Thursday, October 19, 2017

Library Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham

Library Paraprofessional

Oyster River High School

Oyster River High School has an immediate opening for a Library Paraprofessional. This person will oversee the daily operations of the library, including, but not limited to; circulation, cataloging and shelving of materials, supervision of student behavior, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment. Candidates must have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff. They must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively.
Benefits will be offered with this full-time position.

To apply for this position please go to using the “external” candidate option.

The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Patron & Technical Services Assistant, Part-time, Hooksett Public Library

Patron & Technical Services Assistant (Part-Time)

Description: The Hooksett Library is looking for an enthusiastic and customer service-oriented team player to work in our fast-paced environment.  This position requires active multi-tasking and strong attention to detail. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media
  • Checking in/out library materials
  • Registering new patrons
  • Assisting technical services with materials processing and replacements
  • Collection maintenance reports and tasks
  • Assist with interlibrary loan
  • Managing unique library collections
  • … and so much more!

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Library experience required with a preference for public library service.

Hours include up to two evenings per week, rotating Saturdays, and weekday hours.
Approximately 25-30 hours per week, wage range $13.25 to $13.75/hour.  Job description available at

The Hooksett Library actively supports the professional growth and development of all staff members and is a strong proponent of the NHLA Paralibrarian program.  We strive for a professional, fun, and team-based work culture.

Please send resumé with letter of interest to:
Director, Heather Rainier
Hooksett Public Library
31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106

Applications accepted until 11/15/2017 or position is filled. 

Librarian III, New Hampshire State Library - Concord

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 StateLibrary’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 resumé, but resumés will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application for employment.  All paper applications must be sent to the above address.

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 

To apply please go to

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Children's Librarian, Mary E. Bartlett Library, Brentwood

The Mary E. Bartlett Library
Brentwood, New Hampshire

Job Description

Summary Objectives: The Children’s Librarian shall provide general library services for young library users, provide special library services (i.e.: summer reading programs, weekly story time, crafts, etc.) that promote reading to and enhance the lives of young library users.  In the absence of the Library Director, the Children’s Library will function as the Library Director.  This is a full-time 40/hr. a week position.

Job Characteristics:
Nature of Work:  plan and coordinate activities related to children’s materials, programs and services

Personal Contact:  continual contact with children and general public; coordinate duties with employees and supervisor to complete tasks

Supervision Received: direction is provided by Library Director

Supervision Exercised:  supervises library personnel

Essential Functions:  position requires ability to communicate orally and in writing, retrieve and return books to shelves; type; calculate; read written material; maintain files; mend books; operate computer, library machines and equipment; maintain and apply knowledge of library automation systems; interact well with children, either in a group or one-on-one basis, make purchasing decisions for children’s library collection

Area of Job Accountability and Performance:
  • Strive to meet the objectives of the library as established by the Library Board of Trustees
  • Enhance the programs of the local schools by providing consultative services 
  • Supervise the daily operation of the children’s section of the library, organize attractive book displays and sets the children’s section of the library in order to attract young library users and encourage reading
  • Act as a lead worker in promoting and planning programs for the young library users
  • Maintain on-going programs of special events for children (i.e.: story time and summer reading)
  • Provide direction to library staff and volunteers as they shelve and assist in the children’s section
  • Maintain circulation records and reports as required by Library Director and/or other agencies
  • Assist with collection management of the children’s section, including inventory, assessing, culling, purchasing, adding gifts and technical processing
  • Train young library users to search for information by following an appropriate inquiry process using books and/or electronics resources
Coordinates library activities, programs, displays, exhibits, and services based on community needs and interests.  Runs Adult Book Group Discussions and Children’s Summer reading program.  Assists with measuring and evaluating library services and programs. 

Manages Technology in the identification and implementation of new technology to improve library operations.  Troubleshoots technical problems either on own or in conjunction with internal or external IT. 

Coordinates building maintenance and library security.  Oversees the opening and closing of the Library facilities maintenance practices and procedures for space and equipment according to established procedures.  Maintains an environment that is a source of community pride and provides a secure environment for patrons, staff, and library materials.  Represents library to Security Alarm Company and responds to any alarm notifications. 

Keeps abreast of library trends and best practices applicable to Library operations. 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

This position requires a thorough knowledge of library practices, procedures and techniques; knowledge of literature and reading programs and activities; a working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.  Working knowledge of public library administration and budget management (or equivalent).  Familiarity with facilities management.  Working knowledge of library technology including integrated library systems (or equivalent). 

