Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Library Director, Part-time, Allenstown Public Library

The town of Allenstown, NH seeks a creative, energetic, community and customer service oriented Library Director who is passionate about the role the public library plays in the community.  The person who fills this position will play a vital role in the community and will liaise with other town departments and the local schools, as well as other local organizations including the Friends of the Library and funding agencies.  The librarian will work closely with Library Trustees who oversee the library’s budget, policies and day to day activities of the library.

A town of 4,322, the Allenstown library was founded in 1890 and the current building was erected in 1934.  The library public space consists of one 1100 square foot first floor, a new patio, a closed stacks basement and a vault containing historical material.   The library collection consists of approximately 13,000 print volumes. 

The Library Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Day to day management two part-time library assistants and occasional volunteers
  • Developing and upholding library policy
  • Inter-library loan processing
  • Technical support for all library computers (Windows 8)
  • Managing and accounting for the library’s annual budget and all library financial accounts
  • Developing, strategizing, and presenting the library’s annual budget to town officials
  • Basic library reference including, but not limited to reader’s advisory for children, teens and adults; 
  • Technical support for patron eBook devices
  • Grant writing and administration and fundraising
  • Building and grounds maintenance and upkeep & library custodial needs
  • Library statistical reports and data management
  • Managing the library’s OPAC (Atriuum)
  • Cataloging (Dewey and in-house developed classification system)
  • All library programming
  • Basic library outreach
  • Managing the library’s website (Wordpress) & Social media accounts (Facebook, Goodreads)
  • Collection development
Desired qualifications include:
  • Grant writing experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Public relations and outreach experience
  • Experience managing employees and/or volunteers
  • Nonprofit management experience
  • Knowledge of descriptive statistics
  • Knowledge of basic library practices including policy development, reference, cataloging, and collection development
  • Experience with and knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience with web publishing platforms including Wordpress and Omeka
  • Ability to provide computer technical support
  • Ability to provide a vision for the future role of the public library in the community
A bachelor’s degree and MLS (in-process is acceptable) are highly desired, but not required for the right candidate.

The position is considered part-time (approximately 22-24 hours a week) and unbenefited.  Salary is dependent upon annual town funding allocation.

Interested candidates can submit a resumé and letter of interest to:

Allenstown Library Board of Trustees
59 Main Street
Allenstown, NH 03275

Electronic submissions are preferred.

Library Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Allenstown Public Library

This is customer service-oriented team player positions whose responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Circulation desk responsibilities.
  • Shelving and processing materials
  • Assisting patrons with e-readers and other technical questions.
  • Assisting patrons with the use of library equipment.
  • Registering new patrons.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Library experience is preferred. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Proficient with using a computer necessary.

This is a one to two days a week position with substituting hours possible and may include evening and Saturday hours.

To apply: Resumé, cover letter and references may be mailed to:

Allenstown Public Library
59 Main Street
Allenstown, NH 03275
Or submitted via email to:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Night Reference Librarian, Part-time, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua

Rivier University has a position available for a Part-time Late Night Reference Librarian. 

Job description:
Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Circulation Staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Assist with other tasks within the Library.

General Responsibilities:
  • Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog, and various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as well as using e-mail, the telephone, online chat and texting.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • May occasionally provide drop-in library instruction sessions for patrons in general library use, research methods, and the like.
  • May assist in preparing LibGuides and other appropriate materials. 
  • May assist with other department functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves.
  • In the absence of the Circulation staff, assist in training and supervising student assistants.
  • Monitor building activity on a regular basis. Maintain a safe environment by upholding library policies and procedures. Report any incidents/emergencies to Public Safety and supervisors. Report any building maintenance issues to supervisors. 
  • Perform closing procedures at the designated time.
  • Participate in working extended late night hours at the end of the semesters.
Schedule: This position is for the academic year only, excluding certain breaks and holidays. Hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.

Submit letter of intent, resumé and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: LATE NIGHT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN or email to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian, Part-time, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua

Rivier University has a new position available for a Part-time Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian.

Job description:
Perform professional cataloging functions; monitor and evaluate the library’s cataloging data. Perform overall collection maintenance tasks. 

General Responsibilities:
  • Perform professional copy cataloging and produce original cataloging in accordance with national and local standards.
o   Provide cataloging data quality control for copy cataloging functions performed by support staff
o   Assist in the development of new policies and procedures for new resource formats
  • Perform collection maintenance tasks including finding replacement copies of materials. 
  • Assist in catalog quality control activities.
  • In collaboration with library management, provide supervision to graduate student employees.
  • Act as subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas; confer with faculty to assess needs; make selections in appropriate formats; and make de-selection decisions as appropriate.
  • Provide reference desk coverage as needed.
  • Assist with interlibrary loan tasks as needed.
Schedule: Will cover 40 weeks (September-June) per year and 25 hours per week, exact schedule to be determined. There is some flexibility, but hours will be sometime between 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday, 4-5 days per week.

