SLIS Jobline Your Source for Professional, Pre-Professional, and Internship Positions

Recently in Public Positions

Substitute Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies. Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

 

We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

 

These positions are for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship. 
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

 

These are part time, at will positions and do not include benefits. The hourly rate is $24.00 per hour.

 

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov

 

Children's Services

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute children's services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, recommendations for the child or teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

 

This position is for you if:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents

  • Have familiarity with children's and/or Young Adult literature

 

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in children's or teen services should also have taken a children's or young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

 

Teen Services 

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for teen services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for directions to a local concert, help requesting books for a term paper, recommendations for the teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

 

Successful candidates who wish to work in the teen department should have experience working with teens, (not necessarily in libraries), and must also:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents

  • Embrace boisterous teens and their energy while having tactics on how to effectively work with them and meet them where they are developmentally and socially

  • Have familiarity with Young Adult literature

 

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in teen services should also have taken a young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

 

Adult Services

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute adult services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

 

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Reference Librarian, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, is seeking a Part-Time Reference Librarian for an average of 11 hours per week to join our innovative team.  We are looking for you if you are an enthusiastic and creative self-starter; motivated to learn how to use and assist patrons with our new makerspace and assist patrons with equipment; and also, just as happy providing regular reference help and readers' advisory. 

 

The ideal candidate must be comfortable with social media, able to help maintain the library's web page, and willing to perform other related duties.  Weekdays and some Saturdays are required. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required. MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered.  

 

To Apply

Please complete the Town Hall Employment Application and upload your resume and cover letter online at http://www.monroect.org/Human-Resources.  Position will remain open until filled. E/O/E, AA.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


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

The Saugus Public Library seeks a Children's Librarian to provide programming, outreach, and room supervision in a busy Children's Room. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated quick learner who is able to handle a variety of tasks. The Children's Librarian, under the supervision of the Head of Children's Services assists in the development, planning and implementation of the children's services including programming, readers' advisory, reference, instruction in use of materials and databases, collection development, use of social media, day-to-day operation of the department, participation in system-wide committees/other professional activities, as well as related and/or comparable duties as assigned..

 

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Successful experience in offering direct programming including story times, songs, music, and movement highly desirable.

 

This 18 hours per week position pays $22.96-$26.09 per hour (in 5 steps). To apply, submit cover letter and resume along with Standard Employment Application to Gabriella Lagattolla, Human Resources, Town of Saugus, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 or via email to glagattolla@saugus-ma.gov

 

Applications will be kept on file for a period of one year. The Town of Saugus is an equal opportunity employer. Federal Law forbids discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, or disability.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


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

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a creative, forward thinking, lifelong learner to energize our busy adult and teen cultural space.  The person in this position will be responsible for developing and running programs in our recently opened, newly equipped makerspace and for helping out on our reference desk.

 

You are the ideal candidate if you have an enthusiasm for seeking out and developing innovative programs to enrich our patrons' library experience.  You are a wizard at teaching and passionate about connecting people with information and technology, both in a group environment and one-on-one. You have a record of finding new ways to use creative equipment.   As a community liaison, you have a talent for building relationships one person at a time and for creating new networks. Your warm personality draws people in.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and strong digital and technology skills required.  Must be willing to take charge of discovering new creative equipment and learning how to use it.  Experience in a library or other technology-related field a plus. Strong customer service skills plus exemplary oral and written communication skills a must.

 

Schedule

Weekday hours plus additional flexible hours with some nights and weekends required.  10-19.5 hrs. per week. $18 per hr.

 

To Apply

A complete town employment application including cover letter and resume is available at http://www.monroect.org/Human-Resources.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Technology Librarian Intern, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library has an opportunity for a Masters in Library Science student to work with the Technology Librarian on software and hardware installs, computer maintenance, basic troubleshooting, and assisting with technology programs for patrons in all age groups. May also assist Library Management with project based work.


This position is open to anyone enrolled in an accredited Library Science Masters Degree Program with a strong desire to learn more about technology and its use in Libraries by patrons and staff. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively, with a strong sense of responsibility and possess the ability to integrate information to problem solve effectively. Basic skills requirements are: Interest in computers, programming, new technology and basic computer use skills.


This positon does not qualify for benefits other than those required by law. This position is not covered under a collective bargaining agreement. This position has an Hourly Rate of $24.37 working 5 hours weekly (flexible based upon candidates' class schedule).

A full description is posted on our Town Website here, and an ad is also posted on the Mass Board of Library Commissioners Jobs page here


Apply: Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of March 10th 2019.

 

Computer Science Opportunities | Opportunities for Current Students | Public Positions


Library Director, Town of Weare, Weare, NH

The Town of Weare seeks to fill the vacancy left by our library director.  He was highly esteemed in the community, exceptionally creative and unbelievably hard-working.    

We are looking for you to accept the challenge.

For a position description and qualifications, please visit https://wearepl.wordpress.com/  (employment).  

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of progressively responsible library administrative experience.   It is a full-time, exempt, position. Full time is 38 hours per week as scheduled and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. Dependent upon level of experience and qualifications, the library current salary is up to $52,000 as well as a town benefits package.  

 

Application Procedure

Submit a resume and at least three references to Brenda Cannon, Chair, Board of Library Trustees, 10 Paige Memorial Lane, Weare, NH 03281.  This job will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.  

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service oriented person to join our collaborative team in our Public Services Department. 

 

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions. Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgment in prioritizing tasks. 

 

Hours: 5 hours during the week and every other Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds.

 

Salary: $18.09/hour; Sunday time and a half

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Jill E. Mercurio, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com.

 

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Part-Time Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single location library in the state, charting over 1.6 million circulations last year. According to our door counts nearly 660,000 people visited the library last year for materials borrowing, research assistance, study space, meetings and programs. Our goal is to provide the best customer experience possible for each of these visitors. The Public Services Department is seeking a like-minded and motivated colleague to join our team in assisting patrons with their varied information needs. Successful candidates will be ready to:

  • answer reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email and in real time;  

  • enthusiastically instruct patrons in the use of all library resources and provide readers advisory services;  

  • participate in department activities including class instruction and programming while keeping current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools; as they relate to reference and public service;  

  • update and contribute to LibGuides;  

  • be a team player who is ready to assist their colleagues on special projects and other duties as necessary.

 

Hours: A regular weekday shift and alternating weekend hours; additional on-call weekday, evening and weekend hours.

 

Salary: Monday- Saturday: $25.87/hour; Sundays time and a half

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products. Familiar with LibGuides, social media and developing technology. Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting; work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Jill E. Mercurio, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com.

 

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Reference Librarian, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

BiblioTemps® is an employment service of the Massachusetts Library System that provides experienced library workers for short-term and permanent placements in public, academic and special libraries throughout Massachusetts.

We are currently looking for qualified candidates for a Reference Librarian position at Pollard Memorial Library (Lowell).

 

Start Date: 3/04/2020

End Date: 3/20/2020

 

Schedule: Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                  Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

                  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Pay Rate: $24.00

CORI: REQUIRED

 

Duties:

Answer questions at the Adult Reference Desk, which may include finding a specific book, helping with genealogy questions, answer questions about using Lowell's computers and printing.  Retrieving items from the stacks.  Use electronic databases, and ILS for reference questions, placing holds on items, editing the patron's information in database.  Show patrons how to use microfilm reader/printers.  Provide readers advisory, as needed. 

  • Experience with the ILS Sirsi-Dynix' Symphony (staff version) and Enterprise (patron facing catalog) required. 

  • Must understand rudiments of logging onto computers and explaining it to patrons.  

  • Must be able to issue temporary guest passes for logging onto our computers using our software, Pharos.

 

Apply Here: http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs 

Contact Amanda Fauver at bibliotemps@masslibsystem.org for more information. Additional information about BiblioTemps® is available on our website https://www.bibliotemps.com/

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Principal Librarian, Lee County Library System, Cape Coral, FL

Lee County Library System, a dynamic, forward thinking organization, is offering enthusiastic, community-minded candidates the opportunity to become a part of the team at the Northwest Regional Library. As Principal Librarian you will plan and administer a balanced program of public library services and will supervise and evaluate staff, assuring proper workflow and staff scheduling, making recommendations about budgetary needs, preparing reports and presentations as needed, and managing the daily operation and upkeep of a fast paced regional library facility and surrounding grounds.

 

This position is directly responsible for supervising a staff of twenty to thirty employees in a rapidly growing community. This position is located between Mariner Middle School and Mariner High School. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Relate positively to a diverse population, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and assist the public directly as an active member of the public service team at the branch.

  • Use considerable independent judgment and initiative along with established policies and procedures to assure a competent staff and high quality service to the public.

  • Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, and other branches.

  • Provide technology training to staff and patrons.

  • Explain and administer library policies and procedures.

  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and trends.

  • Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.

  • Develop and maintain communication and contacts with nearby secondary schools and community organizations that serve teens.

  • Work effectively with the Friends of the Library and other community groups.

 

Education, Experience, Licensing

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and four years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in a public library system or a department or division of a main library.

  • Prefer a Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.

  • Prefer at least five year(s) related library experience.

  • Prefer at least four year(s) supervisory experience.

  • Florida Driver's License is required.

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

 

Supplemental Information

  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of print and online sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of library science and library administration and management.

  • Knowledge of a variety of reading interests of patrons of different ages and backgrounds.

  • Ability to make recommendations to supervisors about budgetary needs, which may include Capital Improvement Plan and grant funds.

  • Ability to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and clerical personnel.

  • Ability to become proficient with existing technology systems, software and computer equipment used by the library system, adapt to new technology developments and changes, and learn teaching skills to assist patrons with technology.

  • Ability to share new resources with staff and the public.

  • Spanish speaking is a plus.

  • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.

  • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.

  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.

 

The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs. This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays. 

 

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

 

Emergency Response/Recovery Activities: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens. 

 

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment.

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions


Reference/Information Services Librarian, Town of Bridgewater, Bridgewater, MA

This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. 

 

Responsible for ensuring a consistent and positive user experience at the reference desk and other areas of the library when dealing with information requests, research, and technology. Identify and interpret patron needs; provide reference, readers' advisory, public computer assistance and database services to library patrons in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means. Maintain and troubleshoot staff and public computer workstations and related equipment, while assisting in developing the library's technology plan. Provide evolving technology instruction to patrons. Handle regular shifts on the public service desks, collection development, and assist with the library's local history collection. Writes grant proposals and administers funded grant projects. Prepare monthly and statistical reports for state reporting and to facilitate maintenance of the library collection. Attend consortium and regional meetings and participate in continuing education to keep current with the latest technologies and trends as they relate to a public library setting. 

 

In cooperation with other departments, review and develop policies and procedures for overall library operation to recommend to the Director & Assistant Director. May undertake special projects, committee work, and other tasks as needed at the request of the Library Director or their designee. 

 

Schedule

Probationary Period: six (6) months

Work week: 35 hr/week including evening and weekends

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. 

  • Three years of professional library experience. 

  • The drive to assist patrons in a highly patron-centric library environment. 

  • Excellent communication skills, patience, problem solving, and the ability to work with patrons and staff with varying levels of expertise. 

  • Proficiency with MS Office, social media applications, electronic mailing lists. 

  • Familiarity with website design and graphic design desirable. 

  • Strong desire to innovate and integrate library resources into the community.

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: 

*UPDATED* Position Range: $53,107.60 - $59,659.60. Salary expectations should be included with the submission.

Closing Date: March 13, 2020

 

How to Apply

Please complete submit letter of interest and resume via email at hr@bridgewaterma.org. If mailing, please send to Office of the Town Manager, Human Resources RE: Reference-Info Post, 66 Central Square - 2nd floor, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

 

The Town of Bridgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Children's Librarian, Everett Public Libraries - Shute Branch, Everett, MA

The Children's Librarian performs professional acquisition, collection development and maintenance, community outreach, and programming. The work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director. The Children's Librarian is expected to work thirty-five (35) hours per week with alternating Saturdays and one evening shift.

 

 (1) General Duties

The Children's Librarian is responsible for overseeing the operation of a busy and engaging Children's Room. Additionally, the Children's Librarian shall: (a) assist with acquisitions of proper materials; (b) assist with the collection development for currency and relevancy, which includes working cooperatives with both technical services and circulation; (e) assist in policy review and writing as it pertains to children's services; (d) create and maintain a welcoming environment for children and their caregivers; (e) keep abreast of trends and emerging technologies in children's services; (f) routinely evaluate the procedures pertaining to children's services and recommend improvements and/or modifications to the Director. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Director, such as providing coverage for Teen and Adult services when necessary.

 

(2) Community Outreach

The Children's Librarian shall establish and maintain good working relationships with community agencies which provide services to children and their caregivers. The Children's Librarian shall also provide outreach to schools and other educational organizations. Lastly, the Children's Librarian is expected to enthusiastically participate in community events, promoting library services and programs.

 

(3) Programming

The Children's Librarian shall, under the direction of the Director: (a) create engaging, educational, and developmentally appropriate programming for children; (b) publicize library programming and services through traditional print media a§ weal as a variety of social naedia; (c) attend library meetings and participate in professional developmenfaetittes; .(d) p&fdrm related diities in cooperation with other staff and responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications

Must have a demonstrated understanding of child development and enjoy working with children, their families, and their caregivers. 

Must have previous experience in an automated network. 

 

Educational Requirements 

MLIS or MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution is highly preferred. 

 

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full-time position with benefits. 

This is a union position. The Children's Librarian will become a member of ELSA. 

 

Salary

$47,301 - $61,279. Salary commensurate with experience. 

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants are to provide a written statement of application, which establishes that they meet the qualifications, to the HR Department, City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA, R. 32, or Lara.Wehbe@ci.everett.ma.us within (7) days of the above posting date. For additional information about the position please contact the HR Department at (617) 394-2280. 

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Director, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, MA

Institution: Princeton Public Library, Goodnow Memorial Building

www.princetonpubliclibrary.org

Job: Library Director, full Town benefits

28 hrs/wk (one Saturday/month, occasional evenings)

Start Date: April 7, 2020

 

Description: Excellent opportunity for an outgoing and energetic leader who enjoys being part of a vibrant community center in a rural town on the slope of picturesque Wachusett Mountain. 

 

The Director is responsible for all aspects of library administration, maintaining and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of all library operations while embracing and encouraging emerging technologies.    The Director oversees a staff of 8 (PT). The library serves a population of 3,531 and circulated 42,645 items in FY19.

 

For complete job description go to http://www.town.princeton.ma.us

 

Duties: Staff management, library administration (including services, technology, and programs), budget management, collection development, policy recommendation, strategic planning, oversight of facility maintenance, and public relations (including collaboration with Trustees, Friends, local groups and government entities). 

 

Attributes: The Director must be an excellent communicator, and a professional, friendly, and visionary leader who is approachable, flexible and committed to public service.   

 

Qualifications: Go to http://www.MBLC.state.ma.us for complete guidelines.

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Sub-professional Certificate of Librarianship.
  • Completion of a Basic Library Techniques certificate is  expected within 5 years. 

  • 2 years of public library experience including supervisory,  budget and collection development or equivalent experience.
  • Solid understanding and application of existing and emerging  technology and an applied knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
  • MLS preferred.
  • Familiarity with CWMARS/Evergreen preferred.
  • Subject to a satisfactory background check.

 

Salary: $ 41,500 - $ 46,960

 

Closing Date: Postmark by March 13, 2020.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

To Apply: Cover letter, resume and names of 3 professional references to: DirectorSearchPPL@gmail.com

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions


Project Lead, Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), Fully Remote

Background

Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that supports community-based alternatives to mainstream formal education. Since 2015, we've been running learning circles: in-person study groups for people who want to learn something together. Learning circles currently meet in public libraries and community centers around the world: our partners include public library systems in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Kansas City, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Toronto, Berlin, Cologne, and Braga (PT) as well as national organizations in Kenya, Poland, Romania, and Finland.

P2PU's role supporting learning circles is multi-faceted: we build open source software to support in-person learning communities, we train individuals to facilitate learning circles and maintain a virtual facilitator community of practice, we develop and curate open educational resources, and we help our partners build new pathways for community-based learning in their towns and cities.

We work closely alongside librarians, designers, researchers, and educators, but operationally we are a distributed 3-person team, based in Boston, Kingston (ON), and Cape Town. You will be the fourth team member. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position funded for one year with the hope and intent to extend. You can be based anywhere, and salary starts at USD $60,000. To learn more about P2PU, visit our homepage.

 

Responsibilities

The Production Lead role combines elements of communications and design as well as both product and project management. You'll be responsible for determining what content gets produced within the learning circle ecosystem, as well as ensuring that it is produced in a way that is streamlined, mission-aligned, and valuable for our partners. Here are some of the things you'll get to do in 2020:

  • Develop a media production strategy for facilitators and learning circle participants to share their experiences through short videos, written testimonials, and social media.

  • Project manage the development of learning circle training resources, communications materials and events, coordinating with designers, videographers, P2PU community, and partner library staff.

  • Ensure P2PU brand and values are expressed across products and services and are well-suited to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Lead internal review of learning circle feedback and serve as the primary collaboration partner for researchers and evaluators who are investigating learning circles.

  • Integrate feedback, research, and evaluation findings into strong communications and public-facing resources across a variety of formats.

  • Maintain social media accounts and develop effective communications strategies that enhance the impact of learning circles.

  • Develop content for P2PU training resources and new online courses in partnership with subject matter experts.

  • Contribute to written communications including newsletters, blog posts, grant proposals, and reports.

  • Work with Development Lead to improve documentation/packaging of our various tools.

  • Work with Community Lead to train facilitators and implement learning circles in new geographic areas (e.g. Europe) and contexts (e.g. community colleges).

