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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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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 OCTOBER 17, 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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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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Assistant Librarian, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

Duties/Description: Assistant Librarian for a busy municipal library; 12.75 hours per week, year-round position; work schedule includes weekend and evening shifts.

Specific Duties: Performs the following duties on one or more of the public service desks:

  • Performs circulation transactions to include checking materials in/out, placing and delivering patrons' holds, renewing loans, advising patrons as to the status of their accounts, registering new patrons, performing catalog searches, receiving/processing materials and acting as reader's advisor.
  • Provides reference/information services to patrons.
  • Answers general library inquiries and questions.
  • Explains and enforces library policies and procedures to patrons.
  • Provides patrons assistance with basic personal computing skills to include Internet use and user-level troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Maintains orderliness of the departmental service area.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (minimum) required. Library experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required. Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.

The position will be subject to a 90 day probationary work period.

Hourly Wage: $15.58 to $19.61 per hour in 7 steps

Closing Date: October 6, 2014

Send: Forward a letter of application and resume by March 7, 2014 via email to deschene@noblenet.org or send hard copy to: Michelle Deschene-Warren, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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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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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 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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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 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: 19.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $23.75-$27.90/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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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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Assistant Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster MA

Qualification and Duties

The Leominster Public Library (LPL) seeks a proven leader and innovator for the position of Assistant Director.  LPL employees 16 full-time and 9 part-time staff members, and has an annual operating budget of $1,344,467.  The LPL is governed by a six member appointed Board of Trustees, and serves a diverse community of 41,303.

 

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director, serves as a high-level member of the management team, and assists in the execution, planning, directing, and overseeing of all library activities and operations.  In the absence of the Library Director, the Assistant Director assumes management of the library.

 

S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century, demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of collection development, programming, policy development, grant writing, technology including integrated library systems, municipal budgeting, effective management practices, and community partnership building.

 

The ideal candidate will be:

 

  • an innovator and creative problem solver
  • a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff
  • a change agent with a belief in working as a team and in staff empowerment
  • an able communicator who can effectively communicate with the community, stakeholders, peers, and elected officials
  • a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine appropriate courses of action
  • a person who has a high-level of initiative and independent judgment
  • a public servant dedicated to excellent customer service

 

Duties include professional, administrative and managerial work, assisting the Library Director in the administration of all library operations and services.  Serving as the Acting Director in the absence of the Library Director.

 

Serves on the management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology, and service development.  Assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks as required.

 

ALA accredited Masters of Library and Information Science Degree.  A minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Compensation and Schedule:

Salary Range:  $59,421 - $76,791(8 steps), with a non-negotiable salary of $59,421 and benefits.  Work schedule includes evening and Saturday work on a rotating basis. 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@cwmars.org.

by September 5, 2014.

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Youth Services Librarian, Monson Free Library, Monson MA

Job Description: Youth Services Librarian

Supervision: Reports directly to the Director.  Along with the director, sets  goals and objectives.  Works independently to evaluate current trends, services, programs, practices and to revise/develop programs as needed following library policies and procedures and as budget will allow.

Position summary:  Considerable knowledge, skill and ability in the public library field as it relates to youth services including knowledge of current trends, literature, technology and programming.  

Purchases and maintains children's and young adult collections in a variety of formats.

Provides reference and  readers' advisory services for children, teens, families and teachers.

Plans, organizes, and publicizes creative children's and teen  programs, including but not limited to story times, film, special events, class visits, performer contact, and summer reading. Maintains a pleasant, inviting, and safe environment for children and young adults.

Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains procedures to the public.

Liaises with community organizations and schools to promote library services and programs as well as issues concerning youth.

Assists director in preparing annual budget as it pertains to youth services.

Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding youth services and reports these to the director.

Writes, procures, and administers grants.

Supervises volunteers and library staff dedicated to the youth services department.

Participates in youth services committees  and attends workshops and seminars as time and budget allow.

May perform additional supervisory duties in the absence of the director.

Circulation duties as needed.

Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

The essential functions or duties listed here are intended 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.

 

Qualifications:  MLS or MLIS from an A.L.A. accredited program required with an emphasis on children's literature and services or equivalent experience.  Three years working in a library setting.

Knowledge of library operations, procedures and services, circulation software (III or Evergreen),  and trends in youth services.  Sensitivity and experience related to children's special needs and child development required.  Must possess  excellent skills with  technology,  customer service,  oral and written communication, and planning and organization.

Must demonstrate stamina, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and ability to establish priorities.

Must work at all times in a friendly and cooperative manner with the public and other staff.

 

Schedule:   Full-time (35 hours per week). Benefits.  Salary range $16 - $18 per hour based on experience.

 

Job Environment and Physical Requirements: May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to reach.  Must be able to lift on a frequent basis at least 10 pounds. Must occasionally be able to lift up to 30 pounds.  Must be able to work in an environment that is at times very busy and hectic

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Library Director, Petoskey District Library, Petoskey MI

Petoskey, Michigan has been a destination for generations. Make it your destination, too! The Petoskey District Library's (http://www.petoskeylibrary.org/) new Library Director will be a critical contributor to the Petoskey arts and cultural community. The successful candidate will lead a committed, talented staff and active, vital Friends of the Library bringing innovation and creativity in generating new and effective library programs and services for the 14,568 residents of the City of Petoskey, Bear Creek Township, and Resort Township. Building on a new strategic plan outlining core values, the Director, with a five-member Board of Trustees, a $1.2 million budget, and a stunning, new Library (2004), will work to implement goals including, but not limited to, building relationships with surrounding townships, expanding library hours, and developing the talents of a dedicated team of library staff.

