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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

 

https://aps1.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1602

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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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Librarian, Reference and Adult Services, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

The Newport Public Library, Newport, RI, is seeking a full-time adult services librarian with strong information and technology skills. The person filling this position will be enthusiastic and customer-oriented, and plays a strong role in a diverse array of services, including computer instruction and troubleshooting, reader's advisory, reference, programming and collection development.

 

Successful candidate will have an MLIS from an ALA accredited program. Public library experience strongly preferred. This position requires weekend and evening hours. Send a letter of application, resume, and names of three professional references to rslezak@newportlibraryri.org by July 25.

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

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     June 6, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 13, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

                                                         

Providence Community Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Full Time Technology Coordinator, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton RI

Job Description: Tiverton Public Library is seeking a full-time Technology Coordinator. Be a part of this exciting time for Tiverton as we move into a new 23,000 sq. ft. library building within the next year. This position is responsible for installing and troubleshooting software and hardware and maintenance of library website. The individual will work with OSL staff and vendors, train library staff and customers on new applications and equipment, assist customers, and recommend emerging technologies including social media as they relate to library service. This position requires the ability to understand and coordinate the technologies planned for the new library opening in April 2015.


The candidate must possess a strong working knowledge and experience of managing and maintaining computers, operating systems and software applications in a library environment; must have the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot PC and network-related hardware and software. He/she should be able to interact with the public and staff in a positive and instructional manner, and possess good verbal and written skills. A college degree is preferred but certification, significant course work in computer science or equivalent technology experience in a public library setting will be considered.


This is a 35 hour a week, benefited position


Full job description available at www.tivertonlibrary.org

Application Instructions: Submit resume, letter of interest and references to:

Ann Grealish-Rust, Library Director
Tiverton Library Services
238 Highland Road
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
arust@tivertonlibrary.org

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston MA

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT:
The Trial Court is committed to:

  • the fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
  • efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:
The Support Services Department is responsible for a wide range of distinct topic areas that provide support to the administration of justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Judicial Response System, the operation of Trial Court Law Libraries, a Record Management operation, the Office of Court Interpreters, the Office of Transcription Services and the oversight and implementation of court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us

POSITION SUMMARY:
Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian performs professional and administrative library work in planning, development and management of a broad range of library electronic services and information technology projects for the Trial Court Law Libraries. This position provides leadership in responding to public and staff computer needs including, but not limited to, identifying, assessing, recommending and implementing applicable technology to improve library services and operations, both locally and system-wide; staff training to maintain computer equipment in the libraries as well as perform electronic legal reference and designer of web sites including, but not limited to the law libraries.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receives general direction from the Director of Support Services and the Law Library Coordinator of the Trial Court in performing duties in accordance with all best management practices and established guidelines.


MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Assists with the installation of new technology in all law libraries;
  • Troubleshoots problems with library computers and networks, and visits law libraries to correct problems or improve computer configurations;
  • Designs and maintains database of all law library computers, including software, hardware and all computer problems;
  • Creates and/or coordinates training for staff in computer skills needed to maintain and trouble shoot library computer equipment and software as well as electronic reference services;
  • Develops and maintains law library web site to enhance patrons' access to law library information;
  • Educates library staff about information technology services;
  • Attends and participates in meetings and projects concerning the future of library information technology;
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and automation, legal research and practice, by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions in areas of professional library management and legal reference skills;
  • Research emerging trends in library science and information technology and makes recommendations to the Law Library Coordinator;
  • Works with other librarians on system wide projects such as grants, collection development and planning;
  • Represents the law libraries on appropriate court and/or library committees;
  • Implements directives of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court; and
  • Performs related duties as required.


JOB COMPETENCIES:
All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:


Ethics and Values - Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court and Trial Court Law Libraries as demonstrated in the American Association of Law Libraries.

Mission - Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court and the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Applied Knowledge - Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology; collection development, cataloging and teaching as outlined in the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship.

Customer Service - Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.


Collaboration - Works with others cooperatively, including the courts, library and legal organizations and other agencies, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals and maintaining effective working relationships.


Commitment to Diversity - Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards everyone using the services of the Trial Court Law Libraries.


Continuous Learning - Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
These are the minimum requirements for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian:

Master's Degree in Library Science, a Law Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Three (3) years of direct professional library experience or Three (3) years full-time experience in a Trial Court Law Library position;

Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of law library administration and library science;

Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related software to develop data bases and systems to record and track benchmark progress;

Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create web sites such as HTML or metadata;

Knowledge of automated library software, online systems, CD-ROM technology and ability to learn new technological applications as they become available;

Knowledge of legal bibliography and ability to use complex legal resources, legal terminology and indexing;

Knowledge of Massachusetts court system;

Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations and the types of resources and services offered to librarians and library users;

Knowledge of space planning including the physical layout and technical aspects of the operation and types of equipment and furniture in libraries;

Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures;

Ability to gather, analyze and report information;

Ability to utilize computer applications, such as spreadsheets and word processing;

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing;

Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel and the general public;

Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;

Ability to work independently and with groups; and

Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations.

