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

Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Collections & Content Strategies, the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development leads the coordination of selecting, licensing, and collection analysis activities for the Dartmouth Libraries. Within the Libraries’ strategic framework, this role contributes to the implementation of collection development strategies with a growing emphasis on support for various models around open scholarship and emerging licensing models. This role engages in vendor negotiations for electronic resource licensing, approval plans, and analysis of collection use. As the department head, this role leads and coordinates a staff of 12, with five direct reports, working on collections, acquisitions, purchasing, and receiving.

Bring your unique skills, grow them through professional development and engagement, and help us empower students by unlocking their individual potential.

As a potential staff member at Dartmouth Libraries, you will be joining our organization at a pivotal moment. After consulting and collaborating with our academic community, campus partners, and library colleagues, Dartmouth Libraries have a new strategic direction – Research Engine, Powering Knowledge. Grounded in our Purpose and Vision, this strategic framework supports us in achieving our goals and aspirations. Those aspirations are to:

  • Empower students by unlocking individual potential
  • Accelerate advanced research
  • Elevate scholarship with powerful research tools and methods and
  • Amplify Dartmouth’s impact across the scholarly ecosystem

Interested?
You can learn more about the position and apply at: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72461/

Hiring range: $84,800 – $105,900

Do you have questions?
Contact Qiana Johnson, qiana.m.johnson@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin March 11, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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 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 2/13/24

Head of Library Systems and Web Services – Kreitzberg Library (Northfield, VT)

The Kreitzberg Library is seeking a Head of Library Systems and Web Services.  This position supports the mission of Norwich University by administering library systems, maintaining the library’s website, providing access to the library’s electronic resources, and compiling usage and other statistical reports.  Participates as a member of the team, providing reference and instruction in a broad range of subject areas.

You can learn more about the position and apply at https://norwich.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=171521

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

– Posted 2/8/24

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

The Tracy Memorial Library seeks a Director who has the skills and experience to provide leadership to all aspects of our thriving town library. The ideal candidate will not only possess the technical and managerial skills of a Director, but will be equally accomplished in building connections with staff, patrons, the community, and other stakeholders of New London, NH. The new Director will be ready to enhance the Library’s role in a world that continues to change.

The Director reports to a seven-member elected governing Board and works collaboratively with the library staff, the Friends of the Library, community partners, and the Town of New London to provide essential library programs to its 4,600 residents. Supported by a $600,000 municipal appropriation, the Library is proud of its many services, including homebound delivery, digital offerings, a public meeting room, museum passes, and the Tracy Little Free Library at Bucklin Beach. The community also enjoys the Olmstead designed Garden at Tracy Library. The garden was completed in 1926 and restored in 2002 with community and financial support. Jane Tracy’s vision of a garden enjoyed by all, lives on through the help of generous donors and hardworking volunteers.

Key opportunities for a new Director are enhancing library services, strengthening the development of staff, implementing the recommendations of the newly executed Strategic Plan conducted with the support of ReThinking Libraries , and continuing to update, renovate, and maintain the Library facility.

Our Community. The Town of New London is located in the beautiful Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. It offers four seasons of unique retail, fine dining, and entertainment. Springtime is best for trail exploring; summer brings band concerts, festivals, fairs and parades; fall brings autumn foliage; and winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Attractions include the Town Common—a lovely place to sit and relax, Main Street—small shops, casual eateries, and historic buildings, the Bob Andrews Memorial Ice Rink, and Pleasant Lake with its beautiful beach and lake for kayakers, boaters, and canoeists. New London students attend the Kearsarge Regional School District serving seven communities.

Responsibilities. The Library Director formulates and oversees implementation of library goals, policy recommendations, procedures, programs, and projects in accordance with policies established by the Library Board of Trustees in accordance with the NH Library Association. Providing vision, direction, and leadership, the Director is responsible for, but not limited to, the delivery of library services; oversight of human resources; development and presentation of the annual budget; coordination of collaborative, strong relationships with the Library Board and the Friends of the Library; and a continued knowledge and interest of current trends in public libraries.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of supervisory and managerial library experience. Essential attributes include personal integrity, demonstrated skill and experience with budgeting, excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills, a focus on creating a culture of trust and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and a demonstrated ability to provide leadership throughout the library. The Director should possess demonstrable communication skills collaborating with the library, its staff and stakeholders and the community. A sense of curiosity, creativity, and innovation; a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for libraries; the ability to blend tradition with change; and prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board are desirable attributes and qualifications for the next Tracy Memorial Library Director.

Other Considerations/Requirements. We are looking for someone who is ready to be “the face of Tracy Memorial Library” in our community. Someone who is a great communicator and multi-tasker, who will find innovative ways to connect our services and patrons. Someone who knows the library workday can be variable and include everything from handing a beaming child their first library card to triaging facility issues with grace and patience. Someone who understands and appreciates a much beloved small-town library.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $70,000-85,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications), and an attractive fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact the Board of Trustees at Tracy Memorial Library at DirectorSearch@tracylibrary.org Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to DirectorSearch@tracylibrary.org. This position posting closes March 8, 2024.

