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, and answering technology questions.

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

– Posted 12/2/21

Local History Librarian – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library in Newport, NH is looking for a Local History Librarian to join our team. This is a part time job, 18 hours per week, and the starting hourly wage is $20. This librarian will be responsible for our historical archives and reference assistance. For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit our website at newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

Library Assistant – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter, NH Open Position (PT with possibility of FT):  Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages as a part time Library Assistant with our Adult Services Department. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18, have a BA or a BS from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aide of a stepstool. Some night and weekend availability required. Pay range begins at $17.50 – $18.00 depending on experience. Contact: Library Director Hope Godino at  deweyexeter1@comcast.net with resume and cover letter, or for further information. Accepting only emailed applications. Exeter Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 11/8/21

Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH)

The Instruction Librarian designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, oversees and promotes the Library’s vast digital holdings, and serves as the primary teacher of library skills. The Instruction Librarian works closely with the Research and Instruction Librarian. Together, these two staff members support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print collections; lead the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference services; and develop strategies to introduce community members to Library services. This position requires some evening shifts; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Instruction Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing and assessing the library’s instructional program
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • 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
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources
  • 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, etc. and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff
  • 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
  • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities
  • Supporting outreach and engagement initiatives, participating in collection development, and supporting all-Library program initiatives

 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
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an academic or school library
  • A demonstrated commitment to innovative and successful instruction and research methods. Experience with inclusive pedagogies preferred

To Apply:

St. Paul’s School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment.  For consideration,  please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of Resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

– Posted 10/30/21

Library Director – Kingston Community Library, Kingston, (NH)

The Kingston Community Library (KCL) Board of Trustees are delighted to begin our search for an enthusiastic and creative Library Director to lead our experienced and dedicated team of staff and community volunteers.  Our ideal candidate is innovative, tech-savvy, organized and an effective communicator. This person will find ways to support and build upon our strong foundation of children’s, adult and community focused programming and collections while adding new vision, experience and leadership to help us continue to expand our reach and services as an essential part of our thriving town.

A growing community in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Kingston has a current population of 6,244 residents.  The solar powered library’s beautiful and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces make it possible to host a variety of events, activities, meetings and Kide the therapy dog. With endless local and nearby opportunities to explore the region’s history, cities, farms, shops, nature and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, and more, Kingston is a great place to raise a family or begin a new chapter. Candidates should be committed to make a long term impact on The Kingston Community Library and the people they serve.

Our new Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, full and part time staff, the supportive Friends of the KCL, and the Board of Selectmen to facilitate and oversee all Library operations. The KCL values outreach and connections within the community. The person we are looking for should be able to cultivate effective relationships with the Town Hall, other town officials, The Sanborn School District, community members, in addition to those mentioned above. This role includes both daily oversight responsibilities and longer term roles including but not limited to strategic planning, development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, collection development, programming for all ages and needed services.

This is a salaried, exempt position with a minimum of a 40-hour work week 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 and demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $65,000-76,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and paid sick and vacation time.

Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.kingston-library.org/job-opportunities.html

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to workforkcl@gmail.com

The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.

The Kingston Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/18/21

Full-time Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

We are looking for someone who is creative, friendly and enthusiastic about technology to complete our hard-working team! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a plus. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

General duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other online resources to lead technology classes for our patrons. Other projects could involve assisting with the development of adult programming initiatives.

Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and on-line tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, Word Press, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays will be required.

A full job description is available at the library or can be emailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $17.12 to $20.86 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before October 4 will be given first priority. The position will remain open until filled.

– Posted 9/9/21

Library Page – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Join the team at the Keene Public Library! We have a Library Page position available. This part
time position will work 10-15 hours per week, and requires someone who is able to work
afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Primary duties include sorting and shelving materials in the adult section of the library;
maintaining neatness and general order of shelves; assisting patrons with online catalog,
computers, and audio-visual equipment as needed; assisting the library and Circulation staff;
performing final check-in of returned materials as needed.

Qualified applicants will be comfortable using library software and circulation services; be able
to read and interpret written documents; be able to write routine reports and correspondence; be
able to learn the library filing system; and have basic mathematical and reasoning abilities. The
starting pay rate is $7.25 per hour.

If you’d like to work for an organization with numerous opportunities to give something back to
the community, as well as opportunities to grow and develop, personally and professionally, this
could be a great place to start! You’ll also enjoy 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. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing
basis, and will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool of candidates is received.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 8/28/21

 

Part-Time Children’s Library Aide – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is seeking to hire a part-time children’s library aide to work 10-12 hours per week on Thursdays and another day to be determined. Occasional Saturdays will be required.

General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include assisting with the development and maintenance of the children’s collection and planning children’s programming, including story hours.

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

The starting hourly rate is $15.54 per hour. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. Review of applications will begin on August 30 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. A full job description is available upon request.

– Posted 7/26/21

Processing Specialist – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Do you have a passion for history and primary source materials? Are you interested in the ways that digital technology is changing how we document our world and interact with the past? Do you enjoy research and have an aptitude for organization? Dartmouth Library’s Rauner Special Collections Library is seeking a Processing Specialist who will process archival and manuscript collections in physical and digital format that support teaching, learning, and research within the Dartmouth community and around the globe. This position offers great opportunities for growth; candidates in the exploratory or early stages of a career path in libraries and archives are welcome to apply.

 As the Processing Specialist, you will: 

  • join a collaborative, supportive Special Collections team of 15 
  • work on site in Hanover, NH, at Rauner Library, the home of Dartmouth’s rare books, manuscripts, and archives. 
  • perform research on individuals and organizations represented in archival and manuscript collections. 
  • arrange and describe archival and manuscript collections containing both physical and digital formats. 
  • identify preservation issues in the collections. 
  • provide basic research support in the reading room to a diverse community of users. 
  • actively engage in professional development funded and supported by the Library. 
Ideally, you will have: 
  • library experience. 
  • experience with or ability to learn database applications. 
  • strong organizational skills. 
  • excellent communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • ability to work discreetly with sensitive or confidential materials. 
  • experience working with rare or fragile materials. 
  • a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
This position is full time (37.5 hrs/wk) with benefits. For more information and to apply online, go to http://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/58449 Contact info: caitlin.birch@dartmouth.edu

About Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Library 
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 approximately 140. 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 7/16/21

Part-time Library Clerks – Enfield Public Library (Enfield, NH)

The Enfield Public Library in Enfield, NH seeks two part-time library clerks to assist with the daily activities of the library. Job duties and abilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Circulation desk duties
  • Shelving
  • Answering the telephone
  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media and interlibrary loan

Essential skills:

  • Understanding of and dedication to customer service; must have the ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Computer literate and comfortable with technology. Ability to use email and Microsoft Office; provide technical assistance; troubleshoot printers and other library equipment
  • Have a positive approach to problem solving
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn new things
  • Promote the library within the community in a positive way

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary
  • Knowledge of adult and children’s books and movies
  • Previous library experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate
  • Candidate must be able to carry, bend, lift, kneel, and reach upper and lower shelves

Hours:

  • Position 1: Monday and Thursday evenings 5:00-8:00p and Saturdays 9:30a-2:00p
  • Position 2: Saturdays 9:30a-2:00p

Additional availability for special events and to cover staff absences is a plus. Salary is $13.00/hr. Benefits: paid holidays (both positions) and pro-rated vacation time (Position 1). Please send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Hutson: mhutson@enfield.nh.us Application deadline is August 7, 2021. No phone calls please.

– Posted 7/13/21