Monday, December 4, 2017

Library Director, Barrington Public Library

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services.  The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations.  The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library’s Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community.  S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus.  Residents enjoy the town’s rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 – 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.

A complete job description can be found at  Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resumé and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at  NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.


The Barrington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Under the direct supervision of the library director, the administrative assistant acts as a general secretary for the director and has wide ranging supporting responsibilities in library affairs.
  • Performs the function of administrative assistant to the library director, including scheduling appointments, correspondence, word processing, answering the telephone, making telephone inquiries, preparing publicity/signs, daily errands, etc.
  • Prepares meeting notices for the monthly trustees meetings .Types up the minutes for the board’s secretary for the monthly trustees meetings, arranges material relating to the meeting and sets up the refreshments. Attends all board meetings to serve as recording secretary.
  • Acts as liaison and provides support to library peripheral groups, i.e., the Friends and the Whittier Club.
  • Maintains the library’s general correspondence files. Types forms, updates mailing lists, prepares bulk mailings, and occasionally assists other staff with typing requests.
  • Schedules the library’s monthly art exhibits (publicity and signage).
  • Prepares outgoing mail. Maintains postage meter, fax, and office copier. Keeps office supplies in stock and fills orders as needed, including toner and paper for two copiers.
  • Works with all levels of staff and management. Handles confidential material.
  • Performs other similar or related duties as required by the Director.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with a wide variety of people. Must be able to handle confidential materials with the utmost of care.
  • Knowledge of/experience in a non-profit or municipal office environment
  • Ability to balance many tasks and meet deadlines effectively
  • Ability to push or pull carts.
  • Ability to perform a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, and stretching.
  • Ability to use a stepladder or stool.
  • Ability to use voice communication system to answer the telephone.
  • Ability to use keyboard or computer workstation for extended periods of time.
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Education: BA/BS
Salary: $16.42-19.59/hr, Part Time 19hrs/week, non-benefitted
Closing Date: December 22, 2017
How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resumé to:

Sarah Moser
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Publicity and Outreach Coordinator, Part-time, Hartland Public Library, Hartland (VT)

The Hartland Public Library is seeking a Publicity and Outreach Coordinator to manage library program publicity, social media, and community outreach. Duties include designing flyers to promote library programs, assisting with the creation of the library’s e-newsletter, updating our website and staff picks blog, and managing the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The Publicity and Outreach Coordinator will also provide back-up assistance at the circulation desk as needed. Time commitment is 8 hours per week, including three Saturdays per month, with the possibility of additional hours in the future.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of library principles and practices.
  • Understands computers and automated library systems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of social media, website maintenance, and design principles and software.
  • Exhibits strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Works in a friendly, pleasant and effective manner with patrons, co-workers, and volunteers.
  • Works independently and takes initiative to successfully complete duties.
Education and Training

High school diploma required. Previous library experience and graphic design experience preferred. A college degree is desirable but not required.


Pro-rated paid vacation and sick time. No health insurance or retirement benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to:

Nancy Tusinski
Hartland Public Library
153 US Route 5
PO Box 137
Hartland VT 05048 

Applications close on December 29, 2017

Library Assistant, Part-time, Rollinsford Public Library

The Rollinsford Public Library is seeking a customer service-oriented, enthusiastic individual for a part-time library assistant position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting patrons: finding materials, issuing library cards, signing out museum passes, placing holds, checking in/ out materials, basic computer assistance as well as all other general library questions
  • Collection and facilities upkeep
  • Other projects as assigned by the Library Director, including many opportunities to learn practical library experience such as cataloging and planning library programming
Proficiency using a computer is necessary; more advanced computer skills, including social media experience, a plus. Part-time set schedule: 15-19 hours per week including two Sundays a month, $12/ hr.

