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Multiple Positions, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Reference and Instruction Librarian

As a small university located in southern New Hampshire, we have been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to achieve academic excellence and lead meaningful, successful lives since 1962. In support of our education mission, the Franklin Pierce University Library provides a comfortable open stack environment for study, research, and group study. We now have an opening,and welcome applications, for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian. As a faculty position, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will hold the rank of Assistant Professor. While experience in similar positions in academic libraries is preferred, we welcome applications from recent MLIS graduates.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will coordinate the
library's instructional initiatives and perform most of the instructional sessions. Other duties can and
will include, staffing the reference desk, providing direction and leadership in information literacy
initiatives, coordinating instructional services, and selecting materials for the library's collection of
electronic reference sources.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • One to three years of library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Have the ability to hold faculty rank.
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and fair use guidelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure.

Confidential screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references online at FPU Careers.

Technical Services Librarian

As a small university located in southern New Hampshire, we have been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to achieve academic excellence and lead meaningful, successful lives since 1962. In support of our education mission, the Franklin Pierce University Library provides a comfortable open stack environment for study, research, and group study. We now have an opening, and welcome applications, for the position of Technical Services Librarian. As a faculty position, the Technical Services Librarian will hold the rank of Assistant Professor.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Technical Services Librarian will manage the library's
cataloging, acquisitions, and archives functions. Other duties include managing the cataloging and
acquisitions modules of our ILS (OCLC's WMS), performing original and copy-cataloging of
materials in all formats as selected by the University Librarian, and adding content to and overseeing
the University Archives (OCLC's ContentDM).

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • One to three years of library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Have the ability to hold faculty rank.
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and fair use guidelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure.

Confidential screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references online at FPU Careers.

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