Library Director – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, Vermont is seeking a Library Director to oversee all aspects of library services. We are seeking a visionary candidate committed to engaging with our community, continuing the library’s vital role in our growing town, and ensuring the Library is accessible and inclusive. Fundraising experience, financial management skills, and the ability to facilitate collaboration required. An MLS/MA in Library Science, VT Library Certification, or equivalent experience required. Creativity, problem solving, organization, and a sincere interest in people are a must.

40 hours a week. Starting salary $72,000 plus benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references by June 24 to

– Posted 6/4/23

Library Director – Aldrich Public Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Library – Community Inspired, Future Focused! – Join us!

Even among Vermont’s collection of extraordinary libraries, Aldrich Public Library stands out. At Aldrich, we believe that the power of a library is not simply in what it holds; but to inspire the community it serves. Aldrich is foundational. For over a century, Barre and surrounding communities have relied on Aldrich as a trusted throughline; serving as both the keeper of the area’s unique history and as a key community partner to forge its future.

The community of Barre recognizes and supports this valuable institution. Established in 1907, Aldrich Public Library is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, standing in the center of the Barre community. It is the 4th largest library building in Vermont, serving a community of over 17,000 residents with an average of 150,000 user (digital and in-person) visits annually. For those who love libraries, Aldrich is a historic gem, recognized by This Old House Magazine in the top 5 of the most beautiful libraries in the country.

What we’re looking for: Our Library Director is inspired by the values of a community library and builds upon our historic foundation with innovative programming that is uniquely relevant to our community today. They are the face of the institution, building strong and welcoming community partnerships, learning from today’s diverse user experience, and positioning the Library for the important work ahead. Guided by our strategic plan, our director will ask “how” rather than “why.”

The right candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years of library or publicly facing not-for-profit leadership experience.
  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees and demonstrated experience managing a public facing organization with an eye to leadership strategy and community relationship building.
  • Well-honed experience with long range planning and daily tactical decision-making in the areas of operations, people, and financial management.
  • A master’s degree in library science (MLIS) or certification in Public Librarianship preferred. We will consider candidates with transferrable advanced training in not-for-profit management or related areas.
  • Candidates with at least 2 years direct management experience working within a library system preferred.

What we offer: At Aldrich Public Library, our Board offers the commitment to listen thoughtfully to your insights, recommendations, and concerns. We will offer support and suggestions during moments of shifting priorities, and the professional respect the position deserves. More tangibly, we include the following total compensation package:

  • Annual salary ranging from $70,000 – $76,000 based on experience
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage for our employees
  • Access to a retirement program with matching funds
  • 3-weeks of vacation, 12 holidays, and 12 sick days annually
  • Staff of 12 knowledgeable and dedicated colleagues

Aldrich Public Library represents a diverse community and welcomes qualified leaders who bring a diversity of background, experience, training, and perspective to this institution. For more information and a full job description please visit:

Given the nature of this position, both a resume and cover letter are required. Please send to:

– Posted 6/2/23

Youth Services Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Youth Services Librarian
35-37.5 hours per week; full benefits; $24.00/hr


About the Library

The Waterbury Public Library (WPL) is a vibrant hub of community life. This 5,000 sq. ft. library provides a pleasant, airy and light-filled space for patrons and staff alike. WPL provides access to books, information, computers, programs and events for all ages, and educational opportunities for a wide variety of patrons. Our space provides places for people to connect, learn, browse and meet. The Library is overseen by a Board of 5 elected Commissioners, and is a department within the Town of Waterbury municipal government. WPL has an active Friends group, loyal volunteers, an engaged Commission, and a very supportive community. There are three full time and four part time staff.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced, creative, forward-thinking and organized person to maintain a safe an inviting space for the youth of Waterbury. The successful candidate must have the skills and enthusiasm to engage with families, children and teens with warmth, good humor and knowledge of child development needs. This position is 35-37.5 hours per week with a full array of benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Passion for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
  • Technologically capable. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • Strong social media skills (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and virtual communication tools (e.g., Zoom).
  • Broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and trends, child development, early literacy best practices, and education standards.
  • Passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination and enthusiasm.
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with co-workers, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Regular evening and weekend hours generally include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Rachel Muse, Library Director, at

