Local History Librarian – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library in Newport, NH is looking for a Local History Librarian to join our team. This is a part time job, 18 hours per week, and the starting hourly wage is $20. This librarian will be responsible for our historical archives and reference assistance. For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website at newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

Library Director – Berlin Free Town Library (Rensselaer County, NY)

The Berlin Free Town Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.  This position offers a unique opportunity to reimagine the library’s role in the community.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, building community and professional relationships, planning and implementing library programs and services, managing circulation desk operations, maintaining and developing the collection, functioning within the budget, supervising library personnel, and managing the library facility. More information about the library and a detailed job description can be found on the library’s website–https://www.bftl.org/. As an official representative of the library to the Berlin Community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and establish effective working relationships throughout the community.

The Berlin Free Town Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, and a gathering place for the community. A Free Association Library and a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, the library serves a user population of approximately 1,800 with a total annual operating budget of $50,000. The library occupies a beautiful 2,800-square-foot facility in the Town of Berlin, which is nestled in the rolling Taconic Hills where natural beauty and outdoor activities abound.

The minimum qualifications for this position include completion of sixty (60) credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and three (3) years of professional experience which includes some supervisory and administrative responsibilities. The library welcomes interested applicants that meet or exceed these minimum qualifications, up to and including a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association.

This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hr. per week) with a starting salary range of $20,000-23,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references by email to Cristi Lamontagne, Personnel Committee Chair at bftlboard@gmail.com.

Applications must be received no later than December 3, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

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 $15/hour.

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 and 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 letter of interest, resume and references to the Board President, Judy Zinn: judybillzinn@hotmail.com.  Application deadline is December 15, 2021.

– Updated 11/9/21

Library Assistant, Adult Department – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks flexible individual to work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons and working on assigned clerical tasks which support the circulation, interlibrary loan and reserve systems. Part-time position (average of 12 hours weekly) which includes night and weekend hours. High School Diploma or GED with 2 years library experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Must be able to work independently, while also being an essential team member. To apply online please here. To apply in person please contact Travis Sabataso, HR Director at 802-857-0113 to schedule an appointment to pick up a paper job application. The minimum starting salary is $14.21 per hour, with the actual starting salary dependent on relevant qualifications. Position open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by November 5, 2021. EOE

– Posted 10/30/21

Technical Service and Systems Librarian – Stowe Free Library (Stowe, VT)

The Stowe Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented librarian to fill the position of Technical Services and Systems Librarian and to assist in fulfilling our mission: “To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind.” This position involves maintaining the library’s IT systems, and cataloging and processing library materials. The 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 population of 4,300.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. Working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library Systems (ILS) like the open source system Koha, cataloging procedures and MARC databases, and current technologies are 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 are required.

This position includes some evenings and Saturdays. The winning candidate will receive excellent benefits and a starting salary of $19.76 – 20.85 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

A job description and employment application can be obtained at the Akeley Memorial Building or at www.townofstowevt.org.  Please send the required documents including employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Recruit, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email all documents to recruit@stowevt.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 10/30/21

Director – Bent Northrop Memorial Library (Fairfield, VT)

Bent Northrop Memorial Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, Director to join our library, the heart and hearth of Fairfield, VT (population, 1900). The successful candidate will exhibit an energetic and positive spirit while maintaining a safe and inviting environment for pre-school to adult patrons. They will be eager to connect with community members through innovative programming, be willing to learn new things, and be able to balance details with flexibility.

The Director, at 32 hours/week, will be responsible for planning and implementing programs for children 0-18 and adults. Other responsibilities include: maintain library materials and collections; interact with local school, community organizations, and Board of Trustees; manage the facility; provide technological assistance; build and manage budget, and supervise Assistant Librarian and other library staff. Job description and requirements can be found at https://www.bentnorthrop.org/about.html.

Preference will be given to candidates with MLS, Vermont Public Library Certification and/or related experience or willingness to pursue certification. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Benefits included. The position includes some evenings and Saturdays. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to BNMLhiringcommittee@gmail.com. Post open until position is filled.

– Posted 10/19/21