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Thesis Processor (Temporary), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, and in close collaboration with staff of the Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC), the Thesis Processor will process and check-in MIT paper theses. 

This includes preparing theses for the scanning unit, processing theses for transfer to off-site storage, and accessing and updating the thesis production database.  Additional responsibilities are required for digital copies of MIT theses. The Thesis Processor may be responsible for communicating with the MIT Community regarding theses to include policy-related inquiries, frequently asked questions, and monitoring related listservs or email lists.  The position will work collaboratively with staff from the Scanning Lab, Preservation Services, IASC, and MDCS.

The Thesis Processor could be assigned to other projects as necessary.



  • Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides an understanding of archives or library functions (post high school education can count toward experience).
  • Solid experience with MS Windows/Office computing environment, e-mail, and calendar systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and to exercise initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions, work under pressure, and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. 

Highly desirable

  • Strong technical skills including experience using database applications (particularly FileMaker Pro) and wikis. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following: cataloging records including OCLC searching; the ALEPH library system, DSpace; XML; metadata standards, including Dublin Core (DC).


25 hours per week, Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. There is no flexibility in the number of hours but some in establishing schedule.

Hourly rate: $17 with no benefits

To Apply:

Interested parties may contact Jenn Morris, the Digital Imaging Manager for MIT Libraries, at 

*This is a temporary position with a duration of at least six months and may be extended as necessary.  This temporary hire will be engaged through MITemps program, managed by our vendor partner, NextSource.   Incumbent will be subject to NextSource policies and procedures and eligible for limited benefits through the agency.


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Digitization Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a production- and service-oriented person to contribute to digital imaging activities for project scanning. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to imaging services and digital libraries, and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of Metadata and Digital Collection Services (MDCS) program.
  • Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, the Associate works collaboratively with staff within MDCS and across the Libraries, shares knowledge of digital imaging operations and applications, serves as a resource to staff, and, may coordinate the work of other staff. 
  • The Associate follows best practices for imaging based on the condition of the material and the desired output, while performing digitization of historical or rare documents, which require a high level of care, accuracy, and security.
  • The Associate utilizes multiple types of imaging software such as Capture One Pro, Quickscan and Silverfast, along with various types of equipment to digitize materials; ex. automatic document feeder, slide/flatbed or digital camera systems; as well as applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or PrimeOCR to perform advanced image processing.
  • The Associate performs post processing tasks such as cropping, embedding metadata and other tasks to prepare files for digital preservation in addition to Quality Control of both inhouse and outsourced projects, verifying that all requirements are met.
  • The Associate works with staff within and outside of MDCS to resolve complex problems, works with vendors to facilitate repairs, writes and maintains procedural documentation, and troubleshoots problems with software and hardware used within the unit.
  • The Associate works closely with their supervisor and other staff members to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries' quality standards for all scanning activities.
  • Two years direct/related experience; post high school education can count toward experience, which provides understanding of scanning, image correction
  • Technical experience with digital imaging equipment (especially digital cameras)  and related Windows-based and Mac OS software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Filemaker Pro.
  • Interest and affinity for learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology.
  • Aptitude for accurate, detailed and quantitative work.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive service attitude and excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as an integral part of a service team and to interact effectively with a variety of people.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. 



  • Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, digital photography or image analysis and processing software. 
  • Experience in library, higher education and/or a customer service environment. 
  • Experience with Capture One Pro imaging software.
Hours: 35 hours per week, M-F, between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.
Hourly Rate and Benefits: $21/hour minimum; actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.
Application Process: Apply online at:; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by May 20th, 2019; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Serial Acquisitions Library Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.
As a member of the Serials Acquisitions unit within the Electronic Resources and Serials Section, under the supervision of the Manager for Serials Acquisitions, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing activities in support of the acquisition, receipt, and maintenance fo serials and e-resources acquired for the Harvard Library's collections
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Receipt of routine and some complex continuing resources in all formats, checking for accuracy and missing items
  • Triages incoming materials from other units within the libraries, directing them into appropriate workflows or to Collection Development staff, as appropriate
  • Processes serial orders, renewals, and memberships
  • Processes invoices in Alma for continuing resource materials received by the library
  • Sets up prediction patterns for appropriate titles in Alma
  • Works on resolution of routine and some complex order, receipt, invoice, bibliographic and holdings problems
  • Initiates routine claims and takes other corrective action for problem titles as needed, including correcting and updating records, entering notes in records as necessary
  • Creates, reviews and edits bibliographic, holdings and item record data for materials in all formats according to established guidelines
  • Serves as a source of information on established policies and procedures for library patrons and staff.
  • May contribute to or oversee special projects, including documentation and statistics
  • Works according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively
  • Participates in unit-wide planning and implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Suggests innovations and generates ideas for improving workflows and creating efficiencies
  • Assists with developing training and procedural documentation for unit
  • May assist in hiring, training, scheduling, and distributing work to other staff or student workers.
  • Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate.


Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows software 
  • Demonstrated facility with automated systems, including using online databases, working with spreadsheets and knowledge of file management techniques
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to perform daily tasks
  • Competency in keyboarding 
  • Previous library or related work experience required
  • Reading knowledge of one Western European language required


Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Must have excellent organizational, written communication and analytical skills
  • Experience in library acquisitions or working with serial publications strongly preferred
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred 
  • Must have excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have excellent English language communication skills
  • Familiarity with Western European languages desirable
  • Must be able to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to details
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation required 
  • Ability to work independently to perform complex tasks
  • Experience with automated library systems preferred
  • Library acquisitions and basic cataloging experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Commitment to be part of a continuous learning environment, updating skills as required to perform job duties


Additional Information

Physical Demands

  • Keyboarding for at least 6 hours a day may be required.
  • Employee must be able handle books and other library material, including moving and shifting these materials between workstations, shelves, book trucks and boxes.

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 


EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5.14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined. Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.


Eligibility: This is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled Simmons GLIS students.


Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note include Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, the National Organization for Women, and the recently acquired Angela Davis papers. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong culinary collection dating from the late 18 th century to the present.


Location: During renovation of the Schlesinger Library (through summer 2019), we are located in Fay House, Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge. [Map]


Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, the Reading Room Assistants support the work of the Department. The Assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve requested materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site material; and assist Research Librarians and Archivists with projects as needed.




  • Reliable and able to commit to a set weekly schedule including Saturday coverage.
  • Professional and courteous approach to working with a wide range of researchers and staff.
  • Requires excellent focus and close attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance priorities.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


  • Interest in women's studies
  • Reading Room, Reference Desk, or other Special Collections experience


Salary: $14.50/hour


Start date: Mid-June or July 2019


To Apply:

Application deadline: June 3, 2019

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian

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Library Aide (Per Diem), Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

Supervisor: Librarian on Duty

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Circulation Desk: Staffing the circulation desk is your primary duty. This includes all circulation activities, such as checking books in and out, registering new patrons, answering reference questions, answering the phone, examining the physical condition of returned library materials, shelving returned materials, collecting fees for copies, fines, prints and faxes, and scanning/faxing documents as requested.
  • Additional jobs: From time to time you may be requested to help with shelf reading, technology troubleshooting (public access computers), general office assistance, facilitating library programs, and other tasks as requested by the librarian on duty.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be comfortable typing and feel confident in your general use of computers
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, and have at least introductory knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in using the internet to search for information
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and library staff
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records, and safeguard the privacy of library patrons
  • Ability to lift 40 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet to place them on book cart
  • Willingness and ability to learn about evolving library materials, services, and technology
  • Ability to work independently

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old, friendly, reliable and flexible.
  • Must be able to learn basic library skills and follow directions.
  • Prior library or teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Love of literature and the arts is also a definite plus.
  • Any successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check before commencing work.

Salary: $9.50 - $10.50 per hour


There is no set schedule for this position, as it is a per diem position.

Hours are awarded as available, and as needed to cover shifts to maintain adequate library coverage. Shifts which are most commonly available on a per diem basis are:

Saturday: 9:00 - 2:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Weekday hours during the summer to facilitate the Summer Reading program.

Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at

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Digital Projects Assistant, Wolfbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is seeking a Digital Projects Assistant. The successful applicant will support research and outreach activities associated with the development of an open metadata schema for small satellite missions and the installation of satellite ground stations at public libraries. Find out more about this project here

The Digital Projects Assistant position is a Less-than-Half Time appointment with a flexible schedule. This position is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and reports to the CfA's Head Librarian.

The Digital Projects Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Documenting research and outreach activities.
  • Documenting stakeholder feedback provided throughout the iterative development of the metadata schema and installation of ground stations.
  • Assisting with background research on existing tools and technologies that could be incorporated into the metadata schema.
  • Assisting with crosswalks associated with the schema development process.

Application materials:

  • Resume
  • A letter describing why you are interested in this position and what you would bring to the project

Please send application materials to:

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Accession Files Assistant, Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, MA


Assist with the Harvard Peabody Museum's review of its extensive Accession Files and modification of digital copies in accordance with Museum policies and procedures.

Typical duties:

  • Review museum accession files, dating from 1867-present, to identify and potentially restrict or remove materials in specific categories. 
  • Under the guidance of Registration and Collections Management departments, edit existing digitized accession files and create edited versions as needed.  
  • Scan paper accession records to digital formats and process the files into the museum's collections database (TMS, The Museum System). 
  • Become familiar with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and flag potential areas of concern.
  • Update availability status of digital copies in TMS.
  • Work closely with Associate Registrar for Acquisitions and Collections Stewards.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Minimum B.A. required.
  • Archival experience and/or training and experience working within a museum setting beneficial.
  • Attention to detail and interest in working with museum records.
  • Ability to work independently.

Skills & Experience:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience working in museum databases, TMS preferred. 

Supervisor: Amy Wolff Cay, Associate Registrar for Acquisitions

Details: Part-time: 14 hours per week (no benefits)

Two days a week, chosen in advance by supervisor and candidate

Hours must be between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday

Application: Please email cover letter and resume to Amy Wolff Cay at by May 31, 2019.

