Thursday, June 20, 2019

Library Assistant, Part-time, Children's Room, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson (NH)

George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson NH

Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a part-time, Library Assistant for the Children’s Room. This is a part-time (16-24 hours per week) year-round position required to work one or two evenings a week with at least one Saturday/month. The position will be subject to a six-(6)-month probationary work period.

  • Performs normal circulation duties/tasks
  • Circulates and re-shelves library materials
  • Answers phone
  • Provides direct patron service
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some post-secondary coursework preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer and organizational skills
Applicants must be willing to learn new skills. Must have good judgment and show initiative. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

Closing Date: July 15, 2019 or until position is filled

Salary: $11.50 to start, 16-24 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resumé with references and a letter of interest:

Linda Pilla, Library Director,   

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Circulation & Public Services Coordinator, H. Raymond Danforth Library, New England College, Henniker (NH)

Job Title: Circulation & Public Services Coordinator

Position Purpose:    This position oversees the circulation functions and manages the day-to-day public spaces use of the library. In addition, this position provides first point of contact reference assistance to patrons and assists the Reference & instruction staff with projects as assigned.

Essential Duties Summary:   
  • Work effectively with colleagues and the greater community to advance the mission of the library and the college;
  • Serve as the first point of contact for the library; assist library patrons by answering specific information requests and assist them in the effective use of a broad range of information resources, both print and online and/or refer patrons to the appropriate departments for help;
  • Oversee all circulation functions of the library, including notices and billing; process Reserve items, both print and online, collect and assess annual statistics;
  • Assist in the training and supervision of work-study students;
  • Monitor computer labs and address general maintenance (e.g paper, toner, etc);
  • Answer phone and e-mail queries;
  • Oversee scheduling the library’s public spaces using scheduling software;
  • Assist with processing of items for interlibrary loan and acquisitions;
  • Help develop, organize, implement, assess and revise operational policies and procedures for circulation and public services;
  • Know library policies and procedures and clearly and courteously communicate them to patrons.
Required Qualifications:
  •  Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Must be able to work independently;
  • Ability to function in a multi-tasking environment;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years of relevant library experience preferred;
  • Excellent skills with a variety of computer systems-ILS experience preferred.
EEO Statement:  New England College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or disability in regard to treatment, access to or employment in its programs and activities, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with disabilities needing accommodation should contact the ADA Compliance Officer.

New England College is committed to providing equal opportunity in all conditions of employment and creating a welcoming and supportive environment that celebrates diversity. If an imbalance is found to exist, the College will make good faith efforts to recruit, hire and promote persons underrepresented in the workplace.

To view this posting and apply please visit

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number    S00172P
Open Date   
Close Date
Open Until Filled    Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants   
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian, Nesmith Library, Windham (NH)

Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian, Nesmith Library

Title: Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian, Nesmith Library, Windham NH

General Summary: This is a full-time, 40 Hour/week position that will require some nights and weekend hours in a rotating schedule. The Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian will be responsible for creating and disseminating library marketing materials including email newsletter, press releases, social media, and website. He/she will ensure consistent library identity and branding across all the above platforms. He/she will keep abreast of new web/mobile apps/software/hardware trends for patron use, analyze and recommend adoption of new patron facing technologies.

Education and Experience:
A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or equivalent graduate degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. One year or more of Public Library Experience. Recent MLS program graduates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Please see full job description @

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary dependent upon experience. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and paid earned time.

Address: Please send cover letter, resumé, and 3 references to: Sylvie Brikiatis, Director, Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Rd. Windham, NH 03087

Librarian II, Technical Services Department, Rochester Public Library,


The City of Rochester NH is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Librarian II to perform professional and supervisory tasks for the Technical Services Department.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and provide leadership for the department; have the ability to work with a high degree of independence in evaluating and prioritizing the needs of the department and serve as the Library’s liaison to the Department of Municipal Information Systems (IT).   

Position requirements:  Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and three years of progressively responsible professional or paraprofessional library work.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience using Sierra integrated library system software.  

Pay range $45,936 to $61,497 annually DOQ/E with a competitive benefits package.  Pre-employment testing will include educational and criminal background, medical and drug screen.

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.  

Position open until filled.  Interested candidates are advised that a review of applications will begin on July 2, 2019.

Submit completed City application, cover letter, & resumé to:

Human Resources – #550200 City of Rochester 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH 03867

All applications for this position will be held in confidence.

Library Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Tracy Memorial Library, New London (NH)

Library Circulation Assistant (Part-Time, Year-Round)
Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH

We seek a positive, energetic person to work part-time, year-round at the circulation desk of our busy library.  Duties include assisting the public; opening and closing the library; providing reader’s advisory; using automated library software; registering new patrons; and troubleshooting technology. 

We offer a friendly environment and a wage of $13.50 per hour plus a $1/hour shift differential.  Required hours are: Tuesday and/or Thursday night 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and alternate Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Other hours to be determined, with total hours per week ranging from ten to nineteen.  Flexibility to sub is a plus. 

Must be customer-service oriented and comfortable using computers and learning new technology.  Library experience, college coursework, and sense of humor preferred.  For full job description, visit:

Start date is as soon as possible, and the position is open until filled.  Hiring is subject to criminal records check.  Send résumé and letter of interest, including what attracts you to this position, and how it would fit with your schedule, to:

Sandra Licks, Director
Tracy Memorial Library
304 Main Street
New London, NH  03257

Circulation Aide, Adult Services, Part-time, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack (NH)

Merrimack Public Library

Job Opportunity: Adult Services Circulation Aide

The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a friendly and energetic team member to work on the main floor of our fast-paced library. The successful candidate will have creative problem-solving abilities and be attentive to details. We are looking for someone who will contribute to a positive environment and exhibit a commitment to our library’s greater objectives.

Duties: General duties include checking materials in and out, processing reserved materials and cash transactions, providing excellent customer service to patrons both in person and over the phone, promoting library services to patrons, and a host of other tasks.

Qualifications:  HS diploma required. Candidate must have excellent customer relations skills and proficiency with computers; must have experience with Microsoft Office. Experience working in a library highly desirable. Candidates must also be detail-oriented, with the ability to alphabetize and correctly shelve materials in Dewey Decimal order. Good physical condition is required to be able to push heavy carts, reach upper shelves, bend, stoop, lift, and stand for long periods of time.

Closing date: June 24, 2019 or until position is filled.

Salary: $12.00/HR (20 Hrs/Wk) Position includes weekdays, evenings and rotating weekends.

To Apply: Send application, cover letter, and resume to Yvette Couser, Director via email:

or by mail:

Yvette Couser   
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

A full job description can be found at:

Youth Librarian, Part-time, Kimball Library, Atkinson (NH)

Position Title: Youth Librarian, Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH

Reports to: Youth Services Director/Assistant Director & Library Director

General Narrative Description of Position

The Youth Librarian, as a member of the library team, provides services to support the youth department patrons’ use of the library resources and services, promotes and implements programs for youth throughout the year, including the summer reading program, and supports the library’s mission.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children, have empathy for their interests and needs, and a dedication for advocating for them.  Sense of humor, passion for learning and teaching, and knowledge of children’s literature and S.T.E.M. programming are essential. Experience incorporating creative uses of music, movement, and art into programming preferred. This position requires organization, discipline, flexibility, and teamwork.
Youth Librarian Qualifications
  • Shall have proven experience in providing exceptional education-based services to customers.
  • Shall have a positive outlook and create a positive workplace environment and positive public image. 
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, other staff members, parents, teachers, and children of all ages, both orally and in writing. 
  • Shall be comfortable and adept at using social media. 
  • Shall be proficient with Microsoft Office productivity software and a demonstrated interest and ability in using computers, the Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for youth. 
  • Works with Youth Services Director to plan and organize programs and events. 
  • Provides reader’s advisory service for children, young adults, teachers and parents. Assists customers in selection of appropriate reading material. 
  • Familiarity with print and electronic literature for preschool, elementary-aged children, and teens. 
  • Creates and disseminates library marketing materials including email newsletter, social media posts, and web posts. Edits press releases and newspaper articles with attention to details and accuracy. 
  • Assists in identifying sources of outside funding, such as grants. 
  • Keeps up to date with new trends in public services and library practices as related to children and teens. 
  • Participates in professional meetings to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals, and to contribute to the profession. 
  • Conducts multiple story times, Saturday events, S.T.E.M. programming, and other events or programs as needed.
  • Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation. 
  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development. 
  • Shall perform other related duties as requested by the Youth Services Director and/or Library Director. 
  • Comfortable with heavy program load during peak times of year such as vacation weeks and able to deal with multiple unexpected tasks calmly and efficiently during busy periods with frequent interruptions.
  • Minimum of two years experience working as a library assistant, teacher, or as an assistant in a busy, complex, office environment requiring multi-tasking, customer service and ability to work independently. 
  • Minimum of two years experience working with computer software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Demonstrated good communication skills (verbal, writing, spelling).
  • Four-year college degree required and experience working in a public library preferred. Degree with a major in education or other combination of education and relevant library experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.   
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new technical skills, changing library technology, and library resources. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot patron issues with public computers, printers, and wireless devices.  
  • Ability to take lead responsibility for areas of specialization. 
  • Ability for high degree of accuracy working with detailed data in print, non-print and digital data. 
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team. 
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher 
  • Ability to serve and communicate effectively verbally with a variety of library patrons and assist them to use library resources. 
  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and perform tasks with minimum of supervision. 
  • Ability to search internet and online databases, create and maintain web pages. 
  • Experience using an integrated library system.
WORKING CONDITIONS (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Works in office, library and/or school environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures. Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain a current knowledge of library resources, intellectual development, literature and information resources. The work requires lifting print and other materials, equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds, and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from place to place, including using stools or ladders to retrieve or place materials in high places. On a regular basis, meeting room chairs need to be moved, stacked and wheeled. 

This position is currently 32 hour/week with paid time off.  Two nights per week and two Saturdays a month are required. The position has potential to be 40 hours/week in 2020 with a full benefits package.

Starting Salary: $16.00 - $19.00 depending on experience.

Closing Date:  Open till filled.

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to: Diane Heer at and Kathy Watson at