This position requires employee supervision and management skills, communication skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with patrons and to provide activities for them, as well as technical skills to use the library computers and equipment.  Must be able to prepare and deliver effective presentations to board/committee members, donors and the public as needed. 


Ability to think strategically and develop objectives in achievement of long-term goals.  Good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, current/prospective donors, board/committee members, staff, and the general public. 

Education and Experience:

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are usually acquired through a combination of education and/or experience equivalent to:
--Bachelor’s Degree with Library and/or Literature credits 
--Minimum of (4) years’ experience working in a public library, customer service, or school system (preferred)

Job Performance Standards:

Evaluation of this position will be based primarily upon performance of the preceding requirements and duties. 

To Apply:  please email your cover letter and resumé to the director at, no phone calls please.

Closing Date: November 15th

Library Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

Job Opening
October 12, 2017

Library Circulation Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library
Greenfield, NH

Job Description: Stephenson Memorial Library is looking for a part time Library Circulation Assistant whose job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintains positive customer service relationships with other staff members and the public
  • Opens and closes the library according to procedure 
  • Understands and follows library policy and procedure
  • Executes basic library circulation procedures such as registering patrons
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of Apollo-Biblionix, NHUPAC and/ or other similar library automated systems 
  • Receives, submits, tracks, processes weekly interlibrary loans and book club selections through NHUPAC interface and the READS kit keeper database
  • Supervises student volunteers and student employees
  • Shelves and helps organize library materials
  • Works 12-15 hours per week with some flexibility, pay rate will be $10.00 per hour depending on experience  (Tuesdays 1:30-6:00 pm; Wednesdays 2:30-8:00 pm; Fridays 1:30-6:00 pm)
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will also possess the following characteristics:
  • Previous library experience, 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 provide technical assistance and troubleshoot printers and other library related equipment
  • Knowledge of additional library databases and New Hampshire State library services
How to apply: Send application and resumé by October 26, 2017 to:

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Library Clerk - Part Time Enfield

The Enfield Public Library in Enfield, NH seeks a part-time Library Clerk to assist with our children’s programs and the daily activities of the library. Job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with the Assistant Librarian to maintain our schedule of children’s programming including story times, summer reading, maker programs, and special events
  • Assists with interlibrary loan and other clerical duties
  • Assists at the Circulation desk and answers the telephone
  • Shelves and helps organize library materials
  • Understands and follows library policies and procedures

Essential Attributes and Skills:

  • Understanding of and dedication to customer service; must have the ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Have a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be organized and detail oriented

  • Ability to use email and Microsoft Office; provide technical assistance; troubleshoot printers and other library equipment
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to bend and reach, push and pull library carts full of books, and lift up to 30 pounds


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous library experience preferred
  • Experience working with children

This position is 10-12 hours per week and pays $13.00/hr. Schedule is Mon-Thurs during the day with some flexibility, additional availability for special events and to cover staff absences a plus. Benefits: paid holidays and pro-rated vacation time. Please send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Hutson: Application deadline is November 3, 2017, no phone calls please.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Staff Librarian for Teen Services, Part-time, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury (MA)

VACANCY : Staff Librarian for Teen Services
G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury 

Job Description: The Teen Services Staff Librarian is responsible for planning, developing, promoting, and providing services to Teens (ages 12-18).

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Staff Librarian for Teen Services. In addition to circulation, reference, and reader’s advisory, other duties may include:
  • Creating an environment that attracts and invites Teens to use the space 
  • Managing Teen collections: selecting, purchasing, weeding, different media and formats
  • Overseeing and facilitating the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
  • Applying technologies to library programs (Examples: 3D pens, Chatzy)
  • Overseeing a pilot program training students to be pages
  • Working closely with Children's Librarian on collaborative programs and services for Tweens (ages 10-12)
  • Assisting with Library publicity (Example: Twitter)
  • Managing DVD collections
  • Performing any other tasks as requested
Schedule: 28 hours per week – afternoons, evenings, some Saturdays. Other hours as needed to fill in for vacations, etc. 

Qualifications: College graduate. Experience working with Teens, accuracy, organization, sense of humor, ability to think outside the box, good team member, and service-orientation; computer literacy and knowledge of SirsiDynix ILS; dependability and flexibility with regard to hours. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads. 

