Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Head of Circulation, Part-time, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham (NH)

Title: Head of Circulation (Part-time) - Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham NH 

Supervisor: Library Director

Summary: The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks an energetic and customer service-oriented professional to become our Head of Circulation Librarian. This position reports directly to the Library Director and is responsible for the daily proper function of the circulation desk, collection maintenance, and patron services. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a passion for libraries, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons.  

The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, hosts variety of programs for children, teens, and adults. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  •  Responsible for the daily operation of the Library’s Online Integrated Library System (Apollo-Biblionix) and the circulation desk.  
  • Maintains expertise in the use of the Library’s ILS and catalog.  
  • Advises the Library Director when repairs and maintenance are needed. 
  • Responsible for applicable clerical procedures and for the training of circulation staff. 
  • Provides patrons with general information on library services; assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities. 
  • Oversees and manages all holds and interlibrary loans processes, procedures, and requests.  
  • Responsible for fulfilling library and patron book group interlibrary loans, including Reads-To-Go: NH KitKeepers.  
  • Uses interlibrary loan or other appropriate referrals to aid and direct patrons. 
  • Understands and performs all jobs related to library technical services; including but not limited to: cataloging and classifying library materials; maintaining an accurate, up-to date database of library holdings; and physically processing items being added to and withdrawn from the collection. 
  • Maintains consistency in the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of library materials.  
  • Repairs or returns damaged materials, as appropriate. 
  • Assists with collection development of print and media, including reading book review publications and maintaining ‘automatically yours’ authors for the collection. Advises the director on patron requests and additional titles the library should purchase.  
  • Attend professional development and conferences, either self-initiated or director suggested. 
  • Assumes authority in the absence of the Library Director in accordance with established Library policies.  
  • Additional duties include shelving, shelf reading, readers’ advisory, creating displays, and other duties as assigned. 
 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  •  Be able to work in accordance with the Library Director and maintain a clear line of communication.  
  • Understands the latest professional cataloging and classification rules, plus library processing conventions. 
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and organize work for efficient use of time. 
  • Possesses strong computer skills including proficiency with email, Google Drive, Publisher, Word, Overdrive, and is willing to participate in applicable training when necessary.  
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and staff. ? Ability to understand and interpret library policies, procedures and rules. 
  • Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings. 
  • Due to the nature of the job’s tasks, candidate must be able to push and pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 pounds), stretching, and standing for an extended period of time. 
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years library experience, including automation, technical services, cataloging, and collection development experience.

Salary: $16 - $19 per hour, depending upon experience.

Schedule: 24 hours/week + 5 hours/month
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM                   
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM   
Thursday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM   
Friday  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM   
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    (1/month) 

Application Details: The position is open until filled and interviews will begin the week of November 4th. Please email cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Bolton, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net

Monday, October 14, 2019

Assistant Director, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

The Assistant Director aides the Director in all professional, administrative, and supervisory work in the overall management of the library.  Manages several major functional areas of the library, including personnel administration, general schedule, calendar, and meeting room management, and Technical Services.  Serves as Acting Director in the Library Director’s absence. Expected to take on major responsibility and make quick and well informed decisions. Must be comfortable working in a busy, demanding, urban library environment. Must be a team player and willing to engage fully with the culture of the library, including attending library, consortium, and community events.
  • In the absence of the Director, manages the daily operations of the Library.
  • Assists the Library Director in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and library users.  Responds to all building emergencies, taking appropriate action when necessary.  Responsible for handling patron complaints, difficult patron interactions, and other potential security issues.
  • Maintains a strong presence in the public areas of the library, readily available to assist library users and staff, especially during busy times of the day.
  • Coordinates personnel services for the Library.  Assists in recruitment, evaluation, selection, and hiring of new employees and volunteers.  Assists Director and Department Heads in supervision of all library staff. Responsible for the day to day human resource and personnel requirements of the library.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate staff coverage for all Library Departments.  Works in all Library Departments as needed.
  • Advises collection development throughout the library. May help with adult programming.
  • Assists the Library Director in long range planning, goal setting, and policy development related to Library services, personnel and building issues.
Qualifications: This is a high level administrative position that requires thorough knowledge, good independent judgment, tact, hands on experience, and the ability to manage a moderate sized staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of library principles and practices.
  • Management, planning, and supervisory skills, and ability to function as part of a management team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with a wide variety of people.
  • Extensive knowledge of collection development principles and practices.
  • Knowledge and skills in using automated library systems, PC/LAN technology, and electronic information systems.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Education: MLS/Masters
Salary: $60,000-70,000 per year, negotiable based on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Priority Given to Applications Received by October 25, 2019
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resumé to:

