Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Library Aid, Part-time, Holderness Public Library

Library Aid, Part-time, Holderness Public Library
Holderness Free Library has an immediate opening for a Library Aid.  This person will assist with circulating materials, shelving of materials, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment.  Candidates must have a BS or BA and the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with patrons and staff. He/she must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively. This is a part-time position and includes  frequent Saturdays and 1 or 2 nights. EOE. Salary range is $11.50 - $14.00 based on experience/education. Send résumé and a letter listing 3 references to holdernesslibrary@roadrunner.com.

Circulation Assistant Openings, Part-time, Plaistow Public Library

The Plaistow Public Library is seeking a friendly, energetic, and organized individual to join our Circulation Team.

Schedule: 15 hrs/ week, including one evening per week and one Saturday a month
Compensation: $12.35 to $15.00/ hour, depending on experience
Deadline: Open until filled

This is a 60-day temporary position with high potential of becoming a regular (or "permanent") position.

We are also actively seeking to enlarge our pool of substitutes. So please apply even if you're not able to commit to a regular schedule at this time. This is a great way to to pick up some extra hours & new skills, keep your resume refreshed, and work with some great people!

As a Team Member you help define our patrons' experience of the library. You greet people warmly and provide helpful, courteous service in a variety of ways -- facilitating circulation of library materials; offering helpful advice and information about our collections, programs and services; helping out with patrons' basic computer needs; ensuring that work areas are tidy and well-organized; renewing our displays with fresh materials as needed; chipping in when larger programs require an extra hand or two; and administering our policies with fairness and tact.

Required Qualifications
High school diploma
Excellent customer service skills
Very strong computer and Internet skills High attention to detail Proven track record of success working in a close-knit, team environment

Got "Bonus Features"?
As part of a small public library all staff regularly wear multiple hats. Please be sure to tell us about any special skills or hobbies which might add value to our team (e.g., experience w/ Koha or other library systems, etc.)

Full Job Description and application instructions are available on the library's website:

We look forward to working with you!

Technical Services Assistant, Part-time, Philbrick-James Library, Deerfield

The Philbrick-James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing and organized person to fill the position of Technical Services Assistant. We are looking for a friendly and detail-oriented individual to process interlibrary loan requests and library material, which includes cataloging. Additional duties will include staffing the circulation desk, shelving, and helping our patrons with their reference and technology needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists patrons in the use of Library computers, photocopier, and Overdrive
  • Provides information and interpretation concerning library services, policies and procedures
  • Checks library materials in and out; contacts patrons to notify them of overdue items
  • Provides reference service, answers phone, and helps patrons locate library materials
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests; advises patrons on status of requests
  • Gathers and compiles data for ongoing library records and produces statistical reports
  • Catalog and process new and gift materials 
  • Withdraw library materials from catalog records; prepare materials for disposal
Minimum Requirements:
  • Knowledge of standard library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the principles of record keeping and records management
  • Skill in providing effective customer service with tact and courtesy
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with staff and the public
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software programs
This is a part-time position with 20 scheduled hours per week. As currently envisioned, this schedule will entail Wednesdays from 12pm- 8pm; Thursdays from 9am-5pm; and Saturdays 9am-1pm. 

Salary: $13.50 an hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please email the following to pjlibrary@metrocast.net :
  • resumé
  • cover letter
  • contact information for three references

Monday, November 13, 2017

Librarian/Assistant Director, Abbott Library, Sunapee

Librarian/Assistant Director Position Available

The Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic and talented library professional with excellent library skills and experience with all facets of community outreach. The Abbott Library is a busy enterprise in its new physical building and in its continually growing digital environment. This individual will provide leadership in this vibrant community library, will work closely with the Library Director in the management of the library, and will be responsible for the functioning of the library in the Director’s absence.

The ideal candidate is smart, strategic, flexible, creative, patient, decisive, and technologically adroit and has a positive attitude.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is capable of interfacing with library and town governing boards, community partners, community stakeholders, town management and library staff and volunteers. 

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with competitive benefits. Starting hourly rate of pay is $18.64/hour, $19.11/hour for exceptional candidates. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  Some Saturdays required. A full job description is available on request.

A resumé and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org by December 18, 2017.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Librarian III, New Hampshire State Library, Concord

State of New Hampshire Job Posting
State of New Hampshire Job Posting
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH  03301

LG 25 Position # 11430

Position is located 20 Park St, NH State Library, Concord, NH   

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, New Hampshire State Library has a full time vacancy for a Librarian III. 

To manage provision of consulting services on the range of library issues, including family literacy, to public and school libraries in New Hampshire.

Coordinates statewide library literacy initiatives and partners with other literacy agencies to provide programs and services for public libraries.
Provides advisory services to librarians in areas of programming, services and collection development .

Manages grant programs that support statewide literacy services in public libraries.
Serves on state, regional and national committees that foster development of library services to public and school libraries.
Develops online and print resources that support youth services in public and school libraries and contributes to the State
Library’s website in the area of library development.

Researches state and national trends and develops programs for libraries that reflect these trends.
Develops and conducts workshops and training opportunities for librarians providing youth services
Develops and conducts workshops and training opportunities for librarians providing library services for older adults.
Education:  Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience:  Five years' experience as a professional librarian including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a public, special, state, college or university library.  Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to work well with public. 

 Agency conditions of employment for classified positions:  Selected candidates subject to criminal background check, and if required to drive as part of the position responsibilities, candidate must provide a current Division of Motor Vehicle record post offer.

 Prior to applying, please be sure that you have completed your profile including your complete employment history, education history, credentials and contact information.  Please bear in mind that your education and experience must be relevant to the specific position for which you are submitting an application.  You are encouraged to provide a copy of your current resume, but resumes will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application for employment.  All paper applications must be sent to the above address.  

The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Michael York at 603-271-2397 or michael.york@nh.gov
In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature MUST be included with this application.  If copies of have been requested, please reference this and have them forwarded to Linda McFarland, Human Resources Administrator at the above address or to jobapps@dred.nh.gov.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Public Services/Children's Librarian, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor (ME)

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library (BHML) seeks an engaging and community-minded individual to provide exceptional library services to the region’s diverse array of library users. This is a unique position for a perennially curious librarian who enjoys both adult and children’s services.

Responsibilities: The Public Services/Children’s Librarian has overall responsibility for the Circulation Department–managing a (seasonally) busy single-service desk and supervising one part-time staff member and a rotation of dedicated volunteers. The Public Services/Children’s Librarian is responsible for the collection development and cataloging of all youth materials, and for development of early literacy programs. S/he works independently, and collaboratively with the Assistant Director to provide youth and family programming.

Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree is required with a minimum of 3 years of professional library experience or equivalent. Excellent customer service and communication skills required. Experience with children’s or youth services preferred.

BHML is a small but mighty library that operates in a highly collaborative environment. The right candidate will be hardworking, tech-savvy, creative, and open minded.

Compensation: $17-18/hour commensurate with experience.

Job Description: Public Services/Children’s Librarian

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references to Joanna Breen, Executive Director, via email at director@bbhlibrary.org Position is open until filled.

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library

Youth Librarian, Full time, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.

Duties: Directs and performs children’s and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children’s and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:
  1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  2. Working knowledge of children’s literature and children’s programming;
  3. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  4. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  5. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  6. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  7. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children’s programming. A bachelor’s in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.

Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.
Salary negotiable.

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: director@kingston-library.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.