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Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Overview 

Under the supervision of the Online and Web Services Manager, and within the framework of goals, policies and procedures of the Library, assists in maintaining and supporting public services delivered through the Metro Boston Library Network and the Boston Public Library's websites, with a special focus on information organization and usability. This position is part of the Division of Administration and Technology.

Reports to the Online and Web Services Manager 

Scope of Responsibility 

  1. Coordinates and organizes content and services as part of the Boston Public Library's online presence. 
  2. Assists in the development and design of all library-hosted web sites and other online properties. Plays an active leadership role in assessing and improving web site usability, organization, accessibility, accuracy, and currency. 
  3. Works as part of a team to document policies and procedures related to online content creation and design. Creates and maintains technical and project management documentation. 
  4. Collaborates extensively with library stakeholders to ensure that the content and services delivered to the public via the web and online services reflect and match the breadth of services, collections, exhibits, and events available at all locations of the BPL. Leads project teams as needed to complete web service initiatives. 
  5. Works with relevant library staff to ensure that the library s brand identity is handled consistently across library websites and online presences.  Collaborates on implementation and oversight of new communications tools identified and deployed through online services. 
  6. Maintains current knowledge of best practices, standards, and technologies related to web services. Applies applicable knowledge to existing and new services offered by the library. 
  7. Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies and upgrades. Communicates updates on these activities to all key stakeholders as appropriate.  
  8. Works closely with vendors, partner institutions, staff, and the public to implement, modify, and maintain services in anticipation of changing needs. 
  9. Trains staff on web applications and services deployed by the web services department.  
  10. As a member of the Administration and Technology team, assists in implementing strategic, long range and Administration and Technology initiative plans. 
  11. Conducts usability studies and evaluates site analytics to determine if web services and applications are meeting the needs of our user groups. 
  12. Represents the library at city, state, or national meetings and conferences as assigned. 
  13. Performs related duties and functions as assigned.

Competencies 

  1. Aptitude for assessing effectiveness of public library services, methodical troubleshooting of technical issues, and evaluating tasks based on the library s core mission. 
  2. Ability to organize information for online consumption, ability to code in and provide basic troubleshooting of current html standards and a facility with at least basic usability design. 
  3. Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills. 
  4. Flexibility and adaptability, a willingness to embrace change, and a sense of humor. 
  5. Enthusiasm for work in a team environment and for cooperative interdepartmental projects. 
  6. Excellent communication, public speaking and presentation skills. 

Qualifications 

1. Education - Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an accredited library school. 

2. Experience - 4 years of public service and/or technical library experience or equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work. 

Demonstrated proficiency in writing for the web and/or mobile platforms, public speaking, current and emerging web authoring and development tools and standards. Knowledge of and experience with established and developing programming procedures and languages preferred. 

Strong familiarity with web application security, web accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems. 

Demonstrated ability and skill in the administration and maintenance of web and other online platform tools. 

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-3 

Hours per week:  35 

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. 

Full posting and application available online.

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Youth Services Librarian, Langley Adams Library, Groveland, MA

Works under the direction of the Library Director and is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and maintaining comprehensive children and teen programs. This is a permanent fulltime position ( Up to 37 hours/week) including some evening and weekend hours.

Duties/Description:

  • Dynamic, innovative, motivated, team player needed to plan, develop, promote and provide library services for children, teens and their families
  • Responsible for selecting and maintaining materials for children and teen collections, coordinating and implementing special programs for children and teens, readers advisory, outreach to schools and other organizations that provide services to children and teens, circulation of materials.
  • At times may need to fill in at circulation desk, stack books, assist patrons, and perform other library tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. MLS preferred
  • Knowledge of professional library methods and systems, as well as children's and teen literature and reference resources and practices
  • Highly selfmotivated, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Ability to work with children, teens both individually and in groups
  • Ability to deal effectively with parents, teachers, and other adults working with children and teens
  • Successful candidate must be proficient in the use of computers, especially with regards to web and bibliographic resources
  • Must have a commitment to connecting children and teens with literature

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
  • Extensive computer work required

Other:

  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

Shall perform other related duties as required

Note: This job description is not intended to be allinclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Schedule: 37 hours /week including evening and weekend hours.

Salary: $16-17.68 per hour, plus full benefits including health insurance, vacation, sick, and personal days

Closing date: Open until filled

Please send letter of application and resume to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com - no phone calls please

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Reference & Technical Services Librarian, Lebanon Libraries, Lebanon, NH

Applications are being accepted for the Full Time, Exempt, LPASE represented position of Reference & Technical Services Librarian as further described below:

Job Title: Reference & Technical Services Librarian

Grade/Affiliation: Grade 9/LPASE

Compensation Range: $1,013.45 to $1,368.97 per week

Department: Lebanon Libraries

Posting Date: November 21, 2014

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description:

Professional position responsible for the management of the library's integrated library management system, which includes maintenance of the on-line bibliographic database and computer infrastructure. Serves patrons at the public service desks and is in charge of the Technical Services Division. Works with library administrative team, the Library Information Technology Assistant, and City of Lebanon Computer Services to plan for and coordinate the use of technology in the library. Works under the general supervision of the Library Director. Supervises one fulltime position (Library Technical Assistant) and 2 part-time positions (Library Clerk II).

Position Requirements:

Master's Degree in Library Science with a minimum of one years' prior experience working with libraries, computers, library software applications, circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions, and collection development. Knowledge of library and on-line resources, the library's holdings, the Dewey classification system and subject headings; knowledge of Anglo-American cataloguing rules; knowledge of computer software and systems; the ability to design, develop, implement and administer a library's computer and networking systems; the ability to work closely with the public and co-workers; the ability to take initiative and work independently without supervision; effective verbal and written communication skills.

Full job description is available in Human Resources.

Application Instructions:

A City of Lebanon Employment Application is required for non-City employee applicants and applications not containing this document will not be considered. Applications should be submitted to Human Resources, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 03766 or to human.resources@lebcity.com

City employee applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, City Hall or to human.resources@lebcity.com.

Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Intermittent Senior Substitute, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position #X426

Average 10 to 15 hrs per week

Includes evenings & Saturdays

Qualifications:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires flexibility to fill-in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal and to multi-task while doing so, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, ability to recognize situations that require referral to other staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, friendliness, tact, patience and maturity.

Duties:

  • Provides coverage for public service areas as needed at branches and main library
  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assessing and collecting fines, answering telephone
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them as appropriate to other staff
  • Assists users with public computers as necessary
  • Any other duties required for the good of the library

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions

Rate: $14.71 per hour

Deadline: December 11, 2014 by 5pm

Apply to: City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please e-mail 2 copies each of cover letter & resume to employment@cambridgema.gov or fax to 617-349-4312.

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Librarian III, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

(Announcement Number R-058-14)

Salary Grade 20

Starting Salary:  $52,311.19 - plus comprehensive benefits package

Exempt

Work schedule includes periodic nights and weekends

The Job: The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and supervise library circulation services to the public. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Library Director.  The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, other library employees, other city employees, Library Trustees, Library Foundation Board members and the general public.

Performance of the above duties will include the following:

  • Management of patron registration records and adherence to all privacy laws;
  • Collection management, programming and outreach;
  • Circulation desk and reference/information desk coverage;
  • Participating in City-wide and consortium meetings representing the Library;
  • Assisting with the oversight of the Library in the absence of the Deputy Director and Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters of Library Science Degree required; and 4-6 years experience within the classification of Librarian I or II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Note: Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to complete essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests.

Application Procedure: Candidates must complete a city of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at HR Dept. City Hall Annex. Submission of a resume is optional.

Opening Dates: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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City Librarian, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO

Connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen the community.  Join the Denver Public Library (http://www.denverlibrary.org/) Commission and staff as they work to make this mission a reality for their city.  The eight-member Library Commission seeks an energetic and enthusiastic leader to serve as City Librarian for the City and County of Denver and build on its outstanding program of services and collaboration--and achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. Library staff (530.75 FTEs) and 1,748 volunteers (50 FTEs) serve the 664,293 citizens of Denver with a budget of $40.3 million and 25 locations, including the iconic Central Library, with its rich special collections and resources, the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 23 other city branches, and an active bookmobile and outreach program.  In 2013 DPL welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors, circulated over 9.8 million items, saw a 37% increase in eBook downloads, conducted technology classes for over 7,900 attendees, and worked with more than 41,000 children in the DPL Summer of Reading program.  The Library enjoys strong financial support from the City of Denver, as well as from foundations, business organizations, individuals, and the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Healthy, Active, Innovative, Culturally Diverse... and with a winning football team--that's how people typically describe the Denver area. With 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty, Denver is a spectacular city.  Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining, and unparalleled views are all here, year-round. Denver is the 23rd most populous city in the U.S. with 2.7 million people in the metro area. For more about the Library, the City, and Denver's many cultural, educational, and recreational amenities, see http://www.gossagesager.com/dpllinks.htm.

Responsibilities:  The City Librarian works with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library program and services for an increasingly multicultural and multilingual population; plans and directs the overall operations and management of the Library; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with City elected and appointed leaders; and works in partnership with civic organizations, agencies, and elected officials at the state and national level.  The City Librarian functions with a strong latitude for independent action within the scope of organizational policy set by the Commission. See City Librarian (http://www.gossagesager.com/denverjobdesc.pdf) for the complete job description.

Qualifications:  An MLS from an ALA-accredited program and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in upper-level administrative/managerial roles in a library serving an urban population; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Essential attributes include excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; ability to create and implement a shared vision of excellent library service; skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals; a thorough knowledge of financial management and budgeting; collaboration and consensus-building skills; and a solid understanding of philosophy and trends in the library and information technology fields, with the ability to effectively apply them locally. Experience at the senior executive level in an urban public library, an advanced degree in business, public administration or a similar field, and success reporting to a policy-making board or commission are highly desirable.

Compensation:  The starting salary range is $130,000-160,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information inquire by email or phone to Bradbury Associates/ Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com). To start the application process, send a cover letter and current resume as Word or PDF documents to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes January 4, 2014.

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Executive Director, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

The Portland Public Library ("PPL" or "the Library") is seeking an experienced library professional to replace its current Executive Director, who will retire in July 2015.

Chartered in 1867, PPL is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Maine's largest city, which is also home to a working waterfront and a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

The Library consists of a main location downtown, three branches, a mobile library, and a unique Shared Collections Management Center, developed in partnership with the Maine Historical Society.  The main downtown branch underwent a significant renovation in 2010.  PPL houses an extensive collection including electronic media, access to shared media, and important city historical archives.  In addition to providing computing and Internet access service to the public, the Library stages educational, political, and cultural events, and hosted 675,000 patron visits in 2013.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and provides strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership for the organization. Working with the senior management team, the Executive Director directs all fundraising, services, programs, and operations and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to achieve the Library's vision, mission, goals, and strategic initiatives. The Executive Director's responsibilities include recommending, designing, implementing, directing, supervising, and evaluating an active program of information services, educational opportunities, and cultural activities for the citizens of Portland and surrounding communities.  The Executive Director will lead multiple capital improvement projects, including the completion of the renovation of the main branch of the Library.

Key Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience and proven success with fundraising and advancement;
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, techniques, materials, and technologies, as well as current trends and best practices for nonprofit library management;
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills including writing, presentation, public speaking and relationship management with the ability to connect and relate at multiple levels;
  • Political acumen and collaborative and consensus-building skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with members of the Library staff, representatives of the staff association, the Library Board of Trustees, the City of Portland, county and state officials, the Friends of the Library, donors, foundations, professional and community organizations, and members of the general public;
  • A strong commitment to intellectual freedom;
  • A strong commitment to public service.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

As the chief executive officer of the Library, the Executive Director:

  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing a strategic framework in partnership with the Board of Trustees.
  • Directs strategic planning and annual plans for services, facilities, staffing, development and technology.
  • Serves as lead major gifts officer and works with the Development and External Relations Director to seek out and secure funding for Library infrastructure, programs, and services.
  • Oversees the preparation, submission to the City of Portland, and advocacy of budgets before City of Portland officials for the Library in cooperation with the Finance Director and executes those budgets in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Strengthens formal and informal collaborative relationships with City of Portland officials.
  • Actively engages in representing and promoting the Library in a variety of venues and activities within the community.
  • Recognizes and preserves the unique attributes of the Library and its role in greater Portland, while meeting the current community needs.

Job Qualifications and Requirements

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

  1. A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  2. At least seven years of progressively responsible work experience in public library management and supervision, including managerial experience with a high level of financial responsibility.
  3. The ability to travel both around Maine and out of state for Library business.

In addition, experience working with staff organizations and collective bargaining is strongly preferred.

Salary Range is $85,000- $110,000 DOQ.

Letters of interest, including salary requirements, a resume, a writing sample and any other materials that will support your application should be addressed to Beth Bordowitz, Chair, Search Committee and emailed to hr@portlandpubliclibrary.org  .

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 on December 5, 2014.

For more information about the Portland Public Library, visit www.portlandlibrary.com.

For more information about Portland, Maine, visit:

The Portland Public Library is an EEO employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative librarian with a collaborative style to oversee reference services and readers' advisory, collection development, programming for adults and community outreach. Responsibilities include leadership and supervision of the adult services staff, collection development and participation in library strategic planning. Lithgow Library will be undergoing an expansion and renovation project in 2015-2016, and this is a key position as the library transitions to temporary quarters and the new facility.

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off.  Pay scale is $18.93 to $23.66 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us Applications will be accepted until 4:30p.m. on Monday December 8, 2014.

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Branch Manager, Park Shopping Center Branch, Clark County Public Library, OH

Job Title: Branch Manager - Park Shopping Center Branch / Grade 25 / Full-time / FLSA status - Exempt

Location: Clark County Public Library Park Shopping Center Branch, 1119 Bechtle Avenue, Springfield, Ohio

201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Under limited supervision, the Branch Manager - Park oversees operations at the branch library, including maintaining collections, supervising employees and providing public service to patrons. Applicants must have a broad knowledge of the principles of library science and their application.

View the complete Job Posting and additional information at Park Branch Mgr. Clark County Public Library

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Director of Library Services, West Hartford Library, West Hartford, CT

The Town of West Hartford, with a population of 63,268, is a vibrant and diverse community, which prides itself on its quality municipal services, educational opportunities, citizen involvement and cultural events.  West Hartford has been repeatedly recognized for these qualities by its citizens, visitors and numerous educational and lifestyle studies including Time/Money Magazine's Top 50 Small Cities for Best Places to Live 2014.

With a history dating back over a century, the West Hartford Library has evolved from an initial collection of 78 books donated by Noah Webster to a system of three facilities with over 240,000 volumes, a growing collection of downloadable materials, seventy online research databases, a digital collection, public computer labs, a local history room, professional information and research services, and a varied and wide-ranging selection of programs for all ages.  Working closely with the community, the library develops and maintains services that reflect the diverse needs and interests of the town including reading, listening and viewing for pleasure, life-long learning, digital literacy, cultural appreciation and citizenship preparation.  Emphasis is placed on accessibility to the library's offerings by providing WI-FI access, a user-friendly website featuring 24/7 access to downloadable and digital materials, homebound loan delivery, and equipment for individuals with vision, mobility and hearing challenges.  The library's size and central location make it the library of choice for many users in the Greater Hartford area.

The town is currently seeking an experienced, community-oriented, visionary leader for the position of Director of Library Services.  Reporting to a library board appointed by the West Hartford Town Council and coordinating operations with the town manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and providing leadership in planning, directing and coordinating all library activities.  The position will manage a $3+ million dollar operating budget, supervise 24 full-time and 85 part-time (20.62 FTEs) staff, and work closely with municipal departments, community leaders, community organizations, and the West Hartford Board of Education to identify and meet community needs.  The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS and a minimum of eight (8) years' experience in professional library work (public library preferred) that includes five years' supervisory experience.  The salary range for this position is $81,000 - $144,000 and includes a competitive benefit program.  The starting annual salary will be based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

To apply visit the Town of West Hartford website at www.westhartford.org and click on "Jobs" in the left hand Quick Links.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Additional information about the West Hartford Public Library and the community can be found on the Town's website.  Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2014 or until the positon is filled.  Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application and background information early in the recruitment process.

Download the complete job description.

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Library Director, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA

Duties/Description: The Town of Groveland is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and motivated library professional to lead the Langley-Adams Library. The Library Director is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the public library; scheduling and managing staff, preparing and presenting budgets; purchasing and managing all collection and material acquisitions;
developing and administering library policies and procedures; and establishing and maintaining partnerships with the Library Trustees, town government, community groups, and local businesses to actively promote the library as a community center.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the skills to ensure services align with the library's mission, vision, values, and strategic goals, and will work cooperatively in a team-centered environment. Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and must possess excellent technology and computer skills.

Master's Degree in Library Science preferred; 3-5 years of professional library experience and 2 years of supervisory experience

Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Hours: 37 hours per week with occasional night meetings

Salary Position: Salary commensurate with qualifications; includes benefits.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Send: Interested candidates may e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF or Word Format to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com

No calls please.

Download a PDF of the job description.

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Technical Services Librarian, Stowe Free Library, Stowe, VT

Wage/​Salary:

15.78-17.40 per hour

Job Description:

The Stowe Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology-proficient librarian to fill the position of Technical Services Librarian and to assist in fulfilling our mission: "To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind." Our cherished community library has a collection of 35,000 volumes with annual visits of 140,000.

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. A working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library Systems (ILS), cataloging procedures and MARC databases, and current technologies is desired. Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact with the public, excellent organizational skills and ability to perform detailed work, and the physical ability to lift and shelve books is required. This is currently a 40-hour per week position, including evenings and Saturdays, with excellent benefits and a starting salary range of $15.78 - $17.40 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions:

A job description and employment application can be obtained on our website: www.townofstowevt.org. Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Nicole Adams, Benefits Coordinator, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email recruit@townofstowevermont.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

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Children's Librarian/Branch Librarian, Robbins Library/Fox Branch Library, Arlington, MA

To apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.  Application deadline is Monday, December 8, 2014.

