Friday, September 29, 2017

Assistant Director, J. V. Fletcher Library, Westford (MA)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Innovative, customer-oriented professional for busy progressive public library in a supportive community.  

Qualifications – ALA-accredited MLS degree; minimum 6 – 10 years of increasing management-level library experience. Engaged and energetic customer service manner; proficiency in ILS, personnel, office software, collection development, public relations, planning, and management team responsibility. 

Duties – 37.5 HPW; evening meeting attendance, plus Saturday and Sunday rotations: Saturdays (one in four), some Sundays (January – April only); benefited.  

Salary – Entry pay depending on experience. Range:  $64,500 - $86,000. AA/EEO. 

Available – until filled.   

Send  -- Cover Letter, writing and spreadsheet sample, resumé and two references to:

 Ellen Rainville, Director
J. V. Fletcher Library
50 Main St.
Westford MA 01886-2599

Monday, September 25, 2017

Systems Librarian. Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), North Andover (MA)

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Systems Librarian

Posting Date:  August 8, 2017 
Salary:  $65,695 – $87,480, in ten steps 
Reports to:  Executive Director 
Hours:  37.5 hrs. per week 
Schedule:  During MVLC Office hours (M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Job Title: Systems Librarian

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Description: Do you see yourself as a person whose purpose it is to make sure that technology is easy to use, meets the library’s needs, stays as out-of-the-way, and is as transparent as possible?  Are you happy when staff do not have to think about the technology (unless they want to)?  If you answered yes to these questions, we have a position for you!

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking an innovative, energetic and creative Systems Librarian who will bring "High Touch" to our "High Tech" environment.  MVLC maintains this technology environment supporting both MVLC member libraries, and MVLC central site staff in their individual and cooperative work. 

The Systems Librarian is responsible for all technical support services, system administration, operation, management, installation, and implementation for MVLC’s automated systems.  These include:
  • The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony. SirsiDynix hosts this software for MVLC.
  • A telecommunications network serving MVLC central site and 32 member library locations
  • Telephony systems. DSCI hosts this system for MVLC.
  • Technical support and coordination for Microsoft Office 365 collaborative environment, including Microsoft Exchange e-mail services, SharePoint CMS, and other collaborative tools available in that environment. Microsoft hosts this system for MVLC.
  • All software, hardware, mobile devices, and other MVLC managed peripherals.
The Systems Librarian works in collaboration with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate new automation systems for the consortium.  The Systems Librarian supervises MVLC’s Technology Services staff.

The Systems Librarian maintains collegial and effective working relationships with MVLC’s automation partners to ensure timely resolution of support issues, software and hardware upgrades, installation and implementation of new hardware and software products.

The Systems Librarian will:
  • Assists MVLC member libraries in developing their long and short term technology plans.
  • Provide on-site assistance for PC and network related issues for member libraries.
  • Provides technical documentation and training for staff at MVLC member libraries.
  • Maintain an operating knowledge of MVLC policies and procedures, system documentation, and vendor support systems.
  • Create reports, compile statistics, and implement custom applications as requested by the Executive Director, MVLC members, MVLC user groups, and standing Committees.

MVLC considers this position to be a senior-level position for a degreed librarian.  The successful candidate will collaborate with the Executive Director, colleagues on the MVLC staff, and our members.   If you are willing to infuse this position with relevance through hard work, energy, creativity and dedication to serve MVLC’s member libraries, this position is for you!

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • At least 5 years' technical experience managing complex automated systems and telecommunications networks.
  • Experience in System Administration of an Integrated Library System, preferably The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony
  • Public library experience desirable
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in supporting a PC-based network
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP telecommunications networks
  • Knowledge of the Symphony API
  • Knowledge of HTML 5, CSS 3 JQuery, Javascript, PERL, and Web design tools
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Work Environment: General office environment with heat, air conditioning, and fluorescent lighting.  Requires vehicle to attend off site meetings

The noise level in the work environment is low.  Moderate to high levels of stress may occur. 

