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Clerk, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk. This position will primarily staff the Adult circulation desk.
Duties: Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using C/W MARS Evergreen software; assists patrons in the use of the library's online catalog, searching the Internet, and using other electronic and print resources; re-shelves materials; assists with programming activities.
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. Must be able to lift and shelve heavy books.
Qualifications: 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 preferred.
Step Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 in steps
Hours: 19.5 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours
Deadline applicants: Friday, February 2nd 2018
Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
City of Marlborough

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Senior Library Page, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Senior Library Page for the Brookline Village Branch. This position will check in and process magazines, sort and shelve library materials. Works closely with the Periodical Librarians; filing, distributing mail and library materials. Ability to work patiently and politely with colleagues and the public.

High school diploma or GED required.

Ability to use Dewey Decimal system and. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; detail oriented and strong commitment to public service is essential. Knowledge of computers and data entry required.

18 hours per week maximum, Monday-Friday mornings. Must have flexibility to occasionally work nights and weekends.

Starting Salary $13.98 per hour.

Resume and cover letter by January 31, 2018 to: https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/bf85d508-48dcee3b-7c7e-3f77000ed1f8/apply?source=691176-CS-27260

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Processing Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Processing Assistant. Under the direction of the Collections Services Archivist / Processing Manager, the Processing Assistant (PA) is responsible for processing tasks to prepare collections in all formats, including electronic formats, for research use, storage, and long-term preservation. The work of the PA supports two areas of the University Archives' collections: University publications and archival materials. Tasks include sorting and housing materials in archival containers, entering data in internal locator systems, and updating metadata in central library systems. The PA also assists with collection circulation as needed.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Library Assistant, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

The library of the French Cultural Center seeks a full-time Library Assistant to assure all daily functions of the Circulation Desk, including but not limited to: loans, shelving, overdues, reader's advisory, responding to general reference questions, and processing new materials.

The Assistant will:

  • Be able to efficiently respond to patron requests in French and English
  • Participate in the preparation of library events for children and adults
  • Greet all members of the Center's community in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Be responsible for closing the library on a nightly basis, ensuring the general operation of the library when the Head Librarian is absent

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and working proficiency in French
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Previous experience in libraries and/or education in library science preferred

Schedule:

September through June:
Tuesday - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

July and August:
Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Compensation: $38,000 with benefits.

Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

For more information, click here.

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Acquisitions Assistant, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Organization Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wage/Salary: $15/hr

Job Description:

The MIT Libraries seek an enterprising, productive, and reliable Acquisitions Assistant to take an active role in the ordering, receipt, physical processing, and payment of printed and other tangible materials.

Tasks will include: sorting and opening mail and packages; journals check-in, claiming, and physical processing; coding and entering invoice data; preparing journal issues for binding; receiving and physical processing of books and other materials; and shelf preparation of circulating materials of various types (e.g., books, journals, DVDs, audiobooks, microfiche, and customized enclosures).

The position is full time (35 hours per week), and the hours are flexible between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm; the position is funded through 6/30/2018, with the possibility of extension.

 

Send applications to kmaxwell@mit.edu

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Library Clerk, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

PH: (413) 775-1313

FAX: (413) 775-1338

Email: humanresources@gcc.mass.edu

Website: http://www.gcc.mass.edu

Posting #Unclassified 18-01 

POSITION: Evening Library Desk Clerk - Part-time, non-benefited position (Mon-Th: 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
 
PAY RATE: $15.00 per hour; 18 hours per week through June 2, 2018
   
START DATE: February 2018
   
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:The Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College seeks an engaged and service-oriented individual who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects. This part-time position involves providing customer of service for the library including resolving student technology issues as well as providing circulation and basic reference functions.  
   
THE COLLEGE:Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
   
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
  • Staff the library desk and interact with patrons in a friendly and professional manner
  • Provide circulation, reserves, and basic information services.
  • Assist students with technical issues, including occasional in-depth consultations.
  • Log all technical interactions for record keeping.
  • Troubleshoot problems with library technology, including printers.
  • Assist in the development of instructional materials and library publications.
  • Assist library staff with special projects.
  • Help keep the library clean, organized and stocked with supplies.
  • Close and secure the library per established procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
   
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Mac OS and Learning Management System (Moodle) and other current technologies.
  • Experience with computer hardware, including printers and scanners.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment.
  • Previous experience in customer service.
   
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous library work experience.
  • Experience in a community college setting.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic web design.
  • Experience in desktop publishing.
   
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
   
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:This position runs only through June 2, 2018. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   
TO APPLY:In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account at https://gcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=93338. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
 When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement. Successful completion of a CORI/SORI check may be required.Applications accepted up to and including January 26, 2018. Applications received after the January 26, 2018 deadline MAY be considered until the position is filled. 
***Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. ***

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Multiple Positions, Information and Technical Services, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services Library Assistant

As a member of the Metadata Creation Section, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of copy cataloging tasks for monographs in multiple languages and formats.
 
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.

 

Review the complete position description, and apply here.

 

Information and Technical Services Acquisitions Library Assistant

As a member of the Acquisitions section and under the supervision of the Manager for Monograph Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging 3, the incumbent helps various Acquisitions units by providing timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs and serials in multiple languages and formats.
 
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

 

Review the complete position description, and apply here.

 

Serials Acquisitions and Management Library Assistant

This position is part of the Serials Acquisitions and Management group, a unit handling ordering, receiving, claiming, invoice processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system. All members of this group are expected to participate fully in collaborative efforts toward building efficient workflows and problem solving.
 
Under the supervision of the Manager of Serials Acquisitions and Management, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by handling receipt, payment, claiming, physical processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system. 
 
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.

 

Review the complete position description, and apply here.

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Processing Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Processing Assistant (Processing Temp/LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits)

Description: Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Processing Assistant to provide general support for the processing and preservation of analog and born-digital archival and manuscript materials at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, creating disk images of born-digital materials on physical media, capturing web content via Archive-It, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

 

Qualifications:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Preferred: Current enrollment in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program. Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Familiarity with born-digital materials and web archiving a plus.


Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.


To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian at msamouelian@hbs.edu at Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.

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Library Assistant, Judaica Division, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard College Library's Judaica Division is currently looking for a Temporary Library Assistant (Western European Languages). Appointment dates are January 2018-June 2018. This is a less than half time appointment, working less than 17.5 hours per week. 

Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested. Candidates need not be affiliated with Harvard.

Position Description

Supervised by the Lee M. Friedman Judaica Technical Services Librarian, the Library Assistant assists in a variety of activities to help prepare Judaica Division data for migration to a new online system in July 2018.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Updates bibliographic, holding, and item records and may assist in the processing of invoices. Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

Reading knowledge of Spanish, French, or German. Familiarity with other Western European languages highly desirable. Facility in learning new computer programs. Ability to work independently, with good judgment as to when to consult a supervisor.

 

EEO Statement:

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

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to juddiv@fas.harvard.edu.