Sarah Moser, Director
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Please do not call about this job

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Circulation Assistant/Social Media Specialist, Part-time, Pease Public Library, Plymouth (NH)

LOCATION: Pease Public Library, Plymouth, N.H.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director and Director
TITLE: Circulation Assistant/ Social Media Specialist, Part-Time
HOURS: 24-28 Hours/week
STARTING PAY: $14.25/hour

DESCRIPTION: The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH has extended its search for the position of Circulation Assistant and Social Media Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate flexibility and good judgment under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on worker. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on trends through library journals and conferences, and assist in planning team projects. A sense of humor is also a must. One evening per week and Saturday hours on a rotating schedule are required.

Work routine circulation desk shifts *
Keep the library’s social media content (primarily Facebook and Instagram) relevant, current and engaging
Educate patrons about electronic resources, such as NH Downloadable Books
Update the library’s circulating mobile devices weekly
Other duties as assigned

*Routine Circulation Desk Shifts tend to include:
    Checking materials in and out
    Registering new library patrons
    Answering the telephone
    Organizing reserve materials
    Scheduling meeting spaces using Google calendar
    Scheduling computer usage and answering basic patron computer questions

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Previous library experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher is essential. Knowledge of Google calendar, Facebook and Instagram social media platforms required. Must enjoy working with the public and as part of a team.

Plymouth, N.H. 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, and quality entertainment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please send resumé and three references to the following by October 23, 2019: dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

Or mail to:

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

Children's Library Assistant, Part-time, Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford (NH)

Children’s Library Assistant

The Wadleigh Memorial Library is currently recruiting for a Library Assistant (Part-Time) for the Children’s Department.

The Children’s Library Assistant is a dynamic and dedicated individual with a genuine passion for engaging & inspiring children of all ages and their caregivers.  In consultation with the Head of Children’s Services, they plan and implement programs and administer children’s services. Duties for this position include running the popular Thursday morning “Baby Lapsit” program as well as other preschool-oriented activities.  This position begins mid-November 2019.

Normal hours of duty: Wednesday through Saturday, 25-28 hours per week. 

Salary: $16.00 per hour with pro-rated benefits.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of recent experience in children’s library services or a related field. Possess excellent computer literacy, communications and customer service skills.   Have knowledge of Children’s literature and programming.  Demonstrated skills in storytelling and relating to children, especially pre-school children, and their parents.  Must be able to communicate especially well with children and their caregivers, making them feel comfortable and welcome in the library.  Should be self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.  Some artistic ability preferred. Must be energetic, organized, self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision in a busy environment.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled.   Please forward cover letter, resumé and any supporting materials to:

Wadleigh Memorial Library
Attn:  Betsy Solon, Director
49 Nashua Street
Milford, NH 03055

The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Librarian I, Youth Department (S-12), Part-time, Keene Public Library, Keene (NH)

City of Keene Position Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: Librarian I – Youth Department (S-12)
Status: Part-Time (18 hrs / wk)
Pay Range: $25.14 - $31.33 / hr.
Reports To: Librarian III – Head of Engagement and Youth Services
Department: Library
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
Issue Date: October 4, 2019  In-House Posting: Yes   
Close Date: When adequate pool of candidates received   Advertised Outside: Yes

Brief Job Description
The Keene Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and team oriented part-time Librarian to provide library services to patrons and other customers in the Library’s Youth and Community Engagement Division. This position will focus on providing services and programming in the Children’s Room and the Teen Space, but will also work within other library areas as needed. This position is anticipated to regularly offer 18 hours a week, but hours may vary based on needs.  The starting pay rate is $25.14 per hour. The schedule for this position requires the ability to work Saturdays and two evenings per week.

