Assistant Librarian – St. Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury, VT)

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN
DATE: 2024-2025 (Academic Year) FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Library
REPORTS TO: Library Director

JOB SUMMARY:
The Assistant Librarian is a library professional that provides support to the Library Director/Reference and Instructional Librarian in all aspects of the library. The ideal candidate will be part of a team with other library staff to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, student-centered learning environment and provide student support and supervision in the library. This position will assist in providing access to library resources and services and supporting various information management tasks. This position offers a great opportunity for individuals
passionate about library science and information management to contribute to the efficient operation of the library.

Major Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Provide library services to patrons including reference assistance and circulation tasks.
  • Manage interlibrary loan requests including lending requests from other libraries.
  • Catalog archival materials.
  • Provide electronic database usage statistics to the Library Director.
  • Collaborate on archives management and preservation efforts.
  • Facilitate scholarly academic research assistance for students.
  • Process office supply orders.
  • Assist in organizational tasks within the library setting, including stack maintenance (i.e. shelving books, shelf reading, straightening, etc.).
  • Assist in the maintenance of the integrated library system (Follett-Destiny).
  • Supervises students as part of a team with other library staff to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, student-centered learning environment.
  • Schedules room booking.
  • Ensures faculty members and guest speakers have the right equipment needed for classes and events held in the library.
  • Circulates materials to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Initiates and assists with library displays and programs that highlight library resources.
  • Assists with library orientations for 9th graders and new incoming students alongside the rest of the library team.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students to promote library resources and support research.
  • Keeps up to date with current trends in librarianship by reading professional literature in the field, participating in professional development via Academy training and engaging in online learning opportunities (i.e. MOOC’s, webinars, etc.).
  • Enforce library and St. Johnsbury Academy policies.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in archival processing and information management.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property law as it pertains to libraries.
  • Understanding of archives management principles.
  • Experience with integrated library systems is a plus.
  • Team Player – Energetic and proactive approach to cultivating and maintaining effective working relationships, maintains a positive, supportive attitude toward all, and supports team members in accomplishing the Academy’s work.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems effectively.
  • Knowledge of effective discipline strategies and good judgement regarding what is appropriate for high school students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office suite of products, familiarity with technology tools appropriate for high school library use. Ability to solve first-level hardware and software problems, and ability to communicate with faculty and IT in a timely and efficient manner.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of one year of relevant experience (libraries, customer service, academic settings preferred).

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to use a telephone, to enter data into a computer, tablet or other learning device; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom or office levels, and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 40 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.

Working Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a school library/classroom or office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Background Check and Fingerprinting:
The Academy conducts criminal record checks on all candidates. We reserve the right to investigate fully any criminal or motor vehicle offense prior to consideration for employment. Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory maintenance or completion of our background and Child Abuse Registry reporting, and acceptance of our Sexual Harassment Policy.

St. Johnsbury Academy is an equal opportunity employer. SJA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. SJA is committed to providing a diverse environment, we encourage and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

– Posted 6/1/24

Library/Media Specialist – Stowe Elementary School (Stowe, VT)

Stowe Elementary School is accepting applications for a dynamic and student centered Library/Media Specialist to serve students in grades pre-k – 5. Knowledge of library/media management and children’s literature is a must, as well as a passion to ignite the love of literature in children. Our Library Media Specialist teacher will be responsible for delivering content as a Unified Arts teacher to grades Preschool-5th grade, collaborate with teachers, and maintain the library. The individual will work collaboratively with grade level teams to integrate content and library skills. Applicants licensed with a current Library/Media Specialist endorsement are preferred. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, proof of licensure and three current letters of reference to megan.herman@lamoillesouth.org.

– Posted 5/2/24

Reference Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Mt. Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks two (2) part-time reference librarians for the 2023-2024 school year for 10 to 12 hours/week. The positions have the potential to be combined into one (1) part time position for 20 hours per week for the right candidate.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at Northfield Mount Hermon. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s reference desk and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts; provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned. Potential projects could include working with LibGuides, electronic resources management, community engagement, or digital archives.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

This position begins in late August 2023, and runs the academic year, through May 2024, with the option to renew for the following academic year. The schedule will include afternoon hours, one to two evening shifts per week, rotating Sunday evening shifts, and attending the weekly team meeting.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two references via email to:

hr@nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon

One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 5/25/23

Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Mt. Hermon, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a temporary (to cover a leave) part-time Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian for the 2022-2023 school year for 20 – 25 hours/week. This position will
begin at the end of September and conclude in mid February. Pay is $28/hr @25 hrs/week for 17 weeks.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Access Services and Instruction Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one and in the classroom with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s multi-service point and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; participate in the Library’s information literacy program; assist with administering electronic resources; occasionally provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing instruction and public services in an academic library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and instruction coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a start date at the end of September.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference via email to:

hr@nmhschool.org
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Reposted 11/4/22

Librarian/Media/Technology Specialist – Cavendish Fletcher Community Library and Elementary School (Cavendish, VT)

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is seeking a full-time librarian/media/technology specialist with the dual responsibility of a community librarian (60%) and a certified school librarian (40%).