  • Work with Executive Director to assess organizational impact and evaluate new products and services.

 

Qualifications

  • Clear communicator across a variety of mediums (blogs, online fora, video calls, slide decks, social media, face-to-face workshops) and with a variety of stakeholders (designers, developers, funders, librarians, and educators).

  • Media producer who can storyboard and wireframe new videos, resources, campaigns, and physical products. Comfortable getting into the weeds with InDesign, Photoshop, and video editing software.

  • Creative technologist who can create seamless workflows across platforms including Github, Google Suite, Discourse, Youtube, Mailchimp and Transifex.

  • Design and detail-oriented, taking great pride in how our brand and values are presented on the web, in presentations, and in-person.

  • Systems thinker who instinctually considers how everything we do contributes to the bigger picture.

  • Intellectually curious and deeply passionate about challenging the hegemony of formal education through community-based learning. Desire to learn new things about both technology and education.

  • Flexible thinker who can effortlessly jump from hypothesis testing and data analysis to ideation and open-ended brainstorming.

  • Self-starter who knows when to follow operational processes and when to create new ones. You should be comfortable working in a primarily distributed/online setting and able to travel globally up to 4 weeks/year.

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and a short cover letter to thepeople@p2pu.org with "Production Lead" in the subject line by March 1, 2020. In your cover letter, please let us know how this work aligns with your personal and professional interests and why you are well suited for the job.

P2PU does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

Public Positions


Substitute Reference Librarian, Town of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of public service for Per Diem Substitute Reference Librarian positions for its recently renovated and grand Public Library.  Hours vary, as this position primarily provides coverage in the absence of regularly-scheduled staff, and include Saturday and/or Sunday hours.

 

The Substitute Reference Librarian works under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian and provides public library reference desk services on an on-call or as-needed basis when regularly scheduled staff are unable to staff the desk. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 4 weeks) servicing any area in the library, as well as providing coverage on Sundays (4.5 hours on occasion as needed) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

 

Substitute Reference Librarian Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or students close to completion of MLS (within 1 year) and public library or reference desk experience. More than 1 years public library or reference desk Preferred.

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.

  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.

 

Hiring Salary: $21.81/hour

 

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

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.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Substitute Junior Library Assistant, Town of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of public service for Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistant positions for its recently renovated and grand Public Library.  Hours vary, as this position primarily provides coverage in the absence of regularly-scheduled staff, and include Saturday and/or Sunday hours.

 

The Substitute Junior Library Assistant will perform tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and Children's or Circulation desks to provide a high level of customer service to library patrons. Duties include checking library materials in and out, collecting overdue and lost item fines; assisting patrons with placing holds and reserving museum passes; providing assistance to patrons in locating materials; assisting patrons with printing, copying, and faxing; working to resolve patron account related issues; answering phone inquiries; monitoring groups using the library's event rooms; and reinforcing library policies as needed. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 4 weeks) as well as a Sunday rotation (4.5 hours, frequency to be determined) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

 

Per Diem Junior Library Assistant Qualifications 

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine.

  • Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.

  • High School Equivalency Preferred. 

  • More than 1 years experience at a library circulation desk Preferred.

 

Hourly Rate: $12.75

 

Internal/External Applicants: 

To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

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.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Assistant Library Director and Technology Librarian, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough, MA

The Middleborough Public Library is seeking a full-time Assistant Library Director and Technology Librarian. The Assistant Library Director should be collaborative, self-starting, innovative, and passionate about public libraries. We are not looking for the perfect candidate, but the right candidate. If you are motivated to learn, ask why when others simply coalesce, and understand how you say something matters, we would like to talk with you.

 

The Middleborough Public Library has just installed a new wireless network and a server to manage our public reservation and printing systems. All of our staff and public computers have been or are in the process of being upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2019. The Middleborough Public Library is committed to investing in technology to ensure our citizens have access to the technology and the internet which today's world requires. Further, we are seeking to leverage web and software solutions to improve internal and external workflows such as staff scheduling. The Library recently has started to digitize our local newspapers, high school yearbooks, and town reports with a vision of creating a digital library of local resources and artifacts. Are you interested?

 

This position manages the day-to-day administrative and technology functions of the Library. The Assistant Library Director is primarily responsible for staff scheduling, payroll, public and staff computing, and the Library's networks. The complete job description is available via http://bit.ly/2SpaMCm.

 

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science and three (3) years of public library experience OR a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree.

A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

Specialized training in personal computer and network technology; hands-on experience in the design, maintenance and repair of personal computer networks including hardware, software, and peripherals; experience in user training and implementing web-based technology. Knowledge of library technology needs, such as PC Reservation, Deep Freeze, and LPT One, and experience in a library setting is strongly desired. Experience with library automation systems is a plus.


Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters; BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree

Salary Range: $49,635 - $70,055, based on qualifications and experience

Benefits: This is a 36.25/wk salary union position with competitive benefits.

Closing Date: March 2, 2020, 2 pm EST

 

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a résumé, three (3) references, and a cover letter with salary expectations. Incomplete applications will be cause for rejection. Application materials can be hand delivered, emailed to midadmin@sailsinc.org, or mailed to:

Middleborough Public Library
Attn: Library Director
102 North Main Street
Middleborough Public Library

As a condition of employment, the employee must complete CORI and SORI examinations.

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Librarian 1 Research and Reader Services, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Join the dynamic and supportive staff of The Reading Public Library! We are now hiring a full time Research and Reader Services Librarian.  The position requires a balance of public service, reference, instruction, outreach, adult programming, marketing, readers' advisory and collection development. The ideal candidate will be innovative, service-minded, collaborative, and energetic. The Reading Public Library is a cornerstone of the community with popular collections, programs, and services. Our staff culture embraces dedication, equity, teamwork, and a sense of fun. If you are seeking a job that values curiosity and encourages creativity, we invite you to apply.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct assistance to library patrons. Services include reference, research and readers' advisory.

  • Advises users in choosing library materials. Instructs users in the use of materials, resources, equipment and technology.

  • Organizes and publicizes a wide variety of programs, activities and community outreach. Uses data to inform service development, implementation, and continuous improvement.

  • Curates, selects, weeds and promotes assigned portions of the library collection.

  • Works collaboratively with schools, Town Departments, businesses and community groups as needed.

  • Participates in town, statewide and regional meetings and committees as needed.

  • Cooperates as a team member in performing any duty necessary to provide library services.

  • Seeks and applies for grants to expand and enhance library services and patron experience.

  • Proactively stays aware of changing information resources and critically evaluates them for accuracy.

  • Informs library users of and enforces library policies.

 

Position is full-time (37.5 hours/week) including one evening and Saturday rotation and includes benefits and ample professional development opportunities. 

 

Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. Candidates for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science program will be considered; and

  2. One to two years of professional library experience; or

  3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Expected Range: $53,918 - $57,233

Closing Date: March 10, 2020

 

How to Apply

To apply visit the Town of Reading website  https://www.readingma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities                                         

    

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Technician II, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

General Purpose

Performs a variety of paraprofessional tasks involved in providing library services to the public. Library Technicians staff our busy public service desks, assist with processing of new materials, and assist with library initiatives, programming, and events. Library Technicians have frequent contact with members of the public, library employees, other town departments/boards, and community organizations, which require tact, negotiating skills, independent judgment, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor.

 

Supervision Received

Works under the direct supervision of a designated Department Head, Manager, or Coordinator.

Supervision Exercised

May exercise limited supervision over student/adult pages, and volunteers working in the library.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Public Service:

  • Provides outstanding customer service to patrons at the library's busy public service desks. Interprets library policies and procedures for the public and staff. Handles complaints and suggestions in a professional manner and refers them to the appropriate staff member.

  • Provides Readers' Advisory and Reference services to young people, parents, care-givers, and teachers.

  • Uses the library computer system to perform a variety of job-related tasks including check in/out, creation and editing of patron records, managing patron reserves, and locating items within the building.

  • Collects fines and fees using established practices.

  • Uses, and assists patrons and staff in use of an ever-changing variety of library equipment including telephones, computers and tablets, audiovisual equipment, assistive technology, self-checkout units, and others.

  • Shelves materials in accordance with the library's organization scheme and maintains order on the shelves.

  • Directs or escorts library users to other departments as necessary.

  • Has access to confidential information and performs duties that require constant attention to detail and accuracy.

General Activities:

  • Participates in a broad range of library programs and events.

  • Utilizes social media to grow awareness of library services, events, and policies.

  • Performs routine clerical duties and equipment maintenance as directed.

Specialized Responsibilities (Bibliographic Services)

  • Prepares materials to circulate by assigning call numbers using established practices, creating item records, labeling, and other physical processing including selecting packaging.

  • Assists with physical maintenance of collections including book and disc repair.

  • Assists Bibliographic Services Manager in maintaining the accuracy of the library catalog and improving discoverability. Corrects or reports catalog errors to the Minuteman Library Network as appropriate.

  • Helps library staff members access and interpret data from the library catalog and automated systems.

  • May perform copy-cataloging under the direction of Bibliographic Services Manager.

  • May assist with ordering and receiving library materials or supplies.

  • Works with Bibliographic Services Manager to plan and implement new collections and procedures, and lead the cataloging and packaging of non-traditional materials for the Library of Things collection.

 

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of spoken and written English, spelling and math.

  • Graduation from a college or university with an Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or any equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.

  • Experience working with children and teens is highly desirable.

  • Second language skills a plus.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of literature for children and teens.

  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with a diverse public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and administrators.

  • Ability to touch-type. Competency with a PC and a variety of basic functions, business and library products and applications including, but not limited to: file and network utilities, printing, word processing, database use, spreadsheets, electronic communications, Internet.

 

Tools and Equipment Used

Job-related tools and equipment include, but are not limited to:

  • Library computer system/network (Sierra)

  • Personal computer (PC/Mac) and peripherals including monitor, keyboard, mouse, scanner, and printers

  • Personal technology including smartphones and tablets

  • Assistive technology equipment

  • Audiovisual equipment including, but not limited to, television, CD/DVD player, camera, scanner, overhead projector, LCD, tablets, eReaders, streaming media content players, digital conversion tools, and laminating machine

  • Robotics, crafting, and maker technologies including, but not limited to, LEGO WeDo and Mindstorms, Dot and Dash, LittleBits, Makey Makey, Scratch, stop motion cameras and video editing software

  • Other technologies as needs arise

 

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 accommodation 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 walk, sit, talk, or hear. The employee may be required to stand for up to four (4) consecutive hours. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands. The employee is required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, lift and/or move delivery book bins, book trucks, and book boxes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus using print materials as with PC monitors and other library equipment.

 

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 noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.

 

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that will be performed. The omission of specific statement 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 the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

Schedule

This is a full-time position with a 37 hours/week schedule including one evening/week and one or two Saturdays/month. Additional nights and weekends as needed for programs and events. 

 

Salary

Hiring range is $19.18 - $27.16 hourly, commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package. This is a union position.

 

To Apply

Open until filled, priority given to applications received by 2/21/2020. To apply, please send a resume, letter of application, and names of three references to: Lauren Furtado, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 or lfurtado@minlib.net  EO/AAE.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


(2) Part-Time Library Assistants, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks two Library Assistants to join their team, performing circulation desk duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, renewing materials, collecting and recording fees and fines, issuing library cards and entering patron data, answering main desk telephone, retrieving items for paging list (reserve requests), notifying patrons regarding reserved materials availability. 

Also includes: providing patron assistance and responding to questions and concerns, sorting, distributing and processing materials from other libraries, and sorting and shelving materials. Strong customer service skills are required.

 

Schedules

One opening, 5-10 hours per week, will include Thursday evenings, Sunday afternoons and call in opportunities for both Children's and Adult Circulation. The other opening is a call in substitute to fill in for vacancies, vacations and sick days etc. as needed for both Children's and Adult Circulation. Candidates who express their ability to be available for call in shifts regularly will be given more consideration. Please express in your cover letter if you are interested in the 5-10 hour a week position, the call in only position, or both.

 

To Apply

Full descriptions are posted on our Town Website here, and an ad is also posted on the Mass Board of Library Commissioners Jobs page here.  

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmontma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to:

 

Human Resources Department 

Town of Belmont 

455 Concord Avenue 

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 

(617) 993-2740 

humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Community History & Digitization Specialist, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

The position of Community History and Digitization Specialist is a two-year, grant-funded position created in partnership between the Boston Public Library and Northeastern University.

 

Under the provisions of a grant in support of the Northeastern University Library Boston Research Center (BRC), the Community History and Digitization Specialist will assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with select community organizations in East Boston, Chinatown, Roxbury, and the South End in order to develop community-driven research projects using archival and other historical materials.  This potentially includes identifying and delivering historic records and data sets into proper workflows for deposit into the Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth's statewide repository system, the Northeastern University Library's repository system, or other online platforms. The position also will perform any and all phases of work in support of grant-related neighborhood programming and outreach services in Boston Public Library (BPL) locations and in designated neighborhood locations.

 

Reports to:

Boston Public Library Community Learning Supervisor 

Supervises:

As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Scope of Responsibility:

  1. Assists with the implementation of the grant including research, writing, and outreach at BPL and other designated neighborhood locations.

  2. Reaches out to community organizations identified by BRC and BPL staff and affiliates to schedule meetings to discuss high-level goals and procedures.

  3. Identifies both historic and active collections of records, documents, images, and data sets that would support research on the history of Boston neighborhoods.

  4. Works with BPL Digital Services staff to familiarize community organizations with digitization and ingest processes related to the Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth.

  5. Works with both BPL and BRC staff to determine and develop optimal processes for conversion of collections into rich digital objects.

  6. Works with BPL staff and consultants to determine current best practices in digitization and enhancement for digital history.

  7. Works with BPL staff and consultants to create data models, workflows, technical specifications, and other related documentation necessary for development of BRC-related systems.

  8. Assists in initiating, developing, planning, and implementing grant-related outreach and programs at BPL branches and other designated neighborhood locations.

  9. Works with appropriate staff to procure materials necessary for successful programs.

  10. Facilitates program related payments and manages program funds as assigned.

  11. As assigned, collaborates with community groups, city agencies, and non-profits to bring grant-related high-quality programming and services out into designated neighborhoods.

  12. Works with administrators and staff to develop, deploy, and support grant-related outreach services for all ages and to identify service populations in designated neighborhoods.

  13. Provides professional staff support for grant-related outreach events at BPL locations and designated neighborhood locations.

  14. Works with administration and branch staff to evaluate grant-related outreach services and recommends changes in service or new services.

  15. As assigned, makes oral and written reports and presentations on grant-related activities at BPL branches or other designated neighborhood locations.  As assigned, also may make presentations related to the grant at local and national conferences.

  16. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training, and other professional activities.

  17. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

 

 Competencies:

  • Familiar with and interested in Boston history, neighborhood identities, and community activism.

  • Familiar with research methodologies and pedagogy relating to social history.

  • Familiar with and interested in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.

  • Ability to execute BPL policy.

  • Ability to supervise the work of others.

  • Ability to plan and run meetings with minimal supervision.

  • Initiative and independent decision-making skills.

  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Identifies, plans, and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.

  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.

 

Qualifications: 

  1. Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science, public history, urban policy, or other relevant field of study.  Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

  2. Experience - Two years of appropriate library professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.  Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth and adult programs and services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.

  3. Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours based on scheduled programs and events. 

  • Ability to travel to BPL locations, to the Boston Research Center, and to off-site locations in designated neighborhoods, as assigned.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA / P / 2

Hours per week:  35

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Senior Library Assistant - Technical Services, Town of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, MA

The Hopkinton Public Library is seeking an energetic, customer-focused Senior Library Assistant with a cataloging background to join our tight-knit team and support expanded services to our community. We are a busy suburban library experiencing an active period of growth and change in the wake of a recent renovation that quadrupled our floor space and doubled our use levels.

 

The Senior Library Assistant-Technical Services works under the direction of the Library Director. This position performs more complex technical, administrative, and clerical work in support of cataloging, acquisition, and preparing materials for circulation while supporting the daily operations of the Library and providing a high level of customer service; requires tact, flexibility, attention to detail, and discretion in working in an energetic, fast-paced work environment. The person in this position is primarily responsible for cataloging library materials, assisting patrons at the Circulation Desk, and helping to ensure that all staff at the Circulation Desk are consistently following policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:

 

Education, Training and Experience

  • Equivalent to an Associates Degree; additional library coursework preferred.

  • Minimum of three years experience cataloging materials in a library setting.

  • Minimum of three or more years of relevant customer service experience within a public library system strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in utilizing software programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and other basic office software as well as library-specific programs including an integrated library system (ILS).

  • Experienced in the use of technology and electronic resources and possesses the interest and ability to acquire new technology skills as needed.  

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, including customer service knowledge and principles of cataloging and collections.

  • Good communication and excellent customer service skills.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

  • Ability to demonstrate thoughtful leadership in fostering a culture of excellence and growth among teammates.

  • Multilingual (ability to read and catalog materials) is a plus. We are about to create non-English language collections for area residents who have primarily immigrated from China and India.

 

Hours: 40 hours/week to include at least one evening per week; may be required to participate in weekend rotation.

 

Hiring Salary:  $20.93/hour

 

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached) and resume to h...@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, February 27, 2020. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


(2) Reference Librarians, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

Reference and Public Services Librarian  

The Town of Billerica seeks a part-time Reference and Public Services Librarian.  The Reference and Public Services Librarian supports library programs, resource development, and patron engagement.  As a member of the Reference Department, the Reference and Public Services Librarian also provides exemplary public service while staffing the reference desk during regularly scheduled shifts.

 

Duties

  • Facilitates access to library materials in all available formats and provides expert guidance to patrons of all ages requesting information or on-the-spot assistance with technology

  • Provides backup reference coverage for the reference desk as needed 

  • Contributes to efforts to increase awareness and usage of the library through the development of print and marketing content

  • Manages the library's circulating e-readers

  • Participates in library programming initiatives, including summer reading

  • Selects library materials for purchase in assigned areas

  • Serves as a Passport Acceptance agent by appointment

  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences, and participates in professional development activities

  • Other job functions as assigned

 

Schedule

17.5-hour work week includes every other Saturday and one Sunday per month. Schedule may include one evening per week depending on the needs of the library.

  

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply. Minimum of one to two years' experience in library work preferred. 

 

Salary

Starting at $426.45 per week following in 9 steps with prorated time off

 

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references (PDF format preferred if submitting electronically) to Joe St. Germain/ Assistant Director/ Billerica Public Library/ 15 Concord Rd/ Billerica, MA 01821/ jstgermain@billericalibrary.org

 

Full job description can be viewed here: https://billericalibrary.org/get-involved/career-opportunities/

 

_____________________________________ 

 

Reference and Marketing Librarian 

The Town of Billerica seeks a part-time Reference and Marketing Librarian.  The Reference and Marketing Librarian creates print and electronic content to promote the library's adult services, resources, and programs, as well library-wide programs. As a member of the Reference Department, the Reference and Marketing Librarian also provides exemplary public service while staffing the reference desk during regularly scheduled shifts.

 

Duties

  • Facilitates access to library materials in all available formats and provides expert guidance to patrons of all ages requesting information or on-the-spot assistance with technology

  • Provides backup coverage for the reference desk as needed

  • Coordinates marketing efforts for all adult services, adult programs, and library-wide programs

  • Creates print and electronic marketing content, including brochures, fliers, website slides, and display TV slides; advises other staff on the creation of these items

  • Contributes to the library's social media

  • Produces and distributes the library's online newsletter

  • Selects library materials for purchase in assigned areas

  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences, and participates in professional development activities 

  • Other job functions as assigned

 

Schedule

20-hour work week includes one evening, every other Saturday and one Sunday per month.

 

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply. Minimum of one to two years' experience in library work preferred. 

 

Salary

Starting at $487.37 per week following in 9 steps with prorated benefits package, including participation in retirement

 

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references (PDF format preferred if submitting electronically) to Joe St. Germain/ Assistant Director/ Billerica Public Library/ 15 Concord Rd/ Billerica, MA 01821/ jstgermain@billericalibrary.org

Samples of promotional work encouraged.

 

Full job description can be viewed here: https://billericalibrary.org/get-involved/career-opportunities/

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Supervisor, Springfield City Library, East Springfield, MA

This Supervisor position is based in the busy and cozy East Springfield Branch of our progressive library system. Springfield City Library has an exciting career opportunity waiting for just the right candidate. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team of professionals in a very busy urban library system? Each year, we welcome over 600,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer more than 5,500 programs for adults, teens and children. Our 77,672 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 600,000 items!

 

The person selected for this position will be part of a dynamic team and focus on reference, reader's advisory, outreach, and programming. Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Manager. This 37.5 hour/week position pays $28.89 an hour, with a generous benefits package, for an annual salary of $56,346.27.

 

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and three years of professional experience in a library setting. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. Get to know more about our beautiful city: http://bit.ly/GetToKnow413  http://bit.ly/413NewWave  http://bit.ly/1MGsODW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DidjSjznt4s&t=31s

 

The closing date for this position is Friday, February 21st, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at http://bit.ly/LibJobsEver. Inquiries via LinkedIn about this position are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Temporary Part-Time Youth Services Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

The Hanson Public Library is seeking a temporary part-time Youth Services Librarian who is enthusiastic about public service. The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible team player and a self-motivated quick learner who is able to handle a variety of tasks. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads a storytime on Saturday mornings geared to ages 0-3.

  • Updates the online events calendar with information about upcoming programs.

  • Assists other Youth Services staff with the planning and implementation of children's programming.

  • Helps with preparations for the summer reading program.

  • Suggests items to purchase and remove from the children's collection.

  • Informs patrons about various services that the Library offers.

  • Assists patrons with locating library materials.

  • Provides readers' advisory guidance to children. 

  • Assists patrons with both Library equipment and personally-owned devices, including computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, smartphones, tablets, and eBook readers.

  • Performs various circulation duties and works at the circulation desk as needed. 

  • Undertakes special projects as assigned by the Library Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct a storytime for young children and their parents/caregivers which includes singing, moving, and reading aloud. 

  • A pleasant personality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others. 

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with patrons, day care providers, teachers, vendor representatives, community groups, volunteers, parents, and library staff. 

  • A commitment to providing a high level of public service.

  • Ability to carry out assignments independently and exercise good judgment in decision making. 

  • Basic knowledge of computers, including the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases. Experience using SirsiDynix Workflows preferred.

  • Familiarity with children's literature.

  • General knowledge of library principles and practice.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Experience working with children, preferably in a library setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Schedule: 6 hrs per week, to include nights and weekends. 

Salary: $19.37 per hour.  

 

To Apply

Send a town employment application or resume to the Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA 02341 by Friday, February 21. Please direct all questions to Karen Stolfer at kstolfer@hansonlibrary.org.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Library Aide, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for part - time positions in the Central Branch Research Services department. Mature, dependable individuals are invited to apply. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are available depending upon the needs of the department. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages is desirable.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Sorting, verifying, shifting and checking in materials.

  2. Shelving materials.

  3. Retrieving and routing items from shelves.

  4. Answering basic questions and referring to other staff as appropriate.

  5. Operating equipment such as photocopiers, microfilm readers, printers and scanners.

  6. Performs other related duties as required.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  2. Must be at least 16 years old.

  3. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  4. CORI- Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms: 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/$11 per hour

Hours per week:   Up to 18 hours per week

 

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

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Cataloger and Classifier II - Serials, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description, subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards. Advanced cataloging skills for serials, music, or rare book/manuscript materials will be required as needed.  Special language competencies and/or subject knowledge will be required as needed. 

 

Reports to

Technical Services Manager or delegate.

Supervises 

As assigned, assists in supervision of staff.

 

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Performs original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description, subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards.

  2. Establishes, assigns, and verifies name, subject, form/genre, and uniform title entries according to national standards and local practices.  Updates headings and resolves problems in the local database when necessary.

  3. Maintains a consistent output of cataloging, classification and authority control work according to departmental standards for experienced catalogers.

  4. Performs catalog maintenance to ensure bibliographic integrity and resolves database problems whenever necessary.

  5. Participates in retrospective conversion projects.

  6. Participates in routine tasks and special projects involving the import, export, and modification of bibliographic, authority, and item records.

  7. As required, creates item records and/or resolves item record problems when necessary.

  8. As assigned, participates in the training of staff.

  9. As assigned, advises and assists staff resolving copy cataloging and item maintenance problems.

  10. As assigned, performs the review and revision of copy-cataloging records produced by staff.

  11. Maintains current knowledge of existing and emerging cataloging standards, policies, and practices, including faceted bibliographic access.

  12. Assists in evaluating, implementing, and suggesting changes in policies and procedures concerning descriptive and subject cataloging.

  13. Processes all materials according to defined Library priorities.

  14. For a Serials Cataloger:  Catalogs and classifies continuing resources in all formats according to CONSER standards. When appropriate, updates records for title changes and performs duplicate resolution.  Handles highly complex problems regarding serials cataloged using older standards, bringing records up-to-date to facilitate user access. Creates and updates serial subscription records as required.   Resolves holdings inaccuracies.

  15. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned. 

 

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.

  • Ability to execute library policy.

  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.

  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.

  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

  • Collaborates with internal and external partners.

  • Ability to work well with staff and public.

  • Superior knowledge of bibliographical tools and resources.

 

Qualifications 

Education - A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.  Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Experience - Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all formats.  Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control.  Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online and print cataloging resources and utilities.

 

Requirements - Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:

OCLC Connexion client software

AACR2r

LC Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:

General Rules for Description

Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.

PCC,  NACO, and SACO standards

 

Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is required.  Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.

 

Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is required.

 

Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed to meet the needs of the department:

 

For a Serials Cataloger:  One year of recent professional library experience cataloging serials.  Working knowledge of the CONSER tools including the Cataloging Manual, the Editing Guide, and the Standard Record Documentation (2010) is required.  Understanding of the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations as they apply to serial materials is required. Detailed understanding of the MARC serials holdings record is highly desirable.

 

Additional Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P- 2

Hours per week: 35

 

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

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Assistant Director, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

The Shrewsbury Public Library serves a diverse community of about 36, 000 people. It is a very busy library with an average of 1,000 visitors per day. A $23 million renovation and expansion of the library building was completed in 2016 and the library serves as a true community center. People of all ages visit the library to enjoy the quiet study space, collaborative meeting room spaces, the beautiful children's room or the dedicated teen area. The Library is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director as the current Assistant Director will assume the Director's role in April. 

 

Qualifications and Duties:  

The Shrewsbury Public Library (SPL) seeks a proven leader and innovator for the position of Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services. SPL employs 14 full time and 31 part time employees and has an operating budget of $1,418,315. SPL is governed by a nine member board of elected Trustees, and serves a diverse community of over 36,000 people. A $23 million renovation and expansion of the library building was completed in the spring of 2016, resulting in a modern and efficient 38,000 square foot building. 

 

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director, serves as a high level member of the management team, and assists in the execution, planning, directing and overseeing of all library activities and operations. In the absence of the Library Director, the Assistant Director assumes management of the library. 

 

S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century, demonstrate strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of collection development, public programming, grant development, integrated library systems (Evergreen), municipal budgeting, effective management practice and community partnership building. 

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • an innovator and creative problem solver

  • a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff

  • a change agent with a belief in working as a team and in staff empowerment

  • an able communicator, able to effectively communicate with the community, stakeholders, peers and elected officials

  • a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively determine appropriate courses of action

  • a person who has high level of initiative and independent judgment

  • a public servant dedicated to excellent customer service 

 

Responsibilities

Duties include professional, administrative and managerial work assisting the Library Director in the administration of all library operations and services, management of all adult collections, management of all Adult Services Staff, and serving as Acting Director in the absence of the Library Director. 

 

Supervises and maintains the operations of the Adult Services Department.  Assumes independent and primary responsibility for development and management of all services to teens and adults. Plans and organizes programs for adults.  Trains, supervises and evaluates four full-time employees and an active volunteer team on a regular basis.  

 

Serves on the management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology and service development. Assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks as required. 

 

Qualifications

ALA accredited Masters of Library and Information Sciences Degree; three years of progressively responsible administrative experience; three years supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  

Compensation and Schedule:

Salary Range: $69,000 to $81,000. This full-time 37.5 hour per week position includes one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis.

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Priya Rathnam, Assistant Director, Shrewsbury Public Library at prathnam@cwmars.org. Applications are due by Friday, February 21st, 2020. Position open until filled.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Children's Librarian I, Boston Public Library - Adams Street Branch, Boston, MA

Overview:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.

 

Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.

 

Responsibilities:

1. Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.

2. Participates in the development of interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and in the implementation of activities to stimulate community use of the Library's resources especially through schools, and other agencies which serve children and their families.

3. Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups and summer reading programs.

4. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.

5. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.

6. Manages program funds assigned to children's services.

7. Participates in the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.

8. Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.

9. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.

10. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.

11. May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children. 

12. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.

13. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

  • Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA - P1

Hours per week: 35

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Youth Programs Librarian, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Overview:

Promotes creative literacy to children and teens, by incorporating creativity concepts in all programming. Conducts programs for youth of all ages. Assists in the development of content and projects.   Assists in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative, educational programs for infants through teens incorporating technology, as appropriate, and supporting the concepts of creativity, and self-expression.

 

Scope of Responsibility:

  1. Assists the Youth Programs Librarian III in the development of innovative, educational programming for children and teens at the Central Library focused on creativity, literacy, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) competencies.

  2. Assists in performing community analysis to determine public programming needs for children and teens, including identification of new and underserved populations, targeted outreach plans, and partnership opportunities with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and other organizations.

  3. Together with other Central youth services librarians, conducts a variety of programs for youth of all ages as developed by the Youth Programs Librarian III and other youth services librarians for the Central Library.

  4. Works closely with the Youth Programs Librarian III, and youth services librarians at the Central Library in Copley Square to incorporate appropriate creative content into programming for children and teens.

  5. Works with Central Library staff to create, expand and promote programs in support of learning and new models of information delivery and use.

  6. Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external partners, performers, and vendors.

  7. Assists the Youth Programs Librarian III in researching and reporting to colleagues on major trends and issues surrounding youth services and programs.

  8. Works on youth public service desks at the Central Library as assigned.

  9. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

 

Competencies

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Ability to map out a process from idea through implementation, to set and meet project timelines, and to communicate effectively to project stakeholders.

  • Ability to Identify, plan and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills including public speaking ability.

  • Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.

 

Qualifications

  1. Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science. In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 

  2. Experience -Knowledge of broad-based library, school, or museum programming practices, including current trends in youth services. Knowledge of and experience with online communications and social networking tools.

  3. Requirements - Some weekend and evening hours. Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  4. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  5. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms: 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  PSA/P-1

Hours per week:  35

 

To view the full positions and apply, please visit the following link

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Library Aide, Boston Public Library - Lower Mills Branch, Boston, MA

Overview: 

The Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for a part - time position in the Lower Mills Branch. Mature, dependable individuals are invited to apply. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are available depending upon the needs of the department. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages is desirable.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Sorting, verifying, shifting and checking in materials.

  2. Shelving materials.

  3. Retrieving and routing items from shelves.

  4. Answering basic questions and referring to other staff as appropriate.

  5. Operating equipment such as photocopiers, microfilm readers, printers and scanners.

  6. Performs other related duties as required.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  2. Must be at least 16 years old.

  3. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  4. CORI- Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/$12 per hour

 

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

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Early Literacy Librarian I, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Under the supervision and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and service with a concentration on children.

 

Reports to

Children's Services Team Leader (P4) or ranking staff member.

Supervises

As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of services to children and families through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory, public training, outreach and programs for children of all ages with a focus on early literacy experiences to infants through preschoolers.

  1. Develops relationships with parents, caregivers, early literacy service providers, schools and other children's organizations in the City and stimulates use of the library through outreach to these groups on a regular basis.

  2. Plans and conducts a variety of programs for children including early literacy based programs, story times and programs based on the latest research in infant brain development and childhood development. May collaborate with other Youth Services librarians to plan or recommend services for children.

  1. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.

  1. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of Library resources, both print and online.

  1. May manage program funds assigned to children's services.

  1. Shares responsibility for the development of the children's book collection, with a special emphasis on early literacy resources, and manages appropriate materials budget. May collaborate with other Youth Services librarians and Collection Development staff for collection development.

  1. Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.

  1. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the Central library.

  1. Participates in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children, with a special emphasis on services to the library's youngest users 

  1. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.

  1. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the department in the absence of other ranking staff member  

  1. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

 

Competencies 

  • Knowledge of library services for children.

  • Knowledge of current research in early literacy and child/brain development. Knowledge of early literacy best practices in library and community settings.

  • Knowledge of children's literature.

  • Knowledge of the techniques of programming for infants through school-aged children. Interest in children and work with children.

  • Willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships.

  • Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently.

  • Good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to use current and emerging electronic and print resources.

  • Ability to work well with staff and public.

  • Initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, and courtesy.

 

Qualifications

Education

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an accredited library school. 
  • Courses in children's literature and early literacy and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school.
  • Story telling, infant brain development, and/or early literacy concept courses and/or experience desirable. 
  • In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Experience 

  • Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

 

Residency

  • Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

 

CORI

  • Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:   PSA/P-1

Hours per week:   35 

 

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

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Acting Director/Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

Adams Public Library is seeking a committed and engaged Acting Director which will transition to Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian after a few months serving a diverse community. This is a 40 hour/week position (some evenings and Saturdays) with vacation and partially employer paid health insurance. Salary range: $55,000 for Acting Director, then $40,000-$45,000 for the Assistant Director/Youth Services position.

 

Acting Director Responsibilities

  • Runs the library including taking care of finances (paying bills, payroll, making deposits), setting staff schedules, working service desks as required, supervising staff

 

Assistant Director/Youth Services Responsibilities

  • Plan all services, programs, and outreach for youth 0-18 in Central Falls.

    • Includes Summer Reading, collection development, storytime, after school programs, reference services, etc.

  • Covers other departments as needed.

  • Some bookkeeping and administrative tasks.

  • In the absence of the director, to be prepared to step into that role.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • At least one year of experience working with children and/or teens.

  • At least one year of experience working in a public library

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Some supervisory experience

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to director@cflibrary.org ASAP.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Archivist - Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

The Patten Free Library, located in Bath, Maine, is a private non-profit library that serves the City of Bath and the Towns of Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich.  (Total population served is 14,932.)

 

Job Summary:

This 30-hour per week position is responsible for managing the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room including developing and maintaining its collections, services, and programs, providing reference services, supervising staff and volunteers, and managing the Library's art collection.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons in the use of the collections.

  • Develop, arrange, describe, and preserve archival collections in multiple formats in accordance with accepted standards and practices.

  • Develop and implement procedures for the acquisition, processing, cataloging, digitization, and preservation of archival materials. 

  • Catalog items and collections in Minerva and collection management software.

  • Create finding aids using contemporary tools in accordance with accepted standards.

  • Appraise potential collection additions and make recommendations for acquisition of new collections and de-accessioning of existing collections.

  • Develop programming that provides educational enrichment and promotes collections, including the Town History Series.

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff and volunteers.

  • Maintain equipment and software.

  • Participate in library planning, including budgeting for the department and maintaining statistical information on usage.

  • Enhance professional knowledge by regularly reviewing professional literature and attending meetings and workshops.

  • Serve as a liaison to and limited support for the Bath Historical Society.

  • Assist and advise the Director with the composition and implementation of library policies. May serve on Board and/or Library committees.

  • Participate and cooperate with other department heads and the Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.

  • Participate in Library fundraising activities.

  

Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Working knowledge of archival principles, policies and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of research techniques required for genealogical, architectural, and local-history queries.

  • Working knowledge of technology as it relates to services.

  • Interpersonal communication skills for working effectively with staff, patrons, volunteers, donors, and the general public. 

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work.

  

Qualifications

A Master's degree in Library Science with an emphasis in archives management or experience in the same and a working knowledge of genealogy as well as a strong interest in local history. Experience cataloging archival materials.  Research, speaking, and reporting skills required, while an interest in the fine arts is desirable.

  

Conditions of Employment

Some weekend hours may be required.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

  

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Sick, vacation, and holiday time; partial health insurance benefits.

 

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Library Director, at lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Start Date: Mid-April 2019

 

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Youth Outreach Librarian, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Performs any or all phases of work in support of central library and neighborhood outreach services and provides administrative guidance to the Homework Assistance Program.

 

Reports to

Assistant Manager of Youth Services (P5)

Supervises

As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Works with administrators and staff system-wide to develop, deploy and support outreach services for children and teens. Services may include but are not limited to pre-school and youth programming, and teen services.

  2. Collaborates with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and others to bring high-quality programming and services out into the community. Offers library services and programs at non-library locations, including but not limited to schools, community centers, fairs and festivals, and health centers.

  3. Works with Neighborhood Services division members and branch staff to identify key service populations or key neighborhoods for outreach services. These areas would include, but are not limited to, services in branch libraries, community centers, boys and girls clubs and other non-library locations.

  4. Assists the Assistant Manager of Youth Services in the development and coordination of innovative, educational block programming for children and teens system-wide

  5. Provides guidance and coordination for the Homework Assistance Program. Assists Assistant Manager of Youth Services in setting and evaluating goals for the program. Prepares reports as needed.

  6. Communicates effectively with internal and external partners. Works with appropriate staff to procure materials necessary for successful programs. Facilitates payment for performers and presenters.

  7. Provides professional staff support for outreach events at locations throughout the city.

  8. Works with staff to evaluate outreach services

  9. As assigned, represents library at local and national conferences.

  10. Works on public service desk, as assigned.

  11. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

 

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel. Familiarity with and interest in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.

  • Ability to execute library policy.

  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.

  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.

  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. Two (2) years of professional library experience including substantial experience in public programming.

 

Experience

Significant programming experience in children and teen services. Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth outreach services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.

 

Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours, weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events.

  • Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-2

Hours per week: 35

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Senior Library Assistant, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview:

Library Assistant whose duties include the following:  Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Circulation, or delegate, performs duties relative to the routine operations of the Library's circulation activities.

 

Reports to:

Borrower Services Supervisor

 

Scope of Responsibility

Under immediate supervision and in accordance with standard policy and practices performs any or all of the following:

  1. Greets and directs library patrons in person, over the phone, and electronically, providing simple direction and information.

  2. Participates in related operations including, but not limited to, charging and discharging materials in all formats, receiving and recording fines, processing reserves, registering borrowers, issuing library cards, maintaining patron records, and addressing customer service issues. Communicates and interprets BPL policies and procedures in a professional and courteous manner.

  3. Identifies, refers problems, and suggests solutions to their supervisor.

  4. Collects, routes in, sorts, , shelves, and prepares periodicals and current newspapers for circulation, discard or storage

  1. Books museum passes and instructs the public in the use of booking software.

  2. Receives and routes requests, maintains reserve shelf, handles send item list, accepts requests for books, periodicals, and other materials from closed stack areas serviced by the department, inspects for completeness, and retrieves materials.

  3. Receives, sorts, shelves, shifts, verifies, delivers, and bar-codes books, and traces records and searches shelves for books. May, on occasion, re-check locations for materials not located in initial search. 

  4. Fills out simple forms and records and assists in clerical duties as required.

  5. Prepares summary reports of activity and compiles basic statistical records.

  6. Provides simple equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, e.g. turning on and off, cleaning, filling with paper, replacing toner cartridges, etc. for machines within the department or immediately adjacent to a service desk.

  7. Assists in keeping an orderly appearance of public information in areas of responsibility. Sorts and routes U.S. Mail.

  8. Attends training as directed.

  9. Performs other related duties as required.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  1. Education - High School Graduate or equivalent.

  1. Experience - None required

  2. Requirements - Demeanor appropriate to a public service environment; tact in dealing with people; good communication skills, professional manner and appearance; good judgment and dependability; ability to use keyboard; demonstrated ability to accept responsibility and deal with public; ability to work cooperatively with staff.

 

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord and Excel.

  • Demonstrates initiative when performing job duties.

  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.

  • Ability to collaborate with library staff and the public.

 

City of Boston Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  AFSCME/LA-3

Hours per week: 18

 

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

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Part-Time Youth Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Performs any or all phases of work in support of central library and neighborhood outreach services and provides administrative guidance to the library's program to provide Homework Assistance and out of school time activities.

 

Reports to

Assistant Manager of Youth Services

Supervises

As assigned, support staff

 

Scope of Responsibility

1. Provides development, oversight, guidance and coordination for library programs providing homework assistance and out-of-school-time activities. Works with Youth Services management in setting and evaluating goals for the program. Prepares reports as needed.

2. Hires and trains mentors and volunteers involved in the program. Provides additional mentorship as needed.

3. Collaborates with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and others to bring enhanced library programs providing homework assistance and out-of-school-time activities across the library system.

4. Works with administrators and staff system-wide to deploy and support outreach services for children and teens. Services may include but are not limited to pre-school and youth programming, and teen services.

5. Assists the Assistant Manager of Youth Services in the development and coordination of innovative, educational block programming for children and teens system-wide as needed.

6. Communicates effectively with internal and external partners. Works with appropriate staff to procure materials necessary for successful programs. Facilitates payment for performers and presenters.

7. Works with Communications and Web Services departments to provide homework help and after-school programming content for calendar/press coverage, social media tools, and targeted outreach plans.

8. Provides professional staff support for outreach events at locations throughout the city.

9. Works with staff to evaluate outreach services.

10. As assigned, represents library at local and national conferences.

11. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

 

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel. Familiarity with and interest in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.
  • Ability to execute library policy.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.
  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
  • Familiarity with Google applications.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in education or library and information science. Two years of professional library or educational programming experience. In exceptional circumstances, specialized training/experience may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.

 

Experience

Programming experience with children and teens desired. Knowledge of broad-based library or educational programming practices, including current trends in youth outreach services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.

 

Requirements

  1. Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations.

  2. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  3. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  4. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA / P / 2 (hourly rates apply)

Hours per week:18

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


(2) Part-Time Floater Librarians, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is seeking two part time (18 hour per week) Floater librarians available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks. The Floaters shall be assigned as needed to various locations throughout the Boston Public Library system.

Floaters are exempt from some but not all limitations on the Hours of Work provisions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Brief Job Description (Essential Functions of the Job):

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

 

Reports to:

Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

Home Location:

Central Library or branch as designated

 

Assigned Location:

To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

  

Supervises:

As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.

  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.           

  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.

  4. Assists in the selection of materials.

  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.

  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.

  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.

  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.

  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

 

Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  PSA/P/1 (hourly rate applies)

Hours per week: 18

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Library Aide, Boston Public Library - Mattapan Branch, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for a part - time position in the Mattapan Branch. Mature, dependable individuals are invited to apply. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are available depending upon the needs of the department. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages is desirable.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Sorting, verifying, shifting and checking in materials.

  2. Shelving materials.

  3. Retrieving and routing items from shelves.

  4. Answering basic questions and referring to other staff as appropriate.

  5. Operating equipment such as photocopiers, microfilm readers, printers and scanners.

  6. Performs other related duties as required.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  2. Must be at least 16 years old.

  3. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  4. CORI- Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms: 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/$12.75 per hour

Hours per week:   Up to 18 hours per week

 

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

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Teen Librarian II, Boston Public Library - Copley Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Under supervision and in collaboration with branch staff, within the framework of Library policies and practices, develops and delivers services to a diverse population with emphasis on services to teens in multiple locations, requiring application of professional knowledge of outreach, programming and literature.

 

Reports to

Manager of Youth Services

 

Home Location

Copley Youth Services Office

 

Assigned Location

To be determined as needed by the Youth Services Manager on a rotating basis within designated neighborhoods. While at the assigned location shall report to Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

 

Supervises

As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Works with management and staff system-wide to develop, deploy and support outreach services for teens.

  2. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational, and personal needs of teens system-wide.

  3. Participates in the development of interactive community relationships and in the implementation of activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by schools and agencies which serve teens.

  4. Works with schools and outside organizations to provide instruction in information gathering, research and digital literacy skills, reader's advisory, and college and career preparedness skills.

  5. Collaborates with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and others to bring high-quality programming and services out into the community. Offers library services and programs at non-library locations, including but not limited to schools, community centers, fairs and festivals, and health centers.

  6. Works with Neighborhood Services division members and branch staff to identify key service populations or key neighborhoods for teen services. These areas would include, but are not limited to, services in branch libraries, community centers, boys and girls clubs and other non-library locations.

  7. Assists the Assistant Manager of Youth Services in the development and coordination of innovative, educational block programming for teens system-wide.

  8. Participates in the development of the teen collection in select branches in collaboration with professional branch staff.

  9. May step in to handle "day-of" program implementation to ensure successful continuity of service and fulfill program and partnership commitments.

  10. Participates in and initiates special bibliographic projects. Assists in the compilation of annotated online lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials of interest to teens.

  11. Participates in the development and implementation of innovative online services that connect library users with collections, lowers hurdles to access and facilitates the sharing of knowledge among teens.

  12. May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for teens.

  13. Keeps current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in system-wide committees, and other professional activities.

  14. As assigned, represents the library at local and national conferences.

  15. Works in multiple branch locations as assigned.

  16. May work on a public service desk at an assigned location to ensure successful continuity of service.

  17. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

  

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel. Familiarity with and interest in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.

  • Ability to execute library policy.

  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.

  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.

  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education 

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school.  Two years of professional library experience. Experience working with teens preferred.

 

Experience 

Significant programming experience in youth services required. Programming experience in teen services preferred.  Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth outreach services. 

  

Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours, the weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. 

  • Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations. Works in multiple branch locations in designated neighborhoods on a rotating basis.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
     

Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P/2

Hours per week:35

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Interim Library Director, Rogers Free Library, Bristol, RI

The Rogers Free Library is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Interim Library Director. 

 

This is a professional, administrative position responsible for a broad range of public library functions. The work involves the responsibility for the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Duties include policy recommendations, departmental planning, and direction and administration of library activities. The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field. 

 

Direction is received from the Rogers Free Library Board of Trustees, and working closely with the Trustees, the Library Director monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, oversees the creation of public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management. The Library Director serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees to ensure a consistent flow of communications. 

 

This is a 35 hour per week position that provides a bi-weekly salary of $2500 and an attractive non-union benefits package. 

 

This is a full time, temporary position while the current Library Director is on a medical leave. For that reason, applicants must demonstrate the ability to meet the comprehensive demands of the job. Should this position become permanent, all applicants will be considered.

 

The position is available immediately. 

 

Examples of Work:

  • Acts as executive officer, manager, and supervisor at the library and ensures public access to it through the establishment of reasonable hours of service (including evenings, Saturdays, and limited Sunday hours as approved and funded by the Town of Bristol) by a trained and competent staff.  

  • Responsible for all ongoing services (e.g. reference and information, services to children, youth and adults, as well as services to special needs users within the library and to those in the wider community).  

  • Oversees, monitors, and is responsible for making difficult technical decisions within the library and participates in the selection/incorporation of same as technology evolves.  

  • Drafts and recommends policy to the Library Board of Trustees and plans for the implementation of public library goals and objectives.  

  • Prepares and submits the annual operating budget to the Bristol Town Administrator with the advice and consent of the Rogers Free Library Board; prepares and submits a capital budget as necessary. Administers the adopted budget.  

  • Attends Rogers Free Library Board of Trustees meetings and regularly updates the Board about library operations.  

  • Hires, supervises and evaluates all Rogers Free Library personnel and dismisses when necessary.  

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association certified institution of graduate studies is required.

  • Three to five years of experience in public library management is preferred.  

  • Considerable knowledge of administrative procedures especially regarding their application to library operations.  

  • Considerable knowledge of budgeting and program principles.  

  • Demonstrated ability (a minimum of one year's experience) to plan, direct, and supervise the work of others; knowledge of group dynamics and personnel principles. 

  • Criminal Background check is required.

 

A complete position description can be found here.

 

To Apply:

Interested parties can submit an application by mail to the TRUSTEES OF THE ROGERS FREE LIBRARY 525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI c/o Assistant Director, Jackie O'Brien or via email to rflsearchcommittee@gmail.com.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume/CV, and a minimum of three (3) references. The application deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

 

The Town of Bristol's Rogers Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Section Head - Reference Desk, Fall River Public Library, Fall River, MA

The Fall River Public Library seeks an experienced librarian to serve as Section Head of Reference Services. The person in this position will be responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and administration of all library reference resources, both print and digital, including but not limited to public and staff computers, microfilm, and management of library website and online resources. The Reference Services librarian will assist library patrons (teens through seniors) with research, education, and technology needs. This position also is responsible for interlibrary loan, collection development, and teaching one-on-one and small-group Tech Help sessions. Willingness to serve as a Passport Acceptance Agent highly desired. 

 

Examples of Work:

  • Instructs public and staff on the use of library technology (computers, scanner, microfilm) and personal e-devices.

  • Manages, maintains, and updates reference collection, including a large archival collection of local history material; oversees digitization projects as needed. 

  • Troubleshoots technology problems; coordinates with regional network (SAILS) as needed.

  • May assist with design and content of the library's web page; responsible for maintaining, testing, and updating links to all online resources; may assist with promoting library services and programs on social media.

  • Has the versatility to deal with multiple issues, manage and motivate reference staff, handle problems as they arise, and help out in other areas as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Highly skilled in computers, networking, and other technical applications pertaining to library work; must be able to train others in automated library systems and general technology functions; must be familiar with general library operations and material; willingness to maintain state-of-the-art technical skills. This is a highly technical professional position requiring an in-depth knowledge of the library profession as well as a thorough familiarity with current trends in the library field. Requires a high degree of interaction with other professionals, librarians, and the general public; well-developed interpersonal skills required.

 

Education and Experience:

A master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services, or the equivalent from an accredited college or university is required. Must also have at least two years' experience in a library setting, preferably with one year in a supervisory capacity. The Administrator of Public Library Service when recommending employment to the appointing authority reserves the right to consider other qualifications and abilities of applicants for this position and to waive any requirements as long as such waiver is in the best interest of the City of Fall River. (Equal Opportunity Employer.)

 

Deadline for Applications: 

Friday, February 7, 2020

 

The Community

Fall River is the tenth largest city in Massachusetts (population 88,857) and is located within the Providence, RI metropolitan area, approximately 53 miles from Boston, 17 miles from Providence, and 20 miles from Newport. It is the home of Battleship Cove, a historic site with the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels, and the birthplace of Lizzie Borden, accused in the famous axe murders of her father and stepmother. Fall River was a major textile manufacturing center in the 19th century and is still a center of Portuguese American culture, although the current population is more diverse. 

 

Links: 

Website

https://fallriverlibrary.org/

Human Resources / Job Listings

https://www.fallriverma.org/job-postings/

 

HR Info

All applications must be through the City of Fall River. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Madeline Coelho, Human Resources Director, One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 OR e-mail mcoelho@fallriverma.org

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Albany Library and Community Hub Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Hartford Public Library seeks a collaborative and resourceful leader who understands and enjoys working with the Hartford community, particularly youth and teens. 

The Albany Library and Community Hub Manager has overall responsibility and accountability for all functions of the Albany Library and Community Hub. This includes the management of public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth and teen services, community engagement, outreach, programming, and coordination with other HPL departments. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning for the location. You will work to develop community partnerships and programming efforts in collaboration with the team. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

 

Responsibilities: 

Service Delivery

  • Develops, coordinates and implements a comprehensive slate of programming based upon identified needs of the community.  Promotes the Albany branch through community and private sector contacts, marketing efforts, and personal contact with customers in order to determine the needs of the community.  Emphasize customer engagement and satisfaction as service priority. Develop and manage effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders including staff, community organizations, municipal agencies, schools, and Hartford residents. Ensure there are books and other materials and resources relevant to the community's needs. Understand and support Library's mission and values; adapt services to support strategic plan. 

 

Staff Management

  • Provide effective leadership, direction and supervision to staff. Continuously manage staff performance including tracking of progress against objectives.  Effectively convey information to staff in timely fashion and work towards developing opportunities for staff feedback and open discussion. Identify areas for improvement and recommend continual professional development and growth opportunities. Apply work rules, policies and guidelines of union contract and employee handbook.   

 

Branch Operations and Management

  • Plan and oversee, the delivery of all services and operations including departmental budget, administration of library services; marketing and promoting collections, programs and services; and developing community partnerships. Attentive to facility/building issues for proper branch operations; communicate with Facility Manager when required.  Respond appropriately to sensitive, confidential and/ or controversial inquiries or complaints and other matters related to branch. Foster a positive environment and ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Reporting and Fiscal Management

  • Monitor branch budgets, meet fiscal expectations; ensure POS transactions are properly recorded and delivered to the business office. Collect and analyze statistics; adapt to trends and organizational objectives. Develops and delivers reports and presentations to senior HPL management as needed.

