Thursday, October 20, 2016

Campaign Office Manager, Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough

Campaign Office Manager Opening

The Campaign Office Manager establishes and manages a computerized office to serve a volunteer- driven capital campaign for gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. She/he has responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the Campaign Office. This position entails confidential work and as such requires utmost discretion.

The position reports to the Library Director, takes direction from Campaign Counsel, and works closely with the Campaign Chair, 1833 Society members, and campaign volunteers. The position calls for flexible scheduling for occasional evening, early morning and/or weekend meetings. It is a part-time position (up to 20 hours/week) for the next 18 months.

This contract position calls for someone who is comfortable working alone and who interacts easily with others. The successful candidate will be adaptable, a multi-tasker and have a sense of humor. She/He should relate easily and comfortably with volunteers, donors and other professionals. Familiarity with the Peterborough area is highly desirable.

  • Manage computer software including prospect and donor database and Google
  • Create and maintain all computer and hardcopy files pertinent to the campaign – constituent, pledge/gift management, chronological, correspondence, volunteer,
  • Research all appropriate data on prospective Record giving history and pertinent information in the computer and on the constituent research forms.
  • Research foundation prospects, prepare skeleton profiles of appropriate
  • Prepare all campaign division, volunteer assignment, campaign summary reports and transmittal forms.
  • Establish and implement a gift acknowledgment, processing, and reporting Generate all acknowledgment letters, gift receipts, and pledge reminder notices. Maintain an alphabetical file of copies of all pledge cards, acknowledgment letters, receipts, and reminder notices.
  • Assist with correspondence to donor prospects including corporate and foundation Prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, bulletins and publicity releases as assigned by Campaign Counsel. Proofread all typed material.
  • Assist, as assigned or requested by Campaign Counsel, with the organization, implementation, and completion of the various soliciting
  • Take notes at campaign
  • Assist with a variety of correspondence and supporting materials to campaign
  • Answer campaign-related telephone Place calls for report meetings, kick-off meetings, and memos as requested by Campaign Counsel.
Interested applicants should submit a current resumé and at least two references to Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director by November 5, 2016.               
(603) 924-8040       
2 Concord Street,
Peterborough, NH 03458

Library Assistant, Reference and Local History, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library

Library Assistant – Reference and Local History (Part-Time)

Duties: Primarily performs duties at our Reference desk, assisting patrons with computer services and online databases, reader’s advisory, and genealogy.  Also assists Adult Services and Technical Services staff with various ongoing local history and archives indexing and preservation projects.  Cross-trained to occasionally assist patrons at our Circulation and Children’s desks, circulating and shelving materials and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Facility with computers and Microsoft Office skills required, along with good organizational and communication skills and attentiveness to detail.  Must have excellent customer service skills, be willing to work a flexible schedule, and enjoy working with people in a collaborative environment.  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. Previous library experience and/or experience working with local history or archives materials preferred.

Immediate Supervisor:  Library Director

Salary: $11.50 to start DOE, 18-24 hours per week with some evening and Saturday hours.

Closing Date:  November 4, 2013 or until filled.

To Apply: Send resumé, letter of interest, 3 references to:

Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Road
Hudson, NH  03051
Attention: Charlie Matthews, Library Director
Or e-mail to

Assistant Children's Librarian, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library

Assistant Children’s Librarian (Full-Time)

Duties: Assists the Children’s Librarian in engaging our children, parents and caregivers with a broad range of materials and creative programs.  Works with the Children’s Librarian to develop and implement creative, age appropriate programs.  Assists with collection development and the overall management of the Children’s Room.  Participates in outreach activities in schools and at other venues.  Circulates library material, assists patrons in using the library and its electronic resources and provides Reader’s Advisory services.   Also assists in training newly hired employees and manages special projects as assigned and performs other job-related tasks as needed.

Qualifications: Creativity, enthusiasm and dedication to working with children is required.  Artistic and creative talent, an ability to lead story times, and knowledge of children’s literature also required. Computer literacy and knowledge of social media, online resources and Microsoft Office required, along with superb organizational and communication skills, punctuality, and attentiveness to detail.  Must have a strong public service orientation, excellent customer service skills, work independently with minimum supervision, and enjoy active participation in a collaborative environment.  Applicants must possess the willingness to learn new skills, good judgment and 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.  A Bachelor’s degree or higher and previous experience working with young children in a public library is required.

