Library Director – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

The Board of Trustees of the Pease Public Library in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Director to work with and lead their top-notch staff. We would like a Director with strong communication skills to promote the Library and help to spur its continuing growth. Pease Public Library plays an important role in a growing community with a current population of approximately 6,680 people. The Library has an operating budget of $524,000. Pease Public Library is in the downtown area of Plymouth, which has a wonderful mix of businesses and entertainment and is home to Plymouth State University. This is a full-time position offering comprehensive medical and dental benefits. The Town of Plymouth participates in the NH Retirement System. Salary range is $62,400-$66,560. Applications should be sent to The Pease Public Library Board of Trustees at asp.77s@comcast.net. Deadline is April 1, 2023.
Job Description:
Position Purpose:
Performs supervisory, administrative, and professional work in planning, organizing, managing, and directing all library services and activities, responsible for the daily operations of the library; responsible for the development and administration of financial resources for the development, management, and enhancement of the library; responsible for facility oversight, personnel, programs, and overall library services; and develops and implements policies in conformance with regulations.   Performs all other related work as required.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions, or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Works with the Board of Trustees and library staff to provide efficient and effective library services for the community.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, and oversees the implementation of library services and operations for the Pease Public Library.
  • Develops and administers the annual budget; monitors expenditures, including payroll; prepares financial and statistical reports, and provides support information to assist the Board of Trustees in the budgeting process.
  • Establishes goals and measures accomplishments against recognized standards.
  • Enforces library rules and safety rules for the protection of patrons, library staff and library property.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with the library staff in order to foster an effective working environment.
  • Maintains a collection that satisfies the wants and needs of library patrons; orders new books and media for catalogue; catalogues new arrivals and donations.
  • Fosters and maintains positive community relations and a positive relationship with the Trustees.  Networks with community leaders and nonprofits to encourage library usage.
  • Assists the Trustees in formulating overall library procedures, policies, budgets, and goals, and maintaining appropriate and timely policies.
  • Prepares reports and documents as required by state, town and Board of Trustees.
  • Administers all aspects of library operation including personnel selection and supervision; budgeting and expenditure; book and materials selection; collection development and maintenance; building and grounds maintenance; programming and community relations.
  • Investigates and recommends upgrades to library automation and appropriate library technologies.
  • Responsible for the personnel management of the Library.  Recruits, selects, and trains new personnel.  Evaluates the performance of employees.
  • Maintains involvement in professional organizations and attends professional meetings and seminars to stay abreast of current trends in library services.
  • Promotes the ongoing professional development of all members of the staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of New Hampshire laws and regulations governing or impacting the activities of libraries.
  • 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 (M.L.S) or equivalent graduate degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association; seven years progressively responsible experience in public library management including personnel supervision, budget management and policy development; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and ethics of professional library work; knowledge of facilities management and operations including administration, finance and personnel.  Working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications and technology.
Ability:  Ability to supervise staff and volunteers in an effective and supportive manner.  Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with organizations, departments and officials. Ability of leadership, independent judgment, initiative and decision-making. Ability to work under pressure.  Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effective library services, strategies, facilities and staff. Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to keep current with the pace of technology and available resources that may be offered to the public.
Skill:   Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills and budgetary skills.  Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Skilled in utilizing library networks and state resources.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to walk, climb on ladders and stools, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files, books and other common library and office objects.  Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.  Ability to reach and bend, to stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl and push/pull or lift objects up to 60 pounds. Must be able to communicate.
Supervision:
Supervision Scope: Performs highly responsible work of a complex nature which involves the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing the administration of the municipal library and in the development and delivery of library services to meet individual and community needs.
Supervision Received:   Work is performed under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees.
Supervision Given: Provides supervision of all full and part-time library staff, developing job direction, assigning tasks, instructions and monitoring performance.
Job Environment:
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderate.
  • Operates computers and peripherals, barcode reader, dollies/hand trucks, electronic smart devices, tablets and readers, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the public, other library agencies, Board of Trustees, town officials and employees, vendors, Friends Association, local business owners and varied organizations.  Contacts are in person, by telephone, and by email and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Has access to all department-related confidential information, including personnel files and patron records.
  • Errors could result in adverse public relations, reduction in the level of library service and have financial repercussions for the town.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
– Updated 3/20/23

Librarian Cataloger – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

Search extended. 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. Annual COLA raise on 7/1/23.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and contact information for three professional references prior to March 17, 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. 

