Systems Librarian

Lebanon, NH
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Created: January 17, 2019


The Lebanon Public Libraries are seeking to fill a new Systems Librarian position.


The salary range is $1109.32 - $1498 per week for this Lebanon Professional, Administrative, Salaried Employees (LPASE) bargaining unit exempt full-time position, with excellent benefits. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit application, cover letter and resume to City of Lebanon HR The job description can be found on the HR website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Lebanon is an equal opportunity employer.

Who we’d like to hire

The Systems Librarian is required to have an MLS, at least one year of experience supporting library computer systems, and experience administrating online content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress. We would also like to see knowledge of SQL, HTML/CSS, and some scripting experience (BASH, Python, etc). We really like people who are creative and are not afraid to try new things to make our library services better.

What the job would be like for you

As our Systems Librarian, you’ll be responsible for the management of the library's integrated library management system (Koha) and our web presence and online services. You will work closely with our Information Technology Librarian. You will work regularly scheduled public service desk hours and are highly encouraged to do patron programming related to your interests and professional expertise. Managing our library systems will be your primary role, but our library will give you a good deal of autonomy to work on things that are interesting to you, even if they are outside of your officially defined job role. This is a brand new role for our library, and you will get to help define it.

About our community

Our library system is well supported by the community and is comprised of two libraries. The Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon opened in 2010 and was a Library Journal New Landmark Libraries Honorable Mention. The Lebanon Library in Lebanon is a Carnegie library built in 1909 with a 1985 addition. All library staff work at both locations. Governed by a board of trustees, the libraries are city funded with a 1.4 million dollar budget. We are also supported by a library foundation. As an institution that values both privacy and innovation, we were the first public library system in the U.S. to host a Tor exit node.


Lebanon is home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Dartmouth College is located in neighboring Hanover. Marketwatch and have profiled Lebanon as one of America’s best small towns. Lebanon has views of the White Mountains, yet is less than a two-hour drive to the New Hampshire seacoast and Boston.

Last updated: Friday, January 18, 2019 04:04 UTC