Friday, May 26, 2017

Children's Programming Coordinator, Part-time, Berwick Public Library, Berwick (ME)

Job Title: Part Time Children’s Programming Coordinator

Deadline: 6/20/2017

The Berwick Public Library is seeking a flexible individual for 8 hours per week, with occasional additional hours; working Wednesdays 3:00pm – 7:30pm and Fridays 10:00 – 1:30pm.  Individual will be responsible for coordinating the weekly storytime followed by a craft, using early literacy initiatives which include, but are not limited to, the flannel board, finger plays, songs and puppets.  The individual will also be responsible for providing special library services such as coordinating the summer reading program.  Performing basic library functions, including working at the circulation desk, is also required.

  • Computer proficiency and additional technology skills.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • High School Diploma.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree preferred.
  • One to three years of library or related experience working with children, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
$10.00/hr. to start
Candidate might be called to substitute during any of the regular library hours.

To apply: Send resumé and cover letter to:

Sharon Kelly, Director
Berwick Public Library
P.O. Box 838
Berwick, ME 03901

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Library Assistant II, Part-time, Pelham Public Library

Library Assistant II - Pelham Public Library (NH)

The Pelham Public Library (Pelham, NH) is seeking a friendly and hardworking Library Assistant II to join our staff, fifteen to nineteen hours per week.

SCHEDULE:  Monday 9 – 2, Wednesday 10-3, Friday 12-5 with additional rotating weekend hours.  Saturday hours are year-round from 10-2, and Sunday hours are 1-4pm during the school year.

DUTIES: Competently staffing Adult Circulation and/or Children’s Desk interacting with library patrons of all ages.  Position requires extensive interaction with the public, which includes communicating library policies and procedures and providing Reader’s Advisory services. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum two years paid library experience in Circulation is required.  Proven comfort and confidence utilizing Microsoft Office, digital content and social media is required. 

BA/BS preferred.

RATE:  $14 per hour

DEADLINE:  5:00pm on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Submit cover letter and resumé to:  

Irja Finn, Director 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Librarian III, NH State Library, Concord

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Cultural Resources, NH State Library has a full time vacancy for Librarian III  
To manage and direct the Reference & Information Services Section of the State Library through the provision of reference services to state agency personnel, legislators, legislative staff, libraries and the general public. Manages and directs the information services of the State Library to the general public through resource sharing and document delivery services.
  • Develops procedures for orderly and systematic workflow within the section
  • Effectively manages all activities related to storage, lending and borrowing of library materials
  • Responsible for performance and corrective action of professional and support staff of the section
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports on Reference & Information Services activities
  • Recruits, hires and evaluates professional and support staff of the section
  • Provides reference services in-person, by email and on the telephone using printed and electronic resources
  • Represents state library at professional meetings through association and committee membership, leadership and participation
  • Provides quality and quantity assurance of all work performed within the section
  • Promotes and publicizes the services and products of the Reference & Information Section to the legislature and the statewide library community at large
  • Assists with the management and development of library collections through selection, weeding and preservation
  • Plans for and directs the implementation of new reference services offered by the section
  • Develops budget controls for utilization of personnel, office supplies and equipment
  • Oversees the state library's participation in the federal document depository program
  • Manages the operations of the statewide materials delivery service and its fleet of vehicles

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 Requirements: Working knowledge of current cataloging descriptive standards and Dewey Decimal Classification. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Office applications. Knowledge of current ILS and their capabilities. Knowledge of and experience with social media and new information technologies. Knowledge of standard and authoritative reference resources.
PREFERRED WORK TRAITS: Ability to work independently and to motivate team performance. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and highly organized work habits. Ability to analyze and evaluate program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups.
Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.
To apply please go to  

For further information please contact Kathleen Stanick,  
NH State Library, 20 Park St, Concord, NH  03301

Friday, May 19, 2017

Children's Librarian, Part-time, George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown

The George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, in Francestown NH has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and creative addition to our team. The successful candidate must be passionate about providing exceptional library experience for children and their families. The ideal candidate will have experience working at a library public service desk and possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of this department of the Library.

Minimum requirements: 
  • A bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Library experience working with children preferred.
  • Knowledge of youth literature and popular culture
  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media
Salary: $14.15/Hour, 25 Hours/Week includes Saturday mornings

Apply to: Send resumé with three references and cover letter of interest to:

Carol Brock, Director

Job Description: Children’s Librarian
George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library


Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the children’s department of the Library, keeping in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Trustees, with other town policies, and with state and municipal laws and regulations.

Educational/Professional Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Library experience working with children preferred.
  2. Strong proficiency with computers, library technology and popular culture.
  3. At least 3 years’ experience in the field or relevant experience as judged by the Trustees to be commensurate for this position.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices, and procedures.
Duties/Responsibilities of the Children’s Librarian
  1. Is responsible for developing and implementing a yearly activities schedule for the children and youth of Francestown.
  2. Directs and participates in the development and implementation of the long- term goals, policies, and procedures of the children’s department.
  3. Evaluates and recommends developments in library science and technology to the Trustees.
  4. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for keeping the Library Director informed on issues, problems and opportunities relating to the children’s department.
Financial Administration:
  1. Provides input to Library Director regarding the annual budget for the children’s department.
  2. Monitors the budget of the children’s department and ensures that it is managed effectively.
  3. Pursues appropriate grants or donations for children’s and youth library services.
  4. The Children’s Librarian will perform other related duties as required.
General Administration:
  1. Develops and maintains the collection, suitable for the needs of the children and the corresponding automated records.
  2. The Children’s Librarian oversees the lending of a wide variety of materials to children and youth, reference and information services, Makerspace crafts, public programming, and access to electronic information.
  3. Procures materials and supplies.
  4. Develops and implements programs of interest by planning, coordinating, advertising, implementing and supervising children’s programs, including story time, baby lap time, visits and other services for children at the local school, and the Summer Reading Program.
  5. Is responsible for the general neatness and attractiveness of the children’s department.
  6. May attend Board of Trustee meetings.
  7. Attends professional and educational conferences and meetings as required.
  8. Promotes and maintains good public relations with the patrons, the Friends of the Library, and the community; publicity initiatives will include writing articles for the monthly Francestown News, and other local newspapers.
  9. Other related duties as required.
Personnel Administration:
  1. The Children’s Librarian will operate the children’s department under a philosophy of service that puts the needs of library users first and ensures that all staff members respond to those needs in a positive, helpful, and friendly manner.
  2. Assists the Library Director in general library business, programs and functions.
  3. Maintains all records, enforces Code of Conduct and directs major grievances to Director.
Required Skills and Abilities:
  1. Comprehensive knowledge of library principles, practices, procedures, and tools.
  2. Knowledge of children’s and youth library collection and computer technology.
  3. Knowledge of resources, programs, and services available to children’s libraries.
  4. Interpersonal skills in working with staff, patrons, Trustees, community organizations, and town departments.
  5. Other physical skills necessary to perform the job.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands:
  1. Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  2. Will use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
  3. Involves travel to meetings and conferences; and attendance at evening meetings

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SEARCH EXTENDED: Reference & Instructional Librarian, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester

Job Description

Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benediction tradition, is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department at Geisel Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library’s well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library’s physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library’s mission
Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Academic background or working experience in nursing or other health-related discipline
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and frameworks
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
  • Flexible schedule to include Sunday 2-10pm shift during the academic term
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting
Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

To Apply
Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities ( page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

FIT VISTA, Oscar Foss Memorial Library/Barnstead Adventure Zone, Barnstead

The Oscar Foss Memorial Library and Barnstead Adventure Zone program have been approved for a VISTA grant!

VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America. As a VISTA, you will work for a minimum of one year to build programs, create change and fight poverty in NH communities. The VISTA for our program will work to grow our volunteer base, develop sustainable programming and fundraising and create marketing campaigns that engage the community and increase involvement. The hours of this position will be divided between the two organizations.

