Electronic Resources and Systems Management Librarian – Vermont State Colleges System (VT/hybrid/remote)

Grade 13         FLSA:  Exempt

Bargaining unit:  UP-PAT                                                                                                                       

BASIC FUNCTION

The Electronic Resources and Systems Management Librarian monitors and supports all library systems operations, including the integrated library system and other electronic systems and products. In addition, this position provides leadership in the acquisition and management of licensed and subscribed content for discovery and access. ERSML will successfully manage operations for acquiring, licensing, and accessing, all electronic resources and serials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the full life cycle of library electronic resources and serials including maintaining relationships with vendors, setting up trials, negotiating licenses and subscription costs for electronic resources and serials, creating purchase orders for new and/or recurring databases and serials, submitting invoices for payment, listing resources on the library website, setting up and troubleshooting off-campus access, system administration for several database platforms, and generating statistical data on library database usage.
  • Manage and support the libraries’ discovery layer (EBSCO Discovery Service – EDS), link resolver (EBSCO Full-Text Finder – FTF), and single-sign-on authentication system (Open Athens). Maintain database packages, update configurations and interfaces, and work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve discovery and access issues (e.g., holdings issues or full-text linking problems.)
  • Manage integrated library system (Koha) and make all system changes or upgrades to authorized values, parameters, and global system preferences including circulation rules. Create reports and monitor regular record ingestions/deletions from Koha to the discovery layer (EDS).
  • Serve as system administrator for the library’s interlibrary loan platform (Tipasa) and provide backup for interlibrary loan processing one day a week and on an as-needed basis.
  • Participate fully in library assessment projects.
  • Communicate information regarding collection management recommendations and decisions to liaison librarians and staff.
  • Collaborate with VSCS System IT and local campus IT to facilitate seamless access to library digital resources.
  • Maintain understanding and current knowledge of developments in the field of librarianship.
  • Serve on institutional and regional committees, and in other capacities. Regularly, take part in professional development activities.
  • Represents the library at state, regional, or national meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to one academic department with responsibility for outreach, instruction, research consultation, collection development, and development of learning materials.
  • Develops and maintains library guides and other online self‐directed learning materials for unit and outreach areas.
  • Participates in reference services, including in‐person, phone, chat reference, and on‐call.
  • Performs related duties and functions as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Receives direction from the VSCS Library Director.

 SUPERVISION EXERCISED

  • No supervision of staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 1-3 years of public service and/or technical library experience or equivalent combination
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, database management, content management systems (e.g. Springshare products), common operating systems, and multimedia training tools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of acquisition processes related to electronic resources, and familiarity with selection, budgeting, vendors, and content providers.
  • Knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and planning methods and strategies related to electronic resources and other systems, including compiling, and managing usage statistics.
  • Commitment to developing own professional knowledge regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how it informs practices within area of expertise
  • Excellent organization and follow-through skills to ensure achievement of objectives within established timeframes, working independently and as a member of a team.

Abilities:

  • Commitment to equitable access to expertise, support, and resources, for all constituencies (students, faculty, staff, visitors).
  • Ability to support a diverse community and promote diverse perspectives, cultures, and an inclusive environment
  • Ability to use absolute discretion when dealing with sensitive, confidential materials.

Location: This position may be based on any of the Vermont State Colleges System’s campuses and opportunities for hybrid remote work also exist.

Vermont State Colleges System (VSC) values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. VSC strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. VSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Sarah Potter for assistance with accommodations at Sarah.Potter@vsc.edu.

This general outline illustrates the type of work that characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

Link: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/VER1019VTSC/JobBoard/06c15f89-c0e8-40fd-9477-9f41de684a57/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=cbef0393-7854-4c85-a622-4b6c721d8324

– Posted 10/27/22

Library Advancement Assistant – VT Dept. of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  05/19/2022
Req ID:  33742
Department:  Libraries
Location: Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.48

Overview

The Vermont Department of Libraries encourages candidates with high-level administrative skills and library experience to apply for this key position in the Department’s Library Advancement (LA) division.

The Library Advancement (LA) Assistant provides general administrative support to the division consultants and the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement. They support event and program planning, materials processing, and data tracking for the Department’s summer reading and book award programs. They also aid with continuing education workshops and conferences, as well as outreach activities for inclusive services. The LA Assistant manages the school and public library movie license and state park/historic sites pass programs. As a member of the Department’s communications team, the person in this position represents the Department statewide as the communications and social media coordinator. Under the supervision of the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement, they develop and execute the Department’s social media strategy. They also compile and edit the departmental monthly newsletter, as well as other regular communications. The LA Assistant serves as the backup to the Department’s other administrative staff.

This job calls for a well-organized individual with the natural ability to handle diverse and quickly changing tasks.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Successful candidates will have
•    Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and use new technologies;
•    excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•    solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products;
•    the ability to work independently and to assume responsibility for assigned tasks and projects;
•    the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the department and of the library community, as well as the public;
•    experience managing social media (Facebook, Instagram) for an organization or business;
•    outstanding organizational skills and the ability to follow complex and detailed oral and written instructions; and
•    an interest in libraries, books, and reading.

Who May Apply

This position, Library Advancement Assistant (Job Requisition #33742), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact janette.shaffer@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.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed generally in an office or library environment, open to and accessible by the public. This position requires extensive use of computer technology, office software applications, internet searching, and use of library information technology. Incumbents must be able to meet and deal with the public in a professional manner and provide good customer service. Some travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation should be available. Some positions may Saturday or evening work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND six (6) months or more of work experience in an environment with customer or public service and with information technology OR six (6) months or more of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.

OR

Bachelor’s degree which has included a course in library science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in the humanities, social sciences, or arts.
  • working knowledge of library practices, systems, and procedures;
  • an understanding of library services and programming;
  • website management experience;
  • marketing and communications experience; and
  • knowledge of children’s and youth literature.

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

– Posted 5/12/22

Librarian C AC: Technical Services – VT Dept. of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  01/16/2022
Req ID:  26464
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.86

The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a professional cataloger for the position of Technical Services Librarian. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of RDA, MARC, and expertise with classification systems, including Dewey (DDC) and knowledge of, or comfort learning other classification systems such as LC and SuDoc. They will provide consulting for cataloging, learner-centered instruction, and will manage State Library collections in consultation with the Assistant State Librarian for Information & Access. This job calls for a well-organized, diplomatic, and insightful person who will use their professional skills and knowledge to advance the mission of VTLIB.

Major duties include performing all original cataloging for the State Library collections, copy cataloging, classification using Dewey Decimal System (DDC), and other systems for government documents; designing and teaching basic and advanced cataloging classes as part of the VTLIB continuing education program; answering cataloging questions from librarians and staff both internally and externally; managing cataloging in the VTLIB ILS; and working with Information & Access staff to maximize discoverability of materials through the CLOVER interlibrary loan system.

The Technical Services Librarian has the opportunity to organize State Library collections and to improve cataloging services for VTLIB. This is a great chance to shape the policies and vision of the organization around cataloging and technical services.

The Department of Libraries is based in Barre, Vermont, located about 50 miles southeast of Burlington. Vermont has 185 public libraries, most of which serve small and rural communities with populations of fewer than 5,000. Vermont has a population of 643,000 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.

For full details and to apply online, visit careers.vermont.gov

– Posted 1/2/22

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

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.

For a complete description and to apply online, visit the Vermont Department of Libraries careers site.

– Posted 10/1/21

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