Monday, February 6, 2023

Head of Circulation, Bangor Pubic Library, Bangor, (ME)


The Bangor Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the state, serving as an Area Reference and Resource Center for northern and eastern Maine. As the third-largest city in Maine, the City of Bangor is a service center for people living in more rural communities in northern and eastern Maine, and the library serves people with diverse experiences and needs.

Statement of the Position: The Head of the Circulation Department oversees the first department that most people see on their way into the library and the last department many people interact with as they leave. The department manages the physical materials in the library’s adult collections, including check-in and check-out, interlibrary loan, reshelving, and stacks maintenance. The department also manages the patron accounts of all adult library card holders. This position also oversees the selection and deselection of all adult fiction materials.

The department head leads a dynamic team of 8 staff (7.0 FTE) and serves on a leadership team that works with the director to provide vision and leadership for the institution. This position also includes direct service to the public.


This position’s salary band runs from $50,739 to $67,996.50. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 2 professional references to Tina Hustus, Business Manager ( Review of applications will continue until a sufficient applicant pool is established.


Please visit for the complete job description.


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Library Director, Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook, (NH)


Job Description:                                                                                            Director


Job Summary:


The Hopkinton Town Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who has a commitment to public service. The ideal candidate should be energetic with a spirit of innovation and a sense of humor. The Director oversees a staff of 1 full-time and 7 part-time employees, a collection of approximately 40,000 items, and an annual budget of $347,000. The library provides an exceptional work environment. Housed in a beautiful building on the town’s Houston Farm complex, the library is next door to the Senior Center and surrounded by playing fields and walking paths.The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements and manages all aspects of library operations, including library services and technology; building management; personnel selection, review, and supervision; collection development; innovative program planning that is responsive to the needs of the community; policy management; annual budget preparation; and fiscal oversight.


Supervision Received:


Performs duties independently, consulting the Library Board of Trustees on major policy matters and major operational changes.


Supervision Exercised:


Supervises a staff of full and part-time professionals, paraprofessionals, clerical, and custodial employees, and volunteers.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


1.      Administers all operations of the library.

2.      Plans, organizes, and administers a plan of service governing library service.

3.      Responsible for the recruitment, evaluation and management of all employees. 

4.      Responsible for salary administration of the library.

5.      Develops long and short-range plans.

6.      Identifies service needs and recommends actions and policies to the Board.     

7.      Prepares annual operating budget and appropriations for Board approval, administers the       approved budget, and manages all expenditures in a prudent and efficient manner.

8.      Maintains records of all financial transactions, receipts and expenditures, and prepares monthly and annual reports.

9.      Responsible for the development and management of the library collection.

10.  Plans and supervises an orientation and training program for all staff and volunteers and orientation of new trustees.

11.  Oversees technology planning in conjunction with staff and library technology consultant.

12.  Communicates policies and procedures to staff and the public.

13.  Plans, coordinates, and implements marketing and public relations program.

14.  Maintains a working knowledge of NH Library Law and keeps current on changes in the laws applicable to library management and human resource management.

15.  Serves as liaison to the town of Hopkinton, community organizations, educational institutions and political entities.

16.  Works with the Friends of the Library and the Hopkinton Town Library Foundation.

17.  Collects necessary statistics and submits to appropriate entities.

18.  Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of Library building, grounds, and equipment, with a commitment to preserving energy efficiency.

19.  Prepares specifications for purchasing of furnishings and equipment.

20.  Keeps apprised of developments in the library field.

21.  Participates in the activities of local, regional and national professional and related organizations.

22.  Prepares materials for and attends all meetings of the Library Board of Trustees.

23.  Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:


Applicants must have an ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Studies and administrative and supervisory experience in a public library setting, or persuasive comparable experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Desirable Abilities:


  1. Ability and desire to provide leadership and to perform as the leader of a team.
  2. Ability to accept responsibility, to make decisions, to delegate responsibility and to motivate people toward a coordinated effort.
  3. Ability to be an innovator, a visionary, a risk taker.
  4. Ability to establish priorities and organize group activities into a plan of action that maximizes use of available resources and minimizes expenditures of time, money and energy.
  5. Comprehensive knowledge of the library field, principles, practices and procedures, policies, aims and service.
  6. Commitment to excellence in public service.
  7. Ability to establish standards of work performance.
  8. Ability to interact with employees in a fair and equitable manner.   
  9. Ability to serve as the spokesperson for employees as a group and as individuals to the Library Board of Trustees.
  10. Ability to communicate easily with staff, Board and community members, with public speaking a frequent requirement.
  11. Ability to prepare and present clearly written reports.
  12. Excellent knowledge of principles of human resource management.


This is a full-time position with full benefits.  Salary is in the range of $65-75,000, commensurate with education and experience. Interested applicants should contact Board Chair Nancy Skarmeas


Approved by the Library Board of Trustees January 2023. 

Periodicals Supervisor - (Part-Time), Saint Anselm College, Manchester, (NH)



Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College, a private, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, seeks  one part-time Periodicals Supervisor to join their team. The following shifts are available: Monday 5:30pm-Midnight, Thursday  5:30 pm-Midnight, and Sunday 6pm-Midnight. Interested candidates should complete the online application and include a cover letter, resume, and three references.


Job Duties

The Periodicals Supervisor is responsible for managing all Periodical Desk operations during assigned hours and performs a variety of duties that include: checking out library materials using an automated library circulation and security system, supervising student assistants, aiding patrons with photocopying, scanning, and printing, maintenance of the library collection such as shelving materials and shelf reading, assisting with Interlibrary Loan request processing, assisting with the security of users and collections, opening/closing the library, and other projects as assigned. Additional evening and weekend hours may be possible throughout the academic year. Periodicals Supervisors are also cross-trained to provide supervision of Circulation Desk operations.


Required Skills

  • Able to work independently and follow directions
  • Reliable and dependable attendance, including the ability to work during severe weather events
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to assist in occasional coverage of other shifts
  • Proven history of working in a team environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated capacity for embracing change and new initiatives, programs, and services
  • Strong office and computer skills
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Required Experience

  • An Associate degree plus 1-2 years of relevant experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Experience

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with library computer systems, such as Sierra, LibGuides, and Illiad.

Job Location
Manchester, NH, US


Position Type


To Apply

Fully complete the online application form and supply a resume and three professional references.