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Library Assistant (Part-Time), Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, NH

Position Title: Library Assistant, Part-time

Schedule: 26 hours, flexible, including evenings and a Saturday rotation

Compensation: $15.00 per hour DOE

Benefits: Paid holidays and pro-rated vacation time. Strong support to participate in professional development opportunities


About the position:

Peterborough Town Library seeks a friendly service-focused team-member to assist with patron services, our technical literacy curriculum, social media, and marketing. This multi-faceted position requires enthusiasm in all aspects of library service with a focus on digital services and patron instruction.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills and enjoy working with people of all ages. This position requires strong technology skills, a design sensibility, considerable experience using social media, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Job Duties:

  • Provides high quality assistance to library patrons as they use the library and explore new services. Ensures patrons feel welcome and are able to find the resources, information and/or materials they require.
  • Assist on patron service desk processes and procedures including circulation of materials and basic reference interviews.
  • Assist with technical literacy curriculum by creating classes to instruct patrons on library digital services and other technologies.
  • Creates dynamic, visually appealing, and engaging content for social media accounts.  Manages a schedule for consistent social media participation.
  • Manages patron newsletter to promote library services and programs.
  • Manages quarterly efforts to market digital resources. Contributes creative ideas with a goal to improve visibility and usage of the services and materials. 
  • Participates in promoting all library events and services by actively engaging with patrons and referring them to printed and online resources.
  • Prioritizes patron confidentiality and all patron policies.
  • Assists with library program preparation and implementation as needed.
  • Continues education by attending seminars, workshops, and taking courses in library and library-related subjects.


 Skills, Experience, & Training Required: 

  • Enjoy working with people of all ages and have a commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Able to thrive and maintain a friendly and composed level of service in a fast-paced busy environment.
  • Communicate with confidence and authenticity in promoting services, programs, and online tools to our patrons.
  • Fantastic at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.
  • Curiosity to learn about the library field, participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Excitement to learn about our community and all it has to offer.
  • Flexibility to work various days, evenings, and a Saturday rotation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records.
  • A design sensibility, knowledge of working with images, and experience using social media accounts, especially Facebook and Instagram.
  • Strong technology skills.
  • Knowledge of online databases, integrated library systems, audio/eBook download technology preferred.
  • Professional knowledge of public library operations, policies and procedures preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Flexibility to work in open-office conditions and in anticipation of a library building project.


Closing Date:

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director, at by Monday May 20, 2019.

Full job description available here:


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Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for one Bibliographic Researcher and one Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. 


Duties include:

  • Processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members
  • Walking to libraries across campus to get books
  • Delivering books to faculty offices
  • Picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters
  • Processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.  


Up to 14 hours a week.  Times and days are generally flexible. 


To Apply

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:

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General Assistant (Part-Time), Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

Posting Date: April 30, 2019

Closing Date: May 15, 2019

Salary Range: $19.06-21.23 per hour, commensurate with experience

The Woburn Public Library seeks a part-time General Assistant to assist across all Library departments.  Working closely with the whole library team, S/he will provide superior customer service, patron support, and lead/assist in the execution and delivery of a wide variety of programs and library services for the community we serve. S/he will also participate in special library projects as required or necessary.

This is an exciting time of transition at the Woburn Public Library with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art library facility.  It is a time which offers many opportunities for new initiatives and innovative services.  


  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative, willingness to learn and adapt
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, collaborative environment
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing programs for all ages
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Proven customer service skills with ability to work well with the public and other employees. 
  • Experience with PR, specifically with creating promotional material as well as social media engagement
  • Experience in the MLN system preferred. 
  • M.L.S. degree preferred
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to stand for several hours, move loaded book carts, and reach shelves with or without ladders/stools.

Bonus Points for:

  • Non-English language capabilities
  • Coding and Makerspace experience

Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director at This is a union position, Local 4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer

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Borrower Services Assistant, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Forbes Library, Northampton's public library, is looking for a friendly and energetic person to work in our bustling Borrower Services Department for 20 hours/week. This would include Mondays from 9am-5pm during the summer and from 1pm-9pm rest of year, Wednesday afternoons, and additional hours to be scheduled.


The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer services skills and have experience working with diverse populations. The individual will assist patrons in the use of library services, facilities and equipment, interprets library policies to patrons and involves all operations related to circulation of library materials while delivering an excellent customer service experience.



  • Attention to detail, professional attitude, reliability and organizational ability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with enthusiasm, initiative, and a cheerful disposition.
  • Ability to multitask and process materials in a timely manner.
  • Ability and desire to serve the public with friendliness, tact and diplomacy.
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in a public library, familiarity with CW MARS and Evergreen, knowledge of/interest in library technology.


Working Conditions

Considerable public and staff contact at busy circulation desk. Sometimes lifts and/or transports objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds, up to 50 pounds; pushes or pulls carts loaded with materials; retrieves and/or shelves objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds from all shelving areas. Possible exposure to dust, newsprint, mold, etc. Extended periods of standing or sitting may be required.



Grade 3: $13.99 to $16.61/hour. Health insurance; prorated vacation, sick, and personal time. Closing date: May 13, 2019


To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Lisa Downing, Library Director, Forbes Library, via email at


About Northampton:

Northampton is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources.

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Library STEM and Maker Interns, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Do you love working with children and their families? The Keene Public Library Youth Department is looking for STEM education interns to assist with a three-year leadership project to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of offering STEM, tinkering, and making activities! The internships are IMLS grant-funded, part-time positions working on location at the Keene Public Library. These paid internships offer $10 per hour, and require a minimum of 10 hours per month. This is a three-year program commencing as soon as possible and ending on September 1, 2021. Internships may run for as little as six months or up to 24 months.

What you'll be doing:

  • Working with STEM librarian educators to implement a unique program combining multi-modal STEM tinkering and making opportunities for young children and caregivers with an open-ended investigation of science concepts.  
  • Working as part of a team to design, reflect, evaluate and draw conclusions about the program.
  • Interns will be trained to facilitate and assist with the evaluation of STEM learning. 

