Programming Librarian – Jaffrey Public Library (Jaffrey, NH)

The Jaffrey Public Library’s mission is to serve as a community resource for lifelong learning where everyone is welcome to gather, discover and succeed in a safe, nurturing environment.

We are seeking a new, full-time team member who likes to wear a lot of hats in providing great library services for all ages.

We pride ourselves on being a safe place for everyone in our community.  We provide services and programs in a collaborative, team environment.  While we still have some age-based programs and services, we love it when three generations of the same family can show up for a program that is flexible enough for everyone to participate.

The details:

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Programming Librarian
Grade/Classification: Salaried/Exempt position.
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours)
REPORTS TO: Library Director
SALARY:  $42,000 – $44,000/year, depending on qualifications, full benefits, including health insurance, dental, and NH retirement system
APPLICATIONS received by December 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Library Director, the Programming Librarian is responsible for supporting a broad range of duties related to all aspects of library programs, in a collaborative team environment. This includes but is not limited to developing, planning, and implementing programs specifically for youth, teens, and adults, as well as inter-generational programming, in conjunction with other staff members and outside presenters.  This position also supports circulation and reference services, and promotion of all library services and activities throughout the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in the implementation of the daily work plan outlined by the Library Director, including the daily operation of circulation and reference services to ensure the highest quality service.
  • Maintains a welcoming, helpful library atmosphere for patrons and colleagues.
  • Identifies opportunities for new and enhanced library programs for all ages, collaborating with library staff and community partners to develop programs that meet the needs of the community in accordance with the library’s mission.
  • Plans, executes, and evaluates a wide variety of programs for children, teens, and/or their caregivers, and adults, both on- and off-site, in order to heighten library visibility, present materials in an active and stimulating manner, provide outreach, market the library and its resources, and/or meet a community need.
  • Stays informed of professional issues, trends, and attitudes within both the library profession and the local community.
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of print, electronic and community resources.
  • Works at public service desks, to provide excellent reference and reader’s advisory service, technology help, and circulation and inter-library loan services, as needed.
  • Finds opportunities to collaborate with schools and other outside organizations to improve services to the community.
  • Promotes the library and its materials, events, and services via press releases, social media, public speaking, and other forms of written and oral communication.
  • Assists Library Director in management of volunteer program.
  • Contributes statistical and narrative reports to the Director, as requested.
  • Develops departmental budgets for materials, supplies, programs, and more and tracks spending versus budgets.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities to maintain knowledge of the field.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of library principles, practices, tools, policies, and procedures, including collection development, planning, coordination, evaluation of services, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational, and educational needs of diverse audiences.
  • Thorough knowledge of and strong commitment to public library service.
  • Proficiency in use of library automated systems.  Proficient knowledge of library, office, and consumer technology, including hardware, software, networks, databases, and the internet.
  • Skill in organizational planning and budgeting.
  • Ability to set goals, determine priorities, and complete projects independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and logical reasoning to resolve problems effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with all age groups.
  • Ability to keep good records.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • Ability to work well with both internal and external customers, including the public, supervisors, subordinates, Trustees, Friends, other Town employees, and community groups.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal library environment. Frequent interruptions. May spend periods at computer terminal or on telephone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Regularly required to move throughout the building.  Reliable transportation to outside events may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Implements the daily work plan outlined by the Library Director.  Direct supervisory responsibility for Program/Learning Assistants and program volunteers.  Works with Library Director to supervise all library volunteers, in accordance with library policy.  Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library in the absence of the Library Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Consideration will be given for any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school or Master’s degree in Education highly preferred.
  • Two years of public library experience preferred.
  • Two years of experience in program planning and implementation.
  • A satisfactory background check is required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

The Jaffrey Public Library is committed to creating an inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed), either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

To apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references in PDF format to:

Julie Perrin, Library Director at jperrin@jaffreypubliclibrary.org.  No phone calls, please.

APPLICATIONS received by December 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 12/8/22

Children & Youth Services Librarian – Manchester Community Library (Manchester Center, VT)

Reports to:  Executive Director
Status: Full-time onsite, flexible schedule, including some evenings and Saturdays.

