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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, MA

Countway Library of Medicine has a temporary need for an Access Services Assistant to cover a parental leave. General duties include: Assist patrons with accessing collections, process research assistant card requests, general circulation duties, other tasks as assigned. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.


Working here, you will...

  • Empower a diverse group of students, faculty, and visiting researchers to access library materials
  • Present the Countway Library of Medicine as a convenient, inviting, well-organized, and overall excellent service point


This position could be yours if you...

  • Take pride in your work by being all about accountability, continuous improvement, and taking initiative
  • Thrive in a service environment thanks to your ability to listen to and connect with others
  • Care about promoting diversity and diversity-awareness in the academic experience
  • Are committed to making research and educational materials accessible for all
  • Like to be proactive and exceed expectations


Reach out to me if...

  • All of this sounds like a good fit for you!
  • You are available to work Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
  • You are available to work the duration of this temporary position currently scheduled from now through March 30, 2020.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist patrons with accessing collections, process research assistant card requests, general circulation duties, other tasks as assigned.


To Apply:

Cover letter and resume should be sent to


EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pre-professional Positions

Library Director, Town of Suffield, Suffield, CT

The Town of Suffield is a quintessential New England town with a longstanding pledge to preserve its historic architecture and agricultural roots. The many people who serve Suffield through town government - as employees and volunteers alike - remain committed to developing and fostering a strong sense of community among its residents.


 The Town of Suffield is seeking a dynamic Library Director for our Kent Memorial Library. The position performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in the general oversight of Town of Suffield library employees, resources, budget and facilities. Responsible for the management of the public library collection and the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Serves the residents of Suffield in a positive, customer-oriented atmosphere that helps promote a welcoming, professional image for Town government.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Plans, supervises and evaluates the operation and activities of Town of Suffield library under policies and goals established by the Kent Memorial Library Commission, First Selectman and Board of Selectmen. 

2. Develops, administers and evaluates library programs such as circulation, reference, reader's advisory services, children's services, community services, public information and all other programs supporting modern library practices. 

3. Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection of varied media; evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness; schedules withdrawals and inventory of materials. 

4. Assures quality patron service, staffing, library programs and services, community relations, optimum access to the library collection, and updating of the collection. 

5. Ensures compliance with internal controls for collection of all library fees. 

6. Directs, advocates for and oversees the use of technology best practices for modern library operations. 

7. Supervises, trains and monitors the performance of library employees and volunteers. 

8. In collaboration with the Town's Human Resources Department, hires and administers personnel rules and regulations in accordance with collective bargaining agreement. 

9. In collaboration with the Town's Public Works Department manages the cleanliness and maintenance of the library facilities and grounds. 

10. Identifies and pursues funding and other resources in compliance with the Town's grant approval policies; prepares and recommends grant proposals; ensures compliance with grant requirements; assists in the preparation, review and administration of vendor contracts and agreements. 

11. Develops policies and procedures as necessary to ensure efficient management of library operations and implements directives from the Kent Memorial Library Commission and First Selectman.

12. Communicates effectively with library employees, community stakeholders, Kent Memorial Library Commission, supporting nonprofits and Town officials. 

13. Attends Kent Memorial Library Commission meetings and provides monthly updates on activities, budget (including status of any grant), and operations. 

14. Acts as liaison on fundraising campaigns with nonprofit organizations supporting Kent Memorial Library. 

15. Researches, analyzes and reports on community needs with respect to library resources and facilities. 

16. Collaborates with town agencies to enhance the library's ongoing commitment to cultural competency and diversity programming. 

17. Prepares and presents a proposed annual Library budget; directs the implementation of and monitors adherence with the adopted budget; directs and performs financial and managerial analyses of operations and presents findings to applicable boards and commissions. 

18. Confers and coordinates with State agencies, other public libraries, corporations, community and civic groups on the use of library facilities and the development of library programs; assists in facilitating interlibrary programming. 

19. Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records, and documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of library activities and resources. 

20. Represents Town at various meetings; serves as liaison to various government and community organizations. 

21. Attends seminars and conferences to remain current on developments in modern library practices. 

22. Maintains positive working relationships with local government officials, school officials, community and the public regarding program offerings and coordination of services; promptly and cordially, responds to inquiries and complaints pertaining to services and facilities.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of principles and practices of public library functions. 

  1. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of leadership management, public administration, grants and foundations. 

  1. Skill in financial management and administering budgets. 

  1. Skill in the use of computers, including Microsoft suites, library related software and technology infrastructure necessary to operate a modern library. 

  1. Ability to work independently, be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced work environment. 

  1. Ability to work cooperatively with patrons of all ages, volunteers, community partners, colleagues, supervisors and boards. 