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Evening Library & Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Boston, MA

DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1933, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) is a vibrant educational and professional community of psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic therapists, interdisciplinary scholars, and others who are curious about the field of psychoanalysis. From the beginning, BPSI has been devoted to:

  • excellence in training and education,
  • a commitment to open, honest exchange of ideas,
  • meeting the continuing education and professional needs of our Members,
  • outreach to engage analysts from around the world, and
  • support and outreach for the greater community.

BPSI welcomes anyone interested in the study and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and the ongoing applications of psychoanalysis in the community, medicine, and the arts. By consistently providing high-level post-graduate education, multidisciplinary programs and intensive clinical experience - in an engaging professional environment - BPSI fosters the development of highly specialized, trained and compassionate practitioners and teachers and a better understanding of analysis in the community. BPSI graduates are some of the most exceptional in their field.


Evening Library & Program Assistant - 15-20 hours/week

Purpose / Role The Evening Program Assistant will be responsible for BPSI building security and management during BPSI's evening programming, providing overall security, program, educational and library support. An ideal candidate would have knowledge of library systems as well as experience with A/V and excellent customer service skills. 

Between 15-20 hours/week, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, roughly 4:00-10:00pm, with monthly or other occasional Saturday shifts.  

The Evening Program Assistant will have primary responsibility for:

Evening management and support of BPSI programs. Primary responsibility for evening building access and security, greeting and assisting visitors to BPSI's Library, evening events/programs, classes, and meetings, providing hospitality, A/V, and educational assistance. Participate in planning, facilitating and carrying out activities necessary to ensure the successful outcome of BPSI events. 

 

Library

Without compromising security responsibilities, serve as evening library assistant: Assist library patrons check books in/out in library catalog, re-shelve books, and provide library support as needed (training provided).  Assist members and visitors with various library inquiries. Collect copying, scanning, and other library services fees while keeping record of article requests and payments.

 

Continuing Education

Prepare and maintain attendance books for all educational programs. Assist in the timely preparation, distribution, receipt, and record keeping of class evaluations. Assist the administrative staff with the creation of continuing education certificates. Assist Director of Continuing Education process accurate and timely completion of CE applications and reaccreditations as needed.

 

Web Team

Collaborate with Librarian and Web staff by assisting with accurate and up to date content postings to the BPSI website, including committee and event calendars. Assist in the updating and maintenance of BPSI's social media accounts including the recommendation and vetting of new and appropriate content.

 

Off the Couch

Serve as the primary liaison between the Coolidge Corner Theater and BPSI for its monthly "Off the Couch" program.

 

BENEFITS

Accrued vacation time of up to 15 days.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

2-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

cnathan@bpsi.org

https://bpsi.org/

Please forward resume and letter of interest to cnathan@bpsi.org or mail to BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre MA 02459. No phone calls, please.

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Library Assistant, Ardmore Library, Ardmore, PA

Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Ardmore Library

Average of 22 hours per week:

Monday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday: 12:30 - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Friday/Saturday Alternating Weeks: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Schedule PT29 - $22.68/hour Internal candidates please contact Library Administration to determine what the potential compensation and/or fringe benefit impact would be for you. 

Assists in the operation of the circulation department. Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling. Answers telephone inquiries. 

Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials. Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic databases available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory. Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with ematerials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices. 

Duties:

Shelves new books, videos, music CDs, and books on tape. 

May be responsible for opening and closing building. 

May supervise student workers and/or pages.

May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.

Performs various projects assigned by the Head Librarian, such as conducting story times and facilitating computer classes. 

Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent. 

Recent library experience desired.

Experience in computer operation required.

Customer service experience desired.

Ability to assist both adults and children courteously and efficiently.

Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.

Ability to sit for up to 2 hours and must be mobile for 2-4 hours a day. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, kneel, lift, push and pull up to 35% of the day for shelving books and other library procedures.

Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds up to 68% of the day for helving books and for moving of library materials.

Ability to use both the right and left hand for firm grasping, repetitive actions and fine manipulation. 

Selection: 

Based on education, work experience, merit, training, employee record, and interview.

Application Instructions:

Current employees: Submit Job Opportunity Application Form (with resume) available from the Human Resources Department or your supervisor.

External applicants can download an employment application from www.lowermerion.org. Employment Opportunities and submit it along with a resume to the Library Department.

Send cover letter, resume, a Township application and list of three references to: Library Department 75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Third Floor Ardmore, PA 19003

610-645-6110

Or email jdeangelis@lmls.org

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M, Friday, January 19, 2018. 

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Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Information Delivery and Library Access (ID&LA)
(Library Assistant III - evening position)

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, enthusiastic, and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain experience in access services and information delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Access Services Associate participates in circulation, reserves, stacking and service desk operations. They hire and direct the work of student assistants, may coordinate student project work, and serve as a resource to other staff, sharing in-depth knowledge of library operations, procedures and technical applications. They deliver high quality information service to the MIT community across physical and virtual service points and are responsible for interpretation of library policies and procedures to users, and for providing information about access to collections and spaces. The Associate shares responsibility for opening/closing the library and for reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues. Position responsibilities may also include handling financial transactions, library events, coordination with MIT security, physical space and collection management, collecting and analyzing statistics, processing materials for collections, and working with staff across the Libraries to resolve complex problems and issues. The Associate contributes to the formulation of service enhancements, policy development, and streamlining work practices, participates in training staff, contributes to the development of documentation and training materials, and are involved in planning, testing, and implementing new services, procedures, and systems. They also participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). In-depth experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. Excellent customer service skills and a strong commitment to public service. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, and to work collaboratively and interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong communication skills including ability to listen to and understand user requests, interpret policies and procedures clearly. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines, as well as problem solving skills that include ability to identify and analyze problems and exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions with minimal supervision. Demonstrated desire to learn and a keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to work under pressure. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs., move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks; tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with Aleph ILS. Experience in training and/or directing the work of others. Bachelor's degree.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 4pm-midnight, Friday noon-8pm (all closing shifts); hours may change based on coverage needs and MIT's academic calendar.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $20.00/hour minimum. 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 http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority consideration given to complete applications received by January 26, 2018. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes 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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Library Clerk, Children's Room, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

Position Title:  Library Clerk/Substitute -- Children's Room

Part-Time:  Currently at least one weekly shift, one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

Grade: Non-union hourly library clerk 

Wages:  $16.01 - $20.90 per hour, no benefits

 

Description of Position: Part-time position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Experience working with children and working knowledge of children's literature. Experience in a circulation department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software preferred. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements: Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time.  Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Pam McCuen, Head of Youth Services

Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

pmccuen@minlib.net.   No phone calls, please.

Position open until filled 

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Clerk, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

JOB POSTING

Position Title:            Library Clerk/Substitute - Circulation Desk

Part-Time:                 Currently at least one weekly shift AND one Saturday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

 

Grade:                        Non-union hourly library clerk

 

Wages:                       $15.69 - $20.48 per hour, no benefits

 

Description of Position

Part-time position working in the Circulation Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree required. Strong computer skills and ability to use office production software is essential. Experience in a circulation department of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software desirable, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated Sierra software. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with adults and children with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time.  Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Sarah Hogan

Head of Circulation, Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

shogan@minlib.net

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Library Clerk, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk.  This position will primarily staff the Children's circulation desk. 

Duties: Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using C/W MARS Evergreen software; assists patrons in locating materials using the library's online catalog; re-shelves materials; assists with programming activities.  

Must enjoy working with children birth through fifth grade. Performs other related library duties as Required   

Qualifications: High school diploma/equivalency required, college degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, possess excellent customer service skills, and be able to solve problems and work independently.  Previous library experience, including hands on experience with technology and a good knowledge of children's literature preferred.

Step Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 in steps  

Hours: 19.5 hours per week (Schedule includes Mon., Wed., and Thurs from 4:30-8:30 and every Saturday)

Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA  01752
humanresources@marlborough-ma.gov

*The City of Marlborough does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.*


Deadline for applicants:  Friday, January 19th 2018

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

 

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired: 

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2757/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job Attach a cover letter and a resum.  No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Graduate Administrative Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work the week of 01/15/2018

The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the Executive Assistant with administrative duties (e.g. answering phones and emails, calendar management, clerical support, filing, etc.). The selected student will triage requests and inquiries from fellow students, faculty, staff and external parties. 

This appointment will last until May 12th, 2018​.​

 
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain confidentiality if required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
Please submit a resume to Emma Torres, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at torrese@simmons.edu

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Resource Sharing Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

MIT Libraries - Resource Sharing Assistant

Resource Sharing Unit

(Part-time Temporary Position) 

The MIT Libraries Resource Sharing department seeks a part-time temporary Resource Sharing Assistant.

MIT's Resource Sharing service allows reciprocal borrowers, academic and public libraries, and private institutions access to materials held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. The service allows members of the MIT community to access materials not held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. It also supports the unmediated borrowing services for BorrowDirect.

 

Key Duties: Under the supervision of the Resource Sharing Associate, the assistant will process incoming/outgoing mail, prep books for circulation in ILLiad, BorrowDirect/Relais, and Aleph, and perform other tasks as needed.

 

Position Requirements: Good communication skills, punctuality, attendance, and attention to details are required as is the capacity to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to lift boxes weighing as much as 40 lbs. Previous library experience a plus.

 

Schedule: Begin early January 2018 (preferably by the week of January 8th) and continue through May 2018, with the potential for position extension.

Monday-Friday.

20 hours per week between the hours of 11:00am - 3:30pm.

Individuals must be available every day.

Hourly Rate: $13/hour. [This position is temporary and ineligible for MIT benefits.]

Contact: Georgina Lewis, g_lewis@mit.edu. Please also include information about potential start dates.

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Circulation Assistant, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Circulation Assistant, Part-Time

Rivier University

Nashua, NH             

Job Description:

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the Regina Library.

 

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Access Services Coordinator. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance.  Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, Microsoft Office products, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.

 

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when administering library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

 

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year

Monday through Wednesday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Total hours = 19.5 per week

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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Researcher, Legislative History, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA

The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is looking for a Boston-area library student researcher to visit the Massachusetts State Archives this week in order photograph and email images of state legislative packages. The packages will already be pulled so the work should be able to be done relatively quickly.

 

Rate of pay is 15/hr + local travel expenses. 

Total time estimate 3 hours.

 

If interested and able to visit the Archives on Wednesday, December 20 or Thursday, December 21, please email: stacia.stein@yale.edu

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Archivist, Journalist/Oral Historian Collection, Private Home, Manchester, NH

Part-Time Archivist, Journalist/Oral Historian Collection, Private Home in Manchester, NH

Seeking a part-time student archivist to work collaboratively with a family to organize the personal collection of a journalist/oral historian as part of a private project. Records include an extensive collection of audio, video, journal articles, and photographs related to interviews with politicians, actors, and activists. Project will be based at a private home in Manchester, NH (1 hr from Boston by car). Flexible hours; compensation based on experience. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Surveying, appraising, organizing and creating preliminary access to records in a private home, including paper-based, born-digital and AV materials
  • Offering recommendations for rehousing archival materials in appropriate storage mediums
  • Authoring a biographical statement for the records creator based on CV and materials at hand
  • Collaborate with record creator and immediate family members to determine next steps for collocating and creating broader access to records, including updating an existing website 

Requirements:

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Access to transportation to Manchester, NH (1 hr from Boston)
  • Proficiency with common Office and web applications and access to a personal laptop  
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs without assistance
  • Attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in journalism, oral histories, politics, and pop culture
  • Experience with photo and video editing

To apply, please email your resume to Greg Brodsky (gregbrodsky@gmail.com).

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Systems Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library is seeking an innovative librarian to support existing systems and technology, introduce new formats and applications, and to facilitate public access to information resources. Responsibilities include network management, troubleshooting, planning and implementation of new technology to meet the needs of users, coordination of the library's web presence, and routine security and hardware maintenance. 

The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for working as part of a team to bring digital literacy to the community. Desired attributes include strong analytical, organizational and communications skills, knowledge of Linux and various Windows operating systems, and solid understanding of public library systems and operations. 

A Bachelor's degree is required, and candidates with an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science, or currently enrolled in a M.L.S. program, are preferred.  Experience with III Sierra software a plus. Candidates must also have a minimum three (3) years working in a library setting. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits, generous paid time off and a pension plan.

Pay Range is NU 17 - $19.79 to $24.74 per hour

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Human Resources, City of Augusta, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME, 04330 or at HR@augustamaine.gov. For a complete job description or more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207)626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us 

Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2018 

The City of Augusta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Circulation Library Assistant, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

An opportunity has arisen within the Franklin Pierce University Frank. S. DiPietro Library for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team as a part-time Circulation Library Assistant. This position provides library circulation services to students, faculty and staff as well as a variety of clerical services related to interlibrary loans, document delivery and course reserves.

 

Working on a regular part-time schedule, the hours of work are in the evenings and during the weekends, with the summer schedule varying from the fall and spring semesters.

 

The successful candidate will have an Associates' degree. It is preferred that the candidate has previous experience that includes a minimum of one to two years library experience, as well as three to four years of relevant administrative and supervisory experience. Excellence in customer service is desired. Applicants must have a good general knowledge of library organization and systems, with some previous circulation or public services experience preferred.

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and as an institution that is committed to the development of a culturally diverse staff, Franklin Pierce University strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for our open positions.

 

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

 

Library Assistant - Circulation (part-time)

Franklin Pierce University

40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461

jobs@franklinpierce.edu

 

Please be sure to add "Circulation Assistant Position" to the subject line of the email.

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Grant Management & Administrative Assistant, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Grant Management & Administrative Assistant
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Frances Loeb Library

10-15 hours per week, $18/hour.

Position term: January - June 30, 2018

Reporting to the Director of the Frances Loeb Library, the Grant Management and Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for the IMLS grant project Building for Tomorrow: Collaborative Development of Sustainable Infrastructure for Architectural and Design Documentation.


Activities include:

  • Working with the Principle Investigator (PI) and forum planning team;
  • Contacting stakeholder organizations;
  • Arranging meetings with stakeholders and planning team members;
  • Arranging for note taking during meetings, and at the forum;
  • Responsible for forum planning logistics, including travel arrangements for attendees, event promotion, room reservations, and catering during the one and a half day forum;
  • Responsible for logistics for the steering committee meeting following the forum;
  • Responsible for follow up work including a survey to forum attendees to gather input from them as individuals to gauge the value of the forum;
  • Managing administrative issues related to the grant, such as expenditures, and reporting deadlines.

 

Building for Tomorrow is a project sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services under the National Digital Platform funding priority. The grant will support two priority-setting meetings of engaged stakeholders - architects, architectural historians, archivists, librarians, technologists, digital preservationists, and others who will frame a national/international collaborative infrastructure to support long-term preservation of digital design data, specifically in the architecture and design fields. The forum will provide a venue for the diverse group of stakeholders to think collaboratively about the issues in preserving architectural design data, to find alignments across communities, and to identify the needs required to develop an infrastructure to support archiving of digital design information that will be usable by a variety of types and sizes of architectural museums and archives. The grant will also result in the development of a roadmap for implementing solutions to the barriers libraries, archives, and museums face in preserving digital design documentation.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ann Whiteside, Director of the Frances Loeb Library, at awhiteside@gsd.harvard.edu. 

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Evening Library Assistant, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Description: This position is responsible for Circulation services offered during the hours of 8pm to 12am, Sundays through Thursdays, during the academic year. This position staffs the Circulation desk and ensures proper closing procedures. Additional responsibilities may include shelving, item processing, and other duties as required.

Job Description:

  • Provide efficient and courteous service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk by answering inquiries, providing direction, assuring compliance with Library regulations.
  • Charge out other library resources, including laptops and group study rooms, etc. to authorized borrowers, discharge returned books, and maintain patron records, using the Innovative Interfaces library computer system.
  • Closes and evacuates the library in accordance with set procedures.
  • Participates in stacks maintenance tasks, which include weeding and shelf reading.
  • Responsible for running collection reports and verifying status of Reserve collection, nightly.


Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school degree required.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Friendly demeanor when working with the public and co-workers.
  • Strong computer skills including: MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in library, bookstore or retail establishment a plus.
  • Standard hours of this position are Sunday - Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, during the academic year.


Working at Suffolk
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment, we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/syvqqbbxc9yhdk35

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Library Technician, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Applications are now being accepted at the North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI for the following position:

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (15) LIBRARY Part-time 19 hours per week

Hours: M-Th 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9-5

RESPONSIBILITIES: Public service at the library's Reference Desk including answering reference questions; assisting patron's with technology; registering patrons to use library facilities and attend programs; answering the telephone; and helping patron's with research. Cross-trained to work at the Circulation & Young Reader's desk. May be involved in one or more of the following: assisting in the ordering and processing of new materials for the collection, maintaining finding aids for the collection; entering raw data for statistical reports; entering and updating data about library holdings in the OSL database; counting monies; processing materials for use by patrons; participating in the maintenance, cleaning, & repair of the collections; shelving library materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of High school diploma or GED is required. Considerable library experience including knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques and routines; knowledge of book titles, authors, and reference materials and resources in print and electronic format. Demonstrable knowledge of OSL software, word processing, and Internet searching. Ability to establish and maintain effective personal relationships with the public and with working associates. A commitment to courteous and efficient public service work. Physical capacity to stand at a library service counter for extended periods and perform some light to medium lifting duties that relate to general library functions.

SALARY: $17.48 /hr

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES Friday, December 15, 2017.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Cyndi Desrochers, Library Director, at cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Library Director, West Dennis Free Public Library, West Dennis, MA

The West Dennis Free Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Director. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees. Duties will include, but are not limited to: library administration, circulation functions, collection development, staff/volunteer supervision, programming and the promotion of library services including social media.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong commitment to public service.

 

Bachelor's degree required, library experience desirable. Experience with library technologies and Innovative Interfaces Sierra system helpful. The West Dennis Library is a member of the Cape Library Automated Materials Sharing system (CLAMS). The position is part-time, 15-20 hours a week at $20.00 per hour.

 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume by December 31, 2017 to:  Search Committee, West Dennis Free Public Library, PO Box 158, West Dennis, MA 02670 or email to wdlsearchcommittee@gmail.com.

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Multiple Positions, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description #1:

Part Time Library Assistant I, Lynn Campus

Evenings, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.

 

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Lynn campus. The Library Assistant will work collaboratively with a team of staff in the public services area to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have access to all the print and digital resources available to them through the NSCC library.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides a welcoming and helpful first contact to students, faculty, and staff entering the library
  • Assists with circulation and reserves functions for the library
  • Offers assistance in directing those needing information to the proper staff person in the library or elsewhere on campus
  • Assists with collection maintenance projects
  • Runs daily request list and retrieves items to fill interlibrary loan requests
  • Assists in maintaining copiers, printers, and other library equipment
  • Shelves materials in the correct location upon being returned to the library
  • Assists with the collection and record keeping of funds collected in the library in accordance with college policy
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence
  • Assists with clerical functions including data entry, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned
  • Assists in the opening and/or  closing of the Lynn campus library for evenings and Saturdays
  • Helps to maintain the library in good order
  • Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
  4. Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
  5. Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
  6. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
  7. Prior customer service experience.

 

Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

 

Additional Information:

Salary: $14.93 per hour

STARTING DATE:  January 16th, 2018

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position.  Resumes will begin to be reviewed starting January 2nd and the deadline for applications is January 5th, 2018.

Job Description #2:

Assistant Librarian

About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

PT Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position. Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Lynn campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  2. Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule
  3. Offers class instruction in information literacy
  4. Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  5. Participates in collection development activities
  6. Assists in collection maintenance projects
  7. Assists in the development of new library programs and services
  8. Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed
  9. Performs other duties, as required


Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  • Reference and instruction experience
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important


Additional Information:

Salary:  $28.29 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

Starting date: January 16, 2018

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. 

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Communications Assistant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA

About the Position: 
The Communications Assistant position is a fully benefits-eligible, term-limited position that is funded for one year. Reporting to the Communications director, the communications assistant performs a range of complex administrative and support duties to coordinate the activities and procedures of the Communications Department at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The communications assistant serves as the primary contact for the Institute's internal clients who seek communications support and assists generally with Communications Department efforts.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Serving as the primary contact for internal clients seeking communications support
  • Acting as liaison and managing the intake of all internal communications requests, and maintaining the Communications department calendar
  • Providing department-wide communications support:
  • Working in content management system (CMS), makes updates and corrections to web content
  • Resizing photos (with training and supervision)
  • Performing rough edits of photo and video assets (with training and supervision)
  • Organizing and implementing administrative systems and procedures performing necessary support duties, including basic financial support
  • Drafting correspondence, reports, and other communications materials as assigned
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • At least three years administrative experience in communications, journalism, multimedia, or publishing (education beyond high school may count toward experience)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and draft a range of written materials
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work effectively with others.
  • Familiarity with a content management system and Adobe Creative suite highly desirable
  • Prior communications experience in a higher-education setting is a plus
  • Familiarity Windows and Mac operating systems, HTML, Adobe Photoshop and experience managing websites preferred.


