Library Director – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Library Director to lead our library into the future.  Waterbury’s beautiful new library was opened in 2016 and the incoming Library Director will find wonderful opportunities to develop library space, collections, and programming.  The Director will develop a vision for further integrating the library as a part of our vibrant and growing community. The successful candidate will be creative and organized, demonstrate a history of community outreach, and have a background as a good planner and manager.

The Director oversees and develops a current staff of six employees as well as numerous volunteers.  The Director also coordinates community outreach efforts, ensures quality patron services, develops the library’s print, electronic, and non-traditional collections, and works with the Library Commissioners to plan and develop policy, and the Commissioners and Town Manager to develop the budget.  A full position description can be found here.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s of Library Science plus two years of experience working in libraries OR a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in libraries, preferably as a librarian or library director in a public or community library.
  • Vermont Certificate of Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Strong communication skills and computer skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.

The position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Salary range: $48,000 – $63,000

Waterbury, Vermont is town of just over 5000 situated between Burlington, Montpelier, Stowe, and the Mad River Valley.  The Library enjoys broad community support and collaborates with other town entities. An overview of all that Waterbury has to offer can be found here.

If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to:

Library Commissioners Chair:
Christine Wulff, library05676@gmail.com

or mail paper copies to:

Christine Wulff c/o
Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main St., Suite 2
Waterbury, VT 05676

Library Director- Fairlee Public Library (Fairlee, VT)

About Us: The Fairlee Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and fun Library Director for this rural, small town library located in Fairlee, VT. The Library needs a Director that is community oriented and able to work with patrons of all ages. The successful candidate will be self-motivated as this is a solo librarian position. The state date for this position will be mid July 2021.

The Position: The Director oversees all library functions including collection development, programming, budget management, technology, technical services, supervising volunteers, reference, readers’ advisory, and the administrative duties of the library. This position is for 35 hours per week. Under normal operating conditions, 25 hours are open to the public with 10 hours as programming and administrative hours. The library is currently open to the public for 23 hours per week. The 2 extra administrative hours are used to do necessary disinfecting of the building throughout the week during COVID-19 operations.

Hours & Salary: This is a 35 hour per week position. Evening and weekend hours are required. The salary commensurate with experience. This is a fully benefited position including medical, dental, and vision. Vacation and personal/sick leave begin after 1 year and a retirement plan begins after 5 years.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited degree in Library and/or Information Science OR Vermont Library Certification is preferred. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and experience in the library field will be considered if willing to earn the Vermont Library Certification within two years.

To Apply: Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Samantha Hickman, Director, to fairlee.library@gmail.com by April 23, 2021. A criminal background check is required. For full job description go to http://www.fairleelibrary.com/jobs.html. EOE.

– Posted April 8, 2021

Library Director – GH Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

Seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as the Children’s Librarian at the George H. Bixby Memorial Library in Francestown, NH. The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. Previous experience working with children from infant to teen is an asset. Approximately 22 hrs/week as determined by the needs of the position at a rate of $17.00/hr.

The Children’s Librarian is responsible for, among other duties, the Summer Reading Program 2021. At this time, there are no large indoor gatherings planned associated with SRP; however, as local, state and federal guidance reasonably permits, we expect that patrons will have more in-person access to the library in the coming months.

Come join our team and use your talents in a fun and supportive work environment. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email explaining why, and attach a resume. Direct it to Laura Abrahamsen at francestownlibrary@gmail.com. A full job description is available at https://tinyurl.com/BixbyChildrensLibrarian. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start date is negotiable for the right candidate.

– Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – Westport Library Association (Westport, NY)

The Westport Library Association (Westport, NY) is seeking a Library Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of its historic library. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, be customer-focused, community oriented, self-motivated, skilled in a PC operating environment (MS Office, Zoom, etc.), and demonstrate exceptional ability to work with patrons of all ages and abilities. The Library Director reports to the library’s Board of Trustees. Library experience and a bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary for this 20 hour/week position is approximately $27,000.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to WestportLibraryjobs@gmail.com
– Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – New Haven Community Library (New Haven, VT)

The New Haven Community Library is seeking a Library Director to begin around May 1, 2021. The position is 30 hours per week, including Saturdays. Currently the library is not open to the public, but serving patrons with curbside pick-up.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is welcoming, service-oriented, has a passion for literature and learning, and has the ability to work with patrons of all ages and interests. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.

Our ideal Library Director candidate will be informed about emerging library trends beyond traditional library services. He/she will be proficient in technology and willing to keep abreast of the latest developments that can be useful in a library setting. Evidence of administrative and organizational skill is required. The Library Director will recognize the importance of the library as a community resource, and as a community gathering place.

General Description 

The Library Director, as the only employee, is responsible for day-to-day operation of the library and future planning, including:

  • cultivation of an environment that is respectful and welcoming
  • development and implementation of services and programs
  • collection development and maintenance, cataloging and circulation
  • promotion and organization of inter-library loan services
  • patron support and community outreach, including maintaining a presence of the library on social media
  • care and maintenance of library space
  • effective working relationships with Trustees and Town officials and staff of regional libraries
  • preparation and presentation of monthly and annual reports to the Trustees and Town officials
  • recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers and substitutes
  • collaboration with “Friends of the Library” in fund-raising and community programming.

The director works closely with the Board of Trustees with respect to policy, budget, short and long-term planning. Our library is a 503(c) non-profit organization and the librarian is hired by and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Please note: the above description of tasks and duties is general and is not inclusive of every skill and responsibility required of our librarian.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
  • A Master’s in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association program OR 
  • a commitment to and progress in actively working toward Vermont Department of Libraries certification.
  • Experience in library work, education, business with a customer service focus, research, or grant-writing preferred.