Physical Demands: May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens.  Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files.  Periods of standing may be required during training sessions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Closing Date: When Filled 

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to 

About Us: The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.  The Central Site is located at 4 High Street - Suite 175, North Andover, MA.   MVLC is a member governed, customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities.  Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium - North Andover (MA)

Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) seeks a creative individual to fill a new role within our organization! The Customer Support Librarian will embody a commitment to quality member service and a passion for public libraries. The successful candidate will thrive as part of a team committed to ensuring that the 36 libraries comprising MVLC have the resources and support that they need to accomplish their goals and serve their communities.

Working under the supervision of the Collaborative Services Librarian, the Customer Support Librarian provides support and consulting services to help our libraries thrive within their communities. In addition to coordinating the consortium’s Helpdesk ticketing system, this position also fills vital role in network communications as the primary point of contact for the Office 365 email system and the consortium’s mailing lists.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Acts as primary Helpdesk coordinator for major systems by receiving, evaluating, referring, and/or resolving telephone, in-person, and electronic requests in a timely manner.
  • Analyzes trends in Helpdesk tickets to assess the effectiveness of recommended workflows and identify areas for further training and/or documentation.
  • Works with technical staff to configure the ticketing system, evaluate its effectiveness, and recommend improvements.
  • Actively promotoes the sharing of technical information within Central Site and the MVLC community.
  • Works with the Collaborative Services Librarian to ensure that member libraries' needs and interests are addressed within network communications.
  • Develops proficiency in the basic use and understanding of the major systems at MVLC, including but not limited to the Symphony Integrated Library System, Enterprise Online Catalog, Office 365 Email system, SharePoint, Kit Keeper, Safari online databases, and OverDrive Digital Catalog.
  • Creates and maintains email accounts and relevant MVLC mailing lists. 
  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues and learn on the job
  • At least two years of public library experience
  • At least two years of technical experience with automated systems or databases
  • Competence working in a PC environment
  • Experience with Helpdesk coordination with ticketing software
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other web design tools desirable

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resumé to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Library Director, Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough

The Trustees of the Fuller Public Library in Hillsborough, New Hampshire seek an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director. The position is for 34 hours per week and includes vacation, holidays and sick time, and health and retirement benefits through the Town of Hillsborough.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and has the oversight of all staff members. The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operations to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community.  Duties include supervision of staff, budget planning and operation, management and reporting, technology planning and implementation, collection development, overseeing the maintenance of the building and equipment, and working with Hillsborough town officials, officials of other towns served, and others in the community.

The Library is an active community center providing services to townspeople of all ages and interests, from preschoolers to senior citizens. Programming includes, but is not limited to, preschool story times, book clubs, activities for children and adults, reading challenges, and community events.

The candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school with at least four years of progressively responsible library experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  The candidate must also have computer literacy. 

An MLS or current enrollment in an accredited library program to be successfully completed within six years of hiring is highly desirable, as are proven experience in budgetary and personnel management. 

Applicant must be able to communicate well with staff and library users, being welcoming and helpful to all.

To apply: Submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references by October 10, 2017 to:  No drop-ins or paper applications accepted. The review process for applications begins October 10, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

Part-time Circulation Assistant I (16-20 Hours)

QUALIFICATIONS: This person reports to the Assistant Director and to the Library Director. Candidates must have graduated from high school or equivalent. Some college preferred. Demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work. Familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms preferred. At least one evening and some Saturday hours. Must be a team player.

  • Check-in and check-out of library materials on our Evergreen ILS system
  • Register new patrons and update accounts for existing patrons
  • Answer phones quickly and professionally  
  • Book meeting rooms and events using Google Calendar
  • Assist patrons with computer, copier, reference questions and book sale.  
  • Learn to compile statistical data for use in library reporting. 
  • Other circulation desk tasks as required.
Plymouth, NH is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, quality entertainment, and a friendly demeanor.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, resumé and three references by October 10, 2017 to:

Diane Lynch, Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, N.H. 03264.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Library Director, Chichester Town Library

Library Director, Chichester Town Library, Chichester, NH

The Chichester Town Library in Chichester, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Chichester is a friendly, growing community of about 2,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord and Manchester. The library building is located on the Town’s historic Main Street.

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 and implementation, and supervision. The director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 4-5 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.

Educational/Professional Requirements
  •  A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred
Skills 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, library patrons, Chichester Central School 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
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate library programs for children, youth and adults
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service
A 30 hour salary position of $28,000 with municipal benefit package

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three reference contacts to the Library Search Committee, 54 Main Street, Chichester, NH 03258 or email to Trustee at:

Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin October 16th. Anticipated start date is on or before December 4th.

Chichester is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Title: Youth Services Library Aide, Part Time

Duties: The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a positive team player to work in our fast-paced  Youth Services Department.  The ideal candidate will have creative problem-solving abilities and can be  attentive to details while exhibiting a commitment to the library's mission.  Duties include creating and leading innovative programs for children and teens; providing reader's advisory services and guidance in locating library materials; assisting patrons in the use of library computers and online services; attending outreach events.  Please refer to the full job description below.

Hours: Schedule of 20 hours/week includes day, morning, afternoon shifts; one evening each week and rotating weekends

Qualifications: Candidate must be age 18 or older. HS diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Competency in computer use including Microsoft Office products, Internet required; familiarity with social media preferred. Prior library experience and/or customer service experience preferred. Experience working with children and teens and/or knowledge of children's and teen literature preferred. Artistic and creative skills are also desirable. MLIS students encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: September 30, 2017 or until position is filled.

Salary: $12.00/hour

To Apply: Submit a resumé, cover letter and list of three references to

Yvette Couser, Library Director
via mail:

Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

or email to

Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Newton (MA)

SUMMARY:  This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library, and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including  development and oversight of the annual operating budget, staff supervision, and establishment of library policies and procedures. The Director supervises a staff of seven (four full-time and three part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

  • Prepare and manage library budget.
  •  Develop and maintain print and digital materials collections that support and serve the curricular and research needs of the Lasell College community. 
  • Oversee and implement the strategic goals of the library. 
  • Hire, manage and schedule library staff and prepare annual reviews.  
  • Evaluate library services and collections through tools such as vendor usage reports and Minuteman Library Network annual reports. 
  • Manage the library's physical space.  
  • Coordinate daily operation of the library with staff.  
  • Responsible for collection development subject areas. Provide reference support.  
  • Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council, Academic Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee.  
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia.  
  • Represent the College at Minuteman Membership Group meetings.
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. 
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget.  
  • Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills.  
  • Strong technology skills and knowledge of emergent library technologies.  
  • Able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision.

Average physical effort with some handling of light weights, such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10 - 15 lbs.).
Average visual effort with infrequent exposure to visually demanding work.

Work performed in an environment with correctable conditions such as lighting and room temperature.

Normally, no exposure to job hazards; probability of injury is remote.

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resumé and the information of  three (3) references using the forms contained in the link below.

Review of resumés will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster (MA)

The Leominster Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director. 

The library serves the 41,000 residents of Leominster, as well as many non-residents from the surrounding communities of North Central Massachusetts.  Located in the downtown area of one of Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities, the library is housed in a 1910 Carnegie library building that was renovated and expanded to a 44,500 square foot facility in 2007.  This busy customer-service oriented library receives strong municipal support, and is well respected in the community, presenting almost 500 programs for all ages annually with a $1.46M budget, a dedicated staff of 20FTE, volunteers, and a dynamic Friends’ organization.

Working under the direction of the Board, and under the supervision of the Mayor, the Library Director is responsible for overall management of the library’s services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community. 

Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations.  The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential.  The ideal candidate must be a proven problem solver with strong decision making capabilities.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, including a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MA Board of Library Commissioners;  a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience, with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management.   Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable. 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug screening and background check.

SALARY RANGE $80,117 - $103,598  negotiable, commensurate with experience. 

