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Library Director, Sterling College’s Brown Library, Craftsbury Common, VT

Description:

The Library Director is the primary librarian for Sterling College’s Brown Library. The
Director manages the library collections, oversees the library facility, and supervises
student Library Assistants in the Work Program. The Library Director reports to the Dean of
Academics.
This position is a part-time role (0.5 FTE), with specific working hours flexible and
negotiable but required to meet the needs of the college. Projected start date is August
2022, or before.


Position Responsibilities
● Collection Development: Evaluate, purchase, and catalog print and digital resources,
accepting recommendations and requests from faculty and students.
● Systems Management: Manage Koha, an integrated library system, and EZproxy, a
web proxy server. Work with CLOVER, the statewide interlibrary loan system.
Contribute to updates of the library’s website.
● Budget: Prepare and manage an annual library budget.
● Reports & Evaluation: Submit an annual report for the library. Analyze statistics and
database usage reports.
● Services: Assist and instruct library patrons in accessing and using print and
electronic resources, and library equipment. Support circulation services and
provide interlibrary loan for additional books and articles.
● Library & Research Instruction: Conduct library orientations for new students and
faculty and support use of library resources by classes upon request. Work
individually with students and faculty on research needs.
● DEI Culture: Support the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and
accessibility efforts at the library, making positive contributions to a culture of
inclusion and respect.
● Work Program: Participate in the Work College program as a supervisor of 2 to 3
Library Assistant students.
● Committees & Councils: Participate in Faculty Council as an ex officio member, and
other faculty teams, committees, and task forces as necessary.
● Professional Development: Maintain relevant and current knowledge of library best
practices through professional development and attendance at conferences and
workshops. Participate in organizations such as the Vermont Consortium of
Academic Libraries (VCAL) and the Vermont Library Association (VLA). Attend
required college-wide trainings.
Required Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree in either Library Science/Information Science, or in a subject
relating to Sterling College’s curriculum,

● Previous experience in librarianship and commitment to pursuing professional
development in library studies and information science.
● Commitment to the Sterling mission of ecological thinking and action
● Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy that integrates multicultural perspectives
in the curriculum and promotes inclusion in the classroom
● Strong IT skills and experience with the use of digital resources to support student
learning
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
● Strong organizational skills, including financial and statistical record-keeping
techniques

Preferred Qualifications
● MLS in Library Science or related field
● Experience with Koha, Interlibrary Loan, and other integrated library systems
● Experience with adoption of new technologies to support greater access to library
resources and other learning assets.

Position Details, Salary & Benefits
This is a half-time, exempt, at-will position, with a projected annual salary of $24,000 –
$26,000, based on experience. In addition, the following benefits are available:
Pro-rated paid sick leave and vacation
Pro-rated paid holidays
Paid Bereavement
Insurance Travel
Retirement Contribution after one year

Diversity Statement
Sterling College – its Board of Trustees and Faculty Council – has adopted a detailed
ten-year strategic initiative that is intended to better promote equity and inclusion across
all of its academic programs and in all of the locations in which they take place.
Sterling acknowledges that the land on which we gather—places now known as Vermont
and Kentucky—are the traditional and unceded territories of several indigenous peoples:
the Abenaki in the North and the Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Osage people to the
South. We also learn in-and-from a range of landscapes that belong to other indigenous
peoples.

About Sterling College
Our College uses education as a force – through programs of study and work in fields
associated with agroecology, ecology, environmental humanities, and education – to address critical problems caused by unlimited growth including: fossil fuel dependence,
threats to biodiversity and loss of wild places, destructive agricultural practices, and
structural oppression that encourages estrangement from community, nature, and place.
Sterling faculty lead with a commitment to create affordable, experiential, place-based
learning opportunities to fulfill our mission to prepare students to be knowledgeable,
skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live. Founded in 1958, the College was a pioneer of the idea that neither the narrow technician nor the uninformed idealist alone can address the issues facing humanity and is one of only nine federally recognized work colleges. Sterling’s transdisciplinary oriented faculty of 18 serves a student body of 125 residential students on its campus in Craftsbury Common, Vermont and at instructional sites in Jeffersonville, Vermont, the American Southwest, and Kentucky. While the College is poised for growth in the number of programs and the population of students it serves, we are intentionally one of the smallest residential colleges in the nation and view our 7:1 student to faculty ratio and small classes as important strengths. Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran’s status.

How to apply:

Application review will begin April 1st, and the position will remain open until an
appointment has been made. Candidates should send the following materials
electronically: cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references.
References will not be contacted without candidate permission. Application materials
should be addressed and emailed as a single PDF file to Laura Spence, Dean of Academics
([email protected]).