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is based at the Fox Branch Library three days per week and the Robbins Library two days per week. Perform a wide variety of professional librarian work involved in the direction, operation and supervision of the branch library three days each week; in planning and scheduling of branch library activities and programs; in assisting in the development and implementation of branch library policies and procedures. See that required services to the general public are maintained in accordance with budgetary constraints and overall library objectives and policies. Perform professional library work involving responsibility for the development and execution of library programs, book selection and services for children.  Assist the Department head with all children's services at the Robbins Library.

Qualifications:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited and recognized school with specific course work or concentration in children's programming and literature; plus two or more years of directly related experience working with children OR any equivalent  combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Required to work some evenings and on average one Saturday per month.

Salary - Full Time  $51,323 - 62,755

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Library Director, Medfield Memorial Public Library, Medfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Medfield Memorial Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as
Library Director. The successful candidate will bring a contemporary and forward-thinking approach to library
services. A new five-year plan continues a tradition of progressively blending traditional and innovative/non-
traditional strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space. The library strives to be a leader and catalyst in a community that highly values its role and purpose, especially in partnering with its historic, cultural, and educational organizations.

Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director must manage library services, development of library policies, supervising employees, financial responsibilities, community and cultural outreach, and the physical building and grounds. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have 5 years of experience in professional library work, including 3 years of significant
management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited graduate school is required.

Salary: $73,098 - $91,373. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: January 23, 2015

Send:

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references by January 23, 2015 to Andrea Cronin, Chair of the Hiring Committee (cronin.ander@gmail.com).

 

 

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Teen Educator/Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Providence Public Library is a private nonprofit public library serving the city and state of Rhode Island.  It is embarking on the first three years of a new Strategic Plan - Think Again!  This vision targets city youth in particular as a high priority group, and the library is planning the launch of a soft renovation of an expanded teen space in Spring, 2015 and the creation of a new teen center in 2016/17.  The library is also expanding its 5th floor technology instruction lab, the Garage, into a flexible makerspace area for programs, classes and experiences that inspire innovation, creativity and incubation.  Outcome-based teen programs of high impact will be a major driving force of the Garage creation and the future of the library.  Additionally, the library has also recast and merged its exhibition and programming model to create a unified learning experience for all ages.  The library is seeking a teen educator with passion, enthusiasm, a high degree of technology know how and the ability to work with, mentor, and interact with teens in productive, innovative and supportive ways.  We're looking for someone to make Providence Public Library one of the coolest and geekiest places for teens in the state!

Major Responsibilities

  • Designs, plans and implements full range of high impact Learning Venture* programs for youth that can supplement formal curriculum whenever feasible. This includes working closely with appropriate library staff, community youth themselves, seeking and recruiting program partners/volunteers, (specifically college students, teachers, retired professors and teachers, and community experts); and tying curriculum to library programs and library collections in meaningful ways. This model incorporates the "connected learning" concept for youth engagement. * A Learning Venture program is a series of programs that provide a project based, educational experience that incorporates youth interests, technology, library collections, community needs, and school curriculums which results in measurable, quantifiable outcomes.
  • Provides direct assistance to youth with basic information regarding use of library materials and services, with special emphasis on programming
  • Creates an inviting, fun environment for youth that inspires learning and creativity
  • Serves on the library's Programs and Exhibition committee and partners with other library staff to create robust exhibition experiences for audiences of all ages, including youth
  • Collaborates with Head of Children and Youth Services on collection development/maintenance
  • Maintains, cultivates collaborations with public/private/charter middle and high schools, including teachers, curriculum specialists, media specialists, and administration
  • Maintains, cultivates collaborations, and encourages partnerships with city and state youth serving arts and educational organizations
  • Maintains, cultivates contacts with parents and caregivers of middle and high school students
  • Oversees and coordinates daily activities of Volunteers assigned to youth programs and services
  • Designs effective data collection methods that result in clear, measurable ways to evaluate impact of library programs
  • Takes a local and national leadership role in developing an array of effective and productive youth services
  • Attends and/or presents professional development programs in the library and youth serving community
  • Assists with other library programs and events
  • Other ancillary duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MLIS/MEd or equivalent, plus relevant experience
  • Must communicate orally and in writing clearly, concisely, and effectively
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the educational/cognitive, and social/emotional needs of youth; ability to translate those needs and interests into effective library programs and services
  • Basic knowledge of current youth programming landscape of Rhode Island, New England and national middle/high school Core Curriculum and STEM requirements
  • Knowledge of current trends in programming for youth and outcome-based assessment, including digital badging and the concept of connected learning
  • Knowledge of current information technology, internet and database searching; knowledge of software applications of potential use in youth programming

Start Date:   January 12, 2015

Hours:    37 ½ hours per week - Full time

Salary:  $52,000 - $62,000 DOQ - plus benefits

Deadline for Resumes:   December 1, 2014

Resume to

Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Email:  hr@provlib.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Reference Services Internship Program, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its internship program.  The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service.  Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course.  The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January.

The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and will assist with the implementation of a special project focusing on our Local History Collection.  In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as collection and website development, digitization projects, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library's two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations.

This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • The stipend is provided by the West Hartford Public Library Foundation and will be administered by the school in which the student is enrolled
  • Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation

Please email the following to internship@westhartfordlibrary.org by November 28, 2014.  Candidates will be notified by the end of December.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular
  • List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

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Interim Assistant Library Director, Russell Library, Middletown, CT

Russell Library, Middletown's award-winning public library, seeks an Interim Assistant Library Director to serve during a transition period of up to 12 months while a search for a new Library Director is conducted. The Interim Assistant Director will assist the retiring Library Director; duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Library Director in library-wide managerial and organizational responsibilities and direct the operations of Administrative Services.
  • Manage personnel functions, e.g., performance review coordination, FMLA, sick leave for part-time staff, recommendations to Director and Board on personnel policies and procedures, and consultation with employment law counsel.
  • Perform critical office functions in the absence of the Administrative Assistant, e.g., pay invoices; process credit card statements; prepare purchase orders; process payroll; back up digital financial records.
  • Participate in near term and long range planning for library growth.
  • Support and facilitate interdepartmental and intradepartmental projects.
  • Contribute to development and administration of the annual budgets.
  • Research and recommend purchases through local, state, and federal contract pricing.
  • Participate in the employment, training and evaluation of professional and support staff.

The skills and knowledge for the position required would generally be acquired with a Master's Degree in Library Science and six years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including four years in the administration of a major library department.

Applicants must have a strong knowledge of library practices, procedures and technology; experience in organizing and administering an operating budget utilizing an electronic financial system, preferably a municipal system; familiarity with execution of FMLA policies; and possess strong HR management and staff relations skills. They must be proficient in library computer applications and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. A Connecticut Motor Vehicle Driver license is desirable.

The salary is commensurate with experience.

This position offers benefits for a 40-hour work week.

Applications and the job description are available online at the Russell Library website: http://russelllibrary.org/about_us/employment.html

Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm, Monday, December 1, 2014 to: Arthur Meyers, Library Director, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457, or email to: ameyers@russell.lioninc.org.

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Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Your open door to opportunity-the Worcester Public Library Board of Directors seeks an experienced visionary who can provide strong leadership throughout the Library and the Community. The successful candidate will build strong partnerships in the Community and lead the staff and Board of Directors toward a well-defined vision for the Library. The Library, with a $5 million annual budget and a dedicated staff (103 FTEs), provides services and programs through the Main Library, which houses the Talking Book Library, two community branches and two mobile Libraries. Additionally, the Library is a partner in an innovative initiative known as One City One Library, in which the city, the Library, the Community and the school system in Worcester have collaborated to create additional library spaces within three public school buildings. These locations serve the schools during the day and are open to the public after school and on Saturdays. There are plans to add more locations in additional school buildings in the near future. The City government of Worcester has a strong vision for creating a vibrant downtown and sees the Library as an integral part of that vision.

Worcester, located in Central Massachusetts, is the second largest city in New England with a population of 181,000 residents and is known as the "heart of the Commonwealth." Worcester is known as a city of firsts: many items and ideas were first discovered or created in Worcester, including the monkey wrench, the smiley face, the pill, the patent for the first liquid fuel rocket that led to modern rocketry, and the first national Women's Rights Convention. The city is home to ten different higher educational institutions including Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts brings many Broadway shows and nationally known performers to the area. The American Antiquarian Society has been located in Worcester since 1812 and has the foremost collection of early American history. The Worcester Art Museum is known for the depth and breadth of its collection. Hockey fans will appreciate that the city is home to the American Hockey League team known as the Worcester Sharks. In addition to everything available in Worcester, the city is ideally located-downtown Boston is less than an hour's drive and Providence, RI and New York City, NY are within easy driving distance. The recently refurbished Union Station serves as a hub for commuter traffic, providing rail and bus options. For additional information, visit Worcester Links.

Responsibilities: The Head Librarian is responsible for overall leadership and direction for the Library and planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Worcester Public Library. Responsibilities include providing insight and opportunity as City Department Head in all matters of public library access, function, facility and service; providing the Board of Directors with timely and professional counsel and caution, assuring a dynamic and responsive public library; influencing staff with inspiration, opportunity, expectation and motivation, assuring a high performance and service driven community service; participates in legislative advocacy, professional organizations and other public arenas; administering approved budgets; supervising staff; preparing the annual Library budget; and recommending adoption of policies to the Board of Directors. To see a full job description for the position, visit WPL position description.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a master's degree in library science, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work which includes supervisory experience, and the ability to acquire and retain a certificate of professional librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and communicate library goals; demonstrate experience working with groups, such as the Board of Directors, Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, volunteers and other key community groups and stake holders for the purpose of achieving Library goals; has extensive experience in fiscal management; and has the ability to present a positive image for the library as a community leader and in professional activities. Previous experience working in an urban library environment, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board, and experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $85,000 - $112,000 (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 Karen Miller or Tom Dillie. This position closes December 21, 2014.The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Library Assistant, Langley Adams Library, Groveland, MA

15-18.5 hours per week, Non-benefited
Salary range $10.00-$10.61 per hour

Reporting relationship

  • Shall operate under the supervision of the Library Director

Qualifications

  • Shall have proven experience in providing exceptional library service to customers
  • Shall have a positive outlook and create a positive workplace environment and positive public image
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, other staff members, parents, teachers, and children of all ages, both orally and in writing
  • Shall have proven experience with a variety of software programs including word processing as well as internet applications and online resources

Duties

  • Provides reader's advisory service for patrons of all ages
  • Assists patrons in selection of appropriate reading material
  • Keeps up to date with new trends in public services and library practices
  • Participates in professional meetings to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals, and to contribute to the profession
  • Creates original cataloguing of library materials, as well as maintaining all bibliographic records
  • Assists the Youth Services librarian and Adult Services librarian with programs
  • Processes incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan materials
  • Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation, reference, and technical services

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
  • Extensive computer work required

Other

  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Shall perform other related duties as required

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

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Executive Director, Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, CT, an historic institution, offers an array of programs and activities for adults and children, in addition to maintaining a sizeable collection of books and other materials. Open seven days a week, the library is the cultural center of the community. To fund its operations, the library relies heavily on patron support. The executive director is responsible for overseeing programming as well as fundraising to sustain the library and fulfill its mission. Responsibilities also include supervision of its physical plan and all aspects of its operations. He/She will serve as the face of the library to internal and external constituencies, including the board, staff, patrons, local officials, and the public. The executive director is responsible for sound business planning as well as the preparation of and adherence to budgets. Working with the staff, the executive director will direct marketing and public relations efforts to increase support for the library and reach the largest possible audiences. He/She keeps abreast of developments in technology and implements those that are relevant to the library.

It is preferred that the candidate have a Masters in Library Science and at least 3-5 years leading educational/arts programs or institutions.

Compensation: The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is prepared to offer a salary in the $50,000+ range depending on experience.

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application: Candidates may apply by sending a letter of interest addressed to the Head of the Search Committee and resume to jbarclaycollins@gmail.com.

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Public Services Assistant I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Freeland, WA

Starting Pay: $15.12 - $20.78 Hourly (15hrs/wk)

The Public Services Assistant I position performs basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or mobile services to contribute to their effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills and may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions:

  1. Staffs the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.
  2. Assists customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.
  3. Returns library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.
  4. Provides assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.
  5. Responds to basic technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.
  6. Submits and monitors technical reports for library technology service issues. Refers complex issues to technical staff.
  7. Performs other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares correspondences and reports.
  2. Trains new staff as needed.
  3. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  4. Assists with special projects as required.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  2. Knowledge of Library District's policies and procedures.
  3. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  4. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  5. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  6. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  8. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as word processing, database, and spreadsheet software, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience:

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Associate's degree preferred.
  2. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through completion of secondary school or equivalent together with several months' in a public service environment.
  3. Experience in public services work in a library or an organization where public service is provided in intellectual or educational services preferred.

Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment.

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Early Literacy Children's Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for an Early Literacy Children's Librarian I position. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and will perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and service with a concentration on children.

Salary: $44,556 - $60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

  • A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.
  • Courses in children's literature and early literacy and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school.
  • Storytelling, infant brain development, and/or early literacy concept courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience

  • Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work.
  • Knowledge of the techniques of programming for children.

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: November 28, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Library Manager L-II, South Providence, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Salary: $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status: Full-time with Benefits

Posted: November 5, 2014

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

The Providence Community Library is seeking a full time Library Manager to manage the operation of a small neighborhood library and provides direct service to families in the neighborhood.  Duties include answering questions and instructing children and adults in the use of the library; planning and presenting a variety of programs for adults and children, including story hours; and assisting users with the selection of suitable materials and resources; supervising other library staff.  He/she also reviews and recommends library materials for addition to the library collection, and works with librarians and staff at other library locations to develop and implement programs and develop library services and services to children.  Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a professional, team-oriented working environment in the library as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. 

The Library Manager is the Library's liaison with the local community.  Duties include visiting schools and meeting with community groups to promote the use of the library, and working with teachers and day care providers to develop and provide indirect library services to children under their care.  He/she reaches out to the community to respond to community needs and to market library services and is expected to establish productive relationships with community groups and agencies, and to develop and implement a range of library services which are tailored to the needs of the neighborhood. 

Neighborhood libraries provide a librarian with a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the community.  Librarians meet and get to know a wide variety of people, and to help them by providing an essential service.  Strong interest in others and a desire to "make a difference" are essential for success.

Requirements:  MLS from an ALA accredited program, computer literacy.  Spanish speaking a plus.  Outside applicants must be willing to undergo a BCI check.

Please send resumes and three references to: Maria Melvin at mmelvin@provcomlib.org.

Providence Community Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Children's and Young Adult Librarian, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Thriving Children's Department seeks a fearless and energetic Children's and Young Adult Librarian to contribute to a hard-working, creative team. Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families.

The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18. We are especially interested in a team player who can create dynamic book displays, and lead the Children's Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude. Knowledge of computers and library systems is required--duties include collection development, cataloging, children's programming and weekly story times, as well as advertising and promotion of programs. Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, with coursework in education or child development; preference will be given to candidates with a Masters in Library Science.

This is a full-time, union position, with an hourly salary range of $20.11 - $24.74 with a comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Personnel Office, Oak Bluffs Town Hall, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. The start date for this position is January 6th, 2015. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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Head of Adult and Technology Services, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Robust, thriving Public Library seeks an extroverted, energetic techie to serve as the Head of Adult and Technology services, and contribute to a hard-working, creative team.

The position provides professional information services, user instruction, and contributes to the Library's overall collection development, including cataloging. This position replaces the traditional Reference Librarian and the majority of the shift is spent at the Reference Desk, helping the public.

The ideal candidate must excel at collection development, user instruction, and have an overall enthusiasm for adults and technology. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach computer skills, and troubleshoot technology issues. Candidates need a thorough knowledge of current and emerging library technologies and library management principles, practices, and procedures.

Qualifications: A candidate for this position should have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and at least three years of experience in a public library, and/or an automated library preferred.

This is a full-time Union position with hourly range from $23.46 - $28.85 plus a comprehensive benefits package, work hours may include Saturdays and evenings.

Send resume and letter of interest to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Job description available on request. EOE employer.

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Adult Services Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington, MA

Duties: Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking person to develop new and innovative services for adult library patrons. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to grow our connections with adult residents through collaboration and outreach. Responsibilities include collection development, reference and readers' advisory assistance and some adult programming. This position requires a tech savvy librarian who understands emerging technologies and how it can be used to connect residents with books and information; can troubleshoot basic technology issues for various electronic devices including e-readers and tablets and provide one-on-one tech help and class instruction in new technologies.

Schedule is 35 hours per week with one regular evening shift per week and every third Saturday from September through June.  Additional evenings and Saturdays may be required to meet programming needs. Complete job description available on Town of Wilmington web site.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school. A working knowledge of popular and classic literature and other adult reading interests is necessary.  Strong computer skills including knowledge of e-readers, downloadable services and emerging technologies required. The successful candidate should be a creative self starter who will solve problems and seek innovative ways for the library to serve the community in the 21st century. Good collaboration skills, a positive attitude, strong commitment to customer service and an understanding of how to work in a changing environment a must.

Salary: $48,437- $61,293

Closing date: November 17, 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: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov.  Please note "Adult Services Librarian Application" in the subject line.

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Library Assistant, Teen Department, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Hours of Work: Part-time (20 hours per week); includes some evenings and weekends

Affiliation: AFT Local #4831

Starting Wage: $16.21 to $19.18 per hour depending on education and experience.

Job Grade: Grade 4

Primary Duties:

This part-time position is perfect for an enthusiastic, committed individual who wants to promote library services to teens. Tasks include: shelving materials, participating in collection development, creating special displays, planning and executing teen programming, providing computer assistance in the teen room, assisting with community outreach, maintaining the department's social media presence, working with library staff to ensure a positive environment for teen customers, circulating materials, and other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate for this job will stay abreast of new trends in teen services and envision ways of developing services in the library. This position reports to the Teen Librarian.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and some previous paid library experience. He or she must enjoy working with teens and have an understanding of teen behaviors. A facility with library computer use, including library circulation software, social media outlets, Microsoft Office products, and other products is essential. The candidate will possess demonstrated experience speaking clearly, concisely, and pleasantly in the English language in front of large groups. He or she must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, learn new skills quickly, handle situations with tact and courtesy, work with a diverse population, and possess initiative. The candidate will have demonstrated interest in young adult literature, anime, manga, and other teen interest topics. Experience with Spanish or other foreign languages a plus. Must be able to push or pull carts with a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, and stretching.