– Posted 1/28/24

Library Director – South Londonderry Free Library (Londonderry, VT)

South Londonderry Free Library
Library Director/Librarian Job Description

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college, or a VT Certificate of Public Librarianship, or working towards certification/degree.

Reports to: The South Londonderry Library Association Board of Trustees

Position summary: The Library Director shall be responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the Library, including supervision of volunteers and employees. The Director is responsible for carrying out the Library’s policies and for staffing the Library during posted hours. The Director shall be responsible for informing the public/patrons of programs and activities and shall provide a monthly report for the Board.

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Overall management of the day-today operation of the library;
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library regulations and trends;
  • Operational management of staff, volunteers, initiatives and budget as created by the Board of Trustees.
  • Recommendations and implementation of policies and procedures adopted by the Board.
  • Identification, design, and management of programs;
  • Promotion of library and programs through physical and digital channels;
  • Understanding of computers and software such as Library World, Weebly and Mailchimp;
  • Ability to assist patrons with computer and reference questions;
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical data and library records in accordance with local, state, and federal laws;
  • Oversees the selection and ordering of books and other materials;
  • Supervision of circulation- physical and digital;
  • Management of facilities to provide safe, inclusive, and inviting space;
  • Work to secure adequate grant and external funds;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities;
  • Presentation of monthly reports to the Board
  • Responsible for other tasks and duties as assigned by the Board

Compensation: The starting hourly range for this position is $24-$26 per hour for 24 hours per week.We also offer benefits in discussion with candidates. Pay will be based on experience.

How to apply: For further information, email us at southlondonderryfreelibrary@yahoo.com. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to that same address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

– Posted 1/28/24

Circulation Supervisor – Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)

Application Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Are you a friendly, positive, high-energy person who loves working with all kinds of people? Are you great with processes, procedures, and highly organized? Do you enjoy helping others succeed? If so, we’re looking for you to join the team at the Pierson Library as our Circulation Supervisor.

 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 circulation services.

Position Summary:

As the Circulation Supervisor, you will manage our circulation desk, providing exceptional service to patrons, and overseeing part-time substitute staff and volunteers. Reporting directly to the Library Director, this full-time position is 40 hours a week, with a schedule that includes evening and weekend hours to meet the diverse needs of our community. Your role is pivotal in maintaining a seamless and engaging library experience for all.

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

Application Process: To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and town application (https://tinyurl.com/4f2n4pdx) to Michael Hibben at mhibben@shelburnevt.org by Saturday, February 10, 2024. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for our community.

Full Job description: A full job description can be viewed on our website at: https://piersonlibrary.org/careers/

– Posted 1/28/24

Library Collections Operations Manager – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Library Collections Operations Manager

Dartmouth Libraries seek a Library Collections Operations Manager to oversee staff and collections across two spaces—the Baker-Berry Library and the off-site Library Collections and Services Facility. Under the general direction of the Head of Collection Management and Preservation, the Library Collections Operations Manager will provide leadership, planning, and oversight of the Baker-Berry stacks and the Library Collections and Services Facility. This position manages the location and housing of the library’s print collections, including shelving, space planning, and move projects. The position manages four full-time staff members, one half-time staff member, and at least four student assistants.

Bring your unique skills, grow them through professional development and engagement, and help us empower students by unlocking their individual potential.

As a potential staff member at Dartmouth Libraries, you will be joining our organization at a pivotal moment. After consulting and collaborating with our academic community, campus partners, and library colleagues, Dartmouth Libraries have a new strategic direction – Research Engine, Powering Knowledge. Grounded in our Purpose and Vision, this strategic framework supports us in achieving our goals and aspirations. Those aspirations are to:

  • Empower students by unlocking individual potential
  • Accelerate advanced research
  • Elevate scholarship with powerful research tools and methods and
  • Amplify Dartmouth’s impact across the scholarly ecosystem

Interested?

You can learn more about the position and apply at: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72210

Hiring range: $62,100 – $77,700

Do you have questions?

Contact Qiana Johnson, qiana.m.johnson@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin February 16, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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 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 1/23/24

Acquisitions Specialist – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Acquisitions Specialist

As part of a team, the Acquisitions Specialist performs a variety of library information acquisitions tasks including ordering, receiving, and invoicing of library materials in all physical and digital formats. Collaborates with other team and department members to provide excellent services to library personnel and to the Dartmouth community. In addition to general knowledge, they also provide expertise in one or more specific acquisitions activities. Working closely with both vendors and selectors, the person in this position ensures that selector orders are placed accurately and in a timely manner. Trains others in various acquisitions activities and mentor new members of the department. Continuously looks for ways to improve workflows.

Required Qualification – Education

Associates plus 3+ years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications – Skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and technical problem-solving skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing digital environment.
  • Familiarity and experience with library resources such as journals, databases, and monographs.
  • Familiarity and experience with library management systems.
    Customer service experience.

Full Position Description:  https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/72116

Hiring Range: $21.50 – $24.20

Contact: Julie McIntyre (julie.p.mcintyre@dartmouth.edu), Acquisitions Supervisor

Dartmouth Libraries value diversity in all forms and believe 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 in 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 Libraries are 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 1/23/24