Outreach and Programming Manager – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)

The Bixby is excited to announce an opening for an innovative, resourceful, and effective team player to lead our Outreach and Programming efforts. We hope to find someone who loves the role and potential of libraries, who is inspired to use their creativity, enthusiasm, and strong background in branding and experiential marketing (events and programming) to bring to life all that we have to offer for our five-town Champlain Valley Vermont community.

Position Summary: The Bixby Outreach and Programming Manager is responsible for managing the marketing and public relations for The Bixby as well as creating and supporting high-quality programming and events to expand the reach, usage, appreciation, and support of the resources and offerings of The Bixby for the people of our five-town rural Vermont community.

The position is part-time at 30 hours per week at a rate of $20 to $22 per hour, commensurate with experience. Do take a look at the sections below for all ways that the Bixby and our community could be a great fit for you.

Find out more about The Bixby here. Please send a cover letter and resume to Catharine Hays, Library Director, at catharine.hays@bixbylibrary.org.

Essential Job Functions:

Develops and implements effective programming, events, outreach, and exhibits to increase and expand the relevance and utilization of Bixby offerings with primary responsibility for adults and families, additionally supporting children and teens. 30%

Develops, implements, and evaluates marketing and communications strategies, content, and public relations to grow The Bixby’s reach, appreciation, and support. 25%

Plans, manages, and evaluates innovative and effective community-building, recognition, and fundraising events. 15%

Provides staff support for volunteers, patrons, and visitors at the Circulation Desk – 15%

Fosters and nurtures collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations to expand reach and support. 5%

Attracts, supports, and celebrates talented volunteers to help achieve Bixby goals and address needs. 5%

Performs similar or related work as required. 5%


  • BA or BS required
  • Advanced degree and/or Master’s of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience/certification desired
  • Certificate in Public Librarianship from the Vermont Department of Libraries (or intent to pursue.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Familiarity, passion for, and/or professional experience in a public library setting and the role and importance of public libraries preferred
  • Demonstrated results in creating engaging, successful programming and event management
  • Current hands-on marketing and creative expertise, including web, social, experiential, word-of-mouth, visual, email
  • Attention to detail; excellent written and verbal skills; effective public speaking
  • Care, compassion, and ability to relate to others
  • Positive, can-do team player and collaborator
  • Strong sense of humor, resourcefulness, and resiliency

Physical Requirements: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions. Duties require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment.

About the Bixby

The Bixby Memorial Free Library is an incorporated non-profit that serves and is supported by a rural five-town community in the historic and scenic Champlain Valley of Vermont. The Bixby staff, board, and volunteers are honored to steward a wide range of resources for our community:

  • The Bixby’s building is beloved among the top historical buildings in the state of Vermont, with three stories of meeting, gathering, and exhibit spaces surrounding a mosaic-floored, columned rotunda soaring to a stained glass dome.
  • With our library of physical and digital collections at our core, the Bixby also boasts renowned local art, archive, archeological, and museum collections.
  • The silver lining of the pandemic has been the fostering of positive, productive relationships among organizations throughout our region.
  • The Bixby is currently developing its strategic plan for the next 3 -5 years as a vital and vibrant community center for people of all ages and stages of life.

About our Community

Located in the beautiful little city of Vergennes, Vermont, three of our towns border Lake Champlain, an easy drive to the college towns of Burlington and Middlebury, and close to winter sports in the Green and Adirondack Mountains. Steeped in history, Addison County offers many outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, kayaking, and skiing. The restaurant scene in Vergennes is lively, and our opera house regularly schedules cultural events and concerts. Learn more about Vergennes in this clip: https://youtu.be/FEzQkTCiwng

– Posted 3/11/23

Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian – Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at the Vermont Law School seeks applications for the position of Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian. This position is part of the reference team that provides reference services to all law library users as well as leads academic outreach activities to students, faculty, and staff.  The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian prepares library guides and other research tools for the school’s online and residential communities. This position manages the faculty liaison program as well as selects and evaluates portions of the library’s collection. Instructional responsibilities include conducting research classes and library orientation sessions.

