Monday, December 4, 2017

Library Director, Barrington Public Library

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services.  The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations.  The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library’s Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community.  S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus.  Residents enjoy the town’s rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 – 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.

A complete job description can be found at  Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resumé and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at  NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.


The Barrington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Under the direct supervision of the library director, the administrative assistant acts as a general secretary for the director and has wide ranging supporting responsibilities in library affairs.
  • Performs the function of administrative assistant to the library director, including scheduling appointments, correspondence, word processing, answering the telephone, making telephone inquiries, preparing publicity/signs, daily errands, etc.
  • Prepares meeting notices for the monthly trustees meetings .Types up the minutes for the board’s secretary for the monthly trustees meetings, arranges material relating to the meeting and sets up the refreshments. Attends all board meetings to serve as recording secretary.
  • Acts as liaison and provides support to library peripheral groups, i.e., the Friends and the Whittier Club.
  • Maintains the library’s general correspondence files. Types forms, updates mailing lists, prepares bulk mailings, and occasionally assists other staff with typing requests.
  • Schedules the library’s monthly art exhibits (publicity and signage).
  • Prepares outgoing mail. Maintains postage meter, fax, and office copier. Keeps office supplies in stock and fills orders as needed, including toner and paper for two copiers.
  • Works with all levels of staff and management. Handles confidential material.
  • Performs other similar or related duties as required by the Director.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with a wide variety of people. Must be able to handle confidential materials with the utmost of care.
  • Knowledge of/experience in a non-profit or municipal office environment
  • Ability to balance many tasks and meet deadlines effectively
  • Ability to push or pull carts.
  • Ability to perform a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, and stretching.
  • Ability to use a stepladder or stool.
  • Ability to use voice communication system to answer the telephone.
  • Ability to use keyboard or computer workstation for extended periods of time.
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Education: BA/BS
Salary: $16.42-19.59/hr, Part Time 19hrs/week, non-benefitted
Closing Date: December 22, 2017
How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resumé to:

Sarah Moser
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Email submissions are strongly preferred, do not call about this job.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Publicity and Outreach Coordinator, Part-time, Hartland Public Library, Hartland (VT)

The Hartland Public Library is seeking a Publicity and Outreach Coordinator to manage library program publicity, social media, and community outreach. Duties include designing flyers to promote library programs, assisting with the creation of the library’s e-newsletter, updating our website and staff picks blog, and managing the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The Publicity and Outreach Coordinator will also provide back-up assistance at the circulation desk as needed. Time commitment is 8 hours per week, including three Saturdays per month, with the possibility of additional hours in the future.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of library principles and practices.
  • Understands computers and automated library systems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of social media, website maintenance, and design principles and software.
  • Exhibits strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Works in a friendly, pleasant and effective manner with patrons, co-workers, and volunteers.
  • Works independently and takes initiative to successfully complete duties.
Education and Training

High school diploma required. Previous library experience and graphic design experience preferred. A college degree is desirable but not required.


Pro-rated paid vacation and sick time. No health insurance or retirement benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to:

Nancy Tusinski
Hartland Public Library
153 US Route 5
PO Box 137
Hartland VT 05048 

Applications close on December 29, 2017

Library Assistant, Part-time, Rollinsford Public Library

The Rollinsford Public Library is seeking a customer service-oriented, enthusiastic individual for a part-time library assistant position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting patrons: finding materials, issuing library cards, signing out museum passes, placing holds, checking in/ out materials, basic computer assistance as well as all other general library questions
  • Collection and facilities upkeep
  • Other projects as assigned by the Library Director, including many opportunities to learn practical library experience such as cataloging and planning library programming
Proficiency using a computer is necessary; more advanced computer skills, including social media experience, a plus. Part-time set schedule: 15-19 hours per week including two Sundays a month, $12/ hr.

Applicants should send resumes to

Library Director, Holderness Free Library


The Position

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for the development and management of all Library services, personnel, and facilities, with a goal to provide the highest quality Library service to the Holderness community and local area. Toward that end, the Director must keep the Board regularly informed of the needs of the Library and make recommendations in matters of operation and policy. Having just completed a successful capital campaign and major renovation of the Library, program development is a significant focus for us. We expect the Director to demonstrate a spirit of friendliness, helpfulness, cooperation, and flexibility with the public, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees, Select Board, and Town employees, and maintain professional conduct in all aspects of the job. Library Director is a full-time position.

The Town
Holderness is a small central New Hampshire town of about 2200 residents with a significant increase in population during the summer months. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains and along the shore of the Squam Lakes, its largely rural nature helps protect its unspoiled beauty. Holderness and the surrounding towns have wonderful educational, cultural, recreational, and commercial assets as well. The Holderness Library Director and the Town of Holderness have an especially good working relationship. You may visit our Library website ( for more information about current services and programs.


Core Services
The Director shall:
  • Develop and maintain Library collections via materials selection, procurement, processing, and weeding, as well as maintain an accurate public access catalog. 
  • Evaluate collection use, including tracking of circulation, membership, and usage trends. 
  • Respond to research, reading, and other media requests and information needs. 
  • Develop and deliver innovative programs for children, teens, and adults and promote literacy
  • Promote maximum use of the Library collection and facilities by offering programs, workshops, classes, space for meetings, and other services needed by the community.
  • Keep abreast of, and implement as needed, new and existing technologies. 
  • Encourage membership in the Friends of the Library and support their activities.
Financial Management
The Director shall:
  • Direct the annual budgeting process, including preparation, review, and submission of a budget based on the philosophy and goals of the Library. 
  • Direct and supervise cost effective expenditures of public funds. 
  • Manage revenues (fines, gifts, etc.), handle insurance and related financial matters. 
  • Actively seek grants and other forms of outside funding. 
  • Approve and code bills and pass them weekly to the Town of Holderness bookkeeper for payment. 
  • Assist the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library with fundraising activities.
Personnel Management
The Director shall:
  • Hire, train, motivate, and supervise Library staff. 
  • Set job responsibilities and performance objectives and standards. 
  • Involve staff in Library programs and decision making with regular staff meetings. 
  • Establish work schedules and monitor attendance and related matters. 
  • Provide opportunities for continuing education and retraining. 
  • Develop self-evaluation models and perform annual evaluations of all staff.
Physical Plant, Grounds and Equipment
The Director shall:
  • Inspect physical plant, grounds, and equipment and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Determine need for repairs and arrange with contractors and/or public works officials for appropriate repairs. 
  • Request and analyze bids. Provide regular reports on status of improvements.
Planning and Evaluation
The Director shall:
  • Identify the needs and expectations of the community, and propose recommendations for improvements. 
  • Work with the Trustees to develop a strategic plan. Implement the plan with regular reports on progress and revisions as needed. 
  • Research new technologies and services. 
  • Regularly review optimum use of facilities and provision of services, including hours of operation and staffing.
Community Outreach
The Director shall:
  • Keep the public informed about Library services and policies by regular communication using newsletters, newspapers, and other appropriate local news outlets. 
  • Update and maintain the Holderness Library website. 
  • Serve needs of community through outreach to schools, and community organizations, and by providing programs, publicity and surveys. 
  • Assist the Friends of the Library with their outreach programs.
Professional Development
The Director shall:
  • Attend professional meetings and network with peers. 
  • Prepare annual self-evaluation in preparation of Board annual review of performance.
General Governance
The Director shall:
  • Recommend and formulate policies in support of above responsibilities. 
  • Set the agenda for Board meetings. 
  • Provide timely reports for Board meetings. 
  • Keep the Board informed on operational and policy issues.
In addition to the above, the Director shall be responsive to staff and the public and demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

The Process

If you are interested in this position, please send a resumé, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation, to or Att: Holderness Library Search Committee, PO Box L, Holderness, NH  03245. No phone calls, please. An onsite interview is required. Physicals with drug and alcohol screening and background checks are also required for all new hires. The deadline is January 15, 2018; interviews will follow soon thereafter.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Library, Media, or Information Science preferred); Masters of Library and Information Science or Masters of Library Science preferred. Three to five years of relevant library work experience and personnel management strongly preferred. Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies.

Salary Range:   $40,000 to $50,000

Minimum Physical Requirements

Applicant must be able to bend and stretch while shelving books, stand for several hours at a time, carry at least 40 pounds, be comfortable climbing stairs, and perform light general maintenance. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Benefits:  Benefits are the same as full-time employees of the Town of Holderness.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Library Technician, Part-time, Leach Library, Londonderry

Part-time Library Technician

The Leach Library seeks a Part-time Library Technician to perform clerical and semi-technical work.  The 28hr/wk schedule includes evenings and Saturdays.  Circulates and re-shelves library materials, answers the phone, and provides direct patron service.  Prepares and performs programs for children, processes all acquired materials and performs other duties as required. 

High school diploma required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.  Excellent computer, communication and organization skills required.  Recent public library experience preferred.  Salary range starting at $19.46 hour, plus pro-rated paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick time)

Pick up an application packet at the Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053.  Completed packets must be returned by December 21, 2017, before 5 p.m.  No calls or emails.

Teen Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

Town​ ​Of​ ​North​ ​Andover

Job​ ​Posting:​ ​Teen​ ​Librarian

The​ ​Stevens​ ​Memorial​ ​Library​ ​seeks​ ​to​ ​fill​ ​a​ ​part-time​ ​(18-hours​ ​a​ ​week)​ ​Teen​ ​Librarian​ ​position.

  • Works​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Adult,​ ​Teen​ ​and​ ​Reference​ ​(ATR)​ ​Services​ ​Librarian​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​a variety​ ​of​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​services​ ​including​ ​book​ ​discussions,​ ​summer​ ​reading​ ​events​ ​and​ ​activities,​ ​etc. 
  • Performs​ ​various​ ​tasks​ ​requiring​ ​a​ ​broad​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​literature,​ ​bibliographic sources​ ​and​ ​principles​ ​of​ ​information​ ​delivery​ ​and​ ​services​ ​to​ ​teens​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adults. 
  • Provides​ ​reference​ ​and​ ​readers’​ ​advisory​ ​services​ ​to​ ​teens​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adults,​ ​parents,​ ​teachers​ ​and caregivers. 
  • Effectively​ ​uses​ ​and​ ​promotes​ ​the​ ​library’s​ ​collections​ ​and​ ​electronic​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​assists​ ​the​ ​ATR Services​ ​Librarian​ ​with​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​collection​ ​development​ ​in​ ​all​ ​formats. 
  • Maintains​ ​a​ ​working​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​library​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​an​ ​awareness​ ​of​ ​new​ ​resources​ ​and technologies. 
  • Provides​ ​excellent​ ​customer​ ​service​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​in​ ​person​ ​and​ ​over​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​and​ ​interprets​ ​library services​ ​and​ ​policies​ ​to​ ​patrons​ ​in​ ​a​ ​clear,​ ​consistent​ ​and​ ​courteous​ ​manner. 
  • Actively​ ​participates​ ​in​ ​staff​ ​development​ ​and​ ​training​ ​opportunities​ ​when​ ​appropriate​ ​and​ ​embraces opportunities​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​in​ ​a​ ​changing​ ​environment.
  • Proficiency​ ​in​ ​current​ ​and​ ​emerging​ ​trends​ ​in​ ​library​ ​technologies​ ​(equipment​ ​and​ ​their​ ​applications). 
  • Commitment​ ​to​ ​excellent​ ​customer​ ​service​ ​with​ ​demonstrated​ ​enthusiasm,​ ​patience​ ​and​ ​flexibility​ ​when working​ ​with​ ​teens​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adults. 
  • Knowledge​ ​of​ ​search​ ​techniques​ ​using​ ​print​ ​and​ ​electronic​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​an​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​instruct​ ​others​ ​in their​ ​use. 
  • Experience​ ​using​ ​a​ ​library​ ​automated​ ​system​ ​and​ ​programs;​ ​office​ ​applications​ ​such​ ​as​ ​word​ ​processing, spreadsheets,​ ​and​ ​presentations;​ ​social​ ​media​ ​and​ ​web​ ​development​ ​resources. 
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​create​ ​positive​ ​working​ ​relationships​ ​and​ ​collaborate​ ​successfully​ ​with​ ​co-workers;​ ​ability​ ​to communicate​ ​effectively​ ​verbally​ ​and​ ​in​ ​writing. 
  • High​ ​degree​ ​of​ ​flexibility​ ​and​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​multi-task​ ​and​ ​frequently​ ​change​ ​focus​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the varying​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​library​ ​users​ ​and​ ​the​ ​dynamic​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​public​ ​library​ ​service. 
  • Experience​ ​in​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​presenting​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​programs.
Education: Master’s​ ​Degree​ ​in​ ​Library​ ​Science​ ​(MLS)​ ​or​ ​Library​ ​and​ ​Information​ ​Science​ ​(MLIS)​ ​from an​ ​American​ ​Library​ ​Association​ ​accredited​ ​library​ ​school​ ​or​ ​Bachelor’s​ ​Degree​ ​with​ ​course work​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​degree.
Experience: Work​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​public​ ​library​ ​setting​ ​with​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​patrons​ ​preferred.

Physical​ ​Requirements​:​ ​​ ​Performs​ ​duties​ ​under​ ​typical​ ​library​ ​conditions.​ ​​ ​Position​ ​requires​ ​frequent physical​ ​effort,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​carrying​ ​books​ ​(20-30​ ​lbs),​ ​pushing​ ​book​ ​carts​ ​(up​ ​to​ ​150​ ​lbs),​ ​bending,​ ​stretching, grasping,​ ​etc.​ ​to​ ​retrieve​ ​library​ ​materials.​ ​​ ​Able​ ​to​ ​view​ ​computer​ ​screens​ ​for​ ​extended​ ​time​ ​periods​ ​and able​ ​to​ ​operate​ ​computers,​ ​telephones,​ ​photocopiers,​ ​printers​ ​and​ ​other​ ​office​ ​equipment.

Schedule:​ ​​18​ ​hours​ ​a​ ​week​ ​including​ ​at​ ​least​ ​1​ ​evening​ ​and​ ​regular​ ​weekend​ ​(Saturday​ ​9am-5pm​ ​and Sunday​ ​12:30-5pm)​ ​in​ ​rotation​ ​from​ ​Labor​ ​Day​ ​through​ ​Memorial​ ​Day. Compensation:

Librarian​ ​I​ ​(S-10)​ ​​ ​$20.24​ ​-​ ​$24.23​ ​in​ ​8​ ​steps;​ ​coursework​ ​in​ ​an​ ​MLS​ ​degree​ ​program
Librarian​ ​I​ ​(S-11)​ ​​ ​$21.26​ ​-​ ​$25.46​ ​in​ ​8​ ​steps;​ ​coursework​ ​in​ ​an​ ​MLS​ ​degree​ ​program
Librarian​ ​I​ ​(S-12)​ ​​ ​$22.10​ ​-​ ​$26.46​ ​in​ ​8​ ​steps;​ ​MLS​ ​degree

Position​ ​is​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​the​ ​terms​ ​and​ ​conditions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Town​ ​of​ ​North​ ​Andover’s​ ​​AFSCME​ ​-​ ​Professional Librarians​​ ​collective​ ​bargaining​ ​agreement: (

Deadline:​ ​​ ​​Anyone​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​above​ ​position​ ​​must​ ​email​​ ​a​ ​cover​ ​letter​ ​and​ ​resume​ ​to:

Kathleen​ ​Keenan,​ ​Library​ ​Director
c/o​ ​Karen​ ​Consoli​ ​at​ ​

Position​ ​is​ ​available​ ​immediately.
Position​ ​is​ ​open​ ​until​ ​filled​.

The Town of North​ Andover is​ an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.