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Staff

  • Nancy Tusinski, Director - director@hartlandlibraryvt.org
  • Assistant Director, Position Open
  • Amy McMullen, Children's Librarian
  • Dennise Post, Technical Services
  • Carol Perry, Library Assistant
  • Katie Kalata Rusch, Publicity and Outreach Coordinator
  • Stephen Angell, Technology Tutor

 

Employment Opportunity
Head of Circulation
Part time 20 hours

The Hartland Public Library has extended the search for an additional week after a change to the Assistant Director job description.

The new title is Head of Circulation 

The Hartland Public Library in Hartland, Vermont seeks a reader savvy, enthusiastic person to work as the Head of Circulation, 20 hours a week in our vibrant, small community in the Upper Valley of Vermont. The ideal candidate will provide reader's advisory, maintain the adult fiction collection, manage and recruit volunteers and provide interlibrary loan service.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge of public library principles, methods, procedures and reader interests, and the ability to translate these into everyday operations. Ability to give friendly, expert service to patrons of all ages and walks of life. Possesses initiative, tact and courtesy and can communicate effectively with patrons and staff. Has the ability to foster teamwork among staff and volunteers, prioritizing and focusing to give the best possible service to patrons and meet the needs of the library.

College education required or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. This is a 20 hour per week position with prorated sick and vacation benefits. Must be able to work one evening a week and the quarterly Saturday rotation. 

Please email your cover letter, resume and three references by September 8, 2017 to:

Nancy Tusinski, Library Director

director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

 

Job Description

 

Head of Circulation

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs professional and technical work in operating and maintaining public library services.

Supervision

Immediate supervisor: Library Director

Job Qualifications

Knowledge of public library principles, methods, procedures and reader interests, and the ability to translate these into everyday operations. Knowledge of current library technologies and applications. Ability to give friendly, expert service to patrons of all ages and walks of life. Possesses initiative, tact and courtesy and can communicate effectively with patrons and staff. Has the ability to foster teamwork among staff and volunteers, prioritizing and focusing to give the best possible service to patrons and meet the needs of the library.

College education required or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be able to work one evening and the Saturday rotation.

Principle Responsibilities and Duties

General Library Administration

  • Helps establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.
  • Executes library policies and the directions of the Director in all areas of library operation.
  • Schedules staff and volunteers in public service areas to assure day-to-day functioning of the library and assists Director in supervising staff.  Provides training as needed.
  • Checks all newly-processed books for proper cataloging, classification, subject headings, errors, etc. before circulating.
  • Assists the director in preparing statistical and narrative reports with input from the Technical Services Librarian
  • Provides reference, readers’ advisory, and referral services
  • Implements special projects as assigned by Director.
  • Manages overdue items
  • Performs other related duties as required including issuing new library cards and maintaining registration files.
  • May assist Director in a variety of areas including: drafting new policies, budget preparation, long-range planning; selecting new staff, developing a procedure manual, emergency procedures, and other aids for staff and volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Manages, recruits and trains volunteers.

 

Collection Development

  • Contributes expertise to collection development by reading and evaluating reviews, patron’s requests, and popular trends and selecting new books and media for the adult fiction collection.
  • Maintains large print state book collection
  • Maintains periodical service
  • Determines whether to withdraw, replace, or rebind older materials and supervises library staff that assist with this process. 
  • Maintains the Reserve Book Area of the website.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Process Interlibrary Loan requests from patrons including securing materials, processing received materials and maintaining records.
  • Process Interlibrary Loan requests from other libraries including mailing and maintaining records.

Programming

May assist the Director in planning adult programming.

      Physical Demands

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; read with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision requirements by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  

   Work 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.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video/computer display. The employee occasionally works in the evenings or on Saturdays. The noise level in the environment is usually quiet.

 

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