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Library Assistants (3), Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

General Duties for Both Positions

The Library Assistants positions perform all tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and the circulation and/or Children's desks. Other duties include assists in opening and closing of the Library; retrieves and checks in all materials from the drop box in the Library; collects overdue and lost item fines; handles on-line museum pass reservation requests; provides assistance to patrons locating materials, resolves patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries. Two of the three positions posted will regularly work in the Children's Room in addition to the circulation desk.

 

Qualifications

  • Library Assistants - High School Equivalency & 2 or more years of relevant customer service experience within a public library system preferred.

  • Senior Library Assistants - Associates Degree & 3 or more years of relevant customer service experience within a public library system preferred.

 

Additional Qualifications for both positions

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. 

  • Ability to handle details with accuracy for data entry; multi-task in a busy environment; work independently as well as be a team player; respond to phone and e-mail inquiries; handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine. 

  • Comfortable with the Internet and with assisting patrons to use the electronic catalog and the Library website.

  • Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.

 

Hourly Rates:

Library Assistant: $12.89 - $17.50 

Senior Library Assistant: $18.89-$22.71 

 

Schedule:

Position 1:  Monday 10 - 12:30, Tuesday 9 - 2:30, Wednesday 5 - 9, Sunday 11:30 - 4

Position 2:  Wednesday 10 - 1:30, Thursday 5 - 9, Friday 2 - 6, Sunday 11:30 - 4

Position 3:  Monday 12 - 4:30, Tuesday 5:30 - 9, Thursday 10 - 5

 

All part-time staff work approximately one Saturday every 3 - 4 weeks, from 9 - 4, in addition to their regular weekly hours. Part-time staff may also be asked to cover available shifts that substitutes are unable to take.

 

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:00 pm, November 7, 2019. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street or by mail at Town of Hopkinton, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.  

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Part-Time Library Aide, The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

The Prescott Library at The Wheeler School in Providence, RI, provides a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty, and staff and works to ensure that students from grades N-12 develop essential skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving information landscape of the 21st century.

 

Job Summary and Duties

The Library Aide provides clerical and administrative support including, managing the circulation desk, assisting with the public access catalog, processing new books, working with the Follett Destiny report feature, ordering materials and supplies, and any work deemed necessary to support the library program (s), in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Libraries. The Library Aide is considered an integral part of the library team and provides effective and welcoming public service for students in grades N-12, parents and faculty. This is a part-time academic year position of 20 - 25 hours per week.

 

Qualifications and Performance Expectations

The successful candidate will have some experience working in a library and/or a school setting. The Library Aide will demonstrate great attention to detail, proficiency with computers and the GSuite, and the ability to work independently. In addition, the candidate will have demonstrated:

  1. Strong organizational skills

  2. Enjoyment working with students in an educational or library setting

  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills

  4. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, including working comfortably with different management styles

  5. Ability to meet the physical demands of the job  

 

MLIS students are encouraged to apply

Compensation: $12.00-$15.00/hr depending on experience. No benefits

Closing date: 11/15/2019

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and letter of interest to: christinesmith@wheelerschool.org.

 

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Part-Time Upper School Library Assistant, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. A PreK - Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. 

 

Bancroft School seeks an experienced, talented educator who is looking to work in a school where passion and innovation are encouraged and supported. This position is a non-exempt, hourly position deemed to be part-time, or less than 30 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with this position.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor and supervise students in library spaces

  • Assist students and staff with research, reading recommendations, material location, and technology use

  • Assist in preparing library spaces for use including basic daily cleaning tasks

  • Assist in the receiving and processing of new materials

  • Shelf materials and maintain the order of the collections

  • Create and rotate library displays

  • Identify worn, obsolete, and damaged items and recommends items for repair, replacement, or discard

  • Prepare and distribute overdue notices

  • Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor

  • Close the library at the end of the day

  • Performs related duties as required 

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • College degree and two years library related experience preferred. 

  • High comfort level with computers and digital technology.

  • Student-centered educator who fosters mutual respect

 

Essential Attitudes and Aptitudes

  • A genuine interest in working with students

  • Strong customer service skills and the interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with students and staff

  • A willingness to learn and grow

 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org.

 

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Manuscript End Processing Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for an assistant to end process collections processed by the 9 members of the manuscript department. 

 

Duties Include:

• Reboxing collections

• Numbering folders and entering those numbers into EAD finding aid

• Quality assurance of preservation photocopying

• Separating and filing fragile (photocopied) materials, restricted materials, and photographs

• Labeling and barcoding boxes

• Shelving collections or preparing them for transfer to the Harvard Depository

 

Requirements:

• Completion of graduate-level introductory archives course (Simmons LIS 438 or equivalent)

• Proven attention to detail

• Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis

• Ability to effectively communicate and work with many members of a large department

 

Hours:

• 14 hours a week

• Hours must be completed in two 7-hour days, Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm

 

Salary: $14.50/hour

 

About the Schlesinger:

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world's premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women. For more information, go to: http://radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library.

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Johanna Carll at jcarll@radcliffe.harvard.edu by October 15, 2019.

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Desk Assistant (F/T), Tufts Library, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries seeks a motivated, enthusiastic team player with superior customer service skills to join our circulation staff at Tufts Library, the main branch and busiest library in Weymouth. Performs responsible and varied clerical library services in the circulation of books, periodicals, materials, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and related collection items; performs clerical-administrative work; and assists patrons in using library services and facilities.

 

Supervision

Receives oral or written instructions from the Head of Circulation, plans work according to established procedures, prioritizes tasks within work assignment.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, may be required to work on weekends, when staffing levels and staffing situations dictate.

 

Operates computer and other standard office equipment. Works within a complex automated resource sharing database used by the 28 libraries of the Old Colony Library Network.

 

Makes occasional contact with other town departments, vendors, library patrons, and other library organizations; contacts are by phone, in person, and in writing, and require excellent customer service skills.

 

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.

  • Acts as a first point of contact for all patrons
  • Assists patrons with general questions about library and in the use of materials
  • Greets visitors to the library
  • Answers telephones and directs calls
  • Answers patrons' inquiries regarding their accounts or reserving museum passes
  • Helps patrons locate library materials or sends them to reader services.

 

  • Charges, discharges and inspects library books, materials and equipment
  • Sorts and shelves books and periodicals
  • Sends overdue notices
  • Collects fees for lost library cards and lost or damaged library materials.

 

  • Uses database-generated reports to maintain the integrity of the library collection
  • Periodically weeds collection, removing outdated or damaged materials or equipment.

 

  • Assists persons in registering for library membership including processing membership applications
  • Enters and retrieves member and circulation information via library automation system
  • Provides orientation to new patrons related to services provided by libraries.

 

  • Processes materials newly cataloged for the library collection.
  • Operates disk repair machine to clean or repair DVDs and CDs.

 

  • May be asked to prepare promotional materials or help create displays to promote use of library collection, programs and services.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Education: A high school diploma or GED required with a four-year degree preferred.

Experience: Previous work experience within a library setting is a plus.

 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge: Knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices and general principles of library technical system

 

Ability and Skill: Ability to interpret instructions both in written and oral form; ability to apply principles of library system to solve practical problems and to respond to routine information requests; typing, filing, data entry and general mathematical skills. Ability to work with a diverse population by providing superior customer service. Ability to create a welcoming environment for all.

 

Physical Requirements

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

  

Salary

Salary starts at $29,671.59 and increases over 9 steps to $42,172.83

 

Closing Date

10/3/2019

 

How to Apply

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Weymouth is to fill out a job application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Weymouth job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying. The job application form can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities.

 

Applicants interested in applying can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010

 

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Processing Page, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a library page to process incoming library materials at our busy library. The processing page is responsible for preparing new library materials before they are put on the shelves to be checked out by patrons.

Processing library materials generally consists of:

  • Unboxing new materials

  • Covering new books in mylar sleeves

  • Labeling and tagging new materials

  • Basic data entry

  • Placing materials in order

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in processing library materials

  • Sorts library materials by type

  • Places materials on rolling book trucks

  • Returns materials to appropriate shelves or other locations within the library.

  • Shelf reads and straightens assigned collections on a regular basis to maintain order of collections

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Computer competency to use proprietary library software for data entry

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong English language reading and writing skills

  • Ability to alphabetize

  • Ability to use Dewey Decimal Classification system to place materials in proper order

  • Accuracy, promptness, and reliability

 

This is an at-will part time (10 hours/week) position with no benefits. The hourly rate is $12.00.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references in one PDF file to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

 

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Part-Time Reference and Adult Services Library Assistant, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

The Northborough Free Library is seeking a progressive, resourceful and customer-focused Reference and Adult Services Library Assistant to work part-time in our busy library.

 

Responsibilities

In addition to responding to patron inquiries, duties will also include assistance with the following:

  • Cataloging
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Collection maintenance
  • Readers' advisory
  • Assisting patrons with technology
  • Posting content on the library's website and social media sites and assisting with adult programs.

The person hired for this position will also serve as the volunteer coordinator, and will assist the Librarians by maintaining our volunteer database, fielding volunteer inquiries to the appropriate department, and assisting with the annual volunteer appreciation event. 

 

The ideal candidate will be an engaging individual who understands the critical role libraries play in the learning and discovery process, who enjoys connecting patrons with the best resources available, and who is conversant with current library trends and emerging information technologies. 

 

Hours: This is a 19-hour per week position that includes at least two Saturdays per month from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on a rotating basis, Thursday evenings until 8:30 p.m. (beginning in January 2020), and one additional evening per week (either Monday or Tuesday) until 8:30 p.m. Flexibility to work other hours on an as-needed basis is desired. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or 2 years of college and a minimum of 1½ years' experience working in a library; or any equivalent education and experience. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Familiarity with library automation in a consortium setting is highly desirable.
  • Other desirable skills include:
    • A familiarity with both print and electronic resources
    • Advanced computer skills
    • The ability to assist patrons with common computer applications, including the use of mobile devices in a library environment.
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Strong research and readers' advisory skills.

  • An interest in adult programming and some cataloging experience is desirable. 

 

Hourly rate: $20.22 - $26.29. This is a non-benefited position. 

 

Application Instructions

For a complete job description, please visit www.northboroughlibrary.org. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to: Kate Whitman, Financial Assistant at kwhitman@town.northborough.ma.us or to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. 

 

The Town of Northborough is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Lebanon Libraries, Lebanon, NH

Applications are now being accepted for the part-time, 28 hours per week, position of Library Assistant as further described below:

Job Title:

Library Assistant (Part Time)

Grade/Affiliation:

Grade 4/Non-Bargaining

Compensation Range:   

$19.37 - $26.15 per hour

Department Group:

Library

Posting Date: 

September 10, 2019

Closing Date:

September 24, 2019

Position Overview

Paraprofessional position responsible for performing circulation desk responsibilities and functions, assisting patrons with reference information, shelving books and materials, planning for and implementing children's programs, and otherwise assisting patrons to fully access the resources of the public library. Work performed primarily in the Children's Department. Position will work at both the Lebanon and Kilton libraries. Five (5) day work schedule with Saturday hours required as part of a rotation (occurs once every 4-5 weeks) and two evening hours required (until 6:00 pm one evening and until 8:00 pm one evening). 



Position Requirements

Associate degree and one to two years prior experience in library work.



Application & Resume Instructions 

External Candidates: Employment Applications are required for all external candidates. Resumes are optional and must be submitted with a City application. Application materials should be submitted to human.resources@lebanonnh.gov or by mail to: Human Resources, City of Lebanon, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766.



Current City Employees: It is recommended that internal employees submit a letter of interest / statement of qualifications as well as a resume. An employment application is not required. Submit application materials to: Gloria Leskiewicz, Human Resources via interoffice mail or to human.resources@lebanonnh.gov. 



 Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Library Assistant/Children's Specialist, Nahant Public Library, Nahant, MA

Would you like to take the lead in bringing innovative children's services to Nahant? The smallest town by landmass in Mass is looking for a creative thinker to run story times and other programming, perform outreach, and manage the children's and young adult collections. Laugh, play, share, and help us increase participation and relevance in our community.  

Solid grounding in child education and children's literature, project management, customer service, and in teamwork to fulfill annual goals are a must.

 

Essential functions of the job include:

  • Develops the children's/young adults' collections; order and purchase books, movies and materials for the Department; insure all materials and resources are current and kept in good order; oversees the weeding and disposal of materials that are no longer relevant
  • Develops and implement all department programs including story times, arts and craft activities, performers, and special events. Provide hands-on assistance when necessary
  • Disseminates and promotes Children's and Young Adults' events and materials via flyers, posters, displays and social media
  • Performs outreach in the elementary school or at town events as needed
  • Assists patrons by helping them locate books and other materials; helps patrons print or scan materials
  • Registers patrons for library cards; checks books and materials in and out; explains library services and procedures
  • Shelves books and shelf reads for accuracy of book and material placement.
  • Answers telephone; address general questions and short reference questions
  • Keeps current about the community, other area libraries, and librarianship
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates

 

All work is performed under the administrative direction of the Library Director. Employee should be able to negotiate a non-accessible facility, lift as much as 30 pounds, and operate computers and copier. The employee should be fairly proficient in Microsoft Office, email, and social media. Employee has frequent contact with the general public, schools, vendors, and other public groups. Contacts are in person, via email or by telephone. Ability to communicate well in all these settings is mandatory.

 

Requirements

Master's in library science preferred, bachelor's degree and related experience also considered.

Salary begins at $30,000 with full benefits package for a 37.5 hour week.

 

To Apply

Please inquire or apply by email to Sharon Hawkes, Director, at shawkes@nahant.org and attach a cover letter, résumé, and three recent professional references. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 4, 2019.

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Part-Time Library Assistant/Shelver, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant/Shelver at its Newbury Street Research Library.  This position is responsible for the shelving of library materials, shifting and maintenance of library stacks to make the best use of space, and other projects within the Collection Services Department.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about library technical services, and to gain experience in copy cataloging and digital collections.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly shelve materials from designated locations within the library.  This includes books and microform materials.

  • Shift and maintain library stacks, including major shifting projects and regular straightening up of stacks.

  • Shelf read library stacks to maintain proper call number order of books.

  • Search for missing books.

  • Assist with tasks in Collection Services department which may include:

    • Reclassifying books and updating records

    • Enhancing records in Millennium by including the addition of links to e-books and other online resources.

    • Scanning materials for addition to Digital Collections database.

    • Processing books (labeling, stamping, adding security strips)

    • Searching library catalog to compare holdings with donated materials

    • Other duties as needed

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Some education in Library and Information Science preferred.  

  • Experience working in a library setting

  •  Excellent computer and problem-solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies

  • Familiarity with library operations, online catalogs and Library of Congress classification system

  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and constructive work ethic.

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Pay: $15.00/hour, 12 hours per week.  

Review of applications begins immediately.

 

To Apply 

Please send letter and resume to:

Anne Meringolo

Collection Services Manager

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Anne.Meringolo@nehgs.org

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Technical Services Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Code: 50106BR

 

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Technical Services Librarian, this position occupies a crucial role in physical security of library collections.

The incumbent is responsible for the shelf-ready preparation of a very high volume of rare and valuable books, other printed material, unique audiovisual items, and other library holdings.

This staff member collaborates with preservation staff, curators, public services staff, and Harvard Depository staff in providing access to and care for collections.

This staff member trains, supervises, and schedules work duties for student employees who perform many tasks for which this position is responsible.

This position serves as Technical Services' primary contact for day-to-day operations with Harvard Depository.

The incumbent serves as primary recipient of library mail and incoming Technical Services supplies. This staff member opens, logs, and notifies curators of newly-received collection material. In tandem with the receiving function, this position is responsible for maintaining the inventory of all supplies related to Technical Services physical processing of rare books and manuscripts.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the end-processing of all rare books and printed material, audiovisual objects, and other materials: prepares book tabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies; collects and maintains weekly statistics.

  • Trains and supervises student assistants in the performance of end-processing, protective case assembly, electronic records editing, and HD transfer duties.

  • Evaluates material received from catalogers for additional physical treatment, including casing and preservation needs. Liaises with preservation staff regarding material in need of conservation review and treatment.

  • Oversees the measurement and construction of protective cases for printed, audiovisual and other materials; liaises with other departments and with CMI vendor and Widener Phase Box assemblers in the creation of cases.

  • Edits and corrects bibliographic, holdings, and item records in Alma to ensure access and discovery by colleagues and researchers; utilizes appropriate technology in the processing of material.

  • Serves as primary liaison with HD for Technical Services, and arranges for the safe transfer of rare books and other material to HD, including packing and labeling materials for transfer and storage. Schedules pickup with HD, and coordinates outgoing shipments for books and manuscripts with departmental stakeholders. Arranges for receipt of shipping containers and supplies.

  • Receives twice-daily incoming mail and packages. With another staff member sorts mail for delivery to the Librarian's Office; opens and verifies contents of packages, logs incoming collection material, and notifies curators of receipt of new collections material for their inspection and approval.

  • Receives daily delivery of supplies, including heavy and unwieldy packages; unpacks and verifies contents for the Technical Services Librarian (TSL), and then dispatches supplies to storage; maintains an online inventory of supplies; notifies TSL of supply needs in a timely manner.

  • Maintains inventory of all end-processing supplies, including boxes, cases, binders, folders, and all other supplies necessary for the security of library materials. This position also maintains the supply of donor bookplates, and other security and preservation-related supplies.

** See Additional Information section for a continued list of duties and responsibilities.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Prior library experience required.

  • Experience working with library materials.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system required.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • BA preferred.

  • ​Experience working in an academic library technical services setting. 

  • ​Familiarity with Alma strongly preferred.

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to detail. 

  • Alert to the protocols for handling rare and fragile materials.

  • Adaptable in working with frequent interruptions.

  • Able to evaluate workflows and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Able to liaise with colleagues and peers collegially and promptly.

  • Able to delegate responsibilities to student employees effectively and thoroughly.

 

Additional Information 

  • Serves as an active and engaged member of the section, departmental, and library staff. Serves on standing and ad hoc committees and working groups as needed.

  • Contributes to library Public Services by providing ongoing Reading Room reference assistance in a rotation with stacks maintenance assistance. Collaborates closely with collection management staff in HD shipments, and in shelving collection materials.  Is the essential contact for materials in end-processing queues for reference retrievals.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The incumbent trains and supervises student employees.

Physical Demands

  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas at a variety of heights, including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks through multiple doors.

  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens.

 

Diversity at the Harvard Library

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support.  Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
 
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
 
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
 
 

To apply, please use the following link. 

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Milton Academy is an independent coeducational national boarding and day school, serving 1,000 students in grades K-12 eight miles south of Boston.

The Cox Library seeks a Library Assistant who will become part of the Library Department Team. This position will report to the Director of the Cox Library and assist the other librarians in their work.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Carry out specialized and routine clerical tasks such as data entry, preparing reports, ordering materials and supplies, and answering the telephone, providing advice and directing calls.
  • Assist in locating desired materials in local and other accessible collections and answer student and faculty questions.
  • Encourage the appropriate use of library facilities.
  • Help establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.
  • Maintain the library collection by cataloguing and processing all new acquisitions, deaccessioning materials and performing inventory.
  • Perform circulation desk duties including checking collection materials in and out, placing items on reserve and answering patron account questions.
  • Work with the librarians to develop displays and assist with library programs.
  • Prepare statistical and other reports regarding library operations and use, including the annual report.

 

Other Job Functions 

  • Open the library every morning, unlocking all doors and ensuring the space is ready for student use.
  • Keep the collection properly organized by shelving books and helping rearrange the collection as space usage changes.
  • Perform other tasks which assist in the use and proper care of the library and its resources and as may be assigned.
  • Assist in maintaining the Cox Library social media presence.
  • Work with and oversee student community service volunteers on assigned projects.
  • Be available to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Provide cataloging and some clerical support to the Lower School Library and Librarian.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Is able to work with a minimum of supervision individually as well as with others and regularly takes personal initiative to execute work responsibilities.
  • Works in a pleasant and effective manner with everyone in the Milton Academy community.
  • Performs many routine and some specialized work in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Has a working knowledge of computers and is able to learn and use products that range from Microsoft Office and Photoshop to specialized library catalog software.
  • Enjoys reading and using materials commonly found in libraries and helping others of all ages enjoy and use library resources.

 

Minimum Training Experience

  • A candidate for this position must have graduated from college and demonstrate facility with computers.

 

Preferred Training and Experience

  • The preferred candidate will already have school library, public library or related information services experience and prior computer training on, and experience with, specialized programs.

 

Apply for the Position here.  

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Part-Time Archival Processing Assistant, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) seeks candidates for the following temporary position located in the
University Libraries (Lied Library on the UNLV main campus).



Position Summary: 

This temporary position is scheduled 19 hours/week, from October 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Hours will be
scheduled between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday- Friday, in alignment with Special Collections hours of operation.


UNLV Libraries is currently hiring an archival processing assistant to work on a three-year archival processing
project that began September 1, 2017. This project is designed to improve access and discovery of archival materials
in Special Collections by arranging and describing a backlog of archival collections in a variety of formats,
including personal papers, institutional records, oral histories, and photographs. Under the guidance of the Visiting
Librarian, processing assistants will perform efficient nuanced processing (sometimes called "MPLP") to create or
enrich collection descriptions and perform appropriate levels of physical rehousing and arrangement.


For this position, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives Technical Services will provide structured
training under the guidance of a credentialed professional, including instruction in basic archival theory and
hands-on experience in archival processing. The individual hired for this position who is enrolled in graduate
programs for library science, archival studies, public history, museum studies, or a related field may be eligible to
receive course credit for some of the work performed (depending upon the rules and requirements of the graduate
program).



Responsibilities:

  • Implement existing archival processing plans
  • Physically re-house and arrange materials as appropriate
  • Research collections and review existing descriptions for completeness and compliance with national descriptive standards (such as RDA and DACS)
  • Assign name and subject headings using controlled vocabularies (such as LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT)
  • Create collection descriptions using ArchivesSpace, an electronic collection management system, and publish descriptions to the Web


Working Conditions:

Sitting at a computer screen, physically lifting and moving materials weighing up to 50 lbs., maneuvering book
trucks weighing up to 100 lbs., bending and stretching, and exposure to dust.



Qualifications: 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong computer/technology skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
  • Attention to detail

Preferred:

  •  Experience working with archival materials
  • Coursework in library and/or archival studies
  • Familiarity with descriptive standards (such as RDA and DACS)
  • Familiarity with controlled vocabularies (such as LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT)

** These are temporary funded positions for 10 months at $1,600 per month minus taxes. No benefits. 19 hours per
week. No housing or relocation available.



To apply, please email Cyndi Shein, Head of Special Collections Technical Services cyndi.shein@unlv.edu. Review
of applications will begin September 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Email subject line should read: LOA application-YOUR NAME
Email must include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter (why you are interested in this position)
  • Résumé, including names and contact information for three professional references



UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual
orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by
anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens
lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities,
and veterans are encouraged to apply

 

 

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Part-Time Library and Circulation Assistant, Elizabeth Taber Library, Marion, MA

The Elizabeth Taber Library is looking for a library and circulation assistant for a part time position. 

Duties include library services, assisting patrons, assisting with programming, serving as a circulation contact, and other related work under the direction of the Library Director. The library assistant will engage in all facets of library services, policies and procedures, and provides all patron based services at the Circulation Desk.  Opening and closing duties included, as well as patron assistance in the form of computer and printing assistance, tech and device help, ebook downloading assistance, material location assistance, and collection and catalog maintenance assistance.

Time: 15-19 hours a week

Preferred Working DaysMonday, Wednesday, Friday, 12-5pm

Occasional Saturday and Sunday Hours: 10-3, 1-4

Pay: $14 an hour

 

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters to Library Director Elizabeth Sherry at esherry@sailsinc.org.

 

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Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt
Salary Range: $16/hr.         
Effective Date: September

              
Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success. Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.


Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
  • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
  • Processes holds
  • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
  • Provides research assistance
  • Creates and updates online research guides
  • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
  • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues


Qualifications

  •     Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  •     Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  •     Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.
  •     Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  •     Excellent communications skills
  •     Previous customer service experience a plus


Special Requirements
Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.


Hours
This part-time position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer 2020). Shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer and winter breaks, day hours M-F are available. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Position to begin September 1st. Monday and Thursday availability desired.

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 1 pm-9 pm

 ______________________________________________________________________________

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.


Send resume and cover letter to:
Mackenzie Davison
Library Director
mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team.  Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.   It's a great opportunity to learn Alma and Springshare's LibAnswers.

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

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:  gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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Library Clerk - Children's Dept., Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

Position will primarily staff the children's circulation desk but will also staff the adult circulation desk. Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using CW MARS Evergreen software; helps patrons in the use of library catalog, searching the Internet and using other resources; assists with programming activities. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications
High School diploma/equivalency required, college degree 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 problem solve and work independently. Must display a positive and effective customer service attitude. Library or customer service experience and a familiarity with children's literature preferred.

19.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours.
Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 per hour in steps

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

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

Open Positions:

  • Library Manager II
  • Records Management Specialist
  • Librarian (Children's)
  • Public Services Assistant I

Apply to any of the below positions here.


 

Library Manager II
Location: Arlington
Pay Range: $6,805.07 - $9,458.80 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18394

Closing Date: September 19, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Arlington Library Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Arlington staff and volunteers to ensure that resources and services align with community needs and the Library's strategic priorities.

Job Summary
The Library Manager II position is responsible for ensuring effective operations and services in an assigned community library or Library on Wheels and Outreach Services.

Essential Functions
Manage the library or Library on Wheels to provide effective and efficient services to its customers. Included are such actions as: planning, developing, and directing programs that serve the needs of the library's service areas and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District; directing the operation of facilities and equipment, and arranging for maintenance and repairs as required; directing and performing effective information services and reader's advisory for the Library District.  

Provide effective direction to assigned library staff. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling of leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting or terminating staff members.

Assure the fiscal soundness of operations to include developing budgets for operations, staffing, training, equipment, and short and long range capital acquisitions; negotiating and obtaining budget approval from local government officials; monitoring expenditures compared to budget and taking necessary corrective action; directing daily accounting for library cash transactions; reviewing and approving purchases.

Perform effective community relations and library promotion activities to enhance the public stature and usefulness of the library to its communities. Included are presentations and business negotiations with local government officials as well as presentations to a wide variety of organizations in the public to promote the library and its programs.

Address disruptive customer issues to include all behaviors which disrupt other customers or staff and take appropriate action.

Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers. Included are such actions as: researching customer interests, materials availability, and collection content; implementing a collection maintenance plan.



Records Management Specialist
Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $35.05 - $48.54 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18486

Closing Date: September 8, 2019

Job Summary
Manage the development, administration, and maintenance of the Library District's Records Management Program to ensure records management activities are performed in accordance with state record retention requirements and procedures. Plan, develop and implement records retention schedules and management procedures for storage, tracking, retrieval, destruction, filming, electronic imaging of all official records, and respond to public records requests for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Essential Functions
Oversee the Library's records management program of electronic and paper-based information  ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records retention and destruction programs in compliance with established policies and procedures including Federal, State and local laws.

Work with all departments to develop and implement system-wide records management procedures, record retention schedules, and practices.

Administer the Library's records management policies, procedures, and electronic applications, ensuring system security and adherence to retention schedules.

Implement and manage an Enterprise Content Management System (ECM).

Identify appropriate records management resources; design and develop filing systems; establish retention and disposal instructions.

Advise on new records management policies, providing framework to guide staff in the management of records and use of the records system.

Provide and coordinate training to staff about records management to minimize staff time in determining disposal of records.

Respond to public records requests within guidelines established by the Washington State Public Records Act and the courts.

Advise on complex legal and regulatory issues involving judgments in areas such as Freedom of Information Act and other national or state legislation.
 



Librarian (Children's)
Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18240

Closing Date: September 3, 2019

This full-time Children's Librarian position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Candidates who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on children ( early literacy, educators. parents and caregivers.)  

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.



Public Services Assistant I
Location: Mill Creek
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18276

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

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Library Assistant III (Youth Services), Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking a customer service oriented professional for the Library Assistant III (Youth Services) position. Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Youth Services, this position performs skilled administrative and circulation work related to the provision of Youth Services. Works at public service desk. Performs all circulation functions. Provides information about the library's collections, policies and procedures. Provides assistance to patrons using public computers (e.g. online catalog, internet). May train and/or supervise part-time staff and volunteers. May conduct story-hours and other programs for children. Promotes library use through public relations efforts. Performs other duties as required.

High School diploma, three years of experience, including one year of library experience; experience working with the public preferred. Working knowledge of personnel computers is required. Knowledge of children's literature is helpful. Ability to provide good service to both children and adults. Starting salary $21.92/hr plus generous benefits. 37 hour work week, including nights and weekends. Resume and cover letter by September 09, 2019 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/3b5ff362-c6d2-130b-2e75-25fbd68c50f0/apply?source=1120461-CS-27260

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

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

This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. We primarily need weekend coverage, and occasionally we have a need for weekday mornings and evenings as well.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a public library or who would like to work for supplemental income with a flexible schedule. Students beginning their graduate program in library science are encouraged to apply.

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

Hourly Rate: $18

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections - Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

  • 14 hours per week
  • Available immediately
  • Salary $18.00/hour

Specific Duties:
Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department. Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections. Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.

Available immediately, this is a 14 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to graduate students.

Requirements:
Library experience and/or customer service experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

Overview:
Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social, and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

To apply, please contact Heather Oswald at hoswald@hbs.edu and submit a resume and cover letter. Please, no phone calls.

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Pre-Professional Library Assistant (Part time), Harry V. Keefe Library - Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

Job Summary:
Boston Latin School is seeking an individual to work in the Keefe Library part-time in the afternoons during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a pre-professional position that will give the candidate an opportunity to be part of a team with two full-time librarians in a lively, exciting school library program. The candidate would work at the end of the school day and after school hours. The atmosphere after school is busy with 150-200 students daily doing homework, meeting with clubs, filming, researching and more. We have a team of student volunteers each afternoon that helps with basic desk duties such as book checkout, loaning textbooks, etc. The candidate should be a self starter who is comfortable with leading and supervising large groups, interacting and talking with students to get to know them. Other library-related tasks might include creating book displays, helping with specific collection development tasks, supervising equipment loaning, as well as some special projects such as creating slideshows, collecting data from students through interviews and surveys.

Boston Latin School is a grade 7-12 exam school and is the largest of all Boston Public Schools. Our diverse student body of 2400 young adults come from all neighborhoods in Boston.

*This position is funded by the Boston Latin School Association (BLSA).

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervise students with librarians;
  • Leading and supervising large groups;
  • Create book displays;
  • Supervise loaning equipment in library;
  • Learn to use digital platform LibGuide as well as specific digital content platforms such EBSCO Discovery;
  • Work with student clubs as needed;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, technology, and customer service skills;
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Education;
  • 4 days/week from 1pm- 4pm, starting September 5, 2019.

Contact: Deeth Ellis, Head Librarian, Boston Latin School - dellis@bostonpublicschools.org

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Processing Assistant, Schlesinger Library - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA

Hours: 14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined. Flexible hours between Monday and Friday, 9-5.

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

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

Location: Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA. Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge.

Description: The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has an opening for a Processing Assistant to support the processing activities of four archivists. Work includes preservation photocopying, creating inventories and EAD finding aids, re-foldering, completing basic preservation tasks, searching HOLLIS for printed material, writing blog posts, and other activities as needed. Work may also include cataloging audiovisual material and/or processing small collections or parts of collections.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Completion of LIS 438 and 440 or similar introductory archives coursework
  • Requires excellent focus and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


Preferred:

  • Interest in women's studies


Salary: $14.50/hour

Start date: Mid- September or October 2019

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Amber L. Moore
amber_moore@radcliffe.harvard.edu


Resume review will begin during first week of September.

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

The Town of Littleton seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (an average of 6 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position as a Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library. Working under the direct supervision of a Senior Librarian, responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk including 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 assistance 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 library materials weighing up to 50 pounds a push fully loaded carts of library materials. Working knowledge of public library operations and functions helpful.

Starting salary: $18.67 - $19.62/hour commensurate with experience.


To apply, please submit resume, application, and cover letter by September 4, 2019, to hr@littletonma.org, or mail to, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Littleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460. The employment application can be found at www.littletonma.org under the Human Resources department link. The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

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Manuscript Processor (Part-time, temporary), Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA

Summary/Responsibilities
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum in Rowley, MA, is seeking a part-time temporary Manuscript Processor. They will be responsible for arrangement and description of the records of the Salem Marine Society, founded in 1766 by sea captains to provide relief for disabled and aged members and their families; to promote knowledge of this coast; and to communicate observations for making navigation safer. The Society continues to fulfill its original purposes, and also provides scholarships for aspiring mariners as well as generous support for local maritime and historical programs. Under the supervision of the Manuscript Librarian, the Manuscript Processor will arrange the material and prepare a descriptive inventory using word processing and/or ArchivesSpace. They will identify items requiring basic preservation measures and identify LCSH subject headings to add to the catalog record.


Education and Experience
Successful candidates will be working towards an ALA-accredited MLS with an archives specialization. They will have excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational, planning, analytical, and conceptual skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office and other basic computer literacies. Previous experience processing special collections and knowledge of archives terminology and standards including DACS is a plus. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials is required. Ability to lift/push up to 40 pounds is required.


Compensation
This is a contract position for 165 hours (about 3 months part-time at 2 days per week). The salary is $15/hour. Working hours at the Phillips Library are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and scheduling is flexible. The library is located at 306 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.


How to Apply
To apply, send a cover letter and resume with "Manuscript Processor" in the subject line to research@pem.org. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Overview of the Phillips Library
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum is the Museum's research library. It includes several hundred thousand printed volumes, a linear mile of manuscript collections, as well as thousands of logbooks, account books, diaries, printed ephemera, maps, photo albums and photographs. The vast collection includes subjects related to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Oceanic, Native American, and other world art and cultures plus subjects related to Salem and Essex County art, architecture, history, and culture.

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:
The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 200,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images.

The ideal candidate is someone in their first or second year at Simmons who has a strong interest in this work and who could work with us for 2+ years as they finish their graduate degree. The individual should have experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and have an understanding of working with taxonomies and meta data. The assistant would also help with our WordPress site, helping to add images to the media library and to create photo galleries.

Skills: Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop; strong communications skills; strong visual skills; independent worker and self-starter, does not require extensive direction, strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated, collaborative and willing to take on all tasks. Position begins immediately.

Application Instructions:
Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10-12 hours per week, $18-20 per hour depending on experience. The hours are flexible within the work week. All work is done on site.

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Multiple Positions, Rockport Public Library, Rockport, MA

1. Library Assistant
One Position
7 Hours per Week - Saturday
$20.61 per hour
Job Availability: Immediately

Duties:

  • Performs Circulation, Inter-Library Loan, Readers' Advisory, Reference functions, and Collection Maintenance tasks
  • Assists library patrons with use of Internet and automated library catalog
  • Participates in Collection Development activities, coordinating shelving, shifting, and weeding the collection; works with volunteers
  • Performs library opening and closing procedures
  • Performs data entry related to book ordering, adding and deleting bibliographic records
  • Attends training sessions, staff meetings and regional and consortium library meetings
  • Performs other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years' library experience
  • Previous library experience using automated integrated library network, personal computers, electronic databases, and the Internet preferred
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and be flexible
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work in busy customer service environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, friendly manner, and strong service orientation
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, procedures and follow up capabilities
  • Standing, lifting bending, and stretching to retrieve or reshelve library materials

Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer


Apply - Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:
Cindy Grove, Library Director
Rockport Public Library
17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Email: cgrove@rockportlibrary.org
Phone: 978-546-6934


2. Substitute Library Assistant
Two Positions
To Provide Fill-in Coverage for Regular Staff
on an As-Needed Basis, 2-19 Hours per Week
$14.90 per hour
Job Availability: Immediately

Duties:

  • Performs Circulation, Inter-Library Loan, Readers' Advisory, and Reference functions, and Collection Maintenance tasks
  • Assists library patrons with use of Internet and automated library catalog
  • Participates in Collection Development activities, coordinating shelving, shifting, and weeding the collection; works with volunteers
  • Performs library opening and closing procedures
  • Performs data entry related to book ordering, adding and deleting bibliographic records
  • Attends training sessions, staff meetings and regional and consortium library meetings
  • Performs other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years' library experience
  • Previous library experience using automated integrated library network, personal computers, electronic databases, and the Internet preferred
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and be flexible
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work in busy customer service environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, friendly manner, and strong service orientation
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, procedures and follow up capabilities
  • Standing, lifting bending, and stretching to retrieve or reshelve library materials

Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer


Apply- Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:
Cindy Grove, Library Director
Rockport Public Library
17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Email: cgrove@rockportlibrary.org
Phone: 978-546-6934

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Circulation Assistant (2 positions), Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

HOURS OF WORK: Part time, non-union position. 12 hours per week, one night a week, one or more Saturdays per month.

SALARY: $14.00 per hour


Circulation
Provides service at the circulation desks in the adult and youth services departments.

  • prepares library for opening and closing
  • checks materials in and out
  • greets and directs patrons to various locations
  • registers new patrons
  • collects and records fines and fees
  • troubleshoots circulation problems and issues
  • answers the phone when necessary
  • other tasks as necessary

With other circulation staff

  • processes incoming network transfers every morning

Performs additional circulation tasks:

  • enters card applications for school classes
  • prepares notices
  • updates patron records
  • provides guidance to customers about following library rules and policies

Participates in staff meetings to discuss and resolve problems, discuss ideas for improvement, and keep updated on library plans and activities.


Minimum qualifications
 High School diploma or GED. Public service or library experience preferred.


Special working conditions
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. Work is performed in a busy library environment withfrequent interruptions. Work may include sitting or standing at a counter for extended periods of time. The employee may be required to move full and empty book carts, shelve and retrieve library materials and office supplies from high and low settings. Employee is frequently required to bend, reach, and move throughout the library. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation are essential to permit the employee to read, sort and shelve library materials and maintain patron and cataloging records.

ADDRESS ALL COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES TO:
Personnel Department
City of Medford
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
or send cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to jobs@medford-ma.gov.

For the posting please visit the City of Medford's website - www.medford-ma.gov


The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/504 Employer. Residents of the City of Medford, Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Part-Time (Afternoon) Upper School Library Assistant, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. A PreK - Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community.

Bancroft School seeks an experienced, talented educator who is looking to work in a school where passion and innovation are encouraged and supported. This position is a non-exempt, hourly position deemed to be part-time, or less than 30 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with this position.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Monitor and supervise students in library spaces
  • Assist students and staff with research, reading recommendations, material location, and technology use
  • Assist in preparing library spaces for use including basic daily cleaning tasks
  • Assist in the receiving and processing of new materials
  • Shelf materials and maintain the order of the collections
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Identify worn, obsolete, and damaged items and recommends items for repair, replacement, or discard
  • Prepare and distribute overdue notices
  • Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor
  • Close the library at the end of the day
  • Performs related duties as required

 

Essential skills and experience:

  • College degree and two years library related experience preferred.
  • High comfort level with computers and digital technology.
  • Student-centered educator who fosters mutual respect


Essential attitudes and aptitudes:

  • A genuine interest in working with students
  • Strong customer service skills and the interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with students and staff
  • A willingness to learn and grow



Apply:

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org.

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PT Information Desk Assistant, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Library Assistant is responsible for working at the Information Desk part-time. This position provides research and Library technology assistance to patrons. This position is delegated tasks by the Technology Librarian and assists the Technology Librarian in booking Community Spaces.

SUPERVISION:
Works under the direction of the Technology Librarian. Performs day-to-day tasks with a high degree of independence. Work involves a variety of highly specialized work tasks with many details to monitor and manage.

Complex and responsible duties require initiative and independent judgment to establish work plans and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures to complete the work in accordance with established policies and standards.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Greets and works with the public, demonstrating a positive attitude.
2. Performs basic circulation functions as needed.
3. Provides quick, correct, and professional answers for basic to intermediate research
inquiries using online resources and the reference and general collections.
4. Handles and collects cash, makes change for patrons. Is responsible for monitoring cash
levels and requesting change from the Administrative Assistant.
5. Offers suggestions and advice to patrons concerning individual reading preferences,
programs of study, and how to use the library.
6. Answers the telephone and answers reference questions and performs Information
Desk duties over the phone as needed.
7. Effectively and courteously helps patrons select and locate materials and answers basic
to intermediate collection inquiries.
8. Assists with the use and navigation of computing resources.
9. Interprets and explains Library policy and services to the public.
10. Educates customers about Library programs, services, and technology.
11. Assists with adult programming as needed.
12. Contributes to Collection Development and Maintenance as needed.
13. Keeps supervisor and co-workers informed of noteworthy occurrences at the
Information Desk.
14. Keeps daily statistics on Information Desk activity.
15. Provides technology assistance to patrons.
16. Attends training, workshops, and conferences relevant to Public Libraries, specifically
Reference and Information Services, customer service, and user experience.
17. Assists the Technology Librarian in reserving Community Spaces.
18. Other duties, projects, or service desks as assigned.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED equivalent is required, some college preferred.
Core Competencies:

  • A genuine interest in helping customers.
  • Strong technology skills and a desire to learn more.
  • An interest in Library materials and services and attention to detail.
  • Library work experience and/or knowledge of OCLC and other library systems highly desirable.
  • An ability to work as a team as well as individually.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of Library databases and services.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.

Requires a criminal records (CORI) check and a drug test.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is subject to frequent interruptions. Regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work.


The employee operates standard office and library equipment and systems.
The employee has regular contact with the public in-person, online, and by telephone. Other contacts are with library staff, other City employees, state and regional library systems and networks, City and state officials, and representative of a wide-variety of organizations with which the library maintains partnerships.


The employee has access to personnel records and confidential patron records.


Errors could result in delay or loss of service and financial loss.


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is carried out in conditions which can be affected by factors such as temperature and
noise.

The position requires standing for two to three hours at a given time, moderate to continuous
viewing of a computer screen, and using hands and fingers in activities requiring fine coordination
or dexterity.


The position requires significant physical exertion characterized by activities such as repeated
bending, reaching, climbing or walking and moderate lifting (up to 35 lbs.)


To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Wendy Hurley, HR Director, whurley@leominster-ma.gov

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Assistant Children's Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an innovative and energetic full-time Assistant Children's Librarian to
join our thriving and growing Hudson community. This position is instrumental in collaborating with the
Children's Librarian and Library Director to develop and implement programming, leading story times,
cataloging the children's collection, and running the circulation functions in the children's area. This role assists in training and overseeing staff and volunteers in the children's room. This position reports to the Children's Librarian and the Library Director.

This position requires effective communication skills, ability to follow and give written and oral instructions,
ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them to staff and patrons. The position also requires attention to detail, creativity, enthusiasm for customer service, sound decision making, ability to supervise staff, ability to multitask, experience working with children, children's literature, current library technology and a willingness to embrace new technologies.

The essential functions or duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various type 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.


The work schedule for this position is 37.5 hours per week, including one evening per week and one Saturday per month. The Assistant Children's Librarian is a grade level 7 union position on the Town's pay scale with a salary range of $28,776- $37,865 in eight steps; full benefits package; must pass CORI check.

Qualifications
BA/BS and one to three years of related experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Library experience and/or experience working with children and children's books preferred.
Library students strongly encouraged to apply. Experience with Evergreen a plus


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Education: NA


Salary: $28,776- $37,865 in 8 Steps


Closing Date: September 20, 2019


How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Deborah Kane, Acting Director
dkane@cwmars.org

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

Librarian (Children's)


Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18240

Closing Date: September 3, 2019

This full-time Children's Librarian position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. Candidates who are bi-lingual or multi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs with a focus on children ( early literacy, educators. parents and caregivers.)  

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Apply online here



Public Services Assistant I

Location: Mill Creek
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18276

Closing Date: August 30, 2019

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Apply online here



Public Services Assistant I

Location: Snohomish
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 18274

Closing Date: August 23, 2019

NOTE: If you applied to the previous Snohomish Public Services Assistant posting, your application is still under consideration and you do not need to reapply.

This position works a 15-hour per week schedule which may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Apply online here


Library Associate

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18106

Closing Date: August 21, 2019

The full-time Library Associate  position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Apply online here

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Collections Assistant (less than half time), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

This is a less than half time position, working no more than 14 hrs per week.

Founded in 1895 as a department of the Fogg Art Museum, The Fine Arts Library is among the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Our collections include extensive textual and visual documentation about individual paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts; the history of collecting; art museums; twentieth-century art movements, including video and performance art; and art conservation. In addition to outstanding collections of books, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, pamphlets, and auction catalogs, the Library's special collections contain over two million photographs, prints, postcards, albums, rubbings, and drawings. The Fine Arts Library provides research and curricular support for all areas in the history of art, architecture, photography, and the decorative arts.

The Fine Arts Library at Littauer Center seeks a Collections Assistant to assist staff with processing and physical management of FAL's collections. Tasks include shelf reading, processing book donations, and other collection-related projects as needed.  Reporting to the FAL Collection Development Librarian, the incumbent will work independently with minimum supervision and collaboratively with library staff and student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing material for preservation
  • Identifying collections in need of cataloging
  • Identifying vendors for the purchase of material
  • Processing book donations
  • Shelf reading and stacks management
  • Researching open serial orders
  • Coordinating transfers or disposition of duplicates and discards
  • Provides clerical and research support to FAL staff and other duties, as assigned


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and relevant library or archival experience
  • Basic familiarity with library descriptive standards (cataloging rules, subject headings, and classification schemes, etc.)
  • Ability to manage digital and paper files and documents according to internal naming conventions in a networked environment.
  • Ability to operate office machines, such as copiers and a variety of scanners


Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuing or completed a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Familiarity with academic electronic resources
  • Subject knowledge or interest in art history


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The ability to lift, carry, and position books and other materials weighing up 40 lbs.
  • The ability to use desktop (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) and mobile computing tools, such as laptops and tablets.


How to Apply
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Jessica Aberle, jessica_aberle@harvard.edu.

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 10-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.


PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.

This position will work Monday  evenings 5pm-10pm and Saturdays 12-5pm with additional hours possible.


STANDARD EXPECTATIONS:
Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires proven ability to develop professional positive rapport with other team members including support staff and senior staff.


Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the
greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and
well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC.

Confidentiality and Discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the
confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate
to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.


APPLY HERE: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=43ed2d4f-3653-424b-a940-d35b9640807d&jobId=272478

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Access Services Assistant (Temporary), Frances Loeb Design Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 Duties and Responsibilities:

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


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

Qualifications:

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


How to Apply:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: jessica_armstrong@harvard.edu.

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Library Associate, Sno-Isle Libraries, Lynnwood, WA

Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18106

Closing Date: August 21, 2019

The full-time Library Associate  position will have a focus on providing programming for children's services and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

Applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks.

Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

You must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible for employment. All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:
360-651-7000 (local) / 877-766-4753 (toll free) / 800-647-3753 (TTY)

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Technology Reference Assistants, COCIS Technology - Simmons University, Boston, MA

COCIS Technology is hiring Technology Reference Assistants (TRAs) to staff the Tech Lab service desk and provide technical support to students, faculty, and staff of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences (COCIS) at Simmons University.

TRAs assist with troubleshooting software and hardware issues, respond to patron requests in-person, by phone, or email, and reserve tech labs.  They loan equipment, and help maintain the functionality and cleanliness of the five COCIS Technology labs.

Ideal candidates will have flexible schedules, a friendly disposition, and an interest in providing excellent technical customer service to our patrons. 

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Are familiar with troubleshooting computer software and hardware, and enjoy problem-solving.
  • Are comfortable with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to provide group and one-on-one instruction.
  • Would enjoy working with a service-oriented, technically adept support team.

 

Preferred candidates will also have interest in technologies and skills such as:

  • Video production, including recording and live streaming events.
  • Video editing, audio recording and editing for podcasting.
  • Open-source software, such as Drupal and WordPress.
  • Digital Library/Archival platforms such as Omeka and ArchivesSpace.
  • 3D printing, Raspberry Pis and other makerspace technologies.

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to start immediately at $15/hour.

 Feel free to stop by the Tech Lab (P-213) with any questions.

For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and a current resume to 

Martin Mehrling at cocistechadmin@simmons.edu

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Coding Instructor for Teens & Data Analytics Instructor for Teens, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Coding Instructor for Teens & Data Analytics Instructor for Teens
Independent Contractor - Part-time Position(s) Available

Providence Public Library (PPL) is currently seeking candidates for the positions of Coding and Data Analytics Instructors for our Teen Squad programs: Rhode Coders 2.0 and Data Navigators 2.0. PPL's Teen Squad program empowers teens to be content creators by exploring and learning new technology skills that are transferable to the real world.


The Rhode Coders 2.0 course provides a foundation of web-development programming and coding for
students with no or some previous coding experience. Students learn HTML and CSS or JavaScript along
with programming fundamentals using a fun and game-oriented approach. Participants in grades 9-12 have
the opportunity to earn .5 high school credit through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE's)
Advanced Coursework Network initiative.


The Data Navigators 2.0 course provides a foundation of data analytics basics including: 1) posing a question, 2) collecting relevant data, 3) cleaning the data using spreadsheet software, 4) visualizing that data using industry accepted software, and 5) analyzing data for insightful trends and correlations. Participants in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to earn .5 high school credit through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE's) Advanced Coursework Network initiative and 2 college credits from Roger Williams University.


The Instructor will learn the Rhode Coders 2.0 and Data Navigators 2.0 curricula and deliver instruction and
support to teens throughout these courses. PPL will offer three courses for teens in the Fall of 2019:

  • Data Navigators 2.0 - Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5pm, September 16 - December 18 (52 instructional hours, 26 planning hours)
  • Data Navigators 2.0 - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45am to 12:45pm, September 17 - December 19 (54 instructional hours, 27 planning hours)
  • Rhode Coders 2.0 - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 5pm, September 17 - December 17 (52 instructional hours, 26 planning hours)

Depending on applicant strengths and availability, these courses may be taught by one Independent
Contractor or the courses may split among two or more Independent Contractors. Contracts may be
renewed for classes running January - May pending funding approval and successful Fall semester.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position(s) will report to the Teen Educator and Teen Librarian and work closely with the Workforce
Development Specialist and the Teen Teaching Assistant.


Duties will include but not be limited to; learning and teaching the Rhode Coders 2.0 and Data Navigators 2.0 curricula, actively assisting a group of teens throughout the coding and data analytics course, assisting teens while they complete their digital badge tasks, and assisting teens in choosing and completing their final projects.

  • Demonstrated interest in working with youth ages 12 - 18;
  • Thinks creatively;
  • Has patience, a good work ethic, and a sense of humor;
  • Adapts to various situations while maintaining a calm demeanor;
  • Ability to help create and maintain a positive learning environment;
  • Demonstrates strength in the 21st Century skills of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Communication, Engagement in Own Learning, and Perseverance;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Ability to develop and implement lesson plans and curriculum;
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning;
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with supervisors, instructor, and teens in the class;
  • Experience and cultural competence working with diverse communities;
  • Presents a positive image of the library to the community;
  • Other responsibilities as required for the success of the program.


EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

  • Ability to use collaboration tools such as Google Drive or SLACK;
  • Advanced Knowledge of HTML5;
  • Advanced Knowledge of CSS3;
  • Advanced Knowledge of JavaScript ES6;
  • Experience with using various Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) e.g. REPL.IT or SUBLIME;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Advanced knowledge of Tableau or willingness to learn;
  • Experience teaching in a formal or informal educational setting a plus (not required);
  • Experience with micro-credentialing a plus (not required).


COMPENSATION: $30/hr


To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by Monday, August 19.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
E-mail:  HR@provlib.org

Or via snail mail to:
The Providence Public Library
Attn:  HR
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

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ESOL Teacher, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The ESOL Instructor is responsible for providing instruction to adult English Language learners (ELLs) for one or more of the following class offerings: ESOL, Computer/Digital Literacy and US Citizenship Preparation. Teaching includes curriculum development, evaluation of students' progress, and accurate maintenance of all students' records. Classroom instruction should be interactive and incorporate a variety of teaching techniques, materials and resources.


Job Duties

  • Develop and implement instructional lessons based on student's proficiency level using relevant content standards.
  • Differentiate instruction and use varied instructional modalities: individualized, collaborative student groupings, whole class instruction, and blended learning.
  • Deliver learner-centered and interactive learning activities that facilitate student learning of content areas and develop their language skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and vocabulary development.
  • Motivate and support adults in a culturally responsive manner; Analyze student progress to identify areas for improvement; provide on-going to feedback to students and to supervisors.
  • Document adult learner progress on formal and informal assessments and maintain necessary student information for compliance with data requirements; properly and timely administer all required testing to students.
  • Recruit, coordinate, train, and supervise volunteers and/or staff.
  • Communicate with agency staff and community partners to refer students in need of community resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • BS/BA in ESOL/Education or equivalent;
  • Previous experience working with adults in an educational/tutorial setting;
  • Commitment to literacy and an interest in working with adults of diverse economic, linguistic, and/or cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently off-site and to problem solve; locations may include libraries, schools, work sites, community and government organizations, etc.
  • Technology skills needed to teach Northstar or other Digital Literacy curriculum;
  • Demonstrated ability to be accurate and timely in submitting required documentation;
  • Ability to work as a team, building relationships with community partners, staff, and administration in a collaborative, productive, and supportive manner;
  • Commitment to ongoing Professional Development and learning.


Salary commensurate with experience.  This is a part-time contract position, 4-8 hours per week in a
business casual environment.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by August 26, 2019.


Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
E-mail: HR@provlib.org
The Providence Public Library
Attn: HR
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

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Children's Librarian, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

The Southwick Public Library is seeks to fill the role of Children's Librarian. This position is an 18 hour per week union position paying $16.94/hour. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required (a major in Education or English is preferred). Hours of work include Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 4-8pm, Thursdays and Saturdays 10-1 (July and August M-F). A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by visiting the library at 95 Feeding Hills Road, contacting the library at 413-569-1221, or visiting the Town of Southwick website at www.southwickma.org. Applications must be returned in hard copy to the library. Hire is contingent upon a background check. The position will remain open until filled. Southwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.

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Project Management and Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: TBD, 10 - 14 hours/week

Compensation: $20/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Organizational Learning department at Harvard Library is seeking an assistant to work on several projects related to professional development and library administration. Approximately 50% of the position will be to serve as a project management assistant on a grant-funded initiative focusing on experiential learning in the workplace (including in libraries). The assistant will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project folders, etc.), doing background research, transcribing and coding user research data, and monitoring projects tasks and deadlines.

The other 50% of this position will be to serve as a general research assistant for other projects within Organizational Learning at Harvard Library. This work may include: transcribing and coding research interviews, conducting small scale user testing, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in the creation of curricular materials for library staff.

Job Duties:

  • Attend regular project meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation and meeting minutes for grant.
  • Transcribe and analyze focus group, interview, and/or survey data as needed.
  • Gather iterative feedback on prototypes and revise materials as needed.
  • Perform background research and literature reviews in topics related to professional development and training in libraries.


Requirements:

  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; experience with project management preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in qualitative research methods/data analysis preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in user experience/user research preferred.
  • Experience with basic web development preferred.
  • Interest in library administration & professional development/training a plus.


Start Date: September 3, 2019 (negotiable)


End Date: May 29, 2020 (negotiable)


Application information:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kris Markman, Ph.D., Director of Organizational Learning Harvard Library
kristine_markman@harvard.edu

Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University / Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Temporary daytime assistant needed for the Fine Arts Library for 60-90 days. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, and special projects.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Slight flexibility to hours may be possible, but this needs to be a daytime role.


Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation, with previous library or related customer service experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) as well as collaborative tools (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and identify potentially more effective methods of work operation


Full/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply: To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Spruill Harder, sgharder@fas.harvard.edu

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Part-time Library Assistant -- Children's Room Technical Services and Circulation, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Description of position:

Part-time benefited position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides iteself on superior customer service. Inputs orders, catalogs and processes materials. 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. Must be willing to pick up additional hours as needed. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree required.

Experience:

Experience working with children required. A working knowledge of children's literature preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software preferred. Experience in a circulation department/tech services department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. 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.


Date posted: August 7, 2019


Closing date: August 19, 2019


To Apply: Please submit a resume and  cover letter to the Human Resources Manager, Kathleen Buckley, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778 or hr@wayland.ma.us. The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

The Town of Northfield is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Circulation Assistant for the Dickinson Memorial Library.  The circulation assistant is responsible for performing a wide range of duties using Evergreen, the library's automated circulation system; taking requests for library materials; registering new patrons; providing information about library events and explaining the library's services, policies and procedures.  Collection and stack maintenance duties may include book processing, re-shelving, emptying the book drop and preparing delivery bins.

Minimum Qualifications include a High School diploma, or equivalent; computer skills; ability to provide quality customer service and an appreciation of the purposes and functions of the public library.

The position is for up to 7 hours per week: Saturdays, 10:00 to 3:00; and occasionally covering for staff shortages during the week. Compensation begins at $13.53/hour.

An application and job description may be obtained at the Dickinson Memorial Library; 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360, or through our website www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org (413) 498-2455. Open until filled. EOE.

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Course Instructor, Digital Media Academy - Harvard University, Cambridge,MA,

Course Instructors are the rockstars of Digital Media Academy summer camps. As the head of the classroom, Course Instructors lead students into explorations of gaming, filmmaking, programming, art, and robotics. They have a strong understanding of their subject matter, a genuine desire to work with and lead a group of teens or kids. They are patient, energetic, and able to let their guard down and have fun!

Our Instructors should have a unique blend of professional industry experience and teaching experience along with a college degree. At Digital Media Academy, we pride ourselves in providing a learning experience that is non-traditional and built specifically for teens and their learning style. Instructors need to not only be strong in their subject matter, but they need to be confident in leading groups of 6-17 years olds through an immersive week of hands-on, project-based learning. Instructors should have expertise and passion for their subject matter. More importantly, Instructors should have a genuine desire to work with teens and to teach. Instructors need to be flexible, patient, high energy and able to have fun with the student.

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE HOUSING OR ASSIST WITH HOUSING FOR THIS POSITION.


ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach key concepts in a variety of formats: hands-on, direct instruction, group work and one-on-one with students
  • Utilize our provided curriculum and resources, ensuring an organized, fun, and rewarding experience for students
  • Teach with passion, structure and expertise while guiding students through the completion of a personal project
  • Depending on the size and scope of the class, collaborate with and oversee one or more Assistant Instructors/TA's who will assist with group project work, one-on-one with students and/or a sub-group of students during the week
  • Take part in weekly staff meetings, to occur before and/or after camp on a designated day each week
  • Oversee and engage with students outside of class during breaks and lunch
  • Assist with set up before camp starts, classroom turnover at the end of each week as necessary and camp teardown when camp ends
  • Assist with student check in and orientation on Monday mornings

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate for this job will have expertise and/or ability to quickly learn a selection of the software, hardware or languages listed below. For example, a candidate could have Filmmaking and Visual Effects experience using Apple Final Cut Pro and a professional HD camera.

Game Design: Minecraft, Minecraft server plug-ins, Minecraft Forge API, MCEdit, Fortnite, World Edit, Unreal Engine 4, AutoDesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unity, C#, Oculus SDK, Roblox

Filmmaking + Photography: Adobe After Effects, Apple iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Toon Boom Studios, Claymation, Adobe Animate, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Canon professional HD cameras, DSLR Cameras, Twitch, YouTube Channel creation

3D Modeling + Design: Autodesk Maya, 3D Animation, 3D CGI Models, TinkerCAD, Autodesk123D, 3D Printers, CLO Virtual Fashion

Music Production: Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Software, Hercules DJ Controller, MIDI Keyboard, Logic Pro X

Programing: Xcode, iOS, Swift, Java, Processing, Eclipse IDE for Java, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Web Design, Front End Web Development, Scratch, Thunkable, Javascript.

Robotics + Engineering: Arduino, Arduino microcontrollers, LEGO EV3 Software, VEX Robotics, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit, LEGO Digital Designer, hands-on circuits, Lilypad Arduino, Pi-Top, Raspberry Pi

  • BA or BS degree completed or nearly completed (college senior with minimum of 2-3 years of coursework relevant to class subject matter)*
  • Professional classroom or tutoring experience with students ages 6-17 preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with both kids and parents
  • Patience, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  • Positive Attitude
  • Portfolio submission


*In select cases Digital Media Academy will consider a combination of professional work experience and specific education in place of a degree.

Apply: Full job description and application can be found here.

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Library Assistant, South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the part-time position of Library Assistant at the South Hadley Public Library. The successful candidate must be organized, possess the skills to provide excellent customer service, able to handle multiple tasks at once, and be a self-starter.

Duties include all circulation desk tasks including check in, check out and renewing library materials; issue new cards; aid patrons on how to use the online catalog; assist and instruct patrons on how to use the library's computers, printers and other machines; provide reader advisory information to patrons when requested.

Assists patrons with basic readers advisory, computer troubleshooting and ready reference assistance. Provides assistance, as required, in all departments of the library including Circulation Services, Adult Services, Youth Services and Technical Services/Cataloging.

This is a non-benefited position and the hourly rate is $15.00.  The work schedule is 15 hours a week including at least one night per week and part of a rotating Saturday schedule.

High School diploma or equivalent required with additional course work in library science desirable; two years experience in an office or library setting; experience in automated library systems and public libraries preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Click here to read the full job application and apply.

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.


Apply: Interested candidates and current employees of the Library may apply in writing or electronically to:
Nicole Langley, Library Director
langley@noblenet.org
Stoneham Public Library
431 Main St
Stoneham, MA 02180

Application deadline: Tuesday August 13, 2019.
The position will be open until filled. The Town of Stoneham is an EEO/AA compliant employer.

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Part-Time Library Page (Casual), Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA

Position Purpose:
The primary purpose of the Page position is to assist in keeping the library collections and materials clean and organized. The work requires an understanding how the library operates.


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)

  • Shelving books and other materials, reading the shelves and organizing materials into their proper sequence.
  • Answers in-person inquiries, helps customers locate needed materials and refers customers to other appropriate assistance.
  • Other similar duties as assigned.


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 the Circulation Supervisor.


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

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

Has frequent contact with library patrons and other library personnel.


Education:
High school education, in progress accepted; any equivalent combination of education and experience. Customer service experience, previous library experience, and higher education levels achieved are a plus.

Knowledge:
Working knowledge of library principles and procedures. Knowledge of books, authors and titles. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Moderate physical effort required in performing functions under typical library conditions. Walking, reaching, crouching, climbing, and similar activities required daily. Ability to use a keyboard, desktop computer, and other technology required. Incumbent is required to lift and shelve books, move boxes of books, and push book carts, all of which may weigh up
to or exceed 30 pounds.


Hours and Schedule:
Hours: This is a casual position with no set schedule.
Union: This is not a union position.
Hourly Rate: $12.00/hr.

Application deadline: Tuesday August 13, 2019.

Apply:  Interested candidates and current employees of the Library may apply in writing or electronically to:

Nicole Langley
Library Director
Stoneham Public Library
431 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
781-438-2198
Langley@NobleNet.org

The position will be open until filled. The Town of Stoneham is an EEO/AA compliant employer.

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Records Generalist, Financial Investment Firm, Boston, MA

Full Time/Temporary with the option to go Permanent

Location: Financial Investment Firm located within downtown Boston

Hours: 35 Hour work week M-F 9-5

Pay: Hourly commensurate with experience

The candidate will possess strong organization and communication skills with a high attention to detail. Must be motivated individual and team player who thrives in multitasking and ad hoc projects.

 

Duties Include:

-Preparing/indexing documents

-Scanning (roughly 50-80% of the role)

-Filing

-Research and assist in records

-Transfer of records into boxes/files

-Lifting heavy archival boxes

 

Experience:

-Customer service and high attention to detail

-Willingness to learn new software/concepts in a demanding environment

-Proficiency in MS Office Suite

 

***For consideration for this role, please reach out to Ultimate Staffing at 617.330.1210***

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Access Services Associate: Evening Supervisor, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an access services associate: evening supervisor to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

Reporting to the access services supervisor, the access services associate: evening supervisor will oversee evening operations of the library during the academic year and summer programs, perform a variety of public service and clerical duties as a member of the library's Access Services Department, act as the lead person responsible for stacks maintenance, and support the game collection in consultation with the Science Librarian.


As one of three full-time staff members responsible for oversight of the InfoBar, duties will include answering
questions about library procedures and equipment, checking library materials in and out, registering patrons, placing holds, and running reports. In addition, the associate will manage the print reserve collection, working with faculty and other Five College Reserve staff to obtain loans of materials needed for course reserves and cataloging them within our Integrated Library System (ILS) for use by the Hampshire College community. This position will also be responsible for all functions related to patrons' library bills and fines, including processing bills from the online library system; preparing manual bills and fines for lost, damaged and recalled materials; checking bills for errors; transmitting bills to Financial Services and/or other Five College libraries; and answering users' billing questions.


The associate will serve as a back-up for interlibrary loan, and may often be required to finish ILL processing left over from earlier in the day. In addition, this position will create links to online databases and periodicals, maintain access to serials in SFX, and oversee EZProxy server operation and management.


Bachelor's degree and two years minimum of circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, or other relevant library
experience that includes troubleshooting systems is required, as is a thorough understanding of established billing principles, library methods and procedures, and the use of common library tools. The access services associate: evening supervisor must have excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be proactive and able to initiate projects or other work independently, but will also thrive in and support a collaborative work environment. A demonstrated commitment to working effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and customers is essential. The access services associate: evening supervisor should have an enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all skill levels and the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience. All interactions maintain a professional and tactful approach, ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy as situations require. Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and effectively in a fast-paced environment is crucial. This position requires a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends, and the ability to travel within the consortium to professional meetings and events as needed. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Preferred qualifications include proficiency with a/v software; excellent knowledge of MS Office products; comfort dealing with numbers and the processing of financial information; and a strong record of progressively responsible supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, preferably in an academic environment.


This full time, 35 hour /week benefited position has a work schedule of Monday through Thursday: noon - 8 pm.; and Friday: 10 am - 6 pm. Hours may vary in the summer and during breaks; schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the library. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/.

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Library Reference Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

The Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/) is seeking a part time permanent pre-professional reference assistant. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library serves the Tufts University schools of Medicine; Dental Medicine; Nutrition; Public Health and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; and their affiliate hospitals. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is located in downtown Boston in the Chinatown/Theater district.


This pre-professional position is responsible for carrying out all the daily activities of the Library Service Desk in an effective, customer-oriented and professional manner. Duties include coverage at the Library Service Desk which includes but is not limited to: assisting patrons with access to the library; access to library resources; interpreting library holdings; providing library materials; operating the circulation system; checking library materials in and out; and inputting and maintaining patron records. This position also includes assisting patrons with resources; interpreting patron requests; interpreting library policies; assisting with printing; accurate referral of patrons to appropriate staff members; operation of non standard functions of the automated library system (reserves, set creation, etc). Interactions with patrons occur in person; and
electronically. Additional tasks include processing intra-University library requests; processing ILL financials; record and produce a variety of statistics pertaining to library usage.


Basic requirements: 1 - 2 years related experience; college degree; experience with library circulation systems (Alma); MS Office products and current communication platforms (wikis, blogs etc).The working hours (20 hours) are afternoons and Friday until 7 pm.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong commitment to outstanding public service. Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently, ability to manage and prioritize diverse responsibilities. Good organizational skills. High-level problem-solving skills. Ability to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations.

Please apply online at: http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu Search by job title: Library Reference Assistant - Hirsh Health Sciences Library or Job number: 19001639 . Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Part Time Library Assistant I - Lynn Campus, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description:
Two Evenings per week, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.  Possible extra hours to fill in as needed.

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
  • Provides technology assistance/ troubleshooting
  • 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 answer phones, 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: $15.23 per hour

STARTING DATE:  September 5th, 2019

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:
Apply Here: https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113736

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position.  Resumes will begin to be reviewed immediately and the deadline for applications is August 16th, 2019.

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Temporary evening and weekend assistant needed for the library at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, and special projects.

Schedule:

  • First week (August 26 to August 30): Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM
  • First few weeks of the semester while we hire and train student workers: Sundays through Thursdays, 2:45PM to 10:45PM
  • Remainder (once students are hired and trained): Sundays through Thursdays, 12PM to 8PM


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

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation, with previous library or related customer service experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) as well as collaborative tools (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and identify potentially more effective methods of work operation

How to Apply:
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Julie Petzold, julie_petzold@harvard.edu.

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Part-time Library Technician - Adult Services, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

 Hours: Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sept - May only); Mon. 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm; Occasional Tues. from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Sat. 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Part-time hourly range $12.00 to $16.85. This position includes pro-rated sick time and 1 personal day a year.

Job Description:
If you are customer service-oriented, computer savvy, and enjoy working with people of all ages, this is the job for you!

The Jones Library is hiring a Library Technician for its Adult Circulation Desk to perform a variety of clerical tasks related to assisting patrons in using the library and to the circulation of library materials.

The successful candidate will be trained to answer questions on the Library, charge and discharge Library materials, provide information on the use of the Public Access Catalog, handle incoming and outgoing requested materials, collect overdue fines, maintain patron borrowing records, register new borrowers, and assist in other projects as assigned.

Amherst Seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its Community.    

Job Summary:
Performs a variety of clerical tasks, applying knowledge of Library operations. Provides friendly, courteous public service and assists in the use of Library resources.

Supervision Received:
Works under the general supervision of a Professional who provides instruction and assistance when needed. After initial learning period, performs regular duties without close supervision. Refers unusual problems or policy decisions to supervisor.

Major Duties:
1. Provides customer service, giving basic information and directions. Answers questions on the use of the Library and available services. Refers complex questions to the appropriate persons.

2. Charges and discharges materials using computer system. Checks accuracy of all dates and numbers. Reviews patron's account for unpaid bills and overdue fines and takes appropriate action.

3. Explains forms and policies for reserve, interlibrary loan, and purchase requests. Searches for requested and reserved materials on computer database and shelves for individuals, teachers, class projects, and other libraries. Notifies patron when item is available. Refers special cases to supervisor.

4. Answers in-coming calls and routes callers or provides information, as required. Assists patrons with disabilities, including retrieval of materials from unreachable shelves. Refers questions on special services to appropriate person.

5. Provides basic information on the use of the computer catalog, periodical lists, and indexes. Directs patrons to locations of various collections. Advises on reading materials, referring complex questions to supervisor or Reference Department. May be asked to assists with Summer Reading Club, craft programs, and activities in the Children's Department and branch libraries.

6. Sorts returned materials by classification and by library. Returns to shelves accurately in specific sequence or prepares for statewide delivery routing.

7. Registers new borrowers. Reviews application form for completeness, accuracy, and appropriate identification. Verifies signatures. Enters and updates information on computer database.

8. Collects fines for overdue loans according to established fee schedules. Collects payments for bills.

9. Assists in preparation of book displays, exhibits, and posters.

10. Works on special projects and substitutes in other departments in an emergency, as assigned.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent or one (1) year library work experience or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Working knowledge of computer operation; General knowledge or interest in literature. Skill in operation of listed equipment. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly courteous manner; ability to communicate effectively verbally over the telephone; ability to work with all ages and types of people; ability to handle stressful situations.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Phone, personal computer and system software, computer printer, laser scanner, word processing software, copy machine, fax machine, calculator.

Physical Demands:
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is routinely required to walk, climb, and push; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds or more and push heavy book carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is a public setting with many walk-in patrons. The noise level is moderately noisy. The employee is exposed to common germs, paper, book dust, and, occasionally, to mold.

Selection Guidelines:
Formal application, rating of education, and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above 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.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Disclaimer

Smoking Policy:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws, smoking is not allowed in Town buildings. Also, Massachusetts General Laws state that no person who smokes any tobacco product shall be eligible for appointment as a police officer or firefighter.

Background Check:
A background check may be required after a conditional offer of employment is made. An applicant for employment with a record expunged pursuant to Section 100F, Section 100G, Section 100H or Section 100K of Chapter 276 of the General Laws may answer 'no record' to an inquiry during the hiring process relative to prior arrests, criminal court appearances, juvenile court appearances, adjudications or convictions.

To Apply, please visit the online portal.

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Part-Time Sunday Library Technician - Youth Services Department, The Jones Library, Amherst, MA

If you are customer service-oriented, computer savvy, and enjoy working with children of all ages, this is the job for you!  No Previous library experience required.

The Jones Library is hiring a Library Technician for its Youth Services Department to perform a variety of clerical tasks related to assisting children and their caregivers in the use of Library resources.

The successful candidate will be trained to answer questions on the Library, charge and discharge Library materials, place interlibrary loan requests, provide information on the use of the Public Access Catalog, assist with youth programming, register new borrowers, and assist in the preparation of book displays. 

Hours:
Sunday 1-5

Monday 1-5:30

Thursday 12-5:30

This position is Part-time (up to 19 hours per week).

The Jones Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.  We seek a workforce that reflects the diversity of his community.    

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.amherstma.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=78&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Sunday-Parttime-Library-Technician-Youth-270

1.  Please download the application

2. And mail your completed application to:

Mia Cabana, Head of Youth Services
The Jones Library
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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Paraprofessional - Library, Durfee High School, Fall River, MA

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to relate well with students and other adults
  • Ability to assist in the instruction and supervision of students
  • NCLB Qualified (Associates Degree or Para Pro Test (Praxis)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to relate well with students and other adults
  • To be generally responsible to the curriculum supervisor
  • To participate in staff development workshops, training sessions, meetings, and/or other activities organized by the curriculum supervisor, or the program director
  • To be directly responsible to the teacher for activities related to instruction and program implementation
  • To assist and work under the supervision of the teacher in:
    • Providing individualized instructional services
    • Preparing instructional materials
    • Organizing instructional areas
  • To be responsible to school principals for non-instructional duties that fall within guidelines
  • To participate in program evaluations and needs assessment procedure

Salary Range: Per Hour
Shift Type: Full-Time
Apply at:  https://www.fallriverschools.org/employment

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a bustling library in a recently renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. The library is well-loved by all and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment.


Role: The Library Assistant manages the busy school library during the after school period, which means everything from helping with homework, to managing the volume of the room, to troubleshooting computer issues.


Responsibilities:

  •     Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present
  •     Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials
  •     Assisting students with database/technology questions
  •     Managing the circulation of books and other materials
  •     Shelving books
  •     Keeping the library clean and orderly
  •     Other duties as assigned



Qualifications:

  •     Desire to work with teens
  •     Passion for reading/talking about books
  •     Ability to be part of a team
  •     Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary


Pay: $14 per hour


Hours: 10 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, from 2:30-5pm each day. These hours could be split between two people or all go to one person. Additional hours may be available to cover for librarian absences.


Start Date: Ideally week of September 9, 2019, or as soon as possible after that


Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Bonnie McBride
Teacher-Librarian
Fenway High School
bmcbride@fenwayhs.org


Position open until filled.

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Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), Social Law Library, Boston, MA

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):
1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in-person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in-person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other cleanup projects.

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems.
 

Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative' s  Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail-oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. The job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours:  A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked on-site in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (until 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.


TO APPLY:                     

Submit a letter of interest and resume to:


Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian
Social Law Library
John Adams Courthouse
1 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108-1792
Voice (617) 226-1500
Fax (617) 523-2458
e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

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Information Access Assistant, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries invite applicants for the full time position of Information Access Assistant. Providing user-centered service pertaining to information services (circulation, technology support, course reserves, stacks maintenance, collection management and resource sharing) at the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, the Information Access Assistant triages questions from library users, in person and remotely, and completes projects as assigned. Primarily assigned to one of the Biomedical Libraries locations, the IAA will work at either location as needed.

Required Qualifications     

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent technology skills, including ability to troubleshoot software and hardware, use various programs, and learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to competently interact with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students
  • Ability to work discreetly with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and in team environments
  • Ability to organize work effectively and to set and modify work priorities, often under pressure or with constant interruptions.
  • Ability to travel between Dartmouth campus and DHMC


Preferred Qualifications     

  • Course work or work experience in life or health sciences
  • Experience with research and searching library databases
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma


More information and application available at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/51484 .

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Outreach, the Reference Librarian will perform reference, public service, and some technical service duties, oversee all library operations on nights, weekends, and holidays, assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, assist with scheduled information literacy classes and participate in special projects. 

Essential responsibilities will include:

  • As the senior staff member on duty, provide overall supervision of library operations and guidance as needed to student workers during any night, weekend, or holiday shifts.  (Student workers are assigned their specific tasks by their supervisors.) 
  • Provide reference and information services, including database searching instruction, and assistance with the use of print materials. 
  • Provide coverage in circulation, reserves, and media services, as needed. 
  • Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting reference computers and printers. 
  • Input reference transactions into the reference statistical database. 
  • Assist with reference projects to enhance library users' research skills.  
  • Provide written shift reports and other feedback to the Associate Librarian and to student worker supervisors as directed.


Requirements:

Our ideal candidates will possess an MLS or be an MLS candidate who has completed the Reference course, and have 1-2 years of library reference experience or related customer service experience.  Candidates should be able to supervise student workers on night, weekend and holiday shifts.  Candidates should also have knowledge, skills, and facility with both print and electronic resources; facility with new technologies; ability to work successfully in a team environment and individually; willingness to provide library instruction under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach; ability to work closely and effectively with students and faculty; good interpersonal and communication skills; and ability to participate in and initiate special projects.   

Available shifts are Wednesdays 5-10PM and Mondays 12-5PM.


Additional Information:

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
 


Application Instructions:

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter and list of references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all three documents: a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone numbers.

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Part-Time Clerk, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work three days on alternating weeks: Tuesday (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Saturday (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM), and either Monday or Friday (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM).

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.


We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

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


Position: Part-Time: 11.5 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $11.10 - $13.75/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants:
Interested individuals should apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/

Deadline to apply: Sunday August 18th

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Administrative Assistant, Sno Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $22.13 - $30.44 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 18042
Closing Date: July 29, 2019

Job Summary:
Perform a variety of administrative support services and general clerical duties for an assigned department(s) to contribute to the effective operation of the Library District's administration.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide effective administrative and office support for library administration through a variety of general clerical tasks.
  • Perform effective office administration such as creating and maintaining filing systems, maintaining calendar and task follow-up systems to assure timely administrative actions, developing office procedures and systems.
  • Edit and prepare a variety of documents including reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and correspondences.
  • Coordinate meeting planning such as preparation of agenda, transcribing meeting minutes, event set up; food arrangements; preparing meeting materials, and assisting with clean up.
  • Assist with tracking departmental budget expenses and coordinating purchasing.
  • Support department content management for the library web pages and intranet.
  • Provide miscellaneous technical support for internal customers including computer software and telephone troubleshooting.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new library guidelines and procedures to improve department functioning.
  • Perform receptionist and mailroom duties including cordial, helpful, and efficient telephone and in-person reception services.


In addition to providing the above listed services, the incumbent will: perform receptionist duties on a daily basis, including cordial, helpful and efficient telephone and in-person reception services. Answer computer-based, multi-line telephone system, which may involve inquiring further information from callers to determine how to transmit their calls, and routing calls to the proper location. Direct visitors to the Service Center to the proper person or location when necessary.


To Apply:

Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

Applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks.

Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:
360-651-7000 (local) / 877-766-4753 (toll free) / 800-647-3753 (TTY)

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Multiple Positions, Center for Astrophysics Library, Cambridge, MA

To Apply for either of the following positions, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu.

We are accepting applications through August 4th.

Both of these positions are Less-than-Half Time appointments with flexible schedules (14 hours/week). Each position will also support day-to-day library operations in addition to project-specific tasks . 

Digital Projects Assistant

The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics is seeking a Digital Projects Assistant. The successful applicant will support the development of tools related to ongoing digital projects and new ones, as well as digital work associated with collection curation and management. 

Assistant Community Coordinator for Project PHaEDRA
The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics is seeking an Assistant Community Coordinator. The successful applicant will support activities to cultivate and communicate with the community of people contributing to Project PHaEDRA, an effort to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of thousands of workbooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers.

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(2) Part-Time Library Assistants, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The Town of Dracut seeks qualified applicants for the position of PT Library Assistant. The position is 18-hours per week and is covered under the SEIU union for salary purposes only. Starting salary is $12.62/hour. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained at www.dracutma.gov/human-resources

Qualified individuals should send a completed application and cover letter to Christine Lindberg, Director of Human Resources, 62 Arlington Street, Dracut, MA 01826 clindberg@dracutma.gov  EOE/AA

Hours for the first position are: Wednesdays 4:30-8:30, Thursdays 8:30-1:30, Fridays 12:00-4:30

Hours for the second position are: Mondays 8:30-1:00, Tuesdays 8:30-3:30, Thursdays 8:3-4:30, and rotating Saturdays.

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Sunday & Substitute Library Technician I, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Cary Memorial Library has two openings for Sunday Library Technicians. The schedule includes every 4th Sunday (1 pm - 5 pm) between Labor Day and mid-June, as well as opportunities to cover staff absences for the Adult and Youth Services Departments. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door at Cary Library!

Library Technicians assist in all service areas of our busy, service-oriented Library. The individual in this position will be expected to work at Children's, Teen, and Adult Circulation Desks. This position performs a full range of library responsibilities, including assisting patrons in locating materials, checking materials in and out, handling network transfers, issuing library cards, and answering telephones.

Schedule:  Every 4th Sunday from 1- 5 pm (4 hours), from September to mid-June. Additional substitute hours as needed.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will hold at least a High School or Associate Degree, will be self-motivated, and will possess the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, as well as demonstrate attention to detail.  PC proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications are required.  Experience using III's Sierra software is strongly preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems. Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus.

We are looking for someone who will be self-motivated, and will possess the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, as well as demonstrate attention to detail. A collegial attitude and a commitment to outstanding customer service is essential.

Salary:  $18.16 - $25.38 hourly, commensurate with experience. Sunday pay is calculated at time and a half. No benefits.


Closing Date: Open until filled, priority given to applications received by 8/2/2019.

How to Apply:
To apply send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references by August 2nd at 5:00 p.m. to Andrea Morrison, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (amorrison@lexingtonma.gov).  EO/AAE.

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Library Assistant II (Part-time), NHTI-Concord's Community College, Concord, NH

Part-time; year-round, evenings until 9pm; Up to 25 hours per week.  2nd shift differential.

SCOPE OF WORK: To maintain circulation services and perform all related duties. Assists with maintaining College Archives. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor in the Library at NHTI, Concord's Community College.


ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Assists in processing, cataloging, and organizing the College's archives;
  • Checks library materials in and out using automated circulation system;
  • Processes newly acquired library materials (jacketing, labeling, etc.);
  • Accessions and shelves periodicals;
  • Shelves books and DVDs;
  • Performs input of records into online catalogue and statewide union catalogue;
  • Helps students and general public find information and materials;
  • Assists students in the use of the internet, Microsoft Office products, Canvas, etc.;
  • Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.;
  • Supervises work study students and library clerks under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor;
  • Light housekeeping including stack maintenance and cleaning of furniture and equipment, etc.;
  • Complies with all College, System, state and federal rules and regulations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent with courses in typing. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years of clerical experience including computer knowledge, preferably in connection with library operations.



RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of correct English usage, punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Working knowledge of modern library techniques, procedures and working tools used in accessioning, cataloging, circulating and maintaining library materials. Skills in the performance of clerical and manipulative tasks. Ability to type and maintain a filing system and to adjust to a considerable amount of routine work. Ability to letter legibly and skillfully. Ability to apply library methods and principles in acquiring, circulation and providing limited patron services. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other library personnel and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.



DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.


TO APPLY: please go to www.nhti.edu/careersPlease note, we cannot accept applications through Indeed.com

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Library Assistant IV - Access Services Night Supervisor, UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
Primary supervisor of the Learning Commons and Circulation Area during the late evening hours; Supervises and organizes functions assigned to the circulation desk to insure the smooth flow of circulating materials to borrowers during the library's late night hours; Supervises student workers at Circulation and Learning Commons desks; Provides informational and technical assistance to library patrons in the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons; Monitors the operation of equipment and supplies; Monitors the borrowing of library materials; Charges, renews, and discharges library materials; Aids library patrons in locating and using library resources; Participates in Access Services projects; Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitutions:
I.     An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. *

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Hours:  Sunday - Thursday, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM; 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM during the Library's 24/7 exam period. Subject to change during the summer session, semester breaks, and exam periods.  This position is designated as essential personnel during inclement weather situations.

Salary: $899.22 per week

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references. The full job description and application can be found here. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The deadline to apply is July 24, 2019.

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Part Time Technical Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

POSITION: Part Time Technical Services Librarian - 16 hours per week

Salary - $20.08/hour
Closing Date - August 2, 2019


NATURE OF WORK:
The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for cataloging and processing all new library materials, as well as organizing & maintaining the library's collections. This position will also provide assistance and support to staff at the Circulation Desk as needed. This is a detail-oriented job which requires the ability to follow library policies and procedures, and have the skills to use the automated circulation system in a fast-paced environment.


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.)


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizes and catalogs all incoming library materials for the adult, young adult and juvenile collections. Processing items for the special collections are also included (local history, seed library, Stuffbrary, etc.)
  • Creates and catalogs new collections at the direction of Department Heads.
  • Performs circulation duties as needed: charges and discharges library materials (including holds and renewals), issues library cards, and explains library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Assists patrons in the use and location of library materials, and recommends appropriate material to library users.
  • Oversees mending and rebinding of worn or damaged materials.
  • Requests cataloging assistance and edits through SAILS central cataloging.
  • Enters holding information into SAILS cataloging module, creates records in SAILS serials module, and removes records from the SAILS system when items are lost or discarded.
  • Helps with current periodical collection, and assists with ordering new periodicals and maintaining subscriptions.
  • In charge of discarding outdated periodical collection.
  • Represents the Library at SAILS Technical Service Committee meetings.
  • Supervises volunteers who assist with technical processing; orients and trains staff on any new cataloging procedure that affects checking out materials.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
For appointment as a Technical Services Librarian, a Bachelor's degree or higher is required. Previous library experience is preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, & SKILLS:

  • Understanding of library organization and classification schemes.
  • Knowledge of AACR standards for bibliographic description.
  • Ability to relate effectively and harmoniously with library patrons and staff.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with current literature and reading interests.
  • Prior experience with, or ability to master automated circulation system. (Workflows)
  • Understanding and familiarity with technology, such as e-readers, tablets, smartphones, internet browsers, etc.
  • Must have the following skills: attention to detail, capability to work independently and the ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS & CONFIDENTIALITY:
The Technical Services Librarian works under the general direction of the Library Director. Employee plans and prioritizes work in accordance with standard procedures and previous training and is expected to solve problems by adapting methods or interpreting instructions. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadline, or priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with the supervisor, but ordinarily the employee plans and performs work independently in conjunction with fellow Technical Services Librarian. Employee also has
access to confidential patron records.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Moderate physical effort is necessary to carry out this job and standing for extended periods of time is essential; also includes intermittent walking, bending, standing, and reaching. Must have the ability to operate a keyboard and other office equipment at efficient speed; may have to lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus.

How to Apply

Email all letters of interest, resume, and three professional references to Libby O'Neill at eoneill@sailsinc.org.

Town of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Library Assistant 1 (Part-Time), Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library is seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals to join our
Circulation team. This position requires attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize tasks.


Qualifications: Ability to communicate well in English is required, additional language skills are
desired. Successful candidates will have working knowledge of computers, Internet searching, and basic
software applications. Previous experience with automated library systems (Sierra) is strongly preferred.  

Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended
periods of time.

Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary.

Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, shelf-read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs.

Moderate to extensive computer work required.


Salary: $17.23 per hour to start.


Schedule: Shifts are typically 4 hours long and may occur during mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Weekend shifts (including Sundays from September to May) in rotation are required.


Apply: Please send your application, resume, and cover letter to Noreen O'Gara, Assistant Library Director,
Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 (nogara@minlib.net).
The Town of Bedford application is available online at www.bedfordma.gov.
Applications received by August 1, 2019 will be given first consideration.

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Library Assistant I, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

Summary:

Part-time school-year position two evenings per week and on call. Supervise the Library during evening study hall. Assist students with checking books in and out, using the Library catalog and databases.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and library or customer service experience required. Must be familiar and comfortable with computers, and comfortable working with high school students. Background check required.

Apply:

Email resume, letter of intent, and three references  by August 1 to Valeri Wallace, Director of Library Services at vwallace@wma.us.

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Circulation Aide, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Job Title: (Non-Benefited/Temporary) Circulation Aide - Library

For over 63 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.

The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:
DUTIES:

  • Provides coverage at the circulation desk.
  • Charges, renews and discharges library materials via on-line circulation system.
  • Assists library users by responding to inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency; Basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and in group situations; Experience working with a diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with library circulation system; Excellent written and oral communication skills.

COMPENSATION:  $12 per hour, non-benefited; Position funded through June 30, 2020.

HOURS:  Typically two afternoons/week; 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information:
Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B  Visa.
  • Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, e-mail addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE: Screening will begin will applications received by July 29, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Apply here: https://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112935

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Library Assistant II - Substitute - Audio-visual, Children's and Circulation Desks, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

Duties include:  Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, assisting patrons to locate materials and other general circulation desk duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:  Excellent customer service skills, ability to perform under pressure, able to work well with other employees & a diverse urban community, good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must be able to stand, stretch and stoop as well as 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.

Experience:  Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year customer service experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination.

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

On a per-diem/on-call basis - to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

$24.69 per hour - no benefits

Deadline to apply:  August 9, 2019


To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )
  • Resume and
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti
Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Collections Assistant, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons' teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
    • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
    • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
    • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
  • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, with or without accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Working knowledge of Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience processing invoices and working within budget limits;
  • Understanding of bibliographic, holdings, and item records for materials in multiple formats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of patterns of serial publication.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, a cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Collections Assistant" in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator, at bmarine@loyola.edu.

Website link:https://www.lndl.org/about/employment-opportunities#Collections%20Assistant

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Part-time Reference Librarian, East Providence Library System, East Providence, RI

Part Time - 19 hours per week

$18.00 per hour - no benefits

The City of East Providence is seeking a Reference Librarian. Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing information services to the public throughout the East Providence Library System.

The Reference Librarian performs various duties in assisting patrons in the use of library resources, including but not limited to; public access computers, databases, and eZone. The Reference Librarian also answers reference and reader's advisory questions in person, electronically, and over the telephone. The position also assists patrons with the Library's office-related functions (printing, copying, faxing, and scanning).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or active matriculation in an accredited Masters of Library Science program with at least 9 credits completed
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of public library services
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy sufficient to help others use the Internet and common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word)
  • Ability to travel between library locations

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with the Ocean State Libraries system and catalog
  • Experience with the Sierra ILS
  • At least one year of public library reference experience


To Apply: please submit a resume and application to hr@cityofeastprov.com or mail to City of East Providence Office of Personnel Administration, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914, no later than Monday, July 22, 2019 by 4:00 pm. No phone calls, please.

Items can be dropped off or mailed to:
City of East Providence
Office of Personnel Administration
145 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Or emailed to: hr@cityofeastprov.com

At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ADA/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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