Duties vary depending upon library and department needs, but will include: providing library services, information and programming, locating requested information and materials using a broad range of sources; assisting patrons of all ages in using the Keene Public Library collections and resources.  Also monitoring and evaluating youth collection; designing and maintaining display areas; supervising assigned staff and volunteers; providing one-on-one as well as group training in use of the library and and resources; and providing information and programming.

Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to reach; and talk or hear.  Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and work on a ladder.  Will frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree plus one year of library experience or training combined with experience working with children or additional coursework in children’s literature and child development required.  Graduate level coursework in library science is preferred.

To Apply
Complete details and requirements as well as an online application are available at https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs.  Please include your resumé and cover letter before submitting.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 23, 2019.


Cirulation Assistant, Part-time, Temporary, Hollis Social Library, Hollis (NH)

Job Posting – Circulation Assistant

Library: Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

Job: Circulation Assistant

Duties/ Description:

This role involves a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures with a heavy concentration on public contact and the ability to create a courteous pleasant first impression of the library to the patrons. Reports to the Library Director, but receives daily assignments, training and priorities from the Circulation & Adult Services Librarian.  Occasionally may work unsupervised and be expected to solve problems and serve library users independently. 

Performs various duties, as assigned, in the operation of the library Circulation Department and customer service including but not limited to: assisting patrons with inquiries, checking library materials in and out, managing patron accounts, shelving library materials, and assisting with the Summer Reading Program.

This job is an 8-12 hour a week temporary (6 to 9 months) position. Candidate must be able to work weekends and evenings.


High school graduate, with one year library or clerical experience working with the public. Must be detail oriented. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when dealing with challenging patrons. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn Dewey Decimal system, automated circulation system, and library circulation policies and procedures. Flexibility to deal with multiple tasks and patrons simultaneously. Basic typing/computer skills, comfortable with latest technology.

Salary: $10.00/hr

Closing date:  11/30/2019

Send: Send resumé and cover letter to:

Hollis Social Library
P.O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049
Attn: Laura Klain, Director
E-mail: director@hollislibrary.org
Subject Heading: Circulation Assistant

Youth Programming Assistant, Part-time, Hollis Social Library, Hollis (NH)

Part-time Youth Programming Assistant

Do you love to work with kids? Are you interested in building skills in the library field? This job could be for you! Hollis Social Library is a small, very busy library in an idyllic rural community located just outside of Nashua, NH. This position is part-time (15 hour per week) and includes an evening and some weekends on rotation. Under the supervision of the Youth Librarian, the Youth Programming Assistant: develops and implements diverse and innovative programming for youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years; promotes youth programming and library services and performs general library responsibilities in both the Youth Department and at the Adult Circulation Desk.

 Specific Youth Program Assistant Duties
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Youth Services programs
  • Conducts storytimes for both baby/toddler and preschool children
  • Assist Youth Librarian with tween programs
  • Assist with Summer Reading Program events and planning
  • Assist with book ordering and processing
  • Develop promotional materials for Youth Services programs
  • Open and close library according to written procedures
  • Supervise Circulation Assistants and Pages during evening and weekend hours
  • Work at the Circulation Desk (Youth Desk and/or Main Desk). Circulation responsibilities include but are not limited to: check materials in/out/renew; manage patron holds; collect fines/fees; issue/update patron library cards
Qualifications for Position:   Individual must have a bachelor’s degree, 2 or more years’ experience working in a library (or comparable job history). Must be able to work weekends and evenings on a regular basis. Desired qualifications include: experience developing and hosting storytimes and programs for infant through middle school aged students; ability to read aloud and relate to listeners; familiarity with ILS systems, Dewey Decimal System, Microsoft Office Suite of tools. *College students majoring in Education and individuals with daycare or school experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $12.75-$14.00 per hour.

Closing date:  11/30/2019
Send: Send resumé and cover letter to:

Hollis Social Library
P.O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049
Attn: Laura Klain, Director
E-mail: director@hollislibrary.org
Subject Heading: Part-time Youth Programming Assistant