Employment Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in college-level course work
  • Be able to make a firm commitment to at least six months of service
  • Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month
  • Be able to relate to and with children ages 2 to 6 and their families and caregivers
  • Be punctual, dependable and organized, with excellent communication, planning, and writing skills
  • Have an interest in making and a curiosity for learning new things
  • Be able to work as part of a team or individually 
  • Be able to provide three letters of professional reference and a recommendation from a teacher
  • A successful background check is required

Qualified candidates need to be comfortable and confident working alongside children and families to encourage them to develop a growth mindset, and communicate with curiosity, and open-ended questions.  When working directly with children and families, interns are expected to model desired behaviors, positive attitudes about science learning, use of age-appropriate science language, scientific concepts and proper use of tools.

This is a great way for you to make a positive difference in the community!  Interested candidates should apply today: Position will remain open until a suitable number of candidates have been received.

The city of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Public Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, Harvard's world-class rare books and manuscripts library, is seeking a motivated library and information science graduate student to join our Public Services team. Houghton is home to the world famous and the almost entirely unknown, the ancient and the contemporary, the enduring and the ephemeral. Papyrus fragments, Civil War board games, Black Panther posters, medieval books of hours, and theatrical costume designs all share room on our shelves.

The Public Services department at Houghton is responsible for assisting researchers in the reading room and online, an active instruction program, and management of the library's collections in the stacks. Our staff is ready to share their expertise with graduate students interested in a career in special collections. In addition to helping make collections available to researchers in our busy reading room and for our many classes, the public services assistant has the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the inspiring collections and staff at Houghton.



  • Greet and assist researchers in the use of the library, and explain library policies and procedures.
  • Provide in-person reference assistance and answer email and telephone queries.
  • Monitor researchers to ensure proper handling of collections in the reading room.
  • Work in the stacks, paging and reshelving and helping to maintain order in a complex system with materials that inhabit multiple physical locations and classifications systems
  • Assist with the Houghton teaching program by gathering materials for classes and helping setup and monitor classes
  • Additional projects are possible, depending on interest and availability. These may include involvement in social media and blogging, assisting with virtual and physical exhibitions, and assisting other departments with processing and cataloging of material.




  • A strong public services orientation and interest in developing reference skills.
  • Aptitude for detail, accuracy, and efficiency; good organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.



  • Strong interest in a career in archives and special collections work.
  • Completion of courses in archives and special collections and/or reference.
  • Prior library experience.



A regular schedule of 14 hours a week, including 5-7pm Tue, Wed, Thu, and Sat 9-5.


Salary                 $17.00/hour

To Apply            Submit cover letter, resume, and references to James Capobianco, Reference Librarian,


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Reference Library Assistant, Somerset Public Library, Somerset, MA

This position is primarily responsible for supporting the Reference Department. Duties include providing readers' advisory; offering reference services; assisting patrons with library computer and printer usage; instructing patrons on electronic resources and e-readers; and other tasks as assigned by the Reference Librarian.

In addition to the above responsibilities, this person will also cover the Reference Desk on alternating Saturdays in conjunction with other library staff, and provide staff support in other areas of the library as needed. 


Bachelor's Degree and one to three (1-3) years' library experience is preferred, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   

Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy; ability to use a variety of computer software programs (MS Office, Google Products, etc.) as well as print and electronic resources. Proficient interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills.   


$15.49 per hour.  15 hour work week. This is a non-benefited position.


Please complete an employment application:

and email with your resume and cover letter to:

or mail to:

Paula Ramos

Town Administrator's Office

140 Wood St. Room 23

Somerset, MA 02726

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Circulation Supervisor, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a full-time circulation supervisor to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work Tuesdays through Saturdays every week: Tuesday (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Wednesday (9:30 AM - 6:00 PM), Thursday (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Friday (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM), and Saturday (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The circulation supervisor performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Coordinates library circulation volunteers.
  • Maintains library supplies.
  • Oversees the processing of new library material.
  • Oversees shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Advises the library administration on library services.
  • Assists in collection development.
  • Provides statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • Provides reference, readers advisory and circulation services when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay: $24,000 to $34,000, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Paid time off after six months, health and dental insurance after three months

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at

Deadline to apply: Sunday April 21st

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Part-Time Program Coordinator, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Program Coordinator works cooperatively with the Programming Committee and Administration to create an exciting and innovative schedule of programs, classes, and events for adults. The Library gets monetary support for its adult programs through the City, the Friends, Trusts, and donations. 

The Library is looking for someone who is willing to experiment (and learn from failure), who is very organized and budget-minded. Candidates must be a team player and think outside the box to inspire our adult patrons. Our patrons love art, music, and learning new things. This year's "Trek Talk" lecture series (held on Wednesday evenings) brought in 50 adults each week to hear about four different hiking adventures. Other successful programs we've had this year were a Silent Disco, a How-to Festival, a monthly Cookbook Club, a Mini Golf event, and several musical concerts and art classes.

We are looking to continue to engage existing patrons and to attract potential patrons within the community by offering thought-provoking, timely, and inspiring programs. This position is responsible for all aspects of scheduling programs including booking presenters and creating publicity. Previous experience with designing flyers and promotional materials is very useful.


