Children’s Librarian – Jones Memorial Library (Orleans,VT)

We are seeking an individual to fill the position of Children’s Librarian.  10 Hours per week including Saturdays. This is not a remote position.

Job Description

  • Collaborates with the Director and/or Library Trustees
  • Responsible for all aspects of the children’s programs which includes the advertising
  • Responsible for the collection development in the children’s room
  • Responsible for applying for children’s grants and their reports
  • Selecting and placing orders for all children’s materials within the parameters of the budget
  • Maintaining the children’s section catalog
  • Processing all children’s materials
  • Provides instruction on Library technologies and tools
  • Provide reading guidance and reference services to children and young adults
  • Work and guide volunteers for the children’s department
  • Conduct or Prepare Story Time
  • Summer reading programs
  • Afterschool and school vacation programs
  • Promotes Book Programs

Desired knowledge and skills

  • Work experience in the public library sector including a working knowledge of library systems;
  • Grant writing experience;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Initiative, independent judgment, and political insight to ensure library services complement the needs and desires of community residents;
  • Experience and proficiency with computer technology, video conferencing platforms, and the ability to learn industry specific software.


  • Minimum: High School Diploma
  • Preferred: Degree or 2-years related experience

Please send resume to:
802 754 6660
Firm cutoff for applications: October 2 , 2023

Jones Memorial Library
1 Water St.
Orleans,VT  05860

– Posted 9/25/23

Circulation Desk Librarian – Cobleigh Library (Lyndonville, VT)

The Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville, Vermont is seeking a full time Circulation Desk Librarian. Position is for 40 hours per week, with occasional Saturdays and one evening per week required. The Circulation Desk librarian is part of a small, closely-aligned team and is expected to bring new ideas, work collaboratively, and contribute to making the library an inclusive and welcoming environment for the communities we serve. Position will include benefits, including sick time, vacation, and health insurance through the  Town of Lyndon, and a starting salary of $36,400 ($17.50/hour), contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a welcoming, informative presence at the main circulation desk
  • Circulation desk duties, including reference services, managing holds and requests, shelving, and other duties as assigned
  • Assisting with interlibrary loan services, occasional technical assistance, some social media posting
  • Programming assistance and development

Minimum Qualifications:

2 years of college and 2-3 years library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Library and library-related experience is preferred, but customer service and other public-facing experience is also highly desirable. Successful applicants must either hold or plan to receive the Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship while working at the library. The Cobleigh will make time available for this and other professional development opportunities as they arise.

About the Cobleigh Library:

Opened in 1906, the Cobleigh Public Library is an inviting community center, which provides programs, services, books and materials, public space, and information to all residents in the Lyndon area. The library connects people of all ages with opportunities to explore personal growth and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Please send a cover letter, and resume to: Cobleigh Library, PO Box 147, Lyndonville, VT 05851 or email all documents to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 9/19/23

Library Director – Pettee Memorial Library (Wilmington, VT)

Pettee Memorial Library is seeking applicants for Library Director position. Among other activities, this position is responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating and training staff and volunteers, developing procedures for issues associated with running the library daily, developing and running programs, working with the Trustee board to develop annual budgets as well as long range plans for the library, promoting library use throughout the community and collaborating with other community organizations on projects and activities. The Director position is a full time position of 35 hours per week and a salary of $45,000 to $55,000 depending upon experience. A more complete job description is available upon request. Degree in library sciences is preferred but not required. Send resume and letter of interest to Pettee Memorial Library Trustees c/o Carolyn Palmer, 121 Boyd Hill Rd in Wilmington, VT 05263

– Posted 9/14/23

Library Director – Pettee Memorial Library (Wilmington, VT)

Pettee Memorial Library is seeking applicants for Library Director position. Among other activities, this position is responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating and training staff and volunteers, developing procedures for issues associated with running the library daily, developing and running programs, working with the Trustee board to develop annual budgets as well as long range plans for the library, promoting library use throughout the community and collaborating with other community organizations on projects and activities. The Director position is a full time position of 35 hours per week and a salary of $45,000 to $55,000 depending upon experience. A more complete job description is available upon request. Degree in library sciences is preferred but not required. Send resume and letter of interest to Pettee Memorial Library Trustees c/o Carolyn Palmer, 121 Boyd Hill Rd in Wilmington, VT 05263

– Posted 9/11/23

Head of Youth and Community Services – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional to join their team as a full-time Librarian III- Head of Youth and Community Services! 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!

Position Summary
The Librarian III provides professional leadership and supervision of the Youth Department (Children’s and Teen Services), as well as programming and community engagement activities for all ages. This requires developing community partnerships to promote and support
initiative programs and services that meet the current and emerging needs of the community and the Library. This position serves as a resource to and assists all Library service departments in the application of community outreach. They will be a member of the Executive and Senior Administration teams and will manage the Library in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director. Specific job duties can be found in the job description.

The ideal candidate will have strong supervision and communication skills and will be passionate about the work they do and the community they work in!

