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

Library Intern (2 positions) – Concord Public Library (Concord, NH)

Library Intern (2 positions)

Employer: Concord Public Library
Period of Employment:  August 5 – December 28th, 2019
Compensation: $17.00/hour, 24 hours/week.  Includes some evenings/weekends

Job Description

  • Assist with community engagement via participation in the library’s social media and digital marketing activities
  • Assist with patron access to and use of local history collection and digitization/management of these resources
  • Assist with a reorganization of the library’s physical collections to improve collection access
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials, instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures, sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Performs Technical Services functions; utilize the library’s automated system to catalog materials; process new materials; perform Interlibrary Loan tasks.
  • Participates in program planning for all ages and production.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch libraries.
  • Processes and delivers intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • MLS/MLIS degree or enrollment in a graduate program preferred in addition to a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Forward Cover Letter, Resume and Reference to:

Todd Fabian, Director
Concord Public Library
45 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301
OR email [email protected]

– Posted June 26, 2019

Assistant Library Director – Dorset Village Public Library (Dorset, VT)

Hours: 24-30 hours, additional days/hours may be required including some Saturdays and evenings.
Salary: $18-$20 per hour

Overview: Receives written and oral direction from the library director. Provides computer maintenance for the public and staff. Assists the director with library administration including staff management and budgeting. Also helps plan and implement programming, provides customer service, answers reference questions, and assists with technical services including selection, acquisitions and cataloging.

Primary duties:

· Provide technical support: Assume responsibility for supporting patrons and staff with computers, printers, personal devices and copiers. Also perform regular maintenance and upkeep on computers including software management and updates. Experience with library websites and newsletters (Wix, WordPress, MailChimp) as well as Windows OS and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word). Other creative programs may be integrated.

· Provide customer services: conduct reference interviews, perform readers advisory, circulate materials using Library World, assist patrons in finding information at the library or online.

· Assist with supervising staff. Ability to delegate responsibilities and evaluate work.

·Prepare surveys and collect data and statistics.

· Select and assist with purchasing library materials on a monthly basis (books, DVDs, as well as other library and office supplies).

· Process new materials and provide support to the library’s cataloger. Maintain records in the library’s catalog.

· Work with the director to create programming schedule for the community. Assist with the implementation of programming, including creating advertising (posters, brochures) and preparing articles to submit to local newspapers. Design and create displays.

· Perform outreach: Develop community awareness for the library and the services offered.

·Financial responsibility: Assist in locating and submitting grant applications, works within library’s budget and assist in collecting data to help prepare budgets.

·Work with the librarian to oversee the daily operations and functions of the facility.

· Substitutes for the Library Director in her absence.

Minimum Qualifications
: Knowledge, skill and ability: Knowledge of professional library principles, practice, methods and administration. Wide knowledge of books and authors, customer service, and computers. Ability to work additional hours and some weekends.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear and use stairs. The employee may also be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee may also be able to lift up to 30 pounds and carry books up and down stairs and push full book carts.

Experience and Education:
Bachelor’s Degree required, MLIS preferred (or work towards Vermont Public Librarian Certificate). 1-2 years of progressive library experience including administration and supervising. Willing to participate in continuing education to stay current in the library sciences.

About the Dorset Library:
The Library is in the center of Dorset, Vermont, within walking distance to cafes, galleries and shops. Dorset is a small, quaint town of 2000 residents. The library has about 900 patrons which fluctuates between seasons. Approximately 20,000 items are in the collection and the library hosts approximately 30-40 programs and events each year, not including regular programs such as Lego Club and Story Time. Dorset is home to the Dorset Players and the Dorset Summer Theater Festival and the area offers many outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing.

Please mail cover letter and resume to: Erica Shott, Library Director, Dorset Village Public Library, PO Box 38, Dorset, VT 05251 or email [email protected]. Position open until filled.

