Library Director – New Salem Public Library (New Salem, MA)

Position description

 The New Salem Public Library Trustees are seeking applications for a Library Director who will be responsible for curating a library that welcomes everyone, inspires a love of reading and learning, and connects people with engaging programs and resources.

The New Salem Public Library is our community cultural center. It is a place where we gather for learning, creating projects, reading aloud to groups as well as our main resource center. The Library Director will play a major role in our community, and we seek a special individual to deliver exceptional service to our residents. This is an ideal role for someone who is excited by the unique position of libraries in a modern era, and is interested in part-time, community-based work creating important programming and services for all ages in a recently renovated facility.


  • Managing a part-time staff of three, our candidate will be responsible for the following duties: (Please go to for a complete job description and overview of the library)
  • Maintaining and securing the collection, purchasing materials for the library, keeping current with patrons and media sources for new acquisitions, and weeding regularly.
  • Initiating programming, including children’s reading programs, holiday events, and educational events that enrich the community at all age levels.
  • Communicating with and supporting the Friends of the Library group.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the building and the physical appearance of the library, and arranging for needed services with contractors and service technicians.
  • Providing professional assistance to the Trustees in developing library policies covering all aspects of library service, administration, and maintenance.


  • Considerable knowledge of the methods of library administration and management: including personnel, planning, collection development, programming, public relations, and budgeting.
  • Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; regular schedule requires evening and weekend work.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional or Subprofessional Certificate of Librarianship from the MBLC or agreement to complete the work for this in the first 5 years of employment.
  • Certificate of Special Training in Basic Library Techniques from the MBLC or agreement to complete the work for this in the first 5 years of employment.
  • Candidate must complete a CORI inquiry.

Employment details 

This a 19 hour per week position at a $24 hourly rate.  Prorated vacation, sick time and holidays.

How to Apply 

The candidate will be responsible for submitting a letter of interest and a resume to the Board of Trustees for consideration by May 16, 2022.  Please email resume and cover to or mail to New Salem Public Library Attention Sue Dunbar 23 S. Main St. New Salem, MA 01355 

– Posted 5/3/22

Assistant Circulation Librarian – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

We are seeking an Assistant Circulation Librarian to work on the Circulation desks at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Librarians are the most public face of our Library and need to effectively juggle working in a busy environment while handling all aspects of circulation desk procedures.   This position is scheduled for 17.75 hours per week, working the following schedule: Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Thursdays from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 – 1:15.

The ideal candidate must have two years of college, or equivalent combination of education and experience and library or library-related experience is preferred.  This position pays a starting wage of $17.02 per hour, includes some benefits, and is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to  The position is open until filled.

You can find the full job description and benefits summary for this position at

– Posted 4/27/22

Children’s Circulation Assistant – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

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

We are currently seeking a friendly and engaging Circulation Assistant in the Katherine Paterson Children’s Library. The Circulation Assistant will work with the Children’s Librarian and staff to maintain a collection of children’s materials, and connect patrons to materials throughout the library. See the attached job description for more information.

This position will work 15 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Rate of pay will start at $15.45 per hour.

Visit for more information, and to access our application.

– Posted 4/27/22

Evening Research Services Specialist – Landmark College (Putney VT)

Description: The Evening Research Services Specialist provides research, circulation, technology, and other library-related services during the evenings to the campus community, Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight. This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of July 5, 2022.

Responsibilities: Provide reference/circulation desk service, often as the only employee in the Library. Provide as-needed instruction in the use of the Library’s information resources on an individual basis. Assist with technology-related questions such as College-supported software applications, general use of computers, printing, etc. Assign digital text access rights to students and assist students with small-scale text scanning projects. Assist librarians and Technical Services Coordinator with special projects. Maintain current working knowledge of online research databases and web search engines for the purpose of assisting others with research. Provide support in other Library functions as necessary, including circulation, interlibrary loans, technical services, etc. Shelve materials and maintain order through regular shelf-reading of collection. Open and close Library building as necessary.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree. Ability to learn and use online research databases and web search engines for the purpose of assisting others with research. Ability to learn and use a wide variety of general, administrative, and media-related software, as well as College-supported forms of technology. Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software and problem-solve technology issues. Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively and work well with students, faculty, and colleagues. Strong commitment to responsive and innovative service, including a sensitivity to differing learning profiles, including learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism. Initiative, energy, and the willingness to learn and take on new challenges. Flexibility and organizational skills necessary to multitask effectively. Ability to effectively respond to situations and crises (such as a student medical emergency) when supervising the building alone. Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to work nights and weekends and to alter work schedule as needed.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

