Assistant Director – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire is seeking an energetic and skilled library professional with management and leadership experience to join our team as Assistant Director.

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a small, picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer.  Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse Summer Theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Resorts.  Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building (1820s) which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled in 2007.

The ideal candidate will bring a dedication to providing quality service, ensuring access for all, and upholding the freedom to read. They will strive to keep a positive attitude, maintain a learning mindset, adapt to change, and be flexible when needed. They will possess a broad range of library and technology skills, will be adept at prioritizing work tasks, and comfortable juggling various work responsibilities. The ideal candidate will also be interested in building community and fostering effective working relationships with staff, partners, and patrons.

The Assistant Director responsibilities include managing library technology, online resources, and adult services. Additionally, they will have some responsibility for collection development, community engagement, day-to-day facilities management, and marketing/communication. This individual will work closely with the Library Director, and is responsible for the Library in the Director’s absence.

This is a full-time (40 hr) position with benefits. Hiring salary range is $49,046.40 to $65,395.20. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description,including responsibilities and preferred qualifications, is available on the TracyMemorial Library website.

Applications received before July 25, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to director@tracylibrary.org

Job Title: Assistant Director
Job DescriptionView/download PDF
Hours: 40 hrs/week, generally 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, some nights/weekends
Hiring Salary Range: $49,046.40 to $65,395.20
Benefits: Paid sick and vacation leave, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement plan
Closing Date: Applications received before July 25, 2022 will receive first consideration
To Apply: For more information and to apply please visit our website or email director@tracylibrary.org

– Posted 7/5/22

Library Director – Maxfield Public Library (Loudon, NH)

The Maxfield Public Library is seeking a new Library Director who is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, and possesses excellent leadership skills.

The Maxfield Public Library recently received a modern expansion and boasts a fireplace reading area, children’s craft and activities room, and large multi-purpose meeting room with a kitchenette and an array of digital media equipment.

Loudon is only 5 miles from Concord, the State Capitol. Other great attractions like the White Mountains, Boston, the seacoast, and skiing, are all within a one-hour drive. Loudon is a quaint New Hampshire town and nearly half of our residents are registered library card holders and patrons of the Library. The new Library Director will be leading our outstanding current staff of four including a full-time Youth Services Librarian.

Salary and Benefits:

Full time, 40 hours per week, position with an annual salary range of $50,000 to $53,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.  A full benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and retirement.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree is required, with at least three years library or equivalent experience.  A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and/or experience as a library director is preferred.

Responsibilities:

Provides positive leadership for the staff. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with library patrons and responds positively to community requests and input.

Represents the Library and is actively involved with the community and makes a strong effort to involve the Maxfield Public Library in local Loudon events, functions, local grade school, and organizations.

Ensures that the Maxfield Public Library is up to date with current trends along with new and innovative ideas to ensure the best possible experience for the community.

Evaluates operations and activities of the library, plans for future needs, develops library collections, and adopts and implements new services and oversees the Maxfield Public Library budget.

Apply Now

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume with examples of accomplishments, and two (2) professional references. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.  Send resumes and references to: DMaxfieldMaxLib@LoudonNH.org   Position is open until filled and application review begins immediately. Complete job description is available at http://maxfieldlibrary.com  

All applicants subject to background check. Maxfield Public Library is an Equal Opportunity employer.

– Posted 7/5/22

Head of Youth Services – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library seeks an experienced professional with a passion for public libraries and the ability to engage and inspire children of all ages to serve as our Head of Youth Services. Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience.  We offer a highly competitive flexible benefits package that includes excellent health, dental, disability and life insurance options,  retirement, paid time off, and much more!

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Youth Services serves as a member of the library’s management team and is responsible for all facets of library services for children and teens, including administration, supervision of employees, programs and outreach, collection management, reader’s advisory, and reference. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovation as well as excellent supervisory and customer service skills. Must have advanced knowledge of youth library programs and operations, a positive attitude, and be a team player.

A complete job description that includes list of major duties and required qualifications is available here.

Apply: Applications must be submitted through the town’s online application system. No paper or e-mailed materials accepted. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. A criminal conviction does not necessarily preclude employment. Each case is considered separately.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be inclusive and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

– Posted 6/14/22

Adult Specialist – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

The South Burlington Public Library is seeking an Adult Specialist with energy and enthusiasm who is willing to learn. We are located in a new building with a generous second floor for adult collections and programs — we’ve got modern programming and private study spaces, a patio for sitting and sipping, and sunny nooks for reading and working. The Specialist will participate in programs, services and collection development for adults of all ages. Are you kind, friendly, and curious? Do you have a genuine interest in all sorts of grown-ups? Please apply!  New ideas are welcomed: you’ll be asked to help shape new events while supporting a slate of beloved ongoing programs. The person in this position will work one of four Saturdays and two evenings until 7 or 8 PM. They will sometimes be responsible for the Adult & Teen area. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Experience working in a library and with adults would be helpful. Fluency in a language other than English is also desirable, but not required.

This position is full time with benefits. Salary starts at $19.28 per hour. To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to: Jaimie Held, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 OR  jheld@sburl.com with “Library Adult Specialist” in the subject line. The City of South Burlington values diversity – in backgrounds and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for our municipality, its residents, businesses, and visitors. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

  • To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
  • US MAIL:  Jaimie Held, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • EMAIL:  jheld@sburl.com with “Library Adult Specialist  in the subject line.

– Updated 6/14/22

Library/Media Specialist and STEAM Co-Teacher – Ottauquechee School (Quechee, VT)

The Ottauquechee School in Quechee, Vermont has an open position for a Library/Media Specialist and STEAM co-teacher next year. We are looking for dynamic applicants with expertise and passion in managing a school library, teaching elementary school students, and engaging students in critical thinking and discovery. This position also supports technology throughout our school, from opportunities to lead robotics with students to supporting teachers in integrating instructional technology. Candidates with experience in any of these areas and an eagerness to expand their skill sets in the rest are encouraged to apply.

Ottauquechee School is a wonderful place to work: We have a beautiful campus, a large outdoor classroom, a highly collaborative faculty, and a commitment to empowering every child. More details about our school and the position are available on the Schoolspring posting.

– Posted 6/10/22

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 bo.finnegan@ccv.edu.

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: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment.

– Posted 5/16/22

Head Adult Librarian – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

We are seeking a Head Adult Librarian who will balance three primary areas of responsibility: overseeing the adult circulation desk scheduling and functions; coordination of library technology and social media; and managing most of the adult collection development.  This position works many of their hours on the circulation desk and participates in training new staff, substitutes, pages and volunteers. 

The ideal candidate must have an MLS/MLIS or a Bachelor’s Degree plus Vermont Library Certification, exceptional knowledge of computer troubleshooting, and prior library experience serving a wide variety of needs. Candidates must work well under pressure and be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently.  The starting pay is $24.46 per hour, 35 hours per week, is eligible for benefits and is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to applications@kellogghubbard.org.  The position is open until filled.

– Posted 5/12/22

Library Advancement Assistant – VT Dept. of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  05/19/2022
Req ID:  33742
Department:  Libraries
Location: Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.48

Overview

The Vermont Department of Libraries encourages candidates with high-level administrative skills and library experience to apply for this key position in the Department’s Library Advancement (LA) division.

The Library Advancement (LA) Assistant provides general administrative support to the division consultants and the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement. They support event and program planning, materials processing, and data tracking for the Department’s summer reading and book award programs. They also aid with continuing education workshops and conferences, as well as outreach activities for inclusive services. The LA Assistant manages the school and public library movie license and state park/historic sites pass programs. As a member of the Department’s communications team, the person in this position represents the Department statewide as the communications and social media coordinator. Under the supervision of the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement, they develop and execute the Department’s social media strategy. They also compile and edit the departmental monthly newsletter, as well as other regular communications. The LA Assistant serves as the backup to the Department’s other administrative staff.

This job calls for a well-organized individual with the natural ability to handle diverse and quickly changing tasks.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Successful candidates will have
•    Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and use new technologies;
•    excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•    solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products;
•    the ability to work independently and to assume responsibility for assigned tasks and projects;
•    the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the department and of the library community, as well as the public;
•    experience managing social media (Facebook, Instagram) for an organization or business;
•    outstanding organizational skills and the ability to follow complex and detailed oral and written instructions; and
•    an interest in libraries, books, and reading.

Who May Apply

This position, Library Advancement Assistant (Job Requisition #33742), 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.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed generally in an office or library environment, open to and accessible by the public. This position requires extensive use of computer technology, office software applications, internet searching, and use of library information technology. Incumbents must be able to meet and deal with the public in a professional manner and provide good customer service. Some travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation should be available. Some positions may Saturday or evening work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND six (6) months or more of work experience in an environment with customer or public service and with information technology OR six (6) months or more of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.

OR

Bachelor’s degree which has included a course in library science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in the humanities, social sciences, or arts.
  • working knowledge of library practices, systems, and procedures;
  • an understanding of library services and programming;
  • website management experience;
  • marketing and communications experience; and
  • knowledge of children’s and youth literature.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

– Posted 5/12/22

Library Director – Griffin Free Public Library (Auburn, NH)

The Griffin Free Public Library seeks a director who has a strong background in both management and working with the public. The director must be a strong leader, able to nurture positive internal and external relationships. The director will motivate, encourage teamwork and promote positive morale within the staff. The part-time nature of the five staff members requires good teamwork at all levels.
 
The director must also maintain a positive dialogue with the Board of Trustees and communicate effectively with the community. The library is fortunate to have a strong and supportive relationship with the Town. The needs and interests of the community are expected to influence the updating of the collection, services, and future development of the library. We desire that our library director be progressive and innovative in meeting the needs of the community, providing strong, credible leadership and creative problem solving.
 
The ideal candidate will have:
  • MLS or equivalent
  • 1-3 years administrative, managerial experience
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Superb people skills and passionate about working with the public
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, encourage teamwork, support staff development, and promote positive
  • The ability to organize tasks and coordinate others to accomplish goals
  • Dynamic, friendly, energetic, with a sense of humor
  • Willingness to “wear all the hats”
  • Knowledge of current library services and information technology
  • Proficient in new/emerging computer and communication technology as well as social media
The following challenges await the new director:
  • Market library to broaden use and increase circulation of lending materials
  • Provide robust programing and encourage the staff to develop their own programs
  • Work with Friends to increase interest and membership
  • Inspire growth within the Library while still preserving the small town feel that is important to our patrons
  • Work to create mutually beneficial partnerships within the community
  • Embrace the challenge of facilitating the expansion of the library.
Information on Library Director position:
  • The library is open 34 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, year round, including one evening
  • The Director’s position is salaried, based on a 40 hour work week (qualifies for State Retirement System)
  • The Director reports to a three-member, elected Board of Trustees
  • Salary range: starting at $60,528
  • Excellent benefits, including PTO, medical insurance, state retirement and short term disability coverage
Information about Griffin Free Public Library and the Town of Auburn:
The Griffin Free Public Library has a current collection of about 17,000 items, and is a paying member of the State Downloadable eBooks program (Overdrive). The current circulation software is Koha through Bywater and the library subscribes to Wowbrary and other streaming services. It also houses a small museum with local historical artifacts.
 
Auburn (population 5,600) is a semi-rural community located in southeastern NH, near Manchester. A focal point of the Town is Lake Massabesic (about 2,500 acres), located mostly in Auburn. The watershed area provides a number of boating possibilities, fishing, and miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing and adds to the relaxed rural feel of the Town. Auburn is home to an active Audubon location, with many programs throughout the year, active Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and the Auburn Historical Association.
 
We are located close to Rte. 101 and Interstate 93, minutes from Manchester and Concord, close to the seacoast area and the many Portsmouth opportunities, and only one hour north of Boston. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport provides travel on many major airlines.
 
The library has started work on an expansion by doing a site survey and is working with a library consultant. The Town has allocated money in the CIP to engage with an architect to work on a preliminary sketch later in 2022.
 
Auburn enjoys a good school system, with grades kindergarten through eighth located in the Village area. High School students attend Pinkerton Academy in nearby Derry, NH.
 
Email resume to: n.mayland@commcast.
 
Or mail to:
Griffin Free Public Library
Attn: Board of Trustees
PO Box 308
Auburn, NH 03032
 
Thank you for your interest in the director position at Griffin Free Public Library.
 
– Posted 4/11/22

Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic and talented library professional with proven management experience and excellent library skills to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. This individual will work closely with the Library Director in the management of the library and is responsible for the library in the Director’s absence.

The ideal candidate is strategic, flexible, positive, creative, patient, decisive, and technologically adroit.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. A finely tuned sense of humor is not required but highly beneficial.

Day-to-day responsibilities include management of the Inter-Library Loan service, collection development and management, processing and cataloging, planning and leading a monthly book discussion group, and assisting with staffing the circulation desk.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before April 8, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

– Posted 3/17/22