Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  07/13/2021
Req ID:  17548
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.28

Overview

The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) encourages motivated and innovative librarians to apply to serve as Library Consultant for Library Governance and Management. The successful candidate will be dedicated to continuous learning, comfortable with the use of technology, and committed to collaboration. They will provide multi-level consulting, learner-centered instruction, and web and print resource development for the Department, as well as statewide leadership in the areas of library services to library directors, trustees, and library stakeholders. This job calls for a well-organized, diplomatic, and insightful leader who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services.

Major duties include the following: professional development instruction for Vermont public library leaders and trustees; collaboration with partner organizations and state agencies on issues related to public libraries, including: policy development and trainings; consulting in several areas, including the following: municipal and non-profit operations and management, budgets and finance, staffing and personnel management, strategic planning, advocacy and community relations, library boards, and library legal issues; serving as a lead in conference planning for library trustees and friends; and creating live/recorded training and web-based content for consultations and trainings of library staff, trustees, and stakeholders.

The Library Consultant for Governance and Management works closely with a team of consultants at the Department to meet a wide range of needs for libraries in VT. This is a great opportunity to assist Vermont Libraries in their work towards a strong and sustainable future!

The Department of Libraries is based in Barre, Vermont, located about 50 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 183 public libraries, most of which serve small and rural communities with populations of fewer than 5,000. Vermont has a population of 624,000 and is known for its powerful tradition of local government, robust farmers markets, beautiful landscape, wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, and strong sense of community.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years or more of post-degree library experience.

OR

Master’s degree or higher in related field AND three (3) years or more of library leadership or non-profit governance/policy leadership experience.

AND

Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, board management, policy development, training, or non-profit management.

Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

Public library experience.

Experience in library administration including supervision of staff.

View the full position posting here.

– Posted 6/29/21

Full Time Youth Services Librarian – Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich Public Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and upbeat leader to join our library. The successful candidate will be passionately committed to engaging and inspiring children of all ages and their caregivers. The Youth Services Librarian coordinates all aspects of the department – including programming, collection development, reader’s advisory, cultivation of community partnerships, as well as the supervision of volunteers and other youth services staff. The ideal applicant has an in-depth working knowledge of literature for children and young adults and is well-versed in modern library practices and current technologies and trends, as they pertain to Youth Services. They must be energetic, organized, self-motivated, and be able to work independently with minimal general supervision. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are a mandatory requirement.

MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred with at least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.

This position is full time (37.5 hours) and may include evening and weekend hours. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include PTO and medical/vision insurance.

To apply please send an email, including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Lucinda Walker, Library Director, npljobsearch@gmail.com.  Criminal background check is required. Resume review begins July 8. Applications accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

For the full job description click here or visit our website at www.norwichlibrary.org

– Posted 6/29/21

Director – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is seeking a new director who is welcoming, innovative, tech-savvy, organized, and an effective communicator with strong leadership qualities. The GKL enjoys broad support in the community including an amicable and effective relationship with Town Hall and Troy Elementary School.  The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operations of the library including but not limited to the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, programming for all ages, and services.

Troy (17.6 sq. mi, pop. 2,140) is an attractive New England town nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Monadnock in Southwestern New Hampshire. It is home to many recreational opportunities and is within easy driving distance to numerous mountains, hikes, lakes and the cities of Boston, Portland, and Brattleboro (VT).

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 35-hour workweek 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.
Demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $38,000 – $43,000 depending on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.  The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and sick and vacation time.  Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.troylibrary.us/library-director-position/

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com with the subject – Gay-Kimball Library Director Position.

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

– Updated 6/29/21

Librarian- Etna Public Library (Etna, NH)

The Etna Public Library a municipal library has an opening for a Part-Time Librarian (23 hours per week). The Etna Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy Librarian to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach. Etna, is a small community within the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. It is located in southwestern Grafton County, approximately 3 miles east of Hanover’s downtown and 2.5 mi south of the village of Hanover Center.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh.   All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. Detailed instructions are available here.

– Posted 6/22/21

Temp Library Clerk – Winooski Memorial Library (Winooski, VT)

The Library Clerk position is responsible for assisting library visitors of all ages in a friendly, professional manner, and providing circulation and light reference services; collection maintenance; computer and copier/scanner assistance, other clerical duties as assigned. This position requires comfort working with the general public and the ability to provide exceptional customer service to our community of users. Some weekend and evening work required. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://www.winooskivt.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=101&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Temporary-Library-Clerk-59

Posting Period: June 14, 2021 – June 25, 2021

Salary Range: $17.95/hour

12 hours per week (hours may vary)

This is a TEMPORARY position to cover a leave of absence.

– Posted 6/16/21

Library Children’s Engagement Specialist – Winooski Memorial Library (Winooski VT)

The Library Children’s Engagement Specialist is responsible for providing literacy experiences to pre-k and school-age youth, connecting with parents and caregivers, delivering outreach to child care, summer camp, and OST providers, and developing partnerships with community agencies in support of pre-k, school-age, and family readers. Working with the Library Director, the Library Children’s Engagement Specialist will proactively and continually assess the literacy landscape among children and families living in Winooski and develop service models and resource supports that meet the needs of residents, with particular emphasis on new American, immigrant, and BIPOC communities.

