Library Director – Kingston Community Library, Kingston, (NH)

The Kingston Community Library (KCL) Board of Trustees are delighted to begin our search for an enthusiastic and creative Library Director to lead our experienced and dedicated team of staff and community volunteers.  Our ideal candidate is innovative, tech-savvy, organized and an effective communicator. This person will find ways to support and build upon our strong foundation of children’s, adult and community focused programming and collections while adding new vision, experience and leadership to help us continue to expand our reach and services as an essential part of our thriving town.

A growing community in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Kingston has a current population of 6,244 residents.  The solar powered library’s beautiful and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces make it possible to host a variety of events, activities, meetings and Kide the therapy dog. With endless local and nearby opportunities to explore the region’s history, cities, farms, shops, nature and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, and more, Kingston is a great place to raise a family or begin a new chapter. Candidates should be committed to make a long term impact on The Kingston Community Library and the people they serve.

Our new Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, full and part time staff, the supportive Friends of the KCL, and the Board of Selectmen to facilitate and oversee all Library operations. The KCL values outreach and connections within the community. The person we are looking for should be able to cultivate effective relationships with the Town Hall, other town officials, The Sanborn School District, community members, in addition to those mentioned above. This role includes both daily oversight responsibilities and longer term roles including but not limited to strategic planning, development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, collection development, programming for all ages and needed services.

This is a salaried, exempt position with a minimum of a 40-hour work week that is flexible to include meetings and events that do not fall during normal library hours.

Evening and occasional Saturday hours are required.

Qualifications: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work and demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $65,000-76,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and paid sick and vacation time.

Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.kingston-library.org/job-opportunities.html

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to workforkcl@gmail.com

The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

The Kingston Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/18/21

Library Director – Wolfeboro Public Library (Wolfeboro, NH)

Description: The Wolfeboro Public Library invites you to become a member of its energetic and dedicated team as the next Library Director. Working in a beautiful new library with a town population of 6,500 vibrant, diverse residents and 30,000 seasonal visitors, an eight-member governing Board of Trustees, a stellar staff, and strong Friends of the Library and Library Foundation organizations, the new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs for the community.

The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, display expertise in technology and finance, have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services and effectively provide the face and voice of the library to its many constituents.

Required qualifications: Master of Library Science, 3-5 years of library admin and supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Community: Wolfeboro, aka “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”, is a beautiful, traditional New England town, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Wentworth. Amenities include a regional hospital, high-quality public school system, a Children’s Center, Brewster Academy, four museums, a downtown shopping center that is a magnet for tourists, year-round recreational facilities, abundant woodland and water facilities, historic buildings, all of which adds up to a high-quality family life and working environment.

Salary range: $60,000-$85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position
is full time, salaried and includes a generous benefits package.

Applications: Email a PDF that includes resume and cover letter to director-search@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by October 15 at 5:00pm.

The Wolfeboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

– Posted 9/18/21

Assistant Director & Adult Services Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking a goal-oriented, enthusiastic and positive individual to fill the position of Assistant Director & Adult Services Librarian to help take the lead in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” The librarian in this position assumes full responsibility for the functioning of the library in the absence of the Director; assists in goal setting and supervision of staff and volunteers; plans, develops, and provides adult library programming; manages the library’s inter-library loan; supervises and assists staff with other library services and office activities. Stowe Free Library is a cherished community institution and has 6,400 registered borrowers and 25,000 volumes in its collection. It is located within the historic Helen Day Memorial Building in the center of Stowe, a premier four-season resort community with a year-round population of 4,300.