 

Petoskey, MI, known for the famous "Petoskey stone" and being the home to Ernest Hemingway for many years, overlooks the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in the Lower Peninsula. It's a resort community of unmatched beauty and charm with all of the amenities of a larger city. In addition to the arts and stellar public schools, Petoskey is the county seat and offers outdoor recreation opportunities including bike trails, boating, fishing and the Midwest's best downhill skiing. Emmet County, organized in 1853, was known for years as L'Arbre Croche (Crooked Tree)--so named by early French fur traders and missionaries for a tall tree overhanging a high bluff used as a landmark for approaching canoes. Also called "Land of a Million Dollar Sunsets," Petoskey has served as a summertime destination for vacationing city residents for many years. Tourism continues to be a major economic force and Petoskey is now a four-season destination with outstanding shopping and views--and the year-round home for many who enjoy its beauty and charm.  Petoskey is also home to McLaren Northern Michigan (health care) and North Central Michigan College. For more information about the Library, the Petoskey community and the surrounding area, visit Petoskey Links(http://www.gossagesager.com/Petoskeylinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director works at the pleasure of the Library Board of Trustees and is the Library's chief administrator--responsible for carrying out Board policy, developing strategic plans and directions, and overseeing library operations.  Essential functions include: overall management and organizational leadership; financial planning, resource development and accountability; providing effective team development and leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; working effectively with elected officials at the local, township and state level; and interacting with the media and the community to project a positive image of the Library.  See Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/petoskeyjobdesc.pdf)  for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree in Librarianship from an ALA accredited library school; and a minimum of five years of administrative experience (or the equivalent). Essential attributes and skills include: strong interpersonal skills; excellent writing, communication and presentation skills; political acumen; collaborative and team-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" relating to library programs, services and technology. See the Predictive Index Summary (http://www.gossagesager.com/predindex.pdf) completed by the Board for additional desired characteristics. Prior success as a library director reporting to a policy making board is also highly desirable. 

 

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $68,000 -$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com.  This position closes September 28, 2014.

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Systems Librarian, Town of Mansfield, Mansfield CT

TOWN OF MANSFIELD, CT

Systems Librarian

Public Library & Information Technology Departments

 

The Town of Mansfield, Connecticut is seeking applicants for our full-time Systems Librarian position. Under the direction of the Public Library and Information Technology Department Heads, this position serves as the first line of support for the use of electronic resources and library technologies. The Systems Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology by library staff and the public. Sample duties include: computer management and troubleshooting; planning and implementation of new technology; routine security and hardware maintenance; creating and maintaining the library's website and social media.

 

Position is full-time with a 35 hour work week. Hiring rate is $55,728-$59,950 per year with a comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit retirement plan. Hiring rate is dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. Candidates are required to have a master's degree in library science or a related field (or MLIS degree/related degree conferred by December 2014) supplemented by experience with developing, implementing, and maintaining library technologies. Familiarity with computer systems, experience with web site management highly desirable. Public library experience is preferred. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check.

 

Position is open until filled. Interested applicants must submit an employment application at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobapp and a letter of interest and resume detailing work, education, and training experiences to HR@mansfieldct.org.  EOE/AA

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Staff Librarian (Children & Teens), Main Library Youth Services Dept, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

Staff Librarian (Children & Teens)

Main Library Youth Services Dept

#L412-724

37.5 hours per week, including at least one night and Saturday rotation

  

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science.  Experience in providing direct service to children in a library or educational setting.  Experience with young adults (ages 12 to 18) is preferred.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirements.

Requires:  Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives.  A broad and current knowledge and appreciation of children's literature, young adult literature, digital and multimedia materials, and electronic resources, including social media communication tools.   Knowledge of current technology, technological trends, and operation of related equipment.  A broad knowledge of the intellectual, emotional, psychological and physical development of children and adolescents is essential.  A genuine caring and respect for children and teens and an ability to establish rapport with them.  Good communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively with children, teens and adults.  Ability to express oneself orally and in writing.  Knowledge and experience in planning programs appropriate for the age level (children or teens) and capabilities of the target audience.  Planning and organizational skills.  Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and techniques.  Knowledge of current issues and legislation affecting children and teens in the community and in society.  Flexibility, initiative, energy, patience and tact to deal effectively with the public.  Excellent people and reference skills.  Familiarity with online circulation systems and online searching is required.  Experience in working with children and teens individually and in group settings.  Creativity  Resourcefulness  Patience  Initiative  Enthusiasm  Maturity  Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in emergency staffing situations.

 

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 and to supervise the Children's Room and Teen Room
  • 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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library and off-site locations, as necessary.  Normal exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions which occur in a large and busy children's and teen public service space  Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

DUTIES:

  •          Performs duties necessary to the daily operation of the Main Library Children's Room and Teen Room
  •          Working closely with other Main Library youth services staff, helps serve as a bridge for preteens and adolescents transitioning between the Children's Room and the Teen Room spaces, staff and collections
  •          Provides reference, readers advisory and library orientation/instruction services to individuals and groups
  •          Assists in implementing the library collection development policy in accordance with the allocated departmental budget while selecting, evaluating, maintaining and weeding materials within designated sections of the children's and teen collections
  •          Works closely with the Manager of Youth Services and other Main Library youth services staff to plan, implement, manage and evaluate programs for children, teens, parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers and others
  •          Participates in direct library outreach to schools, preschools, day care centers, youth centers and other community groups
  •          Any other duties required for the good of the service area and the library
  •          May be assigned special tasks like:  Planning and implementing programs to meet the needs of children and/or teens.  Preparing displays and merchandizing materials.  Evaluating programs and analyzing successes and failures.  Assisting in compiling statistics.  Compiling booklists.  Maintaining good public relations and collaborating with the schools and other agencies.  Preparing press releases and in-house publicity.  Attending system-wide meetings of children's librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide children's programs.  Conducts outreach (e.g. book talks, programs and library  instruction/orientations) to groups at out-of-library sites.  Operating audio-visual equipment in the presentation of library programs.  Using online social media to promote and implement library services.  Participating in assigned committees.

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

 

SALARY:             $ 25.80 - $ 29.60 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE:      August 21, 2014  by 5:00 pm

 

 

APPLY TO:        

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Librarian I, White Plains Public Library, White Plains NY

Job Announcement - Librarian I (two positions) at White Plains Public Library


The White Plains Public Library has openings for two Librarian I positions. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs. As a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services, plan programs, lead classes and workshops, and work with community groups, among other responsibilities.


Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience, training, or interest in any of the following: digital media, emerging technologies, services to teens, services to adults 55+, and local history. Experience in instruction is a plus, as is fluency in Spanish. Must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.


Candidates should genuinely like people, appreciate working with a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. They need to be able to think critically about library patrons and help them resolve their information needs and realize their goals. Likewise, they need to be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.


The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 50,000 residents, the City's population expands to 250,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.


The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2013 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 730,000 items. The Library includes the Trove, a library for children, and in 2013 opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign will create a Learning Commons for adults as well as a café and bookstore.


Starting Salary: $57,577


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library science (MLS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.


Special Requirement: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment.


The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer


If interested, please email cover letter and resume by August 13 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.

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Programming & Publicity Coordinator, Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

Programming & Publicity Coordinator
Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

Schedule: 26-30 hrs/ week, flexible, including some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour, including Paid Time Off
Accountability: Reports to the Library Director
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Deadline: Open until filled

This is a great time to join our team at the Plaistow Public Library.
  • Are you a passionate community-builder who can create a full slate of library events to create amazing experiences for our adult patrons?
  • Are you a great communicator with outreach, marketing or public relations experience?
  • Are you excited about working collaboratively with local partners to deepen and broaden community connections in our town and region?
If so, our new Programming and Publicity Coordinator position is for you.

Brainstorming, planning, marketing, event-day execution, follow-up evaluation and reporting - these are certainly part of the job description, but they only scratch the surface of the vision we hope you'll have a role in drafting and bringing to life.

We want to maintain the best traditions of library programming (book groups, author visits, open houses, lectures, displays, exhibits). But to meet the evolving needs of our town, the Library also has to continually re-invent itself and change the ways people think about libraries.

If the concepts of embedded librarianship, collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy inspire or intrigue you, then you have a sense of the paths we want to explore together.

No doubt, you have the indispensable qualities of a great colleague - professionalism, a positive attitude, great work ethic, good sense of humor, eagerness to learn and challenge yourself. So what else are we looking for?

You have some, and hopefully many, of the following ABILITIES & TRAITS ...
  • You're curious about what makes a community "work" and love meeting new people
  • You're passionate about engaging groups through unique public events and serving as a fuse to ignite latent social energies
  • You can roll up your sleeves to just Get Things Done while not losing sight of the big picture or your creative spirit
  • You love helping others share their stories, ideas and experiences
  • You're an energetic self-starter
  • You can mobilize and inspire others to work together while exhibiting humility and exemplary listening skills
  • You can focus not just on the who, what, when and how of programs, but also on the WHY
  • You love looking outside of normal library channels for inspiration and great ideas
  • You can prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time, handling bumps in the road with composure and grace
  • You're an explorer who can proactively seek out new partnerships
  • You can represent the library with confidence "out there", in spaces where our patrons actually live, work and play
  • You don't mind taking risks or trailblazing a new path, even if it means there may be times when 5 people show up to an event
  • You want more than just a job - "If I can't dance, it's not my revolution"

And here are some BONUS SKILLS & ABILITIES - great if you got one or more of 'em!
  • Technological chops - experience with web editing (HTML/ CSS), Microsoft Excel, writing code in any language
  • A design sensibility - proficiency with Adobe products, Microsoft Publisher, or infographics or data visualization software
  • Traditional and/or social media wrangling
  • Fundraising and/ or grant seeking/ writing skills
  • Proficiency with audiovisual technologies (photography, film, sound equipment)
  • Success as a coach, teacher or community organizer
If this sounds like you, or someone you know, visit the Work With Us page of our website to learn more about the Plaistow Public Library and the responsibilities and benefits that come with the position.

Note that this is a new position, with room to grow if you can prove yourself by bringing transformational results to the library and our community. Got ideas on improving the job description? We want to hear 'em!

If you're ready to apply, submit a resume and cover letter via our JobScore website:
http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/plaistowpubliclibrary/programming-and-publicity-coordinator/dY4Wikf2yr5jXCeJe9fLhG
We would also welcome relevant work samples - a press release or flyer, a design-inspired or video resume, a Prezi - anything illustrating what you're capable of and where your dreams might take us. Show us your A game! (Samples can be shared electronically by whatever method's most convenient, or mailed to the Library to the attention of Cab Vinton, Director.)

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Adult Services Librarian - Generalist, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy MA

An Adult Services Librarian may work at the Main Library or branch locations performing a wide variety of information, reference and reader's advisory services; developing and conducting programs; instructing customers in the use of library resources and technology; and assisting with collection development.

Qualifications:
See full job description for complete list of required and preferred qualifications.

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school required
  • Minimum one year of experience providing customer service and/or instructional or outreach services to the general public required
  • Minimum one year of experience providing information services preferred
  • Must have current working knowledge of PCs in a Windows environment, library applications, and library automation systems, and be able to use online Internet searching methods and information resources
  • Experience in public speaking and formal writing skills are highly desired, as is fluency in a foreign language (particularly Chinese)

Schedule:
Full-time twelve-month schedule of 35 hours per week will include two evening shifts (1-9 p.m.) per week and two Saturday shifts per month.

Salary & Benefits:
Professional Librarian II, Range 3; Salary $45,637-$55,525 plus hourly differential pay for evenings and weekends. Benefit package includes paid vacation and sick leave, and health and dental insurance.

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Clayton Cheever at ccheever@ocln.org.

