Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Weekend Library Circulation Desk Supervisor, Colby Sawyer College, New London

Weekend Library Circulation Desk Supervisor
 
Type: Part Time
Posted: Aug. 9, 2017

Oversee the library circulation desk and perform various duties including: Opening/closing the library, using an automated library circulation and security system to check library materials in & out, supervise student assistants, assist library users with photocopying, scanning, printing, and wireless access. This is a part-time 12-15 hours per week position, 9 months a year.

Responsibilities
  • Provides excellent customer service support including: assisting with general library and non-library questions and concerns; handling routine circulation transactions; overseeing the smooth operation of library services in accordance with library policies; maintaining a safe and secure environment for library users.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance, including the ability to work during severe weather events. 
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment. 
  • Flexibility to assist in occasional coverage of other shifts.
Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience required. 
  • Library experience preferred.
To Apply: E-mail your cover letter and resumé to CSCjobs@colby-sawyer.edu or stop by the Human Resources office in Colgate Hall room 230 to complete an application.

Colby-Sawyer College is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives. Under institutional policy, as well as under state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Colby-Sawyer College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.

Cataloging Librarian, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

Pease Public Library
Cataloging Librarian Position

 
Job Summary:

This position is responsible for coordinating the receipt, cataloging and processing of library materials in all formats for the Pease Public Library.

Major Duties:
  • Catalogs library materials, performs original and copy cataloging.
  • Maintains an accurate database of library holdings. 
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection. 
  • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials. 
  • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity. Provides periodic reports about this information to the Library Director and Board of Trustees. 
  • Assists in supervising library volunteers.
  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk as needed; checks materials in and out; issues library cards. 
  • Keeps up to date on local and national developments related to cataloging via professional literature, workshops and conferences. 
  • Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures and public service commitment.
  • Knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
  • Knowledge of recent job-related technology and software programs.
  • Knowledge of library purchasing procedures.
  • Skill in planning.
  • Skill in report preparation.
  • Skill in written and interpersonal communication.
Supervision: This position will report to the Library Director.

Scope of Work:

The purpose of this position is to manage how the library receives, catalogs and processes its materials. Successful performance is essential to the effective and efficient operation of the library. Much of the work will be done independently, without peer interaction. Circulation Desk duties, though limited, entail a customer service mind set.

Minimum Qualifications:

Cataloging experience is a must. The ability to multi-task and offer excellent customer service to our library patrons is required. Master’s degree in Library Science preferred.

Special requirements:

A background check must be completed after an offer of hire has been made.

Benefits: Excellent health insurance. We are part of the NH State Retirement System.

Hours: This is a full- time 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates please submit your resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Diane Lynch, Library Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

We will be accepting resumés through Sept 8, 2017.
No phone calls, please.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Patron Services Assistant, Part-time, Peterborough Town Library

Position Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part-Time)
Schedule: 10-15 hours, flexible, including some evenings and a Saturday rotation
Compensation: $11.50 per hour DOE
Benefits: Paid holidays, strong support to participate in professional development opportunities

About the position:

Peterborough Town Library is looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable team player to assist us with patron services. The patron services department is the central hub of our library, serving patrons by phone, email, in-person, and providing friendly customer services. This department circulates items, assists with computer instruction, oversees the makerspace activities, creates book displays, and brainstorms new creative ideas to delight our patrons.  We are looking for a helpful, caring, and positive professional who is excited to connect our patrons with ideas and knowledge.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides friendly quality service and referrals to other staff members
  • Participates in rotating modules to develop 1) reader’s advisory tools to delight patrons, 2) book displays to promote library materials and community resources, 3) digital resource tools
  • Assist patrons with locating materials, checking out items, and developing skills to manage their online library account
  • Connects patrons to library resources including online tools, collections, programs, and more. 
  • Promotes community resources and events
  • Receives and refers telephone calls.
  • Assists patrons with use of library equipment and technology.
  • Welcomes new patrons
  • Manages meeting hall rentals
  • Promotes museum passes
  • Performs other related duties as required.
SKILLS EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:
  • Enjoy working with people and have a commitment to excellence in customer service
  • Able to thrive and maintain a friendly and composed level of service in a fast-paced busy environment
  • Communicate with confidence and authenticity in promoting services, programs, and online tools to our patrons
  • Fantastic at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects
  • Curiosity to learn about the library field, participate in professional development opportunities
  • Excitement to learn about our community and all it has to offer
  • Flexibility to work various days and hours on short notice
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records
  • A design sensibility, knowledge of working with images, creating basic flyers, and taking photos
  • Professional knowledge of public library operations, policies and procedures preferred
  • Working knowledge of library technology products including, but not limited to, the Internet, online databases, automated/integrated library systems, audio/eBook download technology.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Any hidden talents welcome
CLOSING DATE:

