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Reference/Technology Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a part-time Reference/Technology Librarian.

The Hopkinton Public Library, reopened since October 2017 in a beautiful renovated building, is seeking an energetic, friendly, and tech-savvy reference librarian to join our team and support expanded services to our engaged and supportive community.

 

Hours: Up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library's regular weekend coverage rotation

 

Hiring Salary Range: $21.81 - $24.81, depending on qualifications

The part-time Reference/Technology Librarian works under the direction of the Library Director with additional supervision of the Adult Services Librarian. This position is responsible for assisting patrons at the reference desk; coordinates, supports, and troubleshoots technology and technological services within the library in collaboration with Town IT as needed; maintains the library's social media presence; develops and conducts technology instruction and education programs for patrons and staff; and develops and implements policies and procedures regarding library technologies as needed. This position will work up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library's regular weekend coverage rotation, and may have the opportunity to cover occasional additional shifts as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:


Education, Training and Experience

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program and at least one year (1) of reference desk/adult services experience. Students close to completion of their MLS degree will also be considered. Two (2) or more years experience in a similar position in a public library Preferred.  

  • Demonstrates proficiency in innovative technology use, instruction and troubleshooting.

  • Experienced in the use of technology and electronic resources and possesses the interest and ability to acquire new technology skills as needed.  

  • Understands social networking applications and tools. Experience maintaining a social media presence for an organization is preferred.  

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work, procedures and basic reference sources and research techniques.  

  • Good communication and excellent customer service skills.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached to this e-mail and to the online posting at https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/aWgKWAF4JX8) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2018. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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