About the City of Keene
A friendly and vibrant college town with over 23,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. As the hub of Cheshire County, the Keene community places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally sourced food and products, and historic
preservation. You’ll find the best characteristics of small city living here, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, the arts, farmer’s markets, a growing food co-op, festivals, events, and live theaters. If you prefer to stay busy with outdoor recreation
opportunities, there are many green areas, parks, ponds, and lakes in the area, as well as a vast trail system for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. With convenient access to Interstate 91, many popular ski areas are within close proximity as well. Keene is a welcoming
area with something for everyone, including sports leagues for youth and adults (such as an adult softball league, rugby, and ice hockey). We even have our very own collegiate baseball team, the Keene Swamp Bats, which we welcome to the area every summer!

The City offers a variety of public and private education opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12. We are also home to Keene State College, which is ranked by U.S News and World Report as a top regional college, as well as River Valley Community College, and a private graduate school, Antioch University of New England. Your healthcare needs will be covered by Cheshire Medical Center, which is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Cheshire is the area’s largest health care provider and a leading employer, with numerous satellite locations.

The City offers a diverse economy which includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders. It is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals!

Education and Experience (but are not limited to)

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or closely related field s required, plus 5 years related experience, with at least 3 years’ experience with staff supervision and development, programming, education/training, and public speaking.
  • Must have demonstrated ability of successfully managing concurrent outreach efforts, large-scale planning, coordination and execution of these efforts, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Working knowledge of library software for cataloging, and circulation services including LC OCLC and MARC.

Salary and Benefits include:

  • This full-time position offers a salary range of $68,004- $84,745 annually.

Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE! The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days, and sick days and more!

Ready to apply?
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, October 1, 2023 at midnight EST.

To apply:
Job Description: Librarian III-Head of Youth and Community Services


– Posted 9/11/23

Reference Librarian & Cataloger – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Reference Librarian & Cataloger – Full Time

Salary:  $30.62 Hourly   Pay Grade: 17

Opening Date:  08/31/2023  Closing Date:  9/17/2023 11:59 PM


Union Affiliation: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

This position performs professional librarian duties to assure the planning and direction of activities within 2 assigned library departments: Reference librarian and Technical Service Cataloging Librarian. Approximately 50% of the time is spent at the public service Reference (Help) desk and 50% of the time is spent in the Technical Services Department doing cataloging. This position’s schedule is Tuesday through Saturday.

The full job posting can be found here:  Reference Librarian & Cataloger

This posting, as well as other current positions, can be found on the City’s Employment Opportunities page.

Our website allows applicants to create an account, apply for a job online and receive email notifications based on interest preferences.

Please contact our Human Resources Department with any questions over the phone at 802-540-3057 or via email at

– Posted 9/4/23

Adult Services Circulation Manager – Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT)

Title: Adult Services Circulation Manager

Department: Brooks Memorial Library

Nature of work:

Establishes a welcoming first impression of the library through management of the circulation functions, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve managing and overseeing all aspects of library adult services: circulation, scheduling, training and supervising clerks and volunteers. Assists with reference and reader’s advisory. Takes a leadership role in promotion of library services and programs. Participates in the supervisor team with librarians and Library Director. Facilitates a collaborative, cooperative work environment. Initiates projects, manages teams and motivates staff and volunteers.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday including Saturdays in schedule rotation and 1 evening per week for 37.5 hours per week.

Wage: Step 1 $25.26 per hour.

Please visit our benefits portal to review our amazing competitive benefits program.

Accepting applications through September 16, 2023.

External applicants: Apply by visiting our career site:
or by clicking on the Employment Opportunities tab on our home page

– Posted 9/2/23

Library Director – Chelsea Public Library (Chelsea, VT)

Job Description
Maintains daily and long term library operations. Provides assistance to library patrons in all library services such as answering research and information queries, cataloging materials, managing collection development, and programming. This position requires that the employee
have good knowledge, skill, and ability in all phases of the public library field.

These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Maintaining a friendly, welcoming and clean atmosphere in the library
  2. Overseeing and managing daily operations of the library
  3. Overseeing general circulation duties: checking items in and out, cataloging all materials, searching the catalog and placing holds
  4. Training and supervising staff and volunteers
  5. Creating, planning and providing educational, informational and enrichment programs for children and young adults which are consistent with the Chelsea Public Library’s mission
  6. Coordinating efforts of the Friends of Chelsea Public Library
  7. Purchasing books, movies, and audiobooks for inclusion into the collection. Resources such as Booklist or Library Journal should be used for review purposes. Patron requests will also be taken into account if the item the patron is requesting is new (publication
    date within 6 months).
  8. Managing the library’s technology such as Internet access, computers, printers, etc.
  9. Coordinating the Vermont Interlibrary Loan Program. This includes sending items requested by other libraries to these libraries, requesting items from other libraries for patrons and keeping necessary statistics. See Interlibrary Loan Policy for more
  10. Performing research and reference transactions with patrons. These could range anywhere from technology assistance to genealogy assistance.
  11. Assisting and advertising library databases such as Vermont Online Library, Listen Up! Vermont
  12. Directing or overseeing weeding of the library’s collection. Using CREW method or Wilson catalogs for assistance in what should stay and what should go
  13. Planning and developing adult programs and general community outreach/collaboration
  14. Advertising library events and information via word of mouth, print media and online
  15. Managing and updating the website, the library’s calendar (both online and in the library containing all events), and Facebook page, etc.
  16. Preparing monthly statistical and narrative reports for the Board of Trustees regarding library operations, use and upcoming events, and yearly statistics to the town as well as the state and the Department of Libraries
  17. Attending monthly board meetings
  18. Assisting in the preparation of the annual budget and maintaining the librarian’s budget for collection development, etc.
  19. Adhering to policies and procedures as established by the Chelsea Public Library Board of Trustees
  20. Overseeing Strategic Planning in conjunction with appropriate committees and Board of Trustees
  21. Affiliating with state and professional organizations and attending professional meetings and workshops.
  22. Deciding when to close the library due to inclement weather or emergency circumstances
  23. Working Saturday hours
  24. Performing other duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of the principles and methods of modern library services including automated systems and electronic and digital resources
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good written and verbal expression
  • Ability to be a good listener
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Ability to identify patron needs and requirements
  • Ability to initiate development of policies, procedures, programs and activities to meet those needs
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to delegate authority
  • Ability to be trained in the various technological advances in the library profession such as the utilization of computerized equipment and computer applications


  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Required.
  • Master of Library Science preferred.
  • Vermont Public Library Certification preferred at start of tenure.
  • 2-3 Years of Public Library Experience Required

Health insurance provided. Dental and vision excluded.

Salary & Hours
24-30 hours weekly, including Saturdays. The hourly rate is $25.50 per hour paid every 2 weeks.

Reports to
The Chelsea Public Library Board of Trustees.

To apply
Send resume to: Kezia Frayjo, Library Chair, via email at:

– Posted 8/30/23

Library Evening/Weekend Supervisor – Norwich University (Northfield, VT)

Library Evening/Weekend Supervisor

Fulfills the mission of Norwich University by providing quality and consistent customer and circulation services, for supervising, monitoring, and training workstudy students, for communicating effectively with day shift, the activities during the evening shifts, for building security.

This position is 16 hours/week, 30 weeks/year.

Schedule is every other weekend 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, plus additional hours to cover events and changes in the library’s extended open hours.

Salary: $15.00/per hour

Essential Functions

  1. Monitors the library during evening and weekend hours of operation.
  2. Oversees customer service and circulation activities at the library services desk.
  3. Provides continuous training and supervises students at the library services desk.
  4. Relays shift changes and student performance issues to the Circulation Manager.
  5. Recommends changes or additions to library policies and procedures if necessary.
  6. Provides basic reference (information about the library and its services) and equipment support.
  7. Closes and secures building following Closing Procedures and relays any issues to Public Safety and the Circulation Manager.

Other Functions

  1. Assesses the performance of direct reports and provides frequent feedback to optimize their performance.
  2. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive or private information.
  3. Communicates with employees, students, and others in a respectful and clear manner.
  4. Serves on University committees, councils, workgroups, or other designated bodies as assigned.
  5. Achieves, maintains proficiency in, and utilizes computers, telephones, and other job-related equipment, including related systems and software.
  6. Speaks, reads, and writes in English.
  7. Communicates by telephone, email, letter, in person, or other means or device.
  8. Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree: additional years of directly related experience and course work beyond high school may be substituted for degree.
  • Supervising experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and Outlook) preferred.
  • Able to sit, squat, reach, push, pull, and manipulate related equipment; lift 25 pounds; travel outdoors to various parts of the campus.
  • Work weekend or evening hours

Environmental Conditions

  • Indoor work at a computer workstation
  • Low level of exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes.

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and Norwich application. To apply go to

– Posted 8/29/23

Circulation Clerk – Pettee Memorial Library (Wilmington, VT)

This position is responsible for performing patron service, technology assistance and general clerical work at the circulation desk.

Essential Job Functions

  • Greet and respond to patron requests for information and materials and assistance in person, by telephone, and by email.
  • Direct patrons to appropriate places or to other library staff as needed to best meet the patron needs.
  • Provide a variety of patron services using a fully integrated automated library system, including but not limited to issuing library cards, searching records, and checking library materials in-and-out.
  • Answer phone calls, phone requests, take and distribute messages. Perform ready reference as needed.
  • Shelving library materials.
  • Prepare materials for circulation.
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedure for library.
  • Maintain decorum for the library per library policies and procedures.
  • Report violations of library rules or other conduct affecting library security to supervisor.
  • Performs necessary data collection and reporting for circulation and reference statistics.
  • Perform light custodial and grounds maintenance tasks as needed.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing training and professional development.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to learn and use fully integrated automated library system.
  • Ability to file alphabetically.
  • Familiarity with computers, word processing, and automated library systems.
  • Ability to actively learn and teach library 3rd party vendor platforms such as downloadable e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and other online resources.
  • Knowledge of internet usage and email and standard office equipment.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment.
  • Work requires the ability to lift, carry, stretch, and bend.

Hours and Pay

  • Position is 8 hours per week, can be flexible on days and times.
  • Pay begins at $15/hour.

Send resume and letter of interest to Allison Maynard at

– Posted 8/15/23