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’24 $25.26 per hour.

Supervision Received: Receives supervision from Library Director.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of Technical Services personnel; currently includes one Acquisitions/Mending Clerk.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Catalogs and classifies all new Library materials, print and non-print, including Reference and Children’s.
  • Performs original cataloging as required.
  • Recruits and trains personnel under their supervision and evaluates annually.
  • Develops cataloging policies, and workflows, and creates procedures for all TS work throughout the library.
  • Responsible for database quality and accuracy within the consortium environment, includes adding and deleting titles/items; merging bib records; enhancing existing cataloging when necessary.
  • Maintains library database by assessing lost or missing items and replacing or updating when appropriate.
  • Removes bib and item records for cancelled or weeded items.
  • Runs regular reports to assess health of collection and engages in routine weeding practices for adult print and non-print collections.
  • Oversees acquisitions clerk and serial order management.
  • Collaborates with Library Director to order Library materials and handles communications with vendors as needed.
  • Suggests new purchases for the adult print and non-print collection to ensure a diverse and updated collection.
  • Imports and uploads accurate MARC order records for adult and children’s items from vendors or OCLC.
  • Works with library staff regarding acquisitions from all sources (vendors, donations, grants, etc.).
  • Supervises the physical processing of new items as well as deaccessioning.
  • Monitors cancelled items and reorders from alternate sources when appropriate.
  • Replaces items due to poor condition and long overdue items that have holds attached.
  • Orders extra copies of in-demand items to satisfy holds ratio when appropriate.
  • Consults with circulation staff to Evaluate damaged or worn materials for repair, replace, or removal.
  • Provides monthly collection and acquisition statistics and provides additional statistics as needed.
  • May supervise circulation staff in the absence of other supervisors.
  • May staff Circulation desk as needed.
  • Performs special weeding projects and collection management as needed.
  • Represents the library at CLN Catalogers’ meetings, at occasional Board of Trustees meetings and at other meetings or gatherings as needed.

Non-Essential Duties and Tasks: The responsibilities and duties listed above are examples of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The work of Technical Services is multi-faceted and requires flexible and consistent attention to many moving parts. This work affects that of the entire library and a consistently robust workload should be expected. Assists in any library service as required in an emergency.

Competencies Needed:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying, unless specifically stated as required.

  • Master’s degree in Library Studies required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years cataloging or relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with Technical Services (acquisition, cataloging, & serials) departmental functions and procedures. With direct ordering, Baker & Taylor Title Source 3670. Including Prenax, serials cataloging and serials check-in.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of catalog standards and practices including but not limed to Dewey Decimal Classification, LCSH, MARC formats AACRD and RDA. Understands the latest professional cataloging and classification rules, and library processing conventions. Keeps up to date with relevant changes.
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, resources, and others).
  • Knowledge and experience with the circulation functions of the Integrated Library System and electronic devices. Experience with Koha library services platform is preferred. Working knowledge of SQL, comfort with Excel and keen interest in data collection is ideal.
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and visual. Sense of humor appreciated.
  • Flexibility, with excellent time management and high attention to detail and capacity to prioritize tasks. Ability to balance multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including the ability to use common computer applications. Ability to use the computer software applications specific to the department.
  • Willingness to examine existing systems and refine or improve them as necessary. Must be forward-thinking and open to innovation and change.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment on difficult or complex tasks.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in engaging with the public and co-workers, making proper disposition of problems and appointments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and volunteers from the Town as well as from other agencies and the public. • Knowledgeable in techniques and practices for dealing with individuals from various socioeconomic and ethnic groups in person, on the telephone and/or any form of communication.
  • Must be able to learn and retain instructions, policies and procedures and continue to learn new methods and stay current within field. • Ability to actively support Town diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. Light strength demands include exerting up to 40 pounds+ with accommodations as necessary. Physical Demands: Continuously requires sitting, handling, visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, hearing, and talking. Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, bending, and twisting. Equipment use, such as office telephone, copier, calculator, fax machine, camera, mode of transportation with frequent traveling between departments and events, and cell phone, laptop with repetitive keyboarding motions.

