Library Director – Bloomfield Public Libraries (Bloomfield, CT)

Library Director
$90,364 – $139,476

The Town of Bloomfield, CT seeks a dynamic, community-minded Library Director to supervise and
manage operations at the Prosser Public Library (main) and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library
(branch.) The Director maintains a high profile in the community and advocates for the library at all
times. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, flexible, and organized. Experience with
expansion or building of a new library is desired. Working closely with the Library Board, the Director
develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff,
and stays informed about developments in library management. In addition, the Director maintains close
connections with the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries and communicates with and provides
information to Bloomfield officials and staff on a regular basis.
Bloomfield, CT is a culturally diverse town of 20,000 people located just north of Hartford with easy
access to Bradley International Airport, CT Rail and Amtrak and close to Interstates 91 and 84. The
Library employs 13 full time and 20 part time staff. Between the main and branch libraries, there were
140,000 visitors to the library last year. The budget is just over $1.7 M. The library offers a rich array
of programs for patrons of all ages at both libraries.
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Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian – Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at the Vermont Law School seeks applications for the position of Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian. This position is part of the reference team that provides reference services to all law library users as well as leads outreach activities to Vermont Law School students, faculty, and staff. The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian prepares library guides and other research tools for Vermont Law School’s online and residential communities. This position provides leadership in developing and implementing promotional activities and events. The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian manages the faculty liaison program as well as the reference, rare books, and archives collections. Instructional responsibilities include conducting research classes, and library orientation sessions, with the possibility of teaching legal research courses.

A detailed position description is available at:
https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=110196

Vermont Law School is a dynamic, independent law school and is known for its strong environmental law program. The Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT within forty-five minutes of Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College; Montpelier, VT, the state capital; and historic Woodstock, VT. VLS is also within three hours drive of Montreal and Boston. The area is an ideal location for those who enjoy both summer and winter sports.

posted on May 16th, 2019

Part-time Librarian – Newbury Public Library (Newbury, NH)

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury NH seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children’s Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour, with some night and weekend hours required. Extra hours will be given in the summer, due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.

The ideal candidate is passionate about creating dynamic programming, ranging from Storytime for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer, and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens. They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children’s literature and the ability to translate children’s needs and interests into effective library services, and be passionate about maintaining a welcoming and customer service-oriented environment. Bachelors degree required, MLS/MLIS or MLS Candidates preferred, but experience is highly valued.

A detailed job description can be found at:

Employment Opportunities

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at [email protected] First review of applications will begin on June 3rd, 2019. Position will be open until filled.

posted on May 16th, 2019

Youth Library Assistant – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library in Essex Junction, Vermont seeks applications for a Young Adult Library Assistant. This position encourages young adults to become lifelong library users by promoting library services and collections. Primary responsibilities include developing and supervising young adult participation at the Library; planning and implementing programs appropriate to young adults, recruiting and supervising teen volunteers, and working at the Circulation Desk. This position works an average of 24 hours a week, including Wednesday and Friday evenings and every other Saturday.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, plus two years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

Job applications can be completed at the Village of Essex Junction Offices, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or at Brownell Library. Candidates can also apply by sending an application to Travis Sabataso, HR Director, at [email protected] Resume review will begin May 17th, position open until filled. The starting salary range is $14.95/hour. EOE.

posted on May 16th, 2019

Part-time Librarian – Haston Library (Franklin, VT)

The Haston Library, in Franklin, VT, is seeking an energetic and skilled librarian to oversee daily operation of the library.The position will be for up to 26 hours per week.The ideal applicant is dedicated to maintaining our library as a vital component of our community through managing and improving our collection and effectively using information technology, as well as developing, delivering and maintaining community outreach programs for all ages and coordinating those activities with other community groups. Library certification or willingness to work toward certification preferred. Effective communication skills and a good sense of humor are important.The Haston Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit cover letter and resume by May 24, 2019 to [email protected] or send to Franklin Town P.O. Box 83, Franklin, VT 05457.