Application Procedure:

Submit application, resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

Applications must be received online by 5 pm on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

The application review process will begin the week of Dec. 1, 2014

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws).

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Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Job Description:

The Branch Manager has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Application Instructions:

Full job description and application are available from the Administrative Offices, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or from our website, www.hplct.org.

A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position.

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Young Adult/Reference Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Pay Rate: Starting pay will be $22.75 

Hours: 20 hour per week position (including most afternoons, one evening per week, and six hours every other Saturday) 

Duties: This position will focus primarily on serving the local teen community, as well as work some shifts at both the Reference and Children's desks.  The candidate should enjoy interacting with patrons of all ages (but especially teens and tweens), and be proficient with technology and social media.  An excellent knowledge of young adult fiction and non-fiction is required, as well as the ability to handle readers advisory and collection development.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teen programming, collaborating with the Childrens Department on the Teen Volunteer Program, growing relationships with the middle and high schools, and developing new initiatives in response to changes in the community.

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate preferred; bachelor's degree required, preferably in a related field; experience working with teens, tweens, and adults required.  Candidates must have an enthusiastic knowledge of young adult literature.

Application: Submit applications to Library Director Becky Herrmann at bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us, or mail to Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Open until filled but applications received by November 17th will be given priority.

The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position.

Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, 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 Assistant Director of Digital Strategies (ADDS). Houston Public Library seeks a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation. The ADDS will play an essential role in helping to shape and lead HPL's future direction as a vital community partner delivering stellar technologies, materials, services and programs to Houston's 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. The award-winning Houston Public Library (HPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Texas and the seventh largest public library system in the United States. Through its multiple locations, outreach services, and virtual resources, HPL serves over 20,000 users a day and provides an impressive array of innovative services and programs for a diverse service population. HPL's 44 locations include 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, four Express Libraries, one mobile unit (HPL Mobile Express), and a satellite library located in the Children's Museum of Houston.

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. Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies provides overall vision, innovation, and leadership for HPL's Digital Services Team (DST); serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team; implements team building and development opportunities for DST to facilitate innovation and to ensure continuous delivery of effective, efficient, leading edge technology services; establishes and directs the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the division; identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely manner; and develops and implements a system to continuously analyze and improve technology standards, procedures and policies across the library to gain efficiencies and improve processes. The ADDS works in partnership with the City of Houston Information Technology Services Department (HITS) to ensure HPL's compliance with city-wide technology standards, ensure optimal support for HPL's technology operations and provide general oversight for the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN). HALAN is a consortium of libraries served by a common integrated library system (ILS) through contract with the City of Houston housed at HPL. (The HALAN Division Chief reports to the ADDS). See Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802912, for the complete job description, responsibilities and required skills and abilities.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and seven or more years of professional experience. Experience must include at least three years in a managerial capacity. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; and the ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations. A Master's Degree in Library Science or a related field and significant experience working with technology in a library environment are highly desirable.

Compensation. Salary range of $100,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation, Houston Public Library may be your next great opportunity. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, http://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 Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, and apply online on or before the closing date of December 14, 2014.

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Library Technician, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

Town of Longmeadow seeks FT Library Technician for immediate opening. Approximately 36.25 hours per week working in Adult Services department. Rotating Saturday and evening hours required. Essential qualifications include Bachelor's Degree, 1-3 years' experience with automated library systems, PC applications, experience with Library collections, cataloging, information tools and resources, Interlibrary Loan procedures, library programming, and excellent communication skills. Master's degree in Library Science preferred. Consideration will be given to any combination of education and experience that meets the needs of the department. Salary DOQ/DOE, with benefits. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St Ste 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Posting closes 11/12/2014 at noon.

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.

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Children's Librarian, Wheeler Memorial Library, Orange, MA

Duties/Description

Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a friendly and dynamic Librarian to join our team as the full-time head of our Children's Department. Candidates should have a demonstrated capability of conducting original, vibrant programming for children that encourages reading, viewing and listening skills and promotes the use of library facilities and materials.

This position's duties include providing reader's advisory, reference, and circulation service; building relationships with schools, home schoolers and other community partners; and using new media and social networking tools to promote reading, learning, and libraries. Responsible for the development, cataloging, and maintenance of the children's department collections.

This position will supervise subordinate staff and volunteers as directed by the Library Director.

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and 2-3 years related experience in children's services or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a clear commitment to public service are required for this position. Must be dedicated to creating an inviting and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers. Working knowledge of modern library practices and procedures, including computer applications and the use of electronic library information resources. Thorough knowledge of children's literature and current trends in library service to children. Experience in collection development and maintenance.

Ability to plan, create and implement a successful Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year. Candidate should have a strong commitment to programming, visiting classrooms, and the future of children's library service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, library staff, volunteers, and community agencies. Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively.

Schedule will vary, and will include some weekends and evenings. Requires the ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts, some bending and stooping required.

Salary: $38,060-$45,476 annually

Closing Date: November 22, 2014

Please send your resume and references to:

Walt Owens, Director
Wheeler Memorial Library
49 East Main Street Orange, MA 01364
waltowens@orangelib.org
http://orangelib.org

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Head of Adult Services, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library seeks a highly motivated, innovative individual with a commitment to outstanding public service to lead its busy Adult Services Department. Experience working with a wide-variety of age groups, knowledge of collection development and grant writing, strong computer skills and supervisory experience necessary. Effective oral and written communication skills, sound judgment in dealing with staff and patrons, good problem solving abilities, and demonstrated knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century essential. MLS from an ALA accredited program with 3-5 years of experience in public library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Salary range $47,371 to $61,140 in 8 steps, with a non-negotiable starting salary of $47,371 and benefits. The City of Leominster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, drug screening and background check required. Send cover letter and resume to: Susan Shelton, Director, Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA  01453 or sshelton@leominster-ma.gov by November 21, 2014.

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Library Director, Canton, CT

The Town of Canton, Connecticut is accepting applications for the position of Library Director from professionals who have the skills to be an energetic and visionary leader.

The Community

The Town of Canton is a small suburban Hartford community with a Town Meeting/Board of Selectmen/Chief Administrative Officer form of government. As a beautiful traditional New England community, Canton offers a wide variety of attractive housing, good schools, a first class Public Library facility, and fine parks and recreation facilities including the Farmington River and the popular Rails to Trails.

The Facility

The Canton Public Library provides services to a community with a population of approximately 10,300 residents with additional patronage from neighboring communities in the Farmington Valley. The Library, which occupies 16,200 square feet of comfortable space within the Town's Community Center complex, is a focal point within the community. The Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget is $587,298. A talented and dedicated staff of 25 (11.6 FTE) provides exceptional customer service. Circulation in 2014 was 160,233 from a collection of 81,968 cataloged items. The Library enjoys strong local support and includes an active "Friends of the Library" organization.

The Position

The Town of Canton is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Town seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate will also be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services and embrace the rapid technology changes occurring in today's public libraries. Under the functional direction of the Chief Administrative Officer and general policy advice from the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director performs professional and administrative duties in the planning, development, implementation and direction of public library services for the Canton Public Library. The Director will be committed to maintaining and improving the existing high level of customer service, community outreach, and programs and services as well as ensuring the future of the Library as a vibrant center for the community. Information regarding specific duties and skill sets for the position are available in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications and Benefits

Applicants for the position will have the skills and knowledge which would generally be acquired with a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited College or University and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience as a Librarian in a municipal or public library including five (5) years of supervisory experience. Relevant work experience must have been completed or current within the five (5) years prior to application.

Annual salary range is $76,000 to $84,500 depending on experience and qualifications.

The Town provides a very comprehensive benefits package.

The Process

Interested and qualified individuals must submit a fully completed application, cover letter and resume by 4:30PM on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to:

Robert H. Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Canton
4 Market Street, P.O. Box 168
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0168

In addition to introductory information, the cover letter shall include responses to the following three questions:

  1. Where do you see the future of libraries in the next ten years and what role will technology play?
  2. What challenges face smaller community libraries (serving populations under 12,000) and how do they differ from larger libraries?
  3. What would be your priorities if you were given the opportunity to be the Director of the Canton Public Library?

Each response shall be limited to 500 words or less.

Download a PDF of the Job Description.

Download a PDF of the employment notice.

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Library Director, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Town of Millis seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced professional to lead the Millis Public Library. The Millis Public Library is a new, state-of-the-art 17,800 sq. ft. facility.

The Library Director is responsible for directing all library operations including developing and managing the budget, recommending and implementing library policy and developing the library's collections and services. A high degree of personnel management, facilities coordination, communications and interpersonal skills are essential.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college or university; Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited library science program.
  • Special Requirements: Professional Certificate of Librarianship 
  • Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
    • Knowledge of emergent library technologies and library services.
    • Superior customer service attitude.
    • Five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity. 

This is a full-time FLSA exempt position.

Salary Range: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Current approx: $75,500

Position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit Town of Millis Employment Application (available on the Town Website: www.millis.net), cover letter and resume to:

Library Director Search
c/o Charles Aspinwall, Town Administrator
Veteran's Memorial Building
600 Main Street
Millis, MA  02054

Email Transmittal to kbouret@millis.net

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Assistant Librarian, Freedom Public Library, Freedom, NH

The Freedom Public Library is looking for a vibrant and creative service-oriented Assistant Librarian, working under the supervision of the Library Director. This position will satisfy someone who is both people-oriented and detail-oriented, who thrives on variety and who enjoys working with children and teens.

Duties:

  • Acts as circulation manager, handling overdues and overseeing all aspects of circulation services including transactions and patron registration.
  • Catalogs, processes and repairs library materials.
  • Provides basic information and reference service and reader's advisory.
  • Helps patrons with technology questions.
  • Helps with computer updates.
  • Trains, supervises and coordinates library volunteers.
  • Develops and leads teen programs.
  • Assists in creating promotional materials and online publicity.
  • Opens and closes the library.
  • Maintains the library's appearance.
  • Assists with youth programs.
  • In the absence of the Director, oversees all library operations.
  • Attends trainings, meetings and conferences for professional growth.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • An MLS from an accredited college is preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience demonstrating mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Enthusiasm for providing quality public service is essential. Must be friendly, outgoing, welcoming and discreet.
  • Computer competence is required. Being a computer whiz is highly desired!
  • Experience in and enjoyment of working with children and teens are strongly desired.
  • Ability to supervise and delegate is needed.
  • Flexibility, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior interpersonal skills and teamwork are essential.
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with many distractions and interruptions is necessary.

Schedule and Salary:

This is a salaried position requiring an average of 25 hours per week. Assistant Librarian arrives 15 minutes prior to posted library hours and works open hours or as negotiated with the Library Director. Assistant Librarian is expected to work outside of normal hours to attend and/or lead programs, attend workshops and meetings or conduct other library business as needed. Salary is $20,800 per year. This position offers paid holidays, sick days and two weeks' vacation.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and names & contact information for three references to director@freedompubliclibrary.org or mail to

Freedom Public Library
PO Box 159
Freedom, NH 03836

Application deadline:  Monday, November 17, 2014

Please email rather than calling.

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Technical Services Librarian (Slavic Language Emphasis), Catalog Department, Cleveland Public Library, OH

The Cleveland Public Library seeks a dynamic individual to catalog and process Cyrillic and Eastern European material, as well as English books, for a large urban public library serving a diverse population. Other duties may be required.  

Required: Advanced reading knowledge of at least one language using the Cyrillic alphabet, ALA Accredited Master's Degree with cataloging course work. Cataloging experience preferred.

Salary: $50,998.74. 

For more information, and/or to apply, please visit www.cpl.org. Open until filled.

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Graduate Librarian 4/Youth Services Branch Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Salary: $48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A professional supervisory position under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. The position will primarily be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the One City One Library (OCOL) Branches.

Essential Job Functions:

Management - Under direct supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator

  • Supervises, schedules, trains, and evaluates multi-branch staff in routine operational procedures.
  • Partners with Youth Services Main Library Manager (Graduate Librarian 4) to develop programs, services, and customer service offerings that can easily be replicated across all library locations.
  • Participates in fulfilling system-wide goals and developing and implementing policies/procedures for branch services for youth.
  • Builds, manages, and promotes strong and appropriate collections for youth and families within the guidelines of the Worcester Public Library and School Library policies. Assists with monitoring and tracking branch budgets and expenditures.
  • Conducts regularly branch staff meetings, acts on issues discussed, and reports concerns to the Youth Services Coordinator.
  • Develops strong partnerships with administration and other appropriate school and community agencies and staff.
  • Serves as Librarian-In-Charge when assigned.

Operations and Programming

  • Interprets library rules and regulations effectively to customers and staff.
  • Provides assistance directly to customers on the use of library resources.
  • Connects customers with the best bibliographic searches/inquiries using every available resource.
  • Monitors physical maintenance and requests repairs and improvements in the branches as needed.
  • Plans, schedules, promotes, and conducts innovative programming for teachers, children, and families under the supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator.

Professional Activities

  • Serves as a role model to staff by providing exemplary customer service.
  • Stays informed of professional trends, innovations, and community developments affecting the library and children's librarianship in particular.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of public library services for children.
  • Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

Minimum Job Qualification Standards for Performing Essential Job Functions:

  • Commitment to outstanding public service for children.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort working with all types of people in a public library setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements.
  • Experience and familiarity with reference services, programming, and resources for youth.
  • Ability to plan, assign tasks, and to follow-up to ensure quality of work, completeness of tasks, and to hold staff accountable for their actions.
  • Ability to take initiative and take responsibility for the unit's productivity.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff/customers.
  • Push carts and bins loaded with library materials, and reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights on a routine basis.
  • Ability to operate a variety of library computers and equipment, including printers, calculators, copiers, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer productivity tools (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Minimum Requirements:

Education: M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Experience: Two years of professional public library work after receipt of M.L.S., with demonstrated experience working with youth. Must have experience with planning, developing, and executing innovative programming for youth. Must have demonstrated understanding of youth literature and development. Minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience.

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

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background Check.

Other: Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages is preferred. Experiences with integrated library system, such as Evergreen ILS

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Monday November 10, 2014, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Library Director, S. White Dickinson Memorial Library, Whately, MA

The Town of Whately is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The position is appointed by the Library Trustees to perform professional, administrative and supervisory work. A copy of the job description is available at whately.org. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs required. 20 hours per week with an hourly range of $17-$20/hour depending on experience. Benefits provided. Bachelor's degree required, Master of Library Science preferred with two years minimum relevant experience. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Library Director Search, c/o of the Library Trustees, P. O. Box 187, Whately, MA 01093 or townadmin@whately.org. Review of resumes will begin November 7, 2014.

http://www.whately.org/images/Library/Librarian_Job_Description_10-2014.pdf

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Assistant Librarian, Gilford Public Library, Gilford, NH

Gilford Public Library seeks highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas and high energy for the position of Assistant Librarian.

JOB SUMMARY

Serves as the Library Director's assistant in the operation of the library and the development and implementation of its service program. Acts as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Library.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works with the Director in the implementation of policies, procedures and goals established by the Library Board.
  • Assists in the formulation of annual goals and objectives that support the Library's mission and meet community needs.
  • Manages and carries out the volunteer program.
  • Coordinates and manages programs geared towards adults including creation of promotional materials for these events and programs.
  • Serves as a resource person in implementing our interlibrary loan and overdue policies.
  • Assists in collection development for the library including serving as the primary selector for non-fiction and dvd materials.
  • Assists in providing reports and keeping accurate statistics for the library. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of library science including principles, policies and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to:
    • delegate responsibility.
    • interpret community interests and needs and assist in developing appropriate library services.
    • exercise creativity and initiative.
    • work effectively and tactfully with employees, volunteers and the public to create a positive workplace environment and to present a positive public image.
    • make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.
    • work in a team environment.
    • lift up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis.

EDUCATION

Bachelors degree (Masters in Library Sciences preferred) and at least 2 years of public library experience.

STARTING SALARY:  $34,840 and competitive benefits package.

APPLY:  Send cover letter and resume to Katherine@gilfordlibrary.org

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Manager of Youth Services, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Organization

A leading American historian has called the Public Library of the City of Boston "one of the five great libraries of the world."

Well over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of 6 million books. Another 5.2 million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to take advantage of its many services and its growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitalized rare books and manuscripts.

The Youth Services Department of the Central Library in Copley Square provides programming to over 2,000 children, teens, and caregivers each month. With the opening of a newly renovated Children's Library and Teen Central in early 2015, the Library will be transforming youth services at the Central Library. The new spaces will include a dedicated program room for children, dedicated early literacy area, teen digital lab, and teen gaming room. Library programming will focus on creativity, literacy and STEAM based on the principles of Connected Learning.

The Youth Services Department emphasizes programs and outreach that will reach Boston's underserved populations, including children on the autism spectrum and the diverse populations that are served by the Central Library.

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

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Manager of Youth Services position to a provide leadership to the development of public programs and services, web-based content, community outreach, educational initiatives, partnerships, and related programming for Children and Teens.

Salary: $72,585 - $97,996, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. In exceptional instances, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Requires a minimum of five (5) years professional library experience including four years of work in youth services at a supervisory and/or management level. Experience in development of strategic partnerships essential. Significant programming and partnership experience in children's and teen programming. Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth and teen services. Successful experience in serving diverse populations, and productive collaborations with a significant number and variety of community groups and organizations, including public and private schools. Specific experience and broad knowledge in related collection development, technology, public programming and services, and staff development.

Requirements - Technology skills appropriate to perform the duties of the job. Proven ability to work with staff to analyze workflow and to implement changes to improve service delivery.

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

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Information Technology Network Manager, 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 Information Technology (IT) Network Manager to lead the network team and manage the network and telecommunications infrastructure, and provide network architecture, IT security, and high level network/security problem resolution expertise: to ensure a functioning and optimal computing infrastructure across the Boston Public Library's branch library locations, the central library and its departments, across both internal and public computing programs and services, and encompassing all online and onsite IT services.

