Head Librarian / Director – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT)

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER is seeking HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR

To manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. This person will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversees personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences, or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunities arising in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the library operations and be responsive to community needs.

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references by Friday July 10 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Howrigan or via email to slaroche@highgatevt.org

– Posted June 28, 2020

Director – Winooski Memorial Library (Winooski, VT)

Our library exists to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing together people, information and ideas. The Library Director position exists to provide leadership, vision, and direct service for the Winooski Memorial Library so as to respond to the needs and interest of patrons while also establishing the Winooski Memorial Library as a center for informational resources, literacy resources, culture, and community gatherings.

To apply,

  1. Download the full job description
  2. Apply online or download our employment application

Employment applications and resumes can be emailed or sent to our address:

hr@winooskivt.gov

The City of Winooski
Dept. of Human Resources
27 West Allen Street, Winooski VT 05404

– Posted June 16, 2020

Assistant Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library of Newport NH seeks a dynamic individual to become Assistant Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for managing the library in the absence of the director.
  • Catalogs all materials and maintains library’s OPAC and oversees materials for processing.
  • Oversees ILL service including streamlining the ILL procedures and training staff in those procedures.
  • Oversees marketing and social media.
  • Responsible for purchasing library supplies.
  • Compiles monthly statistics and deposits.
  • Performs all duties of the circulation desk including assisting patrons with library needs, including:  quick reference, detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance, explanation of policies and procedures to the public, room scheduling, ensure the return of materials and troubleshooting computer and equipment issues.
  • Trains other staff in library systems, procedures and policies.
  • Helps develop and coordinate special projects, programs and grant funding.
  • Manages volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Skill in the latest computer technology.
  • Ability to adopt and integrate emerging technologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort with presenting to groups and teaching classes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff of other libraries, and the public.
  • Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
  • Has a sense of humor and a commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as scheduled.
  • Ability to form relationships that give the library a high profile role in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is preferred or a combination of education and experience may be considered.

Status : The position is full time (40 hour week) and non-exempt.

Salary: $21.00-$25.00/hour.
Closing Date:  March 31, 2020
To Apply: Please send resumé with cover letter and three references via email to: Andrea Thorpe (athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us)

– Posted March 4, 2020

Library Director – Falmouth Memorial Library (Falmouth, ME)

Falmouth Memorial Library Board of Trustees seeks an experienced Library Director who will lead the newly expanded and renovated Library into the future. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader to provide strategic direction, market and advocate for the Library, and build partnerships. If you are an outgoing individual who is action-oriented and ready to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.

Critical skills include:

LEADERSHIP – An experienced leader with the ability to guide and direct the growth and development of the Library.
COMMUNICATION – A skillful communicator who can interact with the community, Library staff, and Board of Trustees to develop and implement strategic goals.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – An executive with financial literacy skills to develop and administer the Library budget to meet short and long-term goals.

The Library Director will demonstrate a commitment to the future of the Library in the following areas:

Leadership Skills

  • Exhibits strong leadership skills as a self-starter and a team player.
  • Makes information-driven decisions.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Library staff, the Board, and Town officials.
  • Engages Library staff to create a productive and collaborative team environment.

Library Management & Librarianship

  • Ensures a balanced program of Library services that benefit the community and encourage Library use and support.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of the Library collection of books, periodicals, films, and other Library materials.
  • Possesses knowledge of the public library philosophy, principles, and procedures.
  • Develops and presents the annual budget to the Board and the Town.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Library services and directs improvements as necessary.
  • Possesses knowledge of library circulation systems and emerging technologies.

Financial Management

  • Strategically develops a budget based on long-term needs and resources.
  • Successfully manages the Library budget and utilizes resources efficiently.
  • Pursues grant funding, gifts, and other new sources of funding.

Personnel Management

  • Has a clear vision for the future and effectively communicates to staff and aligns resources to meet the strategic plan.
  • Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, and development of Library staff and volunteers.
  • Annually evaluates the job performance of personnel.

Facilities Management

  • Directs and oversees the care and maintenance of the Library building and grounds.
  • Regularly reviews building needs and advises the Board in planning for future maintenance.

Communication Skills

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to foster and maintain positive public relations.
  • Creates and delivers effective presentations to staff, the Board, patrons, Town Council, and community organizations.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience
  • Proven library leadership and management experience

Salary range: $70,000-$80,000

Located on scenic Casco Bay, Falmouth, Maine is a coastal community with approximately 11,000 residents. Falmouth Memorial Library originally opened in 1952 to honor its veterans. The Library currently serves a vibrant community and is completing an expansion and renovation project. The renovated Library will have approximately 17,000 sq. feet and plans to re-open in the spring of 2020.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by March 13, 2020 to FalmouthLibraryBoard@gmail.com.

No Recruiters or Phone Calls Please.

Falmouth Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

– Posted February 19, 2020

Library Director — Grand Isle Free Library (Grand Isle, VT)

The Grand Isle Free Library (Vermont) has an opening for Library Director.  The Director is responsible for all facets of running the library including but not limited to day-to-day operations, maintaining a welcoming environment, programming, interlibrary loans, input on the annual budget, carrying out policies and working with the Board of Trustees.
The position is part-time – 26 hours per week, 20 of which are open Library time. Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications; benefits provided. Applicants should have a working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources and possess a Library Science Degree/Vermont Certificate of Librarianship or be in active pursuit of either.  Those interested in the position may provide a cover letter and resume by February 14, 2020 to Karen Allen, 1 Hoag Lane, Grand Isle, VT 05458 or by e-mail to karen@hvt.org.
– Updated January 27, 2020

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