Union Status: Union represented by the Local 98; new hires are on a 1-year probationary period from date of hire or transfer.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (hourly employee).

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 that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

– Posted 2/28/24

Children & Youth Services Librarian – Manchester Community Library (Manchester Center, VT)

Reports to:  Executive Director

Status: Full-time onsite, including some evenings and Saturdays. Part-time is possible for a highly qualified candidate.

The Role
The Manchester Community Library seeks an energetic Children & Youth Services Librarian who loves young people. You will assist MCL’s Program Director to creatively plan, develop, and implement services and programs for toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and their families. You will collaborate with our Collections Development Librarian to select, order, catalog, inventory, and weed materials, primarily for children’s and youth collections. You are a highly motivated individual with proven success in working with children and teens. Strong interpersonal, technology, and communication skills will complement your ability to plan, coordinate, collaborate, and serve our community stakeholders.

Education / Experience
A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and/or Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship, and 3 or more years of working with children and youth in a library or school setting is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates without an MLIS degree are expected to complete Vermont Certification within 3 years.

Qualifications
Enthusiasm for MCL’s mission, vision, and values  • Thorough knowledge of best library practices for children and youth • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills • Ability to work effectively with varied stakeholders • Familiarity with Koha Integrated Library Systems • Excellent technology skills, including Google Workspace • Self-directed, with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills • Personal attributes include passion, integrity, honesty, and positive attitude • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The following list comprises the primary job responsibilities; it is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all activities that may be required.

Collaborate with the Collections Development Librarian to select, order, catalog, inventory, and weed materials, primarily for children’s and youth collections • Partner with the Program Director and library team to plan, develop, and implement services and programs • Coordinate and train library staff and volunteers • Support programs with events, acquisitions, exhibits, grant development, and reports • Collaboratively help organize and run summer programs • Identify and track key budget and expense performance indicators • Assist in the development of communications and promotion of library services and programs • Engage in ongoing professional development • Embrace a welcoming, patron-first culture with regular help desk coverage • Support local schools and community groups to develop and expand children and teen services

Compensation

Salary range: $42,000 – $48,000 annually

The excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and generous leave policies. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Edward Surjan, Executive Director, careers@mclvt.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. Other duties may be assigned.

The Manchester Community Library is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

– Posted 2/27/24

Liaison Librarian – Vermont State University (Johnson, VT)

The Vermont State College System (VSCS Libraries) are seeking a Liaison Librarian based on the Vermont State University (VTSU) campus in Johnson, Vermont. The Liaison Librarians communicate with, support, and educate faculty and students at VTSU and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) in their assigned liaison departments or programs by offering reference, instructional resources, and other services to support teaching, research, course activities, and assignments.

You can learn more about the position and apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/VER1019VTSC/JobBoard/55bc16fd-14ac-4ae2-8f5a-b3ec6a142051/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1fd1825d-7b54-48d9-a699-2dd669b6593b

– Posted 2/15/24

Part-Time Library Assistant – Jericho Town Library (Jericho, VT)

Jericho Town Library (JTL) is excited to announce an opportunity to join our small team as a Library Assistant, with a special focus on coordinating programs and services in our emerging Makerspace. This is a new role at the library, and the successful candidate will help shape the Makerspace as it grows. Up to 9 hours per week, $15/hour.

As part of our mission to enrich the community and inspire lifelong learning, Jericho Town Library established the Makerspace in 2022 on the second floor of our building. A haven for creativity and innovation, the Makerspace includes art supplies, crafting materials, LEGOs, LEGO robotics, Cubelets, and a 3D printer. For most of its existence, the Makerspace has been unstaffed, and kids aged 7 to 18 have been encouraged to explore its tools and materials independently. We are looking for someone who can help us to organize the space, manage the 3d printer, and develop more structured programs for kids and adults. Prior experience with Makerspaces is NOT required, and training will be provided.