Position open until August 31, 2017.  To apply, send a cover letter and a resumé to Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, at Library@PeterboroughNH.gov.

Website:  http://peterboroughtownlibrary.org


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Library Assistant/Computer Lab Evening Supervisor, Part-time, Bentley Library, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill (MA)



PART TIME - LIBRARY ASSISTANT/ COMPUTER LAB EVENING SUPERVISOR: Haverhill Campus; Non-Unit Professional; 18 hours per week; Monday - Thursday, 4:30PM-9:00PM; 

Anticipated Start Date: Late August 2017

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Bentley Library at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA is looking for a part time Library Technology Assistant to provide technology assistance to students in a new, modern computer lab. The success candidate will be monitoring the users of the lab, assisting with questions related to the use of academic technology, and keeping accurate records of data related to the operation of the lab. Additional library-related responsibilities may be assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills, and is committed to broadening the impact that the library has across the campus. The college has realigned its student computer labs with library services, and this position will be influential in making that program a success. As the emphasis on academic technology has increased, the library is looking for a person with experience using the Blackboard LMS, and is comfortable instructing students within this environment. This is an excellent opportunity for some interested in the library services field, or who is currently enrolled in a library science program. 

Duties for this position include:

  • Assist students with technology related questions in a lab-based setting within the library.
  • Provide in-person, online, phone and email assistance to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Serve as a resource for students and staff working with Blackboard, Microsoft Office, and other applications aimed at academic student success.
  • Utilize document, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation, and other software.
  • Use independent judgment and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
  • Present a welcoming, pleasant demeanor in a busy public services position.
  • Assure that students requesting to use the walk in computer are registered and eligible.
  • Enforce policies, overseeing proper use of lab resources to include responsible printing.
  • Assist with computer lab usage statistics, and preparing regular administrative reports.
  • Assist with inventory of computer lab supplies to insure continuous operation.
  • Assist staff in the development of policies related to the library computer lab.
  • Communicate professionally with other departments at the college on issues related to library computer lab.
  • Supervise student employees/interns and oversee their work.
  • Be the sole staff member responsible for walk in lab's closing procedures
  • Other duties related to the operation of a computer lab in an academic library setting.

Requirements:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • The ideal candidate for this position will be proficient with Microsoft Office, and comfortable working in a MS Windows-based and Apple/Mac environment.
  • Must have the ability to provide high quality customer service in an academic setting.
  • Candidate must possess a strong customer service focus.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A candidate who has successfully completed some credit-bearing college courses.
  • Training or experience in providing library services is highly desirable.
  • Experience in an academic library is highly desirable.
Additional Information:
SALARY:
  • $17.64 per hour
  • Non-benefitted
DEADLINE: August 17, 2017                                              POST#: 126167

Library Director, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy

Position Available: Library Director, Full Time
Closing date is August 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. 
Projected Starting Date:  September 11, 2017

The Gay-Kimball Library in Troy, New Hampshire is seeking a director.  Successful applicant will have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution and three or more years of professional public library experience.

Troy is located ten miles south of Keene in the southwest corner of New Hampshire. The area, known as the Monadnock Region, is famous for its traditional New England villages.  Troy is a classic example of a small New England town.

Starting salary dependent upon experience.  Benefits include health insurance, sick time, retirement, and two weeks vacation.  Work week is 35 hours and includes evening hours. 

The full job description can be found here: http://www.troylibrary.us/?p=1474.

Submit cover letter, resumé, and references to Board of Trustees at library@troylibrary.us.

Closing date is August 11, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. EDT.  Interviews will be conducted beginning August 21.  The Board of Trustees anticipates making a hiring decision no later than August 27.

