Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Weekend Library Circulation Desk Supervisor, Colby Sawyer College, New London

Weekend Library Circulation Desk Supervisor
Type: Part Time
Posted: Aug. 9, 2017

Oversee the library circulation desk and perform various duties including: Opening/closing the library, using an automated library circulation and security system to check library materials in & out, supervise student assistants, assist library users with photocopying, scanning, printing, and wireless access. This is a part-time 12-15 hours per week position, 9 months a year.

  • Provides excellent customer service support including: assisting with general library and non-library questions and concerns; handling routine circulation transactions; overseeing the smooth operation of library services in accordance with library policies; maintaining a safe and secure environment for library users.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance, including the ability to work during severe weather events. 
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment. 
  • Flexibility to assist in occasional coverage of other shifts.
  • Associate’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience required. 
  • Library experience preferred.
To Apply: E-mail your cover letter and resumé to or stop by the Human Resources office in Colgate Hall room 230 to complete an application.

Colby-Sawyer College is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives. Under institutional policy, as well as under state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Colby-Sawyer College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.

Cataloging Librarian, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

Pease Public Library
Cataloging Librarian Position

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for coordinating the receipt, cataloging and processing of library materials in all formats for the Pease Public Library.

Major Duties:
  • Catalogs library materials, performs original and copy cataloging.
  • Maintains an accurate database of library holdings. 
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection. 
  • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials. 
  • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity. Provides periodic reports about this information to the Library Director and Board of Trustees. 
  • Assists in supervising library volunteers.
  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk as needed; checks materials in and out; issues library cards. 
  • Keeps up to date on local and national developments related to cataloging via professional literature, workshops and conferences. 
  • Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures and public service commitment.
  • Knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
  • Knowledge of recent job-related technology and software programs.
  • Knowledge of library purchasing procedures.
  • Skill in planning.
  • Skill in report preparation.
  • Skill in written and interpersonal communication.
Supervision: This position will report to the Library Director.

Scope of Work:

The purpose of this position is to manage how the library receives, catalogs and processes its materials. Successful performance is essential to the effective and efficient operation of the library. Much of the work will be done independently, without peer interaction. Circulation Desk duties, though limited, entail a customer service mind set.

Minimum Qualifications:

Cataloging experience is a must. The ability to multi-task and offer excellent customer service to our library patrons is required. Master’s degree in Library Science preferred.

Special requirements:

A background check must be completed after an offer of hire has been made.

Benefits: Excellent health insurance. We are part of the NH State Retirement System.

Hours: This is a full- time 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates please submit your resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Diane Lynch, Library Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

We will be accepting resumés through Sept 8, 2017.
No phone calls, please.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Patron Services Assistant, Part-time, Peterborough Town Library

Position Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part-Time)
Schedule: 10-15 hours, flexible, including some evenings and a Saturday rotation
Compensation: $11.50 per hour DOE
Benefits: Paid holidays, strong support to participate in professional development opportunities

About the position:

Peterborough Town Library is looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable team player to assist us with patron services. The patron services department is the central hub of our library, serving patrons by phone, email, in-person, and providing friendly customer services. This department circulates items, assists with computer instruction, oversees the makerspace activities, creates book displays, and brainstorms new creative ideas to delight our patrons.  We are looking for a helpful, caring, and positive professional who is excited to connect our patrons with ideas and knowledge.


  • Provides friendly quality service and referrals to other staff members
  • Participates in rotating modules to develop 1) reader’s advisory tools to delight patrons, 2) book displays to promote library materials and community resources, 3) digital resource tools
  • Assist patrons with locating materials, checking out items, and developing skills to manage their online library account
  • Connects patrons to library resources including online tools, collections, programs, and more. 
  • Promotes community resources and events
  • Receives and refers telephone calls.
  • Assists patrons with use of library equipment and technology.
  • Welcomes new patrons
  • Manages meeting hall rentals
  • Promotes museum passes
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Enjoy working with people and have a commitment to excellence in customer service
  • Able to thrive and maintain a friendly and composed level of service in a fast-paced busy environment
  • Communicate with confidence and authenticity in promoting services, programs, and online tools to our patrons
  • Fantastic at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects
  • Curiosity to learn about the library field, participate in professional development opportunities
  • Excitement to learn about our community and all it has to offer
  • Flexibility to work various days and hours on short notice
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records
  • A design sensibility, knowledge of working with images, creating basic flyers, and taking photos
  • Professional knowledge of public library operations, policies and procedures preferred
  • Working knowledge of library technology products including, but not limited to, the Internet, online databases, automated/integrated library systems, audio/eBook download technology.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Any hidden talents welcome

Position open until August 31, 2017.  To apply, send a cover letter and a resumé to Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, at


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Library Assistant/Computer Lab Evening Supervisor, Part-time, Bentley Library, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill (MA)

PART TIME - LIBRARY ASSISTANT/ COMPUTER LAB EVENING SUPERVISOR: Haverhill Campus; Non-Unit Professional; 18 hours per week; Monday - Thursday, 4:30PM-9:00PM; 

Anticipated Start Date: Late August 2017

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Bentley Library at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA is looking for a part time Library Technology Assistant to provide technology assistance to students in a new, modern computer lab. The success candidate will be monitoring the users of the lab, assisting with questions related to the use of academic technology, and keeping accurate records of data related to the operation of the lab. Additional library-related responsibilities may be assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills, and is committed to broadening the impact that the library has across the campus. The college has realigned its student computer labs with library services, and this position will be influential in making that program a success. As the emphasis on academic technology has increased, the library is looking for a person with experience using the Blackboard LMS, and is comfortable instructing students within this environment. This is an excellent opportunity for some interested in the library services field, or who is currently enrolled in a library science program. 

Duties for this position include:

  • Assist students with technology related questions in a lab-based setting within the library.
  • Provide in-person, online, phone and email assistance to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Serve as a resource for students and staff working with Blackboard, Microsoft Office, and other applications aimed at academic student success.
  • Utilize document, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation, and other software.
  • Use independent judgment and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
  • Present a welcoming, pleasant demeanor in a busy public services position.
  • Assure that students requesting to use the walk in computer are registered and eligible.
  • Enforce policies, overseeing proper use of lab resources to include responsible printing.
  • Assist with computer lab usage statistics, and preparing regular administrative reports.
  • Assist with inventory of computer lab supplies to insure continuous operation.
  • Assist staff in the development of policies related to the library computer lab.
  • Communicate professionally with other departments at the college on issues related to library computer lab.
  • Supervise student employees/interns and oversee their work.
  • Be the sole staff member responsible for walk in lab's closing procedures
  • Other duties related to the operation of a computer lab in an academic library setting.

  • The ideal candidate for this position will be proficient with Microsoft Office, and comfortable working in a MS Windows-based and Apple/Mac environment.
  • Must have the ability to provide high quality customer service in an academic setting.
  • Candidate must possess a strong customer service focus.
  • A candidate who has successfully completed some credit-bearing college courses.
  • Training or experience in providing library services is highly desirable.
  • Experience in an academic library is highly desirable.
Additional Information:
  • $17.64 per hour
  • Non-benefitted
DEADLINE: August 17, 2017                                              POST#: 126167

Library Director, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy

Position Available: Library Director, Full Time
Closing date is August 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. 
Projected Starting Date:  September 11, 2017

The Gay-Kimball Library in Troy, New Hampshire is seeking a director.  Successful applicant will have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution and three or more years of professional public library experience.

Troy is located ten miles south of Keene in the southwest corner of New Hampshire. The area, known as the Monadnock Region, is famous for its traditional New England villages.  Troy is a classic example of a small New England town.