What are some of the benefits of working as a VISTA?
  • A monthly living stipend (avg. $1,000 before taxes)
  • An AmeriCorp Segal Education Award in the amount of $5,815 or a post-service stipend of $1,500
  • Professional development opportunities and workshops in addition to a full year of real-world job experience; and
  • Access to the 170,000 member-strong VISTA Alumni Network.
Additionally, you’ll receive a number of federal benefits, including health benefits, relocation assistance, medical and personal leave, and childcare assistance if necessary. You may also be eligible to receive some forms of federal assistance, such as food stamps, fuel and electrical assistance. Most VISTAs find the stipend and additional assistance adequate to cover their financial needs.
For more information about becoming a VISTA, visit

If you’re interested in becoming a FIT VISTA for the Library/BAZ program and want to serve your community, visit

Library Page, Part-time, Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Center Barnstead

Library Page, Part-time
Oscar Foss Memorial Library – Center Barnstead NH

Part time library page – 10 hrs. per week, some evenings and Saturdays.

Duties The Oscar Foss Memorial Library seeks an energetic and friendly Library Page. Essential duties include: checking materials in and out, shelving materials, keeping shelves organized, assisting patrons with library technology and some data entry.

Previous library experience and technology skills are highly desirable. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn.

Qualifications: Applicants must be 16 or older, have proficient computer skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, possess a friendly professional demeanor, and enjoy working with the public. Prior library experience preferred.

Please send resumé (email preferred) to:

Danielle Hinton
PO Box 219
Center Barnstead, NH 03225

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Reference Assistant-Division Head, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Reference Assistant-Division Head, Haverhill Public Library

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader’s advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head.  Will help to serve in the Special Collections room when necessary; some knowledge of archival methods is a major asset. Will be asked to fill in at both Circulation and Youth Services desks.

This position is a part of the reference department and will spend the bulk of their time there. However, they will spend time in special collections two days a week and will act as a staff contact for contracted archival staff and vendors.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required; may consider current enrollment in MLS program and applicable experience for the right candidate
  2. Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
  3. Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
  4. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus
  5. Familiarity and comfort with standard archival practices is helpful
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS

Salary: $ 38,327.12-45,376.24 in 5 Steps on City Pay Scale, Full benefits

Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Priority Given to Applications Received by June 2nd

How to Apply: Send resumé and cover letter to:

Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
99Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01913

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

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

Meredith Public Library, Meredith, NH seeks a part-time youth services library aide for 12 hours per week.  Hours include Tuesdays 1-5, Wednesdays 4-8, and Fridays 1-5.  Occasional Saturdays.  $13.50 per hour.  High school diploma required. Previous library experience preferred.  Previous experience working with children and teens also preferred.   Must enjoy working with children and teens. Job duties include preparing and leading story times, children’s activities and teen events.  Also include circulation of materials, shelving items, creating displays, preparing crafts and decorating.  This job will require frequent bending, lifting, kneeling, carrying, pushing and standing with very little sitting.  Please send resumé and references to:  Meredith Public Library, PO Box 808, Meredith, NH  03253. Attn:  Erin Apostolos, or email Closing date Friday, June 2, 2017.

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

Library Assistant-Circulation, Haverhill Public Library

Performs all duties related to the circulation of library materials including checkouts, check-ins, renewals, patron registration, reserves, and collection of fines and fees at the Circulation desk. Will occasionally be asked to fill in at Reference or Youth Services if the schedule demands it; will have some regular collection development responsibilities. Represents the library in a pleasant and helpful manner in all aspects of work.

Works under the supervision of the Circulation Department Head, with additional guidance from Administrative staff.

Provides limited direction to the page staff, may be asked to serve as department manager in absence of department head.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree, Coursework towards or a MLS will be given strong value

Previous library experience: 1-3 years

  1. Ability to meet people easily and get along well with others.
  2. Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and pleasantly in the English language both orally, in person and over the phone, and in writing.
  3. Ability to handle minute detail.
  4. Accurate typing and word processing skills.
  5. Ability to learn new skills quickly.
  6. Ability to handle situations with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, good judgment and punctuality.
  7. Knowledge of Spanish or an additional language is a plus.
Full/Part Time: Full time, 40 hours per week, will include evenings and weekends.