Job Duties:

  • Works closely and cooperatively with library staff, presenters, and Friends.             
  • Organizes and implements a regular schedule of adult programs, classes, and events that embody and reflect the Library's Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision.
  • Creates the agenda for the bi-monthly Programming Committee meeting. Communicates with members regularly on the status of programs.
  • Researches, makes contacts, and negotiates with potential program presenters and performers.
  • Submits marketing materials to media outlets, including writing press releases as needed.
  • Assists in preparing in-house publicity and uploading events onto the online calendar. Updates the website as needed.
  • Contributes to the Library's online and social media presence, mainly Facebook.
  • Assesses programs by keeping a record of attendance and providing a monthly statistical report. Compiles periodic statistics and for the ARIS report and monthly Trustees Reports.
  • Contributes to budget record keeping, issuing contracts, processing check requests and tax documents, and other receipts as needed.
  • Contributes to other Library programs and services as needed.
  • Covers any one of the public service desks when required.
  • Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.


Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school level is strongly preferred. 
  • At least two years of experience in event planning, program coordination, library programming, and/or hospitality is strongly desired.
  • Library experience is preferable.
  • Customer service experience is essential.

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies.
  • Excellent organizational and budgetary skills.
  • Able to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with a diverse community of customers and library staff.
  • Ability to foster teamwork and work well as a team member.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment such as computers, scanners, DVD players, sound systems, projection equipment and mobile devices; Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office. Previous experience writing press releases and using Canva a plus.
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with presenters and staff.
  • Demonstrates creativity, teamwork, innovation, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community.
  • A flexible schedule is required including working some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.
  • Requires a criminal records (CORI) check and a drug test.

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $17.00/hourly

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Wendy Hurley at: Position is open until filled, with preference given early applications.

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Library Assistant, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

Town of Longmeadow seeks FT Library Assistant for immediate opening at the Richard Salter Storrs Library.


Schedule: Approximately 36.25 hours per week working at the Cataloging and Circulation Desks; rotating Saturday and evening hours required.



Essential qualifications include Associates degree, 1-3 years' experience with automated library systems such as Evergreen Integrated Library System, PC applications, knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and excellent communication skills.

Consideration will be given to any other combination of education and experience that meets the needs of the department.


Starting Salary: $15.59 - $17.53 per hour, excellent benefits.


To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the Dept of Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St, Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or email by April 16, 2019 at noon or open until filled.


Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE

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Part-Time Technology and Information Services Assistant, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a creative, forward thinking lifelong learner to bring new energy to our busy adult and teen cultural space.  You are the ideal candidate if you enjoy working on a public services desk and have an enthusiasm for seeking out and developing innovative services to enrich our patrons' library experience.  You are passionate about connecting people with information and technology and comfortable leading group learning experiences.  You are patient with people at all levels of understanding and your warm personality makes you approachable.

 Your time will be divided between working on a reference desk and planning, developing, and presenting technology workshops.  Bachelor's Degree and strong digital and technology skills required.  Experience in the library field a plus.  Strong customer service skills plus exemplary oral and written communication skills a must.

 Flexible hours with some nights and weekends plus desk time required.  A minimum of 10 hours weekly to a maximum of 19.5 hours weekly, rate of pay is $18.00 per hour.

To apply, complete Town of Monroe employment application and submit cover letter and resume at  Deadline for applications is Monday, April 22nd. EO/AA.

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Part-Time Public Services Assistant, New Oxford Area Library, New Oxford, PA

This is a front-line customer service position and is responsible for delivering friendly, high-quality library service to the public.  Ability to learn and assist customers in traditional library service as well as modern, technology based library service.  Work involves the provision of first level reference services, circulation routines, and a variety of clerical tasks.  


This position requires evening/weekend hours.

Wednesdays - 12-8:30
Thursdays - 4:30-8:30
Every Other Saturday 8:30-5


  • The successful candidate must have computer/technology skills to adequately utilize library software, Microsoft Office applications and electronic information sources.

  • Physical requirements: Position requires ability to carry/lift bags of library materials up to 40 pounds and manipulate loaded book carts weighing up to 300 pounds over carpeted floors.

  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Library experience preferred.  Bilingual/Spanish preferred.

  • Applicant must be able to obtain Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and an FBI Criminal Background Check.


To Apply: Please send the application to The application can be downloaded here.

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution, required. Master degree in related field, preferred.


  • B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00-10:30pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

Apply online by clicking HERE.

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Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

The Town of Billerica seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (25 hours per week) Circulation Assistant position at the Billerica Public Library.


The Circulation Assistant performs a variety of circulation tasks including checking books in and out and inputting data using an automated circulation system. Duties may also include interlibrary loan, materials processing, and shelf maintenance.


Must be able to work well with library patrons and display a positive and effective customer service attitude. Performs other related library duties as required.



High school diploma/equivalency required, college degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, and be able to solve problems and work independently. Previous library experience strongly preferred.


Schedule includes one evening a week, every other Saturday, and one Sunday a month.


Salary: $15.80-$21.56 hourly in 9 steps with full benefits package and pro-rated time off

Deadline for applications: Open until filled.


To apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Sharon Lomison, Circulation Manager

Billerica Public Library

15 Concord Road

Billerica, MA 01821

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Library Technician III - Serials Acquisitions, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Come work for a library that encourages innovation, change, and professional growth. OSU libraries has an opening in the Acquisitions team. This position will focus on maintaining our robust serials and standing order collection from start to finish. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of ordering, receiving, and maintaining print and electronic serials and standing orders. They strive to provide excellent customer service through their strong communication skills, collaborations, and problem-solving efforts. 

OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825 -$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please visit: Posting number: P02053CT

Applications will continue to be accepted through April 12, 2019. 

Position Summary

As a Library Technician 3 (LT3) for Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) in the Acquisitions unit based in Corvallis, OR, they will be responsible for managing the libraries' print serials and standing orders, physical media and assist with electronic resources for the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Department (RAS). Primary responsibilities are to manage the library's resources throughout their entire lifecycle: acquisition, maintenance in the Integrated Library System (ILS), physical processing, and closure of resources. The person in this position is responsible for communicating with internal and external library stakeholders concerning technical and service related issues. They are expected to cross-train, participate and/or lead projects, and grow in a collaborative environment.

As a member of OSULP, the employee in this position must be sensitive to the needs of an inclusive and diverse community at Oregon State University and fulfill the relevant duties in support of the University's core values in promoting a welcoming, respectful and accessible environment in engaging with members of both the University and OSULP.

Position Duties

70% Subscription Life Cycle: 

  • Provides support with the processing and payment of invoices and credits, reconciling OSULP's purchase card and state funds using business center's financial databases (e.g., Banner, Core, Procurement/BennyBuy, and OSU foundation systems) to ensure expenditures are accurate, evaluate funds levels and report informaiton to RAS director, and collaborate with unit members to close the fiscal year in ILS.
  • Reviews and monitors publisher and vendor announcements for changes in purchased or gifted resources. Collaborates and communicates with Library faculty, staff, and vendors to receive and process physical resources, create and maintain physical and electronic resources in the Library's ILS records for serials, standing orders, federal documents, newspapers, and physical media. Ensure order records are accurate in the library's ILS.
  • Evaluate processes and presents suggestions for improving workflow and procedures. Monitors issues and concerns that may arise during the life cycle of a resource. The LT3 makes independent decisions and/or collaborate with colleagues to resolve problems or work on special projects.

15% Collaborations:

  • Actively participate in meetings, committees or task forces as directed by supervisor or RAS director. Incumbent, as the subject expert for the unit, will be expected to contribute to decision making discussions. Communicate and collaborate with members from consortia groups and repository organizations such as Orbis Cascades Alliance, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST).

10% Student support:

  • Assist with training of unit student workers, evaluates their work and provides ongoing support.

5% Collection Development: 

  • Responds to requests from OSULP's collection council to provide reports pertaining to pricing models, content, and licensing information for resources under consideration for renewal, transition between print and electronic formats or for deselection.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. AND advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems. Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

  • Minimum two years (within the last 5 years) serial management experience (including analyzed serials classed together or separately) and knowledge of serials bibliographic records.
  • Minimum one year of experience processing invoices and credits.
  • One year of experience maintaining library print and electronic resources in an ILS.
  • Minimum one year of experience copy cataloging and using online bibliographic databases (i.e., OCLC, Integrated Library Systems) and vendor systems.
  • Minimum one year of customer service experience.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

 One year experience using a company purchase card to buy material and use financial databases (Banner or other business center database) to reconcile purchases, run reports and problem solve.

  • Ex Libris products ILS experience. Alma and Primo experience is desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Federal documents and SuDoc classification experience.
  • Experience working with consortia groups and repository organizations.
  • Able to lift boxes and/or push carts weighing as much as 25 pounds.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. Posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

The Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU) has an opening for someone that is looking to work for an organization that values civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are looking to hire a Library Technician 3 staff member in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at OSU's main campus library.  The person in this position will work on facilitating orders and purchase requests, fostering vendor and customer relationships, improving and documenting work-flows, and so much more! This is a dynamic, forward-thinking position in a work environment that promotes leadership, growth, and independent decision-making. 


Mininum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. 
  • Advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems.

Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.


OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825-$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.


To read the full job description and apply for the job, please visit: Posting number: P002029CT  


To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019.  


OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

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(2) Program Support Assistants - Circulation Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham's Public Library is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the positions of Program Support Assistants (Library Assistant - Circulation Department). While both positions are part-time, one Program Support Assistant will work reguarly scheduled hours and the other Program Support Assistant will work as a substitue. 

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Collaborate with library patrons; assisting them with information and/or directing them to appropriate locations/staff
  • Process library checkouts, renewals, returns, reserves, fines, registrations
  • Maintain orderliness of materials collection
  • Perform other circulation procedures as required


To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Excellent customer service skills and capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Capability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capacity to adapt to new technologies 
  • Ability to stand for extended durations, bending, lifting up to 40lbs and pushing book carts

Weekly Work Schedule:


  • Availability include at least 2 mornings, afternoon, or evening shifts and one full weekend day per week
  • Shifts vary depending on department need each week


  • Work schedule will consist of daytime, evening, rotating Saturday & Sunday hours as scheduled



How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                        

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application ( in any of the following ways:


Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019  

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Library Associate - Children's Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Nature of Work:

Assist with the implementation of Children's Library services for the public. Provide excellent customer service and strong reader advisory service to young patrons, caretakers and related community partners. Plan and execute quality children and family programs. Provide effective instruction for the use of library resources. Enhance collections and services by applying children's literature knowledge.


Examples of duties:

Works approximately 20-25 hours per week on the public service desk responding to information requests, reader's advisory inquiries and technology assistance/instruction.

