Library Director – Grafton Community Library (Grafton, NY)

Grafton Community Library, a small rural free association library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time position scheduled to work 24 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate who is a team leader who can work together with an experienced staff, the library board, and local community groups. The position requires a candidate with excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and facility management is highly desirable. A degree in library science or a related field will be considered a plus, as will fundraising and grant writing skills. Starting salary is $20,000. A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website, graftoncommunitylibrary.org. Please send resumes to the Search Committee at graftonnylib@gmail.com by January 20, 2020.
– Posted January 11, 2020

Director – Windsor Public Library (Windsor, VT)

The Windsor Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced, collaborative, innovative, dedicated leader to serve as Library Director. The Windsor Public Library sits in the heart of Windsor – the birthplace of Vermont – on a bend in the Connecticut River in south-central Vermont. The Library encourages all community members to pursue knowledge, enrichment, and enjoyment through shared reading materials, digital resources, programs, and events.
Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director monitors, coordinates, and supervises the operation of the library. The Library Director is responsible for library planning, implementing policies and procedures, budget, personnel, and representing the library within the community. The Library Director reports to a 9-member Board of Trustees and manages the library facility, a staff of 2 people, library volunteers, the library finances, and all aspects of operations. This position is 32 – 40 hours a week with benefits.
Ideal candidate qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, delegate and maintain effective workflow, and calmly and competently manage concurrent multiple priorities and tasks
  • Collaborative management style that encourages and empowers others to excel
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills required; ability to create, compose, and edit written materials required
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and motivational leadership for innovation, flexibility, adaptability, and confidence during change and transition
  • Ability to craft and implement the library budget, including payroll management; experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Knowledge of public library management: library technology; electronic resources and services
  • Strong computer and information technology skills with experience in a variety of word processing, database management, and related programs required; ability to evaluate and adjust quickly to changing technology required; proficiency with MS Office programs and email service; computer keyboard skills required
  • Two to three years professional library experience
  • MLS/MLIS or Vermont’s Certificate of Public Librarianship preferred

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please email a cover letter and résumé to windsorlibrarysearchcommittee[at]gmail[dot]com
*This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.*
– Posted December 13, 2019

Library Director – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library (GFL) is seeking a part-time library director for our community public library.  The director will plan, manage, and direct the day-to-day operations, programs, and services of the community library under the administration of the Library Board of Trustees.  We are seeking a dynamic, creative, collaborative leader who will create a welcoming environment at the library, which serves as an important center of community activity.

Priority given to applicants who possess (or are working towards) a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences, and have experience and an aptitude for computer skills.

Hours: part-time, variable – up to 32 hours per week for 9 weeks in July and August, and 22 hours per week for 43 weeks September through June, (totaling 1234 hours per year).

Compensation: dependent on qualifications and hours.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references with contact information by November 22 to: Greensboro Free Library, 53 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT 05841,

Attn: Hal Gray, Chair, GFL Board of Trustees, and Mary Metcalf, Librarian, or by Internet to haroldgray39@gmail.com and greensborolibrary@gmail.com.

– Posted November 4, 2019

Director – Mount Holly Town Library (Belmont, VT)

The Mount Holly Town Library Board of Trustees seeks a well-organized, creative self-starter for the position of Library Director.  The director will oversee all aspects of library functions including, but not limited to, supervision of volunteers, interaction with Vermont Department of Libraries, programming, purchasing, cataloging, and completion of necessary reports.  Position requires organization, strong computer skills, including website management, communication and people skills. This position requires a candidate who is able to engage the public in a positive manner, multi-task, and think creatively.  Of course, the candidate must love books and reading! The successful candidate would be encouraged to work toward the Vermont Public Library certification.

This is a year-round, part-time position of approximately 12-15 hours per week beginning August 1, 2019.

Please submit a resume and three references to: mthollylibrary@gmail.com or mail to: Mount Holly Town Library, PO Box 92, Belmont, VT 05730.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

– Posted July 23, 2019