Monday, May 22, 2017

Librarian III, NH State Library, Concord

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Cultural Resources, NH State Library has a full time vacancy for Librarian III  
To manage and direct the Reference & Information Services Section of the State Library through the provision of reference services to state agency personnel, legislators, legislative staff, libraries and the general public. Manages and directs the information services of the State Library to the general public through resource sharing and document delivery services.
  • Develops procedures for orderly and systematic workflow within the section
  • Effectively manages all activities related to storage, lending and borrowing of library materials
  • Responsible for performance and corrective action of professional and support staff of the section
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports on Reference & Information Services activities
  • Recruits, hires and evaluates professional and support staff of the section
  • Provides reference services in-person, by email and on the telephone using printed and electronic resources
  • Represents state library at professional meetings through association and committee membership, leadership and participation
  • Provides quality and quantity assurance of all work performed within the section
  • Promotes and publicizes the services and products of the Reference & Information Section to the legislature and the statewide library community at large
  • Assists with the management and development of library collections through selection, weeding and preservation
  • Plans for and directs the implementation of new reference services offered by the section
  • Develops budget controls for utilization of personnel, office supplies and equipment
  • Oversees the state library's participation in the federal document depository program
  • Manages the operations of the statewide materials delivery service and its fleet of vehicles

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 Requirements: Working knowledge of current cataloging descriptive standards and Dewey Decimal Classification. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Office applications. Knowledge of current ILS and their capabilities. Knowledge of and experience with social media and new information technologies. Knowledge of standard and authoritative reference resources.
PREFERRED WORK TRAITS: Ability to work independently and to motivate team performance. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and highly organized work habits. Ability to analyze and evaluate program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups.
Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.
To apply please go to  

For further information please contact Kathleen Stanick,  
NH State Library, 20 Park St, Concord, NH  03301

Friday, May 19, 2017

Children's Librarian, Part-time, George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown

The George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, in Francestown NH has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and creative addition to our team. The successful candidate must be passionate about providing exceptional library experience for children and their families. The ideal candidate will have experience working at a library public service desk and possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of this department of the Library.

Minimum requirements: 
  • A bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Library experience working with children preferred.
  • Knowledge of youth literature and popular culture
  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media
Salary: $14.15/Hour, 25 Hours/Week includes Saturday mornings

Apply to: Send resumé with three references and cover letter of interest to:

Carol Brock, Director

Job Description: Children’s Librarian
George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library


Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the children’s department of the Library, keeping in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Trustees, with other town policies, and with state and municipal laws and regulations.

Educational/Professional Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Library experience working with children preferred.
  2. Strong proficiency with computers, library technology and popular culture.
  3. At least 3 years’ experience in the field or relevant experience as judged by the Trustees to be commensurate for this position.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices, and procedures.
Duties/Responsibilities of the Children’s Librarian
  1. Is responsible for developing and implementing a yearly activities schedule for the children and youth of Francestown.
  2. Directs and participates in the development and implementation of the long- term goals, policies, and procedures of the children’s department.
  3. Evaluates and recommends developments in library science and technology to the Trustees.
  4. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for keeping the Library Director informed on issues, problems and opportunities relating to the children’s department.
Financial Administration:
  1. Provides input to Library Director regarding the annual budget for the children’s department.
  2. Monitors the budget of the children’s department and ensures that it is managed effectively.
  3. Pursues appropriate grants or donations for children’s and youth library services.
  4. The Children’s Librarian will perform other related duties as required.
General Administration:
  1. Develops and maintains the collection, suitable for the needs of the children and the corresponding automated records.
  2. The Children’s Librarian oversees the lending of a wide variety of materials to children and youth, reference and information services, Makerspace crafts, public programming, and access to electronic information.
  3. Procures materials and supplies.
  4. Develops and implements programs of interest by planning, coordinating, advertising, implementing and supervising children’s programs, including story time, baby lap time, visits and other services for children at the local school, and the Summer Reading Program.
  5. Is responsible for the general neatness and attractiveness of the children’s department.
  6. May attend Board of Trustee meetings.
  7. Attends professional and educational conferences and meetings as required.
  8. Promotes and maintains good public relations with the patrons, the Friends of the Library, and the community; publicity initiatives will include writing articles for the monthly Francestown News, and other local newspapers.
  9. Other related duties as required.
Personnel Administration:
  1. The Children’s Librarian will operate the children’s department under a philosophy of service that puts the needs of library users first and ensures that all staff members respond to those needs in a positive, helpful, and friendly manner.
  2. Assists the Library Director in general library business, programs and functions.
  3. Maintains all records, enforces Code of Conduct and directs major grievances to Director.
Required Skills and Abilities:
  1. Comprehensive knowledge of library principles, practices, procedures, and tools.
  2. Knowledge of children’s and youth library collection and computer technology.
  3. Knowledge of resources, programs, and services available to children’s libraries.
  4. Interpersonal skills in working with staff, patrons, Trustees, community organizations, and town departments.
  5. Other physical skills necessary to perform the job.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands:
  1. Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  2. Will use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
  3. Involves travel to meetings and conferences; and attendance at evening meetings

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SEARCH EXTENDED: Reference & Instructional Librarian, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester

Job Description

Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benediction tradition, is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department at Geisel Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library’s well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library’s physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library’s mission
Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Academic background or working experience in nursing or other health-related discipline
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and frameworks
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
  • Flexible schedule to include Sunday 2-10pm shift during the academic term
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting
Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

To Apply
Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities ( page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

FIT VISTA, Oscar Foss Memorial Library/Barnstead Adventure Zone, Barnstead

The Oscar Foss Memorial Library and Barnstead Adventure Zone program have been approved for a VISTA grant!

VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America. As a VISTA, you will work for a minimum of one year to build programs, create change and fight poverty in NH communities. The VISTA for our program will work to grow our volunteer base, develop sustainable programming and fundraising and create marketing campaigns that engage the community and increase involvement. The hours of this position will be divided between the two organizations.

What are some of the benefits of working as a VISTA?
  • A monthly living stipend (avg. $1,000 before taxes)
  • An AmeriCorp Segal Education Award in the amount of $5,815 or a post-service stipend of $1,500
  • Professional development opportunities and workshops in addition to a full year of real-world job experience; and
  • Access to the 170,000 member-strong VISTA Alumni Network.
Additionally, you’ll receive a number of federal benefits, including health benefits, relocation assistance, medical and personal leave, and childcare assistance if necessary. You may also be eligible to receive some forms of federal assistance, such as food stamps, fuel and electrical assistance. Most VISTAs find the stipend and additional assistance adequate to cover their financial needs.
For more information about becoming a VISTA, visit

If you’re interested in becoming a FIT VISTA for the Library/BAZ program and want to serve your community, visit

Library Page, Part-time, Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Center Barnstead

Library Page, Part-time
Oscar Foss Memorial Library – Center Barnstead NH

Part time library page – 10 hrs. per week, some evenings and Saturdays.

Duties The Oscar Foss Memorial Library seeks an energetic and friendly Library Page. Essential duties include: checking materials in and out, shelving materials, keeping shelves organized, assisting patrons with library technology and some data entry.

Previous library experience and technology skills are highly desirable. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn.

Qualifications: Applicants must be 16 or older, have proficient computer skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, possess a friendly professional demeanor, and enjoy working with the public. Prior library experience preferred.

Please send resumé (email preferred) to:

Danielle Hinton
PO Box 219
Center Barnstead, NH 03225

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Reference Assistant-Division Head, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Reference Assistant-Division Head, Haverhill Public Library

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader’s advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head.  Will help to serve in the Special Collections room when necessary; some knowledge of archival methods is a major asset. Will be asked to fill in at both Circulation and Youth Services desks.

This position is a part of the reference department and will spend the bulk of their time there. However, they will spend time in special collections two days a week and will act as a staff contact for contracted archival staff and vendors.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required; may consider current enrollment in MLS program and applicable experience for the right candidate
  2. Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
  3. Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
  4. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus
  5. Familiarity and comfort with standard archival practices is helpful
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS

Salary: $ 38,327.12-45,376.24 in 5 Steps on City Pay Scale, Full benefits

Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Priority Given to Applications Received by June 2nd

How to Apply: Send resumé and cover letter to:

Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
99Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01913

Email submissions are strongly preferred, please do not call about this job.

Monday, May 15, 2017

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

Meredith Public Library, Meredith, NH seeks a part-time youth services library aide for 12 hours per week.  Hours include Tuesdays 1-5, Wednesdays 4-8, and Fridays 1-5.  Occasional Saturdays.  $13.50 per hour.  High school diploma required. Previous library experience preferred.  Previous experience working with children and teens also preferred.   Must enjoy working with children and teens. Job duties include preparing and leading story times, children’s activities and teen events.  Also include circulation of materials, shelving items, creating displays, preparing crafts and decorating.  This job will require frequent bending, lifting, kneeling, carrying, pushing and standing with very little sitting.  Please send resumé and references to:  Meredith Public Library, PO Box 808, Meredith, NH  03253. Attn:  Erin Apostolos, or email Closing date Friday, June 2, 2017.