Questions may be emailed to library@troylibrary.us

Library Manager, Information Resources Management Division, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham

Library Manager
University of New Hampshire Library
Durham, NH

The UNH Library in Durham seeks a Library Manager in the newly formed (7/17) Information Resources Management Division to provide vision, supervision and direction to a busy interlibrary loan and document delivery operation that borrows/lends an average of 70,000 books and periodical articles per year. The Library Manager will develop and streamline workflow and integrate those ILL workflow with other units, especially Acquisitions. Reporting to the Collection Management Librarian, but with a large degree of autonomy, the Library Manger will lead the unit that connects UNH students and scholars with the materials they need for academic success and ensure a culture of collaboration in a consortium environment.

View the position at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27262 for more information or to apply.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Temporary Part Time Programming Librarian. Pelham Public Library

Pelham, New Hampshire is a town of 13,000 where the library is an important hub and community gathering spot. We are looking for a warm, imaginative and outgoing librarian to create, publicize and run weekly and monthly adult programming through February 2018. Other duties will include staffing the circulation desk including providing reference help and doing some drop-in technical training.

Qualifications:
  • Self-starter and detail oriented
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Excellent technology skills and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Knowledge of library computer systems.
  • Extensive Windows-based computer skills and experience with office machines.
  • Bachelor degree with prior paid public library experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of community outreach/ partnership in putting on programs.
Must have flexibility to run programs in evening or on weekends as required. We are open 7 days a week during the school year. We are currently not open to the public on Thurs or Fri mornings.

Part time at 25 to 30 hours a week. Monday through  Friday 9am-5pm. Evenings or weekends if necessary to staff a program.

Salary: $20  - $22 an hour
 
Closing Date: August 4, 2017 or until filled.

Please email the following:
  • resume
  • letter of interest
  • a sample of your work publicizing a program
Win Flint, Director
Pelham Public Library
Pelham, New Hampshire
wflint@pelhamweb.com












Reference/Access Services Associate, McQuade Library, Merrimack College, North Andover (MA)

Position Overview: The Reference/Access Associate will be a valuable member of two teams at McQuade Library.    Reporting to the Head of Instruction & Outreach and the Head of Access Services, the ideal applicant is flexible, familiar with academic libraries, and able to juggle many disparate tasks.  MLS students are encouraged to apply. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Maintains, compiles, and reports on access, collection, patron, and instruction statistics. 
  • Assists with maintenance of library-specific software, hardware, and systems. Assists with staff training when necessary. 
  • Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade Library users. 
  • Assists in the hiring, scheduling and evaluation of Access Services Student workers and maintenance of Access Services daily policies and procedures.  
  • Supports the development, delivery, and assessment of information literacy/ library instruction programs.  
  • Assists in managing all aspects of interlibrary loan including requesting items for all members of the College community and providing items to participating institutions while maintaining copyright compliance.  
  • Creates online guides and other materials for web or print publication in assigned areas.  
  • Contributes to the development, dissemination, and implementation of library policies and procedures.   
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • BA/BS is required.  
  • At least two years of relevant library experience, or library science study, required.  
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort with information technology and resources in a variety of formats, especially LibGuides, required.  
  • Strong customer service skills required. 
  • Working knowledge of Evergreen integrated library system highly desirable. 
  • Familiarity with Apple iPads highly desirable. 
  • Reference/instruction experience in an academic library preferred. 
SALARY: Not specified.  This is a full-time, fiscal-year position.  It is expected that the candidate will work 40 hours per week, including some evening and/or weekend hours. 

TO APPLY: Please apply online with cover letter and resumé to the Merrimack College Employment Opportunities page.  
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Library Adult Assistant, Part-time, Somersworth Public Library

Part Time Library Adult Assistant
City of Somersworth, NH


Hours:   Tues, Wed & Thur 3-7, Fri 1-5, every other Sat 9-5 or 9-1 in the summer.

Under the direction of the Library Director, assist patrons to check in/out and request library materials, provide basic services to patrons including computer use and operations.

HS/GED and willingness to learn library functions and procedures required. Good customer service, basic computer skills and organizational skills required.

Pay rate $13.04.

Details and applications available online at http://www.somersworth.com/employment/employment-opportunities/ or in the Human Resources Office in City Hall.  Submit application/resumé to the Human Resources Manager, 1 Government Way, Somersworth, NH 03878. 

Initial review of applications will begin 8/11/17, open until filled. EOE.

