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

Director – H.F. Brigham Free Library (Bakersfield, VT)

Brief job description:

The H.F. Brigham Free Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the library into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library.

The library is open 26 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by October 9th, 2022 to Board Chair Nicola Cribb at hfbrigham.library@gmail.com

Full job description:

SUMMARY: The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. S/he/they acts as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director is expected to positively represent the library within the community, develop programs, develop/manage collections, provide budgeting information, manage volunteers, manage the library facilities, and coordinate with the Board of Trustees.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Service to the community 

Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community, including: 

  • Engage in long-range planning in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Collaborate with community groups and the local school
  • Develop procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Develop a collection of interesting materials in various formats
  • Provide reference, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory, and referral services
  • Help the public use library materials and technology, including formal and informal training
  • Develop programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interests
  • Develop outreach and other services that extend the library’s reach into the community
  • Oversee the library website and social media accounts
  • Develop and organize displays and exhibits
  • Promote and publicize the library’s services and resources
  • Report any building maintenance and safety problems to the trustees and oversee regular grounds maintenance and minor repairs as needed
  • Oversee the scheduling and use of the library as meeting space
  • Attend workshops, classes, and meetings; read professional literature to maintain perspective and keep apprised of developments in the field of librarianship

Support and execution of library policy 

Follows policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, makes suggestions for changes as needed, and proposes ideas for the future, including: 

  • Participate in regular trustees meetings
  • Maintain library policies, pass policy information on to volunteers, and answer the public’s questions about policies
  • Maintain a close working relationship with town government

Spending budgeted funds 

Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner, including:

  • Work with the treasurer to develop an annual budget for adoption by the Board of Trustees
  • Help the trustees present an annual funding request to the town, and answer questions about library expenses as needed
  • Develop a system to track expenses throughout the year so that no shortfalls are encountered
  • Review bills/invoices and pass them along to the treasurer for approval
  • Receive cash donations, fees, and other funds
  • Arrange for use of the most cost-effective vendors
  • Write grant proposals as appropriate
  • Cooperate with trustees on library fund-raising activities

Supervising and training volunteers 

Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates volunteers, including: 

  • Teach library policy and procedures to volunteers, making sure each understands his/her individual responsibilities
  • Schedule, organize, encourage, and supervise volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Develop a procedure manual, emergency procedures, and other aids for volunteers

Formal reporting 

Provides regular, written reports of library activity for the Board of Trustees, the town, and the state, including: 

  • Collect, report, and analyze library statistics
  • Prepare monthly written reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Complete occasional reports, surveys and requests for information from state and federal library agencies and associations
  • Prepare annual statistical report and standards application for the Department of Libraries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience: 

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must have good people skills.
  • Must have knowledge of online library catalog and circulation systems, computer systems, website management, Microsoft office, interlibrary loan systems, personal devices (eBook readers, smart phones, mp3 players, laptops, tablets,etc.) fax machines, computer scanners and printers, etc.
  • Must be willing to increase knowledge of librarianship through workshops, trainings and online webinars.
  • This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary.
  • Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds.

SALARY: This is an 18-20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

– Updated 9/22/22

Circulation Assistant – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

This is a 15-18 hour per week position to cover a staff member’s leave of approximately 4-5 months (including training.) We currently expect the term of the position to last from approximately January-May 2023. There may be some additional hourly on-call hours available.  Chosen applicant(s) will be scheduled for training time in advance of the need to fill-in for our staff member. For more information: Call Karen McDonnell at 802-773-1860 or email her at karen@rutlandfree.org. Thank you.

Full job description

– Updated 9/22/22

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

– Posted 9/15/22

Circulation Assistant – Aldrich Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

Located in Central Vermont, Aldrich Library serves the communities of Barre City and Barre Town at two locations. Our historic Barre City building houses a collection of over 60,000 titles and accommodates over 70,000 visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a friendly and service-oriented Circulation Assistant. The Circulation Assistant works with a team of librarians and the circulation team to connect patrons to literature and information in various mediums. See the attached job description for more information.

This position will work 30 hours per week, including some evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Rate of pay will start at $15.90 per hour with additional benefits including paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/get-involved for more information, or email resume and cover letter to AldrichDirector@gmail.com.

– Posted 9/8/22

Part Time Director – Solomon Wright Public Library (Pownal, VT)

Brief job description:

The Solomon Wright Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references by September 30 to Board Chair, Mary Natalizia at: marynat333@gmail.com

Full job description:

SUMMARY: The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. S/he/they acts as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director is expected to positively represent the library within the community, develop programs, develop/manage collections, provide budgeting information, manage volunteers, manage the library facilities, and coordinate with the Board of Trustees.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 

Service to the community
Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community, including:

  • Engage in long-range planning in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Collaborate with community groups and local schools
  • Develop procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Develop a collection of interesting materials in various formats
  • Provide reference, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory, and referral services
  • Help the public use library materials and technology, including formal and informal training
  • Develop programs that appeal to a variety of ages and interests
  • Develop outreach and other services that extend the library’s reach into the community
  • Oversee the library website and social media accounts
  • Develop and organize displays and exhibits
  • Promote and publicize the library’s services and resources
  • Report any building maintenance and safety problems to the trustees and oversee regular grounds maintenance and minor repairs as needed
  • Oversee the scheduling and use of the library as meeting space
  • Attend workshops, classes, and meetings; read professional literature in order to maintain perspective and keep apprised of developments in the field of librarianship

Support and execution of library policy
Follows policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, makes suggestions for changes as needed, and proposes ideas for the future, including:

  • Participate in regular trustees meetings
  • Maintain library policies, pass policy information on to volunteers, and answer the public’s questions about policies
  • Maintain a close working relationship with town government

Spending budgeted funds
Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner, including:

  • Work with the treasurer to develop an annual budget for adoption by the Board of Trustees
  • Help the trustees present an annual funding request to the town, and answer questions about library expenses as needed
  • Develop a system to track expenses throughout the year so that no shortfalls are encountered
  • Review bills/invoices and pass them along to the treasurer for approval
  • Receive cash donations, fees, and other funds
  • Arrange for use of the most cost-effective vendors
  • Write grant proposals as appropriate
  • Cooperate with trustees on library fund-raising activities

Supervising and training volunteers
Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates volunteers, including:

  • Teach library policy and procedures to volunteers, making sure each understands his/her individual responsibilities
  • Schedule, organize, encourage, and supervise volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers as needed
  • Develop a procedure manual, emergency procedures, and other aids for volunteers

Formal reporting
Provides regular, written reports of library activity for the Board of Trustees, the town, and the state, including:

  • Collect, report, and analyze library statistics
  • Prepare monthly written reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Complete occasional reports, surveys and requests for information from state and federal library agencies and associations
  • Prepare annual statistical report and standards application for the Department of Libraries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience:
A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience preferred. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Must have good people skills.
  • Must have knowledge of online library catalog and circulation systems, computer systems, website management, Microsoft office, interlibrary loan systems, personal devices (eBook readers, smart phones, mp3 players, laptops, tablets, etc.) fax machines, computer scanners and printers, etc.
  • Must be willing to increase knowledge of librarianship through workshops, trainings and online webinars.
  • This position requires repetitive use of a keyboard and other office equipment and sitting at a workstation for an hour or more as necessary.
  • Work requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and regular lifting of 10 to 15 pounds.

SALARY: This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience.

– Posted 9/1/22

Library Assistant – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter, NH (PT with possibility of FT) Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages as a part time Library Assistant. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18, have a BA or a BS from an accredited college or university, or comparable work experience including a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aide of a stepstool. Night and weekend availability required. Email Library Director Hope Godino at  deweyexeter1@comcast.net with resume and cover letter or for further information.

– Posted 9/1/22

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. Our small municipal library is a community hub that provides a wealth of services and programming. 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 setting. This is a part time position that will require some evenings and weekends.

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.

This position is open until filled. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to the Director of the Pawlet Public Library, at director.pawletpub@gmail.com. Priority will be given to applications received by September 1, 2022.

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

– Posted 8/5/22