 

Requirements: 

  • Master's in Library and Information Sciences, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or other relevant area of study required. 

  • Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience preferably in a public library and/or non-profit organization.

  • Minimum of two years of staff supervisory experience required, including performance management of direct reports. 

  • Minimum of two years of non-profit experience, preferably in an organization with an educational, cultural, and/or youth-based mission  

  • Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public service to a diverse population

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, strong commitment to collaboration, self-reflection, and resourcefulness highly desirable! 

  • Passion for youth development 

 

Other Requirements: 

Strong commitment to working in a team environment is required. Required proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others. Strong written and verbal communication, listening, organization and priority setting skills. Strong public relations skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities. Ability to think quickly, assess a situation and make a sound decision. Ability to create clear and concise reports, and to deliver them orally to a wide variety of audiences. Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, and other public constituencies. Access to reliable transportation is required.

 

Apply:

To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

Hartford Public Library website:  https://www.hplct.org/about/job-openings 

 

About Hartford:

Hartford the capital of Connecticut is home to the nation's oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park.  The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford--a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City's goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods--each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family  

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Adult Education Coordinator, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

The Adult Education Site Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and evaluation of adult basic education, with primary focus on ESL (English as a Second Language) and Citizenship instructional services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling, outreach, assessment and testing, staff/volunteer training, and other instruction. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

 

Responsibilities: 

Education Planning/Support and Instruction

  • Plans and implements adult basic education (English as a Second Language and Citizenship education) in accordance with library, funding, and partnership guidelines. Assures appropriate curriculum is in place including integration of library resources/services, technology, contextual experiences, field trips, guest speakers, etc. Proposes instructional staffing requirements, schedule of classes, space, and other logistics that align to classes.

  • Coordinates all outreach, recruitment, enrollment and retention activities. Register and administers pre and post-test adult literacy students and document progress; provide educational support material and recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Monitors student attendance, identifies student barriers and develops and implements retention strategies. Prepares and processes instructional consultant contracts; obtains and processes invoices and coordinates related issues with Human Resources and/or Finance.

  • Through group or individual instruction, designs and implements workshops and informational sessions which optimize the use of library technologies and online courses, for career development and personal growth, both for internal and external customers. Includes developing user guidelines and visual aids; digital and print.

 

Supervision and Data Collection

  • Provides oversight for teachers and other instructional staff (volunteers, contractors and interns); monitors performance and assures instruction adheres to curriculum guidelines. Orients teaching staff to library procedures and instructional resources, as appropriate.

  • Collects and maintains records as required Responsible for timely and accurate data collection including enrollment, attendance, testing results, retention rates, instructor evaluations, and other programming data required by funding guidelines, input and monthly reporting; maintains and updates accurate program and other work related records.

 

Required: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education required. 

  • TESOL or ESL Certification.

  • Degree/Certification can be in process.

  • Two years demonstrated experience in the instructional use of technology is required.

  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching adults English as a Second language

  • Minimum of one year's experience overseeing contracted instructional staff, interns, and/or volunteers.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult basic education - theory, practice and assessment.

 

Preferred: 

  • Master's Degree in Education or Library Science preferred.

  • Previous Library experience highly desirable.

  • Second language skills preferred.

 

Apply:

To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

The link to our website for further information about the jobs is: http://hplct.org/about/job-openings

 

About Hartford:

Hartford the capital of Connecticut is home to the nation's oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park.  The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford--a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City's goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods--each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family.

 

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Youth Services Librarian, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 19. The Youth Services Librarian works closely with others to assist with implementing strategies for improving the delivery of youth services throughout the library system.  Participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Orders and promotes children's materials (print and media) for the library system; Works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants.

  • Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with local officials, organizations and library customers in order to interpret the services and objectives of the library. Develop collaborations with public schools, community agencies, organizations, and institutions that work to create successful youth and families.

  • Provides welcoming customer service to all customers. Delivers timely, accurate information/solutions. Helps to ensures safe conditions for staff, public and building operation.  Takes appropriate action in building emergencies. 

  • Promotes innovation and is open to new ideas. Keeps informed of current trends, improved programs and processes to meet the needs of the community. 

 

Required: 

  • Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.

  • One to three years of demonstrated customer/public service experience with the ability to work well with a diverse population.  

  • Proven successful experience in relationship building (internal and external); ability to manage change through resiliency, and proven record of meaningful community engagement required. and a committed focus on customer service required. Supports and manages change while remaining resilient.

 

Preferred: 

  • Knowledge and/or experience working in libraries

  • Knowledge of library best practices and/or experience working in public libraries.  

  • Experience creating and conducting a variety of lively programs for children, youth and teens and/or serving youth and fostering community engagement with children, youth and teens.

  • Bilingual abilities desirable. 

 

Apply:

To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

Hartford Public Library website:  https://www.hplct.org/about/job-openings 

 

About Hartford:

Hartford the capital of Connecticut is home to the nation's oldest public art museum and oldest Public Park.  The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture-based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford--a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library) accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City's goals include a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of 17 diverse neighborhoods--each one possessing its own history, diverse cultures and distinct architectural charm, which makes Hartford a premier destination to live, work, play and raise a family  

 

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Information Technology & Instructional Librarian, Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center, VT

About Us

Our Mission: Manchester Community Library (MCL) is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth. The Library is seeking a curious, creative, and mission-driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. Since the opening of our new building in 2014, the MCL has established itself as a hub of community life. Open to all, the Library is a place that not only connects patrons with books and ideas but with one another. Libraries such as ours are unique. Individuals of all ages walk through our doors, attending movie nights, practicing yoga, learning mah jongg, and finding companionship. At the MCL we are committed to creating a space where people from across all walks of life can come together and access our shared culture and heritage freely.

 

On Vermont

Southern Vermont is an extraordinary place to call home. Surrounded by mountains and natural beauty, the air is pristine, communities safe, and the quality of life outstanding. Farmers markets abound in the summers and winters offer a diverse array of Nordic activities. We have strong schools and easy access via Amtrak and Albany International Airport. A rich number of art and cultural organizations are within easy reach along with a deep and abiding sense of community that is rare to find. For the right individual, this is a dream job in a dream library with a strong and committed Board, Executive Director, and staff.

 

The Position

The right person will embrace our diverse community and will possess the organizational, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills along with the knowledge necessary to serve as the authority on technology and digital services. This individual is responsible for providing reliable and responsive technology support to staff and patrons alike. The incumbent will work closely with the Executive Director and staff to develop and implement the Library's technology training opportunities for youth and adults. This includes, offering classes, programs, and individual tech support for patrons. The Digital Technology Librarian will also develop, train, and lead a team of teen tech tutors. This position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment with an emphasis on providing exemplary customer service.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required. A broad knowledge of: computers, technology, digital devices, hardware, applications, and trends; associated word processing, spreadsheet, database, and software programs; and web-based email systems, including library and instructional technologies, required. Computer Science, Information Media, MLIS Degree plus three years of progressively responsible and related experience, preferred. Individuals with a Vermont Certificate of Public Librarianship and equivalent combination of education, training, or experience in a related field that ensures strong performance of the essential job functions will also be considered.

 

Our Ideal Candidate 

  • Warm, engaged, collaborative, flexible, and enthusiastic disposition; open-minded and receptive to feedback. 

  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co workers, Board members, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak compellingly about the Library's mission. 

  • Resourceful and self-directed; pro-active and adept at anticipating organizational needs; open to change and innovation and experienced in leading change. 

  • Data and outcomes driven

  • Adept at communicating complex IT jargon, translating instructions, and simplifying explanations to meet the needs of people of all ages in the use and understanding of technology. 

  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detailoriented. Able to perform accurately in a fast-paced work environment, adapting and responding to shifting demands. 

  • Experience participating in the supervision, and performance management of support staff or volunteers. 

  • Rigorous standards for personal and professional integrity.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform group and individual technology instruction sessions with patrons; oversee teen tech tutors and develop, implement, and evaluate training programs to improve technological competencies, including software, operating systems, smartphones, and tablets; train staff in using and promoting the devices, equipment and digital services available at the Library. 

  • Supervise the daily operation of technology workstations; inspect and troubleshoot computers, equipment, and printer issues. Perform minor repairs or upgrades; install software and equipment. Establish maintenance, security, and disaster recovery procedures. 

  • Oversee work performed by external IT consultants when necessary. 

  • Maintain and update Library's website. 

  • Identify, interpret, and communicate computer and equipment problems and needs; participate in the longterm planning of Library-wide technology needs and goals, develop and oversee IT budget. 

  • Assist in preparing specifications and selecting of computer software, hardware, supplies, and other equipment. 

  • Develop and recommend policy and procedures for use of computers and computer systems; ensure Library policies and procedures are followed. 

  • Assist patrons and staff in catalog, online services (e.g., audio/e-books) and internet use. 

  • Provide support for Crestron audiovisual system. 

  • Research and implement best practices regarding new technological procedures, processes, and equipment. 

  • Compile and interpret statistics and prepare reports for the Executive Director. 

  • Provide assistance at Help Desk as needed. 

  • Attend scheduled staff meetings prepared to participate in problem solving discussions related to both interpersonal and technical issues. 

  • Serve on, or advise, Board committees as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees and Executive Director. 

  • Conduct outreach to community partners to promote and facilitate the use of the Library's digital services and training opportunities. 

  • Participate in the Vermont Library Association. 

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent need to see, walk, sit, stand, talk, and hear. 

  • Occasional need to bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch. 

  • Ability to read, write and communicate fluently in English. 

  • Dexterity to perform data entry on a computer, laptop, iPad, or other electronic device. 

  • Visual acuity sufficient to read print in 8-point font. 

  • Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights, push full carts. 

  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

To Apply

To apply for this 35 hour/week, benefitted position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to J. Violet Gannon, Executive Director, (jvgannon@mclvt.org). A criminal background check is required. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Children's Librarian, Fox Branch Library, East Arlington, MA

Arlington is home to a public library system of two: the main Robbins Library located in the center of town, and the Fox Branch Library in vibrant East Arlington. "The Fox" is a dynamic community hub that's seen a 50% increase in circulation over the past decade, and has a reputation for innovation. We're in search of a compassionate, creative professional who is eager to gain experience in programming and collection development for children. Additionally, resources are available on an annual basis to support continued professional development opportunities. 

 

Schedule: Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 12-8, Thursday 9-5. Alternating Fridays and Saturdays 9-5 p.m.; every Friday 9-5 in July and August (Fox Library is closed on summer Saturdays). 

 

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

In conjunction with the Fox Branch Manager, the librarian will perform professional library work involving responsibility for the development and execution of children's library programs, book selection and other services at the Fox Library. In addition some adult reference work is required. The Fox Children's Librarian attends monthly meetings of the Children's Services team at Robbins Library, and participates in related library-wide initiatives.  

 

Supervision Received

Under the supervision of the Fox Branch Manager, the employee plans and arranges work within established parameters. 

 

Supervision Exercised

May direct, assist, check and review the work of assigned circulation staff, pages, volunteers and other related staff. In the absence of the Branch Manager, and as needed, position has responsibility for the care of the facility and oversight of library operations. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide reference and reader's advisory service to children, their parents and teachers, and other adults working with children at the Fox Library.
  • Assists Fox Branch Librarian in planning, development and evaluation of library services; interprets policies and regulations for staff and patrons.

  • Use the integrated library system (Sierra) to locate materials for patrons within the Minuteman Library Network.

  • Plan and execute programs for infants through teens, and occasionally for their teachers and parents.

  • Initiate requests for the purchase of library materials for children based on knowledge of community needs, review of professional journals and children's literature and the library's selection policy. As required, update collections, see that materials which are no longer needed or used are removed.

  • Make cataloging decisions before materials are processed by Technical Services.

  • Assist the Fox Branch Manager with a wide variety of professional duties including: community outreach, preparing PR materials, updating social media including calendars, plus basic technology assistance and troubleshooting.

  • Respond to library users' requests, suggestions and complaints in a timely manner. Refer issues to Fox Branch Manager as needed.

  • Maintain records of activities and prepare monthly reports for supervisor.

  • Keep abreast of developments in children's programming; attend meetings of the Children's Services Department and professional organizations.

  • May be asked to work at other locations as needed.

  • Perform other related duties as required. 

 

Qualifications

MLS Degree from an ALA accredited and recognized school with specific course work or concentration in children's programming and literature, one year of professional library experience working with children; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Broad knowledge of children's literature. Familiarity with Massachusetts curriculum frameworks. Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of library science theories, principles and techniques. 

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff and the public. Ability to interact with people of all ages. Ability to coordinate work flow and adapt to a variety of tasks and situations. 

Supervisory, planning and organizational skills. Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills. 

Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications. Ability to effectively use Town IT equipment and software including computer skills in MS Word and Excel.  

Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends for children, and urban public library issues. 

Performance of duties requires strong communication skills and the ability to read for understanding and analytical purposes. 

 

Physical Requirements

Work performed in the library requires minimal physical effort.  

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

 

This 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.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Director, Derry Public Library, Derry, NH

Description 

The Derry Public Library is seeking a full-time director for the 4th largest community in the state who is responsible for 29 staff members and a budget of $1.35M. The director must be a collaborative leader, motivator, and visionary. To effectively fulfill the requirements of this position, the candidate must be a strong leader who is responsible for the management and development of staff, maintenance and safety of building, implementation of policies and increased library-community engagement. The candidate must demonstrate skills in HR supervision, budget management, and technology. Some night and weekend attendance may be required. This position reports to the Library Board of Trustees.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Masters Degree, MLS/MLIS preferred; 5 years library experience with at least 3 years of management experience required; proven track record of policy management and budget management.
  • Ability to attend night and weekend meetings as needed.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience with building community-library engagement.

 

For a complete job description, please refer to our website at derrypl.org.

 

Salary Range 

$75,000-90,000 (DOQ)

 

Benefits 

This is a 37.5/wk salary position with competitive benefits. 

 

To Apply 

Submit application, cover letter, and résumé to libraryhr@derrynh.org You must put in the subject line: Library Director Application

 

Closing Date 

Applications must be received by 2/29/20. Those received prior to

 2/13/20 will be given preference.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Library Assistant, Town of Granby, Granby, CT

The Town of Granby seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant. Seeking friendly and enthusiastic person who will provide excellent customer service to the public at our busy library. Must have basic computer and clerical skills, be reliable and self-motivated, and appreciate libraries. Interest and experience working with children preferred previous library experience desirable.  

 

Position Description 

Provides circulation assistance for patrons and performs technical and clerical work related to library services. This part-time position may include evening and weekend hours and may include changes to the established work schedule as required.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs works relating to circulation of library materials. Charges and discharges library materials, registers borrowers, receives and records fees and fines. Assists and instructs patrons in circulation policies and procedures.  

  • Assists patrons with readers' advisory, interlibrary loan and basic reference requests. Assists patrons on use of computer and technology resources. 

  • Maintains an orderly circulation desk, new book and display areas. Ensures that library calendars, lists, signage or instructional materials are readily available at the Desk.  

  • Operates computers and other library equipment in routine duties.

 

Additional Duties 

  • Assists in the daily maintenance of the periodical collection and the newspapers. 

  • Opens and closes building according to established security procedures. 

  • Performs duties in other library areas as needed.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have a high school diploma. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or scheduled form. Ability to work independently. Ability to work and interact effectively with library staff and the general public. 

 

Special Requirements

Valid motor vehicle operator's license.

 

Schedule

Includes daytime and weekend hours, with an average of about 7 to 10 hours per week (varies).

 

To Apply

Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at www.granby-ct.gov or from Town Manager's Office, 15 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035 on Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

 

Applications will be accepted until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.

 

The Town of Granby is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Part-Time Reference Librarian, Needham Free Public Library, Needham Heights, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the part-time position of Reference Librarian at the Needham Free Public Library.

 

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

  • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials

  • Assist the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research and readers' advisory service

  • Answer inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services

  • Create and maintain library databases with town information

  • Acquire-search methods and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests

  • Educate the public on search methodologies used in online databases

  • Guide the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other digital devices

  • Assume responsibility for the reference area in the absence of full-time reference librarians

 

Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science

  • One year of professional experience (May consider MLS candidates)

  • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers

 

Weekly Work Schedule:

Wednesday:   

5:30 PM to 9 PM

Saturday:     

9 AM - 5 PM (One Saturday in eight; September to May. Two Saturdays in four: June, July, August.)

Sunday     

1 - 7 PM (Two Sundays in four; September through to June.)

1 - 5 PM (Two Sundays in four; July and August.)

 

How to Apply

Application submissions should include a cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Application. The preferred submission is via email as an attached file; however, any of the following methods will be accepted:

Email: hr@needhamma.gov

Fax: 781-455-0165

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

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020.

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


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

Are you or someone you know looking for an exciting opportunity in a recently updated Children's room? This role provides assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library resources including using the online catalog, databases, Internet, etc. Assists in collection development and program development, including story hours, reading clubs, outreach to area preschools and daycares, and other events. Maintains children's web page; and assists with all matters related to Children's Room circulation of materials. Must maintain knowledge of children's technology and programming developments. Must be committed to providing a high level of public service and maintaining an orderly and calm atmosphere in a very busy Children's Room. 

 

Requirements

Requires MLS with a minimum of one year library & children's programming experience, knowledge of children's literature and information technology and principles and practices of library work.