The Cavendish Library is a unique municipal library that operates as a library for the Town of Cavendish community and provides the Cavendish Town Elementary School with a certified librarian that will administer a program that is integrated with the Vermont Department of Education standards.

Cavendish is a small rural town with a population of 1,400 located on Route 131 twenty miles from Claremont, New Hampshire, and three miles from Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont.  The Cavendish Town Elementary is a K-6 school with 80 students and is attached to the library.  

Community Responsibilities:

  • Present a welcoming attitude to all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner.
  • Oversee all aspects of the library collection and operations.
  • Increase public knowledge about and use of the library’s technology offerings.
  • Plan programs and events that appeal to a wide range of community members.

School Responsibilities:    

  • Teach formal library skills classes to K-6 students from the Cavendish Town Elementary School.
  • Engage and motivate students to read for academic success, personal interest, and lifelong learning.
  • Model the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources and programs appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used with the school community and in accordance with district policy.

Required:

  • Qualified candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a valid VT Educator License with Library Media Specialist (61) Endorsement. 
  • Background Check

Preferred:

  • A minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  • Grant Writing experience.

Salary Range: 

  • $45K to $65K – Exempt Position – Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
  • Benefits:  Vacation, Sick Leave, State Pension, Health Insurance

Send Resume to Peggy Svec at cavendishlibrary573@gmail.com

– Posted 5/12/22

Library Media Specialist, Long-term Sub – U-32 (Montpelier, VT)

Washington Central Unified Union School District is seeking an enthusiastic educator to fill a long-term substitute position in the U-32 Library during a teacher’s 4-6 week leave of absence from early February to mid-March 2022. Please note that during this time, there is a school vacation (2/21-3/1), and school will be closed.  See here for more details and the job posting.

Please consider if you are retired or even if your license has expired: an emergency license can be applied for with the right candidate.  Please reach out to others who might be interested – we will consider candidates with other educational certifications and experiences other than library/media.

A love of young people, a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and a collaborative approach are essential.

– Posted 1/18/22

Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH)

The Instruction Librarian designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, oversees and promotes the Library’s vast digital holdings, and serves as the primary teacher of library skills. The Instruction Librarian works closely with the Research and Instruction Librarian. Together, these two staff members support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print collections; lead the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference services; and develop strategies to introduce community members to Library services. This position requires some evening shifts; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Instruction Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing and assessing the library’s instructional program
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • Selecting, managing and maintaining the library’s digital collections, keeping current knowledge of digital collection trends and offerings, and working closely with faculty for digital collection development
  • Setting up database trials and collecting and analyzing usage to support purchase, renewal, and cancellation decisions
  • Publicizing, teaching and incorporating new digital collections into the curriculum
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources
  • Establishing collaborative and supportive partnerships with faculty in order to ensure that library services and instruction are relevant to curricular needs
  • Creating research guides, instruction resources, digital materials, videos/tutorials, etc. and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff
  • Providing research help to all library users seeking information in person or remotely, using print and digital collections
  • Developing strategies to introduce library reference services to all students, particularly new students
  • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities
  • Supporting outreach and engagement initiatives, participating in collection development, and supporting all-Library program initiatives

 Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good-judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening.

Qualification Requirements

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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an academic or school library
  • A demonstrated commitment to innovative and successful instruction and research methods. Experience with inclusive pedagogies preferred

To Apply:

St. Paul’s School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment.  For consideration,  please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of Resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

– Posted 10/30/21

Library Paraeducator – Union Memorial School (Colchester, VT)

Reports to School Librarian and Building Principal
Pay range is $14.01-$17.25 per hour, 12.5 hours per week.
Full details at https://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=3662630&

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Audio Visual Assistant, under the supervision of the school librarian, oversees daily operations of scheduling and maintaining equipment for maximal use in instructional programs. The Audio Visual Assistant catalogues and processes all AV software and maintains the AV component of the library’s bibliographic database to insure indexes to audio-visual material.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  2. Effective word processing skills; knowledge of technology applications; and basic skills in operation/maintenance of AV Equipment.
  3. Flexibility in dealing with multiple tasks, people, and material resources.
  4. Previous experience and/or ability working with children or adolescents.
  5. Experience and desire to learn library automation skills, cataloguing, other related skills.
  6. Commitment to the School District’s mission and Strategic Plan.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develops and administers circulation systems and storage areas for audio visual equipment, supplies, and educational software.
  2. Conducts and maintains AV equipment software, and materials inventory. Also recommends ordering consumables, and other needed equipment/software purchases to the librarian.
  3. Aids and instructs teachers and students in the operation of equipment; reports emerging trends to the librarian.
  4. Troubleshoots classroom equipment problems and provides or arranges for equipment repair, as needed.
  5. Marks and labels all new equipment with school name, inventory number, and/or department. Creates and maintains maintenance history sheets on each piece of equipment.
  6. Sets up videotaping schedule for satellite/cable programs requested by teachers. Ensures that the library complies with copyright laws when copying educational programming.
  7. Catalogues and processes new AV material in accordance with Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules II. Enters cataloguing data into library’s database.
  8. Supervises the operation of the library when the librarian is not present.
  9. Performs other tasks as requested by the Librarian and/or Building Administrators.
– Posted 9/2/21