Outreach Archivist (Independent Contractor) – New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM) (Worcester, MA)

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM), the denominational organization of Quaker congregations in the six New England states, is seeking applicants for the part- time independent contractor role of Outreach Archivist. The NEYM Archives and Historical Records Committee—which will work closely with and be supported by the Outreach Archivist—is responsible for both encouraging meetings (local congregations) and other groups within the Yearly Meeting organization to adopt good practice to preserve and donate their records to the New England Yearly Meeting Archives held by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the W. E. B. Dubois Library at UMass Amherst.

The Outreach Archivist will work with the Archives Committee and SCUA to reach out to meetings within New England Yearly Meeting to ensure that they are creating, gathering, and transferring permanent records to SCUA. This work will include identifying meetings and committees whose records are not complete and, where possible, working with those groups to find and transfer those records. The Outreach Archivist will also provide workshops and consultation to groups within New England Yearly Meeting on both record-keeping and helping to identify what should be transferred to the Archives at SCUA. The Outreach Archivist will provide reference consulting to Meetings regarding
both locations of existing records as well as support in what and how they should archive Meeting records.

The Archivist will meet regularly with the Archives Committee and will need to be able to travel and meet with groups such as quarterly meetings (regional sub-groups of congregations), to offer information sessions or workshops at Yearly Meeting Sessions (annual conference), as well as local meetings throughout New England.

Required or preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Quaker history and organizational structure and/or experience with other religious records
  • Knowledge of archival best practice
  • Experience as both a practicing Quaker and a practicing archivist
  • An interest in working closely with a wide range of people
  • Experience in planning and leading workshops
  • The ability to travel with a personal vehicle
  • The ability to occasionally work nights and weekends

It is anticipated that this consulting position will require 125 to 200 hours per year. The hourly rate will be based on experience and professional qualifications, within a range of $50.00 to 65.00 per hour. Mileage reimbursement will be provided for any required travel. The hours worked are expected to be invoiced at least quarterly by the consultant. These invoices will include description of services provided as well as hours worked and mileage accrued.

Please submit resume and cover letter of interest to archives@neym.org.

– Posted 6/6/23

Library Director – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, Vermont is seeking a Library Director to oversee all aspects of library services. We are seeking a visionary candidate committed to engaging with our community, continuing the library’s vital role in our growing town, and ensuring the Library is accessible and inclusive. Fundraising experience, financial management skills, and the ability to facilitate collaboration required. An MLS/MA in Library Science, VT Library Certification, or equivalent experience required. Creativity, problem solving, organization, and a sincere interest in people are a must.

40 hours a week. Starting salary $72,000 plus benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references by June 24 to trustees@carpentercarse.org.

– Posted 6/4/23

Library Director – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Library – Community Inspired, Future Focused! – Join us!

Even among Vermont’s collection of extraordinary libraries, Aldrich Public Library stands out. At Aldrich, we believe that the power of a library is not simply in what it holds; but to inspire the community it serves. Aldrich is foundational. For over a century, Barre and surrounding communities have relied on Aldrich as a trusted throughline; serving as both the keeper of the area’s unique history and as a key community partner to forge its future.

The community of Barre recognizes and supports this valuable institution. Established in 1907, Aldrich Public Library is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, standing in the center of the Barre community. It is the 4th largest library building in Vermont, serving a community of over 17,000 residents with an average of 150,000 user (digital and in-person) visits annually. For those who love libraries, Aldrich is a historic gem, recognized by This Old House Magazine in the top 5 of the most beautiful libraries in the country.

What we’re looking for: Our Library Director is inspired by the values of a community library and builds upon our historic foundation with innovative programming that is uniquely relevant to our community today. They are the face of the institution, building strong and welcoming community partnerships, learning from today’s diverse user experience, and positioning the Library for the important work ahead. Guided by our strategic plan, our director will ask “how” rather than “why.”

The right candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years of library or publicly facing not-for-profit leadership experience.
  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees and demonstrated experience managing a public facing organization with an eye to leadership strategy and community relationship building.
  • Well-honed experience with long range planning and daily tactical decision-making in the areas of operations, people, and financial management.
  • A master’s degree in library science (MLIS) or certification in Public Librarianship preferred. We will consider candidates with transferrable advanced training in not-for-profit management or related areas.
  • Candidates with at least 2 years direct management experience working within a library system preferred.

