Senior Circulation Specialist – Evening Supervisor – Saint Michael’s College Library (Colchester, VT)

The Library at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for the Senior Circulation Specialist – Evening Supervisor position. The Senior Circulation Specialist – Evening Supervisor position is responsible for managing all library circulation operations during evening hours (generally 4:00 pm – 12:00 am Sunday – Thursday, during the academic year). In addition to the overall responsibility for the operation of the building in the evenings, this position will also oversee and train student staff to ensure circulation services are accurately performed. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with a starting rate of $20 – $22 per hour (based of prior experience).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Providing support in the efficient use of library services to campus community  
  • Providing user support in all areas of the library, including circulation, information retrieval, and technology 
  • Processing and maintaining the print periodicals collection 
  • Coordinating and organizing the course reserve materials collection 

For a full job description, please click here. 

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply. 

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 
 
Requirements: 

Applicants must have the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience working in a library is preferred 
  • Supervisory experience is preferred, but not required 

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 

Application Instructions: 

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 

  • Resume 
  • A cover letter that includes a statement articulating your skills, and experience that would contribute to Saint Michael’s commitment to becoming a more culturally responsive and inclusive community 

For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 26. The position remains open until filled. 

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: https://egqw.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_13/job/1279/?utm_medium=jobshare 

– Posted 4/10/24

Library Director – Orange Public Libraries (Orange, MA)

The Orange Public Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic full-time director to work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, Friends, and public officials. Orange is a small town of approximately 7500 residents and has both a main downtown library and a part-time satellite in North Orange.

The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for: creating welcoming libraries; offering dynamic programming; leading rehabilitation and construction projects. We seek a director who will lead and inspire our small, but dedicated staff to provide quality library service to our community.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Public library experience and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of practices of librarianship, budget development, administration, and library advocacy

Full job description available at https://orangelib.org/files/Library_Director_Job_Description.pdf

Salary range: $62,000 – $67,000, based on experience.

Projected start date: May 1, 2024

Resumes accepted until position is filled.

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: directorsearch2024@gmail.com

– Posted 4/10/24

Director – Martha Canfield Library (Arlington, VT)

The Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, Vermont is seeking an energetic, efficient, organized, and self-motivated person to be Director of our small and dynamic library.  We strive to be an active hub in our amazing rural community.  Steeped in history, Arlington is a picturesque and vibrant small town.  As the local library, we have space, activities and events for all ages and serve a variety of functions.  We partner with many area entities including the schools, community center and health services.  Housed in a newer building neighboring both town’s schools, the Martha Canfield Library is a valuable community asset.
The Director manages all aspects of running a library, supervises other staff and volunteers, works closely with our Board of Trustees, and collaborates with various community endeavors. With excellent communication, promotion, planning and organizational skills, the Director will work to maintain and to continue to grow our library and its services.
Qualifications are nonprofit administration or library experience preferred.  A bachelor’s degree is required, with a willingness to earn Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship within 3 years of employment if the degree is not directly related.  The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience and have successfully worked with volunteers.  This is a 32-hour per week position with a salary range of $45k-$50k.  Compensation package includes a retirement plan and generous leave time.  The anticipated start date is the end of May.
If you are interested in becoming the Library Director who will continue our success, send a letter of application and resume to MCLibraryDirectorSearch@gmail.com.  Application deadline is April 10, 2024.
– Posted 4/4/24

Circulation and Communications Manager – Bennington Free Library (Bennington, VT)