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Lamson Library & Learning Commons, Plymouth State University, Plymouth

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Lamson Library & Learning Commons, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

DUTIES: 
Providing research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community users in a midsize academic library.  Approximately 4-8 hours per week, primarily to provide assistance with weekend Reference, including on average one 4-hour weekend shift per week.  Position is from Sept. 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, with possibility of renewal for next fiscal year.  This is a non-benefited, hourly position.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  ALA-accredited MLS degree, or enrolled in accredited program.  Minimum of one year Reference experience, preferably in an academic library, and experience in use of electronic databases and other electronic resources.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

SALARY:
  $20.00/hour

TO APPLY:  Please apply via e-mail to Gary McCool, Coordinator of Reference Services, gmccool@plymouth.edu.  Send the following documents when applying:  cover letter addressing above qualifications and duties; resumé; contact information for two references.  Plymouth State University is an AA/EEO employer and actively seeks women and minorities.  Hiring contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

DEADLINE:  Position available beginning Sept. 1, 2017.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

LIBRARY WEB SITE:  http://library.plymouth.edu 







         Herbert H. Lamson Library
         Plymouth State University
         http://library.plymouith.edu





Teen Services Librarian, Laconia Public Library

Teen Services Librarian
           
Laconia Public Library is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to serve as Teen Services Librarian. The position is 40 hours per week and includes some evening and Saturday hours.

Main responsibilities of the position include planning, implementation and promotion of teen services and programs; developing and maintaining teen collections; community outreach; and, circulation desk duties.

Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with teens.
  • 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 required. Library experience preferred.
Pay Range: 17.12-18.88 per hour with excellent benefits.

Closing Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Please mail resumé, cover letter and references to: 

Director Randy Brough
Laconia Public Library   
695 Main Street
Laconia, NH  03246           

Library Director, Half-time, Hill Library, Strafford

LIBRARY DIRECTOR (HALF-TIME), HILL LIBRARY, STRAFFORD, NH

The Hill Library in Strafford, NH is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced leader to fill the position of Library Director. Strafford is a growing rural residential community of about 4,000 residents in the Rochester/Dover area just north of Portsmouth, NH. The library has recently completed interior renovations, greatly expanding the Children’s and Young Adult areas.  The Board of Trustees and the Strafford Friends of the Library are engaged and supportive of the Staff’s efforts to provide 21st Century library services to all Strafford residents. You will lead that effort.
 
DESCRIPTION:

The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, the Board of Trustees and community service organizations including the Friends.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.  A ready smile and sense of humor will be useful.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget preparation and oversight, program creation & implementation and supervision. The Library Director, who works 20 hours per week and reports to an elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 5 part-time staff and numerous volunteers.  This is a growth position.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials. 

EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • A minimum of three years of public service management experience required;
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred;   and,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated proficiency with technology are required.
 SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees and all library stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations;
  • Strong proficiency with library management systems (Atriuum), accounting software (QuickBooks) and the full MSOffice Suite;
  • Promote the Library through proven creative agility with smart devices and social media platforms;
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials;   and,
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.
 SALARY: $18 - $23/hour commensurate with experience.

Please submit a thoughtful letter of interest, your resume and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional) to Library Search Committee, PO Box 130, Strafford, NH 03884 or email to: Director@metrocast.net.  Electronic submission is preferable. Review of applications will continue through August 9, 2017; the position will remain open until filled.  The Town of Strafford is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Director Hartland Public Library, Hartland (VT)

Assistant Director Hartland Public Library

The Hartland Public Library in Hartland, Vermont seeks a reader savvy, enthusiastic Assistant Director to work 20 hours a week in our vibrant, small community in the Upper Valley of Vermont. The ideal candidate will provide reader’s advisory, maintain the adult fiction collection, manage and recruit volunteers, and provide interlibrary loan service.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge of public library principles, methods, procedures and reader interests, and the ability to translate these into everyday operations. Knowledge of current library technologies and applications. Ability to give friendly, expert service to patrons of all ages and walks of life. Possesses initiative, tact, and courtesy and can communicate effectively with patrons and staff. Has the ability to foster teamwork among staff and volunteers, prioritizing and focusing to give the best possible service to patrons and meet the needs of the library.

