Library Assistant I – Volunteer Coordinator – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Library Assistant I – Volunteer Coordinator

Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

$24.28/hour, Occasional evenings and one weekend day per week

This position is responsible for performing patron service, general clerical work at the circulation desk, and coordinates library volunteers.

Closing: 10/19/22 11:59 PM

More details and application information can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 10/9/22

Collection Services Librarian – Bennington College (Bennington, VT)

Bennington College invites applications for the Collection Services Librarian position at Crossett Library. The librarian would be joining at an exciting time, with the college experiencing a growing enrollment, and a library with a strong reputation for outstanding service and collaborative colleagues.

The Collection Services Librarian plans and leads all aspects of acquisition, cataloging, organization, preservation, and access to library and archival resources.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, and directly supervising the Acquisitions Coordinator, the Collection Services Librarian will work with library colleagues to ensure the quality and usability of the library’s collections and resource discovery tools and media resources. This position performs and supervises original cataloging and copy cataloging for all formats of information resources for the library; improves the access to and quality of existing bibliographic databases via authority control and enhancing bibliographic records; identifies and corrects incomplete/incorrect records; and upgrades records, and maintains authority control. This position provides support for the College archive including the creation of metadata records and protocols for the creation, storage, preservation, organization, and description of archival materials. The Collection Service Librarian also provides systems administration for certain functions of the integrated library system, online catalog, and discovery services related to acquisitions, cataloging, periodicals, and electronic resources.

A commitment to upholding practices of antiracism and inclusion are fundamental to the work of the library and this position. Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution is required.
  • The position requires demonstrated experience with original cataloging using the standards of LCC, LCSH, and AACR2/RDA; experience with OCLC ClassWeb and Connexion is preferred.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards for digital asset management such as Dublin Core, METS, or MODS required.
  • Experience with library acquisitions, cataloging, discovery systems, and/or serials and electronic resource management is required.
  • Familiarity with the Sierra ILS, EBSCO Discovery Service, DSPACE and/or Folio is preferred.
  • Supervisory skills are preferred including the ability to develop internal talent, guide the work of employees, and create a positive work environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills are strongly preferred.
  • Strong fluency in word processing and spreadsheet applications is required. Experience with Google Suite is preferred.

This position requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/3504563
– Posted 10/9/22

Library Director – Wiggin Memorial Library (Stratham, NH)

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH, is seeking a dynamic and talented Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. Stratham is a town of about 8,000 residents and is located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, between Exeter and Portsmouth.

The Library Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Wiggin Memorial Library, including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach, and programs. The ideal candidate is community oriented, forward thinking, comfortable with technology, and has a personable, positive disposition. Additionally, the incumbent has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. The Library Director works closely with other town departments as well as the Library Board of Trustees.

The position is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $80,000-$100,000, starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An MLS/MLIS or a master’s degree in a field related to management, business, or public administration with at least 5-7 years of experience as a librarian some of which as a managing librarian. The Town of Stratham is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information including a full Job Description, potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at www.mrigov.com/career or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to recruitment@mrigov.com by Monday, October 31st, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.

– Posted 9/29/22

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time hours in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our part-time Library Aide in the Youth Services Department opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position is responsible for assisting Keene Public Youth Service Librarians (both children and teen) with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department! Duties include, but are not limited to, providing readers’ advisory and other services to children, young adults, teachers, parents and adult patrons as well as library staff in person, by phone, through email and uses a broad range of sources including the Internet, the library material collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience, library experience or public contact experience and experience working with children or completed classes in children’s literature and child development is required. Knowledge and support of intellectual freedom and NH privacy laws and maintaining the confidentiality of customer information is required.

The Library Aide/Youth position offers a pay range of $18.85- $23.49 per hour and 12 hours per week. This position requires working evening and Saturday hours.

If you’re excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your completed application.

Job Description: Library Aide- Youth Services

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/29/22

Circulation Specialist – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

The South Burlington Public Library is seeking a Circulation Specialist with energy and enthusiasm for working with the public, sharing a love of reading, and focusing on administrative duties. We are located in a new building where the Circulation Desk is front and center. Circulation staff check in and out over 23,000 items per month. The Specialist will be oversee inter-library loan, handle overdue and lost materials, and work on collecting and reporting statistics. They will work one of four Saturdays and one evening regularly. They will work closely with the Circulation Librarian and often be responsible for the desk. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Experience working in a public library is preferred. Fluency in a language other than English is also desirable but not required. Please see the job description for additional information. This position pays $21.40 per hour and is full time with excellent benefits.

The City of South Burlington values diversity – in backgrounds and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for our municipality, its residents, businesses, and visitors. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jaimie Held, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 or to jheld@sburl.com with “Circulation Specialist  in the subject line.

– Posted 9/29/22

Interlibrary Loan Specialist – Castleton University’s Calvin Coolidge Library (Castleton VT)

INTERLIBRARY LOAN SPECIALIST
Salary range $30,000 – $35,000    

BASIC DESCRIPTION
To supervise the daily operations of interlibrary loan processes for a university library; serve distance students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree, plus two to four years of relevant library experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Administrative and office skills; familiarity with integrated automated library systems and management software, OCLC, MS Office suite, and email.
  • Excellent oral, written, and online communication skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of library patrons in person and online.
  • Good administrative, organizational, and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving abilities
For a full description and to apply online, visit Castleton University’s job site.
– Posted 9/29/22

Library Associate – Puksta Library (Claremont, NH)

Join the River Valley Community College (RVCC) team!

RVCC is a student-focused, close-knit college that serves students in western New Hampshire and Vermont. Full-time employees at River Valley Community College have access to a generous and comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as retirement plan options, and much more. The Puksta Library is located on the Claremont campus and is close to Hanover, Lake Sunapee, and several ski resorts.

The Library Associate position is customer-oriented and oversees the Library’s day-to-day operations in the absence of the Director. Duties include supervision, staffing the front desk, processing materials, interlibrary loan, coordinating requests for tutoring, and answering technology questions.

Learn more about this position on RVCC’s website- https://www.rivervalley.edu/about/working-at-rvcc/

– Posted 9/29/22

Circulation Assistant Position – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including at least one evening and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort with working with the public, and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. See the full position description on our website: waterburypubliclibrary.com. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 9/26/22

Administrative Assistant – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description 

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic Administrative Assistant. This position performs a variety of general office clerical and administrative support tasks, including providing administrative support to the library Director, budget and payroll management, and office records management. This position also carries out select library duties, including taking shifts on the public service desk. Should the selected candidate have an interest in and aptitude for librarianship, there is considerable opportunity to take on additional library duties. This position is perfect for someone with strong administrative experience that is interested in learning more about libraries and exploring a career in librarianship. It would also be a good opportunity for current library professionals considering a move to library leadership roles; the selected candidate will become intimately familiar with library management and administration, gaining a bird’s eye view of how a library functions. Experience in libraries is not required, and the library will provide support to the chosen candidate to pursue a Certificate in Librarianship, should they choose to do so.

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. They library’s collection consists of more than 50,000 physical items with an annual circulation of over 130,000 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 $38,000-$42,000, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time union position (40 hrs/wk), and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Application 

A full description of the position can be found at https://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Library-Assistant-Administration-and-Circulation-9.19.2022.pdf. Please email a cover letter and resume to dana.hart@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin October 10. The anticipated start date will be October 31.

– Posted 9/22/22

Youth Services Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to be our Youth Services Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic innovator who is motivated to instill a life-long love of libraries in our youngest patrons. The Abbott Library is a welcoming and professional environment that enjoys tremendous support from its community.

Duties specific to the position will include development, maintenance and cataloging of the youth collection, planning youth and family programming including an after-school enrichment program and initiating community outreach. General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director.

Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful and professional and will enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills.

This is a newly made full-time position with a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid sick and vacation time and enrollment in the New Hampshire Retirement System benefit pension plan.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received by October 20, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.