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Digital Communications Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:            Digital Communications Librarian

Department:             Library                                               

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range:            $52,017 to $69,907 in eleven steps    

Grade: S08, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

Date of Notice:           10/4/2017                                           

Posting: City-Wide/External  

Digital Communications and an active online presence are essential to the Newton Free Library's vision of service. We are seeking a talented and energetic individual to join the Library's Technology Team, and be an integral part of enhancing the library user experience with hands-on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user-focused web services. You will be joining a collaborative and enthusiastic staff at one of the state's most active libraries in terms of borrowing, visits and virtual visits.


The Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and organization of online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community, and enhance our patrons' online experience. He or she manages the library's responsive website and Libguides content management system, and participates in regular patron instruction in both library resources and general tech topics. Other responsibilities include developing staff information resources, staff and patron training, managing social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons and helping launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection. There will be regularly assigned shifts at service desks in our busy Public Services Department. A sound understanding of html coding in a responsive page environment is essential to this position, as is experience with content management systems.


Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited program and one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science or related fields. Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, and the operation of library equipment such as personal computers and computer software. Demonstrated experience with HTML coding and website content management systems.


Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.


Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at by the close of business on 10/13/2017.

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