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.  The position includes 16 hours over Tuesday, Friday and Saturday for 10 months of the year, with 28 hours over Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 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

Children’s and Youth Services Librarian – Castleton Free Library (Castleton, VT)

The Castleton Free Library is seeking a vibrant and energetic person to oversee the Children’s and Young Adult collections.

The Children’s and YA Services Librarian is responsible for the development, supervision, and coordination of all library activities and services for children, young adults, and families with young children. They also serve as a library spokesperson and advocate for strengthening youth services, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community, and fostering good working relationships with other organizations, particularly local schools. Other responsibilities include, developing programs, building and managing collections, engaging in community outreach and managing the Children’s area.

A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and/or Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship, and 3 or more years of working with children and youth in a library or school setting is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates without an MLIS degree are expected to complete Vermont Certification within 3 years. Familiarity with Koha Integrated Library Systems and social media platforms is a plus.

This is a part-time, 20-25 hours a week position that includes Saturdays. The hours will be developed in coordination with the successful candidate after assessing the current schedule. Starting rate is $18.00 – $20.00 per hour. Benefits include paid sick time, vacation and holidays. This position is eligible for VMERS retirement. A background check will be required. For a complete job description please visit our website: castletonfreelibrary.org (click on our children’s services tab)

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to the Castleton Free Library, PO Box 296, Castleton, Vermont 05735 or via email: cflvermont@gmail.com. The position is open until filled.

The Castleton Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 4/4/24

Librarian – George. H. Stowell Free Library (Cornish Flat, NH)

The George H. Stowell Free Library in Cornish, New Hampshire is seeking a librarian. This is a part-time position of 15 hours per-week starting on or after April 15, 2024. Duties involve community engagement, program and collection development, budget management, and staff and volunteer management.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the library in conformity with Trustee policies and state law and regulations. Carries out interlibrary loan procedures for incoming and outgoing library materials using NHAIS. Engages with patrons, staff, and volunteers of different ages and backgrounds. Communicates and advocates for library with the community and elected Town leadership, including the Board of Trustees.

EDUCATION

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
  • Preferred: MLS/MLIS degree received or in progress

EXPERIENCE

  • Required: extensive experience using in a library; demonstrated leadership with either employees or volunteers; demonstrated innovation/imagination in project or program development.
  • Preferred: at least two years’ experience working in a library

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong public service orientation, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current resources, programs, and services available to libraries
  • Management of people and programs
  • Familiarity with multiple software applications (e.g., Canva, MailChimp, Google suite) and mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, e-readers, tablets)

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Ability to configure, use and maintain an Integrated Library System and online catalog (e.g. KOHA).

Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resumé detailing their education, skills, and experience to:
Laura Cousineau, Trustee Chair
lauracousineau@gmail.com AND stowelllibrary@comcast.net

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 4/4/24

Director – Martha Canfield Library (Arlington, VT)

The Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, Vermont is seeking an energetic, efficient, organized, and self-motivated person to be Director of our small and dynamic library.  We strive to be an active hub in our amazing rural community.  Steeped in history, Arlington is a picturesque and vibrant small town.  As the local library, we have space, activities and events for all ages and serve a variety of functions.  We partner with many area entities including the schools, community center and health services.  Housed in a newer building neighboring both town’s schools, the Martha Canfield Library is a valuable community asset.
The Director manages all aspects of running a library, supervises other staff and volunteers, works closely with our Board of Trustees, and collaborates with various community endeavors. With excellent communication, promotion, planning and organizational skills, the Director will work to maintain and to continue to grow our library and its services.
Qualifications are nonprofit administration or library experience preferred.  A bachelor’s degree is required, with a willingness to earn Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship within 3 years of employment if the degree is not directly related.  The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience and have successfully worked with volunteers.  This is a 32-hour per week position with a salary range of $45k-$50k.  Compensation package includes a retirement plan and generous leave time.  The anticipated start date is the end of May.
If you are interested in becoming the Library Director who will continue our success, send a letter of application and resume to MCLibraryDirectorSearch@gmail.com.  Application deadline is April 10, 2024.
– Posted 4/4/24

