Librarian – Technical Services & Digital Content Manager – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Librarian – Technical Services & Digital Content Manager
Salary: $69,899.00 Annually (Non Union)
Closing Date 6/23/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
 
General Purpose
Responsible for Technical Services operations throughout the Library.  Plans, directs, and manages acquisition, cataloging, classification, and processing of all library materials, including digital content. Participates in the development and evaluation of services; and contributes to the development of the Library’s strategic plan.  Represents the library and its collections by developing and maintaining community and professional contacts that assist with promoting the Library.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
SUPERVISORY & MANAGERIAL
  • Supervises two Librarian Technical Assistants plus technical service volunteers. Assigns responsibility, recommends appropriate discipline, identifies training needs, schedules, assigns, monitors, reviews, motivates and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership, communicates clear directions, manages for results, and leads organizational change.
  • Provides training to all library staff to meet identified needs and improve performance for all library staff as identified by the Assistant Director and Director.
  • Manages the Technical Services team that does the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials and the automated functions of the library system. This work involves placing orders for library materials (including digital content) and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library’s automated system.
  • Establishes, monitors and evaluates overall program of service for Technical Services division.
  • Develops an annual plan for the allocation of the materials budget that meets the strategic direction and priorities of the Library ensuring that the budget is spent economically and efficiently. This includes managing the materials program budget including developing an annual budget, tracking expenditures, and making adjustments to expenditures throughout the year.
  • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with vendors. Includes negotiating vendor contracts with approval of the Director.
  • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with library consortia.
  • Assists with the library’s annual and strategic planning processes as they relate to library collections; monitors, evaluates, compiles data, and develops reports regarding organizational goals and objectives; uses data on and feedback from the community to aid in collection planning; completes an annual collection analysis based on collection statistics and makes recommendations for changes in the collection, including set up and design of shelving and space.
  • Determines collection size and philosophical direction in consultation with other staff and using community needs as the primary factor in collection development.
  • Provides direction and oversight for the development and promotion of the collection; works with publishers and vendors and various library departments to promote and market the collection, including but not limited to related programs and events.
  • Attends and presents at departmental meetings including interdepartmental meetings and Library Board meetings.
  • Develops and maintains community and professional contacts that assist with promoting the library or assists with staying current with library standards and best practices.
  • Assists in the development of policy and procedure especially as it pertains to the management of the collection that keeps pace with current best practices; maintains current awareness of issues and trends in library collections and services; reviews, plans, and implements new practices.
  • Stays aware of online services and access issues and monitors development of licensing issues.
  • Ensures that the Library upholds the principles of intellectual freedom and deals with formal requests for reconsideration of the collection.
GENERAL TECHNICAL SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for materials in all formats following national standards (AACR2, MARC) and classify and provide subject access to materials using national (DDC), LC subject headings and local classification systems.
  • Generates acquisitions, collection, and materials budget reports, and other reports as required.
  • Assists in budget planning and preparation related to acquisitions, cataloging, and materials processing and monitors expenditures
  • Oversees the central ordering and processing of the physical and digital collections; evaluates new products and special orders and makes recommendations for their purchase with the support of staff; establishes and maintains standard processes within the system (cataloging).
  • Responds to customer and public requests with approval from the director.
  • Communicates with the staff about the collection including opportunities for training.
  • Represents the library on local, state, and national committees, associations, programs or panels as directed.
  • Ensures the library’s automated system is functioning highly on the back end and on the patron side (OPAC).
  • Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures for Technical Services.
  • Develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions.
  • Supervises the cleaning and repairs library materials.
  • Improves minimum one (1) work flow or work process each year
  • Perform light custodial and grounds maintenance tasks as needed.
PUBLIC FACING
  • Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting all library departments; reads professional literature and attends workshops.
  • Assist patrons in the use of the library collections through reference interview and instruction in the use of public automated catalog, indexes, automated databases and appropriate references materials.
  • Assists patrons with computers, technology trouble shooting, printing, etc., while working at the Help Desk.
  • Maintain cataloging and authority databases.
  • Responsible for teaching minimum one (1) monthly library instruction course of choice to public.
  • Recommends new or revised procedures to enhance acquisitions, cataloging, classification, materials processing, digital management, ILS/OPAC functions and bibliographic and authority database management; develops, implements and documents approved changes.
Non-Essential Job Functions
  • Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • ALA accredited Master of Library Sciences and three (3) years of progressive relevant collection development library experience and/or public library reference experience.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one per year basis.
  • Experience in computer technologies; database and internet searching preferred.
  • Experience in providing technology assistance to the public including accessing digital content, including downloading and streaming preferred.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a professional and courtesy manner.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional public library work including in-depth knowledge of books and reference sources required.
  • Ability to teach instructional courses to staff and/or public required.
  • Working knowledge of computer: word processing, Internet navigation and familiarity with automated library systems.
  • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of all department operations and procedures and relevant City polices.
  • Ability to keep abreast of new techniques and trends in librarianship.
  • Working knowledge of local government as well as local organizations and agencies providing community services and information.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively.
  • Ability to assess volatile or potentially dangerous situations with patrons and follow library procedures.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of research in an online environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current literature and collection development.
  • Demonstrate wide general knowledge and familiarity with current events.
Additional Information