Physical requirements: This position requires bending, lifting, pushing, carrying books, sitting and standing for extended periods. The ability to work while wearing a facemask is a current necessity.

Salary will be based on experience as well as qualifications.

Interview Process:

  • Screening of applicants will begin on March 15, 2021 and interviews with candidates will begin on April 5.
  • Discussion about and interviews for the position will be conducted by telephone or virtual meetings with members of the Board of Trustees.
  • Inquiries and questions can be directed to Michaela, at nhclsearch21@gmail.com
  • Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: nhclsearch21@gmail.com

– Posted February 15, 2021

Library Director – Woodbury Community Library (Woodbury, VT)

The Woodbury Community Library (WCL) is seeking a friendly, collaborative, booklover to serve as the primary staff person and director of the library. If you like people of all ages, enjoy working with children in an informal educational setting, and like learning new things, you might be the right person for this position!

This is a part time job (8 to 18 hours per week, COVID-19 dependent). The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy reading and talking about books
  • Have computer skills and feel comfortable assisting patrons with technology questions
  • Be friendly and responsible with children who use the library after school—the Woodbury Elementary School is next door and on the same grounds as the WCL
  • Demonstrate creative energy to design events and programs for people of all ages
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as being  a good listener
  • Work in partnership with the school to best utilize the shared grounds and space
  • Express a strong sense of community and ability to advocate for the library’s role in enhancing the town
  • Commit to working with the Trustees on fundraising projects
  • Possess basic knowledge of library administration and a willingness to learn

A bachelor’s degree is preferred but no formal library training is required. Working toward Public Library Certification is a an expectation for the successful candidate who does not already have library credentials.

Orientation will be provided as well as support during the learning process. Compensation will depend on experience and skills, ranging from $15.00 to $18.00 per hour.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, your resume, and a list of three references with contact information to woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com  The deadline for applications is February 17, 2021.

Library Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library is seeking an innovative, creative, tech savvy, and forward-thinking leader with proven management skills in a public library to serve as Library Director.

The Library employs 7 staff members including three full-time positions. The library enjoys wide community support. In pre-pandemic times the library hosted a variety of story hours and activities for children.  Adults participated in three book groups, as well as knitting, writing, and poetry groups, most of which have continued virtually.

Newport, New Hampshire (population 6300) is located in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. The community boasts a vibrant recreation department, an active Opera House Association, and The Library Arts Center located in the Library’s carriage house.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with five years of professional library work and three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library is required.

The pay range is $60,000 -$70,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. For a detailed job description, visit http://newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment/ There is a strong internal candidate.

Apply with cover letter, resume, and three references to athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us by February 19, 2021.

– Posted January 26, 2021

Seeking Library Director – Blake Memorial Library (East Corinth, VT)

The Blake Memorial Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Director will work under the supervision of the Board of Trustees, to oversee the Library’s overall operations, staff, volunteers, collection, and will serve as the primary ambassador for the library to the community.
An ideal candidate will have the following qualities:
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Understanding of the community and an investment in serving its people
  • The ability to work independently and manage staff and volunteers
  • The ability to work in conjunction with the board
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong MS Office skills and ease with technology
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Understanding of the Dewey Decimal System
  • A degree in library science or the ability to pursue additional training / certification
Compensation commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to bmlibrarysearch@gmail.com, by no later than February 1st.

Executive Director – Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (North Andover, MA)

Description:

The Executive Committee of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium seeks an active, energetic, people-focused, technologically savvy team leader with vision to guide the 36-member Merrimack Valley Public Library Consortium (MVLC) in northeastern (North Andover) Massachusetts.

Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MBA-desirable, or equivalent training and experience. Strong knowledge of current and emerging library technology applications; experience with strategic planning, budgeting and grant writing. Significant experience with managing library operations, servers and networks including five to eight years in a management role with an automated library network, or equivalent experience. Flexibility, calm under pressure, ability to pivot is all highly valued.

Duties: 

Overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, development, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of network services and operations; responsible for supervising and inspiring a team of 11 library professionals and coordinating relationships and communications among 36 libraries.

Reports to an Executive Committee.

Salary Range – $94,102 – $125,307 commensurate with experience.  

Available:  Until filled.

How to apply: 

Cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Samuel Alvarez, MVLC Search Chair
Reuben Hoar Library​
41 Shattuck Street
Littleton, MA 01460
salvarez@littletonlibrary.org
Phone: 978-540-2601

– Posted November 29, 2020

Library Director – Woodbury Community Library (Woodbury, VT)

The Woodbury Community Library is seeking a friendly, collaborative, book lover. If you like people of all ages, enjoy working with children in an informal educational setting, and like learning new things. you might be the right person for the library.

This job is a part time position for the primary librarian. The ideal candidate will:

  • enjoy reading and talking about books
  • have some computer skills and feel comfortable helping others with technology questions
  • be friendly and responsible with children who use the library after school
  • demonstrate creative energy to design events for all ages
  • work in partnership with the school to best utilize the shared space of the library building and grounds
  • communicate and listen well
  • feel a strong sense of community and interest in developing the library to enhance the town
  • have knowledge of library administration and work towards Public Library Certification if not already certified.

A bachelor’s degree is recommended, but no formal library training is necessary.  Training will be provided as well as support during the learning process. Compensation will depend on experience and skills. To apply please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three reference contacts to woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com.

– Posted November 29, 2020