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $30,564.56-34,159.84 Steps on City Pay Scale

Closing Date: Open until Filled, Priority Given to Applications Received by June 2, 2017

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

Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830, email submissions strongly preferred, please do not call about this position

Library Circulation Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

Job Opening 
May 11, 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 22 hours per week with some flexibility, pay rate will be $9.00-11.00 per hour depending on experience  
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 June 2, 2017 to:

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Library Assistant, Adult Services, Part-time, Goffstown Public Library

Goffstown Public Library is seeking a dynamic, people-oriented individual for a 25-hour per week position. Primary responsibility for providing assistance to the public for their information needs, including usage of electronic services.  Assists in collection maintenance of the adult collection by shelf reading, selection of materials as assigned, deselection and other collection development tasks.  Significant interaction with the public. Position includes evenings, Saturdays.  Qualifications: Bachelor or Associate degree and equivalent college courses required; may be waived by Library Director.  Related public service experience required, preferably in a public library setting.  Excellent communication skills, public service attitude & computer literacy required.  $18.30 per hour to start.  
To Apply: Send resumé, cover letter & 3 professional references by Friday, June 2, 2017 to: 

Dianne Hathaway, Director
Goffstown Public Library
2 High Street
Goffstown, NH 03045. 


Goffstown Public Library                       
Job Description


Grade/Classification: Non-exempt hourly position.

Job Summary: provides assistance to the public for their information needs, including usage of electronic services.  Assists in collection maintenance by shelf reading, selection of materials as assigned, deselection and collection rotation on the library’s second floor.  Significant interaction with the public.

Accountability:  Reports to Library Director or other senior staff.  There is a six-month trial period and performance reviews are scheduled annually.

Supervisory Responsibility: none

Equipment used: To include but not limited to computers and peripherals, barcode reader photocopier, telephone, fax machine and small hand tools, video and digital camera, electronic smart devices, tablets and readers.

Environment:  Most tasks and duties are performed within the Library building; attendance at meetings and conferences outside the Library.

Normal hours of duty: As scheduled, including evenings and Saturdays. 

Duties and Responsibilities
The following activities are essential to this position:
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to the public, via email, in person, through online live chat and over the telephone.
  • Assists patrons in locating appropriate materials and using public access terminals for the catalog, Internet and subscription databases.
  • Assist with adult program planning, advertisement and marketing.
  • Provide computer instruction to the public, by appointment or as needed.
  • Promote the library through community television and electronic media in concert with other staff.  
  • Correspondence with other area libraries by telephone or email to assist the public with their unique information needs.
  • Maintenance of the adult collection including selection, shelf reading, deselection, and collection rotation.
  • Coverage of other areas of the library, as assigned.
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences at the discretion of the Library Director.
  • Prepare monthly statistics and forward to Library Director.
  • Develop and maintain displays, bulletin boards and reading lists.
  • Coverage of other areas of the library as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Bachelor or Associate degree or equivalent college courses required; may be waived by Library Director.  Related public service experience required, preferably in a public library setting. 


Job requires some lifting, frequent walking and stair climbing, along with the ability to climb on stools and ladders to retrieve materials on high shelves.  Ability to listen, understand and interpret patron and staff requests and questions critical.  Excellent multitasking and customer service attitude required.  Ability to work cooperatively and patiently with staff and library users; good verbal and written communication skills; computer literacy expected.  Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal to moderate supervision. Enthusiasm for reading and information systems a definite plus.  Appropriate attire and a courteous manner are expected.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Library Director, Philbrick James Library, Deerfield

The Philbrick James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Deerfield is a friendly, growing community of about 4,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. The library building is located at the center of the town’s historic district. 


