Discovery Systems Librarian – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth is hiring for our Discovery Systems Librarian position. Come and work with a collaborative, dynamic group of colleagues. As an integral member of our Digital Library Technologies Group, the successful candidate will work closely with colleagues across the organization to ensure the best experience for  our users. Ex Libris’s Primo VE is at the center of our discovery landscape, and we’re working to integrate it with a range of other systems we use. 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.

Position Summary
The Discovery Systems Librarian is responsible for configuring and managing the Library’s main catalog/discovery layer (Ex Libris’s Primo VE). The incumbent will manage a variety of information discovery pathways, and will monitor and report on key analytics for stakeholders throughout the Library. The person in this position will work collaboratively to promote discovery across electronic resource systems, institutional repositories, and archives and special collections systems. They will also work closely with members of our web team to apply UX approaches and best practices to our discovery systems.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (or a related field) plus 2 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience in a library discovery environment
  • Deep understanding of metadata models, tools, and best practices across the library field
  • Knowledge of current and emerging library discovery systems and technology standards
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues
  • Knowledge of library analytics tools
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills

Full Position Description:

Hiring range: $66,200 to $82,700

Contact: Joe Montibello (, Manager of Library Information Technology Systems

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

We do this by:

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

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

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

– Posted 10/9/23

Circulation Supervisor – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library needs an organized, experienced individual to be our next circulation supervisor. This is a full-time, salaried position.

The Circulation Supervisor works closely both with the front desk staff and the administrative team. It’s a challenging, fast-paced job in a computerized environment in a busy public building. The circulation department is primarily responsible for accurately checking in and out 150,000-plus items a year, and for being the first point of contact with our users.

The ideal candidate will have experience with scheduling, staff supervision, and troubleshooting technology.

Starting salary is $50,700 or $26 per hour based on a 37.5 hour work week. Benefits include health, dental, and life / disability insurance, vacation, and a generous retirement match. An MLS degree is not expected; library experience is preferred.

The posting will close not later than October 14, 2023. Inquiries or resume and cover letter should be sent to Randal Smathers at

– Posted 10/6/23

YA Librarian – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, NY)

Rutland Free Library is seeking a 30-hour young adult / tech librarian. We’re looking for a curious and energetic individual to join our team of professionals in curating our collection of some 75,000 print titles and an ever-growing online presence, plus be able to generate engaging programming and outreach to Rutland’s tween / teen population.
Duties include:
  • Providing a well-managed YA physical and virtual collection (c. 3,500 titles) and space;
  • Creating compelling YA programming, spaces, and resources in collaboration with our community partners, on- and off-site;
  • Participate with other librarians in Help Desk coverage providing direct reference service to patrons of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Be in charge of our public computer network, including routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and basic repairs;
  • Expect to work some evenings and Saturdays, with some shifts as the In Charge for the building and staff;
The wage is $30.48 per hour, with generous benefits including health, paid leave, retirement, and more. This is a nonexempt position; library staff are affiliated with AFSCME Council-93. We are a large – by Vermont standards – public library serving some 22,000 residents of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Tinmouth, and Ira. Our teen population in particular needs support from an empathetic person.
The closing date for applications is Oct. 14. Please send a cover letter and resume to Director Randal Smathers c/o Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland VT, 05701 or by email; questions are best addressed via email at
– Posted 10/6/23

Librarian III – 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 is 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 reviewed on an ongoing basis and this position will be open until closed.

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


– Posted 10/6/23

Adult Programming & Engagement Specialist – Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)

Job Posting: Adult Programming & Engagement Specialist
Location: Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)
Application Deadline: October 23, 2023

Are you a creative, enthusiastic, and community-focused individual with a passion for designing and delivering engaging programs for adults? Do you have a knack for bringing people together through innovative events and activities? If so, we’re looking for you to join our team at the Pierson Library as our Adult Programming & Engagement Specialist.

About Us:
At the Pierson Library, we believe in the power of learning, gathering, and celebrating community. We are dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive environment that fosters connection, growth, and engagement among our adult patrons. Our library is a hub for lifelong learning, creativity, and community building, and we are seeking a dynamic individual to lead our adult programming initiatives.

Position Summary:
As the Adult Programming & Engagement Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in developing, organizing, and facilitating an exciting array of programs, services, and outreach initiatives tailored to our adult audience. Your creativity and innovation will shine as you create opportunities for connection, education, and entertainment. This full-time (40 hours a week), in-person position includes a rotation of evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of our community.

Salary & Benefits: Starting salary of $40,500 plus benefits and participation in VMERS.

Application Process: To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references, and town application ( to Michael Hibben at by October 23, 2023. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create vibrant and engaging experiences for our adult patrons at Pierson Library.

Full Job description: A full job description can be viewed on our website at:

– Posted 10/3/23

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

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