge of Sierra and proficiency with Postgre SQL and/or MS SQL.
  • Knowledge of HTML, Drupal and the LC MARC format.
  • The ability to lead people and teams through projects and special initiatives.

Pay and Benefits include:

  • This 32 hour per week position offers a pay range of $30.60- $38.13 per hour.
  • This position is benefit-eligible including health and dental insurances.  Earned time is available after one year of employment.

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, November 6, 2022 at midnight.

To apply: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs.

Job Description: Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator

THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

– Updated 10/17/22

Research and Teaching Librarian – University of New England Library Services (Portland, ME)

The University of New England Library Services is seeking a Research and Teaching Librarian to join our team and provide research support, library instruction, collection development, and subject expertise to the UNE community in the medical, dental, nursing, and allied health sciences fields. This is a full time, in person role based on our Portland Campus.

The University of New England (UNE) prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world and, in so doing, empowers them to improve the health of people, communities, and the planet. With roots dating back to 1831, UNE is the largest private university in Maine. One of the fastest growing private universities in the Northeast, UNE is the leading provider of healthcare professions and programs in the state of Maine including Maine’s only medical college, physician’s assistant program, and Northern New England’s only dental school. UNE has recognized strengths and national leadership in interprofessional healthcare education, osteopathic medicine, allied health sciences, marine and environmental sciences, neurosciences, as well as a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

UNE is located on two beautiful campuses in Maine – the coastal campus of Biddeford and the vibrant professional campus in Portland, where this position is based. Portland’s mix of natural beauty and lively arts including an exceptional culinary scene make the region an attractive place to live and work.

View the full job description and apply here: https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/12858

– Posted 10/17/22

Community Resource Coordinator – Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)

Community Resource Coordinator Opening
Part-Time: 12 Hours/Week
$17/Hour

Pawlet Public Library is in search of a Community Resource Coordinator. The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience in development and communications management for a library or nonprofit organization.

The candidate should have experience in managing fundraising campaigns, database functions, website and social media platforms, and a strong understanding of community development principles and practices in a library or nonprofit organization.

This part time position allows for a flexible schedule within the operating hours of the library.

The Community Resource Coordinator is responsible for managing monthly meetings of Town and community organization leadership, fundraising campaigns, and serves as the social media/website coordinator.

The Pawlet Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Director of the Pawlet Public Library at director.pawletpub@gmail.com. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2022.

For a complete job description visit our website at www.pawletpubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 10/17/22

Library Technical Assistant II – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks a flexible individual for busy circulation desks. Excellent customer service and computer skills required. This position is part time and will work approximately 20 hours per week, some nights and weekends. Associate’s degree and library experience preferred.

This minimum starting salary for this part-time position is $14.21 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. .  Job applications can be completed online at https://essexjct.bamboohr.com/jobs/.  The deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is October 28, 2022 at which point we will begin reviewing applications.  EOE

– Posted 10/17/22

Library Assistant – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

The City of Essex Junction has a part-time opening for Library Technical Assistant II.  This person will work 20 hours per week.  The hours will vary to include nights and weekend availability.  Come join a team our amazing team of Library Professionals.

BASIC FUNCTION

To work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons and working on assigned clerical tasks which support the circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserve systems.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

> Primary

  •  Work directly with patrons checking the library material in and out, renewing items, placing items on hold, and registering users for our community Room.
  • Prepare items for shelving and keep material in order.
  • Register new patrons for library cards and add HomeCard patrons to the patron database.
  • Enter patron information into the patron database and review all new adult patron registrations for accuracy.
  • Help patrons find materials in the library and answer directional and basic reference questions.
  • Train patrons in the use of library technology.
  •  Assist with acquisitions record keeping.
  •  Follow procedures for opening and closing the library when working those shifts.
  • Assist the Circulation, ILL, and Youth Librarians as needed.
  • Serve as a backup/assist with Interlibrary Loans
  • Assist with programming as needed

Pay is: $14.21 to $19.33 based on experience

To apply please visit us here.

– Posted 10/17/22

Temporary Library Specialist – Vermont Tech (Randolph Center, VT)

Sunday-Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

BASIC FUNCTION

Assist with a full range of paraprofessional / technical support tasks related to one or more primary library functions.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and process information related to the library functions using the VSC integrated library software system and the statewide library network utility.
  • Perform processing of serials or periodicals in the automated library system; maintaining the collection and assisting users in locating and using periodicals and microforms.
  • Provide a wide range of basic reference services to patrons, referring unusual problems or requests to senior librarians.
  • Oversee or assist with circulation desk operations.
  • Assist with the supervision of student assistants, including: interviewing, hiring, training and assigning work.
  • Carry out a variety of special projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors degree plus two to four years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.  Overall understanding of college library organization and systems, with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to the area(s) of specialization of the position. Relevant training/experience in use of computerized library information systems desirable.

  • Ability to deal effectively with library patrons.
  • Strong reading, writing, math, and analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Good basic administrative, organizational and supervisory skills.

VSC Non- Bargaining Unit      Grade: 9      FLSA: Non-Exempt    Part-time, temporary Sunday-Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

Primary work site: Randolph Campus

Applicants interested in applying must submit a Cover Letter and Resume.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the College. Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds.

Vermont Tech is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, ancestry, place of birth, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age or veteran status, or against a qualified individual with a disability, or any other person whose status is protected under local, state or federal laws. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

All full-time and some part-time positions are subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is conditional upon successful completion of these checks.

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– Posted 10/17/22

Library Director – Jeudevine Memorial Library (Hardwick, VT)

The Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick, Vermont, is seeking a Library Director.  Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees the Library Director is responsible for strategic leadership to develop and nurture the library as a vibrant community center. The Library Director must have a deep commitment to community engagement and to collaboratively provide programs, services and collections that meet the needs of all members of the community.

The Library Director will represent the library within the community, develop collections, manage staff and volunteers, create and facilitate adult programming, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library, maintain library facilities, provide budgeting information, and ensure daily operations of the library remain within budget guidelines. This is a full-time position, including some Saturdays.

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. VT Certificate of Librarianship preferred. Management and supervisory experience required. Three to five years’ experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. Successful grant-writing experience required.

Compensation: Salary of $44,000 to $47,000 DOQ. Benefits include: health/dental/vision/paid vacation/sick/holiday/bereavement/casual leave and the town of Hardwick’s contribution to the Vermont Public Employees Retirement System.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and three professional references to: Director Search Committee, Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., PO Box 536, Hardwick, VT 05843 or email to jeudevinelibary@hardwickvt.gov

This position will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. For additional information as to the position requirements, please refer to the Library Director Job Description at www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org EOE

– Posted 10/9/22

Outreach/Programming Librarian – Brandon Free Public Library (Brandon, VT)

Brandon Free Public Library, an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit library in Brandon, VT is seeking an energetic, community-oriented individual who can interact positively and creatively with patrons and staff.

This is an outreach/programming position, 25-30 hours per week, starting immediately. The rate of pay is $18.00 per hour with generous vacation/sick time. This is a permanent outreach/programming position.

The position requires some regular evenings and Saturday hours plus additional scheduling. The person in this position will provide direct-service work in the library and out in the community. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation/desk work
  • Develop outreach/programming activities for all ages
  • Serve as a community liaison/attend community events
  • Help develop and implement annual summer reading program
  • 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:

  • Patron-centered public service philosophy
  • Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • 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), Google Apps, and social media
  • Comfort with and ability to use established and emerging technology
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to carry up to 50lbs. (books, computers, furniture, etc.)

Please note, the above job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. This position requires standing and sitting for extended periods and access to reliable transportation for community outreach.

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 10/9/22