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! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a tremendous plus. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

In light of the current situation, we are seeking candidates that would be able to work 100% remotely for an initial period of time. General 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 online resources to lead technology classes for our patrons. Other projects could involve assisting with the development of adult 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 online tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.

We are currently balancing scaled-back, occupancy-limited open hours with virtual services and contactless curbside pickup. The Abbott Library is committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

A full job description can be e-mailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $16.92 to $20.61 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. The first review of applications will begin on October 7 and the position will remain open until filled.

– Posted September 17, 2020

Program Services Librarian – Part-time 25 hours/week. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston, VT)

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is looking for a Program Services Librarian to join our team. The position is part-time 25 hours/week including one evening to 8PM and one Saturday per month. The program services librarian is responsible for planning, developing and providing dynamic library programs for adults in-person and online. The person also collaborates with Youth Services and Outreach staff to provide multi-age programs; identifies and administers grant requests necessary to support programs; and develops and coordinates advertising for Library programs and services.

We’re looking for someone with the ability to prioritize tasks, juggle multiple projects and remain flexible. Experience with basic graphic design software, social media and other marketing tools, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages are also important.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Vermont certification or MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; otherwise must have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years previous library experience or, an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience in working with community agencies, children, adults, the elderly and/or people with disabilities.

To apply:  

Email a cover letter, resume and three references to Jane Kearns director@damlvt.org The position is open until filled but the preferred deadline for applying is October 30th, 2020.

Williston is a growing community with a population of nearly 10,000. The Town of Williston is an EOE.

View full position description at www.damlvt.org .

– Posted September 17, 2020

Library Director – Cutler Memorial Library (Plainfield, VT)

Cutler Memorial Library seeks a Library Director to manage the daily operations of the library and create and implement library services and collections that meet the changing needs of town residents. The Library Director will maintain appropriate information technology, prepare and maintain the library’s annual budget, supervise staff and volunteers, and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library to raise funds and represent the library in the local community.

The Library Director sets the tone and direction for all library programming and operations with an open, inclusive, and collaborative spirit. This individual is responsible for maintaining strong connections throughout the Plainfield community and for working with all stakeholders to ensure that the library is a welcoming and valuable community resource.

Minimum qualifications desired: College degree, with some preference given to candidates with graduate work. An MLS degree would be an asset but is not required for this position. The successful candidate will be able and willing to pursue certification through the Vermont Department of Libraries. Candidates should have some work or volunteer experience in libraries, with some preference given to those with public library experience. The successful candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker with strong organizational and communication skills, as well as someone who can work collaboratively and well with a volunteer board of directors.

This is a part-time position for approximately 20 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Jen Carlo, Library Trustee and Search Committee Lead, at carlojennifer@hotmail.com. Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, August 31.

Cutler Memorial Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

– Posted September 7, 2020

Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont seeks a director of Collection Development and Acquisitions to lead the University Libraries’ collections program. This position supervises five FTE (one faculty and four staff); reports to the dean of libraries; and works closely with other directors, the Faculty Library Advisory Committee, and subject liaisons residing in UVM’s three library buildings: Howe Library, the Dana Medical Library, and the Silver Special Collections Library.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead major changes. Immediate priorities include reviewing and merging collections budgets, committees, and decision-making procedures; building and chairing a team to oversee collection development and acquisitions across the UVM libraries; developing 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 and Acquisitions unit an atmosphere of collegiality.

This director will work with all library directors to ensure that the work of collection development, acquisitions and the associated cataloging of resources is seamless and integrated with the Libraries’ mission. The director of collection development and acquisitions and the director of cataloging/metadata will examine processes for managing serials, discovery systems, and automated and manual acquisitions procedures, consulting closely with colleagues to change workflows as appropriate. Close work with the University Purchasing and Contracts office is important. And cultivating relationships with faculty across the institution is key, both through work with the Faculty Library Advisory Committee and through relationships with specific colleges and schools.

For the full posting, and to apply online, go to: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/41209

– Posted July 27,  2020

Temporary Part-time Librarian – Bent Northrop Memorial Library (Fairfield, VT)

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library in Fairfield, Vermont is looking to fill a temporary part-time position. The position will be for 13 hours per week, will start in the beginning of October 2020, and will last for 11 weeks. Some training hours will also need to be completed in September.

Position Summary: The person in this position will be responsible for planning and implementing programs for all ages, assisting customers with circulation and reference needs, and completing other general library operations.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer services skills

  • Solid technical troubleshooting

  • Experience working with children

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to work independently

  • Self-motivated

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Montgomery at  bnmllibrarian@gmail.com. Email or call (802) 827- 3945 with any questions. Application deadline is August 15th.

– Posted July 23, 2020

Assistant Director – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)

The Bixby Memorial Free Library seeks an enthusiastic and versatile Assistant Director to work closely with the Director and staff to deepen and expand the impact we make in the lives of the five communities we serve.

Bixby Memorial Free Library Assistant Director

Summary: The Assistant Director’s primary role is to ensure the efficient and effective administration of the daily operations of the library and keep the library and our services desirable and easily accessible through our vibrant communications channels. In addition, the Assistant Director will work closely with the Director and staff on enhancing and evolving the offerings, outreach and impact of the library in our communities.

Essential Job Functions in Collaboration with the Library Director:

  • Creates and coordinates engaging, sharable content for the library’s communications platforms including the website, social media, newsletters, bulletins, flyers, reports, etc.
  • Trains, schedules and supervises circulation desk volunteers
  • Provides direct service to customers as needed
  • Manages administrative functions and systems, including payroll, purchasing, invoicing, bill payment, and payroll
  • Manages meeting room scheduling and logistics
  • Tracks, records and reports library statistics
  • Performs similar or related work as required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Positive attitude, creativity and strong work ethic
  • Ability to adjust and adapt as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized; able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Demonstrated facility, adaptability and ability to learn new computers, software, and applications
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently
  • Good sense of humor

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of WordPress, website management and social media management
  • Marketing and/or design experience including knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva
  • QuickBooks, Google Suite, Slack
  • Library and library systems experience
  • Working towards MLS or certification or has an MLS
  • Lives within the five communities we serve

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred
  • Office operations and management
  • Customer service experience

40 hours a week

Physical Requirements: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions. Duties require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving light-weight materials or equipment.

Please send a letter of interest, indicating how your qualifications match our requirements, a resume and any questions to catharine.hays@bixbylibrary.org by July 24, 2020 for first consideration. Please put “Assistant Director” in the subject of your email.

– Posted July 13, 2020

Librarian/Tech Integrationist – Hazen Union School (Hardwick, VT)

Hazen Union School is seeking an energetic individual to be responsible for working collaboratively with school administration and staff to develop a library program that supports the curriculum; provides instructional leadership for the teaching of literacy skills; develops and maintains a media center collection rich in both print and non-print materials; and manages the media center as a flexible, multi-task, welcoming learning environment.

This person will manage the day-to-day operations of the school library, such as:

  • Use standard library procedures to research, develop, acquire, organize, maintain and make available a balanced and diverse collection of current information, resources, and technology tools for teachers and students for an enhanced and engaging learning environment which are aligned with relevant Information Literacy and Educational Technology Standards (NETS-S), 21st Century Skills Framework.
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers, and learning specialists to design and implement standards-based instruction that supports progress in achieving Vermont’s Communication Standards and the Common Core State Standards and Learning Opportunities in all content areas through information literacy and information technology resources consistent with the Information Literacy Standards and the 21st Century Skills Framework.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats.
  • Ensure the equitable and ethical use of information.
  • Teach students to follow an inquiry process as they ask questions, evaluate, and collect information from multiple sources to construct understanding by thinking critically. Encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning.
  • Assume a leadership role in modeling and teaching the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and use resources effectively and responsibly for students, staff, and administration.
  • Work with staff, administration and other specialists to ensure that information literacy skills are embedded systematically throughout the school and the library instructional program.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date, culturally diverse collection of print and non-print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles, the instructional strategies used, and reflect students’ interests.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists to develop assignments that are instructional sound and include key critical thinking, literacy and social skills, and instructional technology.
  • Ensure flexible and equitable access to resources that support the student’s academic and personal learning needs.

For more detail and to apply online, visit: OSSU.org

– Posted July 13, 2020

Temporary Adult Services Librarian – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes VT)

The Bixby Memorial Free Library in Vergennes, Vermont is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person to fill in for 6 months plus two-week transition periods (August 15, 2020 – March 15, 2020) while our current Adult Services Librarian is on parental leave.

 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Plans, develops, and maintains all aspects of the Library’s adult collection, including audiovisual and electronic resources, using standard review sources and considering patron requests
  • Manages cataloging/circulation needs (via Verso) and interlibrary loan services (via Clover) and trains adult volunteers to work with the library’s integrated library system (ILS)
  • Plans, organizes, and facilitates library outreach programs for adults; collaborates with the Youth Services Librarian on young adult and intergenerational programming
  • Collaborates with the Youth Services Librarian in collection development of the Library’s young adult materials
  • Works with community organizations to increase outreach and collaboration
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons; responds to inquiries in person, by telephone, and electronically
  • Performs similar or related work as required
Requirements/Skills:
  • At least 1 year experience working within a public library in a collections and patron-oriented position
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills for the breadth of library communication channels (social, website, flyers, etc.)
  • Highly effective collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment, with current and new volunteers and with other organizations in the community
  • Knowledge of current trends in public libraries
  • Ability to utilize technology to improve services and work processes
    • Proficiency, familiarity, and willing to learn: Microsoft Office, G-Suite, integrated library systems (ILS), WordPress, Canva
  • Positive, can-do attitude; love of libraries and commitment to our mission
Preferred Skills
  • Verso, Clover, Beanstack, hoopla, GMLC
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of Vermont History and/or museum archiving and digitization
35 Hours per Week
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Catharine Hays, Director
The Bixby Memorial Free Library
– Posted July 9, 2020

Head Librarian / Director – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT)

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER is seeking HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR

To manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. This person will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversees personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences, or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunities arising in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the library operations and be responsive to community needs.

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references by Friday July 10 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Howrigan or via email to slaroche@highgatevt.org

– Posted June 28, 2020

Technical Services/Circ Desk Librarian – Quechee/Wilder Libraries (Hartford, VT)

Quechee/Wilder Libraries seek applications for a versatile, detail-oriented staff member to work the circulation desk at our two sites.  This part-time position of 24 hours per week includes some evening and Saturday hours.  It requires providing technical support to patrons, familiarity with maintaining and using pcs, cataloging and working with Excel.  Strong back and flexibility needed; sense of humor appreciated. Send resume to director@quecheelibrary.org by July 6, 2020.

– Posted June 22, 2020