The IT Network Manager directly manages the network staff. The IT Network Manager will act internally and externally for the IT department as the deputy CTO as needed and on tasks and projects as assigned. This role will work closely and collaboratively with the Server, Help Desk, Web Services and Applications Managers in particular to ensure a well-coordinated delivery of IT services to internal and external customers. This role is also responsible for the on-call schedule, team scheduling, oversees personnel, and participates in strategic and budgetary planning procedures, including BPL's participation in the Federal eRate program. This is both a hands-on technical and managerial position. The position is also expected to maintain currency in cutting edge network and security technology and service delivery models, and provide appropriate leadership to BPL's IT department in this area.

The IT Network Manager is responsible for maintaining the Data Center and Network inventory; for procuring, supporting and delivering maintenance for included equipment and software licenses and contracts. They maintain vendor relationships with key service providers that support and provide technology and network services for the BPL infrastructure.

This role is responsible for the optimal operation of all network and telecommunications environments. It is also responsible for escalation management from technical support and directly from partner organizations that consume services, and does so with a focus on maintaining high levels of availability and recoverability.

Salary: $72,585 - $97,996, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's Degree, and Cisco Certification (CCNA/CCNP) or equivalent, required; Industry Standard Security Certification (eg. CISSP), preferred. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Minimum of at least three years of managing staff in a network support function, plus at least five years of direct technology-related experience in the network (routers, switches, services) and/or telecommunications area (ATM, Frame relay, PRI, MPLS, Fiber Networks & VOIP, PBX Systems); experience in troubleshooting hardware, software and ability to diagnose and provide solutions within the IT infrastructure environment.

Requirements - Position schedule may require working evenings and weekends. Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility, work under pressure and to interact positively and efficiently with the public. Demonstrated superior customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly and in a concise manner, superior work habits, ability to prioritize work, strong organizational skills, and good mechanical aptitude. Ability to manage and lead people, to hire, motivate, and separate from staff successfully, to work in a changing progressive environment. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, time management and supervise peers and subordinates.

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

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Senior Marketing Associate, 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 Senior Marketing Associate position to develop, execute, and evaluate internal and external marketing and communications efforts on behalf of the Boston Public Library. Raise the profile and enhance the reputation of the Boston Public Library system and staff, its collections and services to the people of Boston and the Commonwealth, and its award-winning strategic plan, the BPL Compass.

Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, or Marketing from a recognized college or university.Graduate degree in related field preferred.

Experience:

  1. Four or more years of directly-related experience in marketing or communications.
  2. Experience with libraries, government, and/ or nonprofits desirable.
  3. Advanced user of productivity software and creative suites such as Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.
  4. Demonstrated use of social media on behalf of a brand or organization.
  5. Demonstrated experience with photography, videography, photo editing, and video editing.
  6. Strong portfolio illustrating examples of work.

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

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH

The Hooksett Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and motivated individual who is interested in joining our team. We seek a leader who loves children and is passionate about providing library services to youth. We are looking for an organized professional to deliver quality programs for youth ages newborn to teen, and to maintain an outstanding youth collection. Will you be the one to help create a five star Youth Services Department? If so, join our 2013 NH Library of the Year!

The Youth Services Librarian will act as the department head of the Youth Services Department work closely with the part-time Children's Assistant to plan, execute and evaluate programming, such as the Summer Reading Program, ongoing storyhours, school vacation week programs and much more. The Youth Services Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Library Director and all other library staff to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality library services to the Hooksett community as an active member of the library management team. 

Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required. Three years progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers. MLS from ALA-accredited library school with a concentration in youth services or a comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience will be considered.  

Beginning salary $39,000.00 - $44,000.00 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Full job description available at http://www.hooksettlibrary.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to Heather Rainier, Library Director, Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106 hshumway@hooksettlibrary.org  

Review of applications will take place beginning November 21, 2014. Position open until filled.  EOE

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Youth Services Assistant/Outreach Coordinator, Conway Public Library, Conway, NH

The Conway Public Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy team member to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach.

Founded in 1901, the mission of the Conway Public Library is to create an environment that promotes and facilitates lifelong learning and community engagement.

Job Description:

Plans and conducts programs for children to encourage reading and listening and the use of library materials; including all special programs such as story times, summer reading, and class visits.  Plans and publicizes programs for adults.

Accountability:

Reports to the Head of Youth Services for children matters.

Reports to the Library Director for adult programming and outreach matters.

Youth Services Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Head of Youth Services, develop, conduct, and publicize library programs for children.
  • Provide outreach to area schools, daycares, preschools, and homeschoolers.
  • Conduct "story time" programming  for children up to age 4
  • Develop content such as newspaper articles, social media posts, and articles for Constant Contact e-mail newsletter.
  • Make recommendations to Head of Youth Services  on the selection, replacement, and weeding of children's materials.
  • Assist the public in the selection and interpretation of children's material.
  • Assemble and arrange displays.

Outreach/Adult Programming Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Library Director, develop and publicize library programs for adults.
  • Develop content such as newspaper articles, social media posts, and articles for Constant Contact e-mail newsletter.
  • Direct volunteers as necessary.
  • Assist at circulation or reference desk as needed.
  • Attend workshops and professional meetings.
  • Perform other related work as required.

Training, Skills and Experience:

College Degree desirable. 3-5 years experience working with children required, preferably in a library setting. Demonstrated experience conducting children's programming required. Skill in storytelling and /or music desired. Knowledge of library services, practices and procedures preferred. Operational knowledge of computer hardware/software required. Comfort using a wide range of social media platforms preferred. Experience using Constant Contact preferred.

Schedule: Minimum of four days per week with some evenings and Saturdays

Salary: $16 per hour, 25 hours per week.

Benefits: Two weeks' vacation and sick time. One personal day. Health insurance available with Town of Conway paying approximately 50% of cost. "Buyout" option available should employee opt not to use Town's health insurance.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David Smolen, Library Director, via email: dsmolen@conwaypubliclibrary.org. Use the subject line "Youth Services Assistant Position" when submitting email. 

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Librarian, Emerging Technologies, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

HOURS WORKED: 40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY: $42,064 - $55,976
JOB GRADE 8

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) supervisory position in the public library includes some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all library electronic resources including database subscriptions and web-based services, and acts as a vendor liaison for electronic databases and software. Works in conjunction with other supervisors on the library's web presence and use of social media. Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the library website and blog. Provides direct customer service 15 hours per week at one of our service desks and supervises library assistants assigned to that service desk.

As a member of our professional staff, this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommend, plan, and implement those that are appropriate including digital collections and downloadable or streaming content.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, 2-3 years of experience in a public library setting managing electronic resources. Possess an understanding of technological trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Experience using content management software, Wordpress is preferred. The successful candidate will also have experience providing reference service to the public and have proven success in communicating with database and software vendors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, applications/resume, and three professional references at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5 PM ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 1485 09-25-14

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Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Job Description

The purpose of this part-time benefitted position is two-fold. First is to assist the Library Director in the daily operations of the Bacon Free Library; performs professional, administrative, technical, and supervisory work. In the absence of the Library Director, is responsible for the operation of the Library and the supervision of staff. Assists the Director with library tasks related to public services, technical services, budgeting, reporting, training and supervising staff.

Second is to manage children and young adult services in the library. This position is responsible for programming, circulation, readers advisory and collection development for the children, tween, teen and young adult library sections. Candidates must be ingenious in creating programs for this range of patrons.

​Job Qualifications: ​Interested parties must have or be working towards an MLS. 3-5 years of library experience is required, understanding of Sierra is preferred. Candidates must be congenial and enthusiastic about working with children, teens and families. In addition candidates must be computer literate; be committed to ongoing professional development; as well as dependable and flexible with regard to hours. Light, physical effort may be required in performing typical library functions such as carrying and shelving books. Also, frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching and climbing are requirements of this job.

Salary: ​$22.60-$32.21

Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to:

Richard Tranfaglia
Director of Human Resources
Town of Natick
rtranfaglia@natickma.org

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Manager of Collection Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

(37.5 hrs per wk)

Position #M402-701

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science is required.  Proven skill in developing an adult popular materials collection is required.  A minimum of five years of successful professional experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility is required.  Experience in Technical Services is a plus. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

Requires proven organizational and managerial skills necessary to evaluate staff, to set goals with staff, to implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, to motivate staff, to maintain morale, to provide direction, and to support organizational goals, proven expertise in delivering outstanding customer service, collection development and merchandizing experience, and in-depth and broad knowledge of professional librarianship.  Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once, to work independently, to meet deadlines, to work effectively with a diverse population, to embrace change and to assist staff to do the same, to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and harmoniously with others, to work well in a team situation with flexibility during emergency staffing situations, and to work effectively in a large library system.  Capacity to contribute positively to the culture of the Cambridge Public Library.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and AV equipment
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Collection Services is a senior leadership position responsible for directing the activities of the Collection Services Department.  Collection Services executes the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, classifying, and processing for the library system.  The Manager oversees the successful implementation of the library's Collection Development Policy for adult materials and establishes departmental priorities and protocols in the delivery of outstanding collections that consistently anticipate demand and are classified in such a manner as to facilitate their value and accessibility to the public.

  • Manages collection services efforts of the Main Library and branches in support of the overall goals of the Library.  Ensure staff offers the highest quality services to internal and external customers.  Provides strong and innovative leadership for all collection services functions.
  • Continually designs, evaluates, and improves departmental policies, procedures, and workflow to achieve optimum output and to best meet the evolving needs of the library community in areas of collection development and merchandizing, acquisition, cataloguing, and searching.  Models and orchestrates the delivery of outstanding customer service to both staff and patrons.  Sets goals, determines activities required to achieve objectives, evaluates progress, and adapts accordingly.  Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals.  Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones in light of developments in the profession.  Directs the successful execution of the adult collection development policy and initiates improvements in popular materials collections that strive to create an innovative, dynamic, meaningful experience for the entire community.  Maintains a broad knowledge of contemporary popular literature and nonfiction.  Develops an understanding of the reading, viewing, and listening interests of Cantabrigians
  • Delivers skilled and effective management to the department and to the library system with regard to collection services.  Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and flexible, to try new ideas, experiment, and be willing to fail, and to embrace change.  Empowers and trains staff to anticipate and solve problems.  Fosters and models excellent communications skills within the department and across the library system.  Conducts regular staff meetings.  Maintains accurate and current written policy and procedures.  Ensures timely ordering, receiving, and invoicing of all library materials.  Works closely with the Financial Analyst to monitor the expenditure of the materials budget.  Oversees classification and cataloging of library materials, working in coordination with the Minuteman Library Network.  Performs original and copy cataloging as necessary.  Oversees correction of errors and inconsistencies in the catalog.  Prepares accurate and up-to-date reports.
  • Develops, supervises, and evaluates staff.  Provides regular feedback and support to individual staff members and mentors staff in their professional growth.  Evaluates performance of professional and paraprofessional staff annually, sets meaningful individual goals, and helps staff members to achieve them.  Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner.  Aids in the recruitment and participates in the interviewing of prospective staff.
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library.  Supports the goals of the Library.  Participates in library-wide meetings to discuss policies, problems, and matters that relate to the whole library.  Serves on committees which review and develop library policies and procedures as needed.  Contributes positively to the public relations efforts of the Library in print and online.  Represents the Library at meetings of the Minuteman Library Network and other regional meetings.  Keeps abreast of professional literature, trends and issues.

RATE: $ 71,163 - $85,315 in seven steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Deadline: 11/13/14

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Head of Library Services, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a full-time Head of Library Services to work with the Director and the rest of the library's dedicated and cohesive staff.

Under the direction of the Director, the Head of Library Services will work with the director in the management and overall support of daily staff operations. This person's responsibilities will include supervising staff, working on collection maintenance and development, participating in planning, and providing expertise on a variety of library issues.

Located in an historic building in the heart of the nation's smallest capital city, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library serves the City of Montpelier and the towns of Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester; the communities have a combined population of 15,000. The library has a collection of over 88,000 items and an annual circulation of 272,000--the second highest in Vermont. It has fifteen full- and part-time staff.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication and management skills. They must have both supervisory experience and either a MLS or MLIS.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and three references. Electronic applications should be sent to applications@kellogghubbard.org. Applications or materials that can't be provided electronically may be sent to: Tom McKone, Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

Applications will be read as they are received. The deadline is November 10th.

For the full job description, visit: http://www.kellogghubbard.org/library-info/16-job-openings.

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Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, VT

Town of Colchester, 35-40 hours per week - to be determined. The Town is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Associate I: Young Adult Services. Qualified applicants under the administrative supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director will perform patron service, age appropriate programming, collection maintenance, and community outreach. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and application to Sherry LaBarge, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to slabarge@colchestervt.gov. by November 5, 2014 or open until filled.

Full job description:

http://colchestervt.gov/HR/descriptions/LibraryAssistantI.pdf

Town of Colchester application:

http://colchestervt.gov/HR/Forms/ApplicationforEmployment.pdf

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Library Assistant (part-time), Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

PT evenings, 44-wk position for private school. Proficient with ipads, computers & instruction to teens on varied software applications. Excellent communication, organization & creative skills.

Send resume to Deb Levheim at dlevheim@wma.us.

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Graduate Librarian 4/Youth Services Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Salary: $48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A professional position with supervisory and planning responsibilities under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. This position will primarily be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Youth Services Department at the Main Library, but will be expected to perform some management functions with the One City, One Library (OCOL) branches as necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

Management

  • Assists Youth Services Coordinator with developing goals, objectives and services for the department.
  • Participates in the selection, training, supervision, scheduling and goal-setting for all departmental staff.
  • Monitors and analyzes data obtained from various automated reports and recommends course of action.
  • Partners with One City, One Library counterpart (Graduate Librarian 4) to develop programs, services, and customer service offerings that can easily be replicated across all library locations.
  • Assists with monitoring expenditures; compares to budget; takes necessary corrective action.
  • Researches trends in employee performance management and ensures such variables are present in the work of departmental staff.
  • Keeps informed of professional and community developments affecting library resources and services.

Collection and Resources

  • Selects teen and children materials for acquisition and withdrawal.
  • Develops a comprehensive weeding plan for all staff to ensure the youth and teen collections remain dynamic and robust.
  • Promotes collections of the Youth Services department to the schools and community effectively.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, develops and maintains a collection of materials relevant to the needs of youth and outreach customers.

Working with the public

  • Staffs service desks and oversees provision of information and readers' advisory services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels at the Main Library and OCOL locations.
  • Proactively provides customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the Library.
  • Serves as a role model to staff by providing exemplary customer service.
  • Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using a wide range of paper and electronic resources.
  • Instructs customers in the use of reference resources and library services.

Programming

  • Plans, schedules, promotes and conducts programs in collaboration with Youth Services Division.
  • Oversees the execution of the Summer Reading Club including promotions to schools, recruiting volunteers, preparing book displays, and program planning in partnership with other departments.

Other

  • Cooperates with appropriate agencies and individuals in the community on joint projects.
  • Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Simplifies complex processes; sees opportunities for synergy and integration.
  • Acts as Librarian-in-Charge as assigned.
  • Stays current with the most up-to-date knowledge of library sciences, professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, professional affiliations, journals and other means to keep abreast of current and emerging trends.
  • Conducts regularly recurring staff meetings, acts on issues discussed, and reports concerns to the Youth Services Coordinator.
  • Interprets library rules and regulations to public and staff.
  • 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:

  • Ability to work well with staff, customers of all ages, government agencies, library Board of Directors.
  • Plans and coordinate the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry a project to completion.
  • Exercises initiative and independent judgment in applying standards to a variety of work situations.
  • Understands the art of delegation.
  • Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibility.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of computer operations.
  • Puts energies behind the creative ideas of others.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computers, printers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, etc.
  • Ability to exert up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently to move book trucks, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: A master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Two years of professional public library work after receipt of MLS, with broad working knowledge of reference practices in public libraries. Must have demonstrated experience with planning, developing, and executing innovative programming for Children, and Teens. Must have demonstrated understanding of Children and Teen literature and adolescent development. One year of supervisory experience.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments.

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check

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

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Hours of Work: 20 hrs/wk includes evenings and weekends

Affiliation: AFT local #4831

Starting Salary: $18.44 - $24.55 per hour depending on education / experience
Job Grade 7

Primary Duties

Part-time 20-hour position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library includes 3-4 evenings and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer based patron assistance, interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in a reference department in a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and audiobooks, and working in a busy reference department in a public library a plus.

Application Procedure

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

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

Applications accepted online only until 5 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

Jennifer Hinderer
Library Director

Equal opportunity employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws.)

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Library Assistant, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA

15-18.5 hours per week, Non-benefited

Salary range $10.00-$10.61 per hour

Reporting relationship

  • Shall operate under the supervision of the Library Director

Qualifications

  • Shall have proven experience in providing exceptional library service to customers
  • Shall have a positive outlook and create a positive workplace environment and positive public image
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, other staff members, parents, teachers, and children of all ages, both orally and in writing
  • Shall have proven experience with a variety of software programs including word processing as well as internet applications and online resources

Duties

  • Provides reader's advisory service for patrons of all ages
  • Assists patrons in selection of appropriate reading material
  • Keeps up to date with new trends in public services and library practices
  • Participates in professional meetings to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals, and contribute to the profession
  • Creates original cataloguing of library materials, as well as maintaining all bibliographic records
  • Assists the Youth Services librarian and Adult Services librarian with programs
  • Processes incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan materials
  • Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation, reference, and technical services

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
  • Extensive computer work required

Other

  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Shall perform other related duties as required

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Closing Date: 2 weeks from date of posting

Send: Interested candidates may e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF or WORD to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com

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Library Director, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Apply Dates: 10/14/2014 - 11/15/2014

DepartmentLibraries

Description/Duties:

The City of Somerville, a vibrant and diverse community of 70,000, is looking for a creative and dynamic director and community leader. The incumbent is responsible for the main library, two neighborhood branches and one e-branch. The incumbent will oversee and actively direct all operations of the Library, including Adult Services, Young Adult Services, Children's Services, Circulation, Technical Services, Reference. Excellent leadership and communication skills are required. Previous experience with and/or enthusiasm for managing a facilities expansion program are a plus.

