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Technical Services Department Head, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

Please consider joining the Morrill Memorial Library staff in Norwood, Massachusetts where we are seeking a full-time Technical Services Department Head.

Norwood is a vibrant town of 29,000. Although the library has adequate parking, it is also accessible from the Depot and Central commuter rail stations and by bus. The Morrill Memorial Library is a member of of the Minuteman Library Network. The Technical Services Librarian works closely with the Minuteman Library Network staff and is active on committees, task forces and working groups.

The Morrill Memorial Library has an elected Board of Library Trustees (six) and is generously funded by the Town of Norwood. There are 55 full and part-time employees, 17 of those full-time. The library currently employees 18 full and part-time MLS librarians. There are nine library departments: Administration, Custodial/Security, Adult and Information Services, Literacy, Outreach, Children's, Circulation, Technical Services and Technology.

The Technical Services Librarian oversees the the technical services functions of the library, including acquiring, organizing, cataloging, processing, and maintaining the library's collection and all other related work as required. He/she is an integral part of the management team of the library and works closely with the Library Director to maintain and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.The Technical Services Librarian supervises all employees, volunteers and interns working within the Technical Services Department, including participating hiring of staff, employee performance evaluations, and counsels and disciplines staff consistent with library policies. In addition to department responsibilities, work on the Reference desk is required at least one shift per week. The Technical Services Librarian works closely with database and online service vendors. Other duties and expectations (shared by professional and paraprofessional staff) are U.S. passport acceptance, notary public appointments, and written contributions for the library's newspaper column at least four times a year. In addition, the Technical Services Librarian collaborates with the library's Technology and Circulation librarians.

19 members of the library staff are members of the library group of the local AFSCME union. The library has generous benefits including vacation, health and dental, and maternity/paternity leave.


A Master's degree in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution is required and completion of advanced courses in cataloging is preferred with three years of technical services and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Also required is the ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other libraries; to work with a high level of detail; to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; to identify and to analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations; and to fairly and tactfully enforce library policies. Excellent public relations skills and reference skills are required for work on the Reference desk at least one shift per week.

Full/Part Time

Full Time


Grade 6 - Current annual salary range in six steps: $63,444.27 - $73,526.08)

Closing Date

November 3, 2017

How to Apply

A complete job description and job application are on file at under Careers or on at the Town of Norwood under Employment Opportunities. Job applications are also available in the Director's Office of the library. Applicants must submit a completed job application, resume, and cover letter of interest to the Town of Norwood Human Resources Department at or by mail to the Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole Street, PO Box 220, Norwood, MA 02062. All applications must be received by November 3, 2017 when this posting expires.

The Town of Norwood is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status. 

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