Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Library Director, Chesterfield Public Library

Chesterfield, NH:  Chesterfield Public Library
Library Director

The Trustees of the Chesterfield Public Library are accepting applications for the position of a full-time Library Director.  The position is for 35 hours per week and includes vacation, holidays and sick time, and health and retirement benefits through the Town of Chesterfield.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and has the oversight of three part-time staff members.  He or she has the responsibility of all functions of the library; assists in the budgeting process; writes policies along with the Board of Trustees and is responsible for carrying them out; oversees all programing and other operations of the library.

The Library is an active community center providing services to townspeople of all ages and interests, from preschoolers to senior citizens.  Programming includes, but is not limited to, preschool story times, maker space activities, book  clubs , and community events. 

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including experience with technology.  Applicant must be able to communicate well with staff and library users, being welcoming and helpful to all.

To apply:  Submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references by May 20, 2017 to:

Or mail to Chesterfield Public Library, 524 Rt 63, Chesterfield, NH  03443  Attn: Board of Trustees

Monday, April 17, 2017

Library Assistant, Circulation & Technical Services Substitute, Part-time, Kingston Community Library

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-time Substitute Circulation Staff Assistant, Kingston Community Library

Join a team of dedicated staff. Bring your smile and your can-do attitude to serve the public.

HOURS: 10 – 18 hours/week, typically filling evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must regularly be available to work Monday 10-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5-8pm as well as Saturdays 8:30–1. Most shifts scheduled in advance but may be asked to fill-in for staff on short notice.

DUTIES: Assist the public with finding books and movies and answer their computer and copier questions. You will be answering phones, shelving and finding materials, checking materials in/out, issuing new library cards and many other things that are part of providing customer service at a library. Computer skills, detail oriented, and able to alphabetize and maintain a smiling attitude under pressure. We are seeking a qualified applicant to fill part-time hours to staff the circulation desk and assist with the processing of library materials.

Starting salary: $10 - $11.00 per hour, based on experience

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter to Director at

Circulation and Technical Services Librarian, Part-time, Kingston Community Library

Job Title: Technical Services Librarian

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference assistance to the public.
  • Order books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs. Process them for addition to the collection
  • Understands and follows the Kingston Community Library patron policies. Supports circulation staff with answering more complex patron inquiries, questions about fines, and resolving customer’s questions about circulation issues.
  • Organizes materials for the front desk so staff is informed about library programming and meeting room policies and usage.
  • Locating, requesting, and processing interlibrary loans for library users and filling requests from other libraries.
  • Develop and host public programs in the library on various topics including technology. Serve as main contact for Downloadable books information.
  • A team player. Enjoys working in a team environment and working to make the library an efficient and fun place to work.
  • Always striving to improve processes and communication. Always working to make the workflow easier for everyone.
  • Trains staff to provide the best customer service to library patrons. Trains them in the use of circulation software, interlibrary loans, processing library materials, program sign ups, and shelving.
  • Works with circulation system help desk to learn about procedures and to resolve questions with the ILS.
  • Manages Overdue calls and sends notices to patrons with circulation staff assistance.
Benefits: Vacation, Sick days, professional organization membership annual fees

Experience: MLS is preferred or Bachelor’s Degree and customer service experience. Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite and Google calendar required. Experience helping public with technology matters required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred.

Salary: $14.70-$15.50 per hour. 

Schedule: 32 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends required.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at

Programming and Reference Assistant, Youth Services, Part-time, 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. 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 -- $16.91 – 22.08/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

Electronic Resources Librarian, Part-time, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library.  Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library’s electronic materials and resources.  

Essential Functions 
Electronic Resources (40%) Promotes use of the Library’s e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations.  Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues.  Oversees Library’s online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors.  Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc.  Compiles usage reports and statistics.  Functions as the Library’s primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology.  Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate:  Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software).  Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material. 

Public Desk Duties (30%):  Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services.  Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc.   Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers. 

Publication Duties (30%):  Supports library publicity and publication needs.  Maintains and develops the Library’s website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.).  Maintains and develops the Library’s presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor’s Degree with coursework toward the degree.  Minimum two years experience in similar position, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as “Library Web 2.0” skills) in following areas:  Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases.  Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools; skilled in providing services using online social networking sites.  Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing.  Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods.  Valid driver’s license to attend meetings. 

Hours: 18 hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm – 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. 

Compensation Rate:  
Librarian I (S-10)  $19.84 - $23.76 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-11)  $20.84 - $24.96 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12)  $21.66 - $25.94 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 resumé to: 

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director  
C/o Karen Consoli at 

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 21, 2017.  Position is open until filled. 

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Programming & Publicity Coordinator, Part-time, Plaistow Public Library

Position: Programming & Publicity Coordinator

Schedule: 26-30 hrs/ week, flexible, including some evenings and weekends

Compensation: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour

Benefits: Paid Time Off/ holidays; Paid memberships in professional organizations; Support for professional development activities (formal & informal); Free coffee!

