Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Circulation Assistant.

SALARY: $18.70 Hourly OPENING DATE: 05/13/21 CLOSING DATE: 06/01/21 05:00 PM

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 15 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.

Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here (Download PDF reader).

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit “Employment” at www.hanovernh.org. All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

Please note: At this time, library hours and job duties differ as we are providing virtual services and contactless circulation via Take Out while maintaining safety protocols. The library is committed to following CDC and State guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

– Posted 5/19/21

Part-time Library Director/Librarian – Wardsboro Public Library (Wardsboro, VT)

The Wardsboro Public Library in Wardsboro, VT is seeking a  part-time Library Director/ Librarian. 4 days/ week, 23 hrs./ week, Saturdays and some evening hours, flexible work schedule. Wage is commensurate with experience starting at $16/hr. Experience, VT Certificate of Public Librarianship, or college degree is a plus

If you love libraries, enjoy reading and want to encourage others to read…

If you like working with other community organizations and want the library to become more than just a place for books …

If you are creative and innovative, use technology, communicate well, can interact professionally with others and have a positive get it done attitude….

If you enjoy designing interesting library programs and services that meet the needs of people of all ages..

then you could be a good fit for this job.

Under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees, these are some of the librarian’s duties:

  • manage the daily operations of the library,
  • organize the acquisition, access of adult’s and children’s library collections,
  • design, develop and deliver an array of library programs and services to address the various needs of patrons of all ages and interests,
  • oversee the safety, cleanliness and neatness of the library’s physical space in compliance with CDC and ACCD COVID requirements and guidelines,
  • communicate and promote library services and programs through the Internet, Facebook, library website, and other electronic media,
  • manages the cataloging and circulation of materials using Verso, interlibrary loan services (using Clover), assist patrons to find materials and resources in the library,
  • manage the purchase and maintenance of computers and other electronic devices and assist patrons in using them.
  • supervise volunteers

Experience/ Skills Requirements

  • library experience and VT Certificate of Public Librarianship or college degree a plus.
  • excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • able to plan and set realistic goals, establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • able to solve problems effectively by identifying issues, determining causes and implements appropriate solutions in a variety of situations,
  • able to control finances and supplies while keeping within budget
  • able to use technology, proficient in Microsoft Office, Google suite, Facebook, Instagram, integrated library systems, WordPress and Canva
  • establish positive working relationships with trustees, Friends of the Library and other community organizations.

Training is available.

For more information, leave a message at 802-896-6576 or email wardsboropubliclibrary@gmail.com.

To apply, email or send a resume and cover letter to Wardsboro Public Library PO Box 170 Main St. Wardsboro, VT 05355.

– Posted 5/9/21

Public Services Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mount Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a Public Services Librarian to join the staff of Schauffler Library for the 2021-2022 school year. Working closely with a small team of colleagues, the Public Services Librarian supports the mission of Northfield Mount Hermon by helping members of the campus community find, access, use, and create information in support of their academic and personal interests and growth.

This position includes primary responsibility for the library’s circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan functions, including hiring, training, and supervising 10-15 part-time student aides; serving as a liaison to one or more academic departments, teaching library instruction sessions, creating instructional materials, and participating in collection development and outreach; coordinating and maintaining the library’s production equipment, including 2D and 3D printers; and communicating with Campus Safety and Plant & Properties regarding library hours and building issues. This job also includes evening and weekend library duty.

The ideal applicant will have a master’s degree in library science (M.L.S or M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution and at least one year’s professional experience with circulation, public services, and/or reference, preferably in an academic or school library. We will consider outstanding candidates who are close to finishing their degree programs.

Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community, and an ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, experience in diversity work, and an eagerness to work with a diverse student body in a boarding school environment.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two (2) letters of reference to:

Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240
hr@nmhschool.org

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.**
For more information visit our website at http:/www.nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 5/9/21

Part time Community Engagement Librarian – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

The Hartland Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, community minded person with social media and excellent communication skills for the position of Community Engagement Librarian.

Under the supervision of the library director, this position supports the overall mission of the library by effectively providing library services to customers and the community. This position is responsible for assisting the Library Director with adult programs, managing public relations and outreach, and coordinating the Library’s Community Room and exhibit space. A strong customer service philosophy is essential. A Bachelor’s degree and library experience preferred. Part time 16 hours per week including Thursday evenings and occasional Saturdays. For a full job description, please visit the “About” page at the library website. https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org/

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.

Submissions open until position is filled.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Nancy Tusinski, Library Director director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

– Posted April 28, 2021

Library Director – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Library Director to lead our library into the future.  Waterbury’s beautiful new library was opened in 2016 and the incoming Library Director will find wonderful opportunities to develop library space, collections, and programming.  The Director will develop a vision for further integrating the library as a part of our vibrant and growing community. The successful candidate will be creative and organized, demonstrate a history of community outreach, and have a background as a good planner and manager.

The Director oversees and develops a current staff of six employees as well as numerous volunteers.  The Director also coordinates community outreach efforts, ensures quality patron services, develops the library’s print, electronic, and non-traditional collections, and works with the Library Commissioners to plan and develop policy, and the Commissioners and Town Manager to develop the budget.  A full position description can be found here.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s of Library Science plus two years of experience working in libraries OR a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in libraries, preferably as a librarian or library director in a public or community library.
  • Vermont Certificate of Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Strong communication skills and computer skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.

The position includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Salary range: $48,000 – $63,000

Waterbury, Vermont is town of just over 5000 situated between Burlington, Montpelier, Stowe, and the Mad River Valley.  The Library enjoys broad community support and collaborates with other town entities. An overview of all that Waterbury has to offer can be found here.

If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to:

Library Commissioners Chair:
Christine Wulff, library05676@gmail.com

or mail paper copies to:

Christine Wulff c/o
Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main St., Suite 2
Waterbury, VT 05676

Children’s Services Librarian – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library has an opening for a children’s services librarian. Details are posted on our website at https://www.rutlandfree.org/join-the-library/. Please send cover letter / CV to randal@rutlandfree.org

This is an exciting moment for RFL and for our children’s librarian in particular. We are planning on either major renovations to our children’s area or moving into a new building, with a newly designed and built children’s area, in relatively short order. The successful candidate will be an integral part of creating a welcoming space for children and families, planning how best to use the collection in that space, and rethinking how we provide services to our community.

– Posted April 16, 2021

Library Director- Fairlee Public Library (Fairlee, VT)

About Us: The Fairlee Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and fun Library Director for this rural, small town library located in Fairlee, VT. The Library needs a Director that is community oriented and able to work with patrons of all ages. The successful candidate will be self-motivated as this is a solo librarian position. The state date for this position will be mid July 2021.

The Position: The Director oversees all library functions including collection development, programming, budget management, technology, technical services, supervising volunteers, reference, readers’ advisory, and the administrative duties of the library. This position is for 35 hours per week. Under normal operating conditions, 25 hours are open to the public with 10 hours as programming and administrative hours. The library is currently open to the public for 23 hours per week. The 2 extra administrative hours are used to do necessary disinfecting of the building throughout the week during COVID-19 operations.

Hours & Salary: This is a 35 hour per week position. Evening and weekend hours are required. The salary commensurate with experience. This is a fully benefited position including medical, dental, and vision. Vacation and personal/sick leave begin after 1 year and a retirement plan begins after 5 years.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited degree in Library and/or Information Science OR Vermont Library Certification is preferred. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and experience in the library field will be considered if willing to earn the Vermont Library Certification within two years.

To Apply: Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Samantha Hickman, Director, to fairlee.library@gmail.com by April 23, 2021. A criminal background check is required. For full job description go to http://www.fairleelibrary.com/jobs.html. EOE.

– Posted April 8, 2021

Librarian III/Assistant Library Director – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  Although the Keene Public Library has been operating with reduced hours and services for many months due to COVID, our doors are once again open to the public with limited hours and services, allowing us to move forward with recruitment for this essential position which has been waiting for the best candidate. As a member of the executive leadership team, the right person for this role will have initiative, considerable independence of judgment and the ability to make sound decisions within broad and general policies and procedures. Are you the person we’ve been searching for?

The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development, as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers.  While focused on technical services, adult services, and daily operations, this position also helps to develop programs, services, technologies and initiatives to meet current and emerging needs.

Salary range: $63,458 – $79,080 annualized. The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building, and be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff. He/she will have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and City officials, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have experience working with Boards and City government. He/she will also be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.  Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.   Please see job description for a full list of duties and qualifications. 

About the Keene area: While some describe the Keene area as “the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire,” it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks.  The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to several popular metropolitan areas including Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.

If you are interested in being part of a future-focused library team and you have the desired qualifications, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!  Apply today: www.ci.keene.nh.us.  Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, May 2nd.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 2, 2021

Substitute Circulation Assistants – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

We are currently seeking friendly and engaging Substitute Circulation Assistants, to serve patrons by
phone, email, and in person. See the attached job description for more information. This position will serve at various desks, working with adult, teen, and children’s collections. Hours will be flexible and as needed. Rate of pay is $13.50 per hour.

Visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/get-involved for more information, and to access our application.

– Posted April 1, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public LIbrary in Woodstock, VT is seeking a Youth Services Librarian.  Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with an energetic spirit. This person will have excellent communication skills and an eagerness to connect with the community. If you have a passion for encouraging and inspiring young readers and a genuine care for youth we would love to hear from you.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and willingness to work towards a Vermont library certification.
  • Two years previous library experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Capacity to multitask and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, kind and positive
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to children and teens, and their caregivers
  • Planning and conducting youth programming and summer reading programs
  • Develop positive relationships with a lively after school crowd
  • Assist with book ordering for youth collections
  • Maintenance of youth collection
  • Attend library workshops and keep abreast of changes and improvements in library science
  • Assume additional duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Flexibility and patience
  • Knowledge of youth literature
  • A working knowledge of library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in library services for children and young adults Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • A genuine care and respect for youth

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment or boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Must possess physical ability to reach, bend, and lift frequently

Hours & Compensation:

 This is a 30-hour per week benefited position. Saturday hours are required

To Apply: 

Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to Clare McFarland, Director (clare@normanwilliams.org).

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Depending on organizational needs, other duties may be assigned. 

The Norman Williams Public Library is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 1, 2021