The successful candidate will also assist with traditional library operations, such as circulation, shelving, and readers’ advisory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for visitors
  • Assist patrons in locating and utilizing library resources
  • Collaborate with other staff and community partners to develop and facilitate programming in the Makerspace
  • Manage 3D printing services
  • Create and maintain systems for keeping Makerspace materials, tools, and projects organized
  • Staff the circulation desk
  • Open and/or close the library on occasion
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience working with kids and/or teens
  • Enthusiasm for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities
  • Willingness to learn to use new technologies

This is a part-time, non-benefited position with up to 10 hours per week, which will include some evening and/or weekend hours. The schedule will be developed in coordination with the successful candidate. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Catherine, our library director:  catherine@jerichotownlibraryvt.org. Priority will be given to applications received before Tuesday, February 27th, 2024.

Accessibility note: JTL has served our community for more than a century, and our building is almost 200 years old. Please be advised that our historic building is not yet ADA compliant. We are working hard on an accessibility project to make sure that all members of the community can access our space, but the building is currently only accessible via staircase.

– Posted 2/14/24

Library Collections Services Specialist – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

The Library Collections Services Specialist provides a wide range of access, collections, and patron services in the Feldberg Business & Engineering Library, part of the Dartmouth Libraries system.  As a co-lead of Feldberg’s access services team, the position manages print collections and course reserves services for Feldberg. The Library Collections Services Specialist provides data, usage reports, and other information on print and online collections and works closely with, cross-trains, and provides back-up for their access services team partner.

Position Description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72445/
Hiring range: $21.50 – 24.50/hour
Contact: Amelia Looby, amelia.b.looby@dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process, and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained on understanding and reducing implicit bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 2/14/24

Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Collections & Content Strategies, the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development leads the coordination of selecting, licensing, and collection analysis activities for the Dartmouth Libraries. Within the Libraries’ strategic framework, this role contributes to the implementation of collection development strategies with a growing emphasis on support for various models around open scholarship and emerging licensing models. This role engages in vendor negotiations for electronic resource licensing, approval plans, and analysis of collection use. As the department head, this role leads and coordinates a staff of 12, with five direct reports, working on collections, acquisitions, purchasing, and receiving.

Bring your unique skills, grow them through professional development and engagement, and help us empower students by unlocking their individual potential.

As a potential staff member at Dartmouth Libraries, you will be joining our organization at a pivotal moment. After consulting and collaborating with our academic community, campus partners, and library colleagues, Dartmouth Libraries have a new strategic direction – Research Engine, Powering Knowledge. Grounded in our Purpose and Vision, this strategic framework supports us in achieving our goals and aspirations. Those aspirations are to:

  • Empower students by unlocking individual potential
  • Accelerate advanced research
  • Elevate scholarship with powerful research tools and methods and
  • Amplify Dartmouth’s impact across the scholarly ecosystem

Interested?
You can learn more about the position and apply at: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72461/

Hiring range: $84,800 – $105,900

Do you have questions?
Contact Qiana Johnson, qiana.m.johnson@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin March 11, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process, and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained on understanding and reducing implicit bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 2/13/24

Library Assistant – Rockingham Free Public Library (Bellows Falls, VT)

Job Title: Library Assistant
Grade: 6
Department: Adult Services
Supervisor: Library Director
Job Class: Permanent, part-time, hourly, with pro-rated benefits

Job Summary:

The Library Assistant directly supports library patrons in many ways, including serving as primary point of contact while working at the main circulation desk (approximately 12 hours per week), helping patrons with technology needs, assisting in collection management, providing support for adult and youth programming (as needed), and processing invoices (no previous financial experience required; approximately 2 hours every other week). Position includes two eight-hour weekday shifts and one four-hour Saturday shift, at an hourly rate of $20. Expected schedule is Thursday (8 hours), Friday (8 hours) and Saturday (4 hours).

Primary Functions:

  • Performs circulation desk activities, including but not limited to circulation management, registering new patrons, searching the catalog, and otherwise assisting patrons with general library requests.
  • Orients patrons to the library and informs users of library resources and activities.
  • Answers standard library queries for patrons in the library, as well as requests sent via telephone, email, and social media.
  • Posts to library’s social media accounts (with others).
  • Updates library website content (with others).
  • Processes invoices.
  • Manages supply inventory.
  • Performs other tasks as needed.

