Circulation Supervisor – Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)

Application Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Are you a friendly, positive, high-energy person who loves working with all kinds of people? Are you great with processes, procedures, and highly organized? Do you enjoy helping others succeed? If so, we’re looking for you to join the team at the Pierson Library as our Circulation Supervisor.

 About Us:

At the Pierson Library, we believe in the power of learning, gathering, and celebrating community. We are dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive environment that fosters connection, growth, and engagement among our adult patrons. Our library is a hub for lifelong learning, creativity, and community building, and we are seeking a dynamic individual to lead our circulation services.

Position Summary:

As the Circulation Supervisor, you will manage our circulation desk, providing exceptional service to patrons, and overseeing part-time substitute staff and volunteers. Reporting directly to the Library Director, this full-time position is 40 hours a week, with a schedule that includes evening and weekend hours to meet the diverse needs of our community. Your role is pivotal in maintaining a seamless and engaging library experience for all.

Salary & Benefits: Starting salary of $40,500 plus benefits and participation in VMERS.

Application Process: To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and town application (https://tinyurl.com/4f2n4pdx) to Michael Hibben at mhibben@shelburnevt.org by Saturday, February 10, 2024. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for our community.

Full Job description: A full job description can be viewed on our website at: https://piersonlibrary.org/careers/

– Posted 1/28/24

Temporary Library Assistant – Latham Memorial Library (Thetford, VT)

Latham Memorial Library in Thetford is seeking a Temporary Library Assistant. This position will report to the Director of the Thetford Libraries, and will have an expected end date of Oct 31, 2024, with a possible extension of an additional 3 months.

General Description:
The Library Assistant provides direct service to the community at the circulation desk of the Latham Memorial Library. This is primarily a customer-facing role providing circulation, reference and reader’s advisory for the public, with additional off-desk work possible according to the library’s needs. The Library Assistant will work 15-20 hours per week including one Saturday shift every three weeks, and will be compensated at the rate of $18-20 per hour. Benefits include paid time off.

Essential functions:

  1. Library Services, Programs and Collections

    1. Provides circulation, reference and reader’s advisory service at the circulation desk.

    2. Assists the public in accessing library spaces and technology.

    3. Maintains an awareness of upcoming library programs and services and promotes them during interactions with the public.

    4. Maintains a welcoming and tidy environment at the desk and throughout the public spaces, including frequent clearing of the circulation desk, shelving materials, straightening and reading shelves, and occasional neatening of library spaces after patrons have visited.

    5. Enforces library policies and confers with Director/Acting Director as needed on matters of patron conduct.

    6. Manages special projects as assigned.

  1. Performs other duties as required

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be required to operate typical business office equipment, including computer hardware and telephones.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal, customer service, research and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with current and classic publications and comfort providing title recommendations to the public.
  • Understanding and commitment to the importance of maintaining patron confidentiality.
  • Strong knowledge of library principles, objectives and practices.
  • Ability to work professionally in a small, rural community environment.

Qualifications:

Required: High School Diploma, or equivalent in education and experience.

Preferred: Previous experience working in a public library.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to:  librarian@thetfordlibrary.org or to Latham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 240, Thetford, VT, 05074. Applications will be reviewed starting on February 1, 2024. The position will be open until filled.

– Posted 1/15/24

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our Library Aide opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position provides critical services primarily at the circulation desk, while offering competitive pay and a variety of activities. Duties include assisting customers with checking materials in and out on the library’s computerized circulation system, answering the telephone, and responding to inquiries about library services. The person selected for this position will also empty the inside and outside book drop carts, fill library lockers, move items on book carts, and shelve materials. The ability to perform all tasks on the library’s automated system is required.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. College-level coursework and previous library experience is desired.

The Library Aide position offers a pay range of $19.42-$24.20 per hour. This 15-20 hour per week position requires the person accepting the position to work evening hours and weekends. The City of Keene also offers part-time regular employees the following benefits: earned time, a retirement plan and employee discounts!

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your
completed application.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 4, 2024, at midnight.

Job Description: Library Aide

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 1/10/24

Cataloger – Henry Sheldon Museum (Middlebury, VT)

The Henry Sheldon Museum is seeking a cataloger to process and catalog manuscripts and other archival materials in the Stewart-Swift Research Center collections in accordance with best practices and national standards.

The Sheldon Museum has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum includes the Stewart-Swift Research Center with exceptional archival collections comprising rare books, pamphlets, manuscripts, photographs, maps, music scores, ephemera and other materials dating from the 18th century to the present covering a wide range of subjects from agriculture, art and architecture, marble and lumber industries, to religion, education, politics, women studies, and other topics of local and national significance. https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/

Employment type: This is a part-time, hourly temporary position.