– Posted 4/27/22

Library Clerk – Converse Free Library (Lyme, NH)

Converse Free Library in Lyme is seeking a friendly, service-oriented, and organized person for the position of Library Clerk. The essential job duties of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • performing circulation desk operations
  • greeting patrons in a friendly manner, answering telephone and emails in a professional and pleasant manner
  • assisting staff with interlibrary loans
  • accomplishing collection maintenance tasks (covering and repairing books, etc.)
  • shelving and weeding newspapers and magazines; shelving books and other materials in numerical and alphabetical order
  • providing general information about library services and the facility
  • assisting in opening and closing the library, emptying book drops, updating bulletin boards, photocopying materials, and maintaining publicity materials
The qualifications we are seeking for this position are a high school diploma or the equivalent (required), and/or some college (preferred). Excellent approach to customer service towards patrons of all ages and backgrounds is essential, as is proficiency using a computer. Library experience a plus.

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, including rotating Wednesday-evening shifts. The beginning hourly wage is $13.50 per hour. Benefits include sick time and vacation time. No insurance benefits included. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for someone considering a career in public libraries. The position is available beginning May 23, 2022.

A complete job description is available at

Converse Free Library and the Town of Lyme are equal opportunity employers.
Please send resume with letter of interest to:
Judith G. Russell, Library Director

Converse Free Library
38 Union Street
Lyme, NH  03768

Applications accepted until 05/13/2022 or position is filled.

– Posted 4/20/22

Executive Director – Manchester Community Library (Manchester, VT )


The Manchester Community Library (MCL), the modern offspring of the town’s Mark Skinner Library, founded in 1897, seeks a creative and inspiring Executive Director to lead the organization to the next level in its never-ending quest to simultaneously be a 21st century library and a community hub for residents of Manchester, Vermont, and surrounding towns in Bennington County.

Reporting to the 13-member Board of Trustees, the new Executive Director will lead a staff of 10 augmented by a corps of volunteers that will provide patrons with a broad mix of services and programs within its 18,500 square foot building that opened in 2015.

Key responsibilities include the administration and operations of the Library, staff and Board management, oversight of all fundraising, marketing and public relations, and advocacy for the Library and general outreach to residents, patrons and town office holders.

The operating budget for the Library is roughly $1 million, with revenue streams provided by an appropriation from the town of Manchester approved each year by its taxpayers, endowment income, and philanthropic support from individuals and corporations.

The Library’s tag line – “Meet you at The Library” – speaks to the essence of small-town character. MCL’s chief ambition is to connect residents with one another by providing a welcoming and comfortable place that also provides access to tools and information and presents compelling programs for kids and adults of all ages.


The Executive Director is responsible for management oversight of the organization including design and implementation of all fundraising and development activities, supervising all staff, and working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees to ensure the financial integrity and accountability of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director must possess the following attributes and experiences:

Inspiring Community Ambassador and Leader

Someone who can:

  • devote themselves to the patron experience;
  • model integrity, transparency and empathy;
  • lead by personal example;
  • hold him or herself personally accountable;
  • establish and maintain positive relationships with the Town of Manchester, its manager and Selectboard, and other regional community organizations and libraries.

