State Librarian – State of Vermont (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online – see instructions below
Req ID:  20949
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Do not apply online. By close of business on September 24, 2021, email a letter of application, resume, and short writing sample to ADM.Secretary@vermont.gov, attention: Melissa Mazza-Paquette. The subject line should state: “State Librarian Application”.

Overview

1. The State Library is under the Vermont Agency of Administration and has a seven-member citizen advisory State Board of Libraries appointed by the Governor. The State Librarian is a commissioner-level position and resides within the Governor’s extended cabinet.
2. The State Library consists of: first, the State Librarian’s Office, which includes an executive administrative staff assistant and the contract & grants coordinator; second, the Division of Library Advancement, which includes the Audio/Braille/Large Print and Electronic Resources Library (ABLE); and third, the Division of Information & Access.
3. The State Library has 18 full-time employees and an overall operating budget of $3.2 million with federal and state funding. The State Librarian serves as a member of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), as president of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, Inc., and as secretary to the State Board of Libraries.
4. The State Librarian acts as the appointing authority to direct all activities of the State Library by setting, evaluating, and administering policy, program priorities, and the use of resources in consultation with the Secretary of Administration.
5. The State Librarian provides vision and support to public, school, community college, university and special libraries, and State Library staff.
6. Appointed by the Governor and subject to Senate confirmation, the State Librarian represents the Agency of Administration in its work with the Governor’s Office.
7. This position is high profile — working with Vermont constituents to provide support and assistance to local libraries and consortia and to expand programs to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities.
8. The State Librarian/Commissioner of Libraries plays a major role in several regional and national organizations including those involved in legislation, funding, policymaking and library standards.

Description

This exempt position, State Librarian, is open to all State employees and external applicants. The application deadline is September 24, 2021.

Compensation

The statutory base salary for this position is $98,331, which is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements

A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, and professional librarian experience as a director of a major library system, responsible management experience in a state library agency, library management experience in a state library or a large library, or other similar related professional experience, including:

• Rule and policy development;
• strategic planning;
• budgeting;
• grants and contract management experience;
• program evaluation;
• continuous improvement;
• training & development; and
• departmental goal setting.

The successful candidate will have led and inspired a committed team, promoting excellence in service and demonstrated experience in working with elected and appointed officials; possessing knowledge of library trends, issues, and best practices; managing multiple funding streams, and managing personnel.

Key Preferred Traits

• Strong collaboration skills;
• proven advocacy skills; and
• the ability to communicate eloquently the purpose, goals, outcomes, and benefits provided by libraries to diverse communities, stakeholder groups, and key policymakers.

Working Conditions

Duties are performed in an office or library setting. Job-related travel is required. Private means of transportation may be necessary for required travel. Evening and weekend work may be required for library-related functions. Travel may be necessary in all types of weather.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.
– Posted 9/2/21

Library Page – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Join the team at the Keene Public Library! We have a Library Page position available. This part
time position will work 10-15 hours per week, and requires someone who is able to work
afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Primary duties include sorting and shelving materials in the adult section of the library;
maintaining neatness and general order of shelves; assisting patrons with online catalog,
computers, and audio-visual equipment as needed; assisting the library and Circulation staff;
performing final check-in of returned materials as needed.

Qualified applicants will be comfortable using library software and circulation services; be able
to read and interpret written documents; be able to write routine reports and correspondence; be
able to learn the library filing system; and have basic mathematical and reasoning abilities. The
starting pay rate is $7.25 per hour.

If you’d like to work for an organization with numerous opportunities to give something back to
the community, as well as opportunities to grow and develop, personally and professionally, this
could be a great place to start! You’ll also enjoy working with a dedicated team of employees in
a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community.

Apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs. Please upload your resume and cover letter
before submitting your completed application. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing
basis, and will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool of candidates is received.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 8/28/21

 

Library Media Specialist – Fair Haven Grade School (Fair Haven, VT)

Slate Valley School District is seeking a full-time Library Media Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year at Fair Haven Grade School. Candidate must meet Vermont State Teacher Licensing requirements. For more information please contact Deb Infurna, Principal at 802-265-3883 or by email at dinfurna@svuvt.org. All applicants must apply on SchoolSpring.com

– Posted 8/28/21

Library Computer Assistant – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Library Computer Assistant

235 College St. Burlington, VT
$24.03 Hour/Regular Full-time (40hrs/wk)/One weekend day per week
Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

General Purpose

This position reports to the Technology Librarian/Technician Director and is responsible for supporting the public in using the Library’s computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. The Library Computer Assistant is responsible for assisting the public in using various software applications in the Library Tech Center, assisting card holders in signing on to the public computers through our time management system, and issuing guest passes to non-card holders. Provide instructional services in both individual and group settings. These services include one-on-one technology support to community members that include: signing up & using library online services; setting up and managing email accounts; assisting with basic technology needs for job seeking; assisting with basic technology needs for housing and misc. social services; etc.

