Outreach Librarian – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Description:
The Outreach Librarian oversees library service to those persons in the Barre
City/Barre Town area with special needs. At present, these needs are served by home delivery of
library materials to the homebound. The Outreach Librarian is responsible for insuring that this
service runs smoothly. Supervised by the Library Director.

Responsibilities:
Maintains contact with Outreach patrons
Visits new patrons to set up delivery
Contacts Outreach patrons periodically to see how things are going

Maintains a team of volunteer drivers
Recruits and trains new drivers as needed
Maintains a delivery schedule for volunteer drivers
Arranges for substitutes to deliver materials as needed

Selects library materials for Outreach clients each week
Supervises the process of checking materials in and out
Fills special requests for Outreach patrons
Communicates as needed with Special Services at Midstate Regional Library

Reports regularly on Outreach program
Tracks circulation and patron statistics
Prepares annual report on Outreach activities

Attends biweekly staff meetings
Attends conferences and workshops as time and interest permit
Makes suggestions for improved library practices and operations
Reports problems to the Circulation Librarian or Library Director
Carries out other tasks as requested by the Library Director
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JOB REQUIREMENTS
All Library employees are expected to maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor. Strong
interpersonal skills, effective communication, a collaborative approach and respectful interactions with
all – including colleagues, patrons, volunteers, trustees, and other community members – are essential.
Employees should show commitment to excellence and to the Library’s mission, working to maintain
consistency in practices and procedures.
In addition to skills specific to individual job descriptions, all employees will be required to develop and
maintain strong technology skills consistent with professional and library environments – and as
technology advances to stay current in these skills.
The Outreach Librarian must have the ability to speak with patrons about reading interests and provide
reader’s advisory, using online resources and tools as necessary.
This Class II, technical level position, requires at least a 2-year college degree
AND
a Vermont State Library Certificate, a Library Information Sciences degree (anticipated or completed) OR
2 years’ relevant library experience.
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– Posted 7/20/21

Part-time Library Clerks – Enfield Public Library (Enfield, NH)

The Enfield Public Library in Enfield, NH seeks two part-time library clerks to assist with the daily activities of the library. Job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Circulation desk duties
  • Shelving
  • Answering the telephone
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media and interlibrary loan

Essential skills:

  • Understanding of and dedication to customer service; must have the ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Computer literate and comfortable with technology. Ability to use email and Microsoft Office; provide technical assistance; troubleshoot printers and other library equipment
  • Have a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn new things
  • Promote the library within the community in a positive way

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary
  • Knowledge of adult and children’s books and movies
  • Previous library experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate
  • Candidate must be able to carry, bend, lift, kneel, and reach upper and lower shelves

Hours:

  • Position 1: Monday and Thursday evenings 5:00-8:00p and Saturdays 9:30a-2:00p
  • Position 2: Saturdays 9:30a-2:00p

Additional availability for special events and to cover staff absences is a plus. Salary is $13.00/hr. Benefits: paid holidays (both positions) and pro-rated vacation time (Position 1). Please send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Hutson: mhutson@enfield.nh.us Application deadline is August 7, 2021. No phone calls please.

– Posted 7/13/21

Librarian- Etna Public Library (Etna, NH)

The Etna Public Library a municipal library has an opening for a Part-Time Librarian (23 hours per week). The Etna Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy Librarian to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach. Etna, is a small community within the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. It is located in southwestern Grafton County, approximately 3 miles east of Hanover’s downtown and 2.5 mi south of the village of Hanover Center.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh.   All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. Detailed instructions are available here.

– Posted 6/22/21

Library Director – R.K. Kittay Library (Rupert, VT)

The RK Kittay Library in Rupert, Vermont is seeking a Library Director.  The Director Reports to the Board of Trustees and is 10 hours per week, not to exceed 40 per month.  The pay rate is $600/month.

Responsibilities include:
Selecting, purchasing and preparing books for circulation
Plan and implement programs/events for all ages
Recruit and train volunteers.  Coordinate schedule for open hours
Collecting monthly statistics
Providing customer service

Skills must include:
Basic knowledge of libraries and how they function
Excellent communication (oral and written)
Technology:  assist patrons with devices, maintain library computers, update social media and website
Ability to work within a budget

Experience/Education:
A college degree, related experience and knowledge of library functions or the willingness to pursue Vermont Public Library Certification.

Other:
Understanding the uniqueness and needs of the Rupert community is a must.  Rupert is a town of 700 residents spread out over 44.6 square miles.  The Library is currently open 7 hours a week with plans to resume 12 open hours soon.  The candidate must be energetic, organized, and able to stoop, lift and carry up to 20 pounds

The above job description describes the general work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility and duties required.

If interested, please send a letter of interest, resume and references to the Board President, Judy Zinn: judybillzinn@hotmail.com.  Position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 6/9/21

Library Children’s Engagement Specialist – Winooski Memorial Library (Winooski VT)

The Library Children’s Engagement Specialist is responsible for providing literacy experiences to pre-k and school-age youth, connecting with parents and caregivers, delivering outreach to child care, summer camp, and OST providers, and developing partnerships with community agencies in support of pre-k, school-age, and family readers. Working with the Library Director, the Library Children’s Engagement Specialist will proactively and continually assess the literacy landscape among children and families living in Winooski and develop service models and resource supports that meet the needs of residents, with particular emphasis on new American, immigrant, and BIPOC communities.

