Library Director – Sterling College (Craftsbury, VT)

Overview

Sterling College invites applications for a full-time Library Director based in Craftsbury, Vermont. The Library Director works independently as the College’s primary librarian, while working cooperatively with other employees to support instructional programs. Though small in size, Sterling College’s Brown Library lies at the heart of Sterling’s commitment to ecological thinking and action, welcoming patrons of all backgrounds and identities and serving both campus and the broader community.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all operations of the Brown Library at Sterling College, in accordance with Sterling’s mission of ecological thinking and action and institutional aspirations to be anti-racist and anti-biased.
  • Provide library reference services for faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Provide instruction on library services to students and faculty on the Craftsbury campus and remotely to Sterling College’s Wendell Berry Farming Program in Kentucky, in coordination with The Berry Center’s Archivist.
  • Perform and/or supervise circulation, user account, and cataloguing duties.
  • Acquire new materials and steward acquisitions policies.
  • Manage Koha, an integrated library system, and EZproxy, a web proxy server; work with CLOVER (Auto-Graphics), the Vermont interlibrary loan system.
  • Use, and support others in the use of, integrated library systems, digital learning technologies, business and higher education software.
  • Assist patrons in the use of library materials, library-specific databases, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Analyze database usage reports and calculate statistics.
  • Maintain and update the library’s website.
  • Prepare and manage an annual budget.
  • Supervise student workers employed through the Work Program.
  • Maintain the College’s physical archives.
  • Coordinate maintenance of the library building and furnishings.
  • Maintain relevant and current knowledge of library best practices through professional development and attendance at conferences and workshops.
  • Direct and participate in long-range planning for the Library to improve internal functions and delivery of services.
  • Participate in Faculty Council and chair the Library Committee. Serve on other committees, councils, and task forces of the College as assigned.
  • Support the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts at and through the library.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Dean of Academics.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited degree in Master of Library & Information Science
  • Previous experience in library management
  • Experience with integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems
  • Experience with Information Technology, including the use of digital resources to support student learning and the adoption of new technologies to support greater access to library resources and other learning assets.
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in academic library management
  • Subject expertise and interest related to Sterling’s mission
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Experience supervising library workers

Application Instructions

Application review will begin on 12th July 2021, and applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Caitlin Miller, Executive Assistant to the President, at caitlin.miller@sterlingcollege.edu. References will not be contacted without permission.

Diversity Statement

Sterling College – its Board of Trustees and Faculty Council – has adopted a detailed ten-year strategic initiative, with grant support, that is intended to promote equity and inclusion across all of its academic programs and in all of the locations in which they take place.

Sterling acknowledges that the land on which we gather—places now known as Vermont and Kentucky—are the traditional and unceded territories of several indigenous peoples: the Abenaki in the North and the Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Osage people to the South. We also learn in-and-from a range of landscapes that belong to other indigenous peoples.

As we seek deep reciprocal relationships with nature, we respect and honor the place-based and cultural wisdom of indigenous ancestors and contemporaries.  Words of acknowledgement and intention are just a first step. We must match them with acts of respect and repair.

About Sterling College

Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College advances ecological thinking and action through affordable experiential learning, preparing knowledgeable, skilled and responsible leaders to face the ecological crises caused by unlimited growth and consumption that threatens the future of the planet. Enrollment is limited to 125 students. Sterling, a liberal arts institution and home to the School of the New American Farmstead and the Wendell Berry Farming Program, is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and is one of only nine colleges and universities recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a “Work College.” The College has received national attention for becoming one of the first institutions in the U. S. to divest from fossil fuels. Sterling has been recognized for its sustainability initiatives by Sierra magazine and has earned a STARS Gold Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for five consecutive years.

Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of TitleVII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, nationalorigin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

– Posted 6/22/21

Director of Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Libraries – Vermont State Colleges System (Montpelier, VT)

As Vermont folks may be aware, the Vermont State College System (VSCS) is merging its four campus-based colleges & universities into a single accredited institution. As part of this merger, the current VSCS libraries will be consolidated into a single integrated virtual library system that serves both the newly merged system as well as the Community College of Vermont. The VSCS is hiring a Director to lead the work of the VSCS libraries as we undertake this transformation. Come help us build a great library system!

