Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Administrative/Technical Assistant, Laconia Public Library


The Laconia Public Library is seeking a full-time Administrative/Technical Assistant.

This position provides direct administrative support to the Director.
Primary duties:
  • Prepares monthly financial reports
  • Reconciles Library’s monthly budget with City’s Finance Office
  • Prepares Library’s weekly payroll for City’s Finance Office
  • Processes requisitions
  • Maintains and troubleshoots hardware, software, and office equipment
  • Orders, tracks and receives office supplies
  • Schedules staff circulation desk shifts
  • Maintains schedule for Auditorium and meeting room spaces
  • Answers all general telephone inquiries
Qualifications:Associates Degree required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Quicken or QuickBooks, and be familiar with Integrated Library Systems. Must have experience working with networked computer technology.

Pay Range: $19.23-$21.26 per hour with excellent benefits

Closing Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

Please mail cover letter and resumé to:

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





Library Assistant - Public Services, Part-time, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

POSITION AVAILABLE
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library

Library Assistant – Public Services (Part-Time)


The Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic and professional Library Assistant who is able to perform desk duties at our Circulation and Children’s Desks. 

Duties:
Primarily performs duties at our public service desks, greeting and assisting patrons, answering the telephone, and circulating and shelving library materials and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: An Associate’s degree or higher is required.  Facility with computers and Microsoft Office is 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 is preferred.

Closing Date:  January 5, 2018 or until filled.

Salary: $11.50/hour to start.  16-28 hours a week including evening and weekend hours.

To Apply: Send resumé, a letter of interest, and three references to:

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Reopened -- Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Rivier University, Nashua

Circulation Assistant, Part-Time
Rivier University
Nashua, NH
   
Job Description:

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the Regina Library.

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Access Services Coordinator. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance.  Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, Microsoft Office products, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when administering library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year
Monday through Wednesday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Total hours = 19.5 per week

Submit cover letter, resumé and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Sunday, January 7, 2018.














Children's Library Assistant, Part-time, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

Job Opening
December 19, 2017
Children’s Library Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield, NH

Job Description: Stephenson Memorial Library is looking for a part time Children’s Library Assistant whose job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Works with the director to create a schedule of yearly programs to include Summer and Winter Reading incentive programs, preschool story hour, maker programs, and other activities for children ranging from birth through middle school age
  • Provides input to the director regarding purchasing needs for the children’s division including books, audios, DVDs, materials and supplies
  • Helps to keep track of purchases for budgetary purposes; maintains and inventories supply storage
  • Assists with the advertising of children’s programs that may include development of promotional materials
  • Keeps statistical records for children’s programs and attendance
  • Is responsible for keeping the children’s area neat and orderly including the regular development of attractive displays and provisions of walk in crafts
  • Possession of high professional interpersonal skills that focus on library services in a wide range of areas such as reader’s advisory, online references and resources, state resources, professional associations and outreach
  • Is willing to attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director 
  • Works with library director to develop and implement long term goals, policies and procedures for the Children’s division of the library
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will also possess the following characteristics:
  • Knowledge of basic library services, (circulation and Interlibrary loan) principles and procedures, (cataloging)
  • A positive approach to problem solving, and an enjoyment of reading and learning 
  • Ability to use e-mail and basic Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Ability to bend and reach, push and pull library carts full of books, and lift up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to meet a schedule of 16-18 hours per week. Starting hourly rate: $12.00 per hour with a potential increase contingent upon longevity
  • Applicants with an advanced degree will be given priority
How to apply: Send application and resumé by January 11, 2018 to:

Beverly Pietlicki, Library Director
Stephenson Memorial Library
Greenfield, NH 03047
Download application

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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:
http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL DECEMBER 22, 2017

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

Youth Services/Children's Librarian, Part-time, Smyth Public Library, Candia

Smyth Public Library is now Seeking a Youth Service/Children's Librarian:

We seek a tech savvy, outgoing individual to continue our exciting Children's programs, overseeing year-round story time and early reader activities and to promote our new Young Adult area; expand programming for local youngsters;  and to lead our Summer Reading Program. 12 hrs/wk including evening hours.  Please send your resumé and letter of interest to librarian@smythpl.org.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Library Page, Part-time, 13.5 hours weekly, Concord Public Library

DEPARTMENT: City of Concord Public Library

TYPICAL WORK SHIFT/SCHEDULE: Varied Schedule

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $12.97 to $15.40 Hourly DOQ

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Closing Date: Open until filled with 1st review 12/22/17.

A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov. For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

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JOB SUMMARY:

Performs work involving assisting librarians in categorizing and returning books to shelves; maintains orderly appearance of library. Performs work in the processing of books, periodicals, newspapers, and other materials for public use. Ensures that books are in good physical condition.

Reports to Circulation Supervisor.
Examples of Duties:
  • Sorts, categorizes, and returns books, magazines, reference materials, display materials, and audio-visual materials to correct area.
  • Sorts new book section to remove older titles.
  • Checks in daily newspapers and displays in racks.
  • Maintains orderly appearance of library shelves, tables, racks, and display areas; cleans copiers and computers.
  • Withdraws periodicals and adult materials from the library on a regular basis.
  • Chooses books for displays and special occasions.
  • Sorts and repairs audio-visual materials and books.
  • Assists in the location of books.
  • Refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
  • Assists in the completion of special projects.
  • Retrieves items from basement storage.
  • Assists in set up and clean-up following programs.
  • Assists in opening and closing the library.
  • Empties book return bins.
  • Transports materials to and from Penacook Branch Library.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications:
Education and Experience:


GED or high school diploma or high school student.

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications: None.

Supplemental Information:
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Personal Computer and/or Terminal
  • Microfiche/Microfilm Reader 
  • Copier
  • Audio-Visual Equipment 
  • Telephone
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures.
  • Computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Skill in:
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Assisting patrons with various library services and operations.
  • Using a computer to enter and retrieve information.
  • Understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions.
  • Sorting and categorizing library books and materials in standard order.
Mental and Physical Abilities to:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library personnel and patrons.
  • See and read written material.
  • Perform duties while standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.
  • Perform duties which require manual dexterity to include hands to finger, handle, or objects.
  • Climb and descend stairs.
  • Frequently lift and move objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and move objects that weigh up to 100 pounds.
Working Conditions:

The work is performed in a library and is typically quiet although the environment can become loud during periods of heavy activity.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Circulation Library Assistant, Part-time, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge

An opportunity has arisen within the Franklin Pierce University Frank. S. DiPietro Library for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team as a part-time Circulation Library Assistant. This position provides library circulation services to students, faculty and staff as well as a variety of clerical services related to interlibrary loans, document delivery and course reserves.

Working on a regular part-time schedule, the hours of work are in the evenings and during the weekends, with the summer schedule varying from the fall and spring semesters.

The successful candidate will have an Associates’ degree. It is preferred that the candidate has previous experience that includes a minimum of one to two years library experience, as well as three to four years of relevant administrative and supervisory experience. Excellence in customer service is desired. Applicants must have a good general knowledge of library organization and systems, with some previous circulation or public services experience preferred.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and as an institution that is committed to the development of a culturally diverse staff, Franklin Pierce University strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for our open positions.

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, resumé and contact information for three professional references to:

Library Assistant – Circulation (part-time)
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461
jobs@franklinpierce.edu

Please be sure to add “Circulation Assistant Position” to the subject line of the email. EOE

Library Director, Pelham Public Library


Library Director
Pelham Public Library

 
The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 6,000 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving children’s, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising.  The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for communicating the mission of the library to the community. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees’ approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages four full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

The Director supervises the library’s Collection Development Program.

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

The Director and Emerging Technologies librarian monitor tech trends and evaluate their usefulness in the library and implement when appropriate.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position.  Salary is $60,000 to $66,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. . The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resumé, to ppldirectorsearch@gmail.com
 
Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org



Reference Librarian, Part-time, Nashua Public Library

Due to a promotion we are looking for a new part-time reference librarian to join our team. Here's the details:

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.

MINIMUM 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/resumé, and three professional references to:
http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL DECEMBER 22, 2017


Library Director, Libbie Cass Library, Springfield

Libbie Cass Library in Springfield, NH is eagerly looking forward to hiring a half-time library director (with possibility of increased hours in the future) who would be eager to work with its trustees to improve the contributions of the library to the town of Springfield. The library is at a crucial time of innovation and growth with plans for facility improvements including physical as well as technological growth.

Qualifications, Minimal
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college
Desired (not required)
  • Major in library science 
  • Master's degree in library science
  • Experience in community relations
  • Experience as librarian in a town library
  • Experience as a library director 
Position Opportunities:

Administer the total library program: This includes but is not necessarily limited to filling patron requests as for inter-library loans and new purchases; developing the library collection, meeting patron needs as well as improving quality of services; weeding the collection, checking in and out materials and shelving; overseeing appearance, amenities, and the upkeep thereof; overseeing the volunteer program including recruiting, training, scheduling, keeping communication channels effective, improving community relations including outreach, developing programs, both educational and entertaining, guaranteeing the library is open when it should be, being present when scheduled, obtaining substitutes when necessary, and recruiting volunteers; keeping a watchful eye on the building and physical facilities, directing the library to purchase the best supplies at the most reasonable prices; and supervising the scholarship fund in various manners. 

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

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

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

To prepare any necessary local, state, or federal budgets or reports in conjunction with the trustee.

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

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

Salary: Negotiable and correlated with individual qualifications 

Closing Date: Open until filled

To Apply: Please send resumé and cover letter to LibbieCassTrustee@gmail.com or PO Box 89, Springfield, NH  03284

Monday, December 4, 2017

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.
Qualifications
  • 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
Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
smoser@haverhillpl.org

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.

Benefits

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
director@hartlandlibraryvt.org 
802-436-2473

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 sarah.mclauchlin@rollinsford.nh.us

Library Director, Holderness Free Library

HOLDERNESS LIBRARY DIRECTOR
JOB DESCRIPTION

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 (www.holdernesslibrary.org) for more information about current services and programs.

Responsibilities

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 librarydirectorholderness@gmail.com 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.