For the full job description see our website:

– Posted 6/2/23

Circulation/Saturday Librarian – Charlotte Library (Charlotte, VT)

The Charlotte Library is looking for a community-minded team player to serve as Circulation/Saturday Librarian beginning July 1, 2023.

Duties for the 16-hour a week position include:

  • Maintain circulation records such as patron registration and collection tracking
  • Communicate with patrons and other libraries regarding overdues, restrictions and invoices
  • Assist Inter-Library Loan Librarian with management of ILL services
  • Manage and coordinate library operations on Saturdays.

Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, organized work habits, eye for detail, comfort working in a busy and varied setting, collaborative ethic, and, ability to use and create reports and spreadsheets.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience as well as past library experience preferred.

A full job description can be found here: The pay range is $17.00 to $21.35 depending on experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Margaret Woodruff, Library Director: Deadline: June 5, 2023.

The Charlotte Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 5/31/23

Substitute Circulation Assistant – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team at the Circulation Desk during our busy summer season. I’m including the job posting (below), and the job description (attached). If you have any questions about the position or about our Library, please feel free to contact me directly.

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a small, picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer.  Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse Summer Theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Resorts. Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building (1820s) which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled in 2007.

The ideal candidate will have experience with customer service and working with the public. They will strive to keep a positive attitude and be flexible when needed. Prior experience working in a library is helpful, but not required.

Circulation Assistant responsibilities include greeting and assisting patrons, shelving library materials, using library software to check materials in and out, assisting patrons in locating library materials, assisting patrons with technology, and staffing the circulation desk during open hours. This Substitute Circulation Assistant will be expected to work a minimum of 4 hours per week, with up to 16 hours per week when needed. The schedule for this position will be variable and will include some evenings and Saturdays.

This is a temporary (seasonal), hourly part-time, non-exempt position. Starting wage range is $14.23-$15.71 per hour. This position does not include any benefits.  View the full job description on the Tracy Memorial Library website:

Applications received before May 31, 2023 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to

Job Title: Substitute Circulation Assistant
Hours: 4-16 hrs/week, including some evenings and Saturdays
Starting Wage Range: $14.23-15.71 per hour
Benefits: none
Closing Date: Applications received before May 31, 2023 will receive first consideration
To Apply: For more information and to apply please visit our website or email
– Posted 5/25/23

Assistant Director – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire is seeking an energetic and skilled library professional with management and leadership experience to join our team as Assistant Director.

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a small, picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer.  Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse Summer Theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Resorts.  Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building (1820s) which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled in 2007.

The ideal candidate will bring a dedication to providing quality service, ensuring access for all, and upholding the freedom to read. They will strive to keep a positive attitude, maintain a learning mindset, adapt to change, and be flexible when needed. They will possess a broad range of library and technology skills, will be adept at prioritizing work tasks, and comfortable juggling various work responsibilities. The ideal candidate will also be interested in building community and fostering effective working relationships with staff, partners, and patrons.

The Assistant Director responsibilities include managing library technology, online resources, and adult services. Additionally, they will have some responsibility for collection development, community engagement, day-to-day facilities management, and marketing/communication. This individual will work closely with the Library Director, and is responsible for the Library in the Director’s absence.

This is a full-time (40 hr) position with benefits. Hiring salary range is $51,625.60 to $62,899.20. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description, including responsibilities and preferred qualifications, is available on the Tracy Memorial Library website.

