Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Southern New Hampshire University, STEM Librarian

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is currently seeking a STEM Librarian. This full-time 12-month library faculty position reports to the Dean of the Shapiro Library. The STEM Librarian serves as a College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA) liaison and member of the library’s faculty team to develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in STEM disciplines across all SNHU academic units. This individual provides beginning through advanced level support for searching scientific databases, participates in regular reference/research service for all students, collaborates with colleagues and disciplinary faculty to develop, promote and provide library instruction and information literacy initiatives across the university.
Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
•             Provide and promote information literacy instruction, particularly in the STEM disciplines
•             Participate in instructional design of online and traditional courses. Develop effective research assignments, and online research guides and tutorials
•             Assess learning outcomes and contribute overall to assessment of library instruction, services, programs, and other initiatives
•             Provide research assistance through traditional and innovative means in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines
•             Collaboratively develop library programs and outreach initiatives that support faculty and students in the STEM disciplines
•             Participate in collection development in support of assigned STEM fields, including policy, selection, and weeding. Conduct collection analyses and participate in accreditation and self-study activities
•             Monitor scholarly publishing trends and their impact on information and library services to STEM students and faculty
•             Serve the library and university through participation on campus-wide committees, including leadership of selected committees
•             Participate in scholarly and professional activities including publication of journal articles and book reviews and presentations at regional and national professional conferences that contribute to the practice of academic librarianship
Minimum Qualifications:
•             Work requires a M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or foreign equivalent
•             Knowledge of electronic and traditional resources and trends in library services in STEM disciplines
•             Expertise using library systems, including research databases and discovery systems
•             Knowledge of information literacy and instructional techniques
•             Knowledge of bibliometric and other tools related to scholarly communications
Preferred Qualifications:
•             Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline, or two years of experience working with STEM faculty and students, or equivalent experience
•             Second Master's degree in an academic discipline, in the sciences, or a related field, or advanced coursework in Library Science
Work Hours:
Typically Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, with some evening/weekend hours required in support of library and university needs. Schedule may be adjusted as needed to support academic programs.

Link to apply:

Circulation Desk Clerk, Barrington Public

For the Barrington Public Library 
Send Cover Letter & Resume to
Amy Inglis at by July 7th.
Must have at least two work references listed with contact information.

Starting Pay:  $9.95/HR
Position Open Until Filled: Posted 6/8/2017
Start Date: ASAP
Requirements:  We are seeking a vibrant and detailed individual who can provide excellent customer service to all ages in a busy environment where multi-tasking is required. Candidate must be comfortable with technology, including how to search the Internet, Microsoft basics, and how to use devices such as e-readers, tablets, and other technology utilized in the library.  MUST be familiar with how items are organized using the Dewey Decimal system.

Basic Duties:  Checking items in/out using a computer based system, answering basic reference questions, assisting patrons with printing, faxing, copying and basic computer questions.  Answering phones, shelving items, making calls for reserves, overdues, and expired card updates, assisting with room set up for events, and other tasks as assigned.
Full job description can be viewed at

(27 Hrs Per/Wk)
Typical Work Hours:
Mon. & Fri. 1:30-6PM, Tues. & Thurs.1:30-7PM, Wed. 1:30-8PM, some Saturdays 9:30-3PM.  Weekday shifts will alter if a Saturday is worked to keep the hours at 27 per week.

Flexibility to work morning shifts on occasion is a plus.

Children’s Library Assistant 1, Derry Public Library

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Children’s Library Assistant 1, Derry Public Library
HOURS:  15 hours per week, including mornings, afternoons, and Saturdays in rotation.
Lively Children’s Department is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic team member.  Ideal applicant will love working with children and families, be interested in children’s literature, and be able to work collaboratively with other staff.
DUTIES: Essential job functions include cheerfully answering phones, sharing information about children’s programs, assisting patrons in locating and using library resources and computers, shelving and retrieving materials, as well as assisting in maintaining a clean and organized children’s room. 
A successful candidate will have a great attitude, excellent customer service skills and facility with computers.  S/he will also be detail oriented, skilled in alphabetizing and putting materials in correct Dewey Decimal order, and in good physical condition, able to push heavy carts, reach upper and lower shelves, lift, and stand for long periods of time.
Starting salary: $13.39--$14.20 per hour
Download an application at and submit it, along with a cover letter and three references, to Ray Fontaine at by Friday, July 28th, 2017.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017




The purposes of this position are:

(1)   to perform library support services in one of more of the following departments: circulation, children's, reference and special collections, and technical services;
(2)   to independently and collaboratively provide efficient customer access to needed information and materials through extensive customer contact, using all customer service functions of the library’s automated library system software
(3)   to complete tasks requiring proficiency and experience using office productivity software, the Internet and some technology devices; may include instructing patrons and/or staff
(4)   to assist with collection maintenance, program planning and delivery, and the library’s public relations and marketing initiatives
(5)   to assist in creating a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.

Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.


(1)   Answers basic reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc.; explains the use of the library catalog; helps patrons find books, magazines, websites, etc.  Helps patrons obtain materials not immediately available placing holds, offering purchase requests, and submitting Inter-Library Loan orders.
(2)   Registers patrons for use of study rooms, museum passes, library programs, computer classes, etc.; explains applicable procedures.
(3)   Follows routines for keeping collections organized—shelves materials, shelf-reads, straightens, counts internal use.
(4)   Generates lists according to established criteria for the evaluation and weeding of various library collections.
(5)   Troubleshoots equipment, including computers, printers, copiers, microfilm reader-printers, etc.
(6)   Assists with special collections, local history and genealogy tasks
(7)   Supports other library services and programs.
(8)   Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
(9)   Collects statistical and other information for library use and other reports.


(1)   Operates and helps maintain office equipment and performs clerical work.
(2)   Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the employee's supervisor.


Works in library environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.   Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain current knowledge of library resources and services. The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.


An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...

(1)   Working knowledge of the principles and practices in one or more areas within the library and the use of information technology in assigned functions. 
(2)   Ability to provide assistance in locating relevant print, media and other materials to meet the intellectual, business, academic, cultural and entertainment needs of customers.
(3)   Strong personal example to provide a high level of service to customers.
(4)   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City officials. This includes good listening skills as well.
(5)   Demonstrated commitment to ongoing skills development and the judgment and public relations skills to deal appropriately with people.


Candidates must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED) and must have a demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work.  He/she should have proficiency and experience with office productivity software and a demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, the Internet, mobile and emerging technologies.

(The above descriptions are illustrative.  They are intended as guides for personnel actions and are not complete itemizations of all facets of any job.)
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 610 - 7270

Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DATE POSTEDJune 27, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled