Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Library Director, Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library, Brentwood

Town of Brentwood, NH

The Trustees of the Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library are accepting applications for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time position that offers an excellent working environment and a generous benefits package.

The MEB Library is a vibrant local library that enjoys the support of the Brentwood community. We received the NH Library of the Year award from the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association in 2014.

The Library Director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides strong leadership to a dedicated library team. He or she is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the library including hiring and training of all other library staff and volunteers, implementing library polices, managing the budget, circulation, and programming.

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

Qualifications: a Master’s in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; Significant library management experience, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and proficiency with library technologies are required.

To apply
, submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references to:  Chairperson, Board of Trustees at mebtrustees@gmail.com.

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Town of Brentwood, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Head of Circulation Services, Haverhill Public Library (MA)

The ideal candidate should be a well organized multi-tasker who can thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment. Comfort and experience in managing staff, volunteers, and pages is very important. You should possess a strong sense of humor and be willing to wade into difficult interactions and adapt on the fly.

Responsible for the operation of all aspects of the Circulation Department of a busy public library, including staff supervision, collection development, circulation services, and budget oversight.  In coordination with the Management Team, plans and manages circulation technology upgrades and policies, including the introduction of new procedures. Reports to the Assistant Director and Director.

Supervises professional and support staff in the Circulation Services Department; oversees volunteers and pages assigned to the department.

Assists all library visitors in the use of the library, including general questions, research, the Internet, electronic resources, readers’ advisory, and library computers and materials.

Assists library staff with patron problems and conflicts as they arise.

Works with the administrative staff to ensure safety and security of the public areas of the library.

Hires, trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates department staff.

Actively participates in all appropriate professional meetings, including staff meetings, meetings of Department Heads, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, and others, as designated.

Plans, organizes, and leads departmental meetings.

Plans and facilitates library-wide policies relating to circulation and technology training.

Leads collection development efforts for fiction print materials.

  1. Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution; will consider ongoing work towards a graduate degree and combined experience
  2. Three to five years experience in a public library administrative position, preferably Circulation Services, managing both MLS and paraprofessional staff
  3. Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
  4. Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
  5. Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is a plus
  6. Ability to meet deadlines, juggle projects, and adapt quickly to change
  7. A friendly, outgoing manner; ability to welcome people into the library and be a gateway to what we offer
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Education: MLS
Salary: $44,509-52,213 (steps on City pay scale)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Priority Given to Applications Received by May 5th
How to Apply: Please send resumé and cover letter to:

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

Email submissions are strongly encouraged, please do not call about this job

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Library Director, Chesterfield Public Library

Chesterfield, NH:  Chesterfield Public Library
Library Director

The Trustees of the Chesterfield Public Library are accepting applications for the position of a full-time Library Director.  The position is for 35 hours per week and includes vacation, holidays and sick time, and health and retirement benefits through the Town of Chesterfield.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and has the oversight of three part-time staff members.  He or she has the responsibility of all functions of the library; assists in the budgeting process; writes policies along with the Board of Trustees and is responsible for carrying them out; oversees all programing and other operations of the library.

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, maker space activities, book  clubs , and community events. 

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including experience with technology.  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 May 20, 2017 to:  info@chesterfieldlibrary.org

Or mail to Chesterfield Public Library, 524 Rt 63, Chesterfield, NH  03443  Attn: Board of Trustees

Monday, April 17, 2017

Library Assistant, Circulation & Technical Services Substitute, Part-time, Kingston Community Library

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-time Substitute Circulation Staff Assistant, Kingston Community Library

Join a team of dedicated staff. Bring your smile and your can-do attitude to serve the public.

HOURS: 10 – 18 hours/week, typically filling evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must regularly be available to work Monday 10-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5-8pm as well as Saturdays 8:30–1. Most shifts scheduled in advance but may be asked to fill-in for staff on short notice.

DUTIES: Assist the public with finding books and movies and answer their computer and copier questions. You will be answering phones, shelving and finding materials, checking materials in/out, issuing new library cards and many other things that are part of providing customer service at a library. Computer skills, detail oriented, and able to alphabetize and maintain a smiling attitude under pressure. We are seeking a qualified applicant to fill part-time hours to staff the circulation desk and assist with the processing of library materials.