Closing Date:  November 3, 2016 or until filled.

Salary: $15.00/hour to start, 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours.

To Apply: E-mail resumé and letter of interest to Charlie Matthews, Library Director,

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reserves Coordinator, Part-time, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester


Southern New Hampshire University’s traditional campus is seeking a part-time Reserves Coordinator. As a member of Shapiro Library’s Access Services staff, the Reserves Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Reserves workflow, ensuring access to Reserves materials by working with University faculty, the University Bookstore, and Library Technical Services staff to obtain, process, and organize needed resources.

This position requires the ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
  • Supervises the Information Desk during designated shifts and assists users in person and by phone using excellent communication skills.Answers directional, informational, and basic reference questions. Directs users to Reference Desk as needed
  • Responsible for ensuring efficient and exemplary customer service to library patrons in all aspects of Access Services, including resolving complex transactions, explaining policies, making decisions regarding exceptional circumstances, and reporting library issues to the Access Services Librarian and/or other appropriate Library or University staff 
  • Assists in training and supervision of student employees in Access Services functions and capacities; in excellent customer service; in communicating value of Library spaces, services, and resources; and in basic troubleshooting of Library technology.Assigns tasks to student employees as needed 
  • Is designated essential staff and as such, is required to report to work even when university classes are cancelled and offices are closed 
  • Assumes responsibility as needed for the safety and security of students, equipment, and materials in the building, following established Library and University procedures 
  • Opens the Library building Sunday through Thursday mornings. Ensures Library is ready to serve users at opening time 
  • Ensures access to Reserve materials by working with University faculty and Library Technical Services staff to obtain material, and by identifying appropriate textbook purchases from the University Bookstore. Organizes all aspects of the Reserves workflow, including obtaining, processing, and tracking use of Reserves materials 
  • Works with Access Services Librarian and Dean of the Library to gather, distribute, and interpret Library statistics on Access Services transactions, building use, collection use, and other Library activity 
  • Assists the Interlibrary Loan and OCLS Coordinator in borrowing and lending Library materials in both electronic and print formats for the University community. Assists in maintaining regular statistics on Off-Campus Library Services 
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 1+ to 2 years experience and a Bachelors degree
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with the public using strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to work and adapt in a changing environment 
  • Supervisory or management experience 
  • Familiarity with academic culture 
  • Experience working with diverse populations 
  • Excellent oral and written communication
Work Hours:

Sunday 9:30am to 2:30pm and Monday through Thursday 7:00am to 12pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Reference Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua

Reference Librarian (Full-Time)
Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job description: Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons in person and by phone, chat and email. Serve as one of the primary instructional librarians, creating instructional tools and teaching classroom or individual sessions, and share in administering the University’s Information Literacy Program. Participate in collection development and liaison activities.

General Responsibilities: As the primary Reference Librarian, provide a full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog, and various print and electronic reference resource materials.

  • Play a major role in administering the University’s Information Literacy program, including planning; creating LibGuides, tutorials, and lesson plans; providing library instruction; participating in information literacy assessment; and coordinating with other librarians and faculty.
  • Compile, analyze and present reference statistics.
  • Learn and implement new software or other technologies as they relate to reference and instruction.
  • Participate in tasks to support Access Services as needed, including circulation, reserves, shelving, and student worker supervision.
  • Participate in library liaison and collection development activities. Collaborate with faculty on selection of print and electronic resources and subscriptions, and management of existing collection.
  • Participate with library management in evaluating print and electronic subscriptions; recommend possible new subscriptions and/or replacements.  
  • Keep current with library trends by attending conferences, webinars, and peer meetings.
  • Serve on the library’s Marketing and Outreach committee, planning and implementing promotions of library services and resources as well as library programs and events. 
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the library website and social media.
  • Provide reference service at the branch Educational Resource Center as needed.
  • Varied scheduling may apply to this position, including some evenings or weekend coverage if needed.
Required: MLS degree. MLS degree candidate (near completion) may be considered if applicant has sufficient relevant experience. Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Library instruction experience. Proficiency in technical troubleshooting in a library setting.

