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

The Swanton Public Library in Swanton, VT seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Youth Services Librarian who is interested in joining our team. We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Youth Services Librarian to become a part of our community!
Our ideal candidate will be able to create and manage engaging programs for all ages (infant to teens), such as Story Times, summer reading, and family crafts – as well as developing new and exciting programs for the future. They will be technologically savvy, creative, friendly, have a passion for children’s literature, and be approachable by patrons of all ages.
Other job responsibilities include: community outreach, publicity for youth service activities, collection development, and supporting the overall mission of the library.
This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, pay commensurate with experience. This job may be split between two part-time candidates, experience permitting. Must be available on Saturdays and the occasional Sunday. Candidates with a Masters of Library Science are preferred, but not required.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Caleb Rupp, Library Director at director@swantonlibrary.org. Position will be open until filled.
– Updated 22, 2020

Collection Services Librarian – The Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Biomedical Libraries, part of the Dartmouth Library and the Geisel School of Medicine, seek an innovative, service-oriented, collaborative librarian with experience in collections management and resource sharing to be our Collection Services Librarian.

This new position combines management of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ collections and supervision of its resource sharing services. This is an exciting time of change, with a newly implemented ILS, Alma/Primo, and an opportunity to work with a great team to create new workflows improving service to our users. Come join our team to be part of this inspiring evolution.

The Collection Services Librarian reports to the Director of Biomedical Libraries and is a member of its management team. Working in coordination with librarians and staff, they ensure the collections of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of all academic departments, centers, and institutes of the Geisel School of Medicine, constituencies of clinical academic partners at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Department of Biological Sciences, and collaboratively support Dartmouth College’s professional schools, departments, and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Biomedical Libraries’ collections budget, facilitating the selection of materials, gathering input from faculty, and collaborating with other Dartmouth Library staff to provide coordinated collections services.
  • Conducting environmental scans and assessing the collections needs, using data and other analysis, of the Dartmouth community in conjunction with the liaison librarians as needed; creates and implements plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
  • Supervising the Biomedical Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan services, including managing staff.
  • Establishing relationships with information services vendors.

For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/53056. Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by February 7; applications will be accepted until position is filled.
– Posted January 22, 2020

Collection Development Librarian – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont seeks a Collection Development Librarian to lead the university libraries in transforming the management of collection development. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and works closely with librarians and subject liaisons across UVM’s three libraries: Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead major changes. Immediate priorities include reviewing and consolidating collection development budgets; building and chairing a team to oversee collection development across the UVM libraries; working with library colleagues, consultants, and a faculty advisory committee to develop a unified print management strategy; building consensus around major, upcoming decisions regarding big-deal packages; attending to the professional development of direct reports and creating plans for continuous learning; and cultivating within the collection development unit a genuine sense of belonging and an atmosphere of collegiality. The Collection Development Librarian supervises a team of Acquisitions and Collection Development staff.
The successful candidate will arrive with a wide and deep background in the theory and practice of building collections—physical and virtual, autonomous and consortial, established and experimental. Candidates will understand well the crisis afoot in academic publishing and the financial and ethical challenges this presents. We seek candidates well versed in and committed to open-access publishing initiatives and to new models for publishing and disseminating information in a manner consonant with the commitments of UVM, i.e., a land-grant institution committed to the general welfare and public good.
Candidates should be skilled at gathering and interpreting data to inform collection development policies and practices. They should be fluent in data-mining initiatives and the world of institutional and disciplinary repositories. Broad knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape—including current and potential changes to that landscape—is key.
We seek both a leader and a manager—somebody who can help craft a vision for collection development and work collaboratively with colleagues to implement that vision. Those who have supervised the candidate, worked with the candidate, or reported to the candidate should speak highly of the candidate’s emotional intelligence, organizational skills, and ability to inspire trust and enthusiasm. Candidates should also bring a record of working with campus partners.
Strong interpersonal skills and an energetic commitment to teamwork are essential.
For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F1543PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than January 31, 2020.
– Posted January 22, 2020

Library Director – Hartness Library (Vermont Tech, Randolph Center, VT)

