Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach- Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly individual to complete our hard-working team! This part-time position will be scheduled to work 34 hours per week.

Preference will be given to applicants who are willing and able to work full time in the future as the Board of Trustees recently voted to place a warrant article on the Town of Sunapee ballot in March of 2020 to make this a full-time, benefited position. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other on-line resources to lead technology classes for our patrons.

Additional duties could include assisting with the development and maintenance of the adult collection and other programming initiatives. Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have computer skills and Internet searching skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and on-line tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, Word Press, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.

– Posted November 4, 2019

Library Director – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library (GFL) is seeking a part-time library director for our community public library.  The director will plan, manage, and direct the day-to-day operations, programs, and services of the community library under the administration of the Library Board of Trustees.  We are seeking a dynamic, creative, collaborative leader who will create a welcoming environment at the library, which serves as an important center of community activity.

Priority given to applicants who possess (or are working towards) a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences, and have experience and an aptitude for computer skills.

Hours: part-time, variable – up to 32 hours per week for 9 weeks in July and August, and 22 hours per week for 43 weeks September through June, (totaling 1234 hours per year).

Compensation: dependent on qualifications and hours.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references with contact information by November 22 to: Greensboro Free Library, 53 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT 05841,

Attn: Hal Gray, Chair, GFL Board of Trustees, and Mary Metcalf, Librarian, or by Internet to haroldgray39@gmail.com and greensborolibrary@gmail.com.

– Posted November 4, 2019

Librarian – Lydia Taft Pratt Library (Dummerston, VT)

Lydia Taft Pratt Library is seeking a librarian to be in charge of the day to day operation of the library. Pratt Library is the public library of Dummerston, a community of 1900 residents in Southeastern Vermont. The librarian is responsible for providing library services to all ages: maintaining the circulating collections, providing/arranging programs and outreach services and maintaining/upgrading library technology, as well as assisting the Board in developing the library’s long range plan.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, library experience and technology and organizational skills. The part time position is for 13 hours a week.
To apply, please submit a resume and the names of three references to the Board of Trustees, at the library, via mail  or email, by December 2, 2019.  Lydia Taft Pratt Library 150 West St.,  P.O. Box 70, West Dummerston, VT 05357.  dummerstonlibvt@gmail.com.
– Posted November 4, 2019

Children’s Librarian – Newbury Public Library (Newbury, NH)

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury NH seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children’s Librarian who is interested in joining our team. We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Children’s Librarian to become a part of our community! Our ideal candidate will be able to create fun and engaging programs ranging from dynamic Storytimes for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens/teens.  They will be technologically savvy, have a love of children’s literature and be friendly and approachable to all ages. Experience working with children is highly valued.

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour depending on experience.  Weekend availability is a must. Extra hours will be given in the summer (5 extra hours per week, typically on Wednesdays), due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.

A detailed job description can be found at: http://newburynhlibrary.net/employment

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. Review of applications starts immediately. Position will be open until filled.

– Posted September 5, 2019

Library Director, 20 hours per week – Shedd Free Library (Washington, NH )

The Shedd Free Library in Washington NH is seeking an organized, friendly, experienced person to fill the position of Library Director.

The Library Director must have a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends. Under the supervision and direction of the Library Trustees, the Library Director administers, plans and oversees all aspects of library. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency with technology are required. The goal is to provide a warm, welcoming environment for all ages.

For a full job description contact: SFLDirector26@gmail.com

bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field preferred.  Completion of Basic Library Techniques classes, professional certificate of librarianship, or equivalent experience will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience for this 20-hour-a-week position.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to SFLDirector26@gmail.com  or via mail to Shedd Free Library Search Committee, 46 North Main Street, Washington, NH 03280.  Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2019.

– Posted September 5, 2019

Children’s Programming Coordinator – Morrill Memorial and Harris Library (Strafford, VT)

Responsibilities for this part-time position at the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library in Strafford, Vermont  include overseeing children’s programming, including planning and executing a weekly after school program during the school year with a craft or activity tie-in; six weeks of summer reading programming; bi-weekly or monthly outreach to the Creative Preschool; and occasional special programs.
Programs should be literacy based, age appropriate and include quality children’s literature. Other duties as needed include: shopping for arts and craft materials, keeping materials in order, arranging for a volunteer to help with programs, and contracting with outside performers/presenters.  The position reports to the Library Director. Depending on the time of year, this position involves 3-7 hours of work per week. Experience working with pre-school and elementary-aged children, knowledge of children’s literature and literacy fundamentals and previous experience in an educational or library setting preferred.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 23, to:
Melissa Strayton, Library Director
Morrill Memorial and Harris Library
PO Box 110
Strafford, VT 05072
straffordvtlibrary@gmail.com
802-765-4037
– Posted July 29, 2019

Director – Mount Holly Town Library (Belmont, VT)

The Mount Holly Town Library Board of Trustees seeks a well-organized, creative self-starter for the position of Library Director.  The director will oversee all aspects of library functions including, but not limited to, supervision of volunteers, interaction with Vermont Department of Libraries, programming, purchasing, cataloging, and completion of necessary reports.  Position requires organization, strong computer skills, including website management, communication and people skills. This position requires a candidate who is able to engage the public in a positive manner, multi-task, and think creatively.  Of course, the candidate must love books and reading! The successful candidate would be encouraged to work toward the Vermont Public Library certification.

This is a year-round, part-time position of approximately 12-15 hours per week beginning August 1, 2019.

Please submit a resume and three references to: mthollylibrary@gmail.com or mail to: Mount Holly Town Library, PO Box 92, Belmont, VT 05730.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

– Posted July 23, 2019

Assistant State Librarian – State of Vermont (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  08/06/2019

Req ID:  2121
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.68

Overview

The Department promotes excellence and innovation in local libraries through training and technical assistance and fosters statewide cooperation and resource sharing among all types of libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will play an important leadership role in strategic planning for the Department, and must have a broad understanding of the library field, vision and passion, and must champion change and innovation.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant State Librarian (Job Requisition # 2121), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jason Broughton at jason.broughton@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Administrative, planning, technical, assessment, supervisory, and consulting work including direction of the Library Advancement program at the Department of Libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will assist the State Librarian in the planning, development, and assessment of current Department programs and services and will direct a program which advances local library service for Vermont citizens.

Work is performed under the direction of the State Librarian; the employee may assume administrative duties of the Department in the absence of the State Librarian.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in an office setting. Some travel and field work is required which will require private means of transportation. Travel to conferences and meetings, including out-of-state, is required. Some evening, weekend, and occasional work on holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND at least five (5) years or more of professional library experience, INCLUDING three (3) years or more of experience in library or similar administration with supervision of employees.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as the director of a public library.

Experience working with a library board of trustees.

Experience with grants management and or project management.

Experience as an administrator.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Library Intern (2 positions) – Concord Public Library (Concord, NH)

Library Intern (2 positions)

Employer: Concord Public Library
Period of Employment:  August 5 – December 28th, 2019
Compensation: $17.00/hour, 24 hours/week.  Includes some evenings/weekends

Job Description

  • Assist with community engagement via participation in the library’s social media and digital marketing activities
  • Assist with patron access to and use of local history collection and digitization/management of these resources
  • Assist with a reorganization of the library’s physical collections to improve collection access
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials, instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures, sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Performs Technical Services functions; utilize the library’s automated system to catalog materials; process new materials; perform Interlibrary Loan tasks.
  • Participates in program planning for all ages and production.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch libraries.
  • Processes and delivers intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS degree or enrollment in a graduate program preferred in addition to a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Forward Cover Letter, Resume and Reference to:

Todd Fabian, Director
Concord Public Library
45 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301
OR email tfabian@concordnh.gov

– Posted June 26, 2019