Head Adult Librarian – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT seeks a Head Adult Librarian to help advance our mission of empowering community members to become lifelong learners. While our history dates back to 1895, we strive to be a resilient, inclusive, and innovative library that continually learns and adapts to meet the changing needs of our community. We serve more than 17,000 people across six towns and have tremendous support thanks to the service provided by our exceptional staff. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all staff and patrons can thrive and share their gifts. This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity at the Library, and we’d love to have you join us.

The Head Adult Librarian will balance three primary areas of responsibility: overseeing the adult circulation desk scheduling and functions; coordinating library technology; and managing most of the adult collection development. This position works many of their hours on the circulation desk and participates in training new staff, substitutes, pages, and volunteers.

The ideal candidate must have an MLS/MLIS or a Bachelor’s Degree plus Vermont Library Certification, exceptional knowledge of computer troubleshooting, and prior library experience serving a variety of needs. We believe that a safe, welcoming, and accessible space is essential for everyone, and seek a candidate who shares this value and has demonstrated experience working with a wide range of people.

This position requires evening and Saturday hours. The starting pay is $26.83 per hour along with an excellent benefits package. This position is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit. Please see https://www.kellogghubbard.org/employment for the complete job description and benefit summary. The anticipated first day is February 5, 2024.

Application Procedure and Hiring Process:

Please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to applications@kellogghubbard.org. The position is open until filled. Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2024.

– Posted 12/12/23

Librarian II- Youth and Community Services – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional to join their team as a full-time Librarian II- Youth and Community Services. The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated
staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment.

Position Summary
The Librarian II provides program and library services to visitors of all ages and provides administrative support to the Head of Youth and Community Services. Specific responsibilities include scheduling Youth, Teen, and Makerspace service desks and ordering and organizing youth materials as well as directly supervising volunteers, library pages, interns, and program leaders in the Youth, Teen, and Makerspace sections. This position also assists in identifying, applying for, and implementing and reporting for grants as well as planning and implementing programs, events, and community outreach for all ages, both onsite and offsite. The Librarian II will also order and maintain youth materials in all formats and provide training in the use of the library, library catalog, reference materials, online resources, computers, AV equipment, and Makerspace equipment.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication and supervision skills and will be passionate about the work they do and the community they work in.

About the City of Keene
A friendly and vibrant college town with over 23,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. As the hub of Cheshire County, the Keene community places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally sourced food and products, and historic preservation. You’ll find the best characteristics of small city living here, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, the arts, farmer’s markets, a growing food co-op, festivals, events, and live theaters. If you prefer to stay busy with outdoor recreation opportunities, there are many green areas, parks, ponds, and lakes in the area, as well as a vast trail system for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. With convenient access to Interstate 91, many popular ski areas are within proximity as well. Keene is a welcoming area with something for everyone, including sports leagues for youth and adults (such as an adult softball league, rugby, and ice hockey). We even have our very own collegiate baseball team, the Keene Swamp Bats, which we welcome to the area every summer.

The City offers a variety of public and private education opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12. We are also home to Keene State College, which is ranked by U.S News and World Report as a top regional college, as well as River Valley Community College, and a private graduate school, Antioch University of New England. Your healthcare needs will be covered by Cheshire Medical Center, which is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Cheshire is the area’s largest health care provider and a leading employer, with numerous satellite locations.

The City offers a diverse economy which includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders. It is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals.

Education and Experience (but are not limited to)

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, plus three years of library experience, experience working with children, classes in children’s literature or child development, and at least one year’s experience with collection and program development and employee supervision and coordination. Experience in assisting with large scale planning is preferred!
  • Working knowledge of library software for cataloging, and circulation services including LC OCLC and MARC.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Salary and Benefits include:

  • This full-time position offers a salary range of $62,274- $77,604 annually.

Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE!
The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days, and sick days and more!

Ready to apply?
If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today!

Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. Confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted and received will be sent via email. This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

To apply: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs.
Job Description: Librarian II- Youth and Community Services

THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

– Posted 12/12/23

Director – Solomon Wright Public Library (Pownal, VT)

The Solomon Wright Public Library in Pownal, VT, is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. That person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff. This will be a 26 hour per week position; associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s preferred. Pownal residency not required. For job description and application portal, please click the link below.
– Posted 12/5/23

Director – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

Exciting Opportunity Alert! Join Our Bookish Adventure!

Are you a creative, tech-savvy, and enthusiastic library wizard? The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is on the hunt for a vibrant new Director to lead our library into the future!

Who We Are: Nestled in the heart of scenic Troy, NH. Our library boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Imagine working in a town surrounded by the beauty of Mount Monadnock, offering endless outdoor adventures, and just a few hours away from vibrant cities like Boston and Portland!

What You’ll Be Doing: As our Library Director, you’ll be the maestro behind the scenes, orchestrating everything from innovative tech programs to community events. Dive into the world of books, bytes, and beyond! Your role includes managing our annual budget, leading a talented team, organizing fabulous events for all ages, and ensuring our library remains the heart of Troy.

Qualifications for Our Dream Director: Do you have a Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program? Amazing! We will value your passion and experience. If you have at least four years of library experience, excellent leadership skills, and a knack for customer service, we want to hear from you!

Perks of the Job: This full-time position (35 hours/week) offers flexibility, including evening and occasional Saturday hours. You will enjoy an attractive compensation package including, vacation and sick time, health and dental insurance, and the NH Retirement System. We’re all about work-life balance!

How to Apply: Ready to embark on this literary journey with us? Send your cover letter, résumé, and 3 references as a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com. Use the subject line “Gay-Kimball Library Director Position” to ensure your application gets the attention it deserves. We hope to fill this position by the New Year. Please apply early!

Join us in spreading the love for reading, learning, and community at the Gay-Kimball Library. Apply now and let the adventures begin!

– Posted 11/28/23

Head of Feldberg Library – Dartmouth College Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Head of Feldberg Library
Business, Computer Science, Economics, and Engineering

It is an exciting time to join the Dartmouth Libraries as the Head of Feldberg Library where you will lead a highly collaborative team supporting the Thayer School of Engineering, Tuck School of Business, departments of computer science and economics, and the interdisciplinary programs of Dartmouth’s West End district.

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/71368

Hiring range: $85,000 – $99,000

Do you have questions?

Contact Jennifer Taxman, Associate Dean of Libraries for Research & Learning, jennifer.r.taxman@dartmouth.edu

Review of applications will begin December 11th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth Libraries value 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 in 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 Libraries are supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth Libraries 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 11/12/23

Assistant Librarian – Dover Free Library (East Dover, VT)

Responsible for day-to-day operation of the library, including public services and technical/clerical services, under supervision of the library director.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently, including running the library in library director’s absence
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work cordially and cooperatively
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in using computers and office machines
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an environment which is changing very rapidly, particularly in the area of information technology
  • Work one evening a week and one Saturday a month

Responsibilities:

  • Assist library patrons in a welcoming manner
  • Help with basic reference service
  • Manage circulation desk, including circulating materials, handling overdues, and shelving materials.
  • Offer interlibrary loan and reserve services, and help patrons fill out necessary forms
  • Instruct patrons in use of computer-based resources
  • Social media marketing, using programs such as MailChimp, Canva, etc.
  • Supervise and train volunteers in such areas as shelving, shelf reading, filing and processing books.
  • Technical services, including periodicals, cataloging assistance; collection of statistics; processing of new materials; ordering of supplies
  • Miscellaneous duties, depending on interest, may include: creation of book displays, help with programming for children and/or adults
  • Attend professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Occasional light housekeeping such as water plants and running vacuum.
  • Other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with library services
  • Superior technical knowledge
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

Position Details:

  • Position is full time, 35 – 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus health insurance and other benefits
  • Afternoons and some weekends are required.
  • Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Allison Maynard at doverfreelibrarydirector@gmail.com

– Posted 11/12/23

Library Assistant – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin, NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting gathering space for everyone.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704.

Please visit our site by clicking here. We are looking to fill this role ASAP.

General Capabilities:
Candidates will have a demonstrated passion for matching patrons with physical and digital experiences. They should have a working at the circulation desk, a knowledge of library policies and procedures, be conversant with our digital resources, and be familiar with our integrated library system. While not all are required they will be a quick and eager learner. We have a training program ready to go working with our Circulation Librarian.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the library as directed
  • Checking in and checking out books using Biblionix
  • Accessioning new books, magazines, and other content
  • Cataloging and weeding books, general upkeep of the collection
  • Staffing the circulation desk
  • Assisting patrons with the computer and internet
  • Helping to implement programs
  • Attending professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Demonstrating interest in participating in paralibrarian certification
  • Working hours as scheduled by the Director
  • Teaming with our volunteers to ensure the best patron experiences.

Hours: Approximately 18 hours/week
Pay: commensurate with experience
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to DublinPL.Trustees@gmail.com

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Director – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902 and expanded, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure. Take a look by clicking here.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting intergenerational gathering space.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704. In FY2022, the library had a $136,980 budget and we are planning on a small increase in FY2023. The budget funds for up to 36 hours of library assistants. We have a community of volunteers who supplement the assistants as needed.

Please review this description and arrange for an introductory meeting. We are looking to fill this role immediately. We are excited about our growth and have a strong base to build on. Our new librarian will be a very important leader in defining our future engagement trajectory.