  1. Ability to plan, direct and evaluate work of library programs. 

  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local government officials, school officials, community and civic groups, corporations and the public. 

  1. Ability to compose clear and correct written correspondence and reports; ability to effectively present information verbally and respond to questions from employees, government officials, community and civic groups, patrons and the general public. 

  1. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. 

  1. Five (5) years of increasing responsible experience in library administration, including a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience. 

  1. Suitable experience may be substituted for education attainment if deemed appropriate by the Library Commission and First Selectman.



This is a full time forty (40) hours per week position. This position occasionally requires long hours beyond those scheduled hours, including monthly evening commission meetings, evening work and weekend work as job duties demand.


Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits package to include: 13 Paid Holidays per Year • Paid Sick and Vacation Days • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance • Defined Contribution Plan with Town Match • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance


How to Apply:

Applications can be found on the town web page at under town departments/Human Resources. Submit application along with resume by closing date of posting. Mail or email application and resume to: Town of Suffield, Attention Karin Ziemba, Human Resources Director, 83 Mountain Road Suffield, CT 06078


EEO Statement:

It is the policy of the Town of Suffield to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Town of Suffield will provide reasonable accommodations that do not present an undue hardship for qualified individuals with disabilities

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for an assistant professor in the area of School Librarianship and Library Science.

The UNO School Library/Library Science Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The program's robust growth and success are a result of its close ties to school, public, academic and special library communities all over Nebraska and the Midwest. The School Library/Library Science program is seeking candidates who have experience in technology, literacy and culturally relevant pedagogies.

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

UNO is driven by an extraordinary connection to and partnership with the city of Omaha which truly functions as part of the UNO campus. With a population of more than 1.2 million within a 50-mile radius, metropolitan Omaha is integral to what UNO is as a university and offers unlimited opportunities for collaboration. UNO and Omaha enjoy a dynamic, fruitful, long-term partnership with a shared goal: changing the lives of students and residents while enriching the global community. The UNO student body is comprised of more than 15,000 candidates from 41 states and 1700 international students representing 121 countries.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in school library/library science;
  • Participate in student advising, conduct research and publish in field
  • Provide service to a metropolitan educational community.



  • Earned doctorate preferred;

  • ABD considered;

  • Experience in school, public, academic and/or special libraries;

  • Record of outstanding teaching;

  • Potential for or record of research and publication;

  • Experience in or knowledge of distance education pedagogy and emerging technologies.


Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will begin August 2020.


Application Instructions

To apply, complete the online application at and submit a CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for five professional references. Review of applications will begin after November 22, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

The university and department have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. For additional information on our vibrant campus community, please see our recent ad in Chronicle of Higher Education.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England

First Year Experience Librarian, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

The First-Year Experience (FYE) Librarian will serve as the library's primary liaison to all first-year experience-related initiatives, including coordinating the library's involvement in the campus' FYE seminar, the Metro College Success Program, and new student orientations and activities. The FYE Librarian will lead outreach initiatives tailored to undergraduates, particularly students in their first two years, and work with library colleagues and stakeholders across campus to provide meaningful, welcoming, and fun activities and services that foster student engagement and a sense of belonging. In addition to the focus on FYE, this position will also serve as a subject liaison to assigned programs and will work collaboratively with other liaison librarians in the development, planning, delivery, and assessment of research assistance, collections, information literacy, user experience, and student success library initiatives. Responsibilities include providing online and face-to-face research assistance to the San Francisco State community; being part of a team responsible for teaching lower-division information literacy instruction sessions and leading orientations and tours; participating in the development of online guides, videos, tutorials, and other outreach and instructional materials; contributing to collection development related projects; and reviewing, updating, and adding to the library's FAQ as needed.



Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.


  • Experience or interest in first-year experience initiatives.

  • Experience providing research assistance both face-to-face and online.

  • Teaching or training experience, including the development of student learning outcomes, the use of active learning strategies, and the creation and use of assessments that measure student learning.

  • Experience creating online research guides, instructional videos, tutorials, and/or other digital learning objects and instructional support materials.

  • Experience engaging in outreach initiatives or designing outreach materials that promote an organization's resources, services, and/or programming.

  • Experience using Springshare's suite of products (e.g., LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat, etc.).

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.


To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link


About San Francisco State University 

San Francisco State University's J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy, teaching-oriented institution supporting a community of 30,000 students as well as faculty and staff. The collections include more than one million items in all formats, including an extensive collection of online databases and full-text resources. The SFSU library uses and contributes to Ex Libris' Alma/Primo, which is shared by all 23 libraries in the CSU System.


Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England

Part-Time Help & Information Desk Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Dates: November, 2019 - June 2020

Pay: $20/hour

Hours: 15 hours/week (7.5 hours every Saturday, other days can be negotiated upon hire)

Benefits Eligible position: No



The Information Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on supervising weekend help & information desk operations, assist with supervising student employees and helping library users navigate and access Northeaster's physical and digital library resources and services.

Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Part-Time Help & Information Desk Assistant provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department, serves as shift supervisor for 1 - 7 student employees working at the Help & Information Desk, the Access Point, and Stacks. 




Staff member responsible on Saturdays. Will supervise the Help and Information Desk and provide support for the student employees.

50% (approx. 7 hours on Saturday)

Assist in departmental projects (see below for project list)


Attend departmental meetings and contribute to conversation and updates.


Other duties as assigned



The employee will also have the opportunity to assist full time IDEAS staff with projects including but not limited to:

  • Student Worker Training Program
    • Updating and evaluating quizzes and student manual (using SpringShare products)
    • Assist in digitizing training checklists for new student employees.
    • Adapting print training materials to an online planform


  • Course reserves (ExLibris products Alma and Leganto)
    • Assisting with processing of materials
    • Assisting with gathering and interpreting statistical data


  • Collection Inventory
    • Gathering statistical data


  • Data analysis and visualization (Tableau)
    • Gather assessment data
    • Load datasets into Tableau


Application review priority will be given to applications submitted before November 25th. Please send cover letter and application to Nicole Thomas via email:


Pre-professional Positions

Part-Time Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks a fun, fearless and flexible team player for a part-time (16 hours/week) professional Librarian position.  Reporting to the Information Services Supervisor, the primary responsibility is to assist the public in making maximum use of library resources. 



This position requires excellent customer service skills, outreach and technology instruction experience, expert searching skills, and familiarity with collection and reference tools.  The Librarian responds to requests for specific information; shows patrons how to search for and locate information; provides technology instruction, Reader's Advisory service and selects materials for the collection.  Incumbents in the Information Services Department provide support and instruction to patrons in and outside of the Library on a wide range of computer applications, library services and electronic resources.



Must possess a Masters in Library Science degree.  Other requirements: one to three years of reference experience; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; in-depth knowledge of collection development; excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries; and basic ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software.  The hourly rate of pay is $27.24 and the position is not benefit eligible.


To apply, send resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Dept., Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document to by December 3, 2019. 



Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions

Assistant Director of Legal Career Services, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

The mission of the Law School Career Services Office is to help students and graduates make informed decisions about career paths and develop individual strategies to obtain career goals. Under the direction of the Director of Legal Career Services, the Assistant Director will assist law school students and graduates in all aspects of the legal career planning and job search process by providing guidance, information and placement assistance. The Assistant Director will also work with the Director on career-related programming as well as on employer relations efforts focused on job development for current law school students and graduates. The incumbent will counsel law school students and graduates about their career paths and goals, review and edit law school students' and graduates' resumes, cover letters, and other application materials to best highlight their relevant professional skills, conduct interview preparation for law school students and graduates to hone their interviewing skills, work with law school students and graduates to develop and enhance their professional networking skills, and assist the Director with other related duties and special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor



  • Previous (minimum of one to three years') experience practicing law as an attorney, and previous (minimum of one to three years') experience in one or more of the following areas; law school career services, professional career counseling involving careers in law, legal recruiting, advising, teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys, equivalent related experience with careers, the job market and/or career counseling.

  • OTHER: Evening and weekend hours required. Some travel. Computer literate and familiarity with career-related technology and software.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with self-assessment tools.

  • Proficiency using social media avenues and social networking tools.

  • Experience as an attorney in both private practice and public interest.

  • Public interest experience especially with fellowships and/or judicial clerkships.

  • Knowledge of career options, hiring needs, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development issues within the legal profession.

  • Involvement in professional legal organizations.


For the complete position description and to apply, please go to


Instructions for Applicants:

  • To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

  • The review of applications will begin October 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

  • The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

  • The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.


Professional Job Listings in New England

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to join the Library Collection Services team.  This position is an excellent opportunity for an early career librarian with an interest in original cataloging, collection maintenance and digital collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will participate in the work of the Collection Services Team, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, and maintenance of the library's published print and digital collections and makes these resources accessible and discoverable.  This position will be primarily responsible for copy and original cataloging of library materials, coordinating the addition of digitized books to the NEHGS Digital Collections and participating in team projects.

American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America's founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, We are the nation's leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world.   Our library and archive offer the largest collection of original family history research materials in the country. Our collection, which continues to grow through acquisition and preservation activities, dates from the fourteenth century to the present and spans North America, Europe, and beyond. It includes more than 200,000 books and microforms and 7,500 linear feet of diaries, letters, photographs, and other manuscripts.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats using MARC, RDA, OCLC, LCSH/LCCS in accordance with national standards.