A detailed position description is available at:


Vermont Law School is a dynamic, independent law school and is known for its strong environmental law and restorative justice programs. The Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT within forty-five minutes of Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College; Montpelier, VT, the state capital; and historic Woodstock, VT.

– Posted 6/2/22

Outreach Librarian – Cobleigh Library (Lyndonville, VT)

The Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville, Vermont is seeking a full-time Outreach Librarian. Position is for 32 hours per week, with occasional Saturdays and two evenings per week required. Position will include benefits, including sick time, vacation, and health insurance through the Town of Lyndon, and a starting salary of $17.00/hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Library programming for adults and teens/young adults
  • Community outreach coordination, including home delivery and volunteer coordination
  • Circulation desk duties as assigned
  • Managing library social media accounts (Facebook, YouTube) and website
  • Cataloguing

Minimum Qualifications:

2 years of college and 2-3 years library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Library and library-related experience, and/or social media management experience is preferred. Successful applicants must either hold or plan to receive the Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship within 2 years of hire date.

Please send the required documents including employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Cobleigh Library, PO Box 147, Lyndonville, VT 05851 or email all documents to bryn@cobleighlibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 2/8/22

Youth Services & Digital Outreach Librarian – Jaquith Public Library (Marshfield, VT)

Do you love to work with youth? Are you interested in building skills in the library field? This job could be for you!

The Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield, Vermont is seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as our Youth Services & Digital Outreach Librarian, who will work in collaboration with the Library Director to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming community space.

The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. The position includes the following duties: developing, selecting, and maintaining library materials and collections for children and young adults; developing and implementing diverse and innovative programming (both on site and virtual); conducting  story time for baby/toddler and preschool children, performing general library responsibilities, and communicating our programs and services to the public. This position requires experience working with youth, computer skills, and experience with social media and websites.

This is a part time position for 17 hours per week, including Saturdays. Must be able to lift and carry books and equipment up to 40 pounds.

Applications will be accepted until August 10, 2021. Please email a letter of interest and a resume to Susan Green at: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

A full job description is available upon request.

– Posted 7/28/21

Outreach Librarian – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

The Outreach Librarian oversees library service to those persons in the Barre
City/Barre Town area with special needs. At present, these needs are served by home delivery of
library materials to the homebound. The Outreach Librarian is responsible for insuring that this
service runs smoothly. Supervised by the Library Director.

Maintains contact with Outreach patrons
Visits new patrons to set up delivery
Contacts Outreach patrons periodically to see how things are going

Maintains a team of volunteer drivers
Recruits and trains new drivers as needed
Maintains a delivery schedule for volunteer drivers
Arranges for substitutes to deliver materials as needed

Selects library materials for Outreach clients each week
Supervises the process of checking materials in and out
Fills special requests for Outreach patrons
Communicates as needed with Special Services at Midstate Regional Library

Reports regularly on Outreach program
Tracks circulation and patron statistics
Prepares annual report on Outreach activities

Attends biweekly staff meetings
Attends conferences and workshops as time and interest permit
Makes suggestions for improved library practices and operations
Reports problems to the Circulation Librarian or Library Director
Carries out other tasks as requested by the Library Director

All Library employees are expected to maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor. Strong
interpersonal skills, effective communication, a collaborative approach and respectful interactions with
all – including colleagues, patrons, volunteers, trustees, and other community members – are essential.
Employees should show commitment to excellence and to the Library’s mission, working to maintain
consistency in practices and procedures.
In addition to skills specific to individual job descriptions, all employees will be required to develop and
maintain strong technology skills consistent with professional and library environments – and as
technology advances to stay current in these skills.
The Outreach Librarian must have the ability to speak with patrons about reading interests and provide
reader’s advisory, using online resources and tools as necessary.
This Class II, technical level position, requires at least a 2-year college degree
a Vermont State Library Certificate, a Library Information Sciences degree (anticipated or completed) OR
2 years’ relevant library experience.

– Posted 7/20/21