Library Director – Kingston Community Library, Kingston, (NH)

The Kingston Community Library (KCL) Board of Trustees are delighted to begin our search for an enthusiastic and creative Library Director to lead our experienced and dedicated team of staff and community volunteers.  Our ideal candidate is innovative, tech-savvy, organized and an effective communicator. This person will find ways to support and build upon our strong foundation of children’s, adult and community focused programming and collections while adding new vision, experience and leadership to help us continue to expand our reach and services as an essential part of our thriving town.

A growing community in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Kingston has a current population of 6,244 residents.  The solar powered library’s beautiful and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces make it possible to host a variety of events, activities, meetings and Kide the therapy dog. With endless local and nearby opportunities to explore the region’s history, cities, farms, shops, nature and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, and more, Kingston is a great place to raise a family or begin a new chapter. Candidates should be committed to make a long term impact on The Kingston Community Library and the people they serve.

Our new Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, full and part time staff, the supportive Friends of the KCL, and the Board of Selectmen to facilitate and oversee all Library operations. The KCL values outreach and connections within the community. The person we are looking for should be able to cultivate effective relationships with the Town Hall, other town officials, The Sanborn School District, community members, in addition to those mentioned above. This role includes both daily oversight responsibilities and longer term roles including but not limited to strategic planning, development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, collection development, programming for all ages and needed services.

This is a salaried, exempt position with a minimum of a 40-hour work week 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 and demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $65,000-76,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and paid sick and vacation time.

Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.kingston-library.org/job-opportunities.html

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to workforkcl@gmail.com

The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

The Kingston Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/18/21

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

Library Director – Wolfeboro Public Library (Wolfeboro, NH)

Description: The Wolfeboro Public Library invites you to become a member of its energetic and dedicated team as the next Library Director. Working in a beautiful new library with a town population of 6,500 vibrant, diverse residents and 30,000 seasonal visitors, an eight-member governing Board of Trustees, a stellar staff, and strong Friends of the Library and Library Foundation organizations, the new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs for the community.

The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, display expertise in technology and finance, have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services and effectively provide the face and voice of the library to its many constituents.

Required qualifications: Master of Library Science, 3-5 years of library admin and supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Community: Wolfeboro, aka “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”, is a beautiful, traditional New England town, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Wentworth. Amenities include a regional hospital, high-quality public school system, a Children’s Center, Brewster Academy, four museums, a downtown shopping center that is a magnet for tourists, year-round recreational facilities, abundant woodland and water facilities, historic buildings, all of which adds up to a high-quality family life and working environment.

Salary range: $60,000-$85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position
is full time, salaried and includes a generous benefits package.

Applications: Email a PDF that includes resume and cover letter to director-search@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by October 15 at 5:00pm.

The Wolfeboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

– Posted 9/18/21

Full-time Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

We are looking for someone who is creative, friendly and enthusiastic about technology to complete our hard-working team! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a plus. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

General duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other online resources to lead technology classes for our patrons. Other projects could involve assisting with the development of adult programming initiatives.

Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and on-line tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, Word Press, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays will be required.

A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $17.12 to $20.86 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before October 4 will be given first priority. The position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 9/9/21

State Librarian – State of Vermont (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online – see instructions below
Req ID:  20949
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Do not apply online. By close of business on September 24, 2021, email a letter of application, resume, and short writing sample to ADM.Secretary@vermont.gov, attention: Melissa Mazza-Paquette. The subject line should state: “State Librarian Application”.

Overview

1. The State Library is under the Vermont Agency of Administration and has a seven-member citizen advisory State Board of Libraries appointed by the Governor. The State Librarian is a commissioner-level position and resides within the Governor’s extended cabinet.
2. The State Library consists of: first, the State Librarian’s Office, which includes an executive administrative staff assistant and the contract & grants coordinator; second, the Division of Library Advancement, which includes the Audio/Braille/Large Print and Electronic Resources Library (ABLE); and third, the Division of Information & Access.
3. The State Library has 18 full-time employees and an overall operating budget of $3.2 million with federal and state funding. The State Librarian serves as a member of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), as president of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, Inc., and as secretary to the State Board of Libraries.
4. The State Librarian acts as the appointing authority to direct all activities of the State Library by setting, evaluating, and administering policy, program priorities, and the use of resources in consultation with the Secretary of Administration.
5. The State Librarian provides vision and support to public, school, community college, university and special libraries, and State Library staff.
6. Appointed by the Governor and subject to Senate confirmation, the State Librarian represents the Agency of Administration in its work with the Governor’s Office.
7. This position is high profile — working with Vermont constituents to provide support and assistance to local libraries and consortia and to expand programs to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities.
8. The State Librarian/Commissioner of Libraries plays a major role in several regional and national organizations including those involved in legislation, funding, policymaking and library standards.

Description

This exempt position, State Librarian, is open to all State employees and external applicants. The application deadline is September 24, 2021.

Compensation

The statutory base salary for this position is $98,331, which is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements

A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, and professional librarian experience as a director of a major library system, responsible management experience in a state library agency, library management experience in a state library or a large library, or other similar related professional experience, including:

• Rule and policy development;
• strategic planning;
• budgeting;
• grants and contract management experience;
• program evaluation;
• continuous improvement;
• training & development; and
• departmental goal setting.

The successful candidate will have led and inspired a committed team, promoting excellence in service and demonstrated experience in working with elected and appointed officials; possessing knowledge of library trends, issues, and best practices; managing multiple funding streams, and managing personnel.