The principal duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Policies and planning. Develop and implement strategic plans, establish long- and short-term goals and objectives for the Library; present and interpret strategic plans to Mayor and Board of Alderman. Direct future building programs, additions or building enhancements. Analyze for improvements in operations, procedures, services, staff organization. Monitor preventative building maintenance program. Oversee automation of Library operations and serve as City's representative to vendors. Community leadership: Serve as liaison to the public, including presenting to Chamber of Commerce and local service organizations. Recommend and direct public relations activities and programs, including coordination with public schools on the Somerville Reads program. Provide information regarding Library policies, procedures and services, handle complaints and challenges. Library leadership: Develop strong Board of Trustees as community liaison and advocate. Work with Friends of the Library to enhance library programs. Implement Library Foundation to receive major gifts. Personnel management: Administer personnel policies, directly or through department heads. Develop, assign, train, discipline and evaluate staff. Play a major role in recruiting, interviewing and selection of all Library personnel. Budget/Finance: Develop, recommend and maintain annual Library budget; present and interpret budget proposals to Mayor, Board of Trustees and Board of Aldermen. Administer approved funds, special grant funds and special accounts, authorize expenditures; oversee all grants and grant applications. Monitor judicious expenditures of endowed funds. Collections and services: Develop strategic plan for library programming and community partnerships. Develop Library's current services, recommend and implement new ones. Serve as the City's representative and maintain standing for the Minuteman Library Network. Develop and direct the implementation of the Library's book, audio-visual and non-traditional materials selection policy.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of 5 years of professional public library experience, with demonstrated knowledge of public library administration and managerial experience. Demonstrated increased responsibilities, preferably in a medium to large public library system. Organization and strategic planning experience. Fiscal and budgetary management. Experience working with unions preferred. Spanish and/or Portuguese advantageous.

Technology management and interest in Web 2.0 tools. Innovative approaches to problem solving. Strong skills in fostering community relations, including advocacy skills to lobby for aid and promote library services.

Excellent leadership qualities required, with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships between diverse groups, including:  staff, patrons, Trustees, City officials, union representatives and community organizations.

Application Procedure:

Send resume along with a cover letter by November 15, 2014, to

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Fax:  617-666-4426
TTY:  1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Salary: $80,000 - $95,651 per year; paid weekly at $1.538.46 - $1,839.44; plus benefits package

Hours per Week: Full Time 40 hours per week

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Library Assistant II - Emerging Technologies, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

Position Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary Range: $29,177 to $35,365

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a high school diploma and preferably two or more years of related professional library experience. Candidates should have an understanding of how to use library systems and computers.

Duties/Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to perform library circulation, children's, reference and technical support services; provide individual and group instruction on using a wide variety of information technology, in particular mobile devices. Remain up to date on emerging technologies that have or may have an impact on the services provided and share ideas for library improvements; to assist in providing easy customer access to needed information and other materials.

  1. Performs circulation responsibilities according to approved procedures e.g., registering customers, checking in and out library materials, processing reserves and other requests, helping physically maintain collections, providing readers' advisory services and showing customers how to use the online catalogue.
  2. Assists in maintaining and helping others maintain the customer registration database, customer materials usage and recovery of overdue items.
  3. Provides one-on-one instruction to patrons on using a wide range of eReader and other devices, including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
  4. Assesses customer needs in the areas of electronic devices and electronic material delivery.
  5. Provides staff with technical support and consultation concerning digital devices.
  6. Orders, sets up and updates over 20 Kindles and other devices lent out to the public. Purchases and installs new content, upgrades operation systems and updates apps.
  7. As member of the Emerging Technologies Committee, helps develop policies and procedures and leads demonstrations and instructional sessions
  8. Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  9. Collects statistical and other information for customer utilization and other reports.
  10. Assists customers in the use of the meeting rooms, including equipment set-up
  11. As member of the Emerging Technologies committee, participates in outreach activities.

Scope of Examination:

Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

Apply to:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
1 Junkins Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Human Resources Director:
Dianna Fogarty
(603) 610-7270
dlfogarty@cityofportsmouth.com

Contact skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com with job specific questions.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Posted: October 14, 2014

Closing Date: October 23, 2014

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Children's Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Pay Rate: $22.75/ hour

Hours: 20 hour per week position (including 6 hours every other Saturday)

Duties: As a member of the Children's team, this person will assist in planning and conducting children's programs, provide reader's advisory, and collection development for preschool to grade 6. The emphasis will be on story times. Candidate should be comfortable with technology and social media and be willing to contribute to the Children's web pages and blog. Candidate must be versatile and able to adapt smoothly to patron demands. Candidate should enjoy interacting with public of all ages.

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate preferred, related Bachelor's preferred; experience working with children required.  Candidates should have a strong knowledge of children's literature.

Applications: Submitted to Becky Herrmann, Library Director, Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford MA 01824.  Applications may also be e-mailed to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position. The Town of Chelmsford is EEO/AA Employer.

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Manager of Information Technology, Library System of Lancaster County, PA

read! learn! connect@the library! The Library System of Lancaster County (PA) is looking for its next Manager of Information Technology. The successful candidate will be a catalyst and facilitator helping individual libraries provide strong collaborative technology services to their local customers. This is an opportunity for the right person to be an equal contributor on a strong, committed System leadership team. Focusing on moving the System forward, the IT Manager will envision, design and implement technologies that enhance and support the mission of the System and its member libraries. With a staff of 19, a $2 million annual budget, and governed by a seven member Board, the System is responsible for 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile serving 519,462 residents. Established in 1987, the System's mission is to provide countywide services and cooperative programs through a cost effective network of technology, facilities and resources. Shared and centralized services include, but are not limited to, public Internet access, a shared ILS system, database subscriptions, technical services, cooperative purchasing, consulting services, and broad technology support. This includes telecommunications, web hosting, hardware and software, and continuing education.

Located seventy miles west of Philadelphia, Lancaster County is in South Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. Rich in history, the County has a diverse population, strong agricultural roots, a large Amish community, and 60+ municipalities. Lancaster County offers the best of everything from bucolic rural settings to towns and cities with quality amenities. There is a vibrant arts scene, quality health care, higher education opportunities, fourteen public school districts, and many events and attractions. Lancaster residents have active lifestyles and, at the same time, have a proud focus on their heritage and value their local histories. Here, tradition has become innovation. For more information about the Library System and Lancaster County, visit Lancaster Links.

Responsibilities. The IT Manager works as a member of the System's executive leadership team and reports to the System Administrator. This position is responsible for developing a strategic vision in conjunction with the System Administrator and the Technology Planning Committee, creating and implementing a Department master plan, creating and maintaining the Department's budget, managing the day-to-day operations of the IT Services Department, serving as the liaison to the System Administrator and the member libraries, monitoring and evaluating developing technologies for enhancing new services, and representing the System to community groups and organizations. See Manager-Information Technology for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college or university, five years' experience in the field of computer and networking technology--including experience in the design and operation of multi-site Wide Area Networks and Local Area Networks; design and maintenance of Microsoft Windows networks; managing and/or supervising the management of an Integrated Library System; maintenance of web services and email; three years' library experience; and two years' experience managing IT staff. Preferred qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program and additional professional library and management experience. Essential attributes include proven ability in planning, budgeting, and implementing technology based services and programs countywide, strong communication skills, ability to operate in a fast paced, changing environment, and effective problem solving.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury or Karen Miller. This position closes November 23, 2014.

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Mobile Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

SALARY:

$15.03 - $20.08 hourly; $31,369.76 - $41,909.83 annually

A supervisory paraprofessional position under the general direction of the Community Services Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitates the delivery and circulation of library materials and information to assigned vehicle stops
  • Drives van and/or large motor vehicle to assigned locations
  • Using automated circulation system, performs circulation duties including checking materials in/out; maintains patron registration
  • Interprets library rules and procedures to the public
  • Conducts elementary bibliographic searches
  • Prepares reports and records as needed
  • Loads/unloads materials; sorts/shelves materials according to library procedure
  • Delivers bins of materials and equipment to and from Worcester Public Library locations on a regular basis
  • Assists with programming and outreach efforts
  • Supervises staff as assigned
  • Schedules staff as required
  • Assists in training of staff in departmental procedures
  • Performs simple maintenance and cleaning as needed
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to safely operate van and a large motor vehicle
  • Exposure to all kinds of weather and road conditions and working at various mobile site stops for long periods of time
  • Skill and ability to work well with staff and customers and to project a good public service attitude
  • Ability to interpret library policies clearly and repeatedly to customers
  • Skill in handling public contacts with tact and courtesy
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to lift, retrieve and shelve library materials at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to lift bins weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: One year data entry; supervisory experience preferred

Schedule: May include early morning/evening/weekend assignments and working at other locations

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check

Application deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, October 24, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and as
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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Head of Technical Services, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The M.G. Parker Memorial Library in Dracut, Massachusetts seeks a qualified cataloger for the position of Head of Technical Services. This person is responsible for cataloging, classifying and preparing library materials for circulation. In addition, the Head of Technical Services is sometimes required to perform circulation duties, provide reference services, and process ILL materials. Periodically responsible for opening and closing the building and ensuring the security of the equipment and the building. Responsible for overseeing other technical services staff, as well as some volunteers.

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director, according to established procedures and department policies. Duties require independent judgement and initiative.

This employee has regular contact with vendors, library network personnel, and library patrons. A pleasant demeanor and positive attitude are required. Must seek to be part of a team.

Education & Experience: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Two years of professional library experience, including cataloging, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, including cataloging, automated systems and information technology, and administrative functions; working knowledge of computer systems. Experience with the Evergreen platform preferred.

This is a full-time, benefited position. Hours include one night per week and a rotating Saturday schedule. Membership in SIEU.

Salary: $33,888.40 to $48,233.76  annually, in 10 steps. Starting salary dependent on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Mary Hamilton, Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut, Massachusetts
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

Alternately, you may email the same to: humanresources@dracut-ma.us

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Managing Librarian I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Edmonds, WA

Starting Pay: $5,200.00 - 7,150.00 Monthly (40hrs/wk)

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applications are received. Initial screening will begin October 31. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date.

The Managing Librarian I is responsible for managing all operations of the library, assuring effective operation of a full array of services to local and regional customers.

This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, develop, and direct programs to serve the needs of customers of all ages in the library service area and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District
  • Direct the operation and maintenance of the library's physical facilities and equipment
  • Direct the quality of reference work by staff and perform effective reference services
  • Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality of public service; interview, select, and train staff; coach staff and arrange for or facilitate continuing training
  • Assure the fiscal soundness of library operations; develop operating and capital budgets; negotiate and obtain budget approvals from local government officials; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity; direct daily accounting transactions for the library; review and approve purchases
  • Perform effective library and reference collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through research
  • Perform effective community relations and promote library programs through presentations and negotiations with local government officials and various organizations
  • Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Requires substantial knowledge of library operation and administration; direction of library staff; advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; Library District policies and procedures; and public/community relations policies and methods.

Requires the ability to supervise staff in a manner that enhances performance and assures quality public service; manage physical facilities and library collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers. An incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training including a required Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

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Librarian I, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

(Announcement No. R-050-14)
Grade 16 Exempt 20 hours per week
Starting Salary:  $19,953 per year
Work schedule includes Saturdays and evenings.

The Job:

Staffs Information Services desks and other public service desks as needed.  Determines patron needs and provides guidance, reader's advisory and related library services to patrons.  Responsible for some collection development activities. Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology. Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Library Science Degree and 1-3 years library experience required; or equivalent experience and training.

NOTE:  Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodations, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background investigation.

Application Procedures:

Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at HR Dept. City Hall Annex.  Submission of a resume is optional.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Opening Date: October 9, 2014

Closing Date: November 3, 2014

The City of Manchester is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employee

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Children's and Young Adult Librarian, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Thriving Children's Department seeks a fearless and energetic Children's and Young Adult Librarian to contribute to a hard-working, creative team. Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families.

The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18. We are especially interested in a team player who can create dynamic book displays, and lead the Children's Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude. Knowledge of computers and library systems is required--duties include collection development, cataloging, children's programming and weekly story times, as well as advertising and promotion of programs. Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, with coursework in education or child development; preference will be given to candidates with a Masters in Library Science.

This is a full-time, union position, with an hourly salary range of $20.11 - $24.74 with a comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Personnel Office, Oak Bluffs Town Hall, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Deadline for applications is November 14, 2014. The start date for this position is January 6, 2015. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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Head of Adult and Technology Services, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Robust, thriving Public Library seeks an extroverted, energetic techie to serve as the Head of Adult and Technology services, and contribute to a hard-working, creative team.

The position provides professional information services, user instruction, and contributes to the Library's overall collection development, including cataloging. This position replaces the traditional Reference Librarian and the majority of the shift is spent at the Reference Desk, helping the public.

The ideal candidate must excel at collection development, user instruction, and have an overall enthusiasm for adults and technology. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach computer skills, and troubleshoot technology issues. Candidates need a thorough knowledge of current and emerging library technologies and library management principles, practices, and procedures.

Qualifications: A candidate for this position should have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and at least three years of experience in a public library, and/or an automated library preferred.

This is a full-time Union position with hourly range from $23.46 - $28.85 plus a comprehensive benefits package, work hours may include Saturdays and evenings.

Send resume and letter of interest by October 30th to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Job description available on request. EOE employer.

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Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

PAY RATE: $23.64 to $28.73

Franklin Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian to supervise the activities of children, caregivers, youth, young adults and families. Develop, administer, and coordinate services, perform management duties including collection development, staff development, and library operations.

Job Requirements include:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Three years of children's or young adult reference experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.

A copy of the job description is below.

Please apply with letter of interest and copy of MLS to:

Human Resources
Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508-553-4810

Or email: smcneil@franklin.ma.us
EEO

THERE IS A 4 WEEK TRIAL AND TRAINING PERIOD.

Position Description

Title: Youth Services Librarian

Department: Library

Position Type: Professional

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is a professional level position responsible for the planning, development, implementation and promotion of a full range of library services for children, caregivers, youth, young adults and families. This position also involves public service, reference, literacy and reader's advisory, collection development, materials processing, circulation, interlibrary loan, programming, community activities and outreach.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Management and Supervision

  • Works actively to promote and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Practices and models a positive, courteous image to the public.
  • Designs, organizes, executes, supervises and evaluates services and programs for children aged from infancy through eighteen.
  • Trains, supervises and develops library staff and volunteers.
  •  Interprets and explains policies to public and staff. Addresses patron questions, complaints or problems referred by staff.
  • Provides youth based innovative technology initiatives.
  • Identifies outside sources of funding and writes effective grant applications.
  • Assesses effectiveness of the department's services using statistical analysis of service data.
  • Participates in information gathering & data collection. Prepares and presents reports.

Programming

  • Develops, plans and presents creative, educational, and entertaining programs and special events for youth of all ages that encourage lifetime literacy, including programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age children and teens.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of an extensive selection of innovative programs for children from preschool through high school, including story times, book discussion groups and special events.

Collection Development & Maintenance

  • Works within the budget allocation to build a relevant collection of high quality resources in many formats based on the Library's Collection Development Policy, in consultation of a wide variety of acknowledged reviewing sources, professional judgment, needs assessment, requests, and cultural and educational interests of young people. Assigns collection development subject areas to staff.
  • Participates in the development and management of the library's electronic and digital resources.
  • Evaluates and implements improvements to the collection using a variety of evaluation tools and maintenance criteria.  Oversees collection maintenance.
  • Ensures that the children's and young adult's areas are organized in such a way as to create a physical and psychological environment that encourages use of the collection.
  • Assists in cataloging and processing library materials.

Reference Services

  • Provides general and in-depth reference assistance to patrons of all ages using a variety of print resources and automated systems.
  • Provides instruction on information gathering and research skills; the use of the Online Public Access Catalog, online databases, the Internet, and all library equipment and technology.
  • Performs network transfer functions, responds to interlibrary loan requests and performs virtual catalog searches.

Outreach Services

  • Provides outreach programs that offer information, education, special skills or recreation.
  • Establishes liaison and performs outreach activities with schools, home school providers, day care center, caregivers, community centers, and agencies serving youth to promote library services and facilitate programming and service delivery.
  • Coordinates assignments and summer reading lists with school personnel and presents book talks as requested by teachers and community groups.

Public Relations/Publicity

  • Uses all modern technologies and other innovative tools/media to effectively promote library services, programs and resources
  • Manages the children and youth web page, including development of new areas, and updating existing material. Prepares relevant and high quality content from internal and external sources.
  • Uses web and social networking tools to engage with and provide age-appropriate services to children & youth.

Additional Functions:

  • Compiles booklists and bibliographies on topics of interest to the community
  • Prepares exhibits and displays
  • Conducts library tours
  • Attends professional meetings and keeps abreast of current library practices.
  • Performs circulation and reference/information desk duties as needed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications, Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Five years of children's or young adult reference experience. (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
  • In-depth knowledge of children's and youth collection development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, prepare, submit, and manage grants of benefit to youth.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries, and the ability to learn new applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive professional approach during periods of stress and change.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with library customers of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment.
  • Establishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant information resources to meet evolving needs of children, youth and young adults.
  • Demonstrates an on-going commitment to continued professional development growth and career development.

Preferred

  • Three to five years of supervisory experience

Tools and Equipment Used

Personal computer; printers; telephone; copy machines and fax machines, audiovisual equipment, new technologies and other equipment as acquired.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently on his/her feet, stretching, bending, lifting. Incumbent is frequently required to walk, talk and hear. The incumbent must be able to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and up to 50 pounds with assistance. 

Work Schedule:

The work week is up to 35 hours assigned in the best interests of the Library, and will include evenings and weekends.

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Children's Librarian, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH

Our team of top-notch youth services librarians is seeking a third member to re-energize programs and services for elementary-aged children at a fun, award-winning public library.