Salary: $19.00 to 20.40 per hour. Benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement) (A/A EOE) 

To apply: Priority consideration for applications received by 10/10/17, open until filled. Email resume and a compelling cover letter when you apply to:

Susan C. Babb, Director
G.A.R. Memorial Library
490 Main Street
West Newbury, MA 01985
Fax: 978-363-1105

Youth Service Assistant, Part-time, Tracy Memorial Library, New London

This part-time, year-round position assists the Head of Youth Services in providing comprehensive service to children, teens and families. Duties include helping patrons in the Youth Services Department, processing and shelving books, and assisting with youth programs.

We offer a friendly environment and a wage of $12.56 per hour. Schedule is six hours per week (one evening 5 PM – 8 PM required); plus one or two Saturdays per month (9 AM – 1 PM required). Additional hours for special events and occasional fill-in for other staff. 

Requirements: some college coursework. Experience working with children and families. Knowledge of children’s literature. Creativity, flexibility and attention to detail. Strong public service, computer and communication skills. Library experience highly desired.

Hiring is subject to criminal records check. Letter of interest & resumé due by October 25 to Lorreen Keating, Head of Youth Services. For full job description, visit

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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

The Philbrick-James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and creative person to fill the position of Library Programming Assistant. We are looking for a friendly and imaginative individual to create and run programming events for adults, teens, and children. Additional duties will include staffing the circulation desk, shelving, creating displays, and helping our patrons with their reference needs.

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Provide exceptional service to patrons
  •  Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate programs for all age groups
  • Create displays to promote the library's collections and programs
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proficiency using a variety of technology tools, including mobile devices
  • Windows-based computer skills and experience with office machines
  •  Bachelor's degree and prior library experience are preferred
This is a part-time position with 18 scheduled hours per week. As currently envisioned, this schedule will entail Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm- 8pm and Fridays 1pm-5pm. 

Salary: $13.50 an hour 

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please email the following to
  • Resumé
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references

Friday, September 29, 2017

Assistant Director, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford (MA)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Innovative, customer-oriented professional for busy progressive public library in a supportive community.  

Qualifications – ALA-accredited MLS degree; minimum 6 – 10 years of increasing management-level library experience. Engaged and energetic customer service manner; proficiency in ILS, personnel, office software, collection development, public relations, planning, and management team responsibility. 

Duties – 37.5 HPW; evening meeting attendance, plus Saturday and Sunday rotations: Saturdays (one in four), some Sundays (January – April only); benefited.  

Salary – Entry pay depending on experience. Range:  $64,500 - $86,000. AA/EEO. 

Available – until filled.   

Send  -- Cover Letter, writing and spreadsheet sample, resumé and two references to:

 Ellen Rainville, Director
J. V. Fletcher Library
50 Main St.
Westford MA 01886-2599

Monday, September 25, 2017

Systems Librarian. Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), North Andover (MA)

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Systems Librarian

Posting Date:  August 8, 2017 
Salary:  $65,695 – $87,480, in ten steps 
Reports to:  Executive Director 
Hours:  37.5 hrs. per week 
Schedule:  During MVLC Office hours (M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Job Title: Systems Librarian

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Description: Do you see yourself as a person whose purpose it is to make sure that technology is easy to use, meets the library’s needs, stays as out-of-the-way, and is as transparent as possible?  Are you happy when staff do not have to think about the technology (unless they want to)?  If you answered yes to these questions, we have a position for you!

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking an innovative, energetic and creative Systems Librarian who will bring "High Touch" to our "High Tech" environment.  MVLC maintains this technology environment supporting both MVLC member libraries, and MVLC central site staff in their individual and cooperative work. 

The Systems Librarian is responsible for all technical support services, system administration, operation, management, installation, and implementation for MVLC’s automated systems.  These include:
  • The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony. SirsiDynix hosts this software for MVLC.
  • A telecommunications network serving MVLC central site and 32 member library locations
  • Telephony systems. DSCI hosts this system for MVLC.
  • Technical support and coordination for Microsoft Office 365 collaborative environment, including Microsoft Exchange e-mail services, SharePoint CMS, and other collaborative tools available in that environment. Microsoft hosts this system for MVLC.
  • All software, hardware, mobile devices, and other MVLC managed peripherals.
The Systems Librarian works in collaboration with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate new automation systems for the consortium.  The Systems Librarian supervises MVLC’s Technology Services staff.

The Systems Librarian maintains collegial and effective working relationships with MVLC’s automation partners to ensure timely resolution of support issues, software and hardware upgrades, installation and implementation of new hardware and software products.

The Systems Librarian will:
  • Assists MVLC member libraries in developing their long and short term technology plans.
  • Provide on-site assistance for PC and network related issues for member libraries.
  • Provides technical documentation and training for staff at MVLC member libraries.
  • Maintain an operating knowledge of MVLC policies and procedures, system documentation, and vendor support systems.
  • Create reports, compile statistics, and implement custom applications as requested by the Executive Director, MVLC members, MVLC user groups, and standing Committees.

MVLC considers this position to be a senior-level position for a degreed librarian.  The successful candidate will collaborate with the Executive Director, colleagues on the MVLC staff, and our members.   If you are willing to infuse this position with relevance through hard work, energy, creativity and dedication to serve MVLC’s member libraries, this position is for you!

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • At least 5 years' technical experience managing complex automated systems and telecommunications networks.
  • Experience in System Administration of an Integrated Library System, preferably The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony
  • Public library experience desirable
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in supporting a PC-based network
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP telecommunications networks
  • Knowledge of the Symphony API
  • Knowledge of HTML 5, CSS 3 JQuery, Javascript, PERL, and Web design tools
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Work Environment: General office environment with heat, air conditioning, and fluorescent lighting.  Requires vehicle to attend off site meetings

The noise level in the work environment is low.  Moderate to high levels of stress may occur. 

Physical Demands: May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens.  Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files.  Periods of standing may be required during training sessions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Closing Date: When Filled 

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to 

About Us: The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.  The Central Site is located at 4 High Street - Suite 175, North Andover, MA.   MVLC is a member governed, customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities.  Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium - North Andover (MA)

Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) seeks a creative individual to fill a new role within our organization! The Customer Support Librarian will embody a commitment to quality member service and a passion for public libraries. The successful candidate will thrive as part of a team committed to ensuring that the 36 libraries comprising MVLC have the resources and support that they need to accomplish their goals and serve their communities.

Working under the supervision of the Collaborative Services Librarian, the Customer Support Librarian provides support and consulting services to help our libraries thrive within their communities. In addition to coordinating the consortium’s Helpdesk ticketing system, this position also fills vital role in network communications as the primary point of contact for the Office 365 email system and the consortium’s mailing lists.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Acts as primary Helpdesk coordinator for major systems by receiving, evaluating, referring, and/or resolving telephone, in-person, and electronic requests in a timely manner.
  • Analyzes trends in Helpdesk tickets to assess the effectiveness of recommended workflows and identify areas for further training and/or documentation.
  • Works with technical staff to configure the ticketing system, evaluate its effectiveness, and recommend improvements.
  • Actively promotoes the sharing of technical information within Central Site and the MVLC community.
  • Works with the Collaborative Services Librarian to ensure that member libraries' needs and interests are addressed within network communications.
  • Develops proficiency in the basic use and understanding of the major systems at MVLC, including but not limited to the Symphony Integrated Library System, Enterprise Online Catalog, Office 365 Email system, SharePoint, Kit Keeper, Safari online databases, and OverDrive Digital Catalog.
  • Creates and maintains email accounts and relevant MVLC mailing lists. 
  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues and learn on the job
  • At least two years of public library experience
  • At least two years of technical experience with automated systems or databases
  • Competence working in a PC environment
  • Experience with Helpdesk coordination with ticketing software
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other web design tools desirable

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resumé to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Library Director, Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough

The Trustees of the Fuller Public Library in Hillsborough, New Hampshire seek an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director. The position is for 34 hours per week and includes vacation, holidays and sick time, and health and retirement benefits through the Town of Hillsborough.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and has the oversight of all staff members. The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operations to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community.  Duties include supervision of staff, budget planning and operation, management and reporting, technology planning and implementation, collection development, overseeing the maintenance of the building and equipment, and working with Hillsborough town officials, officials of other towns served, and others in the community.

The Library is an active community center providing services to townspeople of all ages and interests, from preschoolers to senior citizens. Programming includes, but is not limited to, preschool story times, book clubs, activities for children and adults, reading challenges, and community events.

The candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school with at least four years of progressively responsible library experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  The candidate must also have computer literacy. 

An MLS or current enrollment in an accredited library program to be successfully completed within six years of hiring is highly desirable, as are proven experience in budgetary and personnel management. 

Applicant must be able to communicate well with staff and library users, being welcoming and helpful to all.

To apply: Submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references by October 10, 2017 to:  No drop-ins or paper applications accepted. The review process for applications begins October 10, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

Part-time Circulation Assistant I (16-20 Hours)

QUALIFICATIONS: This person reports to the Assistant Director and to the Library Director. Candidates must have graduated from high school or equivalent. Some college preferred. Demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work. Familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms preferred. At least one evening and some Saturday hours. Must be a team player.

  • Check-in and check-out of library materials on our Evergreen ILS system
  • Register new patrons and update accounts for existing patrons
  • Answer phones quickly and professionally  
  • Book meeting rooms and events using Google Calendar
  • Assist patrons with computer, copier, reference questions and book sale.  
  • Learn to compile statistical data for use in library reporting. 
  • Other circulation desk tasks as required.
Plymouth, NH is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, quality entertainment, and a friendly demeanor.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, resumé and three references by October 10, 2017 to:

Diane Lynch, Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, N.H. 03264.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Library Director, Chichester Town Library

Library Director, Chichester Town Library, Chichester, NH

The Chichester Town Library in Chichester, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Chichester is a friendly, growing community of about 2,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord and Manchester. The library building is located on the Town’s historic Main Street.

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 and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation and implementation, and supervision. The director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 4-5 part time staff and to volunteers. The director is the library’s sole full time employee.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community.

Educational/Professional Requirements
  •  A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred
Skills Required
  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet and social media
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, library patrons, Chichester Central School and the general public
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate library programs for children, youth and adults
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service
A 30 hour salary position of $28,000 with municipal benefit package

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three reference contacts to the Library Search Committee, 54 Main Street, Chichester, NH 03258 or email to Trustee at:

Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin October 16th. Anticipated start date is on or before December 4th.

Chichester is an equal opportunity employer.

Youth Services Library Aide, Part-time, Merrimack Public Library

Title: Youth Services Library Aide, Part Time

Duties: The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a positive team player to work in our fast-paced  Youth Services Department.  The ideal candidate will have creative problem-solving abilities and can be  attentive to details while exhibiting a commitment to the library's mission.  Duties include creating and leading innovative programs for children and teens; providing reader's advisory services and guidance in locating library materials; assisting patrons in the use of library computers and online services; attending outreach events.  Please refer to the full job description below.

Hours: Schedule of 20 hours/week includes day, morning, afternoon shifts; one evening each week and rotating weekends

Qualifications: Candidate must be age 18 or older. HS diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Competency in computer use including Microsoft Office products, Internet required; familiarity with social media preferred. Prior library experience and/or customer service experience preferred. Experience working with children and teens and/or knowledge of children's and teen literature preferred. Artistic and creative skills are also desirable. MLIS students encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: September 30, 2017 or until position is filled.

Salary: $12.00/hour

To Apply: Submit a resumé, cover letter and list of three references to

Yvette Couser, Library Director
via mail:

Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

or email to

Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Newton (MA)

SUMMARY:  This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library, and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including  development and oversight of the annual operating budget, staff supervision, and establishment of library policies and procedures. The Director supervises a staff of seven (four full-time and three part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

  • Prepare and manage library budget.
  •  Develop and maintain print and digital materials collections that support and serve the curricular and research needs of the Lasell College community. 
  • Oversee and implement the strategic goals of the library. 
  • Hire, manage and schedule library staff and prepare annual reviews.  
  • Evaluate library services and collections through tools such as vendor usage reports and Minuteman Library Network annual reports. 
  • Manage the library's physical space.  
  • Coordinate daily operation of the library with staff.  
  • Responsible for collection development subject areas. Provide reference support.  
  • Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council, Academic Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee.  
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia.  
  • Represent the College at Minuteman Membership Group meetings.
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. 
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget.  
  • Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills.  
  • Strong technology skills and knowledge of emergent library technologies.  
  • Able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision.

Average physical effort with some handling of light weights, such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10 - 15 lbs.).
Average visual effort with infrequent exposure to visually demanding work.

Work performed in an environment with correctable conditions such as lighting and room temperature.

Normally, no exposure to job hazards; probability of injury is remote.

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resumé and the information of  three (3) references using the forms contained in the link below.

Review of resumés will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.