About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study:
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you've been looking for.

Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document that is uploaded when you are instructed by ASPIRE, Harvard's online application program, to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer." Please note that cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute.

Interested applicants must apply for the Communications Assistant position through ASPIRE, Harvard University's online employment application system. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

Apply here.

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Library Office Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY OFFICE ASSISTANT

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Office Assistant. Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience working with young people.

 

The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Coordinating the donation program
  • Maintaining and creating displays
  • Maintaining and replenishing office, printer, and library processing supplies

This a part-time position during the academic year from January 4, 2018 through June 14, and resuming in late August of 2018. The Library Office Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings when school is in session from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events, and holidays are anticipated. The Library Assistant reports to the Library Director.

 

Candidates should have administrative experience, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls. Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs. 

 

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

 

Candidates may apply through the school website: http://www.danahall.org/about-us/Job_Opportunities/index.aspx

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Library Assistant, Brooks School, North Andover, MA

Available Position

Part-time Library Assistant

The part-time library assistant works 16 hours a week during the academic year (30 weeks.) Hours will include a combination of morning, day, and evening hours. This position supports the Library Director and assists students, faculty, staff and community members with all library services including circulation, basic reference, and technology support.

Essential Functions  

  • Assist students/faculty/others with checking items in and out as well as helping locate resources in online catalog, library databases, and web products.
  • Assist patrons with and troubleshoot, as needed, all library equipment and applications
  • Receive and process new materials
  • Shelving of materials
  • Help create material lists for research guides
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Other clerical and library duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and proven library work experience as wells as comfort working with computers, mobile devices, social media and applications. The Library Assistant must genuinely enjoy working with high school aged students and be comfortable working alone.  Knowledge of automated library systems, the Dewey Decimal System, and library research guides is required. Candidate must have means of transportation. The school is not near mass transit.

Physical Qualifications

The Library Assistant must have the following physical qualifications:

  • Ability to sit at circulation desk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly move throughout large building.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

 

To Apply

This is a non-benefitted staff position. Hourly wage is $14. Please submit cover letter and resume by December 15th to Library Director Ann Massoth at amassoth@brooksschool.org

No phone calls.

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Assistant Positions, Massachusetts Center for the Book, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Center for the Book seeks applications from Simmons LIS students to fill two positions for the Spring term. Each is for 10 hours per week position, compensated at $15 per hour. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Employment will begin as soon as possible or, at latest, at the beginning of the Spring academic term.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS ASSISTANT. The assistant will participate in the planning and execution of public programs of the Center, including the annual Massachusetts Book Awards and Letters About Literature initiatives. S/he also will manage the statewide calendar of events and investigate further development of this service for Massachusetts libraries.

DIGITAL INITIATIVES/CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSISTANT. The assistant will develop new online trails and tours in cooperation with Center staff and/or libraries throughout Massachusetts. S/he also will create a compelling and seamless link between the Center website and its trails/tours app (Mass Book Trails), and evaluate current and future features at/for the Center website.

Both candidates should be well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite so that administrative tasks can be completely efficiently and effectively. WordPress familiarity is essential in both positions. The Center is looking for self-starters who can work independently but who will seek advice and guidance so as to ensure that  the Center's priorities and goals are forwarded in all they do.

The two assistants will share office space/computers in Palace Road and will, from time to time, assist one another as deadlines loom. Each will report to the Executive Director of the Center and may, in addition, be overseen by other Center staff. Team players with flexibility and good humor are highly desired.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book is chartered as the Commonwealth affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is charged with developing, supporting, and promoting cultural programming to advance the cause of books and reading and to enhance the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries. You can read more about it at http://massbook.org

Interested candidates should forward a resume (include three references) and cover letter to Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director, Massachusetts Center for the Book, indicating which position is sought: shaloo@massbook.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews (in person or virtual) will be offered on a rolling basis as well.

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Library Clerk, Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library

Library Clerk - Borrower Services

L422-729

 

15 hours per week - initial schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursdays, 9:00am-2:00pm. Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                       

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Assists with basic computer trouble-shooting
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the branch; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and/or children
  • May assist in operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact   Patience   Maturity  Empathy

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural,  or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things    
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and enter data
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

SALARY: $18.82 per hour to $22.42 per hour in five steps

 

 

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

 

Deadline: December 18, 2017

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Legislative Research Assistant, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Research Assistant to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). CIP is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

This position serves as a Legislative Research Assistant in the LAIS within CIP. The employee reports to the LAIS Head. The employee supports CIP legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information; conducting and presenting research; and reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data and enter that data into the legislative information management system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The employee supports CIP managers and reviewers by verifying the accuracy of legislative information entered into the system and otherwise expediting workflow by helping to ensure that bill summary work is done in priority order and assigned to the correct reviewer. The employee is expected to develop over time the versatility and range of skills necessary to respond to CIP's shifting needs and priorities, as directed. 

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Library Assistants, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Judaica Department with the Harvard College Library is currently hiring two less than half time employees.

1. Temporary Library Assistant (Hebrew)

Supervised by the Lee M. Friedman Judaica Technical Services Librarian, assists in a variety of activities to help prepare Judaica Division data for migration to a new online system in July 2018. This is a less than half time appointment, working less than 17.5 hours per week. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Updates bibliographic, holding, and item records and may assist in the processing of invoices. Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Fluent knowledge of Hebrew. Facility in learning new computer programs. Ability to work independently, with judgment as to when  to consult  a supervisor.

EEO Statement:

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

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to juddiv@fas.harvard.edu

2. Temporary Library Assistant (Western European Languages)

Supervised by the Lee M. Friedman Judaica Technical Services Librarian, assists in a variety of activities to help prepare Judaica Division data for migration to a new online system in July 2018. This is a less than half time appointment, working less than 17.5 hours per week. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Updates bibliographic, holding, and item records and may assist in the processing of invoices. Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Very strong knowledge of German or French. Familiarity with other Western European languages highly desirable. Facility in learning new computer programs. Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor.

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

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to juddiv@fas.harvard.edu.

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Overnight & Weekend Library Assistants, LibGig, Malibu, CA

LibGig is seeking Overnight & Weekend Library Assistants to cover the information desk at a prestigious University located in Malibu, CA. These roles are short-term, temporary roles to provide overnight coverage during the school's fall semester finals. Coverage will need to be provided from December 3rd - 14th, with varying hours with all shifts being overnight and on the weekend. We need people who will be reliable, on time for the various shifts and have dependable transportation. Paid training is also provided prior to the start of finals.

We are looking for candidates who have had previous library experience.  Students currently enrolled in an MLS program or those who have received a Library Technician certificate are urged to apply. This position is great for those who are interested in work experience or looking for additional income.


