Monday, September 26, 2016

Library Assistant MCPHS University

Library Assistant

MCPHS University

Manchester, NH Campus


For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 


Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.



The Library Assistant position includes the following responsibilities: 

  • Staff the circulation/information desk.  Assist patrons in locating, signing out and use of print and electronic resources of the library. Operate the branch library’s online and manual circulation systems.
  • Respond to reference questions. Communicate with patrons via email, telephone, and in-person requests.
  • As appropriate, refer research related questions to professional librarians, and technology related questions to Information Services staff.
  • Supervise and train student library employees and co-ordinate their daily activities.
  • Train students on the use of the Voyager Online Library System.
  • Assist librarian with the day-to-day tasks of running the Manchester campus library.
  • Collect statistics relating to circulation, reference transactions and other library operations.
  • Organize lists for reserves of recommended print/multimedia purchases for the Manchester Campus Library. Work with Boston acquisitions/cataloging staff in the processing of new purchases for the Manchester campus.
  • Communicate with the Boston library any issues with the Voyager Online Library System, includes system updates and patron databases.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 19 hours/wk) position, and is not eligible for benefits.




  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned  library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment


  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.
  • Current or future enrollment in a library school program

To apply, please visit  Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae.  No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

IT Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury (MA)

IT Librarian  
Amesbury Public Library 
Union Grade 14 

Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological  development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library’s consortium services via MVLC.   

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software.  Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology.  Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference  assistance to library patrons.  

Supervision Required:  Library Director 

Salary OPEIU Grade 14, Step 1.  Full Benefits 

Qualifications Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience. 

Special Requirements:   Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  

For full job description please go to this link: 

To Apply Send or email resumé and letter of application to:

Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913 

Deadline Open until filled.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cataloging Bibliographer, YBP (Yankee Book Peddler), Contoocook

YBP (Yankee Book Peddler)
Location: Contoocook, NH
To apply visit our careers page at . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

Cataloging Bibliographer

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 shelflisting 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.
Cultural Competencies:
  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 
  • Skills
  • 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.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Tween/Teen Librarian, Part-time, Hollis Social Library

The Hollis Social Library in Hollis, NH is seeking a creative, energetic and enthusiastic candidate to join our small, yet mighty, team as a Tween/Teen Librarian. We’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid to try new things and loves hanging out with the after-school crowd.  Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Tween/Teen Librarian will develop and maintain the collection, create a welcoming and inviting culture for young adults in our small town library, and develop and execute dynamic youth programs.

  • Maintain, develop and catalog collection materials for the Youth and Young Adult Collection and provide reader’s advisory services.
  • Manage the collection development of print and digital materials for youth and young adults. 
  • Plan and conduct programming and outreach duties for tweens and teens. 
  • Collaborate with community schools and organizations and act as an advocate for youth literacy.
  • Deliver excellent service to patrons and cover circulation desk when needed.
  • This position is 20 hours per week. The candidate is expected to work one evening per week and one weekend per month. 
  • Supervising library assistants during weekend hours.
  • Must have significant library experience or MLIS coursework in the following areas: cataloging, collection development, and databases. MLIS preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required. 
  • Experience and interest in working with youth ages 10 to 18, and knowledge of corresponding library services and materials. 
  • Strong computer skills with interest in learning new technology
  • Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.
Salary: 16.00/hr.

Closing Date:  Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

Please submit your resumé and cover letter

Ms. Laura England, Library Director
Hollis Social Library
P.O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Library Aide/Assistant, Part-time, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

The Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield is seeking a Library  Aide/Assistant for Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 6 pm and occasional subbing.   Tech savvy retirees and students are strongly encouraged to apply!  While it is only one day a week, it is an important one and often a very busy time at our library, so please only apply if you can make a true commitment.

The right candidate will be reliable, be very comfortable with technology, have good attention to detail, and be flexible enough to jump in to the flow of the week. This position pays $8 - 10/hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

The Library Aide or Assistant provides staffing to the circulation desk, supports technical services (book/material processing and maintenance), and assists the director with library programs for children, teens, and adults.

