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

Assistant Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library of Newport NH seeks a dynamic individual to become Assistant Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsible for managing the library in the absence of the director.
  • Catalogs all materials and maintains library’s OPAC and oversees materials for processing.
  • Oversees ILL service including streamlining the ILL procedures and training staff in those procedures.
  • Oversees marketing and social media.
  • Responsible for purchasing library supplies.
  • Compiles monthly statistics and deposits.
  • Performs all duties of the circulation desk including assisting patrons with library needs, including:  quick reference, detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance, explanation of policies and procedures to the public, room scheduling, ensure the return of materials and troubleshooting computer and equipment issues.
  • Trains other staff in library systems, procedures and policies.
  • Helps develop and coordinate special projects, programs and grant funding.
  • Manages volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Skill in the latest computer technology.
  • Ability to adopt and integrate emerging technologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort with presenting to groups and teaching classes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff of other libraries, and the public.
  • Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
  • Has a sense of humor and a commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as scheduled.
  • Ability to form relationships that give the library a high profile role in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is preferred or a combination of education and experience may be considered.

Status: The position is full time (40 hour week) and non-exempt.

Salary: $21.00-$25.00/hour
Closing Date:  April 2, 2021

To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter and three references via email to:
Justine Fafara at jfafara@newport.lib.nh.us

 

– Posted March 7, 2021

Library Director – Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

The Richards Free Library is seeking an innovative, creative, tech savvy, and forward-thinking leader with proven management skills in a public library to serve as Library Director.

The Library employs 7 staff members including three full-time positions. The library enjoys wide community support. In pre-pandemic times the library hosted a variety of story hours and activities for children.  Adults participated in three book groups, as well as knitting, writing, and poetry groups, most of which have continued virtually.

Newport, New Hampshire (population 6300) is located in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire. The community boasts a vibrant recreation department, an active Opera House Association, and The Library Arts Center located in the Library’s carriage house.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with five years of professional library work and three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library is required.

The pay range is $60,000 -$70,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. For a detailed job description, visit http://newport.lib.nh.us/about-2/employment/ There is a strong internal candidate.

Apply with cover letter, resume, and three references to athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us by February 19, 2021.

– Posted January 26, 2021

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: 09/18/2020 CLOSING DATE: 10/9/2020 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 September 20, 2020

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

The Abbott Library is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly individual to complete our hard-working team! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a tremendous 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.

In light of the current situation, we are seeking candidates that would be able to work 100% remotely for an initial period of time. 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. Candidates must have computer skills and Internet searching skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and online tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.

We are 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 whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

A full job description can be e-mailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $16.92 to $20.61 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. The first review of applications will begin on October 7 and the position will remain open until filled.

– Posted September 17, 2020

Children’s Librarian – GH Bixby Memorial Library (Francestown, NH)

Seeking a dynamic, creative person to serve as our 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 birth-teen is an asset. 22 hrs/week as determined by the needs of the position. 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/CL-BixbyLibrary

Under current conditions, we don’t exactly know when a new person would start, but we will work that out with the right candidate.

– Posted April 2, 2020