Circulation Librarian – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description 

Ilsley is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Circulation Librarian to help shape the future of our collections and public access efforts. The Circulation Librarian is responsible for overseeing all circulation activities and supervises one part-time regular staff member as well as several work-study students and substitutes. This position is public-facing, interacting with library patrons every day and setting the standard for stellar customer service. As a member of the library’s leadership team, this position plays an important role in the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the library’s mission and strategic plan. The staff at Ilsley Public Library work collaboratively on many library services, and this position will contribute to collection development and outreach efforts.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the principals and practices of effective library management; knowledge and skill in effective employee supervision and management, including a willingness to mentor, train, and inspire staff; and will love working with people and have a passion for customer service.

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. Its collection consists of more than 80,000 items with an annual circulation of over 160,000 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 $44,000-$54,000. This is a full-time non-union position (40 hrs/wk), and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

Application 

A full description of the position can be found at here. Please email a cover letter and resume to tricia.allen@ilsleypubliclibrary.org. First review of applications will begin May 3. The anticipated start date will be June 14, but the start date is subject to change depending on how COVID-19 continues to impact life and work in Addison County.

– Posted March 30, 2021

Library Assistant – Morristown Centennial Library (Morrisville, VT)

Looking for a part-time job? Love working with people? Are you a reader who loves to recommend books? Like connecting with the Community? Have a background in Customer Service? 
Morristown Centennial Library is looking for a part-time Library Assistant.
30 hours per week, including one or two evenings and some Saturdays. Rate of pay commensurate with experience.
We are looking for someone self-motivated, reliable, creative, detail-oriented and responsible for this library customer-service position. Must be friendly, helpful, dependable, and have technology aptitude.
Morristown Centennial Library is a vibrant center of the community. We are committed to increasing our community’s access to information, sharing the advantages and joys of reading and lifelong learning. We provide a comfortable and welcoming environment, offer high-quality services and programs that are responsive to our community’s wants and needs, honoring patrons’ rights to privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom.
Responsibilities include: Manning the Adult and Youth Services Circulation Desks, shelving books, assisting in maintaining the library website, managing the library’s social media presence,  creating and distributing promotional materials, and supporting other staff as needed.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to info@centenniallibrary.org

– Posted March 26, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Youth Services Librarian with excellent communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgment and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on team player. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends and assist in planning team projects. Some Saturday and evening hours are required. Must enjoy working with children, teens and their families.
Position Purpose:
Performs administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, and coordinating activities of the Library Children’s Department.  Performs all other related duties as required.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements programming for children and young adults such as weekly story time for those under 6, science programs, summer reading program, and having outside presenters.  These programs consist of music and movement, crafts, educational activities, and resources for children and their adult caregivers.
  • Enhances the programs of local schools by providing complementary services.
  • Manages the materials collection for children and young adults which includes weeding, using book review resources and purchasing materials. Catalogs and processes materials for children and young adults, gifts, and purchases.
  • Provides customer services in the form of answering patron emails, providing reader’s advisory, helping patrons find materials, computer and other technology instruction and helping with OverDrive.
  • Maintains the circulation desks tasks (checking books in and out, pulling holds, curbside hold service, registering patrons, answering phones, checking out museum passes and shelving.)
  • Supervises the daily operation of the children’s room and the young adult room.  Upholds the library’s behavior and child safety policies.
  • Creates promotional materials for children’s and young adult programming.  Maintains the children and young adult sections of the library website and posts on social media regarding children and young adult programming.
  • Compiles programming statistics and submits statistics to Director.
  • Performs outreach to schools and other local agencies for programming, especially summer reading program.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s Degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school; three to five years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library practices, procedures, and techniques.  Knowledge of youth literature and reading programs and activities.  Working knowledge of the policies, laws, and regulations pertaining to library services.  Working knowledge of library technology.
Ability: Ability to work with a wide variety of library patrons and library staff in a friendly, efficient manner.  Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems and related equipment. Ability to think strategically.  Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office equipment.  Ability to manage a modest materials and programming budget.
Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Good time management and planning skills.
Supervision:
Supervision Scope: This position performs various duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the ability to complete assigned tasks according to established procedures and protocol.
Supervision Received:  Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director.
Supervision Given: Work-study students and/or volunteers, as available.
Job Environment:
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderately noisy.
  • Operates computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the general public, patrons, libraries, and community groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Errors could result in delays or loss of library services, and/or poor public relations.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to walk, bend, reach, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up books, paper, files, and other common office objects.  Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.   May move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to communicate effectively with others.  Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.
Salary: Salary range to begin this position shall be $18.10-18.64/hr. with extensive medical and dental package.
 (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)
Please send resume and contact information for three references by April 19, 2021 to Diane Lynch, Director, at dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org No phone calls, please.
Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.
 – Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – GH Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

Seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as the Children’s Librarian at the George H. Bixby Memorial Library in Francestown, NH. The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. Previous experience working with children from infant to teen is an asset. Approximately 22 hrs/week as determined by the needs of the position at a rate of $17.00/hr.

The Children’s Librarian is responsible for, among other duties, the Summer Reading Program 2021. At this time, there are no large indoor gatherings planned associated with SRP; however, as local, state and federal guidance reasonably permits, we expect that patrons will have more in-person access to the library in the coming months.

Come join our team and use your talents in a fun and supportive work environment. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email explaining why, and attach a resume. Direct it to Laura Abrahamsen at francestownlibrary@gmail.com. A full job description is available at https://tinyurl.com/BixbyChildrensLibrarian. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start date is negotiable for the right candidate.

– Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – Westport Library Association (Westport, NY)

The Westport Library Association (Westport, NY) is seeking a Library Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of its historic library. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, be customer-focused, community oriented, self-motivated, skilled in a PC operating environment (MS Office, Zoom, etc.), and demonstrate exceptional ability to work with patrons of all ages and abilities. The Library Director reports to the library’s Board of Trustees. Library experience and a bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary for this 20 hour/week position is approximately $27,000.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to WestportLibraryjobs@gmail.com
– Posted March 26, 2021

Head of Youth Services Assistant Librarian – Town of Essex (Essex, VT)

The Town of Essex, Vermont is seeking a Head of Youth Services Assistant Librarian to manage the youth department and children’s area while performing creative work in support of the operation of the Essex Free Library. The position directs youth library programs, and selects and maintains materials for the Children’s and Young Adult collections. Duties also include the cataloging of all youth materials, management of specific reports, community outreach, publicity, and direct service work in support of the operation of the library, as well as all other related work as required.

This position works under the direction of the Library Director and works in accordance with all town policies. This position works approximately 40 hours per week to include one evening and every other Saturday. Hours will be divided between two circulation desks.

MLS/MLIS degree is required. Prior library experience is required. Candidates must be proficient with computers and technology and have experience with web platforms and social media. Candidates must be familiar with both adult and juvenile literature and be comfortable with providing reader’s advisory to patrons, particularly children. Candidates must possess considerable knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services.

The minimum starting salary for this full-time position is $20.18 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. Candidates can apply online at https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/jobs/ . If you are unable to apply online an appointment can be made to pick up a paper application by calling 802-857-0113. This position has excellent health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, and paid leave. Applications will be taken until April 7, 2021.

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Updated March 26, 2021

Part-time Library Assistant – Georgia Public Library (Georgia, VT)

Georgia Public Library needs YOU!

 

Library Assistant, part-time 20-25 hours per week

●        Georgia Public Library (GPL) is a hub of civic and community life. GPL is a place that not only connects patrons with information and ideas but with one another. At the Library we are committed to creating spaces where individuals from across all walks of life can come together, virtually and physically, to access knowledge freely. Georgia Public Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth.

●        Our ideal candidate is a warm, flexible, creative, and engaging individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. They have good customer service skills as well as knowledge in Microsoft Office and social media apps. They may know something about the wondrous software that runs a library and all its collections- or have the desire to learn. The ability to lift 30 pounds is required – books!

The Position: We’re looking for a library assistant. The pay range we’re offering is $14 to $15 per hour. As an employee of the Town of Georgia, this 20-hour per week position falls under the town’s policies. Please search for “Personnel Policies and Rules 5.17” at the town’s website, www.townofgeorgia.com . The position offers a wonderful opportunity to work within a vibrant community, to share your wonder of learning with children and adults alike, and to grow and learn in this community-based multifaceted job!

 

Responsibilities:

●       Story time for children; the summer reading program for six weeks in summer; handle interlibrary loans; create spreadsheets and help maintain accurate statistics for our library; collaborate with director to create opportunities for patron engagement; website maintenance; gather ideas and enact a variety of adult and youth programs.

Next steps:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Directorgplvt@gmailvt.

Deadline for applications is Sunday, March 28, 2021.

– Posted March 16, 2021

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 children’s collection, planning youth and family programming, 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.

The Abbott Library is currently balancing scaled-back, occupancy-limited open hours with virtual services and contactless curbside pickup. The Abbott Library is committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

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

Hours will vary between 28 and 34 hours per week, with some evenings and Saturdays required. The starting hourly rate is between $19.60 and $21.10 per hour, depending on experience.  Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org by April 21, 2021. A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request.

– Posted March 2021

Assistant Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library of Newport NH seeks a dynamic individual to become Assistant Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for managing the library in the absence of the director.
  • Catalogs all materials and maintains library’s OPAC and oversees materials for processing.
  • Oversees ILL service including streamlining the ILL procedures and training staff in those procedures.
  • Oversees marketing and social media.
  • Responsible for purchasing library supplies.
  • Compiles monthly statistics and deposits.
  • Performs all duties of the circulation desk including assisting patrons with library needs, including:  quick reference, detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance, explanation of policies and procedures to the public, room scheduling, ensure the return of materials and troubleshooting computer and equipment issues.
  • Trains other staff in library systems, procedures and policies.
  • Helps develop and coordinate special projects, programs and grant funding.
  • Manages volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Skill in the latest computer technology.
  • Ability to adopt and integrate emerging technologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort with presenting to groups and teaching classes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff of other libraries, and the public.
  • Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
  • Has a sense of humor and a commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as scheduled.
  • Ability to form relationships that give the library a high profile role in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is preferred or a combination of education and experience may be considered.

Status: The position is full time (40 hour week) and non-exempt.

Salary: $21.00-$25.00/hour
Closing Date:  April 2, 2021

To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter and three references via email to:
Justine Fafara at jfafara@newport.lib.nh.us

 

– Posted March 7, 2021

Children’s Librarian – Dailey Memorial Library (Derby, VT)

The Dailey Memorial Library in Derby, VT is seeking a Children’s Librarian to work 10 hours a week.  Duties include planning and organizing weekly preschool StoryTimes for children aged 0 to 3 years; planning and organizing a summer reading program for children aged 5 to 12; conducting monthly rotating storytime outreach sessions with book deliveries to 4 area childcare facilities; keeping accurate program statistics and related paperwork; and performing related activities for children when the need arises.
This position may also include additional library activities (and hours) if mutually desired.  If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Maureen Badger, Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT   05829
– Posted March 7, 2021