Thursday, October 19, 2017

Library Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham

Library Paraprofessional

Oyster River High School

Oyster River High School has an immediate opening for a Library Paraprofessional. This person will oversee the daily operations of the library, including, but not limited to; circulation, cataloging and shelving of materials, supervision of student behavior, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment. Candidates must have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff. They must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively.
Benefits will be offered with this full-time position.

To apply for this position please go to using the “external” candidate option.

The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Patron & Technical Services Assistant, Part-time, Hooksett Public Library

Patron & Technical Services Assistant (Part-Time)

Description: The Hooksett Library is looking for an enthusiastic and customer service-oriented team player to work in our fast-paced environment.  This position requires active multi-tasking and strong attention to detail. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media
  • Checking in/out library materials
  • Registering new patrons
  • Assisting technical services with materials processing and replacements
  • Collection maintenance reports and tasks
  • Assist with interlibrary loan
  • Managing unique library collections
  • … and so much more!

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Library experience required with a preference for public library service.

Hours include up to two evenings per week, rotating Saturdays, and weekday hours.
Approximately 25-30 hours per week, wage range $13.25 to $13.75/hour.  Job description available at

The Hooksett Library actively supports the professional growth and development of all staff members and is a strong proponent of the NHLA Paralibrarian program.  We strive for a professional, fun, and team-based work culture.

Please send resumé with letter of interest to:
Director, Heather Rainier
Hooksett Public Library
31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106

Applications accepted until 11/15/2017 or position is filled. 

Librarian III, New Hampshire State Library - Concord

State of New Hampshire Job Posting

172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH  03301 

LG 25 Position # 11430  
Position is located 20 Park St, NH State Library, Concord, NH    

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, New Hampshire State Library has a full time vacancy for a Librarian III.  


To manage provision of consulting services on the range of library issues, including family literacy, to public and school libraries in New Hampshire. 

Coordinates statewide library literacy initiatives and partners with other literacy agencies to provide programs and services for public libraries.

Provides advisory services to librarians in areas of programming, services and collection development .

Manages grant programs that support statewide literacy services in public libraries.

Serves on state, regional and national committees that foster development of library services to public and school libraries.

Develops online and print resources that support youth services in public and school libraries and contributes to the StateLibrary’s website in the area of library development.

Researches state and national trends and develops programs for libraries that reflect these trends.

Develops and conducts workshops and training opportunities for librarians providing youth services

Develops and conducts workshops and training opportunities for librarians providing library services for older adults. 


Education:  Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience:  Five years' experience as a professional librarian including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a public, special, state, college or university library.  Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to work well with public. 

Agency conditions of employment for classified positions:  Selected candidates subject to criminal background check, and if required to drive as part of the position responsibilities, candidate must provide a current Division of Motor Vehicle record post offer.

Prior to applying, please be sure that you have completed your profile including your complete employment history, education history, credentials and contact information.  Please bear in mind that your education and experience must be relevant to the specific position for which you are submitting an application.  You are encouraged to provide a copy of your current resumé, but resumés will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application for employment.  All paper applications must be sent to the above address.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Michael York at 603-271-2397 or 

In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature MUST be included with this application.  If copies of have been requested, please reference this and have them forwarded to Linda McFarland, Human Resources Administrator at the above address or to 

To apply please go to

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Children's Librarian, Mary E. Bartlett Library, Brentwood

The Mary E. Bartlett Library
Brentwood, New Hampshire

Job Description

Summary Objectives: The Children’s Librarian shall provide general library services for young library users, provide special library services (i.e.: summer reading programs, weekly story time, crafts, etc.) that promote reading to and enhance the lives of young library users.  In the absence of the Library Director, the Children’s Library will function as the Library Director.  This is a full-time 40/hr. a week position.

Job Characteristics:
Nature of Work:  plan and coordinate activities related to children’s materials, programs and services

Personal Contact:  continual contact with children and general public; coordinate duties with employees and supervisor to complete tasks

Supervision Received: direction is provided by Library Director

Supervision Exercised:  supervises library personnel

Essential Functions:  position requires ability to communicate orally and in writing, retrieve and return books to shelves; type; calculate; read written material; maintain files; mend books; operate computer, library machines and equipment; maintain and apply knowledge of library automation systems; interact well with children, either in a group or one-on-one basis, make purchasing decisions for children’s library collection

Area of Job Accountability and Performance:
  • Strive to meet the objectives of the library as established by the Library Board of Trustees
  • Enhance the programs of the local schools by providing consultative services 
  • Supervise the daily operation of the children’s section of the library, organize attractive book displays and sets the children’s section of the library in order to attract young library users and encourage reading
  • Act as a lead worker in promoting and planning programs for the young library users
  • Maintain on-going programs of special events for children (i.e.: story time and summer reading)
  • Provide direction to library staff and volunteers as they shelve and assist in the children’s section
  • Maintain circulation records and reports as required by Library Director and/or other agencies
  • Assist with collection management of the children’s section, including inventory, assessing, culling, purchasing, adding gifts and technical processing
  • Train young library users to search for information by following an appropriate inquiry process using books and/or electronics resources
Coordinates library activities, programs, displays, exhibits, and services based on community needs and interests.  Runs Adult Book Group Discussions and Children’s Summer reading program.  Assists with measuring and evaluating library services and programs. 

Manages Technology in the identification and implementation of new technology to improve library operations.  Troubleshoots technical problems either on own or in conjunction with internal or external IT. 

Coordinates building maintenance and library security.  Oversees the opening and closing of the Library facilities maintenance practices and procedures for space and equipment according to established procedures.  Maintains an environment that is a source of community pride and provides a secure environment for patrons, staff, and library materials.  Represents library to Security Alarm Company and responds to any alarm notifications. 

Keeps abreast of library trends and best practices applicable to Library operations. 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

This position requires a thorough knowledge of library practices, procedures and techniques; knowledge of literature and reading programs and activities; a working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.  Working knowledge of public library administration and budget management (or equivalent).  Familiarity with facilities management.  Working knowledge of library technology including integrated library systems (or equivalent). 

This position requires employee supervision and management skills, communication skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with patrons and to provide activities for them, as well as technical skills to use the library computers and equipment.  Must be able to prepare and deliver effective presentations to board/committee members, donors and the public as needed. 


Ability to think strategically and develop objectives in achievement of long-term goals.  Good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, current/prospective donors, board/committee members, staff, and the general public. 

Education and Experience:

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are usually acquired through a combination of education and/or experience equivalent to:
--Bachelor’s Degree with Library and/or Literature credits 
--Minimum of (4) years’ experience working in a public library, customer service, or school system (preferred)

Job Performance Standards:

Evaluation of this position will be based primarily upon performance of the preceding requirements and duties. 

To Apply:  please email your cover letter and resumé to the director at, no phone calls please.

Closing Date: November 15th

Library Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

Job Opening
October 12, 2017

Library Circulation Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library
Greenfield, NH

Job Description: Stephenson Memorial Library is looking for a part time Library Circulation Assistant whose job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintains positive customer service relationships with other staff members and the public
  • Opens and closes the library according to procedure 
  • Understands and follows library policy and procedure
  • Executes basic library circulation procedures such as registering patrons
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of Apollo-Biblionix, NHUPAC and/ or other similar library automated systems 
  • Receives, submits, tracks, processes weekly interlibrary loans and book club selections through NHUPAC interface and the READS kit keeper database
  • Supervises student volunteers and student employees
  • Shelves and helps organize library materials
  • Works 12-15 hours per week with some flexibility, pay rate will be $10.00 per hour depending on experience  (Tuesdays 1:30-6:00 pm; Wednesdays 2:30-8:00 pm; Fridays 1:30-6:00 pm)
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will also possess the following characteristics:
  • Previous library experience, a positive approach to problem solving, and an enjoyment of reading and learning
  • Ability to use e-mail and basic Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Ability to bend and reach, push and pull library carts full of books, and lift up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and troubleshoot printers and other library related equipment
  • Knowledge of additional library databases and New Hampshire State library services
How to apply: Send application and resumé by October 26, 2017 to:

Beverly Pietlicki, Library Director
Stephenson Memorial Library
Greenfield, NH 03047

Friday, October 13, 2017

Library Clerk - Part Time Enfield

The Enfield Public Library in Enfield, NH seeks a part-time Library Clerk to assist with our children’s programs and the daily activities of the library. Job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with the Assistant Librarian to maintain our schedule of children’s programming including story times, summer reading, maker programs, and special events
  • Assists with interlibrary loan and other clerical duties
  • Assists at the Circulation desk and answers the telephone
  • Shelves and helps organize library materials
  • Understands and follows library policies and procedures

Essential Attributes and Skills:

  • Understanding of and dedication to customer service; must have the ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Have a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be organized and detail oriented

  • Ability to use email and Microsoft Office; provide technical assistance; troubleshoot printers and other library equipment
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to bend and reach, push and pull library carts full of books, and lift up to 30 pounds


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous library experience preferred
  • Experience working with children

This position is 10-12 hours per week and pays $13.00/hr. Schedule is Mon-Thurs during the day with some flexibility, additional availability for special events and to cover staff absences a plus. Benefits: paid holidays and pro-rated vacation time. Please send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Hutson: Application deadline is November 3, 2017, no phone calls please.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Staff Librarian for Teen Services, Part-time, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury (MA)

VACANCY : Staff Librarian for Teen Services
G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury 

Job Description: The Teen Services Staff Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, and providing services to Teens (ages 12-18).

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Staff Librarian for Teen Services. In addition to circulation, reference, and reader’s advisory, other duties may include:
  • Creating an environment that attracts and invites Teens to use the space 
  • Managing Teen collections: selecting, purchasing, weeding, different media and formats
  • Overseeing and facilitating the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
  • Applying technologies to library programs (Examples: 3D pens, Chatzy)
  • Overseeing a pilot program training students to be pages
  • Working closely with Children's Librarian on collaborative programs and services for Tweens (ages 10-12)
  • Assisting with Library publicity (Example: Twitter)
  • Managing DVD collections
  • Performing any other tasks as requested
Schedule: 28 hours per week – afternoons, evenings, some Saturdays. Other hours as needed to fill in for vacations, etc. 

Qualifications: College graduate. Experience working with Teens, accuracy, organization, sense of humor, ability to think outside the box, good team member, and service-orientation; computer literacy and knowledge of SirsiDynix ILS; dependability and flexibility with regard to hours. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads. 

Salary: $19.00 to 20.40 per hour. Benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement) (A/A EOE) 

To apply: Priority consideration for applications received by 10/10/17, open until filled. Email resume and a compelling cover letter when you apply to:

Susan C. Babb, Director
G.A.R. Memorial Library
490 Main Street
West Newbury, MA 01985
Fax: 978-363-1105