Technical Services Librarian – Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT)

Title: Technical Services Librarian
Department: Brooks Memorial Library

Nature of work: Responsible for cataloging and classifying library materials in all formats (books, electronic resources, serials, media, and realia). Supervises clerical acquisitions duties, print and non-print processing, repair, and serials management. Assists the Library Director
with collection maintenance and may act as Director in Library Director’s absence.

Work Schedule: Full-time 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday including Saturdays in schedule rotation and evenings as required.

Wages: FY’23 $24.29 per hour

Applications are being accepted through December 2, 2022, 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 those diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

– Posted 11/18/22

User Experience & Design Librarian – Middlebury College Libraries (Middlebury, VT)

The Middlebury College Libraries seek a user experience and design-focused librarian to join the Research & Instruction Workgroup. The ideal candidate will feel passionate about design aesthetics, care deeply about the way all students, faculty, and staff experience our library both in person and online, and work with the rest of the library and other partners to improve how our library is experienced.

As the intellectual heart of campus, the Middlebury Libraries are valued for their collections, dedicated staff, and vibrant spaces. Critical thinking and independent exploration of primary and secondary sources is a valued component of Middlebury’s commitment to a liberal arts education. The Research & Instruction Workgroup is a small team of service-oriented librarians who specialize in research and instruction support. We thrive on collaborative work, and we enjoy learning from one another. All Middlebury librarians provide a high level of individualized assistance to students and faculty, including outreach to liaison departments. Every day, we’re able to help students learn how to find, critically evaluate, and use a wide array of information sources in their academic work. We’d love to have you join us.

Middlebury is a nationally recognized liberal arts college that offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world. Middlebury’s employees enjoy a high quality of life with top-notch facilities for education, research, and recreation. As a librarian at Middlebury, you would have opportunities to excel both personally and professionally. We offer excellent compensation with competitive wages; generous health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a retirement plan; and training and educational assistance.

Nestled in the scenic Green Mountains and just a few miles from Lake Champlain, Middlebury offers all that is special to Vermont: friendly communities where people know and value one another; high quality schools; and a vibrant arts scene with music, film, and food festivals, museums, and local theater productions. Middlebury also offers direct train service to New York, and Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distance.

This is considered a full-time salaried benefits eligible position. The hiring range for the position is $58,900 to $ 66,300 per year. This is a full-time, on-campus position. 1-2 days of remote work per week is a possibility most of the year.

Middlebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community, the curriculum, and our library collections.

Although this position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on December 6, 2022.

To learn more about the position and apply, visit https://apply.workable.com/middleburycollege/j/DDFC0E0A03/

– Posted 11/4/22

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

Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional with experience in managing an Integrated Library System to join our Technical Services team as a Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator! This position also supports the City of Keene’s IT Department to provide technical support for the library computer systems and supports the Library’s website. The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the administrator and lead for the Library’s Sierra/Encore ILS including administration, data backup and retention, and the maintenance and monitoring of the application database.
  • Coordinate with the Mason Library at Keene State College on all ILS improvements, planned maintenance, maintaining contracts, and resolving issues, concerns or questions regarding the shared catalog.
  • Work with the City of Keene’s IT Department to deploy new hardware, software and updates.
  • Lead the creation, organization and maintenance of library web pages.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree in Library Science is highly desired, but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of library software and circulation services. Strong technical skills including advanced knowledge of Sierra and proficiency with Postgre SQL and/or MS SQL.
  • Knowledge of HTML, Drupal and the LC MARC format.
  • The ability to lead people and teams through projects and special initiatives.

Pay and Benefits include:

  • This 32 hour per week position offers a pay range of $30.60- $38.13 per hour.
  • This position is benefit-eligible including health and dental insurances.  Earned time is available after one year of employment.

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, November 6, 2022 at midnight.

To apply: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs.

Job Description: Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator

THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

– Updated 10/17/22

Library Technical Assistant II – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks a flexible individual for busy circulation desks. Excellent customer service and computer skills required. This position is part time and will work approximately 20 hours per week, some nights and weekends. Associate’s degree and library experience preferred.

This minimum starting salary for this part-time position is $14.21 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. .  Job applications can be completed online at https://essexjct.bamboohr.com/jobs/.  The deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is October 28, 2022 at which point we will begin reviewing applications.  EOE

– Posted 10/17/22

Systems and Technology Services Librarian – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

Systems and Technology Services Librarian – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Libraries seek an imaginative, resourceful, inventive, and user-focused librarian to manage, enhance, and maintain a wide variety of commercial and open-source applications in a changing, information-technology environment. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a public services outlook, and a commitment to building services around UX principles. We seek applicants who enjoy new challenges, propose new solutions, and seize opportunities to acquire new skills. The Systems and Technology Services (STS) Librarian will serve as the University of Vermont Libraries’ technical lead as we migrate from a local Voyager LMS to a new, cloud-based, Alma consortium, expected to launch in 2024. The STS librarian will administer the Libraries’ current mix of Linux and Windows virtual servers (running on a local server farm managed by the University’s Enterprise Technology Services group), while simultaneously seeking efficiencies and opportunities for the enhancement of the Libraries’ technological offerings. The librarian will support employees and users in multiple ways, collaborating with colleagues across the Libraries and across campus to improve workflows and enhance the user experience. In short, we seek candidates eager to embed themselves throughout the work of the Libraries. The Libraries are in the midst of crafting a new staffing plan, and we expect opportunities to rethink working relationships and job duties throughout our operation.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of innovative approaches to Library Technology Services.
  • Collaborate with and serve as back-up to the Web Services Librarian.
  • Administer and maintain the library’s technological infrastructure, including the library website, the Library Management System, SFX, Pharos print server, Archivesspace, Islandora, Illiad, Drupal, Ezproxy, Nginx, and Apache.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and recommend new technologies to improve access and delivery of information resources and equipment.
  • Supervise the daily work of the Library Technology Services staff.
  • Adopt a schedule sufficiently flexible to attend to evening and weekend server maintenance and/or cover for staff absences and vacancies.
  • Administer 11 Linux and 5 Windows virtual servers, with the aim of identifying software and services more appropriately hosted in the cloud.
  • Compile and prepare library usage statistics into reports, including, but not limited to, website traffic, circulation reports, and usage data on various applications.
  • Assess the effectiveness of Library Technology Services and make recommendations for improvement in workflow, maintenance, and Libraries technology assets.
  • Serves on the Libraries User Experience Team.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F2383PO.