College education required or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. This is a 20 hour per week position with prorated sick and vacation benefits. Must be able to work one evening and the quarterly Saturday rotation.

Please email your cover letter, resumé and three references to:

Nancy Tusinski, Library Director
director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

Deadline to apply is August 25 , 2017

Full job description can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/17DBPhjWGPL28xoy_5bAD1WJrQ3Zn5tkBOCWuuBazCaM/pub

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

Library Assistant, Reference, 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.

Qualifications

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; knowledge of Spanish is a plus
  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: $ 38,327.12-45,376.24 in 5 Steps on City Pay Scale

Closing Date: August 11, 2017

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
smoser@haverhillpl.org

Monday, July 24, 2017

Librarian I, Youth Services Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library

LIBRARIAN I – YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(Full Time, 37.5 hours)

NATURE OF WORK

The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library’s customers’ needs.

Performance is subject to review according to the City’s personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers’ advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
  2. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
  3. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
  4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
  5. Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  6. Participates in departmental social media efforts
  7. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library’s Programming Committee.
  8. Tracks a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports.
  9. Registers patrons for the use of various library services and programs, including Summer Reading Program, Story Times, etc.; explains procedures.
  10. Assists patrons with using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
  1. Assists with library outreach activities.
  2. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.
  3. May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
  4. May participate on and/or chair library committees.
  5. May assist with library exhibits.
  6. May teach computer classes.
  7. May coordinate the work and scheduling of library pages.
  8. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
ENVIRONMENT, WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT

Works in library environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.   Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain current knowledge of library resources, services and practices. The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...
  1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers.
  2. Understanding of theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.
  3. Knowledge and appreciation of children’s and teen literature.
  4. Advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of children and teens.
  5. Demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.
  6. Excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.
  7. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal Departments and City officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.
  9. Desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  He/she must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Microsoft Office applications, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices.

(The above descriptions are illustrative.  They are intended as guides for personnel actions and are not complete itemizations of all facets of any job.)

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:

Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

APPLY TO:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 610 - 7270

Apply by email at jobs@cityofportsmouth.com  or Visit http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/applicationform.pdf to download an application form

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Library Technician, Ohrstrom Library, St. Paul's School, Concord

Library Technician
Reports to Director of Ohrstrom Librar
y

Summary: Responsible for general administrative support of the Library. This includes supporting the Library Director and the library program and facilities. Supports copy cataloging of new materials. Provides support to students, faculty and staff while on the front desk.
  • Provide administrative support to the Library Director, including travel logistics, calendar, and correspondence
  • Retrieve and distribute mail and maintain mailboxes
  • Maintain files (confidential and other) ideally in electronic format
  • Maintain an inventory of office equipment and supplies, place orders for supplies as needed and verify receipt of all ordered items; coordinate supply orders with the Office of Academic Affairs, as needed
  • Record minutes at staff meetings (or other meeting as asked)
  • Schedule the use of library spaces and coordinate with the School’s Special Events Coordinator; ensure that reserved spaces are properly prepared for scheduled events 
  • Work closely with library staff to prepare internal and external announcements and/or communications
  • Work closely with library staff to support library programming; assists with event planning as needed
  • Support hospitality events for the library staff, including staff appreciations and working lunches
  • Compile and maintain the Library’s calendar of operating hours
  • Submit work orders as needed to modify swipe card access to the Library
  • Work with the SPS personnel to coordinate fire drills and other emergency planning exercises
  • Submit and follow up on work orders for Library repairs and maintenance 
  • Copy catalogs new materials
  • Supports library promotions through the creation of signage, taking photographs, and contributing to the library’s social media content
Staffs the library service desk for at least ten hours per week, which involves:
  • Performing circulation operations
  • Answering general questions
  • Responding to information requests
  • Monitoring library use, facilitating study conditions, and responding the building needs
  • Completing detailing opening and closing procedures
40 hours per week. Requires weekend and evening hours.

