Research & Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Exempt, 12 months
Department: Library
Reports to: Library Director

 Summary : The Research & Instruction Librarian serves as the Library’s liaison to support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print holdings, as well as leads the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference and instruction services. This staff member designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population and develops strategies to introduce community members to Library services. Additionally, the Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for managing the Library’s vast digital holdings, including promoting the collections to the community. This position requires at least one evening shift; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Research & Outreach Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer. 

 Teaching and Learning

  • Designing and delivering an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, which includes:
    • Designing and conducting library instruction and orientation sessions.
    • Creating research guides to mirror instruction class.
    • Instructing individual library users on use of print and electronic Providing research consultations.
    • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities.
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • Establishing collaborative and supportive partnerships with faculty in order to ensure that library services and instruction are relevant to curricular needs.
  • Creating research guides, instruction resources, digital materials, videos/tutorials, and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Working with other library staff members to design and implement outreach initiatives to increase faculty and student engagement with the academic services and resources of the library.
  • Developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of faculty and student engagement with the academic services and resources of the library.
  • Working with other library staff members to provide frequent, timely, and appealing communication to faculty and students about academic services and resources.


  • Selecting, managing and maintaining the library’s digital collections, keeping current knowledge of digital collection trends and offerings, and working closely with faculty for digital collection development.
  • Setting up database trials and collecting and analyzing usage to support purchase, renewal, and cancellation decisions.
  • Publicizing, teaching and incorporating new digital collections into the curriculum.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Making recommendations for the development of new research services.
  • Training and supporting library staff with research tools, skills, and services.
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources.
  • Providing research help to all library users seeking information in person or remotely, using print and digital collections.
  • Developing strategies to introduce library reference services to all students, particularly new students.

Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good-judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening.

Qualification Requirements :

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.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • At least two years’ experience in a library Experience in an academic or school library is preferred.
  • At least two years of demonstrated and effective reference, engagement, or instruction experience.
  • Strong technology skills and ability to find and learn new programs Experience with Koha, Springshare, and WordPress preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of students and faculty in a variety of subject areas.
  • Initiative and the ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including managing multiple responsibilities and effectively responding to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents.
  • Demonstrated interest in outreach initiatives.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

How to apply:

– Posted 2/1/23

Children’s Library Assistant (FTE) – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages, but especially children, as a Library Assistant with our Children’s Services Department. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18 and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a stepstool. Some night and weekend availability required. Pay range begins at $18.36. Email Library Director Hope Godino at with resume and cover letter or for further information.

– Posted 1/31/23

Programming Librarian – Jaffrey Public Library (Jaffrey, NH)

Join our team at the Jaffrey Public Library!

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Programming Librarian
Grade/Classification: Salaried/Exempt position.
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours)
REPORTS TO: Library Director
SALARY:  $42,000 – $44,000/year, depending on qualifications, full benefits, including health insurance, dental, and NH retirement system
APPLICATION deadline February 24, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

The Jaffrey Public Library’s mission is to serve as a community resource for lifelong learning where everyone is welcome to gather, discover and succeed in a safe, nurturing environment.
We are seeking a new, full-time team member who likes to wear a lot of hats in providing great library services for all ages.

We pride ourselves on being a safe place for everyone in our community.  We provide services and programs in a collaborative, team environment.  While we still have some age-based programs and services, we love it when three generations of the same family can show up for a program that is flexible enough for everyone to participate.
The details:

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Library Director, the Programming Librarian is responsible for supporting a broad range of duties related to all aspects of library programs, in a collaborative team environment. This includes but is not limited to developing, planning, and implementing programs specifically for youth, teens, and adults, as well as inter-generational programming, in conjunction with other staff members and outside presenters.  This position also supports circulation and reference services, and promotion of all library services and activities throughout the community.

Please visit for the full job description.

To apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references in PDF format to:
Julie Perrin, Library Director at  No phone calls, please.

APPLICATION deadline February 24, 2023.  Position will remain open until filled.

– Updated 1/31/23

Circulation Supervisor – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library needs an organized, experienced individual to be our next circulation supervisor. This is a full-time, salaried position.

