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

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

Director – 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, programming 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.

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

– Updated 6/29/21

Librarian- Etna Public Library (Etna, NH)

The Etna Public Library a municipal library has an opening for a Part-Time Librarian (23 hours per week). The Etna Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy Librarian to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach. Etna, is a small community within the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. It is located in southwestern Grafton County, approximately 3 miles east of Hanover’s downtown and 2.5 mi south of the village of Hanover Center.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh.   All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. Detailed instructions are available here.

– Posted 6/22/21

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

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