The Role
The Manchester Community Library seeks an energetic Children & Youth Services Librarian who loves young people. You will collaborate with MCL’s Program Director to creatively plan, develop, and implement services and programs for toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and their families. You are a highly motivated individual with proven success in working with children and teens. Strong interpersonal, technology, and communication skills will complement your ability to plan, coordinate, collaborate, and serve our community stakeholders.

Education / Experience
A Master of Library and Information Science degree and 3 or more years of working with children and youth in a library setting is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications
Enthusiasm for MCL’s mission, vision, and values  • Thorough knowledge of best library practices for children and youth • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills • Ability to work effectively with varied stakeholders • Familiarity with Koha Integrated Library Systems • Excellent technology skills, including Google Workspace • Self-directed, with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills • Personal attributes include passion, integrity, honesty, and positive attitude • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The following list comprises the primary job responsibilities; it is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all activities that may be required.

Select, order, catalog, inventory, and weed materials, primarily for children’s and youth collections • Partner with the Program Director and library team to plan, develop, and implement services and programs • Coordinate and train library staff and volunteers • Support programs with events, acquisitions, exhibits, grant development, and reports • Collaboratively help organize and run summer programs • Identify and track key budget and expense performance indicators • Assist in the development of communications and promotion of library services and programs • Co-manage interlibrary loans • Engage in ongoing professional development • Embrace a welcoming, patron-first culture with regular help desk coverage • Support local schools and community groups to develop and expand children and teen services

Compensation
Salary range: $42,000 – $48,000

The excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and generous leave policies. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Edward Surjan, Executive Director, careers@mclvt.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. Other duties may be assigned.

The Manchester Community Library is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

– Posted 12/4/22

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

Temporary Library Specialist – Vermont Tech (Randolph Center, VT)

Sunday-Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

BASIC FUNCTION

Assist with a full range of paraprofessional / technical support tasks related to one or more primary library functions.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and process information related to the library functions using the VSC integrated library software system and the statewide library network utility.
  • Perform processing of serials or periodicals in the automated library system; maintaining the collection and assisting users in locating and using periodicals and microforms.
  • Provide a wide range of basic reference services to patrons, referring unusual problems or requests to senior librarians.
  • Oversee or assist with circulation desk operations.
  • Assist with the supervision of student assistants, including: interviewing, hiring, training and assigning work.
  • Carry out a variety of special projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors degree plus two to four years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.  Overall understanding of college library organization and systems, with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to the area(s) of specialization of the position. Relevant training/experience in use of computerized library information systems desirable.

  • Ability to deal effectively with library patrons.
  • Strong reading, writing, math, and analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Good basic administrative, organizational and supervisory skills.

VSC Non- Bargaining Unit      Grade: 9      FLSA: Non-Exempt    Part-time, temporary Sunday-Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

Primary work site: Randolph Campus

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

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the College. Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds.

Vermont Tech is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, ancestry, place of birth, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age or veteran status, or against a qualified individual with a disability, or any other person whose status is protected under local, state or federal laws. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

All full-time and some part-time positions are subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is conditional upon successful completion of these checks.

link: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/VER1019VTSC/JobBoard/5269c684-902f-4f8e-b697-2067bcf029bc/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=038205c9-8aff-4763-984a-6462b5a5c74d

– Posted 10/17/22

Outreach/Programming Librarian – Brandon Free Public Library (Brandon, VT)

Brandon Free Public Library, an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit library in Brandon, VT is seeking an energetic, community-oriented individual who can interact positively and creatively with patrons and staff.

This is an outreach/programming position, 25-30 hours per week, starting immediately. The rate of pay is $18.00 per hour with generous vacation/sick time. This is a permanent outreach/programming position.

The position requires some regular evenings and Saturday hours plus additional scheduling. The person in this position will provide direct-service work in the library and out in the community. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation/desk work
  • Develop outreach/programming activities for all ages
  • Serve as a community liaison/attend community events
  • Help develop and implement annual summer reading program
  • Library Staffing: assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of using the library, including computer and device troubleshooting
  • Other duties will include shelving, programming preparation, other projects as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Patron-centered public service philosophy
  • Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer experience, which must include ability to work effectively with modern integrated library automation systems (training will be provided), MS Office Suite products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google Apps, and social media
  • Comfort with and ability to use established and emerging technology
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to carry up to 50lbs. (books, computers, furniture, etc.)

Please note, the above job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. This position requires standing and sitting for extended periods and access to reliable transportation for community outreach.

Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Molly Kennedy, Director
Brandon Free Public Library
molly@brandonpubliclibrary.org

Brandon Free Public Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

– Posted 10/9/22

Librarian II – Northern Vermont University (Johnson, VT)

Apply Online

BASIC FUNCTION

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.

Shift: Sundays through Thursdays 10am-6pm

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Functional and partial administrative supervision of one or more employees and approximately ten to twenty student assistants.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision is received from the Library Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, plus one to three years of  progressively responsible experience working in an academic library,  or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

Required:

  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use)
  • Experience with web programming, graphic design, and scripting, or a demonstrated ability to learn these skills
  • Teaching experience

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.

– Posted 9/1/22

Cataloger & Metadata Librarian – Vermont Historical Society (Barre, VT)

The Vermont Historical Society seeks a Cataloger & Metadata Librarian. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian supports enhanced discovery and access to the collections of the Leahy Library of Vermont Historical Society through original manuscript cataloging and digitization. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian will be an integral member of the team currently planning and developing a state-wide digital collections platform. This librarian will also be responsible for cataloging single-folder manuscript collections in the MARC format, enhancing the library’s legacy indexing systems. The Cataloger & Metadata Librarian will work closely with the Assistant Librarian to maintain consistency of description and access points with the Leahy Library’s existing catalogs. This librarian will also contribute metadata and scans to the library’s existing digital archives.

This is a full time (40 hours/week), one year position with the possibility of extension. Starting salary $21.10/hour with an increase after six months, along with generous benefits. A full job description and application instructions can be found here: https://vermonthistory.org/career-opportunities

– Posted 7/21/22

Library Associate II: Technical Services – Burnham Memorial Library (Colchester, VT)

Starting hourly wage $20.53 – $22.00 w/ Competitive Benefits Package

The Burnham Memorial Library is seeking a tech savvy professional with customer service mindset and a love for reading to join its team. The Library Associate provides patron service, general research, clerical and technical support. Responsible for the integrity of the library’s online catalog, including classifying, overseeing the processing of library materials, and serving as library-liaison to Town IT staff.

Requirements: Associates degree in technology or database maintenance related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience and/or training. Experience with Integrated Library systems (ILS), Bachelor’s degree or library certification preferred.

For consideration please submit cover letter, resume and application online by visiting: https://colchestervt.gov/321/Human-Resources The Town of Colchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

– Posted 6/17/22

Library Evening/Weekend Supervisor – Kreitzberg Library (Northfield ,VT)

Fulfills the mission of Norwich University by providing quality and consistent customer and circulation services, for supervising, monitoring, and training work study students, for communicating effectively with day shift, the activities during the evening shifts, for building security.

This position is 30 weeks/year, 30 hours/week. Schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Salary: $15.00/per hour

Essential Functions

  • Monitors the library during evening and weekend hours of operation.
  • Oversees customer service and circulation activities at the library services desk.
  • Provides continuous training and supervises students at the library services desk
  • Relays shift changes and student performance issues to the Circulation Manager.
  • Recommends changes or additions to library policies and procedures if necessary.
  • Provides basic reference (information about the library and its services) and equipment support.
  • Closes and secures building following Closing Procedures and relays any issues to Public Safety and the Circulation Manager.

For a full job description and to apply online, visit www.norwich.edu

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application.

– Posted 6/10/22

Head Adult Librarian – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

We are seeking a Head Adult Librarian who will balance three primary areas of responsibility: overseeing the adult circulation desk scheduling and functions; coordination of library technology and social media; and managing most of the adult collection development.  This position works many of their hours on the circulation desk and participates in training new staff, substitutes, pages and volunteers. 

The ideal candidate must have an MLS/MLIS or a Bachelor’s Degree plus Vermont Library Certification, exceptional knowledge of computer troubleshooting, and prior library experience serving a wide variety of needs. Candidates must work well under pressure and be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently.  The starting pay is $24.46 per hour, 35 hours per week, is eligible for benefits and is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to applications@kellogghubbard.org.  The position is open until filled.

– Posted 5/12/22