Qualification requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in office management. Experience in a school or library preferred.
  • Experience with library technical services, including copy cataloging, preferred.
  • A highly collaborative working style
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse body of users, both internal and external customers
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
The position is open until filled


Applicants can send their resumés to work@sps.edu

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Library Director, Half-time, Hill Library, Strafford

LIBRARY DIRECTOR (HALF-TIME), HILL LIBRARY, STRAFFORD, NH

The Hill Library in Strafford, NH is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced leader to fill the position of Library Director. Strafford is a growing rural residential community of about 4,000 residents in the Rochester/Dover area just north of Portsmouth, NH. The library has recently completed interior renovations, greatly expanding the Children’s and Young Adult areas.  The Board of Trustees and the Strafford Friends of the Library are engaged and supportive of the Staff’s efforts to provide 21st Century library services to all Strafford residents. You will lead that effort.

DESCRIPTION: The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, the Board of Trustees and community service organizations including the Friends.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.  A ready smile and sense of humor will be useful.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget preparation and oversight, program creation & implementation and supervision. The Library Director, who works 20 hours per week and reports to an elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 5 part-time staff and numerous volunteers.  This is a growth position.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials. 
 
EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • A minimum of three years of public service management experience required;
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred;   and,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated proficiency with technology are required.
SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees and all library stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations;
  • Strong proficiency with library management systems (Atriuum), accounting software (QuickBooks) and the full MSOffice Suite;
  • Promote the Library through proven creative agility with smart devices and social media platforms;
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials;   and,
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.
SALARY:

$18 - $23/hour commensurate with experience.

Please submit a thoughtful letter of interest, your resumé and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional) to Library Search Committee, PO Box 130, Strafford, NH 03884 or email to: Director@metrocast.net.  Electronic submission is preferable. Review of applications will begin July 26; the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is on or before August 14, 2017.

The Town of Strafford is an equal opportunity employer.

Library Assistant 3, Cataloger, Part-time, Weeks Public Library, Greenland

Weeks Public Library Employment Opportunity
 

Library Assistant 3: Cataloger, Part-time, Weeks Public Library, Greenland

Duties: Perform copy cataloging and original cataloging in accordance with local standards. Other duties include assisting patrons, processing new materials, answering telephone calls and emails, handling donations, promoting library events, posting to social media and more. Must be willing and able to assist patrons with technology questions and device questions. Will often work unsupervised and be expected to solve problems and serve library users independently. 

See the full list of duties in the job description on our website: www.weekslibrary.org/employment-opportunities

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree or previous library experience working with the public. Must be detail oriented, have experience with standard office equipment, possess above average typing/computer skills and be comfortable with the latest technology, social media, and devices. Must also be able to deal with multiple tasks and patrons simultaneously. Other required skills: ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when dealing with challenging patrons; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to learn Dewey Decimal system, automated circulation system, and library circulation policies and procedures; ability to work unsupervised, solve problems and serve library users independently. 

Hours: Tuesdays 4-8pm, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Fridays 1-5pm and one or two Saturdays a month on rotation 8:45am – 1pm including holiday weekends rotation. Flexibility to cover other shifts required.

Salary: $14.97/hour, part-time, year-round position with one week prorated vacation and sick time after 6 months. Library paid pre-employment medical exam with drug and alcohol screening and criminal background check required.

Closing Date: August 4, 2017 or until filled.

Apply to: Send resume with three references and letter of interest to:

Denise Grimse, Director
Weeks Public Library
P.O. Box 430
Greenland, NH 03840
dgrimsewpl@comcast.net

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Library Clerk, Part-time, Bedford Public Library


PLEASE POST                                        PLEASE POST

TOWN OF BEDFORD
24 NORTH AMHERST ROAD
BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03110

NOTICE OF VACANCY


POSITION:
  LIBRARY CLERK
 Part Time, Bedford Public Library

SALARY RANGE:     $12.22 - $18.45 per hour

TYPICAL DUTIES:
The Bedford Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented person to join our circulation team. The candidate will work in the children’s circulation area and the adult circulation area. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Answering the phone.
  • Checking out books.
  • Taking reserves and requests from patrons. 
  • Helping patrons locate materials. 
  • Shelving books. 
  • Prepares bulletin boards and book displays. 
  • Assists in children’s and teen’s programs.
The part-time position will require 20-25 hours per week, including evenings and weekends in rotation with opportunities to sub for others. Tentative schedule: Mon. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thurs. 3:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Fri. 9:00-1:00 p.m. and rotating Saturdays or Sundays.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants must have proficient computer skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, possess a friendly professional demeanor and enjoy working with children and patrons of all ages. College degree and prior library experience is preferred. Enthusiasm for working with children and teens on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programming a plus.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send cover letter and resumé to:

Mary Ann Senatro, Library Director
Bedford Public Library
3 Meetinghouse Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110

or email msenatro@bedfordnh.org

CLOSING DATE:
  Open until filled.



