Library Collections Assistant – Dartmouth Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth is hiring for a Library Collections Assistant position. Come and work with a collaborative, dynamic group of colleagues. As an integral part of the Libraries’ Collection Management & Preservation team, the Library Collections Assistant will carry out daily talks associated with the circulation and maintenance of the Libraries’ physical materials. This includes paging and reshelving books as well as participating in the ongoing care and maintenance of library stacks. Working under the supervision of the Library Collections Operations Manager, the Collections Assistant will also support discrete special projects as needed, such as large-scale collection moves and records management disposition efforts.

This position requires working at two different locations–Dartmouth’s Baker Berry Library and the Library Collections Services Facility (LCSF), which is a new offsite, high-density storage facility in Lebanon, NH. The LCSF is a climate-controlled warehouse environment. Bring your unique skills and experience, grow them through professional development and engagement with library communities, and help us to make the Dartmouth Libraries a research engine, powering knowledge.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s Degree, or equivalent
  • One to three years of library collections, records management, library storage operations, warehouse or related work experience
  • Comfortable working at heights up to 30 feet and in temperatures ranging from 50 – 60 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The ability to lift 50 pound boxes throughout a work-day.
  • The ability to lift materials overhead
  • Must be able to operate a variety of warehouse machinery, including manual and powered lifts
  • The ability to comprehend complex filing systems
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work in a highly demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Interested?
You can learn more about the position and apply at:  https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/74337/

Hiring range: $20.00 – $22.00 hr

Do you have questions?
Contact: Elena Cordova, Head of Collection Management & Preservation elena.m.cordova@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin July 19, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 Libraries 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 Libraries is supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth Libraries 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 6/19/24

Librarian – Technical Services & Digital Content Manager – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Librarian – Technical Services & Digital Content Manager
Salary: $69,899.00 Annually (Non Union)
Closing Date 6/23/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
 
General Purpose
Responsible for Technical Services operations throughout the Library.  Plans, directs, and manages acquisition, cataloging, classification, and processing of all library materials, including digital content. Participates in the development and evaluation of services; and contributes to the development of the Library’s strategic plan.  Represents the library and its collections by developing and maintaining community and professional contacts that assist with promoting the Library.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
SUPERVISORY & MANAGERIAL
  • Supervises two Librarian Technical Assistants plus technical service volunteers. Assigns responsibility, recommends appropriate discipline, identifies training needs, schedules, assigns, monitors, reviews, motivates and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership, communicates clear directions, manages for results, and leads organizational change.
  • Provides training to all library staff to meet identified needs and improve performance for all library staff as identified by the Assistant Director and Director.
  • Manages the Technical Services team that does the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials and the automated functions of the library system. This work involves placing orders for library materials (including digital content) and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library’s automated system.
  • Establishes, monitors and evaluates overall program of service for Technical Services division.
  • Develops an annual plan for the allocation of the materials budget that meets the strategic direction and priorities of the Library ensuring that the budget is spent economically and efficiently. This includes managing the materials program budget including developing an annual budget, tracking expenditures, and making adjustments to expenditures throughout the year.
  • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with vendors. Includes negotiating vendor contracts with approval of the Director.
  • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with library consortia.
  • Assists with the library’s annual and strategic planning processes as they relate to library collections; monitors, evaluates, compiles data, and develops reports regarding organizational goals and objectives; uses data on and feedback from the community to aid in collection planning; completes an annual collection analysis based on collection statistics and makes recommendations for changes in the collection, including set up and design of shelving and space.
  • Determines collection size and philosophical direction in consultation with other staff and using community needs as the primary factor in collection development.
  • Provides direction and oversight for the development and promotion of the collection; works with publishers and vendors and various library departments to promote and market the collection, including but not limited to related programs and events.
  • Attends and presents at departmental meetings including interdepartmental meetings and Library Board meetings.
  • Develops and maintains community and professional contacts that assist with promoting the library or assists with staying current with library standards and best practices.
  • Assists in the development of policy and procedure especially as it pertains to the management of the collection that keeps pace with current best practices; maintains current awareness of issues and trends in library collections and services; reviews, plans, and implements new practices.
  • Stays aware of online services and access issues and monitors development of licensing issues.
  • Ensures that the Library upholds the principles of intellectual freedom and deals with formal requests for reconsideration of the collection.
GENERAL TECHNICAL SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for materials in all formats following national standards (AACR2, MARC) and classify and provide subject access to materials using national (DDC), LC subject headings and local classification systems.
  • Generates acquisitions, collection, and materials budget reports, and other reports as required.
  • Assists in budget planning and preparation related to acquisitions, cataloging, and materials processing and monitors expenditures
  • Oversees the central ordering and processing of the physical and digital collections; evaluates new products and special orders and makes recommendations for their purchase with the support of staff; establishes and maintains standard processes within the system (cataloging).
  • Responds to customer and public requests with approval from the director.
  • Communicates with the staff about the collection including opportunities for training.
  • Represents the library on local, state, and national committees, associations, programs or panels as directed.
  • Ensures the library’s automated system is functioning highly on the back end and on the patron side (OPAC).
  • Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures for Technical Services.
  • Develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions.
  • Supervises the cleaning and repairs library materials.
  • Improves minimum one (1) work flow or work process each year
  • Perform light custodial and grounds maintenance tasks as needed.
PUBLIC FACING
  • Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting all library departments; reads professional literature and attends workshops.
  • Assist patrons in the use of the library collections through reference interview and instruction in the use of public automated catalog, indexes, automated databases and appropriate references materials.
  • Assists patrons with computers, technology trouble shooting, printing, etc., while working at the Help Desk.
  • Maintain cataloging and authority databases.
  • Responsible for teaching minimum one (1) monthly library instruction course of choice to public.
  • Recommends new or revised procedures to enhance acquisitions, cataloging, classification, materials processing, digital management, ILS/OPAC functions and bibliographic and authority database management; develops, implements and documents approved changes.
Non-Essential Job Functions
  • Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • ALA accredited Master of Library Sciences and three (3) years of progressive relevant collection development library experience and/or public library reference experience.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one per year basis.
  • Experience in computer technologies; database and internet searching preferred.
  • Experience in providing technology assistance to the public including accessing digital content, including downloading and streaming preferred.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a professional and courtesy manner.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional public library work including in-depth knowledge of books and reference sources required.
  • Ability to teach instructional courses to staff and/or public required.
  • Working knowledge of computer: word processing, Internet navigation and familiarity with automated library systems.
  • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of all department operations and procedures and relevant City polices.
  • Ability to keep abreast of new techniques and trends in librarianship.
  • Working knowledge of local government as well as local organizations and agencies providing community services and information.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively.
  • Ability to assess volatile or potentially dangerous situations with patrons and follow library procedures.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of research in an online environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current literature and collection development.
  • Demonstrate wide general knowledge and familiarity with current events.
Additional Information

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 6/17/24

Head Librarian/Director – Highgate Library & Community Center (Highgate, VT)

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER is seeking HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR who will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center. This person will manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. A successful candidate will have knowledge of grant funding opportunities and have a history of successful grant writing.
 
Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long-term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversee personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library and community center.
 
The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunity underway in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the operations of the library and community center, while being responsive to community needs.
 
Pay range is $42,000-$52,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
 
Please submit resume, cover letter, and references. Cover letter should include interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and experience. Please submit by Friday, June 28, 2024 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Manning or via email to rmanning@highgatevt.org.
 
 – Posted 6/13/24

Associate Director – Biomed Libraries, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine (Hanover, NH)

The Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries, part of the Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Libraries, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader to be our Associate Director for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries.

The Associate Director reports to the Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries and is a member of its management team. This position is responsible for Education and Information Services and the public services provided to Geisel and Dartmouth Health communities. This includes outreach and engagement, planning programs and services, technology support, and creating programs to support initiatives at Geisel and Dartmouth Health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides operational leadership for public services areas of the Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries to propose, develop, implement, and evaluate the core services based on the strategic goals of the Geisel School of Medicine, the Dartmouth Libraries, and Dartmouth College.
  • Directly oversees 5-8 staff members; conducts performance reviews; plans or directs activities among team members, resolves conflicts as necessary. Identifies and develops solutions to complex problems, requiring substantial analysis and knowledge. Key participant in the strategic planning efforts of the medical school and library.
  • Oversees the departments of Education and Information Services, including management of the library spaces, department staffing, and programs and services. Responsible for coordinating outreach and engagement efforts for the library to the Geisel and DH communities.
  • Advocates for staff, promoting a workplace culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging.

