nowhiringProgram Services Librarian – Part-time 25 hours/week. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston VT)

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is looking for a Program Services Librarian to join our team. The position is part-time 25 hours/week including one evening to 8PM and one Saturday per month. The program services librarian is responsible for planning, developing and providing dynamic library programs for adults in-person and online. The person also collaborates with Youth Services and Outreach staff to provide multi-age programs; identifies and administers grant requests necessary to support programs; and develops and coordinates advertising for Library programs and services.

We’re looking for someone with the ability to prioritize tasks, juggle multiple projects and remain flexible. Experience with basic graphic design software, social media and other marketing tools, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages are also important.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Vermont certification or MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; otherwise must have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years previous library experience or, an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience in working with community agencies, children, adults, the elderly and/or people with disabilities. 

To apply:

Email a cover letter, resume and three references to Jane Kearns This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The position is open until filled.

Williston is a growing community with a population of nearly 10,000. The Town of Williston is an EOE.

View full position description at damlvt.org.

Town of Williston Job Classification Description

JOB TITLE:                    Program Services Librarian – 25 hours/week

PAY GRADE:                 5

FLSA STATUS:              Non-exempt

25 hours/week including one evening to 8PM and one Saturday per month.

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Program Services Librarian is responsible for planning, developing and providing library programs to adults. The person also: collaborates with Youth Services and Outreach staff to provide multi-age programs; identifies and administers grant requests necessary to achieve programs; and develops and coordinates advertising for all Library programs and services.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist library patrons before other duties;
  • Develop and maintain connections for the mutual benefit of the Library and the community;
  • Develop and manage library programs for adults in-person and online and coordinate with Youth and Outreach Librarians on multi-age group programming;
  • Promote library programs inside and outside of the library for all ages, in cooperation with the Youth services and Outreach & Patron Services Librarian;
  • Create and coordinate advertising for all library programs and services both in-house and in the community, through a variety of materials and media.
  • Assess and evaluate programming regularly to ensure programs are meeting the needs of the community.
  • Prepare grant requests to support programming at the library. Administer active grants.
  • Supervise staff and volunteers assisting in library programs;
  • Provide Reader’s advisory services and public service support;
  • Maintain a pleasant, safe, inviting environment for library visitors;
  • Provide backup for Outreach & Patron Services librarian as needed, and work together to coordinate program and outreach services for the community.
  • Assist in the support of the main desk;
  • Assume additional duties as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

This position receives supervision from the Library Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

This position may exercise supervisory responsibilities over student assistants and volunteers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. Vermont certification or MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; otherwise must have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years previous library experience or, an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience in working with community agencies, children, adults, the elderly and/or people with disabilities.  

Must also have:

  • The ability to prioritize tasks, juggle multiple projects and remain flexible;
  • Experience with basic graphic design software;
  • Experience with social media and other marketing tools;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages;
  • The ability to pass a background check;

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position performs office work, and has extra demands in terms of physical activities.

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment or boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.;
  • Must be able to speak distinctly to, and engage large groups;
  • Must possess physical ability to reach, bend, and lift frequently.
  • Must possess fine motor skills to manipulate small equipment.
  • Must be able to use a keyboard and mouse.

REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Intermediate skills in Word, Publisher, Excel, email, internet, database searching, fax, scanner, photocopiers, audio-visual equipment, and handheld technologies like electronic tablets and readers;
  • Proficiency in circulation, patron, and searching modules of the library’s catalog.