VLA Graduate Student Scholarship

This grant is currently on hiatus.

The Vermont Library Association Board wishes to promote professional librarianship in Vermont and to encourage involvement in professional development within the state. In support of this, VLA has created a scholarship for those enrolled in a Graduate library degree program.
VLA will award up to $1500 to the selected, qualified applicant pursuing an MLS or MLIS degree.  The check will go directly to the recipient’s educational program.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program
  • Must be an active individual VLA member (institutional memberships are not eligible)
  • Must live in Vermont and/or work in a Vermont library and
  • Must not have received a scholarship from VLA in the past 2 years.

The scholarship will be administered by the Vermont Library Association Scholarship Committee. The committee reserves the right not to award a scholarship if qualified applicants are not found. Priority will be given based on monetary need and potential for involvement, leadership and commitment to Vermont Libraries.
Click here for Scholarship Application
The deadline for applications will be November 15th each year with the scholarship sent to the institution for the Spring Semester. Winners will be notified on December 15th and a check will be mailed after January 1st.

Director of Services – Vermont State Library (Montpelier, VT)


The Vermont Department of Libraries is seeking a motivated, creative and public service-minded librarian to serve as Director of Services at the Vermont State Library in Montpelier, Vermont. The Vermont State Library includes the State Law Library, Vermont historical newspapers on microfilm, a Vermontiana collection, Vermont state documents, and is a partial federal documents depository. The Library serves the three branches of state government, the Vermont legal community, and the general public. Under the general supervision of the State Librarian, the Director of State Library Services will lead a team of 4 FTEs, including a Law Librarian and Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian and will oversee reference and information services, including reference back-up service for Vermont public libraries and services to State employees, and interlibrary loan. The Director will provide leadership and planning for the State Library, and will also perform duties in reference and interlibrary loan. Successful candidates will be able to perform administrative, managerial, supervisory, professional, technical, customer service, and public relations duties to advance the work of the Vermont State Library. The Director will also take part in other Department planning and program delivery activities as a member of the Department’s Management Team. Duties include: oversight, planning and direction of the Vermont State Library; direct reference and interlibrary loan service; collaboration with state agencies and local libraries; training and instruction to state employees and local library employees; collection development and maintenance; production of materials such as newsletters and bibliographies; creation of tools and resources to enhance reference service; website development/maintenance; grant-writing and grants management; and assessment and evaluation. The person in this position will travel (mostly in-state) and will require personal means of transportation. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the State Librarian.

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Digital Access and Systems Librarian – Champlain College (Burlington, VT)

Job Description:

Champlain College seeks an enthusiastic, collegial and service-oriented Librarian to join their award-winning library team and provide high quality academic library services in an innovative setting. This position provides administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure, including the library management system, link resolver, and proxy server.  With Champlain’s primarily digital collection, the individual in this position is concerned with eliminating barriers to access of information including troubleshooting and maintaining e-resources and providing project management and oversight of technical services. S/he develops relevant training and documentation of processes for library staff. In addition to staying current in emerging professional trends relating to library automation, systems, and discovery, this position will have the opportunity to play a key role in planning and coordinating a transition to a new library management system within the next 18 months. In keeping with Champlain’s core value of the “human touch,” other key responsibilities include reference, collection development, and collaborating with other librarians to design and teach lessons in the library’s innovative inquiry-based information literacy program.

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Head Librarian – Wells Village Library (Wells, VT)

Part time position responsible for the operation of the Wells Village Library.  Perform reference and readers advisory services, including on-line sources and the internet.  Keeping records of circulation and materials.  Supervise one part-time staff and plan library programs for adults and children.

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Archival Intern – Green Mountain Club (Waterbury Ctr., VT)

Who We Are

The Green Mountain Club (GMC) was founded in 1910 to establish, maintain, and protect Vermont’s 272-mile Long Trail – the United States’ first long-distance hiking trail, which runs the length of Vermont along the spine of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Canada. For 104 years, the Long Trail has been free, open, and available for hikers to experience Vermont from a unique perspective – along a primitive footpath atop the state’s central crest of mountains.

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Director – Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University (Northfield, VT)

Norwich University, nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, invites applications for the position of Director of the University Library to start summer 2014. The mission of soon-to-be renovated Kreitzberg Library is to develop and provide the information resources, services, and environment that support Norwich University’s academic and administrative goals.  As home of the University Archives, the Kreitzberg Library assumes an important role at the University as the preserver of institutional memory and heritage, and as a resource for all those with an interest in Norwich University history. The Library serves a broad population including faculty, a residential student body consisting of the Corps of Cadets and traditional undergraduate students, online graduate students, alumni, and local residents. More information about the university and Kreitzberg Library is available at http://www.norwich.edu/academics/library/.

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Adjunct Faculty Librarian – Mason Library, Keene State College (Keene, NH)

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team for the spring 2014 semester in providing instruction and reference service. The semester commences January 21, 2014 and ends May 9, 2014.  The position is non-benefited, approximately 20 hours per week; salary will be $7,500 for the semester.

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