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First Shift Library Book Preparer - Temp Position - $10.50/hr

Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Contoocook, NH, US, 03229

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

GOBI Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBI is a division of EBSCO Information Services.

First Shift Library Book Preparer - Temp Position - $10.50/hr

Library Book Preparer perform a core group of tasks, listed below.  Preparers apply various products to books according to detailed library specifications, in order to deliver ‘shelf ready’ books to our customers.  Preparers must be able to meet productivity and quality goals as defined by the Book Processing metrics system.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Core tasks include the application of the following products:  barcodes; theft detection devices; stamps; date dues and similar products including book plates; thermal spine and book labels; and label protectors.  Additional core tasks include Picking books in the Warehouse; Quality Control; scanning barcodes; and alphabetizing books.
  • Some employees may be assigned additional tasks, including:  applying poly covers; easy covers; cutting covers; hinge reinforcement; bindery work; book repair, pick list preparation; and updating various internal documents.  Assigned tasks may include other jobs which are not listed.
  • All employees should expect to work outside the department as business conditions require. This includes the picking, receiving and stowing areas.
  • Technicians must:
    • Meet or exceed quality standards to ensure customer requirements are met.
    • Meet or exceed productivity standards.
    • Be able to use a computer and a barcode scanner to enter barcode data.  Use a computer for other essential computer-based programs.
    • Other duties as assigned.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; frequently talk and hear; regularly lift/move up to 5 lbs, frequently lift/move up to 15 lbs, and may occasionally lift/move up to 25 lbs depending on the assignment; must regularly walk and move carts full of books; may occasionally stoop; and specific vision requirements include close vision for viewing PC/CRT monitor.  When working in the warehouse as a picker, receiver or stower you will be walking on concrete floors for the duration of the shift.


Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 



  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Comprehend and act upon detailed written and verbal technical instructions
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
  • Good work attitude and a strong commitment to company goals regarding productivity, quality, and efficiency.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester

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