Monday, July 28, 2014

Children’s Librarian, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields

Position Description: Energetic, creative, and outgoing person needed to head up an established Children’s Program for our community. Candidate must enjoy working with children and parents; have good communication skills, be computer literate, have knowledge base about early literacy skills, be able to plan, organize, and execute a baby lapsit program (infants to 17 months), toddler story time group (17 months to age 3) and preschool story time group (ages 4 & 5). Job to start the week of September 8, 2014.

Responsibilities & Duties: 

The Children’s Librarian is responsible to the Library Director for the following activities: 

1. Planning and providing educational, informational and enrichment programs for children including dynamic and creative programs for three separate age groups: infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

2. Planning and running a creative and low-cost summer reading program.

3. Assisting the Director with updating and adding to the children's collection of books and materials.

4. Be available to staff the circulation desk when necessary.

5. A willingness to attend related professional development meetings and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications: 

The following minimum qualifications are established for this position: 

1. A love of children; knowledge of children's literature and early literacy skills.

2. College degree preferred. Library experience preferred. 

3. The desire to serve our wonderful small community of 1,600.

4. The capability to work with a minimum of supervision. 

5. Experience with the Mother Goose on the Loose program is very helpful.

This is a new position for our library. We are anticipating this job will start out at 6-8 hours per week and we are flexible on the days/times for our programming. An ideal candidate is working part-time in our area doing this programming at another library. Final candidates will be asked to present a sample story time program.

Please send resumes to Pam Burch, Library Director at or by mail to the Paul Memorial Library, 76 Main Street, Newfields, NH  03856.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Library Aide, Part-time, Effingham Public Library

PART-TIME LIBRARY AIDE: 12 Hours per Week, Year- Round Primarily Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm to 7pm with occasional Fridays and/or Saturdays 9am to 3pm

Effingham Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, computer-savvy person with excellent customer service skills to work as a part-time Library Aide. The candidate must be flexible and able to work occasional Fridays and Saturdays to fill in for other library staff as needed for illness or vacations.

Typical duties will include assisting patrons at the circulation desk and in the children’s room, assisting with adult and children’s library programming, shelving books and materials, checking books and materials in and out using the library computer, and assisting other library staff as requested.

Starting Rate: $8.50 per hour

Estimated Start Date: August 19, 2014

High School Diploma or GED
Basic Computer Skills
Ability to communicate and work well with others
Flexible Schedule

Library Experience a plus

Experience Working with Children a plus

Must be able to walk, lift 30pounds, bend and stretch

A background check is required for this position.

Please send a resumé and cover letter with three references to:

Terry Wheeler, Director; Effingham Public Library; 30 Town House Road; Effingham, NH 03882.

Library Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm to 7pm and Friday and Saturday 9am to 3pm.

For more information, contact the Effingham Library @ 603-539-1537 or

Monday, July 21, 2014

Library Assistant, Part-time, 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, assisting customers, and organizing library materials.

Job Summary
  1. Twenty-five (25) 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 two evenings per week and three Saturdays per month.
  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 August 15, 2014.

Reference Librarian I or Library Aide, Part-time, Merrimack Public Library

Description:  The Merrimack Public Library has a 16 hour/week position open at its busy Reference Desk to be filled by a professional librarian or a paraprofessional.   The successful candidate has the demonstrated skills to help our team provide quality customer service.  Experience with online reference resources and a thorough understanding of PC computing and mobile devices is needed.  Duties include routine reference service, technology instruction, planning/promotion of library events, and collection management.  Work schedule includes one evening per week and one weekend per month. Full job description is available online.

Qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS preferred; candidates with partial course work towards an MLS or comparable public library experience will be considered. 

Closing date: August 1, 2014, or until filled
Wage: $15.50-$18.50/hour, depending on education and experience.

Send letter of application, resumé, and 3 work references to Director Yvette Couser.
USPS: Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Library Services Supervisor, Subscription Services, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene

The Mason Library of Keene State College invites applications for a full-time benefited position of Library Services Supervisor.  This position, under the supervision of the Collection Development Librarian, works with considerable independence and initiative within established guidelines and performs para-professional electronic resource, periodical, and database related tasks.  Starting salary: $16.39/hr., complemented by a competitive benefit package. 

Specific Responsibilities:
Register, activate and process library subscriptions including databases, digital periodicals and e-books; track library subscription statistics for databases, journals and e-books; maintain electronic and print periodical data holdings including title changes, vendor information, holdings information and renewals; maintain stacks for print periodicals; select and prepare materials for binding; troubleshoot access problems for databases, e-books, and digital periodicals, identify discrepancies within digital journal holdings with title list and make recommendations for correction.  Edit library catalog records following standards and protocols specific to Technical Services; process and supervise student employee processing of print periodicals including check in and claims; maintain communication with Library Systems for updates in link resolvers and library website; communicate with subscription vendors as needed under direction of supervisor.  May hire, train, and supervise student workers for periodicals, stacks maintenance, and binding. 

Other responsibilities include: Support the day-to-day operations of the library, communicate with the library and college community, use library specific databases, uphold library policies and procedures, perform transactions with outside constituencies, participate in professional development activities, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required: Associate’s degree and three years of library work experience, or any combination of higher education and related work experience equal to five years; experience working in a customer service environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency with computer applications; organizational/data entry skills including attention to detail; supervisory experience; ability to work as a team member and independently in a rapidly changing environment. 

Additional Desirable Qualifications: knowledge/experience with Millennium, Serials Solution 360 Link, print and digital periodicals; experience in an academic library environment.  Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Application: Apply online at

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
  •  Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities.
  • Resumé
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin immediately; application materials must be received by Friday, August 1, 2014. 

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.  We will recognize internal candidate status for those USNH non-status employees who have worked for USNH for at least 12 months and worked at least 1250 hours, or a half-time schedule.  Applicants are responsible for notifying Keene State College Human Resources of their internal candidate status.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Reference Librarian, Concord Public Library

Reference Librarian
Concord Public Library
City of Concord, NH

City of Concord, NH (Pop. 43,000).  The Concord Public Library is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian to manage the day to day operations of the Technical Services Dept.  This position reports to the Technical Services Manager and includes supervision of staff, copy and original cataloging, management of the library web presence and providing reference services at the Service Desk, as well as collection development responsibilities and other professional tasks as assigned. For a complete job profile, visit

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited college and at least one year of relevant experience or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge and skills to do the job.  Cataloging, web page and supervisory experience highly desired.

Hours of work include every other Saturday and one evening per week.  Starting salary range: $45,552.00 to $51,584.00, DOQ with a competitive benefits package.

Closing Date: August 1, 2014. 

Instructions for applying: A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at  For more information on applications, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1. For more information visit or call (603) 225-8535 (voice), or TTY at 1-800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

No e-mail or fax transmissions accepted.

 "An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V."

Library Assistant, Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, Wilton

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library seeks an experienced, dynamic and Library Assistant to provide services to the unique community of Wilton, NH.  Wilton is home to public, private and Waldorf schools, an arts community, the Town Hall Theatre and more. The library is a historic Beaux Arts Building, recently restored.


  • 20 Hours per week, including Saturdays (No Sunday or Monday hours)
  • Benefits include:
    • 2 week paid vacation
    • Sick time 
  • This job is subject to a 6 month trial period
  • Rate of pay based on qualifications and experience

Qualifications Required
  • Enthusiasm to work with people.
  • Commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service.
  • Sound judgment and excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, library trustees, elected officials, and community groups with enthusiasm and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Excellent technology skills and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Knowledge of library computer systems.
    • Windows-based and Google Docs computer skills and experience with office machines.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Previous paid public library experience required.
  • High School diploma required. BA/BS preferred.
  • Criminal background check with fingerprints required.
Job Responsibilities
  • Uses library ILS to circulate library materials
  • Collects fines, makes change
  • Answers telephone
  • Produces overdue reports and manages overdue notice process.
  • Produces reserve reports and manages reserve process
  • Accepts ILL requests and uses NHU-PAC to locate requested items 
  • Performs ILL processing as needed
  • Catalogs periodicals using library ILS
  • Shelves books, reads shelves
  • Weeds collection as directed
  • Reads shelves to ensure collection is in order
  • Provides Reader’s Advisory service to public
  • Provides Reference Assistance to public
  • Produces publicity materials for the library including signs, website updates, Facebook postings, and power point presentations.
  • Uses Microsoft Office and Google Docs 
  • Produces monthly traffic reports
  • Records meeting space counts for Historical Society and public meetings
  • Opens and closes the library, using established security procedures.
  • Assists with library programs, including after-hours programs and meetings
  • Supervision and training of library pages
  • Other duties as required
Please send a resumé and list of 3 references to:

Pat Fickett, Director
Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library
PO Box 420
Wilton, NH 03086