Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

Part-time Circulation Assistant I (16-20 Hours)

QUALIFICATIONS: This person reports to the Assistant Director and to the Library Director. Candidates must have graduated from high school or equivalent. Some college preferred. Demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work. Familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms preferred. At least one evening and some Saturday hours. Must be a team player.

  • Check-in and check-out of library materials on our Evergreen ILS system
  • Register new patrons and update accounts for existing patrons
  • Answer phones quickly and professionally  
  • Book meeting rooms and events using Google Calendar
  • Assist patrons with computer, copier, reference questions and book sale.  
  • Learn to compile statistical data for use in library reporting. 
  • Other circulation desk tasks as required.
Plymouth, NH is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, quality entertainment, and a friendly demeanor.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, resumé and three references by October 10, 2017 to:

Diane Lynch, Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, N.H. 03264.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Library Director, Chichester Town Library

Library Director, Chichester Town Library, Chichester, NH

The Chichester Town Library in Chichester, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Chichester is a friendly, growing community of about 2,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord and Manchester. The library building is located on the Town’s historic Main Street.

The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation and implementation, and supervision. The director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 4-5 part time staff and to volunteers. The director is the library’s sole full time employee.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community.

Educational/Professional Requirements
  •  A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred
Skills Required
  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet and social media
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, library patrons, Chichester Central School and the general public
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate library programs for children, youth and adults
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service
A 30 hour salary position of $28,000 with municipal benefit package

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three reference contacts to the Library Search Committee, 54 Main Street, Chichester, NH 03258 or email to Trustee at:

Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin October 16th. Anticipated start date is on or before December 4th.

Chichester is an equal opportunity employer.

Youth Services Library Aide, Part-time, Merrimack Public Library

Title: Youth Services Library Aide, Part Time

Duties: The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a positive team player to work in our fast-paced  Youth Services Department.  The ideal candidate will have creative problem-solving abilities and can be  attentive to details while exhibiting a commitment to the library's mission.  Duties include creating and leading innovative programs for children and teens; providing reader's advisory services and guidance in locating library materials; assisting patrons in the use of library computers and online services; attending outreach events.  Please refer to the full job description below.

Hours: Schedule of 20 hours/week includes day, morning, afternoon shifts; one evening each week and rotating weekends

Qualifications: Candidate must be age 18 or older. HS diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Competency in computer use including Microsoft Office products, Internet required; familiarity with social media preferred. Prior library experience and/or customer service experience preferred. Experience working with children and teens and/or knowledge of children's and teen literature preferred. Artistic and creative skills are also desirable. MLIS students encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: September 30, 2017 or until position is filled.

Salary: $12.00/hour

To Apply: Submit a resumé, cover letter and list of three references to

Yvette Couser, Library Director
via mail:

Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

or email to

Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Newton (MA)

SUMMARY:  This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library, and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including  development and oversight of the annual operating budget, staff supervision, and establishment of library policies and procedures. The Director supervises a staff of seven (four full-time and three part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

  • Prepare and manage library budget.
  •  Develop and maintain print and digital materials collections that support and serve the curricular and research needs of the Lasell College community. 
  • Oversee and implement the strategic goals of the library. 
  • Hire, manage and schedule library staff and prepare annual reviews.  
  • Evaluate library services and collections through tools such as vendor usage reports and Minuteman Library Network annual reports. 
  • Manage the library's physical space.  
  • Coordinate daily operation of the library with staff.  
  • Responsible for collection development subject areas. Provide reference support.  
  • Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council, Academic Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee.  
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia.  
  • Represent the College at Minuteman Membership Group meetings.
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. 
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget.  
  • Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills.  
  • Strong technology skills and knowledge of emergent library technologies.  
  • Able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision.

Average physical effort with some handling of light weights, such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10 - 15 lbs.).
Average visual effort with infrequent exposure to visually demanding work.

Work performed in an environment with correctable conditions such as lighting and room temperature.

Normally, no exposure to job hazards; probability of injury is remote.

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resumé and the information of  three (3) references using the forms contained in the link below.

Review of resumés will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster (MA)

The Leominster Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director. 

The library serves the 41,000 residents of Leominster, as well as many non-residents from the surrounding communities of North Central Massachusetts.  Located in the downtown area of one of Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities, the library is housed in a 1910 Carnegie library building that was renovated and expanded to a 44,500 square foot facility in 2007.  This busy customer-service oriented library receives strong municipal support, and is well respected in the community, presenting almost 500 programs for all ages annually with a $1.46M budget, a dedicated staff of 20FTE, volunteers, and a dynamic Friends’ organization.

Working under the direction of the Board, and under the supervision of the Mayor, the Library Director is responsible for overall management of the library’s services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community. 

Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations.  The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential.  The ideal candidate must be a proven problem solver with strong decision making capabilities.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, including a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MA Board of Library Commissioners;  a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience, with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management.   Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable. 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug screening and background check.

SALARY RANGE $80,117 - $103,598  negotiable, commensurate with experience. 

Excellent benefits package including starting four weeks paid vacation.

Position to remain open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 13, 2017.
Letter of Interest, Resumé, and Contact information for three references to:

Wendy Hurley, HR Director
City Hall
25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453

Friday, September 15, 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

Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.


Directs and performs children’s and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children’s and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:

Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  1. Working knowledge of children’s literature and children’s programming;
  2. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  3. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  4. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  5. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  6. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  7. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children’s programming. A bachelor’s in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.
Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.
Salary negotiable.

Resumés will be considered through Friday, October 13.

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

Send resumé, cover letter, and three references to:

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.