Tween/Teen Librarian – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Tween/Teen Librarian
$27.26 Hourly — Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
One weekend day per week and two evenings per week.
This posting is closing on  5/29/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

This is a great job for a creative, energetic, and innovative library professional who loves working with Tweens and Teens. This position is responsible for administrative work in planning and managing the activities of Tween & Teen services in the library and all other related work as required. The Tween/Teen Librarian works under the general direction of the Head of Youth Services. Functions require using considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing services to youth and young adults between the ages of 10 to 18 both within the library and the community.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

Youth Services Outreach Associate – St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (St. Johnsbury, VT)

FLSA Classification:  Non-exempt
Reports to:  Youth Services Librarian
Details: Twenty hours, non-supervisory position
Schedule is every Saturday, 9:15-3:15 PM with an additional fourteen hours to be determined.

 

Summary:

Under direction of the Youth Services Librarian the position focuses on the development and delivery of outreach activities that promote relationships between the Athenaeum and home school families, day care facilities, area schools, and other allied community organizations. Some activities will take place at the Athenaeum and others at remote locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop materials and present literacy-based activities at day care facilities, area schools, and allied community organizations
  • Record and report on outreach activities as needed
  • Maintain reading stations at community locations
  • Assist the Youth Services Librarian in with in-house programming
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with school and community organizations
  • Coordinate field trips to the library and schedule classroom visits
  • Perform collection management and circulation desk duties including patron interaction in person and by phone, and material cataloging, processing and shelving
  • Other related duties as required

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Openness, honesty and adaptability
  • Timeliness, and professional attire and presentation
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with children of various ages in various settings
  • Familiarity with the fast pace of public-service work
  • General knowledge of library practices
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively alone and in small groups
  • Fluent technology skills using Microsoft Office or comparable software
  • Social media skills, and an understanding of the pitfalls of all forms of social media

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants will have a minimum of two full years of documented library service, or day care providing, or teaching support or the equivalent experience as determined by the Youth Services Librarian. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation for outreach locations. The person offered this position will have to pass a criminal background check.

To Apply: Email Athenaeum Director Bob Joly bjoly@stjathenaeum.org. Use Outreach Associate in the subject line. Include: (1) a cover letter, (2) recent work history, and (3) three non-family references.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate against applicants in any protected category covered by local, state or federal laws. If you need an accommodation to apply contact Bob Joly.

– 5/12/22

Assistant Library Director – John G. McCullough Free Library (North Bennington, VT)

The John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington has initiated a search for a Youth Services Librarian. This is a full-time position.

The Assistant Library Director supports the day-to-day operation and mission of the library by ensuring pleasant, fruitful experiences for visitors, callers, and querents. The Assistant Library Director ensures that the library is an informed, courteous, responsible member of interlibrary lending networks. Visit the library website for a full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to mclibrary@comcast.net.

– Posted 5/12/22

Library Director – New Salem Public Library (New Salem, MA)

Position description

 The New Salem Public Library Trustees are seeking applications for a Library Director who will be responsible for curating a library that welcomes everyone, inspires a love of reading and learning, and connects people with engaging programs and resources.

The New Salem Public Library is our community cultural center. It is a place where we gather for learning, creating projects, reading aloud to groups as well as our main resource center. The Library Director will play a major role in our community, and we seek a special individual to deliver exceptional service to our residents. This is an ideal role for someone who is excited by the unique position of libraries in a modern era, and is interested in part-time, community-based work creating important programming and services for all ages in a recently renovated facility.

Responsibilities 

  • Managing a part-time staff of three, our candidate will be responsible for the following duties: (Please go to newsalemlibrary.org for a complete job description and overview of the library)
  • Maintaining and securing the collection, purchasing materials for the library, keeping current with patrons and media sources for new acquisitions, and weeding regularly.
  • Initiating programming, including children’s reading programs, holiday events, and educational events that enrich the community at all age levels.
  • Communicating with and supporting the Friends of the Library group.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the building and the physical appearance of the library, and arranging for needed services with contractors and service technicians.
  • Providing professional assistance to the Trustees in developing library policies covering all aspects of library service, administration, and maintenance.

Qualifications 

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods of library administration and management: including personnel, planning, collection development, programming, public relations, and budgeting.
  • Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; regular schedule requires evening and weekend work.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional or Subprofessional Certificate of Librarianship from the MBLC or agreement to complete the work for this in the first 5 years of employment.
  • Certificate of Special Training in Basic Library Techniques from the MBLC or agreement to complete the work for this in the first 5 years of employment.
  • Candidate must complete a CORI inquiry.

Employment details 

This a 19 hour per week position at a $24 hourly rate.  Prorated vacation, sick time and holidays.

How to Apply 

The candidate will be responsible for submitting a letter of interest and a resume to the Board of Trustees for consideration by May 16, 2022.  Please email resume and cover to mackay.selectman@gmail.com or mail to New Salem Public Library Attention Sue Dunbar 23 S. Main St. New Salem, MA 01355 

– Posted 5/3/22

Library Clerk – Converse Free Library (Lyme, NH)

Converse Free Library in Lyme is seeking a friendly, service-oriented, and organized person for the position of Library Clerk. The essential job duties of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • performing circulation desk operations
  • greeting patrons in a friendly manner, answering telephone and emails in a professional and pleasant manner
  • assisting staff with interlibrary loans
  • accomplishing collection maintenance tasks (covering and repairing books, etc.)
  • shelving and weeding newspapers and magazines; shelving books and other materials in numerical and alphabetical order
  • providing general information about library services and the facility
  • assisting in opening and closing the library, emptying book drops, updating bulletin boards, photocopying materials, and maintaining publicity materials
The qualifications we are seeking for this position are a high school diploma or the equivalent (required), and/or some college (preferred). Excellent approach to customer service towards patrons of all ages and backgrounds is essential, as is proficiency using a computer. Library experience a plus.

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, including rotating Wednesday-evening shifts. The beginning hourly wage is $13.50 per hour. Benefits include sick time and vacation time. No insurance benefits included. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for someone considering a career in public libraries. The position is available beginning May 23, 2022.

A complete job description is available at https://lymenhlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/LIBRARY-CLERK.2022.pdf

 
Converse Free Library and the Town of Lyme are equal opportunity employers.
 
Please send resume with letter of interest to:
Judith G. Russell, Library Director
jrussell@lymenhlibrary.org

Converse Free Library
38 Union Street
Lyme, NH  03768

Applications accepted until 05/13/2022 or position is filled.

– Posted 4/20/22

Library Assistant – Albany Public Library (Albany, VT)

The Albany Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant (6 hours a week) to begin mid-May, 2022. The assistant position supports the part-time library director with the operations of the library such as working the circulation desk, managing interlibrary loans, offering direct patron support, and helping to plan and implement library programs. Must be 18 years or older, be comfortable with using technology, and enjoy reading and people.

Starting pay is $15/hour. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: albanypubliclibraryvt@gmail.com by April 22, 2022.
– Posted 4/11/22

Program Assistant – Deborah Rawson Memorial Library (Jericho, VT)

Program Assistant to help with Youth and Adult Programming 15 hours /week, 16.50 an hour

 We are looking for a public library enthusiast who enjoys working with people of all ages, is detail oriented, creative, and likes a variety of tasks.  The assistant will be responsible for making and distributing flyers, creating the monthly newsletter and calendar of events, assisting with youth programs, planning/attending adult programs, working the circulation desk Thursdays from 10-12 and other duties as needed.

Extra hours may be available at the circulation desk as a substitute.

Your time must be flexible to include possible day, weeknight and weekends.  Your schedule will be known a month in advance.

Skills:

  • Must have technical abilities to use computers, including running a Zoom meeting room,
  • Must know how to use Mail Chimp, Google Suite, Microsoft Word and Publisher.
  • Must have social media skills to use Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Must have excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to the library by April 8th.

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, VT 05465
Or email drawsonmemlib@gmail.com

– Posted 4/5/22

Part Time Library Assistant – Putney Public Library (Putney, VT)

Location: Putney Public Library, Putney, VT
Contact information: emily@putneylibrary.org
Job Title: part time library assistant

The Putney Public Library is seeking a part time library assistant to work two afternoons per week and additional substitute hours as needed.

Tasks include:

  • Providing in-person library services to the public.
  • Performing circulation, holds and interlibrary loan tasks.
  • Shelving and collections management tasks.

Requirements include:

  • Prior library experience and/or experience working directly with the public, including children.
  • Basic knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques.
  • Exceptional communication skills when interacting with patrons in-person, by email, or over the phone.
  • Ability to bend, lift and carry up to 25lbs.

Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with the KOHA integrated library system, especially the Catamount Library Consortium’s version.

This position’s schedule is:

  • Wednesdays 3pm-6pm
  • Thursdays 3pm-6pm
  • Substitute hours as needed.

Compensation is $15/hour.

The Putney Public Library shall assure equal opportunity to all qualified applicants. The Library will not discriminate with respect to initial appointment, advancement, and general working conditions against any person regardless of their age, race, biological sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religious or political affiliation, or disabilities.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to the library’s director, Emily Zervas by April 13th: emily@putneylibrary.org

– Posted 4/5/22

Library Director – Brown Library, Sterling College (Craftsbury Common, VT)

The Library Director is the primary librarian for Sterling College’s Brown Library. The Director manages the library collections, oversees the library facility, and supervises student Library Assistants in the Work Program. The Library Director reports to the Dean of Academics.

This position is a part-time role (0.5 FTE), with specific working hours flexible and negotiable but required to meet the needs of the college. Projected start date is August 2022, or before.

The full position description, salary, benefits, and application instructions can be found here.

– Posted 3/29/22