Required:  An MLS from an ALA accredited program. A MLS candidate with relevant library experience may be considered. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience, particularly in technical services and cataloging. Knowledge of RDA cataloging standards and Library of Congress subject headings; experience utilizing these standards preferred. Excellent attention-to-detail. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet multiple demands. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred: Knowledge and skills related to acquisitions and integrated library systems (particularly Innovative’s Millennium ILS), good planning and administrative skills. Experience in an academic library, and in conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Supervisory experience.        

Submit letter of intent, resumé and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian or email to  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Technical Sales Specialist, YBP (Yankee Book Peddler), Contoocook

Technical Sales Specialist
YBP (Yankee Book Peddler)
: Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

Responsible for providing technical service support to customers, Sales, Customer Service, Book Processing and department personnel, ensuring that customers’ needs and requirements for the supply of MARC records and other services are interpreted and implemented accurately. The incumbent works to determine feasible and satisfactory account specifications, and to ensure a high-quality experience for customers who are configuring new or significantly changing Technical Services accounts.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Works with customers and the appropriate YBP business units as needed to design and implement new or significantly changed technical services for customers.
  • Develops, documents, and maintains customer profiles, including histories, for YBP library technical services.
  • Evaluates quality of customer experience for new or significantly changed accounts and makes a timely and service-oriented response, including providing feedback to the Director.
  • Establishes vital working relationships with Collection Development Managers in Sales to explore increasing business in strategic ways, particularly with YBP customers who are not currently receiving technical services.
  • Supports the customer bid/RFP process by reviewing tenders and ensuring YBP’s compliance with customer requirements. As necessary, provides language to describe services or customer options.
  • Drafts and revises technical service documentation and procedures according to established procedural guidelines.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Contributes significant support to the YBP’s Customer Service and Sales Departments.
  • Provides input for the establishment of system policies and procedures, standards and schedules.
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1+-2 years with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word
  • 2+ years of library experience, preferably in a technical services environment
  • 2+ years working in a direct customer contact role. 
  • 2+ years of MS Office, Outlook, and Explorer experience.
  • 1+ years of cataloging standards and best practices experience
  • 2+ years Library of Congress classification system experience
  • 2+ years of the Dewey Decimal classification system
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a sales role desirable.
  • Experience with academic library technical services operations preferred.
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards and best practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize to work effectively both independently and/or in a cooperative, team environment.
  • Experience coordinating, supervising or reviewing the work of others
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Ability to read and write French, Spanish or Mandarin at an intermediate level preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying academic library standards and best practices.
  • Knowledge of ethical sales practices, pricing models and fairness in competitive practices.
  • Broad knowledge of the functions of the company and the department.
  • Authoritative understanding of and compliance with the department’s service standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of Ebsco Information Services.; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company’s hierarchy.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no follow up; infrequently consults documentation; serves as a resource to other members of the work team.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support managerial decisions.
  • Ability to uphold the company image, and serve as a company spokesperson.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of customer and departmental needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Advanced computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concern and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among company departments, with professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.Excellent verbal communication; Excellent written communication; Leadership/supervisory experience; Positive attitude & team player; Strong analytical abilities
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Belmont Public Library -- Aide

The Belmont Public Library seeks an energetic individual who enjoys the public to join our staff as a part-time substitute 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, with an average of 10 hours per week. 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 July 17 to  

Friday, June 19, 2015

Librarian (Supervisor), Teen Services, Nashua Public Library

STARTING SALARY:   $42,064 - $55,976 depending on education / experience


This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the teen department including budgeting, collection development, programming and departmental goals. Supervises the teen department staff, oversees the teen room and develops departmental policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison to the middle and high schools and other civic organizations serving teens to actively promote library services. Coordinates the teen volunteer program. Participates on the reference team providing direct customer service and acts as an instructor in the library’s computer class program. Participates in the library’s online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies.


MLS from an ALA accredited school, minimum of 3 years of library experience. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude for serving the public, especially teens. The preferred candidate will be creative, have some supervisory experience, a proven track record of implementing innovative library services, and experience implementing web 2.0 technologies to engage a targeted population. The successful candidate must enjoy working directly with teens.


Submit cover letter, application/resumé, and three professional references to: