Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Library Clerk, Brookline Public Library

Position objectives:
To provide exceptional customer service by developing a general working knowledge of the library (collections, library practices, policies and procedures) and patron needs. Under supervision, the Library Clerk performs circulation duties and other tasks as needed to maintain the smooth operation of the library. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Performs circulation functions including: checking in/out, reserving and renewing materials, collecting fees, and maintaining patron records.
  • Answers basic reference questions, and refers patrons to other sources as appropriate.
  • Assists patrons in locating materials, in using the Catalog Search and the Internet.
  • Operates PC, photocopy, fax or other basic office machines. 
  • Answers phone inquiries.
  • Shelves library materials and performs other stack maintenance activities. 
  • Performs other duties as required.
Assigned tasks may include:
  • Organizing display case, contacting participants and providing signage as needed.
  • Keeping welcome materials available for volunteers to assemble in packets
  • Covering circulation desk; shelving and shelf-reading
  • Contacting patrons re: overdue items, fines, reserves or other news or information
  • Processing and repairing materials

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to deal courteously and efficiently with a diverse population of library patrons.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction/procedures.
  • Good general office/clerical/computer skills.
  • Ability to alphabetize and to organize by Dewey classification.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and by listening.
  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
Education, Experience and Training:
  • High School Diploma or GED required; some college preferred.
  • Experience in a public library setting preferred; a suitable combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Please email resumé and references to Pat Leonard:  patl@brookline.nh.us.
Brookline Public Library
16 Main Street
Brookline, NH  03033

Monday, June 18, 2018

Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO Information Services, Contoocook

Cataloging Bibliographer

Interested applicants should visit https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Contoocook-Cataloger-NH-03229/482537700/ to apply.


The main responsibility of the Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform subject analysis and classification along with descriptive cataloging up to full level on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification schemes used are Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal, National Library of Medicine and Canadian Classification for history, law and literature. Library of Congress and Medical Subject Headings are applied. The work of the Cataloging Bibliographer is conducted to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. The person in this position creates metadata records applying the RDA standard using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Records to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

Primary Responsibilities

*(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.  Additional duties may be assigned by Management):
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions. 
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition. 
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings. 
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification. 
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate. 
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelf listing as required. 
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements. 
  • Searches OCLC’s bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary. 
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
 Role-Based Competencies
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs 
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day 
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized 
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies 
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals 
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting. 
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and/or WebDewey. 
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers. 
  • Experience searching authority files 
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA). 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging. 
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings. 
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards. 
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively. 
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up. 
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit. 
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company’s hierarchy.
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions. 
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities. 
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads. 
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions. 
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals. 
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations. 
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another. 
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.
  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff. 
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.
Cultural Competencies
  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player

Monday, June 11, 2018

Library Assistant, Part-time, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy

Gay-Kimball Library Job Opening
Library Assistant

This position requires:
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and electronically 
  • Ability to utilize automated circulation system and to execute circulation policies and procedures
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks and give friendly, respectful, helpful service to all library users
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media 
  • Checking in/out library materials
  • Registering new patrons
  • Collection maintenance tasks
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Computer assistance and troubleshooting
  • High school/GED required, some college coursework preferred
  • Library experience preferred
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Computer literacy expected including but not limited to Internet apps, MS Office and the ability to troubleshoot 
  • Sound judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy, attention to detail, and organized 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patrons, staff, the Board of Trustees, Town officials, and community groups.
  • Available to work position’s schedule 
  • Ability to lift boxes and books and push book carts weighing upwards of 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, sit, bend, and reach
  • Sense of humor
Set schedule: Tues. 10:30a –7p Wed. & Thurs. 1:30p-7p, rotating Saturdays 10a-2p. Approximately 22 hours a week.  Wage range up to $11.00 an hour.  This is not a benefits eligible position.

Applications received by June 22 will receive priority consideration.  For a complete job description, please go to www.troylibrary.us/library-assistant-job-description

Send letter of interest and resumé to: library@troylibrary.us or Gay-Kimball Library, PO Box 837, Troy, NH 03465. EOE.   For more information call 242-7743 or library@troylibrary.us 

Evening Library Services Specialist, Circulation Unit, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham

The University of New Hampshire Library (Durham) has an opening for an Evening Library Services Specialist in the Circulation Unit.  The position hours during the Fall and Spring Academic Terms are Monday-Wednesday 4pm-2:30am & Thursday 4:30pm-2:30am. Hours change during Summer and Winter terms, and during non-academic periods.  This full-time, benefitted position is responsible for providing operational supervision and user services in the Dimond Library.  Duties include assisting library users, supervising and training student workers, independently resolving issues, and closing the building.

USNH is committed to excellence in the work place. We offer a wide range of benefits including tuition reimbursement, comprehensive insurance coverage (health, dental, life, long term care, disability), career services, staff development and multicultural resources.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in this opportunity, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/29673 to apply.

Evening Library Desk Clerk, Part-time, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield (MA)

Evening Library Desk Clerk - PT, non-benefited (18 hrs per wk during fall and spring semesters)

About Greenfield Community College:
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

PAY RATE: $15.00 per hour; 18 hours per week from September 4, 2018 through May 17, 2019*

START DATE: September 2018


The Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College seeks an engaged and service-oriented individual who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects. This part-time position involves providing customer of service for the library including resolving student technology issues as well as providing circulation and basic reference functions.

  • Staff the library desk and interact with patrons in a friendly and professional manner
  • Provide circulation, reserves, and basic information services. 
  • Assist students with technical issues, including occasional in-depth consultations. 
  • Log all technical interactions for record keeping. 
  • Troubleshoot problems with library technology, including printers. 
  • Assist in the development of instructional materials and library publications. 
  • Assist library staff with special projects. 
  • Help keep the library clean, organized and stocked with supplies. 
  • Close and secure the library per established procedures. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Mac OS and Learning Management System (Moodle) and other current technologies. 
  • Experience with computer hardware, including printers and scanners. 
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff in a courteous and professional manner. 
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment. 
  • Previous experience in customer service.
  • Previous library work experience.
  • Experience in a community college setting. 
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS. 
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic web design. 
  • Experience in desktop publishing.
Additional Information:

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

* This position will NOT work during the Winter Break (December 23, 2018-January 23, 2019) NOR during Spring Break Week (March 17-23, 2019). Normal hours are M-Th: 3:30-8:00 p.m.

Applications accepted up to and including June 20, 2018.
Applications received after June 20, 2018 MAY be considered until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by visiting Human Resources. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter 
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
Successful completion of a CORI check may be required.

Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Librarian I, Part-time, Manchester City Library


(Announcement Number R-35-18) Starting Salary:  $20,153.53 – plus some benefits Schedule:  20 hours per week – may include evenings and weekends

THE JOB: Provides public library services at a library location; performs directly related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science, Computer Science, Public Relations Degree or related; and  Some library experience; or  Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.   
  Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at the City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at the Human Resources Department, One City Hall Plaza, City Hall  Annex. Submission of a resumé is optional.     NOTE:  Offer of hire conditional on candidate’s ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background check.   

OPENING DATE:    June 7, 2018     CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Library Assistant, Part-time, Maxfield Public Library, Loudon

The Maxfield Public Library in Loudon is seeking a Library Assistant for approximately 24 hours/weekly

This position requires:
  • Outstanding communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to speak and write effectively
  • Ability to utilize automated circulation system and to execute circulation policies and procedures
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Flexibility to deal with multiple tasks, and to extend courtesy to customers, sometimes under trying circumstances
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media 
  • Checking in/out library materials
  • Registering new patrons
  • Collection maintenance tasks
  • Assist with interlibrary loan
  • Sharing programming responsibilities
  • … and so much more!
Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations. Library experience preferred. Have an excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages. Proficient using a computer. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time

Hours include at least two evenings per week, rotating Saturdays, and weekday hours., wage range starts at $12.00/hour.

Please submit a cover letter, and a resumé, including at least 3 references to Jackie Heath, Director at maxlib@comcast.net