Technical Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell MA

Summary of job responsibilities: Responsible for routine to complex professional, technical and administrative work in providing library support services to patrons of the Norwell Public Library; principal responsibility is to classify and catalogue all materials purchased by or received by the library; related work as required.


Job Duties:

Classifies all library materials, assuring logical and convenient access for library users.


Prioritizes processing of bestsellers and high demand titles and completes all others in a timely manner. 


Oversees all aspects of the preparation of materials for circulation.


Places orders for nonprint materials.


Reviews and submits bestseller standing orders as they become available.


Confirms that Autobib downloads are submitted to Central Site.


Runs reports to oversee collection maintenance and weeding projects.


Conducts special projects to help upgrade library functionality.


Assists pubic with questions about e-books and downloading procedures.


 Attends quarterly OCLN Bibliographic Services Committee meetings.


Participates in appropriate and relevant workshops and training sessions.


Prepares monthly reports for the director.


Special working conditions: Work is typically office-type, but includes considerable walking, standing and carrying moderately heavy items, such as books.  Environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of libraries.  Work includes evening and weekend hours. 40 hour work week.


Minimum qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Working knowledge of library classification systems.  Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to work with frequent interruptions.  Familiarity with computer systems and operations.

Educational Requirements: Masters of Science Degree in Library Science preferred, including courses in cataloging and reference plus a minimum of two years of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Deadline: March 24, 2014   Interviews: March 25-26           

Pay Range: - $44,630.36- $55,734.96 in six steps.

Date of hire: 4/14/14

Contact: Barbara Childs, Human Resources, Town of Norwell, 345 Main St., Norwell MA 02061


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