Director – H.F. Brigham Free Library (Bakersfield, VT)

Brief job description:

The H.F. Brigham Free Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the library into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library.

The library is open 26 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by October 9th, 2022 to Board Chair Nicola Cribb at hfbrigham.library@gmail.com

Full job description:

SUMMARY: The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. S/he/they acts as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director is expected to positively represent the library within the community, develop programs, develop/manage collections, provide budgeting information, manage volunteers, manage the library facilities, and coordinate with the Board of Trustees.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Service to the community 

Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community, including: 

  • Engage in long-range planning in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Collaborate with community groups and the local school
  • Develop procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Develop a collection of interesting materials in various formats
  • Provide reference, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory, and referral services
  • Help the public use library materials and technology, including formal and informal training
  • Develop programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interests
  • Develop outreach and other services that extend the library’s reach into the community
  • Oversee the library website and social media accounts
  • Develop and organize displays and exhibits
  • Promote and publicize the library’s services and resources
  • Report any building maintenance and safety problems to the trustees and oversee regular grounds maintenance and minor repairs as needed
  • Oversee the scheduling and use of the library as meeting space
  • Attend workshops, classes, and meetings; read professional literature to maintain perspective and keep apprised of developments in the field of librarianship

Support and execution of library policy 

Follows policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, makes suggestions for changes as needed, and proposes ideas for the future, including: 

  • Participate in regular trustees meetings
  • Maintain library policies, pass policy information on to volunteers, and answer the public’s questions about policies
  • Maintain a close working relationship with town government

Spending budgeted funds 

Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner, including:

  • Work with the treasurer to develop an annual budget for adoption by the Board of Trustees
  • Help the trustees present an annual funding request to the town, and answer questions about library expenses as needed
  • Develop a system to track expenses throughout the year so that no shortfalls are encountered
  • Review bills/invoices and pass them along to the treasurer for approval
  • Receive cash donations, fees, and other funds
  • Arrange for use of the most cost-effective vendors
  • Write grant proposals as appropriate
  • Cooperate with trustees on library fund-raising activities

Supervising and training volunteers 

Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates volunteers, including: 

  • Teach library policy and procedures to volunteers, making sure each understands his/her individual responsibilities
  • Schedule, organize, encourage, and supervise volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Develop a procedure manual, emergency procedures, and other aids for volunteers

Formal reporting 

Provides regular, written reports of library activity for the Board of Trustees, the town, and the state, including: 

  • Collect, report, and analyze library statistics
  • Prepare monthly written reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Complete occasional reports, surveys and requests for information from state and federal library agencies and associations
  • Prepare annual statistical report and standards application for the Department of Libraries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience: 

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must have good people skills.
  • Must have knowledge of online library catalog and circulation systems, computer systems, website management, Microsoft office, interlibrary loan systems, personal devices (eBook readers, smart phones, mp3 players, laptops, tablets,etc.) fax machines, computer scanners and printers, etc.
  • Must be willing to increase knowledge of librarianship through workshops, trainings and online webinars.
  • This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary.
  • Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds.

SALARY: This is an 18-20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

– Updated 9/22/22

Systems and Technology Services Librarian – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

Systems and Technology Services Librarian – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Libraries seek an imaginative, resourceful, inventive, and user-focused librarian to manage, enhance, and maintain a wide variety of commercial and open-source applications in a changing, information-technology environment. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a public services outlook, and a commitment to building services around UX principles. We seek applicants who enjoy new challenges, propose new solutions, and seize opportunities to acquire new skills. The Systems and Technology Services (STS) Librarian will serve as the University of Vermont Libraries’ technical lead as we migrate from a local Voyager LMS to a new, cloud-based, Alma consortium, expected to launch in 2024. The STS librarian will administer the Libraries’ current mix of Linux and Windows virtual servers (running on a local server farm managed by the University’s Enterprise Technology Services group), while simultaneously seeking efficiencies and opportunities for the enhancement of the Libraries’ technological offerings. The librarian will support employees and users in multiple ways, collaborating with colleagues across the Libraries and across campus to improve workflows and enhance the user experience. In short, we seek candidates eager to embed themselves throughout the work of the Libraries. The Libraries are in the midst of crafting a new staffing plan, and we expect opportunities to rethink working relationships and job duties throughout our operation.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of innovative approaches to Library Technology Services.
  • Collaborate with and serve as back-up to the Web Services Librarian.
  • Administer and maintain the library’s technological infrastructure, including the library website, the Library Management System, SFX, Pharos print server, Archivesspace, Islandora, Illiad, Drupal, Ezproxy, Nginx, and Apache.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and recommend new technologies to improve access and delivery of information resources and equipment.
  • Supervise the daily work of the Library Technology Services staff.
  • Adopt a schedule sufficiently flexible to attend to evening and weekend server maintenance and/or cover for staff absences and vacancies.
  • Administer 11 Linux and 5 Windows virtual servers, with the aim of identifying software and services more appropriately hosted in the cloud.
  • Compile and prepare library usage statistics into reports, including, but not limited to, website traffic, circulation reports, and usage data on various applications.
  • Assess the effectiveness of Library Technology Services and make recommendations for improvement in workflow, maintenance, and Libraries technology assets.
  • Serves on the Libraries User Experience Team.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F2383PO.

