Friday, April 18, 2014

Assistant Reference Librarian, NHTI

Position #C2R00118

NHTI, Concord’s Community College seeks a part-time (25 hours per week) professional, as part of the Reference Team, to deliver exemplary library reference and research services focusing on a strong customer service philosophy, anticipating user needs. This position reports to the Head Reference Librarian at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans; Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources; Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids; Customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services; Strong creative, technical, and problem solving skills; Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills; fluency in a second language; Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.

CLOSE DATE: CCSNH applications for this role will be accepted until filled.

NHTI, Concord’s Community College
31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301-7400
Phone: (603) 230-4002
TDD Access: Relay NH 603-223-2316
Fax: (603) 230-9311

Waltham Public Library, Director

Job Opening
Waltham Public Library
Library Director

The Board of Library Trustees seeks an imaginative, energetic, articulate and community-minded leader with proven management skills.  Our library serves the 60,000 residents of Waltham’s dynamic, increasingly diverse population.   – and many non-residents – with a 2 million dollar budget, a beautiful building, and a dedicated staff of 15 full-time and over 35 part-time employees.

Qualifications include:  Master’s Degree in Library Science; seven years of public library experience, with at least three as director or equivalent, or 5 years as a professional librarian; excellent public relations, written communication and public speaking skills; strong budgetary and financial management skills; record of effective staff management, with demonstrated commitments to customer service and ongoing professional development; a command of issues relating to library technology; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, collective bargaining experience a plus.

The library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its programs, including:
§  assisting the Board of Trustees with long-range planning, policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resources;
§  developing annual operating and capital budgets;
§  organizing the acquisitions, access, storage, and control of all collections;
§  designing and implementing services and programs for customers of all ages;
§  overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds;
§  serving as ex-officio board member to the Friends of the Library, working closing with Friends on fundraising, programming, and community outreach.
(Please see the complete job description and long range plan at

35 hours per week, excellent benefits.         Starting salary: $84,823

Deadline to apply:  May 30, 2014                 Anticipated start time: mid-October

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol screening and background check and must sign a Rule 35 disclosure.

Qualified candidates should submit
·       Completed City of Waltham employment application ( )
·       Resume
·       Letter of interest and
·       Three letters of  professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti
Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Assistant Director, Portsmouth Public Library

April 2014

The Portsmouth Public Library seeks an Assistant Director with the leadership qualities of passion, courage and good judgment.  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director, 4 Department Supervisors and an total staff of 36 individuals comprising 22 FTEs to deliver a high level of service to a population of approximately 22,000 people in the vibrant seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The Assistant Director has important duties in planning, goal setting and program design and implementation.  He/she directly supervises the circulation staff and circulation processes, and works periodically on the Circulation Desk.  Along with the Library Director, the Assistant Director performs administrative and supervisory functions throughout the Library.  Duties include occasional teaching of technology-related classes to groups and one-to-one instruction in both the use of devices and in computer-based activity.

In Collection development, the Assistant Director is responsible for purchasing adult fiction and shares responsibility for oversight of traditional and electronic collections Library-wide.

The Portsmouth Public Library occupies a new state-of-the-art 39,000 square foot building that was the first municipal building in New Hampshire to achieve LEED certification.  The Library enjoys excellent community support with an FY14 budget of $1.7 million and an FY13 circulation of over 449,000.  The 135,000 item collection spans popular, research, and historical material for youth and adults.

The Library plays a strong role in community building for Portsmouth and the seacoast region providing opportunities for both formal and informal gathering in programs, meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and a small café.

The successful candidate for this position will be analytical, creative and entrepreneurial, and will exhibit a strong interest in serving people of all ages and backgrounds.

Salary based on experience and qualifications within the FY14 range of $63,826--$79,542.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days; and participation in the NH Retirement System.

Send resume, cover letter and three current professional references to Dianna Fogarty, Director of Human Resources, City of Portsmouth,1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth NH 03801,  603-610-7270, or apply online at

Address questions to Steve Butzel, current Assistant Director at (603)766-1711 or

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Library Assistant, Part-Time, Wolfeboro Public Library

Town of Wolfeboro
Wolfeboro Public Library
The Wolfeboro Public Library is accepting applications to fill a part-time Library Assistant position. Primary duties include working at the circulation desk and assisting library users.
Job Summary
1. Fifteen (15) hours per week.
2. Must be computer literate and able to operate a variety of office equipment.
3. Must be detail oriented and able to work independently.
4. Must be able to provide excellent customer service.
5. Must be available to work mornings five days per week including Saturdays.
6. Bachelor’s degree and/or previous library experience preferred.
7. Wage: $12.75/hour.
Please apply to Cynthia Scott, Library Director, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 South Main St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894 by May 2, 2014.

Library Director, Effingham Public Library

Effingham Public Library

Library Director

The Effingham Public Library seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work in a team environment to provide leadership and direction for our small, rural community library.

This 30-hour per week position is primarily administrative and involves responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a staff of two (2) and a core group of 10-12 volunteers.

The Library Director maintains a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, serves as chief information resource, community liaison, and assumes a wide variety of duties.

A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including a broad background in management, administration, operations, and finance required. An MLS from an ALA accredited program and knowledge of public library services, operations, and collections preferred. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Effingham Public Library, Attn.: Library Trustee Chair, 30 Town House Road, Effingham NH 03882. For a complete job description including qualifications, please visit our website at or email The position is open until filled.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Library Director, Nottingham

The Board of Trustees of the Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH is seeking an
energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with excellent interpersonal and outreach skills to
serve as its Library Director. The Director performs professional and administrative duties
across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation,
collection development, community relations, and facility maintenance.
The right candidate will have library work experience, strong knowledge of and skills with
emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development,
personnel and financial management, strategic planning, and organizational skills. The
successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities in regards to
leadership, communication, and public relations. Accredited MLS plus three years professional
library experience preferred with at least one year in supervisory position. This is a full-time, 40-
hour position with a salary range of $40,000 – $48,000, plus benefits.
The Blaisdell Memorial Library is located in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the
University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural
resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a community of
4,752, has 2,200 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over
18,000 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.
Closing date for applications is May 16, 2014.
Letter of interest, resume, and three current professional references should be sent to: Board of Trustees, Blaisdell Memorial Library P.O.Box 115 Nottingham, NH 03290
Inquiries about the position may be e-mailed to Susan Medeiros at

Library Media Services Director, Pinkerton Academy, Derry



Pinkerton Academy, an independent public academy serving grades 9-12, located in Derry, NH is seeking a Director of Library Media Services for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.
Application information is available on our website:
Position is open until filled.
CONTRACT PERIOD: Academic year, 195 days (includes 4 floating days in summer), salaried, exempt

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Faculty

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science/Media from an accredited institution, certification as a library media specialist from NH Dept. of Education, 3 years’ experience in library science, 3 years’ experience in a supervisory position

PERSONAL QUALITIES: Energetic, motivated, honest, dependable, hard-working, organized, approachable, collaborative, excellent communicator


  • Establish goals and vision for the library and Media Center appropriate to the school and the students served that meet the school’s mission.
  • Knowledge of literature and current trends in school library media practice and information technology.
  • Knowledge of the design and use of educational technology tools.
  • Knowledge of the school’s curriculum and student information needs within the curriculum to promote competency in information literacy across the curriculum.
  • Knowledge of resources available within and beyond the school, and promote collaborative relationships with external information sources such as other school media specialists, public libraries, government agencies, and business organizations to support learning.
  • Develop a plan to evaluate the library program to stay current and up to date with emerging library media and educational technologies.
  • Maintain and expand the library collection, equipment and technologies to meet the diverse needs of the school, the learning needs of all learners, and library information standards.
  • Supervise students and manage student behavior in accordance with school policies and standards.
  • Implement policies and procedures relating to borrowing and returning of library property.
  • Supervise the inventory of library materials and equipment as needed.
  • Maintain the library’s on line resources.
  • Provide instructional support to students using the library or Media Center during designated periods, as well as before and after school.
  • Provide instructional support by developing research tools.
  • Collaborate with teachers in designing and presenting instructional units and lessons to promote literacy and technology skills by incorporating and encouraging the integration of a wide range of resources and technology in the library and classroom.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to acquaint teachers with print, online and multimedia resources as well as research and information literacy.

  • Lead department and Library Advisory Committee meetings, encouraging collaboration with faculty and staff to promote library resources and activities.
  • Participate in technology committees.
  • Assist, supervise and evaluate library staff and provide them with professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other comparable duties as assigned.