Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster (MA)

The Leominster Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director. 

The library serves the 41,000 residents of Leominster, as well as many non-residents from the surrounding communities of North Central Massachusetts.  Located in the downtown area of one of Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities, the library is housed in a 1910 Carnegie library building that was renovated and expanded to a 44,500 square foot facility in 2007.  This busy customer-service oriented library is well respected in the community, presenting almost 500 programs for all ages annually with a $1.4M budget, a dedicated staff of 19FTE, volunteers, and a dynamic Friends’ organization.

Working under the direction of the Board, and under the supervision of the Mayor, the Library Director is responsible for overall management of the library’s services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community. 

Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations.  The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential.  The ideal candidate must be a proven problem solver with strong decision making capabilities.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, including a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MA Board of Library Commissioners;  a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience, with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management.   Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable. 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug screening and background check.

SALARY RANGE $80,117 - $103,598

While the review process for applications begins April 28, 2017, the positon will remain open until filled.

Letter of Interest, Resumé, and Contact information for three references to:

Wendy Hurley, HR Director
City Hall
25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453


Library Aide, Part-time, Abbott Library, Sunapee

The Abbott Library is seeking a part-time library aide to work 10-12 hours per week on Mondays and Fridays. Infrequent Saturdays may be required. Duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry, and special projects. Additional duties could include assisting with the development and maintenance of the adult collection and assisting with Inter-Library Loan.

Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful, professional and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills. Library experience is a plus. 

This is a newly created position and the starting hourly rate is $14.61 per hour. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resumé to by April 4, 2017. A full job description is available upon request.

Children's Aide, Part-time, Abbott Library, Sunapee

The Abbott Library is seeking to hire a part-time children’s aide to work 10-12 hours per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.  

General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include assisting with the development and maintenance of the children’s collection and planning children’s programming, including some story hours.  

A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request. Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful, and professional and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills. Library experience is a plus. 

This is a newly created position. The starting hourly rate is $14.61 per hour. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resumé to by April 4, 2017. A full job description is available upon request.  

Circulation Desk Clerk, Part-time, Barrington Public Library

Send Cover Letter & Resume to Amy Inglis at
Must have at least two work references listed with contact information.
Starting Pay: $9.85/HR
Position Open Until Filled: Posted 3/21/2017
Start Date: ASAP
Requirements: We are seeking a vibrant and detailed individual who can provide excellent customer service to all ages in a busy environment where multi-tasking is required. Candidate must be comfortable with technology, including how to search the Internet, Microsoft basics, and how to use devices such as e-readers, tablets, and other technology utilized in the library.
Basic Duties: Checking items in/out using a computer based system, answering basic reference questions, assisting patrons with printing, faxing, copying and basic computer questions. Answering phones, shelving items, making calls for reserves, overdues, and expired card updates, assisting with room set up for events, and other tasks as assigned.

Full job description can be viewed at
(27 Hrs Per/Wk)

Typical Work Hours: Mon. & Fri. 1:30-6PM, Tues. & Thurs.1:30-7PM, Wed. 1:30-8PM, some Saturdays 9:30-3PM. Weekday shifts will alter if a Saturday is worked to keep the hours at 27 per week.

Flexibility to work morning shifts on occasion is a plus.

Circulation Library Aide, Kelley Library, Salem

The Kelley Library is looking for a personable, forward thinking self-starter to fill the Library Aide II position at the Kelley Library.  Responsibilities include circulation and collection maintenance support.  The Library Aide II works under the supervision of the Head of Circulation and the Cataloger.  Public Library experience strongly preferred.  Candidates must demonstrate good communication skills; the ability to work positively with the public and staff; and sound computer skills.

This is a full time, 30 hour per week position with good benefits. 

Salary is in the mid to upper $20,000 commensurate with experience.  EOE. 

Complete job description and application form available at .  Review of applications begins 4/3/17. 

Submit resumé, with cover letter and Town of Salem application form to

Library Assistant, Reference Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

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.


Knowledge, Skills, and Desired Abilities
  1. Knowledge of print and electronic resources
  2. Interest in and familiarity with mobile technologies and their use in delivering reference and information services
  3. Knowledge of library trends and best practices, especially as they apply to reference and information services
  4. Ability to meet people easily and get along well with others
  5. Ability to express one’s self clearly, concisely, and pleasantly in the English language in person, orally, and in writing
  6. Ability to learn new skills quickly
  7. Ability to work with MS Office products, both for internal library use and for patron instruction
  8. Ability to use new technologies, mobile devices, and social networking tools to communicate with library customers and colleagues
  9. Ability to manage situations in a busy, service-oriented environment with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, and good judgment
  10. Ability to work cooperatively as a team member
  11. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Minimum Qualifications
  1. BA/BS in relevant field is required
  2. Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution is strongly preferred, will consider current enrollment in MLS program
  3. Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
  4. Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS

Salary: $34,159.84-$40,744.08 in 5 Steps on Union/City Pay Scale

Closing Date: March 31, 2017

How to Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Sarah Moser, Director
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Library Director, Half-time, Libbie Cass Library, Springfield

Could you be our next Library Director?

The Libbie Cass Library is looking forward to hiring a half-time library director (with the possibility of increased hours in the future) who would be eager to work with its trustees to improve the contributions of the library to the town of Springfield. The library is at a crucial time of innovation and growth and needs someone interested in continuing to usher it forward into the 21st century.

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college
  • Experience with an online cataloging system
Desirable, but not required
  • Major in library Science
  • Master's Degree 
  • Master's degree in library science 
  • Experience in community relations 
  • Experience as librarian in town library 
  • Experience as library director 
  • Experience with Apollo Biblionix
Position Opportunities: Administer the total library program: this includes but is not limited to filling patron requests for inter-library loans and new purchases; developing the library collection, meeting patron needs as well as improving quality of services; weeding the collection, checking in and out materials and shelving; overseeing appearance, amenities, and the upkeep thereof; overseeing volunteer program including recruiting, training, scheduling, keeping communication channels effective; improving community relations including outreach; developing programs, both educational and entertaining, guaranteeing the library is open when it should be; keeping a watchful eye on the building and physical facilities; directing the library to purchase the best supplies at the most reasonable prices; and supervising the scholarship fund in various manners.

Observe and follow the distinctions between the roles of the Library Director and those of the Trustees in all areas relating to policies and finances of the library. Understand and adhere to the defined boundaries between these positions.

Recommend for employment or termination of other staff members as necessary and legal and to the trustees who would decide the appropriate action (s). To submit to the trustees for approval of all promotions and salary increases.

Attend and contribute to all appropriate meetings called by the trustees. If necessary, to designate a substitute to attend.

To prepare all necessary local, state, or federal budgets or reports in conjunction with the trustees.

Originate and/or prepare grant requests for private or governmental assistance to improve the library.

To work with the town officials as necessary including maintaining information to meet the needs of auditors.

Closing date: Open until filled.

To apply:
Resuméé and cover letter to either Dr. Arthur Bobruff, Trustee, PO Box 2400, New London, NH 03257 or