The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional to join their team as a full-time Librarian II- 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.
The Librarian II provides program and library services to visitors of all ages and provides administrative support to the Head of Youth and Community Services. Specific responsibilities include scheduling Youth, Teen, and Makerspace service desks and ordering and organizing youth materials as well as directly supervising volunteers, library pages, interns, and program leaders in the Youth, Teen, and Makerspace sections. This position also assists in identifying, applying for, and implementing and reporting for grants as well as planning and implementing programs, events, and community outreach for all ages, both onsite and offsite. The Librarian II will also order and maintain youth materials in all formats and provide training in the use of the library, library catalog, reference materials, online resources, computers, AV equipment, and Makerspace equipment.
The ideal candidate will have strong communication and supervision skills and will be passionate about the work they do and the community they work in.
About the City of Keene
A friendly and vibrant college town with over 23,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. As the hub of Cheshire County, the Keene community places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally sourced food and products, and historic preservation. You’ll find the best characteristics of small city living here, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, the arts, farmer’s markets, a growing food co-op, festivals, events, and live theaters. If you prefer to stay busy with outdoor recreation opportunities, there are many green areas, parks, ponds, and lakes in the area, as well as a vast trail system for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. With convenient access to Interstate 91, many popular ski areas are within proximity as well. Keene is a welcoming area with something for everyone, including sports leagues for youth and adults (such as an adult softball league, rugby, and ice hockey). We even have our very own collegiate baseball team, the Keene Swamp Bats, which we welcome to the area every summer.
The City offers a variety of public and private education opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12. We are also home to Keene State College, which is ranked by U.S News and World Report as a top regional college, as well as River Valley Community College, and a private graduate school, Antioch University of New England. Your healthcare needs will be covered by Cheshire Medical Center, which is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Cheshire is the area’s largest health care provider and a leading employer, with numerous satellite locations.
The City offers a diverse economy which includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders. It is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals.
Education and Experience (but are not limited to)
- Master’s degree in Library Science, plus three years of library experience, experience working with children, classes in children’s literature or child development, and at least one year’s experience with collection and program development and employee supervision and coordination. Experience in assisting with large scale planning is preferred!
- Working knowledge of library software for cataloging, and circulation services including LC OCLC and MARC.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
Salary and Benefits include:
- This full-time position offers a salary range of $62,274- $77,604 annually.
Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE!
The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days, and sick days and more!
Ready to apply?
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. Confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted and received will be sent via email. This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
THE CITY OF KEENE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
– Posted 12/12/23