The Circulation Supervisor works closely both with the front desk staff and the administrative team. It’s a challenging, fast-paced job in a computerized environment in a busy public building.

The circulation department is primarily responsible for accurately checking in and out 150,000-plus items a year, and for being the first point of contact with our users. The ideal candidate will have experience with scheduling, staff supervision, and troubleshooting technology.

Starting salary is $50,700 or $26 per hour based on a 37.5 hour work week. Benefits include health, dental, and life / disability insurance, vacation, and a generous retirement match. An MLS degree is not expected; library experience is preferred. The full job description is on our website.

The posting will close not later than February 24, 2023. However, due to the critical nature of the position, we may hire an exceptional candidate before then.

Inquiries or resume and cover letter should be sent to Randal Smathers at

– Posted 1/31/23

PT Help Desk Librarian – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library is looking for a librarian for our Help / reference Desk. Primary duties include readers’ advisory, assisting users with our public computers — especially printing — basic upkeep of public computers, and generally helping users access the collection and find their way around the building.

An ideal candidate will have a degree in library and information science but extensive experience working in a reference environment will be considered in lieu of a degree. Good technology skills are a must. We use Koha, Aspen, Deep Freeze, Comprise, and Assabet software, and troubleshooting print jobs is pretty much a daily task.

Rutland Free Library is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose sole responsibility is providing library services to the communities of Rutland City, Rutland Town, Mendon, Tinmouth, and Ira, who support our work through taxes.  We are large only by Vermont standards, with some 80,000 titles available. We lend in print, ebook, audiobook on CD, as well as streaming video, music, and audiobooks.

This is a 15-hour position with limited prorated benefits. It will require some evening work and be part of the regular Saturday rotation shared among librarians. Starting wage is $29.03 / hour. Full job description is on the website.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to Randal Smathers at

Applications will close Friday, Feb. 24.

– Posted 1/31/23

Youth Services Librarian – Bennington Free Library (Bennington, VT)

Bennington Free Library seeks a dynamic and creative individual for a part-time Youth Services Co-Librarian position. This job share role requires someone who is an enthusiastic innovator and capable of planning, developing and implementing programs and services for children, teens & their families. Ability to collaborate and coordinate with BFL staff including the present Youth Services Librarian is essential. Responsibilities include collection development, readers advisory, reports, programming, outreach, grant writing and advocacy. Effective communication skills and technology experience are expected. Library or education related bachelor’s degree and experience working with children and families required. 24+ hours per week.

Send resume, cover letter and application to or mail to: Youth Services Librarian, Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington, VT 05201

Read the full job description.

– Posted 1/25/23

Library Director – Rochester Public Library (Rochester, VT)

The library is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, and tenacious Library Director. Together with the Children’s Programming Coordinator will plan, promote, and execute all aspects of library service for the community.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Recent employment in a library setting.
  • A bachelor’s degree or a combination of relevant work experience and education.
  • A candidate without a master’s degree in library science will be required to hold a Vermont Certificate of Librarianship within 2 years of employment.

Sample Skill Range Required:

  • Knowledge of library management software systems and cataloging
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to offer multi-genre readers advisory and anticipating and purchasing per community interests
  • Proven fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Creates budgets and tracks financial reports
  • Plans inexpensive and innovative library programming
  • Holds library, nonprofit, business, and/or volunteer management skills
  • Skilled at spreadsheets, word processing, Word Press, and social media
  • Familiar with the use of library databases and e-content

Position To Begin July 1, 2023

  • This is a 22 hour per week position with the library open Tuesday & Thursday 11-6 and Saturday 9-12.
  • Starting pay $20.00/hr. including paid vacation and holidays.

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee, PO Box 256, Rochester, VT  05767
  • Review of applications begins April 11 and continues biweekly until the position is filled.
  • Should you be selected for an interview, 3 letters of professional reference will be required to be submitted at the interview.
  • For a full job description or other information email

– Posted 1/25/23

Youth Librarian – Cobleigh Library (Lyndonville, VT)

The Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville, Vermont is seeking a full-time Youth Librarian. Position is full-time at 40 hours per week, with occasional Saturdays and one evening per week required. Position includes benefits:  sick time, vacation, and health insurance through the Town of Lyndon, and a starting salary of $37,000 – $39,500, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Work Hours: 40 hours a week. Including Saturdays and evenings as required.
Salary range: $37,000 – $39,500
Benefits: We offer an excellent benefits package which includes medical and life insurance, as well as the option for vision and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave policies.

