Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Library Aide, Part-time, Fitzwilliam Town Library

Job opening for a Part-Time Library Aide at the Fitzwilliam Town Library.

Duties: Shelving, circulation and other general library tasks as specified by the director. 

Qualifications: Computer experience required; library experience and some college preferred.  Attention to detail, self-motivated and strong customer service.  Hours: Monday and Wednesday 5-8 p.m., one Saturday a month and as needed.

Pick up a full job description and an application at the Town Hall or the Library (585-6503) or download one at

Applications must be submitted to the Library (11 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447) no later than Monday, Nov. 10th, 2014.

Emerging Technologies Librarian, Littleton Public Library

TITLE: Emerging Technologies Librarian
HOURS: Permanent part-time 20 hours/week
SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Wednesday 12:30p.m. – 7:00p.m., Friday 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Saturday, 12p.m. - 4:00p.m.
SALARY: $15.68/hour

Applicants should have some post-high school training/education, preferably a college degree. Prior experience working in a public or college library is desirable.
Applicants must be experienced in the use of computers and mobile electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, and smart phones.  Applicants must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry books up and down stairs.

  • Sign up patrons for access to the NHDB program
  • Assist patrons with all aspects of NHDB program use 
  • Keep current with new audiobook and eBook devices and with upgrades for existing devices
  • Keep current with new NHDB program upgrades and policy changes
  • Maintain information and instruction notebook for staff and patrons
  • Conduct individual and group instruction sessions for library patrons
  • Conduct instruction sessions for library staff
  • Using an automated circulation system perform all functions related to the lending of library materials and the registering of new library members.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of the library’s online catalog, and the library’s print and electronic reference resources
  • Assist patrons in book/audiobook/DVD selection
  • Recommend appropriate sources for patron information or research needs
  • Monitor use of the library’s public access internet computers, and assist patrons with computer or software questions or problems
  • Sign patrons in and explain room use policy
  • Instruct patrons in the use of print, electronic, and microfilm resources
  • Indicate best resources for the patron’s research
  • Monitor use of the room and the collection



Assistant Librarian, Gilford Public Library

Gilford Public Library seeks highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas and high energy for the position of Assistant Librarian.

JOB SUMMARY- Serves as the Library Director’s assistant in the operation of the library and the development and implementation of its service program.  Acts as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Library.


  • Works with the Director in the implementation of policies, procedures and goals established by the Library Board.
  • Assists in the formulation of annual goals and objectives that support the Library’s mission and meet community needs. 
  • Manages and carries out the volunteer program.
  • Coordinates and manages programs geared towards adults including creation of promotional materials for these events and programs.
  • Serves as a resource person in implementing our interlibrary loan and overdue policies.
  • Assists in collection development for the library including serving as the primary selector for non-fiction and dvd materials. 
  • Assists in providing reports and keeping accurate statistics for the library. 

  • Knowledge of library science including principals, policies and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills.
 Ability to:
  • delegate responsibility.
  • interpret community interests and needs and assist in developing appropriate library services.
  • exercise creativity and initiative. 
  • work effectively and tactfully with employees, volunteers and the public to create a positive workplace environment and to present a positive public image
  • make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.
  • work in a team environment.
  • lift up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis.
EDUCATIONBachelors degree (Masters in Library Sciences preferred) and at least 2 years of public library experience.

STARTING SALARY:  $34,840 and competitive benefits package.

APPLY:  Send cover letter and resumé to

Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library

JOB OPENING October 2014

Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library

The Hooksett Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and motivated individual who is interested in joining our team.  We seek a leader who loves children and is passionate about providing library services to youth.  We are looking for an organized professional to deliver quality programs for youth ages newborn to teen, and to maintain an outstanding youth collection.  Will you be the one to help create a five star Youth Services Department?  If so, join our 2013 NH Library of the Year!

The Youth Services Librarian will act as the department head of the Youth Services Department work closely with the part-time Children’s Assistant to plan, execute and evaluate programming, such as the Summer Reading Program, ongoing storyhours, school vacation week programs and much more.  The Youth Services Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Library Director and all other library staff to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality library services to the Hooksett community as an active member of the library management team. 

Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required.  Three years progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers. MLS from ALA-accredited library school with a concentration in youth services or a comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience will be considered. 

Beginning salary $39,000.00 - $44,000.00 commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.
Full job description available at
To apply, please submit resumé, cover letter and portfolio to Heather Rainier, Library Director, Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106
Review of applications will take place beginning November 21, 2014. Position open until filled.  EOE

Assistant Librarian, Freedom Public Library

Assistant Librarian
Freedom Public Library

The Freedom Public Library is looking for a vibrant and creative service-oriented Assistant Librarian, working under the supervision of the Library Director. This position will satisfy someone who is both people-oriented and detail-oriented, who thrives on variety and who enjoys working with children and teens.