This opportunity comes at an exciting time. Geisel and the Dartmouth Libraries have launched strategic plans, and our libraries are positioned as strategic partners in research, education, and clinical efforts.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; minimum $108,700. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including Fidelity and TIAA; and relocation assistance.

The Libraries and Geisel School of Medicine
The Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the medical school’s Hanover campus and the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). Our mission is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. Its vision is to be a values-driven leader in education, research, and professional practice. The Dartmouth Libraries support the students, staff 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 College and DHMC are located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the New Hampshire and Vermont border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic, and professional community offering excellent public schools, a lively arts scene, a rural setting with great natural beauty, and delicious local produce and artisanal foods. Amenities associated with urban areas of Boston, New York City, and Montreal are within a few hours’ drive.

Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries: https://www.dartmouth.edu/library/biomed/
Geisel Strategic Plan: https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/deansoffice/geisels-strategic-plan/
Dartmouth Libraries Strategic Direction: https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/about/about-dartmouth-libraries
Dartmouth Libraries: https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth: https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/

Application
Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by July 19, 2024; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/74194/

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 6/10/24

Librarian – Howard and Alba Leahy Library (Barre, VT)

Job Title: Librarian
State Equivalent Pay Grade: 24
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Collections and Access
Last Revised: June 3, 2024

General Description
The Librarian is responsible for administration of the Howard and Alba Leahy Library, including its facilities, collections, staff, and projects. The Librarian has primary curatorial responsibility for the printed, manuscript, broadside, photograph, audio, and film/video collections. The Librarian reports to the Director of Collections & Access and works directly with the Collections Manager to develop, strategize, and manage projects related to the collections work of the Vermont Historical Society.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure ongoing and expanding access to Library collections through cataloging, digitization, exhibits, and statewide outreach
  • Establish all library procedures and supervise the Access Librarian, library assistant(s), and library volunteers. With the Director of Collections and Access, set library policies.
  • Help develop and manage library budget.
  • Coordinate the purchase, donation, acceptance, and acknowledgement of all incoming library materials, and seek out new materials to fill collections gaps as appropriate
  • Maintain connections with universities, and independent researchers to promote ongoing research into the library collections of the VHS
  • Provide physical access to, and security of, the library collections, including monitoring environmental controls, collections housing, collections furniture, and collections handling.
  • Set all conservation and bookbinding priorities as well as processing said work.
  • Present Vermont history and the collections of the Leahy Library of the VHS through periodic public speaking, publishing, and providing content for VHS outreach
  • Assist development staff in the identification of funding opportunities to support collections & access, including the submission of requests for funding, membership support opportunities, and individual donor planning and solicitation. Serve as project director on grant-funded initiatives as appropriate.
  • Along with the Access Librarian, library assistant(s), and volunteers, provide reference services.
  • Represent VHS in various professional groups and public organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Relationships

The Librarian reports to the Director of Collections and Access and supervises the Access Librarian, library assistant(s), and library volunteers. The Librarian is a critical position within the Vermont Historical Society and works closely and collaboratively with all staff.

Environmental Factors

  • Duties are performed in a standard office setting, based in Barre, Vermont.
  • Certain duties will require heavy workloads and tight deadlines
  • Moderate travel requirements may occur, for which a valid driver’s license is required.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • 5 years experience in special collections or archives
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle competing demands on time.
  • Familiarity with cataloging and metadata technical standards such as MARC21, Dublin Core, DACS rules, Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Experience working with Integrated Library Systems

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in U.S. history
  • Knowledge of, and strong interest in, Vermont history.
  • Experience in management, creation, and quality control for digital databases
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt historic library practices to modern patron needs.

– Posted 6/7/24

Director – Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)

The Pawlet Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking to fill our part-time librarian position.  The Pawlet Public Library is known as the heart of the Pawlet community.  Since its inception, the library has been a cultural and informational hub for Pawlet residents and members of the surrounding communities.
 
