Associate Cataloging Bibliographer 1 1 – EBSCO Industries Inc (Contoocook, NH)

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.
The main responsibility of the Associate Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform descriptive cataloging, up to full level, on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials include print, visual, audio and digital resources. This person selects appropriate MARC bibliographic records used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment, verifies the validity of LC and Dewey Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings found in cataloging copy, creates metadata records applying the RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO to accompany purchased content, validates name and series headings against OCLC authority files, and creates, corrects and/or upgrades metadata records as needed.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Upgrades LC CIP records to full level according to OCLC CIP upgrade specifications for physical and digital titles.
  • Performs initial search and sorts of newly received approval books in a timely manner.
  • Uses e-book aggregator websites to view and catalog electronic resources.
  • Creates minimal-level and less-than-full cataloging records.
  • Searches OCLC’s bibliographic utility, including authority files and downloads appropriate records as necessary.
  • Applies RDA and LC-PCC Policy Statements to all cataloging as appropriate.
  • Uses MARC21 Bibliographic format structure for all records.
  • Links MARC records to appropriate inventory records in the local database.
  • Reviews metadata records for accuracy and formatting, correcting as needed.
  • Processes files of records for e-book packages and places on ftp site.
  • Provides backup coverage for all CatalogHold Report tasks.
  • Keeps accurate production statistics.
  • Supports and assists Cataloging Bibliographers as required to meet departmental expectations.
  • Creates and updates unit documentation.
  • Provides orientation, training and feedback for new hires.

Role-Based Competencies

  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs
  • Flexibility with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Works collaboratively to get the work done expediently
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willingness to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Eagerness to understand
  • Accountable for one’s work
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required or two years’ experience in a library technical services cataloging role.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science preferred.
  • Experience in library technical services or with copy cataloging.
  • Strong interest in the areas of library cataloging, metadata, and/or library technical services.
  • Familiarity with RDA and MARC metadata standards and library best practices.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Editing experience or other experience requiring strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team setting.
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to apply correct judgment, analysis and evaluation to work situations and appropriately refer matters upward.
  • Ability to work with multiple priorities and remain flexible in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate on teams and in meetings, and support team decisions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of company and departmental needs and goals.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfer learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks with a demonstrated concern for accuracy.
  • Sufficient computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Sufficient communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas to the appropriate personnel.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish functional working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Sufficient organizational skills to keep information accessible and to work systematically and efficiently.
Cultural Competencies
  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player
EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester
Job Segment: Database, Fulfillment, Technology, Operations
– Posted July 24, 2019

Director – Mount Holly Town Library (Belmont, VT)

The Mount Holly Town Library Board of Trustees seeks a well-organized, creative self-starter for the position of Library Director.  The director will oversee all aspects of library functions including, but not limited to, supervision of volunteers, interaction with Vermont Department of Libraries, programming, purchasing, cataloging, and completion of necessary reports.  Position requires organization, strong computer skills, including website management, communication and people skills. This position requires a candidate who is able to engage the public in a positive manner, multi-task, and think creatively.  Of course, the candidate must love books and reading! The successful candidate would be encouraged to work toward the Vermont Public Library certification.

This is a year-round, part-time position of approximately 12-15 hours per week beginning August 1, 2019.

Please submit a resume and three references to: [email protected] or mail to: Mount Holly Town Library, PO Box 92, Belmont, VT 05730.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

– Posted July 23, 2019

Library Assistant: Outreach and Materials Processing – Georgia Public Library (Georgia, VT)

Georgia Public Library, in Georgia, VT seeks a Library Assistant: Outreach and Materials Processing. This is a 10-14 hr. a week position with 2 evening shifts from 3-8pm and every other Saturday from 9am-1pm.

The responsibilities for this part-time position include: circulation, reserves, and basic information services; creating a welcoming atmosphere for patrons; offering responsive, high-quality service; securing the library at closing; shelving books and retrieving holds; running data reports, processing books and other media, operating library equipment; working on on-going and special projects such as displays, library events, book repair, shelf reading, curation and shifting in collaboration with staff.

BA, or higher and previous library experience preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Application deadline 8/4/19.

– Posted July 17, 2019

Resource Center Manager – National Center for PTSD (White River Junction, VT)

The National Center for PTSD ( has an exciting opportunity for a tech-savvy librarian with supervisory experience. We have an immediate opening in our Executive Division( for the Manager of the National Center for PTSD Resource Center. Details available online at:

– Posted July 17, 2019

Assistant State Librarian – State of Vermont (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  08/06/2019

Req ID:  2121
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.68


The Department promotes excellence and innovation in local libraries through training and technical assistance and fosters statewide cooperation and resource sharing among all types of libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will play an important leadership role in strategic planning for the Department, and must have a broad understanding of the library field, vision and passion, and must champion change and innovation.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant State Librarian (Job Requisition # 2121), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jason Broughton at [email protected].

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.

