Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reference Librarian Substitute, Lebanon Public Libraries

Job Title: Reference Librarian Substitute
Grade/Affiliation: N/A
Compensation: $21.97/hour
Department: Lebanon Libraries
Posting Date: November 13, 2015
Closing Date: December 31, 2015

Position Description: Position performs reference librarian services including registering new patrons and assisting patrons with print/electronic resources. Performs other associated duties as assigned. Hours and location (Lebanon or Kilton) will vary, including daytime hours, evenings and Sundays from 12:30pm to 5:00pm.

Position Requirements: Masters in Library Science and a minimum of one year's experience in a library setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Application Instructions: A City of Lebanon Employment Application is available from the Human Resources Department, City Hall and on the City's website at http://www.hr.lebnh.net .

Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applications that do not include a completed City of Lebanon Employment Application will not be considered. Forward completed application to: Human Resources, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 or to human.resources@lebcity.com .

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Circulation Library Substitute, Lebanon Public Libraries

Job Title: Circulation Library Substitute
Grade/Affiliation: N/A
Compensation Range: $11.00/hour
Department: Library
Posting Date: November 13, 2015
Closing Date: December 31, 2015

Position Description: Assists patrons, checks items in/out, shelves books, periodicals, etc. and performs other circulation desk duties as required. Position provides coverage when employees are on leave, out of the office, etc.; subsequently, hours will vary. Position will be required to work at both the Kilton and Lebanon Libraries.

Position Requirements: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to provide exemplary customer service. Able to work flexible and varied work hours on short notice.

Application Instructions: A city of Lebanon Employment Application is available from the Human Resources Department, City Hall and on the City's website at http://www.hr.lebnh.net

Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applications that do not include a completed City of Lebanon Employment Application will not be considered. Forward completed applications to: Human Resources, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 or to human.resources@lebcity.com .

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Monday, November 23, 2015

Law Librarian, Part-time, AccuFile, Inc., Concord (NH)

Part-Time Law Librarian for Concord, NH – Start in January 2016

AccuFile, Inc. is seeking a proactive, creative and innovative experienced law librarian to work one day a week in a dynamic and growing law firm. The successful candidate will be someone who gets out from behind their desk and integrates themselves into the firm in order to assist in fulfilling attorneys’ information needs.

Responsibilities include:
  • Legal & non-legal research
  • Implementing and monitoring current awareness program for attorneys and other legal staff
  • Assist in firms’ marketing efforts via business development and competitive intelligence research
  • Library administrative functions to include monitoring vendor contracts, facilitating training and product demonstrations of information tools, providing orientation and training to new attorneys and other legal staff, prepare and monitor annual library budget, maintain library memberships and passwords
  • Library operational functions to include rectifying and processing vendor invoices, interlibrary loan duties, checking in library material in firms ILS, maintaining library internet page, overseeing appropriate staff to perform some daily library duties
  • MLS with either law library experience or JD
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively
Salary is $25-30 hr. dependent upon the level of education and experience.

To be considered for this position please forward cover letter and resumé to Karen Micciche at kmicciche@accufile.com

Library Director, Springfield Town Library, Springfield (VT)

Springfield Town Library seeks a dynamic, community oriented individual with experience in public library administration for the position of Library Director.  Responsible for all Library operations and for developing, managing, and implementing its program of services, the Library Director reports to the Town Manager, and works in close cooperation with an advisory Board of Library Trustees. This position offers a unique opportunity for a passionate and visionary individual to build on the library’s current strengths and to identify opportunities to shape the organization’s future.

Springfield Town Library is a very active public library in beautiful southeastern Vermont, serving the town of Springfield and the surrounding towns with an annual operating budget of $500,000+.  The library is an active participant in the Catamount Library Network, a growing consortium of Koha libraries with over 400,000 items.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, leadership ability in promoting a welcoming and customer service oriented library, and experience with integrated library systems and library technology.  Ideal qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree and five years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a public library. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé and references to:  Town Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT  05156 no later than January 8, 2016 for a starting date in mid-March.

Salary Range:  $56,085 - $71,885

A complete job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com

Library Technical Assistant II - Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester

Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College is seeking a Library Technical Assistant to serve as our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Specialist. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with a proficiency working with computers and a supreme attention to detail. This is a full-time (35 hours per week), 12-month position and reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services.

