Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  07/13/2021
Req ID:  17548
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.28

Overview

The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) encourages motivated and innovative librarians to apply to serve as Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management. The successful candidate will be dedicated to continuous learning, comfortable with the use of technology, and committed to collaboration. They will provide multi-level consulting, learner-centered instruction, and web and print resource development for the Department, as well as statewide leadership in the areas of library services to library directors, trustees, and library stakeholders. This job calls for a well-organized, diplomatic, and insightful leader who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services.

Major duties include the following: professional development instruction for Vermont public library leaders and trustees; collaboration with partner organizations and state agencies on issues related to public libraries, including: policy development and trainings; consulting in several areas, including the following: municipal and non-profit operations and management, budgets and finance, staffing and personnel management, strategic planning, advocacy and community relations, library boards, and library legal issues; serving as a lead in conference planning for library trustees and friends; and creating live/recorded training and web-based content for consultations and trainings of library staff, trustees, and stakeholders.

The Library Consultant for Governance and Management works closely with a team of consultants at the Department to meet a wide range of needs for libraries in VT. This is a great opportunity to assist Vermont Libraries in their work towards a strong and sustainable future!

The Department of Libraries is based in Barre, Vermont, located about 50 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 183 public libraries, most of which serve small and rural communities with populations of fewer than 5,000. Vermont has a population of 624,000 and is known for its powerful tradition of local government, robust farmers markets, beautiful landscape, wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and strong sense of community.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years or more of post-degree library experience.

OR

Master’s degree or higher in related field AND three (3) years or more of library leadership or non-profit governance/policy leadership experience.

AND

Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, board management, policy development, training, or non-profit management.

Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

Public library experience.

Experience in library administration including supervision of staff.

View the full position posting here.

– Posted 6/29/21

Library Consultant for Special Populations – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a skilled, collaborative, and innovative librarian to serve as Library Consultant for Special Populations. The successful candidate will provide consulting and professional development activities with a focus on special populations, which include, but are not limited to Veterans, LGBTQ+, seniors, new Americans, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, are incarcerated or in state care. The Library Consultant for Special Populations oversees the ABLE Library (formerly the Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled) and manages the local recording program for visually and physically disabled citizens. They also plan, implement and evaluate ADA and adult literacy programs and manage library services to state institutions. The Consultant works with the National Library Service (NLS), a citizen Advisory Council, and with partner organizations that serve the disabled and adult learners. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting outreach and public relations and supervision of two or more employees at the ABLE Library.

This job calls for a well-organized individual who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services. ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, experience serving special populations. Statewide travel required.

This position, Library Consultant for Special Populations (Job Requisition #13582), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Janette.Shaffer@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

To learn more and apply online, visit careers.vermont.gov

– Posted March 30, 2021