Job Standards and Accountability:

  • The library is represented in a positive and professional manner to patrons and others in the community.
  • Library Assistant develops and maintains productive relationships with colleagues.

Working Conditions:

The majority of work is performed in the library, with occasional travel to meetings or workshops. Ability to lift 25 pounds expected, though reasonable accommodations can be arranged if necessary. The library is committed to maintaining a fixed weekly schedule to support employee work-life balance. This position is eligible to join the library employees’ union (optional).

Qualifications:

  • B.A. degree or Vermont Library Certification (or commitment to obtain certification) required.
  • Library experience or knowledge of principles and practices of public libraries preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Can-do attitude, patience, and good humor are essential.
  • Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, and other popular software systems.
  • Ability to provide information technology support with internet use, Microsoft products, as well as troubleshooting telephone and computer problems for patrons.

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to director@rockinghamlibrary.org

Priority will be given to applications received before Friday, February 16, 2024.

– Posted 2/8/24

Head of Library Systems and Web Services – Kreitzberg Library (Northfield, VT)

The Kreitzberg Library is seeking a Head of Library Systems and Web Services.  This position supports the mission of Norwich University by administering library systems, maintaining the library’s website, providing access to the library’s electronic resources, and compiling usage and other statistical reports.  Participates as a member of the team, providing reference and instruction in a broad range of subject areas.

You can learn more about the position and apply at https://norwich.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=171521

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

– Posted 2/8/24

Director – Salisbury Free Public Library (Salisbury, VT)

The Salisbury Free Public Library is seeking an energetic, efficient, organized and self-motivated person to be Director of our small but mighty library, located in a unique 1869 building in the rural village of Salisbury.  Our mission is: to promote community through information, education, dialog and celebration.  The Director is a town employee but is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Trustees. Salisbury residency is not required.

This position is currently 16 hours per week but could increase to 20.  The Director manages all aspects of running a library and supervises other staff and volunteers.  Salary is based on qualifications and experience, with a competitive benefits package.

Qualifications are bachelor’s degree preferred, library-related training or experience, excellent computer competency, and willingness to earn Vermont Public Library Certification within 3 years.

Salisbury Free Public Library is a fast-growing and valuable community asset.  We are “on a roll” with increasing patron, circulation and collection numbers, and we serve as a social and community service center for our town.  If you are interested in becoming the Library Director who will continue our momentum, send a letter of application and resume to Kate Williams, Chair of Trustees, 192 Mountainview Road, Leicester, VT 05733 or email kate_ret@yahoo.com.  Application deadline is February 29.

– Posted 2/8/24

Circulation/Programming Assistant – Brandon Free Public Library (Brandon, VT)

Brandon Free Public Library, an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit library in Brandon, VT is seeking an energetic, community-oriented individual who can interact positively and creatively with patrons and staff.

This is a circulation/programming assistant position, 20 hours per week, starting immediately. The rate of pay is $18.00 per hour with generous vacation/sick time. This is a permanent circulation/programming assistant position.

The position requires some regular evenings and Saturday hours plus additional scheduling. The person in this position will provide direct-service work in the library and out in the community. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation/desk work
  • Routine upkeep/organization of library and materials
  • Develop outreach/programming activities for all ages
  • Serve as a community liaison/attend community events
  • Help develop and implement annual summer reading program
  • Library Staffing: assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of using the library, including computer and device troubleshooting
  • Other duties will include shelving, programming preparation, other projects as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Patron-centered public service philosophy, making patrons feel welcome
  • Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer experience, which must include ability to work effectively with modern integrated library automation systems, MS Office Suite products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), WordPress, Google Apps, and social media
  • Comfort with and ability to use established and emerging technology
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to carry up to 50lbs. (books, furniture, etc.)

Please note, the above job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. This position requires standing and sitting for extended periods and access to reliable transportation for community outreach.

Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Molly Kennedy, Director
Brandon Free Public Library
molly@brandonpubliclibrary.org

Brandon Free Public Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

– Posted 2/8/24