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham NH is looking for an outgoing, energetic team member to enhance already excellent children's services, especially for kids in grades one through five. Position responsibilities include collection development, programming, and school outreach. Over the past decade, the library has been named the NH Library of the Year, and awarded Librarian of the Year, Children's Librarian of the Year, and Trustee of the Year. The library has a strong commitment to youth services as evidenced by the three full-time staff members serving children from birth through high school.

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative, and motivated individual with a great sense of humor. You will have an obvious enthusiasm for working with children and empathy for their interests and needs. We need you to be tech savvy, approachable, flexible, and have a "yes" attitude toward customer service. The position requires confidence, resourcefulness, adaptability, and a positive outlook; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with children of all ages and their families; expert knowledge of children's literature and trends; performance and programming ability and experience; computer skills, including word processing, Internet searching, OPAC and ILS use, common electronic resources and apps, mobile devices, and knowledge of and interest in resources for children.

Demonstrated success serving children and families is required. Strong candidates will have knowledge of materials selection, reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity as well as a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position (including MLS/MLIS from an accredited college or university, accredited Masters or Bachelor's Degree in a field related to child development and/or youth services, successful experience as a children's librarian or teacher). Beginning salary $37,000 - $39,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. Full job description available at http://library.strathamnh.gov. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Library Director Lesley Kimball: wigginML@comcast.net or Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham NH, 03885. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 24, 2014 to be considered.

Contact: Lesley Kimball
Wiggin Memorial Library
Stratham NH
wigginml@comcast.net
library.strathamnh.gov
603-772-4346

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Library Director, Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, ME

The Dorcas Library in Prospect Harbor, ME is seeking an enthusiastic professional to serve as Library Director.

The Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library's accomplishments and establish new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community. We seek an individual who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, organized and very public service oriented. The right candidate will be able to take on the general management of the library, fundraising, developing partnerships with other local organizations and working with a large roster of volunteers in a multitude of capacities.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology (including website & social media skills), and best practices for public libraries are a must.

The Dorcas Library is a beautiful library with a collection of over 13,000 items and a yearly circulation of 9000 items. If you are passionate about public libraries, energetic, have leadership skills, a heart of service, enjoy Maine coastal living and being part of close-knit communities, this is the opportunity for you.

This position is part-time at 18 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of progressively responsible public library experience including supervisory experience.  Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school or Maine State Library Certification highly desired.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology required.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, understand the importance of volunteers in the library, the ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent technology skills.

Please submit a resume in pdf format to dorcas@dorcas.lib.me.us. Applications will be accepted through October 31st.

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Young Adult's Librarian II, Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian II position in the Grove Hall Branch. The successful candidate will execute the Library's program of service to the general public with emphasis on young adults and perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

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.

Salary: $49,101 - 66,233, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or work taken, for credit, at an accredited library school.

Experience - Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices, and procedures; extensive knowledge of young adults' literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults; demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills; demonstrated 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

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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.

Salary

$44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral 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.

Bilingual skills (Spanish) desirable.

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

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Library Director, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate must be aware of current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services. Anticipated starting date Winter 2015.  The Town of Wellesley, with a population of 28,000, is a predominantly residential community located approximately 13 miles west of Boston.  Wellesley has an excellent school system and three thriving colleges within its boundaries.  The Wellesley Free Library serves the Town of Wellesley through a main library and two branch libraries, with a unionized staff of 68.  Other relevant statistics include a budget of $2.25 million, annual circulation of 855,000, and a collection exceeding 300,000 items.  This library has a long history of providing high quality, innovative services.

The Director is the chief administrative and chief financial officer for the library and reports to the elected six member Board of Library Trustees.  The Director is responsible for all library operations including personnel administration, service delivery, financial management including budgeting, strategic planning and institutional advancement. He or she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and other libraries.  The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, including demonstrated financial management abilities, the ability to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others, the capacity to interact effectively with multiple constituencies and to serve as the library's representative throughout the community.

Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning and personnel and financial management are essential.  The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills as well as possessing the personal qualities of integrity, dedication, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Minimum requirements include a MLS from an ALA accredited school, six years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a library setting. Salary range $75,000 to $115,000 commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. 

Please visit http://www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org/directorsearch.html for more information.  Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word or PDF document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 15, 2014.

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Part Time Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Part time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 10 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $23.75-$27.89/hr, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Full Time Youth Services Librarian, Young Adult Specialist, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with particular focus on service to middle school students that supports education and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $843.26-$990.31/week, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Full Time Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $843.26-$990.31/week, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

Job Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover (population about 30,000) seeks an innovative, dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the library director.  Responsibilities include the management of all library operations, budget and personnel.  In addition, the director will oversee the collection development, programming, and building maintenance.  The new director must have excellent communication skills in order to advocate effectively for the library to the town and to engage in community outreach. It is essential for the director to be knowledgeable of new and emerging technologies to promote library innovation.  Full participation and support of a strategic planning process currently underway to modernize and possibly renovate and expand the library is required.

Qualifications:  

MLS from an ALA accredited institution; certification as a professional librarian by the MBLC; 6 years of library experience with at least 3 years of supervisory and administrative experience; knowledge of latest library technology.

Salary:  $70,447 - 77,000

Closing Date:  October 23, 2014

Email resume and letter of application to:

Chair, Director Search Committee
Steven Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Email: stevens-search@mvlc.org

The Town of North Andover is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

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Reference Librarian (part time), Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Salary Range: $23.43/hour; Sunday time and a half

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. The Reference Department is seeking a customer service oriented team member to assist patrons with their varied information needs.

Answers reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email, text reference and real time. Enthusiastically instructs patrons in the use of all library resources and provides readers advisory service. Participates in department activities including class instruction and programming, keeps current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools as they relate to reference and public service, updates and contributes to blogs and LibGuides, works on projects and other duties as assigned.

Hours: On-call weekday/evening and weekend hours

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products. Familiar with HTML and blogs, LibGuides, Web 2.0 tools and developing technology. Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to resumes@newtonma.gov. Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site.

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference Interlibrary Loan Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Great opportunity to learn how ILL works and intern with a great department!

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community.

The Reference Department is seeking a detailed oriented team member to work on Interlibrary Loan projects and other tasks.  The tasks include data entry, keeping track of use statistics, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

Qualifications:  Basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal); basic math skills; computer skills; familiarity with Windows, Word Processing; typing skills (40 words per minute); ability to lift (up to 20 lbs) and push loaded book trucks; ability to package materials to be mailed; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System and Excel.

Hours: 11 hours/week- Monday-Friday

Rate: $8.00 per hour

Position open until filled.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to resumes@newtonma.gov. Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site.

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Library Systems Administrator, Florence County Library, Florence, SC

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under the supervision of the Library Director, develops, maintains and supports the Library System's Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and servers using independent judgment and initiative within the framework of established policies. Supervises daily activities of subordinate personnel and assists with a wide variety of computer and telecommunications hardware, operating systems, and software to serve the needs of library system users and staff.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; recommending the selection of new employees; acting on employee problems; and recommending employee discipline. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Maintains Library automation system (Evergreen), ensuring that all modules, including cataloging, circulation, in-house email, online public access catalog (OPAC), web-based public catalog, acquisitions, and all other operations are secure, stable, and functioning properly at all times.

Identifies, analyzes and resolves server, network, and system problems.

Installs, configures and replaces routers.

Installs, configures and maintains network security, including firewall.

Troubleshoots, installs and configures software applications on servers.

Performs network and systems backups on servers.

Develops and maintains documentation for servers.

Administers email server, maintains user accounts and maintains server security.

Monitors system logs and performs security audits.

Provides full system recovery of services within a specified time frame.

Evaluates, tests, and validates new software releases, and variations of system configurations; analyzes and adjusts Windows servers for performance and efficient operations; maintains a high level of optimization; and develops and implements system monitoring procedures.

Installs, updates and modifies LAN/WAN hardware and software and measures the performance and capabilities to identify trouble areas or bottlenecks.

Provides training to library staff and public.

Participates in on call rotation.

Diagnoses, repairs and maintains computer equipment and peripherals.

Maintains inventory of software that has been loaded and monitors software licenses for compliance.

Assists in implementation, documentation and maintenance of WAN and Internet node access hardware including routers and switches; and branch telecommunications equipment.

Trains other staff as needed in computer troubleshooting techniques.

Prepares grant proposals for special funding.

Keeps informed of professional developments in library and information science and computer technology.

Attends professional meetings and conferences as deemed necessary.

Works evenings and weekends as required.

Weed collections; moves furniture and equipment as needed.

Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various reports and documents, including job applications, order slips, statistical reports, activity reports, memos, technology plans, wiring diagrams, e-rate applications and reports, correspondence, etc.

Acts as a local Systems Administrator of the SC LENDS consortium and acts as a liaison on technical issues.

Interacts and communicates with immediate supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, County department directors, managers and employees, S.C. Library Association and other professional association members, professional peers, S.C. State Library officials and consultants, news media, community groups, vendors, and the general public.

Operates various types of office equipment including computer, printer, copier, fax machine, telephone, etc.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties as required. The Florence County Library System may change assigned work location and schedule of any position depending upon the needs of the system.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Masters degree in library science and two years of Windows systems administration required. Minimum two years experience as a LAN/WAN administrator preferred. Library experience preferred. Other combinations of experience, education and training that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License.

Applications taken until October 03, 2014***

Minimum Annual Salary: $38,535

Applications are accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843) 665-3054. Outside of Florence County please contact our office for an application.

Florence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V. Download and review the County's Policy on Non-Discrimination

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Youth Services Library Assistant (Librarian 2), Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Job Description

Salary: $29,303.48 - $39,071.31 annually; $14.04 - $18.27 hourly

General Statement of Duties:

A paraprofessional position, reporting to the Children's Services Branch Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. Assists the supervisory team in planning and organizing activities; performs circulation, clerical/administrative work; assists patrons in the use of the library services, facilities and equipment; and interprets library policies to customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists with the daily operations of assigned branch libraries.
  • Coordinates and performs all circulation activities.
  • Collects, records, and reports appropriate statistics monthly.
  • Acts as a liaison with the Main Library Circulation Department and with C/W MARS as needed.
  • Organizes and performs the holds process and functions.
  • Assists with readers advisory and assists patrons in use of library resources.
  • Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures to the public in a customer friendly manner.
  • Represents the library in the neighborhood branches; assists with developing and maintaining awareness of neighborhood library needs, with emphasis on neighborhood youth.
  • Assists with planning innovative library and outreach programs as needed.
  • In conjunction with supervisor and staff, assists with evaluating existing operations and new services.
  • Participates in interviews, supervises, and trains branch volunteers.
  • Participates in staff training and development opportunities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work units and level of responsibility.

Required Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A strong commitment to consistent outstanding public service for all patrons.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with professional demeanor.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize work effectively to ensure completion of work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, volunteers, vendors, and citizens using or working in the library.
  • Ability to provide information and guidance clearly, courteously and pleasantly to patrons.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, which may include community outreach.
  • Ability to learn and use library technologies.
  • Knowledge of basic Office Suite tools (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to be flexible and to easily handle varying work assignments.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information.
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Ability to move or lift 50 lbs. or less.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Minimum Requirements:
Experience: One year of community public service work, such as library, day care center, recreation program or classroom. Specific courses that have hands-on experience may be substituted for work experience.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Schedule: May include evening and weekend assignments and regularly working at other branch libraries, Main Library, and on Mobile Services vehicle.
Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid drivers license is required.
CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or other languages.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • College level courses taken would be helpful

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment, or send resume and cover letter to:

City of Worcester
455 Main Street, Room 109
Worcester, MA 01608
EOE/AA employer.

Application Deadline is Friday, October 10, 2014

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Web Services Specialist, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Join the Newton Free Library's tech team and be part of a reference department that is expanding the envelope of library user experience with hands on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user focused web services.

 Position Responsibilities: The Web Services Specialist will be responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community and expand patrons' online experience. Manage and expand the library's responsive web site. Other responsibilities include develop staff resources, re-organize and redesign the existing website, and explore social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons. Also participates in regular patron instruction in both library and general tech topics to keep people up in developing technologies. Help launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection and online information portals. This position emphasizes the use of web programming to modernize the Library's online presence.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferably in Computer Science, Software Engineering or master's degree in Information Science or similar field. Strong communication skills required. 2+ years' experience administering website, developing web pages using coding software and languages and developing web applications (PHP/ my SQL, ASP/Access, etc.) are also required. Demonstrated ability to take over a large code base and manage updates. Experience delivering library-focused web resources (Digital Library programs, etc.) a plus.

Compensation: $49,539-$64,450

Job Status: Full Time, Salary

Reference Number: 0096-2014

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Emailresumes@newtonma.gov

Contact Phone: 617-796-1260

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Library Assistant, Reference and Information Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

Duties/Description:

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader's advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head. May be asked to help organize and staff Special Collections.

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful. You will be joining a highly experienced Reference staff committed to excellent customer service and remaining on the cutting edge.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience working in a diverse, urban environment
  • ability to work well as a team member and independently
  • enthusiasm about discovering new products and services
  • a great sense of humor
  • flexibility
  • strong tech skills

A BA/BS in a relevant field plus applicable experience will be considered, a MLS from an ALA accredited institution is strongly preferred.

Salary:

$634.52-$756.81/week, steps on city pay scale

Closing Date:

October 7, 2014

Send:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Moser, Interim Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
smoser@mvlc.org 

Email submissions strongly encouraged

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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 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 141,838 in FY 12; 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 October 1, 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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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, 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 a Children's Librarian I position in the Connolly Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.

Salary: $44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral 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: September 30, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Assistant Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

The Assistant Executive Director has a unique opportunity to effect a positive change on MVLC's user support operations. This will have a profound impact on the consortiums relations with its member library community  As the go-to person for the Executive Director he/she will think creatively to solve problems while coordinating all day‐to‐day user services operations, training workshops, and other user support programs. The Assistant Executive Director consults with member library staff and consortia user groups to determine how well their automation needs are being met.  The Assistant Executive Director collaborates with the Executive Director, MVLC user groups, and the MVLC Executive Committee in the development and implementation of long and short range strategic plans. The Assistant Executive Director will act in the place of the Executive Director in the absence of same.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will assume duties of the Executive Director in absence of same in overseeing daily operations and assigned duties.
  • Supervises help desk staff and cataloging staff.  Directs and oversees technology services staff in all activities related to customer support operations.
  • Designs and evaluates consortia wide staff training and documentation for new and existing technologies (Integrated Library System, eContent, Internet services, etc.).  Designs and evaluates training documentation for member libraries to use with patrons.
  • Provides direct consultation and troubleshooting to library staff relative to their use of the automation systems.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Assistant Director for Technology Services, and appropriate member library user groups in the analysis, evaluation, implementation, configuration, and selection of automation products and services that benefit member libraries.
  • Oversight, selection, and management of the consortium's trouble ticketing system.  Provides the Executive Director and appropriate committees coherent statistics related to the ticketing system.
  • Designs and publishes public relations articles and the network's newsletter. Updates MVLC Membership Directory.  Develops and maintains MVLC's public and internal web sites and wikis.
  • Attends appropriate committee meetings and serves as liaison for network staff and member libraries for all user applications.
  • Advises and assists in the planning and implementation of grant proposals.
  • Ensures that the consortium staff is providing effective communication and quality customer service to member libraries. Effectively cooperates and communicates with fellow coworkers, vendors, and patrons.
  • Responsible for consortia wide development of eContent collections.  Provides member libraries with detailed evaluation, documentation, training, and statistics for shared eContent Collections.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned; may include some night and weekend duties.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Three to five years public service and automation experience, including supervisory and administrative
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Knowledge of PC environment
  • Public library experience desirable

Work Environment:

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.  Requires operation of vehicle to attend off site meetings.

The noise level in the work environment is low.  Moderate levels of stress may occur.

Physical Demands:

May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens.  Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files.  Periods of standing may be required during training sessions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Range

$66,924 - $88,780, in ten steps

Application Submittal

Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email address of three professional references to: 
Eric Graham, Executive Director
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
egraham@mvlc.org

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Library Manager, Sam T. Wilson Public Library, Arlington, TN

Library Systems & Services (LSSI) is seeking a forward thinking Library Manager for the Sam T. Wilson Public Library. To apply: https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1318/library-manager/job.

Qualifications:

  • MLS/ MLIS (Will also consider MLS graduate students close to program completion).
  • Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in early childhood education and children's programming highly desired.
  • Background check is required.

EOE

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Executive Director, C/W MARS, Worcester, MA

Position: Executive Director
Division: Administration
Grade: 23
Salary Range: $96,134-$139,394
Reports to: C/W MARS Executive Committee
Supervises: Manager of Library Applications, Systems and Networking Manager, Business Manager

Purpose

Responsible for the leadership, development, and administration of the C/W MARS Network, including strategic planning, personnel planning and administration, budget development and communication with member libraries. Keeps abreast of technological development in the library world and ensures network services meet the needs of member libraries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Guides the planning process for the future of C/W MARS.
  2. Prepares annual program goals and budget for approval by the Executive Committee. Implements and oversees network policies.
  3. Develops a knowledgeable, informed, and committed staff. Manages recruitment, selection, employment, development, and evaluation of network personnel.
  4. Administers all business, financial, and legal obligations of a non-profit organization. Assures the security and integrity of Central Site assets, including databases, application software, hardware, telecommunications, and physical plant.
  5. Keeps abreast of current and emerging technological developments. Evaluates and recommends improvements to the network.
  6. Works with vendors to ensure smooth and timely acquisition and transition to new and/or upgraded products and services. Monitors compliance and implementations of all vendor contracts.
  7. Communicates effectively with all constituencies in C/W MARS, keeping members and staff informed of current and future developments.
  8. Visits member sites on a regular basis. Identifies unmet needs and ensures awareness of the full range of services, functionality and supporting activities that are available.
  9. Develops membership programs, markets network services to area libraries, and provides quotes for C/W MARS membership to potential new or upgrading libraries.
  10. Oversees grant research and proposals, including project selection, development of grant applications and project implementation. Prepares e-rate applications and submits related forms.
  11. Represents and promotes C/W MARS at conferences and before boards, councils, committees, and other groups as required. Participates in statewide committees and cooperative efforts to assure resource sharing and information exchange for the future growth and stability of the network.
  12. Assumes other responsibilities consistent with position.

