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Library Director, Waltham Public Library,Waltham MA

Qualifications include:  Master's Degree in Library Science; seven years of public library experience, with at least three as director or equivalent, or 5 years as a professional librarian; excellent public relations, written communication and public speaking skills; strong budgetary and financial management skills; record of effective staff management, with demonstrated commitments to customer service and ongoing professional development; a command of issues relating to library technology; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, collective bargaining experience a plus.

 

The library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its programs, including:

  • assisting the Board of Trustees with long-range planning, policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resources;
  • developing annual operating and capital budgets;
  • organizing the acquisitions, access, storage, and control of all collections;
  • designing and implementing services and programs for customers of all ages;
  • overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds;
  • serving as ex-officio board member to the Friends of the Library, working closing with Friends on fundraising, programming, and community outreach.

(Please see the complete job description and long range plan at waltham.lib.ma.us/trustees.)

 

35 hours per week, excellent benefits.     

Starting salary: $84,823 

Deadline to apply:  May 30, 2014              

Anticipated start time: mid-October

 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol screening and background check and must sign a Rule 35 disclosure.

 

Qualified candidates should submit

 

Mary Gullotti

Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Library Director, Rutland Free Library, Rutland VT

Salary: $68,000 - $82,000

            Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, and matching 403b plan.

 

Starting: December 1, 2014

 

Rutland Free Library, a progressive public library serving five communities in the Green Mountains of Vermont, seeks a dynamic new Director. He or she will bring a passion for literacy and lifelong learning, a vision of the new roles and services of a 21st century library, and inspirational leadership to effect continuing positive organizational change.  The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and five years of professional experience

 

  • Successful record of increasing responsibility for coordinating quality library services, developing diverse collections and programming, and staff development

 

  • Experience in strategic planning implementation, fund raising, and special project development

 

  • Ability and commitment to collaborate with a wide range of community partners and an active Board of Trustees

 

  • Proven administrative, supervisory, and fiscal management skills

 

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to searchcommittee@rutlandfree.com or Search Committee, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701

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Assistant Director, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth NH

The Portsmouth Public Library seeks an Assistant Director with the leadership qualities of passion, courage and good judgment.  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director, 4 Department Supervisors and an total staff of 36 individuals comprising 22 FTEs to deliver a high level of service to a population of approximately 22,000 people in the vibrant seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

The Assistant Director has important duties in planning, goal setting and program design and implementation.  He/she directly supervises the circulation staff and circulation processes, and works periodically on the Circulation Desk.  Along with the Library Director, the Assistant Director performs administrative and supervisory functions throughout the Library.  Duties include occasional teaching of technology-related classes to groups and one-to-one instruction in both the use of devices and in computer-based activity.

 

In Collection development, the Assistant Director is responsible for purchasing adult fiction and shares responsibility for oversight of traditional and electronic collections Library-wide.

 

The Portsmouth Public Library occupies a new state-of-the-art 39,000 square foot building that was the first municipal building in New Hampshire to achieve LEED certification.  The Library enjoys excellent community support with an FY14 budget of $1.7 million and an FY13 circulation of over 449,000.  The 135,000 item collection spans popular, research, and historical material for youth and adults.

 

The Library plays a strong role in community building for Portsmouth and the seacoast region providing opportunities for both formal and informal gathering in programs, meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and a small café.

 

The successful candidate for this position will be analytical, creative and entrepreneurial, and will exhibit a strong interest in serving people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Salary based on experience and qualifications within the FY14 range of $63,826--$79,542.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days; and participation in the NH Retirement System.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three current professional references to Dianna Fogarty, Director of Human Resources, City of Portsmouth,1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth NH 03801,  603-610-7270, or apply online at http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm

 

Address questions to Steve Butzel, current Assistant Director at (603)766-1711 or skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com.

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Children's Librarian, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea MA

Position:               Children's Librarian

              Department:        Library Department  

               Union:                   AFSCME                         

Salary:                  $744.26 weekly - $38,701.59 annually               

 

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for the operation of the Children's Room at the library. Evaluate the Library's program of services to children; make recommendations on program and service changes and improvements to the Director. Provide advice to children and parents; provide reference assistance to children, parents and teachers; instruct school age children in Library use; and visit school classes upon request. Plan and conduct programs for children including story hours, films, reading clubs, vacation programs, puppet shows, etc.; prepare programs for private schools and community groups; prepare special exhibits and compile book lists; and prepare internal and external publicity for programs. Select, order and review Children's Room collection of books, magazines and audiovisuals; determine status of retention of books, videos, audiocassettes and records. Supervise Children's Room circulation desk and provide assistance as needed; train new staff in various computer uses, network rules, and children's room procedures; and supervise Children's Department staff. Maintain picture and pamphlet files; submit monthly and annual reports to Director and Trustees on circulation statistics, reference, story hours, museum pass program, etc.; catalog all children's books, including initial book processing procedures; maintain files of missing books and claims; and oversee the general environment of the Children's Room, rearranging the room as necessary to maintain an orderly, smoothly functioning department. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director. Perform supplementary tasks as directed in adult department; may also cover adult circulation desk, perform budget and supply ordering; may act in place of the Library Director during short-term absence and when so delegated. Position requires some nights and occasional, revolving weekends. (Saturdays).Attend professional meetings; and perform other related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  BS Library Science or related field, Master's degree in Library Science and Information Science strongly preferred. Duties require one to three years of library experience, including previous work with children. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director.

Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Department, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or email jobs@chelseama.gov  Application will be accepted until position is filled. 

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy, vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and 1 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 161,757; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. 


Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required.


 Requires MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.us


 
Palmer (MA) Public Library web site: www.palmer.lib.ma.us 

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Part-time Floater Librarians, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world. Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for part-time Floater Librarians. Four positions are available. The
successful candidates must be available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks at various locations as assigned and will participate in reference services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting. The Floater Librarian will perform various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services. Floaters must serve in the position for a full year before being considered for other positions.

Salary: $24.49 - $33.02 per hour, DOQ. 18 hours per week.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •  Specialized subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable
  •  Knowledge of basic bibliographic tools/sources and excellent reference techniques


Requirements
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp

Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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Rare Books Cataloger and Classifier II, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world. Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Cataloger and Classifier II position. The Cataloger and
Classifier II is responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description,
subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards. Advanced cataloging skills for serials, music, or rare book/manuscript materials will be required as needed. Special language competencies and/or subject knowledge will be required as needed.

Salary: $49,101 - $66,223, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA
accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In
exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of
the educational requirements.

2. Experience
Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all
formats. Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national
standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority
control. Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online
and print cataloging resources and utilities.

3. Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:
OCLC Connexion client software
AACR2r
LC Subject Headings
Library of Congress Classification
Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
General Rules for Description
Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.
PCC, NACO, and SACO standards
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is
required. Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.

Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is
required.

Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed
to meet the needs of the department:

For a Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger: One year of recent professional library experience cataloging rare
books or manuscripts. Working knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards is
required. Proficiency in Latin is required. Experience handling fragile original material is required. Experience
applying the Art and Architecture Thesaurus headings is highly desirable. Familiarity with basic preservation and
conservation standards is highly desirable.

Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable:
Cataloger's Desktop
Classification Web
RDA Toolkit
MSWord and Excel

Employment Requirements:
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp


Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA

Job Title:Librarian

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZa-1087624

SALARY RANGE:

$82,275.00 to $106,955.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent



OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

*  Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

*  No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You may be required to serve a probationary period.
*  Background investigation may be required.
*  Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

________________________________
DUTIES:

The Librarian will be working at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA. This position is located in the Office of Education under the Deputy Director.

Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Administers and manages the day-to-day function of the Library.

*        Administration of the Medical Library and Patient Health Library reference, collection development and management, selection and evaluation of information resources.

*        Provide training in search systems.

*        Responsible for collections development, organization, acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, and preservation; computer and system database management; bibliographic systems, reference, and literature research services; and library management, automation and planning.

*        Analyzes, implements, reviews and recommends revisions to programs guidelines, policies and operating procedures as they relate to the Medical and the Patient Health Libraries.

*        Develops and implements corrective measures and new procedures to improve and/or expand services to include establishing criteria for expansions or enhancements of a standard classification system to accommodate special needs of a particular library, planning a new facility, or developing a major system enhancement; or evaluating the effectiveness of library programs, etc.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366741300

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Library Director, South Burlington Community Library, South Burlington VT

With the retirement of its current Library Director, the South Burlington (Vermont) Community Library seeks a new Library Director starting in July 2014.


The Board of Trustees is seeking an excited and dynamic person to take over the top leadership role at the Library which presently shares space in the high school library. The new Director will help design, build, and then manage a 21st Century library in our newly created City Center. The new Director will also need to have the strategic vision and leadership to implement cutting‐edge services, technologies, and a variety of programs for every age level. The current library's annual budget is $432,000. Other qualifications include:

  •  Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a staff of eight (8) full and part‐time individuals. Approximately 17,000 circulation transactions occur each month;
  •  Expertise in the areas of marketing and advocacy for all of the services the library provides;
  •  The ability to plan and execute a yearly budget plus extensive experience in major grant writing;
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to engage the Board of Trustees, city government, Friends of the Library and the community at large to build effective partnerships for the benefit of all.

Education: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA‐accredited institution


Experience: Five years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience


Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, with an excellent benefits package


South Burlington is a thriving and dynamic community of over 18,000 residents in northwestern Vermont. The city borders Lake Champlain and has numerous public parks and a beach and is a short drive from Montreal. One of the anchors of the Burlington metropolitan area, we are currently developing a City Center from the ground up that will feature the Library as one of its primary attractions.


To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
South Burlington Library Director Search
c/o Human Resources Dept.
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403


You may also email these documents to: jladd@sburl.com


Please include Library Director Position in the subject line of the email. This position will remain open until filled. Deadline for applications is May 9, 2014.

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Head Librarian, Salem Free Public Library, Salem CT

The Salem Free Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Head Librarian. The library is well attended with a 50,000 item year circulation and over 300 programs with over 6000 attendance. The library is well supported by the Salem community and Friends of the Salem Library. The Head Librarian reports to the Library Board of Directors, develops and implements library policy, proposes a yearly budget, manages staff and volunteers, oversees library facilities, oversees acquisitions, maintains records, makes appropriate state and local reports, stays current in library science, and applies for grants. 37.5 hours work week (at $25.92/hour) with vacation, health and retirement benefits. The position requires a Master of Library Science or Bachelor of Library Science with expectation of a Master's degree within two years. Five or more years experience desired. For further information contact First Selectman Kevin Lyden, 270 Hartford Road, Salem CT 06420 at Kevin.Lyden@salemct.gov. Resumes should be addressed to Chairman Leonard Giambra, Library Board of Directors. 

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $42,264.64 - $61,508.10 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position under the general direction of the Associate Head Librarian with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online
    • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas
    • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community
    • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies
    • Contribute to creating an environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking & cohesive team effort.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion group, library and technology literacy
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs
  • Works at various locations, including mobile library services
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:              MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

Experience:            Relevant experience will be considered.

 

Schedule:                Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

 

Other:                       While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop and reach above the head.  Strength is needed to push loaded book trucks.  Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:               Second language         

 

Other:                       Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

 

 

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, April 25, 2014, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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City Library Director, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven CT

Creating Community - Unleashing Potential - the New Haven Free Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to help realize the Library's strategic goals, create community, and unleash the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services.  The Library will serve as a powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school child, and workforce development. For additional details see NHFPL Strategic Plan 2014-2016.

 

New Haven is one of America's most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges - but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a lot of STEAM - with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history - seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries - and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city center.  Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New Haven is also a great restaurant town - from fine dining to the best pizza anywhere. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links.

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions.  The Library Director provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community.  The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library's fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in the official job description.

 

Qualifications:  A master's degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields.  A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience.   Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel.  This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new technologies.  Must have a proven track record in fund raising and development.  Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board are highly desirable.     

 

A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New Haven's civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.  To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury.  The position closes May 25, 2014.

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Public Services Librarian II, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional reference librarianship, bibliographic instruction and readers' advisory in a busy department of a large central public library. Master electronic and print resources covering history, literature, sports, education, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, psychology, computer science, biographies, and fiction. Participate in collection development by selecting, de-selecting and processing materials as required. Ability to plan and implement programs for the public, and training for the staff, in accordance with departmental needs and goals.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interpersonal communication skills and dedication to public service. Ability to listen analytically to patrons and interpret their questions carefully. Ability to tactfully conduct a reference interview. Ability to interact positively with a wide variety of patrons in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to bring your unique skills and perspective into a cohesive team. Proficiency with commonly used software, hardware, internet and social media tools. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Commitment to professional development and the maintenance of current skills. Flexibility. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work a variety of day, evening
and weekend hours.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please click on this link: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8889291 Please attach a letter of interest and résumé as one document to your online application. Include the names of three professional references in the Text résumé section. Please apply by 5:00 P.M. on April 16th, 2014.

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Children's Librarian, Richards Free Library, Newport NH

The Richards Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, customer-service oriented person, responsible for all services to children, young adults and their caregivers.  This includes story hours, after school clubs, special and holiday programming, collection development, reference and reader's advisory service and community outreach.  The individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of children's literature and child development, experience with social networking and technology skills.   A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered. The position is 40 hours a week, including evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Email resume and three references by April 30, 2014 to Andrea Thorpe at athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us

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Children's Librarian, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough MA

The Middleborough Public Library seeks a qualified and energetic professional for the
position of Children's Librarian. This is a 30 hour position. Working under the direction of the Library Director as a member of the library management team, the Children's Librarian:

                  

-          Is responsible for the daily operation of the children's department including direct interaction with children and parents at the circulation desk

 

-          Coordinates maintenance of the children's department, including shelving books and tidying the area

 

-          Coordinates services and programs with schools and outside agencies

 

-          Promotes activities of the department

 

-          Provides reference and reader advisory services for patrons and staff

 

-          Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of the Library catalog, Internet and electronic resources

 

-          Maintain departmental budget for materials and programing

 

Qualifications:

 

Master's Degree in Library Science; at least two years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

 

-          Knowledge of current trends in library service to children

 

-          Ability to work independently

 

-          Good planning and organizational skills

 

-          Ability to develop and implement programs

 

-          Proficient in the use of a personal computer, spreadsheet, word processing and other relevant software, the Internet and social media

 

-          Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, staff and volunteers

 

-          Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively

 

-          Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

 

Salary:  $20.93 to $31.16 per hour in 9 steps as per contract between the Library Staff Association and the Town of Middleborough.

 

Resumes accepted until April 30, 2014.  The anticipated start date is June 2.

Please send to:

 

Library Director Danielle Bowker

Middleborough Public Library

102 North Main St

Middleborough, MA 02346

dbowker@sailsinc.org

 

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library:  Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library.   The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees.    The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration. Full job description available at www.newportlibraryri.org/director.pdf.

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required.  Experience in library renovation projects and fundraising preferred.  Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable.   Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to directorsearch@newportlibraryri.org.  Maximum consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2014

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Manager of Digital Experience, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to the evolution of that strategy over time; maintain, enhance, develop, and produce select online content;  plan and develop new digital tools and services; collaborate with library staff to develop and execute strategies to build engagement on the website and social media platforms. 

A Bachelor's or advanced degree is required. Library or media experience preferred. 3+ years experience managing websites and information technology projects plus experience with Drupal, HTML, PHP, and SQL.  Fluency in the latest web tools and implementation of mobile technology.  Working knowledge of Web 2.0; demonstrated ability to create instructional and informational materials; knowledge of web design, graphic design, and instructional design; ability to identify and evaluate the latest web development tools. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands required. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

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Empire State Digital Network Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York NY

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to join the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York's cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

Position Overview:

The ESDN Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA. 

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:

  • Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
  • Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  • Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO's offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.
Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with "ESDN Metadata Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
View the posting on our website: 

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Library Director, Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville VT

The Morristown Centennial Library seeks a Library Director. This newly- renovated Carnegie Library is located in Morrisville (Pop. 5139) in the heart of the Green Mountains with plenty of opportunity for skiing, hiking and biking nearby.

 

The Library Director will be under the supervision of a 10-member Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include staff supervision, budget management and collection development. We are looking for a resourceful and energetic individual with strong technology skills, community relations experience and a view to the future.

 

BA/BS and two years of public library experience required. Candidate with a Master's degree in Library Science or MLS candidate with library experience is desirable. Vermont library certification required within 1 year. Salary range is $40-42,000 based on qualifications and experience.

 

To apply please send resume and three professional references to  Morristown Centennial Library Search Committee, P.O. Box 727, Morrisville, VT, 05661, or email to MorristownLibrarySearch@gmail.com by April 15th.

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Staff Librarian, Adult Services, Seekonk Public Library, Seekonk MA

Department: Seekonk Public Library, Town of Seekonk

Job Title: Staff Librarian, Adult Services

Duties/Description:  Staff Librarians provide professional services and other forms of assistance directly to library users. Duties include professional services in the areas of reference, collection development, programming, instruction, technology support, and other tasks needed to provide core library services for adults and young adults.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and a successful completion of a professionally supervised public library internship or an equivalent combination of at least one year of training or experience in a public library providing public service.

Other Skills and Abilities Required: Staff Librarians must have a strong commitment to public service, an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, work independently with minimal supervision, and possess an ability to assess and take appropriate actions. Candidates must have a broad and demonstrable knowledge of current and emergent technology including mobile devices, and possess a working knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix. Experience with web content management with WordPress is preferable.

Salary: The starting rate is. This is a full time, non-exempt position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Town 

Closing date:   Friday, April 18 at 12:00 (Noon)

Send: Please submit a resume with a letter stating your qualifications to Peter Fuller, c/o Office of Town Administrator, Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771. No emails please.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Due to a retirement, we have an opening for a progressive, community-oriented librarian. We have expanded our branch hours and are focusing on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Elementary, After School, Civic & Community Engagement, and the Customer Experience. The successful candidate will join one of these energized teams and work with colleagues to make a big impact on Springfield residents.

The Branch Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public service, programming, facility management, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees.

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. A minimum of three years of progressive professional library experience. Youth Services experience is desirable.

 

Salary:

 

$47,587.46

 

Closing Date:

 

4/14/14 11:59 PM

 

Further Information:

 

Applications must be submitted on the City of Springfield website: http://bit.ly/ObK9fC

Be sure to upload a cover letter.

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Library Director, Concord Public Library, Concord NH

The City of Concord (population 43,000) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work in a team environment to provide leadership and direction for the Concord Public Library, managing a staff of 20, with a total operating budget of $1.6 million. In addition to ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Library, the Library Director evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to changing needs of the community and develops/implements an action plan in conjunction with the identified needs; under the general direction of the City Manager, and engendering the support of City Council, staff, Library trustees, and the Concord Public Library Foundation, acts as an agent of change to develop and implement a vision for the Library; sets, plans, develops and implements overall goals; develops, prepares and oversees the Library's annual operating budget; and plans, allocates and monitors time, staff, equipment and other resources to ensure efficient delivery of quality services. The ideal candidate will be an effective team player and team leader; possess and demonstrate a positive attitude and understanding of group dynamics; set high standards for personal and departmental performance; possess a strong participatory management style which values the contributions
and diversity of all employees; and be an excellent communicator. For a complete job profile, visit www.concordnh.gov.


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association; five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.


Salary: $74,693 - $105,518; DOQ, with a very competitive flexible benefits package.


Closing Date: Resumes accepted until position is filled, with a preliminary review of resumes received to occur on May 30, 2014.


Instructions for applying: Submit resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, City of Concord, 41 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301. No e-mail or fax transmissions accepted. For more information visit www.concordnh.gov or call (603) 225-8535 (voice), or TTY at 1-800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 5,500 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving childrens, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising.  The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for moving forward with the strategic planning process. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees' approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages three full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

 

The Director supervises and conducts the library's Collection Development Program.

 

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

 

The Director maintains content on the website and oversees the use of social media. The Director also develops a strategy to implement and evaluate new technologies and technical literacy services.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position with salary beginning at $51,300. The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: April 18, 2014

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to pelhamdirectorsearch@gmail.com

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

 

 

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Library Director, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls VT

Job Title:            Library Director

Supervisor:        RFPL Board of Trustees

Job Class:           Full-time, salaried, with health benefits; with sick, personal and vacation leave

General Description of Position:  This is a highly responsible administrative and management position with responsibility for the daily operation of the Rockingham Free Public Library.  The director plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates all daily functions, programs, services, and finances of the library; supervises library personnel; and works in cooperation with and is supervised by the RFPL Board of Trustees.

Job Summary:  The library director is responsible for:

  •   Library Services:  manages the provision of full library services to patrons and community organizations.
  •   Personnel Management: responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating a diverse library team.
  •   Financial Operations: responsible for preparation, management, and oversight of library's budget.
  •   Planning and Policy Making: responsible for short- and long-term planning, in cooperation with the board and staff
  •   Public Relations:  supervises all internal and external library communications and community outreach.
  •   Physical Plant Management: oversees all aspects of physical plant, grounds, and equipment.
  •   Professional Development: keeps abreast of new trends in library management and technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas in library services.
  •   Board of Trustees:  provides communication and staff support to Library Board of Trustees and maintains regular communication with the Board.

Salary:  range of $40 K to $44 K plus benefits (compensation is commensurate with experience and education)

  

Training and Experience

REQUIRED:      

  •   A MLS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate library school

or

Vermont Certification of Public Librarianship

 DESIRABLE:

  •   Experience with development and non-profit management with an emphasis on finance. 
  •   Experience in working with a governing board.                                                                                                                                   
  •   A minimum of seven years of library management experience with a high level of financial responsibility.                                                         
  •   A combination of experience and/or education which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.

Send cover letter and resume by Friday, April 11th to:

Rockingham Free Public Library                                                                                                        

Attention:  Director Search Committee                                                                                                     

65 Westminster Street                                                                                                                      

Bellows Falls, VT 05101                                                                                                                             

   or                                                                                                                                                                    

e-mail to RFPLDirectorSearch@yahoo.com

Questions?   Call Jan Mitchell-Love, RFPL Board of Trustees Chair, 802-869-2412

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Multimedia Specialist, Marysville Service Center, Marysville WA

Starting Pay: $4,140.93 - $5,687.07 Monthly (40hrs/wk) Marysville, WA

The Multimedia Specialist position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin April 11, 2014. This position performs highly-skilled multimedia services to engage the public in the Library District's services and programs in support of the mission and strategic goals of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Typical Duties:
1. Creates images and advertisements for digital library displays, Sno-Isle's website, newsletters and other products to promote library programs and services.
2. Produce multi-media features, including audio podcasts, web-based and video design, interactive graphics, and live streaming.
3. Coordinates contents of district-wide video channels.
4. Oversees photo and video archives under the direction of the manager.
5. Participates in social media strategy and execution activities.
6. Provides support to the graphic artist.
7. Works with communications team to cultivate development strategies, measure audience reach and other actions resulting from multimedia efforts.
8. Provides other general communications support as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of multimedia communications.
2. Monitors community events and resources for opportunities to promote Library services.
3. Trains new staff as needed.
4. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
5. Assists with special projects as required.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Thorough knowledge of web graphics and technologies, including basic action scripting, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
2. Knowledge of basic programming including PHP, ASP .net, CFML, etc.)
3. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office products.
4. Experience with graphic design and multimedia production including editing and online playbacks.
5. Experience in website typography/layout/usability skills.
6. Strong written communications skills.
7. Strong organizational skills.
8. Ability to create solutions and artistic materials to engage the public.
9. Ability to analyze the message to be conveyed and create appropriate design.
10. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, communications or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience, or comparable combination of education and experience.
2. Three years of experience preferred.

Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snoisle/default.cfm to apply.

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Technology Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont MA

The Belmont Public Library has a full time (35 hour) opening for a Technology Librarian. Functions of the position include planning and implementing the network, updating the website, troubleshooting computer hardware, software and related equipment for over 60 PC's, conduct computer training for library staff and the public, and some time assisting patrons at the reference desk.

 

Will assist the Director in developing the library technology budget, purchase computer supplies, new hand-held devices, and software.

 

A Master's Degree in Library Science is required along with one year library reference experience and two to five years' experience in computer troubleshooting, software, hardware, and networks.

 

The pay range is $29.80 - $35.79, including a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Resumes accepted at the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA  02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov  or Fax 617-993-2741 by April 11, 2014

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Head of Children's Services, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Derry Public Library is seeking a resourceful, energetic professional to head the lively Children's Services Department and to make this library a "destination" for families with young children.  The successful candidate will be responsible for creating, articulating and implementing a forward-looking "Vision" of services for infants through middle schoolers.  This includes providing friendly and approachable customer service, programming, collection development, budget management and public relations activities with local schools and community organizations.  The Head of Children's Services schedules and supervises several part-time staff, and reports directly to the Director.  Department Head also collaborates with our YA librarian to comfortably transition middle schoolers from children's to YA's collections and activities.  Essential qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of current trends in library services and new technology applications for children, multitasking capabilities, boundless imagination, a sense of humor and a positive attitude. 

This position is an integral part of the Management Team.  Responsibilities include regularly collaborating with other department heads and staff in order to improve and promote the library, as well as sharing building wide responsibilities. The ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals is essential.  Required are an MLS/MLIS degree and 3 to 5 years of experience. Derry Public Library serves the Town of Derry, the fourth largest community in New Hampshire, with a population of nearly 34,000. The Library has a staff of 29 full and part time employees. This position offers a competitive salary ($44,850-$50,466) for a 37.5 hour work week, and an excellent individual benefits package.

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by April 30, 2014.

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Library Director, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester MA

Energetic professional sought to direct & administer all operations of Gloucester's Sawyer Free Library.  Duties include the development and management of an over $830K annual budget, staff supervision of 20+ employees; oversight of cultural events & community outreach through its Lyceum program; provides oversight of other designated funds including capital expenditures. Required qualifications:  MLS from ALA accredited library school required; minimum 5 years management, supervisory & budget responsibilities in a public library of similar size; computer & grant  proficiency; strong communication skills; fully competent in current library technology. Salary range: $77,190 - $90,929. Please submit resume by April 17, 2014 to:

 

 

Personnel Dept.

Gloucester City Hall

9 Dale Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 281 -9742

Fax: (978) 282-3055

Email: dprophet@gloucester-ma.gov

 

 

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Librarian (Supervisor), Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831 

STARTING SALARY:        $40,839 - $54,346 depending on education / experience

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the Music, Art and Media (MAM) department including: budgeting, collection development, supervising a staff of 7, and developing departmental policies and procedures. This person also manages MAM physical space and furnishings, and works with security staff to enforce the code of conduct. Other duties include telephone, walk-in, and computer-based patron assistance at the MAM circulation desk. This person will participate in the library's online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies. A complete job description is available through the city's Human Resources office.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years experience in a library. Supervisory experience is required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills, demonstrated aptitude for supervising staff and serving the public, and be willing to lead by example. Applicant must have experience with library automation systems and be proficient in the use of common office software. The ability to work with a diverse public in a fast-paced environment is a must. Applicant must be well organized and possess good oral and written communication skills. Applicant must be able to handle situations with tact, courtesy, and good judgment.  Knowledge of music and/or fine arts is preferred but not required.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit applications/resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at:

 

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5PM ON FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

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Digital Services Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-DSL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Digital Services Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and creative technologically-oriented individual for the position of Digital Services Librarian.


Position Overview
The Digital Services Librarian provides outreach and technical services for the circuit library system, which includes developing and promoting digitally-based products and services that support the research needs of the judges and court staff, providing training and assistance in the use of resources, and providing professional research services. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Develops outreach products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials and current awareness services.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel.
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic resources (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Librarian to prepare law book purchase orders via the SirsiDynix ILS and serves as a back-up for preparing orders.
• Assists with serials check-in and materials processing.
• Works with the excess law books program.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in developing, acquiring, delivering, and maintaining digital library collections, products, and services.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Initiative, strong attention to detail, commitment to quality service, and ability to meet established deadlines and commitments.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity in library acquisitions using SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-ERL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Electronic Resources Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and technologically-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.


Position Overview
The Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional research and technical services to judges and court staff, which includes developing and promoting electronic research and resource aids, and training court staff in the use of electronic resources. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary. Arranges for interlibrary loans of materials.
• Develops and maintains an online circuit-wide research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the website.
• Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users and library staff. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives, and capabilities.
• Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials, and current awareness services. Organizes and provides convenient online access to collections of books, publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel in the use of library materials and online services.
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Assists with library web design and maintenance. Assists in the development of website policies and standards. Leads library web projects. Develops and delivers shared library online programs and products.
• Serves as CALR backup and assists with password maintenance.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Participates in developing electronic resource collections to meet the needs of the Judiciary.
• Participates in technical services including materials processing and serials.
• Assists with procurement and with payment processing in FAS4T.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in the development of spending plans for effective use of resources.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
• Initiative, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Children's Library Aide, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Martha's Vineyard MA

The Town of Oak Bluffs is accepting applications for a part time library aide to work in the children's library, 3-19 hours per week; hours may include evenings and weekends. Duties include general circulation of library materials, assisting the public with locating materials and use of public computers. Excellent customer service, self-motivated and enjoys working with children a must. Working knowledge of libraries is preferred but not required.

Applications are available from the personnel office at the Oak Bluffs Town Hall; oakbluffsma.gov or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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Youth Services Advocate, Houston Public Library, Houston TX

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library (http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home) as the new Youth Services Advocate. Houston Public Library seeks a leader who is knowledgeable about current issues impacting youth, conversant about cutting edge youth services and technology trends, and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and their caregivers. If you are a dynamic, energetic, uniquely talented individual focused on youth services, this could be your next position. This is your opportunity to become a vital member of an organization that is progressive, forward thinking, and customer focused. The successful candidate is creative and innovative and will have experience working successfully in a large, diverse, urban environment; will be responsible for modeling excellent customer service; and, for providing collaborative leadership for system-wide planning and delivery of stellar youth services for Houston residents. The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. Living in America's fourth largest city has its perks. Houston's Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues.

Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation's 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston's diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city's vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population's multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it's no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine's 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live." For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm).  

Responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing policies, standards, and procedures, developing new and assisting with existing programs, assisting with materials selection, and planning workshops and training in the area of youth services. The YSA manages change, fosters team building and provides guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the system's children and youth services staff. The individual in this position represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Customer Experience and serves as an Administration Manager with system-wide youth services responsibility.

Preferred qualifications. ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or a degree in youth services or a closely related field; with at least three years in a leadership capacity; minimum of six years working with youth in a public library or closely related experience. Additional preferred qualifications are a solid knowledge of current and future trends in library services to children and teens; superior communication and technology skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in services to youth; knowledge of issues impacting today's children and youth; at least three years of management or supervisory experience; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations serving children and teens.

Visit PN#12193, (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909) for the complete job posting .

Compensation. Salary range of $61,000.00 - $73,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with exceptional customer service skills who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear from you. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com), via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, and apply online at PN#12193, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909, on or before the closing date of May 10, 2014. 

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Public Library Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline MA

The Board of Trustees of the Brookline Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Brookline Public Library serves patrons in three locations, including two of the busiest branch libraries in
the Commonwealth. The Library Director, under the direction of the Library Trustees, manages a staff of 40 full time employees and 60 part time employees, many of whom are in a union. The successful candidate will have a keen
knowledge of the principles and practices of library operations, is an accomplished leader with demonstrated oral and written communication skills allowing him/her to maximize relationships with departments, boards, commissions, community groups, the public and aliased programs and organizations in the broader metro‐Boston area. The Library Director is skilled at using data and emerging technologies to anticipate library innovations and challenges to optimize service to library patrons, and to perform a full range of executive duties in managing and advocating for the Library. Developing long range funding sources and strategies and a strong commitment to the evolving and vital roles of a large, urban public library is vital.

The successful candidate will have seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including five years of significant management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required. The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $101,684 to $106,328 depending on qualifications. Opportunity for salary growth and pension; health, dental, life and disability insurance are available.


Resume and letter of interest by April 11, 2014 to:


HR@brooklinema.gov
or
Town of Brookline
Human Resources Room 211
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

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Collection Development Librarian, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham WA

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development and maintenance of the WCLS materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.  Requires a Master's of Library Science degree and three or more years' relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. Full time position with beginning compensation of $3,987 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Tuesday, April 15th. Click on the "read more" link for full posting and application instructions.

POSITION:  Collection Development Librarian

DEPARTMENT:  Collection Support

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development and maintenance of the WCLS materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for:

Materials selection: Exercise professional judgment to identify, evaluate and select library materials in multiple formats for assigned collections of the Whatcom County Library System. Assign and oversee the development and maintenance of assigned collections.

Inform Library collection decisions: Analyze branch and program statistics, demographics, and holdings information to determine assignment of selected materials.

Patron responsiveness: Anticipate patron interest and demand by keeping abreast of publicity in the media and purchasing promptly. Respond to patron requests for materials in a timely fashion. Ensure that patron requests for reconsideration of library materials are handled promptly and appropriately.

Promotion of collection: Promote assigned collections through the use of the public website, blogs, social media, book reviews in local periodicals, library programs, partnerships and community organizations.

Collection policy: Participate in general collection building and overall policy development with other selectors. Explain and support the collection and selection policies to staff, patrons and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS:  You have a wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the elements that make up a great public library collection. You are skilled in interpreting data from many sources in analyzing collection needs. You are knowledgeable in the principles and procedures related to selection, acquisition, and processing of library materials in multiple formats and the use of integrated library systems. You are skilled in analysis, negotiation and problem solving.  Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Master's of Library Science degree and three or more years' relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

LOCATION:  Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.   Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County's northern border with Canada gives it a unique flavor geared to cross-border shopping and recreation.

UNION:  Membership in AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581 required commencing not more than 30 days after employment, according to the terms and conditions described in the current bargaining agreement.

SCHEDULE:  40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis.  Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

COMPENSATION:  $3,987 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.

POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 3/4/14 to Tuesday, 4/15/14

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 4/15/14 to:

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3600, ext. 216
Email:  collectionlibrarian@wcls.org

* Application packets must include:

  • Completed WCLS Employment Application (also available at the address above, or any branch library)
  • Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your relevant professional experience in public services and how it would help you meet the demands of this position.

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test.  Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant's qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position.  Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results.  Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

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Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham WA

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking an Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator who is passionate about learning and applying new and enhanced technological developments to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  This position administers the WCLS Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system. Requires a Bachelor's degree and three or more years' relevant library experience working with integrated library systems or related products; Master's in Library Science and State of Washington Librarian certification preferred. Full time position with beginning compensation of $3,987 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Tuesday, April 15th. Click on the "read more" link for full posting and application instructions.

POSITION:  Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator

DEPARTMENT:  Collection Support

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking an Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator who is passionate about learning and applying new and enhanced technological developments to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  This position administers the WCLS Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.

The ILS Administrator is responsible for:

Selection, configuration and implementation: Partner with Bellingham Public Library (BPL) to select, configure and implement a new shared ILS.

Ongoing administration: Manage the efficient operation of the ILS, including application performance, administration, maintenance, upgrades and reporting to meet library requirements. Maintain interfaces between the library's ILS and 3rd-party products.

Enhanced technologies:  Work with IT Services to ensure ongoing research and development for effective implementation and maintenance of the ILS and related technology applications. Research, evaluate and recommend new applications and resources in line with the Library's strategic plan.

Inform Library collection decisions: Collect and evaluate statistical data related to the ILS; prepare relevant reports.

Enhance staff and patron experience: Develop and maintain first-hand knowledge of a staff user's experience of the ILS.  Oversee development of system-wide and department ILS procedures and training in collaboration with Public Services staff and the Learning Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS:  You are organized, technically sound and a credible system administrator with interest, talent and training in the management of integrated library systems. You have demonstrated an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative team environment, and have excellent skills in building relationships, communicating effectively, and serving the needs of others. Most importantly, you are a responsive, hands-on problem-solver and have a propensity to get things done! Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Bachelor's degree and three or more years' relevant library experience working with integrated library systems or related products; Master's in Library Science and State of Washington Librarian certification preferred. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

LOCATION:  Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.   Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County's northern border with Canada gives it a unique flavor geared to cross-border shopping and recreation.

UNION:  Membership in AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581 required commencing not more than 30 days after employment, according to the terms and conditions described in the current bargaining agreement.

SCHEDULE:  40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis.  Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

COMPENSATION:  $3,987 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.

POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 3/4/14 to Tuesday, 4/15/14

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 4/15/14 to:

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3600, ext. 216
Email: ilsadministrator@wcls.org

* Application packets must include:

  • Completed WCLS Employment Application (also available at the address above, or any branch library)
  • Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your past experience and/or training working with integrated library systems or related products and how it would help you meet the demands of this position

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test.  Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant's qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position.  Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results.  Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

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On-Call Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

The Springfield City Library is seeking library professionals to work as substitute (on-call) reference librarians.  People may be assigned to the Central Library or any branch library throughout the city.  This is a unique opportunity for library professionals looking to supplement their income and gain experience with a large, progressive organization. Springfield is a library system on the rise, and we invite you to be part of this resurgence.  We are looking especially for candidates who have some flexibility in their schedules; Saturday work is also a possibility.  This might a good opportunity for recent MLS graduates looking for professional library experience or for retired librarians wanting to keep working, but on a more limited basis. 

 

Qualifications:  ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science.  Desired - 2 years' experience in libraries, including reference assistance, use of online library
catalogs and databases.

 

Salary:  $20.34 per hour. No benefits.

 

All applications for employment MUST be completed online through the City of Springfield's website:


http://agency.governmentjobs.com/springfieldma/default.cfm.  This position appears as "Reference Librarian - Substitute."  

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Library Manager, New York Public Library, New York NY

Under the general direction of the Library Network Manager:

  • Manages the day to day operations of the branch including information, circulation, outreach, and programming services.
  • Serves as the hiring manager for the site and is responsible for the ongoing development, evaluation, training, and discipline of staff in accordance with Library policies.
  • Has overall responsibility for branch appearance and layout, the procurement of furniture and supplies, and the branch's operational budget
  • Develops and implements strategies to enhance the onsite user experience, including using statistics and metrics to tailor services to meet local community needs and drive circulation and attendance.
  • Builds partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, elected officials and community leaders to further strengthen the branch's relationship with their diverse community.
  • Partners with Programming units to develop and facilitate innovative programs for the community's diverse patron base
  • Maintains and updates the Library's collection profile, including merchandising the material and communicating collection needs to the Collection Development team.
  • Focuses overall effort on providing exceptional customer service, including rallying the Branch Library team around this goal and resolving patron complaints as needed.
  • Collaborates with Library Network Manager and other departments to improve the quality and variety of branch library services, ensure that the site is well-maintained and that technology is operational
  • Performs public service duties as needed.
  • Stays current in public library matters through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, interlibrary organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshops.
  • Performs related duties as required

We currently have openings at the following Libraries:

  • Fort Washington Library
  • 67th Street Library
  • Epiphany Library
  • Throgs Neck Library

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Substantial, successfully demonstrated public library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills appropriate to the position
  • Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public services
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Library
  • Successfully demonstrated experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively across the Library to get things accomplished
  • Creativity, flexibility, and initiative in accommodating community and staff needs
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge and understanding of urban library issues, library and information technologies; library policies and procedures

To apply, please visit our website:  www.nypl.org/jobs

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Children's Librarian, Abington Public Library, Abington MA

The Abington Public Library seeks a Children's Librarian who enjoys the challenge and excitement of working with children from babyhood through adolescence.  The Children's Librarian must be equally comfortable working with parents and caregivers.   The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic professional, with an outstanding knowledge of children's and teen books, authors and reading genres, who will meet the needs of library  users.  The Board of Library Trustees, residents of Abington and library administration have long recognized the importance of library services for children and youth.   
 
Areas of responsibility:  Supervise the Children's Room and the Nero Young Adult Room, maintaining a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.   Select and catalog children's and young adult print, non-print and electronic materials using professionally recognized reviewing media.  Provide  reference services for children and parents.   Create and present programs for youth from birth to seventeen. Develop and present library instruction for public school class visits and youth groups.  Create content for the library website and social networking presence  in accordance with library policies. With  the Library Director, administer the children's budget for materials and programming. Provide circulation and adult reference services as required.
 
Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree including course work in library  science, children's literature and information technology required, with enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program or a M.Ed. degree program for school library media desirable.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work is essential.  Experience working with children in either a public library or an elementary school situation  required.  Ability to work comfortably in a Windows environment with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing and email is necessary.    Working knowledge of the use of computers for library functions; knowledge of SIRSI/DYNIX Symphony preferred.  Demonstrated willingness to stay current with technology used by adolescents and children.   Excellent and demonstrable written, verbal and customer service skills are essential.  Ability to frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, reach above the head and lift up to 30 pounds; strength is needed to push loaded book trucks and arrange furniture in the meeting rooms.
 
Hours and Benefits:  This is a full time (35 hours per week) position under the Abington Library Staff Association bargaining agreement.    Schedule includes one evening per week and  rotating Saturdays.  Salary range $18.85 - $23.99 per hour in four steps.   
 
Closing Date:  Friday March 28, 2014


Submit:  Resume, cover letter, list of 3 references and Town of Abington employment application which may be found on the Town of Abington website at : www.abingtonma.gov - scroll to the "Quick Links" at the bottom of the page for the application to:

Deborah Grimmett, Director
Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

OR 

ablib@ocln.org 

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy, vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and 1 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 161,757; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required. Must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to:presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.usPalmer (MA) Public Library web site:www.palmer.lib.ma.us.

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Project Archivist, Concord Free Public Library, Concord MA

Temporary project (approx. 975 hrs. total, full or part time) to rework the organization, arrangement, & description of processed & unprocessed records of the First Parish Church, Concord, MA. Create an electronic finding aid in MS Word. Prepare folders & boxes for materials. Requires equiv. to MLS w/archival concentration & 3+ years processing experience in an historical archive & some experience with processing large collections of institutional records. $23.50/hr


Application Deadline: 4/11/2014 @ Noon

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026.

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Library Director, Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum, Easthampton MA

The Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum of Easthampton, MA is seeking a creative and energetic leader with excellent interpersonal skills to serve as Director.   Under the direction of the Public Library Association of Easthampton (PLAE) responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing Library Operations, personnel, collections, services and financial matters to include developing and managing budget, grants and fund raising.

 

Accredited MLS plus three of more years of professional experience preferred with at least one year in supervisory position.

Knowledge of library technology, self-motivated with strong organizational, financial management and communication skills; ability to develop positive community relationships.

 

Competitive Salary + Benefits

 

Closing Date is 4-18-14

 

Resumes and three professional references should be sent to:

Search Committee - Public Library Association of Easthampton

P.O. Box 975

Easthampton, MA  01027

Email:  search.PLAE@gmail.com

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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
Outreach.

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: ccanelli@norwoodma.gov.

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 (www.norwoodma.gov) or the library's website (norwoodlibrary.org/library-information/jobs-the-library/).

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord MA

Seeking FT progressive, service-oriented leader to perform supervisory & professional library work at the Fowler Branch Library, incl. collection development, borrower services, outreach & programming. Requires equiv. to MLS & 3+ years of increasingly responsible experience, excellent organizational and communication skills.

Salary Range $53K - $81K

Application Deadline: 3/20/2014 @ noon

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026.

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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

bchilds@townofnorwell.net

 

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Reference Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library

Qualifications: 

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to serve our busy community of 38,000 people. The Reference Librarian will be prepared to apply current and progressive methods of information and reference services, will be proficient in automated library systems and online information tools, adept at instructing patrons on how to access and use a broad range of information and reading resources and willing to serve as an active member of the Adult Services team.  The Reference Librarian must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons, able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. ALA accredited MLS and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

 

Duties:

Performs a wide variety of reference services, assists patrons with reference and information requests; assists patrons with public access catalogs and computers, use of online resources, trains users on use of e-readers, tablets and other devices, and makes information referrals. Provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments and library information sources and electronic services.  

 

Collection development responsibilities for print and online adult reference collections.  Evaluates and purchases online and print reference materials; responsible for maintenance of collection through inventory, usage assessment, shelf reading, weeding and discarding.

 

Acts as a lead worker in planning, organizing and implementing programs for adults to encourage language and information literacy, lifelong learning and programs that promote reading, viewing and listening, as well as the use of library materials and facilities.  Assists with and plans various adult education programs, job search programs and multicultural events; oversees staff and volunteers involved in programs, writes grant applications to support these programs and develops related promotions.  

 

Contributes to library promotional activities. Creates informational and publicity materials in print and electronic format; including calendars, webpages, social media platform postings, displays, posters, etc. Compiles and organizes statistics. Performs circulation desk duties when necessary; oversees staff and is responsible for building security on a rotating basis.

 

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Professional Technical I position on the Town of Shrewsbury Salary Schedule, with a salary range of $42,734 to $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 Director Ellen M. Dolan, Shrewsbury Public Library at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled, but applications received by March 21, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

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Reference Librarian, Part-time, Children's Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham MA

TITLE:           Reference Librarian, Part-time, Children's Department, Needham Free Public Library

 

POSITION:       NR-2, Step 1, Part-Time, hours currently as follows:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-1pm

Every Saturday, 1pm-5pm  

 

SALARY:                  $20.45 per hour; no benefits

 

DUTIES:       

The Needham Free Public Library is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Part-Time Children's Reference Librarian.  Under the general supervision of the Children's Supervisor, the desired candidate will answer questions about the collection, the library catalog, databases, offer readers advisory services, and answer other patron inquiries.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public.  Familiarity with automated library systems, ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently, and ability to adapt to new technologies as required.  In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers is highly desirable.  Position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science or a currently enrolled MLS candidate.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS:

Standing, walking, use of computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, lifting of books and other library materials, assisting public in an open public area subject to temperature variations.

 

APPLICANTS:

Applications will be accepted via email, fax, or traditional mail until Thursday March 13, 2014 at 5pm or until a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please.

Please send letter of interest and resumé or Town of Needham Employment Application to:

 

            Dana Mastroianni, Assistant Director

            Needham Free Public Library

            1139 Highland Avenue

            Needham, MA  02494

 

            dmastroianni@minlib.net

            Fax: 781-455-7591

 

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Teen Librarian, Morse Institute Library, Natick MA

Help today's teenagers navigate and connect to information they need their way.  Motivate them; show them how to feel safe, respected, challenged, and empowered.  Teach them to nurture, give back and take care of their own.  Provide them with opportunities to develop 21st century skills.  Demonstrate knowledge of the unique needs of adolescence.   Does this sound like your mission in life?   

 

The Morse Institute Library is looking for a Teen Librarian who is energetic, innovative, technically savvy and team-oriented. As the Teen Librarian you will partner with other library departments in providing materials, services and programming to the teens of Natick. You will also act as the library's liaison to the Natick Middle and High Schools and other community organizations that provide services to the young adults of our community.

 

The Teen Librarian is responsible for oversight of short and long term plans focused on teens, including

but not limited to:

 

  • Promotion: act as spokesperson for this age-group, including but not limited to, media outlets and events, booths and presentations in the community.
  • Partnership: Establish and maintain strong relationships with appropriate community organizations. 

Be involved in community initiatives targeted on teens and teen issues.

  • Digital Branch: blog, create content, and maintain appropriate links on the digital branch

related to teens.

  • Program development: present programs of interest to teens both within the library and out in the community.
  • Collection and service maintenance including making recommendations for collection additions, visual display of collections, shelf reading, upkeep of equipment/games on floor and straightening.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • MLS with a focus in young adult literature and services.
  • Previous customer service experience working in a public library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in selecting and ordering materials for young adults.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programming for teens.
    • Strong reader's advisory and reference experience to library users of all ages.
    • Excellent technology skills including library technology, office software applications, social media, internet publishing, blogging, and gaming.
    • Ability to keep abreast of new technology that is of interest to teens and be able to incorporate this knowledge into programming.
    • Curiosity, respect for others, common sense and the ability to work independently.

 

This is a 37.5 hour a week, benefited position. The position includes at least one weekday evening and rotating weekend hours, including some Sundays.  Included in the Town of Natick's generous benefits package is four weeks annual vacation available after the probation period.  Salary is competitive.

 

How to apply:

All applications will ONLY be accepted through email. 

The email address to send a cover letter, resume and references page is:

 

natickteenlibrarian@gmail.com

 

Address all cover letters to:

Linda Stetson, Director

Morse Institute Library

14 East Central Street

Natick, MA 01760

 

Deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5pm.

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Generalist Librarian I, Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Generalist Librarian I position in the Mattapan Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services.

 

Salary:  $42,000 - $56,638, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Knowledge of popular literature including bibliographic tools and sources
  •          Knowledge of the techniques of programming for the general public

 

Requirements:

  •          Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  •          Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire
  •          CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston

 

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp

 

Deadline for application: March 15, 2014

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Library Director, Dalton Free Public Library, Dalton MA

Effective immediately:  The Board of Trustees of the Dalton Free Public Library is seeking to fill the position of Library Director.  
 
We are looking for an energetic, qualified, and innovative leader. The person hired will be responsible for the direction and over-all daily operation of the library. Work involves overseeing all library programs, services and functions. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing annual budget with Library Trustees; developing long range plan and goals; promoting community use and support of the library and involving the library in community affairs; hiring and supervising staff; applying for, implementing, and administering grant funds; ability to work with various groups in the community, including the Library Trustees, Friends of the Library, Town government, and local businesses.

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree required but MLS would be preferred. At least 3 years of administrative experience in library work. Strong management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Broad knowledge of current software (C/W MARS, Evergreen) and social networking . Excellent computer and patron service skills.

Salary: $46,155 with benefits


Email letter of application, brief resume, and the names of 3 professional references to: dfplib@gmail.com
 
Or send via USPS to :John Kittredge/Chairman of the Board 

c/o Dalton Town Manager
462 Main St.
Dalton, MA 01226

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Library Director, Meekins Library, Williamsburg MA

The Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg MA Libraries is seeking a dynamic, patron-focused, detail-oriented, librarian to be the next Director of the Libraries.

Williamsburg Massachusetts, pop. 2500, is located in the Pioneer Valley and is  gateway to the Hilltowns.  As an ALA 4Star Library, the Meekins Library and its Haydenville branch welcome 49,500 visitors each year and circulate 98,151 items.  The Libraries sponsor over 200 programs a year including Reading to Dogs, a performing arts series, community lectures and readings, and revolving art shows.  The Meekins also serves as the school library for the Willliamsburg elementary school, working with teachers on curriculum and materials and welcoming all the classes to the library regularly to develop their literacy, critical thinking and research skills.

The Director supervises a staff of 3 along with 40 volunteers and is the voice of the Library to Town Boards and community groups, advocating for the Library and, with the Trustees, developing long range funding sources and strategies.

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and experience leading and mentoring staff, working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents, comfort interacting with town officials and strong budgeting, interpersonal and communication skills.   An MLS is desirable.  The position is full time, (37.5 hrs/week), salary range, $40,000 - $45,000.

To apply email letter of application, resume and names of three references to: williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com
Applications due by March 31, 2014.

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Part-time Floater Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $21,132.32 - $30,754.05 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person, online to assigned locations including Main Library, One City One Library sites, branches and mobile services
    • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas
    • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community
    • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion group, library and technology literacy
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs
  • Works at various locations, including mobile library services
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:  MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

Experience:     Relevant experience will be considered.

 

Schedule:   Flexible schedule will vary and include evening/weekend assignments and working at any other library location or department as needed.

 

Other:    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop and reach above the head.  Strength is needed to push loaded book trucks.  Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:        Second language         

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, March 7, 2014, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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Librarian I, Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney NY

The Sidney Memorial Public Library is seeking an energetic, motivated, and creative librarian for the position of Librarian I. Primary responsibilities include the management of the library's Public Computing Center which includes promoting the PCC, identifying vulnerable populations and implementing audience-specific training programs.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; strong service orientation; advanced computer skills; excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Salary range commencing at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

Application materials (cover letter, resume, and three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to si.jobs@4cls.org. Special preference will be given to those applications received by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Located in Delaware County, New York, the Sidney Memorial Public Library is a school district public library with stable, voter-directed funding and an elected board of trustees.

The position of Librarian I will assist in the provision of information services including providing computer classes to the community.

The Librarian must demonstrate a positive, proactive public service attitude, strong interpersonal abilities and customer service orientation. Considerable experience with computer technology, excellent oral communication and presentation skills are required.

Major responsibilities:

1. Responsible for oversight of public computing center.

-Plans, implements and evaluates programs, specifically technology related.
-Designs and implements publicity for technology programs.

2. Provides policy and procedure recommendations to the Library Director.

3. Provides reference and adult services to the community utilizing a variety of information resources and techniques for conveying information on a timely basis.
4. Prepares studies and reports as required.
5. Participates in collection development activities, including the selection, maintenance, and weeding of book collections.
6. Attends conferences and meetings; reads professional literature; is aware of new library resources, trends, practices, and technological advances.
7. Performs circulation desk and other duties as assigned.

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Marketing Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a full-time Marketing Librarian position responsible for developing and creating communications and promotional materials to enhance internal and external relations and broad-based community awareness of the Wilmington Memorial Library.  We are looking for a creative, proactive service oriented person with an interest in using their marketing and graphic design skills in a library setting.  Duties include coordinating and developing all aspects of promotional publications in a variety of media including social media and web site publicity. In addition, regular shifts on the information desk are assigned.  This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment.  Schedule is 35 hours per week with one regular evening shift per week and every third Saturday from September through June. 

 

 

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not required. MLS candidates with knowledge of marketing and graphic design are encouraged to apply. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop), the principles and practices of web design, and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is required.  The successful candidate will be a self starter interested in carrying out a wide range of marketing activities that communicate the value of the library to the community. Must be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service.

 

 

Salary:  $47,371-$59,945

 

 

Closing date:    March 14, 2014

 

Applcation:    Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral Assistant Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.  Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically to: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov Please note "Marketing Librarian Application" in the subject line.

 

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Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las vegas NV

Read - Learn - Achieve. Embrace Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's new Strategic Framework and provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for reading, learning and achieving--and the tools and resources that families, children, teens and adults need to succeed. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic new leader to foster a team environment and work with staff, local government, organizations, agencies and communities and build on the Library's already outstanding reputation for service to achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. The Library (http://www.lvccld.org/) is an independent taxing district serving the City of Las Vegas and the unincorporated urban and outlying communities in Clark County--an 8,000 square mile area. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees (five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five by the Clark County Board of Commissioners) the Library staff (733 full and part-time workers) serve the 1.5 million citizens of the District utilizing a $52 million budget to operate 25 locations--13 urban branches and 11 outlying libraries--each featuring an array of events, workshops, programs, training, celebrations, films and storytimes tailored to each location. Recipient of many awards over the years--the District received 6.5 million visits to the branches and circulated 14.5 million items in 2013. The Library District Foundation provides additional support for community education, employment, entertainment and economic vitality.