Library Director – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

Carpenter-Carse Library is seeking a Library Director to oversee all aspects of library functions. We are seeking a visionary candidate committed to engaging with our community and continuing the library’s vital role in Hinesburg. Fundraising experience, financial management skills, and proficiency with technology essential. An MLS/MA in Library Science, VT Library Certification, or equivalent experience required. Creativity, problem solving, organization, and a sincere interest in people a must.

40 hours a week. Salary Range $50,000-56,000 plus benefits, based on experience. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references by June 24 to [email protected].

– Posted June 11, 2019

Librarian I, Reference Department – Portsmouth Public Library (Portsmouth, NH)

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Email application materials to: [email protected]

Library Director: Steve Butzel

POSITION TITLE:   Librarian I – Reference Department


SALARY RANGE:   $42,149 – $51,125  (Effective 07/01/19:  $42,992 – $52,148)

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  The candidate must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices.  Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library reference and special collections services; advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual business, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of customers; demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.  The candidate must be an excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.  The candidate must have a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City Officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.  Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately; familiarity with archival and special collections procedures, practices and principles and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.  The position includes some evening and weekend hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library’s customers’ needs.


  1. Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc.  Helps patrons locate materials within the building and available electronically; helps obtain other materials by placing holds, initiating interlibrary loan requests and processing purchase requests
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance to better meet customer needs
  3. Offers individual device help and/or group computer instruction, creating or updating lesson plans and handouts when necessary
  4. Participates in numerous additional aspects of Reference services such as, but not limited to: readers’ advisory, processing serials, outreach visits, grant writing, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities
  5. Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library’s Programming Committee
  7. Tracks of a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports
  8. Registers patrons for the use of various library services, including study rooms, museum passes, computer classes, library programs, etc; explains procedures
  9. Assists patrons with using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies

1.     May participate in departmental social media efforts
2.     Assists with library outreach activities
3.     Assists in promoting library services by preparing displays and other publicity.
4.     May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
5.     May participate on and/or chair other library committees
6.     May assist with library exhibits
7.     May contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the art and artifacts collection, obituary database, Portsmouth Herald newspaper archives and local history “vertical files.
8.    May contribute to the department’s digitization projects and online special collections presence.  This involves using scanners and digital asset management software.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:  Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview.

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing and background check.

– Posted June 11, 2019

Library Director – Petersburgh Public Library (Rensselaer County, NY)

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents
in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The Library
Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-
day operations of the library.

The Board is seeking a creative and energetic person with administrative experience. Library experience
will be considered a plus. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.
This is a part-time position working twenty-six hours per week with a starting salary of $24,000 per
annum. The position will start August 5, 2019.

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional
references by the submission deadline of July 8th . Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB
SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138. Submissions via email should
be sent to [email protected]

[For a detailed job description, go to:]

– Posted June 9, 2019

Library Services Coordinator – Moretown Memorial Library (Moretown, VT)

Seeking dependable and enthusiastic book lover to assist in the daily operation of the Moretown Memorial Library. This position helps with circulation, technical services and public services including community programming. Strong computer skills and high school diploma necessary; a college background and previous library experience is helpful. Position is approximately nine hours a week with some required evening hours, and begins in August. If you would like to help create a vibrant resource for our community, please send your resume to [email protected].


– Posted on June 9, 2019

Circulation Manager – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

The Fletcher Free Library, located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, is seeking an enthusiastic, analytical, organized, diplomatic, and innovative leader to join the library leadership team to fill our full time Circulation Manager position.  This position is supervisory and also works hours at the circulation desk.

The Fletcher Free Library was founded in 1873 and moved into a beautiful Carnegie building built in 1904.  The building now totals 46,000 square feet due to the addition in 1981.  The library had over 240,000 visits and over 380,000 circulations last year.

Burlington is a vibrant, diverse and engaged community with a history of progressive city initiatives that continue on today.  Located next to Lake Champlain with beautiful views of the Adirondacks, Burlington is a lovely place to live and is filled with numerous recreational & cultural opportunities.

For a full job description and application details go to:

For information regarding city employee benefits go to:

The job posting closes on 6/10/19.

– Posted on June 5, 2019