Assistant Library Director – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development, as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers.  While focused on technical services, adult services, and daily operations, this position also helps to develop programs, services, technologies and initiatives to meet current and emerging needs.

Salary range: $61,906 – $77,146 annualized. The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building.  He/she will be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends. He/she will also have experience working with Boards and City government, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and city officials. Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.   Please see job description for a full list of duties and qualifications.

About the Keene Public Library:  There have been many exciting changes at the Keene Public Library, including recent renovations of the historic annex portion and the addition of a 20,000 SF two-story building connecting the annex to the main Library building. The Library is now over 70,000 SF, making it the largest library in New Hampshire!  With the expansion, patrons and community members now have a Maker space, several new technologically-advanced meeting areas and performance spaces, as well as updated core systems in both buildings, which use green technologies and efficiencies where possible. The Library is Keene’s center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, with programs and learning opportunities for all ages, as well as initiatives like the new STEM learning program, which provides play-based learning activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for children age 2 to 6 and their families.

For a full job description, application, qualifications, and instructions for applying, go to  Candidates who submit their application by September 22nd will be given preference.

– Posted September 19, 2019

Children’s 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. We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Children’s Librarian to become a part of our community! Our ideal candidate will be able to create fun and engaging programs ranging from dynamic Storytimes for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens/teens.  They will be technologically savvy, have a love of children’s literature and be friendly and approachable to all ages. Experience working with children is highly valued.

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour depending on experience.  Weekend availability is a must. Extra hours will be given in the summer (5 extra hours per week, typically on Wednesdays), due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.

A detailed job description can be found at:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at [email protected]. Review of applications starts immediately. Position will be open until filled.

– Posted September 5, 2019

Library Director, 20 hours per week – Shedd Free Library (Washington, NH )

The Shedd Free Library in Washington NH is seeking an organized, friendly, experienced person to fill the position of Library Director.

The Library Director must have a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends. Under the supervision and direction of the Library Trustees, the Library Director administers, plans and oversees all aspects of library. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency with technology are required. The goal is to provide a warm, welcoming environment for all ages.

For a full job description contact: [email protected]

bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field preferred.  Completion of Basic Library Techniques classes, professional certificate of librarianship, or equivalent experience will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience for this 20-hour-a-week position.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to [email protected]  or via mail to Shedd Free Library Search Committee, 46 North Main Street, Washington, NH 03280.  Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2019.

– Posted September 5, 2019

Program and Systems Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking a technical savvy, customer service and detail oriented individual to fill the position of Program and Systems Librarian to assist in fulfilling its mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” Stowe’s cherished municipal library is located within the historic Helen Day Memorial Building in the village of Stowe, a premier four-season resort community with a population of 4,500. The library houses a collection of 35,000 volumes and receives 100,000 annual visits.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. A working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library Systems (ILS), the Inter-Library Loan system in Vermont, content and web based applications, current technologies, public access networks, and adult programming is desired.  Good verbal and written communication, customer service, organizational, and supervisory skills are required. Candidates must be able to perform detailed work, to lift and to shelve books. This is currently a full time position, includes evenings and Saturday hours, with excellent benefits and a starting hourly pay range of $20.23 – $21.99, contingent upon qualifications and experience. This is a position with much growth potential.

A job description and employment application can be obtained on the Town of Stowe website:  Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Recruiter, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email[email protected]

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted September 1, 2019

Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist II – Secretary of State’s Office (Middlesex, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  08/21/2019
Req ID:  2326
Department:  Secretary of State’s Office
Location:  Middlesex, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.76


Are you an emerging information management leader looking for a challenging and rewarding position with the State of Vermont? The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) is currently seeking a Records and Information (RIM) Specialist to provide administrative and technical support to the functional operations of the statewide RIM program and public agency RIM programs as assigned.

Duties include assisting with the identification, classification and analysis of recordkeeping requirements to develop new record schedules or update existing ones and assisting public agencies in the management of public records and information, including data.

Under supervision, work may include collaborating with attorneys, technologists, business managers, and functions-based personnel, as well as colleagues and superiors, to formulate RIM policies and to develop and implement systems and services to strategically fulfill mission-critical records and information needs of public agencies.

The ability to interpret and apply RIM policies, guidelines, and standards to resolve problems and effectively impart complex ideas to others in easily understandable terms is critical. Commitment to sustaining cooperative relationships with a wide variety of individuals encountered during work activities is a core responsibility of this position.  Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles (the “Principles”) and industry standards and best practices, records creation and use, and information technology, are essential.

The view the full job spec, please visit:

– Posted August 15, 2019

Little Makers Interns – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Do you love working with children and their families? The Keene Public Library Youth Department is looking for STEM education interns to assist with a three-year leadership project to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of offering STEM, tinkering, and making activities for children ages 2 to 6 and their families and care providers. This is an exciting opportunity for those studying or currently working in Early Education or Librarianship, but others are encouraged to apply. The internships are IMLS grant-funded, part-time positions offering $10-$15 per hour, depending on education and experience.  Interns will be working on location at the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, in Keene, NH, starting as soon as possible, and will end on September 1, 2021. Internships may run for as little as three months or up to 24 months.  Total working hours will be approximately 10 hours per month. Some weekday hours may be available.

What you’ll be doing:

• Working with STEM librarian educators to implement a unique program combining multi-modal STEM tinkering and making opportunities for young children and caregivers with an open-ended investigation of science concepts.
•Working as part of a team to design, reflect, evaluate and draw conclusions about the program.
•Interns will be trained to facilitate and assist with the evaluation of STEM learning.

