Research & Instruction Librarian – St. Paul’s School – Ohrstrom Library (Concord, NH)

Status: Exempt, 12 months
Department: Library
Reports to: Library Director

 Summary : The Research & Instruction Librarian serves as the Library’s liaison to support faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print holdings, as well as leads the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference and instruction services. This staff member designs and delivers an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population and develops strategies to introduce community members to Library services. Additionally, the Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for managing the Library’s vast digital holdings, including promoting the collections to the community. This position requires at least one evening shift; typically, the library is open until 9:30 pm. The Research & Outreach Librarian also serves the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program in the summer. 

 Teaching and Learning

  • Designing and delivering an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, which includes:
    • Designing and conducting library instruction and orientation sessions.
    • Creating research guides to mirror instruction class.
    • Instructing individual library users on use of print and electronic Providing research consultations.
    • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities.
  • Teaching group library instruction classes on research strategies, source evaluation, academic integrity, citation, and other information literacy topics
  • Establishing collaborative and supportive partnerships with faculty in order to ensure that library services and instruction are relevant to curricular needs.
  • Creating research guides, instruction resources, digital materials, videos/tutorials, and making those resources accessible to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Working with other library staff members to design and implement outreach initiatives to increase faculty and student engagement with the academic services and resources of the library.
  • Developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of faculty and student engagement with the academic services and resources of the library.
  • Working with other library staff members to provide frequent, timely, and appealing communication to faculty and students about academic services and resources.

Collection

  • Selecting, managing and maintaining the library’s digital collections, keeping current knowledge of digital collection trends and offerings, and working closely with faculty for digital collection development.
  • Setting up database trials and collecting and analyzing usage to support purchase, renewal, and cancellation decisions.
  • Publicizing, teaching and incorporating new digital collections into the curriculum.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Making recommendations for the development of new research services.
  • Training and supporting library staff with research tools, skills, and services.
  • Troubleshooting patron connection problems with resources.
  • Providing research help to all library users seeking information in person or remotely, using print and digital collections.
  • Developing strategies to introduce library reference services to all students, particularly new students.

Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: 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 each morning and evening.

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.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • At least two years’ experience in a library Experience in an academic or school library is preferred.
  • At least two years of demonstrated and effective reference, engagement, or instruction experience.
  • Strong technology skills and ability to find and learn new programs Experience with Koha, Springshare, and WordPress preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of students and faculty in a variety of subject areas.
  • Initiative and the ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including managing multiple responsibilities and effectively responding to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents.
  • Demonstrated interest in outreach initiatives.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

How to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STP1001STPS/JobBoard/badf958b-b108-48e8-8455-d7fc27df1c40/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=756a4022-eadf-49c7-91ba-b27efb15fc0c

– Posted 2/1/23

Programming Librarian – Jaffrey Public Library (Jaffrey, NH)

Join our team at the Jaffrey Public Library!

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Programming Librarian
Grade/Classification: Salaried/Exempt position.
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours)
REPORTS TO: Library Director
SALARY:  $42,000 – $44,000/year, depending on qualifications, full benefits, including health insurance, dental, and NH retirement system
APPLICATION deadline February 24, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

The Jaffrey Public Library’s mission is to serve as a community resource for lifelong learning where everyone is welcome to gather, discover and succeed in a safe, nurturing environment.
We are seeking a new, full-time team member who likes to wear a lot of hats in providing great library services for all ages.

We pride ourselves on being a safe place for everyone in our community.  We provide services and programs in a collaborative, team environment.  While we still have some age-based programs and services, we love it when three generations of the same family can show up for a program that is flexible enough for everyone to participate.
The details:

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Library Director, the Programming Librarian is responsible for supporting a broad range of duties related to all aspects of library programs, in a collaborative team environment. This includes but is not limited to developing, planning, and implementing programs specifically for youth, teens, and adults, as well as inter-generational programming, in conjunction with other staff members and outside presenters.  This position also supports circulation and reference services, and promotion of all library services and activities throughout the community.

Please visit https://www.townofjaffrey.com/jaffrey-public-library/about-us/pages/employment-opportunities for the full job description.

To apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references in PDF format to:
Julie Perrin, Library Director at jperrin@jaffreypubliclibrary.org.  No phone calls, please.

APPLICATION deadline February 24, 2023.  Position will remain open until filled.

– Updated 1/31/23

Library Director – Wolfeboro Public Library (Wolfeboro, NH)

Description: The Wolfeboro Public Library invites you to become a member of its energetic and dedicated team as the next Library Director. Working in a beautiful new library with a town population of 6,500 vibrant, diverse residents and 30,000 seasonal visitors, an eight-member governing Board of Trustees, a stellar staff, and strong Friends of the Library and Library Foundation organizations, the new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs for the community.

The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, display expertise in technology and finance, have the experience and skill to plan and implement new services and effectively provide the face and voice of the library to its many constituents.

Required qualifications: Master of Library Science, 3-5 years of library admin and supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Community: Wolfeboro, aka “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”, is a beautiful, traditional New England town, located on the shores of magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Wentworth. Amenities include a regional hospital, high-quality public school system, a Children’s Center, Brewster Academy, four museums, a downtown shopping center that is a magnet for tourists, year-round recreational facilities, abundant woodland and water facilities, historic buildings, all of which add up to a high-quality family life and working environment.