Preferred: Collection development experience, web editing skills, experience with LibGuides. Experience providing library instruction that aligns with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education.

Please submit cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060     Attn: Reference Librarian or e-mail to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Monday, October 31, 2016.

Library Director, Kingston Community Library, Kingston

Kingston Community Library
Kingston, New Hampshire


The Board of Trustees of Kingston Community Library seeks a creative and energetic Library Director to manage and coordinate the daily operations of the Kingston Community Library by planning and organizing program offerings and general library services for the community. The Director should be a leader with a clear vision of the role of a community library in the twenty-first century. We are looking for someone who sees that the future direction of our library is to provide exceptional service in all mediums.

S/he will be responsible for day-to-day library operations within compliance of state and local regulations, and will work with the Trustees in developing and implementing policies and procedures, strategic planning, and budget management.

Areas of responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

MANAGEMENT/OPERATIONS: Competency in: developing and managing budgets and identifying alternative funding sources; possessing solid knowledge of personnel, policy, and facilities management issues; demonstrating the ability to develop and implement strategic plans; exhibiting the capability to review, evaluate, and streamline procedures and workflow.

Foster strong relationships with library patrons and other community members; cooperate and integrate program offerings with community groups, town government, and area schools; actively promote the vision and the needs of the library to the variety of community stakeholders.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups of individuals, organizations, and staff that foster a culture of inclusion.

Motivate, inspire, direct, and support the staff; seek out and provide professional development opportunities for the director and the staff; embrace current and emerging technologies; promote and provide a variety of program offerings. Preferred Qualifications should include a Masters degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the ALA ; a minimum of three (3) years experience as a Director; and demonstrated exceptional communications skills or any combination of education, skills, training, and experience that would provide an equivalent background. Three references will be needed upon successful final candidates status.

This is a full-time, salaried position, with a $60,000 to $70,000 salary range, commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefit package.

Applications are due by November 14, 2016. Email cover letter, three references, and resumé to:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Librarian 1, Reference, Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont, Randolph (VT)

Position: Librarian 1 (Reference)
12 month Full-time, VSC Grade 11, Non-Exempt
VSC-UP PAT Bargaining Unit

Shift: Sunday – Thursday, 2 pm – 10 pm
Flexibility with schedule is required during breaks (regular daytime hours) and final exam weeks (hours would be 4 pm – 12 am).

Within the VSC Grade 11 salary range plus VSC-UP PAT benefits package.

Location: Randolph Center campus

Responsibilities: Working with a team of librarians to provide reference services to students and faculty at Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide in-person, phone, and email reference service during evening hours.
  • Work alone with some  work study support, overseeing Library circulation, reference and operations in the evenings.
  • Assist users at Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont in finding information using the Library Catalog, databases, and other resources.
  • Provide information literacy instruction to classes and groups as scheduled and as an embedded librarian in course management system (Moodle). 
  • Act as library liaison to assigned programs, liaising with faculty and performing collection development and weeding in assigned program area. 
  • Assist with the virtual reference chat service.
  • Create instructional guides using current library technologies  like LibGuides.
  • Assist with special projects as needed, such as working with the college archives.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program (or nearing completion of Master’s degree in Library Science), plus one year of relevant experience, including some academic reference and instruction experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Broad base of knowledge and skills related to college library technologies.
  • Good planning, organizational & administrative skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with library patrons and staff, including good interviewing, teaching, advising, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues, students and faculty, in an online virtual environment using various technologies. 
  • VT valid driver’s license is required.
Starting Date: January 3rd , 2017

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until October 31st, 2016. Incomplete application materials will not be considered.

To Apply: Send a completed VTC employment application (required), resumé and cover letter to: The employment application is available on the Vermont Tech website at:

Final offer of employment is subject to a fingerprint supported criminal background check.

Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. Vermont Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the Vermont State Colleges system. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.