JOB SUMMARY
Reports to the Director and is part of the administrative team responsible for running the Bennington Free Library. Establishes a welcoming first impression through management of the circulation functions, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve managing and overseeing all circulation aspects of library services: scheduling, training and supervising clerks and volunteers. Takes a collaborative role in developing, planning, promoting, and hosting adult programs and events for diverse populations; will act as a liaison between the library, the community, and external community organizations. Shares joint responsibility for website maintenance and social media postings. Facilitates a collaborative, cooperative work environment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Oversight of all aspects of the circulation department.
  • Oversight of all circulation staff, including – in consultation with the Director – hiring and disciplinary matters. Training new staff and ensuring existing staff get appropriate refreshers and / or professional development. Maintain the circulation schedule, collect, and collate statistics.
  • Work at the circulation desk as needed to ensure all shifts are covered and to stay current with all practices, procedures and issues affecting the circulation staff.
  • Represent the library at the Catamount Library Network loans and the Inter-Library Loans roundtable meetings.
  • Assist the community with using library resources.
  • Promote the library brand and value to the community.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to generate, plan, coordinate, develop, and publicize programs that appeal to the adult community.
  • Maintain statistical records of library use and program attendance.
  • Maintain the library website and manage traditional and social media to promote library activities.
  • Establish partnerships between the library, town, and organizations in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Self-motivated and able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for people of varied backgrounds and varied developmental stages.
  • Confidence in public speaking and representing the library.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual skills.
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques of marketing and community relations.
  • Familiarity with and skill using social media platforms.
  • Understand a wide variety of software.
  • Experience with graphic design programs.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Attention to detail and capacity to prioritize tasks.
  • Must be able to handle cash, keep accurate records, and understand the confidential nature of the workplace.
  • Must be able to supervise and work alongside all members of the library staff.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and stressful situations.
  • A willingness to examine existing systems and refine or improve them as necessary. Must be forward-thinking and open to innovation and change.
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull at least 20 lbs.
  • This position requires that you be able to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach sometimes for extended periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or Vermont Dept of Libraries Certificate of Public Librarianship, and/or two years of public library experience is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, work experience, volunteering, and transferable skills.

STATUS, SALARY, AND HOURS

Status: Full-time
Salary: Between $33,000 and $38,000 annually depending on experience.
Hours: 40 hours per week. Hours will include Saturdays and evenings on a rotating basis.
Benefits: Retirement, health care coverage, sick, and vacation pay.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Wendy Sharkey at director@bfli.org.

– Posted 3/20/24

Visiting Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction – SUNY Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)

We are seeking a student-focused, collaborative, and enthusiastic Instruction and Reference Librarian who will contribute to student success via teaching, research help, and outreach. The successful candidate will partner with library faculty and staff, college subject faculty, and student support offices to anticipate and serve student needs. This is a two-year visiting position with a 12-month contract. We intend this librarian to start in July 2024. The Feinberg Library assists students, faculty, staff, and the community in their intellectual activities by providing resources and services in support of research, teaching, and learning. We strive to help our users develop information literacy essential for life-long learning and becoming well-informed, reflective global citizens. We are part of the Academic Affairs division that administratively builds our college commitment to student success through a strong curriculum, excellent teaching, and scholarly research. Our commitment includes fostering student preparation for the workplace or graduate school and for life-long learning. As SUNY Plattsburgh is an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs, and practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science, from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent, by time of appointment. As such, we welcome applications from recent MLIS graduates and current MLIS students who will earn the degree by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in the following areas: teaching or instruction, providing research help, and/or programming and outreach
  • Experience working, interning, or volunteering at a library
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills

Salary
$51,027 minimum, plus excellent benefits

About Our University
SUNY Plattsburgh, home of the Cardinals, is part of the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. The university offers a diverse selection of more than 60 academic programs across three schools – Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, and Education, Health & Human Services. Many of these programs are highly ranked and carry strong national and regional reputations that allow students to work with highly skilled faculty who prepare them to excel in their chosen fields and industries upon graduation. Our campus prioritizes enrollment growth and stabilization, student success, equity and inclusion, and engagement with our North Country region as our four pillars of success. And we are committed to providing each and every Cardinal student a high quality liberal arts education grounded in academic excellence and a well-rounded college experience.

SUNY Plattsburgh is a destination campus located in northern New York between the iconic Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. The campus is a short walk from historic downtown Plattsburgh, New York, where area residents have access to a wide array of arts, food, and events throughout the year, and just over a 1 hour car ride from the cities of Burlington, Vermont, Montreal, Quebec, and Lake Placid, New York, which is best known by locals as a former site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Open Until Filled
To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: 03/31/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, a one-page statement regarding equity and inclusion, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

EEO Statement
SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Pay Equity Statement
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov

– Posted 3/10/24

Digital Specialist – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

South Burlington is now hiring for a full-time Digital Specialist. A good eye for virtual design and ease with online services, digital program planning and one-on-one computer assistance are critical to this job. This position will also oversee the library’s room reservation system. In this position, the DS will be part of the Adult Services and Teen Services working group and responsible to the Director. Their duties include collaboration with Children’s Services on programming and online services. The Library and City of South Burlington work together to meet the computer needs of staff and the public, and this position serves as liaison.  If you are qualified and interested, please view more information and apply through this portal.

https://www.southburlingtonvt.gov/departments/human_resources/index.php

– Posted 3/4/24

Technical Services Librarian – Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT)

Title: Technical Services Librarian Department: Brooks Memorial Library

Nature of work: Responsible for cataloging and classifying library materials in all formats (books, electronic resources, serials, media, and realia). Supervises clerical acquisitions duties, print and non-print processing, repair, and serials management. Assists the Library Director with collection maintenance and may act as Director in Library Director’s absence.

Work Schedule: Full-time 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday including Saturdays in schedule rotation and evenings as required.

Wages: FY’24 $25.26 per hour.

Supervision Received: Receives supervision from Library Director.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of Technical Services personnel; currently includes one Acquisitions/Mending Clerk.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Catalogs and classifies all new Library materials, print and non-print, including Reference and Children’s.
  • Performs original cataloging as required.
  • Recruits and trains personnel under their supervision and evaluates annually.
  • Develops cataloging policies, and workflows, and creates procedures for all TS work throughout the library.
  • Responsible for database quality and accuracy within the consortium environment, includes adding and deleting titles/items; merging bib records; enhancing existing cataloging when necessary.
  • Maintains library database by assessing lost or missing items and replacing or updating when appropriate.
  • Removes bib and item records for cancelled or weeded items.
  • Runs regular reports to assess health of collection and engages in routine weeding practices for adult print and non-print collections.
  • Oversees acquisitions clerk and serial order management.
  • Collaborates with Library Director to order Library materials and handles communications with vendors as needed.
  • Suggests new purchases for the adult print and non-print collection to ensure a diverse and updated collection.
  • Imports and uploads accurate MARC order records for adult and children’s items from vendors or OCLC.
  • Works with library staff regarding acquisitions from all sources (vendors, donations, grants, etc.).
  • Supervises the physical processing of new items as well as deaccessioning.
  • Monitors cancelled items and reorders from alternate sources when appropriate.
  • Replaces items due to poor condition and long overdue items that have holds attached.
  • Orders extra copies of in-demand items to satisfy holds ratio when appropriate.
  • Consults with circulation staff to Evaluate damaged or worn materials for repair, replace, or removal.
  • Provides monthly collection and acquisition statistics and provides additional statistics as needed.
  • May supervise circulation staff in the absence of other supervisors.
  • May staff Circulation desk as needed.
  • Performs special weeding projects and collection management as needed.
  • Represents the library at CLN Catalogers’ meetings, at occasional Board of Trustees meetings and at other meetings or gatherings as needed.

Non-Essential Duties and Tasks: The responsibilities and duties listed above are examples of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The work of Technical Services is multi-faceted and requires flexible and consistent attention to many moving parts. This work affects that of the entire library and a consistently robust workload should be expected. Assists in any library service as required in an emergency.

Competencies Needed:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying, unless specifically stated as required.

  • Master’s degree in Library Studies required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years cataloging or relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with Technical Services (acquisition, cataloging, & serials) departmental functions and procedures. With direct ordering, Baker & Taylor Title Source 3670. Including Prenax, serials cataloging and serials check-in.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of catalog standards and practices including but not limed to Dewey Decimal Classification, LCSH, MARC formats AACRD and RDA. Understands the latest professional cataloging and classification rules, and library processing conventions. Keeps up to date with relevant changes.
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, resources, and others).
  • Knowledge and experience with the circulation functions of the Integrated Library System and electronic devices. Experience with Koha library services platform is preferred. Working knowledge of SQL, comfort with Excel and keen interest in data collection is ideal.
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and visual. Sense of humor appreciated.
  • Flexibility, with excellent time management and high attention to detail and capacity to prioritize tasks. Ability to balance multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including the ability to use common computer applications. Ability to use the computer software applications specific to the department.
  • Willingness to examine existing systems and refine or improve them as necessary. Must be forward-thinking and open to innovation and change.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment on difficult or complex tasks.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in engaging with the public and co-workers, making proper disposition of problems and appointments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and volunteers from the Town as well as from other agencies and the public. • Knowledgeable in techniques and practices for dealing with individuals from various socioeconomic and ethnic groups in person, on the telephone and/or any form of communication.
  • Must be able to learn and retain instructions, policies and procedures and continue to learn new methods and stay current within field. • Ability to actively support Town diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. Light strength demands include exerting up to 40 pounds+ with accommodations as necessary. Physical Demands: Continuously requires sitting, handling, visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, hearing, and talking. Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, bending, and twisting. Equipment use, such as office telephone, copier, calculator, fax machine, camera, mode of transportation with frequent traveling between departments and events, and cell phone, laptop with repetitive keyboarding motions.

Union Status: Union represented by the Local 98; new hires are on a 1-year probationary period from date of hire or transfer.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (hourly employee).

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

– Posted 2/28/24

Children & Youth Services Librarian – Manchester Community Library (Manchester Center, VT)

Reports to:  Executive Director

Status: Full-time onsite, including some evenings and Saturdays. Part-time is possible for a highly qualified candidate.

The Role
The Manchester Community Library seeks an energetic Children & Youth Services Librarian who loves young people. You will assist MCL’s Program Director to creatively plan, develop, and implement services and programs for toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and their families. You will collaborate with our Collections Development Librarian to select, order, catalog, inventory, and weed materials, primarily for children’s and youth collections. You are a highly motivated individual with proven success in working with children and teens. Strong interpersonal, technology, and communication skills will complement your ability to plan, coordinate, collaborate, and serve our community stakeholders.

Education / Experience
A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and/or Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship, and 3 or more years of working with children and youth in a library or school setting is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates without an MLIS degree are expected to complete Vermont Certification within 3 years.

Qualifications
Enthusiasm for MCL’s mission, vision, and values  • Thorough knowledge of best library practices for children and youth • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills • Ability to work effectively with varied stakeholders • Familiarity with Koha Integrated Library Systems • Excellent technology skills, including Google Workspace • Self-directed, with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills • Personal attributes include passion, integrity, honesty, and positive attitude • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The following list comprises the primary job responsibilities; it is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all activities that may be required.

Collaborate with the Collections Development Librarian to select, order, catalog, inventory, and weed materials, primarily for children’s and youth collections • Partner with the Program Director and library team to plan, develop, and implement services and programs • Coordinate and train library staff and volunteers • Support programs with events, acquisitions, exhibits, grant development, and reports • Collaboratively help organize and run summer programs • Identify and track key budget and expense performance indicators • Assist in the development of communications and promotion of library services and programs • Engage in ongoing professional development • Embrace a welcoming, patron-first culture with regular help desk coverage • Support local schools and community groups to develop and expand children and teen services

Compensation

Salary range: $42,000 – $48,000 annually

The excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and generous leave policies. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Edward Surjan, Executive Director, careers@mclvt.org.

Please note the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Other duties may be assigned.

The Manchester Community Library is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

– Posted 2/27/24

Liaison Librarian – Vermont State University (Johnson, VT)

The Vermont State College System (VSCS Libraries) are seeking a Liaison Librarian based on the Vermont State University (VTSU) campus in Johnson, Vermont. The Liaison Librarians communicate with, support, and educate faculty and students at VTSU and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) in their assigned liaison departments or programs by offering reference, instructional resources, and other services to support teaching, research, course activities, and assignments.

You can learn more about the position and apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/VER1019VTSC/JobBoard/55bc16fd-14ac-4ae2-8f5a-b3ec6a142051/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1fd1825d-7b54-48d9-a699-2dd669b6593b

– Posted 2/15/24

Library Collections Services Specialist – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

The Library Collections Services Specialist provides a wide range of access, collections, and patron services in the Feldberg Business & Engineering Library, part of the Dartmouth Libraries system.  As a co-lead of Feldberg’s access services team, the position manages print collections and course reserves services for Feldberg. The Library Collections Services Specialist provides data, usage reports, and other information on print and online collections and works closely with, cross-trains, and provides back-up for their access services team partner.

Position Description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72445/
Hiring range: $21.50 – 24.50/hour
Contact: Amelia Looby, amelia.b.looby@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 2/14/24