Thursday, February 26, 2015

Library Assistant, Young Adult Service, Goffstown Public Library

Goffstown Public Library seeking dynamic, fun-loving individual for 25 hour per week position. Responsible for assisting the Head of Youth Services with planning and implementing innovative programming for youth through high school age.  Provides reader’s advisory and reference services to youth and their parents and participates in community, local youth-oriented groups.  Significant interaction with the public. Provide outreach programming and after-school programming outside the library building. Position includes evenings, some Saturdays.  

Qualifications: Bachelor or Associate degree required or equivalent college courses.  Good communication skills, public service attitude & computer literacy required.  Public library experience preferred. If interviewed, be prepared to present your vision of teen services and an outline of a program, tapping into teen interests and trends.

Applications reviewed as received. $17.59 per hour to start. Send resumé, cover letter & 3 professional references by 5 p.m. on March 6 to:  Dianne Hathaway, Director, Goffstown Public Library, 2 High Street, Goffstown, NH 03045.  Job description at www.goffstownlibrary.com.  EOE/AA

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Page/Aide, Children's and Teen Services Department, Merrimack Public Library

Title: Page/Aide, Children’s and Teen Services Department, Merrimack Public Library

Duties:  The primary duties of this individual will be in the Children's Room, shelving books and other items, maintaining order of materials and assisting patrons. Secondary duties will be paging items on the main floor and substituting at the Circulation Desk. Find a full job description on the website.

Hours: 5:30-8:30 pm Monday-Thursday (12 hours/week) with flexibility to substitute days and weekends.

Qualifications: Candidates must
  • Be age 18 or older.
  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Be dependable and detail-oriented; able to alphabetize and work with decimals.
  • Meet the physical demands of the job including extended time bending, lifting, and kneeling.
  • Have computer experience.
Experience working with the public is also preferred; experience with children helpful.

 Closing Date: March 13, 2015

Salary: $9.81/hour

Address: Apply in person at:

Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Web Site: http://www.merrimacklibrary.org

Library Assistant I, Youth Services, Portsmouth Public Library

Job Title: Library Assistant I, Youth Services
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay: $14.26/hour
Library: Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Job Description
The Portsmouth Public Library, in Portsmouth, NH, is looking to hire a 20 hour per week library assistant in the Youth Services department, with the possibility of expanding the position to full time in the future. This person will perform a wide range of departmental tasks and provide a wide range of library services to patrons primarily in the Youth Services area of the library, but elsewhere as needed or assigned.

The person we are seeking to find has many of the following attributes:
  1.       Strong interest in working with children and teens
  2.       Good rapport with all ages (0 to 99+)
  3.       Friendly
  4.       Smart
  5.       Quick learner
  6.       Curious
  7.       Cooperative
  8.       Maintains high standards
  9.       Generous
  10.       Respectful
  11.       Committed to ongoing professional development
  12.       Positive, professional attitude
  13.       Good listener
  14.       Self-starter
  15.       Energetic
 Examples of Essential Job Functions
  1.  Utilize the library’s integrated library system software, especially the circulation module, to answer patron questions, update records, place holds for items and more
  2. Assist patrons with finding reading and other library materials. Make recommendations within the collection.
  3. Assist patrons with using the library’s online catalogs
  4. Assist patrons with use of technology tools including public computers, self-check stations, printers, iPads and more.
  5. Assist with collection maintenance including keeping collections and displays neat, clean and well organized.
  6. Keep usage statistics on a daily basis
  7. Assist with development of program ideas and program implementation
  8. Serve at the library’s Welcome Desk as assigned
  9. Answer phone calls and respond to patron inquiries
  10. Update records in the library’s calendar and room management software, EventKeeper
Other Possible Job Functions
  1.       Contribute to the department’s social media efforts
  2.       Update Youth Services web pages
  3.       Participate in library wide committees
  4.       Create timely material lists, maintain booklist files
  5.       Assist with coordination of exhibits in display cases
  6.       Maintain the Child & Family section of the library’s community bulletin board
  7.       Create dynamic, interesting, eye-catching, timely displays
  8.       Teach computer classes
  9.       Lead book discussions
Required Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities

     1.      Proficiency using information technology in assigned functions, including
              a.       Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Publisher
              b.      Familiarity with website management and social media tools
              c.       Knowledge of Windows operating systems and basic information troubleshooting techniques
              d.      Familiarity with mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and eReaders
   2.      Ability to provide assistance in locating relevant print, media and other materials to meet the intellectual, business, academic, cultural and entertainment needs of customers.
   3.      Knowledgeable about issues related to child development.
   4.      Strong personal example to provide a high level of service to customers.
   5.      Knowledgeable about issues related to child development.
   6.      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City officials.
   7.      Demonstrated commitment to ongoing skills development and the judgment and public relations skills to deal appropriately with people.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Proficiency in many of the above listed required skills, and experience with some of the above listed tasks and functions at a library or other work setting. Also a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. All levels of educational achievement are welcome.

