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

Library Support Generalist – Dana Medical Library at UVM (Burlington, VT)

Job Posting: S3207PO

The University Libraries is seeking a Library Support Generalist. The position will oversee public service library operations including evening and weekend hours for the Dana Medical Library, which serves the information needs for the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the UVM Medical Center. They are responsible for building security and enforcing policy. This position will facilitate the use of the library’s computer resources, including the online catalog, webpages, instructional support, and other computing resources; provide reference services and library instruction as needed. They will support the library’s systematic review process and administer stack maintenance for the library. This position will also train student workers, maintaining and updating training materials. The work week for this position is Thursday through Monday.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number S3207PO. 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 November 26, 2021.

– Posted 11/14/21

Local History Librarian – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library in Newport, NH is looking for a Local History Librarian to join our team. This is a part time job, 18 hours per week, and the starting hourly wage is $20. This librarian will be responsible for our historical archives and reference assistance. For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website at newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

Health Science Librarian Positions-University of Vermont Libraries, Dana Medical Library (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Dana Medical Library seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of librarians who report to the Director of the Dana Medical Library. Health sciences librarians at UVM provide high quality user-centered teaching, learning and research support to constituents from the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the University of Vermont Medical Center (located adjacent to campus). The two new hires will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking both experienced librarians and those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Dana Medical Library supports physicians, nurses, and other health professionals at the UVM Medical Center as well as medical and health sciences students, faculty and staff in the Larner College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Science. These two positions will serve as liaisons for specific academic and clinical areas and support the general research needs of other students and the public. Successful librarians in this position will: 

  • Establish collaborative relationships with faculty, residents, staff, students, and clinicians in liaison areas.  
  • Provide curricular support through the development and teaching of course-integrated instruction and general workshops.  
  • Provide research, reference, and expert searching assistance to a wide array of users including clinicians. This support includes reference, one-on-one, and group research consultations that occur virtually and face-to-face.  
  • Create online instructional materials such as research guides, tutorials, and integrated library services.  
  • Contribute to collection development decisions for physical and online health sciences collections.  
  • Engage in research and scholarly activities to meet the libraries’ and the university’s requirements for reappointment and promotion.  
  • Participate actively in committees, working groups, teams, projects, or other initiatives that further the libraries’, the university’s, and the profession’s missions.  

APPLICATION INFORMATION: 

For further details about these positions (including salary information) and to apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F1983PO. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 12, 2021.

– Posted 10/22/21

Library Professional – Roger Clark Memorial Library (Pittsfield, VT)

Accepting applications now.

The Roger Clark Memorial Library in Pittsfield, VT is a small library within a close-knit community that seeks an energetic, enthusiastic part-time library professional dedicated to providing educational, professional, cultural, and recreational information and services for community members of all ages.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work primarily independently and alongside other team members to carry out all of the tasks and charges that are required to give excellent service.
  • Ability to manage time, to set priorities, and communicate with other team members as needed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with library patrons of all ages, trustees, volunteers, town officials and other staff members including the ability to deal tactfully, communicate effectively and harmoniously.
  • Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, climb stools and lift up to 30 pounds.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with the board of trustees to research, plan and implement programming for all ages.
  • Develop and oversee marketing, media strategies and initiatives including web-based, print, and all other venues for the purpose of advancing the library’s mission; and keeping with the organization’s mission.
  • Manage and provide innovative content for the website and social media platforms (Facebook, and other sites).
  • Keep the library collection current and organized through collection development and maintenance.
  • Develop procedures for recruitment and supervision of volunteers and interns in accordance with the personnel policy.
  • Keeps current with developments in the library profession. Attends professional meetings and conferences, participates in team planning and goal setting.
  • Providing regular, written reports of library activity for the board of trustees, the town, and the state, including: collecting, reporting, and analyzing library statistics
  • Perform related work as required; perform work as requested by the board of trustees.

This position includes daytime, evening, and Saturday hours. Pay based on experience with paid time off. Please email resume, with references and a cover letter to the Board of Trustees at pittsfieldvtlibrary@gmail.com. Application submissions made on job platforms sites will not be accepted.

– Posted 10/13/21

Librarian II, Williston Campus – Hartness Library, Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center, VT)

Applicants interested in applying must submit a Cover Letter and Resume.  Apply now

Job Description
To carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

Please go to the Vermont Tech Human Resources link for more details: Librarian II (Williston)

– Posted 10/1/21

Librarian II – Hartness Library, Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center, VT)

Applicants interested in applying must submit a Cover Letter and Resume.  Apply now

Job Description
To carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

Please go to the Vermont Tech Human Resources link for more details: Librarian II (Randolph Center)

– Posted 9/25/21

Librarian 2 – Northern Vermont University (Johnson, VT)

Northern Vermont University is looking for a Librarian to carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage information literacy and academic research instruction for both online and on-campus course instruction.
  • Work with other VSC librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
  • Work with Director to develop policies and procedures for the on-campus and virtual libraries.
  • Act as lead in providing reference service for both online, IM chat, and on-campus students. Assess reference service, reviewing reference queries and providing statistical analysis. Train library staff and student workers in reference service skills and library resources.
  • Liaise with vendors regarding trials, licensing, and technical maintenance.
  • Database administration, including statistical analysis and technical maintenance.
  • Maintain LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
  • Maintain library social media accounts.
  • Serve on system-wide library committees.
  • Manage lending programs for the library’s iPads and Kindles.
  • Plan and arrange library events, including presentations, book talks and displays.
  • Manage program development and public outreach services.
  • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications and through NVU-Online.
  • Library liaison and collection development for various academic departments.
  • Manage any library grants specific to NVU libraries.
  • Manage collection and deselection processes for campus libraries.
  • Related duties as assigned.

View the full job description and apply online.

– Posted 7/23/21

Librarian – Winhall Memorial Library (Bondville, VT)

The Winhall Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Librarian who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and community orientated.

The Librarian reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of current practices and trends in library services. They will be skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective promotion of library materials, events, and services.

This is a part time position scheduled to work approximately 15-20 hours, including Saturdays. BA or BS, with two to three years of library experience preferred. However, we will consider a strong candidate with related professional experience and a willingness to pursue Vermont Public Library Certification. Salary will be based on experience as well as qualifications.

Send letter of interest, resume, and three work-related references to Winhall Memorial Library, P.O. Box 738, Bondville, VT 05340 or email at:  winhallmemoriallibrary@gmail.com. Time is of the essence, this position will be open until it is filled. The Winhall Memorial Library is a 501 (c)3 library. The library is located at 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road in Bondville, VT.

– Posted 7/20/21

Librarian- Etna Public Library (Etna, NH)

The Etna Public Library a municipal library has an opening for a Part-Time Librarian (23 hours per week). The Etna Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy Librarian to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach. Etna, is a small community within the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. It is located in southwestern Grafton County, approximately 3 miles east of Hanover’s downtown and 2.5 mi south of the village of Hanover Center.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh.   All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. Detailed instructions are available here.

– Posted 6/22/21