Library Collections Assistant – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Title: Library Collections Assistant
Department:  Library, Access Services
Reports to:  Library Collections Supervisor
Position #: New
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Date: 4/12/2021

Position Purpose

Performs a variety of duties associated with the day-to-day collection maintenance at the Dartmouth Libraries; to prepare material for transfer to and from the Library Collections and Services Facility; and to assist with collection management projects and tasks.Key Accountabilities

  • Performs the daily work of Baker-Berry stacks including: shelving, scanning, collection moves and performing inventories of the collections (70%)
  • Assigned to the Library Collections and Services Facility as needed to support daily work and large scale collection moves (10%)
  • Staffs public service desks at Baker Berry Library performing various patron related duties. Monitors building security and contacts Safety and Security as needed. (10%)
  • Responds to a variety of in person, telephone, and email information requests and refers questions to reference librarians as appropriate. (5%)
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in the development and evaluation of departmental policies, goal setting, procedures, and workflow. Stays current on best practices. (5%)

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. Performs other responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Two to three years relevant library experience preferred and/or customer service experience with a diverse clientele.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs. regularly during the workday.
  • Must be able to operate a variety of warehouse machinery, including manual and powered lifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work efficiently; set and modify work priorities; while under pressure and despite interruptions.
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with OnBase, ILLiad, Alma and other library or records management software.

URL to apply:

– Posted 6/21/22

Acquisitions Specialist – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Title:  Acquisitions Specialist
Department:  Library
Reports to:  Acquisitions Supervisor
Position #: 1128159
FLSA: Non-exempt
Date: June 2022

Position Purpose

The Acquisitions Specialist uses data management tools and techniques to optimize acquisitions and collection data. Works extensively with vendors and the library management system to ensure that collection data is accurate and up to date. To help decision makers in building and managing the collection, retrieves and analyzes data, and effectively communicates results and analysis to relevant stakeholders. Assesses current processes and workflows and coordinates improvements. Responds to collection queries from patrons and staff, provides timely, accurate information, and addresses any underlying issues.

Key Accountabilities

  • Uses data management tools and techniques to ensure that collection information in the library management system and other acquisitions systems is accurate and current. Follows vendor updates and changes, makes necessary adjustments to local systems, and communicates significant changes to stakeholders. – 30%
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates relevant collection data from vendors and from library systems. Effectively communicates findings to selectors and other library staff to inform collection development decisions. – 30%
  • Analyzes and assesses department workflows and processes and implements updates using continuous improvement methods. – 20%
  • Responds to inquiries and reported resource access problems from the Dartmouth community and works to resolve underlying issues. – 15%
  • Engages in professional development activities. – 5%

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

Performs other responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and three to five years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and technical problem solving skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing digital environment.
  • Familiarity with Excel, and ability to self-learn additional statistical and/or other applications.
  • Familiarity and experience with library resources such as journals, databases, and monographs.
  • Familiarity and experience with library management systems.
  • Customer service experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis using software such as R, SPSS, or Stata.
  • Familiarity with Alma.
  • Two to three years relevant library experience preferred and/or customer service experience with a diverse clientele.

URL link to apply:

– Posted 6/21/22

Library Support Senior – Howe Library, UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The Howe Library Circulation Department is seeking a Circulation staff member (Library Support Senior) for our team. This position will oversee and coordinate all aspects of Howe Library student employment including recruitment, hiring, supervision and payroll approval. The Circulation staff member will serve as the functional supervisor for the Circulation department and staff in the absence of the Circulation Coordinator. Responsibilities include providing effective customer service at the Circulation Desk; opening and closing the library, coordinating building security and safety, and ensuring that policy is followed; and responding to user questions and requests. This position will troubleshoot technical difficulties with Voyager Circulation module, as well as with networked computers, printers, and copiers and assist library users with organizational, directional, and technical questions.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: and refer to job posting number S3682PO. 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 July 1, 2022.

– Posted 6/17/22

Library Evening/Weekend Supervisor – Kreitzberg Library (Northfield ,VT)

Fulfills the mission of Norwich University by providing quality and consistent customer and circulation services, for supervising, monitoring, and training work study students, for communicating effectively with day shift, the activities during the evening shifts, for building security.

This position is 30 weeks/year, 30 hours/week. Schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Salary: $15.00/per hour

Essential Functions

  • Monitors the library during evening and weekend hours of operation.
  • Oversees customer service and circulation activities at the library services desk.
  • Provides continuous training and supervises students at the library services desk
  • Relays shift changes and student performance issues to the Circulation Manager.
  • Recommends changes or additions to library policies and procedures if necessary.
  • Provides basic reference (information about the library and its services) and equipment support.
  • Closes and secures building following Closing Procedures and relays any issues to Public Safety and the Circulation Manager.

