Adult and Information Services Librarian, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood MA

Position: The Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, MA is seeking an Adult and Information Services Librarian. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Adult and Information Services Department Head and Library Director.

Description:The Adult and Information Services Librarian performs responsible professional work in assisting the department head in planning and executing programs for adults and all related reference and adult services work of the department.The department offers cultural, educational and recreational programming for adults at the library, AND information services (Reference and Information Desk) functions, including interlibrary loans, local newspaper indexing, local history files and materials.

This librarian assists in the collection development of the reference and standing order collections and assists in
evaluating and purchasing audio-visual materials for adults in various formats; assists the department head in creating
public relations materials, marketing library services for adults and conducting book discussion groups; prepares
reports for library administration, regularly attends regional and statewide planning workshops and conferences;
maintains current knowledge in the field and assists in developing and implementing policies and regulations.

Norwood, MA (pop. 28,000+) is accessible on public transit (MBTA commuter rail and bus lines). The library has an
annual operating budget of $1.5M, over 50 full and part-time employees and eight departments, including Literacy and

Qualifications: Candidate should possess a Master's in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited school and at least two years of experience in library operations; experience in information and adult services is highly desired. Candidate should demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of library principles and procedures; full knowledge of related materials, complete familiarity with automated library systems and related applications; knowledge of reference literature and databases, and reasonable knowledge of standard office procedures and applications and all library equipment. Candidate should possess the ability to communicate effectively; the ability to deal with all
members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other librarians; the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with
interruptions; and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.
The candidate must demonstrate excellent public relations skills and flexibility in order to adapt to constantly
changing technology. Lastly, the candidate should possess a high interest in reading and assisting the public with
excellent customer service skills.

Salary: $52,505 - $60,855 annual salary in six steps

Process: Interested and qualified candidates should submit three documents: a letter of interest, resume and Town of Norwood employment application by mail or email to: Charlotte Canelli, Director, Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Email is preferred. Email all three documents to:

Complete applications must be received by March 24, 2014. Application documents will be reviewed as they are received. Note that some initial phone and in person interviews may be scheduled prior to March 24.

The job description and the Town of Norwood employment application may be downloaded from the Town of Norwood website ( or the library's website (

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