In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four documents:

  • Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us about yourself! We encourage you to tell us about any unique experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be valuable to the University Libraries.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Please include education, work experience, and contributions in the areas of scholarship and community and/or professional service.
  • Diversity Statement – The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see https://www.uvm.edu/president/
  • List of Three References – Names and contact information (email and phone) for three professional/ educational references.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 13, 2022.

– Posted 9/13/22

Circulation Assistant – Aldrich Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

Located in Central Vermont, Aldrich Library serves the communities of Barre City and Barre Town at two locations. Our historic Barre City building houses a collection of over 60,000 titles and accommodates over 70,000 visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a friendly and service-oriented Circulation Assistant. The Circulation Assistant works with a team of librarians and the circulation team to connect patrons to literature and information in various mediums. See the attached job description for more information.

This position will work 30 hours per week, including some evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Rate of pay will start at $15.90 per hour with additional benefits including paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/get-involved for more information, or email resume and cover letter to AldrichDirector@gmail.com.

– Posted 9/8/22

Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library seeks a collaborative, creative, and public service oriented individual to join the innovative and dedicated staff of the Rauner Special Collections Library as the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections.

Reporting to the College Archivist and Records Manager, the successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction for the stewardship of born-digital and digitized archives and manuscripts at Dartmouth. In collaboration with the College Archivist and Records Manager and other staff in Rauner Library, the position establishes, implements, and oversees policies and workflows for all stages of the digital curation lifecycle, including acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, storage, processing, preservation, migration, discovery, access, and use.

As a representative of Special Collections in the Library’s broader digital initiatives, the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections effectively communicates the unique needs of born-digital archives and manuscripts to colleagues across the Library and the institution. The position contributes expertise to the collaborative evaluation, development, and maintenance of the Library’s digital infrastructure, including digital repositories as well as systems and tools for digital forensics and web archiving. The position receives generous support for professional development, service, and scholarship, enabling the successful candidate to guide the Library’s adherence to best practices for digital collections while contributing to advancements in the field.

A master’s degree in library and information sciences, or equivalent, is required. Candidates who pursued an Archival concentration as part of their master’s program are preferred.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter and fill out the application at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65042 In your cover letter please clearly connect your professional experience with the position description, required qualifications and preferred qualifications, if applicable. Additionally, explain why you are interested in the Assistant Archivist of Digital Collections position.

We encourage interested candidates to join members of the search committee for one of two information sessions to hear more about the position and ask specific questions.

The information sessions will be held:

Diversity:

The Dartmouth College Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

About Dartmouth College:

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

– Posted 9/7/22

Part Time Director – Solomon Wright Public Library (Pownal, VT)

Brief job description:

The Solomon Wright Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by September 30 to Board Chair, Mary Natalizia at: marynat333@gmail.com

Full job description:

SUMMARY: The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. S/he/they acts as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director is expected to positively represent the library within the community, develop programs, develop/manage collections, provide budgeting information, manage volunteers, manage the library facilities, and coordinate with the Board of Trustees.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 

Service to the community
Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community, including:

  • Engage in long-range planning in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Collaborate with community groups and local schools
  • Develop procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Develop a collection of interesting materials in various formats
  • Provide reference, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory, and referral services
  • Help the public use library materials and technology, including formal and informal training
  • Develop programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interests
  • Develop outreach and other services that extend the library’s reach into the community
  • Oversee the library website and social media accounts
  • Develop and organize displays and exhibits
  • Promote and publicize the library’s services and resources
  • Report any building maintenance and safety problems to the trustees and oversee regular grounds maintenance and minor repairs as needed
  • Oversee the scheduling and use of the library as meeting space
  • Attend workshops, classes, and meetings; read professional literature in order to maintain perspective and keep apprised of developments in the field of librarianship

Support and execution of library policy
Follows policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, makes suggestions for changes as needed, and proposes ideas for the future, including:

  • Participate in regular trustees meetings
  • Maintain library policies, pass policy information on to volunteers, and answer the public’s questions about policies
  • Maintain a close working relationship with town government

Spending budgeted funds
Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner, including:

  • Work with the treasurer to develop an annual budget for adoption by the Board of Trustees
  • Help the trustees present an annual funding request to the town, and answer questions about library expenses as needed
  • Develop a system to track expenses throughout the year so that no shortfalls are encountered
  • Review bills/invoices and pass them along to the treasurer for approval
  • Receive cash donations, fees, and other funds
  • Arrange for use of the most cost-effective vendors
  • Write grant proposals as appropriate
  • Cooperate with trustees on library fund-raising activities

Supervising and training volunteers
Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates volunteers, including:

  • Teach library policy and procedures to volunteers, making sure each understands his/her individual responsibilities
  • Schedule, organize, encourage, and supervise volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Develop a procedure manual, emergency procedures, and other aids for volunteers

Formal reporting
Provides regular, written reports of library activity for the Board of Trustees, the town, and the state, including:

  • Collect, report, and analyze library statistics
  • Prepare monthly written reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Complete occasional reports, surveys and requests for information from state and federal library agencies and associations
  • Prepare annual statistical report and standards application for the Department of Libraries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience:
A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must have good people skills.
  • Must have knowledge of online library catalog and circulation systems, computer systems, website management, Microsoft office, interlibrary loan systems, personal devices (eBook readers, smart phones, mp3 players, laptops, tablets, etc.) fax machines, computer scanners and printers, etc.
  • Must be willing to increase knowledge of librarianship through workshops, trainings and online webinars.
  • This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary.
  • Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds.

SALARY: This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

– Posted 9/1/22

Community Programs Officer – Vermont Humanities (Montpelier, VT)

Here’s a chance to help shape the cultural conversation in Vermont. Use your networking skills, program development experience, and your love for the humanities to create thought-provoking programs at our evolving organization. The Community Program Officer serves as team lead/project manager for programs such as Veterans Book Groups, Literature and Medicine, Speakers Bureau, and public Reading & Discussion groups. They also collaborate with team members and community partners to deliver humanities programming throughout the state. We are committed to using a diversity, equity, inclusion, and access lens to meet our mission and are searching for a person who can creatively and collaboratively generate new programs and ideas to expand this vision.

Salary, benefits, and full job description online at vermonthumanities.org/jobs

– Posted 9/1/22

Library Assistant – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter, NH (PT with possibility of FT) Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages as a part time Library Assistant. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18, have a BA or a BS from an accredited college or university, or comparable work experience including a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aide of a stepstool. Night and weekend availability required. Email Library Director Hope Godino at  deweyexeter1@comcast.net with resume and cover letter or for further information.

– Posted 9/1/22

Librarian II – Northern Vermont University (Johnson, VT)

Apply Online

BASIC FUNCTION

To carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage information literacy and academic research instruction for both online and on-campus course instruction.
  • Work with other VSC librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
  • Work with Director to develop policies and procedures for the on-campus and virtual libraries.
  • Act as lead in providing reference service for both online, IM chat, and on-campus students. Assess reference service, reviewing reference queries and providing statistical analysis. Train library staff and student workers in reference service skills and library resources.
  • Liaise with vendors regarding trials, licensing, and technical maintenance.
  • Database administration, including statistical analysis and technical maintenance.
  • Maintain LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
  • Maintain library social media accounts.
  • Serve on system-wide library committees.
  • Manage lending programs for the library’s iPads and Kindles.
  • Plan and arrange library events, including presentations, book talks and displays.
  • Manage program development and public outreach services
  • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications and through NVU-Online.
  • Library liaison and collection development for various academic departments.
  • Manage any library grants specific to NVU libraries.
  • Manage collection and deselection processes for campus libraries.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Shift: Sundays through Thursdays 10am-6pm

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Functional and partial administrative supervision of one or more employees and approximately ten to twenty student assistants.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision is received from the Library Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, plus one to three years of  progressively responsible experience working in an academic library,  or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

Required:

  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use)
  • Experience with web programming, graphic design, and scripting, or a demonstrated ability to learn these skills
  • Teaching experience

This general outline illustrates the type of work which 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.

– Posted 9/1/22

Library Communications Administrative Coordinator – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  09/07/2022
Req ID:  39383
Department:  Libraries
Location: Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55

Overview

The Library Communications and Administrative Coordinator provides communications for the Department of Libraries and administrative coordination for the Library Advancement division. Typical public relations and communications work includes writing, website and desktop electronic publishing, graphic design, and other promotional activities for the Department. Administrative duties include event and program planning and coordination, materials processing, data tracking, program management, and general office management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of effective communications
  • Applied knowledge of effective office management or administrative coordination
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use appropriate informational and social media channels
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar and of writing and editing techniques
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, desktop publishing, web content management systems, and design platforms
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and use new technologies
  • Ability to write, edit and design reports and other publications covering a wide range of subject matter within timetables and deadlines
    creatively and effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, including with representatives of the media
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to speak effectively in public
  • Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office

Who May Apply

This position, Library Communications Administrative Coordinator (Job Requisition #39383), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact janette.shaffer@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting. Must have valid driver’s license, available private transportation, or the ability to travel to a state fleet vehicle pickup location. Occasional weekend and evening duty may be anticipated. Certain promotional activities, required convention attendance, etc. may require occasional overnight stays away from home.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, advertising, English, or technical and business writing AND two (2) years or more of experience in communications, public or media relations, or marketing.

OR

Four (4) years or more of experience in communications, public or media relations, or marketing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in office management or administrative support
  • Working knowledge of library practices, systems, and procedures
  • An understanding of library services and programming
  • Knowledge of children’s and youth literature

– Posted 9/1/22