Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Library Clerk - Children's Department, Part-time, Bedford Public Library

POSITION:  LIBRARY CLERK – Children’s Department
       Part Time, Bedford Public Library

SALARY:     $12.22 - $17.73 per hour


The Bedford Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented person to join our circulation team. The candidate will work mainly in the children’s circulation area and occasionally in the adult circulation area. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Answering the phone.
  • Checking out books.
  • Taking reserves and requests from patrons. 
  • Helping patrons locate materials. 
  • Shelving books. 
  • Prepares bulletin boards and book displays. 
  • Assists in children’s programs.
The part-time position will require 20-25 hours per week, including evenings and weekends in rotation with opportunities to sub for others. Tentative schedule: Tues. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Wed. 3:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and rotating Saturdays or Sundays.  

Applicants must have proficient computer skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, possess a friendly professional demeanor and enjoy working with children and patrons of all ages. College degree and prior library experience is preferred.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send cover letter and resumé to:

Mary Ann Senatro, Library Director
Bedford Public Library
3 Meetinghouse Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110

or email msenatro@bedfordnh.org

Monday, February 8, 2016

Director of Student Inquiry and Research, The White Mountain School, Bethlehem

The White Mountain School seeks a Director of Student Inquiry and Research to begin duties on August 15, 2016.  This is a new position in support of our institutional focus on Authentic Inquiry – learning driven by questions that truly matter to students.

Founded in 1886, The White Mountain School is a boarding school (grades 9-12) located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our mission statement reads: “We are a school of inquiry and engagement.  Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion.“  We believe this is an incredibly exciting time in education, and we take seriously the idea that education for the future must be about more than memorization and recall; it must be about authentic inquiry and true engagement with our intellectual heritage.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Significant academic research experience.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in education.
  • Experience working with adolescents (at the high school or early college level) on research projects.
  • Experience supporting traditional as well as digital tools, resources, and methods for teaching, learning and research
  • Collaborative skills for supporting all teachers at the school as they engage students in Authentic Inquiry.
  • A Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science (MLIS) or in Education OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • The desire and skills to lead a flagship program at the school.
The Director of Student Inquiry and Research will support students in their inquiry and research through our Research Seminar course, by supporting faculty advisors of independent projects, and by working with teachers of all disciplines as their students engage in inquiry.  This position is ideal for a librarian who wants to work more directly with students and build a flagship program, or for a creative, visionary academic leader with a belief in the importance of student inquiry.  As part of the position, the Director will engage in the life of the school, including serving as an advisor to students and being involved in afternoon activities and residential life.  We're proud of our increasingly diverse student body, and encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in librarianship and education to apply.

We believe that education for the future must change, and that students must be challenged and supported to pursue serious inquiry – learning to frame and follow their own questions with rigor and creativity.  This position is an opportunity to shape and lead this change in education.

Candidates should send cover letter and resumé via email to Jessica Willis, Assistant to the Head of School (jessica.willis@whitemountain.org).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Library Assistant, Part-time, Silsby Free Public Library, Charlestown

Library: Silsby Free Public Library, Charlestown, NH

Job: Library Assistant

Duties/ Description:
The Library Assistant's primary duty is to assist the library patrons by manning the circulation desk, answering the phone, shelving returned material, answering general questions, and providing basic computer assistance. Library assistant may be assigned other duties as needed, such as monitoring overdues, ILL, and assisting in marketing and programs. The Library Assistant is expected to be a self-starter, to work both independently and in concert with other Library employees. Reports to the Library Director, but also receives daily assignments, training and priorities from the Assistant Librarian.

Qualifications: High school graduate, with one year library or clerical experience working with the public. Must be detail oriented. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when dealing with challenging patrons. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn Dewey Decimal system, automated circulation system, and library circulation policies and procedures. Flexibility to deal with multiple tasks and patrons simultaneously. Basic typing/computer skills, comfortable with latest technology.

Salary: Depending on experience and education. This job is an 15 hour a week position. Candidate must be able to work weekends and evenings.

Closing date: 2/19/2016

Send resumé and cover letter to:
Silsby Free Public Library
Attn: Pamela Johnson-Spurlock, Library Director
P.O. Box 307
Charlestown, NH 03603

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Anticipated Opening, Pelham Public Library

The Pelham Public Library (Pelham, NH) is seeking one to two professional librarians for one evening a week, and every other Sunday from March 13th to June 19th, and September 11th to December 18, 2016).
SCHEDULE:  One weekday evening 5:30 – 8pm, and every other Sunday 1-4pm.

DUTIES: Perform public service duties at a Reference or Children’s Desk interacting with library patrons of all ages.  Assist patrons with the use of reference and circulation materials in print and electronic formats. Oversee scheduled Sunday programs.
REQUIREMENTS:  Masters of Library Science required.  Excellent communication skills and experience working in a public or customer service library setting. Proven comfort and confidence utilizing digital content and platforms is required.  Knowledge and experience with KOHA preferred.

RATE:  $17.50 per hour

DEADLINE:  5:00pm on Friday, February 19, 2016. 

Submit cover letter and resume to: 
Irja Finn, Director 

Circulation Assistant, Part-time, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

The library facility has recently been expanded and renovated, providing a beautiful space designed to meet multiple community needs.

If you have a can-do attitude and you have great computer and customer service skills then you may be a good fit for our library.

Circulation assistant is responsible for processing materials, cleaning DVDs, performing circulation desk responsibilities and functions, assisting patrons with reference information, planning displays, shelving books and materials, assisting with computer technical questions and otherwise assisting patrons to fully access the resources of the public library. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree plus experience in library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience of the required knowledge and skill are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

Closing Date: Interviews will be ongoing. The job will remain open until the position is filled

Salary: The position is for 10 hours a week, including evenings and Saturdays (12-2).

Address: To apply: resumé, cover letter and three work- related references may be mailed to:

Rebekka Mateyk
Library Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Or submitted via email to:

Friday, January 29, 2016

Library Page, Part-time, Rochester City Library

The City of Rochester is accepting applications for a part-time (15 hrs weekly) Library Page to shelve library materials and perform other tasks that require attention to detail and visual discrimination of spine labels. Tasks require frequent lifting and carrying of library material, as well as bending, stooping and pulling/ pushing library carts. Schedule includes five 3 hours shifts with flexibility for mornings or afternoons; may include Saturday hours. Pre-employment medical & drug screen required. Pay grade 1; starting pay $9.90/hour.

Please submit City application by February 5, 2016 to:

City of Rochester #550600
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
or e-mail: jobs@rochesternh.net

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Circulation Staff Position, Part-time, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields

Circulation Staff Position

Paul Memorial Library, Newfields

Provides main support and leadership for all circulation desk functions in person, on the telephone and via email. Responsible for the day-to-day functions of our interlibrary loan service.  This is a front-line public service position where a high level of customer service is important to the running of the library.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with the public.

This position is for 4 hours/week and requires the flexibility to fill in at other times as needed at the pay rate of $10.50/hour.

Please send cover letter and resumé to Pam Burch, Director at pamburch@comcast.net