Library Director, Part-time, Bachelder Library, East Andover

Bachelder Library in East Andover seeks director for part-time position, immediate opening. Cozy, village atmosphere prevails; this is a well-loved library. Director works closely with Andover Public Library director to plan programs, develop collection, and reach out to the public. Please contact trustee Janet Moore at jmpcilley@tds.net and have resumé and references in hand.


Library Assistant I, Circulation, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham (MA)

Library Assistant I - Circulation, Stevens Memorial Library Job Opening Stevens Memorial Library 

Part-time - Circulation Library Assistant I 

Duties include:  Assisting in all aspects of the Circulation Department including check-in, check-out, and renewing materials on the telephone or in person; managing overdue materials; overseeing monthly newsletter. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults; interpreting and enforcing library policy. Other similar or related work as directed. Approximately 15 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends. 

Qualifications 
Qualifications include: At least two (2) years’ experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Prior library experience preferred. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Preference will be given to internal candidates. 

Full/Part Time Part-Time

Education Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; associate’s degree or higher preferred.

Salary $15.93/hr

Closing Date July 24, 2017

How to Apply Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (edonnelly@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.  

Library Assistant I, Programming, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham (MA)

Library Assistant I - Programming, Stevens Memorial Library 

Job Opening Stevens Memorial Library Part-time - Programming Library Assistant I 

Duties include:  Taking a leadership role in all aspects of programming and marketing including planning, marketing, and implementing programming for all ages.  Expanding current program offerings to meet the changing needs of the community. Collaborating with local schools and other organizations to provide and raise awareness of library services. Other similar or related work as directed. Approximately 21 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

Qualifications 
Qualifications include: At least two (2) years’ experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Three (3) years of library marketing and programming experience preferred. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Preference will be given to internal candidates.

Full/Part Time Part-Time

Education Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; associate’s degree or higher preferred.

Salary $15.93/hr; pro-rated benefits, including insurance and paid leave

Closing Date July 24, 2017

How to Apply Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (edonnelly@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Library Assistant, Reference, Part-time, Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

Library Assistant – Reference (Part-Time)

Duties: Primarily performs duties at our Reference desk, assisting patrons with computer services and online databases, reference questions, Reader’s Advisory, and genealogy.  Also assists Adult Services and Technical Services staff with various ongoing archival projects.  Cross-trained to assist patrons at our Circulation desk, 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 genealogy preferred.

Immediate Supervisor:  Reference Librarian

Salary: $11.50 to start DOE, 16-24 hours per week with some evening and Saturday hours.

Closing Date:  July 28, 2017 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 charliematthews@rodgerslibrary.org

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

Job Posting: Reference Librarian 

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Reference Librarian position. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources, and principles of information delivery and services.  
  • Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone, using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm, etc. 
  • Oversees daily operation and provides instruction in the use of the Library’s public computers, printer, and photocopier.  
  • Answers questions about electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, phones, etc. and provides instructions in digital resources such as ebooks, downloadable materials, streaming content, etc. 
  • Uses reference interviewing skills and readers’ advisory knowledge to effectively support patrons needs. 
  • Maintains a working knowledge of information sources and an awareness of new resources and technologies. Effectively uses and promotes the Library’s collections and electronic resources. 
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.  
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment. 
  • Works at any library location as needed. Assists with Library programs as needed. 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use. 
  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications). 
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the public.  
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; and social media and web development resources. 
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service. 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor’s Degree with course work toward the degree.

Experience: Work experience in public library setting preferred. 

Physical Requirements:  Performs duties under typical library conditions.  Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials.  Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office equipment. 

Schedule: 18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Compensation: 

Rate:  Librarian I (S-10)  $20.24 - $24.23 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-11)  $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12)  $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement.  

Deadline:  Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: 
Kathleen Keenan, Library Director   c/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov 
Position is open until filled. 

The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Electronic Resources Librarian, Part-time, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

JOB POSTING:  TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER Stevens Memorial Library – Part-Time Position Electronic Resources Librarian
 
A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library.  Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library’s electronic materials and resources.  