Create and maintain displays; repair of materials; monitor the behavior of children; checking the shelving of materials and the appearance of the department, preregistering patrons for programs, collect and maintain program and department statistical information and other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

Assist with the use of technology including operation of the online library catalog, workstations, e-readers (including phones and tablets), scanners, printers and any other emerging technologies. Familiarity with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education/materials and their use in programming and collection development.

Under the direction of the Head of Children's Services, identifies community needs and plans and executes programs in response to those needs (including technology programming); participates in outreach opportunities assigned by the Head of Children's Services.

Actively participates in collection development/promotion and reader's advisory services.

Assist in marketing of children's services and library programs using InDesign software, library website, social media and other tools.

Inventories program and office supplies and submits orders to Head of Children's Services for purchase.

Carries out additional responsibilities assigned by Head of Children's Services and Town Librarian.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have excellent customer service and presentation skills, with a strong working knowledge of children's literature and childhood development. The ability to work independently and apply new technologies in a learning environment.


Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Salary: $55,306 - $64,839


Work Schedule:

35 hours per week including one (1) evening until 9 pm and one (1) Saturday per month.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Course work in children's literature and/or child development.
  • 2 years' work experience with children in an educational setting, library related experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and use of Social Media platforms.

All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of Fairfield Application, along with a resume and cover letter by March 29, 2019 to:

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

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Young Adult Program Coordinator (Full-Time), Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Young Adult Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between the ages of ten and eighteen. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library's programming.

The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for teens and tweens, and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling.

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to young adults.


While the Young Adult Program Coordinator will principally be responsible (30 hours per week) for serving young adult patrons, he or she will also be expected to assist (7 hours per week) with children's programs for elementary age children and their families.


Responsibilities include

  • Planning and coordinating young adult programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for young adult programs.
  • Seeking alternative funding for young adult programs (e.g. grants and sponsorship).
  • Maintaining young adult program and materials budgets.
  • Coordinating young adult volunteers and adults who volunteer to assist with young adult programming.
  • Providing departmental information for the director's monthly report.
  • Advising the library administration on library services.
  • Collection development.
  • Assisting the children's department with programming for elementary aged children.
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory when needed.
  • Assisting with circulation and other library functions as necessary.


Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to creative and effective young adult programming.
  • Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology. 
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources.  
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others. 

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required. Regular evenings and weekends are required as is occasional circulation desk coverage


Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay: $27,000 - $35,000, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months.


Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website by Tuesday April 2nd will be considered.

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Senior Library Technician/Youth Services Assistant, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Seaside Cape Cod Town of Yarmouth seeks dynamic and innovative Youth Services Assistant to assist in all aspects of Children's and Young Adult library services, including story times, summer reading program and special events.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Helps to organize and maintain Children's collection, staying ahead of youth demands in a public library.
  • Performs reference and reader's advisory services in the children's and teen sections
  • Teaches patrons how to use the library catalog and other technical equipment
  • Assists with circulation procedures as needed; attends library and management workshops.
  • Assists in the management of grants; as well as school and community outreach.
  • Manages volunteer schedules. 
  • Coordinates publicity, including displays, calendar of activities, press releases, social media, outreach and promotion of children's library activities and services.
  • Compiles statistical data regarding use of children's services. Assists with special projects and monitoring library youth services budget for the Head of Youth Services and the Library Director. 



  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Associate's degree accepted, with 1-3 years' experience in youth services in a public library.
  • Excellent people skills, knowledge of resources and regulations for library service to youth population from birth to age 18
  • Strong administrative and technology skills, a passion for service, a willingness to learn and a good sense of humor

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/wk. $19.58 per hour, to start + full benefits. 


Application Instructions:

Submit an application form, cover letter and resume to:  Connie Marr, Head of Youth Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664, or email: The application form can be found on-line at or in-person at the South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Libraries.

This position will be open until filled.

Candidates will be required to complete and sign the Town of Yarmouth employment application form. Town of Yarmouth completes a CORI/SORI check for all employees and volunteers.

The Town of Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at


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Youth Services Programmer - Part Time, Burnham Public Library, Bridgewater, CT

The Burnham Library in Bridgewater, CT seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy individual to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan and implement engaging programming to youth of all ages, coordinate outreach, and complete library tasks as needed.



  • College degree and experience working with children required.
  • Library background and/or knowledge of children's literature desired.

This part-time position is 8-10 hours. Schedule will include 1-2 days per week and may consist of substitute or additional hours and Saturdays. Flexibility is a must.

Hourly rate is $13.00.

To Apply:

For minimum requirements and full position description, please visit the job posting. Please send cover letter and resume to: by March 29, 2019.

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Access Services Assistant needed for the Francis Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design.



  • Opening/closing the library
  • Supervising student workers
  • General circulation and collections activity
  • Monitoring space usage, special projects.

Please note: This is a temporary position and will not exceed 90 days. 



  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required


Full/Part Time: Temporary

Education: N/A

Salary: $18/hr


How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Substitute Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Access Services Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.


This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. While our most available shifts are weekends, we have a particular need for someone with weekday morning availability. We also occasionally need coverage on weekday evenings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a public library or who would like to work for supplemental income with a flexible schedule.


Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to develop more technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.