Starting salary dependent upon experience.  Benefits include health insurance, sick time, retirement, and two weeks vacation.  Work week is 35 hours and includes evening hours. 

The full job description can be found here:

Submit cover letter, resumé, and references to Board of Trustees at

Closing date is August 11, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. EDT.  Interviews will be conducted beginning August 21.  The Board of Trustees anticipates making a hiring decision no later than August 27.

Questions may be emailed to

Library Manager, Information Resources Management Division, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham

Library Manager
University of New Hampshire Library
Durham, NH

The UNH Library in Durham seeks a Library Manager in the newly formed (7/17) Information Resources Management Division to provide vision, supervision and direction to a busy interlibrary loan and document delivery operation that borrows/lends an average of 70,000 books and periodical articles per year. The Library Manager will develop and streamline workflow and integrate those ILL workflow with other units, especially Acquisitions. Reporting to the Collection Management Librarian, but with a large degree of autonomy, the Library Manger will lead the unit that connects UNH students and scholars with the materials they need for academic success and ensure a culture of collaboration in a consortium environment.

View the position at for more information or to apply.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Temporary Part Time Programming Librarian. Pelham Public Library

Pelham, New Hampshire is a town of 13,000 where the library is an important hub and community gathering spot. We are looking for a warm, imaginative and outgoing librarian to create, publicize and run weekly and monthly adult programming through February 2018. Other duties will include staffing the circulation desk including providing reference help and doing some drop-in technical training.

  • Self-starter and detail oriented
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Excellent technology skills and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Knowledge of library computer systems.
  • Extensive Windows-based computer skills and experience with office machines.
  • Bachelor degree with prior paid public library experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of community outreach/ partnership in putting on programs.
Must have flexibility to run programs in evening or on weekends as required. We are open 7 days a week during the school year. We are currently not open to the public on Thurs or Fri mornings.

Part time at 25 to 30 hours a week. Monday through  Friday 9am-5pm. Evenings or weekends if necessary to staff a program.

Salary: $20  - $22 an hour
Closing Date: August 4, 2017 or until filled.

Please email the following:
  • resume
  • letter of interest
  • a sample of your work publicizing a program
Win Flint, Director
Pelham Public Library
Pelham, New Hampshire

Reference/Access Services Associate, McQuade Library, Merrimack College, North Andover (MA)

Position Overview: The Reference/Access Associate will be a valuable member of two teams at McQuade Library.    Reporting to the Head of Instruction & Outreach and the Head of Access Services, the ideal applicant is flexible, familiar with academic libraries, and able to juggle many disparate tasks.  MLS students are encouraged to apply. 

  • Maintains, compiles, and reports on access, collection, patron, and instruction statistics. 
  • Assists with maintenance of library-specific software, hardware, and systems. Assists with staff training when necessary. 
  • Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade Library users. 
  • Assists in the hiring, scheduling and evaluation of Access Services Student workers and maintenance of Access Services daily policies and procedures.  
  • Supports the development, delivery, and assessment of information literacy/ library instruction programs.  
  • Assists in managing all aspects of interlibrary loan including requesting items for all members of the College community and providing items to participating institutions while maintaining copyright compliance.  
  • Creates online guides and other materials for web or print publication in assigned areas.  
  • Contributes to the development, dissemination, and implementation of library policies and procedures.   
  • BA/BS is required.  
  • At least two years of relevant library experience, or library science study, required.  
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort with information technology and resources in a variety of formats, especially LibGuides, required.  
  • Strong customer service skills required. 
  • Working knowledge of Evergreen integrated library system highly desirable. 
  • Familiarity with Apple iPads highly desirable. 
  • Reference/instruction experience in an academic library preferred. 
SALARY: Not specified.  This is a full-time, fiscal-year position.  It is expected that the candidate will work 40 hours per week, including some evening and/or weekend hours. 

TO APPLY: Please apply online with cover letter and resumé to the Merrimack College Employment Opportunities page.  
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.