– Updated 3/1/23

Library Collections and Services Facility Assistant – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Under the supervision of the Library Collections Supervisor, the Library Collections and Services Facility (LCSF) Assistant performs a variety of duties associated with the circulation, transfer, and maintenance of the collections and records in the offsite Library Collections Storage Facility. This is a library position working off campus in a warehouse where library materials and records are stored.

Required qualifications:

  • One to three years of records management, library storage operations, warehouse or related work experience.
  • The ability to lift 50 pound boxes throughout a work-day.
  • Ability to lift materials overhead.
  • Must be able to operate a variety of warehouse machinery, including manual and powered lifts.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to comprehend complex and demanding filing systems.
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work in a highly demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree, or the equivalent
  • Experience with OnBase, ILLiad, Alma and other library or records management software

Please visit the link to view the full job description and details. https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/66999

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 2/25/23

Librarian I- Circulation Supervisor – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic professional with excellent public service skills and experience in libraries to join our team as a Librarian I- Circulation Supervisor! The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and oversees all activities related to the circulation of library materials.
  • Supervises and trains circulation staff, library shelvers, and volunteers performing circulation activities. Schedules coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Maintains patron records and performs various statistical and reporting duties. Handles and resolves patron concerns and complaints.
  • Conducts monthly circulation staff meetings and reports at full staff meetings.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, plus one year of library experience or library training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate level coursework in library science is preferred. 1-2 years of supervisory experience is also preferred!
  • Proficiency using library software and circulation services. Proficiency accessing online databases. Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software as well as LC MARC format.
  • Knowledge and support of Intellectual Freedom and NH Privacy Laws and maintaining confidentiality of patron information.

Pay and Benefits include:

  • This position is 32 hours per week and offers a pay range of $26.81- $33.41 per hour. The work schedule includes Saturdays and several evenings each week.
  • This position is benefit-eligible including health and dental insurances and earned time after one year of employment!

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. First review of applications will be on Monday, March 6, 2023.

To apply: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs
Job Description: Librarian I- Circulation Supervisor

THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

– Posted 2/13/23

Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional with experience in managing an Integrated Library System to join our Technical Services team as a full-time Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator! The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the administrator and lead for the Library’s Sierra/Encore ILS including administration, data backup and retention, and the maintenance and monitoring of the application database.
  • Coordinate with the Mason Library at Keene State College on all ILS improvements, planned maintenance, maintaining contracts, and resolving issues, concerns, or questions regarding the shared catalog.
  • Work with the City of Keene’s IT Department to deploy new hardware, software, and updates.
  • Lead the creation, organization, and maintenance of library web pages.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science or related information field is required. Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related field is desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of library software and circulation services. Strong technical skills including advanced knowledge of Sierra and proficiency with Postgre SQL and/or MS SQL. Knowledge of HTML, Drupal and the LC MARC format.
  • The ability to lead people and teams through projects and special initiatives.

Pay and Benefits include:

  • This full-time position offers a pay range of $30.60- $38.13 per hour.

Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE! The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low- cost dental insurance and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days and sick days and more!

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. First review of applications will be on Monday, March 6, 2023.

To apply: https://KeeneNH.gov/jobs
Job Description: Librarian II- Library Systems Administrator

THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

– Posted 2/13/23

Research & Learning Specialist – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Library has an immediate opening for a full-time staff position providing administrative support for librarians in the areas of research support, teaching, collections, outreach, and scholarly communication and publishing initiatives.

Position Description: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/67177

Hiring range: $21.50-$24.48 per hour

Contact: Jennifer Natale, Head of Research & Learning with questions. 603-646-3965

Dartmouth College 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.

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.

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 2/13/23

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

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

Technical Services Librarian – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library invites applications from experienced and public-service oriented professionals for the position of Technical Services Librarian, regular full-time 35 hrs/week – $57,421.00 Annually

This position is responsible for coordinating the ordering, receipt and cataloging of materials for the library system. Candidates must be highly knowledgeable and able to instruct patrons in the use of computer-based library information systems and other reference sources. Starting hourly rate depends on qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted via the Town’s on-line application system. For a full job description please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh

– Posted 1/10/23