Operational Experience and Expertise

Someone who can:

  • hire, manage, mentor and evaluate staff and is a proponent of professional development;
  • create and oversee administrative policies and procedures;
  • create, implement and manage the operating budget;
  • coordinate support and implement Board priorities;
  • oversee the maintenance and enhancement of Library facilities;
  • cultivate and integrate volunteers;
  • ensure stewardship of the endowment

Excellent Interpersonal Skills

Someone who:

  • is committed to collaboration and a team culture;
  • is supportive and affirms relationships;
  • has a positive perspective;
  • is proactive, with a great deal of initiative and a can-do attitude;
  • can work productively and positively with a wide range of diverse constituents.

Fundraising Acumen

Someone who:

  • has the ability to tell constituents where the library is headed, and why;
  • possesses the ability to build strong relationships with current donors, and cultivate new ones;
  • enjoys telling stories that resonate with donors;
  • has the knowledge of the basics of fundraising, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects;
  • possesses the ability and courage to ask for money in a compelling and thoughtful manner.


  • A BA or BS is required; a Master of Library Science degree or Library Professional Certification preferable, but not absolutely essential;
  • Five years of non-profit management/administrative experience;
  • Expertise in fundraising, marketing and technology;
  • Excellent communication skills – written, editing, speaking and social media;
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours;
  • Avid reader;
  • Conviction in MCL’s culture, mission, and vision.


Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultant in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position.
  • A current résumé.
  • A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

– Posted 4/15/22

Library Director – Bethel Library (Bethel, ME)

Position Description

The Bethel Library is seeking an outgoing, organized, and energetic individual to fill the position of Library Director. Bethel is located in Western Maine, on the banks of the Androscoggin River in the foothills of the White Mountains. The library is in Bethel’s historic district, facing the Bethel Common. The Bethel area is host to the Sunday River and Mount Abram ski areas, the Bethel Inn and Resort, and Gould Academy.

The Bethel Library Association is a private 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1879. It is overseen by a Board of Trustees and serves a combined population of about 4,000 people from the towns and townships of Bethel, Albany, Gilead, Greenwood, Mason, and Newry, as well as all students in the local school district. The Library Director reports to the Board and hires and supervises all staff, which currently consists of four part-time Assistant Librarians. The Library operates for a total of 22 hours a week, and is open part of every day except Sunday and holidays.

Continuing Responsibilities

The Library Director serves as the public face of the Bethel Library, including as appropriate or needed at the circulation desk, during programs, and at professional meetings and events. Innovative and strategic leadership, now more than ever in this era of pandemic, will be vital to the success of the Library as well as the Director. In particular, the Director will:

  • Plan programs and events that appeal to a wide range of community members.
  • Recommend policies, including as related to staffing, and draft the annual budget for the Board’s approval.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Library collection and operations, and approve expenditures as aligned with the budget.
  • Supervise the staff and remain current on professional developments, including attending Maine State Library meetings and events.
  • Work with the trustees on fundraising, and expand funding from grants, in support of Library operations.
  • Increase public knowledge about and use of the Library’s technological offerings (wi-fi, computers, printing).
  • Attend all Board meetings as a non-voting member, and Board committee meetings as necessary.  Keep the Board informed of proposed changes in Library operations, such as staffing or library hours.
  • Prepare reports for the Maine State Library, the Town of Bethel, and the Trustees.

Specific Objectives

  • In collaboration with the Board, increase Library and collection use, with a particular focus on programming and the number of opportunities that patrons, donors, and volunteers have to engage with the library, with a focus on non-traditional users.
  • Advise the Board on necessary upgrades to the library’s software systems.
  • Design and create, in coordination with the Board, a ‘Friends of the Bethel Library’ group to provide support and volunteers for fundraising and programs.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A minimum of four years of professional public library experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative team-oriented leadership and management experience, to include budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • A desire to welcome all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner to uphold the Library as a vibrant and welcoming public space.
  • The ability to develop the Library’s collection, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual, and electronic materials.
  • A strong proficiency with computer and library technology and software, and social media.
  • The ability to multi-task with a focus on customer service.

Hours and Compensation

The Bethel Library Director is a 30-hour a week position with a starting salary of $36,400 a year. The position includes 15 days of paid personal leave.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their expression of interest, to include a resume and contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a supervisor, to  Expressions of interest may also be mailed to:  Bethel Library, Attention Search Committee, P.O. Box 130, Bethel, ME 04217.