https://tinyurl.com/VSCS-Libraries-Director

 CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the work of the four VSCS libraries as they transform to a single integrated virtual library system
  • Inspire, coach, motivate, and coalesce dedicated library staff across the system to execute library transformation goals.
  • Develop, direct, and manage the various functions and services of the library, including planning long-range and short-term objectives aligned with the strategic priorities of the VSCS.
  • Direct professional development planning that advances information literacy learning outcomes for students and increases use of high-quality Open Educational Resources.
  • Represent the VSCS in professional activities at the state, regional and national level.
  • Direct vendor relationships and negotiations.
  • Collect and report data on library resource utilization and staffing.
  • Provide budget oversight for all operations related to the virtual integrated library system, including directly related operations of the existing four physical collections.
  • Leverage all existing financial and human resources to support new approaches to a statewide, virtual integrated library system.
  • Serve on institution, system and professional committees.
  • Formulate, recommend and enforce policies relevant to library resources and practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Administrative leadership and supervision of library employees.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
This position receives direct supervision from the system Chief Academic Officer and oversight by the VSCS Council of Presidents.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in library science, plus four to seven years of progressive administrative and management experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Passion for innovation in academic library design and delivery and the ability to interpret and meet a variety of needs for a system-wide operation.
  • Experience with library instruction using advanced learning and communication technologies.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, relationship-building, and supervisory skills.
  • Experience with innovative approaches to end-user services, with an emphasis on customer service in online environments.
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate and manage resources in an effective, creative and equitable manner.
  • Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and in making such work a foundation of institutional culture.

Interlibrary Loan Position, University Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Department is seeking a Library Support Senior staff member. The position will coordinate processes and application of departmental procedures, use judgment in prioritization of work tasks, and perform operational functions of the Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan (DD/ILL) Unit. Borrow research materials on behalf of University staff, students and faculty, and University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM MC) employees. Lend research materials to reciprocating libraries and institutions. Provide scanned copies of research materials to university staff, students and faculty, and UVM MC employees and authorized community organizations. Participate in the development and implementation of library policy and procedure for interlibrary loan and document delivery. Manage records, data and files associated with the lending and borrowing aspects of DD/ILL.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S2779PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than May 12, 2021.

– Posted April 16, 2021

Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian – University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Library is hiring an Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian. This position is a tenure-track faculty position, represented by the AAUP, and it includes excellent benefits.  Pay is competitive with a minimum starting salary of $79,070.  The person who fills this position will enjoy much autonomy and flexibility in shaping research and learning support for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), along with opportunities for collaboration with other subject librarians. Come work with us!

Learn more and apply here: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/40076

The main UNH campus is located in Durham, New Hampshire. A short drive to the beaches of New Hampshire and Maine, the White Mountains, and with easy access to Boston, the seacoast region of New Hampshire is a delightful place to live. UNH is an R1 University with a land, sea, and space grant status. CEPS is known for its student-focused learning environment, a prestigious faculty, and its many innovative, interdisciplinary research centers.

– Posted April 16, 2021

Library Support Generalist – Dana Medical Library at UVM (Burlington, VT)

The University Libraries is seeking a Library Support Generalist. The position will oversee public service library operations including evening and weekend hours for the Dana Medical Library, which serves the information needs for the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center. Responsible for building security and enforcing policy. Facilitate the use of the Library’s computer resources, including the online catalog, webpages, instructional support, and other computing resources; provide reference services and library instruction as needed. Administer stack maintenance for the library.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Physical Demands & Work Conditions: Must have the ability to stoop, bend and lift up to 20 lbs. May be required to work weekends and some UVM holidays.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, two years college coursework and two years library and customer service experience required. Working knowledge of computer systems, and standard application software required. Effective communication skills and writing skills required.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S2738PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than April 16, 2021.

– Posted March 26, 2021

Research & Learning Librarian / STEM – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

The Dartmouth College Library is recruiting for a collaborative, energetic, and outgoing STEM librarian to join the talented team of Research & Learning librarians and staff serving the physical science departments of the College (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy), as well as the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and the Department of Economics.

With specific responsibility for selected departments in the physical sciences, this individual will provide research consultations and instructional services, manage collections, and support scientific research and publishing workflows for students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, postdocs, and others. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other STEM librarians, with colleagues in the Library’s growing Research Data Services program, and with colleagues in other areas of the college.

The ideal candidate will be forward-thinking, flexible, outcomes-focused, and responsive to faculty and student needs. They will contribute to existing services while helping to identify and develop new opportunities and collaborations.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited degree in library and/or information science, or a combination of an advanced subject or professional degree combined with experience.
  • Two years of relevant postgraduate experience.

