Employment

Library Now Hiring for Spring 2015

December 11, 2014

The Library is now hiring student workers for spring, 2015.

Our starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy book carts (up to 325lbs) to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

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Library services assistant position open

November 26, 2014

We are currently seeking a library services assistant. The position has been filled.

Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Circulation Desk Supervisor, this position facilitates patron use of library services and reference duties as Dimond Library Circulation Department staff. Performs a variety of duties in accordance with established policies and procedures related to the circulation of various types of materials. Provides training and supervision to work-study students. Maintains confidentiality of circulation, patron, and billing records.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate's degree, plus one year of library work experience, or any combination of higher education and related work experience equal to three years.
  2. Public service experience; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the general public.
  3. Good communication skills.
  4. Keyboarding and computing skills including word processing, MS Office programs (Word and Excel), e-mail, internet, and database management.
  5. Ability to perform detailed work with accuracy
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Dean of the University Library Search Begins

November 12, 2014

The University of New Hampshire invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Library. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry.

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), the flagship institution of the University System of New Hampshire, is not only a land-grant institution, but also a designated sea- and space-grant university, ranking among the top-tier Carnegie research institutions in the nation.

The University is in the beautiful college town of Durham, NH, with campuses at UNH Manchester and UNH School of Law in Concord. UNH’s research endeavors include space science, climate change, marine science and ocean mapping, sociology, American history, and creative writing, all of which are nationally ranked.

UNH’s research enterprise includes $144 million of annual grant and contract funding, and is regularly ranked in the top five for impact in environmental sciences research and publications. Its law school is consistently ranked in the top ten in intellectual property law, and the University as a whole is ranked among the top ten of the most entrepreneurial institutions in the nation.

UNH, located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston, 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. The University enrolls 14,600 students and has over 600 full­time faculty. UNH’s tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP. Responsibility Center Management (RCM), a decentralized budget management system adopted in 2000, is a distinctive financial feature of the University.

The UNH Library includes the Dimond Library and branch libraries, which specialize in science, mathematics, and engineering. The Library holds 1.7 million volumes and offers extensive periodical holdings and digital resources. It is a member of the Boston Library Consortium and is a depository for federal and state documents. The University Library also shares resources with the campus libraries at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester and collaborate with the UNH School of Law.

The Dean is the senior administrative and financial officer of the University Library, reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Deans' Council. Responsibilities include the direction, development, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of library services. The Dean currently oversees 18 librarians with faculty status, 49 staff, and an effective budget of over $13 million that includes a $6 million materials budget. The Dean provides leadership in library and information technology, working closely with the University's Chief Information Officer, and collaborates in fundraising with UNH Advancement.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to advocate for the Library; foster an organizational culture based on respect, service, teamwork, personal and professional growth, and accountability; possess the leadership, managerial, and communication skills required to work effectively with the Library's many constituencies; display sensitivity and responsiveness to issues of diversity and multiculturalism; and be conversant in and skilled at addressing national trends in research universities and librarianship in a student-centered learning culture.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and an earned doctorate from an accredited program; a record of increasing professional and managerial responsibility and scholarly attainment consonant with the awarding of tenure; proven leadership in strategic and fiscal planning; demonstrated analytic and strategic skills in prioritization, resource allocation, decision-making, and managing change; and demonstrated knowledge of trends in both librarianship and information technology as it applies to library applications and services. Demonstrated success in higher education leadership, including the ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Confidential nominations and applications that include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information for five references should be emailed to: Library.DeanSearch@unh.edu

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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Library seeks Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian

November 12, 2014

The UNH Library seeks a knowledgeable and innovative subject specialist librarian to support instruction and research for the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA).

For a full job description and application process please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/.

With a focus on public service, the Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian serves as liaison to Biological Sciences; Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences; and Natural Resources & the Environment. The incumbent has primary responsibility for the proactive development and delivery of responsive reference, research, and instructional support, and the development and management of library collections, working with COLSA faculty, Collections Management Librarian, and other liaison librarians.

