Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Public Services Assistant - Ohrstrom Library, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

The public services assistant provides reference, reader's advisory, technology training, and other assistance to library patrons. Oversees student use of the library. Supports circulation and cataloging tasks, including interlibrary loans, holds, reserves, and shelving.

This is a part-time position that requires evening and weekend hours. When school is in session, the Library typically closes at 9:30 pm.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    •    Bachelor’s degree and one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    •    Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
    •    Ability to manage multiple priorities, produce detailed work, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    •    A highly collaborative working style.
    •    Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
    •    Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently.
    •    Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment.
    •    Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
    •    Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Position is 20-24 hours per week when school is in session, roughly September-beginning of June.

To see full job description and to apply, please visit

Position is open until filled.

Library Coordinator, Merrill Library -University of Maine, Machias, ME

The Merrill Library Coordinator oversees all aspects of Merrill Library, including access services, reference, instruction, and programming. As the Library’s lead representative, they are responsible for outreach to the Machias Campus. The Coordinator works to align Merrill’s services with those of Fogler Library (in Orono) by working closely and reciprocally with Fogler Library. As part of the leadership team, they advise the Dean of Libraries on Machias procedures, regulations, and needs. The Coordinator also consults with the UMM Dean and Campus Director on local campus matters and keeps them apprised of Library matters.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • American Library Association accredited Masters Degree in Library and/or Information Science.
  • Two or more years of successful experience in the management and supervision of staff engaged in service to patrons, including at least one year at a college or university library.
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of service models, library technologies, and systems to maximize discovery and access to scholarly resources.
  • Proficient working knowledge of computers, software, applications, and the ability to learn and utilize a variety of library programs and ILS.


  • Cataloging knowledge and experience, especially original cataloging and metadata using current metadata standards, including RDA and Dublin Core.
  • Experience with Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Experience with scholarly communications and/or digital scholarship 

The University of Maine at Machias offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options.

Typical hiring range for this position is $53,000 to $56,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information and to apply:

Deadline to apply is 4/3/2024

Library Director - George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown, NH

George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director to partner with our well-established and talented Children’s Librarian and lead our team of wonderful library staff. Our ideal candidate would be an individual who is not only skilled at running, maintaining, and operating a modern library with New England small town charm, but one who can also connect and build partnerships with our town’s other organizations such as the Recreational Department and the Historical Society. Our library currently offers many services and programs that we would love to continue building with the help from a new Director.

Key responsibilities of the Library’s Director include but are not limited to; overseeing day-to-day operations; curating and maintaining our library collection; developing and executing strategic initiatives; program planning and implementation; financial management; grounds and facilities management; the management of human resources; collaborating closely with our Trustees; and building partnerships with local organizations. Applicants will receive the full job description. 

Desirable qualifications include a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in library science or a related field (or equivalent experience). We are hoping to connect with someone with at least 3 years of hands-on experience in libraries, proven supervisory or managerial skills, a knack for small community library operations, and a solid understanding of library systems and technology. For more information visit our website at

Position is Part-Time (28 hours)
Library Operational Hours: Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wednesday, Thursday 1pm-6pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9am-12pm; Sunday, Monday - Closed
95 hours of Paid Time Off
Reimbursement for conferences and continuing education
$22 to $30 per hour depending on experience

Send your resume and cover letter to:

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Teen Librarian - Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

The Nashua Public Library is looking for an innovative, energetic, and community-focused person to join our team as the next teen librarian. If you consider yourself an advocate for youth and families and feel passionate about creating a safe, welcoming space for teens we want to meet you.

The Nashua Public Library has provided free and equitable access to materials, resources, and entertainment since 1867. The library continues to grow and evolve with the best of 21st-century library programming, technology, and services to meet the community's needs. Our mission is to enrich our community by being a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to discover, connect, create, and grow.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:
As part of the youth services team, this position assists customers at the teen and children’s service desks. Participates in print and digital collection development. Plans timely and innovative programs for teens. Collaborates with the children’s librarian to serve tweens. Contributes to the department’s web presence and social media efforts. Serves as a liaison to staff at local secondary schools. Plans and participates in community engagement activities with schools and community-based organizations. Performs other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time 40 hours per week position with a schedule including at least one evening and weekends in rotation.

Minimum requirements (training, skills, education, experience):
•    Minimum of Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited institution and 2 years public library experience OR BS/BA and 3-5 years related experience in a public library setting
•    Ability to work as part of a team in a busy public library and interact with a diverse public in a welcoming and respectful way
•    Thorough understanding of adolescent development and advance knowledge of library services to teens
•    A strong knowledge of tween and teen literature
•    Proficiency and experience with MS Office and demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for services for youth and caregivers
•    The successful candidate must enjoy working directly with teens

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
•    Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
•    Life Insurance
•    Mandatory Participation in New Hampshire Retirement System
•    457 Retirement
•    Vacation/Sick/Personal Time
•    Weekly Pay

$51,295 to $58,805, depending on education and experience

If you are looking to start or further your career with the City of Nashua, submit an application at:

Position open until filled.

Assistant Director and Head of Adult Services - Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
be assigned.

Under the direction of the Library Director:
Performs administrative and supervisory work in assisting in the operation of the Library.
Assists the Library Director in administrative, professional, and supervisory duties.
As Head of Adult Services, supervises Reference Department.
Assists in all phases of collection development as assigned by the Director.
Assists the Library Director in the supervision of all departments of the library and keeps the Library Director informed about scheduling problems and staffing needs; Assists with staff development and training programs.
Keeps up to date on new trends in public services and provides leadership in their
Provides back-up support at public service desks as needed.
Represents the Library to the public, especially when dealing with public service issues; May include attendance at community meetings and events.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements (training, skills, education, experience):

MLS from an ALA accredited library school required; plus (5) years’ experience in adult
services in a public library, including (3) years of supervisory work with increasing
responsibility and (l) year of administration experience.

Commitment to public service in a large, urban library; experience in community outreach
programs and public relations preferred; demonstrated attention to detail. Must possess valid driver's license (or be able to obtain one) with an acceptable driving history. The Assistant Director must have a good knowledge of all aspects of public library service.

Demonstrated ability to supervise staff at all levels; ability to communicate and work effectively and tactfully with employees and the public, to create a positive workplace environment and to present a positive public image; ability to work in a team environment; good professional judgement.


Position is full-time (35 hours) with benefits

Hiring Wage Range:

$35.7973 (min) to $39.7047 (max per hour) - 35 hours. Additional masters' incentive of $2,000 will be added annually.

Other Considerations/Requirements:

Valid driver's license with good driving history.

How to submit an application/resume:
Qualified individuals should apply by the deadline of March 4, 2024 by submitting
application/resume with cover letter using the City of Lowell job opportunities online

Closing date for submissions:

Library Assistant, Youth Services - Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown NH

The Goffstown Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant, Youth Services. This position is a non-exempt hourly professional, 25 hours per week position that includes evenings and Saturdays. There is a 6-month trial period and performance reviews will be conducted at 6-months and annually thereafter. Annual pay increases based on performance. Please refer to the official job description at for complete information, included wage and benefit information.

Grade/Classification: Non-exempt, hourly position.  
Job Summary:  The Library Assistant-Youth Services is responsible for assisting the Head of Youth Services with planning and implementing programming for youth through high school age.  Provides reader’s advisory and reference services to youth and their parents and participates with local youth-oriented groups.  This position requires significant interaction with the public.
Accountability: Reports to the Head of Youth Services or other senior staff.  There is a six-month trial period and performance reviews are scheduled annually.
Supervisory Responsibility: none
Equipment Used: To include but not limited to computers and peripherals, photocopier, telephone, barcode reader, and small hand tools; electronic smart devices, tablets, and readers.
Environment: Most tasks and duties are performed within the Library building; regular visits to local schools and attendance at library conferences and professional meetings outside the Library. Programs and events may also take place outside the Library building and in parks and other public areas.
Normal Hours of Duty: As scheduled, including evenings and Saturdays. (Subject to change)
Duties and Responsibilities:  
The following functions are considered essential for this position:
•    Assist visitors in locating appropriate materials and using public access terminals for the catalog, Internet, and subscription databases, including instruction to the public.
•    Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to the public, in person, over the telephone, through online chat, and/ or via e-mail.
•    Attend meetings and professional conferences at the discretion of the Head of Youth Services and the Library Director.  
•    Represent the library on community and statewide professional and youth-oriented organizations at the discretion of the Head of Youth Services.  
•    In partnership with the Head of Youth Services and the Youth Services Librarian, plan and facilitate programming and special events for youth.
•    In partnership with the Head of Youth Services and Youth Services Librarian, develop the annual Summer Experience including planning and executing.
•    Provide outreach programming and after-school programming outside the library building, as dictated by demand, staffing, and budget.
•    Promote library activities and programs to the public in person, over the telephone, and/or via email.
•    Assist with maintaining the teen collection as deemed appropriate by the Head of Youth Services and the Youth Services Librarian.
•    Assist the Youth Services Librarian with the monthly preparation of teen statistics.
•    Contribute to the Library’s teen Facebook page and/or other social media as deemed appropriate by the Head of Youth Services and Youth Services Librarian.
•    Develop and maintain displays, bulletin boards, and reading lists.
•    Provide coverage within the library as assigned.
•    Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor or Associate degree or equivalent college courses required; may be waived by Library Director. Related public service experience required, preferably in a public library setting. Experience working with children from birth up through high school age preferred.
Job requires some lifting, kneeling/squatting, frequent walking, and stair climbing, along with the ability to climb on stools and ladders to retrieve materials on high shelves.  Ability to listen, understand and interpret visitor and staff requests and questions is critical.  Excellent multitasking, flexible thinking and customer service attitude is required.  Ability to work cooperatively and patiently with staff and library users; excellent verbal and written communication skills; computer literacy is required.  Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal to moderate supervision.  Enthusiasm for reading and information systems is a definite plus.  Appropriate attire and a courteous manner are expected.
Deadline: open until filled; interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Application must contain resume and cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
— send to:
Patti Penick, Head of Youth Services
Goffstown Public Library
2 High Street
Goffstown, NH 03045

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Library Assistant– Youth Services Department, Durham Public Library, Durham, NH

A creative, outgoing, and friendly person is needed to join our dedicated staff! Candidate must enjoy working with children and teens; have good written and verbal communication skills; be computer literate and be comfortable assisting patrons of all ages, including planning and performing during storytimes.

The ideal candidate for this position is confident, fun, flexible, enthusiastic, and enjoys children!

Pay & Hours: $18.00 per hour/24 hours per week. Must be able to work alternating Saturdays, Tuesdays 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday 9:30AM to 2:00PM, Thursdays 10:00AM to 6:00PM, and Fridays from 9:30AM to 2:00PM.

Primary Job Responsibilities: 

 • Prepare crafts, design displays, and assist in general upkeep of the children’s and young adult areas. 

• Work with Head of Youth Services to develop the children’s and young adult collections. 

• Provide strong customer service; perform outreach to the schools and the community. 

• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work collegially. 

• Plan and perform children’s and young adult programs in collaboration with the Head of Youth Services including planning, scheduling, and overseeing summer reading programs. 

• Assist children, young adults, and adults with reference questions and help connect them to materials and information. 

• Process and shelve materials and perform circulation duties as needed.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

• A BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university or a combination of college and relevant work experience. 

• Experience working with people of all ages. 

• Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently. 

• Solid computer skills including a familiarity with software applications such as Canva, Microsoft products, Adobe products and mobile devices including smartphones, e-readers, and tablets. 

• Possession of a good sense of humor

Other: A full FBI background check with fingerprinting, at our expense, is required.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Library Director Sheryl Bass at no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2023.