Thursday, August 28, 2014

Part Time Circulation Clerk and Long Term Substitute, Berwick Public Library (ME)

The Berwick Public Library is seeking a flexible individual for 4 ½ hours per week, with occasional additional hours; working Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Individual will check books in and out, field reference questions and operate basic library functions. Significant interaction with the public; needs customer service skills.  Ability to multi-task is a necessity. Good communications skills and computer literacy required.  Additional technology skills desired.

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree preferred
  • One to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
$9.00/hr. to start
Applications received 9/10/2014 will receive priority
Interviews will begin 9/17/2013

Library Hours when might be called to substitute:
Tues & Weds 9:30 – 7:30, Fri & Sat 9:30 – 1:30.

To apply: Send resumé and cover letter to: Melissa Saggerer, library director:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Library Director, Stephenson Memorial Library, Greenfield

The Trustees of the Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield seek qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The position is part-time (29 hours per wk) and will be available by mid-October 2014. Duties include general administration and daily operation of the library, supervision of library staff, budget development/management and collaboration with the Trustees in community outreach, planning and Library development.  A detailed job description for this position and general information about the Library are available on the Stephenson Memorial Library web page at:

To apply, submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: Chair, Board of Trustees, Stephenson Memorial Library, 761 Forest Rd., Greenfield, NH 03047.  The application deadline is Sept. 20, 2014.  The Town of Greenfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Librarian, Enfield Public Library

The Trustees of the Enfield, NH, Public Library seek a proven leader and innovator to direct the Library. Reporting to an elected Board of Trustees, the Librarian will be responsible for all aspects of administration including personnel, collection management, budget, and long-range planning.  The library has a staff of 5 full-  and part-time employees, holds more than 28,500 items, and circulates more than 38,500 items annually.  It serves a population of 4850 residents.

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:
  • Manages library operations, resources, and staff to achieve goals established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares short and long-term plans for the growth of the library.
  • Develops collections by acquiring and weeding appropriately.
  • Responds to reference requests.
  • Prepares annual budget for presenting to the board and to the town Budget Committee.
  • Gathers and presents statistics to the Trustees, the State Library, and for the town’s annual report.
Within the community:
  • Meets regularly with other town department heads and the Town Manager.
  • Engages with the librarian, teachers, and principal of the Enfield Village School to insure quality programming that enhances elementary school education.
  • Cooperates with town recreation programs and other relevant programs for children and adults in offering quality library service and events.
  • Promotes the use of the library’s facilities and collections.
Required minimum qualifications:
  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library Science or the equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the technologies and systems used in a modern small town library.
This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.  Salary is dependent on qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $50,000.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and the names of three references to  Closing date for this position is September 19, 2014.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Librarian, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH

Since our founding in 1965, Daniel Webster College (“DWC”) has established itself as an innovative center of higher learning. DWC maintains an active enrollment of approximately 1,000 students in varying Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in the following schools: Arts and Sciences; Aviation Sciences; Business,  Management and Professional Studies; Engineering and Computer Sciences.  Our programs employ traditional, applied and adult-learning teaching styles and are delivered through traditional, accelerated and distance methodologies in a learner-centered environment of mutual respect.

We are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in the fields of aviation, information technology, business and engineering.

In our pursuit of excellence, our employees are our greatest asset.  DWC is a reflection of the spirit of our college community and every employee plays an invaluable role in the achievement of our mission.

Ensures the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is established as and remains an integral part of the campus.  Develops, coordinates and delivers user training courses/materials as well as prepares and distributes user documentation and aids.


•Serves as administrator of new SirsiDynix Symphony ILS.
•Selects, purchases, and maintains serials.
•Serves as copyright coordinator and educator for the entire campus.
•Designs, implements and maintains strategic plans for the LRC library collections.
•Assists students with questions regarding the LRC or course materials.
•Designs and delivers database tutorials and instruction materials for users and assists them in search strategies and advanced information needs.
•Assists Instructors with retention efforts by providing information on resources and techniques to enhance study skills, library research skills, etc.  Maintains records of LRC usage to correlate students’ progress with their course work.
•Offers formal and informal instruction sessions on how to conduct research using library resources. Serves as an embedded librarian in multiple sections of freshman English.
•Provides reference service to the campus community during assigned desk hours and via email.
•Negotiates library agreements by complying with state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
•Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices and the guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.
•Other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Additional Information:

•Master’s degree required in Library Science from and ALA accredited library school.
•At least two years’ experience working in a library environment.
•Efficiently and effectively utilize a personal computer and related software including Microsoft Office, departmental specific software and the Internet.
•Able to interact with employees, students and outside contacts of all levels.
•Proven educational or administrative experience in solving problems for individuals or teams.  Experience with analyzing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of options and exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills.
•Proven track record of handling and organizing multiple items with timely completions.
•Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.
•Past history of developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
•Work schedule: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During winter, spring, and summer break, hours change to Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasionally, there will be some variability within these guidelines.

Daniel Webster College is committed to offering our employees a benefits package that will allow them to find a balance between their professional and personal lives as well as the opportunity for career development.

Application Procedure:

Apply at

Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Fall 2014, Mason Library

Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Fall 2014
Mason Library

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team and assist with providing research services and instruction. The position is part-time, non-benefitted, 15 hours a week, beginning August 25, 2014 through December 12, 2014 with a salary of $6,000 per semester.

The successful candidate will teach or co-teach information literacy sessions, provide research assistance for the Information Desk, participate in initiatives such as the personal librarian program, and training student Research & Technology Fellows. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of LibGuides, the creation of instruction materials, and collection development.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree; experience or coursework with applied practice in providing reference; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
* Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
* Curriculum Vitae
* Contact information for three references

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: or

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Library Director, Lee Public Library

                                Library Director, Lee Public Library

Duties:  The Lee Public 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 four part-time employees, a collection of approximately 25,000 books and media items, and an annual budget of just over $200,000.

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 Lee. Full job description is located on

Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills, and a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory 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.

Description: Lee is a rural community located near the New Hampshire seacoast, with easy access to Routes 95, 93 and 495. There are approximately 4,400 residents, many of whom are associated with the nearby University of New Hampshire. Additionally, Lee is part of the Oyster River Cooperative School District; one of the district’s two elementary schools is located in the center of Lee.

The Town of Lee has begun the process of raising funds for a new library and community facility, with a goal of breaking ground in 2016. The ideal candidate will have experience with library building programs.

Closing Date: October 3, 2014
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Address: Please send a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three professional references to Board of Library Trustees, Director Search, Lee Public Library, 9 Mast Road, Lee NH 03861.

Library Director, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Franconia

Library Director
Abbie Greenleaf Library
Franconia, NH

Status: 30-hour work week

Library Director

Abbie Greenleaf Library, located in the town of Franconia in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic and creative individual to serve as Director. The library serves a community of residents and year-round visitors.

The Director will manage library staff, develop the library budget, maintain a knowledge of emerging technologies, monitor the library's web presence (web site and social media), and offer programs of interest to adults and children.

Education and Experience

ALA accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science preferred; candidates with partial course work towards a degree or with comparable public library experience are encouraged to apply.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Two weeks of paid vacation, holidays and health insurance are provided. Six-month probationary period.


Submit a letter of interest with resumé and contact information for three professional references to

The position description is available at

The application deadline is September 10, 2014. In-person interviews will be conducted at the library.