The Pawlet Public Library’s mission is to provide a leadership role in unifying the community through shared resources and meaningful experiences for all generations.  The successful candidate will be kind, enthusiastically welcoming and fastidious in ensuring our collection and all activities align with our mission.
 
The primary responsibilities of the director are to:
  • Develop creative programming that engages adults and children,
  • Build the library’s collections,
  • Create a library volunteer program with training,
  • Seek grants for programming and capital projects,
  • Collaborate with library staff and board of trustees in a meaningful way,
  • Assist the board in fundraising and policy creation, and
  • Manage the budget and oversee the day-to-day operations of library.
Our ideal candidate will be organized, creative, inclusive, and patient.  The person will be an excellent communicator, proficient writer, and be self-driven to create and implement programs and events.  Successful grant writing and fundraising experience are necessary. Candidates without a Library Science degree must be willing to complete the no-fee Certificate of Public Librarianship program directed by the Vermont Department of Libraries.
 
This part time position is 24 hours per week on-site, somewhat flexible, with two weeks paid vacation, some holidays, and the option of participating in a retirement plan after one year. The rate of pay for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 is $24.25 per hour.
 
Please send a letter of interest, resume, & contact information for 3 references to: Pawlet Public Library- Director Search, P.O. Box 98, Pawlet, VT, 05761, or by email to PawletPub@gmail.com. Applications received before 6/14/24 will be considered. Direct inquiries for position responsibilities & requirements to Harley Cudney, Chair, Board of Trustees at 802-356-9309 or by email to harley.cudney@comcast.net.
 
– Posted 6/7/24

Family Engagement Manager – Thomas Memorial Library (Cape Elizabeth, ME)

The Thomas Memorial Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative individual to fill the position of Family Engagement Manager. This professional-level position oversees library service to youth of all ages, from birth through the teen years, supervising a department of one part-time and two full-time employees. The ideal candidate is someone who genuinely enjoys working with children, teens, and families, and values collaboration, communication, and positivity in all aspects of their relationships.

See the full job description online, or download a copy.

– Posted 6/5/24

Assistant Librarian – St. Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury, VT)

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN
DATE: 2024-2025 (Academic Year) FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Library
REPORTS TO: Library Director

JOB SUMMARY:
The Assistant Librarian is a library professional that provides support to the Library Director/Reference and Instructional Librarian in all aspects of the library. The ideal candidate will be part of a team with other library staff to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, student-centered learning environment and provide student support and supervision in the library. This position will assist in providing access to library resources and services and supporting various information management tasks. This position offers a great opportunity for individuals
passionate about library science and information management to contribute to the efficient operation of the library.

Major Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Provide library services to patrons including reference assistance and circulation tasks.
  • Manage interlibrary loan requests including lending requests from other libraries.
  • Catalog archival materials.
  • Provide electronic database usage statistics to the Library Director.
  • Collaborate on archives management and preservation efforts.
  • Facilitate scholarly academic research assistance for students.
  • Process office supply orders.
  • Assist in organizational tasks within the library setting, including stack maintenance (i.e. shelving books, shelf reading, straightening, etc.).
  • Assist in the maintenance of the integrated library system (Follett-Destiny).
  • Supervises students as part of a team with other library staff to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, student-centered learning environment.
  • Schedules room booking.
  • Ensures faculty members and guest speakers have the right equipment needed for classes and events held in the library.
  • Circulates materials to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Initiates and assists with library displays and programs that highlight library resources.
  • Assists with library orientations for 9th graders and new incoming students alongside the rest of the library team.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students to promote library resources and support research.
  • Keeps up to date with current trends in librarianship by reading professional literature in the field, participating in professional development via Academy training and engaging in online learning opportunities (i.e. MOOC’s, webinars, etc.).
  • Enforce library and St. Johnsbury Academy policies.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in archival processing and information management.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property law as it pertains to libraries.
  • Understanding of archives management principles.
  • Experience with integrated library systems is a plus.
  • Team Player – Energetic and proactive approach to cultivating and maintaining effective working relationships, maintains a positive, supportive attitude toward all, and supports team members in accomplishing the Academy’s work.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems effectively.
  • Knowledge of effective discipline strategies and good judgement regarding what is appropriate for high school students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office suite of products, familiarity with technology tools appropriate for high school library use. Ability to solve first-level hardware and software problems, and ability to communicate with faculty and IT in a timely and efficient manner.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of one year of relevant experience (libraries, customer service, academic settings preferred).