Children & Youth Services Librarian – Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)

Bixby Memorial Free Library
Vergennes, Vermont
Children & Youth Services Librarian
(20+ hours per week)

The Bixby Memorial Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, qualified candidate to serve the children and youth of our rural five-town Addison County community on the shores of Lake Champlain and the banks of Otter Creek. You’ll join a talented team of staff and volunteers at the beautiful 110+-year-old library building overlooking the falls in the vibrant historic downtown area of Vergennes.

Summary: Bixby’s Children and Youth Services Librarian provides quality resources and services and ensures the library is responsive to the needs of youth and families throughout our vibrant five-town community on Lake Champlain. The Youth Services Librarian proactively partners with schools, childcare providers, and other relevant organizations and individuals to coordinate resources, calendars, and impact. The librarian is also responsible for developing effective relationships, communication channels, and content to reach, engage, and grow intended audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, maintains, and evaluates all aspects of the Library’s juvenile and young adult collection and spaces within budget, including audiovisual and electronic resources, using standard review sources and considering patron requests and usage.
  • Plans, organizes, facilitates, and evaluates educational and cultural programs and series for children and young adults.
  • Works with local schools, childcare providers, community youth organizations, and others to provide to increase reach, utilization, and participation.
  • Develops effective approaches to expanding the use and enjoyment of library resources and participation in library programming, particularly among underserved groups.
  • Recruits, trains, manages and supports adult, pre-teen, and teen volunteers.
  • Identifies and provides relevant support, tracking, and reporting for grants and other income sources.
  • Provides regular circulation/welcome desk coverage and support
  • Performs similar or related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion and ability to interact meaningfully with children of all ages and their caregivers with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Current knowledge of trends in children and youth literature and programming
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Highly effective partnering and collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-directed with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Skillful in learning and leveraging a range of technology, tools, and platforms for effective communications and productivity
  • Strong sense of humor, positivity, resourcefulness, and resiliency

Education and Experience:

  • A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and/or Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship and three or more years of working with children and youth in a library or school setting is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates without an MLIS degree are expected to complete Vermont Certification within three years.

Physical Requirements: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions on multiple floors. Duties require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment.

Accessibility note: Please be advised that our historic building is currently not fully ADA-compliant. We are working hard on an accessibility project to make sure that all members of the community can access our second floor, but currently, the only ADA accessibility is to the basement and first levels.

Compensation:  $19 – $21 per hour, depending on qualifications. This position is eligible for a matching Simple IRA retirement plan of up to 3%.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Catharine Hays, Library Director, at catharine.hays@bixbylibrary.org.

– Posted 3/26/24

Program Assistant (Youth & Adult Programs) – Deborah Rawson Memorial Library (Jericho, VT)

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library: Program Assistant (Youth & Adult Programs)

Unleash your creativity! Help shape Jericho’s next big library event. Dive into the world of books, laughter, and learning as the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library’s Program Assistant!

Part-time (15 hrs./week), $17/hour. Sick time, vacation time.  Some evenings and weekends required.

Responsibilities:

  • Work the circulation desk Thursdays from 1-3 pm. You may have the option of extra hours at the circulation desk as a substitute for other staff.
  • Collaborate with the Library Director and Youth Librarian to develop programs for both youth and adults.
  • Host/attend all adult programs that align with community interests and needs, including existing programs and plan new ones leveraging your creativity.
  • Design promotional materials (flyers, online content) that effectively give program details and generate excitement.
  • Manage the monthly newsletter and calendar of events, ensuring clear and timely communication with library patrons.
  • Assist with youth programs to ensure a great experience for everyone.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for libraries & diverse communities.
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented, creative, and proactive.
  • Familiarity with Facebook and Instagram.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Flexible evenings & weekends.
  • Technical abilities to use AV equipment, computers and learn new software.