Applications received before June 12, 2023 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to

Job Title: Assistant Director
Hours: 40 hrs/week, generally 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, some nights/weekends
Hiring Salary Range: $51,625,60-$62,899.20
Benefits: Paid sick and vacation leave, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement plan
Closing Date: Applications received before June 12, 2023 will receive first consideration
To Apply: For more information and to apply please visit our website or email

– Posted 5/25/23

Director – Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)

The Town of Shelburne is seeking to hire a full-time Library Director. The Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming public space that inspires learning, advances knowledge, enriches lives and encourages lifelong learning. We live by our mission:  Learning | Gathering | Celebrating Community.  The Library is housed in a new, award-winning contemporary building that was designed to evolve from offering only print media (books, magazines, newspapers) to also providing digital media, educational and artistic programming, and gathering spaces for its patrons.

Since the building opened, the Library has enjoyed significant steady growth in usage as a result of an ambitious strategic plan that has been executed under the leadership of the Director.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate specific experience in strategically growing organizations and the ability to lead a dedicated and experienced staff. The Library Director is responsible for all Library operations including programming, goal setting, library planning, collection development, supervision, and budget management.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field, with three years of experience in library operations, budgeting, and employee supervision is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A full job listing can be found online.  The compensation range is $70,000 – $80,000 depending on experience.  A contribution to relocation expenses may be offered.  The Town of Shelburne currently offers an outstanding benefit package including generous health and dental insurance for employees and their families, paid leave, a matched retirement plan, life insurance and more. The Town of Shelburne is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Pierson Library is located in the heart of Shelburne Village.  Shelburne is a beautiful, welcoming town nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain.  It is a suburb of Vermont’s largest city, Burlington.  Shelburne is home to the renowned Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vineyards, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company.  There is easy access to sailing, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing, cycling, and hiking.  Shelburne is a vibrant community with an excellent school system.  The University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center are a short distance away.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 22nd.

– Updated 5/17/23

Library Director – Hartland Library (Hartland, VT)


FULL TIME: 35 hours (in-person) per week

Job Summary

The Hartland Library Director is a visionary and innovative leader, responding to the needs of the

Hartland community and adapting to the changing role of public libraries. The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision, and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. They act as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community, and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Library Director has overall responsibility for collection development and oversight of all library services, delegating as necessary and appropriate. The Library Director embraces, supports, and celebrates our diverse community.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least two years of public library administration is preferred. Candidates with both public library experience and supervisory experience in other areas will also be considered. A candidate with a Bachelor’s degree will be considered if willing to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within two years.

  • Enthusiasm for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions is essential.
  • Ability to manage a budget on a municipal scale
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in a collaborative setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Experience working with the public and strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems (e.g., Koha) preferred
  • General technology skills/knowledge preferred
  • Vermont Public Library Certification preferred

Salary Range: 50,836-57,550


The Hartland Public Library offers full time (30+ hours per week) employees the following benefits.

  • Paid holidays, vacation, personal, bereavement, and sick time.
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Vermont Municipal Retirement System (VMERS) membership and benefits

Hartland is a rural town located in Windsor County, in south-central Vermont, with a population around 3,483. Hartland was chartered July 10, 1761 and the town comprises approximately 28,500 acres of forested hills and farmland. There are approximately 12.3% of residents working in the community.

The Hartland Vermont Declaration of Inclusion: Recognizing that diversity strengthens and enriches a community, The Town of Hartland denounces discrimination and welcomes all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age, or disability. We strongly commit ourselves and our institutions to the fair and equal treatment of everyone who lives or works in or passes through our three villages. We strive to ensure that all of our plans, policies, programs, procedures, statements, and actions reflect this commitment and support a town in which all persons feel safe to express their opinion and participate in the community.


