Thursday, February 16, 2017

Director of Library Services, Part-time, White Mountains Community College, Berlin



$35.69 - $42.20/hour
Position #W2R00044

Performs professional, administrative, supervisory, and academic support duties related to planning and operation of the College Learning Resource Center. Responsible for management of personnel, research and development, and planning and coordination of curriculum resources in all media.  

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in Library Science, including coursework in Educational Media and Technology, and four years of experience in a professional library. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. 

View job description and apply at

FMI: Gretchen Taillon, Human Resources
(603) 342-3003,
Equal Employment Opportunity
Position will remain open until filled

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Library Director, Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library, Brentwood

Town of Brentwood, NH

The Trustees of the Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library are accepting applications for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time position that offers an excellent working environment and a generous benefits package.

The MEB Library is a vibrant local library that enjoys the support of the Brentwood community. We received the NH Library of the Year award from the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association in 2014.

The Library Director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides strong leadership to a dedicated library team. He or she is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the library including hiring and training of all other library staff and volunteers, implementing library polices, managing the budget, circulation, and programming.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the Brentwood community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

Qualifications: a Master’s in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; Significant library management experience, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and proficiency with library technologies are required.

To apply, submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references to:  Chairperson, Board of Trustees at

The Town of Brentwood, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Circulation Technical Assistant, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Performs all duties related to the circulation of library materials including checkouts, checkins, renewals, patron registration, reserves, and collection of fines and fees at both the Circulation and Youth Services desks. May occasionally be asked to fill in at Reference; will have some regular Youth Services shifts, predominately nights and Saturdays. Represents the library in a pleasant and helpful manner in all aspects of work.

This is a 30hr/week position, includes benefits. This is a perfect position for someone just starting in the library profession or someone in the process of getting their graduate degree.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree, Coursework towards or a MLS will be given strong value Previous library experience , 1-3 years, urban library experience is a plus

  1. Ability to meet people easily and get along well with others. 
  2. Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and pleasantly in the English language both orally, in person and over the phone, and in writing. Working knowledge of Spanish is a big plus. 
  3. Ability to handle minute detail. 
  4. Accurate typing and word processing skills.
  5. Ability to learn new skills quickly. 
  6. Ability to handle situations with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, good judgment and punctuality.
Institution: Haverhill Public Library

Full/Part Time: Part Time
Salary: $22,923.68-25,619.88 (Steps on City Pay Scale)
Closing Date: Friday March 3, 2017

How to Apply: Send resumé and letter of interest to:

Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830 
Email submissions strongly preferred, please do not call about this job.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Science and Data Librarian, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington (VT)

POSITION TITLE:  Science and Data Librarian

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Science and Data Librarian. This position will serve as the liaison to the science disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and will support research, teaching and learning in these areas by providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services. This position will also take the lead in designing and developing the Libraries’ services for supporting data management and develop training and support for data literacy within and outside of the Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the Libraries’ strategic initiative for managing scholarship and research data.

As part of the Information & Instruction Services Department, this position will also be responsible for providing general reference services, classroom instruction and individual consultations, and supporting campus-wide information literacy initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services.

  • Serves as the liaison to the following departments and programs: Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Food Systems, Geology, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Physics, Plant and Soil Science, Plant Biology, and UVM Extension.
  • Communicates regularly with assigned academic departments and program and assumes primary responsibility for the development, promotion, and delivery of programs and services for students and faculty in these disciplines, including providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services.
  • Designs and develops services for supporting data management plans required by funding agencies. 
  • Works with the Office of Vice President for Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs and other campus partners in support of research data services. 
  • Develops training and support for data management fundamentals within and outside of the Libraries.
  • Participates fully in the design and delivery of general and specialized information services offered by the department, including library instruction and research consultations. Participates fully in departmental projects and services.
  • Serves at the reference desk, including some nights and weekends.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Collection Management Services on collection development initiatives and issues for liaison areas. 
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Dana Medical Library on Libraries-wide initiatives that impact campus researchers in the fields of science, technology, and medicine.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication and research practices.
  • Actively participates in scholarship and service in keeping with the expectations of academic library faculty and individual workload plans. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent;
  • undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences, or significant discipline-specific work experience in an academic library or other organization;
  • demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management and curation;
  • demonstrated success in a collaborative environment;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; 
  • demonstrated commitment to scholarship, service and professional development and the potential to meet requirements expected of academic library faculty.
  • 1 or more years of experience as a science librarian in an academic or research library;
  • knowledge and usage of data documentation standards and tools;
  • knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication; 
  • library instruction or other teaching experience;
  • knowledge of citation management programs.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see

