Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Library Technician, Part-Time, Bedford Public Library

POSITION:  LIBRARY TECHNICIAN – Part-Time, Bedford Public Library

SALARY:       $16.48 - $22.19 per hour

TYPICAL DUTIES:
The Bedford Public Library seeks a detail oriented individual to perform library technical work and other duties, such as ordering and cataloguing new acquisitions, the maintenance and use of the library collection and assisting patrons. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Orders library materials, verifies deliveries against invoices and maintains records of acquisitions.
  • Performs elementary copy cataloguing using bibliographic database and enters assigned relevant categories. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of processing library materials.  
  • Performs specialized and routine clerical tasks such as data entry, preparing reports and filing.
  • Performs circulation desk duties including issuing library cards, checking collection materials in and out, collecting fines and handling complaints. 
  • Works in one or more sections of the library performing a representative range of duties and responsibilities. 
  • Performs serial check in and database maintenance.
The part-time position will require approximately 22 hours per week, and may be assigned a regular schedule of varied days, nights and weekends as required to fulfill the operating hours of the library.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must have proficient computers skills and be able to perform them with a high degree of accuracy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision and regularly take personal initiative to execute work responsibilities. Knowledge of library methods, techniques, procedures and library ILS systems, as well as a commitment to good customer service is essential. Familiarity with copy cataloguing preferred. A college degree and three years of library, or related experience, and prior computer training and experience is preferred.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send cover letter and resumé to:

Mary Ann Senatro, Library Director
Bedford Public Library
3 Meetinghouse Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110

or email msenatro@bedfordnh.org

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Circulation Assistant, Part-time Substitute, Howe Library, Hanover

Howe Library of The Town of Hanover is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time substitute (averaging 6-10 hours per week) Circulation Assistant.  Reporting to the Circulation Supervisor, this position is responsible for using the library’s computerized system to check books in and out, responding to telephone inquiries, opening and closing the library building, and performing a variety of clerical  tasks.

This position is Pay Grade 7 (hourly wage $17.02) on the Town’s pay scale.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma, experience with computers sufficient to easily operate check in/check out system, excellent customer service and communication skills, plus the desire and ability to work as part of a team of library professionals. 

Work schedule:
Must be able to work one regularly scheduled weekly three or four hour shift, every third Saturday or Sunday, and for substitute work during day, evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit cover letter and Town’s application form (application form required, resumé encouraged) available on the Town website (go to Employment link at www.hanovernh.org).  Application may be submitted in person, or by mail, fax, or email to:

Gloria LaCasse, HR Coordinator
Human Resources Department
PO Box 483
Hanover, NH  03755
Fax:  (603)290-5492
human.resources@hanovernh.org

Criminal background check required.
The Town of Hanover is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Services Librarian, Part-time Substitute, Howe Library, Hanover

Howe Library of the Town of Hanover is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time substitute (averaging 6-10 hours per week) Public Services Librarian.  Reporting to the Senior Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for assisting patrons with reference questions, providing readers’ advisory and computer instruction services, and performing circulation duties as necessary.

This position is Pay Grade 12 (hourly wage $21.72) on the Town’s pay scale.

Minimum requirements:  Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university. Successful candidates will also have library experience sufficient to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for 1-2 years.  A strong philosophy of quality customer service is essential.

Work schedule: Must be able to work one evening per week, every third Saturday or Sunday, and be available for needed substitute work during day, evening, Saturday, and Sunday shifts.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit cover letter and Town’s application form (application form required, resumé encouraged) available on the Town website (go to Employment link at www.hanovernh.org).  Application may be submitted in person or by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Gloria LaCasse, HR Coordinator
Human Resources Department
41 South Main Street
PO Box 483
Hanover, NH  03755
Fax: (603)290-5496
humanresources@hanovernh.org

Criminal background check required.
The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Library Assistant II - Emerging Technologies, Portsmouth Public Library

PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Portsmouth, NH
www.cityofportsmouth.com/library

POSITION TITLE:    Library Assistant II – Emerging Technologies
POSITION HOURS:            37.5 hours
SALARY RANGE:            $29,177 to $35,365
   
QUALIFICATIONS:    Candidates must possess a high school diploma and preferably two or more years of related professional library experience. Candidates should have an understanding of how to use library systems and computers.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of this position is to perform library circulation, children's, reference and technical support services; provide individual and group instruction on using a wide variety of information technology, in particular mobile devices. Remain up to date on emerging technologies that have or may have an impact on the services provided and share ideas for library improvements; to assist in providing easy customer access to needed information and other materials.
  1. Performs circulation responsibilities according to approved procedures e.g., registering customers, checking in and out library materials, processing reserves and other requests, helping physically maintain collections, providing readers' advisory services and showing customers how to use the online catalogue.
  2. Assists in maintaining and helping others maintain the customer registration database, customer materials usage and recovery of overdue items.
  3. Provides one-on-one instruction to patrons on using a wide range of eReader and other devices, including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
  4. Assesses customer needs in the areas of electronic devices and electronic material delivery.
  5. Provides staff with technical support and consultation concerning digital devices.
  6. Orders, sets up and updates over 20 Kindles and other devices lent out to the public. Purchases and installs new content, upgrades operation systems and updates apps.
  7. As member of the Emerging Technologies Committee, helps develop policies and procedures and leads demonstrations and instructional sessions
  8. Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  9. Collects statistical and other information for customer utilization and other reports.
  10. Assists customers in the use of the meeting rooms, including equipment set-up
  11. As member of the Emerging Technologies committee, participates in outreach activities.
SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

APPLY TO:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
1 Junkins Ave.
Portsmouth, NH  03801

Human Resources Director:
Dianna Fogarty
(603) 610-7270
dlfogarty@cityofportsmouth.com 

Contact skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com with job specific questions.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTED: October 14, 2014                CLOSING DATE: October 23, 2014

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Nashua Public Library

POSITION:            PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
               
HOURS OF WORK:    20 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION:        AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY:    $18.44 - $24.55 per hour depending on education / experience
                JOB GRADE 7

PRIMARY DUTIES

Part-time 20-hour position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library includes 3-4 evenings and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer based patron assistance, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory and special projects as assigned.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master’s Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in a reference department in a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and audiobooks, and working in a busy reference department in a public library a plus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 
Submit cover letter, application/resumé, and three professional references to:
http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY UNTIL 5 P.M. ON OCTOBER 31, 2014

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS) 10-16-2014

Reference Librarian Substitute, Lebanon Libraries

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Reference Librarian Substitute, Lebanon Libraries, as further described below:
   
JOB TITLE:                 Reference Librarian Substitute       

GRADE/AFFILATION:        N/A           

COMPENSATION:             $20.97 per hour       
   
DEPARTMENT:             Lebanon Libraries       

POSTING DATE:             October 17, 2014   
   
CLOSING DATE:             October 31, 2014   

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) may vary, including Sundays from 12:30pm to 5:00pm.

POSITION DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Masters in Library Science or enrollment in an MLS program required. A minimum of one year’s experience in a library setting.

A City of Lebanon Employment Application is required and submissions not containing this document will not be considered. An employment application may be obtained online at www.hr.lebnh.net. Forward completed applications to Human Resources Director, City Hall, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 or via email to: human.resources@lebcity.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Library Director, Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Barnstead

Duties:  The Oscar Foss Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service oriented. The Director oversees a staff of three part-time employees, a collection of approximately 17,000 books and media items, and an annual budget of just over $127,000.

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, policy management, annual budget preparation, and fiscal management of the library facility. 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 library for the town of Barnstead. Full job description is located at www.oscarfoss.org

Qualifications:
Applicants must have strong communication skills, and a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science is preferred but consideration will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and required skills and experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate an exceptional ability to direct a public library in a community which has set a high standard for service.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary: $15-20 per hour, 30 hours per week, paid vacation, and sick time.
 
Address:  Send cover letter, resumé, and three professional references to: ofmltrustees@gmail.com or Board of Trustees Oscar Foss Memorial Library PO Box 219 Center Barnstead, NH 03225