Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Library Assistant, Part-time, Amherst Town Library, Amherst

The Amherst Town Library seeks an enthusiastic and flexible college graduate to join our circulation team as a part-time Library Assistant.

If you consider yourself energetic, innovative and collaborative, please join our team and be part of a dynamic community organization.

Title: Library Assistant

Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, and helping patrons locate materials.

Qualifications: A college degree or higher is required. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary.
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.

The part-time position will require approximately 15 hours per week, including evenings and weekends in rotation.

Compensation:  $16.37/ hour to start

The Amherst Town Library actively supports the professional growth and development of all staff members. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, our commitment to customer service, and our dedication to having fun.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, email resumé and letter of interest to:
Amy Lapointe, Director with “application” in the subject line

Monday, March 19, 2018

Library Director, Part-time, Brown Memorial Library, Bradford

Brown Memorial Library in Bradford, NH seeks a dynamic Library Director. The position is for 26 hours per week and includes some evening and weekend hours.

Starts: June 1, 2018

Salary:  $16.80/hour with no benefits


  • Assure the efficient functioning of the library’s day-to-day operations while maintaining a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Maintain the library collection in accordance with policies established by the Board [of Trustees], with authority delegated by the Board, to select, acquire and discard books and other materials.
  • Maintain a complete and accurate catalog of all library materials.
  • Assist the Board in developing goals and objectives.
  • Supervise library staff and make recommendations to the Board regarding their hiring and dismissal.
  • Schedule and maintain records for all library work, including the numbers of items added and withdrawn and circulation statistics.
  • Act as public spokesperson for the library and liaison with town officials and government agencies.
  • Recommend to the Board changes and revisions to the library policies as needed.
  • Assist with the development and presentation of the annual budget, including making recommendations to the Board about capital expenditures, and assist the treasurer in preparing reports.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Bachelor's degree required, MLS preferred
  • Experience and skill in a wide range of library functions
  • Conversant in technology and able to assist patrons
Closing date: April 30, 2018

Send resume and cover letter to:     

Brown Memorial Library
78 West Main Street
Bradford, NH 03221
(603) 938-5562

or e-mail to:

Youth Services Librarian, Baker Free Library, Bow

The Baker Free Library is seeking a full-time, professional Youth Services Librarian due to the retirement of our Children’s Librarian of 17 years.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, dynamic, and creative. The ideal candidate will also possess a collaborative style and dedication to providing strong and effective learning opportunities for children and youth.

The successful candidate will have a BA in an area of general education or liberal arts. An ALA accredited Master’s Degree is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience will be considered (minimum 2 years or more experience in a children’s services position in a public library).

For a full job description, visit

The annual salary range for this 40-hour per week position is $17.90/hour to $21.77/hour ($37,000 to $45,000 per year) depending on qualifications/experience, with an attractive benefits package. This position will be expected to work at least one to two evenings per week and one full Saturday each month.

To apply, send a cover letter, resumé, and three professional references to Lori Fisher, Director, Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304. This information can also be emailed in .pdf format to No phone calls please.

Closing date for applications is April 20, 2018.  Anticipated start date for the position is early June 2018.

Head of Children's Services, Bedford Public Library, Bedford

Head of Children’s Services, Bedford Public Library, Full-time Position

The Bedford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individual to lead our Children’s Services department. We are a busy, customer-service oriented library with over 950 children who participate in our Summer Reading Program. We are seeking a friendly person who enjoys working with children and their caregivers, has a collaborative leadership style and is dedicated to innovative programming and strong community partnerships.

Duties include: training, supervising, and scheduling all youth services staff; providing library programming (including story times and after-school programs for youth); participating in patron services; marketing and promotion of library classes and events; outreach to local schools, preschools, and other organizations; participating in professional development opportunities; departmental budget management; and collection maintenance and development.  Must be able to work independently and as part of the team. Represents the library to the community at large.  This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position including one evening each week and one weekend day per month in rotation.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or
equivalent graduate degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates
possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Three years of progressive
professional library experience required, including services to children and one year in a
supervisory capacity or equivalent.

Hourly wage range: $19.51 - $28.35 with excellent benefits.

Closing Date for Resumés: April 16, 2018.

Send resumé, cover letter & 3 professional references to: Mary Ann C. Senatro, Director,
Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Rd. Bedford, NH   03110

Complete job description and more information at

Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Library, Durham

Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian
University of New Hampshire Library
Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, creative librarian to join our Metadata and Cataloging unit.  The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will play an important role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and services for the discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. Collaborating with colleagues in Digital Scholarship division, the incumbent will significantly support the success of the University of New Hampshire Library digital initiatives by balancing current techniques with new developments, such as linked data for digital scholarship.

The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will participate in innovative research and development projects related to enhanced metadata and digital content and is expected to implement a strategic vision for metadata and lead the implementation of metadata standards, practices, and workflows.

The incumbent is responsible for assessing and managing aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, which includes cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution.

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Department Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

Minimum contractual salary offer for FY19 is $77,670 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with over 900 (full and part-time) faculty, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process, please visit Review of applications will begin April 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cataloger/Adult Services Librarian, Laconia Public Library

Laconia Public Library is seeking a full-time Cataloger/Adult Services Librarian. The position is 40 hours per week and includes some evening and Saturday hours.

Duties include cataloging; adult programming; circulation; and hands-on technical assistance.

  • Cataloging experience.
  • Outstanding communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to utilize automated circulation system and to execute circulation policies and procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Flexibility to deal with multiple tasks, and to extend courtesy to customers, sometimes under trying circumstances.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. A high school diploma and the equivalent of three years progressive library experience will be considered.

Salary Range: 15.30-16.86 per hour with excellent benefits.

Closing Date: March 16, 2018

Send resumé and cover letter to: 
Director Randy Brough
Laconia Public Library   
695 Main Street
Laconia, NH.  03246   

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Library Director, Somersworth Public Library

Department/Division:  Finance and Administration/Library
Position Title:  Library Director
Pay Range:   55,850.37 - $71,186.85

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science and five years’ progressive library experience including supervisory experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs; Thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques; Considerable knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system; Considerable knowledge of community library needs and resources; Working knowledge of computers, principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision. Manage subordinates. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of library. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting in the hiring process; training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Driver’s license required.

Duties/Responsibilities:  Administers, plans and directs the operation of the Somersworth Public Library carrying out the plans and policies in accordance with the City Charter and Ordinances; and in concert with the direction provided by the Board of Trustees to meet the information, continuing education and reading needs of the citizens of the City of Somersworth.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. 
  • Direct, operate and maintain all services and functions of the library. 
  • Execute the plans and policies in accordance to the City Charter and Ordinances. 
  • Prepare reports and provide information to the Director of Finance and the Board of Trustees and other City officials as appropriate. 
  • Train, supervise and schedule all library staff and assist in the hiring process. 
  • Select materials for and maintain all adult library collections. 
  • Provide reference and general library assistance to customers. 
  • Plan improvement of library services. 
  • Plan & expend the library budget as approved by the Finance Director. 
  • Represent the library to the community and its organizations. 
  • Supervise volunteers and other non-paid personnel. 
  • Assist in the maintenance of the library building. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Scope of Examination: Finalist must complete pre-employment screening to include; physical, drug test & background check.

To Apply: 
City of Somersworth, City Hall Linda Corriveau, Human Resources Manager  One Government Way   603-692-9529  Somersworth, NH  03878  

Date Posted: February 23, 2018  Closing Date: Reviewed as received, Open Until Filled