This position plays an essential role in providing excellent customer service to our community.  The Library Aide/ Assistant works under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Library Director to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.  This integral team member is expected to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, public officials, the Library Board of Trustees, volunteers and the general public.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Circulation tasks (checking books in/out, maintaining patron records);
  • Answering phone and email inquiries in a professional manner;
  • Assisting patrons with both general and specific reference and inter-library loan requests;
  • Responding to patron inquiries, problems and complaints and keeping the Library Director informed as appropriate;
  • Processing library materials and other  Technical Services tasks, with careful attention to detail;
  • Maintaining statistical records with a high level of accuracy;
  • Working with other staff and the Director to prepare and implement programs for children, teens and adults;
  • Preparing reports and publicity notices, under the guidance of the Director.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • An aptitude and willingness to learn new technologies, including the library’s digital collections, ereaders and databases;
  • Enthusiasm for all ages;
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment with many distractions and interruptions;
  • A cheerful disposition and a can-do attitude;
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 35 pounds;
  • Standing, bending, kneeling and general agility required;
  • The Library Aide may be a high school student.  The Library Assistant requires a high school diploma, with a college degree preferred, but not required with the right experience.
To apply: Please email resumé cover letter and contact information for three references to Julie Perrin at

Durham Public Library Director

Durham Public Library Director Job Posting
Innovative libraries shape and transform communities.
Opportunity for Transformative Leader in Durham NH
Are you a passionate, creative and innovative manager, committed to the principles
of a community-driven public library?
The Library Trustees of Durham NH seek a dynamic, visionary Director who is eager to shape the future of our community library and move the Durham Public Library (DPL) to the forefront in our state.  We seek a leader with a strong vision for the future of libraries; dedication to providing exceptional service; passion for technology and innovation and proven experience in motivating and supporting teams. 
Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director will lead a committed team in a beautiful, newly built facility that has become the heart of our vibrant and engaged community.  The Director will inspire our committed staff and ensure they have the resources and training to meet the high expectations of our active residents and university community.

Overarching Responsibilities:

  • MANAGEMENT: Build a culture of trust, support, supervision and professional development for the DPL staff.
  • OPERATIONS: Provide oversight of the Library’s day-to-day operations, finances, personnel, policy and facilities management.
  • FISCAL:  Prepare, present and track all funding and resources; serve as a conscientious fiscal steward of taxpayer funds.
  • LEADERSHIP:  Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of DPL and the greater community to develop, enhance, advance and evaluate the library’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING:  Develop and present annual and long-range plans in coordination with staff for educational, cultural and recreational programming, and services that enrich, enlighten, delight, educate, challenge and inform the community.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:  Foster strong relationships with library users and non-users to build community and ensure the needs of the community are solicited, understood, and met, to the extent possible.
  • COLLABORATION: Cooperate and leverage resources with local government, organizations, schools, University of New Hampshire and members of the community to provide rich programming opportunities and support for the library.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Library Science/Information from an institution accredited by the ALA.
  • A minimum of 5 years leading and managing a team.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to publically promote the vision and needs of the library.
  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, identifying funding needs; resourceful and efficient use of limited resources.
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality improvement and experience developing new or revised systems, procedures, and workflow.
  • Proven ability to motivate, inspire, direct and support a team.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Dedication to a professional development.
  • Ability to think outside the box regarding the role and activities of a community library.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of individuals and organizations that creates a culture of inclusion.
  • Embraces current and emerging digital technologies.
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries.
    This is a full-time, salaried position; $62,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
    Applications that are received by October 11th will be given priority.  Final deadline is October 21st. 
    Email cover letter and resume to:
    with experience, plus excellent benefits.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Library Technician, Part-time, Leach Library, Londonderry

Part-time Library Technician

The Leach Library seeks a Part-time Library Technician to perform clerical and semi-technical work.  The 28hr/wk schedule includes evenings and Saturdays.  Circulates and re-shelves library materials, answers the phone, and provides direct patron service.  Prepares and performs programs for children, processes all acquired materials and performs other duties as required. 

High school diploma required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Excellent computer, communication and organization skills required.  Recent public library experience preferred.  Salary range starting at $18.89 hour, plus pro-rated paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick time)

Pick up an application packet at the Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053.  Completed packets must be returned by October 5, 2016, before 5 p.m.  No calls or emails.