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Reference and Technology Librarian, John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

John Curtis Free Library

534 Hanover Street Hanover, MA 02339


TO: Bulletin Boards at: Town Hall, Library, DPW, School Department, Fire Department, Police Department, and the Town Website

FROM: Virginia Johnson, Library Director

DATE: October 11, 2018

The John Curtis Free Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Technology Librarian. Provides reference services, and is responsible for a portion of collection development. Is expected to comprehend and manage the library's computer and other technology needs, including computers, databases, and associated software. Reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Library Director but functions independently. 


Provides information, reference, readers' advisory and research assistance to library users in direct consultation, by phone, email, instant messaging, in writing, or other emerging technologies, using print, non-print, and electronic and internet sources. Assists in developing and maintaining the non-fiction collection, analyzing subject areas for strengths and weaknesses. Purchases titles and tracks expenses for non-fiction collection titles in conjunction with the Director. Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services; evaluation, selection and installation of hardware and software; prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN, and training other library personnel and patrons in automated procedures. Maintains records of software licenses, warranty, and repair documentation. Responsible for supply, equipment and peripherals budget requests. Attends workshops and conferences relevant to this position. Participates in network, regional, state, and/or national library committees, as time and schedule permit. Represents the Library at appropriate professional meetings and conferences as requested. Interacts with vendors, contractors, technology advisers and experts. Extensive interaction with Town Departments, Boards and Committees, and vendors. The complete Job Description is attached. 

A Master of Library Science and one year of library experience is required. Knowledge of computer operating systems, web-authoring languages, LAN systems, hardware and peripheral components essential. This position may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. The starting rate of pay is $32,000.00/$64,000.00 annually; salary will commensurate with experience. 

Deadline for application is October 26, 2018 or until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 or e-mail: (Posted 10-11-18).

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