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Job Opportunities, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

IS ONE OF YOUR 2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS TO TAKE A STEP FORWARD IN YOUR CAREER?
Due to the coincidence of two long-service librarians' retirements, the Abbot Public Library, in the classic New England town of Marblehead, MA , is looking to fill the parallel management positions of Head, Public Services, and Head, Technical Services. If your experience, expertise and enthusiasms are in either the public services or technical services operational areas, we invite you to consider the job postings below.

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.

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

SUMMARY

Seeking an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the recently created position of Head, Public Services.  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. Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Public Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving the Library's Public Services operations, including Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related services. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Public Services area; coordinates the Public 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 Public Services.
  • In consultation with Library Director, provides weekly schedules to ensure adequate coverage of public service desks (i.e., Circulation, Reference, Children's  Room). Modifies daily schedules as needed.
  • Recommends materials for purchase in the adult non-fiction area, including informational resources in both print and electronic formats.  Makes recommendations regarding the discarding of Library materials in these collections.
  • Coordinates and oversees all staff providing Reference Service in performance of duties.
  • Provides input on Public Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library public services.
  • In coordination with the Head, Technical 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 3 years experience in a library public services supervisory position. Strong communication and customer service skills; flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader. Excellent computer literacy.  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

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.

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 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.


FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

SALARY RANGE

$53,376.96 - $70,983.64, annually, in steps

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received by November 24th, 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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