  • Acts as circulation manager, handling overdues and overseeing all aspects of circulation services including transactions and patron registration.
  • Catalogs, processes and repairs library materials.
  • Provides basic information and reference service and reader's advisory.
  • Helps patrons with technology questions.
  • Helps with computer updates.
  • Trains, supervises and coordinates library volunteers.
  • Develops and leads teen programs.
  • Assists in creating promotional materials and online publicity.
  • Opens and closes the library.
  • Maintains the library's appearance.
  • Assists with youth programs.
  • In the absence of the Director, oversees all library operations.
  • Attends trainings, meetings and conferences for professional growth.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:

  • An MLS from an accredited college is preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience demonstrating mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Enthusiasm for providing quality public service is essential. Must be friendly, outgoing, welcoming and discreet.
  • Computer competence is required. Being a computer whiz is highly desired!
  • Experience in and enjoyment of working with children and teens are strongly desired.
  • Ability to supervise and delegate is needed.
  • Flexibility, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior interpersonal skills and teamwork are essential.
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with many distractions and interruptions is necessary.
Schedule and Salary:
This is a salaried position requiring an average of 25 hours per week. Assistant Librarian arrives 15 minutes prior to posted library hours and works open hours or as negotiated with the Library Director. Assistant Librarian is expected to work outside of normal hours to attend and/or lead programs, attend workshops and meetings or conduct other library business as needed. Salary is $20,800 per year. This position offers paid holidays, sick days and two weeks' vacation.

To Apply:

Send resumé, cover letter and names & contact information for three references to or mail to
Freedom Public Library
PO Box 159
Freedom, NH 03836

Application deadline:  Monday, November 17, 2014

Please email rather than calling.

Archivist for Summer 2015, Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough

Archivist for Summer 2015

Camp Tecumseh,  a non profit overnight summer camp for boys founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes and located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH, seeks an Archivist for its 2015 summer season with the possibility of a multi-year appointment.

The Camp Tecumseh  Archives, housed in a room in an historic farmhouse, includes mostly paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the 2000s.  Of particular note are materials organized by type or by subject in the early 1990s by the author of a published CT history.   Materials are in file cabinets, on shelves, and boxed.  More than one thousand photographs were sent out for digitizing, and it is anticipated that born-digital documents and images will become part of the collection.  All the work so far has been done by alumni, trustees, and staff; the Board of Trustees recognizes the need for professional assistance.

Possible tasks in 2015, depending upon hours / weeks worked, are:
  • Rehouse original photographs that have been digitized and prepare finding aid
  • Prepare oversized annual camp photographs for scanning by outside vendor
  • Rehouse, arrange and describe a small collection to serve as an example for volunteers 
  • Prepare processing guidelines for volunteers 
  • Provide archival advice to and supervise work of any volunteers which may include entering identifying terms for digitized photographs; sorting, rehousing, and describing newsletters
  • Appraise about five feet of Camp facilities records;  preserve, arrange, and describe those records of archival value; determine whether any of the materials warrant digitization
  • Determine appropriate processing scheme for about nine feet of historical documents collected for the Camp history  and research notes generated by the project
  • Answer internal requests for information
MA or MLS with archives management component and / or equivalent archives experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Familiarity with archival theory and techniques: appraisal, accessioning , arrangement and description
Familiarity with preservation practices, including digitization for access
Familiarity with office software applications
Ability to lift and move 40 lb containers

Desirable skills.  Exhibit design and installation; records management.

An experienced consulting Archivist  may make periodic visits and be available for consultation via phone, email.

Logistics and compensation.  CT recognizes that its location may discourage applicants.  For those who live beyond a reasonable commuting distance,  the Camp will endeavor to provide room and board during the weeks  the Camp is in operation (June 21 - August 9, 2015); and room from August 10 to August 31.   The prearranged housing of visiting coaches and alumni, however, will take precedence and may interrupt the Archivist's stay.  Please note, too, that meals are communal and included during the camp weeks,  accommodations basic, and campers are boys aged 8 - 16.   The Camp does employ females and married couples.

Compensation commensurate with skills and experience,  and whether room and partial board being provided.

Please submit the following electronically to :
William Hamilton, Emeritus Trustee

A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience and whether room and board likely to be necessary

A complete curriculum vitae of education and employment

One finding aid and one additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text,  presentation, blog post, etc.

Program Manager, School Library Teacher Program, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston (MA)

The School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College is seeking a Program Manager for their School Library Teacher Program.  This  is part-time (25 hours per week) position.  For more information and to apply please go to:
 The position is listed under the JobTitle Program Manager, School Library Teacher Program