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

Library Director – R.K. Kittay Library (Rupert, VT)

The RK Kittay Library in Rupert, Vermont is seeking a Library Director.  The Director Reports to the Board of Trustees and is 10 hours per week, not to exceed 40 per month.  The pay rate is $600/month.

Responsibilities include:
Selecting, purchasing and preparing books for circulation
Plan and implement programs/events for all ages
Recruit and train volunteers.  Coordinate schedule for open hours
Collecting monthly statistics
Providing customer service

Skills must include:
Basic knowledge of libraries and how they function
Excellent communication (oral and written)
Technology:  assist patrons with devices, maintain library computers, update social media and website
Ability to work within a budget

Experience/Education:
A college degree, related experience and knowledge of library functions or the willingness to pursue Vermont Public Library Certification.

Other:
Understanding the uniqueness and needs of the Rupert community is a must.  Rupert is a town of 700 residents spread out over 44.6 square miles.  The Library is currently open 7 hours a week with plans to resume 12 open hours soon.  The candidate must be energetic, organized, and able to stoop, lift and carry up to 20 pounds

The above job description describes the general work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility and duties required.

If interested, please send a letter of interest, resume and references to the Board President, Judy Zinn: judybillzinn@hotmail.com.  Position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 6/9/21

Library Director – Heath Free Public Library (Heath, MA)

The Heath Free Town Library is seeking a resourceful, and creative Library Director to manage and guide our small community-centered library into the future with innovative programs and services.

The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of the library as well as for providing services that are responsive to the educational, cultural, historical, and recreational needs of our small rural community.  The director will work collaboratively with the three Library Trustees and library assistant, keeping all players informed and up to date. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the collection development and maintenance, the supervision of staff,  information and computer services, monthly operational and financial reporting to the Trustees, as well as maintaining the open, and friendly atmosphere that we are known for.

The position is approx. 25 hours a week with some evening and Saturday hours (library is open 14hrs/week).  The selected candidate will be expected to attend training workshops on library skills and Board of Trustees meetings.  A complete job description can be found under “news item” at:  town of heath.org.

Qualifications:
The position requires a BA or BS or ALA accredited MLS or MLIS.  If no ALA accreditation, State Certification of Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners or willingness to obtain said certification, and familiarity with C/W MARS and Sitka Evergreen ILS.  We also require strong communication and IT/technical skills, and a love of books and people.

Salary is in the range of $21.05-$21.68/hr., with benefits

Send letter of application, resume, and three work-related references to Deborah Porter, Trustee Chair, Heath Free Public Library, P.O. Box 38, Heath, MA  01346 or email at:  heathlibrarytrustees@gmail.com

– Posted 6/4/21

Library Director – Newmarket Public Library (Newmarket, NH)

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated.  The Director oversees a staff of 1 full-time and 5 part-time employees, a collection of approximately 37,000 items, and an annual budget of $325,260.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

Applications must have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills, administrative and supervisory experience.

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the latest technological resources and have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered town library for the town of Newmarket, New Hampshire.  This is a full time position with full benefits.  Salary range is $55,000 – 62,000.

To view the job description, go to https://newmarketlibrary.org.

Deadline date:  June 11, 2021

Please send application to Amy Nicholson, Chair, Library Board of Trustees, Newmarket Public Library, 1 Elm Street, Newmarket, NH  03857

email:  nicholamy1227@gmail.com

– Posted 5/26/21

Library Director – Chelsea Public Library (Chelsea, VT)

The Chelsea Public Library, a historic library located in a small and vibrant community in Central Vermont, is seeking a dynamic, creative, and people-oriented individual for the position of Library Director.  Enthusiasm and interest in community outreach is critical.

Please visit our website for a complete job description at http://www.chelsealibrary.com/employment.html

This is a part time position scheduled to work approximately 32 hours a week that may include Saturdays.  Preference to be given to MLS/VT certification and to candidates with at least two to three years of library experience.  A BA or BS is a minimum qualification.  We will consider a strong candidate with related professional experience and a willingness to pursue certification.  Salary is determined by experience and education level.  Benefits include vacation and personal/sick time.

Applications will be accepted until June 10th.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to meganbrehaut@gmail.com.

– Posted 5/19/21

Director Position – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is seeking a new director who is welcoming, innovative, tech-savvy, organized, and an effective communicator with strong leadership qualities. The GKL enjoys broad support in the community including an amicable and effective relationship with Town Hall and Troy Elementary School.  The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operations of the library including but not limited to the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, programing for all ages, and services.

Troy (17.6 sq. mi, pop. 2,140) is an attractive New England town nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Monadnock in Southwestern New Hampshire. It is home to many recreational opportunities and is within easy driving distance to numerous mountains, hikes, lakes and the cities of Boston, Portland, and Brattleboro (VT).

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 35-hour workweek that is flexible to include meetings and events that do not fall during normal library hours.  Evening and occasional Saturday hours are required.

Qualifications:  Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work.
Demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $38,000 – $43,000 depending on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.  The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and sick and vacation time.  Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.troylibrary.us/library-director-position/

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com with the subject – Gay-Kimball Library Director Position.

Applications received by June 1, 2021 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

– Posted 5/19/21

Full-time Director – Milton Public Library (Milton, VT) – REVISED

The Milton Public Library in Milton, VT is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time director position.

The ideal candidate is a creative and dynamic leader who is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and operation, maintenance of the library property and collection, and implementation of innovative technologies and program planning. The mission of the Milton Public Library is to be a community center for learning and leisure. We work to fulfill patron needs for information and entertainment materials; endeavor to meet the learning needs of patrons on topics related to work, school, and personal life; encourage learning and intellectual growth from the earliest ages; and foster an atmosphere of intellectual freedom in the American tradition of liberty. The Library Board is committed to the vision that the library will continue to grow as a destination for cultural, educational and recreational programs. The Library Director oversees a staff of 1 full time and 6 part time staff members.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and strong public service skills. Knowledge and experience in executing strategy for public organization, administrative practices, program development and strong technology skills are beneficial plus an ability to plan and coordinate the work of others. The candidate would create and maintain a welcoming environment and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, community members, and town officials. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience are desired. The ideal candidate should have a clear vision of the role of the library in the community to work with the Library Board and community groups.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program preferred. Three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact Lisa Barron, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, at library@miltonvt.gov for more information.

To apply, email or send resume and cover letter with 3 references to: library@miltonvt.gov or Milton Public Library, 39 Bombardier Road, Milton, VT 05468.

– Updated May 14, 2021

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.

Library Director – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Library Director to lead our library into the future.  Waterbury’s beautiful new library was opened in 2016 and the incoming Library Director will find wonderful opportunities to develop library space, collections, and programming.  The Director will develop a vision for further integrating the library as a part of our vibrant and growing community. The successful candidate will be creative and organized, demonstrate a history of community outreach, and have a background as a good planner and manager.

The Director oversees and develops a current staff of six employees as well as numerous volunteers.  The Director also coordinates community outreach efforts, ensures quality patron services, develops the library’s print, electronic, and non-traditional collections, and works with the Library Commissioners to plan and develop policy, and the Commissioners and Town Manager to develop the budget.  A full position description can be found here.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s of Library Science plus two years of experience working in libraries OR a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in libraries, preferably as a librarian or library director in a public or community library.
  • Vermont Certificate of Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Strong communication skills and computer skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.

The position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Salary range: $48,000 – $63,000

Waterbury, Vermont is town of just over 5000 situated between Burlington, Montpelier, Stowe, and the Mad River Valley.  The Library enjoys broad community support and collaborates with other town entities. An overview of all that Waterbury has to offer can be found here.

If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to:

Library Commissioners Chair:
Christine Wulff, library05676@gmail.com

or mail paper copies to:

Christine Wulff c/o
Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main St., Suite 2
Waterbury, VT 05676

Library Director- Fairlee Public Library (Fairlee, VT)

About Us: The Fairlee Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and fun Library Director for this rural, small town library located in Fairlee, VT. The Library needs a Director that is community oriented and able to work with patrons of all ages. The successful candidate will be self-motivated as this is a solo librarian position. The state date for this position will be mid July 2021.

The Position: The Director oversees all library functions including collection development, programming, budget management, technology, technical services, supervising volunteers, reference, readers’ advisory, and the administrative duties of the library. This position is for 35 hours per week. Under normal operating conditions, 25 hours are open to the public with 10 hours as programming and administrative hours. The library is currently open to the public for 23 hours per week. The 2 extra administrative hours are used to do necessary disinfecting of the building throughout the week during COVID-19 operations.

Hours & Salary: This is a 35 hour per week position. Evening and weekend hours are required. The salary commensurate with experience. This is a fully benefited position including medical, dental, and vision. Vacation and personal/sick leave begin after 1 year and a retirement plan begins after 5 years.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited degree in Library and/or Information Science OR Vermont Library Certification is preferred. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and experience in the library field will be considered if willing to earn the Vermont Library Certification within two years.

To Apply: Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Samantha Hickman, Director, to fairlee.library@gmail.com by April 23, 2021. A criminal background check is required. For full job description go to http://www.fairleelibrary.com/jobs.html. EOE.

– Posted April 8, 2021