Our Ideal Director
The Director will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. They will foster a collaborative and cooperative work style with staff, Trustees, and other town department heads. The Director is an active budget, policy and program development leader. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the community and comfortable in managing planning, assessing patron needs of all ages, and driving future engagement.

The director will be responsible for the managerial, administrative, and financial management of the library. They will also oversee the collection, service patrons, supervise staff and volunteers, and partner with the town administrator.

The director will play a pivotal role in implementing our Better Together strategy that imagines, creates, and delivers lifelong learning programs and information services. We do this in partnership with other town organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and overall management for the library;
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library regulations and trends;
  • Operational management of staff, budget, and initiatives;
  • Presentation of monthly reports/dashboards representing usage, activity, and financial updates;
  • Identification, design, and management of all adult and children’s programs;
  • Promotion of library and library programs through physical and digital channels;
  • Understanding of Apollo Biblionix, web site and data management;
  • Maintenance of financial records in accordance with local, state, and federal laws;
  • Management and recommendation of policies and procedures;
  • Maintenance of records as required by state;
  • Supervision of circulation- physical and digital;
  • Management of facilities to provide safe, inclusive, and inviting library space;
  • Supervision of all library staff and volunteers;
  • Responsible for other tasks and duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees;
  • Work to secure adequate grant and external funds;
  • Participate in and recommend professional development opportunities;

Hours:

  • Approximately 30 hours/week but have flexibility
  • Budgeted for up to 36 hours of library assistant hours
  • Supplemented by community volunteers

Pay:

  • Commensurate with experience

Qualifications:
There are two types of candidates we are interested in:

  • An MLS (MLIS) or are working on a degree from an AALA-accredited program
  • A completed/are working on a paralibrarian certification. We are open to having a director
    mentor to provide guidance as needed.

Professional experience in public library and supervision experience are required.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to DublinPL.Trustees@gmail.com

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Director – Plainfield Libraries (Plainfield, NH)

Appointed by an elected board of Library Trustees and under its general direction, our Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the  Meriden Library and the Philip Read Memorial Library.  We are a community of approximately 2,400 located in the beautiful Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, close to Dartmouth College, a world-class medical center, many technology firms, as well as a multitude of recreational opportunities. This position requires independent judgment, initiative, and proven management skills.

Summary of Responsibilities: The Library Director administers, develops, and oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and evaluations of staff and volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; library technology, facility maintenance; programming; marketing; policies and procedures; and vendor relations.  The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm and creativity along with an understanding and respect for the needs and interests of the community. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of current library policies, practices, technologies, and trends; and strong people and task management skills are essential.

Educational Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree plus substantial work experience in a management position at a public library may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience Requirements: At least three (3) years of progressively responsible library experience, including supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits: This non-exempt position is 36 hours per week and includes occasional evening and weekend hours.  The pay rate range will be  $24.70– $27.20, depending on qualifications and experience, along with a benefits package.

See the complete job description here.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeanne Woodward-Poor,  Chair, Plainfield Libraries Board of Trustees, jeanne.woodward-poor@plainfieldlibraries.org.

The position will remain open until filled.

– Updated 10/22/23

Teen Librarian – Morristown Centennial Library (Morrisville, VT)

Are you innovative and team-oriented? Do you love working with teenagers? Morristown Centennial Library is in search of a part-time teen librarian to join our team.

Duties:

  • Cultivate a robust teen programming calendar;
  • Collaborate with community organizations and local schools to support youth in the community including outreach to local school districts;
  • Create book and other displays; develop and maintain the layout and appearance of the young adult area filled with relevant resources;
  • Greet patrons warmly, interact with the public of all ages; create a safe and welcoming space;
  • Assist with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves and opening/closing procedures;
  • Support other staff members and adult volunteers as needed;
  • Facilitate the work and activities of teen volunteers and teen advisory group;
  • Develop and maintain content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Tiktok, and Pinterest;
  • Curate our collection of young adult materials, maintaining a working knowledge of trends in young adult literature; work to engage young adults with the collection in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones; promote young adult literature on and off-site;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of library youth services and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships;
  • Serve as a mentor and leader to young adult patrons, cultivating positive relationships with youth while maintaining professional boundaries. Maintain a working knowledge of the educational and developmental needs of youth.

Morristown Centennial Library is a busy, patron-centered library in the heart of Morrisville, VT. We have a thriving youth program and are looking for a creative, positive individual to join us. Must have availability afternoon/evenings and some Saturdays. This is a part-time position. Must have experience working with teens and have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage. Vermont library certification and/or a library degree preferred. Please send resume, cover letter and recommendations to kaber-ferri@centenniallibrary.org.

– Posted 10/20/23