The position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 4/13/22

Library Assistant – Albany Public Library (Albany, VT)

The Albany Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant (6 hours a week) to begin mid-May, 2022. The assistant position supports the part-time library director with the operations of the library such as working the circulation desk, managing interlibrary loans, offering direct patron support, and helping to plan and implement library programs. Must be 18 years or older, be comfortable with using technology, and enjoy reading and people.

Starting pay is $15/hour. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: by April 22, 2022.
– Posted 4/11/22

Library Director – Griffin Free Public Library (Auburn, NH)

The Griffin Free Public Library seeks a director who has a strong background in both management and working with the public. The director must be a strong leader, able to nurture positive internal and external relationships. The director will motivate, encourage teamwork and promote positive morale within the staff. The part-time nature of the five staff members requires good teamwork at all levels.
The director must also maintain a positive dialogue with the Board of Trustees and communicate effectively with the community. The library is fortunate to have a strong and supportive relationship with the Town. The needs and interests of the community are expected to influence the updating of the collection, services, and future development of the library. We desire that our library director be progressive and innovative in meeting the needs of the community, providing strong, credible leadership and creative problem solving.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • MLS or equivalent
  • 1-3 years administrative, managerial experience
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Superb people skills and passionate about working with the public
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, encourage teamwork, support staff development, and promote positive
  • The ability to organize tasks and coordinate others to accomplish goals
  • Dynamic, friendly, energetic, with a sense of humor
  • Willingness to “wear all the hats”
  • Knowledge of current library services and information technology
  • Proficient in new/emerging computer and communication technology as well as social media
The following challenges await the new director:
  • Market library to broaden use and increase circulation of lending materials
  • Provide robust programing and encourage the staff to develop their own programs
  • Work with Friends to increase interest and membership
  • Inspire growth within the Library while still preserving the small town feel that is important to our patrons
  • Work to create mutually beneficial partnerships within the community
  • Embrace the challenge of facilitating the expansion of the library.
Information on Library Director position:
  • The library is open 34 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, year round, including one evening
  • The Director’s position is salaried, based on a 40 hour work week (qualifies for State Retirement System)
  • The Director reports to a three-member, elected Board of Trustees
  • Salary range: starting at $60,528
  • Excellent benefits, including PTO, medical insurance, state retirement and short term disability coverage
Information about Griffin Free Public Library and the Town of Auburn:
The Griffin Free Public Library has a current collection of about 17,000 items, and is a paying member of the State Downloadable eBooks program (Overdrive). The current circulation software is Koha through Bywater and the library subscribes to Wowbrary and other streaming services. It also houses a small museum with local historical artifacts.
Auburn (population 5,600) is a semi-rural community located in southeastern NH, near Manchester. A focal point of the Town is Lake Massabesic (about 2,500 acres), located mostly in Auburn. The watershed area provides a number of boating possibilities, fishing, and miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing and adds to the relaxed rural feel of the Town. Auburn is home to an active Audubon location, with many programs throughout the year, active Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and the Auburn Historical Association.
We are located close to Rte. 101 and Interstate 93, minutes from Manchester and Concord, close to the seacoast area and the many Portsmouth opportunities, and only one hour north of Boston. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport provides travel on many major airlines.
The library has started work on an expansion by doing a site survey and is working with a library consultant. The Town has allocated money in the CIP to engage with an architect to work on a preliminary sketch later in 2022.
Auburn enjoys a good school system, with grades kindergarten through eighth located in the Village area. High School students attend Pinkerton Academy in nearby Derry, NH.
Email resume to: n.mayland@commcast.
Or mail to:
Griffin Free Public Library
Attn: Board of Trustees
PO Box 308
Auburn, NH 03032
Thank you for your interest in the director position at Griffin Free Public Library.
– Posted 4/11/22

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


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


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


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


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

Interested candidates should apply at

– Posted 4/7/22