Thursday, August 27, 2015

Library Clerk, Adult Circulation Services, Part-time, Bedford Public Library

SALARY: $12.22 - $17.73 per hour

TYPICAL DUTIES:  The Bedford Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented person to join our circulation team. The candidate will work mainly in the adult circulation area and occasionally in the children’s 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.
The part-time position will require 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends in rotation with opportunities to sub for others. Tentative schedule: Monday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tuesday 3:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and every other Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Summer Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have proficient computer skills, excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, possess a friendly professional demeanor and enjoy working with the public. 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.)

Send cover letter and resumé to:

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

or email

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

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

 Posting Number:    2015-0257-Staff      
Functional Title:    Reference Librarian      
FTE:    Part-Time      
FLSA:    Non-Exempt      
Department:    University Library      
Job Summary/Basic Function:    Shape the future of higher education at one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most dynamic private, nonprofit universities. Help drive student success in a unique culture of innovation that values teamwork, openness and diversity. Enjoy a highly competitive benefits package from an organization ranked a Best College to Work For eight years in a row by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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, courteous and supportive 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 inquires 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 can include: creating subject and course guides, and video tutorials.

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      
Minimum Qualifications:    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 to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skillsStrong commitment to public service
  • Commitment to instruction and building student knowledge as it relates to research
  • High level of comfort with technology, able to learn new technology quickly      
Preferred Qualifications:   
  • 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      
Minimum Education:    Masters      
Minimum Experience:    1+ to 2 years      
Equivalent of education & experience acceptable?    Yes      
Specialized training or licensure required?    No      
Description of specialized training or licensure:          
Physical Demands:          
Work Hours:    This individual will work selected reference shifts during the year depending on reference desk needs.
Fall schedule:
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Monday-Thursday: 12pm-5pm
Shift hours may change due to schedule needs, as appropriate.      
Location:    Manchester      
Operator/drivers license    No      
Posting Date:    08/27/2015      
Closing Date:          
Open Until Filled:    Yes
Hourly Rate: $25.00     
Special Instructions to Applicants:          
Branding Statement    Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited university with over 3,000 full-time students and more than 65,000 online students, making us one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. Founded in 1932, we’ve been relentlessly reinventing higher education for over 80 years. Today, in addition to our traditional campus in Manchester, we offer over 200 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and certificates. In 2013, we created College for America, a groundbreaking education model widely praised for its competency-based approach. Both our online programs and College for America grew from the belief that drives everything we do – that education is a basic human right and that anyone seeking a quality college education deserves access to it, along with the support they need to succeed.
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Eligible for referral program    No   
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Library Assistant - Technology, Part-time, Baker Free Library, Bow

Library Assistant - Technology Position Available
Application deadline Friday 9/18/2015
The Baker Free Library (Bow, NH) is seeking to fill a part-time Library Assistant - Technology position.  This 18-hour per week, year-round position focuses on providing customer service to patrons at the circulation desk, as well as providing technology expertise to the public and staff through initiatives, classes, events, and social media.  The successful applicant must show competency in multiple areas of technology literacy, and should enjoy interacting with the public and exhibit an attention to detail. 

The year-round hours for the position include:
Mondays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Alternating Fridays 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   
**These hours are non-negotiable. If you have a regular conflict on any of these days, please do not apply**
Anticipated start date for the position is Wednesday 10/14/2015. Starting wage is $14.00/hour.

Cover letters and resumés will be accepted through Friday September 18, 2015, and may be mailed to the Library (509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304) or emailed to the Library Director at  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  A full job description is available at the Library's Circulation Desk, or visit the Library’s web site to download a .pdf position description.

The Baker Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Librarian, Part-time, Youth Services, North Hampton Public Library

Youth Services - Assistant Librarian   

A creative and caring individual with a strong commitment to working with, engaging with and inspiring children of all ages and their caregivers.

Job Requirements:  The ideal candidate - a Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of recent experience in children’s library services or related field (education, or recreation )  be self-motivated and possess excellent computer literacy, communications, and customer service skills

10 hours per week including some occasional evenings and Saturdays.  

Normal hours of duty: As scheduled.   This position reports to the Youth Services Librarian or the Library Director.

 Functions and Duties:
  • Assist with planning and implementing Children’s Programming on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist in other aspects of Children’s Services including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development & outreach services.
  • Assist in maintaining materials and environment of youth areas of the library (including seasonal decorations and program related displays.)
  • Provide support to circulation desk when needed. 
  • Work to maintain a fun, safe, and positive environment which encourages intellectual curiosity and a love of reading.
  • Use current technologies in support of children’s services.
  • Participate in local and regional professional activities and organizations.
  • Other assigned duties as required.
Rate of compensation:  $12.50 per hour.

Closing Date:  Friday, September 11, 2015

Please email letter of introduction, resumé, and 3 references to:

Lorreen M. Keating 
Youth Services Librarian
Assistant Library Director
North Hampton Public Library
237A  Atlantic Avenue
North Hampton  NH  03862

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Library Assistant, Circulation & Interlibrary Loan, Part-time, Goffstown Public Library

Goffstown Public Library                           
Job Description


Grade/Classification: Non-exempt hourly position.

Job Description – general:  Provides main support and leadership for all circulation desk functions in person, on the telephone and via email. Responsible for training and coordinating workflow activities for Circulation Desk staff.  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 critical.

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

Supervisory Responsibility: none

Equipment used: To include but not limited to computer terminals/keyboards, computer peripherals, barcode reader, receipt printers, photocopier, telephone, fax machine and small hand tools.

Environment:  Tasks and duties are performed within the Library building.

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. 
  • Responsible for the day-to-day functions of the Circulation Desk including working directly with the public when taking or returning materials, checking library materials in and out, printing daily overdue and billing notices, updating patron account information, troubleshooting patron concerns or questions, managing payments from the public, answering the telephone and referring calls to other staff members.
  • Inspects incoming and outgoing library materials for damage and missing parts.  Communicates with borrowers and/or other libraries regarding replacement costs.  Partners as needed with Library Director or other senior staff to make final determination about replacement.
  • Responsible for the library’s interlibrary loan service and all tasks associated with that service.  Includes requesting materials electronically and managing responses, making materials van-ready, recording statistics for all items, and processing incoming materials for patron use.
  • Serves as a liaison between circulation and library staff, supervisors and director; communicates pertinent patron and/ or workflow issues and/ or questions as necessary. 
  • Accurately and efficiently searches a variety of online catalogs and databases for the location of materials requested by library patrons.
  • Responsible for updating and keeping all circulation and interlibrary loan forms available at the desk and at other locations within the library building.
  • Obtains the appropriate supply of materials required for book discussion groups.
  • Promotes library activities and programs to the public in person, over the telephone and/or via e-mail. Manages slide show program for screen above Circulation Desk.
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services to the public, in person, over the telephone and/or via e-mail or directs to another staff person. 
  • Assists patrons with their museum pass requests using our online reservation system; management and upkeep of passes and renewals.
  • Prepares monthly Circulation/ILL statistics report and forwards to Library Director.
  • Attends job-related meetings and workshops in order to keep abreast of new functions and technology.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and explains to the public.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Provides coverage in other areas of the library as needed.
Bachelor or Associate degree required or equivalent college courses.  Related public service experience required, preferably in a library setting. Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate the work of others.

Job requires frequent lifting and standing, 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; strong communication skills required; computer literacy expected.  Enthusiasm for reading and information systems a definite plus. Appropriate attire and a courteous manner are expected.

Apply by Friday, September 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. with detailed cover letter and resumé to:

Dianne Hathaway, Director
Goffstown Public Library
2 High Street
Goffstown, NH 03045


Library Director, Fairlee Public Library, Fairlee (VT)

The small Vermont Town of Fairlee seeks applications for the position of Director of the Fairlee Public Library. Fairlee is located in the Upper Connecticut Valley region, approximately 20 miles north of Dartmouth College. This is a full time position of 35 hours. The library is open 25 hours a week, with 10 hours for evening programs and administrative work. The Director oversees all library functions including programming, budgets, technology, and the administrative running of the library.

MLS or Vermont Library Certification preferred. A candidate will be considered if willing to earn certification as a librarian in Vermont within five years.

Salary range of $25000-$35000 a year based on experience. Benefits include health, dental, and vision.

Please submit cover letter, resumé, and three references to by September 4th.

For full job description go to

Children's Librarian, Part-time, Madbury Public Library

We are looking for a creative reader and storyteller with a strong interest in developing children’s programming to fill a 15-17 hours/week position.  Our weekly story times take place Monday and Thursday mornings.  The candidate is also expected to assume circulation and main-desk responsibilities Wednesday evenings and rotating Saturdays.

  • A bachelor’s degree and prior library experience are strongly preferred.
  • Experience in children’s services, particularly with toddlers and preschoolers. 
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of Windows-based software and internet research basics are essential. 
  • Experience with Atrium/Book Systems software a plus!
  • Candidate should be friendly, flexible, detail-oriented, and have a proven ability to give great customer service to children and families of all kinds.
  • Good planning and organizational skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of children’s literature, finger plays, singing, music, and crafts activities are needed for this position.
  • Plan and direct story times and children’s programs, including our annual summer reading program.
  • Prepare story time presentations, including arts and crafts activities.
  • Design bulletin boards and other displays.
  • Assist in the general upkeep and development of the Children’s Room and its collection.
  • Assist at the circulation desk and with other general library duties as needed.
  • Open and close the library as needed.
  • This job requires some bending, navigating stairs, lifting and reaching.
SALARY:     $12.25/hour, with possibility of increase in 2016.

Submit letter of interest, resumé, and three references to Susan Sinnott, Madbury Public Library, 9 Town Hall Road, Madbury, NH 03823 or  Resumés must be received by COB September 18, 2015.