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Library Director, Crown Point Community Library, Lake County IN

Read...Discover...Connect. Discover and connect with the charm and character of Crown Point and the Crown Point Community Library. The Crown Point Community Library (http://crownpointlibrary.org/) Board of Trustees seeks a talented and energetic Director to lead the Library and its constituents to meet the needs of this growing community.  The Library Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, and bring new ideas and exciting innovation to the Library.  Crown Point Community Library, located in Lake County, Indiana, serves the 42,000 residents of Center and Winfield Townships.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the two library locations--downtown Crown Point Library and the Winfield Library--provide excellent services and programs with 39 staff and a $1.6 million annual budget. The Library, originally established as a Carnegie library, realized in 2005 that is was rapidly outgrowing and outpacing its facility. In 2010, the Library passed a successful $12 million bond issue and the "new" Crown Point Library opened in 2012.

 

Crown Point, the "Hub of Lake County, IN," is the county center anchored by the stunning Lake County Court House and the Public Library located on a thriving square with retail and restaurants. This "jewel" of a growing community--the population has increased exponentially within the last 14 years--provides a family-friendly, small town lifestyle with nearby city amenities (Chicago and Indianapolis are a short drive away). Local residents will find excellent public schools, strong neighborhoods, and affordable housing. Purdue University, Valparaiso University, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University Northwest, and University of St. Francis offer higher education opportunities. In addition to its modern charm, Crown Point has an abundance of historic architecture and invites its visitors and residents to explore it through walking tours and a visit to the Lake County Historical Museum. For more information about the Library, Crown Point and Lake County, visit Crown Point Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/CPLinks.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 of the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the Indiana State Library. The successful candidate will be able to balance traditional service while implementing new, bold, thoughtful programs and services. See http://www.gossagesager.com/CPjobdesc.pdf to see the complete job description.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 1; and ten years progressively responsible library experience (or six years library experience including three years of supervisory experience). 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; and an understanding and appreciation of library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

 

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

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/)  via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of September 21, 2014.

 

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Head of Reference and Information Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill MA

Job: Head of Reference and Information Services


Duties/Description:
The Head of Reference and Information Services is a key leadership position within the Haverhill Public Library. This position is responsible for the overall management of the Reference Department, Public PC area, and Special
Collections. The ideal candidate will be both a leader and a team player, committed to the overall excellent service
given to patrons library-wide. You will manage a staff of both MLS and paraprofessionals, you will act as building
manager in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director.

You will be:
-comfortable with overseeing the HPL Special Collections, a large collection of local history and genealogical materials

-actively participating in management team meetings

-interested in assisting in the planning and implementation of adult programming, including annual Haverhill Reads

-enthusiastically representing HPL at consortium and community events

-executing top notch non-fiction collection development

-bringing exciting new products and procedures to the attention of the HPL administration

-capable of using good judgment in dealing with difficult patron interactions

-proactive, friendly, flexible, and always willing to learn

Qualifications:
*MLS Degree from ALA accredited institution
*3-5 years experience in a public library administrative position, preferably Reference or Adult Services, managing
both MLS and paraprofessional staff
*High comfort level with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office, and EverGreen ILS(preferred)
*Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
*Experience working within a diverse, urban environment is highly desirable
*Physical ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, stoop, push a book cart, and lift up to 50lbs

Salary: $42,460-49,809 (Steps on City Pay Scale), full benefits

Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Priority Given to Candidates Who Apply by August 22, 2014

Send:
Send resume and letter of application to:


Sarah Moser, Interim/Assistant Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
or smoser@mvlc.org
Email submissions are strongly preferred

 

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

Institution:  Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

 

Job:  Children's Librarian, part time. 

 

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

 

Posted:  7/30/14

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Library Professional Associate/Sunday Supervisor, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury MA

SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY: LIBRARY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATE/SUNDAY SUPERVISOR

Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree, MLS preferred; two years of professional library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly dependable. Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems (Evergreen) and information technology. Experience with online systems and technology; strong customer service orientation with excellent oral and interpersonal skills, public library research and reference skills required.

 

Duties:

  • Supervise and manage Sunday circulation staff
  • Provide direct circulation services
  • Oversee and provide reference services
  • Oversee and manage facility
  • Oversee opening and closing procedures
  • Manage circulation and page staff schedules for Sundays

 

Compensation and Schedule: 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. every Sunday from approximately October through May.  (Length of season may vary with funding resources.)

 

Hourly Rate: $23.49 at PT-2 on municipal personnel system.

 

Send letter of interest/resume to Ellen M. Dolan, Director at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov

  

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Library Director, Goodwin Memorial Library, Hadley MA

Institution:

Goodwin Memorial Library

Job:

Library Director

Duties/Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Goodwin Memorial Library seeks an energetic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Goodwin Memorial Library, located in Hadley Massachusetts, serves a small and active community with a population of 5,000 people. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Town Manager, the Library Director must manage traditional and evolving library services; develop library policies; supervise and develop staff and volunteers; possess significant IT and financial management experience; and oversee the physical plant including upcoming renovations of the historical library building. Director will manage the awarded MBLC Planning and Design Grant. The Director will have a strong public service commitment to administer and manage the functions, activities and operations of the Goodwin Memorial Library.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have 5 years of progressively
responsible 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 school is required.

Salary:

$45,000 - $50,000 (30 - 35 hours per week)

Closing Date:

September 1, 2014

 

Contact Information:

Interested candidates: submit a letter stating interest and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names of three work-related references to Caryn Perley, Trustee Chair, Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035 or carynperley@charter.net

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Technical Services Librarian, Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln MA

The Lincoln Public Library is looking for a sociable Technical Services Librarian who will supervise staff of the Technical Services Department and work shifts at the reference and circulation desks.   The successful candidate is self-motivated, detail oriented, organized, a great multi-tasker with strong verbal and written communication skills and a sense of humor.  This individual should be willing to pitch in to complete whatever tasks need to get done, have an up-beat, can do attitude, and a friendly and professional demeanor.

 

Requirements are a minimum of three to five years of progressive technical services experience and some public service experience.   Working knowledge of the Sierra library system is desirable.  This job is 20 hours per week and includes pro-rated benefits.   Starting pay rate is between $26.86/hour and $29.36/hour.

 

Applicants should send a letter of interest, explaining how they are qualified for this position, and a resume to Barbara Myles, Director, Lincoln Public Library at bmyles@minlib.net.  Application deadline is August 15, 2014.

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham MA

Institution: Stevens Memorial Library


Job: Library Director


Duties/Description: The Board of Trustees of Ashburnham's Stevens Memorial Library seeks a visionary leader with strong strategic planning and financial management skills and a record of enhancing public library services. The new director will be able to articulate, support and promote the Library's mission and collaborate with the Trustees, staff, volunteers and the community it serves.


Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; enrollment in an accredited MLS program considered; four (4) years professional experience in public library including at least two (2) years in a supervisory position; experience in a C/W MARS library preferred.


Salary: $52,000-$61,000 depending on experience and qualifications


Closing Date: September 1, 2014 but resumes will be accepted until the position is filled


Send: To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume by September 1, 2014 to Paula Dowd Chair of the Board of Trustees (pdowd@ashburnham-ma.gov )


Posted: 2014-07-29

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Interim Children's Librarian, Public Library, Middlesex County MA

Position Title:  Interim Children's Librarian                                                                   

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for an Interim Children's Librarian for one of our public library clients northwest of Boston (Middlesex County). This position will begin on 8/25/14 and continue until 10/17/14 

 

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week); will also consider 2 part-time candidates (20 hours/week each) 

Monday 2-9pm; Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm; approximately 2 Saturdays in rotation

 

Job Summary: Work with children and their caregivers in a busy Children's room; implement programming and story-times for children from birth through 6th grade. Requires knowledge of children's literature, programming experience, customer service skills, and enthusiasm for working with children.

 

Technology: Knowledge of Sierra, ability to support patrons using OverDrive, Tumble Books, and internet searching; and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/ by August 10.

 

 

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Interim Director, Public Library, North Central MA

Position Title:  Interim Director                                                                       

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for an Interim Director for one of our public library clients in north central Massachusetts. This position will begin as soon as possible and continue for several months until a new director is hired.

 

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week).  Exact hours to be determined.

 

Job Summary: Provide professional, administrative, and supervisory work in directing the activities and operations of leadership and coordinate day-to-day operations of a public library in a small town (under 10,000 population) and in overseeing all library services and resources. Essential functions include:

  • Develop, administer, and coordinate the work of the library and staff
  • Administer policies concerning library operations, equipment, and facilities
  • Advise the Board of Trustees on library operations and policies
  • Train, assign, and evaluate personnel and volunteers
  • Prepare annual budget estimates; administer and account for library expenditures
  • Perform collection development
  • Oversee and implement circulation and technical services
  • Maintain partnerships with town government, community groups, and local businesses and promote library services within community
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program, with a minimum of two years of progressively responsible library work experience, including supervisory experience
  • Complete working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations
  • Commitment to high quality customer service
  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning, and library technology skills

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/ by August 10.

 

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Library Director, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA

The Trustees of the Reuben Hoar Library seek an energetic, personable, forward-looking, collaborative, customer-oriented Library Director for our beloved library. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, motivated to meet the dynamic needs of the community. The candidate will oversee and collaborate with a highly-dedicated, professional, cooperative library staff and make the Reuben Hoar Library a vital, relevant, and exciting place to learn and grow.                             

The Reuben Hoar Library is located thirty miles northwest of Boston in Littleton, Massachusetts -- a small, friendly community of 9,000 residents. The library is a member of the Merrimac Valley Library Consortium and is open 45 hours per week with an operating budget of over $510,000.

 

Duties/Description:  The Director manages the total operation of the library under the direction of the Library Trustees. The Director is responsible for developing and managing the library budget, supervising personnel, overseeing library programming, developing and implementing procedures, and has overall responsibility for materials selection.

 

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator and a professional, friendly and dynamic leader. The ability to work effectively with the Library Trustees, an active Friends organization, a variety of local government and other community agencies is required.

 

Qualifications:  A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program is required, plus a minimum of five years of administrative and supervisory experience.

 

Fluency in new and emerging technologies is a must.

 

Knowledge of grant writing and library expansion and building processes is preferred.

 

A complete job description is available at www.LittletonMA.org/employment.

 

Salary: Starts at $70,783,  commensurate with experience

Position starts:  November 2014

Resumes will be accepted until August 25, 2014

 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:

A. Essman, HR Administrator

Town of Littleton

37 Shattuck Street

Littleton, MA 01460; OR

aessman@littletonma.org

The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

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Children's Librarian, Part Time, Newton Free Library, Newton MA

Position Title:             Children's Librarian, Part Time

 

Department:              Library   

                                                       

Location: 330 Homer Street

 

Salary Range:            $22.86 per hour, ten hours per week              

 

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

 

The Newton Free Library Children's Department is one of the busiest youth departments in Massachusetts and serves children birth through 8th grade and their caregivers and educators. This position assists our full-time children's librarians in providing excellent customer service, programming, reference assistance, readers advisory and special project work as needed. 10 hours per week, evening and weekend hours required.

 

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and experience working in a public library children's room and leading childrens programs required. Applicants must possess a wide variety of computer skills, including familiarity with automated library systems, databases and common programs such as Word, Excel, etc. Strong skills in customer service, reader's advisory and programming preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, work positively with 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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Coordinator of Children's Services, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

TOWN OF BELMONT

BELMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY

COORDINATOR OF CHLDREN'S SERVICES

 

This is a full time 35 hour per week, position in an extremely busy Children's Department. The Coordinator of Children's Services plans, organizes and implements department programs, policies and procedures. Oversees the development and maintenance of collection, analyzes patron community needs. Provides assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library resources including online catalog, databases and Internet. Works closely with the school department.  Promotes department activities and events. Must be committed to providing high level of public service. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school with minimum three years of public library experience in Children's Services and two years supervisory experience preferred.

