Monographic Acquisitions Professional – Howe Library at UVM (Burlington, VT)

The Collection Development & Acquisitions Department is seeking a Monographic Acquisitions Professional (Library Professional) staff member. Under the general direction of the Director, this position supports and engages in the research, evaluation, acquisition and withdrawal of monographic and other materials to build a vibrant and sustainable collection. This position communicates with requestors, peers and vendors regarding monograph ordering and acquisition, material gifts, etc.; orders monographs and other items; and participates in other special projects.

For further information on this position and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S3089PO. 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 October 16, 2021.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

– Posted 9/18/21

Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant – Freel Library (North Adams, MA)

Freel Library at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA,  near the southern border of VT) 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 (12-16 hrs/wk; fall and spring semesters only) 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 staff absences when possible. Salary: $14.89/hr.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136444

– Posted 9/9/21

Community Legal Information Center Coordinator- Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

In conjunction with a grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries, this 20 hours/week position organizes law library reference and information services for the public, including attorneys, alumni, state employees, self-represented litigants, and other Vermonters.

A detailed position description, and application information, is available at:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/656691

– Posted 7/26/21

Librarian 2 – Northern Vermont University (Johnson, VT)

Northern Vermont University is looking for a Librarian to carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage information literacy and academic research instruction for both online and on-campus course instruction.
  • Work with other VSC librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
  • Work with Director to develop policies and procedures for the on-campus and virtual libraries.
  • Act as lead in providing reference service for both online, IM chat, and on-campus students. Assess reference service, reviewing reference queries and providing statistical analysis. Train library staff and student workers in reference service skills and library resources.
  • Liaise with vendors regarding trials, licensing, and technical maintenance.
  • Database administration, including statistical analysis and technical maintenance.
  • Maintain LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
  • Maintain library social media accounts.
  • Serve on system-wide library committees.
  • Manage lending programs for the library’s iPads and Kindles.
  • Plan and arrange library events, including presentations, book talks and displays.
  • Manage program development and public outreach services.
  • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications and through NVU-Online.
  • Library liaison and collection development for various academic departments.
  • Manage any library grants specific to NVU libraries.
  • Manage collection and deselection processes for campus libraries.
  • Related duties as assigned.

View the full job description and apply online.

– Posted 7/23/21

Librarian II – Northern Vermont University (Johnson, VT)

BASIC FUNCTION

To carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage information literacy and academic research instruction for both online and on-campus course instruction.
  • Work with other VSC librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
  • Work with Director to develop policies and procedures for the on-campus and virtual libraries.
  • Act as lead in providing reference service for both online, IM chat, and on-campus students. Assess reference service, reviewing reference queries and providing statistical analysis. Train library staff and student workers in reference service skills and library resources.
  • Liaise with vendors regarding trials, licensing, and technical maintenance.
  • Database administration, including statistical analysis and technical maintenance.
  • Maintain LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
  • Maintain library social media accounts.
  • Serve on system-wide library committees.
  • Manage lending programs for the library’s iPads and Kindles.
  • Plan and arrange library events, including presentations, book talks and displays.
  • Manage program development and public outreach services.
  • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications and through NVU-Online.
  • Library liaison and collection development for various academic departments.
  • Manage any library grants specific to NVU libraries.
  • Manage collection and deselection processes for campus libraries.
  • Related duties as assigned.

View the full job description and apply online on the Northern Vermont University website.

– Posted 7/20/21

Processing Specialist – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Do you have a passion for history and primary source materials? Are you interested in the ways that digital technology is changing how we document our world and interact with the past? Do you enjoy research and have an aptitude for organization? Dartmouth Library’s Rauner Special Collections Library is seeking a Processing Specialist who will process archival and manuscript collections in physical and digital format that support teaching, learning, and research within the Dartmouth community and around the globe. This position offers great opportunities for growth; candidates in the exploratory or early stages of a career path in libraries and archives are welcome to apply.

 As the Processing Specialist, you will: 

  • join a collaborative, supportive Special Collections team of 15 
  • work on site in Hanover, NH, at Rauner Library, the home of Dartmouth’s rare books, manuscripts, and archives. 
  • perform research on individuals and organizations represented in archival and manuscript collections. 
  • arrange and describe archival and manuscript collections containing both physical and digital formats. 
  • identify preservation issues in the collections. 
  • provide basic research support in the reading room to a diverse community of users. 
  • actively engage in professional development funded and supported by the Library. 
Ideally, you will have: 
  • library experience. 
  • experience with or ability to learn database applications. 
  • strong organizational skills. 
  • excellent communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • ability to work discreetly with sensitive or confidential materials. 
  • experience working with rare or fragile materials. 
  • a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
This position is full time (37.5 hrs/wk) with benefits. For more information and to apply online, go to http://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/58449 Contact info: caitlin.birch@dartmouth.edu

About Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Library 
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 approximately 140. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition. 

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.

– Posted 7/16/21

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