Preferred Qualifications: –   Bachelor’s degree or an appropriate combination of education & experience with an emphasis on early childhood literacy. Successful applicants must either hold or plan to receive the Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship within 2 years of hire date. Applications are being accepted through February 28th, 2023. Please apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Bryn Hoffman at

Reporting to the Library Director the Youth Librarian oversees all aspects of library services for children and teens, including administration, volunteers, programs, outreach, and collection management. This position also includes occasional main circulation desk duties as assigned.


  • Coordinate collection development, programming and other activities/services in the Children’s Room.
  • Plan and orchestrate activities for Summer Reading
  • Assist patrons using the library’s OPAC (TLC LS2) and provide public training in use of electronic resources when needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of all Library procedures and services in order to provide assistance in other areas when needed.
  • Design promotional materials for events using Canva, promote events on social media (FPF, FB)
  • Provide reference services when needed for both children and adult patrons.
  • Provide Library instruction for groups and individuals.
  • Periodically inventory Children’s Library materials and assist with total Library inventories.
  • Attend and participate in workshops, meetings, conferences, etc., as related to the Library and youth services in particular.
  • Keep current on ideas, trends and innovations in the discipline and participate in continuing education when appropriate and possible.
  • Community outreach to boost Library use and promote Library services, including working with area community organizations, schools, and daycares.
  • Research grant opportunities for the Library and assist with grant writing.
  • Provide programming and collection statistics to the director on an annual basis.
  • Supervise volunteers in the Children’s Library.
  • Monitor Children’s Library computer usage to ensure proper compliance with Library policies.
  • Work with other staff members in developing ideas for Library promotion and innovating and improving services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.


  • Extensive knowledge of childhood development, early childhood literacy, and youth services.
  • Ability to work well with patrons of all ages, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work well with other staff members and independently.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Skilled at navigating and troubleshooting technology

Please send the required documents including employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Cobleigh Library, PO Box 147, Lyndonville, VT 05851 or email all documents to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 1/23/23

Program Coordinator – Dartmouth Library’s Special Collections & Archives (Hanover, NH)

Are you passionate about the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and history? Would you like to mentor college students as they uncover little-known and often overlooked moments from their institution’s past that highlight the experiences of marginalized groups or peoples? Dartmouth Library’s Special Collections & Archives seeks a compassionate, service-focused, and intellectually curious Coordinator for its Historical Accountability Student Research Program (HASRP) who can be an inspiring and effective collaborator and an advocate for diversity issues while overseeing the program’s day-to-day operation.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage and provide outreach for the Historical Accountability Student Research Program.
  • Supervise and advise the work of program fellows and interns.
  • Maintain the program website and collaborate with the Digital by Dartmouth Library Program to incorporate student research into Library digital collections and online exhibits.
  • Provide research support in the reading room and for specialized projects related to Dartmouth history.
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration with peer institutions that have similar programs and goals.

Ideally, you will have:

  • library experience
  • supervisory experience
  • experience coordinating programmatic efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • an advanced degree in a humanities field
  • familiarity with the history of Dartmouth College
  • experience working with rare or fragile materials

This position is a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) position with benefits and requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You’ll need a strong dedication to helping researchers and a proven ability to work effectively in a public services environment, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work discreetly with sensitive or confidential materials, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and a dedication to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community. To read the full job description, including wage range, follow this link or visit and search for position #1125924.

Contact: Morgan Swan (

Dartmouth Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process, and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained on understanding and reducing implicit bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 1/23/23

Circulation Assistant – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking a reliable, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort working with the public, and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Pay starts at $16.00 an hour. See our website for full position description: Submit resume, 2 references, and brief cover letter to

– Posted 1/20/23