 

The hourly pay range is $29.8032 to $35.7868 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 August 1, 2014

 

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Library Director, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland MA

Position Overview

The Library Director provides leadership and is expected to advocate and positively represent the library within the community. The Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the library, including all library services, collection development, personnel, policies, outreach and programs, short and long range planning, as well as prepare and manage the library's budget. The Director serves under the general supervision of the publicly elected Board of Trustees, who develops library policy with the professional advice of the Director, and acts in accordance with board policies, regulations and standards of the Board of Library Commissioners, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Essential Job Functions

• Plans and supervises the operation of the library; recommends library policies, programs and procedures. Responsible for the delivery of public services to the community
• Responsible for long-range planning for library services, meeting all federal, state and local guidelines; responsible for leading staff in the implementation of this plan
• Responsible for providing the means and direction for staff to access current information on improving services with emerging technologies and methods of service delivery
• Promotes library services to the community, including participation in various civic organizations, speaking to groups, and meeting with individuals. Promotes and publicizes library activities
• Responsible for the selection of books and other library materials, including electronic materials in accordance with policies developed in consultation with the Board of Trustees. Evaluates collection for weeding and discard of materials. Implements periodic inventory of library collections to determine condition, currency and use of materials
• Prepares annual budget request for presentation to the Trustees, Finance Committee, and Board of Selectmen
• Actively pursues supplemental sources of funding, preparing grant proposals for state and local sources and other organizations, to fund new or supplemental service needs, programs and collections. Administers grant and other funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified time-frames
• Manages and coordinates schedule of library staff. Directly supervises and annually evaluates staff. Recruits, selects, promotes and terminates personnel as needed
• Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high quality public services, encouraging creativity and initiative
• Maintains strong community relationships utilizing volunteers and other community resources. Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and businesses
• Manages all aspects of technology-related library functions, both internal and consortium-related. Investigates and recommends technological enhancements related to service, programs and materials to Board of Trustees
• Maintains affiliations with local, state and national professional organizations. Attends
workshops, seminars and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments
• Keeps informed of professional issues, trends and perceptions through reading
professional literature and online sources
• Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid or enhance library
services and development
• Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees. Presents written and oral Director's
Reports at all Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and status of on-going library
programs and other matters related to service, facility, planning, personnel and policy
matters requiring consideration or action
• Attends Town Meetings as needed, representing the Library to the community
• Prepares a yearly written report of all library activities and expenditures for inclusion
in the Town of Groveland Annual Report
• Resolves conflicts effectively and solves problems efficiently


Requirements

• Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and materials
• Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations
• Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests
• Ability to write and administer grants
• Considerable knowledge of methods of library administration and management, including personnel, planning, and finance
• Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices. Ability to direct and lead staff
• Ability to meet and deal with people effectively and appropriately
• Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Ability to understand, operate and troubleshoot computer systems and associated related software
• Ability to adapt, initiate, innovate, and provide exemplary customer service.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment


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

Education and Experience

• Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association Program preferred
• Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in library administration
• At least two years of supervisory experience

To see a full job description visit www.grovelandma.com or www.langleyadamslib.org

 

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

Closing Date:              6-8 weeks from date of posting

 

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.

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Associate Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:
69,814.93 - 90,101.95 annually

Under the general direction of the Head Librarian is responsible for assisting in
planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Worcester Public Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Serves as a member of the administrative team to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short-and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
  •  Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service
  • delivery methods and procedures, assesses and monitors workload, and internal reporting relationships.
  •  Acts as an official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  •  Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff while coordinating training and staff education.
  •  Handles challenging safety and security issues in an urban setting.
  •  Guides direct reports while providing challenging development opportunities and serving as a mentor and coach.
  •  Actively assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget and estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  •  Works as a subject matter expert in the areas of digitization, electronic resources, current technology, and online applications.
  •  Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays ahead of new library trends and innovations regarding services and operations.
  •  Responds to resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external customers.
  •  Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communications  and contracts.
  •  Administers support service functions of the library for Circulation, Information Technology, and Knowledge and Resource Access, and Lifelong Learning and Information Center.
  •  Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of administrative responsibility.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment. Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge for this position include:

  •  Principles and practices of library administration.
  •  Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures
  • for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Participating in development of library policy, planning, capital building projects.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Experience in serving diverse populations.
  • Champions excellent customer service and customer experiences.
  • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, and identify solutions in support of established goals.
  • Ability to direct and motivate staff using flexible problem solving skills.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in library sciences from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the
provisions of public library services, e.g., as Library Director or senior level manager in a city library or state agency. Experience with computer applications.

Skills: Demonstrated management and leadership skills. Ability to interpret and
apply library policy. Ability to work well with staff and public.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


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 Extended to Friday, August 1, 2014

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"
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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State Librarian of Iowa, Iowa Commission on Libraries, Des Moines IA

Are you ready to be a state-wide library leader for America's Heartland?  The Iowa Commission on Libraries and the State Library of Iowa (http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/) seek an energetic, engaged and enthusiastic professional to lead the Iowa library community as the next State Librarian. This new leader will understand the realities of contemporary libraries--school, academic, special and public--and steadily move toward a future with new programs and services, new staffing models, and new technologies--while evaluating and supporting current relevant programs and services. The successful candidate will be a change agent shaping and communicating a compelling vision for Iowa's libraries. The State Librarian will work closely and effectively with the Iowa Department of Education as well as with national and regional library organizations.