Essential Functions  
Electronic Resources (40%)
Promotes use of the Library’s e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations.  Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues.  Oversees Library’s online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors.  Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc.  Compiles usage reports and statistics.  Functions as the Library’s primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology.  Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate:  Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software).  Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material. 

Public Desk Duties (30%):  Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services.  Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc.   Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers. 

Publication Duties (30%):  Supports library publicity and publication needs.  Maintains and develops the Library’s website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.).  Maintains and develops the Library’s presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor’s Degree with coursework toward the degree.  Minimum two years experience in similar position, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as “Library Web 2.0” skills) in following areas:  Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases.  Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools; skilled in providing services using online social networking sites.  Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing.  Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods.  Valid driver’s license to attend meetings. 

Hours 18 hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday, 1pm – 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. 

Compensation Rate:   Librarian I (S-10)  $20.24 - $24.23 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-11)  $21.26 – $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12)  $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME -
Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement.  

Deadline:  Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: 
 Kathleen Keenan, Library Director   C/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov   Position is open until filled. 

The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

Circulation and Periodical Information Desk Supervisors, Evening/Weekend, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester

Part-time Evening/Weekend Circulation and Periodical Information Desk Supervisors, Geisel Library Saint Anselm College – Manchester NH

Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH has part-time, evening/weekend Circulation and Periodicals Information Desk Supervisor positions available. These positions work during the academic year and perform a variety of duties that include: checking out library materials using an automated library circulation and security system, supervising student assistants, aiding patrons with photocopying, scanning, and printing, maintenance of the library collection including shelving materials and shelf reading, assisting with the security of users and collections, opening/closing the library, and other projects as assigned. Throughout the academic year additional weekday and weekend hours may be possible. See the Saint Anselm College employment page for a list of positions: http://www.anselm.edu/About-Saint-Anselm/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.htm

Required Skills

  • Able to work independently and follow directions
  • Reliable and dependable attendance, including the ability to work during severe weather events
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to assist in occasional coverage of other shifts
  • Proven history of working in a team environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated capacity for embracing change and new initiatives, programs, and services
  • Strong office and computer skills
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
Required Experience
Requirements include an Associate degree plus 1-2 years of relevant experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Library Circulation Desk experience
  • Experience working with automated library computer systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces.
Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Library Services Specialist, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham


Library Services Specialist

University of New Hampshire Library

Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a Library Services Specialist.  In this role, under the general supervision of the Evening Operations Manager, this position performs a variety of duties to support the Circulation Unit and Library services in the evening hours including overseeing student application process, supervising part-time staff and providing work direction, supervision and training to student assistants. These duties require broad functional knowledge of library systems, standards, and policies at the Circulation service points and of the Library as a whole, as the position hours are outside of the hours of many other patron service points. The incumbent will circulate library materials, process requests, collect fines and fees, register borrowers, and provide information and general direction to patrons through various communication channels (e.g. email, phone). The position also provides “stopgap” assistance to patrons and refers them to more appropriate services as needed. Position is also responsible (with another evening staff member) for the Circulation and Multimedia Service Desks and the Dimond Library facility, including notifying Facilities and Police of security and maintenance issues.

View the position at https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/26929 for more information or to apply.



Robin Heiser

Senior Administrative Assistant

University Library Dean’s Office

Administrative Services


University of New Hampshire| University Library|18 Library Way | Durham, NH 03824-1934

(603) 862- 1541 Phone |(603) 862- 0247 Fax |  robin.heiser@unh.edu

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Nashua Public Library


POSITION:                           PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN                                                
HOURS OF WORK:            20 HRS/WK MORNINGS & FRIDAYS
DEPARTMENT:                  REFERENCE
AFFILIATION:                    UNION AFT LOCAL #4831
STARTING SALARY:       Not to exceed $18.40 per hour, depending on education/experience

                                                Job Grade 7

PRIMARY DUTIES


Part-time 20 hour per week position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library. The schedule for this position includes 3 to 4 mornings 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Fridays 9 AM – 5:30 PM. Some Sunday hours may be available. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance; interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory and special projects as assigned.

MINUMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


Master’s Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in the reference department of a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and downloadable audiobooks is desired.  Fluency in a second language is a plus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:


APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED