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:  March 31, 2020
To Apply: Please send resumé with cover letter and three references via email to: Andrea Thorpe (athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us)

– Posted March 4, 2020

Assistant Library Director (Librarian III) – 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 as a Librarian III – Assistant Library Director!  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: $61,906 – $77,146 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 on our website for a full list of duties and qualifications.
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: https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. First review of applications will begin Monday, March 16th.
– Posted February 24, 2020

Collection Services Librarian – The Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Biomedical Libraries, part of the Dartmouth 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 a newly implemented ILS, Alma/Primo, and 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:

  • Managing the Biomedical Libraries’ collections budget, facilitating the selection of materials, gathering input from faculty, 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; creates and implements plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
  • Supervising the Biomedical Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan services, including managing staff.
  • Establishing relationships with information services vendors.

For the complete position description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/53056. Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by February 7; applications will be accepted until position is filled.
– Posted January 22, 2020

Part-time Reference Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire is recruiting for a part-time Reference Assistant to assist and provide information services to library patrons at the reference desk. This is a 10 hour per week non-benefited position. Some weekend and evening work required. For details, please see the attached job flyer or visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the Town’s online recruiting system (Neogov) by no later than Friday, January 24th. For instructions on how to apply, please click here https://www.hanovernh.org/human-resources/pages/how-apply. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
– Posted January 11, 2020

Senior Cataloger – EBSCO Industries Inc. (Contoocook, NH)

Position Summary
Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules.
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.

– Posted January 11, 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! This part-time position will be scheduled to work 34 hours per week.

Preference will be given to applicants who are willing and able to work full time in the future as the Board of Trustees recently voted to place a warrant article on the Town of Sunapee ballot in March of 2020 to make this a full-time, benefited position. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

General library 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 on-line resources to lead technology classes for our patrons.

Additional duties could include assisting with the development and maintenance of the adult collection and other 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 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 may be required.

– Posted November 4, 2019

Children’s Librarian – Newbury Public Library (Newbury, NH)

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury NH seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children’s Librarian who is interested in joining our team. We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Children’s Librarian to become a part of our community! Our ideal candidate will be able to create fun and engaging programs ranging from dynamic Storytimes for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens/teens.  They will be technologically savvy, have a love of children’s literature and be friendly and approachable to all ages. Experience working with children is highly valued.

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour depending on experience.  Weekend availability is a must. Extra hours will be given in the summer (5 extra hours per week, typically on Wednesdays), due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.

A detailed job description can be found at: http://newburynhlibrary.net/employment

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. Review of applications starts immediately. Position will be open until filled.

– Posted September 5, 2019

Library Director, 20 hours per week – Shedd Free Library (Washington, NH )

The Shedd Free Library in Washington NH is seeking an organized, friendly, experienced person to fill the position of Library Director.

The Library Director must have a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends. Under the supervision and direction of the Library Trustees, the Library Director administers, plans and oversees all aspects of library. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency with technology are required. The goal is to provide a warm, welcoming environment for all ages.

For a full job description contact: SFLDirector26@gmail.com

bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field preferred.  Completion of Basic Library Techniques classes, professional certificate of librarianship, or equivalent experience will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience for this 20-hour-a-week position.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to SFLDirector26@gmail.com  or via mail to Shedd Free Library Search Committee, 46 North Main Street, Washington, NH 03280.  Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2019.

– Posted September 5, 2019

Library Intern (2 positions) – Concord Public Library (Concord, NH)

Library Intern (2 positions)

Employer: Concord Public Library
Period of Employment:  August 5 – December 28th, 2019
Compensation: $17.00/hour, 24 hours/week.  Includes some evenings/weekends

Job Description

  • Assist with community engagement via participation in the library’s social media and digital marketing activities
  • Assist with patron access to and use of local history collection and digitization/management of these resources
  • Assist with a reorganization of the library’s physical collections to improve collection access
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials, instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures, sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Performs Technical Services functions; utilize the library’s automated system to catalog materials; process new materials; perform Interlibrary Loan tasks.
  • Participates in program planning for all ages and production.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch libraries.
  • Processes and delivers intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS degree or enrollment in a graduate program preferred in addition to a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Forward Cover Letter, Resume and Reference to:

Todd Fabian, Director
Concord Public Library
45 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301
OR email tfabian@concordnh.gov

– Posted June 26, 2019