 

The State Librarian is appointed by and reports to the Iowa Commission on Libraries. With a dedicated staff (36.5FTE) and a $4.5 million budget (excluding flow-through state aid funding), the State Library of Iowa continues to meet its mission, "...providing leadership for Iowa Libraries and expanding access to information for Iowans." The State Librarian works within the Department of Education and administers three divisions: the Library Support Network, the State Data Center, and Specialized Library Services. Advocating for all Iowa libraries, the State Library offers a fast-paced, innovative, interesting and rewarding work environment focusing on quality service.  The State Library is located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital, a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs--with much of the activity focused on the reinvigorated downtown area. The area also boasts some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods.  Des Moines is the best of both worlds--a bustling metropolis with a small town atmosphere. For more information on the Iowa State Library and the Des Moines area, see http://www.gossagesager.com/Iowalinks.htm.

 

Responsibilities. Major responsibilities include providing clear vision and strong leadership for Iowa Library Services and the Iowa library community ensuring that all Iowans have equitable access to high quality library service; directing the three divisions of the State Library; administering state and federal library laws and funding; annual budgeting including seeking alternate funding streams; library advocacy; developing and carrying out strategies to move the Iowa library community forward;  ensuring that Iowa libraries can access up-to-date and effective technologies; and successfully interacting with the Iowa library community -- staff, trustees, government officials and interested citizens. For the job description, see http://www.gossagesager.com/Iowajobdesc.pdf.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and eight years of progressive, professional library experience with five years in library management and demonstrated administrative leadership ability. Desired attributes include Board, personnel and fiscal management experience; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals; team building and decision making skills; initiative, flexibility, and the ability to facilitate change; experience working in a technologically advanced environment; knowledge of library trends and issues; and experience in public library administration. Prior administrative experience with a state library agency or multi-type regional library organization is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a starting salary range of $97,400-137,000 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, www.gossagesager.com, via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 10, 2014.

 

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Albany Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

The Albany Branch of the Hartford Public Library serves as the hub of the North End community, providing a safe space for young people, as well as a growing number of adult customers.  The North End has seen a decrease in crime as community policing and the efforts of an engaged business and non profit community has started to take effect.  The Albany Branch Manager plays a key role in managing the operations of the library, and serves as a resource for the community, with a seat a the table to address local issues and the power to make a positive impact.  The Albany Branch is a new building that is airy and open, and is adjacent to three schools, making it a popular destination for students.  They have a highly effective, experienced and engaged team in place, including a Youth Services Librarian, a Security Guard, a full time Library Assistant and two part time staff. The role is open due a promotion.

 

Reporting to the Public Service Director, who was previously in this role at the Albany Branch, the Branch Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the library, serving as a working floor manager and reinforcing the customer focused environment. They manage the public service operation of the branch library including circulation, adult services, youth services and security.  They are responsible for training, scheduling and evaluating staff, including short term and long term planning.  They work with the development of the branch's collection and programming, and assist in all areas of administration.  The Hartford Public Library has received national recognition for innovation and public service, and they are known for being a supportive organization that hires creative people with a passion to serve.  This is a chance to learn from the best while working in a challenging environment where you can really make a difference. 

Responsibilities

  • Answer reference questions, perform readers' advisory services and work with public service desks
  • Promote community use of the branch library by speaking to community groups and through other community contacts, acting as an advocate for branch services
  • Develop and present library sponsored programs for all age groups including working with educators for class visits and library instruction
  • Responsible for the organization, supervision and effectiveness of Circulation, Adult Services, Youth Services and Security. Promote an environment that encourages input from all staff, sets high standards and encourages library staff to provide exceptional customer service
  • Responsible for scheduling that ensures adequate staffing on public desks
  • Participates in the selection of materials for the branch, evaluating the collection using information from users, potential users and standard weeding and evaluation tools
  • Under the supervision of the Public Service Director, formulate the goals, plans and procedures for the branch library, coordinating the activities of the branch in conjunction with overall Library policy
  • Participate in the overall administration of the Hartford Public Library through committee or taskforce assignments
  • Prepare daily, monthly and annual reports as required,  including the annual budget, supplies, and  maintenance of buildings, furnishings and equipment
  • Serve on professional and community boards where appropriate

 

Qualifications

 

  • Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, with active participation in organizations like CLA and NELA a strong plus
  • Previous library experience highly desirable
  • Must have successful supervisory/ managerial experience, with service organization experience preferred
  • Must have a strong commitment to working within a team management structure
  • Must have a strong commitment to public service
  • Knowledge of selection and classification of library collection helpful, with thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs
  • Must have strong computer skills with expertise in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Must have a valid Connecticut driver's license or the ability to obtain one upon employment

 

Contact:

 

Rebecca Wareing, CPC- rwareing@msi1.com or 860-761-3239

 

MSI PROCESS:  If you are interested in moving forward in the MSI Process for evaluation related to this outstanding opportunity, please complete the following, REQUIRED steps:

 

  1. Amend this document by fully describing in bold print your relative expertise after each of the responsibilities and qualifications "bullets". 
  2. Return amended document and a copy of your updated resume and we will contact you to arrange an interview.
  3. Please attach 3 professional references with contact information.  An official college transcript will be required at final interview stage for those positions that require a degree.  This step will indicate your consent for MSI to conduct background reference checking and education verification at a later date in the process.

 

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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: August 8, 2014

Send:

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references by August 8, 2014 to Andrea Cronin, Chair of the Hiring Committee (cronin.ander@gmail.com).

 

 

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Assistant Cataloger - Temporary Assignment, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

The Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library seeks a full-time assistant cataloger for two years. Under the direction of the Head Catalog Librarian, the Assistant Cataloger is responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, purchases and donations, as well as assisting with the Library's retrospective conversion data base clean up.  The position will also assist with cataloging issues that are a result of a complete inventory of the library's holdings, information verification and assist with other projects assigned by Head Catalog Librarian.

 

A Bachelor's Degree and 2 years cataloging experience are required. Work towards a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program is desired.  Voyager Library System experience preferred.  OCLC Connexion experience a must. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures and knowledge of USMARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH/LC classification schedules. Monograph and serial cataloging experience a must. Team work, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and superior oral and written communication skills and commitment to excellence are required.  Must be able to lift as much as 20 pounds and climb library ladders as high as 12 feet.