Essential Education, Skills, Knowledge

  1. MLS from an accredited ALA institution.
  2. Ten years public or academic library experience, five years supervisory experience and a minimum of three (3) years in a leadership role with an automated library network.
  3. Demonstrated ability to plan with and lead diverse group of people toward common goals.
  4. Demonstrated competence to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  5. Demonstrated, results oriented financial management experience.
  6. Demonstrated ability to direct, motivate, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
  7. Appropriate experience with library network technology.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, use computers, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear and frequently required to sit. The work is performed primarily in an on-site office setting; however, some local travel may be required, necessitating the availability and use of a personal automobile. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Moderate levels of stress may occur.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The incumbent must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate. The position description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Apply

Applications may be sent to exec-resume@cwmars.org. Applications received by Sept. 29, 2014 will receive first consideration.

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Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH

The Hooksett Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and motivated individual who is interested in joining our team.  We seek a leader who loves children and is passionate about providing library services to youth.  We are looking for an organized professional to deliver quality programs for youth ages newborn to teen, and to maintain an outstanding youth collection.  Will you be the one to help create a five star Youth Services Department?  If so, join our 2013 NH Library of the Year!

The Youth Services Librarian will act as the department head of the Youth Services Department work closely with the part-time Children's Assistant to plan, execute and evaluate programming, such as the Summer Reading Program, ongoing storyhours, school vacation week programs and much more.  The Youth Services Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Library Director and all other library staff to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality library services to the Hooksett community as an active member of the library management team.

Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required.  Three years progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers. MLS from ALA-accredited library school with a concentration in youth services or a comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience will be considered.

Beginning salary $36,000.00 - $42,000.00 commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.

Full job description available at www.hooksettlibrary.org

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to Heather Rainier, Library Director, Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106 hshumway@hooksettlibrary.org.

Review of applications will take place beginning October 6, 2014. Position open until filled.  EOE

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Young Adult's Librarian II, Grove Hall Branch, 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 a Young Adult's Librarian II position in the Grove Hall Branch. The successful candidate will execute the Library's program of service to the general public with emphasis on young adults and perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

Salary: $49,101.17 - 66,233.52, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or work taken, for credit, at an accredited library school.

Experience - Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices, and procedures; extensive knowledge of young adults' literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults; demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills; demonstrated 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: September 30, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, 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 a Children's Librarian I position in the Connolly Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.

Salary: $44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral 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: September 30, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Curator of Music, 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 Curator of Music position to assume responsibility for the Music collections and research services of the Arts Department and/or perform specialized, highly responsible professional library work of a complex nature.

Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or relevant field or equivalent from an accredited library school. Pertinent subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Four years of appropriate library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Requirements - Technology skills appropriate to perform the duties of the job. Some evening and weekend hours. Excellent public service skills.

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

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Adult Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell, MA

Summary of job responsibilities: Organizes and supervises the services in the reference department, including providing reference service to patrons, community outreach programs, provides automated reference services; and performs professional library service in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.

Job duties: Provides reference service to patrons in person, on phone, and via email. Develops reading, reference, and research materials through selection and purchase of books, materials
and equipment. Promotes interest in the library as a community resource by visiting and speaking to school, civic, cultural, and social organizations. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Interacts with community resources to enhance the reference collection and patron information opportunities. Provides training and supervision to volunteer staff. Experience in working with teens, writing grants and handling publicity a plus.

Special working conditions: Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary. Must be able to do light to moderate lifting.

Minimum qualifications: Expertise in computer and electronic technology and familiarity with emerging trends. Experience in working with teens, writing grants and handling publicity a plus.

Work includes an evening and some Saturdays.

37.5 hour work week

Pay range: $45,746.1-$57,128.33 in six steps

Closing Date October 17, 2014.

Please send resume and a letter of application to:
Human Resources, Barbara Childs at bchilds@townofnorwell.net

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Assistant Director for Human Resources, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

Seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management and administration in a supervisory position required, library experience highly valued. Familiarity with multiple areas of personnel administration (i.e. performance management,  HRIS systems, employee relations) and unionized environments strongly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with demonstrated planning and management skills are required. Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required, advanced degree and/or professional Human Resource certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations as necessary, where there is normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director, and in close collaboration with the Assistant Director for Public Services, the Assistant Director maintains and improves the organization's human resources capability by planning, implementing, and evaluating recruitment, performance management, operations improvement and human resources policies, programs, and practices that impact the Library's more than one hundred employees. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement a full life cycle recruitment and selection process; work with managers to identify needs, source candidates, assess/test candidates, complete job offer process and on-board new employees.
  • Oversee performance management process; work with managers to complete effective annual performance evaluations, develop remedial plans as necessary, recommend merit increases or position upgrades.
  • Ensure all job descriptions are up-to-date in terms of responsibilities, outcomes and core competencies.  Work with managers to ensure that each employee understands expectations for performance and behavior.
  • Coach managers on effective management skills; provide counsel on providing timely feedback, create disciplinary action plans.
  • Develop and implement a staff development process; work with individual staff on self-assessment and skills gaps, implement formal and informal training, mentorships, and coaching that allow staff to succeed in their current roles or move into new ones.
  • Conduct separation interviews with staff members who leave the Library; analyze data and make changes or recommendations to ameliorate identified issues or to modify initial selection process.
  • Lead the Library's continuous improvement efforts; identify opportunities to upgrade (or make unnecessary) personnel processes or practices; use data and observation to make/recommend changes; reduce non-value added activities across the Libraries through appropriate use of technology.
  • Interpret city and library policies for staff; coordinate with the City Personnel Department on benefits, compensation labor relations and other areas that impact the Library.
  • Oversee implementation of union contracts and collaborate with union representatives to resolve issues
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Manage all aspects of the payroll process; responds to all employment verification requests.
  • Maintain all human resource records.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal laws that impact employees and employers and ensure that the Library is in full compliance.
  • Serve as a fully-engaged member of the Library's management team; attend library and community events, represent the Director/Library at meetings and conferences.
  • Performs related duties as required

SALARY: $89,712-$106,887 + excellent benefits

DEADLINE: October 14, 2014 by 5pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to: Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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Cataloger and Classifier II (Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

Job ID: 347162

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Library Director, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, NH

The Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, NH seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work with a team to provide leadership and direction for a small community library. This 35-hour per week position is primarily administrative and includes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a part-time staff of four, and working with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and a dedicated Friends of the Library group.  A candidate for this position should be energetic and resourceful and able to communicate well with the public.

The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, and facility maintenance. The right candidate will have library work experience, strong skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, and strategic planning experience.

A bachelor's degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library is required. Experience including a broad background in management, administration, operations, technology, and finance, and an MLS from an ALA accredited program is preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resumé to Cook Memorial Library, Attn.: Search Committee, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886.

For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.tamworthlibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2014.

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Young Adult Specialist/Children's Librarian, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

The Town of Southwick is seeking an energetic individual for the above position. Full-time 37.5 hours per week @ $17.27 per hour. One year probationary period. Acceptable Experience and Training: A college degree or equivalent. Five years training or experience in children's and young adult services and literature. Interested individuals may obtain a copy of the Position Description and Town Employment Application by contacting the Selectmen's Office at 569-5995 or on the Town's website at www.southwickma.org. Applications and resume must be received by dropping off or mailing by 9/26/14, 12:00 noon, to Selectmen's Office, 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077. Southwick is an A/A, EOE, ADA Employer.

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Temporary Intermittent Senior Substitute (2), Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position # X426

37.5 hrs a week including evenings & Saturdays

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.  Requires flexibility to fill-in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal and to multi-task while doing so, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, ability to recognize situations that require referral to other staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, friendliness, tact, patience and maturity.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions

DUTIES:

  • Provides substitute coverage for all departments and branches of the library as needed
  • Provides coverage for public service areas as needed at main library and branches
  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assessing and collecting fines, answering telephone
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them as appropriate to other staff
  • Assists users with public computers as necessary
  • Any other duties required for the good of the library

SALARY:                    $14.71 per hour

DEADLINE:             September 30, 2014 at 5:00pm 

Applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or to  Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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Library Director, Woodbridge Town Library, Woodbridge, CT

The Town of Woodbridge, CT seeks an experienced and dynamic Library Director. The Woodbridge Town Library, with a dedicated staff of 24 employees, a budget of approximately $800,000, and a collection of over 85,000 items, serves a population of 10,000 residents in this suburban town just outside of the culturally rich city of New Haven, CT, home of Yale University, as well as numerous other institutions of higher learning. The Town of Woodbridge seeks an innovative library executive to build on the Library's successes and its excellent reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it serves.

Responsibilities:  The Director of the Woodbridge Town Library reports to a nine-member Library Commission and serves as a town department head.

The Library Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administering, supervising, and directing all library services along with other related work.
  • Hiring, supervising, and evaluating professional, support, and volunteer staff to manage library operations.
  • Directing the development and maintenance of the Library's collection of books and other materials like A/V and eBooks to reflect user needs and interests.
  • Planning and administrating comprehensive activities of community and cultural services and programs.
  • Recommending and implementing Library Commission policies as well as the Library's short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Implementing effective operating procedures and managing short and long term strategic plans.
  • Recommending, implementing, and supervising all financial and budgetary needs of the library.
  • Developing other sources of revenue, including grants from the State and Federal government, foundations, and private donors.
  • Overseeing and reporting on the condition of the physical plant and grounds of the Library.
  • Developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications by establishing strong, supportive, cooperative working relationships and positive communications with staff, Town officials, Library Commission members, Friends of the Library, and community members.
  • Planning and implementing new information technologies to meet changing needs.
  • Representing the Library on the local, consortia, state, and national level.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience at the supervisory level. Must have a vision for the future, proven leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong skills in developing community relations and customer service, as well as knowledge and skills with library automation.

Salary Range:  Salary range is $63,000 - $67,000 depending on qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.  Send letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references to Anthony F. Genovese, Administrative Officer/Director of Finance, 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525.  Electronic responses are also welcome at librarydirectorsearch@woodbridgect.org

Application Deadline:  4:00pm on OCTOBER 3, 2014

Town of Woodbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Children's Library Associate, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington, MA

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a part-time Children's Library Associate position.  We seek a creative and energetic individual with a strong interest in providing exemplary library services to children.  The successful candidate will assist the Children's Librarian with activities and services ranging from presenting story time to helping with STEM events. Other duties include providing reference and reader's advisory services to children and parents and assisting with circulation duties.

Weekly schedule is an average of 15 hours per week with regular morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Rotating Saturdays from September through June assigned in the adult circulation department. Scheduling flexibility is important for coverage during vacations and other circumstances.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of library services experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in the library services or another relevant field.  Knowledge of children's literature and current trends in library services to children and experience working with children desirable. The ideal candidate will be a team player with good customer services skills.

Full job description on Town of Wilmington web site.

Salary: $17.00 per hour; non benefited position.

Closing Date: September 19, 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 as a PDF to: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov. Please note "Children's Library Associate" in the subject line. We will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically in a file type other than PDF.

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Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach, Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

The Dickinson Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach.

Emphasis on children's services. Duties include planning, promoting and implementing children and adult programs; outreach to the local schools as well as the general community; and staffing the circulation desk.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree; one year of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; commitment to customer service and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Computer skills are a must and knowledge of the Evergreen Circulation system a plus.

This is a part-time (between 25 - 28 hours per week) position. Hours include one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Starting at $15.17/hour with benefits. 

Application and job description may be obtained at the library or online at www.northfield.ma.us, click on Current Openings.

Send a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Dickinson Memorial Library, your resume and the application to: Deb Kern, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA  01360 or email to dkern@cwmars.org. Open until filled. EOE.

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Library Director, Merriam Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA

The Merriam Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA is seeking to appoint the position of Library Director. The Director's position minimally requires a Bachelor's Degree and Basic Librarian Techniques Certification from the MBLC. This is a full time, 32 hour position with benefits with a salary range of 32K - 41K depending on experience. October 10, 2014 is the last day for accepting applications.

Please forward letter of application, resume, salary requirements and names of work references to:  Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, Paul Spencer, Trustee Chair, P.O. Box 364, West Brookfield, MA  01585, or jennpauls@yahoo.com. A copy of the full job description can be found at www.westbrookfieldlibrary.org. E.O.E.

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Library Director, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Application and Inquiry Email address: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com

Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative person for the position of Library Director. This position oversees all aspects of running a small town library with the mission of offering outstanding service to the community by providing informational, educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment.

Kingston is an historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with an approximate population of 6,000.  Having recently undergone a new building project in May of 2010, the library is equipped with modern technology and areas for children, teen, and adults to enjoy quiet study, meetings, activities and programs.

The Library Director will act as the Chief Administrative Officer of the library, responsible for day-to-day library operations within compliance of state and local laws. The Library Director will work in coordination with the Library Board of Trustees on matters such as policy-making, strategic planning and long range budget management. 

The Trustees are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate the following:

  • A broad knowledge of books and a personal love of reading
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Experience in the areas of collection development, programming, planning, and community outreach
  • Knowledge of library budget preparation/financial management, policy development, facilities management, technology, and personnel management/staff development
  • Ability to work well with library patrons and the community at large, other Town departments and officials, local schools and their libraries, a staff of 10 part time employees, volunteers, the Friends of the Library, and an elected board of seven Trustees
  • Experience with fundraising and legacy giving is preferred

Qualifications:  Candidates with an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or currently enrolled as a degree candidate.  A minimum of 5 years of library or equivalent experience is required, including at least 2 years in a supervisory position of more than 3 or more staff.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of formal education. Applicant must have ability to work a flexible work schedule.  Applicant will have ability to travel to meetings, conferences. 

Closing Date: Applications must be received COB October 6th, 2014.

Salary:  Full-time salaried position $50,000 plus benefits. Relocation expenses will not be compensated.

Address:  Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com (please put "LD Application" in subject line).

Source:  Employer issued job notice,  9/2014

KCL BOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Assistant-Circulation, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Position Title:                          Library Assistant - Circulation

                                                Wayland Free Public Library                       

Union:                                     Library Association

Hours:                                     29 hours per week      

Grade:  L-1                             Hourly rate:   $19.95-$26.03 per hour, plus benefits

Description of position:

Working in the Circulation Department of a busy, medium-sized public library, performs various tasks relating to the circulation of library materials.  Assists in the processing of network transfer materials; assists in coordinating the work of clerks, pages, and volunteers; assists in maintaining online library events calendar; produces flyers, posters, bookmarks, and notices for library events. Maintains various bulletin boards in the library. Participates in planning and publicizing community events and programs.  Is responsible for the library's museum pass program and online pass reservation system.  Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Minimum entrance requirements: 

Bachelor's degree.  Courses in library science desirable.

At least one (1) year of experience working in a Library setting or working in a clerical, secretarial, record keeping or related field.

Experience creating informational notices, flyers and posters desirable.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrated ability to interact with the public with patience and tact; excellent organizational talents; excellent attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential. 

Date posted:    September 5, 2014

Closing date:   September 19, 2014

Apply to: John Senchyshyn, Assistant Town Administrator / Human Resources Director, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director, Warwick (RI) Public Library

The Warwick Public Library, a Rhode Island leader in library services, seeks a highly-skilled administrator to serve as its next Director.  The successful candidate will be a visionary, who encourages innovative thinking in a collegial, team atmosphere.  The Library has a long tradition of being among the first to adopt new technologies, new models of library service focused on the customer, and implementing  new library trends, such as its Idea Studio.

The Library, soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary, serves a diverse population of nearly 83,000 with a budget of $2.5 million in a main library facility and 3 branches.  The staff of 50 (16 MLIS) pride themselves on providing exceptional patron-focused service.  The library enjoys an excellent reputation and receives outstanding support from the Library Board, the Friends of the Library, and the community. Funding is primarily through an appropriation from the city of Warwick.

Warwick is ideally located on Narragansett Bay, just minutes from Providence and an hour's drive from Boston.  The area offers excellent schools, access to major universities, cultural events, and multiple recreational opportunities, including 39 miles of coastline. To learn more about the Warwick Public Library and the Warwick area visit: warwicklibrary.org; warwickri.gov; visitwarwickri.com.

Position requirements:  Masters' degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of eight (8) years of post-degree employment in a public library in a management/supervisory position. In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Be a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff
  • Be a change agent who is forward thinking in planning library services and operations and believes in working as a team and in staff empowerment
  • Be an innovator and creative problem solver
  • Be a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine appropriate courses of action
  • Have the ability to forge collaborative relationships with other local organizations and government agencies
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to effectively communicate with the community, stakeholders, peers, and elected officials
  • Possess strong fiscal management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent human relations skills
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of technology and its use in public libraries
  • Be an individual who has a high-level of initiative and independent judgment
  • Be a public servant dedicated to excellent customer service.

Successful experience working with a library board of trustees, working effectively in a municipal structure, and maintaining a professional relationship with library unions is essential.  A proven track- record in grant writing and/or fund development is a plus. Complete position description at: http://hartzell-mikaconsulting.com/positions_available.html

Compensation: From $92,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; excellent benefit package.

Applications and nominations accepted until the position is filled, but those received by 5 o'clock pm (EDT) on Friday, October 10 will receive first consideration. Electronic submissions required.  To apply, submit a cover letter, which specifically addresses the position requirements, your resume, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three (3) professional references to Marianne@hartzell-mikaconsulting.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, NH

The Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, NH  seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work with a team to provide leadership and direction for a small community library.  This 35-hour per week position is primarily administrative and includes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a part-time staff of four, and working with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and a dedicated Friends of the Library group.  A candidate for this position should be energetic and resourceful and able to communicate well with the public.

The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, and facility maintenance. The right candidate will have library work experience, strong skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, and strategic planning experience.

A bachelor's degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library is required. Experience including a broad background in management, administration, operations, technology, and finance, and an MLS from an ALA accredited program is preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Cook Memorial Library, Attn.: Search Committee, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886. 

