Application Deadline Date: 07/13/2021
Req ID: 17548
Location: Barre, VT, US
Position Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $28.28
The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) encourages motivated and innovative librarians to apply to serve as Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management. The successful candidate will be dedicated to continuous learning, comfortable with the use of technology, and committed to collaboration. They will provide multi-level consulting, learner-centered instruction, and web and print resource development for the Department, as well as statewide leadership in the areas of library services to library directors, trustees, and library stakeholders. This job calls for a well-organized, diplomatic, and insightful leader who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services.
Major duties include the following: professional development instruction for Vermont public library leaders and trustees; collaboration with partner organizations and state agencies on issues related to public libraries, including: policy development and trainings; consulting in several areas, including the following: municipal and non-profit operations and management, budgets and finance, staffing and personnel management, strategic planning, advocacy and community relations, library boards, and library legal issues; serving as a lead in conference planning for library trustees and friends; and creating live/recorded training and web-based content for consultations and trainings of library staff, trustees, and stakeholders.
The Library Consultant for Governance and Management works closely with a team of consultants at the Department to meet a wide range of needs for libraries in VT. This is a great opportunity to assist Vermont Libraries in their work towards a strong and sustainable future!
The Department of Libraries is based in Barre, Vermont, located about 50 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 183 public libraries, most of which serve small and rural communities with populations of fewer than 5,000. Vermont has a population of 624,000 and is known for its powerful tradition of local government, robust farmers markets, beautiful landscape, wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and strong sense of community.
Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years or more of post-degree library experience.
Master’s degree or higher in related field AND three (3) years or more of library leadership or non-profit governance/policy leadership experience.
Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, board management, policy development, training, or non-profit management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.
Public library experience.
Experience in library administration including supervision of staff.
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– Posted 6/29/21