SALARY AND RANK: Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as Library Assistant Professor. The minimum salary for a Library Assistant Professor is $56,175. Generous benefit package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than March 3, 2016.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F730PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at:; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

Streaming Media and Course Reserves Manager, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Library in Durham seeks a Streaming Media and Course Reserves Manager.  Under the general direction of the Library Senior Manager, this position is responsible for Multimedia services and Reserves operations. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment to improve workflow and operations, unify services and make autonomous decisions regarding policies and procedures. This is a full time, one year position.

The incumbent is a contributing member of the Circulation Department management team with supervisory responsibility for two staff and also shares responsibility for the department in the absence of other managers.

Weekend and evening work may be required as needed.

View the USNH position posting for more information, or to apply.

Library Assistant I, Part-time, Public Services, Portsmouth Public Library


POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant I, Public Services
(26 hours, Weekdays/Nights and Sundays)         
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Assistant I performs a range of departmental tasks and provides a range of library services to patrons in the Circulation area of the library. This position is vital in creating a welcoming, warm and respectful environment and is almost entirely a customer-facing position.

Using the library’s integrated system software, the LAI checks in and out library materials, registers new patrons and renews records, answers patron questions, places holds for items and more; assists patrons with the use of technology tools including public computers, self-check stations, the library website and copier; assists patrons in locating relevant print and other materials to meet their needs; assists with collection maintenance including keeping collections and displays neat, clean and well organized; keep usage statistics on a daily basis;  implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service; answer phone calls.

QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of ability to provide a high level of service to customers. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people including good listening skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City officials. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing skills development and the judgment and public relations skills to deal appropriately with people. Candidates should have a proficiency using a variety of information technology tools; knowledge of Windows operating systems and basic information troubleshooting techniques. Familiarity with social media and handheld devices is a plus.

Candidates must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED) and must have a demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work.  They should have familiarity with office productivity software and a demonstrated ability to use computers, the Internet, and some mobile technologies.


Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


City of Portsmouth
Dianna Fogarty, Director
Human Resources Office                                            
1 Junkins Ave.Portsmouth, NH  03801
(603) 610-7270,

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DATE POSTED: February 7, 2017                                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  February 15, 2017

Anticipated Opening - Emerging Technologies Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

Pending final approval at Town Meeting, the Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks an innovative technology librarian to join our team in mid to late March.  This newly created, full time position will manage our digital branch and resources.  Additional duties include covering a public service desk one night per week and occasional weekend hours.
A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of two years of professional public library experience is required, with at least one year working with emerging technologies.  Specialized education, training or experience “may” be substituted for part of the educational requirement. 

Position overview:

  • Manages administrative aspects of the library system

o   Manage and plan related software and upgrades

o   Train staff on advanced features, like report writing

o   Resolve technical issues related to the staff and public interfaces

  • Liaison with Town IT Department 
  • Manages electronic library resources/digital content – books, audios, films, and databases

o   Facilitate vendor relationships, including evaluation, upgrades and support
  • Monitors trends and implementation of apps for patrons and librarians 
  • Maintains and updates library’s webpage, portal page, electronic newsletters and social media channel 

o   Interpret and implement data derived from web analytics

o   Analyze and address web page design based on library needs

o   Draft RFP for new webpage, implement new library webpage and monitor content and design

o   Maintain and update Pelham Public Library website

o   Train staff on content management

  • Provides direct patron support 
  • Offer “Tech & Device Drop In” 
  • Present workshops on social media networking, privacy instruction, popular mobile apps
  • Create online instructional materials 
  • Liaison, along with Children’s and Young Adult Librarians, to Pelham schools

Salary is $45,000 with excellent Town benefits package. Open until filled but application review will begin February 22, 2017.

Please submit resumé and digital portfolio to Irja Finn, Library Director