Public Services Assistant – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Non-exempt, 20-24 hours per week, school year

Department: Library

Reports To: Library Director

Summary: Provides reference, reader’s advisory, technology training, and other assistance to library patrons. Oversees student use of the library. Supports circulation and cataloging tasks, including interlibrary loans, holds, reserves, and shelving. This is a part-time position that requires some evening and weekend hours. When school is in session, the Library typically closes at 9:30 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : 

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: interlibrary loans, checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library.
  • Assisting with library projects and initiatives, such as programs, displays, weeding and other collection projects.
  • Shelving materials.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, produce detailed work, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A highly collaborative working style.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently.
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

How to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=d651db2a-9457-4b76-bd06-2a83629eacbb

– Posted 2/1/23

PT Help Desk Librarian – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library is looking for a librarian for our Help / reference Desk. Primary duties include readers’ advisory, assisting users with our public computers — especially printing — basic upkeep of public computers, and generally helping users access the collection and find their way around the building.

An ideal candidate will have a degree in library and information science but extensive experience working in a reference environment will be considered in lieu of a degree. Good technology skills are a must. We use Koha, Aspen, Deep Freeze, Comprise, and Assabet software, and troubleshooting print jobs is pretty much a daily task.

Rutland Free Library is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose sole responsibility is providing library services to the communities of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Tinmouth, and Ira, who support our work through taxes.  We are large only by Vermont standards, with some 80,000 titles available. We lend in print, ebook, audiobook on CD, as well as streaming video, music, and audiobooks.

This is a 15-hour position with limited prorated benefits. It will require some evening work and be part of the regular Saturday rotation shared among librarians. Starting wage is $29.03 / hour. Full job description is on the website.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to Randal Smathers at randal@rutlandfree.org.

Applications will close Friday, Feb. 24.

– Posted 1/31/23

Youth Services Librarian – Bennington Free Library (Bennington, VT)

Bennington Free Library seeks a dynamic and creative individual for a part-time Youth Services Co-Librarian position. This job share role requires someone who is an enthusiastic innovator and capable of planning, developing and implementing programs and services for children, teens & their families. Ability to collaborate and coordinate with BFL staff including the present Youth Services Librarian is essential. Responsibilities include collection development, readers advisory, reports, programming, outreach, grant writing and advocacy. Effective communication skills and technology experience are expected. Library or education related bachelor’s degree and experience working with children and families required. 24+ hours per week.

Send resume, cover letter and application to children@bfli.org or mail to: Youth Services Librarian, Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington, VT 05201

Read the full job description.

– Posted 1/25/23

Library Director – Rochester Public Library (Rochester, VT)

The library is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, and tenacious Library Director. Together with the Children’s Programming Coordinator will plan, promote, and execute all aspects of library service for the community.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Recent employment in a library setting.
  • A bachelor’s degree or a combination of relevant work experience and education.
  • A candidate without a master’s degree in library science will be required to hold a Vermont Certificate of Librarianship within 2 years of employment.

Sample Skill Range Required:

  • Knowledge of library management software systems and cataloging
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to offer multi-genre readers advisory and anticipating and purchasing per community interests
  • Proven fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Creates budgets and tracks financial reports
  • Plans inexpensive and innovative library programming
  • Holds library, nonprofit, business, and/or volunteer management skills
  • Skilled at spreadsheets, word processing, Word Press, and social media
  • Familiar with the use of library databases and e-content

Position To Begin July 1, 2023

  • This is a 22 hour per week position with the library open Tuesday & Thursday 11-6 and Saturday 9-12.
  • Starting pay $20.00/hr. including paid vacation and holidays.

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee, PO Box 256, Rochester, VT  05767
  • Review of applications begins April 11 and continues biweekly until the position is filled.
  • Should you be selected for an interview, 3 letters of professional reference will be required to be submitted at the interview.
  • For a full job description or other information email rochesterpubliclibraryVT@gmail.com

– Posted 1/25/23

Circulation Assistant – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking a reliable, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort working with the public, and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Pay starts at $16.00 an hour. See our website for full position description: https://www.waterburypubliclibrary.com/. Submit resume, 2 references, and brief cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 1/20/23

Director – Jones Memorial Library (Orleans, VT)

The Jones Memorial Library is seeking to hire a library director to plan, direct, and manage library operations and staff.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Identifying goals and implementing a plan to meet community needs;
  • Maintaining, advancing, and promoting the library’s policies, technology, collections, services, and programs;
  • Providing leadership to attract, recruit, and develop support staff and volunteers, including support staff performance reviews and scheduling;
  • Representing the library in the community and fostering partnerships with local civic organizations, schools, day cares and other interested parties;
  • Communicating and engaging with the media, community groups, Friends of the Library, and the public to inform and gather support of the library’s goals, programs and fundraising;
  • Developing and implementing, in conjunction with Library Trustees, a sound financial plan, to include cultivating grants, private funding sources, and endowments;
  • Overseeing and directing the library budget in a fiscally sound manner;
  • Efficiently communicating relevant library information to Library Trustees or Village officials, as needed;
  • Staying abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of library administration and management;
  • Creating and maintaining a welcoming environment and a community profile that shows the library as a valued community asset and resource.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Work experience in the public library sector including a working knowledge of library systems;
  • Grant writing experience;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Initiative, independent judgment, and political insight to ensure library services complement the needs and desires of community residents;
  • Experience and proficiency with computer technology, video conferencing platforms, and the ability to learn industry specific software.

Education:

  • Minimum: High School Diploma
  • Preferred: Degree or 2-years related experience

This is a part-time position of 24-hours a week. Based on the experience of applicants the position may be split to hire both a library director and children’s librarian.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jmltrustees@gmail.com

Screening of all applicants will start immediately and close on December 2, 2022.

– Posted 11/21/22

Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Mt. Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a temporary (to cover a leave) part-time Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian for the 2022-2023 school year for 20 – 25 hours/week. This position will
begin at the end of September and conclude in mid February. Pay is $28/hr @25 hrs/week for 17 weeks.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one and in the classroom with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s multi-service point and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; participate in the Library’s information literacy program; assist with administering electronic resources; occasionally provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing instruction and public services in an academic library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and instruction coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a start date at the end of September.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference via email to:

hr@nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Reposted 11/4/22

Community Resource Coordinator – Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)

Community Resource Coordinator Opening
Part-Time: 12 Hours/Week
$17/Hour

Pawlet Public Library is in search of a Community Resource Coordinator. The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience in development and communications management for a library or nonprofit organization.

The candidate should have experience in managing fundraising campaigns, database functions, website and social media platforms, and a strong understanding of community development principles and practices in a library or nonprofit organization.

This part time position allows for a flexible schedule within the operating hours of the library.

The Community Resource Coordinator is responsible for managing monthly meetings of Town and community organization leadership, fundraising campaigns, and serves as the social media/website coordinator.

The Pawlet Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Director of the Pawlet Public Library at director.pawletpub@gmail.com. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2022.

For a complete job description visit our website at www.pawletpubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 10/17/22

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time hours in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our part-time Library Aide in the Youth Services Department opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position is responsible for assisting Keene Public Youth Service Librarians (both children and teen) with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department! Duties include, but are not limited to, providing readers’ advisory and other services to children, young adults, teachers, parents and adult patrons as well as library staff in person, by phone, through email and uses a broad range of sources including the Internet, the library material collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience, library experience or public contact experience and experience working with children or completed classes in children’s literature and child development is required. Knowledge and support of intellectual freedom and NH privacy laws and maintaining the confidentiality of customer information is required.

The Library Aide/Youth position offers a pay range of $18.85- $23.49 per hour and 12 hours per week. This position requires working evening and Saturday hours.

If you’re excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your completed application.

Job Description: Library Aide- Youth Services

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/29/22

Circulation Assistant Position – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including at least one evening and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort with working with the public, and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. See the full position description on our website: waterburypubliclibrary.com. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 9/26/22