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Assistant Library Director, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

The Morse Institute Library, Natick's community library, seeks a creative and forward thinking librarian to be Assistant Library Director. In serving the community of Natick, the Assistant Library Director performs the following:

  • Assists the Director in several operations of the library, including interviewing, recruiting and selecting employees; administers library and  personnel policies and procedures, such as: training, assignments of work and evaluation of performance of library employees.
  • Assists the Director in the management of library functions, including selection, collection, acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of library materials; administers reference and other programming activities for the benefit of all members of the community.
  • Analyzes community needs and plans improvements to library operations, staffing, physical plant, automation and associated library needs; develops procedures to improve staff operations and service to the public.
  • Attends library meetings at local and regional level; may attend state and national meetings as time, resources and needs arise.
  • Makes oral presentations to community groups and town officials as needed; participates in the activities of professional library organizations; publicizes library programs and services through the media and otherwise in order to secure interest in and support of library programs; keeps abreast of  library work and trends through meetings, workshops and reading professional publications.
  • Supervises moderate-sized workforce, and sees to it that all work assignments are carried out.
  • Plans, publicizes and implements a wide variety of educational and recreational programs for the community.
  • Responds to the complaints of patrons and requests for special services both orally and in writing; sees to it that reports are prepared accurately and in a timely manner; sees to it that library records are accurately maintained.
  • Responsible with the library director for overseeing implementation and administration of library computer systems and operations; Oversees training of staff and public in the operation and maintenance of equipment and usage; Oversees implementation of new software and hardware operations. Keeps abreast of all updates and changes to the automated library network.
  • Incumbent acts for and in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Performs other related duties of the class, as required.

How to Apply:

Find the full job description found here. Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Dorothy Blondiet, Human Resources Director, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760, or email 

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