posted on May 16th, 2019

Library Assistant II – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

The Hartland Public Library seeks a creative and collaborative person to perform circulation duties, as well as library promotion and publicity. Some responsibilities include: designing flyers and promotional material for programs and events; posting to social media accounts; creating book displays; and assisting patrons at the circulation desk. This position is for 8 hours a week, including one Saturday each month and one evening each week. For a complete job description visit https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/employment-opportunities/

To apply, send cover letter and resumé to [email protected] Deadline to apply is May 15th, 2019.

posted on May 16th, 2019

Half-Time Library Professional, Roger Clark Memorial Library (Pittsfield, VT)

The Roger Clark Memorial Library is seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic, self-motivated half-time Library Professional to become the new face of RCML. This library spokesperson, under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, will be responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination a new library schedule, current and new materials, and services and program development for community members of all ages, while carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees.

This is a brand new paid position for our “volunteer run since 1901” library. It is a great opportunity for someone looking for a change of pace. Starting at $15 per hour with a negotiable 20-hr per week schedule, incorporating one evening and Saturdays. (See full job description below)

Minimum Qualifications-Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree or a willingness to work toward an equivalent degree or VT library certification

Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Willingness to learn

Comfortable working with computers, online, and network applications

Ability to plan, organize, and perform work assignments with initiative and judgment, independently or with minimal supervision

Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with Board and the public

Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Developing procedures for the smooth running of the library and circulation desk

Creating, overseeing, promoting and publicizing the scheduling, as well as the use of the library services and resources

Providing community outreach for volunteer recruitment

Developing and executing programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interest

Maintaining and updating the collection with current materials in various formats

Keeping areas and collections neat, clean and organized

Participating in monthly trustees meeting

Providing regular, written reports of library activity for the board of trustees, the town, and the state, including: Collecting, reporting, and analyzing library statistics

Following policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, makes suggestions for changes as needed, and proposing ideas for the future

Maintaining interlibrary loan

Spending and monitoring budgeted funds in a responsible manner

Working closely with the library treasurer to develop an annual budget for adoption by the Board of Trustees, receive and pass on cash donations, fees, and other funds and review bills for approval or payment

Attending workshops, continuing education programs, library conferences and other professional training opportunities

Performing other related duties as assigned

Interested candidates please email resume, with references and cover letter to the Board of Trustees at [email protected] Applications will be accepted no later than June 7, 2019.

posted May 16th, 2019

Youth Services Librarian – Brown Public Library (Northfield, VT)

The Brown Public Library, located in Northfield, VT, seeks an energetic, collaborative Youth Services Librarian for a 25-30 hour a week position. The Youth Services Librarian provides programming for children, teens and young adults, including weekly story hours, Summer Reading Program, Reading is Fundamental program, and outreach. The youth librarian is also responsible for management of the children’s book collection, assists at the circulation desk and performs other duties as needed.

Requirements: college education; experience working with the public, especially children, teens and young adults; willingness to work towards a VT Library Certificate; computer literacy. Previous library experience preferred. Starting salary range: $16-$18 an hour. To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected] Application deadline is May 15, 2019.

posted on April 29th, 2019

Youth Services Librarian – Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston, VT)

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston, VT is seeking a dynamic Youth Services Librarian (full-time) to serve a population of approximately 10,000. The busy youth services area is well loved by preschoolers and their parents and is always buzzing with activity after school. Our youth services librarians have a history of cooperation with the larger day cares and two elementary schools in town, area home-school families and the local union high school. Ideal candidates will demonstrate collaborative leadership, community connections, innovation in their field and be able to communicate their love of learning with patrons of all ages.

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Library Assistant II – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts seeks a creative, dedicated staff member to join Freel Library’s circulation services team and oversee day-to-day activities in the new Learning Commons (set to open this fall). The Library Assistant II, Library Commons Supervisor, coordinates and promotes activities in the library’s Learning Commons, hires and supervises library and learning commons student employees, acts as a liaison to IT and other LC service partners, and gathers data to inform assessment of the learning commons. As part of the library circulation services team, this position also provides direct services to patrons and helps to maintain general oversight of the library facility. This position is part of the AFSCME bargaining unit. For a fuller description of the position and to apply, please visit https://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=109266. Deadline for applications is May 5, 2019.

posted on April 15th, 2019