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

Circulation Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking a customer service and detail oriented individual to fill the position of Circulation Librarian, and to assist in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” This position involves direct contact with the public, supervising volunteers, and maintaining the library’s patron database. The Stowe Free Library is a cherished community institution and has 6,400 registered borrowers and 25,000 volumes in its collection.  It is located within the historic Helen Day Memorial Building in the center of Stowe, a premier four-season resort community with a year-round population of 5,225 and a large number of second homes.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. Working knowledge of and experience with computers, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), data base management, and current technologies are preferred.  Good verbal and written communication, excellent customer service, organizational and supervisory skills, and the ability to work with a team are required. Candidates must be able to perform detailed work and to lift and shelve books. This position includes some evenings and Saturday hours, comes with excellent benefits and a starting salary of $17.92 – $19.76 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

A job description and employment application can be obtained on the Town of Stowe website: www.townofstowevt.org.  Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Recruiter, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672, or email recruit@stowevt.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Reposted 5/12/22

Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic and talented library professional with proven management experience and excellent library skills to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. This individual will work closely with the Library Director in the management of the library and is responsible for the library in the Director’s absence.

The ideal candidate is strategic, flexible, positive, creative, patient, decisive, and technologically adroit.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. A finely tuned sense of humor is not required but highly beneficial.

Day-to-day responsibilities include management of the Inter-Library Loan service, collection development and management, processing and cataloging, planning and leading a monthly book discussion group, and assisting with staffing the circulation desk.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before April 8, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

– Posted 3/17/22

Outreach Librarian – Cobleigh Library (Lyndonville, VT)

The Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville, Vermont is seeking a full-time Outreach Librarian. Position is for 32 hours per week, with occasional Saturdays and two evenings per week required. Position will include benefits, including sick time, vacation, and health insurance through the Town of Lyndon, and a starting salary of $17.00/hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Library programming for adults and teens/young adults
  • Community outreach coordination, including home delivery and volunteer coordination
  • Circulation desk duties as assigned
  • Managing library social media accounts (Facebook, YouTube) and website
  • Cataloguing

Minimum Qualifications:

2 years of college and 2-3 years library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Library and library-related experience, and/or social media management experience is preferred. Successful applicants must either hold or plan to receive the Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship within 2 years of hire date.

Please send the required documents including employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Cobleigh Library, PO Box 147, Lyndonville, VT 05851 or email all documents to bryn@cobleighlibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 2/8/22

Circulation & Technical Services Librarian – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

The Hartland Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, community minded person with technical services skills, interlibrary loan experience, and excellent communication skills for the position of Circulation & Technical Services Librarian. The Hartland Library is located in the Upper Valley of Vermont in the town of Hartland.

Under the supervision of the library director, this position supports the overall mission of the library by effectively providing library services to customers and the community. This position is responsible for cataloging books and materials for circulation, providing interlibrary loan services for our library users, and supervising and assisting at the circulation desk.

 A strong customer service philosophy is essential. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred and library experience is required. This is a full time 30 hour position with benefits, including paid vacation, sick, and personal leave, and health insurance. The work week is Tuesday – Friday and one Saturday per month. Wage range $17.75 – $19.00 an hour.

For a full job description, please visit the “About” page at the library website. https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.

Submissions open until February 15.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Nancy Tusinski, Library Director director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

Email submissions only please.

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

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

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