Thursday, January 19, 2017

Library Director, Abbott Library, Sunapee

Institution: Abbott Library
Location: Sunapee, New Hampshire
Job: Library Director

Duties/Description: The Town of Sunapee, a small New England town that enjoys close proximity to Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee is seeking an innovative, energetic, experienced and future-ready professional for the position of Library Director.  The Director will oversee a staff of 7 employees (4 FTE) and is responsible for the efficient administration and management of the library. The library serves a community of 3,365 year round residents and a large seasonal community and has an operating budget of $ 390,000.00. The ideal candidate will be tech savvy with a thorough understanding, working knowledge and appreciation for cutting edge technology.   The new library building was completed in 2014 and offers meeting rooms for library and community use, a cozy fireplace, and comfortable seating with a beautiful view of Mount Sunapee. The Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and the Abbott Library Foundation to raise funds and advocate for the library.  

Information on the library and a job description can be found at 

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; 2 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library.

Starting Salary Range: $56,992.00 - $62,920.00 with an excellent benefit package

Closing Date:  January 27, 2017

Application:  If interested please send a letter of application, resumé and 3 references by email to:

Carol Brudnicki, Secretary
Abbott Library Trustees

Friday, January 13, 2017

Library Assistant, Circulation, Part-time, Frank S. DiPietro Library, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge

An opportunity has arisen at Franklin Pierce University for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team within the Frank. S. DiPietro Library. We are looking for an individual for our position as a part-time Circulation Library Assistant. This position provides library circulation services to students, faculty and staff as well as a variety of clerical services related to interlibrary loans, document delivery and course reserves.

Hours of work involve evenings and weekends, with the summer schedule varying from the fall and spring semesters.

Applicants must have a minimum of an Associate’s degree preferably with one to two years of previous library experience. Excellence in customer service is desired. Applicants must have a good general knowledge of library organization and systems, with some previous circulation or public services experience preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate good clerical skills including reading and math skills, and will possess supervisory skills. This position requires that the applicant must have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application and resume to:

Library Assistant Circulation (part-time)
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461

Please be sure to add "Job posting – Library Assistant" to the subject line of the email. EOE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Librarian, Reference, Part-time, Leach Library, Londonderry

Librarian – Reference (PT)
28 hrs/wk.

The Leach Library serving a community of 24,000 in southern NH is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian.  This position is responsible for covering the reference desk and delivering information services to the community via in-person or by telephone. Instruct patrons in how to use the OPAC, Internet and databases. The 28hr/wk schedule includes days, nights and Saturdays.  

MLS, 2 years of Reference experience.  Familiarity with databases and electronic resources required.
Salary: $21.00 - $27.88 doe, plus pro-rated paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick time) 

Send cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to:

Leach Library
276 Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Applications must be received by February 2, 2017 before 5:00 P.M.  No calls or emails.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Information Technologist III, Developer/Programmer Fedora Commons Repository, One-Year Term, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham


The University of New Hampshire Library seeks an experienced and self-motivated developer for a one-year term position supported by an IMLS grant. The position is responsible for writing back-end code to support the development of a Fedora Commons repository as part of a grant-funded project to build a map-based geographic search interface (PLACE) for digital collections. This benefits eligible, grant-funded, term position (through October 2017) reports to the Scholarly Communication Librarian.  For more information, including salary range, please visit

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

POSITION TITLE: Part-time Circulation Assistant I (12-15 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, and reference questions. 
  • 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 to:

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

Reference Services and Historical Collection Librarian, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls (VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial and service-oriented individual to provide excellent customer service as the Reference and Historical Collection Librarian. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and patrons, expert knowledge of library reference services and current technology, including the ability to manage and troubleshoot software and equipment.

Primary responsibilities: overseeing reference services and the historical collection, network and technology administration, development of innovative library services, collection development, technology and reference training for staff and patrons, and circulation desk duties.

Education: Masters of Library Science, OR Bachelor’s Degree and Vermont Public Library Certification.

Experience and skills: Professional library experience, knowledge of current technologies and integrated library systems, excellent communication skills and attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a busy library setting, ability to work flexible hours, ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with strong organizational & interpersonal skills.

Job description is available online at

Full time (35 hours) union position, to include some evenings and Saturday hours.
Pay range is $19.33 to $24.15 per hour, with benefits

To apply: Send cover letter, current resumé, and three employment references with contact information to:

Attn: Célina Houlné, Director
Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster St.
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

The Rockingham Free Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Cataloging Bibliographer, GOBi Library Solutions (formerly YBP), Contoocook

Location: Contoocook, NH
To apply visit our careers page at . (The position will be listed under GOBi Library Solutions.)
Cataloging Bibliographer

The main responsibility of the Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform subject analysis and classification along with descriptive cataloging up to full level on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification schemes used are Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal, National Library of Medicine and Canadian Classification for history, law and literature. Library of Congress and Medical Subject Headings are applied. The work of the Cataloging Bibliographer is conducted to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. The person in this position creates metadata records applying the RDA standard using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Records to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

Primary Responsibilities:  (The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.  Additional duties may be assigned by Management):
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules.
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC’s bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
Role-Based Competencies:
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs.
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day. 
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized. 
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly. 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals. 
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities.
Cultural Competencies:
  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company’s hierarchy.
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.
  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.