Applicants should send resumes to

Library Director, Holderness Free Library


The Position

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for the development and management of all Library services, personnel, and facilities, with a goal to provide the highest quality Library service to the Holderness community and local area. Toward that end, the Director must keep the Board regularly informed of the needs of the Library and make recommendations in matters of operation and policy. Having just completed a successful capital campaign and major renovation of the Library, program development is a significant focus for us. We expect the Director to demonstrate a spirit of friendliness, helpfulness, cooperation, and flexibility with the public, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees, Select Board, and Town employees, and maintain professional conduct in all aspects of the job. Library Director is a full-time position.

The Town
Holderness is a small central New Hampshire town of about 2200 residents with a significant increase in population during the summer months. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains and along the shore of the Squam Lakes, its largely rural nature helps protect its unspoiled beauty. Holderness and the surrounding towns have wonderful educational, cultural, recreational, and commercial assets as well. The Holderness Library Director and the Town of Holderness have an especially good working relationship. You may visit our Library website ( for more information about current services and programs.


Core Services
The Director shall:
  • Develop and maintain Library collections via materials selection, procurement, processing, and weeding, as well as maintain an accurate public access catalog. 
  • Evaluate collection use, including tracking of circulation, membership, and usage trends. 
  • Respond to research, reading, and other media requests and information needs. 
  • Develop and deliver innovative programs for children, teens, and adults and promote literacy
  • Promote maximum use of the Library collection and facilities by offering programs, workshops, classes, space for meetings, and other services needed by the community.
  • Keep abreast of, and implement as needed, new and existing technologies. 
  • Encourage membership in the Friends of the Library and support their activities.
Financial Management
The Director shall:
  • Direct the annual budgeting process, including preparation, review, and submission of a budget based on the philosophy and goals of the Library. 
  • Direct and supervise cost effective expenditures of public funds. 
  • Manage revenues (fines, gifts, etc.), handle insurance and related financial matters. 
  • Actively seek grants and other forms of outside funding. 
  • Approve and code bills and pass them weekly to the Town of Holderness bookkeeper for payment. 
  • Assist the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library with fundraising activities.
Personnel Management
The Director shall:
  • Hire, train, motivate, and supervise Library staff. 
  • Set job responsibilities and performance objectives and standards. 
  • Involve staff in Library programs and decision making with regular staff meetings. 
  • Establish work schedules and monitor attendance and related matters. 
  • Provide opportunities for continuing education and retraining. 
  • Develop self-evaluation models and perform annual evaluations of all staff.
Physical Plant, Grounds and Equipment
The Director shall:
  • Inspect physical plant, grounds, and equipment and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Determine need for repairs and arrange with contractors and/or public works officials for appropriate repairs. 
  • Request and analyze bids. Provide regular reports on status of improvements.
Planning and Evaluation
The Director shall:
  • Identify the needs and expectations of the community, and propose recommendations for improvements. 
  • Work with the Trustees to develop a strategic plan. Implement the plan with regular reports on progress and revisions as needed. 
  • Research new technologies and services. 
  • Regularly review optimum use of facilities and provision of services, including hours of operation and staffing.
Community Outreach
The Director shall:
  • Keep the public informed about Library services and policies by regular communication using newsletters, newspapers, and other appropriate local news outlets. 
  • Update and maintain the Holderness Library website. 
  • Serve needs of community through outreach to schools, and community organizations, and by providing programs, publicity and surveys. 
  • Assist the Friends of the Library with their outreach programs.
Professional Development
The Director shall:
  • Attend professional meetings and network with peers. 
  • Prepare annual self-evaluation in preparation of Board annual review of performance.
General Governance
The Director shall:
  • Recommend and formulate policies in support of above responsibilities. 
  • Set the agenda for Board meetings. 
  • Provide timely reports for Board meetings. 
  • Keep the Board informed on operational and policy issues.
In addition to the above, the Director shall be responsive to staff and the public and demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

The Process

If you are interested in this position, please send a resumé, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation, to or Att: Holderness Library Search Committee, PO Box L, Holderness, NH  03245. No phone calls, please. An onsite interview is required. Physicals with drug and alcohol screening and background checks are also required for all new hires. The deadline is January 15, 2018; interviews will follow soon thereafter.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Library, Media, or Information Science preferred); Masters of Library and Information Science or Masters of Library Science preferred. Three to five years of relevant library work experience and personnel management strongly preferred. Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies.