An American Library Association accredited Master Degree in Library Science or related field, with three years of experience in library operations, budgeting, and employee supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. A working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library
Systems (ILS), the Inter-Library Loan system in Vermont, content and web-based applications, current technologies, public access networks, and adult programming is desired. Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact with the public, excellent organizational skills and ability to perform detailed work, and the physical ability to lift and shelve books is required. This position includes evenings and Saturday hours, comes with excellent benefits and a starting salary of $24.03 – 30.75 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

A job description and employment application can be obtained on the Town of Stowe website: www.stowevt.gov.  Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Recruiter, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email recruit@stowevt.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 9/9/21

Part-time Library Assistant – Fairfax Community Library (Fairfax, VT)

Part-time Library Assistant – Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax, VT
Salary: $13.00 Hourly
Location:75 Hunt St., Fairfax, VT

The Fairfax Community Library in Fairfax, Vermont, is seeking a part-time library assistant. General purpose would be serving public patrons by phone and in person at the main desk at the Fairfax Community Library. The job includes assisting patrons in locating materials, using the library catalog, answering questions about technology and other services offered at the library such as interlibrary loan requests. Duties also include assisting other staff in general operation of the library, shelving materials, assisting with programs for children and adults, and other general library and clerical duties. Flexibility for filling in as a substitute during additional hours preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to fairfaxlibrarian@gmail.com

– Posted 8/28/21

Library Page – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Join the team at the Keene Public Library! We have a Library Page position available. This part
time position will work 10-15 hours per week, and requires someone who is able to work
afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Primary duties include sorting and shelving materials in the adult section of the library;
maintaining neatness and general order of shelves; assisting patrons with online catalog,
computers, and audio-visual equipment as needed; assisting the library and Circulation staff;
performing final check-in of returned materials as needed.

Qualified applicants will be comfortable using library software and circulation services; be able
to read and interpret written documents; be able to write routine reports and correspondence; be
able to learn the library filing system; and have basic mathematical and reasoning abilities. The
starting pay rate is $7.25 per hour.

If you’d like to work for an organization with numerous opportunities to give something back to
the community, as well as opportunities to grow and develop, personally and professionally, this
could be a great place to start! You’ll also enjoy 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. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing
basis, and will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool of candidates is received.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 8/28/21

 

Library Computer Assistant – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Library Computer Assistant

235 College St. Burlington, VT
$24.03 Hour/Regular Full-time (40hrs/wk)/One weekend day per week
Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

General Purpose

This position reports to the Technology Librarian/Technician Director and is responsible for supporting the public in using the Library’s computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. The Library Computer Assistant is responsible for assisting the public in using various software applications in the Library Tech Center, assisting card holders in signing on to the public computers through our time management system, and issuing guest passes to non-card holders. Provide instructional services in both individual and group settings. These services include one-on-one technology support to community members that include: signing up & using library online services; setting up and managing email accounts; assisting with basic technology needs for job seeking; assisting with basic technology needs for housing and misc. social services; etc.

This position is also responsible for maintaining, setting up, and resolving issues with the Library’s computers and troubleshooting hardware and software problems. This role performs basic maintenance on technology equipment, clean technology equipment, set-up for technology equipment, troubleshooting technology equipment, minor repair on technology equipment and perform other technological support duties as assigned. This position also assists with strategy for the library’s computers and networks, as well as recommends equipment and software. This position also assists with the development and teaching of technology classes both for the public and the library staff. This position assists with the hiring of classroom technology instructors and liaisons with them when needed.

Read the full job description and apply online at our Government Jobs website.

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.

To Apply
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

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

– Posted 8/28/21

Library Professional – Roger Clark Memorial Library (Pittsfield, VT)

The Roger Clark Memorial Library in Pittsfield, VT is a small library within a close-knit community that seeks an energetic, enthusiastic part-time library professional dedicated to providing educational, professional, cultural, and recreational information and services for community members of all ages.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work primarily independently and alongside other team members to carry out all of the tasks and charges that are required to give excellent service.
  • Ability to manage time, to set priorities, and communicate with other team members as needed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with library patrons of all ages, trustees, volunteers, town officials and other staff members including the ability to deal tactfully, communicate effectively and harmoniously.
  • Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, climb stools and lift up to 30 pounds.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with the board of trustees to research, plan and implement programming for all ages.
  • Develop and oversee marketing, media strategies and initiatives including web-based, print, and all other venues for the purpose of advancing the library’s mission; and keeping with the organization’s mission.
  • Manage and provide innovative content for the website and social media platforms (Facebook, and other sites).
  • Keep the library collection current and organized through collection development and maintenance.
  • Develop procedures for recruitment and supervision of volunteers and interns in accordance with the personnel policy.
  • Keeps current with developments in the library profession. Attends professional meetings and conferences, participates in team planning and goal setting.
  • Providing regular, written reports of library activity for the board of trustees, the town, and the state, including: collecting, reporting, and analyzing library statistics
  • Perform related work as required; perform work as requested by the board of trustees.

This position includes daytime, evening, and Saturday hours. Anticipated hours will be 15-20 per week with pay based on experience ranging from $15-$20 per hour.

Please email resume, with references and a cover letter to the Board of Trustees at pittsfieldvtlibrary@gmail.com. Application submissions made on job platforms sites will not be accepted.  Application deadline is August 25, 2021. The Board of Trustees will be contacting selected applicants for interviews starting Monday, August 30th.

– Posted 8/17/21

Part-time Children’s Assistant Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT is seeking someone to join the Youth Services team.  As a librarian in our Children’s Room, the ideal candidate will exhibit a collaborative and energetic spirit while maintaining a safe and inviting environment for youth from toddlers through late teens.  Excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to connect with community members through engaging programming and other library services are crucial to this position.  If you have genuine care for youth and have a passion for encouraging and inspiring readers, then we want to hear from you.

 This is a 20 hours per week position with some Saturday daytime hours.

To Apply:

Please send an email including cover letter, resume, and three references to AdrianTans, Youth Services Director –    adrian@normanwilliams.org

– Posted 8/17/21

Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian – Milton Public Library (Milton, VT)

Milton Public Library in Milton, VT is seeking an assistant director/youth services librarian. This person would join a dynamic and experienced library community that includes a new Director and a highly skilled, long term, library services team. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

The assistant director assumes full responsibility for the functioning of the library in the absence of the Director; provides friendly, timely, courteous service to library patrons; assists in supervising volunteers and other staff members; assists the Director in carrying out technical and administrative duties; implements the library’s strategic plan, vision, and goals; conducts special projects as requested by the Director; and fosters team building and participatory management.

The youth services librarian is responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services to children and young adults; performs professional duties requiring extensive knowledge of library operations; works with the Director to prepare goals and objectives for youth services; develops budgets and grant requests for youth services; plans, conducts, and oversees programming for youth ages 0 to 18; performs collection development and serves as a specialist in children’s literature and reference; provides outreach services to area day cares, pre-schools, K-12 schools, afterschool programs, camps, and other community groups. The youth services librarian supervises library assistants, teen volunteers, the teen librarian, the outreach librarian, and the summer library aide.

The ideal candidate is flexible, adaptable, and possesses excellent communication skills. Project management skills to plan and implement programs for children of all ages is desired.  Strong technology skills are beneficial, plus an ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others. The ideal candidate would create and maintain a welcoming environment and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and community members.

The mission of the Milton Public Library is to be a community center for learning and leisure. We work to fulfill patron needs for information and entertainment materials; endeavor to meet the learning needs of patrons on topics related to work, school, and personal life; encourage learning and intellectual growth from the earliest ages; and foster an atmosphere of intellectual freedom in the American tradition of liberty. The Library Board is committed to the vision that the Library will continue to grow as a destination for cultural, educational and recreational programs.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, or an equivalent in education and experience, as well as three years’ experience in library services for youth.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references to Lisa Barron, Chairperson of the?Board of Trustees. lisambarron71@gmail.com

This position is open until filled.

– Posted 8/17/21

Part-time Circulation Assistant – 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 evening and Saturday hours. 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 our website for full position description. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 8/17/21