Hourly Rate Range: The hiring range for the position is $19.00 – $21.50 per hour, 8-16 hours per week. The position is on site, flexible hours, begins on February 15, 2024.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Creating original item-level MARC records; arranging and describing collections using concise, formatted, and detailed description in accordance with established national standards.
  • Developing new and updating legacy electronic finding aids to collections.
  • Performing updates to existing records as necessary.
  • Working under supervision of the Stewart-Swift Research Center Archivist to make collections available online and support the research needs of the community.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, current enrollment in a Library or Information Science Master’s program, undergraduate or graduate degree in history, or a related field or Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience in the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections
  • Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive metadata standards including DACS, EAD, MARC, DCRM(MSS), RDA/AACR2, LC authorities, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS
  • Detail oriented and strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience working with library management systems.
  • Knowledge of library resource description and practices, including the relationships between bibliographic, holdings, and item records, is necessary.

The Henry Sheldon Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 1/2/24

Youth Services – St. Albans Free Library (St. Albans, VT)

The St. Albans Free Library seeks a part-time Youth Services Librarian to work approximately 12 hours per week, (mostly morning shifts), one Saturday a month, and occasional evenings. Professional growth encouraged. Wage starts at $18 per hour, commensurate with experience.

We are in search of an enthusiastic youth services program performer to join our library family. The right candidate will be comfortable reading stories and / or singing along to music while clapping, bouncing or jumping at one of our very busy Music and Movement sessions. The St. Albans Free Library is a beloved institution located in beautiful downtown St. Albans. We have a very supportive Board of Trustees and community, an experienced staff, and many volunteers who help make it a great place to work.

If you’re interested in joining our team, send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Becky Manahan at stalbansfreelibraryjobs@gmail.com.

– Posted 12/28/23

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

Youth Programming Coordinator – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, VT seeks a dynamic and creative part-time Youth Programming Coordinator to work with the Library Director to offer weekly programming to children and families as well as special programs around the year. This position may also include time staffing the circulation desk and providing basic reference service to library patrons. This position is flexibly scheduled around the program and events calendar, around 5 hours a week. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience required. Experience in planning and leading youth programming and services is required. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary range: $17-$19 / hour, depending on experience and qualifications
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 12/18/23

Circulation Substitute – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, VT seeks a detail-oriented part-time Circulation Substitute to staff our circulation desk, provide basic reference and technology assistance to library visitors, and assist with other patron needs as they arise. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service. This position is scheduled around staff absences, during the library’s open hours, not to exceed 260 hours/year. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Library experience is strongly preferred. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary: $15/ hour
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 12/18/23

Library Director – New Haven Community Library (New Haven, VT)

The New Haven Community Library is seeking a Library Director to begin by the end of January or before. The position is 30 hours per week, including  evenings and Saturdays.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is welcoming, service-oriented, has a passion for literature and learning, and has the ability to work with patrons of all ages and interests. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.

Our ideal Library Director candidate will be informed about emerging library trends beyond traditional library services. They will be proficient in technology and willing to keep abreast of the latest developments that can be useful in a library setting. Evidence of administrative and organizational skill is required. The Library Director will recognize the importance of the library as a community resource, and as a community gathering place.

General Description 

The Library Director, as the only employee, is responsible for day-to-day operation of the library and future planning, including:

  • cultivation of an environment that is respectful and welcoming
  • development and implementation of services and programs
  • collection development and maintenance, cataloging and circulation
  • patron support and community outreach, including maintaining a presence of the library on social media
  • care and maintenance of library space
  • effective working relationships with Trustees and Town officials and staff of regional libraries
  • preparation and presentation of monthly and annual reports to the Trustees and Town officials
  • managing and planning the library budget using Quickbooks software
  • recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers and substitutes
  • collaboration with “Friends of the Library” in fund-raising and other community programming

The director works closely with the Board of Trustees with respect to policy, budget, short and long-term planning. Our library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the librarian is hired by and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Please note: the above description of tasks and duties is general and is not inclusive of every skill and responsibility required of our librarian.

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
  • A Master’s in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association program OR
  • A commitment to and progress in actively working toward Vermont Department of Libraries certification.
  • Experience in library work, education, business with a customer service focus, research, or grant-writing preferred.

Physical requirements: This position requires bending, lifting, pushing, carrying books, sitting and standing for extended periods.

Salary Will be based on experience and qualifications with a potential range of $37,000-$42,000 for a 30 hour work week.

Applications will be accepted through January 17, 2024. Preferred start date is by the end of January or prior.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: board@nhcl.org

– Posted 12/12/23

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