  • Participate in Team wide projects and goals including evaluating and relocating collections for upcoming building renovation.

  • Participate in ongoing database maintenance and authority control.

  • Supervise and train volunteers and interns working on tasks related to cataloging and digitization of library materials.

  • Working closely with the Digital Collections team, manage the Library's contributions to the American Ancestors Digital Collections by overseeing scanning, non-marc metadata creation, and loading of digitized books, including born-digital e-book content.  

  • Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and participate in maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog.

  • Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, cataloging, technology, digital preservation and genealogy.

  • Contribute to promotion of the library collection.



  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.  (Current LIS students nearing completion of their degree will also be considered.)

  • 2 or more years of relevant library experience.   

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant cataloging standards (RDA, LCCS, LCSH MARC) and tools (RDA, OCLC ClassWeb.); familiarity with metadata and other linked data standards (XML, Bibframe, etc.) a plus. 

  • Working knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS, or MODS

  • Superior problem-solving and organizational skills.

  • Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving as well as a comfort with public speaking.

  • Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus.

  • Previous experience with Innovative Interfaces catalog system and/or CONTENTdm preferred.

  • Ability to assist in shifting collections and to lift up to 40 pounds.


To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (, Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Review of applications will begin on December 13th and will continue until the position is filled.  


Professional Job Listings in New England

Librarian for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, collegial, and highly-skilled professional to serve as the Librarian for African-American and African Studies.  As a member of the Arts and Humanities team, the successful candidate will serve as the liaison to other departments or programs that align with the responsibilities of the role.


The Librarian for African-American and African Studies will provide communication and outreach to faculty, students, and fellows, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration. They will provide research assistance to scholars at all levels and participate in digital scholarship projects in collaboration with faculty, students, and library colleagues. The Librarian will engage with faculty to integrate information, digital, and data literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum and will provide instruction in a variety of forms (orientations, course-related instruction, workshops).


They will be responsible for working with the collections management team and the other liaisons to establish collection priorities for African-American and African Studies, manage approval plans, recommend specific purchases, maintain digital desiderata lists, and promote newly acquired resources. They will collaborate with colleagues in Archives and Special Collections on collecting strategies that will support research and teaching in African-American and African Studies. The Librarian will be expected to participate in regional and/or national professional organizations related to academic librarianship and librarianship in support of African-American Studies in particular.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area along with library experience.

  • Strong academic grounding in African-American or African Studies or a closely related field.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research.

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.

  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous professional experience in a liaison or subject specialist role at a research library.

  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment.


Expected Salary: 60,000-70,000


Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020


To Apply:

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for "R0010845".   Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

Process for External Applications: Please visit UVA job board, ( R0010845) complete the application and see below for documents to attach.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.


Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you can upload multiple documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***


For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


About the University of Virginia

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation's leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University's eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings--including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger's, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


About Charlottesville, VA

Living in Charlottesville you'll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the "happiest city in America" in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Professional Job Listings in New England

Head of Adult Services, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director, the Head of Adult Services manages the Reference & Information Services Department which includes the Archives and Museum (3 FTE). This position also oversees all aspects of Adult Services to best meet the needs of library patrons and achieve the goals set by the Director. In the absence of the Director, the Head of Adult Services will be responsible for the operations of the library, including staff supervision and responding to emergencies.


Essential Duties:

1.      Primary duty is to oversee all aspects of Reference and Information Services Department; plans, organizes, and supervises the activities and goal-setting in the Reference Department including: answering patrons' reference and technology-related questions; providing reference staff direction and training; developing the reference and non-fiction collections; overseeing the development of historical, archival and museum collections.

2.      Oversee and coordinate Adult services, events, and programs to best fulfill the mission and goals of the library and evaluate yearly (12 FTE).

3.      Integrate archival best practices, archival and museum knowledge in Reference staff

4.      Establish short and long-range goals, objectives and priorities. 

5.      Provide inclusive, engaging and dynamic customer service including reference, reader's advisory and basic technology assistance.

6.      Oversee staffing and collections and conduct yearly reviews for the Adult Services staff

7.      Stays informed of professional issues and library trends.

8.      Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  1. Masters of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA accredited program.

  2. Three to five years providing reference and information services in a public library.

  3. Experience with current information technologies and developments in all areas related to public libraries. Ability to teach those technologies to patrons is necessary.

  4. Excellent customer service and three years' experience in management.

  5. Excellent written and oral communication.

  6. Adept in evaluating, using and recommending reference sources and teaching research techniques and standards, both online and in print.

  7. Experience with museums and archives is preferred.


To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to or Kristen Hall, Admin. Assistant, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 by Sunday, December 1, 2019.


Professional Job Listings in New England