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.
Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 6/17/24

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

Director – Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)

The Pawlet Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking to fill our part-time librarian position.  The Pawlet Public Library is known as the heart of the Pawlet community.  Since its inception, the library has been a cultural and informational hub for Pawlet residents and members of the surrounding communities.
 
The Pawlet Public Library’s mission is to provide a leadership role in unifying the community through shared resources and meaningful experiences for all generations.  The successful candidate will be kind, enthusiastically welcoming and fastidious in ensuring our collection and all activities align with our mission.
 
The primary responsibilities of the director are to:
  • Develop creative programming that engages adults and children,
  • Build the library’s collections,
  • Create a library volunteer program with training,
  • Seek grants for programming and capital projects,
  • Collaborate with library staff and board of trustees in a meaningful way,
  • Assist the board in fundraising and policy creation, and
  • Manage the budget and oversee the day-to-day operations of library.
Our ideal candidate will be organized, creative, inclusive, and patient.  The person will be an excellent communicator, proficient writer, and be self-driven to create and implement programs and events.  Successful grant writing and fundraising experience are necessary. Candidates without a Library Science degree must be willing to complete the no-fee Certificate of Public Librarianship program directed by the Vermont Department of Libraries.
 
This part time position is 24 hours per week on-site, somewhat flexible, with two weeks paid vacation, some holidays, and the option of participating in a retirement plan after one year. The rate of pay for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 is $24.25 per hour.
 
Please send a letter of interest, resume, & contact information for 3 references to: Pawlet Public Library- Director Search, P.O. Box 98, Pawlet, VT, 05761, or by email to PawletPub@gmail.com. Applications received before 6/14/24 will be considered. Direct inquiries for position responsibilities & requirements to Harley Cudney, Chair, Board of Trustees at 802-356-9309 or by email to harley.cudney@comcast.net.
 
– Posted 6/7/24

Family Engagement Manager – Thomas Memorial Library (Cape Elizabeth, ME)

The Thomas Memorial Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative individual to fill the position of Family Engagement Manager. This professional-level position oversees library service to youth of all ages, from birth through the teen years, supervising a department of one part-time and two full-time employees. The ideal candidate is someone who genuinely enjoys working with children, teens, and families, and values collaboration, communication, and positivity in all aspects of their relationships.

See the full job description online, or download a copy.

– Posted 6/5/24

Technology/Reference Librarian – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

LOCATION: Pease Public Library, Plymouth, N.H.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director and Director
TITLE: Technology/Reference Librarian
HOURS: 40 Hours/week
STARTING PAY: $17.81 – 20.27/hour depending on experience
BENEFITS: Medical and Dental Insurance, Paid Holidays, sick and personal time, NH Retirement

DESCRIPTION: The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a quick learning innovator with excellent communication skills for the position of Technology Librarian. Familiarity with a variety of tech devices is fundamental to success in this role. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on worker. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends and assist in planning team projects. Some Saturday and evening hours are also required. Must enjoy working with the public.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Install and update software under the direction of IT Specialist.
  • Work 1:1 or in small groups to provide technology training to patrons and staff.
  • Keep library Web site content and social media posts current.
  • Troubleshoot issues with both Mac and PC platforms for patrons and staff.
  • Updates the library’s circulating devices weekly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of information sources and an awareness of new resources and technologies. Effectively uses and promotes the Library’s collections and electronic resources.
  • Evaluates, selects, and maintains the library’s nonfiction and reference collection.
  • Creates and tracks a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily and monthly basis.
  • May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
  • Answers the telephone and provides information to the public.
  • Works routine circulation desk shifts.*
  • Educates patrons about electronic resources, such as NH Downloadable Books.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
*Routine Circulation Desk Shifts tend to include: Checking materials in and out, Registering new patrons, Answering the telephone, Organizing reserve materials, Scheduling meeting spaces and events, Assists patrons in using the library’s public computers and the software available on them

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous library experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of Google docs and social media required. Must enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following by June 24, 2024:

rwhite@peasepubliclibrary.org

Or mail to:
Becky White, Library Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, N.H. 03264

No phone calls, please.

– Posted 6/1/24

Children’s Library Assistant – Lawrence Memorial Library (Bristol, VT)

The Role:
Lawrence Memorial library is seeking a creative and collaborative part-time Children’s Library Assistant to help support our yearly children’s services and programs. The children’s library at Lawrence Memorial Library is a core service that provides high-quality materials for patrons birth-8th grade as well as enriching programs that cultivate creativity, personal knowledge, and a love of learning. Come join our team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on providing library services for children ages birth through grade 8 and their families.
  • Support the children’s librarian by providing monthly outreach storytimes to area in-home and daycare centers.
  • Perform routine circulation desk duties under professional supervision as well as help patrons locate and check out materials.
  • Collaborate and help host children’s and family programming in the children’s room.
  • Utilize knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of children’s materials in all formats to provide quality services to the Bristol community.
  • Support overall organization by providing circulation support to upstairs staff, as needed.
  • Attend Vermont Department of Libraries training, as needed.

Helpful knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Experience in children’s programming and/or outreach events.
  • Background or training in child development, early literacy skills and children’s literature.
  • Knowledgeable about library services and customer service skills.
  • Ability to use tact, courtesy and good judgment when communicating with coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of library materials, both print and electronic.
  • Effectively community and present ideas orally and in writing.
  • Work in both independent and collaborative environments.

Qualifications:
The position requires a High School diploma or GED equivalent as well as at least one year of clerical experience or program coordination. Proficient knowledge in using technology both for the administration of library services as well as providing support to patrons is essential. Experience in using Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets will be beneficial.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for libraries and working with diverse populations, especially children ages birth through 8th grade and their families. This role is part of a supportive, collaborative team environment and we’re hoping to add an organized, proactive, creative individual to our team!

Compensation:
This is a part-time position with an average of 15 hours per week and includes paid sick leave and paid holidays. Some weekend and evening availability is required. Pay range for this position is $15-$17.50 an hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

Ready to join our team? Please send a resume and three letters of reference to Alison DaBica at childrens@lawrencelibraryvt.org with the subject: Resume for Children’s Library Assistant.

Position is open until filled.

Lawrence Memorial 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 5/24/24

Circulation Library Assistant – Whiting Library (Chester, VT)

SUMMARY
The Library Assistant assists the Library Director and Youth Services Librarian with the library’s day-to-day operations, including Circulation Services, Technical Services, and Public Services. This position is part-time (16-20 hours) and includes a Saturday shift. The starting pay range is $16 to $17 an hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Gail Zachariah at Director@WhitingLibrary.org. Please use the subject line “Library Assistant Position.” Applications received by May 31 will be given preference.