In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four documents:

  • Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us about yourself! We encourage you to tell us about any unique experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be valuable to the University Libraries.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Please include education, work experience, and contributions in the areas of scholarship and community and/or professional service.
  • Diversity Statement – The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see https://www.uvm.edu/president/
  • List of Three References – Names and contact information (email and phone) for three professional/ educational references.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 13, 2022.

– Posted 9/13/22

Library Associate II: Technical Services – Burnham Memorial Library (Colchester, VT)

Starting hourly wage $20.53 – $22.00 w/ Competitive Benefits Package

The Burnham Memorial Library is seeking a tech savvy professional with customer service mindset and a love for reading to join its team. The Library Associate provides patron service, general research, clerical and technical support. Responsible for the integrity of the library’s online catalog, including classifying, overseeing the processing of library materials, and serving as library-liaison to Town IT staff.

Requirements: Associates degree in technology or database maintenance related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience and/or training. Experience with Integrated Library systems (ILS), Bachelor’s degree or library certification preferred.

For consideration please submit cover letter, resume and application online by visiting: https://colchestervt.gov/321/Human-Resources The Town of Colchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

– Posted 6/17/22

IT Specialist – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

Located in Central Vermont, Aldrich Library serves the communities of Barre Cite and Barre Town at two locations. Our historic Barre City
building houses a collection of over 60,000 titles and accommodates over 70,000 visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a friendly and service-oriented IT Specialist. The IT Specialist works to provide staff and patrons with various
technology and teaching tools to support digital literacy. See the attached job description for more information.

This position will work 20 hours per week – evenings and weekends are encouraged. Rate of pay will start at $17.25 per hour with additional
benefits.

Visit www.AldrichPublicLibrary.org/get-involved for more information, or email a resume and cover letter to AldrichDirector@gmail.com.

– Posted 6/10/22

Manager II, Library Technical Services – GOBI Library Solutions (Remote/Hybrid)

POSITION SUMMARY

GOBI Library Solutions is seeking an experienced technical services librarian who will provide expert support for GOBI technical services and workflow solutions. The position manages a unit of ten FTE, supports and promotes communication among many GOBI work units, consults with customers and team members across units to resolve service and system integration concerns, serves as a technical services subject matter expert (SME) for software development, documents internal implementation support best practices, procedures, and system details, and creates customer-facing documentation to support sales.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans and supports the daily activities of the LTS Workflow Integration Unit to meet customer technical requirements, to ensure compliance with internal and external service level agreements, and to meet departmental objectives.
  • Serves as change leader where company initiatives, developments, and strategies, such as the New Book Ordering Platform, require operational flexibility, extended procedural complexity, and multi-unit collaboration.
  • Routinely provides managerial and technical guidance to customers and staff regarding order and fulfillment workflow management, LTS and other service/account configuration options, the service implementation process, and LTS technical specifications.
  • Maintains critical working knowledge of operations and systems.
  • Recruits, trains, manages, and develops staff to achieve maximum skill utilization and full integration of LEAN and EBSCO Way principles.
  • Advises service stakeholders cogently and confidently about GOBI technical requirements, particularly in the course of troubleshooting errors and other issues.
  • Applies understanding of the business and how the Library Technical Services integrates with others units to achieve departmental objectives.
  • Works closely with the department Director to adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Actively engages with strategic planning and employs policy-based management techniques to achieve service, quality, and timelines of objectives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or ALA-accredited equivalent
  • 3+ years managerial experience in acquisitions in a library setting
  • 3+ years experience integrating technical services with a library services vendor
  • 5+ years experience documenting technical processes, system details, and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience in acquisitions in an academic library setting
  • 3+ years experience with direct customer service
  • Experience supporting software development processes, troubleshooting, and testing
  • Experience with the adoption of LEAN management principles

Interested candidates should apply at https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices

– Posted 4/7/22

Circulation & Technical Services Librarian – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

The Hartland Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, community minded person with technical services skills, interlibrary loan experience, and excellent communication skills for the position of Circulation & Technical Services Librarian. The Hartland Library is located in the Upper Valley of Vermont in the town of Hartland.

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 cataloging books and materials for circulation, providing interlibrary loan services for our library users, and supervising and assisting at the circulation desk.

 A strong customer service philosophy is essential. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred and library experience is required. This is a full time 30 hour position with benefits, including paid vacation, sick, and personal leave, and health insurance. The work week is Tuesday – Friday and one Saturday per month. Wage range $17.75 – $19.00 an hour.

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 February 15.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Nancy Tusinski, Library Director director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

Email submissions only please.