Monday, March 23, 2015

Circulation Staff Assistant, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields

The Paul Memorial Library in Newfields has an immediate opening for a Circulation Staff Assistant. We are a small town serving a population of 1,700.

Duties will include:  greeting patrons upon entry, providing assistance, registering new patrons, checking in and out of materials, Inter-Library Loan, shelving materials, and assisting with  library events.

Bachelor's Degree is required, prior library experience highly desirable, excellent customer service attitude and friendliness is essential. Strong communication skills required and computer literacy is expected. Enthusiasm for reading is very helpful. Applicants must be able and willing to work independently.

Position is open until filled. Pay rate is $10.00 per hour. Expected shifts will include Friday afternoons 12-4 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and filling in at other times when needed.

Please send letter of interest and resumé to Pamela Burch, Director at

Friday, March 20, 2015

Library Assistant, Children's Room Circulation Desk, Part-time, Dover Public Library

Part-time Library Assistant I, Children’s Room Circulation Desk:
Average 12 HOURS/week:  schedule includes afternoons, one evening, and alternating Saturdays. (availability for occasional extra subbing a plus).

We are seeking a person with a background working with children (academic degree or practical experience in a school, library, or childcare setting), superior customer service skills, and familiarity with basic computer technology.

Duties include checking library materials in and out, registering new borrowers, providing readers’ advisory services and guidance in locating library materials, and assisting patrons in the use of computer workstations and Internet access.  Duties may also include creating displays & materials to promote reading, and conducting preschool story times.

Starting hourly rate is $12.09
Position is open until filled.

Benefits include vacation, holiday and sick leave on a proportional basis.   

City of Dover job applications and the full job vacancy announcement are available at:
Applications, job descriptions, and vacancy announcements are also available at the front entrance of City Hall. Completed applications should be sent to:

Human Resources Office
288 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester

Job Description
Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College seeks an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This is an entry-level position reporting to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library’s well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library’s physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library’s mission
Required Skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
 Required Experience
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and frameworks
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate some nights and weekends during the academic term
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic background or working experience in a STEM discipline
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting
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:

Start Date:
July 1, 2015

To Apply: Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities ( page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Library/Programming Assistant, Langdon Public Library, Newington

Title: Library/ Programming Assistant, Langdon Public Library

Duties:  This individual will be responsible for planning and presenting programs and activities for diverse age groups, to encourage reading and stimulate use of the library including story times, summer reading programs, outreach programs, and special events. Other duties include staffing the circulation desk; instructing patrons needing help on library computers, readers’ advisory, answering reference questions as needed.
  1.  Strong interest in working with children and young adults.
  2. Proficiency with children’s and young adult literature.
  3. Knowledgeable about issues related to child development.
  4. Proficiency using information technology in assigned functions, including

    a.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Publisher
    b. Familiarity with mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and eReaders
    c. Familiarity with gaming systems such as Xbox, PlayStation3, and Wii.
  5.  Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 
  6. Ability to see tasks through to completion and in a timely fashion.
  7. Ability to multi-task. 
  8. Ability to collaborate with ad maintain effective working relationships with patrons, staff, the Board of Trustees, community groups, and local schools.
Hours: 8 – 14 hours/week on Tuesdays, Fridays, some Wednesdays and some Saturdays.

Salary: $12.00/ hour or commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: Open until filled. A full job description is available at Please send resumé with letter of interest to

Law Librarian, Part-time, Accufile, Inc., Manchester/Concord

AccuFile Inc., a professional library services firm is looking for part-time experienced Law Librarian to work in Manchester and Concord, NH.  Approximately 10-20 hours per week.

Qualifications:  MLS and law firm library experience essential

Responsibilities may include:

  • Receive and log new materials, both in print and electronic resources
  • Claim missing materials and return unwanted materials
  • Process and authorize invoices for payment according to firm policy and work to resolve invoice issues with vendors
  • Acquisition paperwork - order processing and follow up
  • Present information to attorneys and paralegals on new products and developments
  • Facilitate and monitor interlibrary book loans
  • Re-shelving - re-shelve all titles within the library area
  • Organize loose-leaf filing for filing staff
  • Monitor vendor contracts and purchase plans
  • Facilitate training and product demonstrations of library materials and tools
  • Perform legal and business research
  • Provide orientation to the firm/client library, its resources and collections
  • Provide fiscal data/cost analysis - annual expenditures for the library
  • Assist management with plans for firm growth as it relates to the law library; space planning, technology, collection decisions/strategy, budget allocations, etc.
  • Provide information on services available to attorneys from publishers and/or new developments
  • Maintain Library memberships, along with online lists and passwords
  • Oversight of all library operations and functions
  • Maintain library intranet page
Please send cover letter and resumé along with salary requirements to Karen Micciche at

Friday, March 13, 2015

Library Page, Part-time, Concord Public Library

Job Summary: Pages perform routine tasks of categorizing and returning materials to shelves; retrieving and shelving items from storage, and maintaining orderly appearance of the library. Performs work in processing of material for public use. Must have high attention to detail and be able to work in an orderly fashion under deadline pressure. Excellent customer service skills required:

Routine Duties:
  • Empty outdoor bins, sort and shelve materials.
  • Respond to patron requests for materials including making routine trips to basement storage stacks.
  • Perform work in the processing of books, periodicals and other materials for public use. 
  • Perform routine computer work in library databases and have the ability to use computers, printers, copiers, scanners and microfilm machines.
  • Respond to common inquiries or requests from patrons.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Must have valid NH drivers license. Any combination, training, and experience, which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. Must be able to lift and move fifty pounds, push or pull up to 150 pounds and regularly stand, stoop, kneel, and go up and down flights of stairs throughout each shift.

Hours of work: 17 hours per week; may include day, evening and weekend hours. Exact schedule to be arranged.

Starting Salary Range:

Closing Date: March

City Application is required.  To apply visit the city's Employment Page.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Library Aide, Part-time, Belmont Public Library

The Belmont Public Library seeks an energetic individual who enjoys the public to join our staff as a part-time (approx.10 hours) Library Aide.

The candidate will perform circulation duties including checking out materials, registering patrons for new library cards, and shelving materials; assist patrons with locating materials, basic computer and reference questions, and reader’s advisory; and assist staff with preparing and implementing adult and/or youth programming.

Shifts will be irregular, and may include evenings until 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The Aide will be available on call to substitute during staff vacations or illness.

The candidate must have basic computer and Internet skills, be able to effectively interact with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner, and be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers.

Hourly wage is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume by Friday March 27 to