Monday, January 14, 2019

Library Assistant, Part-time, Rochester Public Library, Rochester

The City of Rochester is accepting applications for a part-time (20 hrs weekly) Library Assistant to perform paraprofessional work in the Circulation Department.

The ideal candidate will have completed college level courses in Library Science or Liberal Arts and served at least one year in a library setting.  Schedule includes evening and weekend hours. Outstanding customer service skills, plus the ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, are required.

Pay range $16.56 to $22.13 DOQ/E.  Pre-employment medical and drug screen and background check are required.

For more information on the City’s application process, to view the entire job description or to obtain an application, visit the HR page of the City’s website at

A rating of your application will be based on your education, training and experience as it relates to the requirements for this position.  It is essential, therefore, that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. 

Submit completed City application, cover letter and resumé to:

Human Resource – Library Assistant
City of Rochester
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

All applications for this position will be held in confidence

Library Director, Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket

Library Director
Newmarket Public Library
Town of Newmarket, NH

Duties:  The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated.  The Director oversees a staff of seven part-time employees, a collection of approximately 39,000 book and media items, and an annual budget of 315,183.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

  Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills and minimum of three years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience.

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the latest technological resources; preferably have experience with The Library Corporation’s automation system; have the ability to oversee the library’s website; have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered library for the town of Newmarket.

To view the job description go to the library website 

Deadline:  Applications need to be received by January 23, 2019
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé and three professional references to:

Mary Mahoney, Chair, Board of Trustees
Newmarket Public Library
1 Elm Street
Newmarket, NH  03857

Newmarket is an equal opportunity employer.

Division Head - Reference, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Division Head-Reference, Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill)

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader’s advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head.  Responsible for ILL processing. Will help to serve in the Special Collections room when necessary. May help with adult programming when needed.

Works under the supervision of the Head of Reference and Information Services. Supervises volunteers and pages in the Reference and Information Services Department in the absence of the Department Head.

Knowledge, Skills, and Desired Abilities

  1. Knowledge of print and electronic resources
  2. Interest in and familiarity with mobile technologies and their use in delivering reference and information services
  3. Knowledge of library trends and best practices, especially as they apply to reference and information services
  4. Ability to meet people easily and get along well with others
  5. Ability to express one’s self clearly, concisely, and pleasantly in the English language in person, orally, and in writing
  6. Ability to learn new skills quickly
  7. Ability to work with MS Office products, both for internal library use and for patron instruction
  8. Ability to use new technologies, mobile devices, and social networking tools to communicate with library customers and colleagues
  9. Ability to manage situations in a busy, service-oriented environment with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, and good judgment
  10. Ability to work cooperatively as a team member
  11. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Minimum Qualifications
  1. BA/BS in relevant field is required
  2. Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution is strongly preferred, will consider current enrollment in MLS program
  3. Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
  4. Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
  5. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus
Full/Part Time
Full Time


$ 38,327.12-45,376.24 in 5 Steps on City Pay Scale (Will change upon ratification of union contract)

Closing Date
January 25th

How to Apply
Please email resumé and cover letter to: Sarah Moser, Director,

Please do not call about this job

Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, K

Extending Search! 
Still seeking applications – preference now given to applications received by January 22nd

Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library's physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. As a tenure-track position, it also includes responsibilities in teaching, service, and scholarship. Position has a start date of August 2019. For more information, and to apply, please visit

Reference and Community Services Librarian, Billerica Public Library, Billerica (MA)

The Town of Billerica seeks a full-time Reference and Community Services Librarian.

The Reference and Community Services Librarian builds and maintains strong partnerships with and provides programs and services for individuals, community groups/organizations, and local businesses in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community.  As a member of the Reference Department, the Reference and Community Services Librarian also provides exemplary public service while staffing the reference desk during regularly scheduled shifts.

  • Delivers exemplary public service, answers reference questions at all levels of complexity, and enables access to library materials in all available formats while covering the reference desk
  • Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information or on-the-spot assistance with technology (e.g. printing, scanning, e-readers, email, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Collaborates with community groups/organizations in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community
  • Maintains homebound delivery services for Billerica residents unable to visit the library on their own
  • Delivers programming to the Council on Aging and off-site residential locations, including the Billerica Housing Authority and assisted living facilities in town
  • Represents the library at community events and gatherings
  • Supports efforts to increase awareness and usage of the library through the development of print and electronic marketing content
  • In collaboration with the Council on Aging, manages and oversees Senior Tax Volunteers working in the library
  • Responsible for collection development in assigned areas
  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences, and participates in professional development activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
A Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply.  Minimum of one to two years' experience in library work preferred.

Starting at $888.93 per week following in 9 steps with full benefits package.

Closing Date
Open until filled

How to Apply
Please send cover letter, resumé and three references (PDF format preferred if submitting electronically) to:

Joe St. Germain, Assistant Director
Billerica Public Library
15 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Monday, January 7, 2019

Library Director, Grafton Free Public Library, Grafton

Town of Grafton
Library Director

The Grafton Free Public Library in Grafton, NH, is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Library Director to lead a small but growing library into the future.

Job Description:
The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. She or he is expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills are essential.

The Library Director serves as a spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials. The Director exercises considerable judgement in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation and implementation, and supervision. The Director, who reports to the Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 2 part-time staff. The Director position is part-time with no benefits.

The library is currently open between 5pm-8pm on Monday and Wednesday, and 9am-noon on Wednesday and Saturday. Planning has begun for the construction of a new library.

Grafton is a friendly and growing community of approximately 1300, located within easy reach of both Hanover and Concord, NH.

Skills Required:
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collections development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library patrons and the general public.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration, including budgeting, organization, personnel and public relations.
  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet and social media.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.
Educational/Professional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred; high school graduate is required.
  • 1-2 years public library experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency with technology is required.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé and three professional references to
Roseanne Kramer,
Chair, Board of Trustees,
Grafton NH 03240.

Grafton is an equal opportunity employer.

Programming and Reference Assistant, Youth Services, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford (MA)


Library Associate/MLS Candidate – Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services.

Qualifications – Bachelors’ Degree in Child-related field; experience working with Children; pursuit of an ALA-accredited M.L.S. preferred. Fun, out-going programming and reference provider working with Youth Services collections, programs and services, Familiarity with library automated procedures, basic reference and reader’s advisory. Duties – Responsible for patron assistance,  juvenile programs and reference and reader’s advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services. Hours –18.75HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. – Apr. at time and one-half). Salary Range -- $20.31 - 26.52/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM. Available – Immediately until filled. Send  -- Letter of application, resumé and two references to:

Ellen Rainville, Director
J. V. Fletcher Library
50 Main St. Westford MA 01886