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

Adult Services Librarian – Kimball Public Library (Randolph, VT)

Kimball Public Library seeks a team player who genuinely likes helping people – the Library’s small staff collaborates to meet our community’s many needs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with patrons of all ages, particularly adults from early adulthood to elderly; be eager to cultivate partnerships with local organizations; be familiar with current technology and eager to learn more; be an enthusiastic reader; and possess motivation, flexibility, imagination, confidence, and empathy.

The Adult Services Librarian is primarily responsible for creating, marketing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services for adults across the age span. Among other responsibilities: technology, reference, and reader’s advisory services; outreach to local organizations; pertinent budget management; and ongoing professional development.

This position is full-time (40 hours per week). Schedule both has and requires flexibility – some weekends / evenings required. Experience with adult programming is helpful, as is experience working in a library. Medical / dental / life insurance, retirement plan. Begins in August.

Send resume and cover letter to amy@KimballLibrary.org OR Library Director, Kimball Public Library, 67 North Main St., Randolph VT 05060. Resume review begins July 8. Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

– Posted 6/22/21

Youth Activities Librarian – St. Albans Free Library (St. Albans, VT)

St. Albans Free Library is seeking a Youth Activities Librarian.  If you are a creative and energetic person who enjoys working with youth, we are looking for an Activities Librarian to be part of our team.  You’ll be responsible for planning and implementing creative programming of all varieties including twice weekly story time/music & movement performances. The successful candidate will have a sincere interest in libraries, in particular youth services, as well as possess excellent customer service skills.

Previous library experience and bachelor’s degree preferred.

This position is up to 20 hours per week and may include an occasional night / Saturday. Wage based on experience – $18.00 – $22.00/hour.

A full job description is available at stalbansfreelibrary.org.  To apply for the Youth Activities Librarian position, please submit resume and three references to Becky Manahan, Youth Room Director, via email to stalbansfreelibraryjobs@gmail.com by July 1, 2021.

– Posted 5/26/21

Librarian – Varnum Memorial Library (Jeffersonville, VT)

Nestled into the Smugglers Notch region, the Varnum Memorial Library is one of the oldest independent public libraries in Vermont. Owned and operated by the Crescendo Club Library Association, we strive to serve and anticipate the needs of all members of our community. We are seeking a library professional to provide oversight of the daily operations of the library and promote its use throughout the Town of Cambridge. The successful candidate will understand that this is more than just managing books. We seek someone who will create a space where all are welcomed and community can flourish. We want patrons of all ages to have a place to come to have their questions answered, their ideas challenged, their soul nourished by a good book, and to open the door to a wide range of possibilities. This is a 25 hour/week position.

If our values and goals resonate with yours, please send a cover letter and resume to varnumboardofdirectors@gmail.com

– Posted 5/19/21

Part-time Library Director/Librarian – Wardsboro Public Library (Wardsboro, VT)

The Wardsboro Public Library in Wardsboro, VT is seeking a  part-time Library Director/ Librarian. 4 days/ week, 23 hrs./ week, Saturdays and some evening hours, flexible work schedule. Wage is commensurate with experience starting at $16/hr. Experience, VT Certificate of Public Librarianship, or college degree is a plus

If you love libraries, enjoy reading and want to encourage others to read…

If you like working with other community organizations and want the library to become more than just a place for books …

If you are creative and innovative, use technology, communicate well, can interact professionally with others and have a positive get it done attitude….

If you enjoy designing interesting library programs and services that meet the needs of people of all ages..

then you could be a good fit for this job.

Under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees, these are some of the librarian’s duties:

  • manage the daily operations of the library,
  • organize the acquisition, access of adult’s and children’s library collections,
  • design, develop and deliver an array of library programs and services to address the various needs of patrons of all ages and interests,
  • oversee the safety, cleanliness and neatness of the library’s physical space in compliance with CDC and ACCD COVID requirements and guidelines,
  • communicate and promote library services and programs through the Internet, Facebook, library website, and other electronic media,
  • manages the cataloging and circulation of materials using Verso, interlibrary loan services (using Clover), assist patrons to find materials and resources in the library,
  • manage the purchase and maintenance of computers and other electronic devices and assist patrons in using them.
  • supervise volunteers

Experience/ Skills Requirements

  • library experience and VT Certificate of Public Librarianship or college degree a plus.
  • excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • able to plan and set realistic goals, establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • able to solve problems effectively by identifying issues, determining causes and implements appropriate solutions in a variety of situations,
  • able to control finances and supplies while keeping within budget
  • able to use technology, proficient in Microsoft Office, Google suite, Facebook, Instagram, integrated library systems, WordPress and Canva
  • establish positive working relationships with trustees, Friends of the Library and other community organizations.

Training is available.

For more information, leave a message at 802-896-6576 or email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com.

To apply, email or send a resume and cover letter to Wardsboro Public Library PO Box 170 Main St. Wardsboro, VT 05355.

– Posted 5/9/21

Public Services Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mount Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a Public Services Librarian to join the staff of Schauffler Library for the 2021-2022 school year. Working closely with a small team of colleagues, the Public Services Librarian supports the mission of Northfield Mount Hermon by helping members of the campus community find, access, use, and create information in support of their academic and personal interests and growth.

This position includes primary responsibility for the library’s circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan functions, including hiring, training, and supervising 10-15 part-time student aides; serving as a liaison to one or more academic departments, teaching library instruction sessions, creating instructional materials, and participating in collection development and outreach; coordinating and maintaining the library’s production equipment, including 2D and 3D printers; and communicating with Campus Safety and Plant & Properties regarding library hours and building issues. This job also includes evening and weekend library duty.

The ideal applicant will have a master’s degree in library science (M.L.S or M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution and at least one year’s professional experience with circulation, public services, and/or reference, preferably in an academic or school library. We will consider outstanding candidates who are close to finishing their degree programs.

Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community, and an ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, experience in diversity work, and an eagerness to work with a diverse student body in a boarding school environment.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two (2) letters of reference to:

Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240
hr@nmhschool.org

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.**
For more information visit our website at http:/www.nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 5/9/21

Children’s Services Librarian – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library has an opening for a children’s services librarian. Details are posted on our website at https://www.rutlandfree.org/join-the-library/. Please send cover letter / CV to randal@rutlandfree.org

This is an exciting moment for RFL and for our children’s librarian in particular. We are planning on either major renovations to our children’s area or moving into a new building, with a newly designed and built children’s area, in relatively short order. The successful candidate will be an integral part of creating a welcoming space for children and families, planning how best to use the collection in that space, and rethinking how we provide services to our community.

– Posted April 16, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public LIbrary in Woodstock, VT is seeking a Youth Services Librarian.  Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with an energetic spirit. This person will have excellent communication skills and an eagerness to connect with the community. If you have a passion for encouraging and inspiring young readers and a genuine care for youth we would love to hear from you.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and willingness to work towards a Vermont library certification.
  • Two years previous library experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Capacity to multitask and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, kind and positive
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to children and teens, and their caregivers
  • Planning and conducting youth programming and summer reading programs
  • Develop positive relationships with a lively after school crowd
  • Assist with book ordering for youth collections
  • Maintenance of youth collection
  • Attend library workshops and keep abreast of changes and improvements in library science
  • Assume additional duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Flexibility and patience
  • Knowledge of youth literature
  • A working knowledge of library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in library services for children and young adults Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • A genuine care and respect for youth

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment or boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Must possess physical ability to reach, bend, and lift frequently

Hours & Compensation:

 This is a 30-hour per week benefited position. Saturday hours are required

To Apply: 

Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Clare McFarland, Director (clare@normanwilliams.org).

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Depending on organizational needs, other duties may be assigned. 

The Norman Williams Public Library is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 1, 2021

Circulation Librarian – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description 

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Circulation Librarian to help shape the future of our collections and public access efforts. The Circulation Librarian is responsible for overseeing all circulation activities and supervises one part-time regular staff member as well as several work-study students and substitutes. This position is public-facing, interacting with library patrons every day and setting the standard for stellar customer service. As a member of the library’s leadership team, this position plays an important role in the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the library’s mission and strategic plan. The staff at Ilsley Public Library work collaboratively on many library services, and this position will contribute to collection development and outreach efforts.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the principals and practices of effective library management; knowledge and skill in effective employee supervision and management, including a willingness to mentor, train, and inspire staff; and will love working with people and have a passion for customer service.

About the Ilsley Public Library 

Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of four professional librarians, eight staff members, and many dedicated substitutes, work study students, and volunteers. The library’s staff is its greatest asset, and as such continual professional development is expected and supported. Its collection consists of more than 80,000 items with an annual circulation of over 160,000 and a total operating budget of over $700,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. Ilsley also administers a branch library, the Sarah Partridge Library, which serves East Middlebury. Ilsley works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.

Salary and Benefits 

The established salary range for this position is $44,000-$54,000. This is a full-time non-union position (40 hrs/wk), and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Application 

A full description of the position can be found at here. Please email a cover letter and resume to tricia.allen@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin May 3. The anticipated start date will be June 14, but the start date is subject to change depending on how COVID-19 continues to impact life and work in Addison County.

– Posted March 30, 2021