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