For a full job description and to apply online, visit

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application.

– Posted 6/10/22

Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian – Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at the Vermont Law School seeks applications for the position of Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian. This position is part of the reference team that provides reference services to all law library users as well as leads academic outreach activities to students, faculty, and staff.  The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian prepares library guides and other research tools for the school’s online and residential communities. This position manages the faculty liaison program as well as selects and evaluates portions of the library’s collection. Instructional responsibilities include conducting research classes and library orientation sessions.

A detailed position description is available at:

Vermont Law School is a dynamic, independent law school and is known for its strong environmental law and restorative justice programs. The Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT within forty-five minutes of Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College; Montpelier, VT, the state capital; and historic Woodstock, VT.

– Posted 6/2/22

Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian – Community College of Vermont (CCV Center Location Flexible)

The Community College of Vermont seeks an innovative, flexible, and collaborative professional for the position of Reference and Teaching Resources Librarian. As a member of VSCS Library team, this position serves the reference and instruction needs of CCV students and faculty, and partners with the librarians and library staff from Vermont State University as well as the Chancellor’s office in providing comprehensive library services to both college communities.

As part of the College’s goals to support a strong teaching and learning environment, the Reference & Teaching Resources librarian partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provide robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills. The Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian plays a key role in supporting the college’s efforts to promote alternatives to high-cost instructional materials and use of innovative teaching resources, including Open Educational Resources, eReserves, and library-licensed databases and streaming media.

In providing online services and remote access to library resources, CCV librarians work outside of a traditional library setting. The location is flexible within CCV centers.

Job Summary:

The Reference & Teaching Resources librarian develops and curates content for the library, partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provides robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and delivery of the library’s information literacy education and outreach activities by project or as otherwise assigned.
    • Provide faculty outreach related to instructional materials and manage information literacy and academic research instruction and consultations online including the learning management system.
    • Lead project work with other VSCS librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
    • Work with VSCS Assistant Library Director to develop policies and procedures for virtual reference and instruction.
    • Provide reference service and research support to remote students and faculty via live chat and email, including one evening chat shift per week.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in the navigation and maintenance of LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
    • Contribute to the creation of information literacy and library instructional content, across a number of platforms.
    • Serve as a point person for future e-reserves initiatives and faculty outreach related to instructional materials, including maintenance of guides dedicated to Open Educational Resources and Textbook Alternatives.
    • Serve on system-wide library committees. Serve as a liaison to a CCV Curricular Committee and contribute to collection development efforts in assigned subject areas.
    • Support course development initiatives, in collaboration with faculty, curricular committees, and other VSC stakeholders.
    • Manage program development and public outreach services.
    • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications.
    • Keep abreast of current developments and trends in librarianship and instructional technologies.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Supervisory Oversight: This position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and will liaison with and may take general direction from the VSCS Director of Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree plus three or more years of experience providing reference service, information literacy instruction, and research support in a higher education setting, or related college library experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill with various online environments including a variety of library databases, communication and social networking tools, and a foundational knowledge of instructional design.
  • Comfort with providing friendly customer service in a primarily online environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends, best practices, and innovative technologies in librarianship and higher education.
  • Familiarity with trends in Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and be flexible in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the College and the VSCS.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, particularly Canvas.
  • Experience using Springshare products and information literacy tools.
  • Experience with information literacy and library instruction in a college setting, either in-person or online.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use).
  • Experience with, or interest in, library assessment strategies.
  • Experience, or interest in, working with non-traditional students in a diverse educational environment.

Physical Requirements: Duties performed causes light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties as a result of repetitive motion and/or long periods of standing or sitting. Duties require little physical effort in work with light to moderate (up to 25lbs) easy-to-handle materials.

Working Conditions: Job is performed in general office or comparable working area with many and frequent distractions such as noise and interruptions. Work schedule may vary during high volume periods.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

CCV strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Bo Finnegan for assistance with accommodations at

All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:   In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at:

– Posted 5/16/22

Library Technology Coordinator – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries
Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH
Stephanie Kerns, Director of Biomedical Libraries
$28.85 – $33.17/hour
Library Technology Coordinator 

The Biomedical Libraries at the Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Library invites applications for the position of Library Technology Coordinator. We are looking for an individual who is service-oriented, collaborative, and forward-thinking to join our team. Partnering with library staff and medical school faculty and staff, we support a learning environment that is innovative and supportive. The Geisel School of Medicine is currently undergoing a strategic planning process, strengthening educational programs, research initiatives, and clinical connections. Come join our team and be part of this progress.