OTHER:
PLEASE NOTE:

Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check for all new hires.

ENTRY LEVEL STARTING SALARY: Level 19

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address:

http://www.mass.gov/courts/jobs/index.html

PLEASE NOTE:

Paper, faxed or emailed applications are no longer accepted for any Trial Court position.

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Public Library Director, Turner Free Library, Randolph MA

The Board of Trustees of the Turner Free Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Turner Free Library is one of the busiest libraries on the South Shore. The Director will have a strong public service commitment to administer and manage the functions, activities and operations to maintain a library responsive to community needs with active community outreach skills. 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 experience; financial management experience; and oversee the physical plant including an upcoming renovation. The Director should have strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of town government and Massachusetts General Laws.

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.

The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $75,000.00-$82,000.00 depending on qualifications.

 

Resume and letter of interest by July 25, 2014 to:

Send:  Email resume, letter of interest and the name and contact information for three professional references to:  sfcart@msn.com

 

The Town of Randolph is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Full Time (37 ½ hours per week)

Salary: $43,142.84 annually

Closing date: Sun. 07/06/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

Description:

 

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Our branch hours, visitor counts, and program attendances have risen dramatically under our "Rethink: Springfield City Library" plan (http://slidesha.re/1etabSa), which focuses on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Elementary Services, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Afterschool Services, Civic & Community Engagement, and the Customer Experience. The successful candidate will join one of these energized teams and work with colleagues to make a big impact on Springfield residents, and may work with adults, teens, and children. See the City of Springfield's website for more information: http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. Refer to the full job description at http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF, listed under "Reference Librarian."

 

Apply:

 

All applications must be submitted via the City of Springfield's website (http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF). Please be sure to upload a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Springfield City Library and how your background makes you a good fit with our team approach.

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Part-time Assistant Librarian - Cataloger, Hollis Social Library, Hollis NH

The Hollis Social Library has a second opening for an Assistant Librarian position, working 15 hours a week.  This job requires working two evenings a week and one weekend on a 4 week rotation.  The primary area of responsibility for this job is cataloging all the new adult books, audio books, DVD's and magazines for the library.  Work at the Circulation Desk a few hours a week.

 

Details of this job include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Responsible for managing the cataloging process, procedures, and tools for the Hollis Social Library.
    1. Experience doing original cataloging and copy cataloging.
    2. Enter library specific cataloging information on new items received from the book vendor.
    3. Review Marc records for completeness and accuracy.
    4. Process new materials including but not limited to: labeling, barcoding, covering.
    5. Familiarity with the latest cataloging trends.
    6. Familiarity or willingness to learn how to use online acquisition tools.
    7. Establish a good working relationship with the NH State Librarians responsible for The New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHUPAC) shared by all NH libraries.

 

  1. Working with the Youth Librarian and Youth Cataloger, provide support and guidance with cataloging and processing the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.

 

  1. Work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons, checking items in/out, issuing new library cards and taking hold requests.

 

Teamwork is very important so we will be looking for the following qualities in the next member of our team:

  • Values a team environment, supports coworkers with the best interest of the library in mind.
  • Willingness and interest to learn new things and share what they learn.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude.

 

Hourly wage above average for the Southern NH area.

 

Qualifications for this position are:   Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree; 2 or more years' experience working in a library; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System; familiarity with Library Management Systems and worked in a Circulation Dept; Cataloging expertise; working knowledge of MS Office Products; strong people skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; sense of humor.  Expected to work nights and weekends.  Desirable:  MLS Degree or attending school to earn degree.

 

Closing Date: 7/3/2014 or when the job is filled.

 

If you are interested in applying for this job, mail your resume and cover letter to:

 

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

2 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Director

 

If you would prefer to email your information, send it to:

director@hollislibrary.org  with a subject heading of Assistant Librarian Position.

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Library Clerk, O'Neill Branch, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Library Clerk - O'Neill Branch

15 hrs per wk     

Monday 3 to 8; Wednesday 3 to 8; Thursday 1 to 6

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal and audio-visual equipment, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill-in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian, tact, patience, maturity.

DUTIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues, and patron registrations
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Maintains the orderliness and neatness in the branch; shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May be assigned special tasks like assisting in the implementation of programs for adults and/or children, operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Performs any other duties required by the Branch manager for the good of the branch and the library system

 

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 or other materials or equipment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files, open boxes and DVDs, cover books
  • 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 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

 

SALARY:        $ 16.77 per hour to $20.02 per hour in five steps (increases July 1)

 

DEADLINE:             July 15, 2014

 

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

 

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Assistant Library Director, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Library Director. This is a professional, supervisory position under the supervision of the Library Director, with review by the Board of Trustees, assists the Library Director in the planning, evaluation, and administration of the library system, staff, facilities, services, and resources.

 

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

Salary: $65,000-$79,000 commensurate with experience

 

START DATE

September 29, 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five to seven years of public library experience, including three years of supervisory experience or relevant experience in a related field.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Assists the Library Director in the management of the library system.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Manages the Central Library including the development, scheduling and evaluation of personnel, library security and operations.
  • Supervises the general operation of the branch libraries, including coordination of personnel and scheduling.
  • Develops strong partnerships between the library and other community agencies.
  • Promotes library programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates maintenance, repair and improvement of the Central Library and branch locations facilities and grounds.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Coordinates data collection for library statistical reports for the Library Director.
  • Directly oversees the operation of the Arlington Library branch.
  • Maintains library disaster and emergency plan.
  • Participates in Board of Trustees meetings. 
  • 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 library liaison with the Friends of the Library.
  • Assumes responsibility for library operations during Library Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service, in particular.
  • Knowledge of administrative theories and practices including supervision and evaluation of the work of others.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of public library operations.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects.
  • 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.

 

 

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with the Sierra integrated library system
  • Experience with Sierra Create List, Statistics and Web Management Reports functions
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with E-Rate applications

 

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 22, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Manager of Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

Manager of Borrower Services (37.5hrs per wk)
Position #M416-701

QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university is required. A master's degree from an ALA accredited library school of library science is a plus and experience with integrated library systems is a plus. A minimum of five years of successful work experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility is required. Experience managing customer service in a library, bookstore or publishing outlet is preferred or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Proven organizational and managerial skills are necessary. Requires ability to evaluate staff, set goals with staff, implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, motivate staff, maintain morale, provide direction, and support organizational goals. Ability to coach and manage professional and paraprofessional staff, both full time and part time, in a fast-paced major service area. Proven expertise in delivering outstanding customer service. Ability to supervise and to train staff, to encourage staff to identify and solve problems for customers. Ability to balance reasonable exceptions with consistent service. Ability to lead by example and willingness to work alongside the team. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population. Capacity to embrace change and motivate staff to do the same. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others. Ability to work well in a team situation and flexibility during emergency staffing situations. Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Library. Necessary attributes: strong work ethic, maturity, candor, resourcefulness, tact, initiative, good memory, attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Borrower Services is a senior leadership position with responsibility for directing the Borrower Services Department of the Main Library and borrower services for the library system. The Manager of Borrower Services establishes the priorities and sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, confidential, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
· Manages borrower services which includes all circulation functions in a manner that supports the overall goals of the Library, provides strong leadership and vision, and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality customer services to the public
· Continually evaluates, improves, and implements policies and procedures to best meet the evolving needs of the community in the areas of circulation, deliveries, shelving, display and merchandizing
· Empowers and trains staff to anticipate and solve problems for patrons
· Ensures customer service is consistent and personalized, making reasonable exceptions as need arises. Resolves customer complaints effectively and efficiently as needed
· Protects the privacy and free access of library patrons
· Ensures the professional and welcoming appearance of the public service areas
· Sets goals for the service area, determines activities required to achieve objectives, evaluates progress, and adapts accordingly. Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones in light of developments in the profession. Designs policies and procedures that serve the customer service priorities of the Library.
· Supervises and evaluates staff. Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner.
· Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and flexible and to embrace change
· Fosters excellent communication skills within the department and across the library system
· Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals. Creates an atmosphere where initiative, personal responsibility and team work flourishes.
· Ensures staff desk coverage is adequate, equitably assigned, and that staff assignments are developed in the best interest of library service needs
· Conducts regular staff meetings and ensures content is recorded and shared
· Promotes full access to the collection through the prompt shelving and merchandizing of the main library's collections. Assumes responsibility for collection development and weeding in assigned areas.
· Maintains a broad knowledge of contemporary, popular literature and nonfiction; develops an understanding of the reading, viewing, and listening interests of Cantabrigians
· Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library. This may involve serving on committees, and representing the library at Minuteman Library Network and other regional meetings

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
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

RATE: $ 69,768 - $83,643 in seven steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of 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: 7/22/14

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Library Director, Cundy's Harbor Library, Harpswell ME

Overview:

Director needed for small coastal community library, open year-round, 3 days per week. The Library provides recreational and educational programs for adults and children to encourage reading and acts as an information resource for this historic working harbor community.

 

Qualifications Required:

  •          College education and/or relevant combination of experience and training
  •          Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, email, web-based tools and accounting software
  •          Strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written
  •          Successful candidate must pass a background check

Principal Duties:

  •          Manages facilities and all daily operations of a library with a circulating collection of 5500 items, within yearly budget
  •          Provides library services and reading /outreach programs for all ages
  •          Pays close attention to detail and the changing needs of the community
  •          Recruits and supervises hourly staff, contractors and volunteers
  •          Prepares a variety of reports for decision-making, as well as regulatory and fiscal purposes
  •          Works with the CHL Board of Directors and its committees to decide and achieve institutional goals as set by the Board each year
  •          Writes monthly e-newsletter, other publicity, and manages web-space
  •          Collaborates with other non-profits in the area
  •          Keeps abreast of greater library communications and completes 10hrs of library professional development each year
  •          Oversees the purchase and maintenance of all equipment
  •          Provides technology expertise to the community, as appropriate
  •          Creates and maintains administrative records for the Board and the Library

Salary range: $10-13 per hour. 17-20 hours per week, 50 weeks

Respondents should send a pdf version of their resume and cover letter to: directorsearch@cundysharbor.me

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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 science from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the provision 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.

Acceptable Substitution: None.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 11, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009.

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Education

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


Experience

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


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

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

Deadline for application: June 26, 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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Conservation Officer, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Conservation Officer position. This is a temporary one-year position renewable for up to three years. The Conservation Officer is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials, both paper-based and vellum-based; performs complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections; keeps written records and photo-documentation of such work.

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 or other post graduate, professional certificate from a well-recognized program of conservation/bookbinding. In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training, and/or experience as evidenced by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience: Four years appropriate experience in a conservation lab or bookbinding facility.

Requirements: Extensive knowledge of current book and paper conservation principles and practices. Extensive knowledge of the history of books and bookbindings, including historic bookbinding structures. Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments on rare books, bookbindings, manuscripts and broadsides, as evidenced by a
conservation portfolio. Understanding of temp/RH, light issues, pest management, disaster recovery.

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

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

Deadline for application:

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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Young Adult Librarian, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

This is a full time, 35 hour per week, position in the Young Adult area to plan, organize and implement young adult programs to encourage Library use and reading and provide reference services to patrons. Reports to Coordinator of Public Services in developing goals, policies and procedures for young adult programs.  Responsible for developing and maintaining young adult materials collection and program budget. Collaborates with schools and other agencies to develop and conduct young adult programming, promote activities; prepare promotional and related materials. Instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one-year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information.

 

The hourly pay range is $25.2159 to $30.2785 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 July 7, 2014

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Information Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield MA

Duties/Description: The Ventress Memorial Library located in scenic Marshfield, Massachusetts is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a part-time Information Services Librarian position. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting. This person needs to be an innovator, taking a proactive role in moving the library forward. Duties include maintaining library computers and related equipment, assisting with updates to the library's website and social media applications, and providing technology instruction to staff and the public. Supplementary duties include regular shifts on the Reference desk and other related duties. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment. Schedule is 25 hours per week with some evenings and every other Saturday.

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

Salary: $19.62 - $24.26 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available.

Closing Date: July 1, 2014

Send: Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter by e-mail to cmarcoux@ocln.org or by mail to: Cyndee Marcoux, Director, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050

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Children's Librarian II, Georgetown Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in a beautiful and busy branch to provide reference & reader's advisory assistance to children and other patrons. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers to support the library's mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Act as an advocate for children to library staff and the community. Serve on system-wide committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children's literature. Comprehensive understanding of current trends & best practices in
early literacy education, social media, and computer hardware & software as they apply to libraries. Demonstrated STEM-related programing preferred. Commitment to maintaining the branch's children's department
as a commercial-free space. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours. Must have or obtain a valid Indiana Driver's License and have reliable transportation.

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

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

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710.40. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please click on this link: Apply today! or visit our website at www.acpl.info/hr Applications/resumes for this position will be accepted for consideration through Sunday July 6th, 2014.

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Human Resources Assistant, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Human Resources Assistant position. The Human Resources Assistant provides secretarial, clerical, and administrative support for the department. Performs duties such as record keeping, processing employee transactions, assisting with payroll, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, maintaining personnel files, and working on special projects. Responds to inquiries and assembles highly
confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of callers and visitors.


Salary: $35,457 - $46,000, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - High school graduate or equivalent; additional education or experience desirable.

Experience - Minimum of 2 years' experience in the human resources field; familiarity with human resources policies and procedures. Prior experience with an HRIS database preferred. Requires effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

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

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

Deadline for application: June 28, 2014

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

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

Pelham, NH, Public Library seeks a creative, outreach-oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director.  The right candidate will have knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning, as well as web site and social media skills.  The Library is a beautiful newer facility in southern NH, with easy access to Boston, the seacoast, and the White Mountains.  Servicing over 5,500 patrons, with a collection of over 30,000 items, with 3FT staff, plus PT and volunteers.  MLS plus three years administrative work experience in a library setting desired.

 

Salary beginning at $51,300 plus excellent benefits, including retirement.

 

Find more info @ www.mrigov.com/career.html

 

FLSA exempt position; EEO

 

DEADLINE: July 25, 2014 (or until position is filled)

 

RESUMES HELD IN CONFIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION REQUIRED:  recruitment@mrigov.com

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Director of Library Services, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley CA

A spirited library seeking a spirited director! The Berkeley Public Library (http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/) Board of Trustees seeks a creative and thoughtful Director of Library Services to lead a team of talented professionals continuing to position the Library as a prominent player in Berkeley's continuum of learning and inspiration. Through traditional formats and growing digital collections, the Library serves as a local resource contributing to local creativity, preserving the community's collective history, nourishing the arts, supporting small businesses and job seekers, and welcoming its citizens and enriching their lives. The City of Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. A highly skilled and creative staff (113 FTE) at the Central Library and four branches welcomed 1.4 million visitors in 2013 and loaned 1.9 million items. With a dedicated funding source (annual budget-$16 million) and a quality collection of 600,000 items, Berkeley Public Library leads the state in per capita use. A five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, governs the Library. The Berkeley Public Library Foundation, established in 1997, recently raised $3 million dollars supporting the Branch Library renovation program. Additional support comes from the vital Friends of the Berkeley Public Library through strong fundraising and advocacy efforts. 

 

The City of Berkeley (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Home.aspx), "the city with a small population and a big reputation," is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. With more than 120,000 residents, Berkeley is a welcoming and diverse community--proud of their heritage as a center of academic achievement (University of California, Berkeley), scientific exploration, free speech, and the arts.  People come for the culture and stay for the food - Berkeley is a cultural and culinary destination where residents and visitors find a dynamic city with an international flavor. Attractions include two arts districts, the Berkeley Marina, state-of-the-art pedestrian and bicycle paths, stunning outdoor recreational opportunities, farmers markets, and unlimited senior activities. Oakland, San Francisco, and the rolling hills of wine country are all within close proximity of Berkeley and offer additional cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Berkeley and the Bay Area,  visit Berkeley Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/BPLlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Director of Library Services serves as administrative head of the Library and reports to a Library Board of Trustees, serves as staff to the Board, and is responsible for implementing policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the library budget and directing day to day operations. Although reporting to the Library Board, the Director serves as part of the City's management team. Major responsibilities include: developing and recommending service policy to the Board of Library Trustees; planning and directing the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards for the Library; evaluating the effectiveness of library services and programs in meeting community needs; maintaining effective relations with other city departments and a variety of community and support organizations, groups, and other individuals; directing the preparation and administration of the library's budget; recommending applications for public and private funds for library programs; and supervising and evaluating the activities of professional staff.  Please visit (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=104809&agency=1568&viewOnly=yes) for the complete job description.  

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library Science or a closely related field (or equivalent) and eight (8) FTE years of management, supervisory or administrative experience including a minimum of four (4) FTE years of administration of library programs and services and four (4) FTE years of supervising professional staff through subordinate supervisors. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge of administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development; broad experience in working with new library technologies;  meeting service delivery, programmatic, and administrative challenges with innovative solutions; keeps staff and public aware of current issues, events and plans; thinks both creatively and pragmatically and is flexible and attentive to staff and community concerns; has proven ability in labor relations with success in negotiating and communicating with union leadership. 

 

Compensation.  The salary range is $137,772-$189,396 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package (http://www.gossagesager.com/berkeleybenefits.pdf).

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com,  on or before the closing date of July 27, 2014.

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Executive Director, Pierce County Library System, Pierce County WA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PIERCE COUNTY (WA) LIBRARY SYSTEM

 

Bring the World of Information and Imagination to All - in a beautiful Pacific-Northwest setting.  The Board of Trustees of the Pierce County Library System (http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/) seeks both a visionary leader and an experienced, capable manager--creative and innovative in building and maintaining successful teams--to lead the organization in providing quality services and programs for this diverse and culturally rich library system. The award winning (2013 IMLS National Medal) Pierce County Library System serves all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns--a total of 555,285 suburban and rural residents. Established as an independent municipal corporation, the Library is an independent taxing district with authority to levy a property tax as well as issue bonds and special levies with a vote of the public. With a $25.6 million annual budget and approximately 406 staff (236 FTEs) with union representation, Pierce County Library System welcomed 2.4 million visitors and loaned 7.6 million items in 2013. Governed by an appointed board of trustees and supported by a successful Foundation and active Friends organizations, the System's 18 libraries and virtual services bring people together and provide opportunities for learning, enrichment and fun--and even greater levels of service excellence in the years ahead.

 

It's hard to imagine a better place to live than Pierce County--surrounded by saltwater shores and towering mountain peaks. Pierce County is notable for being home to stunning Mount Rainier and six major rivers. The County ranges from bustling cities with rich culture and arts communities and active nightlife to quiet timber towns. Small-town farmers and big-city professionals, active retired couples and families and talented trades people--all share a northwest pioneer spirit. Pierce County Library System shares the County with the Tacoma Public Library, Puyallup Library, and Roy Library. The County also has sixteen school districts (fifteen served by PCLS) and the area is home to several two and four year colleges including the University of Washington Tacoma, University of Puget SoundPacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, and Pierce College. The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America and Joint Base Lewis-McChord contributes more than 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy. Pierce County's neighbors include Olympia (Washington's capital city), Seattle and King County--all with additional opportunities for exploring diverse cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Pierce County and the region, see Pierce County Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/PCLSlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, developing, directing, and leading all operations and activities of the Library System; implementing and administering policy in pursuit of the Library's mission, vision and values; and providing administrative support to the Board of Trustees. Additional responsibilities include: representing the Library System to local governments, civic and community organizations, professional associations and the general public; assuring a program of service that meets the needs of Pierce County customers and community members; accomplishing short-term and long-range planning; and implementing and managing the budget and other resources using sound business practices to assure the effective and efficient use of tax-supported resources. 

 

Qualifications.  A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS), the ability to obtain and hold a State of Washington Librarian Certification, and a minimum of 10 years of library administrative management and direct supervisory experience in a multi-location library system are required. Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills to allow successful performance of the job and qualify for certification may be considered. Essential executive competencies include: excellent communication skills and the ability to build trust and effective partnerships; a commitment to developing others, facilitating change, building successful teams and leading through vision and values; customer focus, business acumen and strategic decision making ability; and possessing the inclinations and dispositions that characterize successful leadership. See the official Executive Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/pclsjobdesc.pdf) for a complete list of the essential functions. Proven success working effectively as director reporting to a governing board and success working in a union environment are valuable desired experiences.  

 

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $135,000-155,000 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com. The position closes July 24, 2014.

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Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City OK

"Awesome as Ever!"

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Is the Metropolitan Library System...your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System (http://www.mls.lib.ok.us/) Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City (https://www.okc.gov/) and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the "Loud City," sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts. Oklahoma City's solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information, visit Metro Links, http://www.gossagesager.com/MLSlinks.htm.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system's staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission. The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.

The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Part-time Assistant Librarian, Hollis Social Library, Hollis NH

The Hollis Social Library has an opening for an Assistant Librarian position, working 13 hours a week.  This job requires working two evenings a week and one weekend on a 4 week rotation.  The primary areas of responsibility for this job include interlibrary loan, cataloging basics using Marc records and covering the Circulation Desk.

 

Details of this job include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Working with the Youth Librarian, assisting with cataloging and processing the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.
    1. Enter library specific cataloging information on new items received from the book vendor.
    2. Review Marc records for completeness and accuracy.
    3. Process new materials including but not limited to: labeling, barcoding, covering.

 

  1. Processing interlibrary loan requests.
    1. Process interlibrary loans (ILL's) received from other libraries for patrons and book discussion groups.
    2. Process ILL's to return to loaning libraries.  
    3. Process materials from our collection to be sent out to fulfill other libraries' ILL requests.
    4. Check and respond to regular mail and e-mail about the library and its collections.

 

  1. Work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons, checking items in/out, issuing new library cards and taking hold requests.

 

Teamwork is very important so we will be looking for the following qualities in the next member of our team:

  • Values a team environment, supports coworkers with the best interest of the library in mind.
  • Willingness and interest to learn new things and share what they learn.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude.

 

Hourly wage above average for the Southern NH area.

 

Qualifications for this position are:   Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree; 2 or more years' experience working in a library; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System; familiarity with Library Management Systems and worked in a Circulation Dept; expertise processing Interlibrary Loans and Cataloging; working knowledge of MS Office Products; strong people skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; sense of humor.  Expected to work nights and weekends.  Desirable:  MLS Degree or attending school to earn degree

 

Closing Date: 6/26/2014 or when the job is filled

 

If you are interested in applying for this job, mail your resume and cover letter to:

 

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

2 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Director

 

If you would prefer to email your information, send it to:

director@hollislibrary.org  with a subject heading of Assistant Librarian Position.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

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

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

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to directorsearch@newportlibraryri.org.  Position open until filled.

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

Assistant Director for Human Resources

Cambridge Public Library

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

A Bachelor's Degree is required.  A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school of library and information science is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement. A degree in Human Resources and/or Human Resources Certifications is desirable.  A minimum of seven years of successful professional work, at least five of which have been in a position of administrative responsibility is preferred.   A broad background in librarianship is desirable, public library experience is preferred.  Requires demonstrated organizational and managerial skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate staff; knowledge of human resources management principles and practices, experience developing creative and innovative programs and services, excellent problem solving skills, effective oral and written communications skills, demonstrated commitment to community service, proven leadership ability.  Necessary attributes include:  maturity, tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, creativity, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, and dependability.

 

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.

Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Director for Human Resources acts as the human resources officer for the library system.  In the absence of the Director of Libraries and of the Assistant Director for Public Services, is responsible for all library functions. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  •          Directs human resource functions of the Main Library and Branches
  •          Manages all aspects of hiring, recruiting, new employee orientation, and staff development
  •          Oversees annual performance evaluation process, writes performance evaluations, recommends remedial assistance, disciplinary action, and merit or position upgrades
  •          Prepares personnel reports as required
  •          Replies to inquiries about past or present employees from potential employers, banks, educational institutions, and similar requestors
  •          Interprets library and city policies for library staff
  •          Works with City Personnel Department staff to meet the needs of the Library
  •          Initiates and implements special projects and programs
  •          Develops policies and procedures as required
  •          Manages all aspect of payroll process
  •          Oversees implementation of union contracts and liaises with union representatives
  •          Supervises two Administrative Assistants who perform payroll functions and other personnel functions. 
  •          Supervises Manager of Technical Services Department.
  •          Attends major library and community events 
  •          Represents the Director of Libraries and/or the Library at meetings and conferences 
  •          Performs  other duties required by the Director of Libraries for the good of the Library

 

SALARY:             $87,953  to  $104,791 in seven steps

 

DEADLINE:          July 10, 2014 by 5pm 

 

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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Temporary/Substitute Youth Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA

Duties: Deliver quality children's service in the Youth Room of Wakefield's public library.

Qualifications:Candidate should enjoy public service to all ages, be organized and detail- oriented, and work well both as part of a team and independently.  Experience with Evergreen a plus.

Schedule:       After training, fill in as needed to cover vacations and busy time periods during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; and Saturday 9-5.  Sunday hours may be available in the fall.

Pay:                 $21.92 - $22.72/hr depending on education and experience.

 

Available:      Immediately.

 

Send:              Resume and letter of application:

Catherine McDonald, Assistant Director

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880

cmcdonal@noblenet.org

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Assistant Library Director/Head of Youth Services, Wells Public Library, Wells ME

We are seeking an energetic, creative professional with knowledge and passion for  library services and youth literature to become our new Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services. This position assists in the operation of the library with primary responsibility for planning, direction, and overall operation of Youth Services (infant through teens).

 

Requirements for the position are: an ALA-accredited MLS and 3 years' professional library experience in youth services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Essential skills/abilities include: demonstrated success in programming for children, excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to balance multifaceted job responsibilities in a busy environment, enthusiasm for working with the public, strong collection development skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, strong computer skills, and commitment to team approach.  

 

The Wells Public Library is an attractive, growing library committed to future expansion with services that include creative adult and youth programs, and a spacious, sunny children's/programming area.  An active, supportive Board of Trustees, Friends group, and dedicated staff and volunteers contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment in this coastal community.

 

To view a more detailed position description, and/or for more information, please feel free to visit our town's website at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities.

 

Closing date: July 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and required Town of Wells application (available online at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities) to: Town of Wells, Att: Human Resources Director, 208 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090.   Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager of Library Operations, Ralph Ellison Library, Oklahoma City OK

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for the day-to-day management of a small to medium sized community library, including, but not limited to, library services, collection management, facility management, staff and volunteer management, budget preparation and oversight, programming, community related activities, and safety. This requires excellent customer service skills, building and maintaining strategic relationships; planning and organizational skills; and the ability to create and maintain a library that is an inviting and innovative link to the world.

 

Salary & Hours: $57,179.20 annual.  Must be available all hours the library is open; must work a minimum of one evening a week and one Saturday or Sunday once a month .  This position is overtime exempt.

 

Benefits: The Metropolitan Library System provides the following benefits to full-time employees.

 

·         Health benefits that include medical, dental, and prescription coverage

·         Vision coverage paid in full

·          Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month

·          Sick leave @ 8 hours per month

·          9 paid holidays

·         Great retirement plan (Defined Contribution Plan)

·         Scholarship reimbursement opportunities

·         Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full

·         Long Term Care paid in full

·         Long Term Disability paid in full

Location:  Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and two years of management experience.

 

http://jobs.metrolibrary.org

 

Please attach your resume and cover letter to be considered for this position

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

Library Manager L-II, Washington Park

Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

 

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     May 19, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by May 27, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Library Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier VT

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the Library's consistent achievement of its financial objectives and mission, including maintaining the Kellogg-Hubbard's tradition of outstanding public service and innovative program offerings.   

 

The Director will be responsible for the management of a staff of seven full-time staff members, five part-time staff members, and a team of volunteers. Candidates must have a strong public service background, strong fundraising skills, and welcome the challenges of nonprofit library management.

 

Kellogg-Hubbard Library is located in the heart of Montpelier, Vermont and also serves four surrounding towns, a total population of 17,600. The collections consists of 77,000 items and has an annual circulation of 288,876--the second highest in Vermont.

 

Visit our website for the full job description: kellogghubbard.org

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by July 14 to:khldirectorsearch@gmail.com

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Librarian, Music, Art and Media (MAM) Department, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

 

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT

 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

 

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831

 

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

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

 

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years of experience in a public library. Supervisory experience is required. The applicant must have demonstrated aptitude for serving a diverse public in a fast-paced environment and be willing to lead by example. The applicant must have experience with library automation systems, be proficient in the use of common office software and possess good oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of music and/or fine arts is preferred; experience in collection development and materials selection is required. 

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5PM ON FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2014

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 03-20-14

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Reference Librarians, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury MA

The Duxbury Free Library is looking for energetic knowledgeable Reference Librarians to fill in during vacations and other absences; possible short term position while staff member is on maternity leave. The Library is a stimulating and creative environment and excellent customer service skills are a must. Experience assisting patrons with OCLN catalog, downloadable resources available via OCLN, and processing OCLN Serials processing are highly desirable as is a knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe software and Social Networking websites. Qualifications: Bachelors degree, MLS degree or degree candidate, Reference experience. Hourly rate is competitive. Please send resume along with availability to: David Murphy at dmurphy@ocln.org.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Adult Reference Librarian.  Permanent part-time (25 hours).  

 

Derry Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, new member for the Reference team.  Knowledgeable, friendly customer service is the primary responsibility.  Position entails assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, and use of internet computers and databases, including instruction and trouble-shooting equipment if necessary. 

 

Successful candidate must be willing to work with people of all ages and levels of knowledge, and have facility with PCs, various wireless devices, the internet, databases and library catalogs, preferably Polaris.  MLIS or MLIS candidate required, with relevant work experience preferred.  Job includes regular evening and Saturday hours. Salary commensurate with experience ($17.50-$21.22.)  Benefits include sick, vacation, and personal time off.

 

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by 27 June 2014.

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Young Adult Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury MA

Description:

The Goodnow Library in Sudbury is seeking a part-time Young Adult Librarian.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and self-starting individual that is committed to providing creative services and programs to young adults ages 12 to 18.

 

Duties:

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Young Adult Librarian will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Providing reader's advisory services and programs to tweens and teens
  • Performing collection development activities--selection, analysis, reader's advisory and weeding-- that to reflect the interests and needs of the community
  • Handling the development and implementation of bi-monthly programming and publicity for junior high and high school students
  • Planning and running the twice-yearly high school "study week" at the library, including the staffing of extended hours, study breaks and food
  • Coordinating the daily activities of staff and volunteers assigned to young adults
  • Working regular shifts at the Reference desk

 

Qualifications:

Degree in Library Science required, but applicants currently enrolled in a Library Degree Program for Youth Services are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

  • Ability to develop tween/teen programs and services specifically designed to increase visibility and use of the library
  • Willingness to assume a leadership role in department development and collaboration
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for young adults and young adult literature and media
  • Willingness and ability to use social media and technology in the library and to teach others about social media
  • Ability to work closely with the children's department to recruit and supervise high school volunteers
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities
  • Strong commitment to utilizing emerging technologies to enhance young adult services
  • Ability to translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs

This position is 19 hours per week, which includes working 1 evening per week and 1 weekend per month. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. 

Salary:  $21.61/hr. to start. The Town of Sudbury is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Closing Date:  June 13, 2014

Send:  Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Esmé Green, Library Director GreenE@sudbury.ma.us

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