See the Position Posting for complete requirements and position details.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Research & Learning for STEM, Business, & Economics is one of several areas in the Library’s Research & Learning portfolio, along with Research & Learning for the Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; the Biomedical Libraries; Rauner Special Collections Library; the Teaching & Learning Program; and the Book Arts Program.

Learn more about the Dartmouth College Library at https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, DPN, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Hiring range

$57,400 to $71,700

Application

Review of applications will begin on March 25th. For more information about this position, and to apply, visit: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/56753

– Posted March 9, 2021

Web Developer, University of Vermont, University Libraries (Burlington, VT)

Are you passionate about defining and creating a great user experience on the web? Are you self-motivated full stack developer who thrives in an academic environment? Join us, a team of service-oriented library professionals, in empowering university students and the community at large to access a broad range of information resources at the University of Vermont. As a member of our team, you will manage, maintain, and develop our web assets in PHP/Drupal while installing new tools and integrating content from third-party systems. You will also assess data analytics, conduct usability testing, and recommend improvements based on best practices. You will then bring your knowledge and insights to our team serving on our Library Information Systems (LISG) and User Experience (UX) groups, as well as collaborating with the institution’s central web team, to continually improve the customer experience. We invite you to bring your broad web experiences to a flexible but high-impact environment at the University of Vermont Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two to four years’ related experience to include website development required. Experience working with APIs, JavaScript Frameworks such as REACT, and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript required. Experience developing and conducting usability tests and translating findings to iterative integrated UI enhancements and designing for and implementing web accessibility standards as defined by WCAG required. Experience with full stack development within a web content management system, such as Drupal, required. Working knowledge of PHP required. Effective communication skills and ability to articulate and justify concepts to a team of non-developers required.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #S2657PO or to apply on-line with cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150. Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2021 or until filled.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

– Posted January 24, 2021

Statistical Design and Data Specialist – University of Vermont, University Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University Libraries is searching for a Statistical Design and Data Specialist (Researcher/Analyst) staff member to join our team. This position serves as a consultant to graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs at the University of Vermont on statistical methodologies, data interpretation and analysis, experimental design, data management, and the use of software supporting such work.

This position will serve as a vital member of the “Statistics Core,” a collaborative, shared resource team that has extended its mission to developing and coordinating statistical support for the entire UVM campus. Formally reporting to the Libraries’ director of access & technology services and functioning as a key element in the libraries’ program of research consultation, this position responds to the needs of students across campus. The incumbent aligns work with the consensus driven vision of the Statistics Core team and meets regularly with members of the team for strategic planning, tactical planning, and continuing education.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field and three to five years of experience in statistical consulting required. Effective verbal and written communication skills, together with the ability to communicate statistical ideas and concepts clearly and succinctly to a non-technical audience, required. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritize and manage multiple projects required. Familiarity with institutional research board (IRB) policies, procedures, and protocols required. Comprehensive knowledge of at least two major statistical analysis software packages is required (SAS, R, Stata, or SPSS) required. Demonstrated success guiding students, faculty and staff through stressful projects required.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #S2658PO or to apply on-line with cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150. Applications will be accepted through February 26, 2021 or until filled.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

– Posted January 24, 2021

Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont seeks a director of Collection Development and Acquisitions to lead the University Libraries’ collections program. This position supervises five FTE (one faculty and four staff); reports to the dean of libraries; and works closely with other directors, the Faculty Library Advisory Committee, and subject liaisons residing in UVM’s three library buildings: Howe Library, the Dana Medical Library, and the Silver Special Collections Library.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead major changes. Immediate priorities include reviewing and merging collections budgets, committees, and decision-making procedures; building and chairing a team to oversee collection development and acquisitions across the UVM libraries; developing a unified, print-management strategy; building consensus around major, upcoming decisions regarding big-deal packages; attending to the professional development of direct reports and creating plans for continuous learning; and cultivating within the Collection Development and Acquisitions unit an atmosphere of collegiality.

This director will work with all library directors to ensure that the work of collection development, acquisitions and the associated cataloging of resources is seamless and integrated with the Libraries’ mission. The director of collection development and acquisitions and the director of cataloging/metadata will examine processes for managing serials, discovery systems, and automated and manual acquisitions procedures, consulting closely with colleagues to change workflows as appropriate. Close work with the University Purchasing and Contracts office is important. And cultivating relationships with faculty across the institution is key, both through work with the Faculty Library Advisory Committee and through relationships with specific colleges and schools.

For the full posting, and to apply online, go to: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/41209

– Posted July 27,  2020