Job Description:
To direct, manage and coordinate all functions related to the college library, including the VSCS shared catalog and the library’s online resources and services. This position is shared by Vermont Tech and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) and the Library Director serves the library needs of both college communities, and also represents the library within the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS).
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the various functions and services of the library, including: the VSCS library shared catalog, reference and public services, interlibrary loan, VSCS intralibrary loan, technical services including acquisitions, cataloging and processing of materials.
  • Serve on VSCS Library Council.
  • Coordinate strategic planning for the library, formulating long-range and short-term objectives for the library.
  • Prepare and administer the library budget.
  • Prepare various kinds of statistical reports for evaluation of library resources and services.
  • Exercise full supervisory authority over the Vermont Technical College library staff and collaborate with the Assistant Hartness Library Director who is directly responsible for the supervision and staff development of the CCV librarians.
  • Plan and coordinate Vermont Tech staff development. Confer regularly with staff to plan, coordinate and review activities, resolve problems, assist with difficult or unusual tasks.
  • Coordinate collection development and maintenance.
  • Oversee library public relations and outreach.
  • Plan for library facilities and space management.

Requirements:

Masters degree in library science plus two to four years of relevant professional experience, including library planning and management, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Excellent organizational, administrative, supervisory, communication, technical and interpersonal skills, and commitment to service and teamwork.
  • Experience coordinating and managing Library resources and services in an online environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout state to attend workshops, meetings, etc.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Additional Information:
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 a member of the Vermont State Colleges system. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.
NOTE: This job is subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.
VSCUP- SUP bargaining unit      Grade: 15       FLSA: Exempt       Full-time

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– Update January 15, 2020

Part-time Reference Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire is recruiting for a part-time Reference Assistant to assist and provide information services to library patrons at the reference desk. This is a 10 hour per week non-benefited position. Some weekend and evening work required. For details, please see the attached job flyer or visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the Town’s online recruiting system (Neogov) by no later than Friday, January 24th. For instructions on how to apply, please click here https://www.hanovernh.org/human-resources/pages/how-apply. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
– Posted January 11, 2020

Senior Cataloger – EBSCO Industries Inc. (Contoocook, NH)

Position Summary
Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules.
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.

– Posted January 11, 2020

Library Director – Grafton Community Library (Grafton, NY)

Grafton Community Library, a small rural free association library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time position scheduled to work 24 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate who is a team leader who can work together with an experienced staff, the library board, and local community groups. The position requires a candidate with excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and facility management is highly desirable. A degree in library science or a related field will be considered a plus, as will fundraising and grant writing skills. Starting salary is $20,000. A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website, graftoncommunitylibrary.org. Please send resumes to the Search Committee at graftonnylib@gmail.com by January 20, 2020.
– Posted January 11, 2020

Technology Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Technology Librarian

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking a part-time Tech Librarian. This position is 22 hours per week (possibly increasing to 26 in April).

The Technology Librarian (TL) oversees all library technology.  This includes monitoring the performance of public and staff computers and working closely with the IT consultant to resolve problems when they arise.  The TL also maintains awareness of, assesses, and evaluates new technologies with potential applications for the library; develops digital education programs for staff and public; makes recommendations to library director concerning all aspects of technology and digital learning in the library. The Technology Librarian partners with community organizations to promote and foster digital learning opportunities, and undertakes other duties, as assigned.  Managing the network is done by an outside company.

Duties:

Support

Oversee performance of public and staff computers. Troubleshoot and resolve problems, if possible.  Report any that cannot be immediately resolved to the Library Director and document issues for referral to tech consultant if necessary.

Awareness

The Technology Librarian will raise staff awareness of new technologies.

  • Track trends and developments in new technologies and software, as well as major updates to the operating platforms of current equipment and digital services.
  • Share information with staff about new and emerging technologies.
  • Evaluate and recommend to the library director new technologies and tools that could be beneficial to the library.

Training

The Technology Librarian will develop and implement training programs to support staff and public in improving their technology skills.