Send application materials including a cover letter and resumé to jobs@cityofportsmouth.com. In your cover letter, review not just your skills and experience, but how you in particular stand out from the crowd and why you are seeking to work in the field of public librarianship, and children’s librarianship in particular.

Have questions? Contact Susan Laun, Youth Services Supervisor, sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com or Steve Butzel, Library Director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Library Director, Weathersfield Proctor Library, Ascutney (VT)

The Weathersfield Proctor Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, dynamic and motivated Library Director with a strong public service orientation for our small, but busy library.

The Director is responsible for all elements of day-to-day operations; supervises two part-time staff and a number of volunteers; works closely with the Board of Trustees to set goals and policies; develops and administers the budget; plans and markets library collections and acquisitions; promotes programs and services for all ages; communicates library needs and objectives to the public and the town boards; and keeps current with library trends and developments.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills; will promote a welcoming and customer services oriented library; will possess strong interpersonal and collaboration skills;  must be able to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment; and must possess knowledge of the Library’s technology and automated system (KOHA) and resolve computer/network issues.

Requirements:  BLS/MLS/State Certification from an ALA accredited graduate program, with 3-5 years of professional library experience, and 2 years of supervisory experience.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description available upon request.

Submit a cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees c/o Town Manager, PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030-0550 Or Email to: librarytrustee@comcast.net Resumés accepted until March 27, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Library Director, Jaffrey Public Library

Seeking a creative, professional Director to supervise all operations of the library, to perform all managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, programming, building maintenance, and services to the public.
  • The Director reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees.
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program with three to five years’ supervisory experience.
  • The Director’s position is a full-time, salaried position within the town of Jaffrey.
 Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

To apply:  Please submit resumé and cover letter to:   JPLposition@gmail.com                          

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, March 27, 2015, at 5:00pm.

Position open until filled

For full description, go to http://town.jaffrey.nh.us then click on Library Director Opening in the box on the right.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Library Director, Chester Public Library

The Chester Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, dynamic and motivated Library Director with a strong public service orientation for our small, but busy library.

The Director is responsible for all elements of day-to-day operations; supervises 5 part-time staff; works closely with the Board of Trustees to set goals and policies; develops and administers the budget; plans and markets library collections and acquisitions; promotes programs and services for all ages; communicates library needs and objectives to the public and the town boards; and keeps current with library trends and developments.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills; will promote a welcoming and customer services oriented library; will possess strong interpersonal and collaboration skills;  must be able to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment; and must possess knowledge of the Library’s technology and automated system (KOHA) and resolve computer/network issues.

Requirements:  MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program, with 3-5 years of professional library experience, and 2 years of supervisory experience.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Open until filled.

Submit a cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to the Chester Public Library, Attn: Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 277, Chester, NH 03036







Approved by the Chester Board of Trustees, 2-17-15

Library Associate, Part-time, Madison Library

Madison Library in Madison, NH seeks enthusiastic team player to staff our circulation desk, support technical services (book/material processing and maintenance), help public with item requests, answer basic reference and technology questions, and assist with library programs.

We have a part-time opening, approximately 10-12 hours/week, including evenings and alternating Saturdays.

The right individual will:

  • * possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • have an aptitude and willingness to learn new technologies;
  • demonstrate enthusiasm for all ages;
  • be flexible and able to multi-task in a busy, distracting environment;
  • be detail-oriented;
  • have a cheerful disposition and a can-do attitude.

A college education is required or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

The ideal candidate will have some library and database experience. Also desirable is experience working with the public in a customer service role and experience with Office software applications.

A background check will be made for candidates being considered for this position.

A complete job description is available at: http://madison.lib.nh.us

Please email cover letter, resumé and three references to: librarian@madison.lib.nh.us
Or mail to:
Madison Library
Attention:  Director
PO Box 240
Madison, NH 03849

Deadline for applications is Monday, March 9, 2015.