Employment

Library Welcomes Sarah Theimer

Posted December 23, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Sarah H. Theimer as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was Principal Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Syracuse University, where she worked for 17 years.

After getting her Master of Library Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, Sarah worked in the Washington, DC area for several years at Advanced Sciences, Inc. and the Brookings Institution. She then moved to Boise, ID, to work at the Library and Archives Division of the Idaho State Historical Society, first as Senior Librarian, then as Administrator.

Sarah’s publications include “All Metadata Politics is Local: Developing Meaningful Quality Standards,” a chapter in New Directions in Information Organization (2013), and “What Language Death and Language Planning Tell Us About MARC and RDA,” which appeared in the Journal of Library Metadata (2012).

Sarah's additional research interests include creative problem solving and improving written communication.

Please visit Sarah's profile for contact information.

Seeking Archives Assistant (Temporary)

Posted November 24, 2015

New temporary Archives Assistant position open at Dimond Library.

The Sesquicentennial Archives Assistant will provide content support for the sesquicentennial co-chairs. This position would report to the sesquicentennial co-chairs with the University Archivist providing day-to-day supervision. The sesquicentennial co-chairs set the work priorities and field requests for the Archives Assistant.

The position runs from December 2015 – December 2016. The incumbent will handle immediate needs for content development for projects prior to announcement in February 2016 and subsequent need for content and materials for programming prior to the sesquicentennial kick-off in Fall 2016 and anticipated support needs throughout the sesquicentennial year ending in April 2016.

The job hours are 15 to 18 hours a week and the pay ranges from $15 to $20 an hour depending on experience, and would be located in Special Collections and Archives, Dimond Library.

For more details or to submit an application for this position, visit the USNH Employment site.

Library Seeks Business Librarian

Posted November 3, 2015

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the newly created position of Business Librarian. This librarian will serve as liaison to the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics; will provide reference, research, instruction, and collection development support for business disciplines; and will participate in general reference and instruction activities. The Business Librarian will work closely with other members of the reference staff and the Government Information unit.

In addition to experience in teaching and use of business and economics resources, the successful candidate will have general knowledge of data sources in business areas and the ability to provide general reference and instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

The minimum salary will be $72,320 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

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.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit USNH Employment for additional details.

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Library Seeks Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian

Posted October 6, 2015

Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a creative, innovative and dynamic specialist librarian to join our team and support research and instruction in geospatial information and earth sciences. The Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian will lead efforts to acquire, provide access to and services for geospatial information and data resources, including geographic information system (GIS) and maps in all formats.

UNH is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research and state-wide STEM education initiatives. As liaison to the Department of Earth Sciences and other assigned subject areas, this position will develop and deliver responsive reference, research and instructional support, develop and manage library collections and work with teaching and research faculty and other liaison librarians. Working both independently and collaboratively, the Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian will support the library’s Geospatial Services Center, natural sciences and scholarly communication initiatives with special focus on liaison areas.

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month tenure-track faculty status position. Responsibilities include research, publication and service to meet both the Library’s and Universities requirements for tenure and promotion.

The minimum salary will be $72,320 with a competitive benefits package for the rank of Assistant Professor.

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.

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

Review of applications will begin October 26, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Library Now Hiring for Fall 2015

Posted July 24, 2015

The Library is now has completed hiring student workers for Fall, 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 Now Hiring for Summer 2015

Posted April 28, 2015

The Library is now has completed hiring student workers for summer, 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 Summer 2015 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 three 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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3 Open Faculty Positions at Library

Posted March 3, 2015

The Library has posted the following open faculty positions:

  1. Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian
  2. Business and Data Reference Librarian
  3. Head of Cataloging and Metadata

Application review will start on April 3, 2015. The postings can be found at https://jobs.usnh.edu/

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Library Now Hiring for Spring 2015

Posted December 11, 2014

The Library is now has completed 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

Posted 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

Posted 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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