Monday, April 27, 2015

Library Aide, Part-time, Meredith Public Library

Meredith Public Library, Meredith, NH seeks a part-time library aide for 25 hours per week.  Will be asked to cover some Saturdays, evenings and during vacation and sick times.  $13.45 per hour.  High school diploma required. Previous library experience preferred. Experience with merchandising, displays, and decorating preferred. The successful candidate must be computer literate.   Job duties include circulation of materials, shelving items, creating displays, decorating, managing the rotating art exhibits and other odd jobs.  This job will require frequent bending, lifting, kneeling, carrying, pushing and standing with very little sitting.  Please send resumé and list of references to:  Meredith Public Library, PO Box 808, Meredith, NH  03253. Attn:  Erin Apostolos, or email Closing date Friday, May 8, 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Assistant Librarian - Enfield Public Library

The Enfield Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and motivated individual to fill the role of Assistant Librarian who will assist in fulfilling our mission “to be a focal point of the Enfield community.” This person will play a role in almost all areas of library service and will help to shape the future of the library during a time of exciting change and evolution. This position will be extremely influential as we move the library in new directions and offers great potential for experimentation and creativity.

The successful candidate will:

  • Set a positive tone within the library and with the staff
  • Help enhance community ties
  • Provide leadership in program planning and coordination for both children and adults
  • Be proactive in leading the library toward pioneering new projects
  • Assist the Town Librarian in the organization, management, and administration of the library
Essential Attributes and Skills:
  • Understanding and dedication to customer service
  •  Energy and enthusiasm with a commitment to the needs of our community
  • Familiarity with technology, digital and social media, and the ability to do instructional assistance on devices
  • Strong interest in working with children and young adults. Proficiency with children’s and young adult literature and programming
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and supervisory experience skills
  • Sense of humor

An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and 2-4 years progressively responsible public library service, including supervisory and administrative ability OR the equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The Town of Enfield is located in the Upper Valley region and the library serves a population of 4,580. The position includes evening hours and is full time with benefits including health insurance, vacation, sick, and personal days. Starting salary is $19.50 an hour. Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Melissa Hutson: Application deadline is May 8, 2015.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Library Aide, Circulation and Interlibrary Loan, Goffstown Public Library

LIBRARY AIDE—Circulation and Interlibrary Loan

Grade/Classification: Non-exempt part-time position.

Job Description – general: Provides support for all circulation desk functions in person, via email and on the telephone.  Responsible for the interlibrary loan and open requests service and the relationship between libraries associated with that service.  Front line public service position where positive relationship with the public is critical.

Accountability:  Reports to Library Director or other senior staff.  There is a six-month probationary period and performance reviews are scheduled annually.

Equipment used: To include but not limited to computer terminals/keyboards, computer peripherals, typewriter, laser scanner, photocopier, telephone, fax machine and small hand tools.

Environment:  Inside 100%

Normal hours of duty: As scheduled, including evenings and Saturdays.

Duties and Responsibilities
The following activities are essential to this position:
  • Sets tone for greeting and assisting patrons upon entry.
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to the public, in person or over the telephone.
  • Responsible for the library’s interlibrary loan and open requests service and all tasks associated with those services.  Includes making materials van-ready, recording statistics for all items, requesting materials electronically and managing responses, processing materials for patron usage.
  • Uses the telephone and electronic mail for interlibrary loan purposes and networking with staff members in other libraries regionally and around the country.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently search a variety of online catalogs and databases for the location of materials requested by cardholders.
  • Responsible for functions of the circulation desk including working directly with the public when taking or returning materials, checking library materials in and out, daily overdue and billing notices, managing payments from the public, answering the telephone and referring calls to other staff members.  Scheduling of museum passes and ability to accurately explain unique usage.  
Job Description
  • Coverage of other areas of the library as assigned.
  • Attends job-related meetings and workshops at the discretion of the Library Director.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Training, Skills, Experience

High school diploma or GED required; some college preferred.  Prior public service experience preferred.

Other Considerations and Environment

Job requires some lifting, frequent walking and stair climbing, along with the ability to climb on stools and ladders to retrieve materials on high shelves.  Ability to listen, understand and interpret patron and staff requests and questions critical.  Excellent customer service attitude required.  Ability to work cooperatively and patiently with staff and library users; good verbal and written communication skills; computer literacy expected.  Enthusiasm for reading and information systems a definite plus.  Appropriate attire and a courteous manner are expected.

Job description available at 2 High Street or; apply by May 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with detailed cover letter and resumé to Dianne Hathaway, Director, Goffstown Public Library, 2 High Street, Goffstown, NH 03045. Email EOE/AA

Library Director, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol

The Minot-Sleeper 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. The 40-hour per week position is primarily administrative and involves responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all library functions including managing a staff of 3 and a dedicated group of 15-20 volunteers.

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 strong organizational skills.

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, technology and finance. 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 resumé to Minot-Sleeper Library Attn: Nancy Dowey, 35 Pleasant Street, Bristol, NH 03222 or via email
Applications will be accepted through May 22, 2015.

Librarian (Supervisor), Teen Services, Nashua Public Library





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

PRIMARY DUTIES:  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.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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.

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



Library Assistant, Part-time, North Conway Public Library

North Conway Public Library offers a part-time position as Library Assistant

Library Assistant
Part-time position (Mon-Fri PM). Qualifications: organized, detail-oriented, excellent people & computer skills, avid reader. Previous library experience and interest in technology strongly preferred. Email resumé & cover letter & 3 references to North Conway Library at

Media Specialist, Londonderry High School

Media Specialist, High School
  • Closing May 5
  • 187 days plus 4 additional extended school days
  • NH Certification as a Library Media Coordinator or Library Media Specialist
  • Please see our website for a detailed job description
To apply to be a member of our outstanding team please go to
Questions?   Email:   call: 603-432-6920 x1129, EOE