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We currently have 2 job openings!



Head of Circulation Department

Derry Public Library is seeking an energetic, welcoming professional to head the Circulation Department and participate in making this library a community destination.  Because our circulation staff is the first to greet patrons when they enter the library and the most influential in providing them with a good experience, we are looking for an effective leader.

The successful candidate will manage all facets of circulation processes and procedures, including providing friendly and approachable customer service from the circulation desk, scheduling and supervising department staff, embracing innovations, maintaining data integrity, and implementing a forward-looking vision of services for Derry’s residents.  A broad knowledge of library core principles, as well as current trends in library services, new technology applications, and effective customer services techniques is essential.  Imagination, curiosity and a sense of humor are prized qualities!  A capacity for multitasking is invaluable.

This position is also an integral part of the Library’s Management Team.  Candidate is expected to achieve a comprehensive understanding of public library functions and to collaborate with other department heads and staff for the development and promotion of the library. The ability to communicate effectively, as well as to plan and implement short- and long-range goals, is essential.

Position is a 37.5 hour work week, including regular evening and Saturday hours in rotation. Required are 3 to 5 years of circulation and management experience, not necessarily in the same position; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

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 starting at $21.50 –  $24.16 based on experience, plus an excellent individual benefits package.

Email a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director (susanb@derrypl.org) by September 30, 2016.

Check out the Head of Circulation Job Description.

Derry Public Library Part-Time Children’s Librarian I (25 hours)

The Derry Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, child-oriented person to join our Children’s Services team. We are looking for a special someone with a commitment to providing excellent library services to children from birth through age 11. This position is for a person who enjoys children, values relationships with them and their families, and loves learning.

The successful candidate will be involved in creating and implementing programs, ranging from infant storytime for babies to afternoon activities for tweens. Regular duties include providing reader’s advisory, reference services, and technology assistance to children, their caretakers, and educators; creating and maintaining book displays and promotional materials; assisting the Head of Children’s Services with collection development and maintenance; assisting with community outreach programming; and special projects as assigned.

A successful candidate will have prior experience working with children, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an in-depth knowledge of children’s literature, and strong computer and technology skills, including using the Internet, online databases, the library catalog, email, and Microsoft Office. Experience with online gaming and Minecraft a plus. Must be able to multitask and thrive in an extremely lively and happy Children’s Room with over 300 annual programs. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Salary starts at $17.50 – $19.13, commensurate with experience. Shifts are Mondays 12 – 5pm; Tuesdays 1:30 – 7pm; Wednesdays 9 – 2:30pm; Thursdays 3 – 8:30pm; and alternating Fridays/Saturdays 12 – 5pm.

This position will be available beginning in October. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, at susanb@derrypl.org by Friday, September 30th.

Take a look at the Children’s Job Description here.