Class Definition

Administrative, planning, technical, assessment, supervisory, and consulting work including direction of the Library Advancement program at the Department of Libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will assist the State Librarian in the planning, development, and assessment of current Department programs and services and will direct a program which advances local library service for Vermont citizens.

Work is performed under the direction of the State Librarian; the employee may assume administrative duties of the Department in the absence of the State Librarian.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in an office setting. Some travel and field work is required which will require private means of transportation. Travel to conferences and meetings, including out-of-state, is required. Some evening, weekend, and occasional work on holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND at least five (5) years or more of professional library experience, INCLUDING three (3) years or more of experience in library or similar administration with supervision of employees.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as the director of a public library.

Experience working with a library board of trustees.

Experience with grants management and or project management.

Experience as an administrator.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Library Support Generalist – Dana Medical Library, UVM (Burlington, VT)

Job Summary:  The Dana Medical Library is searching for a Library Support Generalist to join their team.  This staff member will oversee public service library operations during evening and weekend hours for the Dana Medical Library, which serves the information needs for the Larner College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center. Responsible for building security and enforcing policy. Facilitate the use of the Library’s computer resources, including the online catalog, webpages, instructional support, and other computing resources; provide reference services and library instruction as needed. Perform stack maintenance, respond to department email regarding patron requests, run daily reports, and collate statistics.

Special Conditions:  Weekend work required, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, 3rd Shift (Shift differential applies.)

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, two years college coursework and one to two years of related experience and knowledge of computer applications (email, Internet, web browsers, Windows) and hardware required. Effective communication and customer service skills required.

Desirable Qualifications:  Experience in an academic and/ or health sciences library setting desirable. Knowledge of basic library resources desirable.

Diversity Statement:  The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

For further information on this position, please visit our website at and refer to job posting #S2156PO or apply on-line with cover letter and résumé.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Library Support Senior – University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

Job Summary: The Howe Library’s Circulation Department is searching for a part-time, 9 month Library Support Senior staff member to join their team. This staff member will provide supervision of student employees and oversee security and safety during evening hours for the Howe Library. Supervise public service points, assist Library users with problems and access issues, enforce library policy, oversee stacks maintenance, and coordinate projects with other Library and university staff. Drive university vehicle to fill in for courier services when needed.

Special Conditions: Part Time 0.75 FTE Friday to Monday evenings, 9-month position: August 16-May 15. Initial employment is contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. Benefits eligible after one year of employment.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, two years college coursework, and three years related experience which includes customer service required. Working knowledge of computer systems and standard application software required. Effective communication skills required. Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain, and drivers check required. Initial employment is contingent upon successful completion of physical screening: Must be able to lift 10 lbs. frequently and 53 lbs. occasionally floor to waist level. Must be able to lift 10 lbs. frequently and 30 lbs. occasionally waist to shoulder level. Push/pull 20 lbs. Must be able to carry 53 lbs. occasionally. Climb ladders and stand/sit for prolonged periods of time. Repetitive forward reaching required. Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience in libraries and supervision of student employees desirable.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. For further information on this position, refer to job posting #S2136PO or to apply on-line:

– Posted June 29, 2019

Director of Advancement – Manchester Community Library (Manchester Center, VT)

The Manchester Community Library (MCL) is seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and mission-driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. The right person will embrace our diverse community and will possess the interpersonal, organizational, and strategic thinking skills along with fundraising knowledge necessary to lead our advancement efforts. 

The Director of Advancement serves as a key member of MCL’s leadership team and is responsible for advancing philanthropic support including operating, capital, and endowment funds. The incumbent will identify, solicit, and cultivate individuals, foundations, and corporate prospects through direct mail, grants, personal visits, and targeted events to meet the fundraising goals required to support the long-range sustainability of the Library. As the principal fundraising strategist, Director of Advancement will lead our efforts to increase our annual revenue significantly over the next four years, from our FY20 budget of $335K. This data-driven individual will use metrics and best practices to provide strategic guidance and support to the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, and Development Committee members.

Full details available here:

– Posted June 29, 2019

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)

Part-time Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Freel Library at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts seeks an engaged and service-oriented Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects.  This part-time position provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during evening and weekend hours, including circulation, reserves, and basic information services; creates a welcoming atmosphere for MCLA’s diverse community of learners; offers responsive, high-quality service; helps oversee all evening library operations and secure the library at closing; walks through and staffs library stacks floors; shelves books and retrieves holds; operates library equipment; works on on-going and special projects such as displays, library events, book repair, shelf reading, and shifting in collaboration with staff; helps supervise student library assistants when needed; and provides substitute staffing to cover snow emergency days and staff absences when possible.

The anticipated schedule for this position is Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, 11-7. The person in this position works only during the academic year (September-May). Start date will be late August.

For more information and to apply, please visit

– Posted June 27, 2019

Director – Solomon Wright Public Library (Pownal, VT)

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 required, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience required. 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. Full job description available at:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by August 30 to [email protected]

– Updated July 24, 2019