Librarian I – Youth and Community Services – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional with excellent public service skills and experience working with youth and young adults to join their team as a Librarian I – Youth and Community Services. The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works with Youth and Community Services staff to plan, promote, deliver and assess library programs within the Library and outreach services at other locations.
  • Assists in the planning, marketing, conducting and facilitating of programs and meetings held at the Library.
  • Provides reference and reader advisory assistance primarily in the Youth and Teen area.
  • Ensures effective and safe experiences for members of the public using the library spaces.
  • Coordinates and implements the necessary set up/break down of furniture and equipment for library programs and outside meetings, including sweeping, vacuuming and other cleaning after events.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, plus one year of library experience or library training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in library science is desirable, as well as experience working with youth and young adults.
  • Comfortable using video editing, audiovisual software and equipment, online meeting platforms, library software, circulation services, Microsoft Office Suite and room booking software.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required as work hours may vary from week to week.

Pay and Benefits include:
This position works 32 hours per week and offers a competitive starting pay range of $27.62-$34.41 per hour and is benefit eligible.

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today.

Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

To apply:
Job Description: Librarian I – Youth and Community Services


– Posted 11/26/23

Director David & Joyce Milne Public Library (Williamstown, MA)

The David and Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown, MA is hiring a new Library Director. The successful candidate is an innovative and collaborative leader with excellent communication, management, and relationship skills and proven ability to maintain focus and achieve desired outcomes. They will maintain and expand strong connections with the community on behalf of the library and ensure consistently effective and fiscally responsible execution of all day-to-day services, programs, and operations for the David and Joyce Milne Public Library. For a full description of the position visit

Located in Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts and bordering both Vermont and New York, Williamstown is a unique community of 7,500 residents and home to numerous cultural and educational institutions including the Clark Art Institute, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and Williams College. There is a constant blend of people, events, and ideas contributing to a community life that makes Williamstown unique in the region. The library is committed to serving a diverse, multicultural, and engaged community of patrons and active partners. The town center and surrounding neighborhoods provide a diversity of housing and businesses. Outside the town center and nearby areas, Williamstown quickly becomes more rural in its character, especially as it is nestled in the valleys between steep wooded hillsides.

The library is preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary, a moment to honor and affirm the outsized role it has played in Williamstown’s growth and development as well as the enduring power of public libraries. It provides residents with essential services and resources through a variety of programming, diverse print and electronic resources, and knowledgeable staff. Highlights include robust programming for children and adults, recently-renovated spaces for teens and community gathering, and outstanding support and goodwill from an active and engaged Friends of the Library group.


Working under the direction of its Board of Trustees, the Director’s areas of responsibility include:

  • inspirational management and professional development of staff
  • understanding and maintaining a strong sense of our community, and applying that knowledge to consistent and effective outreach
  • energetic visioning, planning, and execution for short and long term needs, strategic directions, and sustainability, including facilities
  • promoting and ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental values of the library
  • effective oversight of collection, program, and service development
  • advocacy for the library and its programs with town officials and constituents

The Director communicates and collaborates with the Board of Trustees, the library staff, the Town Manager, a very active and engaged Friends of the Library, our community partners, the general public, and regional, state, and national library organizations and cooperatives.


 3 – 5 years of experience in administration or management in a library, non-profit, or other cultural institution, including supervisory experience, is required. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school is highly preferred. The Board of Trustees, at its discretion, will consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with libraries or other cultural institutions, community relations, partnership development, training and development of staff, and long-term planning. The Director will be key to achieving the goals and objectives of the library’s strategic plan (see ) and be a team leader who will serve as the face of the library.


The hiring salary range is $70,000 – $80,000 dependent on experience and qualifications, with an excellent fringe benefit package, including applicable relocation costs.

Further information and to apply

For further information, contact To apply, send a cover letter and resume to that same address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, please submit by December 31, 2023.

Head of Feldberg Library – Dartmouth College Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Head of Feldberg Library
Business, Computer Science, Economics, and Engineering

It is an exciting time to join the Dartmouth Libraries as the Head of Feldberg Library where you will lead a highly collaborative team supporting the Thayer School of Engineering, Tuck School of Business, departments of computer science and economics, and the interdisciplinary programs of Dartmouth’s West End district.

As a potential staff member at Dartmouth Libraries, you will be joining our organization at a pivotal moment. After consulting and collaborating with our academic community, campus partners, and library colleagues, Dartmouth Libraries have a new strategic direction – Research Engine, Powering Knowledge. Grounded in our Purpose and Vision, this strategic framework supports us in achieving our goals and aspirations. Those aspirations are to:

  • Empower students by unlocking individual potential
  • Accelerate advanced research
  • Elevate scholarship with powerful research tools and methods and
  • Amplify Dartmouth’s impact across the scholarly ecosystem


You can learn more about the position and apply at:

Hiring range: $85,000 – $99,000

Do you have questions?

Contact Jennifer Taxman, Associate Dean of Libraries for Research & Learning,

Review of applications will begin December 11th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth Libraries value diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained in understanding and reducing implicit bias. 
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Libraries are supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth Libraries is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 11/12/23

Assistant Librarian – Dover Free Library (East Dover, VT)

Responsible for day-to-day operation of the library, including public services and technical/clerical services, under supervision of the library director.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently, including running the library in library director’s absence
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work cordially and cooperatively
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in using computers and office machines
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an environment which is changing very rapidly, particularly in the area of information technology
  • Work one evening a week and one Saturday a month


  • Assist library patrons in a welcoming manner
  • Help with basic reference service
  • Manage circulation desk, including circulating materials, handling overdues, and shelving materials.
  • Offer interlibrary loan and reserve services, and help patrons fill out necessary forms
  • Instruct patrons in use of computer-based resources
  • Social media marketing, using programs such as MailChimp, Canva, etc.
  • Supervise and train volunteers in such areas as shelving, shelf reading, filing and processing books.
  • Technical services, including periodicals, cataloging assistance; collection of statistics; processing of new materials; ordering of supplies
  • Miscellaneous duties, depending on interest, may include: creation of book displays, help with programming for children and/or adults
  • Attend professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Occasional light housekeeping such as water plants and running vacuum.
  • Other duties as needed


  • Familiarity with library services
  • Superior technical knowledge
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

Position Details:

  • Position is full time, 35 – 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus health insurance and other benefits
  • Afternoons and some weekends are required.
  • Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Allison Maynard at

– Posted 11/12/23

Program Coordinator – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

General Summary:

The Program Coordinator develops and facilitates a variety of adult programs appropriate for the Carpenter-Carse Library and Hinesburg community and collaborates with the Youth Librarian on providing programs for youth and families. This person also handles reservations and use of the library’s Community Room and assists patrons at the circulation desk during regularly scheduled shifts each week.

This is an in-person, 20 hours a week position which includes some evenings and Saturdays. The weekly schedule for this position can vary depending on programming and library needs.


  • Researches, contacts, and arranges programs and events with presenters, lecturers, and performers.
  • Facilitates programs using personal experience and resources when applicable, such as leading clubs and lectures.
  • Maintains ongoing programs while introducing new events in response to community interests and needs.
  • Promotes programs through various platforms such as posters, brochures, the library website, social media, internal library listservs, e-newsletter and community outreach events.
  • Respond to patrons requests, registrations and questions; send email reminders and updates to interested patrons.
  • Works with presenters to help with a welcoming and smooth transition.
  • Has excellent communication skills and can engage effectively with staff and the general public.
  • Is a creative thinker who can bring fresh, new ideas to the library, while running programs already implemented.
  • Sets up and breaks down program space, assists presenter(s), and ensures that both the presenter and attendees have a positive experience.
  • Purchases materials required for programs, requests invoices from presenters, and keeps a record of expenditures to maintain the adult programming budget.
  • Records attendance statistics of all adult programs for future planning and annual reporting.
  • Stays up-to-date on library and programming trends.
  • Collaborates with the Youth Librarian to develop and facilitate regular youth and family programming.
  • Manages the Community Room calendar for both library and public use, including rotating art displays.
  • Communicates with the public regarding Community Room reservations; manages paperwork and deposits, and ensures all room users adhere to guidelines.
  • Keeps a record of public room use for the annual statistics report.
  • Maintains knowledge of all library policies and circulation procedures; helps to regularly staff the front desk and assist patrons in general use of the library.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree and experience in library programming preferred.
  • Experience in a library environment or event planning.
  • Be a people person and a team player who loves working with the community.
  • Proficiency in office computer applications, the use of internet search engines, and social media as well as an ability to learn the library’s circulation software.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references to Rob Broder at by November 17, 2023. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create a vibrant and engaging experience for our patrons and community.

This is an hourly position at $20.00 an hour. (20 hours a week)

– Updated 10/31/23

Serials Acquisitions Professional Staff – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The UVM Libraries seek a Serials Acquisitions Professional (Library Professional) to manage subscriptions and processing of print and electronic journals. The incumbent will be responsible for claims and renewal management, direct vendor communications, title research, physical processing and management, catalog entry upkeep, participation in review processes, and close collaboration with colleagues working in collection development, acquisitions, electronic resources management, special collections and cataloging. This position will include the daily processing and acquisitions management of the Wilbur Collection’s serials, work requiring both physical dexterity and regular communication with colleagues in Special Collections.

Physical Demands: Regularly move trucks of books or periodicals, lift books to and from high shelves and work at a computer terminal. Frequent keyboard work required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with serials or equivalent resources management. Comfort with using spreadsheets. Experience using an integrated library system (ILS). Strong attention to detail and organizational/time management skills. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and implement work independently. Demonstrated interpersonal communication and collaboration skills. Must have manual dexterity suitable for handling delicate documents and legible handwriting.

Desirable Qualifications: Basic cataloging knowledge. Vendor communications experience. Experience using Alma ILS. Experience working with EBSCO or other subscriptions agent interfaces. Advanced expertise with spreadsheets.

For further information on this position and to apply online, please visit our website: and refer to job posting number S4748PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 17, 2023.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

– Posted 10/30/23

Evening Circulation Staff Member – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The Howe Library is seeking an Evening Circulation staff member (Library Support Senior) for our team. This position provides supervision of student employees and oversees security and safety during evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities include the supervision of public service points, assisting Library users with problems and access issues, enforcing library policy, overseeing stacks maintenance, and coordinating projects with other Library and university staff. This is a full-time evening shift position with a Tuesday through Saturday schedule when classes are in session.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website:  and refer to job posting number S4745PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 17, 2023.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Assistant – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin, NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting gathering space for everyone.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704.

Please visit our site by clicking here. We are looking to fill this role ASAP.

General Capabilities:
Candidates will have a demonstrated passion for matching patrons with physical and digital experiences. They should have a working at the circulation desk, a knowledge of library policies and procedures, be conversant with our digital resources, and be familiar with our integrated library system. While not all are required they will be a quick and eager learner. We have a training program ready to go working with our Circulation Librarian.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the library as directed
  • Checking in and checking out books using Biblionix
  • Accessioning new books, magazines, and other content
  • Cataloging and weeding books, general upkeep of the collection
  • Staffing the circulation desk
  • Assisting patrons with the computer and internet
  • Helping to implement programs
  • Attending professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Demonstrating interest in participating in paralibrarian certification
  • Working hours as scheduled by the Director
  • Teaming with our volunteers to ensure the best patron experiences.

Hours: Approximately 18 hours/week
Pay: commensurate with experience
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Director – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902 and expanded, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure. Take a look by clicking here.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting intergenerational gathering space.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704. In FY2022, the library had a $136,980 budget and we are planning on a small increase in FY2023. The budget funds for up to 36 hours of library assistants. We have a community of volunteers who supplement the assistants as needed.

Please review this description and arrange for an introductory meeting. We are looking to fill this role immediately. We are excited about our growth and have a strong base to build on. Our new librarian will be a very important leader in defining our future engagement trajectory.

Our Ideal Director
The Director will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. They will foster a collaborative and cooperative work style with staff, Trustees, and other town department heads. The Director is an active budget, policy and program development leader. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the community and comfortable in managing planning, assessing patron needs of all ages, and driving future engagement.

The director will be responsible for the managerial, administrative, and financial management of the library. They will also oversee the collection, service patrons, supervise staff and volunteers, and partner with the town administrator.

The director will play a pivotal role in implementing our Better Together strategy that imagines, creates, and delivers lifelong learning programs and information services. We do this in partnership with other town organizations.


  • Leadership and overall management for the library;
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library regulations and trends;
  • Operational management of staff, budget, and initiatives;
  • Presentation of monthly reports/dashboards representing usage, activity, and financial updates;
  • Identification, design, and management of all adult and children’s programs;
  • Promotion of library and library programs through physical and digital channels;
  • Understanding of Apollo Biblionix, web site and data management;
  • Maintenance of financial records in accordance with local, state, and federal laws;
  • Management and recommendation of policies and procedures;
  • Maintenance of records as required by state;
  • Supervision of circulation- physical and digital;
  • Management of facilities to provide safe, inclusive, and inviting library space;
  • Supervision of all library staff and volunteers;
  • Responsible for other tasks and duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees;
  • Work to secure adequate grant and external funds;
  • Participate in and recommend professional development opportunities;


  • Approximately 30 hours/week but have flexibility
  • Budgeted for up to 36 hours of library assistant hours
  • Supplemented by community volunteers


  • Commensurate with experience

There are two types of candidates we are interested in:

  • An MLS (MLIS) or are working on a degree from an AALA-accredited program
  • A completed/are working on a paralibrarian certification. We are open to having a director
    mentor to provide guidance as needed.

Professional experience in public library and supervision experience are required.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Director – Plainfield Libraries (Plainfield, NH)

Appointed by an elected board of Library Trustees and under its general direction, our Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the  Meriden Library and the Philip Read Memorial Library.  We are a community of approximately 2,400 located in the beautiful Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, close to Dartmouth College, a world-class medical center, many technology firms, as well as a multitude of recreational opportunities. This position requires independent judgment, initiative, and proven management skills.

Summary of Responsibilities: The Library Director administers, develops, and oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and evaluations of staff and volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; library technology, facility maintenance; programming; marketing; policies and procedures; and vendor relations.  The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library’s mission by demonstrating enthusiasm and creativity along with an understanding and respect for the needs and interests of the community. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of current library policies, practices, technologies, and trends; and strong people and task management skills are essential.

Educational Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree plus substantial work experience in a management position at a public library may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience Requirements: At least three (3) years of progressively responsible library experience, including supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits: This non-exempt position is 36 hours per week and includes occasional evening and weekend hours.  The pay rate range will be  $24.70– $27.20, depending on qualifications and experience, along with a benefits package.

See the complete job description here.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeanne Woodward-Poor,  Chair, Plainfield Libraries Board of Trustees,

The position will remain open until filled.

– Updated 10/22/23