Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Hollis Social Library, Hollis

Job Posting – PT Circulation Assistant

Library: Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH
Job: Circulation Assistant

Duties/ Description:

This role involves a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures with a heavy concentration on public contact and the ability to create a courteous pleasant first impression of the library to the patrons. Reports to the Library Director, but receives daily assignments, training and priorities from the Circulation & Adult Services Librarian.  Occasionally may work unsupervised and be expected to solve problems and serve library users independently. 
Performs various duties, as assigned, in the operation of the library Circulation Department and customer service including but not limited to: assisting patrons with inquiries, checking library materials in and out, managing patron accounts, shelving library materials, and assisting with the Summer Reading Program.

This job is a 9-16 hour per week position depending on staff coverage requirements. Candidate must be able to work weekends and evenings.

Qualifications:
High school graduate, with one year library or clerical experience working with the public. Must be detail oriented. 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. Flexibility to deal with multiple tasks and patrons simultaneously. Basic typing/computer skills, comfortable with latest technology.

Salary: $9.39/hr

Closing date:  9/22/2017

Send: Send resumé and cover letter to:

Hollis Social Library
P.O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049
Attn: Laura Klain, Director

            Or       

E-mail: director@hollislibrary.org
Subject Heading: Circulation Assistant

Library Assistant/Substitute, Part-time, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol

Minot-Sleeper Library
Library Assistant/Substitute
Part-Time

The Minot-Sleeper Library seeks a personable and motivated individual, who is knowledgeable or has interest in learning the organization and functions of a public library.  The assistant will perform a variety of duties, including: helping patrons at the circulation desk, answering general reference questions, providing support to the interlibrary loan librarian, as well as the children’s librarian, and assisting the director with clerical work as needed. A service-oriented attitude and ability to work with all ages is a must. Candidate should have a positive personality and the ability to stay cheerful in a fast-paced work environment. A flexible schedule is required.

Essential job functions:
  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk by creating new accounts, checking materials in and out, answering general reference questions, and responding to inquiries via telephone and email
  • Organizes and shelves library materials according to the library’s organization systems
  • Places holds for patrons and assists the interlibrary loan librarian as needed
  • Helps patrons locate library materials and assists with the use of library materials and technology
  • Assists staff with preparing and hosting programs at the library, including children’s storytime
  • Contributes to staff meetings and planning
  • Performs clerical duties as needed
Requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn classification systems used to organize library materials
  • Ability to professionally assist patrons in retrieving resources available in the library and online
  • Ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Willingness to learn practices and processes that relate to daily library operations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other basic computer software
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a public library or another customer service setting
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of current library technologies
  • Knowledge of popular children’s, young adult, and adult literature
  • Interest in assisting with creative projects, including children’s crafts
  • Interest in growing professionally in the library science field
Position is open until filled.

To apply, resumés should be submitted to Library Director Brittany Overton via email: librarian@townofbristolnh.org. They may also be dropped off or mailed to the library:

Minot-Sleeper Library
ATT: Brittany Overton
35 Pleasant Street
Bristol, NH 03222

No phone calls, please.

Media Specialist/Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library/North Andover Public School, North Andover (MA)

Town of North Andover

Job Posting

Stevens Memorial Library / North Andover Public School Media Specialist / Librarian

Essential Functions Full-time (37.5 hours week) shared services librarian provides services to children, parents, teachers and caregivers in two environments, performing tasks requiring a broad knowledge of children’s literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to children. Works with Stevens’ librarians, NAPS library media specialists, and other library agencies to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. Actively participates in staff development, stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains professional memberships.

Works half-time in Stevens Memorial Library, the public library, assisting the Children’s Services Librarian with all ages, but a focus on elementary school ages.  Duties include: develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.; reference and readers’ advisory services;   promote the library’s collections and electronic resources; and participate in collection development. Provide excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner. 

Works half-time in one North Andover public elementary school (NAPS) (K-5th grade) as its Media Specialist / School Librarian to foster a creative, flexible environment so the school library is an essential part of the learning community. Duties include: administer School Library Program (SLP); collaborate with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process; design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy,  critical thinking and self-assessment using existing and emerging technology; develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community. Follow district and professional procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation and resource sharing in all formats.

Qualifications Education: Master’s in Library Science (MLS) / Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or in progress. Completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree or in progress. State-certified as a Library Media Specialist / School Librarian or in progress.

Experience: Experience in school media services; experience with Google Apps for Education preferred. Work  experience in public library setting with children helpful. 

Additional skills:
  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications). 
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the children. 
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use. 
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications; familiarity with social media and web development resources 
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Experience in planning and presenting children’s programs.
Physical Requirements: Ability to carry books (up to 20-30 lbs), push book carts (up to 150 lbs), bend, stretch, grasp, etc. to retrieve library materials; ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:  Rate Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Schedule: Hours split between the libraries, 18.75 hours / week over a 5-day (Monday – Friday) during the NAPS school year (September – June). Works full time in the Stevens Memorial Library July – August.

Deadline:  To apply for position please email cover letter and resumé to:

 Kathleen Keenan, Library Director  c/o Karen Consoli at  KConsoli@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled.

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement.

The Town of North Andover is Equal Opportunity Employer

Monday, August 28, 2017

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) - Manchester

Southern New Hampshire University’s Shapiro Library seeks an engaged, service-oriented Reference Librarian who welcomes the opportunity to offer services that meet the learning needs of SNHU students, faculty, and staff. The Librarian works as a member of a collaborative staff providing prompt, courteous and supportive reference service to all library users seeking information via email, chat, in person walk ups, and telephone reference interviews.

Staffing the reference desk, the librarian will assist users with research, utilizing library tools and resources, and suggest materials for further study. This individual will also assist users with general inquires of citation styles, technology and University information as needed. The Librarian may also work with individual students on a scheduled appointment basis over the phone and/or through videoconferencing. Other projects as assigned can include: creating subject and course guides, video tutorials, etc. This position is for an evening and weekend in-person reference librarian at the Shapiro Library.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
  • Staffs the reference desk and provides service to all SNHU community members
  • Conducts thorough reference interviews to determine users’ questions and extent of information needed 
  • Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources 
  • Assists users in developing research strategies to locate, evaluate and use resources in an effective and ethical manner 
  • Assists users with general information on citation styles, technology and University information 
  • Assists with basic troubleshooting of access issues and/or refers to appropriate person or department 
  • Works with scheduled individual students via phone and/or videoconference as assigned 
  • Refers users to make individual instruction appointments for more in depth research assistance as needed 
  • Refers users to other departments on campus for information as needed 
  • Creates subject Libguides as assigned 
  • Other projects as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources 
  • Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, web searching and basic computer troubleshooting 
  • Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong word processing/typing skills at least 40 WPM
  • Commitment to instruction and building student knowledge as it relates to research 
  • Familiarity with Springshare Products such as LibAnswers, LibChat and LibGuides 
  • Two years professional experience providing reference and/or virtual reference for an academic audience 
  • Experience working with distance education students
Work Hours:  This position requires evening and weekend hours. The schedule would be as follows:
Tuesdays 4PM-9PM
Wednesdays 4PM-9PM
Thursdays 4PM-9PM
Fridays 4PM-8PM
Saturdays 12PM-6PM

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

Apply

Weekend Virtual Reference Librarian, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester

Weekend Virtual Reference Librarian

Southern New Hampshire University’s Shapiro Library seeks seeks an engaged, service-oriented Reference Librarian who welcomes the opportunity to offer services that meet the learning needs of SNHU students, faculty, and staff. The Librarian works as a member of a collaborative staff providing prompt, courteous and supportive reference service to all library users seeking information via an electronic means; such as email, chat, VoIP (voice over IP such as Google Voice) and through videoconferencing.

Staffing the reference desk, the librarian will assist users with research, utilizing library tools and resources, and suggest materials for further study. This individual will also assist users with general inquires of citation styles, technology and University information as needed. The Librarian may also work with individual students on a scheduled appointment basis over the phone and/or through videoconferencing. Other projects as assigned can include: creating subject and course guides, video
tutorials, etc. This is a remote position.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
  • Staffs the reference desk and provides service to all SNHU community members
  • Conducts thorough reference interviews to determine users’ questions and extent of information needed 
  • Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources 
  • Assists users in developing research strategies to locate, evaluate and use resources in an effective and ethical manner 
  • Assists users with general information on citation styles, technology and University information 
  • Assists with basic troubleshooting of access issues and/or refers to appropriate person or department 
  • Works with scheduled individual students via phone and/or videoconference as assigned 
  • Refers users to make individual instruction appointments for more in depth research assistance as needed 
  • Refers users to other departments on campus for information as needed 
  • Creates subject Libguides as assigned 
  • Other projects as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources 
  • Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, web searching and basic computer troubleshooting 
  • Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred 
  • Reliable computer/laptop setup with wired high speed internet connection required with speeds of at least 50mbps
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong word processing/typing skills at least 40 WPM
  • Commitment to instruction and building student knowledge as it relates to research 
  • Familiarity with Springshare Products such as LibAnswers, LibChat and LibGuides 
  • Two years professional experience providing reference and/or virtual reference for an academic audience 
  • Experience working with distance education students
Work Hours:  This position requires evening and weekend hours. The schedule would be as follows:
Saturday and Sunday from 12PM-6PM

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

Apply

Library Assistant, Youth Services, Part-time, Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, Wilton

Library Assistant: Youth Services

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library seeks an experienced, dynamic Library Assistant: Youth Services to provide services to the unique community of Wilton, NH.  Wilton is home to public, private and Waldorf schools, an arts community, the Town Hall Theater and more.  The library is a historic Beaux Arts building, recently restored.

This grade 3 position is 14 hours per week with a starting hourly wage of $13.50.  No benefits are available. Evening and rotating Saturday hours are required.

Job Responsibilities:  The Library Assistant: Youth Services provides customer service throughout the library that includes promoting library services, and assisting patrons with their general use of the library and its resources and circulation tasks.  This position includes planning, preparing and carrying out programs and displays for children from birth to 18 years and their caretakers under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian. Also included are tasks related to collection development, weeding, organizing and keeping the Youth rooms clean and safe.  This position maintains inventory of non-media supplies and creates purchasing lists for the library director, operates office machines such as photocopiers, voice mail systems, computers and fax machines.  Responsible at times for opening and closing the library according to procedure and staffs the circulation desk as assigned or needed.

Qualifications: High school diploma required. B.A. or B.S. preferred. Work experience providing services to children and families is required and work experience in a library is preferred. Candidates must have one (1) year of paid work experience in an environment characterized by frequent interruptions while serving the public, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

A background check with fingerprints is required for this position. An individual who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.

Knowledge required includes basic library procedures, Dewey decimal classification system, library automation systems, children’s literature and popular materials and classics, child development, and early childhood literacy development. Competence with computers, hand held devices such as tablets and experience with downloadable books desired.

Applications will be accepted through September 20, 2017.

Qualified applicants may send a letter of introduction and current resumé to:

Pat Fickett, MLIS
Director
patf@wiltonlibrarynh.org

Friday, August 25, 2017

Library Circulation Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

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
  • Shelves and helps organize library materials
  • Works 9-12 hours per week with some flexibility, pay rate will be $9.00-11.00 per hour depending on experience
  • May assist with library programming
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 September 15, 2017 to:

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Teen Services & Reference Librarian (Full Time), Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

The Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a full-time Teen Services & Reference Librarian to continue our active engagement with teens and tweens.  Located next door to Alvirne High School, we’ve intentionally become an extension of the Alvirne campus, offering content, programs, and a place to hang out.  The Teen Services & Reference Librarian works hand in hand with our Adult Services and Children’s Librarians.

Duties: Supports and provides creative and engaging library programs for young people in grades 6 through 12.  Duties include programming, collection development and outreach activities to our community’s middle and high school.  Also responsible for maintaining a strong social media presence, including regular blog posts on our Teen blog and library Facebook page, and on other social media.  The Teen Services Librarian oversees and coordinates Reference Services with the Adult Services Librarian and is responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs, providing reference services, readers’ advisory, and digital literacy and computer assistance to library patrons.  The Reference & Teen Services Librarian also assists with the library’s non-fiction collection development and reports to the Library Director.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or a Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate coursework is required, along with a minimum of two years experience working directly with young people.  Facility with library computer applications, social media and Microsoft Office required, along with excellent organizational and communication skills and attentiveness to detail.  Must have excellent customer service skills, be willing to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend rotations at a public service desk, and enjoy working with people in a collaborative environment.  Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

Closing Date:  September 15, 2017 or until filled.

Salary: $18.00 to start DOE, 40 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resumé, letter of interest, 3 references to:

Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Road
Hudson, NH  03051
Attention: Charlie Matthews, Library Director
Or e-mail to charliematthews@rodgerslibrary.org

Children's Library Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

Children’s Library Assistant, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield, NH 

Job Description: Stephenson Memorial Library is looking for a part time Children’s Library Assistant whose job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Works with the director to create a schedule of yearly programs to include Summer and Winter Reading incentive programs, preschool story hour, maker programs, and other activities for children ranging from birth through middle school age 
  • Provides input to the director regarding purchasing needs for the children’s division including books, audios, DVDs, materials and supplies 
  • Helps to keep track of purchases for budgetary purposes; maintains and inventories supply storage 
  • Assists with the advertising of children’s programs that may include development of promotional materials 
  • Keeps statistical records for children’s programs and attendance 
  • Is responsible for keeping the children’s area neat and orderly including the regular development of attractive displays and provisions of walk in crafts 
  • Possession of high professional interpersonal skills that focus on library services in a wide range of areas such as reader’s advisory, online references and resources, state resources, professional associations and outreach 
  • Is willing to attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director  
  • Works with library director to develop and implement long term goals, policies and procedures for the Children’s division of the library 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will also possess the following characteristics: 
  • Knowledge of basic library services, (circulation and Interlibrary loan) principles and procedures, (cataloging) 
  • 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 meet a schedule of 16-18 hours per week. Starting hourly rate: $11.00 per hour
  • Applicants with an advanced degree will be given priority
How to apply: Send application and resumé by September 6, 2017 to: Beverly Pietlicki, Library Director, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield, NH 03047

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