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

The John Curtis Free Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Technology Librarian. The successful candidate will provide reference services, and is responsible for a portion of collection development. The candidate will also be expected to comprehend and manage the library's computer and other technology needs, including computers, databases, and associated software. Duties will be conducted under the supervision of the Library Director.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.


  • 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.

Salary: The starting rate of pay is $32,000.00/$64,000.00 annually; salary will commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for submitting this application is March 21, 2019 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 02-28-19).

The Town of Hanover is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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