Employment Opportunities with the Vermont Department of Libraries

Title:  Library Consultant, Services To Children and Teens

Application Deadline Date:  10/16/2019

Req ID:  2976

Department:  Libraries

Location: Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time


The Department of Libraries is based in Montpelier, Vermont, located about 40 miles south of Burlington. Vermont has 183 public libraries; most of which serve small and rural communities with populations less than 5,000. Vermont is a progressive and innovative state with a population of 626,000 and is known for its robust farmer's markets, beautiful landscape, outdoor recreation, fine colleges and universities, and strong sense of community. The Department of Libraries is embarking on a new strategic plan and the Library Consultant for Services to Children, Teens and Families will work closely with a team of library advancement consultants. This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of Vermont libraries!


Who May Apply

This position, Library Consultant, Services to Children and Teens (Job Requisition # 2976), is open to all State employees and external applicants.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jason Broughton at jason.broughton@vermont.gov.


Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Professional work in consulting, administration, professional development, and program implementation for the Department of Libraries to provide statewide leadership for the advancement of library services and programs for children, teens, and families, literacy and lifelong learning, and access to high-quality literature and library resources for youth. Duties include: on-site and virtual library consulting to public libraries throughout Vermont; instruction and training to empower local library staff to provide lifelong learning programs in their communities, and developing relationships with partner organizations and state agencies which influence public policy related to children and families, literacy, and lifelong learning. Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement and as part of a team of library consultants.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both an office setting and at libraries and other venues statewide. Private means of transportation must be available for necessary travel throughout the state. Certain job functions may need to be performed outside normal State business hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Requires attendance at out-of-state regional and national meetings and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of professional library experience after the degree, including responsibility in collection development, programming, patron service, developing policies and procedures, and administrative duties, such as budgeting, staff supervision, marketing and public relations, strategic planning, and making public presentations, INCLUDING four (4) years or more in youth services in a public library, and including responsibility for collection development for children and teens.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium

  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

  • Low cost group life insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Incentive-based Wellness Program

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.