Starting salary: $10 - $11.00 per hour, based on experience

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter to Director at director@kingston-library.org

Circulation and Technical Services Librarian, Part-time, Kingston Community Library

Job Title: Technical Services Librarian

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference assistance to the public.
  • Order books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs. Process them for addition to the collection
  • Understands and follows the Kingston Community Library patron policies. Supports circulation staff with answering more complex patron inquiries, questions about fines, and resolving customer’s questions about circulation issues.
  • Organizes materials for the front desk so staff is informed about library programming and meeting room policies and usage.
  • Locating, requesting, and processing interlibrary loans for library users and filling requests from other libraries.
  • Develop and host public programs in the library on various topics including technology. Serve as main contact for Downloadable books information.
  • A team player. Enjoys working in a team environment and working to make the library an efficient and fun place to work.
  • Always striving to improve processes and communication. Always working to make the workflow easier for everyone.
  • Trains staff to provide the best customer service to library patrons. Trains them in the use of circulation software, interlibrary loans, processing library materials, program sign ups, and shelving.
  • Works with circulation system help desk to learn about procedures and to resolve questions with the ILS.
  • Manages Overdue calls and sends notices to patrons with circulation staff assistance.
Benefits: Vacation, Sick days, professional organization membership annual fees

Experience: MLS is preferred or Bachelor’s Degree and customer service experience. Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite and Google calendar required. Experience helping public with technology matters required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred.

Salary: $14.70-$15.50 per hour. 

Schedule: 32 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends required.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at Director@kingston-library.org.

Programming and Reference Assistant, Youth Services, Part-time, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford (MA)


Library Associate/MLS Candidate – Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services.  

Qualifications – Bachelors’ Degree in Child-related field; experience working with Children; pursuit of an ALA-accredited M.L.S. Fun, out-going programming and reference provider working with Youth Services collections, programs and services, Familiarity with library automated procedures, basic reference and reader’s advisory.

Duties – Responsible for patron assistance,  juvenile programs and reference and reader’s advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services.

Hours –18.75HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. – Apr. at time and one-half).

Salary Range -- $16.91 – 22.08/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM.

Available – Immediately until filled.

Send  -- Letter of application, resumé and two references to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hours: 18 hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm – 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. 

Compensation Rate:  
Librarian I (S-10)  $19.84 - $23.76 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-11)  $20.84 - $24.96 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12)  $21.66 - $25.94 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 resumé to: 

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director  
C/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov 

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 21, 2017.  Position is open until filled. 

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Programming & Publicity Coordinator, Part-time, Plaistow Public Library

Position: Programming & Publicity Coordinator

Schedule: 26-30 hrs/ week, flexible, including some evenings and weekends

Compensation: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour

Benefits: Paid Time Off/ holidays; Paid memberships in professional organizations; Support for professional development activities (formal & informal); Free coffee!

Accountability: Reports to the Library Director
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Deadline: Open until filled

This is a great time to join our team at the Plaistow Public Library.
  • Do you have a vision of the public library as the vibrant hub of community life?
  • Are you a passionate community-builder who can create a full slate of library programs to create amazing experiences for our adult patrons?
  • Are you a great communicator with outreach, marketing or public relations experience?
  • Are you excited about working collaboratively with local partners to deepen and broaden community connections in our town and region?
If so, our Programming and Publicity Coordinator position is for you.

Brainstorming, planning, marketing, event-day execution, follow-up evaluation and reporting – these are certainly part of the job description, but they only scratch the surface of the transformation we hope you’ll help us bring to our library and town.

We want to maintain the best traditions of library programming (book groups, author visits, lectures, displays, exhibits, et al.) But we also recognize that business-as-usual is no longer good enough. Society and technology are changing rapidly and to remain relevant the library has to continually re-invent itself and change the ways people think about what we can offer.

We’re looking for a pioneer, but not just someone who wants to jump on the latest bandwagon. If the concepts of embedded librarianship, collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy inspire or intrigue you, then you have a sense of the paths we want to explore together.

No doubt, you have the core qualities of a great colleague – professionalism, a positive attitude, great work ethic, good sense of humor, eagerness to learn and challenge yourself. So what else are we looking for?

