Programming Librarian – Jaffrey Public Library (Jaffrey, NH)

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 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
APPLICATIONS received by December 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in the implementation of the daily work plan outlined by the Library Director, including the daily operation of circulation and reference services to ensure the highest quality service.
  • Maintains a welcoming, helpful library atmosphere for patrons and colleagues.
  • Identifies opportunities for new and enhanced library programs for all ages, collaborating with library staff and community partners to develop programs that meet the needs of the community in accordance with the library’s mission.
  • Plans, executes, and evaluates a wide variety of programs for children, teens, and/or their caregivers, and adults, both on- and off-site, in order to heighten library visibility, present materials in an active and stimulating manner, provide outreach, market the library and its resources, and/or meet a community need.
  • Stays informed of professional issues, trends, and attitudes within both the library profession and the local community.
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of print, electronic and community resources.
  • Works at public service desks, to provide excellent reference and reader’s advisory service, technology help, and circulation and inter-library loan services, as needed.
  • Finds opportunities to collaborate with schools and other outside organizations to improve services to the community.
  • Promotes the library and its materials, events, and services via press releases, social media, public speaking, and other forms of written and oral communication.
  • Assists Library Director in management of volunteer program.
  • Contributes statistical and narrative reports to the Director, as requested.
  • Develops departmental budgets for materials, supplies, programs, and more and tracks spending versus budgets.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities to maintain knowledge of the field.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of library principles, practices, tools, policies, and procedures, including collection development, planning, coordination, evaluation of services, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational, and educational needs of diverse audiences.
  • Thorough knowledge of and strong commitment to public library service.
  • Proficiency in use of library automated systems.  Proficient knowledge of library, office, and consumer technology, including hardware, software, networks, databases, and the internet.
  • Skill in organizational planning and budgeting.
  • Ability to set goals, determine priorities, and complete projects independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and logical reasoning to resolve problems effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with all age groups.
  • Ability to keep good records.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • Ability to work well with both internal and external customers, including the public, supervisors, subordinates, Trustees, Friends, other Town employees, and community groups.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal library environment. Frequent interruptions. May spend periods at computer terminal or on telephone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Regularly required to move throughout the building.  Reliable transportation to outside events may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Implements the daily work plan outlined by the Library Director.  Direct supervisory responsibility for Program/Learning Assistants and program volunteers.  Works with Library Director to supervise all library volunteers, in accordance with library policy.  Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library in the absence of the Library Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Consideration will be given for any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school or Master’s degree in Education highly preferred.
  • Two years of public library experience preferred.
  • Two years of experience in program planning and implementation.
  • A satisfactory background check is required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

The Jaffrey Public Library is committed to creating an inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed), either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

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.

APPLICATIONS received by December 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 12/8/22

Library Director – Jackson Public Library (Jackson, NH)

Description:

The Jackson NH Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge for its vibrant community library. Jackson is a year round resort town of over 1000 residents in northern New Hampshire.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for management of the daily operations of the library. Duties include assisting the Board in the preparation of the annual budget, preparing recommendations of requests for capital purchase, implementing acquisitions and expenditures, and compiling monthly statistics on circulation.  The ideal candidate is community oriented, savvy about technology, and possesses excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

This Library Director is a salaried 35 hours per week position, with a full benefit package.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MLS strongly recommended.
  • At least 4 years experience in the field, comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures.  Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communications, staff supervision, and organizational management and administration.
  • Operational knowledge of computers and office machines/equipment.
  • Full job description available here.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, a resume and three references to directorsearch@jacksonlibrary.org no later than December 15, 2022.

– Posted 11/16/22

Digital Collections Librarian – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Library seeks a strong collaborator to work with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to develop digital collections and exhibits in alignment with the Dartmouth Library’s priorities and values. The Digital Collections Librarian will be responsible for researching, selecting, and preparing materials to be added to the Dartmouth Library’s digital collections and will contribute to the design, creation and reuse of descriptive metadata and text markup. This role supports the Dartmouth Library’s growing collaboration with faculty and scholars to support student engagement with digitized primary sources and community access to digital collections. The Digital Collections Librarian will also contribute to outreach to campus, local, and global communities, and coordinate the Dartmouth Library’s successful and expanding digital exhibits program by working directly with undergraduate students in the classroom.

Position Description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65775
Hiring range: $59,500 to $74,400
Contact: Laura Braunstein (laura.r.braunstein@dartmouth.edu)

Digital by 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:
    • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
    • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
    • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
    • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH 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.

– Posted 11/16/22

Library Communications Manager – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Do you have a passion for storytelling? Are you eager to convey meaningful stories about the power of libraries? Are you fascinated by the power of words and images for telling compelling stories? Would you like to bring those skills to an organization that plays a significant role in higher education research and teaching to share its message? The Dartmouth Library seeks an outgoing, service-oriented, and intellectually curious Library Communications Manager who will maximize the visibility and impact of the Library’s contributions to Dartmouth’s mission.

