Thursday, July 30, 2015

Library Assistant, Part-time, Griffin Free Public Library, Auburn

Griffin Free Public Library is seeking applicants for the position of Library Assistant. This is a part-time position working around 12 hours per week and participating in a rotating Saturday schedule (once per month). Duties include opening and closing the library, assisting patrons, processing new materials, answering telephones, handling donations, publicizing library events, and more.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, comfort with computer and Internet use, use of standard office equipment, skill with written and verbal communication, and the ability to interact pleasantly with co-workers and the public. Experience working in a public library is preferred, but not required.

For a full job description, visit

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter. Submissions by email can be sent to, in person at the library, or by regular mail to:

Griffin Free Public Library
P.O. Box 308
Auburn, NH 03032

This position will be open until filled; applications received by Wednesday, August 19th will receive first priority of review.

Library Director, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol - Search Re-Opened

The Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol NH seeks a highly motivated, well-experienced individual who can provide leadership and direction for a staff of 3, plus 15 to 20 volunteers.  The full-time salaried position involves working with the Board of Trustees and responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating and managing all library functions and staff.

The ideal candidate will have public library experience, excellent management skills and a proven ability to work directly with the public.  A well-rounded knowledge of relevant technology, including on-line research and communication techniques, is essential.

Preferred credentials:  A bachelor’s degree; a MLS from an ALA accredited program; knowledge of public library services, operations and collections.  Recent MLS graduates with experience, or those with equivalent experience/credentials, will also be considered.

Salary range: high 30‘s to mid-40’s, depending on background and experience.

The Minot-Sleeper Library is a great spot for a librarian/director who is looking for an opportunity to make her/his mark.  The original building, which is over 125 years old, has recently experienced a major renovation that increased its size by 2/3rds and modernized all parts of the building.  Now that the new space has been created, the library is set to expand into the community as a social and learning hub.  It is the town’s hope that the new Library Director will be excited by the possibilities offered and help bring the Minot-Sleeper into a meaningful future.

Bristol is a small, friendly town situated in the lakes region of central New Hampshire.  Newfound Lake, which borders on the town, is a remarkably clean and beautiful body of water with large undeveloped areas.  The foothills and mountains are close by.  Bristol provides full access to nature and outdoor activities, and as both Concord and Plymouth are an easy drive away, cultural and shopping opportunities are also abundant.

Submit a letter of interest and resumé to Minot-Sleeper Library,  Attn: Ann Guilfoyle, 35 Pleasant Street,  Bristol NH 03222,  or via email to

Library Assistant, Circulation, Part-time, Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Barnstead

Part time library assistant – 26 hrs. per week, some evenings and Saturdays.
Duties The Oscar Foss Memorial Library seeks an energetic and friendly Library Assistant. Essential duties include: managing the circulation desk, readers’ advisory, reference, shelving materials and updating library website.

Previous library experience and technology skills are highly desirable.  Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have proficient computer skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, possess a friendly professional demeanor and enjoy working with the public. College degree and prior library experience preferred.

Please send resumé (email preferred) to:
Danielle Hinton
Oscar Foss Memorial Library
Box 219
111 S. Barnstead Road
Center Barnstead, NH 03225

Deadline August 15, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Lamson Library & Learning Commons, Plymouth State University, Plymouth (NH)

DUTIES:  Providing research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community users in a midsize academic library on a campus with 4300 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students.  Approximately 8 hours per week, including on average one 4-hour weekend shift per week.  Appointment is for one fiscal year, with possibility of renewal.  This is a non-benefited, hourly position.
  ALA-accredited MLS degree, or enrolled in program.  Minimum of two years Reference experience, preferably in an academic library, and experience in use of electronic databases and other electronic resources.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

SALARY:  $20.00/hour

TO APPLY:  Please apply via e-mail to Gary McCool, Coordinator of Reference Services,  Send the following documents when applying:  cover letter addressing above qualifications and duties; resumé; contact information for two references.  Plymouth State University is an AA/EEO employer and actively seeks women and minorities.  Hiring contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

DEADLINE:  Position available beginning Sept. 1, 2015.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Library Director, Goodwin Library, Farmington

Position: Library Director

The Goodwin Library resides in the town of Farmington, NH. It is within driving distance of the seacoast, White Mountains, and New Hampshire Lakes Region. With a population of 6,800, this historic, brick library welcomes patrons thirty hours a week, 248 days a year. The Goodwin Library boasts a supportive and dynamic Board of Trustees, an enthusiastic and experienced team of employees, and a group of friendly, caring patrons. The Trustees and staff hope to find a creative, energized applicant who seeks new learning opportunities and diverse experiences as the library moves forward.

Brief Description for Posting

The Goodwin Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who will be the administrator of the Goodwin Library, building upon its accomplishments while establishing new programming that is innovative. The Board seeks applications from individuals who can demonstrate knowledge of the American Library Association's Core Competencies of Librarianship and are familiar with current digital media and collaboration tools. The Board desires applicants who possess a Degree in Library, Media, or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution (advanced degree preferred), a minimum of five years employment in a library (supervisory experience preferred), experience creating and managing a budget with the ability to present and defend the budget to town citizens and officials, innovative library programming and outreach ideas, strong written and verbal communication skills, a positive and collaborative leadership philosophy, and a sense of humor. Applicants should embrace the library as a warm, friendly, and safe place that welcomes diversity in all ways.

Full time position, salary (37-42K) commensurate with experience, and benefits.
Send cover letter and resumé to Board of Trustees, Goodwin Library, 422 Main Street, Farmington NH 03835. You may also email cover letter and resume to Trustee Chair Michelle Elbert,
Position is open until filled.