UNH is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research.

Working independently as well as collaboratively, the Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian will advocate for and lead library efforts supporting the assigned liaison areas through the library’s newly-created Natural Sciences Resource Center. The incumbent will collaborate on scholarly communication initiatives with special focus on liaison areas and will participate in evolving library data services efforts.

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Department Chair, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position; the successful candidate will be expected to meet University reappointment, promotion, and tenure requirements

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supports all levels of research and education in COLSA; actively engages faculty, students, and staff, developing strong working relationships and partnerships as well as knowledge of COLSA’s teaching and research needs.
  • Has primary responsibility for information literacy in COLSA subject areas including classes, research groups, and individual instruction; collaborates with COLSA faculty to provide and assess library instruction for their classes in appropriate formats and platforms.
  • Directs and provides reference service in all COLSA subjects to students, faculty, staff, other researchers, and the general public; seeks and develops effective and innovative content and communication strategies for reference service.
  • Promotes awareness and knowledge of relevant information resources and services; creates online and digital content with existing and emerging tools and technologies.
  • Collaborates with the Collections Management Librarian in the development and management of the library’s collections in life sciences, agriculture, and natural resources in all formats, serving as liaison to the Departments of Biological Sciences; Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences; and Natural Resources & the Environment; collaborates on service to interdisciplinary fields such as sustainability and marine sciences.
  • In collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian and other science liaison librarians, advocates for and contributes to library and university support of scientific research and instruction; communicates with UNH Library faculty and staff concerning developments in scientific scholarly communication.
  • Works with library colleagues to support scholarly communication initiatives and newly emerging modes of research, such as e-science; educates and informs those in COLSA liaison areas about relevant developments in scholarly communication and library initiatives; works with COLSA researchers to support the development of data management and curation plans as appropriate.
  • Maintains strong awareness of academic missions and programs that are intrinsically linked to life sciences, agriculture and natural resources, such as the University’s land-grant and sea-grant missions, UNH Cooperative Extension, the Water Resources Research Center, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, and the Thompson School of Applied Science.
  • Stays current with developments in science librarianship; takes an active national leadership and advocacy role; stays abreast of developments in the fields of life sciences, agriculture, and natural resources; seeks opportunities for professional service at the library, campus, state, regional, and/or national level.

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Masters degree in library and information science.
  • Second advanced degree in a relevant subject area.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience; may include combination of library experience, teaching, and scientific research.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, resourceful and able to integrate details with broad perspective.
  • Knowledge of scientific communication and the research process.
  • Commitment to excellent library service for all levels of research and education.
  • Flexibility and ability to enjoy working with learners of varying backgrounds, including the general public.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills; strong interest in scholarship and professional service.
  • Proven ability to lead, collaborate and work independently.

Additional desirable qualifications:

  • Science library experience highly desirable.
  • Strong academic or experiential background in scientific information sources and scholarly communication in the life sciences, agriculture, and/or allied areas.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • Experience in professional presentations and/or writing for publication.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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Library now hiring for fall 2014

July 17, 2014

The Library is now has completed hiring for fall, 2014.

Our summer starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus.

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Library now hiring for Summer 2014

May 8, 2014

The Library is now has completed hiring for summer, 2014.

Our summer starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus.

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Library now hiring for spring, 2014

December 11, 2013

The Library is now has completed hiring for spring, 2014.

Our starting rate is $7.25 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

Read more about student employment.

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Library now hiring for Fall 2013

July 17, 2013

The Library is now has completed hiring for fall, 2013.

Our starting rate is $7.25 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

Read more about student employment.

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Library now hiring for Summer 2013

April 29, 2013

The Library is now has completed hiring for summer, 2013.

Our starting rate is $7.25 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the outskirts of campus.

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Library now hiring for Spring 2013

December 12, 2012

The Library is now hiring for spring, 2013.

Our starting rate is $7.25 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the outskirts of campus.

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