SLIS Jobline Your Source for Professional, Pre-Professional, and Internship Positions

Evening Research & Instruction Librarian, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH


The Evening Research & Instruction Librarian supports faculty, student, and staff engagement with Ohrstrom Library’s diverse and in-depth digital and print holdings, as well as leads the Library staff in providing innovative and user-centered reference and instruction services. Oversees and supports library systems, including the LMS and website. In the Library Director’s absence, supports building and staffing matters. Identifies and implements library engagement and collaboration initiatives, supports inclusive library programming and public services initiatives, and works throughout the school to increase student, faculty and staff engagement. While school and summer programs are in session, this is an evening position; a typical schedule during this time is Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the employee’s supervisor.  

  • Coordinating outreach and engagement initiatives in collaboration with other members of the library staff, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the community, such as academic support, information technology, faculty, and other school departments.
  • Developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of community engagement with the library
  • Helping design and deliver an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population, which includes:
    • Designing and conducting library instruction and orientation sessions
    • Creating research guides to mirror instruction class content.
    • Instructing individual library users on use of print and electronic resources. Providing research consultations.
    • Participating in Library, institutional, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities.
  • Tending to building and staffing matters in the event of the Director’s absence.
  • In collaboration with other library staff, particularly with the Research and Instruction Librarian, setting the vision for research and instruction services and the associated physical and digital space
  • Supporting the library’s systems, including:
    • Koha, the library’s Library Management Software
    • The library’s website, built in WordPress
  • Participating in collection development

Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.  
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.   
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.   
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good-judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary. 
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • At least two years’ experience in a library setting. Experience in an academic or school library is preferred.
  • At least two years of demonstrated and effective reference, engagement, or instruction experience
  • Strong technology skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently. Experience with Koha, Springshare, and WordPress preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of students and faculty in a variety of subject areas
  • Initiative and the ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including managing multiple responsibilities and effectively responding to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents
  • Demonstrated interest in outreach initiatives
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:

To read the full job description and apply online, visit: