University of Vermont Libraries Liaison Librarian (3 positions) — Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Libraries seek three creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of librarians reporting to the Director of the Information and Instruction Services Department. The three new hires will support the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the University. These individuals will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking both experienced librarians and those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!


The University of Vermont Libraries supports all academic units on campus and the general research needs of students, faculty, staff and the public. These three positions will serve as liaisons to the humanities (including world languages), social sciences, and business – to be determined by experience and applicant interest. Successful librarians in this position will:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, faculty, and staff in assigned liaison areas and other areas as appropriate.
  • Provide curricular and co-curricular support through the development and teaching of information literacy and research skills.
  • Cultivate partnerships with liaison departments and faculty to support disciplinary information literacy and research.
  • Provide research, reference, and expert searching assistance to a wide array of users. This support includes reference and one-on-one and group research consultations virtually and face-to-face.
  • Create online instructional materials such as research guides, tutorials, and integrated library services.
  • Contribute to collection development decisions for physical and online materials.
  • Develop, with support from mentors, an agenda for scholarship and/or creative activities.
  • Engage in service activities at library, university, association, and/or community levels.
  • Participate actively in committees, working groups, teams, projects, or other initiatives that further the Libraries’, the University’s, and the profession’s missions.


  • Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information Science, or other variation) from a program accredited by the American Library Association or the equivalent professional credential in librarianship. Applicants who have a Masters Degree or PhD in another field and have completed a formal program providing training as a librarian (e.g. fellowship, graduate certificate), combined with at least one year of experience with at least one year in a professional role as an academic librarian may also be eligible for appointment as Library Assistant Professor. Note: candidates who anticipate completing their degree within three months after their initial date of hire are encouraged to apply.
  • Work or educational experience (internship, practicum, coursework, etc.) in an academic library.
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication necessary for professional communication and scholarly work.
  • Ability to engage with a variety of people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of collaborating with others as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative, develop and carry out projects, and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated familiarity and facility with the research process.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; awareness and understanding of diverse thought, cultures, race, religion, gender, and other differences.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants must include a diversity statement with their application. See more information on diversity at the University of Vermont.


Librarians at the University of Vermont hold faculty appointments without tenure. As such, librarians are expected to perform in three areas: Educational Mission (Librarianship), Scholarly and Creative Activity, and Service. Decisions about rank at time of initial hire will be based upon each candidate’s previous experience will be based upon performance in all three areas and will be at one of the following three ranks:

  • Library Instructor (Minimum salary: $56,878: The position of Library Instructor is intended for faculty who the department plans to hire as a Library Assistant Professor, but who presently lacks a terminal degree and may be appointed for only one year. Conversion to the rank of Library Assistant Professor will occur when the requirements for the terminal degree have been satisfied.
  • Library Assistant Professor (Minimum salary: $62,334): Appointment at this rank or higher requires a Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information Science, or other variation) from a program accredited by the American Library Association and the potential to develop and to meet substantially the UVM Libraries Standards for Reappointment and Promotion.
  • Library Associate Professor (Minimum salary: $74,801: Appointment at this rank typically requires 6 or more years of professional (post-MLS) experience and a consistent record of accomplishment in librarianship, scholarly and creative activity, and professional service.

Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, professional development funds, and 22 days of annual leave. Faculty librarians are represented by UVM United Academics.


For further details about these positions (including salary information) and to apply online, please visit our website. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than May 8, 2023.

In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four documents:

  • Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us about yourself! We encourage you to tell us about any unique experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be valuable to our university library.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Please include education, work experience, and contributions in the areas of scholarship and community and/or professional service.
  • Diversity Statement –Our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. What do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean to you? How does DEI inform your work? (Approximately 100-200 words).
  • List of Three References – Names and contact information (email and phone) for three professional/educational references.


The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a top public research university. UVM is the largest institution of higher education in the state, with over 12,700 degree-seeking students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. The UVM Libraries includes the David W. Howe Memorial Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community, the University of Vermont Medical Center, and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, a growing metropolitan area, that has made numerous “best-places-to-live” lists. Situated between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor and cultural activities year-round. It is also a short distance from several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal (95 miles) and Boston (180 miles). Further details about UVM Libraries can be found here.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Your contact information (in case we have any questions)
Laurie Kutner
Information and Instruction Librarian