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

Starting salary: $60,600

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

– Posted 1/15/24

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our Library Aide opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position provides critical services primarily at the circulation desk, while offering competitive pay and a variety of activities. Duties include assisting customers with checking materials in and out on the library’s computerized circulation system, answering the telephone, and responding to inquiries about library services. The person selected for this position will also empty the inside and outside book drop carts, fill library lockers, move items on book carts, and shelve materials. The ability to perform all tasks on the library’s automated system is required.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. College-level coursework and previous library experience is desired.

The Library Aide position offers a pay range of $19.42-$24.20 per hour. This 15-20 hour per week position requires the person accepting the position to work evening hours and weekends. The City of Keene also offers part-time regular employees the following benefits: earned time, a retirement plan and employee discounts!

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your
completed application.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 4, 2024, at midnight.

Job Description: Library Aide

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 1/10/24

Circulation Evening Staff Member – Howe Library (Burlington, VT)

The Howe Library is seeking an Evening Circulation staff member (Library Support Senior) for our team. This position provides supervision of student employees and oversees security and safety during evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities include the supervision of public service points, assisting Library users with problems and access issues, enforcing library policy, overseeing stacks maintenance, and coordinating projects with other Library and university staff. This is a full-time evening shift position with a Sunday through Thursday schedule when classes are in session.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com  and refer to job posting number S4859PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than January 26, 2024.

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.

– Posted 1/10/24

Cataloger – Henry Sheldon Museum (Middlebury, VT)

The Henry Sheldon Museum is seeking a cataloger to process and catalog manuscripts and other archival materials in the Stewart-Swift Research Center collections in accordance with best practices and national standards.

The Sheldon Museum has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum includes the Stewart-Swift Research Center with exceptional archival collections comprising rare books, pamphlets, manuscripts, photographs, maps, music scores, ephemera and other materials dating from the 18th century to the present covering a wide range of subjects from agriculture, art and architecture, marble and lumber industries, to religion, education, politics, women studies, and other topics of local and national significance. https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/

Employment type: This is a part-time, hourly temporary position.

Hourly Rate Range: The hiring range for the position is $19.00 – $21.50 per hour, 8-16 hours per week. The position is on site, flexible hours, begins on February 15, 2024.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Creating original item-level MARC records; arranging and describing collections using concise, formatted, and detailed description in accordance with established national standards.
  • Developing new and updating legacy electronic finding aids to collections.
  • Performing updates to existing records as necessary.
  • Working under supervision of the Stewart-Swift Research Center Archivist to make collections available online and support the research needs of the community.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, current enrollment in a Library or Information Science Master’s program, undergraduate or graduate degree in history, or a related field or Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience in the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections
  • Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive metadata standards including DACS, EAD, MARC, DCRM(MSS), RDA/AACR2, LC authorities, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS
  • Detail oriented and strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience working with library management systems.
  • Knowledge of library resource description and practices, including the relationships between bibliographic, holdings, and item records, is necessary.

The Henry Sheldon Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 1/2/24

Youth Services – St. Albans Free Library (St. Albans, VT)

The St. Albans Free Library seeks a part-time Youth Services Librarian to work approximately 12 hours per week, (mostly morning shifts), one Saturday a month, and occasional evenings. Professional growth encouraged. Wage starts at $18 per hour, commensurate with experience.

We are in search of an enthusiastic youth services program performer to join our library family. The right candidate will be comfortable reading stories and / or singing along to music while clapping, bouncing or jumping at one of our very busy Music and Movement sessions. The St. Albans Free Library is a beloved institution located in beautiful downtown St. Albans. We have a very supportive Board of Trustees and community, an experienced staff, and many volunteers who help make it a great place to work.

If you’re interested in joining our team, send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Becky Manahan at stalbansfreelibraryjobs@gmail.com.

– Posted 12/28/23

Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library (NH)

The Nashua Public Library has provided free and equitable access to materials, resources, and entertainment since 1867. The library continues to grow and evolve with the best of 21st-century library programming, technology, and services to meet the community’s needs. Our mission is to enrich our community by being a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to discover, connect, create, and grow.

Candidate:

The Information Services department at the Nashua Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, organized and customer-focused Reference Librarian to join our six-person team. Our ideal candidate will have successful experience working with marginalized communities, be passionate about collection development, and excited to help close gaps in digital literacy. The Information Services team strives to co-create an inclusive and collaborative culture. We welcome emerging and seasoned professionals to apply.