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is fulltime, salaried, and includes a generous benefits package – health, dental, life, and disability insurance and retirement. (Range: $60,000 to $80,000)

Applications: Email a PDF that includes resume and cover letter to directorsearch@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by January 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST.

The Wolfeboro Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

– Posted 12/18/22

Library Director – Jackson Public Library (Jackson, NH)

Description:

The Jackson NH Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge for its vibrant community library. Jackson is a year round resort town of over 1000 residents in northern New Hampshire.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for management of the daily operations of the library. Duties include assisting the Board in the preparation of the annual budget, preparing recommendations of requests for capital purchase, implementing acquisitions and expenditures, and compiling monthly statistics on circulation.  The ideal candidate is community oriented, savvy about technology, and possesses excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

This Library Director is a salaried 35 hours per week position, with a full benefit package.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MLS strongly recommended.
  • At least 4 years experience in the field, comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures.  Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communications, staff supervision, and organizational management and administration.
  • Operational knowledge of computers and office machines/equipment.
  • Full job description available here.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, a resume and three references to directorsearch@jacksonlibrary.org no later than December 15, 2022.

– Posted 11/16/22

Library Director – Wiggin Memorial Library (Stratham, NH)

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH, is seeking a dynamic and talented Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. Stratham is a town of about 8,000 residents and is located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, between Exeter and Portsmouth.

The Library Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Wiggin Memorial Library, including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach, and programs. The ideal candidate is community oriented, forward thinking, comfortable with technology, and has a personable, positive disposition. Additionally, the incumbent has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. The Library Director works closely with other town departments as well as the Library Board of Trustees.

The position is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $80,000-$100,000, starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An MLS/MLIS or a master’s degree in a field related to management, business, or public administration with at least 5-7 years of experience as a librarian some of which as a managing librarian. The Town of Stratham is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information including a full Job Description, potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at www.mrigov.com/career or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to recruitment@mrigov.com by Monday, October 31st, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.

– Posted 9/29/22

Library Associate – Puksta Library (Claremont, NH)

Join the River Valley Community College (RVCC) team!

RVCC is a student-focused, close-knit college that serves students in western New Hampshire and Vermont. Full-time employees at River Valley Community College have access to a generous and comprehensive employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as retirement plan options, and much more. The Puksta Library is located on the Claremont campus and is close to Hanover, Lake Sunapee, and several ski resorts.

The Library Associate position is customer-oriented and oversees the Library’s day-to-day operations in the absence of the Director. Duties include supervision, staffing the front desk, processing materials, interlibrary loan, coordinating requests for tutoring, and answering technology questions.

Learn more about this position on RVCC’s website- https://www.rivervalley.edu/about/working-at-rvcc/

– Posted 9/29/22

Head of Youth Services – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library seeks an experienced professional with a passion for public libraries and the ability to engage and inspire children of all ages to serve as our Head of Youth Services. Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience.  We offer a highly competitive flexible benefits package that includes excellent health, dental, disability and life insurance options,  retirement, paid time off, and much more!

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Youth Services serves as a member of the library’s management team and is responsible for all facets of library services for children and teens, including administration, supervision of employees, programs and outreach, collection management, reader’s advisory, and reference. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovation as well as excellent supervisory and customer service skills. Must have advanced knowledge of youth library programs and operations, a positive attitude, and be a team player.

A complete job description that includes list of major duties and required qualifications is available here.

Apply: Applications must be submitted through the town’s online application system. No paper or e-mailed materials accepted. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. A criminal conviction does not necessarily preclude employment. Each case is considered separately.

The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be inclusive and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

– Posted 6/14/22

Part-Time Reference Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Reference Assistant to assist and provide information services to library patrons at the reference desk. This is a 10 hour per week non-benefited position. Some weekend and evening work required. Starting rate $23.68 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here.

Applications must be submitted through the Town of Hanover’s online recruiting system. For instructions, please visit www.hanovernh.org and select Employment. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 6/2/22

Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic and talented library professional with proven management experience and excellent library skills to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. This individual will work closely with the Library Director in the management of the library and is responsible for the library in the Director’s absence.

The ideal candidate is strategic, 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 excellent patron service. A finely tuned sense of humor is not required but highly beneficial.

Day-to-day responsibilities include management of the Inter-Library Loan service, collection development and management, processing and cataloging, planning and leading a monthly book discussion group, and assisting with staffing the circulation desk.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Starting hourly rate of pay is $20.62 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred.  A full job description is available on request.

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before April 8, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

– Posted 3/17/22

Saturday Library Aide – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is seeking a library aide to work on Saturdays; at least every other Saturday but every Saturday would be preferred. Availability to work on an as needed basis other days of the week would be a plus.

Duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry, and special projects. Ideal candidates should enjoy working with the public and will be personable, cheerful, and professional. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills. Library experience is a plus.

The starting hourly rate is $15.54 per hour. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. Applications received before March 31, 2022 will be given priority. A full job description is available upon request.

– Posted 2/27/22