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.

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

Head of Instruction – Champlain College Library (Burlington, VT)

Champlain College Library, located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, seeks a librarian to join their award-winning library team to provide high-quality academic library services in an innovative setting. The Head of Instruction plays a vital role in the library to coordinate and lead Champlain College’s on-campus and online information literacy programs. This position requires someone interested in programmatic information literacy development, with bold, innovative, student-centered ideas, and with an interest in areas such as critical information literacy, inquiry-based instruction, and/or experiential and project-based learning. 

For full job description and to apply, please visit: https://champlain.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Champlain-Employment-Opportunities/job/Miller-Information-Commons/Faculty-Librarian–Head-of-Instruction_R-007420

– Posted March 2, 2020

Student Success Librarian – Becker College (Worcester, MA)

The Becker College Learning Commons is currently seeking a student-focused, forward-thinking candidate for the position of Student Success Librarian.  Under the supervision of the Director of Library Operations, the Student Success Librarian will work with students, faculty and library staff to provide and maintain library support services at two college campuses.   The ideal candidate will be an innovative, dynamic, skilled librarian capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services in conjunction with teaching library principles that incorporate the vision and mission of the College.  We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering students of diverse experiences with engaging information literacy learning experiences.   This position will work collaboratively with all other departments within the Learning Commons, i.e. Teaching, Learning & Technology, Collaborative Learning Center, Information Technology, the Becker community and outside vendors to ensure optimization of the Libraries’ resources.

The Student Success Librarian provides leadership for faculty, staff and administration to ensure that instructional programs, resources and services promote the welfare and best interests of students in a manner consistent with the Learning Commons mission and core values of the college.

Apply online at: www.becker.edu/about/work-at-becker/
– Posted January 27, 2020

Collection Services Librarian – The Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Biomedical Libraries, part of the Dartmouth Library and the Geisel School of Medicine, seek an innovative, service-oriented, collaborative librarian with experience in collections management and resource sharing to be our Collection Services Librarian.

This new position combines management of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ collections and supervision of its resource sharing services. This is an exciting time of change, with a newly implemented ILS, Alma/Primo, and an opportunity to work with a great team to create new workflows improving service to our users. Come join our team to be part of this inspiring evolution.

The Collection Services Librarian reports to the Director of Biomedical Libraries and is a member of its management team. Working in coordination with librarians and staff, they ensure the collections of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of all academic departments, centers, and institutes of the Geisel School of Medicine, constituencies of clinical academic partners at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Department of Biological Sciences, and collaboratively support Dartmouth College’s professional schools, departments, and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Biomedical Libraries’ collections budget, facilitating the selection of materials, gathering input from faculty, and collaborating with other Dartmouth Library staff to provide coordinated collections services.
  • Conducting environmental scans and assessing the collections needs, using data and other analysis, of the Dartmouth community in conjunction with the liaison librarians as needed; creates and implements plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
  • Supervising the Biomedical Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan services, including managing staff.
  • Establishing relationships with information services vendors.

For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/53056. Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by February 7; applications will be accepted until position is filled.
– Posted January 22, 2020