Friday, November 16, 2018

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester

Southern New Hampshire University’s traditional campus is seeking a Part-Time Reference Librarian. The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University seeks an engaged, service-oriented Reference Librarian who welcomes the opportunity to offer services that meet the learning needs of SNHU students, faculty, and staff. The Librarian works as a member of a collaborative staff providing prompt, courteous and supportive reference service to all library users seeking information via chat, email, in-person, and telephone reference interviews.

Staffing the reference desk, the librarian will assist users with research, utilizing library tools and resources, and suggest materials for further study. This individual will also assist users with general inquires of citation styles, technology and University information as needed. Other projects as assigned can include: creating subject and course guides, writing FAQs, etc.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following: 

  • Staffs the reference desk and provides service to all SNHU community members
  • Conducts thorough reference interviews to determine users’ questions and extent of information needed 
  • Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources 
  • Assists users in developing research strategies to locate, evaluate and use resources in an effective and ethical manner 
  • Assists users with general information on citation styles, technology, and University information 
  • Assists with basic troubleshooting of access issues and/or refers to appropriate Library personnel or University department 
  • Works with scheduled individual students via phone 
  • Refers users to make individual instruction appointments for more in depth research assistance as needed 
  • Refers users to other departments on campus for information as needed 
  • Creates subject Libguides as assigned 
  • Other projects as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Knowledge of online and print resources 
  • Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, web searching and basic computer troubleshooting 
  • Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong word processing/typing skills at least 40 WPM
  • Familiarity with Springshare Products such as LibAnswers, LibChat and LibGuides 
  • Commitment to instruction and building student knowledge as it relates to research 
  • Two years professional experience providing reference and/or virtual reference for an academic audience 
  • Experience working with online/distance education students
Work Hours:

Typically Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 4:00pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed. Hours may vary during summer and holiday/break periods.

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

Why Join SNHU?
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), founded in 1932, is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We value teamwork, openness and diversity, and believe every employee has a voice in driving our success. We’re proud to have been recognized for 11 consecutive years as a Great College to Work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Our competitive benefits package includes tuition reimbursement, employer contribution to Retirement Plan, affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, and generous paid-time off. We’re constantly seeking creative, collaborative, and hard-working talent to join our team! Come be a part of innovation and education!

The position description and link to apply can be found here:

Youth Services Librarian, Part-time, Hill Library, Strafford

Youth Services Librarian (Part Time)
Hill Library, Strafford NH

Are you looking for a position where you can have fun creating programs for children? We are a small public library with a big heart, focusing on the families in our community. We’d love to have you join our team of six part time workers. Strafford is a growing rural residential community of about 4,000 residents in the Rochester/Dover area just north of Portsmouth, NH.


The responsibilities of the Youth Services Librarian fall into three areas: public service, technology resources, and general maintenance of the library collection.  This position is for 26 hours per week, scheduled between 11 and 7 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and also 10-2 on Saturdays. The salary range $13.00-$19.00 per hour.

Qualifications and Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated experience in providing exceptional library service to all patrons with at least three years of experience in youth services preferred.
  • Ability to successfully plan, implement and carry out innovative age appropriate Children’s and Young Adult programming required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred. 
  • Knowledge of youth programming and literature required. 
  • Experience with Atriuum library management system is helpful. 
  • Knowledge of MSOffice software and social media platforms is helpful. 
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively (spoken and written) with all age levels, abilities, and backgrounds is required. Must be able to effectively read and understand information in written form, as well as read to children aloud with lively expression.
  • A willingness to share camaraderie and humor within our small group is preferred.
Please submit a thoughtful letter of interest, your resumé and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional) to Paige Holman, Director, Hill Library, PO Box 130, Strafford, NH 03884 or email to:  Electronic submission is preferable. The position will remain open until filled.  The Town of Strafford is an equal opportunity employer.