You have some, and hopefully many, of the following ABILITIES & TRAITS
  • You’re curious about what makes a community “work” and a great place to live.
  • You love the idea of creating amazing and transformative experiences for our patrons.
  • You’re passionate about bringing groups together through unique public events and serving as a fuse to ignite social energies that people didn’t know were there.
  • You love helping others learn, grow and share.
  • You’re an energetic self-starter.
  • You can mobilize and inspire others to work together while exhibiting humility and exemplary listening skills.
  • You’re curious and love looking outside normal library channels for inspiration and great ideas.
  • You can prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time, handling bumps in the road with composure and grace.
  • You’re an explorer who loves meeting new people, listening closely to them, and building new partnerships.
  • You can represent the library with confidence “out there”, in spaces where our patrons actually live, work and play.
  • You don’t mind taking risks or trailblazing a new path, even if it means there may be times when 3 people show up to an event.
  • You want more than just a job – “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.”
 And here are some BONUS SKILLS & ABILITIES. A basic level of proficiency in these is required, but advanced skills are a definite plus.
  • Technological chops – Microsoft Excel, web development (HTML/ CSS/ JavaScript), writing code in any language.
  • A design sensibility – proficiency with Adobe products, Microsoft Publisher, infographics or other graphic design software.
  • Traditional and/or social media wrangling.
  • Proficiency with audiovisual technologies (photography, film, sound equipment).
  • Success as a coach, teacher or community organizer.
If this sounds like you, or someone you know, visit the Work With Us page of our website to learn more about the Plaistow Public Library and the benefits and responsibilities that come with the position.

If you're ready to apply, submit a resumé and cover letter via email to Cab Vinton, director@plaistowlibrary.com, or regular post, Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St., Plaistow, NH 03865.

We would also welcome relevant work samples – a press release or flyer, a design-inspired or video resumé – anything illustrating what you're capable of and where your dreams might take us. Show us your A game!

Assistant Librarian, Littleton Public Library

Littleton Public Library

Job Title: Assistant Librarian

Littleton Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, customer service oriented person to join our team as Assistant Librarian.  This position is a critical resource for staff and patrons, providing extensive reader’s advisory to the public, assisting patrons in use of the library, and maintaining the adult fiction collection, including large print and audio book.  This position requires excellent customer service and multitasking skills, as well as extensive reader’s advisory skills.
Essential duties:
  • Work at the service desk part of each day providing circulation, reference, reader’s advisory, and computer use assistance to library patrons.
  • Manage the adult fiction collection, including large print and audiobook titles.  Remain up to date with relevant reviews and new and upcoming releases.  Order and process new materials.  Deselect items on an ongoing basis.
  • Handle the set-up and reconciliation of the weekly cash box.  Make deposits.
  • Order and monitor supplies- office, cleaning, and library supplies.
  • Record and acknowledge memorial gifts.  Select and purchase gift books.
  • Responsible for building oversight in library director’s absence.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:  BA/BS and 2-3 years library experience. Must have excellent customer service skills and proficiency with computers. Experience in purchasing and providing reader’s advisory service preferred.  
Schedule: Full time 35 hours a week Tuesday-Saturday schedule.  Includes one evening.

Littleton Public Library offers a comprehensive benefits package, including single health insurance, short and long term disability, and paid time off.

Salary: $15-17/ hour.

To apply please send cover letter and resumé to Meagan Carr, Library Director, at littlib@gmail.com

Children's Librarian, Part-time, Nesmith Library, Windham

The Nesmith Library in Windham, NH has an opening for a:

Children’s Librarian part time:

The library is looking for an individual to conduct story programs, craft programs and other special programs including maker space and STEM programs and services for children ages 4 to 12.   This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.  Bachelor’s degree required. Previous library experience is strongly preferred.

For further information, please contact Carl Heidenblad, Director, Nesmith Library at (603) 432-7154 or director@nesmithlibrary.org.

Library Custodian, Part-time, Maxfield Public Library, Loudon

Maxfield Public Library
Job Posting
Part-time Library Custodian

Hours of Work: Up to 10 hours per week as scheduled. $10-$11 per hour

  • Has a working knowledge of cleaning and maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety issues pertaining to cleaning materials.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs and climb on ladders.
  • At least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have responsible transportation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain appearance and cleanliness of floors, carpets, furniture and walls in the Library building.
  • Empty trash and recycling receptacles.
  • Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in bathrooms. 
  • Replacing lighting as required.
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies; inform Library Director when supplies are needed.
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of storage area. 
  • Keeps parking lot and grounds rubbish picked up. 
  • Assist with other custodial/maintenance duties when required.
Apply to:  Resumé may be mailed or e-mailed to the following

Deborah Gadwah-Lambert, Library Director
Maxfield Public Library
8 Route 129
Loudon, NH 03307

Young Adult Librarian, Pelham Public Library

Young Adult Librarian
Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Snapchat, Instagram, CrunchyRoll, Minecraft, Musica.ly, Pokémon Go… Know what I am talking about?  Keep reading!

The Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks a full time Young Adult Librarian.  This position, recently funded to full time with benefits, shows our commitment to the teens in our community.

A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of one year public library experience is required.  Experience working with young adults is crucial.  This can be in a library setting, a school, an
afterschool program or a summer program. 

Specialized education, training or experience “may” be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

Position overview:
  • Manage young adult print and non-print collections from selection through weeding.
  • Manage busy after school environment in the library’s Young Adult Area 
  • Plan, organize, promote and implement young adult programs year-round
  • Monitors trends and implementation of appropriate resources and apps for YA patrons
  • Experience with content management systems such as WordPress 
  • Facilitates social media outreach via various channels including Instagram and Facebook 
  • Provides direct patron support - predominantly to teens and children 
  • Facilitates school outreach and visits within local middle school and high school 
  • Recruits, trains and supervises young adult volunteers
  • Maintains a creative and engaging space for teens by creating interactive bulletin boards and book displays
Salary contingent upon experience: $40,000 - $43,000 with excellent Town benefits package.

Open until filled but application review will begin April 28, 2017.

Please submit a resumé and a writing sample promoting a Young Adult program to Irja Finn, Director at ifinn@pelhamweb.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Seabrook Library

Seabrook Library – Immediate opening

JOB TITLE:  Circulation Assistant

GENERAL SUMMARY:   This is a part-time paraprofessional position which, under a minimum of supervision, entails working at the circulation desk in a busy public library.  Reports to the Director.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution, and some relevant library experience preferred.

  Knowledge of library automation systems, and proficiency with computers. A pleasant and friendly demeanor is also required in this highly visible position. Ability to push heavy carts, lift, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time, as well as ability to pass a criminal background check. Good work ethic a must.

Circulation Desk:  Carry out all duties of the main circulation desk, including telephone and in-person interaction; register new patrons; charge and discharge library materials; provide reader’s advisory services; maintain reserves; shelve returned materials; keep circulation statistics; and other duties associated with library circulation or required by the Director.

22-25 hours per week, Monday & Wednesday 12-8 pm and Friday 10-6 pm, with an occasional Saturday (except July and August)

$12.00-13.00 per hour based on experience

Email or send letter of intent, resumé and 3 current references to:


Ann Robinson, Director
Seabrook Library
25 Liberty Lane
Seabrook, NH 03874

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Derry Public Library

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Circulation Assistant, Derry Public Library
HOURS:  27.5 hours per week, including two evenings until 8:30, two weekdays including every Friday, and an occasional Saturday.

Busy public library circulation department is looking for an energetic, friendly and unflappable team member.  We are looking for someone who will contribute to a positive and collaborative work environment.  Join us and we can promise there will be no dull moments!
DUTIES:  Direct interaction with patrons, greeting them as they enter the library, checking in/out library materials, accepting payments, shelving and retrieving materials, answering phones, issuing library cards and a myriad of other tasks. Position includes approximately ten hours/week processing and repairing books in our Technical Services Department.

Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and facility with computers. Having a sense of humor is a plus. Previous library experience is preferred.  Candidates must also be detail oriented, have skill in alphabetizing and putting materials in correct Dewey Decimal order, be in good physical condition and able to push heavy carts, reach upper and lower shelves, bend, stoop, lift, and stand for long periods of time.
Starting salary: $12.61 – $13.39 per hour, based on experience

Download an application (https://derrypl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Employment-Application-DPL.docx) and submit it, along with a cover letter and three references, to Julie Gilchrist at julieg@derrypl.org by Friday, April 28, 2017.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Youth Services Assistant, Part-time, Hooksett Public Library

This position is for an enthusiastic and warm person who enjoys children and teens, values relationships with them and their families, has a broad knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, and thrives on inventing innovative programming. Three to five years of experience in children’s library services in a public library is preferable. Early literacy knowledge is a must.  An ideal candidate will have the capability to work with a minimum of supervision and enjoy a fast-paced environment.

Tasks and responsibilities include assisting the Youth Services Librarian with a variety of tasks, facilitating the FIRST Lego League Junior program, creating new programs, assisting with community outreach programming and special projects as assigned.

Part-time hours of 25 hours a week with days, evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Salary range $14.90 to $15.30.

Full job description available at www.hooksettlibrary.org

To apply, please submit resumé, letter of interest to Heather Rainier, Library Director at hrainier@hooksettlibrary.org