Monday, December 22, 2014

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester

The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) seeks an engaged, service-oriented Reference Librarian who welcomes the opportunity to offer services that meet the learning needs of SNHU students, faculty, and staff. Reporting to the Head of Reference, the librarian works as a member of a collaborative staff providing prompt and courteous reference service to all library users seeking information in person, by phone, or via electronic means such as email or chat.

Staffing the reference desk, the librarian will assist users with research, utilizing library tools and resources, and suggest materials for further study. This individual will also assist users with general inquiries of citation styles, technology and University information as needed. The librarian may also work with individual students on a scheduled appointment basis over the phone and/or through videoconferencing. Other projects as assigned may include: creating subject and course guides, video tutorials, etc. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
  • Staffs the reference desk and provides service to all SNHU community members
  • Conducts thorough reference interviews to determine users' questions and extent of information needed
  • Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources
  • Assists users in developing research strategies to locate, evaluate and use resources in an effective and ethical manner
  • Assists users with general information on citation styles, technology and University information
  • Assists with basic troubleshooting of access issues and/or refers to appropriate person or department
  • Works with scheduled individual students via phone and/or video conference as assigned
  • Refers users to make individual instruction  appointments for more in depth research assistance as needed
  • Refers users to other departments on campus for information as needed
  • Creates subject LibGuides as assigned
  • Other projects as assigned
The successful applicant must have:
  • A Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program OR within three courses of completing active Library Science degree
  • Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources
  • Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, web searching and basic computer troubleshooting
  • Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred
  • Ability to handle complex questions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability fo work with students from a wide range of cultural, linquistic, and academic backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Familiarity with Springshare products such as LibAnswers, LibChat and LibGuides
  • 1-2 Years experience providing reference and/or virtual reference service
  • Experience working with distance education students
  • High level of comfort with technology and ability to learn new technology quickly
This person will cover selected reference shifts Sunday-Thursday for a total of 26 hours a week, year-round

Hours: Sunday 10pm to 6pm, Monday - Thursday, 12pm to 5pm
Scheduled hours may shift as needed

Position open until filled

To apply:

Optional applicant document to include a list of three references (names, addresses, and e-mail contact) if not included with the curriculum vitae.

Library Clerk, Part-time, Brookline Public Library

PT Library Clerk    7 Hrs/wk  - Every Mon 4-8,  alternate Thurs 4-8;   1 Sat/month

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Performs circulation functions including: checking in/out, reserving and renewing materials, collecting fines, and maintaining patron records.
  • Answers basic reference questions, and refers patrons to other sources as appropriate.
  • Assists patrons in locating materials, in using the Catalog Search and the Internet.
  • Operates PC, photocopy, fax or other basic office machines. 
  • Answers phone inquiries.
  • Shelves library materials and performs other stack maintenance activities. 
  • Processes overdue list; performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to deal courteously and efficiently with a diverse population of library patrons.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction/procedures.
  • Good general office/clerical/computer skills.
  • Ability to alphabetize and to organize by Dewey classification.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and by listening.
  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
Education, Experience and Training:
  • High School Diploma or GED required; some college preferred.
  • Experience in a public library setting preferred; a suitable combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Please submit resumé to: Applications will be accepted through 12/29/2014

Library Assistant, Part-time, Technical Services, Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford

The Wadleigh Memorial Library is looking for a dedicated part-time Library Assistant in the Technical Services Department.  The winning candidate must possess excellent computer literacy skills and be detail-oriented.  This position is 20 hours per week and reports to the Head of Technical Services.

Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position:
  • Receiving & processing newly acquired materials, including barcoding, stamping, labeling, reinforcing covers & cases and managing related supplies
  • Assisting with the cataloging of library materials including evaluating, modifying & creating database records and assigning accurate call numbers
  • Using Polaris acquisition functions creating Purchase Orders for new materials and handling item records to add materials to the library collections
  • Using Polaris circulation functions to handle Technical Services tasks relating to circulation of materials, patron requests & fees
  • Discarding materials from the library collections and removing holdings from the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC)
  • Mending library materials, including AV disc repair
Minimum qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a High School diploma or G.E.D.  although a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Must have previous library-related work experience; knowledge of technical services, Polaris ILS software, cataloging procedures and organization of library collections is highly desirable.  Excellent computer literacy and communication skills are a necessity.  Must be well organized, methodical, self-motivated and able to work with general supervision.  Sense of humor is a plus.  Salary range begins at a minimum of $13.29/hour with pro-rated leave time benefits.

