Digital Specialist – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

Non-Exempt – Full Time
Salary Grade B $21.40 – $22.71 hour


The Digital Specialist will work closely and assist the Director and Adult Services Librarian with planning and implementing digital instruction and programs for adults, youth and children, and recommending and promoting the use of new technology.  This position will also be responsible for web page maintenance and oversight. They will carry out routine circulation and information desk duties. The Digital Specialist will reach out to the community and be welcoming to all Library visitors.

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APPLY BY:  Review of applications will begin March 20, 2023.  Position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:

   US MAIL:          Human Resources, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
   EMAIL:     with “Digital Specialist in the subject line.

– Posted 3/11/23

Outreach and Programming Manager – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)

The Bixby is excited to announce an opening for an innovative, resourceful, and effective team player to lead our Outreach and Programming efforts. We hope to find someone who loves the role and potential of libraries, who is inspired to use their creativity, enthusiasm, and strong background in branding and experiential marketing (events and programming) to bring to life all that we have to offer for our five-town Champlain Valley Vermont community.

Position Summary: The Bixby Outreach and Programming Manager is responsible for managing the marketing and public relations for The Bixby as well as creating and supporting high-quality programming and events to expand the reach, usage, appreciation, and support of the resources and offerings of The Bixby for the people of our five-town rural Vermont community.

The position is part-time at 30 hours per week at a rate of $20 to $22 per hour, commensurate with experience. Do take a look at the sections below for all ways that the Bixby and our community could be a great fit for you.

Find out more about The Bixby here. Please send a cover letter and resume to Catharine Hays, Library Director, at

Essential Job Functions:

Develops and implements effective programming, events, outreach, and exhibits to increase and expand the relevance and utilization of Bixby offerings with primary responsibility for adults and families, additionally supporting children and teens. 30%

Develops, implements, and evaluates marketing and communications strategies, content, and public relations to grow The Bixby’s reach, appreciation, and support. 25%

Plans, manages, and evaluates innovative and effective community-building, recognition, and fundraising events. 15%

Provides staff support for volunteers, patrons, and visitors at the Circulation Desk – 15%

Fosters and nurtures collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations to expand reach and support. 5%

Attracts, supports, and celebrates talented volunteers to help achieve Bixby goals and address needs. 5%

Performs similar or related work as required. 5%


  • BA or BS required
  • Advanced degree and/or Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience/certification desired
  • Certificate in Public Librarianship from the Vermont Department of Libraries (or intent to pursue.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Familiarity, passion for, and/or professional experience in a public library setting and the role and importance of public libraries preferred
  • Demonstrated results in creating engaging, successful programming and event management
  • Current hands-on marketing and creative expertise, including web, social, experiential, word-of-mouth, visual, email
  • Attention to detail; excellent written and verbal skills; effective public speaking
  • Care, compassion, and ability to relate to others
  • Positive, can-do team player and collaborator
  • Strong sense of humor, resourcefulness, and resiliency

Physical Requirements: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions. Duties require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment.

About the Bixby

The Bixby Memorial Free Library is an incorporated non-profit that serves and is supported by a rural five-town community in the historic and scenic Champlain Valley of Vermont. The Bixby staff, board, and volunteers are honored to steward a wide range of resources for our community:

  • The Bixby’s building is beloved among the top historical buildings in the state of Vermont, with three stories of meeting, gathering, and exhibit spaces surrounding a mosaic-floored, columned rotunda soaring to a stained glass dome.
  • With our library of physical and digital collections at our core, the Bixby also boasts renowned local art, archive, archeological, and museum collections.
  • The silver lining of the pandemic has been the fostering of positive, productive relationships among organizations throughout our region.
  • The Bixby is currently developing its strategic plan for the next 3 -5 years as a vital and vibrant community center for people of all ages and stages of life.

About our Community

Located in the beautiful little city of Vergennes, Vermont, three of our towns border Lake Champlain, an easy drive to the college towns of Burlington and Middlebury, and close to winter sports in the Green and Adirondack Mountains. Steeped in history, Addison County offers many outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, kayaking, and skiing. The restaurant scene in Vergennes is lively, and our opera house regularly schedules cultural events and concerts. Learn more about Vergennes in this clip:

– Posted 3/11/23

Help/Reference Desk – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library is looking for a librarian for our Help / reference Desk. Primary duties include assisting users with our public computers — especially printing — basic upkeep of public computers, readers’ advisory, 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 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, Assabet, Libby, Palace, and Kanopy 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, which 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 and Saturday work shared among librarians. Starting wage is $29.03 / hour.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to Director Randal Smathers at

Applications will close Monday, March 13.

– Posted 3/4/23

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 both in print and online, 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.


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

Please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to the library by March 24th.

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, VT 05465

Or email

– Posted 3/2/23

Library Director – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Town of Stowe is seeking to hire a full-time Library Director. The Stowe Free Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming public space that inspires learning, advances knowledge, enriches lives and encourages lifelong learning. Our mission is To Welcome…To Inspire…To Enrich the Mind 

The Library Director is responsible for managing library operations including programming, goal setting, library planning, collection development, supervision and managing the operating budget. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated administrative skills managing library functions and leading a team of employees in carrying out the Library Trustee’s vision, goals, and strategic plan.  The Librarian should have excellent customer service skills and be proficient with library technology.  The Library Director will promote a safe, respectful, and collaborative team culture through positive role modeling and strong communications skills.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science or related field, with three years of experience in library operations, budgeting and employee supervision is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Pay range is $70,177-$78,937, dependent upon experience.  The Town of Stowe currently offers an excellent benefit package including health and dental insurance, paid leave, a generously matched retirement plan, life insurance and more.

Job descriptions and employment application can be obtained at:   Submit application, letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Town of Stowe, c/o HR Director, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or by email   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The Town of Stowe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Library is located in an historic mid-19th century building in the heart of the community next to Stowe Elementary School. Stowe is a premier four season destination particularly renowned for its alpine and Nordic recreation, mountain biking, hiking and world class spas.  The community comes alive with festivals, shopping and dining opportunities with activities for everyone in all seasons.   Stowe has made the most out of its natural setting– the mountains, the forests and fields, clear mountain streams and fine air to carve out an appealing, enduring, distinctively New England style of life.   What makes it truly special is that Stowe is also a place people call home.

– Posted 2/16/23

Assistant Director – Newbury Public Library (Newbury, NH)

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury New Hampshire seeks an enthusiastic and experienced librarian to join our team as our Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, you will be an essential part of our small but vibrant community library, staffing the circulation desk, supervising the building and staff in the Director’s absence, handling InterLibrary Loans, managing collections, and developing programs. We are also hoping to expand in the very near future, so there is a lot of opportunity for growth, both with the physical space and with the position.

We are looking for an Assistant Director who is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, and who is not afraid to innovate and think outside the box. A successful candidate will be resourceful, technologically savvy, possess strong communication skills, and be able to provide excellent customer service to all ages.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting salary range is $45,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience. An MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred. Position remains open until filled. The full job description is available here:

Interested candidates may send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Lea McBain,
– Posted 2/9/23

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: Submit resume, 2 references, and brief cover letter to

– Posted 1/20/23

Technical Services Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking to hire a full-time Technical Services Librarian who is dedicated, friendly, and customer service oriented.   The Technical Services Librarian maintains the library’s automated library catalogue system, prepares items in all formats for the library collection, performs interlibrary loan (ILL) services, and supports library operations.

The individual selected will have demonstrated technology skills including library systems, social networking tools and web-based applications.  The Technical Services Librarian will contribute to a safe, respectful and collaborative team culture through a positive attitude and strong communications skills.

A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries certification is preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.

Pay range is $20.78-$22.59, dependent upon experience.  Includes evening shifts with occasional weekend shifts as well.  The Town of Stowe currently offers an excellent benefit package including health and dental insurance, paid leave, a generously matched retirement plan, life insurance and more.

If you have a passion to Welcome, Inspire and Enrich the mind, please do not hesitate to apply.

Job description and employment application can be obtained at:   Submit application, letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Town of Stowe, c/o HR Director, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or by email   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The Town of Stowe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 1/18/23

Librarian Kelly McCagg

VLA President’s Letter

Whether we like it or not, the world in which we are currently living—sore throat, mask, test, repeat—is not going to change in the foreseeable future. So, it is up to each one of us to make this “new normal” better than before. What does this mean in the library world?

Hopefully, COVID has taught us to be more accessible—or at the very least, loosen our requirements for access. Maybe your library initiated an online registration tool or simply mailed paper registration forms to patrons’ homes. Is it feasible to keep these accommodations? Doubting Debbie (I mean no disrespect to anyone named Deborah) will say, “The library is back to its full schedule of hours. There is no reason why we need to keep offering this service.” But what if your pre-COVID hours didn’t work for the person’s schedule? They may work multiple jobs or lack reliable transportation. However, once they have their library card they can access all your online resources when their schedule allows. Do a cost vs. reward analysis to see if it is worth keeping. My guess is if you have chosen librarianship as a profession, you will find a way to efficiently offer this service to your community.

On the flip side, look for processes, programs, or policies that can be updated or weeded—“because we’ve always done it that way” no longer holds water. Are you still keeping paper copies of patron information already stored electronically? Does your program lineup look similar to that from the 1950s? Do you offer a virtual option for meetings and programs? Does your cell phone policy limit use to certain areas due to fear of disturbing other users? Are your bathrooms still gender specific? Be brave enough to be uncomfortable and your patrons will thank you!

Our communities, whether they are large universities, bucolic towns, or tiny hamlets, are all composed of smaller sections that need to work together in order to create a dynamic, cohesive unit. That means we all need to put our egos aside, and maybe even that argument that happened three town managers ago, to find a way to work together. Take the initiative and sit next to the person who rubs you the wrong way at the next meeting. You may discover some small similarity on which you can build a relationship that will benefit not just the library, but the community at large. Now can be a considerable time of growth. It will require very little, if any money, but a great deal of dedication and enthusiasm.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.”
–Mark Twain

Kelly L. McCagg
Vermont Library Association President
Director, Burnham Memorial Library
November 2022
(This letter was first published in the November 2022 VLA News email newsletter, sent quarterly to Vermont Library Association members.)

Library Director – Jackson Public Library (Jackson, NH)


The Jackson NH Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge for its vibrant community library. Jackson is a year round resort town of over 1000 residents in northern New Hampshire.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for management of the daily operations of the library. Duties include assisting the Board in the preparation of the annual budget, preparing recommendations of requests for capital purchase, implementing acquisitions and expenditures, and compiling monthly statistics on circulation.  The ideal candidate is community oriented, savvy about technology, and possesses excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

This Library Director is a salaried 35 hours per week position, with a full benefit package.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MLS strongly recommended.
  • At least 4 years experience in the field, comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures.  Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communications, staff supervision, and organizational management and administration.
  • Operational knowledge of computers and office machines/equipment.
  • Full job description available here.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, a resume and three references to no later than December 15, 2022.

– Posted 11/16/22