In this position, you will:

  • Work closely with library leadership on communications strategy
  • Prepare key communications with the Dean of Libraries and others
  • Create and curate compelling content across multiple platforms for various audiences
  • Provide editorial oversight for the Library’s communication practices  and messaging
  • Contribute to the Library’s fundraising and development efforts through writing and editorial support
  • Serve as the Library’s media relations contact

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience developing and executing an organizational communications and social media strategy
  • Experience in creating, branding, and messaging an organizational identity
  • Ability to transform goals and services into relevant and timely messages for stakeholders
  • Degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field

This position is a full-time, three-year appointment open to negotiating a hybrid work environment; and requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You’ll need superior writing, story development, and editorial skills; demonstrated innovative and strategic thinking approaches; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; and a love of working with people in an academic environment.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin November 26th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To see the complete position description and to apply online please go to:

https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65533

ABOUT THE REGION: The Upper Valley surrounding Hanover, New Hampshire, where Dartmouth is located, consists of several towns and villages nestled along the Connecticut River – each with its own unique character. Just a car or train ride away from world-renowned cities like Boston, New York, and Montreal, this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty, unlimited  outdoor activities, and the cultural offerings of a thriving university community.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH: Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. At the Dartmouth Library, we are dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and working 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.  You will join highly committed and collegial 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.

About diversity, equity, inclusion, & accessibility across the Dartmouth Library:

We value diversity in all forms and believe 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 the Library as they move through our interview process. We continue to improve our hiring process to ensure our candidates feel empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

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 10/27/22

Evening Circulation and Reserve Supervisor – Dartmouth College Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Position Purpose: This position supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning departments and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training, ensuring high quality service is provided to library users whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. (%20)
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. (%20)
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services (%20)
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. (%10)
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. (%10)
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. (%10)
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. (%10)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors plus 3-5 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS

Salary Hiring Range: $43,600-54,500

To Apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65386

– Posted 10/27/22

Library Director – Wiggin Memorial Library (Stratham, NH)

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH, is seeking a dynamic and talented Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. Stratham is a town of about 8,000 residents and is located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, between Exeter and Portsmouth.

The Library Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Wiggin Memorial Library, including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach, and programs. The ideal candidate is community oriented, forward thinking, comfortable with technology, and has a personable, positive disposition. Additionally, the incumbent has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. The Library Director works closely with other town departments as well as the Library Board of Trustees.

The position is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $80,000-$100,000, starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An MLS/MLIS or a master’s degree in a field related to management, business, or public administration with at least 5-7 years of experience as a librarian some of which as a managing librarian. The Town of Stratham is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information including a full Job Description, potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at www.mrigov.com/career or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to recruitment@mrigov.com by Monday, October 31st, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.

– Posted 9/29/22

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time hours in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our part-time Library Aide in the Youth Services Department opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position is responsible for assisting Keene Public Youth Service Librarians (both children and teen) with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department! Duties include, but are not limited to, providing readers’ advisory and other services to children, young adults, teachers, parents and adult patrons as well as library staff in person, by phone, through email and uses a broad range of sources including the Internet, the library material collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience, library experience or public contact experience and experience working with children or completed classes in children’s literature and child development is required. Knowledge and support of intellectual freedom and NH privacy laws and maintaining the confidentiality of customer information is required.

The Library Aide/Youth position offers a pay range of $18.85- $23.49 per hour and 12 hours per week. This position requires working evening and Saturday hours.

If you’re excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your completed application.

Job Description: Library Aide- Youth Services

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/29/22

Library Associate – Puksta Library (Claremont, NH)

Join the River Valley Community College (RVCC) team!

RVCC is a student-focused, close-knit college that serves students in western New Hampshire and Vermont. Full-time employees at River Valley Community College have access to a generous and comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as retirement plan options, and much more. The Puksta Library is located on the Claremont campus and is close to Hanover, Lake Sunapee, and several ski resorts.

The Library Associate position is customer-oriented and oversees the Library’s day-to-day operations in the absence of the Director. Duties include supervision, staffing the front desk, processing materials, interlibrary loan, coordinating requests for tutoring, and answering technology questions.

Learn more about this position on RVCC’s website- https://www.rivervalley.edu/about/working-at-rvcc/

– Posted 9/29/22

Head of Collection Preservation & Management – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth College Library is seeking an innovative, strategic and inclusive leader to coordinate preservation, storage, and maintenance activities for Dartmouth Library’s collections. The person in this role will leverage the expertise of staff to design and implement preservation policy and procedures in all digital and physical formats in alignment with best practices and institutional needs, and coordinate and oversee collection care and management projects across Dartmouth’s libraries to optimize access and use of materials.

We hope you will join us at this information session on Friday August 12, 2022 2-3pm EDT via zoom to learn more about the responsibilities of the job. If you’re unable to attend the info session, feel free to contact the chair of the search committee, Rose Reynolds, with any questions.

Position description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/64544
Information session zoom link: https://dartgo.org/hcpm-open-house
Contact: Rose.Reynolds@dartmouth.edu
Salary Range: $76,600 – $96,800

Why the Preservation Services Department?

The Library’s Preservation Services Department 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:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious 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 8/5/22

Head of Youth Services – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library seeks an experienced professional with a passion for public libraries and the ability to engage and inspire children of all ages to serve as our Head of Youth Services. Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience.  We offer a highly competitive flexible benefits package that includes excellent health, dental, disability and life insurance options,  retirement, paid time off, and much more!

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Youth Services serves as a member of the library’s management team and is responsible for all facets of library services for children and teens, including administration, supervision of employees, programs and outreach, collection management, reader’s advisory, and reference. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovation as well as excellent supervisory and customer service skills. Must have advanced knowledge of youth library programs and operations, a positive attitude, and be a team player.

A complete job description that includes list of major duties and required qualifications is available here.

Apply: Applications must be submitted through the town’s online application system. No paper or e-mailed materials accepted. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. A criminal conviction does not necessarily preclude employment. Each case is considered separately.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be inclusive and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

– Posted 6/14/22