Library Director – Newmarket Public Library (Newmarket, NH)

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated.  The Director oversees a staff of 1 full-time and 5 part-time employees, a collection of approximately 37,000 items, and an annual budget of $325,260.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

Applications must have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills, administrative and supervisory experience.

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the latest technological resources and have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered town library for the town of Newmarket, New Hampshire.  This is a full time position with full benefits.  Salary range is $55,000 – 62,000.

To view the job description, go to https://newmarketlibrary.org.

Deadline date:  June 11, 2021

Please send application to Amy Nicholson, Chair, Library Board of Trustees, Newmarket Public Library, 1 Elm Street, Newmarket, NH  03857

email:  nicholamy1227@gmail.com

– Posted 5/26/21

Director Position – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is seeking a new director who is welcoming, innovative, tech-savvy, organized, and an effective communicator with strong leadership qualities. The GKL enjoys broad support in the community including an amicable and effective relationship with Town Hall and Troy Elementary School.  The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operations of the library including but not limited to the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, programing for all ages, and services.

Troy (17.6 sq. mi, pop. 2,140) is an attractive New England town nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Monadnock in Southwestern New Hampshire. It is home to many recreational opportunities and is within easy driving distance to numerous mountains, hikes, lakes and the cities of Boston, Portland, and Brattleboro (VT).

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 35-hour workweek that is flexible to include meetings and events that do not fall during normal library hours.  Evening and occasional Saturday hours are required.

Qualifications:  Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work.
Demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $38,000 – $43,000 depending on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.  The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and sick and vacation time.  Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.troylibrary.us/library-director-position/

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com with the subject – Gay-Kimball Library Director Position.

Applications received by June 1, 2021 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

– Posted 5/19/21

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Circulation Assistant.

SALARY: $18.70 Hourly OPENING DATE: 05/13/21 CLOSING DATE: 06/01/21 05:00 PM

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 15 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.

Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here (Download PDF reader).

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit “Employment” at www.hanovernh.org. All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

Please note: At this time, library hours and job duties differ as we are providing virtual services and contactless circulation via Take Out while maintaining safety protocols. The library is committed to following CDC and State guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

– Posted 5/19/21

Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian – University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Library is hiring an Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian. This position is a tenure-track faculty position, represented by the AAUP, and it includes excellent benefits.  Pay is competitive with a minimum starting salary of $79,070.  The person who fills this position will enjoy much autonomy and flexibility in shaping research and learning support for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), along with opportunities for collaboration with other subject librarians. Come work with us!

Learn more and apply here: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/40076

The main UNH campus is located in Durham, New Hampshire. A short drive to the beaches of New Hampshire and Maine, the White Mountains, and with easy access to Boston, the seacoast region of New Hampshire is a delightful place to live. UNH is an R1 University with a land, sea, and space grant status. CEPS is known for its student-focused learning environment, a prestigious faculty, and its many innovative, interdisciplinary research centers.

– Posted April 16, 2021

Librarian III/Assistant Library Director – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  Although the Keene Public Library has been operating with reduced hours and services for many months due to COVID, our doors are once again open to the public with limited hours and services, allowing us to move forward with recruitment for this essential position which has been waiting for the best candidate. As a member of the executive leadership team, the right person for this role will have initiative, considerable independence of judgment and the ability to make sound decisions within broad and general policies and procedures. Are you the person we’ve been searching for?

The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development, as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers.  While focused on technical services, adult services, and daily operations, this position also helps to develop programs, services, technologies and initiatives to meet current and emerging needs.

Salary range: $63,458 – $79,080 annualized. The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building, and be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff. He/she will have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and City officials, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have experience working with Boards and City government. He/she will also be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.  Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.   Please see job description for a full list of duties and qualifications. 

About the Keene area: While some describe the Keene area as “the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire,” it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks.  The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to several popular metropolitan areas including Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.