Las Vegas and Clark County. Aside from its reputation as a world-class tourist destination, the region boasts rich cultural amenities, excellent recreational activities and is extremely family-oriented. Numerous cultural experiences are available in the Las Vegas Valley--the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center presenting Broadway touring shows, cabaret jazz and dance, and is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Other organizations include the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Jazz Society, dramatic and musical theatre groups and the many educational, sports and cultural opportunities provided by the University of Nevada. Outdoor recreational activities abound and include everything from golf to water sports to snow skiing--as well as regional attractions like boating near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead, hiking and rock climbing at Red Rock, and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are accessible by car in a few hours. Neighborhoods abound with numerous parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, walking and bike trails, swimming pools and a variety of enrichment programs and activities year-round. Local groups perform concerts and plays geared especially toward children, and special summer camps focus on dance, drama and the visual arts. A low cost of living and no state income tax further contribute to making this a great place to call home. Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at http://www.gossagesager.com/LVCCLDlinks.htm, LVCCLD Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Library District and for the development of the District's current and future goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Illustrative duties include: overall administration and operation of the District; oversees and directs all budget and financial activities; exercises executive leadership skills in coordinating the management team; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and works effectively with elected officials at the Federal, State and Local level.

See the ED job description (http://www.lvccld.org/pdfs/jobdescriptions/Executive%20Director%2010-13-08.pdf) for essential duties and functions.

Qualifications. A Master's degree, preferably an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; supplemented by a minimum of ten years of executive experience, five years of which must include experience in library or other public administration, and eight years of supervisory experience. Desired knowledge and abilities are included in the official job description. Additional advanced degrees such as an MPA, MBA or similar, experience in an urban public library system, experience working in a union environment, and success reporting to a policy-making board are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $152,000-177,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com; or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of May 18, 2014.

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Library Director, Romeo District Library, Romeo MI

Looking for a Library District where you can make a difference? The Library Board of Trustees of the Romeo District Library seeks an experienced professional to provide vision, leadership and consistency for the staff and community. Romeo District Library is an independent taxing district with a perpetual millage exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a six-member Board of Trustees (representing the communities of Washington Township, Bruce Township, and the Village of Romeo), the Library staff (22FTE) serves the 33,839 citizens in the district with a $1.8 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the Graubner Library and the Kezar Branch--each with its unique character and excellent staff, programs and services.  This is a library district ready to grow with its communities, move forward with innovation while balancing tradition and history, and be the best library it can be for its citizens.

 

The village of Romeo is a charming mix of old and new--the deep roots of its stately homes and historic downtown blend with its continuing growth and development. Different living options abound--from a quaint 100 year old home downtown, a modern home on a cul de sac, or a working farm.  Its location provides easy access to a major airport, excellent shopping, dining options, and good public schools.  The community also celebrates its history of orchards and agriculture with the annual Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo. For additional information, on the library and the region, please visit Romeo District Library Links.

 

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees and under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the Romeo District Library.  These duties include personnel, budget preparation and financial management, policies and projects, purchasing, facilities management, and community relations. The Director will be the "face" of the library in the Romeo District as well as an internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff. For additional details, please see Director Job Description.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four year college, a Master's Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and four years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, demonstrated success working with local officials, community organizations and agencies, previous experience working in a union environment, and experience leading and implementing a shared vision and a strategic planning process is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of April 20, 2014.

 

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Full-time Information Services Librarian, Farmington Libraries, Farmington CT

The Information Services Librarian is a full-time, professional position reporting to the Director of Information and Teen Services. The Information Services Librarian will take a significant role in all aspects of library information services including; providing exemplary customer service at a busy information services desk for an active and vibrant community, troubleshooting basic technology issues for various electronic devices including tablets and e-readers, leading one-on-one software instruction, collection development, and general information maintenance including scheduling room bookings and passport appointments.

The successful candidate will possess: a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, strong collaboration skills and commitment to teamwork, a self-motivated and self-directed personality with flexibility, and an understanding of how to work in a changing environment. This is a full-time 35 hour per week position with a yearly salary of $48,230, four weeks vacation, Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance and a defined pension plan.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and essay response of 500 words or less to the following: How do libraries need to change in order to survive in the 21st century? How can you contribute to the evolution of services at the Farmington Libraries?

Submissions should be sent to Laura Horn, Director of Information and Teen Services via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org. No phone calls please. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28th.

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Librarian, Snohomish Library, Snohomish WA

The successful candidate will provide excellent information and readers' advisory services to all ages. This librarian position will continue and build upon existing strong partnerships with schools and other youth-serving agencies.
 
The incumbent will demonstrate competent knowledge of current technologies; judgment when using reference databases and print resources; flexibility in trying new approaches to customer service; creativity and enthusiasm when promoting library programs and initiatives; and outstanding communication skills in public and work team settings.
 
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Typical Duties:

  • Plan, develop, and create programs for youth and adult audiences, including reading programs, literacy improvement projects, recreational reading, and learning programs for various age groups
  • Provide exceptional general readers' advisory and reference services in a collaborative environment
  • Apply computer and technology skills to provide effective customer service, communications and presentations for all ages
  • Explain and demonstrate procedures and methods for bibliographic and reference searches
  • Explain and assist with usage of library facilities, equipment, rules, and services which may include written and verbal instruction and/or training of customers and staff
  • Maintain regular communication with other agencies, institutions and organizations serving the community
  • Assist in management of materials collection through assessment and interpretation of customer interests and analysis of library usage reports
  • Maintain and develop reference materials and sources

Qulaifications:

Requires competent knowledge of library materials; library district policies and procedures; integrated library computer system; materials selection process; readers' advisory; bibliographic search techniques and reference tools.
 
Requires the ability to use a bar code reader, computer equipment, Internet and standard office equipment; speak, understand and write English clearly and concisely; conduct reference interviews; work cooperatively and maintain favorable relations with the public and co-workers; and the ability to occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
 
Requires a Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, or will complete MLIS degree within six months of hire. Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment.
 

 

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Head of Youth Services, Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

FT/PT: Full-Time
Hours: Vary / 35 - 40 hrs per week; flexible schedule includes some
evenings and Saturdays
Compensation: $18.57 - 21.48/hr, depending on experience and qualifications, with benefits package
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Library Website: http://www.plaistowlibrary.com/

The Head of Youth Services is a professional level position responsible for the development and implementation of a full range of library services for children, young adults, and adults and agencies serving children and young adults.

This position requires an excellent understanding of children and teens' developmental needs and abilities as well as an extensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures. The Head of Youth Services is responsible for the overall goal-setting, planning, and implementation of services and programs for children under the age of 18. This position requires both a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with librarians and other organizations serving children and young adults.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of two years working with children in a library setting; Master's Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

For a full job description and application instructions, please visit https://plaistow.recruiterbox.com/jobs/28090.

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Library Director, Southborough Public Library, Southborough MA

Institution:    Southborough, MA, Public Library
Job:    Library Director


Duties/Description:    The position requires a dynamic, detail-oriented, customer-focused librarian responsible for overseeing all library operations including developing, advocating for, and managing an annual budget of $400,000;payroll and purchasing; supervision of a staff of 5 full-time and 5 part-time employees, program design and evaluation, and building/grounds maintenance.  The director must be committed to increasing library patronage through programming, collection development, and maintaining the Library's welcoming environment.  Director reports to six-member board of elected Library Trustees and works closely with Friends and volunteers.  


Qualifications: The ideal candidate is innovative, a creative problem-solver, an early adopter of new technology, and comfortable interacting with town officials. Excellent budgeting, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills required.  Demonstrated grant writing ability and experience with library renovations /expansion preferred. ALA-accredited MLS degree required; three- to five-years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library recommended. Candidates must be fully competent in Microsoft Office and Web site management.


Salary range: $58,893 - $78,296


Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found


Send:
  Letter of application and resume to southboroughlibrarytrustees@gmail.com. Be prepared to supply three professional references. 

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Youth Services Librarian, Newbury Town Library, Byfield MA

Duties/Description:

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of a geographically diverse community. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all children's and young adult services. The successful candidate will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents, and caregivers. The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats, maintaining a relevant collection and creating programming for all ages and areas of the community. Strong customer service skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, as well as internet and technology literacy is required.

Qualification:

Experience working with children and/or teens in a public or school library setting.

 

Education:

MLS preferred from an ALA accredited library school with coursework in children's services and experience working with children, or, a degree in a related field.

 

Salary:

$19.00 per hour - 25 hours per week. Includes evenings and 1 Saturday per month. Benefits included.

Closing Date: 

2/21/14 or until filled

 

To Apply:

 Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references to asadkin@mvlc.org or mail to Amy Sadkin, Director, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922

 

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Library Director, West Warwick Public Library, West Warwick RI

The Board of the West Warwick Public Library seeks a skillful leader and manager to direct its operations in challenging times. The library serves a diverse population of 30,000 in West Warwick, and a larger clientele in Kent County and the State of Rhode Island through its unique programs as well as its membership in the statewide consortium, Ocean State Libraries.

 

The library director is responsible for administration and management of the library, including development and implementation of the budget, collection development, personnel, building and grounds maintenance, and all services and programs.

 

Our ideal candidate can speak and write effectively, and has familiarity with the following: issues and trends in the library profession; concepts and methods of financial, personnel and public relations management; library automation and the digital world; grant writing and fundraising. We seek someone with the ability to formulate and implement plans for library staffing, services and programs, and to establish and maintain effective working relations with the public, the Library Board, and the staff.

 

Minimum qualifications: American Library Association-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science. Five years of public library experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including management.

 

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

 

Please send letter of application, resume, and three references by March 21, 2014 to:

Nathan Shapiro, Chair

Board of Trustees

West Warwick Public Library

1043 Main Street

West Warwick, RI 02893

Or e-mail to resumewwpl@cox.net

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Librarian (Medical Services), VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka KS

The Librarian (Medical Sciences) will be working at the VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka, KS. This position is located in the Education Service Line.

 

Job Title:Librarian (Medical Services)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZA-1038330

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 10, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent


DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Topeka, KS View Map https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361073700


Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Prepare reports including statistical summaries; usage reviews inventories, current listing, and other reports as required.

*        Develop and carry out plans to promote information resources and knowledge services to diverse populations.

*        Maintain professional affiliations in order to keep abreast of library developments and trends, of developments advancements in the technical and medical audiovisual field, and of publishers, book dealers, and audiovisual procedures.

*        Locate sources of supply and full bibliographic information (e.g. author, titter publisher, edition, series, and date) and costs.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Information Architecture Manager, Marysville Service Center, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville WA

$5,830.93 - $8,016.67 Monthly

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin January 9th, 2014. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date. 

The Information Architecture Manager has direct accountability for Sno-Isle Libraries' Internet efforts, including website, social media and other online platforms to ensure public access to the Libraries' online services. Facilitate engagement and desired outcomes with a diverse audience of website visitors, including Library customers, communities, stakeholders, taxpayers and other interested parties.

Typical Duties:

  1. Manages online presence (website, social and mobile) development and continuity, proposes and implements new online services.

  2. Supports relevant efforts across website and social media channels to implement communications, promotions and engagement strategies to cultivate and grow an engaged community in alignment with strategic objectives and organizational priorities.

  3. Provides effective direction to assigned web developer staff to assure the quality and efficiency of areas of responsibility including managing and supervising department staff; monitoring and evaluating job performance; overseeing staff training and development.

  4. Manages the development, design, and delivery of online development projects for both external and internal audiences. Evaluates online project requests, aligns and manages the work of assigned staff and external vendor resources on approved projects based on organizational priorities, including serving as project lead with cross-functional teams to develop, maintain and enhance the web site, intranet, business services applications and other online properties and services.

  5. Manages user-experience and usability testing for online platforms and related efforts.

  6. Reviews and analyzes online performance through dashboards and other analytical systems.

  7. Serves as department representative and in-house online consultant with other departments.

  8. Works collaboratively with responsible managers and internal stakeholders for continuous improvement of Sno-Isle Libraries web site core services and to ensure its architecture supports the need to deliver content to key audience and customer groups.

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Thorough knowledge with creating or enhancing information architecture and delivery systems which maximize user access to online content and services; project and portfolio management; online, mobile media, social media and social marketing landscape.

  2. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including Microsoft Office suites, Access, HTML, Drupal and/or Joomla, Dreamweaver, or other online coding languages.

  3. Ability to work in Content Management or Search Systems.

  4. Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multiple project environment and to adapt to new priorities; to interface/communicate with all levels of the organization as well as outside vendors.

  5. Ability to work cooperatively and have favorable relations with the public and co-workers.

  6. Strong customer service, written and communication skills.

  7. Strong organization, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.


Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree in information management, communications, business or related field required.

  2. Five years of experience creating user access to online content and services for a public sector organization or other online work related experience.

  3. Three years of supervisory or management experience required.

  4. Experience in media, communications and marketing, online communications, corporate or non-profit communications environment.

  5. Experience with SEM and SEO campaigns and analytics (i.e., Google Analytics).

  6. Experience with user-experience and usability testing.

  7. Experience with online communications, marketing campaign or engagement management.

  8. An advanced degree in Library & Information Science is desirable.

Visit http://www.sno-isle.org/ to apply.

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Library Associate II, Sultan Library, Sultan WA

The Library Associate II position will provide circulation, reference and reader's advisory services to the public, training in the use of computers and library equipment, and programming as needed to a wide variety of customers. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.


Typical Duties:

•Provide service to customers by performing such tasks as: charging out library materials using the integrated library computer system, including verifying customer identification information
•Register customers for library cards, including entering customer information into the integrated library computer system and issuing replacement cards
•Answer telephones and respond to routine customer questions, referring and routing calls to others as appropriate as well as receiving, recording, safekeeping and depositing library fines and charges.
•Provide assistance to customers with basic readers' advisory and some reference services
•Maintain and troubleshoot equipment used in the library
•Provide training for the public and assist customers with basic library skills, including use of computers, and the Intranet, procedures and methods for bibliographic and reference searches
•Conduct tours of the library and assist customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, rules and services
•Presents programming for all ages as assigned, including developing program materials and promotional displays
•May be in charge of a building in the absence of the supervisor or the building manager


Qualifications:

Qualified individuals must have competent knowledge of: library programs for specific customer groups, such as children and senior citizens; library procedures for determining needs and interests of customers; Library District policies and procedures; comprehensive understanding of on-line cataloging and bibliographic search methods; use of integrated library computer system.

Qualified individuals are required to be able to: use computers at a proficient level; use a bar code reader, Internet and standard office equipment; hold basic reader's advisory discussions with customers in situations where customers may not be able to express themselves clearly; speak and understand English; work cooperatively and have favorable interpersonal relations with public and co-workers.


These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of experience and training provided by at least two years of college education and three years of experience providing public service in a library setting. Some education or specialized training at a college level in fields such as library science, children's programming or other profession-based subject areas is desirable, though qualified incumbents need not have MLIS degrees. A four year college degree is preferred.

To apply: http://www.sno-isle.org/

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Supervisor of Public Services: Community Relations and Public Programming Coordinator, City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth NH

NATURE OF WORK

 

The purposes of this position are to coordinate public programming and community relations library wide, facilitate and participate in collaborative decision making, create easy customer access to needed information and other materials and thereby fulfill the Library's charter of increasing the opportunities for every inhabitant to improve personal intelligence.  The work is accomplished through creative and intellectual activities and working cooperatively with City departments, business, academic and cultural organizations and the Schools to meet the specific needs of the City's diverse populations. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and two or more years of related professional library experience;

OR: an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  He/she must have supervisory experience. 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Plans, coordinates and administers programs for adults and assists with Youth Services programming.
    1. Plans and develops a wide variety of adult programs year round.
    2. Oversees the library's Program Committee, supervising Committee members in their work related to public programming.
    3. Works with the Supervisor of Youth Services to help with program planning and implementation and assisting with youth related activities as needed.
  2. Works with the Director, Assistant Director and Supervisors to develop the marketing plan for the entire Library.
    1. Chairs the Marketing Committee
    2. Supervises the work of staff who contribute to committee activities
    3. Prepares and distributes marketing materials for the Library using a wide range of marketing tools including traditional and new media outlets and reaching out to current and potential users of Library services.
    4. Writes press releases for all library programs and announcements.
    5. Oversees social media activities and the production of the monthly eNewsletter
    6. Assists with website coordination and the Library blog
    7. Explores and develops additional avenues for publicity.
  3. Works with the Library Director to manage community relationships for the entire Library.
    1. Reaches out to various community constituencies including government, business, school, and social groups.
    2. Works with the Library Director to identify potential community connections and build relationships.
  4. Works in direct patron service as assigned inside the Library.
  5. Visits sites outside the Library both delivering services at those locations and inviting people to come to the Library for services.

 

  1. Helps develop, interpret and implement library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  2. Prepares statistical reports, customer surveys and management reports.
  3. Participates in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users.

 

EXAMPLES OF OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

1.         Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

ENVIRONMENT, WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT

 

Works in office, library and/or school environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.  Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain a current knowledge of library resources, intellectual development, literature and information resources.  The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.  He/she must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns and communicate through human speech.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

 

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...

 

  1. Ability to supervise, train and lead personnel and work in a team environment.
  2. Thorough knowledge of public relations work, marketing and communications.
  3. Strong organizational ability.
  4. Ability to analyze problems and determine the most appropriate solution.
  5. Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library administration especially as they relate to programming and marketing
  6. Strong service orientation and personal example to provide a high level of service to a diverse public.
  7. Proficiency in social media and web design
  8. Demonstrated creativity, and innovation
  9. Energy and enthusiasm for the Library services
  10. Ability to develop, implement and present library programs.
  11. Good time management skills.  The ability to juggle multiple demands on time and to recognize and adjust priorities, always keeping in mind the library's commitment to easy and timely access to materials and resources.
  12. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, subordinates, employees in other municipal departments and City officials.
  13. Commitment to ongoing professional development and continual learning.
  14. The necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.
  15. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, other employees, City officials and other agencies orally, and in writing.  Ability to make clear presentations and reports, give clear instructions and explain complex procedures.

 

SALARY

 

$48,270--$61,720 in 6 steps

 

APPLY TO

City of Portsmouth

Human Resources Office                               

Human Resources Director: Dianna Fogarty

1 Junkins Ave.                                                

Portsmouth, NH  03801                                 

(603) 610-7270

 

Or to apply by email: lmcorriveau@cityofportsmouth.com

 

 

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Librarian - Public Services, Leach Library, Londonderry NH

The Leach Library seeks a dynamic and creative professional to join our outstanding library team.

 

The Public Services Librarian is responsible for implementing various programs and services designed to meet the needs of the community. Performs all facets of adult programming.Responsible for covering the public service desk(s) and delivering information services to the community.

 

Qualifications: MLS (ALA-accredited) and two years of reference experience. Familiarity with online databases and electronic resources required. Events planning experience is highly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft applications required.

Salary: $18.84 - $25.51 doe plus excellent benefits

Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: Director, Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. Applications must be received by February 27, 2014 before 5:00 p.m.

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Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship, Darien Library, Darien CT

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

 

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children's Librarian.

 

Harold W. McGraw Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses:

 

  • Exemplary scholarship
  • A passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
  • Significant leadership promise
  • Strong personal qualities
  • A penchant for technology

 

Selection Process

The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library

School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between December 1, 2013 and September 1, 2014.

 

Applications will be due March 31, 2014. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.

 

Term

The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2014, with a final employment date of June 30, 2016.

 

Compensation

The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association

MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2013: $51,675) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.

 

Position Parameters

The Fellow will work as a member of the Children's Services team, providing reference and reader's advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:

 

  • Children's materials collection development
  • Program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Outreach to defined areas of the community
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Access to the latest technology

 

This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.

 

More information about the Fellowship and application process is available at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.

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Library Director, West Orange Public Library, West Orange NJ

The West Orange (NJ) Public Library is seeking a highly-qualified and innovative Library Director to serve a diverse community of 46,000 residents.  The Library has a current budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 16 FTEs, plus temporary workers and independent contractors. The employees are unionized and the Library is a Civil Service organization.  The hiring salary range is $95,000-$107,000, dependent upon experience and qualifications for the position, with an excellent benefits package and generous leave policy.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the Board to create strategies that ensure success in fulfilling the Library's mission
  • Responsible for all services, operations and activities of the Library
  • Prepares, presents and administers the annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Maintains administrative and operating records in compliance with government regulations
  • Hires, trains, supervises, develops and evaluates Library personnel
  • Serves as liaison and advocate with Town government, local schools and the community
  • Oversees Library public relations and community outreach
  • Oversees the Library's technology plan
  • Negotiates vendor contracts
  • Seeks supplemental sources of funding, such as grants and donations

 

The duties listed above are illustrative of the types of work that may be performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a NJ Professional Librarian's Certification
  • Five years of public library experience including work in the service, circulation and reference areas, two years of which were in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience in finance and budget administration
  • Experience in personnel and labor relations
  • Knowledge of technology and library automation systems
  • Experience and success obtaining and administering grants

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Five years previous experience as an assistant director or director at a public library
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Negotiated union contracts
  • Knowledge of NJ Civil Service rules and procedures

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight EST on February 14, 2014.    

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Executive Search Committee via e-mail to:  woplsearch@gmail.com.  

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Young Adult's Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian I position in the Dudley Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.

 

Salary:  $42,000 - $56,638, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          Master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school
  •          Other experience working with youth is desirable
  •          Knowledge of young adult literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to young adult literature and work
  •          Knowledge of the techniques of programming for teens
  •          Interest in youth and in library work with young adults
  •          Willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships
  •          Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently
  •          Good verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases
  •          Ability to work well with staff and public
  •          Initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy

 

Requirements

  •          Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  •          Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  •          CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp

 

Deadline for application: February 15, 2014

 

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Library Director, Ohio Township Public Library System, Warrick County IN

Welcome to our town--as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library's successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community.  The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community.  Ohio Township Public Library System is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.

 

Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible - Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours' drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links.

 

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library's mission, goals and objectives with the community's needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library.  The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met. 

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.

 

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Part-Time Young Adult Librarian, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut MA


The M.G. Parker Memorial Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing librarian to serve the young adults of Dracut.

This is a professional, part-time position requiring, a background in young adult services, knowledge of print and non-print materials pertinent to this age group and the
ability to interact with seventh grade students and up. This part-time position will be for an average of 18 hours a week with no benefits and will include hours compatible with
student hours, late afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

This person will be responsible for developing a comprehensive program that encourages young teens to be active library users. Reference desk work is also required.

An advanced degree in Library Science or secondary education is preferred. Alternately, at least three years of experience working with young adults in school or Library environment will be considered. Graduate School of Library and Information Science students are encouraged to apply.

$13.29 per hour

Open until filled

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three
references to:


Mr. William M. Zounes
Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

alternately, you may email the above information to:  humanresources@dracut-ma.us

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Technology Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA

Technology Librarian

Wilmington Memorial Library

 

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a full-time Technology Librarian position responsible for developing and implementing technology services.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting.  This person needs to be an innovator, taking a proactive role in moving the library forward. Duties include supervision of all computerized tasks and functions throughout the library including maintaining library computers and related equipment, coordinating network computer services, managing library's web site and other web based resources, and providing technology instruction to staff and the public. Supplementary duties include regular shifts on the information desk and other related duties. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment.  Schedule is 35 hours per week with some evenings and every third Saturday from September through June. 

 

 

Qualifications:   MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not required. Tech savvy individuals who are MLS Degree candidates or have experience working in a library setting will be considered. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design, including HTML/CSS and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is required.  The successful candidate will be a self starter who has the demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology. Must be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service.  Experience providing computer training to individuals and groups a plus.

 

Salary:  $47,371-$59,945

 

 

Closing date:    February 14, 2014

 

APPLICATION:    Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral Assistant  Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.  Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically to: kamaral@wilmingtonma.gov

 

 

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Cataloger And Classifier, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts. 

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams.  In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world.  Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw. 

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor. 

Job Purpose: 
Responsible for performing entry-level phases of descriptive and subject cataloging for review, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language and / or subject knowledge. 

Reports to: 
Chief of Cataloging or delegate 

Supervises: 
As assigned, assists in supervision of pre-professional and non-professional staff 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Assists in performing one or all phases of descriptive or subject cataloging, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language or subject knowledge. 

2. Assists in the processing of library materials by creating or editing bibliographic records in the appropriate MARC format. 

3. Participates in special projects involving the modification of large numbers of bibliographic records. 

4. Maintains a consistent output of cataloging, copy-cataloging, classification and database maintenance according to a competitive, departmental standard for entry-level catalogers. 

5. Accurately catalogs titles at various bibliographic levels including minimal, core, and full level standards as directed. 

6. Processes library materials according to designated priorities. 

7. Assists in training of pre-professional and non-professional staff. 

8. Assists in evaluating and suggesting changes in policies and procedures concerning descriptive and subject cataloging. 

9. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

A bachelors degree from a recognized college or university and a masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.  In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 

Basic knowledge of library catalogs and other bibliographic tools and sources; basic knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices and procedures for coding bibliographic records in the MARC format; ability to learn and apply highly detailed standards and techniques.  Relevant language or subject knowledge and / or specialized training may also be required.  Ability to work well independently and cooperatively in a group.  Dependability.  

Requirements: 
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. 
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire. 
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston. 

Terms: 
Union/Salary Plan/Grade:    PSA/P-1 (2 Temporary, Part - time positions) 
Hours per week:  18 

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

To apply:

https://recruit.cityofboston.gov:8443/psc/prdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=346969&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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Part-Time Library Director, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marston Mills MA

QUAL: A Masters Degree in library sciences or equivalent is preferred, plus three years of supervisory experience. Candidate must possess strong communication skills, a broad knowledge of modern library operation, and experience with computer hardware and software with the ability to work effectively with budget and physical plant management. Candidate must hold or be eligible to obtain a Massachusetts Certificate of Librarianship.

DUTIES: The MMPL is a small library serving a village of 10,000 people located in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod. The library's collection comprises approximately 20,000 books, CDs and DVDs and other materials; the 2014 budget is $235.000. The director supervises a staff of seven employees, one full time and six part time, as well as volunteers.

The director is the administrative officer of the library.  Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the director plans, organizes and administers all aspects of library services which include personnel, policies, programs and financial resources.  In an effort to provide quality library services to the community, the director works closely with the Board of Trustees to accomplish short and long term planning for the library facility and services.

SALARY: range is $38-$42,000

HOURS: 32 hours per week

TO APPLY: Please reply to:  Marstons Mills Public Library, P. O Box 9, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.  Attention:  Search Committee or email reply to: reneevoorhees@gmail.com  Subject line: MMPL Job Application Director

Fax: (508)420-5194

DEADLINE: March 3, 2014

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Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover MA

Executive Director - chief executive with vision to lead the 36-member public library consortium Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) in northeastern (No. Andover) Massachusetts.

Qualifications - MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MBA, non-profit management or equivalent training and experience. Familiarity with current and emerging library technology; ability to plan for integration of new technology as appropriate for more effective delivery of network services. Significant experience with managing library operations including five to eight years in a management role with an automated library network, or equivalent experience.

Duties - overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, development, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of network services and operations; reports to an Executive Committee.

Salary - $87,750+ commensurate with experience.

Available:  Until filled.  Situated 5 miles from NH border. 

Send -- Letter of application, resume and three references to:

                            

                            

 Ellen Rainville, MVLC Search Chair

J. V. Fletcher Library

50 Main St.

Westford MA 01886

erainville@westfordma.gov

T: 978-399-2312

F: 978-692-0287       

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Librarian, Three Rivers Regional Library System, Jesup GA

Librarian Generalist Position

Three Rivers Regional Library System is seeking a professional librarian to join our public library system in Jesup, Georgia.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, high-energy, service oriented librarian to join our team. This position will provide customer service to our member libraries in the area of Children and Youth Services, Information Technology, and Cataloging.  This position is available as of February 1, 2014 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful applicant must be a graduate of an ALA accredited university and be able to obtain a librarian certificate from the Georgia Librarian Board.

Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.  Good starting salary with excellent benefits.

 

Essential Knowledge:

 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited university
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Provide support to member libraries using technology to include: PCs, tablets, printers, servers, etc.
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of customer service and patience
  • Participate in programming events: planning, presenting, and hosting
  • Keep abreast of all library trends and best practices

 

Essential Skills:

 

  • Ability to handle multiple issues at one time
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to troubleshoot in a technological environment
  • Website updating experience a plus
  • Work in a team environment, follow procedures, and embrace change
  • Ability to solve problems and complete work with a positive attitude

 

 

To apply, please send a completed application along with a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: 


Three Rivers Regional Library System, 280 South Mahogany Street, Jesup, GA  31546.
Attn: Human Resources Department

 

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Manager, Creative Computer Commons, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs CO

New Position: Manager, Creative Computer Commons
Employer: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: New 21st Century Library, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

STARTING WAGE: $25.75 - $30.26 per hour DOE* + full benefits
(*Starting wage will be commensurate with experience and education.
Starting wage is equivalent to a range of $53,560- $62,940 per year)

POSITION SUMMARY: Seeking an innovative, tech savvy leader to manage the Creative Computer Commons (C3) that incorporates media lab technology, maker space, and community interactive opportunities for local entrepreneurs, home business startups, students, innovators and creative individuals of all ages. You will provide the organizational capacity and expertise that will allow C3 to flourish. This exempt, full-time position will direct a highly collaborative team committed to achieving the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District: to seek, engage and transform lives through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Guides Library staff and patrons to expand their understanding of new technologies, get the most out of their gadgets and devices, and provide both opportunity and equipment to create, invent, investigate and share ideas.
· Oversees, implements, maintains and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems.
· Provides leadership, guidance, direction and assistance to staff: including supervision, evaluation, hiring and goal setting for staff development and learning.
· Develops operating procedures and staff schedules, analyzes workload statistics and recommends staffing.
· Develops long-and short-range plans of service and implements strategies to meet the District's objectives.
· Plans and coordinates C3 program objectives, including budget preparation and monitoring.
· Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the library when interacting with patrons and staff.
· Actively promotes the library's services through programming and community outreach.
· Represents the library as a member of professional organizations and associations; may serve on teams or advisory boards as assigned.
· Maintains patron and staff confidentiality.
· Performs other job related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) required
· Three plus years of professional library experience with supervisory responsibility
· Advanced knowledge of library services, best practices and procedures
· Aptitude for technology, willingness to learn and ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available
· Ability to cultivate a team environment that encourages personnel to work across departments
· Excellent communication skills, demonstrates a "whatever-it-takes" work ethic, and models an excellent customer service attitude
· Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse community

PROCEDURE FOR APPLIATION:
1. Complete a PPLD online application located at ppld.org on the JOBS/VOLUNTEERS tab
2. Attachments should be submitted in the following file types: .doc, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm
3. If you require an accommodation to complete your job application, please contact the Human Resources Office at (719) 531-6333, Ext. 1254.

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled; preference will be given to online application materials received by February 4, 2014

TARGET START: Anticipated start date is March 3, 2014

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Children's Librarian, Grafton Public Library, Grafton MA

Grafton Public Library

Vacancy

Children's Librarian

 

Under the direction of the Director, the Children's Librarian develops and implements services that facilitate and encourage literacy for children ages 0-12. The Children's Librarian participates in collection development and maintenance of collections of books and media for children and their caregivers, and leads a team of senior library assistants, library assistants, and volunteers assigned to the Children's Room. The Children's Librarian may, from time to time, be responsible for library supervision in the absence of more senior staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS

 

  • Develops, markets, implements and evaluates library programs for children and their caregivers.
  • Coordinates library services for tweens in conjunction with Teen Services Librarian.
  • Develops and maintains a multimedia collection of library materials for children and their caregivers.
  • Supervises library staff and volunteers assigned to Children's Room.
  • Assists patrons with reference and reader's advisory requests, including those involving traditional library media, the Internet, and C/W MARS' Evergreen software.
  • Provides customary services when scheduled to work at the Children's Room service desk.
  • Develops and implements community outreach programs for children and their caregivers
  • Prepares informational materials promoting the library services.
  • Prepares grant applications in support of department programs.
  • Maintains statistical records and prepares reports as required.
  • Monitors the usage of supplies and requests replenishment as required.
  • May assume the responsibility for operation of the library during temporary absences of the Library Director.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

Master's Degree in Library Science; three to five (3-5) years related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience providing knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform essential functions of the job. Oral and written communications skills needed to interact effectively with library patrons and colleagues. Ability to use productivity software, the Internet (including social media), online databases, and C/W MARS Evergreen software for circulation and reference services. Physical strength and agility needed to shelve and retrieve library materials, negotiate stairs and move equipment and delivery bins.

 

Position is full-time.  Schedule is 35 hrs/ week, and includes weekday, weekend, and evening hours.  Salary range is $35,555 - $ $60,444.

 

Apply with cover letter and resume or application for employment to: Selectmen's Office, Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, Grafton, MA 01519, attn: Children's Librarian.

 

Review of applications begins March 1, 2014.

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