For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.tamworthlibrary.org

Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2014.

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Library Director, Muskegon Area District Library, MI

Your adventure starts here! Make a difference on West Michigan's lakeshores as the new Library Director for the Muskegon Area District Library (http://www.madl.org/), headquartered in Muskegon (MI) County. The Library's Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies.  MADL serves 119,450 residents in 21 municipalities and townships. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees, the 10 library locations provide excellent services and programs with 50 staff (30.13 FTEs) and a $3 million annual budget. The Library is anticipating a levy renewal campaign to take place as early as 2015 and has a capital campaign in progress--expansion of the Norton Shores branch to create Storyville--a library project modeled after the innovative Baltimore County program and focusing on early childhood literacy in Muskegon County.  MADL shares a catalog, resources and delivery system with other members of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.

The Muskegon area is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and is a popular destination with beautiful beaches, parks and lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking and bike trails and other types of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Downtown Muskegon is experiencing resurgence in growth and renewal--including a thriving Farmer's Market, the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra as well as the well-regarded Muskegon Museum of Art.  Muskegon County is also home to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which has provided programs in the fine arts for students since 1966. Grand Rapids (MI) is only 30 minutes away and both Chicago and Detroit are only a few hours' drive away.  The cost of living is moderate with many lifestyle options--from urban condos to suburban single family homes to rural farms. For information about the Library, the Muskegon area and the community, visit Muskegon Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLlinks.htm.   

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with Michigan State law and under the policies and strategic directions established by the Board of Trustees. Visit Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLjobdesc.pdf) under Article VII of the Board By-Laws for additional details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the library field, including four years in an administrative position; and the ability to obtain and retain Michigan Certification Level 1. Essential attributes and skills include: excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan, develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff and community stakeholders; and an understanding and appreciation of public library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, experience with a successful millage campaign and successful experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $78,000 - $90,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/)  via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of October 12, 2014.

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Volunteer, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking volunteer help staffing our Teen Space for the Fall 2014 semester.  Volunteers will work an average of 5 hours a week for 12 weeks, and duties will include: providing information to patrons using the teen space, monitoring computer use and troubleshooting basic computer problems, basic shelving and shelf-reading, and familiarizing patrons with the collections and the space.  We are seeking enough volunteers to cover the afternoons every day, Monday through Friday, usually in four hour shifts, although evening volunteers are also welcomed.  More specific projects can be given if desired, to be determined by the intern and the Teen Services librarian.

Interns will learn about the daily workings of a public library, specifically in Teen Services, and gain practical experience in staffing a public service desk in a busy public library.

Candidates should have completed Reference (LIS 407) and Information Organization (LIS 415). Completion of Young Adult Literature (LIS 438) and/or Children's Literature and Media Collections (LIS 481) would be helpful, but not required. Interest in Young Adult/Teen Services is strongly preferred.

Interested parties should send resume, the names of three references and a short statement describing why you would like this internship to:

Robin Brenner
Reference and Teen Services Librarian
Brookline Public Library
teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2014.

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Library Clerk Circulation Department #L422-720

15 hours per week, including regular Saturday shift - initial hours Tuesdays 4 to 9 PM; Fridays 12 to 5 PM; Saturdays 12 to 5 PM

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, CD/DVD players
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary.  Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions.  Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assesses and collects fines. Answers and routes telephone calls.  Registers borrowers and issues library cards. Processes deliveries, moving and unloading bins and checking-in items. Directs patrons to appropriate service areas. Shelves materials.  Assists in additional service areas as needed. Any other duties required by the Manager of Borrower Services for the good of the department and the library.

SALARY:

$17.21 per hour to $20.52 per hour in five steps

APPLY TO:

Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept., Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

DEADLINE:

September 16, 2014 at 5pm

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Circulation Supervisor, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

Statement of Duties: Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Circulation Department including checkout and discharging of library materials. Develops work schedules and assigns tasks to Circulation staff and volunteers. Responsible for the hiring and training of Circulation personnel. Performs yearly staff reviews. Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase in a variety of formats including print, electronic, and DVD. Participates in various aspects of library operations beyond Circulation Department, e.g. adult programming, public relations, etc., as time allows.

Supervision: Works under the direction of the Library Director or his/her designee but works with considerable independence in setting own daily work plan. Unusual situations are referred to the Library Director.

Supervisory Responsibility: Has direct supervisory responsibility for all Circulation Department personnel. May be required to act as "in charge" supervisor in the absence of the Director or Assistant Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association and a minimum of 3 years professional experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Strong customer service orientation is a must, along with the ability to lead and inspire staff to maintain a thriving customer service environment. Experience with automated library systems required; familiarity with Evergreen a plus. Expertise in the use of Windows operating system and knowledge of web-based technologies are essential. High degree of initiative; ability to exercise considerable judgment in dealing effectively with diverse constituencies; effective time management skills; the ability to develop productive working relationships with department personnel and to work collaboratively with co-workers as an effective team member. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Salary: $1,037.14 - $1,419.39 in 9 Steps with full benefits package

Schedule: Work week includes one night per week, as well as every other Saturday and a Sunday rotation from Sept. through mid-June.

Apply to: Elizabeth Vezina, Director
Billerica Public Library
15 Concord Road
Billerica, MA  01821
liz.vezina@billericalibrary.org
Tel.: 978-671-0948 ext. 101
Fax: 978-670-9493

Please include resume and three professional references.

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled.

Position Available: September 8, 2014

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Librarian, Enfield Public Library, Enfield, NH

The Trustees of the Enfield, NH, Public Library seek a proven leader and innovator to direct the Library. Reporting to an elected Board of Trustees, the Librarian will be responsible for all aspects of administration including personnel, collection management, budget, and long-range planning. The library has a staff of 5 full- and part-time employees, holds more than 28,500 items, and circulates more than 38,500 items annually. It serves a population of 4850 residents.

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:

  • Manages library operations, resources, and staff to achieve goals established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares short and long-term plans for the growth of the library.
  • Develops collections by acquiring and weeding appropriately.
  • Responds to reference requests.
  • Prepares annual budget for presenting to the board and to the town Budget Committee.
  • Gathers and presents statistics to the Trustees, the State Library, and for the town's annual report.

Within the community:

  • Meets regularly with other town department heads and the Town Manager.
  • Engages with the librarian, teachers, and principal of the Enfield Village School to insure quality programming that enhances elementary school education.
  • Cooperates with town recreation programs and other relevant programs for children and adults in offering quality library service and events.
  • Promotes the use of the library's facilities and collections.

Required minimum qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library Science or the equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the technologies and systems used in a modern small town library.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Salary is dependent on qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $50,000.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and the names of three references to philcronenwett@gmail.com. Closing date for this position is September 19, 2014.

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Library Director, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Franconia, NH

Abbie Greenleaf Library, located in the town of Franconia in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic and creative individual to serve as its director.
The library serves a community of residents and year-round visitors.

The director will manage library staff, develop the library budget, maintain a knowledge of emerging technologies, monitor the library's web presence (web site and social media), and offer programs of interest to adults and children.

Education and Experience
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science preferred; candidates with partial course work towards a degree or with comparable public library experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Thirty-hour work week. Two weeks of paid vacation, holidays and health insurance are provided. Six-month probationary period.

Application
Submit a letter of interest with résumé and contact information for three professional references to abbielibrary@gmail.com.

The position description is available at www.abbielibrary.org/Director.pdf.

The application deadline is September 10, 2014. In-person interviews will be conducted at the library.

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Library Director, Lee Public Library, Lee, NH

Duties:  The Lee Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service oriented. The Director oversees a staff of four part-time employees, a collection of approximately 25,000 books and media items, and an annual budget of just over $200,000.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public, including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, policy management, annual budget preparation, and fiscal management of the library facility. The candidate should be well-organized; have excellent written and verbal skills; be current with the latest technological resources; and have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered library for the town of Lee. Full job description is located on  www.leelib.nh.us.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills, and a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate an exceptional ability to direct a public library in a community which has set a high standard for service.

Description: Lee is a rural community located near the New Hampshire seacoast, with easy access to Routes 95, 93 and 495. There are approximately 4,400 residents, many of whom are associated with the nearby University of New Hampshire. Additionally, Lee is part of the Oyster River Cooperative School District; one of the district's two elementary schools is located in the center of Lee.

The Town of Lee has begun the process of raising funds for a new library and community facility, with a goal of breaking ground in 2016. The ideal candidate will have experience with library building programs.

Closing Date: October 3, 2014
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Address: Please send a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three professional references to Board of Library Trustees, Director Search, Lee Public Library, 9 Mast Road, Lee NH 03861.

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Library Director, Nahant Public Library, Nahant, MA

Institution:  Nahant Public Library

Job:  Library Director

Duties/Description:  Nahant, a small town surrounded by the sea 15 miles north of Boston, seeks a new library director. The Nahant Public Library is a beautiful 1893 stone building with an interior featuring carved wood paneling, fireplaces, and other historical features. The library enjoys widespread support in the town and is in the middle of an exciting transition from the 19th to the 21st century. The collection has been thoroughly weeded and is being automated. The library has also received a Planning & Design grant for a renovation or expansion project which the new director will be heavily involved in.

The director will be responsible for all facets of library operations, including financial management, programming, managing a staff of eight employees. In addition, the director will continue to foster relationships with multiple groups - the public, town officials, school officials, Friends of the Library and other community organizations.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must be a dynamic and friendly leader. An MLS from an ALA-accredited school is required. The candidate should have five years of progressively more responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of significant management and supervisory experience. However, less experienced candidates with otherwise outstanding qualifications will be considered. This is an excellent first directorship for qualified candidates who are passionate about providing innovative library services while preserving the Library's historical significance.

Salary: $61,000 - $74,000, depending on experience.

Closing Date:  Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Interviews will be scheduled immediately for qualified applicants.

Send: To apply, send a letter of application explaining your interest in this position, resume and three professional references to welshcreative@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Library Director, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Board of Library Trustees of the Belmont Memorial Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library professional to serve as Library Director.

Under the general direction of the Board of Library Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for planning, organizing, reviewing and directing all library activities blending traditional and innovative strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space.  The Library Director oversees the daily operations of the library, develops and implements library policies, procedures, and short and long range goals, directs and performs public relation activities, supervises staff, develops and administers the department budget, and oversees the physical plant.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school with five years of progressively responsible public library experience including supervisory experience. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology required. Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively and must possess excellent technology skills.

The salary range is $76,859 to $109,140 commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package.

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741

By September 12, 2014

EEO 

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Department Head and Team Leader, Research and Information Service, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Are you interested in becoming part of a dynamic public library team in which you play a lead role as Team Leader and Head of the Research and Information Services area of the Library?

The Portland Public Library, Portland Maine, is seeking a professional librarian with broad library experience to lead and manage the staff of the Research and Information area. This person is the Supervisor of Record for the Research and Information area which includes Reference, Reader's Advisory, Portland Room and Technology Center staffs. He/she is responsible for managing the staff resources for this service area and for providing quality research and information services to the adult population of Portland and Southern Maine. The position works closely with Team Leaders and Coordinators. This position will lead and coordinate the Health Team. This librarian is a key member of the Walk- In Services Team. Depending on the candidate, the Team assignments could have some flexibility.

As the largest public library in Maine, and the Area Reference and Resource Center (AARC), for the counties of York and Cumberland and some towns in Oxford, the Portland Public Library provides library services to a large and diverse geographic area with the highest population in the State, serving both urban and rural areas.   

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinates the Reference Service of the Library. Plans, manages, and evaluates the public services and operations within Research and Information Services. 
  2. Oversees the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional and paraprofessional staff and volunteers within Research & Information Services. Functions as "Supervisor of Record" for this service area.
  3. Keeps abreast of all major Teams' work assigned within the department through communication with staff. Leads the Health Team to create goals and metrics. 
  4. Selects, develops and maintains all reference and circulation materials within the subject area of health as well as general reference resources.
  5. Coordinates programming within this subject area.
  6. Meets regularly with the Executive Director, Associate Director and other Team Coordinators to discuss department issues, to make recommendations about the services and operation of library departments, and to participate in planning the future direction of the library.
  7. As a member of the Research and Information Department: Provides research and information service to the public of all ages in person and through any medium required. Serves as the subject specialist for questions and recommendations concerning the areas of health and oversees general reference queries. Oversees (outside of the meeting rooms and gallery), the public space of the Lower Level.
  8. Functions as the Periodicals selector and oversees the maintenance of  the Library's collection of periodical literature.
  9. Participates in special projects or tasks as necessary.
  10. 10. Seeks opportunities for professional development.

Qualities necessary include strong collaboration and team orientation; flexible style; ability to work well in a high volume of activity in a demanding service environment; ability to relate well with the public and staff and exhibit strong service orientation. Excellent communication skills, positive and inclusive leadership style, considerable knowledge of library principles and practices; sufficient physical stamina to perform in a fast-paced, high pressure environment requiring moving throughout the day on one's feet, with bending and lifting materials required.

Education requirements: an ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science and at least three years of professional experience of a progressively responsible nature, or equivalent professional training and experience.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to hr@portland.lib.me.us. Review begins Thursday, August 7, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. Competitive rates, excellent benefits.

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Children's Librarian (part-time), Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties/Description:  Develop programs for children preschool through grade eight.  Promote reading through displays, booklists, booktalks, and story times.  Provide reference services including curriculum support.  Provide instruction in information literacy skills.  Develop community partnerships that enhance service.

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate with demonstrated commitment to excellence in public service, experience with children, courses in children's literature and reference services, adaptable technology skills, aptitude for public speaking, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications.

Salary:  $21.92 - $27.89/hour, in five steps, based on education and experience.

Hours: 15-19 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Send:  Mail resume and letter of application to

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Beebe Library
345 Main St
WakefieldMA 01880

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Librarian, Enfield Public Library, Enfield, NH

The Trustees of the Enfield, NH, Public Library seek a proven leader and innovator to direct the Library. Reporting to an elected Board of Trustees, the Librarian will be responsible for all aspects of administration including personnel, collection management, budget, and long-range planning. The library has a staff of 5 full- and part-time employees, holds more than 28,500 items, and circulates more than 38,500 items annually. It serves a population of 4850 residents.

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:

  • Manages library operations, resources, and staff to achieve goals established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares short and long-term plans for the growth of the library.
  • Develops collections by acquiring and weeding appropriately.
  • Responds to reference requests.
  • Prepares annual budget for presenting to the board and to the town Budget Committee.
  • Gathers and presents statistics to the Trustees, the State Library, and for the town's annual report.

Within the community:

  • Meets regularly with other town department heads and the Town Manager.
  • Engages with the librarian, teachers, and principal of the Enfield Village School to insure quality programming that enhances elementary school education.
  • Cooperates with town recreation programs and other relevant programs for children and adults in offering quality library service and events.
  • Promotes the use of the library's facilities and collections.

Required minimum qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library Science or the equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the technologies and systems used in a modern small town library.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.  Salary is dependent on qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $50,000.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and the names of three references to philcronenwett@gmail.com. Closing date for this position is September 19, 2014.

 

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Part Time Circulation Clerk and Long Term Substitute, Berwick Public Library, Berwick, ME

Deadline: 9/10/2014

The Berwick Public Library is seeking a flexible individual for 4 ½ hours per week, with occasional additional hours; working Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Individual will check books in and out, field reference questions and operate basic library functions. Significant interaction with the public; needs customer service skills.  Ability to multi-task is a necessity. Good communications skills and computer literacy required.  Additional technology skills desired.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree preferred
  • One to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

$9.00/hr. to start

Applications received 9/10/2014 will receive priority

Interviews will begin 9/17/2014

 

Library Hours when might be called to substitute:

Tues & Weds 9:30 - 7:30, Fri & Sat 9:30 - 1:30.


To apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Melissa Saggerer, library director: msaggerer@berwickpubliclibrary.org

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Temporary On-Call Children's Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

Duties/Description

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking children's librarians to work on the children's reference desk of our busy library. Duties include providing reader's advisory and reference services, troubleshooting technology problems, library projects as directed by supervisor, and understanding and enforcing library policies. This is an on-call temporary position. Temporary librarians are put on our call list and are called to work shifts as needed to cover sick leave, vacations, maternity leave, and Sunday shifts. Preference for those who are available weekdays and weeknights.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has an MLS or is halfway through an MLS program, has library experience, and is comfortable learning and explaining technology, particularly digital media, ereaders, and other digital devices.

Salary

$21.72/hour

Send

Please email cover letter and resume to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at wfpljobs@watertown-ma.gov.

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Adult Services Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library

Hopkinton Public Library

Adult Services Librarian

13 Main St.

Hopkinton, MA

 

Town of Hopkinton seeks FT (40 Hrs/Week) Adult Services Librarian for its Public Libary - The Adult Services Librarian will provide a wide variety of information and reader's advisory services as well as instructing customers in the use of library resources and technology.  Assists in administrative duties, use of technology, and all other aspect of library management and operations. Other responsibilities include assisting the Library Director with collection development, planning and execution of library programs, budgeting and evaluation and implementation of library services.  Responsible for managing public access computers and the ILS system (Evergreen). Plans and participates in marketing and promotional activities for the library. Undertakes special projects at the request of the Director. Serves as back-up in the absence of the Library Director and assumes management of the Library as well as supervisory responsibilities for staff.  This position reports to the Library Director and will require one evening per week with Saturdays on a rotation schedule.

 

Qualifications:

Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an A.L.A accredited program. At least 2 to 3 years of public library experience working in reference/information services position or combination of education and experience.  Must demonstrate proficiency in the management of public library services; experience with and knowledge of collection development, programming, policy development, an integrated library system, municipal budgeting, effective management skills and can effectively interact and build partnerships within the community.  Must also have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work with and serve diverse consumers; must be able to work independently as well as be a team player.

 

 Applicants:  To be considered for this vacancy, applicants must submit resume with an application and cover letter to the Human Resources Director by no later than 5pm, Friday, September 5, 2014.  While the preferred method of application is via e-mail at HR@hopkintonma.gov or through our website at www.hopkintonma.gov, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at:  Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.  The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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