Accountability: Reports to the Library Director
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Deadline: Open until filled

This is a great time to join our team at the Plaistow Public Library.
  • Do you have a vision of the public library as the vibrant hub of community life?
  • Are you a passionate community-builder who can create a full slate of library programs to create amazing experiences for our adult patrons?
  • Are you a great communicator with outreach, marketing or public relations experience?
  • Are you excited about working collaboratively with local partners to deepen and broaden community connections in our town and region?
If so, our Programming and Publicity Coordinator position is for you.

Brainstorming, planning, marketing, event-day execution, follow-up evaluation and reporting – these are certainly part of the job description, but they only scratch the surface of the transformation we hope you’ll help us bring to our library and town.

We want to maintain the best traditions of library programming (book groups, author visits, lectures, displays, exhibits, et al.) But we also recognize that business-as-usual is no longer good enough. Society and technology are changing rapidly and to remain relevant the library has to continually re-invent itself and change the ways people think about what we can offer.

We’re looking for a pioneer, but not just someone who wants to jump on the latest bandwagon. If the concepts of embedded librarianship, collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy inspire or intrigue you, then you have a sense of the paths we want to explore together.

No doubt, you have the core qualities of a great colleague – professionalism, a positive attitude, great work ethic, good sense of humor, eagerness to learn and challenge yourself. So what else are we looking for?

You have some, and hopefully many, of the following ABILITIES & TRAITS
  • You’re curious about what makes a community “work” and a great place to live.
  • You love the idea of creating amazing and transformative experiences for our patrons.
  • You’re passionate about bringing groups together through unique public events and serving as a fuse to ignite social energies that people didn’t know were there.
  • You love helping others learn, grow and share.
  • You’re an energetic self-starter.
  • You can mobilize and inspire others to work together while exhibiting humility and exemplary listening skills.
  • You’re curious and love looking outside normal library channels for inspiration and great ideas.
  • You can prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time, handling bumps in the road with composure and grace.
  • You’re an explorer who loves meeting new people, listening closely to them, and building new partnerships.
  • You can represent the library with confidence “out there”, in spaces where our patrons actually live, work and play.
  • You don’t mind taking risks or trailblazing a new path, even if it means there may be times when 3 people show up to an event.
  • You want more than just a job – “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.”
 And here are some BONUS SKILLS & ABILITIES. A basic level of proficiency in these is required, but advanced skills are a definite plus.
  • Technological chops – Microsoft Excel, web development (HTML/ CSS/ JavaScript), writing code in any language.
  • A design sensibility – proficiency with Adobe products, Microsoft Publisher, infographics or other graphic design software.
  • Traditional and/or social media wrangling.
  • Proficiency with audiovisual technologies (photography, film, sound equipment).
  • Success as a coach, teacher or community organizer.
If this sounds like you, or someone you know, visit the Work With Us page of our website to learn more about the Plaistow Public Library and the benefits and responsibilities that come with the position.

If you're ready to apply, submit a resumé and cover letter via email to Cab Vinton,, or regular post, Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St., Plaistow, NH 03865.

We would also welcome relevant work samples – a press release or flyer, a design-inspired or video resumé – anything illustrating what you're capable of and where your dreams might take us. Show us your A game!

Assistant Librarian, Littleton Public Library

Littleton Public Library

Job Title: Assistant Librarian

Littleton Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, customer service oriented person to join our team as Assistant Librarian.  This position is a critical resource for staff and patrons, providing extensive reader’s advisory to the public, assisting patrons in use of the library, and maintaining the adult fiction collection, including large print and audio book.  This position requires excellent customer service and multitasking skills, as well as extensive reader’s advisory skills.
Essential duties:
  • Work at the service desk part of each day providing circulation, reference, reader’s advisory, and computer use assistance to library patrons.
  • Manage the adult fiction collection, including large print and audiobook titles.  Remain up to date with relevant reviews and new and upcoming releases.  Order and process new materials.  Deselect items on an ongoing basis.
  • Handle the set-up and reconciliation of the weekly cash box.  Make deposits.
  • Order and monitor supplies- office, cleaning, and library supplies.
  • Record and acknowledge memorial gifts.  Select and purchase gift books.
  • Responsible for building oversight in library director’s absence.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:  BA/BS and 2-3 years library experience. Must have excellent customer service skills and proficiency with computers. Experience in purchasing and providing reader’s advisory service preferred.  
Schedule: Full time 35 hours a week Tuesday-Saturday schedule.  Includes one evening.

Littleton Public Library offers a comprehensive benefits package, including single health insurance, short and long term disability, and paid time off.

Salary: $15-17/ hour.

To apply please send cover letter and resumé to Meagan Carr, Library Director, at