Public Services Assistant – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Non-exempt, 20-24 hours per week, school year

Department: Library

Reports To: Library Director

Summary: Provides reference, reader’s advisory, technology training, and other assistance to library patrons. Oversees student use of the library. Supports circulation and cataloging tasks, including interlibrary loans, holds, reserves, and shelving. This is a part-time position that requires some evening and weekend hours. When school is in session, the Library typically closes at 9:30 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : 

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: interlibrary loans, 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.
  • Assisting with library projects and initiatives, such as programs, displays, weeding and other collection projects.
  • Shelving materials.

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.

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, produce detailed work, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A highly collaborative working style.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently.
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

How to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=d651db2a-9457-4b76-bd06-2a83629eacbb

– Posted 2/1/23

Research & Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Exempt, 12 months
Department: Library
Reports to: Library Director

 Summary : The Research & Instruction Librarian serves as the Library’s liaison to support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print holdings, as well as leads the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference and instruction services. This staff member designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population and develops strategies to introduce community members to Library services. Additionally, the Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for managing the Library’s vast digital holdings, including promoting the collections to the community. This position requires at least one evening shift; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Research & Outreach Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer. 

 Teaching and Learning

  • Designing and delivering an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, which includes:
    • Designing and conducting library instruction and orientation sessions.
    • Creating research guides to mirror instruction class.
    • Instructing individual library users on use of print and electronic Providing research consultations.
    • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities.
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • 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, and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Working with other library staff members to design and implement outreach initiatives to increase faculty and student engagement with the academic services and resources of the library.
  • Developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of faculty and student engagement with the academic services and resources of the library.
  • Working with other library staff members to provide frequent, timely, and appealing communication to faculty and students about academic services and resources.

Collection

  • 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.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Making recommendations for the development of new research services.
  • Training and supporting library staff with research tools, skills, and services.
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources.
  • 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.

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
  • At least two years’ experience in a library Experience in an academic or school library is preferred.
  • At least two years of demonstrated and effective reference, engagement, or instruction experience.
  • Strong technology skills and ability to find and learn new programs Experience with Koha, Springshare, and WordPress preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of students and faculty in a variety of subject areas.
  • Initiative and the ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including managing multiple responsibilities and effectively responding to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents.
  • Demonstrated interest in outreach initiatives.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

How to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=756a4022-eadf-49c7-91ba-b27efb15fc0c

– Posted 2/1/23

Information Access Assistant – Dartmouth College Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries (Hanover, NH)

The Dartmouth College Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries is looking to expand our team! We are seeking a qualified individual to provide excellent patron assistance at both health sciences library locations, Dana Biomedical Library on the Dartmouth College campus and Matthews-Fuller Library at nearby Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Information Access Assistant provides user centered service pertaining to information services (circulation, ready reference, technology support, course reserves, collection management and maintenance, and resource sharing).

This position is open until filled. The hiring range is $20.00 – $22.12 per hour.

We invite you to find more information and apply at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/66206

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent technology skills, including ability to troubleshoot software and hardware, use various programs, and learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to competently interact with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students
  • Ability to work discreetly with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and in small group and team environments
  • Ability to organize work effectively and to set and modify work priorities, often under pressure or with constant interruptions.
  • Ability to travel between Dartmouth campus and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work or work experience in life or health sciences
  • Experience with research and searching library databases
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma

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.

– Updated 1/10/23

Research and Teaching Librarian – University of New England Library Services (Portland, ME)

The University of New England Library Services is seeking a Research and Teaching Librarian to join our team and provide research support, library instruction, collection development, and subject expertise to the UNE community in the medical, dental, nursing, and allied health sciences fields. This is a full time, in person role based on our Portland Campus.

The University of New England (UNE) prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world and, in so doing, empowers them to improve the health of people, communities, and the planet. With roots dating back to 1831, UNE is the largest private university in Maine. One of the fastest growing private universities in the Northeast, UNE is the leading provider of healthcare professions and programs in the state of Maine including Maine’s only medical college, physician’s assistant program, and Northern New England’s only dental school. UNE has recognized strengths and national leadership in interprofessional healthcare education, osteopathic medicine, allied health sciences, marine and environmental sciences, neurosciences, as well as a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

UNE is located on two beautiful campuses in Maine – the coastal campus of Biddeford and the vibrant professional campus in Portland, where this position is based. Portland’s mix of natural beauty and lively arts including an exceptional culinary scene make the region an attractive place to live and work.

View the full job description and apply here: https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/12858

– Posted 10/17/22

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

Title:  Research & Learning Librarian – STEM                                                           Position #: 1127633

Department:  Research & Learning for STEM, Business & Economics                            FLSA: Exempt

Reports to:  Head of Research & Learning for STEM, Business & Economics                Date: June 2022

Position Purpose

Provides research, education, and collections services to students, faculty, and researchers in STEM fields and related areas, with primary responsibility for earth sciences and environmental studies, energy, and climate systems. Develops, delivers, and assesses effective programs and services. Acts as liaison to the Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies departments, and as coordinator of library services for the research centers active in these areas, including the Irving Institute for Energy & Society, the Arctic Studies Institute, and the Faculty Cluster for Arctic Engineering. Works collaboratively in a highly interconnected institutional setting.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provides reference consultations and assistance in the discovery, access, and management of publications, data, and other information. Supports scientific research workflows from inception through publication and other forms of scholarly communication. Provides support in the use of specialized software, tools, and resources. 20%
  • Develops, delivers, and assesses educational services in support of academic programs and research activity, both within the curriculum and in other settings. Plans and delivers a variety of offerings including workshops and orientations. Creates and maintains educational materials such as guides and multimedia tutorials. 20%
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate), and academic staff in designated liaison departments. Leads outreach and communications efforts to researchers and academic directors in research centers in the interdisciplinary areas of energy and environment, climate, and arctic/polar studies, collaborating as appropriate with librarians across the system. 20%
  • Develops knowledge of academic programs, research priorities, and information needs, and develops library services and promotes resources accordingly. 15%
  • Develops, maintains, and assesses print and digital resources and collections in selected areas. 15%
  • Participates in departmental planning, goal setting, and discussions related to activities and projects, policies, and improvements to services. Contributes to the work of groups or committees on library-wide initiatives and projects. 5%
  • Actively engages in ongoing professional development. Stays current with trends in science and data librarianship; scholarly publishing and communication; educational technologies and pedagogy. Contributes to the profession through involvement in relevant national and regional professional associations. 5%

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

Performs other responsibilities as required.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited degree in library and/or information science, or a combination of an advanced subject or professional degree combined with two or more years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with key information resources in one or more of the sciences; knowledgeable about scientific research and publication practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work flexibly and effectively in groups.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete projects.
  • Demonstrated skill and enthusiasm for outreach and engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic background in one of the STEM fields.
  • Knowledge of data science concepts and approaches in scientific research contexts.
  • Experience with developing, delivering, and assessing effective programs and services.
  • Experience and proficiency with effective teaching methods and practices.

URL to apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/64775

– Posted 8/17/22