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

Administrative Assistant – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description 

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic Administrative Assistant. This position performs a variety of general office clerical and administrative support tasks, including providing administrative support to the library Director, budget and payroll management, and office records management. This position also carries out select library duties, including taking shifts on the public service desk. Should the selected candidate have an interest in and aptitude for librarianship, there is considerable opportunity to take on additional library duties. This position is perfect for someone with strong administrative experience that is interested in learning more about libraries and exploring a career in librarianship. It would also be a good opportunity for current library professionals considering a move to library leadership roles; the selected candidate will become intimately familiar with library management and administration, gaining a bird’s eye view of how a library functions. Experience in libraries is not required, and the library will provide support to the chosen candidate to pursue a Certificate in Librarianship, should they choose to do so.

About the Ilsley Public Library 

Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of four professional librarians, eight staff members, and many dedicated substitutes, work study students, and volunteers. The library’s staff is its greatest asset, and as such continual professional development is expected and supported. They library’s collection consists of more than 50,000 physical items with an annual circulation of over 130,000 and a total operating budget of over $700,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. Ilsley also administers a branch library, the Sarah Partridge Library, which serves East Middlebury. Ilsley works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.

Salary and Benefits 

The established salary range for this position is $38,000-$42,000, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time union position (40 hrs/wk), and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Application 

A full description of the position can be found at https://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Library-Assistant-Administration-and-Circulation-9.19.2022.pdf. Please email a cover letter and resume to dana.hart@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin October 10. The anticipated start date will be October 31.

– Posted 9/22/22

Youth Services Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to be our Youth Services Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic innovator who is motivated to instill a life-long love of libraries in our youngest patrons. The Abbott Library is a welcoming and professional environment that enjoys tremendous support from its community.

Duties specific to the position will include development, maintenance and cataloging of the youth collection, planning youth and family programming including an after-school enrichment program and initiating community outreach. General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director.

Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful and professional and will enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills.

This is a newly made full-time position with a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid sick and vacation time and enrollment in the New Hampshire Retirement System benefit pension plan.

Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received by October 20, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

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

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

Library Director – Latham Memorial Library and George Peabody Library (Thetford, VT)

Job Scope:   The Library Director is responsible for strategic leadership for the Latham Memorial Library and the George Peabody Library, which are incorporated public libraries. The Library Director works in partnership with the professional library staff to develop the libraries as vibrant community centers. The Library Director has a deep commitment to community engagement, and to collaboratively providing services, programs, collections and spaces that meet the needs of all members of the community.

Duties include leadership, administration, community outreach and advocacy, programming, collection development and management; examples:

  • Plan and lead projects, including those regarding capital improvements and library technology
  • Develop budgets and manage finances; identify and apply for grants
  • Guide and support the paid and volunteer staff
  • Collaboratively develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures for contemporary practices regarding library services for all populations
  • In partnership with the professional library staff, develop and manage the print and digital collections, with attention to diverse community needs.
  • In collaboration with professional library staff, provide a wide variety of programming and develop digital and physical spaces to meet the diverse needs of the whole community
  • Engage with the community in providing and evaluating programs and services

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced degree from an ALA accredited institution in Library and Information Science
    • or a Certificate of Public Librarianship
    • or equivalent in education and experience

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about working with staff, board members and the community to provide library services, spaces, collections and innovative programs in response to community feedback. The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal skills, and welcomes opportunities to advocate for the value of the library with the community. The ideal candidate has a proven record of working collaboratively, of managing finances and budgets, and in working with information technology and social media.

Salary Range: $51,000.00 – $61,000.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, salaried position, based on 38 hours per week, and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

The Latham Library Board of Trustees is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Thetford Community:

Thetford is a town in Orange County, Vermont, located in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.  The town is composed of small villages that include East Thetford, North Thetford, Thetford Hill, Thetford Center, Rices Mills, Union Village, and Post Mills.  Thetford has a population of 2775 as of the 2020 census.  There are two libraries that serve the public in Thetford.  Latham Memorial Library is located in Thetford Hill in close proximity to three schools, which are Thetford Elementary, Thetford Academy, and Open Fields.  George Peabody Library, the oldest building used as a library in Vermont, is located in Post Mills. Since the 1800’s, libraries in Thetford have played a central role in the life of the community.

By employing 68 hours of professional librarian expertise, these incorporated public libraries provide print and digital collections, programs, information technology services, and outreach to the Thetford community and beyond.  The Library Director reports directly to the Latham Library Board of Trustees, a 501-c-3 corporation, and allots about 25% of library staff time for programs and services for the Peabody Library, in close consultation with the Peabody Library Board of Trustees. The Library Director is responsible for the maintenance and development of the Latham Library’s spaces within the Bicentennial Building, while the Peabody Board is responsible for the Peabody Library spaces and building.  The Thetford Library Federation owns and maintains the Bicentennial Building.

The position will be open until filled.

To apply, send a letter of application and a resume, preferably in PDF format, to: recruit@thetfordlibrary.org

– Posted 9/7/22

Library Assistant – Cavendish Fletcher Community Library (Cavendish, VT)

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant who has a love of reading for 18 hours per week.

…Standard Schedule: 12 to 6 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

…Extra 2 hours for Everybody Eats Program on Wednesdays from 10 to 12 until expected end of program in March 2023.

…Extra hours to cover librarian’s vacation/sick days.

The Cavendish Library is a unique municipal library that operates as a library for the Town of Cavendish community and a part-time school library for the Cavendish Town Elementary School.

Cavendish is a small rural town with a population of 1,400 located on Route 131 twenty miles from Claremont, New Hampshire, and three miles from Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont.  The Cavendish Town Elementary is a K-6 school with 80 students and is attached to the library.

Responsibilities:

  • Present a welcoming attitude to all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner.
  • Assist/advise people on how to locate library materials and how to use the library computers and online resources.
  • Set up new patrons, check items in and out via computer.
  • Use of discretion regarding patron privacy.
  • Process and maintain the library materials.
  • Organize and reshelve returned items.
  • Collaborate with librarian in using various social media platforms to promote library activities/programs to the public.
  • Support librarian and participate in various library events.
  • Examine material on shelves to verify accuracy of placement.
  • Identify material in need of repair/replacement.

Other Skills and Experience: 

Familiarity with computers (google suite and website maintenance), clerical skills, interpersonal and phone skills, ability to communicate clearly.

Required:

  • High school diploma.
  • Background check.

Preferred:

  • Library experience.
  • Experience working with children and working in a school environment.

Salary Range: 

Hourly Position – $17 per hour. Benefits:  Sick Leave

Send Resume to Peggy Svec at cavendishlibrary573@gmail.com

– Posted 8/16/22