Director – Gay-Kimball Library (Troy, NH)

Exciting Opportunity Alert! Join Our Bookish Adventure!

Are you a creative, tech-savvy, and enthusiastic library wizard? The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is on the hunt for a vibrant new Director to lead our library into the future!

Who We Are: Nestled in the heart of scenic Troy, NH. Our library boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Imagine working in a town surrounded by the beauty of Mount Monadnock, offering endless outdoor adventures, and just a few hours away from vibrant cities like Boston and Portland!

What You’ll Be Doing: As our Library Director, you’ll be the maestro behind the scenes, orchestrating everything from innovative tech programs to community events. Dive into the world of books, bytes, and beyond! Your role includes managing our annual budget, leading a talented team, organizing fabulous events for all ages, and ensuring our library remains the heart of Troy.

Qualifications for Our Dream Director: Do you have a Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program? Amazing! We will value your passion and experience. If you have at least four years of library experience, excellent leadership skills, and a knack for customer service, we want to hear from you!

Perks of the Job: This full-time position (35 hours/week) offers flexibility, including evening and occasional Saturday hours. You will enjoy an attractive compensation package including, vacation and sick time, health and dental insurance, and the NH Retirement System. We’re all about work-life balance!

How to Apply: Ready to embark on this literary journey with us? Send your cover letter, résumé, and 3 references as a single PDF or Word document to GKLtrustees@gmail.com. Use the subject line “Gay-Kimball Library Director Position” to ensure your application gets the attention it deserves. We hope to fill this position by the New Year. Please apply early!

Join us in spreading the love for reading, learning, and community at the Gay-Kimball Library. Apply now and let the adventures begin!

– Posted 11/28/23

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 DublinPL.Trustees@gmail.com

– 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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;

Hours:

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

Pay:

  • Commensurate with experience

Qualifications:
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 DublinPL.Trustees@gmail.com

– Posted 10/27/23

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 16 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit https://www.hanovernh.org/233/Career-Opportunities All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

– Posted 10/20/23

Search Ongoing Pease Library Director – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

Search Ongoing: The Board of Trustees of the Pease Public Library in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Director to work with and lead their top-notch staff. We would like a Director with strong communication skills to promote the Library and help to spur its continuing growth. Pease Public Library plays an important role in a growing community with a current population of approximately 6,680 people. The Library has an operating budget of $524,000. Pease Public Library is in the downtown area of Plymouth, which has a wonderful mix of businesses and entertainment and is home to Plymouth State University. This is a full-time position offering comprehensive medical and dental benefits. The Town of Plymouth participates in the NH Retirement System. Salary range is $68,000-$71,500. Applications should be sent to The Pease Public Library Board of Trustees at asp.77s@comcast.netPosition is open until filled.
Job Description:
Position Purpose:
Performs supervisory, administrative, and professional work in planning, organizing, managing, and directing all library services and activities, responsible for the daily operations of the library; responsible for the development and administration of financial resources for the development, management, and enhancement of the library; responsible for facility oversight, personnel, programs, and overall library services; and develops and implements policies in conformance with regulations.   Performs all other related work as required.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions, or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Works with the Board of Trustees and library staff to provide efficient and effective library services for the community.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, and oversees the implementation of library services and operations for the Pease Public Library.
  • Develops and administers the annual budget; monitors expenditures, including payroll; prepares financial and statistical reports, and provides support information to assist the Board of Trustees in the budgeting process.
  • Establishes goals and measures accomplishments against recognized standards.
  • Enforces library rules and safety rules for the protection of patrons, library staff and library property.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with the library staff in order to foster an effective working environment.
  • Maintains a collection that satisfies the wants and needs of library patrons; orders new books and media for catalogue; catalogues new arrivals and donations.
  • Fosters and maintains positive community relations and a positive relationship with the Trustees.  Networks with community leaders and nonprofits to encourage library usage.
  • Assists the Trustees in formulating overall library procedures, policies, budgets, and goals, and maintaining appropriate and timely policies.
  • Prepares reports and documents as required by state, town and Board of Trustees.
  • Administers all aspects of library operation including personnel selection and supervision; budgeting and expenditure; book and materials selection; collection development and maintenance; building and grounds maintenance; programming and community relations.
  • Investigates and recommends upgrades to library automation and appropriate library technologies.
  • Responsible for the personnel management of the Library.  Recruits, selects, and trains new personnel.  Evaluates the performance of employees.
  • Maintains involvement in professional organizations and attends professional meetings and seminars to stay abreast of current trends in library services.
  • Promotes the ongoing professional development of all members of the staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge of New Hampshire laws and regulations governing or impacting the activities of libraries.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science (M.L.S) or equivalent graduate degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association; seven years progressively responsible experience in public library management including personnel supervision, budget management and policy development; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and ethics of professional library work; knowledge of facilities management and operations including administration, finance and personnel.  Working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications and technology.
Ability:  Ability to supervise staff and volunteers in an effective and supportive manner.  Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with organizations, departments and officials. Ability of leadership, independent judgment, initiative and decision-making. Ability to work under pressure.  Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate effective library services, strategies, facilities and staff. Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to keep current with the pace of technology and available resources that may be offered to the public.
Skill:   Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient computer skills and budgetary skills.  Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Skilled in utilizing library networks and state resources.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to walk, climb on ladders and stools, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files, books and other common library and office objects.  Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.  Ability to reach and bend, to stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl and push/pull or lift objects up to 60 pounds. Must be able to communicate.
Supervision:
Supervision Scope: Performs highly responsible work of a complex nature which involves the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing the administration of the municipal library and in the development and delivery of library services to meet individual and community needs.
Supervision Received:   Work is performed under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees.
Supervision Given: Provides supervision of all full and part-time library staff, developing job direction, assigning tasks, instructions and monitoring performance.
Job Environment:
  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderate.
  • Operates computers and peripherals, barcode reader, dollies/hand trucks, electronic smart devices, tablets and readers, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the public, other library agencies, Board of Trustees, town officials and employees, vendors, Friends Association, local business owners and varied organizations.  Contacts are in person, by telephone, and by email and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Has access to all department-related confidential information, including personnel files and patron records.
  • Errors could result in adverse public relations, reduction in the level of library service and have financial repercussions for the town.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
– Updated 6/22/23