Posting Period – Internal: 5/24/21-5/28/21; External: 5/24/21-6/4/21

Salary Range – $19.73-$20.53 dependent on experience

Schedule – Part Time, 20 hours per week

To apply,
1. Download the full job description
2. Apply online or download our employment application

Employment applications and resumes can be emailed or sent to our address:

hr@winooskivt.gov

The City of Winooski
Dept. of Human Resources
27 West Allen Street, Winooski VT 05404

– Posted 6/4/21

Library Director – Heath Free Public Library (Heath, MA)

The Heath Free Town Library is seeking a resourceful, and creative Library Director to manage and guide our small community-centered library into the future with innovative programs and services.

The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of the library as well as for providing services that are responsive to the educational, cultural, historical, and recreational needs of our small rural community.  The director will work collaboratively with the three Library Trustees and library assistant, keeping all players informed and up to date. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the collection development and maintenance, the supervision of staff,  information and computer services, monthly operational and financial reporting to the Trustees, as well as maintaining the open, and friendly atmosphere that we are known for.

The position is approx. 25 hours a week with some evening and Saturday hours (library is open 14hrs/week).  The selected candidate will be expected to attend training workshops on library skills and Board of Trustees meetings.  A complete job description can be found under “news item” at:  town of heath.org.

Qualifications:
The position requires a BA or BS or ALA accredited MLS or MLIS.  If no ALA accreditation, State Certification of Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners or willingness to obtain said certification, and familiarity with C/W MARS and Sitka Evergreen ILS.  We also require strong communication and IT/technical skills, and a love of books and people.

Salary is in the range of $21.05-$21.68/hr., with benefits

Send letter of application, resume, and three work-related references to Deborah Porter, Trustee Chair, Heath Free Public Library, P.O. Box 38, Heath, MA  01346 or email at:  heathlibrarytrustees@gmail.com

– Posted 6/4/21

Library Director – Newmarket Public Library (Newmarket, NH)

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated.  The Director oversees a staff of 1 full-time and 5 part-time employees, a collection of approximately 37,000 items, and an annual budget of $325,260.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

Applications must have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills, administrative and supervisory experience.

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the latest technological resources and have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered town library for the town of Newmarket, New Hampshire.  This is a full time position with full benefits.  Salary range is $55,000 – 62,000.

To view the job description, go to https://newmarketlibrary.org.

Deadline date:  June 11, 2021

Please send application to Amy Nicholson, Chair, Library Board of Trustees, Newmarket Public Library, 1 Elm Street, Newmarket, NH  03857

email:  nicholamy1227@gmail.com

– Posted 5/26/21

Library Clerk III: Adult Services Circulation Manager – Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT)

Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro is looking for the next great addition to our dynamic team.  The position of Adult Circulation Manager is open for an energetic individual with a positive, pragmatic passion for public service and a belief that the community is the heart of the library and the library is the heart of the community.

Title: Library Clerk III: Adult Services Circulation Manager
Department: Brooks Memorial Library

Nature of work:  Establishes welcoming first impression of the Library through management of the circulation functions, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve managing and overseeing all aspects of library circulation, scheduling, training, and supervising clerks and volunteers. Assists with reference and reader’s advisory services for patrons. Serves on the website team and takes an active role in promotion of library services and programs. Participates in the supervisor team with librarians and Library Director.  Promotes and supports cooperation and collaboration among library departments and among community partners.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday including Saturdays in schedule rotation and 1 evening per week for 37.5 hours per week.

Wage and Employee Type: $20.22 per hour, non-exempt employee; this is position is affiliated with Local 98 Union after successful completion of probationary period.

Applications are being accepted through June 7, 2021, please apply by visiting our career site: https://secure4.saashr.com/ta/6155296.careers?CareersSearch

or by clicking on the Employment Opportunities tab on our home page brattleboro.org.

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

To learn more about our library, visit www.brookslibraryvt.org,

To learn more about the position (including a full job description) and our generous benefits package, visit https://secure4.saashr.com/ta/6155296.careers?CareersSearch.

– Posted 5/19/21

Librarian – Varnum Memorial Library (Jeffersonville, VT)

Nestled into the Smugglers Notch region, the Varnum Memorial Library is one of the oldest independent public libraries in Vermont. Owned and operated by the Crescendo Club Library Association, we strive to serve and anticipate the needs of all members of our community. We are seeking a library professional to provide oversight of the daily operations of the library and promote its use throughout the Town of Cambridge. The successful candidate will understand that this is more than just managing books. We seek someone who will create a space where all are welcomed and community can flourish. We want patrons of all ages to have a place to come to have their questions answered, their ideas challenged, their soul nourished by a good book, and to open the door to a wide range of possibilities. This is a 25 hour/week position.

If our values and goals resonate with yours, please send a cover letter and resume to varnumboardofdirectors@gmail.com

– Posted 5/19/21