  • Assist patrons through one-on-one sessions with technology issues including software, operating systems, smartphones (both iPhones and Android) and tablets.
  • Train staff in using and promoting the devices, equipment, and digital services currently available through the library.
  • Reach out to community partners to promote and facilitate the use of the library’s digital services and technology training opportunities. 

Programming

The Technology Librarian will work closely with the Library Director and other staff to develop and implement the Library’s technology training opportunities for youth and adults. This will include offering classes, programs, and individual tech support for patrons.

Website

The Technology Librarian has responsibility for updating and maintaining the Library’s website.

Documentation and Planning

  • Collect and periodically report usage statistics and other relevant data.
  • Participate in all aspects of the library’s technology planning.

General Library Duties

  • Making sure that visitors have a positive library experience is the top priority for all Library staff.  The TL will serve as back up for the Help Desk on occasion when necessitated by staff absences or other circumstances.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in the computer technology field. Experience with technology in a library setting is preferred.

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Familiarity with current productivity software.
  • Familiarity and skill in wise and effective use of social media.
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and applications.
  • Abundant patience, excellent communication skills, and the ability to explain technological concepts simply and interact courteously and cheerfully with library users of all ages.
  • Enthusiasm for role of libraries as community hubs, digital learning centers, and transformative institutions.

 22 hours per week (possibly increasing to 26 beginning in April). Eligible for paid holidays, sick and vacation time. One evening per week and one Saturday (5 hour shift) per month is required. Please send a resume, email and phone contact for 3 current references, and a cover letter to almy@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

 
– Posted December 31, 2019

PT Youth Services Assistant/Outreach Coordinator — Morristown Centennial Library (Morristown VT)

The Morristown Centennial Library seeks a Youth Services Assistant/Outreach Coordinator for a part-time (40 hours monthly; average 10 hours per week) position.  We are seeking a reliable, professional, caring and creative person who works well with multiple ages, demonstrates proficiency with computer use, is capable of multitasking and handling a variety of situations with professionalism and accuracy at both at the library and in the community, and who demonstrates a passion for promoting lifelong learning at the library and beyond.
Duties include assisting the Youth Services Librarian with tasks and programming support, circulation desk coverage, basic library-related clerical functions and tasks, and monthly outreach deliveries to local senior centers, with as-needed deliveries for the homebound.  Current driver’s license and reliable vehicle needed. Additionally, this position requires the ability to lift 25 lbs, load reading materials into and out of a vehicle and deliver them to outreach sites.  Hours are Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00; Wednesdays 10:00 -1:00; Fridays 12:00-2:00 and every other Saturday, 8:30-2:00, with some weekday schedule flexibility possible.  $13.00 per hour.  Please submit cover letter and resume with three professional references to info@centenniallibrary.org by January 15th, 2020. Please, no telephone calls or paper resumes.

Youth Librarian – Deborah Rawson Memorial Library (Jericho VT)

Deadline extended!
The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho, VT is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced leader to fill the position of Youth Librarian. Under the supervision and policy direction of the Library Director, the Youth Librarian is responsible for direct services to youth and their caregivers.
Duties/Description:
Responsibilities cover the full range of youth services, including: selecting all juvenile materials; circulation and cataloging of materials; developing and carrying out youth
programming from infants through teen, including providing reference service; preparing publicity, announcements, and displays; and conducting library orientation tours & programs.
Plans, publicizes and conducts pre-school story times, annual summer reading program and other youth activities and programs.
Provides outreach services and partners with preschools, schools, day care centers, homeschoolers and community groups.
Qualifications:
MLS/MLIS or Vermont’s Certificate of Public Librarianship preferred. Two years of experience working in public or school libraries.
Experience with children’s services, including acquisitions and programming.
Knowledge of youth literature.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, community organizations and local schools.
A positive attitude, flexibility, the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, and a sense of humor are important.
Hourly waged based upon experience.  Position does include benefits.
This position is 30 hour per week and includes some circulation desk duties.
The hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 to 5 with flexibility to shift some hours to weekends or evenings for programs.
CLOSING DATE: January 21, 2020
Submit cover letter, resume, & 3 references to:
Holly Hall, Library Director
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River RD.
Jericho, VT, 05465