 

Please send your cover letter, resume to jobs@pem.org or to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970.  PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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Chinese Collection Consultant, temporary and unclassified, Memorial Hall Library, Andover MA

Definition: Under the direction of the Head of Circulation and Technical Services, manage all aspects of the Chinese Collection, including cataloging, weeding, and ordering new Chinese materials in various formats.

 

Essential Functions : 

Catalog all Chinese materials, including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines, recognizing if the bibliographic record matches the material in hand. Help staff determine what needs to go on the spine label and pocket.

 

Order all new Chinese materials through reputable vendors and in all formats, including books, DVDs, and CDs.

 

Consult with the serials committee, recommending purchase of popular Chinese magazines and newspaper subscriptions.  Recommend withdrawal of serial subscriptions, when necessary.

 

Weed the Chinese collection using standard librarian weeding procedures (by condition or last activity date).  Be able to recognize classic Chinese authors or titles.

 

Collaborate with other library staff, as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

 

Knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures.

 

 Computer literacy; including but not limited to the Internet, the Evergreen ILS, Windows 7, online cataloguing, word processing software and spreadsheets, and online databases.

 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

 

Commitment to excellence in customer service.

 

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

 

Education and Experience:

 

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA program preferred.

 

Two or more years of library experience preferred.

 

Any equivalent combination of education and experience accepted.

 

Physical Elements:

 

Work in an unusually busy and relatively noisy library environment.

 

Lift books and related library materials, no more than 40 pounds.

 

Walk and climb stairs on three levels.

 

Regularly use computer keyboard requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

 

Salary: $20 per hour, non-benefited, not to exceed $2,000 for FY15

 

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Public Library Consultant for Eastern Idaho, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idaho Falls ID

Our agency has a unique culture that embraces collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. You will find that working for the Idaho Commission for Libraries is both a challenging and rewarding experience.

This position requires frequent travel. A valid driver's license is required.


Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively develop, implement, and evaluate statewide plans and programs for library development.
  • Provide guidance on library services, management, and governance including roles and responsibilities of public library trustees and creation and consolidation of library jurisdictions.
  • Advise and counsel libraries on the impact of laws governing libraries.
  • Facilitate and conduct public meetings.
  • Collaborate in identifying continuing education needs related to library staff and boards and in developing programs to address those needs; plan prepare and provide appropriate training.
  • Work with customers to identify appropriate projects for possible grant funding; assist applicants in grant application procedures; work with ICfL Grants Officer and other staff to evaluate grant applications and monitor grant projects.
  • Remain informed about library law, current library practice and national trends in library services.
  • Collaborate with other ICfL staff on statewide library development issues, training and other overlapping responsibilities; participate in ICfL staff meetings and appropriate ad hoc committees.
  • Provide guidance in developing community relations and partnerships.
  • Serve as the data coordinator for all public library statistics.
  • Represent Idaho in the national Public Library Statistics Cooperative (PLSC).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and current trends in library services and development.
  • Knowledge of grants administration.


Experience: planning and evaluating projects, programs and/or services in a library setting; using facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques with groups; planning, developing and presenting training.
Experience identifying legal issues affecting governance of libraries.
Valid driver's license.


Preferred candidates will have:

Experience using database and/or spreadsheet applications to collect and manage statistical information.


Examination:

The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link. If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:
https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=02908088251

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Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

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


A beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services  Coordinator with the responsibility for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for young adults, children, parents, teachers, and other adults; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome.
  •  Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc.
  •  Builds, manages and promotes an extraordinary teen services collection.
  •  Seeks new ways to utilize the best technological developments for teens.
  •  Plans and implements programs for teens including leading the Teen Advisory Group, tours and outreach services.
  •  Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource.
  •  Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library in the community,.
  •  Assists in the development and implementation of programming for parents, teachers, students and other adults who work with teens.
  •  Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations.
  •  Creates beautiful displays, bibliographies, finding aids, and teen spaces.
  •  Stays informed of professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship.
  •  Researches and writes grants focusing on services, programs and technology initiatives for a teenage audience.
  •  Trains, supervises and evaluates pages and volunteers.
  •  Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICIATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL


JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when connecting youth, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources.
  •  Show commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  •  Share your delight in children's and young adult literature.
  •  Lead and teach with joy.
  •  Search for information with demonstrated knowledge of search skills and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  •  Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  •  Initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision.
  •  Collaborate, create positive working relationships, inspire fun while working with a team.
  •  Work cooperatively with all staff.
  •  Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  •  Excel when communicating both verbally and in writing.
  •  Listen actively and patiently.
  •  Show enthusiasm and flexibility.
  •  Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  •  Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

 Ability to communicate in more than one language - preferably Spanish.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: MLS/MLIS, 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: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with children is preferable.

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

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


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, August 1, 2014

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"
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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Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian, William Hall Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian -William Hall Library. Under general supervision of the Branch Librarian, with advice, guidance and direction from the Coordinator of Youth Services, is responsible for youth services in the branch library. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.


The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

SALARY
$40,527.87; $42,130.72 after six month probationary period

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
• One year of experience in public library youth services.
• Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Provides exemplary customer service.
• Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children, teens and families.
• Develops a plan of service for young people and related populations in the neighborhood based on community needs and library goals.
• Plans, creates, conducts and evaluates innovative youth programs.
• Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
• Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
• Operates, troubleshoots and provides instruction on all library-owned technology.
• Contributes to the youth services team's efforts to plan, fund, market, and evaluate system-wide collections and services.
• Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations.
• Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
• Acts as Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Branch Librarian.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
• Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
• Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
• Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's and YA literature.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent public speaking skills.
• Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
• Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
• Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
• Experience with integrated library systems.
• Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
• Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by July 18, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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