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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

 

– 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 [email protected] 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

Director – Windsor Public Library (Windsor, VT)

The Windsor Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced, collaborative, innovative, dedicated leader to serve as Library Director. The Windsor Public Library sits in the heart of Windsor – the birthplace of Vermont – on a bend in the Connecticut River in south-central Vermont. The Library encourages all community members to pursue knowledge, enrichment, and enjoyment through shared reading materials, digital resources, programs, and events.

Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director monitors, coordinates, and supervises the operation of the library. The Library Director is responsible for library planning, implementing policies and procedures, budget, personnel, and representing the library within the community. The Library Director reports to a 9-member Board of Trustees and manages the library facility, a staff of 2 people, library volunteers, the library finances, and all aspects of operations. This position is 32 – 40 hours a week with benefits.

Ideal candidate qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, delegate and maintain effective workflow, and calmly and competently manage concurrent multiple priorities and tasks
  • Collaborative management style that encourages and empowers others to excel
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills required; ability to create, compose, and edit written materials required
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and motivational leadership for innovation, flexibility, adaptability, and confidence during change and transition
  • Ability to craft and implement the library budget, including payroll management; experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Knowledge of public library management: library technology; electronic resources and services
  • Strong computer and information technology skills with experience in a variety of word processing, database management, and related programs required; ability to evaluate and adjust quickly to changing technology required; proficiency with MS Office programs and email service; computer keyboard skills required
  • Two to three years professional library experience
  • MLS/MLIS or Vermont’s Certificate of Public Librarianship preferred

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please email a cover letter and résumé to windsorlibrarysearchcommittee[at]gmail[dot]com

*This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.*

– Posted December 13, 2019

Library Technology Coordinator – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries welcome applicants for the position of Library Technology Coordinator.

Position Purpose

Responsible for managing the public and staff computing needs at Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries. Working in coordination with Biomedical librarians and staff, ensures the hardware, software, and web environments of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of the Geisel School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and other programs, in support of research, scholarship, education, and patient care in the health and life sciences.
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally and effectively assist library staff and users in sometimes high-pressure situations.
• Knowledge of and experience with operating systems, applications software, library and instructional technologies.
• Be open to change and lead the implementation of change.
• Knowledge and experience with web content management systems (e.g., Drupal).
• Strong commitment to providing excellent customer service and to serving the technical support needs of a community with a wide-ranging technical skill set.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and manage time effectively in an environment with frequent interruptions.
• Ability to work independently and in team environments.
• Understanding of current trends in information technology.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications
• Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma.
• Project management experience.
For complete details and to apply visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/52982.
– Posted December 10, 2019

Information Access Assistant – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Position Purpose Providing user-centered service pertaining to information services (circulation, technology support, course reserves, stacks maintenance, collection management and resource sharing) at the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, the Information Access Assistant triages questions from library users, in person and remotely, and completes projects as assigned. Primarily assigned to one of the Biomedical Libraries locations, the IAA will work at either location as needed.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
• Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to public service
• Excellent technology skills, including ability to troubleshoot software and hardware, use various programs, and learn new technologies quickly
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to competently interact with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students
• Ability to work discreetly with confidential information
• Ability to work independently and in team environments
• Ability to organize work effectively and to set and modify work priorities, often under pressure or with constant interruptions.
• Ability to travel between Dartmouth campus and DHMC
Preferred Qualifications • Course work or work experience in life or health sciences
• Experience with research and searching library databases
• Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma

More information and application at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/52645

– Posted November 19, 2019

Librarian – Lydia Taft Pratt Library (Dummerston, VT)

Lydia Taft Pratt Library, Dummerston, Vermont: is seeking a librarian. This is a part time position. The librarian is in charge of all library operations. Public library experience preferred.   To, apply please submit a resume and cover letter to the Board of Trustees at [email protected], by December 2, 2019.

– Posted November 18, 2019

Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach- Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly individual to complete our hard-working team! This part-time position will be scheduled to work 34 hours per week.

Preference will be given to applicants who are willing and able to work full time in the future as the Board of Trustees recently voted to place a warrant article on the Town of Sunapee ballot in March of 2020 to make this a full-time, benefited position. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other on-line resources to lead technology classes for our patrons.

Additional duties could include assisting with the development and maintenance of the adult collection and other programming initiatives. Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have computer skills and Internet searching skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and on-line tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, Word Press, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.

– Posted November 4, 2019