Full Time Youth Services Librarian – Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich Public Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and upbeat leader to join our library. The successful candidate will be passionately committed to engaging and inspiring children of all ages and their caregivers. The Youth Services Librarian coordinates all aspects of the department – including programming, collection development, reader’s advisory, cultivation of community partnerships, as well as the supervision of volunteers and other youth services staff. The ideal applicant has an in-depth working knowledge of literature for children and young adults and is well-versed in modern library practices and current technologies and trends, as they pertain to Youth Services. They must be energetic, organized, self-motivated, and be able to work independently with minimal general supervision. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are a mandatory requirement.

MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred with at least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.

This position is full time (37.5 hours) and may include evening and weekend hours. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include PTO and medical/vision insurance.

To apply please send an email, including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Lucinda Walker, Library Director, npljobsearch@gmail.com.  Criminal background check is required. Resume review begins July 8. Applications accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

For the full job description click here or visit our website at www.norwichlibrary.org

– Posted 6/29/21

VLAC21 Award Winners

Every year at the annual conference, the Vermont Library Association presents five awards for outstanding service to and support of the state’s libraries. This year, we did something a little different.  Rather than ask people to nominate for our usual awards, we invited them to name their own awards. The results were entertaining and heartfelt.

The winners were announced during the conference, “Emerging Energized,” held online May 25, 26, 27, and June 1 and 2.  You can watch the awards ceremony recording here.

And the winners are…Read more