Library Clerk - Tech Services, Part-time, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

JOB SUMMARY: Performs all duties related to the Processing of library materials as needed including: labeling, stamping, covering, and any other handling required. Knowledge and experience with RDA, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and MARC format to catalog a variety of materials is a major plus.  Will work regular shifts at the circulation desk and should be comfortable with the circulation of library materials including checkouts, checkins, renewals, patron registration, reserves, and collection of fines and fees. May be asked to fill in at the Youth Services desk. Represents the library in a pleasant and helpful manner in all aspects of work. This is a 30 hour/wk position.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Assistant Director, with direct guidance and management by the Technical Services Division Head.


In Tech Services:
  1. Processes materials.
  2. Assists Tech Services Librarian in all tasks as assigned.
  3. Assists other staff members in tech services related tasks, troubleshoots in absence of Tech Services Librarian.
 In Circulation:
  1. Provides library patrons with the service and attention they require in a pleasant and helpful manner. Refers patron to the staff person best able to help.
  2. Checks library materials in and out. Checks condition of materials and routes to appropriate departments for further evaluation if necessary.
  3. Collects fines and fees on library materials.
  4. Resolves bills and other delinquencies for the patron.
  5. Processes reserve materials and notifies patron when materials are ready.
  6. Registers new patrons and introduces the new patron to the library services offered. Enters patron information into the database.
  7. Maintains Museum Pass and Meeting Room bookings.
  8. Performs Reader’s Advisory service by helping patrons select fiction, stocking and merchandising the new book and staff recommends shelves. Participates in formulating special display areas.
  9. Opens and closes the Main Desk area and/or Youth Services desk, including managing the cash register, emptying the book drop, and ensuring that the area is neat and ready for the day.
  10. Handles telephone calls appropriate to the department and routes other calls if necessary.
  11. Checks in and processes the delivery.
  12. Performs other duties as required.

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Previous library experience, 1-3 years
  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.
  3. Ability to handle minute detail and repetitive tasks.
  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.
  7. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  8. Ability to work quickly and efficiently, meet deadlines, and stay organized.
 Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $402-492/wk, Steps on City Pay Sclae (will increase upon union contract ratification)

Closing Date: Open until Filled, Priority Given to Applications Received by December 14, 2018

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resumé to: Sarah Moser, Director, Haverhill Public Library,

Please do not call about this job

Library Aide, Part-time, Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, Nelson

Library Aide Wanted at the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library in Nelson.

Part-time - Evenings

Aide position is 2 hours per week, plus 1 weekend a month and filling in for vacation time. Computer experience necessary.

Library experience a plus.

For more information contact Kris Finnegan at the Nelson Library at or (603) 847-3214

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Youth Services Assistant, Part-time, Tracy Memorial Library, New London

This part-time, year-round position assists the Head of Youth Services in providing comprehensive service to children, teens and families. Duties include helping patrons in the Youth Services Department, processing and shelving books, and assisting with youth programs.

We offer a friendly environment and a wage of $13 per hour. Schedule is six hours per week plus two Saturdays (9 AM - 1 PM required) per month. Additional hours for special events and occasional fill-in for other staff.

Requirements: some college coursework. Experience working with children and families. Knowledge of children’s literature. Creativity, flexibility and attention to detail. Strong public service, computer and communication skills. Library experience highly desired.

Hiring is subject to criminal records check. Letter of interest & resumé due by November 30 to Ben Cote, Head of Youth Services,

Library Assistant, Part-time, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a part-time, Library Assistant. This is a part-time (16-24 hours per week) year-round position required to work one or two evenings a week with at least one Saturday and potentially one Sunday each month. The position will be subject to a six-(6)-month probationary work period.

  • Performs normal circulation duties/tasks
  • Circulates and re-shelves library materials
  • Answers phone
  • Provides direct patron service
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some post secondary coursework required. BA/BS preferred
  • Excellent customer service
  • Computer and organizational skills
Applicants must possess the willingness to learn new skills. Must have good judgment and show initiative. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

Closing Date: November 30, 2018 or until position is filled

Salary: $11.50 to start, 16-24 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resumé with references and a letter of interest:

Linda Pilla, Library Director,

Collections Strategies and Services (CSS) Librarian, Mason Library - Keene State College, Keene

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library’s physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. Mason Library’s collections reflect the diversity of the curriculum and of our New Hampshire setting.

Position has a start date of August 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please visit