Programming Assistant – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

The South Burlington Public Library seeks an experienced early education programmer to prepare programs for babies, toddlers and families. This person will work with the Children’s Librarian to create quality, age appropriate storytimes and themed book displays. Experience working with young children, a love of children’s books and an understanding of early literacy skill building is required. The Programming Assistant position is part time and will work three out of four Saturdays. A high school degree with 4 years customer service experience required; a Bachelor degree with one year of customer service experience, is preferred. See the attached job description for more information.  

 This position 19 hours per week.  Salary is $20.80 per hour. To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to: Daisy Brayton, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 OR with “Children’s Programming Assistant  in the subject line. The City of South Burlington values diversity – in backgrounds and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for our municipality, its residents, businesses, and visitors. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. 

– Posted 7/1/23

Director of Silver Special Collections Library – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Libraries seek a dynamic, creative, collaborative, and experienced professional to serve as Director of the Jack and Shirley Silver Special Collections Library. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position provides leadership for Special Collections, the University Archives, and digital initiatives. The Director oversees a busy research library—one of several divisions in the UVM Libraries—with strengths in all aspects of Vermont history, culture, and current events; a rare book collection with materials ranging from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books; the University Archives; and a growing digital collection focused primarily on cultural heritage materials. These materials are integral to the library’s instructional collaborations with faculty in undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as the research interests of local, campus, national, and international scholars. The Director will have administrative oversight of a five-year grant-funded project to arrange and describe the papers of retired U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy. As a member of the Library Dean’s Council, the University Libraries’ senior leadership team, the Director participates in planning, policy-making, and strategic initiatives for the University Libraries.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides visionary leadership, building on existing collection and programmatic strengths and identifying new opportunities;
  • Leads in setting department goals, priorities, and policies, and facilitates participatory decision-making; aligns that work with the Libraries’ and the University’s strategic priorities.
  • Oversees and mentors nine faculty and staff.
  • Works with departmental staff, library colleagues, and others to design and implement strategies focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Works with the Library Dean’s office and the University Foundation to identify, cultivate, and steward current and prospective donors;
  • Manages multiple restricted endowment funds and gift funds for acquisitions and programs;
  • Builds upon the department’s record of teaching and curricular development; works closely with academic departments and faculty to integrate relevant research methodologies, tools, and collections into their curricula;
  • Promotes engagement with the campus and community through special events, meetings, exhibits, and publications;
  • Promotes the collections and services of Silver Special Collections to students, faculty, and external researchers;
  • Provides leadership for the adoption of emerging standards and practices for born-digital records;
  • Performs outreach and service to state, regional, and national institutions, including government representatives, historical societies, colleges and schools, and professional associations;
  • Contributes to innovative planning and oversight for the University Libraries’ digital collections;
  • Represents Silver Special Collections and the University Libraries through participation in appropriate library, university, local, state, regional, and national bodies;
  • Pursues a research agenda in an area or areas of scholarly or creative interest.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information Science, or other variation) from a program accredited by the American Library Association or the equivalent professional credential in librarianship. A Master’s degree in a subject area related to archival work may be substituted. Those who have a Master’s degree or PhD in another field and have completed a formal program providing training as a librarian, combined with at least one year of experience in a professional role as an academic librarian, may also be eligible.
  • Significant management and supervisory experience, and the ability to foster a collaborative and collegial environment;
  • Working knowledge of rare book, manuscript, and archival management, with demonstrated experience in at least one of the three;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in the creation and maintenance of digital collections;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • A strong record of scholarship and professional achievement that warrants appointment at the rank of Library Associate or Full Professor; ability to mentor colleagues in developing the same;
  • Evidence of activities, advocacy, service, or other efforts in furtherance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 Desirable Qualifications

  • A second graduate degree in a related subject area;
  • Knowledge of a foreign language;
  • Successful grant writing and management;
  • Successful development and fundraising experience;
  • Experience with open access/open scholarship programs or initiatives in an academic environment.

The Director has a primary appointment as an academic administrator and a secondary appointment as a Library Faculty member. Library Faculty at the University of Vermont are not eligible for tenure.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants must include a diversity statement with their application. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see:

Application Information: 

For further details about this position and to apply online, please visit our website at: and refer to posting number F2703PO. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and list of three references.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than August 4, 2023.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

– Posted 7/1/23

Youth Services Library Assistant – Temporary – Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich (VT) Public Library seeks an energetic and dedicated individual interested in joining our team on a temporary basis. We are a
busy library and are looking for a passionate Youth Services Assistant to become a part of our community from August 22, 2023, until December 29, 2023. This position will focus on providing services in the Youth Services Department but will also work within other library areas as needed.

Our ideal candidate will love interacting with youth from birth through high school age and their caregivers and will exhibit:
•       Creativity
•       Flexibility
•       Excellent customer service
•       A sense of humor
•       The qualities of a team player
•       Enthusiasm
•       Strong organization skills
•       Attention to detail

Job responsibilities include:
•       Collaboration with the Youth Services Librarian in developing programs for youth and families
•       Provides circulation and reference assistance
•       Maintain a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment

•       Experience working with children and families
•       Proficient with technology

What does a typical day look like for the Youth Services Assistant?

You’ll spend the majority of your time in the youth services department doing everything from pulling books for displays to helping kids and
caregivers find the materials and information they need to checking out materials. Your day may also include shelving returned items, helping prepare materials for upcoming programs including craft preparation, straightening shelves, or assisting with programs.

One of the most important aspects of the job will be brainstorming with the Youth Services Librarian about timely, on trend ideas for displays and programs that provide learning and leisure opportunities for the Norwich community of kids from newborns through high school and their caregiver. Enjoying conversation and collaboration are a must!

As a member of the staff, you will be expected, at times, to provide service in other areas of the library.

This position is 20 hours per week & reports to the Youth Services Librarian.
Hours are Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Pay scale $18.50 – $19.50/hour.

Send cover letter and resume to
Position open until filled.

– Posted 6/27/23

Youth Services Librarian – Springfield Town Library (Springfield, VT)

The Town of Springfield, VT is seeking to fill a team-oriented, full-time (35 hours per week) Youth Services Librarian position. The ideal candidate should have the ability and enthusiasm for working with children and young adults and a passion for Public Service.

Responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services to children and young adults. Performs professional duties requiring extensive knowledge of library operations. Works with the Library Director to prepare goals and objectives for children’s library services and budget and grant requests to achieve those goals.

Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university; OR a Bachelor’s Degree plus Certification as a Public Librarian by the VT Dept. of Libraries; OR any combination of experience and/or education which demonstrates an extensive knowledge of library services for children and young adults.

$22.62 – $33.48 per hour, depending on experience. This is a non-exempt Union position with an excellent benefits package.

Apply at the Human Resources Office, 96 Main Street, (802) 885-2104 ( Applications and a complete job description can be found at

The Town of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 6/27/23

Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian – Rockingham Free Public Library (Rockingham, VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library, one of four Carnegie libraries in the state of Vermont, is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian, a full-time benefits eligible position serving the Town of Rockingham, nestled in southeastern Vermont in the Connecticut River Valley. The 17,000 square foot library building holds a collection of more than 40,000 books and other media, as well as a large historical collection primarily documenting the local region. The library is a short walk from downtown Bellows Falls and its eclectic restaurants, coffee houses, and retail shops.  

The Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian oversees reference services, manages the Historical Collection, has collection development responsibility for non-fiction, reference, and some media, and provides backup for circulation desks. In addition, the position serves as a technology liaison and works with others to implement and management software and hardware needs at the library.

For a complete job description, please click here.

The Reference and Historical Collections Librarian is a full-time, benefits-eligible position (minimum 30 hours per week). Compensation is commensurate with experience; candidates will have an MLS or Vermont Public Library Certification, and/or significant library experience. Minimum starting wage is $22/hour.