Digital Initiatives Librarian – New Hampshire Law Library (Concord, NH)

The New Hampshire Law Library is hiring! This is a full-time, highly professional position in the Supreme Court Law Library responsible for supporting the Law Library’s mission to inform and educate through the curated digitization of Law Library and Judicial Branch resources, and by participating in their promotion through displays, instruction, and outreach to students, the general public, and members of the legal community. This position will manage the Law Library and Judicial Branch archives in digital and physical formats and facilitate access to and ensure long-term preservation of special collections. This position will also provide reference and information services and participate in collection development and management.

Salary range: $45,162 to $66,300

The complete job description is here: https://www.courts.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt471/files/inline-documents/sonh/23-70.pdf.

– Posted 5/10/23

Library Director – Abbott Library (Sunapee NH)

Duties/Description: The Abbott Library located in Sunapee NH, a small New England town that enjoys proximity to Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee, is seeking an innovative, energetic, experienced and future-ready library professional to provide leadership to its vibrant community library.

The Director will oversee a staff of seven employees (4.5 FTE.) This staff includes a full-time Assistant Director, Technology and Outreach Librarian, and Youth Services Librarian. In addition, the library enjoys the support of more than 1300 hours of volunteer service each year. The Director is also responsible for administration, management, (including fiscal oversight) and advocacy for the library.

The ideal candidate is a strategic problem solver who is flexible, positive, creative, patient, decisive, and technologically adroit. Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to outstanding patron service. A finely tuned sense of humor is not required but highly desirable.

The library serves a community of 3,342 year-round residents and a large seasonal community. It operates with an annual budget of $530,000. The construction of the library building was completed in 2014, and it offers meeting rooms for library and community use, a fireplace, comfortable seating, and a beautiful view of Mount Sunapee.

The Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library and the Abbott Library Foundation to raise funds and advocate for the library. In past years, these organizations have contributed $25,000-$50,000 per year of additional funding for the library.

A full job description is available by request.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school is strongly preferred. Two to five years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility  in a library setting is desired. Candidates who can begin before July 24, 2023 will be given preference.

Starting Salary Range: $73,424 – $79,081 with an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability and participation in the New Hampshire Retirement System.

Closing Date: Applications received before May 2, 2023 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

EOE

Application: if interested, please send a letter of application, resume, and three references by email to: directorsearch@abbottlibrary.org

– Posted 4/12/23

Library Services Coordinator and Library Substitutes – Tucker Free Library (Henniker, NH)

BUILDING OUR TEAM AT TUCKER FREE LIBRARY, HENNIKER NH

Join the staff of our award-winning library!

We are looking for the people who fit within our organizational value system and the ideal candidates must possess a willingness and interest in expanding one’s skills and learning new job activities. As our world changes our staff have greatly broadened their skills and taken on new tasks seemingly unrelated to “library skills”. We want staff members who are courageous, willing to seek out and take on new challenges.

Library experience is not required. We will train you on library particulars.

POSITIONS INCLUDE:

Library Services Coordinator (28 hours per week)

Library Substitutes (per need)

GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFIC DIRECTION TO TAKE IN COMPOSING YOUR COVER LETTER.

EMAIL RESUME & COVER LETTER TO:

Please indicate in the SUBJECT LINE which position you are applying for.

Lynn M. Piotrowicz
Tucker Free Library
PO BOX 688
Henniker, NH 03242
tuckerfree@comcast.net

The Tucker Free Library is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All are welcome to apply.

Review of applications will begin on April 5th.  The positions remain open until filled. To see full details, go to  tuckerfreelibrary.org

– Posted 4/3/23

Librarian Cataloger – Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

Search extended. The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a Librarian Cataloger with excellent communication skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on team player. Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Position Purpose:

Performs professional library and cataloging duties and provides service and assistance to patrons at the circulation desk. Performs all other related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for cataloging which includes creating records in the library database for each item the library acquires. This includes books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and other items such as puzzles.
  • MARC records are created using a specific system and requires knowledge of bibliographic standards for metadata as well as Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection.
  • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials.
  • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity.
  • Purchases all adult fiction, adult audiobooks and large print fiction and nonfiction.
  • Deselects and discards materials which involves evaluating the existing collection to determine materials that are damaged, outdated, not being used, or otherwise need to be removed from the collection.
  • Prepares the monthly newsletter that is sent to patrons. Coordinates submissions from staff and incorporates library events and highlights topics of interest based on various themes and seasons.
  • Registers patrons for the use of the various library services, including library cards, study rooms, museum passes, book groups and library programs.
  • Makes library special collections available to a wide variety of users across formats.
  • Assists patrons in using the library’s public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, Internet browsers, printers, and scanners.
  • Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone and using email.  Helps patrons locate materials by placing holds, initiating inter-library requests, and processing purchase requests.
  • Creates and implements adult programming and the marketing materials for adult programming.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:

Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred. Minimum of one-year library cataloging experience and three years in a public library setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work; and working knowledge of computerization and appropriate library applications. Knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Demonstrated commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff members, Trustees, community groups, and other libraries.

Ability: Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner.  Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to use computerized library systems and related equipment. Ability to master current and emerging technologies in cataloging.  Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures and to operate standard office equipment.

Skill: Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient computer skills; interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Supervision:

Supervision Scope: This position performs various duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the ability to complete assigned tasks according to established procedures and protocol.

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Library Director.

Supervision Given: None, excepting volunteers and/or work-study students.

Job Environment:

  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; the noise level is moderately noisy.
  • Operates computer, telephone, copier, and other standard office equipment.
  • Employee has frequent contact with the general public, patrons, libraries, and community groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone and involve an information exchange dialogue.
  • Errors could result in delays or loss of library services, and/or poor public relations.

Physical Requirements:

Regularly required to walk, bend, reach, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files, and other common office objects. Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time.  May move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Must be able to communicate. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.

Benefits: Comprehensive health and dental insurance. We are part of the NH State Retirement System.

Hours: This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Salary: $19.58/hr., $40,726 annual to start. Annual COLA raise on 7/1/23.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and contact information for three professional references prior to March 17, 2023 to:

Diane Lynch, Pease Public Library Director
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

No phone calls, please.

Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to provide its citizens with exceptional service, information, technology, and entertainment. 

– Updated 3/1/23

Public Services Assistant – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Non-exempt, 20-24 hours per week, school year

Department: Library

Reports To: Library Director

Summary: Provides reference, reader’s advisory, technology training, and other assistance to library patrons. Oversees student use of the library. Supports circulation and cataloging tasks, including interlibrary loans, holds, reserves, and shelving. This is a part-time position that requires some evening and weekend hours. When school is in session, the Library typically closes at 9:30 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : 

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: interlibrary loans, checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library.
  • Assisting with library projects and initiatives, such as programs, displays, weeding and other collection projects.
  • Shelving materials.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, produce detailed work, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A highly collaborative working style.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently.
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

How to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=d651db2a-9457-4b76-bd06-2a83629eacbb

– Posted 2/1/23