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 & implementation, and supervision. The director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 2-3 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 and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred. 
  • A minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are 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, 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.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.
SALARY: $40,000 - $45,000 commensurate with experience. Full time salaried position with municipal benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional), to Library Search Committee, PO Box 30, Deerfield, NH 03037 or email to: Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin June 9; the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is on or before September 1.

Deerfield is an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, May 8, 2017

IT Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury (MA)

Position Available
IT Librarian
Amesbury Public Library
Grade 14 

Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological  development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library’s consortium services via MVLC.   

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software.  Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology.  Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference  assistance to library patrons.  

Supervision Required:  Library Director 

Salary OPEIU Grade 14, Step 1. ($24.85) Full Benefits 

Qualifications Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience. 

Special Requirements:   Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  

For full job description please go to this link: 

To Apply Send or email resumé and letter of application to:

Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913 

Deadline Open until filled.

Library Technician I, Grade 11, Lee Public Library

Library Technician I

The Lee Public Library is looking for a part-time permanent Library Technician. Please see job description below.

This position is 14-16 hours per week including two nights and every Saturday.

High School diploma  is necessary, one year’s library experience hopeful. This person can also fill in for vacation and sick day coverage.

We are looking for a versatile, detail-oriented individual who is outgoing, loves working with the public of all ages and has a healthy outlook for the role public libraries can have in their community.

If you think this can apply to you, please forward your resumé to:

Ruth Eifert, Library Director

Library Technician I, Grade 11

 A Library Technician I performs work relating to the processing and circulating of library materials, and assists patrons with their needs.

  • Works under the general supervision of Library Director
  • Performs varied duties in accordance with prescribed procedures which require constant attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Interacts with library patrons and other department personnel.
  • Handles confidential information.
  • Moderate physical effort required in performing duties including carrying books and audio-visual equipment

Circulation: Performs all circulation duties including, but not limited to:
  • Circulates, renews and checks in materials for patrons
  • Registers new borrowers and updates borrowers' records in database
  • Contacts patrons about reserves by any available means
  • Schedules use of the meeting room, equipment and museum passes
  • Handles incoming telephone calls
  • Places holds for materials.
  • Takes interlibrary loan requests and ensures their accuracy
  • Evaluates the need for repair of materials.
Technical:    Performs technical duties including, but not limited to:
  • Updates and maintains library printed materials
  • Processes new materials preparing them for circulation 
  • Repairs items as needed
  • Performs Windows updates on public and staff computers as needed
  • Assists patrons using public computers 
  • Troubleshoots minor computer functions
  • Assists patrons with use of copier
Reference:     Performs reference duties including, but not limited to:
  • Answers directional and reference questions, referring complex reference questions to the appropriate staff member
  • Provides readers' advisory service.
  • Assists patrons with use of online databases.
  • Recommends materials for purchase
General: Shares duties with library staff including, but not limited to:
  • Shelve returned materials and ensures accuracy of shelving.
  • Record daily statistics 
  • Perform opening and closing procedures including;
          o Emptying book drop
          o Turning computers on/off
          o Controlling light and heat
          o Checking circulation desk for adequate and appropriate supplies
          o Listening to and setting answering machine, taking action on messages
          o Checking locks and building security
          o Putting flag out and bringing it in          

 Takes responsibility for continuing development of job skills.
 Performs other tasks as assigned.


High school diploma, college course work preferred, one year of library experience.

Knowledge, Experience and Ability

Working knowledge of library practices, principles and procedures including the Dewey Decimal System, and a knowledge of books, authors and titles. Familiarity and ease of use with computers, their components and software. Knowledge of basic and some complex computer applications such as Microsoft Office products, Word and Excel. Able to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Able to understand and follow instructions and to work independently when required. Able to learn and adapt to new procedures and techniques.

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

Weeks Public Library Employment Opportunity

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

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

See the full list of duties in the job description on our website:

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

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

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

Closing Date: May 30, 2017

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

Denise Grimse, Director
Weeks Public Library
P.O. Box 430
Greenland, NH 03840