Director – Jones Memorial Library (Orleans, VT)

The Jones Memorial Library is seeking to hire a library director to plan, direct, and manage library operations and staff.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Identifying goals and implementing a plan to meet community needs;
  • Maintaining, advancing, and promoting the library’s policies, technology, collections, services, and programs;
  • Providing leadership to attract, recruit, and develop support staff and volunteers, including support staff performance reviews and scheduling;
  • Representing the library in the community and fostering partnerships with local civic organizations, schools, day cares and other interested parties;
  • Communicating and engaging with the media, community groups, Friends of the Library, and the public to inform and gather support of the library’s goals, programs and fundraising;
  • Developing and implementing, in conjunction with Library Trustees, a sound financial plan, to include cultivating grants, private funding sources, and endowments;
  • Overseeing and directing the library budget in a fiscally sound manner;
  • Efficiently communicating relevant library information to Library Trustees or Village officials, as needed;
  • Staying abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of library administration and management;
  • Creating and maintaining a welcoming environment and a community profile that shows the library as a valued community asset and resource.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Work experience in the public library sector including a working knowledge of library systems;
  • Grant writing experience;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Initiative, independent judgment, and political insight to ensure library services complement the needs and desires of community residents;
  • Experience and proficiency with computer technology, video conferencing platforms, and the ability to learn industry specific software.

Education:

  • Minimum: High School Diploma
  • Preferred: Degree or 2-years related experience

This is a part-time position of 24-hours a week. Based on the experience of applicants the position may be split to hire both a library director and children’s librarian.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jmltrustees@gmail.com

Screening of all applicants will start immediately and close on December 2, 2022.

– Posted 11/21/22

Technical Services Librarian – Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT)

Title: Technical Services Librarian
Department: Brooks Memorial Library

Nature of work: Responsible for cataloging and classifying library materials in all formats (books, electronic resources, serials, media, and realia). Supervises clerical acquisitions duties, print and non-print processing, repair, and serials management. Assists the Library Director
with collection maintenance and may act as Director in Library Director’s absence.

Work Schedule: Full-time 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday including Saturdays in schedule rotation and evenings as required.

Wages: FY’23 $24.29 per hour

Applications are being accepted through December 2, 2022, please apply by visiting our career site: https://secure4.saashr.com/ta/6155296.careers?CareersSearch or by clicking on the Employment Opportunities tab on our home page brattleboro.org.

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting those diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

– Posted 11/18/22

Library Director – Jackson Public Library (Jackson, NH)

Description:

The Jackson NH Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge for its vibrant community library. Jackson is a year round resort town of over 1000 residents in northern New Hampshire.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for management of the daily operations of the library. Duties include assisting the Board in the preparation of the annual budget, preparing recommendations of requests for capital purchase, implementing acquisitions and expenditures, and compiling monthly statistics on circulation.  The ideal candidate is community oriented, savvy about technology, and possesses excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

This Library Director is a salaried 35 hours per week position, with a full benefit package.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MLS strongly recommended.
  • At least 4 years experience in the field, comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures.  Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communications, staff supervision, and organizational management and administration.
  • Operational knowledge of computers and office machines/equipment.
  • Full job description available here.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, a resume and three references to directorsearch@jacksonlibrary.org no later than December 15, 2022.

– Posted 11/16/22

Assistant Librarian – Swanton Public Library (Swanton, VT)

The Swanton Public Library has a position open for an assistant librarian. Duties include assisting with the daily operations of the library, including issuing new library cards, checking library materials in and out, shelving books, locating books and other materials for patrons, assisting in creating exhibits and displays, and other activities as assigned. A love of books and basic computer and communication skills a plus. This is a part-time position, beginning at 15 hours a week, with an option for more. Contact Abbey Gaudette at director@swantonlibrary.org or (802) 868-7656.

– Posted 11/16/22

Digital Collections Librarian – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Library seeks a strong collaborator to work with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to develop digital collections and exhibits in alignment with the Dartmouth Library’s priorities and values. The Digital Collections Librarian will be responsible for researching, selecting, and preparing materials to be added to the Dartmouth Library’s digital collections and will contribute to the design, creation and reuse of descriptive metadata and text markup. This role supports the Dartmouth Library’s growing collaboration with faculty and scholars to support student engagement with digitized primary sources and community access to digital collections. The Digital Collections Librarian will also contribute to outreach to campus, local, and global communities, and coordinate the Dartmouth Library’s successful and expanding digital exhibits program by working directly with undergraduate students in the classroom.

Position Description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65775
Hiring range: $59,500 to $74,400
Contact: Laura Braunstein (laura.r.braunstein@dartmouth.edu)

Digital by Dartmouth Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

  • We do this by:
    • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
    • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
    • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
    • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

– Posted 11/16/22

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 11/13/22

User Experience & Design Librarian – Middlebury College Libraries (Middlebury, VT)

The Middlebury College Libraries seek a user experience and design-focused librarian to join the Research & Instruction Workgroup. The ideal candidate will feel passionate about design aesthetics, care deeply about the way all students, faculty, and staff experience our library both in person and online, and work with the rest of the library and other partners to improve how our library is experienced.

As the intellectual heart of campus, the Middlebury Libraries are valued for their collections, dedicated staff, and vibrant spaces. Critical thinking and independent exploration of primary and secondary sources is a valued component of Middlebury’s commitment to a liberal arts education. The Research & Instruction Workgroup is a small team of service-oriented librarians who specialize in research and instruction support. We thrive on collaborative work, and we enjoy learning from one another. All Middlebury librarians provide a high level of individualized assistance to students and faculty, including outreach to liaison departments. Every day, we’re able to help students learn how to find, critically evaluate, and use a wide array of information sources in their academic work. We’d love to have you join us.

Middlebury is a nationally recognized liberal arts college that offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world. Middlebury’s employees enjoy a high quality of life with top-notch facilities for education, research, and recreation. As a librarian at Middlebury, you would have opportunities to excel both personally and professionally. We offer excellent compensation with competitive wages; generous health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a retirement plan; and training and educational assistance.

Nestled in the scenic Green Mountains and just a few miles from Lake Champlain, Middlebury offers all that is special to Vermont: friendly communities where people know and value one another; high quality schools; and a vibrant arts scene with music, film, and food festivals, museums, and local theater productions. Middlebury also offers direct train service to New York, and Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distance.

This is considered a full-time salaried benefits eligible position. The hiring range for the position is $58,900 to $ 66,300 per year. This is a full-time, on-campus position. 1-2 days of remote work per week is a possibility most of the year.

Middlebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community, the curriculum, and our library collections.

Although this position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on December 6, 2022.

To learn more about the position and apply, visit https://apply.workable.com/middleburycollege/j/DDFC0E0A03/

– Posted 11/4/22

Librarian – Baldwin Memorial Library (Wells River, VT)

Our remarkable librarian of the past 30 years is retiring and the Board of Directors is seeking a creative, energetic, community-oriented, small-town-loving individual to be our new favorite librarian.

The Baldwin is a small, rural library, open 26 hours per week (M-W-F), serving many towns in the Wells River area. It is deeply engaged in and supported by its community.

The librarian’s job at the Baldwin includes the customary duties, as well as:

  • Collaborating with community groups and the local school
  • Helping the public use library materials and technology, including formal and informal training
  • Developing programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interests
  • Developing outreach and other services that extend the library’s reach into the community
  • Developing and organizing displays and exhibits
  • Overseeing lending and return from our “Library of Things” (tools and equipment for outdoor sports, gardening/homesteading, camping, public events, etc.).

The ideal candidate is someone with a bachelor’s degree, experience working in a library, and management or supervisory experience. Most important, however, is the right attitude, instincts, energy and thoughtfulness to be a good fit as the new librarian for the Baldwin’s community.

Wage is based on experience. Benefits include paid federal holidays, and paid sick-days and vacation time.

If you’re interested and think you’d be a good fit, please email a resume and letter of interest describing why you’re the right person to be the Baldwin’s next librarian to Chip Conquest at conquestchip@gmail.com. The Board will begin to schedule interviews with qualified candidates starting on November 15, 2022.

– Posted 11/4/22

Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Mt. Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a temporary (to cover a leave) part-time Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian for the 2022-2023 school year for 20 – 25 hours/week. This position will
begin at the end of September and conclude in mid February. Pay is $28/hr @25 hrs/week for 17 weeks.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one and in the classroom with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s multi-service point and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; participate in the Library’s information literacy program; assist with administering electronic resources; occasionally provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing instruction and public services in an academic library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and instruction coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a start date at the end of September.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference via email to:

hr@nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Reposted 11/4/22

Library Communications Manager – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Do you have a passion for storytelling? Are you eager to convey meaningful stories about the power of libraries? Are you fascinated by the power of words and images for telling compelling stories? Would you like to bring those skills to an organization that plays a significant role in higher education research and teaching to share its message? The Dartmouth Library seeks an outgoing, service-oriented, and intellectually curious Library Communications Manager who will maximize the visibility and impact of the Library’s contributions to Dartmouth’s mission.

In this position, you will:

  • Work closely with library leadership on communications strategy
  • Prepare key communications with the Dean of Libraries and others
  • Create and curate compelling content across multiple platforms for various audiences
  • Provide editorial oversight for the Library’s communication practices  and messaging
  • Contribute to the Library’s fundraising and development efforts through writing and editorial support
  • Serve as the Library’s media relations contact

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience developing and executing an organizational communications and social media strategy
  • Experience in creating, branding, and messaging an organizational identity
  • Ability to transform goals and services into relevant and timely messages for stakeholders
  • Degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field

This position is a full-time, three-year appointment open to negotiating a hybrid work environment; and requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You’ll need superior writing, story development, and editorial skills; demonstrated innovative and strategic thinking approaches; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; and a love of working with people in an academic environment.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin November 26th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To see the complete position description and to apply online please go to:

https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65533

ABOUT THE REGION: The Upper Valley surrounding Hanover, New Hampshire, where Dartmouth is located, consists of several towns and villages nestled along the Connecticut River – each with its own unique character. Just a car or train ride away from world-renowned cities like Boston, New York, and Montreal, this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty, unlimited  outdoor activities, and the cultural offerings of a thriving university community.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH: Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. At the Dartmouth Library, we are dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and working in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.  You will join highly committed and collegial staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

About diversity, equity, inclusion, & accessibility across the Dartmouth Library:

We value diversity in all forms and believe that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore the Library as they move through our interview process. We continue to improve our hiring process to ensure our candidates feel empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 10/27/22