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

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

Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont seeks a director of Collection Development and Acquisitions to lead the University Libraries’ collections program. This position supervises five FTE (one faculty and four staff); reports to the dean of libraries; and works closely with other directors, the Faculty Library Advisory Committee, and subject liaisons residing in UVM’s three library buildings: Howe Library, the Dana Medical Library, and the Silver Special Collections Library.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead major changes. Immediate priorities include reviewing and merging collections budgets, committees, and decision-making procedures; building and chairing a team to oversee collection development and acquisitions across the UVM libraries; developing a unified, print-management strategy; building consensus around major, upcoming decisions regarding big-deal packages; attending to the professional development of direct reports and creating plans for continuous learning; and cultivating within the Collection Development and Acquisitions unit an atmosphere of collegiality.

This director will work with all library directors to ensure that the work of collection development, acquisitions and the associated cataloging of resources is seamless and integrated with the Libraries’ mission. The director of collection development and acquisitions and the director of cataloging/metadata will examine processes for managing serials, discovery systems, and automated and manual acquisitions procedures, consulting closely with colleagues to change workflows as appropriate. Close work with the University Purchasing and Contracts office is important. And cultivating relationships with faculty across the institution is key, both through work with the Faculty Library Advisory Committee and through relationships with specific colleges and schools.

For the full posting, and to apply online, go to: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/41209

– Posted July 27,  2020

Temporary Part-time Librarian – Bent Northrop Memorial Library (Fairfield, VT)

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library in Fairfield, Vermont is looking to fill a temporary part-time position. The position will be for 13 hours per week, will start in the beginning of October 2020, and will last for 11 weeks. Some training hours will also need to be completed in September.

Position Summary: The person in this position will be responsible for planning and implementing programs for all ages, assisting customers with circulation and reference needs, and completing other general library operations.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer services skills

  • Solid technical troubleshooting

  • Experience working with children

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to work independently

  • Self-motivated

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Montgomery at  bnmllibrarian@gmail.com. Email or call (802) 827- 3945 with any questions. Application deadline is August 15th.

– Posted July 23, 2020