If you are interested in being part of a future-focused library team and you have the desired qualifications, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!  Apply today: www.ci.keene.nh.us.  Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, May 2nd.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted April 2, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Youth Services Librarian with excellent communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgment 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. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends and assist in planning team projects. Some Saturday and evening hours are required. Must enjoy working with children, teens and their families.
Position Purpose:
Performs administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, and coordinating activities of the Library Children’s Department.  Performs all other related duties 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.)
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements programming for children and young adults such as weekly story time for those under 6, science programs, summer reading program, and having outside presenters.  These programs consist of music and movement, crafts, educational activities, and resources for children and their adult caregivers.
  • Enhances the programs of local schools by providing complementary services.
  • Manages the materials collection for children and young adults which includes weeding, using book review resources and purchasing materials. Catalogs and processes materials for children and young adults, gifts, and purchases.
  • Provides customer services in the form of answering patron emails, providing reader’s advisory, helping patrons find materials, computer and other technology instruction and helping with OverDrive.
  • Maintains the circulation desks tasks (checking books in and out, pulling holds, curbside hold service, registering patrons, answering phones, checking out museum passes and shelving.)
  • Supervises the daily operation of the children’s room and the young adult room.  Upholds the library’s behavior and child safety policies.
  • Creates promotional materials for children’s and young adult programming.  Maintains the children and young adult sections of the library website and posts on social media regarding children and young adult programming.
  • Compiles programming statistics and submits statistics to Director.
  • Performs outreach to schools and other local agencies for programming, especially summer reading program.
  • 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 from an ALA-accredited school; three to five years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library practices, procedures, and techniques.  Knowledge of youth literature and reading programs and activities.  Working knowledge of the policies, laws, and regulations pertaining to library services.  Working knowledge of library technology.
Ability: Ability to work with a wide variety of library patrons and library staff in a friendly, efficient manner.  Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems and related equipment. Ability to think strategically.  Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office equipment.  Ability to manage a modest materials and programming budget.
Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Good time management and planning 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.
Supervision Given: Work-study students and/or volunteers, as available.
Job Environment:
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderately noisy.
  • Operates computer, telephone, facsimile machine, 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:
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, bend, reach, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up books, 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 effectively with others.  Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.
Salary: Salary range to begin this position shall be $18.10-18.64/hr. with extensive medical and dental package.
 (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.)
Please send resume and contact information for three references by April 19, 2021 to Diane Lynch, Director, at dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org No phone calls, please.
Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.
 – Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – GH Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

Seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as the Children’s Librarian at the George H. Bixby Memorial Library in Francestown, NH. The right candidate will have innovative programming ideas, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn new things. Previous experience working with children from infant to teen is an asset. Approximately 22 hrs/week as determined by the needs of the position at a rate of $17.00/hr.

The Children’s Librarian is responsible for, among other duties, the Summer Reading Program 2021. At this time, there are no large indoor gatherings planned associated with SRP; however, as local, state and federal guidance reasonably permits, we expect that patrons will have more in-person access to the library in the coming months.

Come join our team and use your talents in a fun and supportive work environment. If this opportunity interests you, please send me an email explaining why, and attach a resume. Direct it to Laura Abrahamsen at francestownlibrary@gmail.com. A full job description is available at https://tinyurl.com/BixbyChildrensLibrarian. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Start date is negotiable for the right candidate.

– Posted March 26, 2021

Youth Services Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to be our Youth Services Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic innovator who is motivated to instill a life-long love of libraries in our youngest patrons. The Abbott Library is a welcoming and professional environment that enjoys tremendous support from its community.

Duties specific to the position will include development, maintenance and cataloging of the children’s collection, planning youth and family programming, and initiating community outreach. General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director.

The Abbott Library is currently balancing scaled-back, occupancy-limited open hours with virtual services and contactless curbside pickup. The Abbott Library is committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

Ideal candidates will be personable, cheerful, and professional and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills. Library experience is a plus.

Hours will vary between 28 and 34 hours per week, with some evenings and Saturdays required. The starting hourly rate is between $19.60 and $21.10 per hour, depending on experience.  Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org by April 21, 2021. A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request.

– Posted March 2021

Collection Services Librarian – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Biomedical Libraries, part of the Dartmouth College Library and the Geisel School of Medicine, seek an innovative, service-oriented, collaborative librarian with experience in collections management and resource sharing to be our Collection Services Librarian.

This new position combines management of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ collections and supervision of its resource sharing services. This is an exciting time of change with an opportunity to work with a great team to create new workflows improving service to our users. Come join our team to be part of this inspiring evolution.

The Collection Services Librarian reports to the Director of Biomedical Libraries and is a member of its management team. Working in coordination with librarians and staff, they ensure the collections of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of all academic departments, centers, and institutes of the Geisel School of Medicine, constituencies of clinical academic partners at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Department of Biological Sciences, and collaboratively support Dartmouth College’s professional schools, departments, and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring the Biomedical Libraries’ collections budget; facilitating the selection of materials to support the curricular, research, and clinical missions of library users; gathering input from faculty and liaison librarians, and collaborating with other Dartmouth Library staff to provide coordinated collections services.
  • Conducting environmental scans and assessing the collections needs, using data and other analysis, of the Dartmouth community in conjunction with the liaison librarians as needed; creating and implementing plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
  • Supervising the Biomedical Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan services, including managing staff.
  • Establishing relationships with vendors; leading marketing efforts for the Biomedical Libraries collections to the Geisel community.

Rank and Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

About the Biomedical Libraries and the Geisel School of Medicine

The Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the Medical School’s Hanover campus and the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Our mission is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities.

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. The School builds healthier communities through innovations in research, education, and patient care. As one of America’s top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to building new generations of diverse leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in healthcare. Geisel’s Vision is:

  • to be the medical school that sets the standard for educating physicians, scientists, and teachers who will act in concert to improve health locally and globally;
  • to build a diverse and inclusive community in order to enrich learning, foster innovation and tackle the most vexing challenges in health care;
  • to generate and disseminate new knowledge through research and education that leads to new and more effective therapies and to systematic improvement of health care delivery.

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. The Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed professional and support staff of about 155. The Dartmouth Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, DPN, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

About the Area

Located in Hanover, NH in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border, Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting including:

  • An intellectually stimulating environment
  • A variety of cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues
  • Excellent downhill and cross-country ski resorts
  • Pristine lakes and rivers for canoeing, paddle boarding, and kayaking
  • Countless trails for novice and experienced cyclists and hikers
  • An amazing network of farm to table growers
  • In all, a delightful quality of life within an easy drive of Boston, Montreal and other major cities including daily luxury bus service to Boston and NYC

Application

Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by April 5; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/56803

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 March 15, 2021

Research & Learning Librarian / STEM – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

The Dartmouth College Library is recruiting for a collaborative, energetic, and outgoing STEM librarian to join the talented team of Research & Learning librarians and staff serving the physical science departments of the College (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy), as well as the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and the Department of Economics.

With specific responsibility for selected departments in the physical sciences, this individual will provide research consultations and instructional services, manage collections, and support scientific research and publishing workflows for students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, postdocs, and others. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other STEM librarians, with colleagues in the Library’s growing Research Data Services program, and with colleagues in other areas of the college.

The ideal candidate will be forward-thinking, flexible, outcomes-focused, and responsive to faculty and student needs. They will contribute to existing services while helping to identify and develop new opportunities and collaborations.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited degree in library and/or information science, or a combination of an advanced subject or professional degree combined with experience.
  • Two years of relevant postgraduate experience.

See the Position Posting for complete requirements and position details.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Research & Learning for STEM, Business, & Economics is one of several areas in the Library’s Research & Learning portfolio, along with Research & Learning for the Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; the Biomedical Libraries; Rauner Special Collections Library; the Teaching & Learning Program; and the Book Arts Program.

Learn more about the Dartmouth College Library at https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/.

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, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, DPN, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Hiring range

$57,400 to $71,700

Application

Review of applications will begin on March 25th. For more information about this position, and to apply, visit: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/56753

– Posted March 9, 2021