This position is also responsible for maintaining, setting up, and resolving issues with the Library’s computers and troubleshooting hardware and software problems. This role performs basic maintenance on technology equipment, clean technology equipment, set-up for technology equipment, troubleshooting technology equipment, minor repair on technology equipment and perform other technological support duties as assigned. This position also assists with strategy for the library’s computers and networks, as well as recommends equipment and software. This position also assists with the development and teaching of technology classes both for the public and the library staff. This position assists with the hiring of classroom technology instructors and liaisons with them when needed.

Read the full job description and apply online at our Government Jobs website.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

To Apply
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 8/28/21

Part-time Children’s Assistant Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT is seeking someone to join the Youth Services team.  As a librarian in our Children’s Room, the ideal candidate will exhibit a collaborative and energetic spirit while maintaining a safe and inviting environment for youth from toddlers through late teens.  Excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to connect with community members through engaging programming and other library services are crucial to this position.  If you have genuine care for youth and have a passion for encouraging and inspiring readers, then we want to hear from you.

 This is a 20 hours per week position with some Saturday daytime hours.

To Apply:

Please send an email including cover letter, resume, and three references to AdrianTans, Youth Services Director –    adrian@normanwilliams.org

– Posted 8/17/21

Library Aide / Clerk – Lamoille Union Middle and High School (Hyde Park, VT)

The Library Aide works under the direct supervision of the Library Director. The primary responsibilities are to supervise the use of the Library after school as well as basic library and clerical responsibilities, including all overdue material operations. The ideal candidate will be competent with middle and high school students and will have a working knowledge of technology.
Student Management:
During school: Aide helps with basic library operations, including student/patron interactions, basic research, locating books and other materials for study and/or for recreational reading, circulation, and basic classroom management.

After school supervision: Aide is responsible for keeping students safe and must be capable of strong classroom management skills. Must be able to aid students in basic research (using books and computers), finding books, and providing book recommendations.

For more information and apply online at SchoolSpring.com.
– Posted 8/17/21

Reference Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a part-time (15 hrs/week) reference librarian for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s reference desk and provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts; provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

This position runs the academic year, through May 2022, with the option to renew for the following academic year. The schedule will consist of two evening shifts per week (Mondays plus an additional day to be determined), the Sunday evening shift, attending the weekly team meeting, and project work.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to via email to:

Faculty_Recruitment@nmhschool.org
Office of the Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs and Dean of Faculty
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3432; Fax: (413) 498-3155

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.** 
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 8/17/21

Part-time Circulation Assistant – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including evening and Saturday hours. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort with working with the public and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. See our website for full position description. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 8/17/21

Library Director (UPDATED) – Rockingham Free Public Library (Bellows Falls, VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a director to lead our municipal library, which serves approximately 5,200 Rockingham residents and has broad community support. It is a beautiful Carnegie library that was built in 1909, renovated in 2013, and is located in the historic village of Bellows Falls, overlooking the scenic Connecticut River in southeastern Vermont.

The Director is responsible for all phases of library operations, oversees a staff of two full-time and 6 part-time employees to provide library services, and works with the nine-member Library Board to develop policies and the annual budget.   

The successful candidate will have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services; excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to meet the needs of an enthusiastic staff, volunteers and Friends of the Library, and community organizations; technology skills; fundraising and financial expertise; and enthusiasm for the role of our public library as a community hub and center of learning.

Required qualifications: Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, and five years of library administration experience, including three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. To see the full job description, visit: https://rockinghamlibrary.org/director

Salary Range: $48,000 – 63,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is full-time, salaried position and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, email a single PDF file which includes resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references, torfpltaetzsch@gmail.com For more information, contact Ellen Taetzsch, Library Board Chair: rfpltaetzsch@gmail.com.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE

– Updated 8/17/21