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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to use a telephone, to enter data into a computer, tablet or other learning device; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom or office levels, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 40 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.

Working Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a school library/classroom or office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Background Check and Fingerprinting:
The Academy conducts criminal record checks on all candidates. We reserve the right to investigate fully any criminal or motor vehicle offense prior to consideration for employment. Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory maintenance or completion of our background and Child Abuse Registry reporting, and acceptance of our Sexual Harassment Policy.

St. Johnsbury Academy is an equal opportunity employer. SJA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. SJA is committed to providing a diverse environment, we encourage and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

– Posted 6/1/24

Research & Learning Librarian – Asian Studies/Humanities – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

We are looking for an engaged information professional to join our team of research & learning librarians supporting the Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth. The position will have primary responsibility for liaising with the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages (ASCL) Department, additional departments based on education, skill, or interest, and collection development of our Chinese, Japanese, and Korean collections.

As a liaison librarian to academic departments, you will provide research support to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers; develop information literacy opportunities both within and outside the curriculum; and manage the library’s print and online
collections in your subject areas. You will build and foster positive relationships with departmental faculty and staff, and work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through collections, programs, and services, in alignment with the goals of the institution and the broader Humanities community.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited degree in library and/or information science, or a combination of an advanced subject or professional degree combined with relevant academic library experience.
  • Two or more years of post-graduate experience in an academic or research library or a combination of relevant professional experience.
  • Language proficiency in one or more languages such as: Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in team environments.
  • Demonstrated skill and commitment to outreach, engagement, and public service.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively, prioritize tasks, manage time, problem solve, and complete projects.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with key information resources in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin July 1st and will continue until the position is filled. To see the complete position description and to apply online please go to:  https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/74060/

Hiring range: $65,000- $81,200

Do you have questions?
Contact Jennifer Natale, Head of Research & Learning, jennifer.j.natale@dartmouth.edu

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 Libraries are 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 Libraries are supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. Dartmouth Libraries are a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth 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 6/1/24

Technology/Reference Librarian – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

LOCATION: Pease Public Library, Plymouth, N.H.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director and Director
TITLE: Technology/Reference Librarian
HOURS: 40 Hours/week
STARTING PAY: $17.81 – 20.27/hour depending on experience
BENEFITS: Medical and Dental Insurance, Paid Holidays, sick and personal time, NH Retirement

DESCRIPTION: The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a quick learning innovator with excellent communication skills for the position of Technology Librarian. Familiarity with a variety of tech devices is fundamental to success in this role. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgement 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 worker. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends and assist in planning team projects. Some Saturday and evening hours are also required. Must enjoy working with the public.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Install and update software under the direction of IT Specialist.
  • Work 1:1 or in small groups to provide technology training to patrons and staff.
  • Keep library Web site content and social media posts current.
  • Troubleshoot issues with both Mac and PC platforms for patrons and staff.
  • Updates the library’s circulating devices weekly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of information sources and an awareness of new resources and technologies. Effectively uses and promotes the Library’s collections and electronic resources.
  • Evaluates, selects, and maintains the library’s nonfiction and reference collection.
  • Creates and tracks a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily and monthly basis.
  • May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
  • Answers the telephone and provides information to the public.
  • Works routine circulation desk shifts.*
  • Educates patrons about electronic resources, such as NH Downloadable Books.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
*Routine Circulation Desk Shifts tend to include: Checking materials in and out, Registering new patrons, Answering the telephone, Organizing reserve materials, Scheduling meeting spaces and events, Assists patrons in using the library’s public computers and the software available on them

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous library experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of Google docs and social media required. Must enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.

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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following by June 24, 2024:

rwhite@peasepubliclibrary.org

Or mail to:
Becky White, Library Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, N.H. 03264

No phone calls, please.

– Posted 6/1/24