Thursday, April 15, 2021

Reference Librarian - (Part-Time), York Public Library, York, ME

 

 

Reference Librarian  (part-time)

 

York (ME) Public Library is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic Reference Librarian. The winning candidate must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; be technologically savvy and detail-oriented; and able to perform all duties effectively. In addition to regular Reference work, this position requires supporting website maintenance and adult programming needs.

 

A Masters degree in Library and Information Science or MLIS degree candidate preferred. A combination of related work experience and education may be considered for the right candidate. Experience in Sierra library software and WordPress web development  is highly desirable.   

 

This position is for 25 hours per week. The schedule will include evenings, and weekends in rotation. Compensation is $17.00 to $23.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Sophie Smith, Assistant Director at ssmith@yorkpubliclibrary.org.

 

 Applications received by May 1st  will receive priority consideration. For a complete job description, please visit our website, yorkpubliclibrary.org/employment . This position will be open until filled.

Library Director, Weeks Public Library, Greenland, (NH)

 

Director

Weeks Public Library

Greenland, NH

 

 

The Weeks Public Library is located in the Town of Greenland, a seacoast community in Rockingham County bordering Portsmouth and the Great Bay. The town is looking forward this fall to celebrating its three-hundredth anniversary.  The town’s population as of the 2019 census was 4,120.  Greenland’s location makes it an ideal place to settle — given the seashore and nearby mountains which offer numerous outdoor recreational activities including walking, hiking and snow sports.

 

Due to a pending retirement of the Library Director on July 1, 2021, the trustees of the Weeks Public Library are seeking an experienced and dedicated Library Director to lead a long-tenured, collegial staff in the expanded and newly renovated Library.  The trustees are seeking a new Director to work with the community to make the Library a resource that is overflowing with opportunities for engagementWe seek a leader with a strong vision for the future of libraries and willing to move the Weeks Library forward in its new space. We hope our new Director will be outgoing and have diverse library experience, as well as enthusiasm for working in a small community.

 

 The Library Director will be responsible for the smooth, daily functioning of the Library and manage all of its operations and activities. In consultation with the five-member Board of Trustees, the Director will establish the broad goals of the Library and the framework within which its day-to-day activities will take place.  A full job description is located on the Library website https://weekslibrary.org/.            

 

This is a unique opportunity for a new Director who will realize the dream of the members of the community who have worked so hard to create a library that merges the historic building that was built in 1897 with a state-of-the-art addition of 8,700-square foot two-story facility.  The new building has meeting room spaces, an adult area as well as a teen area and children’s room.  The Greenland Central School is adjacent to the Library and the Library is a substantial resource to the children of Greenland.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·  A Master’s degree in Library Science/Information from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

·  A minimum of three years leading and managing a professional team. Previous experience as a director, acting director or assistant director in a public library is highly desirable.

·  Exceptional communication skills and the ability to promote the vision and needs of the library.  

·  Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, and identifying funding needs.

·  Experience in developing and implementing library policies and strategic plans.

·  Dedication to professional development.

·  Knowledge of ALA policies, NH Library RSAs, and Department of Labor Laws.

·  Ability to be creative regarding the role and activities of a community library.

·  Familiarity with current library software and technologies, as well as social media platforms. 

·  Working with a new facility and engaging the community in optimizing its resources.

·  Enthusiasm and experience for promoting the library to the greater community.

 

Salary range - $51,000-55,000

Benefits offered include – health, dental, paid vacation and sick leave

 

Applicants should submit their resume, letter of interest, and three references by May 14th to:

 

          trustees@weekslibrary.org

or send to

Weeks Public Library

P.O. Box 430

36 Post Road

Greenland, NH 03840

Library Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, (NH)

 

Library Director - Search Extended

Brookline Public Library - Brookline, NH

Due to a pending retirement the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, NH is currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily utilized community resource into the future. We seek a leader with a strong vision for the future of libraries, dedication to providing exceptional service, passion for technology and innovation, and proven experience in motivating and supporting teams. This is a two-year position with the potential to continue after the term ends.

Overarching Responsibilities:

  • MANAGEMENT: Build a culture of trust, support, supervision and professional development with the BPL staff. Revisit current job descriptions and library policies to present to Trustees for improvements.
  • OPERATIONS: Provide oversight of the Library’s day-to-day operations, finances, personnel, policy, and facilities management.
  • FISCAL:  Prepare, present and track all funding and resources; serve as a conscientious fiscal steward of taxpayer funds.
  • LEADERSHIP:  Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of BPL, and the greater community to develop, enhance, advance and evaluate the library’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING:  Develop and present annual and long-range plans in coordination with staff for educational, cultural and recreational programming, and services that enrich, enlighten, delight, educate, challenge and inform the community.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:  Foster strong relationships with library users and non-users to build community and ensure the needs of the community are solicited, understood, and met, to the extent possible.
  • COLLABORATION: Cooperate and leverage resources with local government, area organizations, schools, and members of the community to provide rich programming opportunities and support for the library.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in Library Science/Information from an institution accredited by the ALA.
  • A minimum of 3 years leading and managing a team. Previous experience as a Director, Acting Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to promote the vision and needs of the library. 
  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, and identifying funding needs. Ability to be resourceful and make efficient use of limited resources. Experience with Quickbooks financial software is ideal.
  • Proven ability to motivate, inspire and support a team. Experience with conducting performance reviews.
  • Experience in developing and implementing library policies and strategic plans.
  • Dedication to professional development.
  • Proficiency with Collection Development for all types of library media.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors to gather quotes and negotiate pricing.
  • Knowledge of ALA policies, NH Library RSAs, and Department of Labor Laws.
  • Experience on NHLA, NELA or other Library Advisory boards.
  • Ability to think outside the box regarding the role and activities of a community library.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of individuals and organizations that creates a culture of inclusion.
  • Embraces current and emerging digital technologies.
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries.
  • Experience with library renovation or building projects is a plus.

Brookline is a friendly, fast-growing community of about 5,000 residents, located thirty minutes from both Manchester and Nashua, NH and one hour from Boston. The library building is situated on the Town’s historic Main Street.

The Brookline Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three (3) professional reference contacts to Library.Trustees@brooklinenh.us or mail to Brookline Public Library, Attn: Kim Rogers, 16 Main Street, Brookline, NH 03033.