Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Library Assistant, Part-time, Conway Public Library

Library Assistant, Part-Time

Job Description: Performs informational and routine service to assist the public in the use of the library.

Accountability: Reports to the Library Director

Hourly Wage: $11.50 per hour

Benefits: None

Work Schedule: Approx. 11-16 hours per week, 2-3 evenings per week. Some Saturdays and other times as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Check out, renew, reserve, and receive library materials.
  • Answer telephone and give preliminary assistance to users.
  • Locate material for users.
  • Issue and update borrower cards according to prescribed procedure.
  • Collect and record daily statistics.
  • Receive and record monies.
  • Process additions to the collection.
  • Repair damaged or worn library materials.
  • Implement and maintain effective customer relations.
  • Sort and re-shelve collection materials.
  • Performs other related work as required.
 Training, Skills and Experience: High School Diploma.  Strong public service orientation.  Demonstrate an interest in reading and literature.  Operational knowledge of computer software. Experience working in a public library environment a plus.

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a resumé, cover letter, and three references to Subject heading should read "Library Assistant Position."

Friday, November 21, 2014

Reference & Technical Services Librarian, Lebanon Libraries, Lebanon

Applications are being accepted for the Full Time, Exempt, LPASE represented position of Reference & Technical Services Librarian as further described below:

JOB TITLE    Reference & Technical Services Librarian
COMPENSATION RANGE  $1,013.45 to $1,368.97 per week
DEPARTMENT    Lebanon Libraries

POSTING DATE   November 21, 2014
CLOSING DATE   Open Until Filled

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Professional position responsible for the management of the library's integrated library management system, which includes maintenance of the on-line bibliographic database and computer infrastructure. Serves patrons at the public service desks and is in charge of the Technical Services Division. Works with library administrative team, the Library Information Technology Assistant, and City of Lebanon Computer Services to plan for and coordinate the use of technology in the library. Works under the general supervision of the Library Director.  Supervises one full-time position (Library Technical Assistant) and 2 part-time positions (Library Clerk II).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Library Science with  a minimum of one years’ prior experience working with libraries, computers, library software applications, circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions, and collection development.

Knowledge of library and on-line resources, the library’s holdings, the Dewey classification system and subject headings; knowledge of Anglo-American cataloguing rules; knowledge of computer software and systems; the ability to design, develop, implement and administer a library’s computer and networking systems; the ability to work closely with the public and co-workers; the ability to take initiative and work independently without supervision; effective verbal and written communication skills.

Full job description is available in Human Resources.

Application Instructions: A City of Lebanon Employment Application is required for non-City employee applicants and applications not containing this document will not be considered. Applications should be submitted to Human Resources, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 03766 or to

City employee applicants may submit a cover letter and resumé to Human Resources, City Hall or to

Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Customer Service Bibliiographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook


Provide a full range of customized support services to assigned library customers, primarily by responding to written and telephone inquiries, researching and addressing any problems and communicating all of YBP’s capabilities.  Act as primary point of contact for all customers and respond to inquiries about all services, both US and UK, including firm and continuation orders, approval processes, print and digital products, etc.
(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.  Additional duties may be assigned by Management):

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact on the phone and by email.
  • Communicate information regarding customer account to Sales, Marketing, Operations, etc.
  • Interact with other departments to solve problems and to prevent customer errors.
  • Write, revise and maintain Memos of Agreement for assigned list of customers.
  • Utilize the Profiling Decision Support (PDS) database to support customer profiles.
  • Respond to all customer requests quickly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and pleasant manner.
  • Troubleshoot digital and print acquisition issues and related technical services such as cataloging records and electronic invoicing.
  • Assist in the development of PDS to reflect changing customer needs.
  • Participate in retrospective selection work and special project management.
  • Provide GOBI training to customers as needed via phone or webinar, and educate customers about YBP services.  Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts.
  • BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred.  MLS degree desirable.  Experience or knowledge of book trade or library function a plus.
  • Ability to work on the AS400.
  • Broad understanding of LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content.
  • Strong service orientation and positive attitude.
  • Word, Excel and Access experience.
  • Telephone and e-mail business etiquette skills.
  • Strong service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to do presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to spend the majority of day working at a PC.
  • Ability to communicate cross-organizationally.
  • Ability to analyze approval plan performance, identify problems, suggest remedies and solutions.
  • For International bibliographers some foreign language requirements may apply.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee must occasionally sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision requirements include close, and color vision in order to view CRT/PC screens and read written reports.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Anyone interested should apply on-line at  Click on careers and then click on location and search for jobs in Contoocook, NH.

Assistant/Children’s Librarian, Minot Sleeper Library

Assistant/Children’s Librarian, Minot Sleeper Library-Bristol, NH
The Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol, NH seeks highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas and high energy for the position of Children/Assistant Librarian. The individual in this position is responsible for overseeing and implementing programs and events directly related to the children and youth of the library. Working under the general supervision of the Director, this individual works to assist the Director with library tasks related to public services, technical services, budgeting, reporting, training and supervising staff.
MLS or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with coursework in education or child development. 1-3 years of active Library experience. 

Salary: $14.00-$16.18 per hour, 34 hours a week. (This position requires some evening and weekends) This is a non-benefitted position. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resumé, and three professional references to:
Sandy Allgood, Library Director, Minot-Sleeper Library, 35 Pleasant Street Bristol, NH 03222 or via email to  For more details and a complete job description, please visit our website at:

Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014

The Minot-Sleeper Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ ADA Compliant. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Library Technician I, Part-time, River Valley Community College (RVCC), Claremont

River Valley Community College
Library Technician I
Position Number R2R00015

Immediate opening for a part-time (up to 25 hours per week) Library Technician on first shift to assist library patrons with access to information services and to provide library support services. This position is located at River Valley Community College.  

Qualifications: Minimum of an Associate’s degree from a recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science or computer science.  Each additional year of formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.  One year of experience in library support services.  Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education. 

Salary range $14.46-$16.71 per hour. 

Please send CCSNH application, resumé and transcripts to:

Human Resources Department
River Valley Community College
One College Place
Claremont, NH  03743

Closing Date:  Position closes December 19, 2014

Librarian III, Manchester City Library

Librarian III

(Announcement Number R-058-14)
Salary Grade 20
Starting Salary:  $52,311.19 – plus comprehensive benefits package
Work schedule includes periodic nights and weekends

THE JOB:    The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and supervise library circulation services to the public. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Library Director.  The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, other library employees, other city employees, Library Trustees, Library Foundation Board members and the general public.

Performance of the above duties will include the following:
  • Management of patron registration records and adherence to all privacy laws;
  • Collection management, programming and outreach;
  • Circulation desk and reference/information desk coverage;
  • Participating in City-wide and consortium meetings representing the Library;
  • Assisting with the oversight of the Library in the absence of the Deputy Director and Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters of Library Science Degree required; and 4-6 years experience within the classification of Librarian I or II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.   

NOTE:  Offer of hire conditional on candidate’s ability to complete essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Candidates must complete a city of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website  or in person at HR Dept. City Hall Annex.  Submission of a resumé is optional.         

OPENING DATE:       Thursday, November 20, 2014  
CLOSING DATE:       Open until filled.

OFFICE HOURS:        Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Library Assistant, Part-time, Frost Free Library, Marlborough

The Frost Free Library is looking to hire someone 14 hours a week for a newly created Library Assistant position. The candidate must have excellent customer service skills, and be acquainted with new technologies. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience.

Please send resumé and references to:

Kathleen Ash
Library Director
Frost Free Library
28 Jaffrey Road
Marlborough, NH 03455