Library Media Specialist, Long-term Sub – U-32 (Montpelier, VT)

Washington Central Unified Union School District is seeking an enthusiastic educator to fill a long-term substitute position in the U-32 Library during a teacher’s 4-6 week leave of absence from early February to mid-March 2022. Please note that during this time, there is a school vacation (2/21-3/1), and school will be closed.  See here for more details and the job posting.

Please consider if you are retired or even if your license has expired: an emergency license can be applied for with the right candidate.  Please reach out to others who might be interested – we will consider candidates with other educational certifications and experiences other than library/media.

A love of young people, a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and a collaborative approach are essential.

– Posted 1/18/22

Instructional Law Librarian – Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at the Vermont Law School seeks applications for the position of Instructional Law Librarian. This faculty position teaches first semester JD legal research courses, advanced legal research courses, as well as research sessions for courses throughout the Law School. The Instructional Law Librarian participates in the library’s reference and faculty liaison program. This position selects and evaluates portions of the library’s collection. In addition to academic advising, the Instructional Law Librarian serves on Vermont Law School committees and is active in law librarianship at the local, regional, and national levels.

 A detailed position description is available at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/811343

Vermont Law School is mission-driven, guided by its motto: “Lex pro urbe et orbe,” law for the community and the world. This mission is apparent in the Law School’s longtime commitment to environmental law, social and restorative justice, and the varied careers that its students have pursued in those fields. The Law School’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and board share a strong sense of this mission.

Vermont Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT, which is approximately a 30-minute drive from Hanover, NH, and a 45-minute drive from Montpelier, VT. For more information on the Law School please go to www.vermontlaw.edu.

– Posted 1/18/22

Staff Engagement Liaison – Dartmouth Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Library
Hanover, NH 03755
Staff Engagement Liaison

Join our team at this vibrant and forward-looking Ivy League library. We’re looking for a great communicator who lives diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is also organizationally skilled to join us as the Staff Engagement Liaison. This new position will be focused on developing, producing, managing, and assessing all processes related to the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of library staff, ensuring they are fair and inclusive. The Liaison will work to create and foster a supportive learning culture, and will embed diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices into all staff engagement and recruitment activities. If you like the idea of helping an innovative and purpose-driven higher education organization achieve its strategic objectives and priorities in a very tangible way, this position might be for you!

For more information about the position, visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/61135. Review of applications will begin around February 1st. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 made up of 143 dynamic highly committed staff members.

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 1/18/22

Library Aide – North Adams Public Library (North Adams, MA)

POSITION: Library Aide
SALARY: $14.25/hour 
POSITION SUMMARY: The North Adams Public Library is looking for the right person to complete our Circulation team! We need a Library Aide to work 15 hours per week including occasional Wednesday evenings and Saturdays, at our Circulation Desk. The ideal candidate is passionate about providing excellent and friendly customer service to library users of all ages and backgrounds. North Adams patrons love this library, and the staff is a major reason. Come help us continue that tradition.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are invited to submit the required application along with cover letter, resume, and references to: library@northadams-ma.gov or Sarah Sanfilippo, North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, North Adams, MA, 01247
 
The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
– Posted 1/18/22

Information Access Assistant – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Position Purpose:

Providing user-centered service pertaining to information services (circulation, technology support, course reserves, collection management and maintenance, and resource sharing) at the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, the Information Access Assistant (IAA) triages questions from library users, in person and remotely, and completes projects as assigned. The IAA will work at both Biomedical Libraries locations, Dana Biomedical Library and Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent technology skills, including ability to troubleshoot software and hardware, use various programs, and learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to competently interact with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students
  • Ability to work discreetly with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and in team environments
  • Ability to organize work effectively and to set and modify work priorities, often under pressure or with constant interruptions
  • Ability to travel between Dartmouth campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work or work experience in life or health sciences
  • Experience with research and searching library databases
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma

More information and application at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/61139

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 1/18/22

Library Director – Bethel Library (Bethel, ME)

The Bethel Library is seeking an outgoing, organized, and energetic individual to fill the position of Library Director. Bethel is located in Western Maine, on the banks of the Androscoggin River in the foothills of the White Mountains. The library is in Bethel’s historic district, facing the Bethel Common. The Bethel area is host to the Sunday River and Mount Abram ski areas, the Bethel Inn and Resort, and Gould Academy.

The Bethel Library Association is a private 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1879. It is overseen by a Board of Trustees and serves a combined population of about 4,000 people from the towns and townships of Bethel, Albany, Gilead, Greenwood, Mason, and Newry, as well as all students in the local school district. The Library Director reports to the Board and hires and supervises all staff, which currently consists of four part-time Assistant Librarians. The Library operates for a total of 22 hours a week, and is open part of every day except Sunday and holidays.

Continuing Responsibilities

The Library Director serves as the public face of the Bethel Library, including as appropriate or needed at the circulation desk, during programs, and at professional meetings and events. Innovative and strategic leadership, now more than ever in this era of pandemic, will be vital to the success of the Library as well as the Director. In particular, the Director will:

  • Plan programs and events that appeal to a wide range of community members.
  • Recommend policies, including as related to staffing, and draft the annual budget for the Board’s approval.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Library collection and operations, and approve expenditures as aligned with the budget.
  • Supervise the staff and remain current on professional developments, including attending Maine State Library meetings and events.
  • Work with the trustees on fundraising, and expand funding from grants, in support of Library operations.
  • Increase public knowledge about and use of the Library’s technological offerings (wi-fi, computers, printing).
  • Attend all Board meetings as a non-voting member, and Board committee meetings as necessary.  Keep the Board informed of proposed changes in Library operations, such as staffing or library hours.
  • Prepare reports for the Maine State Library, the Town of Bethel, and the Trustees.

Specific Objectives

  • In collaboration with the Board, increase Library and collection use, with a particular focus on programming and the number of opportunities that patrons, donors, and volunteers have to engage with the library, with a focus on non-traditional users.
  • Advise the Board on necessary upgrades to the library’s software systems.
  • Design and create, in coordination with the Board, a ‘Friends of the Bethel Library’ group to provide support and volunteers for fundraising and programs.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A minimum of four years of professional public library experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative team-oriented leadership and management experience, to include budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • A desire to welcome all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner to uphold the Library as a vibrant and welcoming public space.
  • The ability to develop the Library’s collection, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual, and electronic materials.
  • A strong proficiency with computer and library technology and software, and social media.
  • The ability to multi-task with a focus on customer service.

Hours and Compensation

The Bethel Library Director is a 35-hour a week position with a starting salary range beginning at $36,400 a year commensurate with experience and background. The position includes 15 days of paid personal leave.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their expression of interest, to include a resume, to BethelLibraryMETrustees@gmail.com.  Expressions of interest may also be mailed to:  Bethel Library, Attention Search Committee, P.O. Box 130, Bethel, ME 04217.

The position will remain open until filled.  The anticipated start date is February 1, 2022.

– Posted 1/2/22

Librarian C AC: Technical Services – VT Dept. of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  01/16/2022
Req ID:  26464
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.86

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a professional cataloger for the position of Technical Services Librarian. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of RDA, MARC, and expertise with classification systems, including Dewey (DDC) and knowledge of, or comfort learning other classification systems such as LC and SuDoc. They will provide consulting for cataloging, learner-centered instruction, and will manage State Library collections in consultation with the Assistant State Librarian for Information & Access. This job calls for a well-organized, diplomatic, and insightful person who will use their professional skills and knowledge to advance the mission of VTLIB.

Major duties include performing all original cataloging for the State Library collections, copy cataloging, classification using Dewey Decimal System (DDC), and other systems for government documents; designing and teaching basic and advanced cataloging classes as part of the VTLIB continuing education program; answering cataloging questions from librarians and staff both internally and externally; managing cataloging in the VTLIB ILS; and working with Information & Access staff to maximize discoverability of materials through the CLOVER interlibrary loan system.

The Technical Services Librarian has the opportunity to organize State Library collections and to improve cataloging services for VTLIB. This is a great chance to shape the policies and vision of the organization around cataloging and technical services.

The Department of Libraries is based in Barre, Vermont, located about 50 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 185 public libraries, most of which serve small and rural communities with populations of fewer than 5,000. Vermont has a population of 643,000 and is known for its powerful tradition of local government, robust farmers markets, beautiful landscape, wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and strong sense of community.

For full details and to apply online, visit careers.vermont.gov

– Posted 1/2/22

Library Assistant Substitutes – Essex Free Library (Essex, VT)

Essex Free Library in Essex, Vermont seeks applications from library assistants to cover occasional shifts including Saturdays on our busy children and adult circulation desks.  Do you feel energized by helping library patrons?  Do you love assisting people with technology? Are you a super dependable person who is available for flexible substitute hours?  Public library experience and experience with children is preferred. Must possess strong customer service skills and computer skills. Starting rate of pay is $16 per hour. Applications can be submitted online at: https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=74&source=other

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 12/13/21

Children & Youth Librarian – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)

Vergennes, Vermont
Children & Youth Librarian

(20+ hours per week)

Summary: The Bixby Memorial Free Library is seeking a new team member to join us as our Children & Youth Librarian. The successful candidate will be passionate about encouraging, inspiring and expanding a community of young people in our five towns (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham).  This individual will be enthusiastic about growing an active community of kiddos and their caregivers, as well as tweens and teens, through engaging, valued programming, traditions, and personal connections.

Background: Since The Bixby’s long-serving and beloved Children’s Librarian retired in May of 2020, we have been fortunate to have several gifted individuals serve on an interim basis.  With the library back to full hours and programming, we hope to welcome a person who envisions a longer-term role in growing and enhancing the critical role the library can and should play in these community members’ lives.

The Library has recently received federal funding to invest in a makerspace and the creation of a Library of Things, which we’ll be launching in 2022 to create new opportunities for age-based and cross-generational programming to share and generate expertise, curiosity, and creativity.

Position: The Children’s Services Librarian provides quality services to youth and families and increases the responsiveness of the library to the needs of youth and families in our community. The Youth Services Librarian partners with schools, childcare providers and other youth services organizations and communicates with individuals to identify community needs and enrichment opportunities and implement new initiatives in response. He/she is also responsible for delivering high quality traditional youth library services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, budgets, and maintains all aspects of the Library’s youth collection, including audiovisual and electronic resources, using standard review sources and considering patron requests
  • Collaborates with the Adult Services Librarian in collection development of the Library’s young adult materials
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates children and youth programs and services
  • Provides on floor interaction with youth
  • Works with local schools, childcare providers, community youth organizations, and others to provide valued outreach to the community
  • Trains and supervises teen and pre-teen volunteers
  • Performs similar or related work as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact meaningfully with children of all ages and personalities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking
  • Highly effective collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of current trends in children’s literature
  • Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology,  tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Has a good sense of humor and a positive, resilient spirit

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience/certification desired
  • Professional experience in a public library setting preferred

Physical Requirements: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions. Duties require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving light-weight materials or equipment.

– Posted 12/13/21

Evening Circulation and Reserves Supervisor, Baker Berry Library, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Duties:

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. 20%
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. 20%
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services. 20%
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. 10%
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. 10
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. 10%
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. 10%

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors plus 3-5 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS
  • Experience collecting and analysing data to inform decision making
  • Experience with community outreach and marketing of services

For more information: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/60616

– Posted 12/3/21