Monday, August 13, 2018

Youth Services Librarian, Hollis Social Library, Hollis

Hollis Social Library Youth Services Librarian-Full Time

The Hollis Social Library seeks a highly motivated Youth Librarian to join our staff to serve the children and teens of the Town of Hollis, a historic town in southern New Hampshire. This is a fulltime, 40 hours per week, position with benefits.

The Youth Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Children’s/Young Adult Department, including programming, collection development, cataloging, and readers advisory services. The duties include, but are not limited to, assisting children, parents, teachers, and teens in selecting, locating, and utilizing library resources and instructing children and teens in library use and database usage. 

Planning and conducting programs for children and teens throughout the year is a major component of the position. Programs offered during the year include story times, reading clubs, after school programs, holiday events, craft programs with special emphasis on the summer reading program. Publicity for the programs is done by the Youth Librarian, aligned with the library publicity strategy.

Community outreach is essential to ensure collection development and programs meet the ever growing and changing needs of the Hollis community.   As a spokesperson for the Hollis Social Library, the Youth Librarian is responsible for visiting local schools, and educating staff and students about the resources the Hollis Social Library has available to them.  It is equally important to engage with the school librarians and collaborate on educational support for students in the Hollis community. 

The Youth Librarian also provides assistance at the circulation desk as needed.  Supervises work of circulation assistants, library pages, and volunteers, as needed.  Oversees building operations when designated to do so by the Director. 

The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to promoting literacy and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for children, teens, and their families.
Qualified applicants must have an MLS degree from an accredited college. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. A thorough knowledge of current trends in children’s and young adult literature; the ability to read aloud and relate to listeners; knowledge of computer functions and social media platforms; children/teen programming experience; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience working with children and teens in a public or school library setting. 

POSITION DETAILS: This position is 40 hours per week including evening and weekend hours. Annual salary $37,000 with full benefits package.

Closing date: October 15, 2018    

TO APPLY: Visit our website: Or send your resume and cover letter to: Hollis Social Library, Attn: Laura Klain, PO Box 659, Hollis, NH 03049   

Director, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield (MA)



The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative Library Director who will lead the library in its rapidly changing role as Lynnfield’s central community and cultural center. The successful candidate will spearhead the delivery of traditional and emerging library services that meet the needs of all Lynnfield’s population segments.

The Library Director will manage daily operations, patron services, building management and programs. The Director will plan, organize, and oversee all aspects of municipal services in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Trustees, the by-laws of the NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) consortium, the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the by-laws of the Town of Lynnfield and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will fulfill the following job requirements:

New Library Construction Project
  • Execute the vision outlined in the approved state construction grant application and the services and programs it will provide to the community
  • Expand community awareness and support for the building project and work with MBLC for support of Provisional Grant
  • Direct the construction process to the town funding stage and advocate for the library in the community 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Library Building Committee
Community Outreach & Public Engagement
  • Lead the Library in fostering community and support local culture in engaging ways that respond to the needs of all patrons
  • Conduct presentations to various public and private organizations in the community
  • Initiate and develop programming tailored to local interests and trends
  • Market Library programs, collections, and services through social media and print outlets
Library Operations
  • Manage Library functions such as collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, and reference services
  • Supervise recruitment, hiring, management, professional development, discipline, and, if necessary, dismissal of personnel 
  • Oversee maintenance of library building and grounds, making recommendations to the Board of Trustees and Department of Public Works for updates and repairs as needed
  • Research and manage integral building technology including: computer network services, Internet connectivity, interoperability of external networks and mobile technology
  • Prepare, write, and manage grants and grant proposals
Fiscal Management
  • Develop, manage, report and defend the annual operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and appropriate Town personnel
  • Work closely with the Friends of the Lynnfield Library to identify priorities for the supplemental library funds that organization provides
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • A minimum of five (5) or more years of progressively responsible library experience with substantial supervisory oversight
  • Thorough knowledge of Library administration, strategic planning, finance, technology, personnel administration, facility management, public relations and fundraising
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills with the ability to collaborate with all segments of the community
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience working with a unionized workforce
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a strong desire to lead a local Library to its next stage of development and transformation
  • A customer oriented approach in serving patrons of all ages
  • Successful results in building expansion/renovation and new construction, major projects, fundraising programs, grant writing, and community projects are highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience with strategic long-range planning and all of its processes
COMPENSATION: $80,000-$90,000  with municipal benefits

The Town of Lynnfield is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer.

All interested candidates should send their cover letter and resumé to for consideration.

Profiling Bibliographer, EBSCO Information Services, Contoocook

Profiling Bibliographer
Date: Jul 27, 2018
Location: 03229, NH, US, 03229
Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

GOBI Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI Library Solutions has 300 employees with customers in 90 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBI is a division of EBSCO Information Services.