Salary Range:   $40,000 to $50,000

Minimum Physical Requirements

Applicant must be able to bend and stretch while shelving books, stand for several hours at a time, carry at least 40 pounds, be comfortable climbing stairs, and perform light general maintenance. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Benefits:  Benefits are the same as full-time employees of the Town of Holderness.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Library Technician, Part-time, Leach Library, Londonderry

Part-time Library Technician

The Leach Library seeks a Part-time Library Technician to perform clerical and semi-technical work.  The 28hr/wk schedule includes evenings and Saturdays.  Circulates and re-shelves library materials, answers the phone, and provides direct patron service.  Prepares and performs programs for children, processes all acquired materials and performs other duties as required. 

High school diploma required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.  Excellent computer, communication and organization skills required.  Recent public library experience preferred.  Salary range starting at $19.46 hour, plus pro-rated paid time off (holidays, vacation and sick time)

Pick up an application packet at the Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053.  Completed packets must be returned by December 21, 2017, before 5 p.m.  No calls or emails.

Teen Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

Town​ ​Of​ ​North​ ​Andover

Job​ ​Posting:​ ​Teen​ ​Librarian

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

  • Works​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Adult,​ ​Teen​ ​and​ ​Reference​ ​(ATR)​ ​Services​ ​Librarian​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​a variety​ ​of​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​services​ ​including​ ​book​ ​discussions,​ ​summer​ ​reading​ ​events​ ​and​ ​activities,​ ​etc. 
  • Performs​ ​various​ ​tasks​ ​requiring​ ​a​ ​broad​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​literature,​ ​bibliographic sources​ ​and​ ​principles​ ​of​ ​information​ ​delivery​ ​and​ ​services​ ​to​ ​teens​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adults. 
  • Provides​ ​reference​ ​and​ ​readers’​ ​advisory​ ​services​ ​to​ ​teens​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adults,​ ​parents,​ ​teachers​ ​and caregivers. 
  • Effectively​ ​uses​ ​and​ ​promotes​ ​the​ ​library’s​ ​collections​ ​and​ ​electronic​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​assists​ ​the​ ​ATR Services​ ​Librarian​ ​with​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​collection​ ​development​ ​in​ ​all​ ​formats. 
  • Maintains​ ​a​ ​working​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​library​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​an​ ​awareness​ ​of​ ​new​ ​resources​ ​and technologies. 
  • Provides​ ​excellent​ ​customer​ ​service​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​in​ ​person​ ​and​ ​over​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​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.
  • 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​ ​teens​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adults. 
  • Knowledge​ ​of​ ​search​ ​techniques​ ​using​ ​print​ ​and​ ​electronic​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​an​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​instruct​ ​others​ ​in their​ ​use. 
  • Experience​ ​using​ ​a​ ​library​ ​automated​ ​system​ ​and​ ​programs;​ ​office​ ​applications​ ​such​ ​as​ ​word​ ​processing, spreadsheets,​ ​and​ ​presentations;​ ​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. 
  • Experience​ ​in​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​presenting​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​programs.
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​ ​with​ ​teen​ ​/​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​patrons​ ​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​ ​12:30-5pm)​ ​in​ ​rotation​ ​from​ ​Labor​ ​Day​ ​through​ ​Memorial​ ​Day. Compensation:

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​ ​

Position​ ​is​ ​available​ ​immediately.
Position​ ​is​ ​open​ ​until​ ​filled​.

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

Faculty Librarian, Vermont Technical College, Hartness Library, Randolph Center, VT

Vermont Technical College - Faculty Librarian, Hartness Library

Job Description:

Full-time, Tenure Track, Faculty Librarian, Hartness Library
  • Provide reference services for students and faculty in-person at Vermont Tech and online for Vermont Tech and Community College of Vermont.
  • Provide bibliographic and information literacy instruction. 
  • Serve as Library liaison and collection developer for assigned specific subject   areas. 
Special work of the Faculty Librarian includes but is not limited to:
  • Coordinating development of the broader collection working with the Library Director, Hartness reference staff and Vermont Tech Faculty. 
  • Developing, promoting, and coordinating bibliographic instruction and reference services at Vermont Tech. 
  • Working with other librarians at Hartness VTC/CCV, within the VSC and outside the VSC. 
  • Acting as liaison between the Library and Vermont Tech Faculty. 
  • Scholarly and professional activity. 
  • Service to College and the community.
Some travel required to provide instruction to Vermont Technical College nursing students.

Masters degree from a degree program with American Library Association (A.L.A.) accreditation. Three years of relevant academic library experience. Teaching experience, demonstrated effective communication skills, both oral and written.
Experience working with students and colleagues in an online environment using current technologies.

Additional Information:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the College.
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.
NOTE: This job is subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.
VSC Faculty Federation bargaining unit, full-time, tenure track

About Vermont Technical College:

Vermont Technical college offers a wide range of associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree programs in such areas as engineering technology, computer sciences, nursing and allied health, agriculture, business, professional studies, using face-to-face, online, and interactive videoconferencing technologies at multiple campuses and sites state-wide.
In addition, the College delivers numerous certificate programs to students and customized training programs for employers. The College prides itself on the quality of the education experience provided to students and their success after graduation.

Our Mission:
Vermont Tech provides career-focused, technical, and specialized education in a caring community which prepares students for immediate workplace success and continued learning.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cataloging Bibliographer, Team Leader, YBP, Contoocook

Job Title:             Cataloging Bibliographer, Team Leader                  Date:     October 2017
Job Code:            P4096E                                                                                  FLSA:                     Exempt
Department:      LTS/Cataloging                                                                  Reports to:         Cataloging Manager
Position Summary
Responsible for coordinating and prioritizing the day-to-day work of the Cataloging Unit to support the stated goals of the department director and unit manager. The Team Leader plans and schedules the training of new hires. They communicate all issues and concerns related to unit operations to the unit manager or department director. In addition, the primary responsibilities of the position include all those of a Cataloging Bibliographer such as performing subject analysis and classification on both approval and firm ordered physical and electronic titles, building MARC records up to full-level and applying all appropriate RDA rules in support of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.
Primary Responsibilities
•Coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities and workload of the catalogers within the unit and establishes schedules and daily priorities of the team (in consultation with the manager) to best meet the current business priorities.
•Acts as the primary day to day contact person for common inquiries from unit, and related units (such as Customer Service).
•Acts as liaison in communications with other units to resolve workflow issues. Serves as a proxy for the unit manager in meetings as needed.
•Works with the manager to develop and promulgate best practices for meeting production goals while lowering operating costs and maintaining quality.
•Coordinates training efforts and related assessment to ensure quality of our products.  Assists in planning for upcoming changes and training.
•Reports on issues and trends observed in the team and related units.
•Assists with writing annual performance evaluations for team members and takes primary responsibility for the evaluation of new employees in the unit.
•Delivers feedback to team members; draws attention to successes and offers suggestions for improvement where needed.
•Provides guidance and mentorship to staff within the unit as questions arise.   Reports issues to Management quickly and as appropriate. 
•Keeps informed of changes and trends in the greater cataloging community; looks for potential impact on expectations from our customers.
•Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
•Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
•Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification numbers using the full current edition.
•Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
•Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
•Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate for specific customers.
•Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
•Creates full-level cataloging records in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements as appropriate.
•Searches OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
•Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
Role-Based Competencies

•Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
Possess a working knowledge of MARC editing tools such as MarcEdit or Connexion.
•Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day.
•Work efficiently and keep work organized.
•Proficient with end-user computer technologies.
•Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly.
•Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals.
•Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities.
•Positive attitude.
•Good communication skills, both oral and written.
•Willingness to collaborate as part of a team.
•Ability to accept constructive criticism and learn from it.
•Eagerness to understand.
•Accountable for one’s work.
•Strong work ethic and drive to make a positive impact on the company's success.
EIS Cultural Competencies
Drive; Positive Attitude; Good Judgement; Open Communication; Collaboration; Desire to Make an Impact; Eager to Understand; Accountable; Decisive; Team Player 
Required Qualifications (Measurable)
•Bachelor’s degree required.
•Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years of Cataloging experience in a library or library service provider setting.
•1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.
Preferred Qualifications (Measurable)
•Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
•Experience using LC Classification Web, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and/or OCLC WebDewey.
•Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
•Experience searching authority files.
•Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
•Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
•Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
•Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
••Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
•Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
•Understands all company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
•Knows and appropriately follows the company’s hierarchy.
•Demonstrated expertise with managerial techniques.

•Ability to work in a production environment.
•Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
•Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
•Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
•Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
•Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
•Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
•Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
•Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.

•Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
•Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
•Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
•Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.
Degree Required: Masters
Field of Study: Library or Information Science
Non-English Language(s) Required:
Min. Hrs. on Phone Daily: N/A
Min. Hrs. at Computer Daily: Ability to operate a personal computer 7+ hours a day
Availability: No
Lifting Required: 15-44 lbs.
Travel Required: No travel required
Comprehension: Understand complex problems and collaborate to explore alternative solutions.
Organization: Organize and prioritize the work schedules of others to manage multiple tasks and/or projects.
Decision Making: Make decisions that have an impact on the immediate work unit's operations and/or services. 
Communication: Communicate and explain a variety of information. 
Mathematics: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide. 
Other Physical/Mental Requirements: Scheduled to work in office full time, 5 days per week.

.  Interested candidates can log onto and click on our careers page to apply.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Library Aid, Part-time, Holderness Public Library

Library Aid, Part-time, Holderness Public Library
Holderness Free Library has an immediate opening for a Library Aid.  This person will assist with circulating materials, shelving of materials, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment.  Candidates must have a BS or BA and the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with patrons and staff. He/she must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively. This is a part-time position and includes  frequent Saturdays and 1 or 2 nights. EOE. Salary range is $11.50 - $14.00 based on experience/education. Send résumé and a letter listing 3 references to

Circulation Assistant Openings, Part-time, Plaistow Public Library

The Plaistow Public Library is seeking a friendly, energetic, and organized individual to join our Circulation Team.

Schedule: 15 hrs/ week, including one evening per week and one Saturday a month
Compensation: $12.35 to $15.00/ hour, depending on experience
Deadline: Open until filled

This is a 60-day temporary position with high potential of becoming a regular (or "permanent") position.

We are also actively seeking to enlarge our pool of substitutes. So please apply even if you're not able to commit to a regular schedule at this time. This is a great way to to pick up some extra hours & new skills, keep your resume refreshed, and work with some great people!

As a Team Member you help define our patrons' experience of the library. You greet people warmly and provide helpful, courteous service in a variety of ways -- facilitating circulation of library materials; offering helpful advice and information about our collections, programs and services; helping out with patrons' basic computer needs; ensuring that work areas are tidy and well-organized; renewing our displays with fresh materials as needed; chipping in when larger programs require an extra hand or two; and administering our policies with fairness and tact.

Required Qualifications
High school diploma
Excellent customer service skills
Very strong computer and Internet skills High attention to detail Proven track record of success working in a close-knit, team environment

Got "Bonus Features"?
As part of a small public library all staff regularly wear multiple hats. Please be sure to tell us about any special skills or hobbies which might add value to our team (e.g., experience w/ Koha or other library systems, etc.)

Full Job Description and application instructions are available on the library's website:

We look forward to working with you!

Technical Services Assistant, Part-time, Philbrick-James Library, Deerfield

The Philbrick-James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing and organized person to fill the position of Technical Services Assistant. We are looking for a friendly and detail-oriented individual to process interlibrary loan requests and library material, which includes cataloging. Additional duties will include staffing the circulation desk, shelving, and helping our patrons with their reference and technology needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists patrons in the use of Library computers, photocopier, and Overdrive
  • Provides information and interpretation concerning library services, policies and procedures
  • Checks library materials in and out; contacts patrons to notify them of overdue items
  • Provides reference service, answers phone, and helps patrons locate library materials
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests; advises patrons on status of requests
  • Gathers and compiles data for ongoing library records and produces statistical reports
  • Catalog and process new and gift materials 
  • Withdraw library materials from catalog records; prepare materials for disposal
Minimum Requirements:
  • Knowledge of standard library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the principles of record keeping and records management
  • Skill in providing effective customer service with tact and courtesy
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with staff and the public
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software programs
This is a part-time position with 20 scheduled hours per week. As currently envisioned, this schedule will entail Wednesdays from 12pm- 8pm; Thursdays from 9am-5pm; and Saturdays 9am-1pm. 

Salary: $13.50 an hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please email the following to :
  • resumé
  • cover letter
  • contact information for three references

Monday, November 13, 2017

Librarian/Assistant Director, Abbott Library, Sunapee

Librarian/Assistant Director Position Available

The Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic and talented library professional with excellent library skills and experience with all facets of community outreach. The Abbott Library is a busy enterprise in its new physical building and in its continually growing digital environment. This individual will provide leadership in this vibrant community library, will work closely with the Library Director in the management of the library, and will be responsible for the functioning of the library in the Director’s absence.

The ideal candidate is smart, strategic, flexible, creative, patient, decisive, and technologically adroit and has a positive attitude.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is capable of interfacing with library and town governing boards, community partners, community stakeholders, town management and library staff and volunteers. 

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with competitive benefits. Starting hourly rate of pay is $18.64/hour, $19.11/hour for exceptional candidates. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  Some Saturdays required. A full job description is available on request.

A resumé and cover letter may be emailed to by December 18, 2017.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Librarian III, New Hampshire State Library, Concord

State of New Hampshire Job Posting
State of New Hampshire Job Posting
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH  03301

LG 25 Position # 11430

Position is located 20 Park St, NH State Library, Concord, NH   

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, New Hampshire State Library has a full time vacancy for a Librarian III. 

To manage provision of consulting services on the range of library issues, including family literacy, to public and school libraries in New Hampshire.

Coordinates statewide library literacy initiatives and partners with other literacy agencies to provide programs and services for public libraries.
Provides advisory services to librarians in areas of programming, services and collection development .

Manages grant programs that support statewide literacy services in public libraries.
Serves on state, regional and national committees that foster development of library services to public and school libraries.
Develops online and print resources that support youth services in public and school libraries and contributes to the State
Library’s website in the area of library development.

Researches state and national trends and develops programs for libraries that reflect these trends.
Develops and conducts workshops and training opportunities for librarians providing youth services
Develops and conducts workshops and training opportunities for librarians providing library services for older adults.
Education:  Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience:  Five years' experience as a professional librarian including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a public, special, state, college or university library.  Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to work well with public. 

 Agency conditions of employment for classified positions:  Selected candidates subject to criminal background check, and if required to drive as part of the position responsibilities, candidate must provide a current Division of Motor Vehicle record post offer.

 Prior to applying, please be sure that you have completed your profile including your complete employment history, education history, credentials and contact information.  Please bear in mind that your education and experience must be relevant to the specific position for which you are submitting an application.  You are encouraged to provide a copy of your current resume, but resumes will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application for employment.  All paper applications must be sent to the above address.  

The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Michael York at 603-271-2397 or
In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature MUST be included with this application.  If copies of have been requested, please reference this and have them forwarded to Linda McFarland, Human Resources Administrator at the above address or to