Library Director – George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

The library in Francestown, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Library Director. Francestown is a friendly community of about 1,500 residents, located in the scenic Monadnock region approximately 12 miles from Peterborough. It is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Nashua. The library building is located in a renovated historic building in the center of the town.

DESCRIPTION
The Library Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, and the Board of Trustees.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Director exercises judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation & implementation, and supervision. The director reports to the elected Board of Trustees and provides leadership to 2-3 part time staff and volunteers.

The Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred.

• At least 3 years’ experience in the field or relevant experience judged by the Trustees and Selection Committee to be commensurate for this position.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

SKILLS REQUIRED

• Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media.

• Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, and the general public.

• Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.

• Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.

• The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

SALARY

This is a 27 hour a week position with a pay rate of $18.96/hour.

For more information about the job please view the Library’s webpage: Town of Francestown, NH – Library – Employment – Director’s Job Description

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (2 must be professional) to the Francestown Library Director Selection Committee at [email protected] Review of applications will begin March 29, 2019. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Francestown is an equal opportunity employer.

posted on March 10th, 2019

Library Director – Springfield Town Library (Springfield, VT)

Join a vibrant Library, working to revitalize downtown Springfield, VT. The Library enjoys a prominent Main Street location with strong customer orientation, while the Library Director works closely with many partner organizations such as: the Chamber and public access TV. We are searching for a dynamic, community-oriented individual with experience in public library administration. Unique opportunity for a passionate visionary who builds on current strengths to shape the future.

Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) is in southeastern Vermont, a former center for precision manufacturing. New developments include the Black River Innovation Campus, a new school computer curriculum, and planning for the Springfield Riverwalk. The Library annual operating budget is $540,000; staff are active participants in the Catamount Library Network, a Koha consortium. The Library Director reports to the Town Manager, working in close cooperation with the advisory Board of Library Trustees and the Friends.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, leadership ability and experience with integrated library systems and library technology. Ideal qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree and five years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a public library. Salary: $56,085 – $71,885 depending on experience. Position is full-time with benefits including healthcare and retirement.

DEADLINE: Send application, cover letter and resume no later than April 26, 2019 for a late starting date in May. Mail to Human Resources Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT 05156 or email to [email protected] A completed and signed Town of Springfield application form is required. The form is located on the Town website on job openings. In addition, a job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com

posted on March 10th, 2019

Resource Center Manager – Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD (White River Junction, VT)

The National Center for PTSD seeks a future-oriented, innovative leader to oversee the operation of the PTSDpubs database (https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ptsdpubs/search_ptsdpubs.asp) and serve as the Resource Center Manager. PTSDpubs is a freely available, online database of articles, reports, books, and dissertations related to the psychological effects of trauma. This cross-disciplinary, international database is a high-visibility project, searched over 40 million times last year. In 2018, PTSDpubs transitioned to a custom content management system paired with state-of-the-art semantic software with auto-tagging capabilities. The incumbent will have the unique opportunity to shape and refine the administrative and public interfaces of this system for the 21st century.

The incumbent will also manage the Resource Center, which houses a large physical collection, and supervise the Resource Center staff. As a part of the Resource Center team, the incumbent will provide comprehensive, in-depth reference services, support scholarly publishing, deliver instruction, promote Resource Center services, and market the PTSDpubs database.

The salary range is $73,375 to $95,388 per year. Currently, the posting is only open to federal employees, but a posting open to the general public will be available soon. Check the USAJOBS website for updated information.

For the complete job description, click here.

posted on March 10th, 2019

Youth Program Coordinator – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

Under the supervision of the Director, the Youth Programming Coordinator is responsible for planning, advertising, and implementing programming for children and young adults at the Carpenter-Carse Library.

This position starts at 15 hours per week with the possibility of moving up to 20 hours per week of employment for the right candidate. This position begins mid-May 2019. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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Library Clerk III – Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT)

Brooks Memorial Library seeks full-time Library Clerk III in the Adult Circulation Department. Duties
involve managing and overseeing all aspects of library circulation, scheduling, training and supervising
clerical staff and volunteers. Assists with reference and reader’s advisory services for patrons.
Participates in the supervisor cohort with librarians and Library Director. Must possess excellent
communication and public service skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with coworkers and volunteers and articulate direction in a clear and collegial manner, and to exercise
sound judgement independently in decision making and problem solving. Fundamental knowledge of
library systems, policies and procedures required.
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Library/Media Specialist – Alburgh Community Ed Center (Alburgh, VT)

The goal of Alburgh School library is to enhance student achievement and foster the appreciation of literature by ensuring that students and teachers are effective users of ideas and information. This goal is accomplished by:
• providing intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of formats.
• providing instruction to foster literacy competence and stimulate interest in accessing, evaluating, and applying information and ideas.
• promoting literacy throughout the day.
• collaborating with other educators to design learning so that students’ literacy needs are met.
• serving as an independent and supervised learning center.
When the school library is reaching its goal, students will visit the library frequently to access the full range of available information resources including print and non-print materials, electronic databases, and information systems. The library media specialist will know students by name and communicate with them about their personal and school-related interests. Students who come to a fully functioning library will exhibit on task behavior associated with the appropriate use of materials. A large number of students will come to the library asking for a “really good” book, and will congregate in the library because it is a safe and inviting place.

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Capital Campaign Coordinator – South Burlington Library Foundation (South Burlington, VT)

The South Burlington Library Foundation is looking for an experienced Capital Campaign Coordinator (part-time, contract labor.) This position will support all officers and committees of the South Burlington Library Foundation (SBLF) in the development and implementation of a SBLF Capital Campaign. For a detailed job description, please go to http://bit.ly/SBLFCCC. Interested candidates should send a current resume and cover letter to [email protected] by March 1, 2019. The cover letter should address comparable work experience, past successes, and a statement to convey an understanding of the value of libraries.

Youth Services Assistant – Haskell Free Library (Derby Line, VT)

The Haskell Free Library & Opera House is seeking a part-time Youth Services Assistant (20 hours per week). Under the supervision of the Librarian, the Youth Services Assistant is responsible for planning and implementing programming for children and young adults at the Haskell Free Library. They are also responsible for maintaining the youth collection.

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