SUPERVISION
The Library Assistant is appointed by the Library Director with the Board of Trustees’ approval and is responsible to the Library Director.

RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES

  • Circulation Services
  • Serves as the public’s first contact upon entering the library and acquaints guests with resources.
  • Performs all aspects of automated circulation, including checking out and renewing. Searches the catalog for materials requested by patrons and informs patrons of their arrivals.
  • Provides information, instruction, and assistance to library patrons on library programs, procedures, and policies; responds to all requests, inquiries, and complaints, referring patrons to other departments as appropriate.
  • Assist patrons in using the copy machine and other equipment and responding to equipment problems.
  • Accepts membership applications and issues library cards
  • Notifies patrons of overdue materials
  • Receives payments for fines, fees, sales, and donations
  • Offers readers’ advisor and reference services
  • Collects and compiles circulation statistics for monthly reports
  • Assists in training volunteers and new staff members
  • Complies with policies and procedures
  • Alerts the Library Director when changes in policies and procedures are needed
  • Technical Services:
  • Maintains displays and shelving locations of library materials.
  • Repairs print and non-print materials.
  • Creates documents and publicity materials.
  • Receives interlibrary loan materials.
  • Packages and returns outgoing interlibrary loan materials.
  • Processing withdrawn materials.
  • Other Duties as requested or assigned, but not limited to:
  • Assists in the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds as necessary.
  • Assists with programs, exhibits, activities, and events.
  • Attends meetings and workshops.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A high school diploma is required; a college degree and relevant work experience are preferred. The required abilities are computer skills, customer service skills, dependability, friendliness, willingness to learn new skills, patience, and the ability to work with the public. A knowledge of library automation systems is preferred.

Applicants must be able to stand for long periods, and the position involves pushing, pulling, and lifting loads. The ability to lift 50 pounds is preferred.

– Posted 5/20/24

Youth Services Assistant – Plainfield Public Libraries (Plainfield, NH)

Library Assistant- Youth Services Assistant
Part-time: 8 hours per week/no benefits 

Job Duties

 The Plainfield Public Libraries seeks a community-oriented, outgoing, creative, and tech-savvy individual to serve as the library’s Youth Services Assistant.

  • Under the direction of the Library Director, assist children, parents, and adults who work with children in selecting library materials through readers’ advisory where appropriate.
  • Lead children and teen program planning, and conduct programs and events as needed such as story times, summer reading programs, school visits, and special interest programs.
  • Promote literacy and provide materials that reflect the diverse interests of the community.
  • Maintain the appearance of the children’s and teen room, including the condition of the shelves, displays, and general atmosphere.
  • Assist patrons with using public computers, and personal devices as it relates to library services, and navigating the library catalog.
  • Performs Circulation Desk duties as needed including checking in/out of materials, issuing library cards, locating material in the library, using the online catalog, answering phone calls, and other circulation duties.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The salary for this position is $13.50 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jim Allen, Library Director @ PPL at jim.allen@plainfieldlibraries.org. Please use the subject line “Youth Services Assistant Position.”

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately. The position will stay open until filled.

The Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

– Posted 5/17/24

Library Director – Arvin A. Brown Public Library (Richford, VT)

The Library Director is the administrator of the library, managing both a community service and the facility that houses it while cultivating a welcoming space for all library users (virtual and in-person). The Director is responsible for ensuring that library services meet the needs of the community as determined by its mission and that the library’s facility is maintained. The Director works with the Board of Trustees in establishing library policies. The Director is responsible for preparing a budget for approval by the Library Board of Trustees and the Richford Town Select Board. The Director works within the budget for the purpose of operating the library. Together with the Trustees, the Director is responsible for the staffing requirements of the library, including the appointment of positions, evaluations, assignment of duties, and staff development.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Library Director supervises all library staff and volunteers

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collection Development: Stay abreast of new publications and order new materials based on
    understanding of collection diversity and interests of the community, as well as any relevant library policies
  • Administrative Duties:
    • Supervise and provide information to staff. Plan and implement work schedules. Carry out yearly performance reviews with staff.
    • Implement library policies
    • Financial Supervision
    • Prepare annual budget for October Trustee meeting
    • Make deposits
    • Work with the bookkeeper to provide Trustees with monthly financial statement and associated information
    • Manage monthly expenditures (payroll and bills), including approving timesheets and submitting payroll to outside vendors
    • Prepare grants, as needed and comply with reporting requirements
    • Plan and execute fundraising activities with Trustees and staff, including annual fundraising letter
    • Community and Professional Connections
    • Work with the Board Chair to create agendas and materials for monthly Trustee meetings.
    • Attend and actively participate in all Trustee meetings.
    • Attend Town Meeting and Select Board meetings as required
    • Participate in professional development meetings and conferences as needed to stay connected to peers and apprised of current library developments
    • Build and maintain relationships with other community organizations
    • Field reference questions
    • Oversee planning, execution and evaluation of adult and children’s programs
    • Recruit and supervise library volunteers
    • Prepare forms and reports
    • Provide librarian reports prior to Trustee meetings
    • Complete librarian’s report with trustees for town report in January for the previous year.
    • Report statistics to the Vermont Department of Libraries in order to maintain minimum standards Annual Report
    • Manage publicity (articles to newspapers, upcoming events, calendars, flyers, etc.) and customer-facing information including website and social media accounts.
    • Maintain/oversee gathering of library statistics.
    • General Library Operations
    • Ensure that the library’s technology, for staff and library users, is up-to-date and in working order.
    • Ensure the daily tasks of the library are completed according to current policies and best practices
    • Oversee facility and equipment; troubleshoot problems
    • Other duties as assigned by the Trustees

Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • General Qualifications:
    • High school diploma and relevant experience,
    • Professional Certification from the Vermont Department of Libraries (or the willingness to attain Certification within a reasonable time period of hire date)
    • Ability to organize, plan, and manage library operations including working knowledge of library collection development and circulation procedures.
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems, offer solutions and work toward continuous improvement in all areas of the Library’s work.
    • Enthusiasm to work with internal and external customers.
    • Administrative and organizational skills
    • Adept at learning new technology and teaching others to learn new platforms (e.g., teaching patrons how to access e-books)
    • Budgetary planning and fiscal management experience
    • Ability to work well with the public, build relationships with different stakeholders, and listen to the needs of the community when planning programs and ordering materials
    • Proficient in oral and written communication with diverse audiences
    • Ability to handle multiple demands, remain calm, think quickly and problem solve.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently within established guidelines

Confidentiality/Discretion: Privy to confidential patron information and business documents such as financials and organizational projections and strategies. High degree of confidentiality and discretion required.

Decision Making Authority: Make decisions that affect workflow and procedures within established guidelines. Involved in decision-making for Library planning as well as immediate and long-range planning, tactical and strategic thinking. Decisions of broad consequence may have little external input.

Physical Demands: Must be able to stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, see at a distance of 20 inches or less, carry and lift 10-25 lbs. occasionally.

Language Skills: Ability to speak and write fluently and understand the English language comprehensively.

Communications Skills: Outstanding communication skills – excellent listening skills, effective and clear speaking and writing skills. This includes the ability to take complex issues and make them approachable and understandable for a diverse audience. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals and guides. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patrons, employees, the general public, and other stakeholders.

Technical Skills:

  • Computer proficiency and detailed working knowledge of the following computer programs: Zoom, Gmail, Google Workspace, Word, Excel, and database software.
  • Experience with social media platforms preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of library online cataloging (especially Koha and CLOVER), preferred.
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic mathematical skills and familiarity with technical reports
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to collect data, establish facts, and solve practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Work Environment: Work is generally at the library, with some offsite work at meetings and events. Work is mainly sedentary, in front of a computer or in the library building. The second floor of the library is accessible only by stairs, with no elevator.

– Posted 5/17/24