Librarian Cataloger – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Librarian Cataloger with excellent communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on team player. Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Position Purpose:
Performs professional library and cataloging duties and provides service and assistance to patrons at the circulation desk. Performs all other related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for cataloging which includes creating records in the library database for each item the library acquires. This includes books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and other items such as puzzles.
  • MARC records are created using a specific system and requires knowledge of bibliographic standards for metadata as well as Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection.
  • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials.
  • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity.
  • Purchases all adult fiction, adult audiobooks and large print fiction and nonfiction.
  • Deselects and discards materials which involves evaluating the existing collection to determine materials that are damaged, outdated, not being used, or otherwise need to be removed from the collection.
  • Prepares the monthly newsletter that is sent to patrons. Coordinates submissions from staff and incorporates library events and highlights topics of interest based on various themes and seasons
  • Registers patrons for the use of the various library services, including library cards, study rooms, museum passes, book groups and library programs.
  • Makes library special collections available to a wide variety of users across formats.
  • Assists patrons in using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, Internet browsers, printers, and scanners.
  • Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone and using email. Helps patrons locate materials by placing holds, initiating inter-library requests, and processing purchase requests.
  • Creates and implements adult programming and the marketing materials for adult programming.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Minimum of one-year library cataloging experience and three years in a public library setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work; and working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications. Knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
Demonstrated commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff members, Trustees, community groups, and other libraries.

Ability: Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner. Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems and related equipment. Ability to master current and emerging technologies in cataloging. Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office equipment.

Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Supervision:
Supervision Scope: This position performs various duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the ability to complete assigned tasks according to established procedures and protocol.

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Library Director.

Supervision Given: None, excepting volunteers and/or work-study students.

Job Environment:

  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderately noisy.
  • Operates computer, telephone, copier, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the general public, patrons, libraries, and community groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Errors could result in delays or loss of library services, and/or poor public relations.

Physical Requirements:
Regularly required to walk, bend, reach, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files, and other common office objects. Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time. May move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to communicate. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.

Benefits:
Comprehensive health and dental insurance. We are part of the NH State Retirement System.

Hours:
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Salary: $19.58/hr., $40,726 annual to start.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and contact information for three professional references prior to February 24, 2023 to:

Diane Lynch, Pease Public Library Director
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

No phone calls, please.

Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to provide its citizens with exceptional service, information, technology, and entertainment.

Public Services Assistant – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Non-exempt, 20-24 hours per week, school year

Department: Library

Reports To: Library Director

Summary: 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 some evening and weekend hours. When school is in session, the Library typically closes at 9:30 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : 

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: interlibrary loans, 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.
  • Assisting with library projects and initiatives, such as programs, displays, weeding and other collection projects.
  • Shelving materials.

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.

  • 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.

How to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=d651db2a-9457-4b76-bd06-2a83629eacbb

– Posted 2/1/23

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.

Collection

  • 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: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=756a4022-eadf-49c7-91ba-b27efb15fc0c

– 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  deweyexeter1@comcast.net 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 https://www.townofjaffrey.com/jaffrey-public-library/about-us/pages/employment-opportunities 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 jperrin@jaffreypubliclibrary.org.  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 randal@rutlandfree.org.

– 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 randal@rutlandfree.org.

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 children@bfli.org 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 rochesterpubliclibraryVT@gmail.com

– 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 bryn@cobleighlibrary.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.

SPECIFIC JOBS INCLUDE:

  • 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.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 bryn@cobleighlibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    EOE

– Posted 1/23/23