Responsibilities:

Full time 40-hour union position, includes regular evening and weekend hours. Duties for this position include direct customer service at our Information Services desk, collection development, technology instruction, and providing one-on-one computer and reference support to customers. The person in this position may participate in community engagement opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science
  • 1 year of work experience in a public library setting is required.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software and online research tools and databases is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience using library eBook and streaming apps is required.
  • Experience using Symphony or similar ILS is required.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude for serving the public.
  • Experience with interlibrary loans, local history and technology instruction is preferred.
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.

Salary: Job Grade 5 – $51,295 – $58,805

Closing date: January 15, 2024

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references on city website.

– Posted 12/20/23

Learning and Engagement Librarian – Dartmouth Libraries (Hanover, NH)

It is an exciting time to join the Dartmouth Libraries as the Learning & Engagement Librarian. As an integral member of the Teaching & Learning program, you’ll collaborate with colleagues across the organization to champion student success. Enthusiasm, creativity, and a commitment to learner-centered teaching are essential to ensuring undergraduate students acquire the skills they need. Reporting to the Head of Teaching & Learning, the Learning & Engagement Librarian:

  • equips students with foundational skills in their pre-major years,
  • develops curricular and extra-curricular learning opportunities,
  • liaises with Dartmouth’s first-year Writing Program and peer-tutor Writing Center,
  • creates opportunities for Library staff to refine their teaching skills.

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/71504/

Hiring range: $60,800.00 – $76,00.00

Do you have questions?

Contact Laura Barrett, Head of Teaching & Learning, laura.barrett@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

– Updated 12/18/23

Youth Programming Coordinator – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, VT seeks a dynamic and creative part-time Youth Programming Coordinator to work with the Library Director to offer weekly programming to children and families as well as special programs around the year. This position may also include time staffing the circulation desk and providing basic reference service to library patrons. This position is flexibly scheduled around the program and events calendar, around 5 hours a week. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience required. Experience in planning and leading youth programming and services is required. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary range: $17-$19 / hour, depending on experience and qualifications
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 12/18/23

Circulation Substitute – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, VT seeks a detail-oriented part-time Circulation Substitute to staff our circulation desk, provide basic reference and technology assistance to library visitors, and assist with other patron needs as they arise. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service. This position is scheduled around staff absences, during the library’s open hours, not to exceed 260 hours/year. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Library experience is strongly preferred. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary: $15/ hour
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 12/18/23

Library Director – New Haven Community Library (New Haven, VT)

The New Haven Community Library is seeking a Library Director to begin by the end of January or before. The position is 30 hours per week, including  evenings and Saturdays.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is welcoming, service-oriented, has a passion for literature and learning, and has the ability to work with patrons of all ages and interests. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.

Our ideal Library Director candidate will be informed about emerging library trends beyond traditional library services. They will be proficient in technology and willing to keep abreast of the latest developments that can be useful in a library setting. Evidence of administrative and organizational skill is required. The Library Director will recognize the importance of the library as a community resource, and as a community gathering place.

General Description 

The Library Director, as the only employee, is responsible for day-to-day operation of the library and future planning, including:

  • cultivation of an environment that is respectful and welcoming
  • development and implementation of services and programs
  • collection development and maintenance, cataloging and circulation
  • patron support and community outreach, including maintaining a presence of the library on social media
  • care and maintenance of library space
  • effective working relationships with Trustees and Town officials and staff of regional libraries
  • preparation and presentation of monthly and annual reports to the Trustees and Town officials
  • managing and planning the library budget using Quickbooks software
  • recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers and substitutes
  • collaboration with “Friends of the Library” in fund-raising and other community programming

The director works closely with the Board of Trustees with respect to policy, budget, short and long-term planning. Our library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the librarian is hired by and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Please note: the above description of tasks and duties is general and is not inclusive of every skill and responsibility required of our librarian.

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
  • A Master’s in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association program OR
  • A commitment to and progress in actively working toward Vermont Department of Libraries certification.
  • Experience in library work, education, business with a customer service focus, research, or grant-writing preferred.

Physical requirements: This position requires bending, lifting, pushing, carrying books, sitting and standing for extended periods.

Salary Will be based on experience and qualifications with a potential range of $37,000-$42,000 for a 30 hour work week.

Applications will be accepted through January 17, 2024. Preferred start date is by the end of January or prior.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: board@nhcl.org

– Posted 12/12/23