The ILL Specialist provides creative management of all day-to-day operations in the ILL office. Responsibilities include:
  • Obtaining materials requested by Saint Anselm College patrons
  • Fulfilling requests by patrons at other libraries for Geisel Library materials
  • Delivering requested materials to patrons, either in physical or electronic form
  • Processing overdue notices and invoices for incoming and outgoing ILL items as needed
  • Supervising several student workers, which includes training, answering questions, and monitoring their work
  • Identifying books requested through ILL that should be acquired for the Geisel collection
  • Maintaining and updating the ILL software and databases, and adapting the ILL workflow to accommodate software changes and new features
  • Redesigning and enhancing workflow to improve efficiency and speed of ILL processing
  • Gathering and reporting statistics on ILL usage and copyright payments
  • Maintaining and updating online documentation of ILL procedures
Required Skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience and comfort with navigating complex computer software interfaces and the Internet
  • Experience working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and with other Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
Required Experience
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree plus two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
 Preferred Qualifications 
  • Experience working in a library
  • Experience with interlibrary loan and with the ILLiad software program in particular
  • Familiarity with library research and searching library databases
  • Experience with supervising employees
 Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

To Apply:
Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities (http://www.anselm.edu/Faculty-and-Staff/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.htm) page for more information and to apply online. Please include a resumé, coverletter, and 3 references. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Youth Service Librarian, Part-time, Hill Library, Strafford

Seeking a Youth Service Librarian              

The Hill Library in Strafford, NH seeks a college educated bibliophile to help us better serve Strafford youngsters.  We seek a tech savvy outgoing professional to:  help design and launch our Young Adult service area;  expand programming for local youngsters;  lead our Summer Reading Program;  and, continue year-round story time and early reader activities.  We will train you for front desk patron services which will take about half your time. 

This is a permanent position with opportunity for growth;  $10-14/hr;  10-15 hrs/wk; and will consistently require one Saturday per month and one evening per week. 

Please send your Resumé and a thoughtful letter of interest to George F. Preston, Director, PO Box 130, Strafford, NH 03884 or email to director@metrocast.net.

Library Assistant: Youth Services, Part-time, Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, Wilton

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library seeks an experienced, dynamic and Library Assistant: Youth Services to provide services to the unique community of Wilton, NH. Wilton is home to public, private and Waldorf schools, an arts community, the Town Hall Theatre and more. The library is a historic Beaux Arts Building, recently restored.

Library Assistant – Youth Services

10 hours per week, includes evening and weekend hours. No benefits.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Children’s Assistant provides customer service throughout the library that includes: answering reference and directional questions, promoting library programs and services, and assisting patrons with their general use of the library and its resources. This position is also involved with planning and executing library programs and displays and evaluating and selecting materials and services. The Children’s Assistant performs basic collection development/weeding activities and orchestrates library programs as requested.
  • Plans, prepares and carries out programs and displays for children from birth to 18 years and their caretakers under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian.
  • Carries out programs in absence of manager or as assigned 
  • Performs collection development activities for assigned areas of collection 
  • Weeds assigned area(s) of collection 
  • Sorts, shelves, and cleans books, book shelves, and other materials 
  • Reads spine labels (“shelf reads”) to identify misplaced items 
  • Conducts inventories of materials, equipment, and/or supplies 
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons, referring complex requests to appropriate managers. 
  • Locates library materials for patrons. 
  • Provides training in the use of digital content (e-books, digital audio, etc.) and associated equipment. 
  • Operates office machines such as photocopiers, voice mail systems, personal computers, fax machines, etc. 
  • Performs library opening and closing routines according to procedure. 
  • Ensures the security of building at closing time 
  • Monitors patron usage of library facilities and takes a proactive approach in preventing disruptive or unsafe behavior or conditions. Staffs service desks throughout the library as assigned or as needed. 
  • Promotes library programs and services to patrons and is an advocate for the library 
  • Develops a thorough knowledge of the children’s media in order to provide reader’s advisory service to children and their caretakers. 
  • Keeps the Youth Library attractive, organized and orderly. 
  • Performs additional duties and assignments as required 
  • Additional hours may be required according to library need.
  • High school diploma required. BA degree highly preferred. 
  • Work experience in a library is highly desirable. 
  • Work experience providing services to children and/or families is highly desirable. 
  • One (1) year of paid work experience performing advanced clerical duties in an environment characterized by frequent interruptions while serving the general public, or 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
A background check with fingerprints is required for this position. An individual who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.

Skills and Abilities
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, staff, and the public 
  • Interact and respond appropriately to patrons of all ages 
  • Present a positive and professional image to the public 
  • Retrieve and manipulate data via computer 
  • Operate personal computer and word processing software 
  • Deal with difficult situations effectively 
  • Work flexible hours including weekends and evenings 
  • Work independently 
  • Work in an open environment with frequent interruptions 
  • Work on multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form 
  • Develop and implement programs
Requires knowledge of:
  • Basic library policies and procedures
  • Dewey Decimal Classification system 
  • Library automation systems 
  • Children’s literature 
  • Popular materials and classics (across all ages) 
  • Child development and needs 
  • Library programming and services 
  • Electronic and Internet resources 
  • Available community resources. 
  • Reference procedures and services. 
  • Common office equipment including personal computers, photocopying machines, multi-line telephone system 
  • Computer software such as word processing programs. 
  • E-readers and tablets 
  • Computer gaming in libraries
Qualified applicants may send their resumé to:
Pat Fickett, MLIS
Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library
7 Forest Rd.
Wilton, NH 03086