Job description


All finalists subject to a background check

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to:

More information can be found here:

– Posted 5/17/23

Director – Royalton Memorial Library (South Royalton, VT)

The Royalton Memorial Library is seeking an energetic, well-organized Director, to provide outstanding customer service to our growing and diverse community. Located in the beautiful village of South Royalton, home of Vermont Law School, and just a short drive from the Upper Valley- which offers affordable public transit to Boston and New York City, aside from other attractions. The natural landscape of South Royalton offers the best of small-town living while enjoying the vibrancy and diversity that is synonymous with a college town.  An ideal location for those that seek work-life balance.

This position is responsible for all operations of the library, including, clerical, outreach, fundraising, and supervisory duties. Must have excellent interpersonal and technology skills. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a candidate with a CPL through the state of VT or willingness to pursue one is preferred.

40 hours per week, including some evening and Saturday hours. Starting at $20/hour with paid sick leave and paid vacation and the possibility of health insurance. To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé, including the names and contact information for three references, to

– Posted 5/17/23

Director – Winhall Memorial Library (Bondville, VT)

Winhall Memorial Library, tucked away near the base of Stratton Mountain, is seeking a Director. This is a vibrant and well stocked library, newly automated and part of the Catamount Library Network. You will be stepping into a turnkey library.

Winhall Memorial Library Job Description   May 2023

POSITION:  Library Director/Librarian: 20 hour per week position

SUMMARY:  The Librarian is responsible for the administration, supervision, and coordination of all activities and services of the library.  They act as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community.

SUPERVISION:  The Librarian is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Trustees.


Service to the community

  • Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community
  • Represents the library in the community by promoting and publicizing the library’s services and resources utilizing: the website, social media (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter), MailChimp Newsletter, Front Porch Forum, Google Listing, and regular press releases to local publications; as well as preparing an annual account of the library to be included in the Town Report
  • Selects, orders, and catalogs new materials; responsible for all aspects of collection development
  • Provides reference, readers’ advisory, referral, and interlibrary loan services to patrons of all ages, educational levels, and economic backgrounds; helps the public use library resources and technology; supports borrowing through the Catamount Library Network’s catalog (Aspen Discovery), and manages the courier system
  • Provides materials and a venue for a monthly book discussion group, directs the discussion
  • Participates in the daily routine of the library as needed—shelving, circulating and returning materials, etc.
  • Plans, publicizes, carries out, and evaluates programs for all ages which further the library’s mission and raise the library’s profile in the community
  • Organizes displays and exhibits to promote the collection and the library’s services and provide an interesting and welcoming environment
  • Takes advantage of grant opportunities as appropriate, writing proposals and carrying out grants as they are awarded

Library Management

  • Fundraises with the Board of Trustees and writes grants as directed in the annual budget
  • Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner
  • Attends all board meetings, reporting on library activity
  • Develops and evaluates procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Supervises maintenance of the building, reporting problems to the Town
  • Collects and analyzes library statistics
  • Communicates and cooperates with the local and state library community, including preparing the annual statistical report and standards application for the Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Supervises the automation system (KOHA) and the public access computers
  • Attends 12 meetings per year as required by the Catamount Library Network Membership Agreement: Cataloguing (6x) and Loans (6x) groups
  • Monitors developments and trends in the field of librarianship, paying particular attention to Vermont, by reading professional literature and taking advantage of continuing education opportunities as available and appropriate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of the principles and methods of modern library services including automated systems and electronic digital resources.
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong communications skills
    • Good written and verbal expression
    • Ability to be a good listener
  • Commitment to customer service
    • Ability to identify patron needs and requirements
    • Ability to initiate development of policies, procedures, programs, and activities to meet those needs

Strong technological ability

  • Ability to stay up to date with new social media trends
  • WordPress knowledge, social media, google docs, MailChimp, etc.

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Depending on organizational needs, other duties may be assigned.


Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus library-related experience and willingness to earn Vermont Public Library Certification within 3 years.

Benefits: Paid holidays, one week paid vacation annually
Hiring range: $20-$23 per hour

To apply, please send a letter of letter of interest and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

– Posted 5/17/23