Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Librarian III (Head of Library Outreach Services), Manchester City Library


TEL: 603-624-6543 (VOICE/TTY)
FAX: 603-628-6065
(Announcement Number R-04-16)
Salary Grade 20
Starting Salary: $52,311.19 – plus comprehensive benefits package
Work schedule includes periodic nights and weekends
THE JOB: Manages public library services at an assigned location. The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and supervise library outreach services to the public. The work is performed under the 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; performs directly related work as required. Performance of the above duties will include the following:
  • Overseeing staff assigned at the branch location during operational hours;
  • Coordinating library outreach services such as tours, book discussions, attendance at community events; 
  • Collection management; 
  • Public Service 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: April 27, 2016 CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

University Librarian, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge

University Librarian
Location: Rindge, NH

Franklin Pierce University invites applications for the position of University Librarian. This full-time position holds faculty status and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The University Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing, administering and evaluating the library and information services that meet the academic and administrative needs of the university.

Franklin Pierce University is a multi-campus institution with locations in Rindge, Manchester, Lebanon, Portsmouth NH, and Goodyear, AZ. The library is located on the main campus in Rindge, NH. The University Librarian will be responsible for providing visionary leadership to the library, advocating for the library in the community and larger world, supervising the delivery of library and information literacy learning services to the community, directing strategic planning, budgeting, staffing, staff development and program assessment, promoting public relations and fund raising; and fostering regional cooperation in resources sharing; networking and collection development.

Qualified candidates should possess an earned Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program and five or more years in library administration. Candidates must possess broad knowledge and understanding of library systems and current and emerging technologies. It is essential that candidate must be comfortable working within a team-oriented leadership and consensus building environment, that is eager to engage directly with students, possess the leadership, managerial and communications skills to work with many constituencies, and seek opportunities to engage on institution-wide discussions about information literacy and other library-related issues.

Confidential screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position will be early July 2016.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a statement of their leadership philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three + professional references to:

University Librarian
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461

Please be sure to add "University Librarian Position" to the subject line of the email. EOE

Monday, April 25, 2016

Library Assistant, Public Services, Part-time, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

The Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic and professional Library Assistant who is able to perform desk duties at our Circulation and Children’s Desks. 

Duties: Primarily performs duties at our public service desks, greeting and assisting patrons, answering the telephone, and circulating and shelving library materials and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: An Associate’s degree or higher is required.  Facility with computers and Microsoft Office is required, along with good organizational and communication skills and attentiveness to detail.  Must have excellent customer service skills, be willing to work a flexible schedule, and enjoy working with people in a collaborative environment.  Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.  Previous library experience is preferred.

Closing Date: 
May 13, 2016 or until filled.

Salary: $11.25/hour to start.  16-24 hours a week with some evening and weekend hours.

To Apply: Send resumé, a letter of interest, and three references to:

Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Road
Hudson, NH  03051
Attention: Charlie Matthews, Library Director
Or e-mail to

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Technical Services Librarian/Technology Librarian, Nesmith Library, Windham

Technical Services Librarian / Technology Librarian.

The Nesmith Library is looking for a Technical Services Librarian with a strong background in technology, especially handheld devices such as tablets, e-readers, ipads, etc..    Experience with online cataloging is required.  Previous experience with an ILS preferred.  Must have an excellent public service ethic and skills.  This is a full time position, 40 hours per week.  MLS degree required.

For further information, please contact Carl Heidenblad, Director, Nesmith Library at (603) 432-7154 or via email

Monday, April 18, 2016

Library Technician, Concord Public Library

CITY OF CONCORD (NH) invites applications for the position of: Library Technician
SALARY: $17.06 - $24.66 Hourly
$33,267.00 - $48,087.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/15/16
CLOSING DATE: 04/29/16 11:59 AM
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Permanent Full Time, 37.5 Hours Weekly
TYPICAL SALARY RANGE: $17.06 - $24.66 Hourly DOQ, with a competitive flexible benefits package.
Instructions for Applying: A City Application is required. An application may be completed online and submitted electronically by visiting the City of Concord web site at For more information on applying, call (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.
"An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V"
Provide Library services in both the adult and children's departments, assist the public in locating information, interpreting the collection, programming, and providing reader's advisory services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials; assembles collections of books for teachers; instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures; registers and logs in children for use of the Computer Center; records statistics for periodic tallies; sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Participates in program planning and production; prepares and presents Storytime; assists in planning Summer Reading Program events. 
  • Creates bibliographies on specific subjects.
  • Classifies new children's materials.
  • Supervises pages in the absence of other supervisor.
  • Ensures that the library is maintained in an orderly manner; monitors facilities maintenance and repair.
  • Oversees the acquisition and display of private collections in display cabinets.
  • Researches books, songs, and finger plays for children's programming.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch library.
  • Selects visual formats for the branch rotating collection.
  • Processes intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university in Library Sciences or other related field; and, one year of related experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications: None.


  • Personal Computer and/or Terminal
  • Copier
  • Telephone
  • Handheld Calculator
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (Depending on area of assignment)

Knowledge of:
  • Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Skill in:
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Assisting patrons with various library services and operations.
  • Using a computer to enter and retrieve information.
  • Sorting and categorizing library books and materials in standard order.
  • Making change in money.
  • Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.
  • Developing and presenting children's programming.
Mental and Physical Abilities to:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library personnel and patrons.
  • See and read written material.
  • Perform the duties of the position while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching.
  • Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects.
Working Conditions:
  • The work is performed in a library.
This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

Library Assistant, Part-time, Thornton Public Library

Year Round Part Time Library Assistant

This job is primarily circulation on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 7p.m.

Applicant must be confident in facilitating some evening programs that are planned with the Director.

Please email with your letter of interest and resumé, an employment application will be emailed to those interested.

Library Director, Orford Social Library, Orford

The scenic town of Orford New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic person to embrace the challenge of providing our Orford Social Library community with programs, services and outreach designed to attract a wide variety of patrons and participants. Orford is twenty minutes from Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College in the beautiful Upper Valley of the Connecticut River.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate the creative energy to design events that encourage increased community participation at and through our library. Our library is a valuable town resource, an intellectual haven, and meeting place that seeks to enlighten and entertain residents in our area through imaginative programs and events for all ages. The Library Director has the full support of a committed and enthusiastic board to assist you. 

The position is 25 hours per week including a half day on Saturday and some evening hours.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

A college degree is preferred, with teaching or library experience a plus. 

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resumé to