Please submit resume and cover letter of interest to

– Posted 6/27/23

Search Ongoing Pease Library Director – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

Search Ongoing: The Board of Trustees of the Pease Public Library in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Director to work with and lead their top-notch staff. We would like a Director with strong communication skills to promote the Library and help to spur its continuing growth. Pease Public Library plays an important role in a growing community with a current population of approximately 6,680 people. The Library has an operating budget of $524,000. Pease Public Library is in the downtown area of Plymouth, which has a wonderful mix of businesses and entertainment and is home to Plymouth State University. This is a full-time position offering comprehensive medical and dental benefits. The Town of Plymouth participates in the NH Retirement System. Salary range is $68,000-$71,500. Applications should be sent to The Pease Public Library Board of Trustees at asp.77s@comcast.netPosition is open until filled.
Job Description:
Position Purpose:
Performs supervisory, administrative, and professional work in planning, organizing, managing, and directing all library services and activities, responsible for the daily operations of the library; responsible for the development and administration of financial resources for the development, management, and enhancement of the library; responsible for facility oversight, personnel, programs, and overall library services; and develops and implements policies in conformance with regulations.   Performs all other related work as required.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions, or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Works with the Board of Trustees and library staff to provide efficient and effective library services for the community.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, and oversees the implementation of library services and operations for the Pease Public Library.
  • Develops and administers the annual budget; monitors expenditures, including payroll; prepares financial and statistical reports, and provides support information to assist the Board of Trustees in the budgeting process.
  • Establishes goals and measures accomplishments against recognized standards.
  • Enforces library rules and safety rules for the protection of patrons, library staff and library property.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with the library staff in order to foster an effective working environment.
  • Maintains a collection that satisfies the wants and needs of library patrons; orders new books and media for catalogue; catalogues new arrivals and donations.
  • Fosters and maintains positive community relations and a positive relationship with the Trustees.  Networks with community leaders and nonprofits to encourage library usage.
  • Assists the Trustees in formulating overall library procedures, policies, budgets, and goals, and maintaining appropriate and timely policies.
  • Prepares reports and documents as required by state, town and Board of Trustees.
  • Administers all aspects of library operation including personnel selection and supervision; budgeting and expenditure; book and materials selection; collection development and maintenance; building and grounds maintenance; programming and community relations.
  • Investigates and recommends upgrades to library automation and appropriate library technologies.
  • Responsible for the personnel management of the Library.  Recruits, selects, and trains new personnel.  Evaluates the performance of employees.
  • Maintains involvement in professional organizations and attends professional meetings and seminars to stay abreast of current trends in library services.
  • Promotes the ongoing professional development of all members of the staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of New Hampshire laws and regulations governing or impacting the activities of libraries.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science (M.L.S) or equivalent graduate degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association; seven years progressively responsible experience in public library management including personnel supervision, budget management and policy development; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and ethics of professional library work; knowledge of facilities management and operations including administration, finance and personnel.  Working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications and technology.
Ability:  Ability to supervise staff and volunteers in an effective and supportive manner.  Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with organizations, departments and officials. Ability of leadership, independent judgment, initiative and decision-making. Ability to work under pressure.  Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effective library services, strategies, facilities and staff. Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to keep current with the pace of technology and available resources that may be offered to the public.
Skill:   Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills and budgetary skills.  Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Skilled in utilizing library networks and state resources.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to walk, climb on ladders and stools, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files, books and other common library and office objects.  Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.  Ability to reach and bend, to stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl and push/pull or lift objects up to 60 pounds. Must be able to communicate.
Supervision Scope: Performs highly responsible work of a complex nature which involves the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing the administration of the municipal library and in the development and delivery of library services to meet individual and community needs.
Supervision Received:   Work is performed under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees.
Supervision Given: Provides supervision of all full and part-time library staff, developing job direction, assigning tasks, instructions and monitoring performance.
Job Environment:
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderate.
  • Operates computers and peripherals, barcode reader, dollies/hand trucks, electronic smart devices, tablets and readers, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the public, other library agencies, Board of Trustees, town officials and employees, vendors, Friends Association, local business owners and varied organizations.  Contacts are in person, by telephone, and by email and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Has access to all department-related confidential information, including personnel files and patron records.
  • Errors could result in adverse public relations, reduction in the level of library service and have financial repercussions for the town.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
– Updated 6/22/23

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

– Posted 6/6/23

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:

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

Contact: Anna Grallert (

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

For the full job description see our website:

– 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: 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: Deadline: June 5, 2023.

The Charlotte Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 5/31/23