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Librarian II (Full-Time), Northern Vermont University, VT



To carry out professional library responsibilities including coordinating one or more major library function(s); to participate in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities. 


  • Manage information literacy and academic research instruction for both online and on-campus course instruction. 
  • Work with other VSC librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials. 
  • Work with Director to develop policies and procedures for the on-campus and virtual libraries. 
  • Act as lead in providing reference service for both online, IM chat, and on-campus students. Assess reference service, reviewing reference queries and providing statistical analysis. Train library staff and student workers in reference service skills and library resources. 
  • Liaise with vendors regarding trials, licensing, and technical maintenance. 
  • Database administration, including statistical analysis and technical maintenance. 
  • Maintain LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products. 
  • Maintain library social media accounts. 
  • Serve on system-wide library committees. 
  • Manage lending programs for the library’s iPads and Kindles. 
  • Plan and arrange library events, including presentations, book talks and displays. 
  • Manage program development and public outreach services 
  • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications and through NVU-Online. 
  • Library liaison and collection development for various academic departments. 
  • Manage any library grants specific to NVU libraries.  
  • Manage collection and deselection processes for campus libraries. 
  • Related duties as assigned. 

Shift: Sundays through Thursdays 10am-6pm


Functional and partial administrative supervision of one or more employees and approximately ten to twenty student assistants. 


Supervision is received from the Library Director. 


Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, plus one to three years of  progressively responsible experience working in an academic library,  or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. 


  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills 


  • Supervisory experience 
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use) 
  • Experience with web programming, graphic design, and scripting, or a demonstrated ability to learn these skills 
  • Teaching experience 

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification. 

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