Employment Requirements:
•    Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in college-level course work.
•    Be able to make a firm commitment to at least three months of service.
•    Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month from 9AM-1PM.
•    Have reliable transportation to and from work.
•    Be able to relate to and with children ages 2 to 6 and their families and caregivers.
•    Have excellent communication, planning, organizational, and writing skills.
•    Have an interest in making and a curiosity for learning new things.
•    Be able to work as part of a team or individually.
•    Be able to provide three professional references.
•    A successful background check is required.

Qualified candidates need to be comfortable and confident working alongside children and families to encourage them to develop a growth mindset, and communicate with curiosity, and open-ended questions.  When working directly with children and families, interns are expected to model desired behaviors, positive attitudes about science learning, use of age-appropriate science language, scientific concepts and proper use of tools.

This is a great way for you to make a positive difference in the community!  Interested candidates should apply today:  Position will remain open until a suitable number of candidates is received.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(This job is for: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH  03431)

Questions:  Contact about the internship?  Please contact Tracy Snow, Librarian at 603.352.0157

– Posted August 8, 2019

Temporary Employee Information-Technology Assistant – The University of Vermont, Howe Library (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont, Howe Library

Position: Temporary Employee Information-Technology Assistant

Department: Classroom Technology Services

Classroom Technology Services is searching for a temporary employee to provide technical support for networked computer workstations for the University’s classrooms.  The successful candidate creates a standard image, managing software licenses, updates, virus protection, browser add-ons, and plug-ins for classroom instructor computers.  Also, assists in managing, troubleshooting, and repairing networked audiovisual equipment; monitors remote management software for both Extron and Creston equipment, troubleshoots, diagnoses, and provides solutions and creative fixes to issues. This is an hourly position with no benefits, Monday through Friday, 37.5-hour workweek. Employment now through December 2019 with possible extension.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Educational Technology, or related field and three to five years’ experience with networked microcomputers systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge or abilities is acquired.  Working knowledge of MS-DOS, Win 10, Office solutions, and Deep Freeze software application; knowledge of Mac OS; knowledge of and understanding of networked audiovisual (AV) systems.

Special Conditions: Lifting, moving, and transporting of computers, monitor and other components and hardware; bending, twisting, stretching, kneeling in sometimes-awkward ways; walking across campus year-round.  Occasional work pre or post-normal business hours may be required; need to be on call after hours for emergencies.

Application: Send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Horvat ([email protected]).  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found.

– Posted August 8, 2019

Part-time Library Publicist – Morristown Centennial Library (Morrisville, VT)

The Morristown Centennial Library in Morrisville, Vermont seeks a tech-savvy, professional individual with social media know-how and good people skills for a very part-time (10 hours per month) Publicity position, with some flexibility in hours worked.  This person would work in cooperation with library staff to create timely, accurate, well-formatted and well-worded print and media publicity for our year-round calendar of library programming.  Possibility of expanded hours and responsibilities in the future.  Some information technology credentials or training in related field preferred.  Candidates must possess grammatical and spelling skills, publicize events by deadlines and demonstrate willingness to listen to publicity needs and learn confidentiality laws as pertain to public libraries.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to multi-task and interact courteously and appropriately with a variety of people.

Please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to [email protected].  Deadline for applications:  August 30th, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled starting the week of September 16th.  Please, no telephone calls or drop-in inquiries.

– Posted July 31, 2019

FGI Bookmobile Coordinator – Care of Vermont Adult Learning (Swanton, VT)

The FGI Bookmobile organization is seeking an individual with a variety of talents to operate the Bookmobile, “Figgy” and her programs. The Coordinator will be responsible to provide library and education services around Franklin and Grand Isle Counties with a focus on early childhood outreach. This work includes operating a large vehicle that carries a portable library to various sites and providing early childhood and literary activities to youth, their families and childcare providers. Other work includes oversight and quality of the FGI Bookmobile route, maintaining the program budget, social media outreach, upkeep, and development of the collection, programs, plan and implement programs, special event activities, and other duties including administrative.

The ideal candidate will have a love for reading, fun, learning, and sharing stories with others. Additional qualities include experience in education/program design and program management, data collection, basic computer skills, self-direction, and an outgoing personality.

This position begins in August and is part-time and budgeted between 20 and 25 hours, flexible per week. The FGI Bookmobile Coordinator will report to the FGI Board of Directors.

Pay ranges from $16-$20/hr

Experience working with students and/or related degree preferred. Please email or mail a letter of interest, current resume, and reference contacts to:

Eric Peterson, Secretary/Treasurer FGI Bookmobile
Care of Vermont Adult Learning
Lemnah Drive
Swanton, VT 05488
Or email [email protected]

– Posted July 30, 2019

Children’s Programming Coordinator – Morrill Memorial and Harris Library (Strafford, VT)

Responsibilities for this part-time position at the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library in Strafford, Vermont  include overseeing children’s programming, including planning and executing a weekly after school program during the school year with a craft or activity tie-in; six weeks of summer reading programming; bi-weekly or monthly outreach to the Creative Preschool; and occasional special programs.

Programs should be literacy based, age appropriate and include quality children’s literature. Other duties as needed include: shopping for arts and craft materials, keeping materials in order, arranging for a volunteer to help with programs, and contracting with outside performers/presenters.  The position reports to the Library Director. Depending on the time of year, this position involves 3-7 hours of work per week. Experience working with pre-school and elementary-aged children, knowledge of children’s literature and literacy fundamentals and previous experience in an educational or library setting preferred.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 23, to:

Melissa Strayton, Library Director
Morrill Memorial and Harris Library
PO Box 110
Strafford, VT 05072
[email protected]

– Posted July 29, 2019