Employment Opportunity - Library Director: The Brown Public Library, located in Northfield, Vermont (the home of Norwich University), seeks an energetic and collaborative Library Director for a salaried position (30 hours/week) with benefits. The Town of Northfield (population of approximately 6,000) has a strong tradition of community support for their library. The director manages the day-to-day operations of the library and works with the library Trustees to develop goals, policies and budgets. Among the director's responsibilities are staffing, collection development, programming, and oversight of the facility and technology. The successful candidate must work closely with a diverse group of people to help lead the library in new directions while respecting tradition and current strengths. S/he must be able to build relationships within the community, prioritize, multi-task, and use internet and social media to market the library. Taking risks will be encouraged as we move forward to implement the expansion of information technology, electronic books, media and services for our 21st century patrons. A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least four years of public library experience is preferred. Salary range is $30,000-$42,000, plus benefits. See http://www.brownpubliclibrary.org for information about the library.

To apply send cover letter and resume to brownpubliclibraryjob@gmail.com. Application deadline is November 30, 2014. Please consult: Library Director Job Description

LISTEN UP! VERMONT: The Brown Public Library, as a member of the Green Mountain Consortium, provides a downloadable e-book and audio book service for adults, kids and teens.

UNIVERSAL CLASS: An online educational resource available to every public library in Vermont. It gives library patrons access to over 500 free online courses from hobbies to job skills to education and test preparation and more. All you need to register is your library bar code number. Self-paced courses with real instructors have video-based lessons, graded tests, a collaborative learning environment, and certificates of achievement. To register go to http://vermontstate.universalclass.com/register.htm or call the library (485-4621) for more information.

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE: Search various databases valuable in genealogical research.

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