Posting Period – Internal: 5/24/21-5/28/21; External: 5/24/21-6/4/21

Salary Range – $19.73-$20.53 dependent on experience

Schedule – Part Time, 20 hours per week

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 6/4/21

Library Director – Heath Free Public Library (Heath, MA)

The Heath Free Town Library is seeking a resourceful, and creative Library Director to manage and guide our small community-centered library into the future with innovative programs and services.

The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of the library as well as for providing services that are responsive to the educational, cultural, historical, and recreational needs of our small rural community.  The director will work collaboratively with the three Library Trustees and library assistant, keeping all players informed and up to date. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the collection development and maintenance, the supervision of staff,  information and computer services, monthly operational and financial reporting to the Trustees, as well as maintaining the open, and friendly atmosphere that we are known for.

The position is approx. 25 hours a week with some evening and Saturday hours (library is open 14hrs/week).  The selected candidate will be expected to attend training workshops on library skills and Board of Trustees meetings.  A complete job description can be found under “news item” at:  town of heath.org.

Qualifications:
The position requires a BA or BS or ALA accredited MLS or MLIS.  If no ALA accreditation, State Certification of Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners or willingness to obtain said certification, and familiarity with C/W MARS and Sitka Evergreen ILS.  We also require strong communication and IT/technical skills, and a love of books and people.

Salary is in the range of $21.05-$21.68/hr., with benefits

Send letter of application, resume, and three work-related references to Deborah Porter, Trustee Chair, Heath Free Public Library, P.O. Box 38, Heath, MA  01346 or email at:  heathlibrarytrustees@gmail.com

– Posted 6/4/21

Librarian – Varnum Memorial Library (Jeffersonville, VT)

Nestled into the Smugglers Notch region, the Varnum Memorial Library is one of the oldest independent public libraries in Vermont. Owned and operated by the Crescendo Club Library Association, we strive to serve and anticipate the needs of all members of our community. We are seeking a library professional to provide oversight of the daily operations of the library and promote its use throughout the Town of Cambridge. The successful candidate will understand that this is more than just managing books. We seek someone who will create a space where all are welcomed and community can flourish. We want patrons of all ages to have a place to come to have their questions answered, their ideas challenged, their soul nourished by a good book, and to open the door to a wide range of possibilities. This is a 25 hour/week position.

If our values and goals resonate with yours, please send a cover letter and resume to varnumboardofdirectors@gmail.com

– Posted 5/19/21

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Circulation Assistant.

SALARY: $18.70 Hourly OPENING DATE: 05/13/21 CLOSING DATE: 06/01/21 05:00 PM

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 15 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.

Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here (Download PDF reader).

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit “Employment” at www.hanovernh.org. All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

Please note: At this time, library hours and job duties differ as we are providing virtual services and contactless circulation via Take Out while maintaining safety protocols. The library is committed to following CDC and State guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

– Posted 5/19/21

Part-time Library Director/Librarian – Wardsboro Public Library (Wardsboro, VT)

The Wardsboro Public Library in Wardsboro, VT is seeking a  part-time Library Director/ Librarian. 4 days/ week, 23 hrs./ week, Saturdays and some evening hours, flexible work schedule. Wage is commensurate with experience starting at $16/hr. Experience, VT Certificate of Public Librarianship, or college degree is a plus

If you love libraries, enjoy reading and want to encourage others to read…

If you like working with other community organizations and want the library to become more than just a place for books …

If you are creative and innovative, use technology, communicate well, can interact professionally with others and have a positive get it done attitude….

If you enjoy designing interesting library programs and services that meet the needs of people of all ages..

then you could be a good fit for this job.

Under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees, these are some of the librarian’s duties:

  • manage the daily operations of the library,
  • organize the acquisition, access of adult’s and children’s library collections,
  • design, develop and deliver an array of library programs and services to address the various needs of patrons of all ages and interests,
  • oversee the safety, cleanliness and neatness of the library’s physical space in compliance with CDC and ACCD COVID requirements and guidelines,
  • communicate and promote library services and programs through the Internet, Facebook, library website, and other electronic media,
  • manages the cataloging and circulation of materials using Verso, interlibrary loan services (using Clover), assist patrons to find materials and resources in the library,
  • manage the purchase and maintenance of computers and other electronic devices and assist patrons in using them.
  • supervise volunteers

Experience/ Skills Requirements

  • library experience and VT Certificate of Public Librarianship or college degree a plus.
  • excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • able to plan and set realistic goals, establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • able to solve problems effectively by identifying issues, determining causes and implements appropriate solutions in a variety of situations,
  • able to control finances and supplies while keeping within budget
  • able to use technology, proficient in Microsoft Office, Google suite, Facebook, Instagram, integrated library systems, WordPress and Canva
  • establish positive working relationships with trustees, Friends of the Library and other community organizations.

Training is available.

For more information, leave a message at 802-896-6576 or email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com.

To apply, email or send a resume and cover letter to Wardsboro Public Library PO Box 170 Main St. Wardsboro, VT 05355.

– Posted 5/9/21

Part time Community Engagement Librarian – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

The Hartland Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, community minded person with social media and excellent communication skills for the position of Community Engagement Librarian.

Under the supervision of the library director, this position supports the overall mission of the library by effectively providing library services to customers and the community. This position is responsible for assisting the Library Director with adult programs, managing public relations and outreach, and coordinating the Library’s Community Room and exhibit space. A strong customer service philosophy is essential. A Bachelor’s degree and library experience preferred. Part time 16 hours per week including Thursday evenings and occasional Saturdays. For a full job description, please visit the “About” page at the library website. https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.

Submissions open until position is filled.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Nancy Tusinski, Library Director director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

– Posted April 28, 2021