Working individually and as part of a group, discern if materials purchased for the approval services meet customer expectations, and for materials that do, consistently describe the content using established parameters and guidelines while maintaining production and quality goals established for the position. Interface with other depts. to assure accuracy within the bibliographic records created and be prepared to articulate the decision process behind such records to outside depts. and customers as requested. Regularly select core titles and selection lists for promotion to academic customers on the company’s various web-resources and actively participate in dept meetings to keep a current knowledge of policies and practices within a profiling group and across the dept. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Verify the contents of purchased materials are appropriate for academic libraries from a book-in-hand review and analysis. Communicate to the Purchasing unit when materials from publishers do not meet customer expectations. 
  • Describe materials in terms of subject and non-subject parameters and interact often with other profilers to assure these parameters are used consistently across the unit. 
  • Accurately allocate books and notification slips through the description process to library customers and articulate the decision process to Customer Service when customers question why certain materials were allocated. 
  • Interact with technical staff to assure the copy-cataloguing guidelines are being interpreted correctly and the corporate linking files are maintained.  
  • Select core titles on a quarterly basis and select title lists for the benefit of the company’s academic library customer base. 
  • Present overviews of the profiling process and demonstrate book-in-hand profiling to publisher representative, library customers, or outside depts. as requested by the Lead Profiler or CMS Mgr. 
  • Participate in the training new profiling bibliographers and/or regional salespersons as requested by the Lead Profiler or CMS Mgr. 
  • Participate in projects as assigned by the CMS Mgr.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. 
  • Strong communication and writing skills required. 
  • Consistent evaluation, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Familiarity with PCs and Windows software required.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of direct experience with publishing, academic libraries or higher education preferred.
  • Knowledge of MARC Records, LC Classification and Dewey Decimal systems preferred.
EBSCO Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester

If interested please apply online:

Reference Associate, Part-time, NHTI - Concord's Community College

Reference Associate (Library Associate I), Part-time, NHTI – Concord’s Community College
Department:    Academic Affairs
Location:    NHTI – Concord’s Community College, Concord, NH
Position Number:    C2R00136
Pay Range:    $17.55 - $20.19 Per Hour
Appointment Type:    Covered Part-Time - Non-Exempt
Labor Grade:    14
Work Schedule:    Monday - Friday; 25 hours/ week; schedule TBD
SCOPE OF WORK: Performs various administrative and technical duties associated with library reference and research services. This position reports to the Library Assistant Director at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.

  •  Contributes to the reference services program by providing assistance, consultation, and instruction to reference patrons and provides outreach services, as needed;
  • Instructs students, faculty, staff and community members in the use of online database and print resources;
  • Provides library group instruction to students, faculty, staff and the general public;
  • Assists with circulation of materials and patron account maintenance, as needed; 
  • Uses a computer for various functions including circulation, mail, information retrieval, record keeping, database management, etc.;
  • Provides patrons with in depth one-on-one instruction in the use of computer applications including – but not limited to – Microsoft Office, Blackboard, e-mail, and library management software. 
  • Updates the Library’s online research guides on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with the Head of User Services;
  • Supervises the Library during some afternoon, evening and weekend hours;
  • Participates in staff meetings/planning;
  • Light housekeeping cleaning of furniture and equipment;
  • Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.; 
  • Represents the college at conferences, meetings and seminars;
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations; 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: Associate’s degree from a recognized college or university in a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years’ experience in library services. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

License/Certification: None required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans. Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids. Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of library data and cataloging rules. Knowledge of modern library methods and procedures. Knowledge of children, youth and adult literature and ability to utilize this knowledge to match interests of clientele, to advise as to the selection of books and other materials. Ability to answer librarians and public’s requests for reference material. Strong customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services and creative, technical, and problem solving skills. Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local librarians, boards of trustees, educations and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

To apply, please complete a CCSNH application -  Please note, we cannot accept applications through Indeed.

Library Assistant, Part-time, North Hampton Public Library

North Hampton Public Library is ready to add a team member who is pursuing a career in a library setting. This person will be creative, energetic, innovative, reliable, and enjoy working with the public to find ways the library can dynamically serve the community. This person will be working with town groups to integrate library services into the community,  planning programs, suggesting materials to be acquired, and assisting patrons with library technology and services, as well as other typical library tasks. This person understands and works with social media, computers, has a pleasant and effective manner with patrons, co-workers, volunteers, and seeks to grow in his or her career and job environment.

Working conditions:
  • Normal office environment, including typing and computer skills
  • Regular interruptions to assist the public or staff
  • Required to move, bend, and reach, and drive
This position is 20 hours per week, $15 per hour without benefits. Requires a minimum of 2 years of college and a working knowledge of the current library environment.  Send resumé with references to, Susan Grant, Director.

Access Services Assistant - Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH

Full-time Access Services Assistant – Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH

Do you thrive in a lively, modern library environment?  Do you believe children should be engaged, rather than shushed?   Do you enjoy connecting readers of all ages to new ideas?  Do you have adult programming ideas you have always wanted to try?

Jaffrey Public Library has an exciting opening for a customer-service oriented individual to help manage public access services on our busy inter-generational floor.  This is an opportunity to take all your skills to the next level as a full-time Access Services Assistant.   

Jaffrey, NH, best known as home to Mount Monadnock, is an active community of 5,500 residents of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.  The library, located in the town center, is a modern, bustling center of community learning that is experiencing record-setting growth.  If you are looking for a broad range of experience and can handle a lot of activity, we are the place for you.

For a complete job description, hours, compensation information, visit our website:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Application period closes September 1, 2018.

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Emerging Technologies Librarian, Howe Library, Hanover, NH

Full-time Emerging Technologies position

The Howe Library in Hanover, NH seeks an energetic and community service-oriented professional to become our new Emerging Technology Librarian.

This position helps develop, plan, coordinate, promote, and assess programs and services related to digital literacy and technology support services for library staff and the local community.

The position will play a vital role in the development of a new community Maker Space in partnership with the town high school.

The Library is looking for someone ready to bring innovation and strong interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate must have a deep appreciation for technology and makerspace initiatives, positive attitude, strong community outreach skills, and flexibility.

Applications must be submitted through the town's online application system. More information about the job at