Adaptable learners with a willingness to develop new skills are encouraged to apply.

Ready to join the adventure? Send your cover letter, resume, and a list of three references by Friday April 12th.

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, VT, 05465
Attn: Holly Hall

Or email: drawsonmemlib@gmail.com

We are an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 3/26/24

Circulation and Communications Manager – Bennington Free Library (Bennington, VT)

JOB SUMMARY
Reports to the Director and is part of the administrative team responsible for running the Bennington Free Library. Establishes a welcoming first impression through management of the circulation functions, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve managing and overseeing all circulation aspects of library services: scheduling, training and supervising clerks and volunteers. Takes a collaborative role in developing, planning, promoting, and hosting adult programs and events for diverse populations; will act as a liaison between the library, the community, and external community organizations. Shares joint responsibility for website maintenance and social media postings. Facilitates a collaborative, cooperative work environment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Oversight of all aspects of the circulation department.
  • Oversight of all circulation staff, including – in consultation with the Director – hiring and disciplinary matters. Training new staff and ensuring existing staff get appropriate refreshers and / or professional development. Maintain the circulation schedule, collect, and collate statistics.
  • Work at the circulation desk as needed to ensure all shifts are covered and to stay current with all practices, procedures and issues affecting the circulation staff.
  • Represent the library at the Catamount Library Network loans and the Inter-Library Loans roundtable meetings.
  • Assist the community with using library resources.
  • Promote the library brand and value to the community.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to generate, plan, coordinate, develop, and publicize programs that appeal to the adult community.
  • Maintain statistical records of library use and program attendance.
  • Maintain the library website and manage traditional and social media to promote library activities.
  • Establish partnerships between the library, town, and organizations in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Self-motivated and able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for people of varied backgrounds and varied developmental stages.
  • Confidence in public speaking and representing the library.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual skills.
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques of marketing and community relations.
  • Familiarity with and skill using social media platforms.
  • Understand a wide variety of software.
  • Experience with graphic design programs.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Attention to detail and capacity to prioritize tasks.
  • Must be able to handle cash, keep accurate records, and understand the confidential nature of the workplace.
  • Must be able to supervise and work alongside all members of the library staff.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and stressful situations.
  • A willingness to examine existing systems and refine or improve them as necessary. Must be forward-thinking and open to innovation and change.
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull at least 20 lbs.
  • This position requires that you be able to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach sometimes for extended periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or Vermont Dept of Libraries Certificate of Public Librarianship, and/or two years of public library experience is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, work experience, volunteering, and transferable skills.

STATUS, SALARY, AND HOURS

Status: Full-time
Salary: Between $33,000 and $38,000 annually depending on experience.
Hours: 40 hours per week. Hours will include Saturdays and evenings on a rotating basis.
Benefits: Retirement, health care coverage, sick, and vacation pay.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Wendy Sharkey at director@bfli.org.

– Posted 3/20/24

Library Director – Starksboro Public Library (Starksboro, VT)

The Starksboro Public Library is seeking a skilled and organized Library Director to plan, manage, and direct the operations and personnel of the library. In addition to managing the library, the Director develops programs and activities that promote a welcoming space for people of all ages to find community spirit and connection.

The position is approximately 16-21 hours a week, on Mondays, Thursdays, and rotating Saturdays, at the rate of $21-$23 per hour, with limited benefits.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries.

Preferred candidates should possess a Library Science degree or Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship or be willing to work toward certification and have two-three years professional library experience. Candidates should demonstrate excellent technology skills, including knowledge of Google Workspace and be self-directed, with excellent time management, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills.

For a description of the position and more detail, go to our website.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to leahrhamiltonvt@gmail.com with “Starksboro Public Library – Library Director Opening” as the subject. The position is open until filled.

– Posted 3/20/24

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 is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references. Cover letter should include interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and experience. Please submit by Thursday, March 28 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Manning or via email to slaroche@highgatevt.org

– Posted 3/12/24