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

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

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

Youth Librarian – Pettee Memorial Library (Wilmington, VT)

The Pettee Memorial Library of Wilmington, VT seeks a part-time Youth Librarian to fill approximately 18 hours per week at $15-$18/hour.

The ideal candidate will be a positive and energetic member of our team and provide reference, reader’s advisory, and customer service to youth and their caregivers. They will plan and provide a weekly Storytime hour, monthly teen programs, and a variety of other programs that appeal to children and teens. They will seek to collaborate with local schools and community partners, and offer off-site outreach. A full job description is available on the library’s website.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Kyrra Howard at petteelibrary@gmail.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

– Posted 11/30/23

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

Youth Librarian – Dover Free Library (Dover, VT)

Dover Free Library is seeking a Youth Librarian!
Youth Librarian Job Description
Basic Responsibilities:
  • Plan, budget, and conduct youth programs on a weekly basis.
  • Serve as part of the library’s team to assure coordination with library administration and other staff.
  • Work closely with Library Director to develop goals and objectives for youth services as part of the overall library strategic plan.
  • Advocate and evaluate services to youth within the community.
  • Review, develop, and manage children’s and young adult books and materials.
  • Provide reader’s advisory services to children and young adults.
  • Publicize youth services and programs.
Basic Requirements:
  • Broad knowledge of children’s needs, and a genuine caring respect for children.
  • Attain a broad knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Ability to plan and carry out all aspects of children’s programming.
  • Ability and willingness to work with other agencies serving the needs of children in the community.
  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and an attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and evaluate services.
  • Knowledge of basic library services and tools, and a willingness to learn more.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and office machines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to an environment which is changing rapidly,
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
Position Details:
  • Position is 20-25 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus partial 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 10/20/23

Circulation Supervisor – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library needs an organized, experienced individual to be our next circulation supervisor. This is a full-time, salaried position.

The Circulation Supervisor works closely both with the front desk staff and the administrative team. It’s a challenging, fast-paced job in a computerized environment in a busy public building. The circulation department is primarily responsible for accurately checking in and out 150,000-plus items a year, and for being the first point of contact with our users.

The ideal candidate will have experience with scheduling, staff supervision, and troubleshooting technology.

Starting salary is $50,700 or $26 per hour based on a 37.5 hour work week. Benefits include health, dental, and life / disability insurance, vacation, and a generous retirement match. An MLS degree is not expected; library experience is preferred.

The posting will close not later than October 14, 2023. Inquiries or resume and cover letter should be sent to Randal Smathers at randal@rutlandfree.org.

– Posted 10/6/23

YA Librarian – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, NY)

Rutland Free Library is seeking a 30-hour young adult / tech librarian. We’re looking for a curious and energetic individual to join our team of professionals in curating our collection of some 75,000 print titles and an ever-growing online presence, plus be able to generate engaging programming and outreach to Rutland’s tween / teen population.
Duties include:
  • Providing a well-managed YA physical and virtual collection (c. 3,500 titles) and space;
  • Creating compelling YA programming, spaces, and resources in collaboration with our community partners, on- and off-site;
  • Participate with other librarians in Help Desk coverage providing direct reference service to patrons of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Be in charge of our public computer network, including routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and basic repairs;
  • Expect to work some evenings and Saturdays, with some shifts as the In Charge for the building and staff;
The wage is $30.48 per hour, with generous benefits including health, paid leave, retirement, and more. This is a nonexempt position; library staff are affiliated with AFSCME Council-93. We are a large – by Vermont standards – public library serving some 22,000 residents of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Tinmouth, and Ira. Our teen population in particular needs support from an empathetic person.
The closing date for applications is Oct. 14. Please send a cover letter and resume to Director Randal Smathers c/o Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland VT, 05701 or by email; questions are best addressed via email at randal@rutlandfree.org
– Posted 10/6/23

Youth Services Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Youth Services Librarian
35-37.5 hours per week; full benefits; $24.00/hr

 

About the Library

The Waterbury Public Library (WPL) is a vibrant hub of community life. This 5,000 sq. ft. library provides a pleasant, airy and light-filled space for patrons and staff alike. WPL provides access to books, information, computers, programs and events for all ages, and educational opportunities for a wide variety of patrons. Our space provides places for people to connect, learn, browse and meet. The Library is overseen by a Board of 5 elected Commissioners, and is a department within the Town of Waterbury municipal government. WPL has an active Friends group, loyal volunteers, an engaged Commission, and a very supportive community. There are three full time and four part time staff.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced, creative, forward-thinking and organized person to maintain a safe an inviting space for the youth of Waterbury. The successful candidate must have the skills and enthusiasm to engage with families, children and teens with warmth, good humor and knowledge of child development needs. This position is 35-37.5 hours per week with a full array of benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Passion for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
  • Technologically capable. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • Strong social media skills (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and virtual communication tools (e.g., Zoom).
  • Broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and trends, child development, early literacy best practices, and education standards.
  • Passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination and enthusiasm.
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with co-workers, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Regular evening and weekend hours generally include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Rachel Muse, Library Director, at rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

For the full job description see our website: https://www.waterburypubliclibrary.com/

– Posted 6/2/23