Electronic Resources Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury MA


Bachelor's degree required, MLIS preferred (willingness to work toward MLS acceptable.) Experience and skills in technology systems and equipment required. Experience with PC, tablet and LAN maintenance and troubleshooting required. Experience with web design and desktop publishing required. Experience with basic library operations and reference services, including e-books and other library downloadable content, preferred. Experience with the online library environment, specifically Evergreen  preferred. Experience with basic network administration and network cabling preferred. Experience with social media marketing preferred.


Must be able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in public service and enthusiasm for working with people of all ages.



Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot electronic equipment and systems, including computers, digital projectors, cameras, printers, scanners, barcode readers, tablets, etc.  Diagnose hardware and software problems and implement solutions.  Manage the Local Area Network.  Administer security software and systems on all public and staff computers.  Maintain relationships with many different vendors for software, hardware and database needs. Provide support for library staff applications: Evergreen or similar integrated library systems,  MS Outlook and other email software, MS Office suite, and Adobe Creative Suite CS4.  Provide staff and patron support for a variety of web based applications and proprietary reference databases.  Maintain records of equipment inventory, maintenance and repairs. Evaluate and recommend acquisition of electronic resources, equipment and software. Arrange for service work in coordination with Library Director.  Make recommendations to Library Director for technology development as part of overall budget plan.  Develop and implement technology training programs and documentation for library staff and patrons.  Respond to questions from library patrons and staff with informed advice on technology issues.  Manage publication of library newsletter: including all aspects of production, processing and bulk mailing.  Design and produce other library publications including flyers and advertisements for programs from all library departments. Manage online reference database subscriptions and other electronic services.  Organize content for library portion of town web site, communicating regularly with town web manager (familiarity with HTML is helpful, but not required.)  Serve as Library Coordinator to the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS) network.  Keep abreast of library technology developments and their potential impact on library service. May assist with adult programming. Assist at circulation and reference desk on a regular basis. Maintain the library's presence on a variety of social media outlets. Supervise a part-time IT assistant and coordinate their schedule for special technology projects. Assist with a collection of circulating e-readers and devices.

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Library Associate position, with a salary range: $42,734 - $50,960 and includes benefits. This full-time 37.5 hour position includes a work schedule of one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a comprehensive health insurance plan, and a defined benefit pension plan and is an affirmative action, Equal Opportunity Employer


Send resume to Ellen M. Dolan at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov . Position open until filled, but applications received by Monday, October 14, 2013 will receive primary consideration.

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