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

Youth Services Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT is seeking someone to join the Youth Services team. As a librarian in our Children’s Room, the ideal candidate will exhibit a collaborative and energetic spirit while maintaining a safe and inviting environment for youth from toddlers through late teens. Excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to connect with community members through engaging programming, story times and other library services are crucial to this position. If you have genuine care for youth and have a passion for encouraging and inspiring readers, then we want to hear from you.

This is a 20-hour-per-week position. Availability to work Saturdays preferred. 

For more details, please visit:
https://normanwilliams.org/part-time-youth-services-librarian-position-available/

To Apply:
Please send an email including cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Adrian Tans, Youth Services Director – adrian@normanwilliams.org

– Posted 5/15/24

Library Assistant I-Circulation – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Description
Ilsley Public Library is seeking to fill the Library Assistant I-Circulation position. This position has extensive opportunity to interact with the public and carries out a range of library circulation duties, including checking books in and out, light reference and tech support, and readers’ advisory. While the position will be primarily based at the adult circulation desk at Ilsley, there will also be opportunities to work on the youth circulation desk and at the Sarah Partridge Branch Library. Our team of librarians work together to create a culture of operational excellence, continual professional development…and fun! This position requires evening and Saturday hours. The below schedule is tentative, but gives an idea of the likely hours:

  • Wednesday, 12 pm -6 pm
  • Thursday, 12 pm-6 pm
  • Friday, 12-4 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am-1 pm

The library anticipates a major renovation and expansion beginning in early 2025 and ending in the summer of 2026. In February 2025, the library will relocate to the Duclos Building on Main Street for the construction period, and staff schedules will likely change at this time.

About the Ilsley Public Library
Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of seven full-time librarians, five part-time librarians, and many dedicated substitutes, work study students, and volunteers. The library’s staff is its greatest asset, and as such continual professional development is expected and supported. The library’s collection consists of more than 40,000 physical items with an annual circulation of over 120,000 and a total operating budget of over $800,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. Ilsley also administers a branch library, the Sarah Partridge Library, which serves East Middlebury. Ilsley works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.

Salary and Benefits
This is a part-time temporary non-union position. The established starting rate for this position is $16.38/hour. The anticipated first day is June 1, 2024.

Application
You may review the position description in full here: https://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Library-Assistant-I-Circulation-11.29.2023.pdf

Please email a cover letter and resume to Crystal Grant (cgrant@townofmiddlebury.org).

– Posted 5/13/24

Assistant Director – Newbury Public Library (Newbury, NH)

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury New Hampshire seeks a creative, community-minded librarian to join our team as our Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, you will be an essential part of our small but vibrant community library, staffing the circulation desk, supervising the building and staff in the Director’s absence, handling InterLibrary Loans, managing collections, and developing programs. We have just expanded our library, so there is a lot of opportunity for growth, both with the physical space and with the position.

We are looking for an Assistant Director who is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, and who is not afraid to innovate and think outside the box. A successful candidate will be resourceful, technologically savvy, possess strong communication skills, and be able to provide excellent customer service to all ages.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting salary range is $45,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience. An MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred. Applications received by June 7th will be given first priority.

The full job description is available here: http://newburynhlibrary.net/employment

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lea McBain, director@newburynhlibrary.net

– Posted 5/10/24

Assistant Librarian of Interlibrary Loans and Patron Services (temporary) – Essex Free Library (Essex Junction, VT)

The Essex Free Library is receiving applications for temporary employment for an Assistant Librarian of Interlibrary Loans and Patron Services.

This role is Temporary and is anticipated to last for approximately 8 weeks. During the duration of this role, the chosen candidate will work 27.5 hours per week on average, including one evening per week and alternating Saturdays. There may be an opportunity for the chosen candidate to join the library’s substitute pool at the end of this assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Library Director, this position manages all aspects of the Interlibrary Loan process, which includes lending books and other items to libraries around the state, and obtaining items from other libraries in and out of state for Essex Free patrons. This position also participates actively in assuring patron satisfaction at both the adult and children’s circulation desks.

The qualified candidate will have interest, experience, and familiarity with literature, excellent patron service skills, and proficient technology skills. Some college experience and some prior library experience is desired. The salary for this role is $17-$19 per hour depending on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Applications can be submitted online by going to https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/careers/129 and clicking Apply for this job in the upper right hand corner, or interested candidates can pick up a paper application at 81 Main St, Essex Junction, VT 05452. This position is open until filled.

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 5/10/24

Assistant Technical Services and Programming Librarian – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks a flexible, friendly individual for our Assistant Technical Services and Programming Librarian position. The person in this position performs a variety of clerical and cataloging duties, support the Head Cataloger, and coordinate Adult library program marketing and programming. Full-time position (40 hours weekly) with good benefits, starting at $17.98/hr, based on experience. The schedule includes one evening and occasional weekend hours. A bachelor’s degree with library experience and computer and people skills is essential. Must be able to work independently while also being an essential team member. The hiring committee will start reviewing applications from June 10, 2024.

For more information and to apply for this position, go to https://cityofessexjunction.applytojob.com/apply/2YxJefwccO/Assistant-Technical-Services-And-Program-Librarian

– Posted 5/9/24

Adult Programs and Outreach Coordinator – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT seeks an Adult Programs and Outreach Coordinator 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 Adult Programs and Outreach Coordinator will plan and execute all library programs for adults and general audiences, including our signature PoemCity program. You will apply your strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion toward helping us achieve our goal of serving as a community hub that engages people of all ages and backgrounds. You will take a holistic approach to programming and outreach, evaluating our existing practices, pursuing innovative strategies, and partnering with other area organizations to meet community needs most effectively and efficiently. This position will also work regular hours at the adult circulation desk.

A bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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 has a variable schedule which requires some evening and Saturday hours. For the purposes of benefit prorations, this position averages 29 hours per week. The starting pay is $23.20 per hour along with an excellent benefits package. This position is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit. Please click here for the complete job description and benefit summary. The anticipated first day is July 1, 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 May 24, 2024.
First round interviews will take place June 3-5, 2024.
Second round interviews for candidates who advance will take place June 10-12, 2024.
Reference checks and an offer to a successful candidate will occur June 14, 2024.
Preferred start date will be July 1, 2024.

Interviews will be conducted in person at the library as possible, and by Zoom as warranted. Please do not let a conflict with this schedule prevent you from applying, but please do let us know if your email where you’d have a conflict, and possible alternatives. Thank you!

All applicants will receive a confirmation email.

– Posted 5/7/24

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

Assistant Librarian – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library seeks to  hire an Assistant Librarian for our public library.  The position is part-time and will be open in May or June.  The Assistant Librarian will work in collaboration with our Library Director and Youth Services Librarian to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming community space.  Duties will include assisting patrons of all ages, managing volunteers, providing interlibrary loan services, processing and cataloging new materials, assisting with PR mailings and flyers, and maintaining displays and the collection.

We seek a friendly person who will advocate for the library and learning at all times and can work independently, multi-task, and learn new skills as library services evolve.  A bachelor’s degree, strong computer skills, and evidence of interest in libraries are preferred.  Negotiable hours include 16 hours per week for 10 months of the year, with more hours in July and August. Pay will be based on skill level.  The job includes Vacation and Sick Leave benefits as well as some paid holidays.

E-mail any questions to Library Director Paula Davidson at greensborofree@gmail.com.  To apply, drop off a letter of interest, resume, and references at the library or e-mail files to Paula by April 30.

– Posted 4/10/24

Library Circulation Assistant I – Essex Free Library (Essex, VT)

The Town of Essex is receiving applications for a part-time position as a Library Circulation Assistant for the Essex Free Library.

Under the direct supervision of the Library Director, the Library Circulation Assistant I provides support at the circulation desk for both library patrons and staff, and contributes to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the library.

This position’s hours alternate between 3 hours per week and 8 hours per week, for a weekly average of 5.5 hours. Hours include every Tuesday evening from 5-8, and every other Saturday from 9-2. There is the opportunity for this candidate to pick up additional hours as needed and available.

The qualified candidate should have a High School Diploma or GED, familiarity with library management systems or ability to learn, and experience working with people of all ages.

Essex will consider any combination of education and experience that allows for successful performance in this role. The Town’s goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the objectives of the position. We, therefore, encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if candidates believe they do not meet 100% of the qualification and hiring criteria described. The preferred requirements for this role can be found in the job description linked below.

The full job description can be found here: Job Description

The minimum starting salary is $18 per hour with the actual starting salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a part-time, non-union, hourly position. There are no benefits associated with this role.

Applications can be submitted online by going to https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/careers/124 and clicking Apply for this job in the upper right hand corner, or interested candidates can pick up a paper application at 81 Main St, Essex Junction, VT 05452. This position is open until filled.

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 4/10/24