Key Preferred Traits

• Strong collaboration skills;
• proven advocacy skills; and
• the ability to communicate eloquently the purpose, goals, outcomes, and benefits provided by libraries to diverse communities, stakeholder groups, and key policymakers.

Working Conditions

Duties are performed in an office or library setting. Job-related travel is required. Private means of transportation may be necessary for required travel. Evening and weekend work may be required for library-related functions. Travel may be necessary in all types of weather.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.
– Posted 9/2/21

Library Media Specialist – Fair Haven Grade School (Fair Haven, VT)

Slate Valley School District is seeking a full-time Library Media Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year at Fair Haven Grade School. Candidate must meet Vermont State Teacher Licensing requirements. For more information please contact Deb Infurna, Principal at 802-265-3883 or by email at dinfurna@svuvt.org. All applicants must apply on SchoolSpring.com

– Posted 8/28/21

Library Computer Assistant – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Library Computer Assistant

235 College St. Burlington, VT
$24.03 Hour/Regular Full-time (40hrs/wk)/One weekend day per week
Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

General Purpose

This position reports to the Technology Librarian/Technician Director and is responsible for supporting the public in using the Library’s computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. The Library Computer Assistant is responsible for assisting the public in using various software applications in the Library Tech Center, assisting card holders in signing on to the public computers through our time management system, and issuing guest passes to non-card holders. Provide instructional services in both individual and group settings. These services include one-on-one technology support to community members that include: signing up & using library online services; setting up and managing email accounts; assisting with basic technology needs for job seeking; assisting with basic technology needs for housing and misc. social services; etc.

This position is also responsible for maintaining, setting up, and resolving issues with the Library’s computers and troubleshooting hardware and software problems. This role performs basic maintenance on technology equipment, clean technology equipment, set-up for technology equipment, troubleshooting technology equipment, minor repair on technology equipment and perform other technological support duties as assigned. This position also assists with strategy for the library’s computers and networks, as well as recommends equipment and software. This position also assists with the development and teaching of technology classes both for the public and the library staff. This position assists with the hiring of classroom technology instructors and liaisons with them when needed.

Read the full job description and apply online at our Government Jobs website.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

To Apply
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 8/28/21

Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian – Milton Public Library (Milton, VT)

Milton Public Library in Milton, VT is seeking an assistant director/youth services librarian. This person would join a dynamic and experienced library community that includes a new Director and a highly skilled, long term, library services team. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

The assistant director assumes full responsibility for the functioning of the library in the absence of the Director; provides friendly, timely, courteous service to library patrons; assists in supervising volunteers and other staff members; assists the Director in carrying out technical and administrative duties; implements the library’s strategic plan, vision, and goals; conducts special projects as requested by the Director; and fosters team building and participatory management.

The youth services librarian is responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services to children and young adults; performs professional duties requiring extensive knowledge of library operations; works with the Director to prepare goals and objectives for youth services; develops budgets and grant requests for youth services; plans, conducts, and oversees programming for youth ages 0 to 18; performs collection development and serves as a specialist in children’s literature and reference; provides outreach services to area day cares, pre-schools, K-12 schools, afterschool programs, camps, and other community groups. The youth services librarian supervises library assistants, teen volunteers, the teen librarian, the outreach librarian, and the summer library aide.

The ideal candidate is flexible, adaptable, and possesses excellent communication skills. Project management skills to plan and implement programs for children of all ages is desired.  Strong technology skills are beneficial, plus an ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others. The ideal candidate would create and maintain a welcoming environment and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and community members.

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.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, or an equivalent in education and experience, as well as three years’ experience in library services for youth.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references to Lisa Barron, Chairperson of the?Board of Trustees. lisambarron71@gmail.com

This position is open until filled.

– Posted 8/17/21

Library Director (UPDATED) – Rockingham Free Public Library (Bellows Falls, VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a director to lead our municipal library, which serves approximately 5,200 Rockingham residents and has broad community support. It is a beautiful Carnegie library that was built in 1909, renovated in 2013, and is located in the historic village of Bellows Falls, overlooking the scenic Connecticut River in southeastern Vermont.

The Director is responsible for all phases of library operations, oversees a staff of two full-time and 6 part-time employees to provide library services, and works with the nine-member Library Board to develop policies and the annual budget.   

The successful candidate will have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services; excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to meet the needs of an enthusiastic staff, volunteers and Friends of the Library, and community organizations; technology skills; fundraising and financial expertise; and enthusiasm for the role of our public library as a community hub and center of learning.

Required qualifications: Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, and five years of library administration experience, including three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. To see the full job description, visit: https://rockinghamlibrary.org/director

Salary Range: $48,000 – 63,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is full-time, salaried position and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, email a single PDF file which includes resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references, torfpltaetzsch@gmail.com For more information, contact Ellen Taetzsch, Library Board Chair: rfpltaetzsch@gmail.com.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE

– Updated 8/17/21

Youth Services Librarian – Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston, VT)

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is looking for a full-time Youth Services Librarian to join our dynamic team. If you enjoy working with youth and families in a busy library serving a growing community, consider working at DAML. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services for children and young adults, including programs and collection development. This person also collaborates with Outreach and Adult Programming staff to offer multi-age programs and services out in the community. Click here to learn more.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree, with an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or in active pursuit thereof, or an equivalent in education and experience, as well as two years’ experience in library services for youth.

To apply:

Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Jane Kearns, director@damlvt.org. The position is open until filled.

Williston is a growing community with a population of nearly 10,000. The Town of Williston is an EOE.

View full position description at www.damlvt.org.

– Posted 8/11/21