Reports to: Library Director
This full time (35 hours/ week) position works with the director to coordinate, plan and publicize library programs and activities for all ages in the Newington community, with special focus on service for children and teens including events, outreach, collection management, and reader’s advisory.
Salary Range: $16.50 – $18.50 per hour, depending on education and experience.
Benefits: Competitive benefits include paid time off, health/ dental/ disability insurance coverage and enrollment in the NH State Retirement system.
Education: Bachelor’s degree and library experience preferred, or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Schedule: Some evenings, and every other Saturday 10 to 2.
Essential Job Functions:*
- Plans and implements age-appropriate programs and activities for children, families and young adults, including but not limited to story times, summer reading programs, outreach programs, and special events.
- Uses website, social media, and posters to publicize events.
- Maintains children’s room and juvenile collection, makes suggestions for children’s and young adult collection acquisitions.
- Assists patrons on the selection of reading materials appropriate for their needs and assists in interpretation of library materials.
- Answers reference questions and conducts research as needed.
- Staffs the public service desk when needed. Understands and is able to perform all jobs related to circulation services, including but not limited to: checking items in and out, renewing items, registering new patrons, receiving/placing/processing hold requests, and trouble-shooting circulation-related problems.
- Provides patrons with general information on library services; assists and instructs patrons in use of services, equipment and facilities.
- Promotes and supports the mission/goals/objectives of the Library, abides by all laws and regulations governing libraries, and implements all Langdon Library policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as required.
Skills/ Experience/ Training Required:
- Knowledge of child development and appropriate techniques for working with children.
- Proficiency in developing a children’s and young adult collection with diverse appeal.
- Sound judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy, attention to detail, and flexibility.
- Effective communication in writing, verbally and electronically, ability to cross-train skills and work as a team with a small staff.
- Multi-tasking and efficiency, seeing tasks through to completion in a timely fashion.
- Effective working relationships with patrons, staff, the Board of Trustees, Town officials, community groups, and other libraries.
- Friendly, respectful, helpful service to all library users.
- Operational knowledge of computer technology hardware such as computers, printers, e-readers, tablets, and A/V equipment
- Operational knowledge of computer technology software such as Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) and how to search the Internet and navigate our website www.langdonlibrary.org
- Operational knowledge of automated integrated library systems (ILS) and the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
- Ability to use the Internet and other sources to obtain credible information
Working Conditions/ Physical Demands:
- Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
- Time on computer and phone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
- Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend and reach.
- Required to lift/push/pull books, materials, equipment up to 50 lbs.
- Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule which includes some weekends and evenings and occasional periods of extended hours.
· Cognitive & Sensory Requirements:
- Talking: Necessary for communications with patrons, staff and others.
- Hearing: Necessary for receiving instructions, queries from patrons, and requests from director.
- Sight: Necessary for doing job effectively and correctly.
- Tasting & Smelling: Not required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are persons with disabilities or who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis. ‘