Employment Opportunity

job openingJob Opening: Head Of Children’s Services

Derry Public Library is seeking a resourceful, energetic professional to head the lively Children’s Services Department and to make this library a “destination” for families with young children.  The successful candidate will be responsible for creating, articulating and implementing a forward-looking “Vision” of services for infants through middle schoolers.  This includes providing friendly and approachable customer service, programming, collection development, budget management and public relations activities with local schools and community organizations.  The Head of Children’s Services schedules and supervises several part-time staff, and reports directly to the Director.  Department Head also collaborates with our YA librarian to comfortably transition middle schoolers from children’s to YA’s collections and activities.  Essential qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of current trends in library services and new technology applications for children, multitasking capabilities, boundless imagination, a sense of humor and a positive attitude.

This position is an integral part of the Management Team.  Responsibilities include regularly collaborating with other department heads and staff in order to improve and promote the library, as well as sharing building wide responsibilities. The ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals is essential.  Required are an MLS/MLIS degree and 3 to 5 years of experience. Derry Public Library serves the Town of Derry, the fourth largest community in New Hampshire, with a population of nearly 34,000. The Library has a staff of 29 full and part time employees. This position offers a competitive salary ($44,850-$50,466) for a 37.5 hour work week, and an excellent individual benefits package.

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by April 30, 2014.

Job Opening: Library Page

  • 11 Hours Per Week – Wednesdays & Thursdays 3-6 pm and Saturdays from Noon-5 pm
  • Needs to be detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work alone
  • Must have skills in alphabetizing and putting materials in correct Dewey Decimal classification order
  • Shelves materials accurately and keeps shelves neat and orderly
  • Must be in good physical condition to be able to push heavy carts, reach upper and lower shelves, bend, stoop, lift and stand for long periods of time
  • Starting salary – $8.00/hour

Please pick up an application at the Checkout Desk and return it by MAY 9 to Cathy Goldthwaite, Head of Circulation, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry NH 03038


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