Excellent benefits package including starting four weeks paid vacation.

Position to remain open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 13, 2017.
Letter of Interest, Resumé, and Contact information for three references to:

Wendy Hurley, HR Director
City Hall
25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453

Friday, September 15, 2017

Library Assistant, Circulation & Technical Services Substitute, Part-time, Kingston Community Library

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-time substitute circulation staff assistant, Kingston Community Library
Join a team of dedicated staff. Bring your smile and your can-do attitude to serve the public.

HOURS: 10 – 18 hours/week, typically filling evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must regularly be available to work Monday 10-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5-8pm as well as Saturdays 8:30 – 1. Most shifts scheduled in advance but may be asked to fill-in for staff on short notice.

DUTIES: Assist the public with finding books and movies and answer their computer and copier questions. You will be answering phones, shelving and finding materials, checking materials in/out, issuing new library cards and many other things that are part of providing customer service at a library. Computer skills, detail oriented, and able to alphabetize and maintain a smiling attitude under pressure. We are seeking a qualified applicant to fill part-time hours to staff the circulation desk and assist with the processing of library materials.

Starting salary: $10 - $11.00 per hour, based on experience

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter to Director at

Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.


Directs and performs children’s and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children’s and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:

Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  1. Working knowledge of children’s literature and children’s programming;
  2. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  3. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  4. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  5. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  6. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  7. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children’s programming. A bachelor’s in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.
Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.
Salary negotiable.

Resumés will be considered through Friday, October 13.

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

Send resumé, cover letter, and three references to:

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Services, G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury (MA)

VACANCY : Senior Library Assistant – Circulation Services
G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury

Job Description:    The Senior Library Assistant is responsible for clerical and direct service work in connection with circulation, reference, and related activities.

The G.A.R. Memorial Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Senior Library Assistant – Circulation Services. In addition to circulation, reference, and reader’s advisory, other duties may include: 
  • Circulates library materials using a computerized system
  • Provides basic referencen and reader advisory services
  • Assists patrons in using computers, copiers, etc.
  • Performs library opening and closing tasks
  • Manages and tracks patron bills and overdues
  • Manage Music CD collection
  • Assists Technical Services Staff Librarian in computer maintenance
  • Performs any other tasks as requested
Schedule:    27 hours per week. Monday – Wednesday evenings, Thursday and Fridays, Saturdays rotation.  Other hours as fill in for vacations, etc. as needed.  Flexibility appreciated.

Qualifications:    College preferred.  Computer and public relations skills required.  Preference is given to applicants with previous library and SirsiDynix software experience.  Ability to handle detail and to multitask.  Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads.

Salary:    $14.25 – 15.50 per hour, depending upon experience.  Benefits.   (A/A EOE)

To apply:    Send or email resume and letter of application to:

Susan C. Babb, Director
G.A.R. Memorial Library
490 Main Street
West Newbury, MA  01985
Applications due September 29.

Library Assistant, Youth Services, Part-time, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill (MA)

Library Assistant-Youth Services, Haverhill Public Library

Assists all patrons in the use of library equipment and materials including patron-use computers. Helps plan, publicize and implement programs for children and their caregivers. Participates in collection development, reference services and reader’s advisory for young patrons. Assists in planning, scheduling and providing tours to local schools and other community organizations, both in and out of the Library.


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


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



Bachelors Degree Required, MLS or Equivalent Graduate Degree is a plus
Previous library experience 1-3 years, specific to Youth Services, knowledge of current educational theory and practice is highly desirable

  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, proficient in Microsoft Office suite, database, and ILS.
  5. Ability to learn new skills quickly.
  6. Ability to handle situations with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, good judgment and punctuality.
  7. Ability to multitask and perform duties with little supervision.

Part time, 30 hours per week, will include evenings and weekends.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$22,923.42-25,619.88 Steps on City Pay Scale

Closing Date

Preference given to applications received by September 29, 2017

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resumé to:

Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
Haverhill, MA 01830