Responsibilities:

  • Staff circulation desk during weekend and overnight hours;
  • Provide basic reference services to patrons;
  • Ability to assist with basic IT support;
  • Process Inter-Library Loan requests as needed;
  • Perform additional duties as needed or requested.


Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a library, academic setting preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and interact with the public in a professional manner.
  • Previous experience working in public services is highly desired.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must be reliable.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/5i7xVZ

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Collection Handler, William B. Meyer, Inc., Boston, MA

$15. hour

Identify, scan, pack and shift library collections.
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8 am to 4:40 pm
Full time, temporary position beginning December 18, 2017 through approximatley March 27, 2018. 
Must read, write and speak English fluently. Must be reliable.

Please visit http://www.meyerlibrary.com/library-job-opportunities/ and upload your resume.

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Administrative Assistant, Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, MA

Countway Library of Medicine Administrative Assistant

Hours per week: between 12 and 16

Pay per hour: $31.00

Manager: Alison Richardson (contact information here)

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Countway Library of Medicine which is an alliance of Harvard Medical and the Boston Medical Libraries under the direction of the Countway Director is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the essential governance and administrative functions of the Boston Medical Library (BML) under the direction of the President and the supervision of the Countway Associate Director and Executive Assistant. The position requires a proactive individual with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to take on new challenges. An interest in medical history and supporting a physician-based organization is also preferred but not required. Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • Annual fellowship renewal process; Send renewal notices, record payments, update library access privileges, send annual fellowship packets for approximately 150-200 fellows of the BML.
  • Facilitate meetings; Schedule, order catering, facilitate, and take detailed meeting minutes at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its Committees.
  • Process checks and invoices; Record all checks and prepare for BML accountant, record invoices and submit to BML treasurer for approval and payment
  • Applications for fellowship; Receive and process all applications for BML fellowship. Send welcome packets and answer all incoming questions about the fellowship. Administrative support for fundraising efforts.
  • Annual audit and financial files; Work with BML accountant to gather all information for annual audit and serve as liaison to auditors during annual on-site visit. Keep accurate record of all financial, governance and administrative paperwork for each fiscal year.
  • Website and membership database management; The BML needs a new website and database. Work with the President and the board to contract on a new website and implement a database to track all fellowship status and contact information for efficiency.
  • Event planning; plan and execute the BML's lectures and events. This includes publicity, catering, travel arrangements for speakers, booking rooms & media services, parking arrangements, etc.
  • Day-to-day administrative duties including mail, donation acknowledgements, telephone answering, key officers' schedules. HarvardKey/login troubleshooting, and more.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by President or Board of Trustees.

 

A large portion of this role will include developing and maintaining office processes for more efficient workflow and organization and working with the Countway staff and those of partner organizations. Applicant must be self-motivated with strong communication skills. Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Gmail/Outlook). Database and Web skills are preferred.  

About the Boston Medical Library:

The first Boston Medical Library (BML) was founded by Doctors John C. Warren and James Jackson in 1805. The Boston Medical Library was reconstituted in 1875 by Dr. James Chadwick with Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes as its President and incorporated in 1877. In 1960, the Boston Medical Library and the President and Fellows of Harvard College (Harvard University) entered into an agreement to combine the collections, services and administration of the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library in a new building known as The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Each of the two original institutions continues collecting and ownership of its holdings. The combined library ranks as one of the largest medical libraries in the world with one of the richest collections.

 

The BML mission, revised in 2004, is "to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people." The Boston Medical Library serves as a resource for the lifelong learning of practicing physicians of Massachusetts which has been its founding and continuing mission, besides serving the medical school faculties and students of Harvard Medical School, Boston University Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1947, the Boston Medical Library formally became the library for the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).

 

A Board of Trustees nearly half of which is appointed by the MMS manages the BML. This group meets regularly and has fiduciary responsibility for a significant endowment which provides partial support for the Countway Library as a whole. The Boston Medical Library is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.

 

About the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: 

The Countway Library was created by a 1960 agreement between Harvard University and the Boston Medical Library and the physical library coming into existence in 1965.  It serves the constituencies of both the parent organizations which includes the Harvard Medical, Dental and Public Health Schools and other related organizations and on the BML side, BML Fellows, Massachusetts Medical Society Members, Practicing Physicians and Dentists and the students of the other 3 Medical Schools in Massachusetts- Boston University, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts.  The Director of the Countway Library serves as the Countway Librarian for the Harvard Medical and the Boston Medical Libraries accountable to both the parent organizations.

 

Basic Qualifications: College degree preferred, or an equivalent of educational plus experience in an office environment. 

 

Additional Qualifications: Three plus years related experience with proven office administration and customer service skills required. Solid working knowledge of office processes and business policy development, and of related computer software and electronic communications tools. Proven interpersonal skills with experience providing complex administrative support in a high-profile environment with tact and diplomacy.

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Technical Services Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items. 

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $50,454. 

Deadline to apply: December 8, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

     ( http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department-formerly-personnel )

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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Law Library Assistant, Middlesex Law Library, Woburn, MA

There is an opening for a position located at the Middlesex Law Library, for more information see: https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/3417/law-library-assistant/job

The position will close by November 16th, 2017.

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Library Assistant, Children's Department, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a Library Assistant to work in a busy Children's Department performing circulation desk duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, renewing materials, collecting and recording fees and fines, issuing library cards and entering patron data, answering main desk telephone, retrieving items for paging list (reserve requests), notifying patrons regarding reserved materials availability. Also includes: providing patron assistance and responding to questions and concerns, sorting, distributing and processing materials from other libraries, and sorting and shelving materials. Strong customer service skills required. Enthusiasm for working with children and families is desired.This is a permanent part-time position to be scheduled 10-12 hours per week: 

Tuesdays 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Fridays 2:00pm -5:00pm

1 Sunday a month from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on a rotation (Between October and May)

Additional hours will be available when coverage is needed due to vacations or absences.

Qualifications

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required, along with one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

NA

Salary

$16.6668 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and Town Application to The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresouces@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 671-993-2741 by November 27, 2017.

To view the full job description and town application please visit the Town Of Belmont Human Resources website: 

http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

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Library Assistant, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Library Assistant I position at the Main Library, one of the busiest branch libraries in the state. This position will perform administrative and support work relating to processing and shelving of library materials; charging and discharging books; circulation functions; assisting patrons with information on collections, policies, procedures, and the use of computers. The ability to work patiently and politely with the public and the ability to communicate library policies and procedures effectively is required. Additional language skills are a plus. Knowledge of library systems. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and excellent customer service and computer skills. Must be available on some weekends and evenings, including Sundays in the summer and available to work at the Main Library. 12 to 14 hours per week. High School Diploma, experience working with the public and knowledge of computers is required. Starting salary $17.99 per hour. 

Resume and cover letter by November 20, 2017 to: 

https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/fd30e708-7909-17fd-48a9-e056e96e2a7c/apply?source=648318-CS-27260 

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Research Assistant, Harvard Open Access Project, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) fosters open access to research, within Harvard and beyond, using a combination of education, consultation, collaboration, research, tool-building, and direct assistance. HOAP is a project within the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. For more detail, see the project home page at http://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap.

The Research Assistant will contribute to the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), using the TagTeam social-tagging platform, contribute to the Open Access Directory (OAD), and perform occasional research, help with grant reporting, and strategize about open access inside and outside Harvard University. The position offers remote work options, flexible scheduling, and community work spaces at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

The position will remain open until the job is filled, and plan to begin reviewing applicants as soon as possible.

Work Requirements/Benefits Information:

This part-time position is 17.25 hours per week. The pay is at a rate of $11.50+ per hour, with the possibility of more to suit qualifications and experience. This position does not include benefits. The role will include the expectation of regular weekend work as needed to support time-sensitive projects (approximately 2 - 4 of total 17.25). The Research Assistant must be based in Massachusetts. The work may be done remotely, but will include regular face-to-face meetings in Cambridge, Massachusetts to review progress and discuss new ideas. Unfortunately we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position. This position is approved through the end of August, 2018.

To Apply:

Please send your current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Peter Suber at psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu with "HOAP application" in the subject line.

More information here.

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Library Technician, Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of clerical and manual tasks in support of cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan functions of the library; performs all other related work as required.

 

Supervision:

Supervision Scope: Performs a variety of routine library functions in accordance with prescribed procedures which require constant attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general direction of a department head or other librarian.

 

Supervision Given:  None

 

Job Environment:

Work is performed under typical library conditions; noise level is moderate at times; evening and weekend hours may be part of regular work schedule.

 

Operates computers, printers, and all other standard office and library equipment.

 

Has frequent contact with library patrons, other library personnel, local schools, civic organizations and volunteers.

 

Errors could result in delay of service and adverse public relations.

 

Essential Functions:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

 

Provides circulation desk services for patrons; performs a variety of related clerical functions.

 

Registers and maintains confidential borrower information.

 

Provides assistance in various phases of operation at the front desk; answers the telephone, provides basic directional, reference and reader advisory services; issues library cards; checks books and other library materials in and out using the library's computer system; collects and records fines for overdue books; stamps books.

 

Assists patrons in the use of library facilities; provides assistance to "Friends" group, other organizations and library volunteers as needed.

 

Processes new materials and prepares them for circulation; updates book and spine labels; places book jackets on appropriate materials; places ownership identification on all new materials; replaces books on shelves according to categories.

 

Contacts patrons who have overdue items; updates patron records.

 

Performs miscellaneous typing, filing and computer data entry work; maintains bulletin boards; shelves library materials; weeds shelves and maintains collection in proper order; uses photocopier; assists with special projects.

 

Performs similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

High school education; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Working knowledge of library principles and procedures. Knowledge of books, authors and titles. Knowledge of inter-library loan procedures.  Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System.

 

Ability: Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to work with detail. Ability to perform all duties associated with circulation, cataloguing, maintaining and updating library registration, etc.

 

Skill: Skill in typing and in the use of other standard office machines. Interest in reading. Skill in computer operations

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Moderate physical effort required in performing functions under typical library conditions. Intermittent walking, reaching, crouching, climbing, and similar activities. Ability to use a keyboard. Incumbent is required to lift and shelve books and move boxes of books, which may weigh up to 30 pounds.

For more information, contact Library Director Nicole Langley at langley@noblenet.org

Application deadline is November 13, 2017.

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Imaging Technician, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Business Title: Part Time/Temporary Imaging Technician

SUMMARY

The Imaging Technician I produces high-quality digital images of library materials and collections. Creates images using digital cameras, film scanners, and document scanners. Applies digital image processing techniques to adjust tone, color, scale, and to otherwise reformat digital images. Performs quality control tasks. Handles irreplaceable documents, objects, and rare books. Undertakes special projects as directed.

 

This is a 90 day appointment. Hours are flexible, between 21-35 per week. 

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Operates multi shot, scanning, and SLR digital cameras.
  • Operates film scanner.
  • Operates roller and sheet fed document scanners.
  • Uses studio lighting equipment.
  • Handles library materials (including irreplaceable art objects and rare books) according to established guidelines.
  • Uses image processing software to adjust digital images to match the color and tonality of originals.
  • Performs quality control reviews.
  • Records work steps and production statistics.
  • Organizes and cleans studio workspaces.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in photography, digital imaging, or other graphic arts field.
  • Solid understanding of photographic principles.
  • Ability to accurately evaluate color and contrast.
  • Comfort and facility working with computers and software applications.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and other image capture and processing software to edit and organize image files.
  • Ability to adhere to strict handling requirements for rare and delicate materials.
  • Ability to maintain acute attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work collaboratively.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be organized, disciplined, and highly productive.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor's degree in photography or a related field, desirable.
  • Coursework in art history, architectural history, or studio art desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Setting up camera and lighting equipment and positioning original material involves lifting (up to 40 pounds), reaching, bending, and carrying.  Assignments involve sitting or standing for extended periods and can require working from a ladder.  Handling of delicate materials and equipment requires physical dexterity. High volume projects require repetitive actions be performed.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The majority of the work associated with this position is performed in a photography studio. Work is performed in service operation with an expectation of high productivity and strict attention to detail.

 

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

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jfeather@fas.harvard.edu.

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

The Town of Littleton is seeking qualified applicants for a part time (average of 6 hours/week) non-benefit eligible position as Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library. The library assistant will work under the direct supervision of a Senior Librarian. Responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk inlcuding data entry, patron assistance, and circulation delivery via the integrated library system. Additionally, the Library Assistant is responsible for shelving library materials and provides initial directional and informational asisstance to patrons.

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient. Excellent customer service and communication skills a must. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically. Physical ability to regularly lift materials weighing up public library operations and functions and reading helpful. Starting salary: $16.41-$17.57/hour commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please submit resume or application and cover letter by November 15th, 2017, to Ann Essman, Human Resources Administrator, Town of LIttleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA or aessman@littletonma.org. The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

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Children's Program Specialist, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

Location: Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

Description:

The Pawling Library is seeking a Part Time Children's Program Specialist. The specialist will create and run library programs and services that target literacy and STEAM skills, in cooperation with the Children's Program Coordinator. These programs will engender learning and literacy skills in children and will demonstrate to their parents and caretakers how to create a productive learning environment. The specialist's primary area of focus will be school-aged children and their families.

We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and compassion to the Pawling Free Library's programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for 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 children and parents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating children's programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children's programs.
  • Operating within a program budget.
  • Providing statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • 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.
  • Providing reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the library director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to creative and effective targeted children's programming.
  • Knowledge of language acquisition and reading processes.
  • Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, caregivers, and colleagues.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Childhood education experience a plus.

Experience working in a diverse environment strongly preferred.

 

Position: Part-time: 15-17 hours per week. Sundays required except in July and August. 

Pay: $15.75/hr

Benefits: Paid time off available after six months. 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website will be considered.

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library 

Library Clerk - Program and Events  

L422-720

15 hours per week including at least one evening per week and Saturdays as needed. Specific hours will be discussed with candidates. Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. Room booking software experience preferred.

  • Excellent organizational, oral and written skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines
  • Punctuality, flexibility and dependability
  • Ability to foster teamwork and work well on a team
  • Ability to adapt plans in the moment to effectively adapt to the unexpected; remains calm in emergency situations
  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, keep track of many details and reliably follow through
  • Ability to identify, analyze and creatively solve problems in a constructive manner
  • Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting
  • 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 Suite including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel software. Familiar with LibCal or other room booking software. Able to schedule with online calendar
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to proofread work with high degree of accuracy
  • Flexibility to meet staffing needs during vacation periods and in emergencies
  • Knowledge of basic library concepts
  • Excellent judgment    Tact    Empathy    Patience    Maturity    Sense of humor  

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, AV equipment, and mobile devices; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read computer screen and to scan a room; Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to utilize a keyboard; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to move around heavy items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary; Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions; Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession.

 

DUTIES:

  • Serves as a contact for room and program requests; reserves library meeting and program spaces through booking software; assists in maintaining online events calendar
  • Responds to electronic and phone inquiries regarding programs and events in a timely manner
  • Provides tours and walk-throughs of meeting rooms and event spaces
  • Assists in maintaining program and event supply inventory; Organizes kitchen and storage
  • Assists in ensuring all programming and event details are complete, up to date and properly documented; communicates program schedules and changes appropriately
  • Works closely and cooperatively with library and city staff including the Friends, Trustees and Foundation members, as appropriate.
  • Supports the programming efforts of the branches, Youth Services and Adult Services
  • Supports internal staff events
  • Assists in Coordinating staff participation in city events, such as Danehy Family Day
  • Works cooperatively with IT to maintain audio visual equipment
  • May represent the Library at programs ensuring a positive experience for presenters and attendees, smooth operations and effectively handles any last-minute changes; may pick up, greet and introduce speakers
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists in supporting communications and public relations efforts, such an inputting events in local calendar listings, updating community contact lists, etc.
  • Any other duties required by the Manager for the good of the department and the library system

 

RATE: $18.82 per hour to $22.42 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE: November 16, 2017

 

APPLY TO:                

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov 

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Public Services Assistant, BiblioTemps, Dartmouth, MA

Location: UMass School of Law- Dartmouth

Start date: 10/30/17

End date: 1/19/18

Schedule: 37.5 hrs/wk: Mon & Tues 1-9; W,Th,F 9-5

Pay rate: TBD

CORI requirements: required

Duties:
Attend to the functions of a combined reference/circulation department in an academic law library. Must interact with law faculty, students, staff, members of the bar, and the public. Experience with interlibrary loan is desirable. Familiarity with sources of law, legal institutions, legal publishing and databases is preferred. Service oriented with excellent customer skills. Familiarity with common office software, including the Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and OCLC. Ability to learn Alma-Primo. Ability to learn Westlaw and Lexis. Familiarity with common office printers and scanners. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Able to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to shelve items at floor to 6 foot heights. Able to stand or sit for extended periods.

Email your resume and contact information for 3 references to Shelah Coullard, Bibliotemps Manager at bibliotemps@masslibsystem.org. 
Online Application Address: 

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Technical Services Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Technical Services Assistant - Position Description

Harvard Library Information and Technical Services is seeking an individual to provide temporary assistance receiving, paying, and copy cataloging materials in a variety of Western European, African and Indic languages. This is a less than half-time position, working under 17.5 hours per week until May 25th, 2018.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: Joh duties include searching titles at point of receipt, verifying bibliographic information, copy cataloging books and processing invoice payments through the Aleph acquisitions module. Additional support tasks include unpacking shipments of books and sorting and organizing materials for bibliographer review.

Qualifications: Attention to detail, demonstrated aptitude with technology, knowledge of Windows applications and solid keyboarding skills arc essential.

Prior library acquisitions experience is strongly desired.

Familiarity with at least one Western European language is desirable.

Knowledge and transactional experience with the Aleph acquisitions module preferred.

Work must be performed between 8am-5pm, M-F.

 

Additional Requirements: Familiarity-with Indic languages or African languages, such as Amharic, is desirable.

 

EEO Statement:

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

 

To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to klint@fas.harvard.edu

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Graduate Student Assistant, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA

Graduate Student Assistant - CAS Dean's Office

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work immediately.

The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the Executive Assistant with any and all administrative duties that may arise (e.g. answering phones and emails, calendar management, clerical support, filing, etc.). The selected student will triage requests and inquiries from fellow students, faculty, staff and external parties.

The assistant may be asked to complete special tasks and/or projects as needed.

This appointment is until December 20, 2017 with potential for a continuing appointment contingent upon performance as a graduate assistant and in their academic program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain confidentiality if required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to remain professional in an office environment and when working with faculty, staff, and other students

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Project management, communications, and program support
  • Administrative duties as assigned

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Emma Torres, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at torrese@simmons.edu. Address the subject of your email with your name and the position you are applying for.

Application link: https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Simmons-Student-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Graduate-Student-Assistant---CAS-Dean_R03486-1

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Processing Assistant, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

Assistant (Temporary)
Department: MBE Library, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Location: Boston, MA

Summary
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

The Processing Assistant supports the mission of the Library through providing assistance to the Archivist. This position performs processing tasks, based on a processing plan and procedures.

Duties
● Arranges items
● Re-houses items in acid-free folders and boxes
● Updates descriptions on detailed inventory 
● Performs digitization as needed

Required qualifications
● Basic archival processing skills
● Experience with MS Office Suite and scanning software 
● Ability to read cursive
● Ability to work independently
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Ability to record and maintain accurate data
● Strong attention to detail

Desired qualifications
● Previous experience handling 19th- and 20th-century documents
● Familiarity with Photoshop or other photo editing software

Work environment:
Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Education:
Required: Candidate holds a MSLIS degree with a concentration in archives management, or is currently enrolled in a graduate Library Science program.

Work Schedule:
Part-time hours, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Christian Science Information:
The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her Church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

Please send your resume and cover letter (with availability) to humanresources@csps.com.

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Library Clerk, Circulation, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for a part-time position (18 hours) of Library Clerk, Circulation, are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a year round position with morning, afternoon, evening and up to three out of four Saturday work assignments. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

Duties:

  • Assists in providing circulation services
  • Mends materials
  • Checks in and displays periodicals
  • Sorts and distributes mail
  • Operates audio-visual equipment
  • Empties sidewalk drop boxes
  • Sets up displays
  • Cleans library materials
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Inputs data into the OCLN database
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Assists patrons in using microfilm readers and copy machine
  • Assists in troubleshooting microfilm readers and copy machine
  • Answers the telephone
  • Shelf reads collection
  • Substitutes in all circulation departments, including the branches, when necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by designated library supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Ability to follow directions and complete work accurately required
  • Ability to meet scheduling requirements of library required
  • Ability to carry book bags and boxes weighing 30 - 40 pounds
  • Basic working knowledge of computers required
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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