Hourly Rate: $17.25


To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at

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Evening Library Assistant, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

The Evening Library Assistant oversees the Library Information Desk and other access services operations for the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons during the evening hours, including circulation operations, general technology support, and supervision of evening student employees. Reporting to the Head of Access & Organization, the position is part of the Access Services team in the library, and will participate in department projects and activities including Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, and Stacks Maintenance.


The Evening Library Assistant is responsible for closing the library, oversight of building issues during the evening hours, as well as for consulting with library administration as needed. Special projects and additional duties to support the larger library mission will be assigned. This position will have an altered schedule during summer and school vacation periods.


Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree. Experience supervising others, excellent customer service skills, experience in a library setting, comfort in using technology and assisting others with technology.

 Please apply to our online applicant portal at  Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Part Time Children's Library Specialist, Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT

Do you read kids and teen books? Are you an experienced programmer? Do you love working with children, teens and their families? Are you an MLS student and looking to learn and grow your talents?  If you want you to be part of our professional, dedicated staff please consider applying.  We have an opening for a 25 hour/a week Children's Library Specialist.


Position Definition: 

Performs responsible and varied library services in the Children's & Teen Services Department, including assisting children and students in the use of library materials, equipment and resources, and conducting programs for pre-school, elementary and middle school students and young adults.


Supervision Received: 

Works under the general supervision of the Children's & Teen Services Manager, who assigns areas of responsibilities, outlines policy and procedures, provides guidance as necessary, and evaluates work in terms of accuracy and effectiveness. Works with a great deal of independence in Children's Services.

Supervision Exercised: 

Provides task supervision to Library Pages and volunteers as assigned.


Examples of Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of library programs and services for children and young adults, including story hours, library tours, and related events to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to children, teens and adults
  • Assists children and students in the use of the library's catalogue and reference materials, answers reference questions
  • Locates information or guides children to source materials
  • Assists children and students in use of computer system to locate books and materials, to access Internet and online reference sources.


$24.7126/hr. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.


Minimum Qualifications: 

The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired withan Associate's degree in Library Science, and three years of experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Prior experience in working in childcare, child development, pre-school or elementary education is desirable.


Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Employment Application: (under job opportunities)

Send Completed Application to: 

Denise Dwyer

Personnel Administrator

60 West Main Street

Avon, CT 06001

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Library Clerk III: Adult Services Circulation Manager, Brooks Public Library, Brattleboro, VT

Brooks Memorial Library seeks a full-time Library Clerk III in the Adult Circulation Department.


General Statement of Duties: Manages the circulation functions of the Library, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve:

  • Managing and overseeing all aspects of library circulation
  • Scheduling, training and supervising clerical staff and volunteers
  • Including recovery of overdue materials, communication with patrons and the Town Attorney's office
  • Performing para-professional work assisting with reference and reader's advisory services for patrons
  • Participating in the supervisor cohort with librarians and Library Director


Supervision Received: Receives supervision and evaluation from the Library Director.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of volunteer personnel and assigned clerical staff.


Illustrative Examples of Work: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Communicates with public, staff, and volunteers to provide professional, efficient, and courteous service at the Library circulation desk.
  •  Manages circulation functions using the integrated library system of the Catamount Library Network. Charges/discharges library materials registers borrowers; and oversees patron record database, safeguarding patron information.
  •  Coordinates and manages the library volunteer program: recruitment, retention, training, acknowledgement, and scheduling. Collects and maintains statistics. Provide written annual reports.
  • Assists patrons with public access computers, online catalog, digital resources, copy machine/scanner, and other technology resources.
  • Manages all aspects of overdues recovery, communicating on a regular basis with patrons, staff, the Town Attorney, and other entities to ensure that materials are returned in a timely manner and in good condition.
  • Assists with activities, programs and functions of Friends of Library, including coordination of books sales.
  • Prepares responses to "Claims Returned" or dismissal of fees requests, as determined by the Library Director.
  • Generates monthly statistics from the library computer system or as requested by the library director or supervisor.



  • Must possess excellent communication and public service skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and volunteers and to articulate direction in a clear and collegial manner.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and sometimes stressful situations; to follow complex oral and written instructions; and to exercise sound judgement independently in decision making and problem solving.
  • Fundamental knowledge of library systems, policies and procedures required.
  • Computer competency with office-related software, proficiency with the circulation functions of the Integrated Library System, and devices.
  • Aptitude with reference and research techniques and familiarity with digital library resources and local resources.
  • Flexibility, time management and capacity to prioritize tasks.


Requirements: Must have a Bachelor's degree in any field and experience of at least six months of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.


Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; 1 evening per week, rotating Saturdays (every third).

Salary: $18.50/hour

To Apply: 

Send applications to Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn: Library HR, 230 Main St. #208 Brattleboro VT 05301, or by e-mail to: Must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Interviews to be held in March with a start date in early April or sooner. The application and a full job description may be found on the Town website at

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

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Part-Time Library Associate - Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic part-time associate to work in our Children's Department.   

The successful candidate is energetic, knowledgeable with respect to libraries, children's literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general.  Applicants must possess strong communication and customer service skills.   

Candidates should have experience or strong interest in working with children and their caregivers.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Staffing the Children's Department Information Desk and responding to questions
  • Locating materials
  • Assisting with the creation of program materials and displays
  • Organizing and general clean up of public area
  • Shelving


Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree.  


Salary: $19.45/hour.  MLS $27.59/hour.  

Schedule: Afternoon, Evening and Weekend shifts available.

To Apply:

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 attention Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services  Open until filled. 


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