Reporting to the Director of Biomedical Libraries, the Library Technology Coordinator is responsible for managing hardware, software, and the website for the Biomedical Libraries, ensuring that public and staff computing needs are met and that the website is maintained. They are also responsible for providing hardware and software training for library users and staff. The Biomedical Libraries support the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, and Dartmouth Health and are part of the Dartmouth Library.

Application: Review of applications will begin May 6 and continue until the position is filled. For a full description and to apply online, please go to:

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.

Position Purpose Responsible for managing the public and staff computing needs at the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries. Working in coordination with Biomedical librarians and staff, ensures the hardware, software, and web environments of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of the Geisel School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and other programs, in support of research, scholarship, education, and patient care in the health and life sciences.
Required Qualifications


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally and calmly when working with frustrated end-users.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience with operating systems, mainstream productivity software, mobile devices, library and instructional technologies.
  • Strong commitment to providing excellent customer service and to serving the technical support needs of a community with a wide-ranging technical skill set.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and manage time effectively in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to lead workshops and meetings.
  • Ability to teach groups how to use tools and to solve problems.
  • Ability to build substantial personal knowledge based on research into computing questions and awareness of technology developments.
  • Knowledge and experience with web content management systems (e.g., Drupal).
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in team environments.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications


  • Minimum four years of relevant experience in a computing environment.
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma.
  • Project management experience.
  • Microsoft MCSA Windows 10 Certification and/or Apple Certified Mac Technician (AMCT).
  • Experience with desktop computer system imaging, using tools such as Symantec Ghost.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages, such as Python, Ruby, or AppleScript.

– Posted 4/20/22

Library Director – Brown Library, Sterling College (Craftsbury Common, VT)

The Library Director is the primary librarian for Sterling College’s Brown Library. The Director manages the library collections, oversees the library facility, and supervises student Library Assistants in the Work Program. The Library Director reports to the Dean of Academics.

This position is a part-time role (0.5 FTE), with specific working hours flexible and negotiable but required to meet the needs of the college. Projected start date is August 2022, or before.

The full position description, salary, benefits, and application instructions can be found here.

– Posted 3/29/22

User Experience Designer – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library is recruiting a User Experience Designer to join a collaborative and dynamic team focused on continuously innovating and designing for the Library’s website and web applications. The position will help to build a cohesive and comprehensive plan for our web content strategy, and will provide guidance and support in centering user experience design in projects and initiatives. As a member of the Digital Library Technologies Group and reporting to the Manager of Digital Scholarly Software & Systems, this position joins a team of highly-collaborative, supportive, and service-oriented professionals. Partnering with stakeholders and colleagues across the organization, this role will lead in the development of compelling, inclusive and accessible content on the Library’s websites, delivered on various platforms and technologies. Work will include evaluating and improving the online user experience for students, faculty and staff and developing a systematic approach to regular assessment. This position will also contribute to other digital scholarly infrastructure, including digital library projects, initiatives, and digital publishing platforms.

Key qualifications include experience in designing and implementing web and digital content, as well as awareness of user experience design, web standards and accessibility. Candidates should have strong collaboration and communication skills and the ability to lead projects with a wide range of participants, as well as an ability to help others understand and work with web technologies.

Note: Remote/Hybrid working options available for this position.

Review of applications will begin on April 11th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position and to apply online, see the complete job posting:

Salary: $65,000 – $85,000

– Posted 3/17/22

Staff Engagement Liaison – Dartmouth Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Library
Hanover, NH 03755
Staff Engagement Liaison

Join our team at this vibrant and forward-looking Ivy League library. We’re looking for a great communicator who lives diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is also organizationally skilled to join us as the Staff Engagement Liaison. This new position will be focused on developing, producing, managing, and assessing all processes related to the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of library staff, ensuring they are fair and inclusive. The Liaison will work to create and foster a supportive learning culture, and will embed diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices into all staff engagement and recruitment activities. If you like the idea of helping an innovative and purpose-driven higher education organization achieve its strategic objectives and priorities in a very tangible way, this position might be for you!

For more information about the position, visit Review of applications will begin around February 1st. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 made up of 143 dynamic highly committed staff members.

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 1/18/22