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Head, Technical Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

HEAD, TECHNICAL SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Technical Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving all Technical Services operations, including ordering, receiving, paying, cataloging, processing and related activities. This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

The Town of Marblehead is a coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, with a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Technical Services area; coordinates the Technical Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Technical Services.
  • Provides and/or oversees the production of records for all materials ordered, received, cataloged and processed to be added to the Library's collections.  Oversees the disposition of materials to be removed from the Library's collections.
  • Tracks expenditure of Library's materials budget by individual selectors. Coordinates and oversees payment of invoices for materials purchased.
  • In consultation with Library Director, interfaces with NOBLE and other vendors regarding the Library's computer equipment and systems; arranges for maintenance and repair services, as needed. Keeps inventory of Library's computer equipment.
  • Participates in Reference Service, as scheduled.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library technical services.
  • Provides input on Technical Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • In coordination with the Head, Public Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 1 - 3 years experience in a library technical services supervisory position. Advanced skills in working with library computer system records; flexibility; dependability; ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader; Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of emerging technology. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

SALARY RANGE
$53,376.96 - $70,983.64, annually

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by September 29th, 2017.

APPLICATIONS
Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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