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State Library Agency Employment Opportunities

Vermont State - Library Consultant for Special Populations

Application Deadline Date:  04/12/2021

Req ID:  13582

Department:  Libraries


Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $28.28


The Vermont Department of Libraries seeks a skilled, collaborative, and innovative librarian to serve as Library Consultant for Special Populations. The successful candidate will provide consulting and professional development activities with a focus on special populations, which include, but are not limited to Veterans, LGBTQ+, seniors, new Americans, people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, are incarcerated or in state care. The Library Consultant for Special Populations oversees the ABLE Library (formerly the Library for the Blind & Physically Disabled) and manages the local recording program for visually and physically disabled citizens. They also plan, implement and evaluate ADA and adult literacy programs and manage library services to state institutions. The Consultant works with the National Library Service (NLS), a citizen Advisory Council, and with partner organizations that serve the disabled and adult learners. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting outreach and public relations and supervision of two or more employees at the ABLE Library.

This job calls for a well-organized individual who will represent the Department in statewide partnerships and initiatives, apply research-based planning, program development, and assessment, and use current library trends to advance local library services. ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science, experience serving special populations strongly preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, Library Consultant for Special Populations (Job Requisition #13582), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact [email protected]
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.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in an office setting and at libraries and other venues throughout the state. Requires extensive use of computer and information technology. Significant job related travel is required, and incumbents may be required to travel out-of-state to attend meetings, trainings, and conferences. Private means of transportation may be necessary for required travel. Certain job functions may need to be performed outside normal State business hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Requires work with the public, with governmental agencies and officials, and with non-profit and educational organizations. Travel may be necessary in all types of weather. Some lifting of heavy material is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of post degree library experience.


Master's degree or higher in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association AND two years of general professional work experience or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of post degree library experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience serving special populations strongly preferred.
Public library experience.

Experience in library administration including supervision of staff.

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.

  • 29 March 2021
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