What we offer: At Aldrich Public Library, our Board offers the commitment to listen thoughtfully to your insights, recommendations, and concerns. We will offer support and suggestions during moments of shifting priorities, and the professional respect the position deserves. More tangibly, we include the following total compensation package:

  • Annual salary ranging from $70,000 – $76,000 based on experience
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage for our employees
  • Access to a retirement program with matching funds
  • 3-weeks of vacation, 12 holidays, and 12 sick days annually
  • Staff of 12 knowledgeable and dedicated colleagues

Aldrich Public Library represents a diverse community and welcomes qualified leaders who bring a diversity of background, experience, training, and perspective to this institution. For more information and a full job description please visit: https://www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/hiring

Given the nature of this position, both a resume and cover letter are required. Please send to: aldrichtrustees@gmail.com

– Posted 6/2/23

Library Circulation Student Supervisor – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Position Summary: The Baker-Berry Library Circulation Student Supervisor assists the Baker-Berry Library Public Services Supervisor with the recruitment, hiring, training and ongoing supervision of approximately 80-100 library student employees for Baker-Berry Library public services, and provides support at the Baker-Berry Library public services points. They embed diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices into their work whenever applicable.

Position Description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/68967

Hiring range: $21.50/hr- $24.48/hr

Contact: Anna Grallert (anna.k.grallert@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 6/2/23

Youth Services Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Youth Services Librarian
35-37.5 hours per week; full benefits; $24.00/hr


About the Library

The Waterbury Public Library (WPL) is a vibrant hub of community life. This 5,000 sq. ft. library provides a pleasant, airy and light-filled space for patrons and staff alike. WPL provides access to books, information, computers, programs and events for all ages, and educational opportunities for a wide variety of patrons. Our space provides places for people to connect, learn, browse and meet. The Library is overseen by a Board of 5 elected Commissioners, and is a department within the Town of Waterbury municipal government. WPL has an active Friends group, loyal volunteers, an engaged Commission, and a very supportive community. There are three full time and four part time staff.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced, creative, forward-thinking and organized person to maintain a safe an inviting space for the youth of Waterbury. The successful candidate must have the skills and enthusiasm to engage with families, children and teens with warmth, good humor and knowledge of child development needs. This position is 35-37.5 hours per week with a full array of benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Passion for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
  • Technologically capable. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • Strong social media skills (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and virtual communication tools (e.g., Zoom).
  • Broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and trends, child development, early literacy best practices, and education standards.
  • Passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination and enthusiasm.
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with co-workers, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Regular evening and weekend hours generally include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Rachel Muse, Library Director, at rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

For the full job description see our website: https://www.waterburypubliclibrary.com/

– Posted 6/2/23

Circulation/Saturday Librarian – Charlotte Library (Charlotte, VT)

The Charlotte Library is looking for a community-minded team player to serve as Circulation/Saturday Librarian beginning July 1, 2023.

Duties for the 16-hour a week position include:

  • Maintain circulation records such as patron registration and collection tracking
  • Communicate with patrons and other libraries regarding overdues, restrictions and invoices
  • Assist Inter-Library Loan Librarian with management of ILL services
  • Manage and coordinate library operations on Saturdays.

Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, organized work habits, eye for detail, comfort working in a busy and varied setting, collaborative ethic, and, ability to use and create reports and spreadsheets.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience as well as past library experience preferred.

A full job description can be found here: https://bit.ly/3OqT3rt. The pay range is $17.00 to $21.35 depending on experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Margaret Woodruff, Library Director: margaret@charlottepubliclibrary.org. Deadline: June 5, 2023.

The Charlotte Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 5/31/23

Substitute Circulation Assistant – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team at the Circulation Desk during our busy summer season. I’m including the job posting (below), and the job description (attached). If you have any questions about the position or about our Library, please feel free to contact me directly.

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a small, picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer.  Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse Summer Theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Resorts. Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building (1820s) which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled in 2007.

The ideal candidate will have experience with customer service and working with the public. They will strive to keep a positive attitude and be flexible when needed. Prior experience working in a library is helpful, but not required.

Circulation Assistant responsibilities include greeting and assisting patrons, shelving library materials, using library software to check materials in and out, assisting patrons in locating library materials, assisting patrons with technology, and staffing the circulation desk during open hours. This Substitute Circulation Assistant will be expected to work a minimum of 4 hours per week, with up to 16 hours per week when needed. The schedule for this position will be variable and will include some evenings and Saturdays.