To apply, please submit resumé and cover letter and include a completed town application form (available at the library or online at  Submissions can be handed in at the library; mailed to Wadleigh Memorial Library, Attn: Diana LeBlanc 49 Nashua Street Milford, NH  03055 or emailed to

Deadline for submissions is the close of business on Friday, January 16, 2015.
The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Library Paraprofessional, Oyster River Middle School, Durham

Library Paraprofessional              
SAU #05 - Durham
Oyster River Middle School, Durham, NH
Application Deadline:   2 Jan 2015

TBD based on experience (Permanent) + Single benefits package offered. Welcome to apply through Edjobs or in person or by mail to: ORCSD, 36 Coe Drive, Durham, NH 03824.
Oversee circulation, cataloging, shelving of materials, & student behavior. Assist with searches, create a welcoming & productive environment, communicate & work well with students & staff. Learn and assist with new technologies.

                job ref.#: saa005tel: 868-5100 X 2004 fax: 603-868-6668

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Library Director, Madison Library, Madison, NH

The Madison Library in Madison, NH seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work with a team to provide leadership and direction for a small community library.  This 25- to 30-hour per week position includes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a part-time staff of two, and working with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and a dedicated Friends of the Library group.  A candidate for this position should be energetic and resourceful and able to communicate well with the public.

Job Requirements:  A master’s degree in library science is required (candidates who are actively working toward the degree will also be considered). All candidates must be able to manage information systems, and possess a strong knowledge of emerging technology.

Salary: $19-$22 per hour, depending upon experience and education.

Job Summary: The Library Director is the executive administrative officer of the library, employed and supervised by the Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for the supervision of the staff, care and maintenance of library property, and development of resources in keeping with the mission statement of Madison Library and policies set by the Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality, cost effective, and customer-oriented services within budgetary limits, and the analysis of its operations and functions. The Director administers, interprets and recommends policies, participates in long-range planning, anticipates and focuses on the needs of the patrons. The Director acts as the chief spokesperson for the library.

General areas of responsibility include the following: (A specific list of tasks associated with the position is available from the Board of Trustees or the Madison Library website, .
  • Meet with the board of trustees on a monthly basis, and serve on trustee committees.
  • Recommend policy additions or changes to the board.
  • Keep the collection current, relevant, and accessible.
  • Select & order library materials, supplies, equipment and furniture.
  • Supervise the cataloging of library materials in Koha.
  • Oversee library programming.
  • Maintain circulation and usage statistics and prepare required reports.
  • Maintain and preserve financial records, and assist with yearly budget preparation.
  • Keep current with information technology, and train staff and the public accordingly.
  • Establish and oversee procedures for effective public relations and publicity to promote the library, e.g. the library website, social media, newsletters, Madison Boulder Bulletin and local newspapers.
  • Update the library website as a digital portal to library services.
  • Identify and participate in continuing education opportunities, including attendance at regional library conferences.    
  • Maintain established state library standards.
Submit a cover letter and resumé including references to the Madison Library, Attn. Search Committee, P.O. Box 240, Madison, NH 03849 by January 15, 2015.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reference Librarian, Part-time, Rivier University, Nashua

Part-time Reference Librarian

Rivier University has a position available for a Part-time Reference Librarian. 
Job description: Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. Oversee library building activity; and in the absence of the circulation staff, the circulation desk.  Assist with other tasks within the User Services Department. This position is for the entire year, excluding certain breaks and holidays.  Hours needed are Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm-8:30pm during the academic year and 4pm-9pm during the summer session.
Qualifications: Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (or a combination of education and experience). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting. 

Preferred: Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.

Submit cover letter, resumé, and the contact information of three professional references to or Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 S. Main St., Nashua, NH 03060.  EOE. 

Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to be our point person for serving children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, and outreach. Youth services will be a strong focus of the library growing into a new and expanded facility. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and push the library forward.

Bachelor's degree (MLS preferred) in Library Science, Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university- experience working in a library - Working knowledge of library practices and procedures OR - Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.
$14.50/hour, 30 hours per week, paid vacation, sick time, holidays. Some evenings and Saturdays required.

Resumés will be considered beginning December 12. Position will be open until filled.

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500.  Having recently undergone a new building project, our library is housed in a beautiful new facility with all the amenities that come with thoughtful community centered design. 

Send resumé, cover letter, and three references to:
Michael Sullivan, Director
Kingston Community Library
2 Library Lane
Kingston, NH   03848

Complete job description at:

This facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.