Head Librarian/Director – Highgate Library & Community Center (Highgate, VT)

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER is seeking HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR who will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center. This person will manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. A successful candidate will have knowledge of grant funding opportunities and have a history of successful grant writing.
 
Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long-term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversee personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library and community center.
 
The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunity underway in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the operations of the library and community center, while being responsive to community needs.
 
Pay range is $42,000-$52,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
 
Please submit resume, cover letter, and references. Cover letter should include interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and experience. Please submit by Friday, June 28, 2024 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Manning or via email to rmanning@highgatevt.org.
 
 – Posted 6/13/24

Librarian – Howard and Alba Leahy Library (Barre, VT)

Job Title: Librarian
State Equivalent Pay Grade: 24
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Collections and Access
Last Revised: June 3, 2024

General Description
The Librarian is responsible for administration of the Howard and Alba Leahy Library, including its facilities, collections, staff, and projects. The Librarian has primary curatorial responsibility for the printed, manuscript, broadside, photograph, audio, and film/video collections. The Librarian reports to the Director of Collections & Access and works directly with the Collections Manager to develop, strategize, and manage projects related to the collections work of the Vermont Historical Society.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure ongoing and expanding access to Library collections through cataloging, digitization, exhibits, and statewide outreach
  • Establish all library procedures and supervise the Access Librarian, library assistant(s), and library volunteers. With the Director of Collections and Access, set library policies.
  • Help develop and manage library budget.
  • Coordinate the purchase, donation, acceptance, and acknowledgement of all incoming library materials, and seek out new materials to fill collections gaps as appropriate
  • Maintain connections with universities, and independent researchers to promote ongoing research into the library collections of the VHS
  • Provide physical access to, and security of, the library collections, including monitoring environmental controls, collections housing, collections furniture, and collections handling.
  • Set all conservation and bookbinding priorities as well as processing said work.
  • Present Vermont history and the collections of the Leahy Library of the VHS through periodic public speaking, publishing, and providing content for VHS outreach
  • Assist development staff in the identification of funding opportunities to support collections & access, including the submission of requests for funding, membership support opportunities, and individual donor planning and solicitation. Serve as project director on grant-funded initiatives as appropriate.
  • Along with the Access Librarian, library assistant(s), and volunteers, provide reference services.
  • Represent VHS in various professional groups and public organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Relationships

The Librarian reports to the Director of Collections and Access and supervises the Access Librarian, library assistant(s), and library volunteers. The Librarian is a critical position within the Vermont Historical Society and works closely and collaboratively with all staff.

Environmental Factors

  • Duties are performed in a standard office setting, based in Barre, Vermont.
  • Certain duties will require heavy workloads and tight deadlines
  • Moderate travel requirements may occur, for which a valid driver’s license is required.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • 5 years experience in special collections or archives
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle competing demands on time.
  • Familiarity with cataloging and metadata technical standards such as MARC21, Dublin Core, DACS rules, Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Experience working with Integrated Library Systems

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in U.S. history
  • Knowledge of, and strong interest in, Vermont history.
  • Experience in management, creation, and quality control for digital databases
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt historic library practices to modern patron needs.

– Posted 6/7/24

Business Liaison Librarian – University of Vermont Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University of Vermont Libraries seek a creative and collaborative research and instruction librarian to join the Libraries’ Information and Instruction Services Department. The new hire will support the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the University and will serve as the Libraries’ liaison to the Grossman School of Business and the department of Community Development and Applied Economics. We seek both experienced librarians and those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

For further details about this position (including salary information) and to apply online, please visit our website at: https://www.uvmjobs.com and reference posting number F3051PO. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than May 20, 2024. For additional information, please contact search co-chair Daisy Benson, daisy.benson@uvm.edu.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

– Posted 5/4/24

Head Librarian/Director – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate VT)

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER

is seeking

HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR

who will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center. This person will manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. A successful candidate will have knowledge of grant funding opportunities and have a history of successful grant writing.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long-term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversee personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library and community center.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunity underway in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the operations of the library and community center, while being responsive to community needs.

Pay range is $42,000-$52,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references. Cover letter should include interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and experience. Please submit by Thursday, May 16 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Manning or via email to slaroche@highgatevt.org.

– Posted 5/2/24

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

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

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