This is a temporary (seasonal), hourly part-time, non-exempt position. Starting wage range is $14.23-$15.71 per hour. This position does not include any benefits.  View the full job description on the Tracy Memorial Library website: https://tracylibrary.org/about/jobs/substitute-circulation-assistant/

Applications received before May 31, 2023 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to director@tracylibrary.org

Job Title: Substitute Circulation Assistant
Hours: 4-16 hrs/week, including some evenings and Saturdays
Starting Wage Range: $14.23-15.71 per hour
Benefits: none
Closing Date: Applications received before May 31, 2023 will receive first consideration
To Apply: For more information and to apply please visit our website www.tracylibrary.org or email director@tracylibrary.org
– Posted 5/25/23

Assistant Director – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire is seeking an energetic and skilled library professional with management and leadership experience to join our team as Assistant Director.

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a small, picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer.  Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse Summer Theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Resorts.  Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building (1820s) which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled in 2007.

The ideal candidate will bring a dedication to providing quality service, ensuring access for all, and upholding the freedom to read. They will strive to keep a positive attitude, maintain a learning mindset, adapt to change, and be flexible when needed. They will possess a broad range of library and technology skills, will be adept at prioritizing work tasks, and comfortable juggling various work responsibilities. The ideal candidate will also be interested in building community and fostering effective working relationships with staff, partners, and patrons.

The Assistant Director responsibilities include managing library technology, online resources, and adult services. Additionally, they will have some responsibility for collection development, community engagement, day-to-day facilities management, and marketing/communication. This individual will work closely with the Library Director, and is responsible for the Library in the Director’s absence.

This is a full-time (40 hr) position with benefits. Hiring salary range is $51,625.60 to $62,899.20. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description, including responsibilities and preferred qualifications, is available on the Tracy Memorial Library website.

Applications received before June 12, 2023 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to director@tracylibrary.org

Job Title: Assistant Director
Hours: 40 hrs/week, generally 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, some nights/weekends
Hiring Salary Range: $51,625,60-$62,899.20
Benefits: Paid sick and vacation leave, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement plan
Closing Date: Applications received before June 12, 2023 will receive first consideration
To Apply: For more information and to apply please visit our website www.tracylibrary.org or email director@tracylibrary.org

– Posted 5/25/23

Reference Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Mt. Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks two (2) part-time reference librarians for the 2023-2024 school year for 10 to 12 hours/week. The positions have the potential to be combined into one (1) part time position for 20 hours per week for the right candidate.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at Northfield Mount Hermon. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s reference desk and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts; provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned. Potential projects could include working with LibGuides, electronic resources management, community engagement, or digital archives.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

This position begins in late August 2023, and runs the academic year, through May 2024, with the option to renew for the following academic year. The schedule will include afternoon hours, one to two evening shifts per week, rotating Sunday evening shifts, and attending the weekly team meeting.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two references via email to:

Northfield Mount Hermon

One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 5/25/23

Director – Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)

The Town of Shelburne is seeking to hire a full-time Library Director. The Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming public space that inspires learning, advances knowledge, enriches lives and encourages lifelong learning. We live by our mission:  Learning | Gathering | Celebrating Community.  The Library is housed in a new, award-winning contemporary building that was designed to evolve from offering only print media (books, magazines, newspapers) to also providing digital media, educational and artistic programming, and gathering spaces for its patrons.

Since the building opened, the Library has enjoyed significant steady growth in usage as a result of an ambitious strategic plan that has been executed under the leadership of the Director.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate specific experience in strategically growing organizations and the ability to lead a dedicated and experienced staff. The Library Director is responsible for all Library operations including programming, goal setting, library planning, collection development, supervision, and budget management.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field, with three years of experience in library operations, budgeting, and employee supervision is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A full job listing can be found online.  The compensation range is $70,000 – $80,000 depending on experience.  A contribution to relocation expenses may be offered.  The Town of Shelburne currently offers an outstanding benefit package including generous health and dental insurance for employees and their families, paid leave, a matched retirement plan, life insurance and more. The Town of Shelburne is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Pierson Library is located in the heart of Shelburne Village.  Shelburne is a beautiful, welcoming town nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain.  It is a suburb of Vermont’s largest city, Burlington.  Shelburne is home to the renowned Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vineyards, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company.  There is easy access to sailing, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing, cycling, and hiking.  Shelburne is a vibrant community with an excellent school system.  The University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center are a short distance away.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to PiersonLibraryVT@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 22nd.

– Updated 5/17/23