Job Description
General Responsibilities
The Director serves as the chief administrator of the Goodwin Library and its staff under the supervision of the Library Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for the functioning of the Library as a whole, with specific responsibilities including staffing, budgeting, programming, recommending policy adjustments to the Board, and working cooperatively with the staff and community to further the Library’s mission to provide free and open access to programs, resources, and services that meet the educational and recreational needs of the community.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and supervises operations to achieve the library’s mission with available resources, including budget and personnel.
  • Consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and policies, exercises control over the hiring, firing, discipline, and scheduling of the library’s eight employees and numerous volunteers.
  • Stays current with wage rates and makes salary recommendations to the Board as needed.
  • Implements timely staff evaluations and provides direction and guidance in regards to professional development goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and administers the annual budget with Board review and approval.
  • Directs the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Library’s physical facilities and equipment.
  • Coordinates library development and assists the Friends of the Library with fundraising.
  • Performs effective collection and programming management to provide materials and programs appropriate for the needs and interests of Library patrons and the community.
Communications and Data
  • Prepares a variety of studies, reports, and related information for internal and external decision making, and for regulatory and fiscal purposes.
  • With support from the Program Coordinators and staff, performs effective community relations and promotes library services and events through community presentations and other means.
  • Provides professional advice on library matters to the Board.
  • Effectively uses a variety of digital productivity and collaboration tools for communication, data collection, and analysis.
Community and Collaboration
  • Coordinates Library programs with area educational and recreational programs.
  • Maintains Library relationships with other non-profit organizations, as well as with Federal, state, and local officials.
  • Maintains an amicable relationship with the organizations which utilize the Library’s physical space.
Policy and Program Development
  • Reviews policies and makes recommendations to the Board.
  • With support from the Program Coordinators and staff, implements change or new programs as needed based on feedback from the community.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans.
Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Media, or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution preferred
  • Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies required
  • Minimum of five years employment in a library (supervisory experience preferred)
  • Experience creating and managing a budget with the ability to present and defend budget to town citizens and officials
  • Demonstrated record of innovative library programming and outreach 
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques, including grant writing
Personal Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A leadership philosophy that is both cooperative and inclusive 
  • Documented success in collaborative endeavors with community stakeholders 
  • Establishes a warm, friendly, and safe atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways 
  • Sense of humor combined with strong professional ethics
  • Strong emphasis on customer service
Physical Demands
  • Employee is regularly required to talk and listen both in-person and on the phone.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision on computer screens and in print.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license for travel to off-site meetings and conferences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required by the Board of Trustees.
Salary and Benefits
  • Full time salary $37,000 - $42,000 (commensurate with education and experience)
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holidays
  • Yearly Health Stipend

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On- Call Part-Time Library Assistants, Jaffrey Public Library

The Jaffrey (N.H.) Public Library is looking for people interested in becoming substitute part-time library assistants. These substitutes would fill in for permanent staff who are out sick or on leave. Library assistants are an important part of the Jaffrey PL team and work on public desks answering reference questions, using the library catalog for circulation, reshelving materials, recommending books and movies, and performing other duties as needed.

On-call part-time library assistants must have a bachelor's degree and at least one year of library experience or equivalent experience or education. Proficiency with computers, basic office software, and typical library technology is required. Knowledge of the Koha catalog is preferred but not necessary. Please be enthusiastic, customer service oriented, and interested in learning!

Assistants must be willing to work during library hours, which start as early as 10 am on some days, end as late as 7:30 on others, and include Saturdays. (Current library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10-5:30; Tuesday and Thursday, 1-7:30; Friday, 10-4:30; and Saturday, 10-2.) On-call part-time library assistants are not permanent or full-time employees, may not have much advance notice of opportunities to work, and receive no benefits. Pay is $13.57 per hour. A criminal background check will be carried out.

This position is a great way for those interested in the library field to gain experience, maintain skills, and learn from a knowledgeable team of other library assistants and librarians. For more information about the Jaffrey Public Library, please visit our Facebook page at Please send a cover letter and resumé to Libby Feil, Library Director, at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received by July 27, 2015.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Youth Librarian for Children and Young Adults, Hollis Social Library, Hollis

Job Posting – Youth Librarian

Library: Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

Job: Youth Librarian for Children and Young Adults

Duties/ Description:

The Hollis Social Library is seeking a Youth Librarian responsible for daily operations of the Children's and Young Adult department. Duties include the development and implementation of programs as well as collection development and cataloging of all youth materials.

The role requires an enthusiasm for serving patrons and the promotion of literacy to the children and young adults in the community via outreach to schools and other local organizations. The role is responsible for all aspects of planning and promoting programs and strong programming skills for youth (from birth to eighteen) are critical to this position. Programming includes story hours, book discussion groups, movies, special events and the summer reading program. 

The candidate will work with the Library Director to administer the children’s budget for materials and programs. Other responsibilities include reader’s advisory and reference service; public relations and grant writing; maintaining welcoming children’s and young adult areas and assisting patrons at the circulation desk. In the absence of Library Director and Circulation & Adult Services Librarian, this role acts in a supervisory capacity for library staff during library hours.

Demonstrated successful experience working with children in a library, educational or other learning environment is required.  

This job is a 30 hour a week position. Candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis. 

MLS is not required but preferred. Candidate should have the ability to read aloud and relate to listeners and be familiar with ILS systems, Dewey Decimal System, Microsoft Office and have knowledge of children's literature and programming experience. The ideal candidate will have experience as a youth librarian.

Salary: $17.50/hour

Closing date:  August 1, 2015

Send: Send resumé and cover letter to:
Hollis Social Library
Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Library Director
P.O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049
Subject Heading: Youth Librarian