 

This full time, 35 hour per week, position is part of the Belmont Librarian's Association Union. Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory results of a preemployment physical exam, drug screening and CORI background check. The hourly pay range is $29.95 and includes a full benefit package, 4 weeks of vacation, and the opportunity for professional development.

 

To Apply

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmontma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of February 21, 2020.

 

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form. 

 

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a preemployment physical and drug-screening examination. Both full-time and parttime positions require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community. 

 

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highlyqualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview. 

 

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to:

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Supervisor of Youth Services, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

This full-time 40-hour position leads the youth services team in providing and administering relevant, innovative and diverse services, programs and collections for children, teens and their caregivers. As a member of the senior staff participates in strategic planning and evaluation. Liaison to schools and community partners serving birth to 18. Identifies and participates in community engagement opportunities. Leads the Family Place Libraries initiative. Responsible for department administration including personnel, policy development, data reporting and customer suggestions or concerns. Manages departmental budget. Manages youth services collection maintenance and development.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Minimum of Master's Degree from an ALA accredited institution and 5 years supervisory experience in a public library setting. Ability to work as part of a team in a busy public library and interact with a diverse public in a welcoming and respectful way. Thorough understanding of child and adolescent development and advance knowledge of library services to children, teens and their caregivers. Experience working with infants, children and teens. A strong knowledge of children's and teen literature. Proficiency and experience with MS Office and demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for services for youth and caregivers. Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and expenditures.

 

Application Procedure

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

About the Nashua Public Library

Nashua Public Library is a single branch system located in downtown Nashua, NH. NPL is an active stakeholder in this diverse community with a focus on community engagement, welcoming practices and enhancing the use of technology in traditional library services. With a thriving arts community located one hour north of Boston, west of the seacoast and south of the White Mountains Nashua has activities for all interests.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H (Employment Recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws.)

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Information Services Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Providence Public Library seeks a highly motivated, seasoned, service-oriented individual to join our team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, high-tech learning organization and contribute to a broad range of library information services.

 

Position Summary

This position reports to the Head of Information Services and is responsible for providing responsive and effective circulation and research support across all aspects of Information Services operations.  A key role on the library's information services team, this position is accountable for activities related to both Circulation and Reference operations within the reorganized unit of Technology & Information Services, including borrower services, interlibrary loan, collection development, reference, instruction and outreach.  In April 2020, the Library will have completed a major transformation of most of its public service spaces, including a new technology-rich information commons, the Workshop (an open learning and collaborative space) and a merged public services desk.  The incumbent is expected to deliver point-of-need assistance to library customers and visitors, including first tier technology support and troubleshooting in the library's new public service spaces. 

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Effectively assist with all Information Services operations, circulation and patron database, delivery, stacks maintenance and inventory control, information commons and study space management, technology loans, printer management, and other services.

  • Provide Adult reference and reader's advisory services to library customers

  • Create and present library programs in partnership with the Education department

  • Provide effective face-to-face, phone, chat, text and email circulation and reference services using appropriate information resources.

  • Assist library customers with accessing and using statewide online and digital resources 

  • Contribute to the library's circulating collections through the selection, analysis, upkeep, and weeding of material in targeted areas.  

  • Work collaboratively with Information Services team members to assess department policies and procedures and assist with department documentation

  • Resolve library customer problems with patience and diplomacy and ethically handle sensitive library customer and department information.

  • Participate in library marketing, including book display merchandising, blog posts, digital signage, website, and social media contributions.

  • Participate in Library's data collection and analysis efforts.

  • Contribute to special projects, library-wide initiatives, and sponsor changes and improvements.

  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

The position is best filled by an energetic, forward-thinking, and innovative individual with an ALA accredited MLIS and previous library experience.  Knowledge of automated library systems, reference & access services operations, databases, copyright law, and web development strongly preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.  Experience presenting workshops is essential. Interest in library trends and emerging technologies, intermediate word processing and spreadsheet abilities, and comfort with technology and social media are imperative. Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to customer-centered services and flexibility is critical.  Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.  

 

This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, position with benefits.  Requires a flexible schedule and includes morning, evening and weekend hours.  This position is exempt and is also part of the union.  

Hourly Range: $23 - $26 per hour

 

Please submit cover letter and resume by February 3, 2020.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

E-mail:  HR@provlib.org 

The Providence Public Library

Attn:  HR

150 Empire Street

Providence, RI 02903

 

Equal Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Providence Public Library are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  PPL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PPL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Technical Services & Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library has an immediate opening for one part-time (18 hours a week) position. Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service. Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing to insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Sirsi, Dynix, Symphony. Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers' advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library's electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.). Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals. The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 

 

Qualifications

Education

Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed.

 

Experience 

Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. One year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting preferred. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).

 

Additional Skills

Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

 

Physical Requirements 

Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment

 

Compensation 

Librarian I (S-11) $21.79 - $26.10 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program 

Librarian I (S-12) $22.65 - $27.12 in 8 steps; MLS degree

 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: 

 

https://records.northandoverma.gov/WebLink/Browse.aspx?id=114791&dbid=0&repo=TownOfNorthAndover&cr=1

 

Schedule

Eighteen hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. This position is eligible for prorated time off benefits.

 

Deadline

Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Director                                   KKeenan@northandoverma.gov 

 

Position is open until filled. 

No phone calls or visits please.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Electronic Resources Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library. Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library's electronic materials and resources.

 

Essential Functions 

Electronic Resources (40%) Promotes use of the Library's e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations. Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues. Oversees Library's online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors. Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc. Compiles usage reports and statistics. Functions as the Library's primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology. Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate: Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software). Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material.

 

Public Desk Duties (30%): Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services. Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc. Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers. 

 

Publication Duties (30%): Supports library publicity and publication needs. Maintains and develops the Library's website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.). Maintains and develops the Library's presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with coursework toward the degree. 

  • Minimum two years experience in similar positions, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as "Library Web 2.0" skills) in the following areas: 

    • Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases.
    • Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools;
    • Skilled in providing services using online social networking sites. 
    • Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing. 

 

Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods. Valid driver's license to attend meetings.

 

Hours

Eighteen (18) hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday, 1pm - 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

 

Compensation Rate

Librarian I (S10) (0 - 11 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $21.16 - $25.34 in 8 steps

Librarian I (S-11) (12 - 23 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $22.22 - $26.62 in 8 steps; 

Librarian I (S-12) MLS degree or a graduate degree in a $23.11 - $27.66 in 8 steps; related area of study as approved by the library director

 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement. 

 

To Apply: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director Kkeenan@northandoverma.gov 

 

Position is open until filled. The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Helen Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The Helen Fellowship program is part of AMNH's newest education program, BridgeUP: STEM, which is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

This residency allows Fellows to conduct research under the guidance of a museum scientist in one of the AMNH's science divisions, i.e. Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, Anthropology, and the Physical Sciences (including Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Sciences), as well as the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the proposed research projects below, and with the science divisions and researchers associated with these projects. Applicants are advised to choose a project from this list that aligns closely with their interests and experience.

Helen Fellows also spend time in the classroom with high school aged young women (Brown Scholars), from the New York City area, who are instructed in computer programming and computational science concepts in order to answer original scientific questions. Classes include museum hall visits, guest lectures from museum curators and scientists, and group, as well as independent work. Participation in the development of BridgeUP: STEM curricula is also possible. Furthermore, Fellows act as mentors to Brown Scholars who undertake a research internship in their second year of the program. This research project is integral to that of the Helen Fellow, and their research supervisor (museum scientist). This tiered mentorship model introduces students to the scientific enterprise of museum research, and instructs them in the skills required to engage novel scientific inquiry.

The Helen Fellowship is intended for current college seniors and/or recent graduates of a Bachelors or Masters degree and is a full-time commitment for one year beginning in September. This fellowship is non-renewable.

Eligibility Requirements:

Helen Fellowship applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A conferred bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors from an accredited institution, prior to the fellowship start date in September.

  • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program, at the time of application.

  • Proficiency in computer programming (Python preferred).

  • Currently living in, or willing to relocate to, the greater New York City area [Note: relocation expenses are not reimbursed].

  • Not undertaking any other employment (full-time or part-time) during the period of the fellowship.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Benefits:

Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000, plus generous benefits.

Research Support:

Funding is available for expenses such as conference travel, workshops, research equipment and supplies, research collaboration, and publication costs.

Important Dates:

November - Application opens

3rd Sunday in January - Application closes [Deadline extended to February 2nd, 2020]

January-March - Application review

Late March - Notification of fellowship award

Mid-April - Deadline for applicant responses to accept fellowship

Early September - Start of Fellowship

Late August - End of Fellowship

 

Helen Fellowship 2020-2021 Project Descriptions

Download the PDF

Helen Fellowship 2020-2021 Project Descriptions

Application Materials:

The completed online application must be submitted by 11:59:59 pm EST, February 2nd 2020. The following items are required:

  1. A completed online application form

  2. A two-page curriculum vitae or resume [Note: this document must explicitly state both the programming languages and level of experience you have, e.g. Python (Intermediate), R (beginners)]

  3. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts [Note: while unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application, official documents will be required for hiring of successful applicants].

  4. Two recommendation letters from instructors, research advisors, or other mentors, submitted electronically. Recommenders will be asked to address your potential for novel contributions to research or scientific communication, ability to work in groups, communication skills (both written and oral), maturity level and leadership potential, if applicable, your ability to work with motivated teenagers.

  5. All uploaded documents should be in PDF format.  These documents must follow the naming convention as described in the online application.

  • At least one of the letters should address your teaching and mentoring experience and potential.

  • At least one of the letters should address your achievements and potential as it relates to your specific research project.

Selection criteria:

While there is no one profile of an ideal candidate, we are seeking applicants with a combination of the following qualifications/traits:

  • Outstanding potential for novel research within one of the museum's science divisions

  • Strong academic record

  • Proficiency in computer programming

  • Scientific interests that align with those of the AMNH

  • Previous teaching and/or mentoring experience

  • Dedicated to the promotion of women in STEM 

Any inquiries should be directed to bridgeupstem@amnh.org

To send in an application, please visit this link.

Call for Submissions | Computer Science Opportunities | Opportunities for Current Students | Public Positions


Reference Librarian, City of Norwalk, Norwalk, CT

Position Definition: 

Performs professional library duties in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials; performs community outreach; and recommends selection of materials for purchase by the Library.

Example of Duties: 

Receives oral or written instructions from Division Supervisor. Plans work according to library schedule or established routine. Establishes priorities in performance of assigned work tasks. Instructs library patrons in the use of the Library and in search strategies. Assists in near-term and long-range planning of library services. Develops reading, reference and research materials through recommendation of purchase of books, materials and equipment. Prepares reading lists for special interest groups. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Prepares materials to promote library services. Provides supervision and training to Library Assistants, Clerks and part-time employees. Recommends removal of outdated or worn materials. Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Supervisor. Reports work accomplished to Supervisor.

 

Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals and other materials. Performs duties in all Library divisions as needed. Assumes responsibility of a library division in the temporary absence of a division chief. Performs on-line reference services. Operates computer terminal in locating materials. Speaks to community groups about library services. Participates in professional library organizations.

 

Supervised By: Receives general supervision from Division Supervisor.

 

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not all-inclusive of every task and responsibility.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to apply principles of Library Science to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to prepare concise and clear oral or written reports. Ability to acquire skill to operate data and word processing equipment. Ability to supervise. Ability to work effectively with library staff and library patrons.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Library Science, and some practical experience, including an internship desirable. 

 

Salary Grade: 17 


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

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions


Reference/Technology Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Public Library has served the residents of Hudson and the surrounding area since 1867.  Our current location at Wood Square was opened to the public in November 1905 and is approximately 15,000 square feet.  Our team seeks to recruit a professional librarian experienced with technology and is passionate about public service with a desire to serve in a diverse community of nearly 20,000 residents.

 

Supervision                                                                                        

Works under the general direction of the Library Director and the policies established by the Board of Library Trustees.  Orients, supervise, and evaluate all library employees, pages, volunteers, and interns within the Reference Department. Serves as the person in charge in the absence of the Library Director as delegated.

 

Essential Job Functions                                                                                  

  • Provides technical knowledge, daily administration, maintenance, and support for patron and staff access to library technology, workstations, equipment, and software.

  • Serves as the library's liaison with the Town's IT Department to select, maintain, and troubleshoot staff and public computers and equipment as needed.

  • Responsible for the purchase, installation, maintenance, integration, updates, repairs, and replacement of the library's technology equipment, software, networks, and connectivity.

  • Assists library staff and patrons in the use of software and technology-related tasks as needed.

  • Provides user instruction and workshops for patrons in the use of library technology and resources.

  • In coordination with the Town's IT Department, establishes and maintains a library network shared drive for staff.

  • Monitors and logs all purchases, renewals, and repairs for the library's equipment, technology, and software licenses and agreements.

  • Coordinates strategic planning for the library's present and future technology needs, including defining goals, evaluating and recommending solutions, planning and managing technology budget, and establishing maintenance, security, and disaster recovery procedures.

  • Compiles and interprets statistics and prepares reports concerning technology, equipment, digital resources, and communications.

  • Remains on call when the library is open to the public.

 

Other Job Functions                                                                                        

  • Oversees all aspects of reference services.

  • Effectively researches inquiries of varying complexity for patrons, using library materials, digital/online sources, and community resources.

  • Performs reader's advisory, external library network requests, and collection management for print and digital reference material.

  • Provides reports on statistics, purchases, and renewals for digital resources and services.

  • Responsible for the library's digital communication and publicity, including the homepage, events calendar, newsletter, flyers, brochures, social media, etc.

  • Offers recommendations on enhancements to services, policies, or procedures that will enable and encourage the use of technology among library patrons.

  • Establishes departmental goals to enhance reference services offered, including digital resources, databases, and emerging technologies.

  • Keeps current with new technologies, apps, software, knowledge, and trends via professional literature, conferences, webinars, etc.

 

Hours

37.5 hours a week, including one evening a week and one Saturday per month.

 

Qualifications                                                                                                  

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science; three years of progressive library experience, and experience in information technology, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CORI & Physical Exam - Must successfully pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information check and a physical exam with drug screening.

 

Salary                                                                                                     

Salary range is $43,335 - $57,032 in eight steps (with union benefits)

 

Closing Date: January 24, 2020

 

How to Apply                                                                                       Qualified candidates will submit a Town of Hudson employment application (https://www.townofhudson.org/sites/hudsonma/files/uploads/town_of_hudson_ma_application_for_employment.pdf), cover letter, resume, and three professional letters of recommendation to Cora Arsenault, Administrative Assistant, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749 or email carsenau@cwmars.org.

 

THE TOWN OF HUDSON IS AN AA/EOE/ADA EMPLOYER

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Assistant Library Director and Technology Librarian, Ipswich Public Library, Ipswich, MA

Are you excited about the future of libraries? Are you dedicated to removing barriers to quality service? Are you an innovator who is up to the challenge of translating the needs and interests of our community into services and programs? Then we want to meet you!  

 

With an exciting and ambitious new strategic plan, the Ipswich Public Library is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative library professional with the enthusiasm to help lead us into a new era.  

 

Responsibilities

Chiefly responsible for both technology and personnel, this position assists the Library Director in administrative, technical and supervisory areas of the entire library operation following established library procedures and guidelines. Works closely with the Library Director on executing the strategic plan, and in administering library policies and programs. Represents the library in the local community, and in professional library collaborations. 

 

Provides leadership and technical expertise in the selection, development, and implementation and maintenance of library information technologies. Provides for technical support and training for staff and patrons.

 

Coordinates staffing to meet public service goals, either directly or by delegation to library department heads, and prepares payroll. Acts as liaison between library staff and the Town Human Resources office. Works with Director on planning personnel changes and is consulted by Director on staff appointments. Oversees all aspects of the library's volunteer program. 

 

The Ipswich Public Library, a member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, is a vital community hub with strong, established support and funding, and has seen exponential growth in attendance and programming in recent years. 

 

Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate library school of recognized standing with three to five years' experience in a library supervisory and/or administrative position.
  • Good knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems analysis and planning, including Internet/WWW applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard office software. 
  • Good understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with library staff, patrons, outside vendors and other Town departments.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills.

 

Salary starting at $63K, depending on qualifications, plus generous benefits. 

 

To Apply

Detailed job description and application instructions can be found at the Town of Ipswich Human Resources website at www.ipswichma.gov/jobs

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Director, Town of Suffield, Suffield, CT

The Town of Suffield is a quintessential New England town with a longstanding pledge to preserve its historic architecture and agricultural roots. The many people who serve Suffield through town government - as employees and volunteers alike - remain committed to developing and fostering a strong sense of community among its residents.

 

 The Town of Suffield is seeking a dynamic Library Director for our Kent Memorial Library. The position performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in the general oversight of Town of Suffield library employees, resources, budget and facilities. Responsible for the management of the public library collection and the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Serves the residents of Suffield in a positive, customer-oriented atmosphere that helps promote a welcoming, professional image for Town government.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Plans, supervises and evaluates the operation and activities of Town of Suffield library under policies and goals established by the Kent Memorial Library Commission, First Selectman and Board of Selectmen. 

2. Develops, administers and evaluates library programs such as circulation, reference, reader's advisory services, children's services, community services, public information and all other programs supporting modern library practices. 

3. Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection of varied media; evaluates collection for balance and comprehensiveness; schedules withdrawals and inventory of materials. 

4. Assures quality patron service, staffing, library programs and services, community relations, optimum access to the library collection, and updating of the collection. 

5. Ensures compliance with internal controls for collection of all library fees. 

6. Directs, advocates for and oversees the use of technology best practices for modern library operations. 

7. Supervises, trains and monitors the performance of library employees and volunteers. 

8. In collaboration with the Town's Human Resources Department, hires and administers personnel rules and regulations in accordance with collective bargaining agreement. 

9. In collaboration with the Town's Public Works Department manages the cleanliness and maintenance of the library facilities and grounds. 

10. Identifies and pursues funding and other resources in compliance with the Town's grant approval policies; prepares and recommends grant proposals; ensures compliance with grant requirements; assists in the preparation, review and administration of vendor contracts and agreements. 

11. Develops policies and procedures as necessary to ensure efficient management of library operations and implements directives from the Kent Memorial Library Commission and First Selectman.

12. Communicates effectively with library employees, community stakeholders, Kent Memorial Library Commission, supporting nonprofits and Town officials. 

13. Attends Kent Memorial Library Commission meetings and provides monthly updates on activities, budget (including status of any grant), and operations. 

14. Acts as liaison on fundraising campaigns with nonprofit organizations supporting Kent Memorial Library. 

15. Researches, analyzes and reports on community needs with respect to library resources and facilities. 

16. Collaborates with town agencies to enhance the library's ongoing commitment to cultural competency and diversity programming. 

17. Prepares and presents a proposed annual Library budget; directs the implementation of and monitors adherence with the adopted budget; directs and performs financial and managerial analyses of operations and presents findings to applicable boards and commissions. 

18. Confers and coordinates with State agencies, other public libraries, corporations, community and civic groups on the use of library facilities and the development of library programs; assists in facilitating interlibrary programming. 

19. Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records, and documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of library activities and resources. 

20. Represents Town at various meetings; serves as liaison to various government and community organizations. 

21. Attends seminars and conferences to remain current on developments in modern library practices. 

22. Maintains positive working relationships with local government officials, school officials, community and the public regarding program offerings and coordination of services; promptly and cordially, responds to inquiries and complaints pertaining to services and facilities.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of principles and practices of public library functions. 

  1. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of leadership management, public administration, grants and foundations. 

  1. Skill in financial management and administering budgets. 

  1. Skill in the use of computers, including Microsoft suites, library related software and technology infrastructure necessary to operate a modern library. 

  1. Ability to work independently, be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced work environment. 

  1. Ability to work cooperatively with patrons of all ages, volunteers, community partners, colleagues, supervisors and boards. 

  1. Ability to plan, direct and evaluate work of library programs. 

  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local government officials, school officials, community and civic groups, corporations and the public. 

  1. Ability to compose clear and correct written correspondence and reports; ability to effectively present information verbally and respond to questions from employees, government officials, community and civic groups, patrons and the general public. 

  1. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. 

  1. Five (5) years of increasing responsible experience in library administration, including a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience. 

  1. Suitable experience may be substituted for education attainment if deemed appropriate by the Library Commission and First Selectman.

 

Hours:

This is a full time forty (40) hours per week position. This position occasionally requires long hours beyond those scheduled hours, including monthly evening commission meetings, evening work and weekend work as job duties demand.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • 13 Paid Holidays per Year
  • Paid Sick and Vacation Days
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Defined Contribution Plan with Town Match
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance

 

How to Apply:

Applications can be found on the town web page at www.suffieldct.gov under town departments/Human Resources. Submit application along with resume by closing date of posting. Mail or email application and resume to: Town of Suffield, Attention Karin Ziemba, Human Resources Director, 83 Mountain Road Suffield, CT 06078 kziemba@suffieldct.gov

 

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of the Town of Suffield to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Town of Suffield will provide reasonable accommodations that do not present an undue hardship for qualified individuals with disabilities

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Archivist/Museum Curator, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Woburn Public Library is seeking a Library Archivist/Museum Curator to assist in the development, exhibition, marketing, and maintenance of high quality historical collections (artwork, photography, objects, and historical content across formats). The person in this position will take a leadership role in preserving the history of Woburn, telling the diverse story of the city - past, present, future - to enrich and strengthen community connections, fostering civic pride. He/she/they will develop stellar community programming to enthusiastically engage the Woburn community and serve its needs around historical and current topics of interest within the city.

 

  • Responsible for the integrity, relevancy, and ongoing assessment of the historical content, historical objects, artwork, and exhibitions offered to the public by the Woburn Public Library.

  • Maintains awareness of advanced techniques, newest procedures and latest equipment for delivery of library information services, historical content, and for the curation of library exhibitions.

  • Produces community programs, exhibits, and collection guides for the broadest audiences, marketing the library's services and collections.

  • Provides reference services, events, and programming in support of upcoming and current exhibitions, publications and other institutional initiatives.

  • Ensures that the collections, programming, services, and exhibitions support introspection, inclusivity, interaction, investigation, connectivity, co-creation, and Consumption.

  • Works collaboratively with outside organizations, strengthening community partnerships and co-creating community initiatives.

  • Responsible for the functioning of Archives and Museum services and activities on a daily basis.

 

This position reports to and works under the general supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director.

Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as required or necessary. Schedule will include evenings and weekend work.

 

Background Desired

  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library, museum, and archival spaces to maximize community utilization, engagement, and interest.
  • Creative, collaborative, flexible, service-oriented. Able to juggle multiple tasks, shifting priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

 

Experience Desired

  • Advanced degree in Library Science and/or Museum Studies required, equivalent experience considered.
  • Experience curating cultural content, implementing exhibits and/or community programs to diverse audiences to maximize community engagement and utilization.
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Experience implementing innovative collection development and collection management procedures.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection and exhibition management, development, programming, and marketing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively.

 

Bonus points for:

  • Non-English language capabilities
  • Superior social media and digital skills
  • Creative, performing, and community arts experience

 

Salary Range: $57,802.92 to $71,37.61, commensurate with experience

 

To Apply

Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director at ​ broalsen@minlib.net​ . This is a union position, Local
4928 Mass Library Staff Association.

 

The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer.


Closing Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 5:30PM.

 

Public Positions


Part-Time Substitute Reference Librarian, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Part-time Substitute Reference Librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference Services.  This part-time position works as needed on a fill-in basis for day, night, and/or weekend shifts.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs. Responds to Reference requests that come in via email, telephone, mail, fax, etc.

  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.

  • Provides one-on-one instruction and answers questions about electronic devices and digital resources.

  • Able to establish and maintain courteous, effective and professional service to patrons of all ages.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members.

  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as computers, printers, fax machines, microform machines, etc. as needed.

 

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian I); $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)

 

Closing Date

Open until filled; preference given to applications received by January 24, 2020

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to Allison Babin babin@noblenet.org, or Allison Babin, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 by January 24, 2020.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Children's Library Assistant, Nesmith Library, Windham, NH

General Summary: This is a part-time, 12-25 Hour/week position that will require some nights and weekend hours in a rotating schedule. The Children's Assistant will be responsible for assisting with development and implementation of all library services of children from infants thru 12th grade, in conjunction with Youth Services staff. Help children and parents find materials, create displays and assist with organization of all children's room projects.

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • A concentration in elementary education is preferred.
  • Previous library work experience with children preferred.
  • Other combinations of education and work experience may be considered.

 

Responsibilities: Please see full job description here .

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary: Grade10 Step 1, $18.9095/hr.

 

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Sylvie Brikiatis, Director, Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Rd. Windham, NH 03087

director@nesmithlibrary.org

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Part-Time Young Adult Librarian, Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, Manchester, MA

Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library seeks a part time Young Adult Librarian.

Energetic applicants will find the Teen age group enthusiastic to creative programming, varied and vital literature, and expecting the high level of services other age groups enjoy in our lively small library.

Schedule

Hours will be 12-15 per week, non-benefitted, largely afternoons, and evenings as you focus on middle to high school students, grades 6-12.

Responsibilities

You will work closely with the Head of Children's Services and be an integral part of an experienced staff.

Requirements

Experience with this age group in library or school setting is preferred, BA or BS required.

Salary

Pay is 23.66-25.70 hourly, DOQ.

 

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to scollins@manchesterpl.org. Search is open until February 15th, 2020.

Manchester by the Sea is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Director, Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH

The Kimball Library Board of Trustees in Atkinson, NH seeks an enthusiastic and energetic community-minded leader to serve as its new Library Director.  The Kimball Library is an active library with over 750 adult and children's programs offered annually. The library is the center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and social meeting space for the Atkinson community, with strong support from its residents, Friends of the Library, and Trustee Board.

 

Job Summary
The Director of the Kimball Library is a professional position under the direct supervision of the Board of Trustees.  The Director performs managerial duties related to planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, reporting and building maintenance for all library services.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS or MLS) from an institution accredited by the ALA.   

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. 

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to publicly promote the vision and needs of the library.

  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, identifying funding needs; resourceful and efficient use of limited resources.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.

  • Understands current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries. 

  • Extensive knowledge of library information science and of library management principles, practices and procedures.

  • Considerable knowledge of financial management and personnel management.

  • Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures

  • Current knowledge of library operations & developments in the state and on national levels.

  • Current knowledge of new trends in library management and technology.

 

Abilities

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct a sustained program of library services.

  • Ability to develop and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with others, such as trustees, library patrons, representatives of community organizations, volunteers and town officials.

  • Ability to supervise others, train them, evaluate their performance and administer discipline, as needed.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to analyze and identify community needs as those needs relate to library programs and services. 

  • Ability to manage the internal and external communications of the Library, including, but not limited to, printed and electronic media (such as website and social media presence).

  • Must be able to collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of Kimball Library and the greater community to develop, enhance, advance and evaluate the library's mission, vision, and strategic goals. 

  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with all town departments.

  • May require lifting up to 25 lbs, moving tables & chairs, and standing/sitting/bending/squatting for periods of time.

 

This is a full time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes some evening hours and occasional weekend hours.  The library offers a competitive salary range ($68,000-$74,000) commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and NH Retirement System. 

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to trustees@kimballlibrary.com. No paper applications will be accepted.  This position will be open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by February 28th, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Youth Services Librarian, Durham Public Library, Durham, CT

The Durham Public Library in Durham, Connecticut seeks an innovative, flexible, and enthusiastic librarian to join our team and support our Youth Services Department, serving youth from birth to 18 and their families. Our ideal candidate will be energetic, collaborative, committed to professional growth and learning, and display a strong commitment to public service to children and youth.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Under the direction of the Head of Youth Services, planning and conducting innovative programs and services for children and young adults, with emphasis on programming for elementary-age, tween, and teen patrons

  • In conjunction with the Head of Youth Services, developing and maintaining the print and media collections for children and young adults

  • Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations

  • Delivering reference and reader's advisory services to children, teens, and families.

  • In conjunction with other staff, the Youth Services Librarian also assists with circulation and public access services and provides excellent customer service to all patrons.

 

Qualifications Desired Include:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited school. MLS students nearing graduation and recent graduates are encouraged to apply 

  • Knowledge of best practices and current trends in collection development and programming for children and teens

  • Experience in developing engaging, hands-on programming for children and teens. STEAM programming experience desired

  • Familiarity with current trends in technology and social media

  • Strong organizational and communications skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively, manage multiple projects, and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time

  • Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required.

 

This is a full-time, non-union position (35 hours per week). Starting salary $42,915 with full benefits. Some evenings and Saturdays required.

 

To apply send a cover letter, resume, three references, and answers to the following supplemental questions:

1. What qualities do you consider essential in a youth services librarian in a public library?

2. Please explain why you want to work at the Durham Public Library. 

 

Please email your application packet to Christine Michaud, Library Director, at cmichaud@durhamlibrary.org. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Information Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Job Purpose: Under the direction of the director, provide library services to patrons and the community that would advance the Library's mission to offer free and accessible information and resources that fosters learning, exchange of ideas, information literacy, and social engagement to the surrounding communities.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Provide patron services in person, over the phone or via email respectfully, attentively, effectively, and efficiently.

  2. Provide user-focused reference and reader's advisory services.

  3. Work with the director to create and disseminate library marketing materials including email newsletter, press releases, social media, and website content to publish library news and promote library events.

  4. Prepare and maintain booklists, and in-house book/media displays as appropriate.

  5. Assist with the planning and advertising of Library programs, events, or classes.

  6. Participate in the public service desk rotation as required.

  7. Keep abreast of new web/mobile apps/software/hardware trends for patron use, analyze and recommend adoption of new technologies.

  8. Keep abreast of current trends in the field through participation in user groups and attendance at conferences, workshops and meetings.

  9. Perform related work as required and assigned

 

Abilities

  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing

  • Create and maintain positive staff relationships

  • Successfully work independently and in a team setting.

  • Explain network circulation policies and procedures.

  • Analyze and identify community needs and tailor programs and services to meet those needs.

  • Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner

  • Demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community

  • Set priorities

  • Demonstrate innovation and flexibility

  • Work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends.

 

Education and Skills

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of library principles, trends, and services.

  • Confident in all matters of technology.

  • Proficient in the use of social media.

  • Knowledge of and experienced in basic, user-centered web design.

  • Public library experience preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Evergreen or other ILS, is preferred.

 

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting.

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl.

  • The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to 15 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.

  • High volume environment with high accuracy requirements for numeric and alpha processing.

 

Hours

28-30 hours weekly including at least one evening shift, and an additional 1 or 2 Saturdays a month.

 

Compensation

This is a benefited position. $21.44 - $26.31 in ten steps. (New pay scale to be implemented in FY21.)

 

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and three references to Peishan Bartley at pbartley@cwmars.org.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


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

The John Curtis Free Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Technology Librarian.  Provides reference services, and is responsible for a portion of collection development. Is expected to comprehend and manage the library's computer and other technology needs, including computers, databases, and associated software.  Reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Library Director but functions independently.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides information, reference, readers' advisory and research assistance to library users via a variety of methods utilizing an array of sources. 
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the non-fiction collection, analyzing subject areas for strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Purchases titles and tracks expenses for non-fiction collection titles in conjunction with the Director. 
  • Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services; prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN, and training other library personnel and patrons in automated procedures. 
  • Participates in network, regional, state, and/or national library committees, as time and schedule permit. Interacts with vendors, contractors, technology advisers and experts.
  • Extensive interaction with Town Departments, Boards and Committees, and vendors.  

 

Qualifications

  • A Master of Library Science and one year of library experience is required. 
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems, web-authoring languages, LAN systems, hardware and peripheral components essential. 

 

Schedule

This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

 

Salary

The salary range is $32,000-$64,000 annually; salary will be commensurate with experience.  

 

The deadline for application is January 17, 2020 or until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts  02339 or e-mail: ann.lee@hanover-ma.gov (Posted 12-30-19).  

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Head of Children's Services, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

The Turner Free Library seeks a Head of Children's Services who enjoys working in a strong team environment and thinking outside the box.

 

The Head of Children's Services must hold an MLS from an ALA accredited program, preferably with a concentration in youth services. Experience in management preferred as this is a department head position. The Head of Children's Services is responsible for library service and outreach to children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. (I.E. parents, teachers, etc.)

This is a 35-hour work week, non-union position; some nights and weekends are required.

 

Position Duties Include

  • Reports directly to the Library Director. In the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director the Children's Librarian is responsible for all aspects of the library, including, but not limited to, staffing and operational concerns.
  • Supervises all Children's Department staff and volunteers. He/she must communicate and work well with other library department heads and staff.
  • Supervises Teen Librarian.
  • Manages the daily operations of the Children's Department. This includes, but is not limited to, staff training, keeping library staff aware of children's programming and any advancements in literacy/children's services.
  • Plans, publicizes, carries out and supervises all library programming for children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. This includes, but is not limited to: Summer Reading Club programs, outreach to local schools and daycares, library story times, STEAM programs, & programming for tweens.
  • Integrating new, innovative and diverse programming to fit community needs is a must.
  • Responsible for assisting patrons and staff with technology instruction, managing and maintaining current technology in the department, and implementation of new technologies is required.
  • An excellent working relationship with any and all town/local agencies serving children ages 0-12 and their caregivers is a must. The Head of Children's Services will represent the Library in Town Events per the Library Director's request. These may include, but are not limited to: Literacy Nights/Events at schools, RPS Back To School Jamboree, Harvest Hoopla, Night Before The Fourth Parade, Winterfest and more.
  • Appropriately expends programming and materials budgets.
  • Builds and maintains a diverse and current circulating collection that meets the needs of the community.
  • He/she is a liaison and represents the library management team at The Friends of The Turner Free Library's monthly board meetings.
  • Maintains accurate records and reports statistics to the Library Director and Assistant Director.
  • Works on occasion with young adults and covers shifts in the Teen Room.

 

The Head of Children's Services completes other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

 

Salary: Grade 13, Range $54,738-$72,032

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Library Director, Elizabeth LaRosee at elarosee@ocln.org, open until filled.

Randolph is an equal opportunity employer.   

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Electronic Resources Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library. Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library's electronic materials and resources.

 

Essential Functions

Electronic Resources (40%)

Promotes use of the Library's e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations. Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues. Oversees Library's online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors. Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc. Compiles usage reports and statistics. Functions as the Library's primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology. Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate: Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software). Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material.

 

Public Desk Duties (30%)

Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services. Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc. Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers.

 

Publication Duties (30%)

Supports library publicity and publication needs. Maintains and develops the Library's website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.). Maintains and develops the Library's presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.



Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with coursework toward the degree. Minimum two years experience in similar position, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as "Library Web 2.0" skills) in following areas: Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases. Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools; skilled in providing services using online social networking sites. Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing. Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods. Valid driver's license to attend meetings.

 

Hours

Eighteen (18) hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday, 1pm - 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

 

Compensation 

Rate: 

Librarian I (S10) (0 - 11 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $21.16 - $25.34 in 8 steps Librarian I (S-11) (12 - 23 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $22.22 - $26.62 in 8 steps; Librarian I (S-12) MLS degree or a graduate degree in a $23.11 - $27.66 in 8 steps; related area of study as approved by the library director

 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement. 



Apply

Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director 

Kkeenan@northandoverma.gov 

 

Position is open until filled. 

 

The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Assistant Branch Supervisor, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for the position of Assistant Branch Supervisor are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees on or after . This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work two out of four Saturdays, two evenings a week, on an as needed basis, may be assigned. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in seven step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

 

Step 1: $38,899

Step 2: $39,782

Step 3: $40,669

Step 4: $42,584

Step 5: $45,028

Step 6: $47,874

Step 7: $49,186

Step 8: $52,140

 

Duties

  • Assists Branch Librarian in the operation of the branch library  

  • Assumes responsibility for branch building during absence of Branch Librarian  

  • Supervises staff volunteers  

  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to patrons  

  • Provides full range of circulation services: charges, renews, reserves and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue notices and reports  

  • Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources  

  • Inputs data into OCLN database  

  • Prints and responds to reports from OCLN  

  • Assists with or conducts weekly storytelling sessions  

  • Maintains displays and exhibits  

  • Maintains branch supplies  

  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities  

  • Substitutes in any department or branch when circumstances call for such a temporary transfer  

  • Performs and other duties that may be assigned by the Branch Librarian, the Assistant Library Director or the Library Director

 

Qualifications

  • Some college required  

  • Working knowledge of computers and the Internet required  

  • Experience working in a library required; public services department preferred  

  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers  

  • Experience working with children preferred  

  • Knowledge of reference resources and popular fiction preferred  

  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

 

Benefits 

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

 

The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for the position of Reference Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

 

Step 1: $47,515

Step 2: $48,761

Step 3: $50,049

Step 4: $52,439

Step 5: $54,966

Step 6: $56,876

Step 7: $60,064

Step 8: $63,684

 

Duties

  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information

  • Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas

  • Reviews, selects, and updates bookmarked Internet sites

  • Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology

  • Assists patrons in using computer resources

  • Researches obituary information

  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids

  • Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons

  • Inputs data in the OCLN database

  • Maintains displays and exhibits

  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities

  • Serves on professional and network committees

  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

 

Qualifications

  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)

  • Technical skills searching the Internet and on-line services required

  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers

  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority population desirable

 

Benefits

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us by open until filled.

 

The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Director, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, ME

The Town of Cape Elizabeth's Thomas Memorial Library is in search of a dynamic new Library Director for our very active library.

 

Responsibilities

The Library Director is responsible for the daily operation of the library, including scheduling, staffing, policy development and implementation, budgeting, management of library accounts, staff hiring, supervision, evaluation and development, building maintenance and planning.

  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with the Thomas Memorial Library Committee, the Town Council, and the Town Manager.

  • Also maintains good working relationships with area libraries and other town departments.

  • Responsible for the professional adequacy as well as the total effectiveness of library services and programs, directing five full-time librarians, who are assigned to specific responsibilities for technical services, reference, circulation, young adult, and children's services, and having ultimate supervision of the part-time staff.

 

Personnel management should focus heavily on motivation of courteous, responsive services to library patrons by all staff members, service that is critical to attainment of the library's goals and objectives. The Director performs regular shifts at the circulation/reference desk, and performs related work as required.

 

The Library Director is responsible for maintaining statistics and submitting an annual report to the Town of Cape Elizabeth and to the Thomas Memorial Library Committee. The Director works with considerable independence subject to the general supervision of the Town Manager.

 

Requirements

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and considerable experience in the operation of a library, including internal administrative and developmental activities, are minimum requirements for this position. Also: knowledge of both traditional and technology-based resources; knowledge of networks and the Internet; and a commitment to professional development.

 

This position is full time based on 40 hours per week. Competitive health benefits, ICMA retirement, and insurance coverage included.

 

To Apply

Submit cover letter and current resume by December 27, 2019, to Town of Cape Elizabeth, Matthew Sturgis, Town Manager, PO Box 6260, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107, Attention: Library Director Search.

Please find the full job description here.

 

The Town of Cape Elizabeth is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Main Branch Manager, Yuma County, Yuma, AZ

Nature of Work

Under limited supervision of the Library District Deputy Director performs administrative and professional library work of considerable difficulty directing the operation of assigned Branch Library; provides library services and materials to the community; exercises direct supervision over Branch Library personnel; this position is department specific.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises, trains, and coordinates the activities of the youth, teens and adults services
  • Provides training, instruction, and orientation to new employees, staff, and volunteers
  • Participates in interviewing and selecting new employees and volunteers
  • Determines work schedules
  • Develops the Branch short and long-range plans of service with assistance of Deputy Library Director;
  • Develops operating procedures for the Main Library
  • Plans and conducts regular staff meetings
  • Selects, plans, assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinates
  • Recommends and participates in staff disciplinary proceedings
  • Participates in the ongoing staff training and development
  • Conducts training classes and/or provides one-on-one training to staff as needed
  • Assists Collection Development with a collection plan for the Main Library

 

Experience and Education

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience in a library environment; five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. 

Special Requirements: Successful completion of a background check; must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: County policies and procedures; principles, methods, and practices of library administration; current budgeting practices; library automation and technology; current public library policies, procedures, and systems; public relations and customer service methods, practices and procedures; organization of library services; principles and practices of supervision; general subject areas, books, authors and reading levels.

 

Skill in: Computer operations including online and automated systems and related equipment and software applications; supervising staff including hiring, training and evaluating performance; planning, scheduling and overseeing branch library operations; preparing and administering budgets; providing effective customer-oriented service; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

 

Ability to: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; use modern office equipment and computers; supervise, organize, direct and evaluate staff; communicate effectively verbally and written; planning and organizing work; lift at least 20 lbs; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

 

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, and/or kneeling; and significant fine finger dexterity; generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing; working at a computer monitor for extended periods required; the job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under extreme likelihood of verbal abuse from hostile and frustrated customers.

 

Applications may be filed online at: 

https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/human-resources/employment

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions


Head Circulation Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Position: Head Circulation Librarian
Department: Brockton Public Library
Date opened: August 13th, 2019
Date closed: June 30th, 2020
Position Type: Full-time/Benefited/Union
Salary: $47,515 - 63,684 (8-Step position)


Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees and provides as necessary a full range of circulation services for all sections of the library (charges, renews, reserves and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue library notices etc.); prepares related activity reports as necessary. Participates at the circulation desk and provides professional services to library patrons of all ages, training, and background. Establishes policies and procedures relative to the circulation function of the library trains staff librarians in circulation procedures and policies.

  • On behalf of the Library, serves on various professional network committees
  • Educates the public in the use of public access catalog
  • Prepares monthly circulation activity statistical reports
  • Investigates and integrates emerging technologies and best practices into circulation services of the library
  • Performs Readers Advisory services for patrons as necessary
  • Responsible for maintaining an employee work schedule at all library locations including the maintenance of leave accrual records
  • Participates in continuing education and attends workshops to keep abreast of latest developments in the library field and specifically the provision of circulation services
  • May be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the library's work schedule on weekends or on weekends
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates

Supervision required:
Three (3) full-time employees and ten (10) part-time employees. May be required to serve as the Librarian in Charge in the event of the temporary absence of the Library Director or Assistant Library Director.


Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Library Director.


Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of three (3) years related work experience particularly with automated circulation systems, customer service and staff training required.

Special Requirements:
Certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is required within two (2)
years of appointment. As a condition of employment the employee must successfully complete
and pass a Massachusetts Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) check.


Essential functions: 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.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work specifically related to circulation services, automated library systems and information technology including the Internet and social media
  • Knowledge of the organization and management of library operations and emerging technologies in support of department operations and services
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal effectively with staff and patrons of the library
  • Ability to establish priorities and to complete objectives in a timely manner consistent with department operating procedures and policies
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patron records. Ability to effectively use all library equipment and technology.

Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational, analytical, listening and technology skills.


Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday discomforts in a public library setting. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the library's work schedule on weekends or on weekends.


Physical and mental requirements:
Little or no physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with extended periods of bending, walking, kneeling, standing, twisting, and reaching with hands or arms to reach or to lift, carry or retrieve library materials or books. The employee is frequently required to lift, push, carry, or pull objects such as books, materials, library equipment, and computer paper.



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Persons interested in being considered for the position should complete an employment application, submit a cover letter and resume to Sandra Knight, Director of Human Resources, City of Brockton, Human Resources Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or submit via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.

City of Brockton residency required or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

City of Brockton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Young Adult Circulation Technician, Town of Great Barrington, Great Barrington, MA

The Town of Great Barrington is seeking a Young Adult Circulation Technician to work in the Library Department. The full-time position requires skills in customer service, familiarity with computer operations and experience working with children and young adults.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required; some college or college degree preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Evergreen circulation system and C/W MARS is a plus.
  • Must be available for evening and weekend hours.

 

Benefit package includes health insurance and paid time off.

 

To Apply

For an application, please visit www.townofgb.org.  Send application, resume and cover letter by Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to hkuziemko@townofgb.org or mail to Town Manager, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

E.O.E

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Library Assistant - Children's Room, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The Town of Dracut seeks qualified applicants to serve as a part-time Library Assistant in the Children's Room. The position is 18 hours per week and is covered under the SEIU Union contract for salary purposes only. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained at www.dracutma.gov/human-resources.

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Library Assistant performs customer service and administrative duties relating to library materials in the Children's Room, as well as other related work.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent; two years of library experience or customer service experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of library work.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Ability to use available resources to provide library services to patrons.

  • Computer skills; interpersonal skills; written and oral communication skills; planning and organizational skills.

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: N/A

Salary: $13.00 - $18.50 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should send a completed application, resume and cover letter to: 

Christine Lindberg, Director of Human Resources

62 Arlington Street

Dracut, MA 01826

clindberg@dracutma.gov

 

EOE/AA

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Library Director, Dublin Public Library, Dublin, NH

The Trustees of the Dublin (N.H.) Public Library are accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The position is for 28 hours per week.

 

Our Library's vision is to be a vital, welcoming part of our community,  providing access to information and ideas for Dublin residents of all ages and interests, creating life-long readers and learners. 

 

We seek a person who demonstrates the ability to support our vision, who exemplifies strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills,  flexibility and adaptability and who has a willingness to  embrace and drive change.  The ideal candidate will be dynamic, creative and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with both patrons and staff, welcoming and helpful to all.

 

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and oversees part-time staff members.   The Director has the responsibility of all functions of the library;  assists in the budgeting process; writes policies along with the Board of Trustees and is responsible for carrying them out; oversees all programming and other operations of the library.  Programming includes, but is not limited to, preschool story times, book clubs and community events.

 

Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree required.  Master's Degree in Library Science preferred.  Experience in the field is required. 

 

To Apply:  Submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references  to csnitkodpl@icloud.com.  Please put "Library Director Application" in the subject line.

  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Substitute Children's Library Assistant, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic Substitute Children's Department Library Assistant to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be well-organized; detail oriented; and possess outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of children's literature and experience with Microsoft Office are a must.

BA and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination preferred.

 

Salary: $$20.47/hr

 

Schedule

This is an on-call position; shifts will vary and may include working evening and weekend shifts.  A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. 

 

To view the full position, please visit the following link. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: astimac@minlib.net

 

AA/EOE.

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Adult Services Coordinator, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, Coventry, CT

Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry, CT is seeking a creative and dedicated individual to work as a part time (20 hours/week plus rotating Saturdays) adult services coordinator. Our ideal candidate will have strong problem-solving skills, good time management, the ability to collaborate with varied people and organizations, and exceptional communication skills. This first-time position has potential for growth and longevity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate adult programing
  • Assist with adult collection development
  • Assist with adult collection cataloging
  • Run and report statistics to the Library Director
  • Work at the circulation desk greeting patrons and checking in/out materials
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working in a library.
  • LTA or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cataloging and integrated library systems.
  • MLS or enrollment in an MLS program.

Salary Range: $17-$23/hour

 

Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, with a minimum of one rotating Saturday per month.

 

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and names of three references to bdsearch@coventrypl.org by 4:00pm on January 3, 2020.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


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

Definition

Performs professional librarian tasks for Library Department. Has responsibility for management of childrens' library services. May serve as Director in his or her absence.

 

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.

  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes childrens' programs, including but not limited to story time, films and special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach

  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's childrens' collection. Continually analyses collection for development needs. Reads, reviews, and selects books and other material for purchase

  • Provides reader's advisory service for children and families. Assists children in use of library and its resources. Assists parents and other adults in selection of appropriate children's material

  • Maintains a pleasant, inviting, safe environment for children. Is trained in safety and evacuation techniques, and able to execute in case of emergencies

  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to Childrens' Services. Interprets policy and explains procedure to the public

  • Makes presentations in conjunction with the director to community groups to explain library programs and services. Receives complaints and/or special requests from patrons and community groups, providing response or conflict resolution.

  • Attends professional library conferences, seminars and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions to ensure that Childrens' Library meets and exceeds patron expectations

  • Compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding use of children's services. Prepares regular management reports for review by Director

  • Coordinates and trains volunteers assigned to childrens' area

  • Provides material classification and cataloging services as needed

  • May serve as Director during the absence of the incumbent.

  • Assists in other areas of the library when needed

  • Performs other related duties as required

 

Qualifications

  • Three to five (3-5) years of related experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree required, postgraduate coursework preferred.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and Saturdays.

  • The ideal candidate is customer-focused, friendly, able to handle situations with discretion and tact, takes initiative, is resourceful, and practices good judgment, both individually and as part of a team.

  • Must have experience with Integrated Library Systems, Evergreen preferred

  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems

  • Respect for the privacy of library patrons and staff

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, and lift 45lbs.

  • At least one year of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Revere residency preferred

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $25.59 - $28.35 per hour 39 hours/week

 

How to Apply

Apply online at t www.revere.org/jobs.

 

Posted

2019-12-02 |  Quick link to this job


Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Supervisor of Children's Services, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

The Concord Free Public Library is seeking a visionary youth services leader with strong customer service & communications skills to provide highly responsible administrative and supervisory functions in the historic Main Library Children's Room. 

 

Responsibilities

Coordinates programs, provides reference assistance and oversees collection development. 

 

Qualifications

Requires MLS & 3-5 years of experience in library operations, knowledge of children's literature and developmental stages, including supervisory experience and strong technical skills. 

 

Hiring Pay Range: $62,442 - $78,317

 

Application Deadline:  12/20/19

For more information and application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025.  EOE

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Head of Adult Services, Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, MA

The Bigelow Free Public Library is seeking a full-time Head of Adult Services. Requirements include efficiently fostering literacy through community outreach in a variety of situations, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, working with community and civic groups to encourage the use of the library's resources.  

 

The Head of Adult Services is responsible for managing the budget allocation for adult services programs and materials and makes decisions on how to supervise the department and its staff. Candidate must also be prepared to seek appropriate additional grant sources and, when successful, follow-up with grantees program evaluation requirements. This position works closely with the director of the library and the employees in the Adult Services area. Customer Service is the primary focus.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public, have--or working toward--a Masters degree in Library Science or its equivalent, and be a self-starter with the ability to follow through on assignments and projects. Excellent face-to-face customer service experience is required.  The position requires discretion, patience, and excellent customer relationship skills to serve patrons of all ages and backgrounds as well as the availability to work at least one night per week and alternate Saturdays.

 

Bonus skills: Bi-lingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese), proficiency with computers, social media tools, and the ability to use Evergreen software. Seeking a candidate with three or more years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility, including some supervisory, collection development, and program planning. The Bigelow Library is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Position is a grade 12 with a salary range in 9 steps, depending on experience.

 

For more information or to apply, send a resume and cover letter to:  Director; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA 01510 or e-mail materials to mmueller@cwmars.org with a Subject heading of "Head of Adult Services" by January 6, 2020.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

Blaisdell Memorial Library is looking to hire a part-time Children's Librarian to work Tuesdays through Fridays on the following schedule: Tuesday 10 am - 2 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, Thursday 1 pm - 8 pm, and Friday 12 pm - 5 pm. Position will also require one Saturday 9 am - 2 pm, and one Sunday 1pm - 5 pm, per month with some flexibility in all hours. The library is closed on Mondays.

 

Qualifications:

Candidate should be able to interact with people of all ages, particularly children and their caretakers, detail-oriented and flexible. Working knowledge of Windows, Google Documents, Facebook and WordPress are preferred. A bachelor's degree and previous library experience and/or experience working with children is preferable, but we are willing to train the correct candidate.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, organize, and publicize programs and events for children, including the Summer Reading program

  • Create and maintain displays in the children's area

  • Assist in daily library operations including shelving of books and other materials and emptying and processing book drop items

  • Staff the circulation desk including checking books in and out, patron registration, patron record updates, reader's advisory, reference assistance, and technology assistance to patrons

  • Process interlibrary loan requests

  • Assist with collection development in the children's area

  • Cataloging of children's materials

  • Update library webpage and Facebook to publicize children's programs and events

  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned by the director

 

Job includes bending, lifting, and reaching. 

Salary: $16.00 to $19.00/hr depending on qualifications

 

Please submit cover letter and resumé to Elizabeth Bolton, Library Director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net by December 20, 2019.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Head of Circulation Librarian, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks an energetic and customer service-oriented professional to become our Head of Circulation Librarian. This position reports directly to the Library Director and is responsible for the daily proper function of the circulation desk, collection maintenance, and patron services. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a passion for libraries, and be a team player.

 

Your Daily Duties:

As the Head of Circulation you will spend the bulk of your days working at the circulation desk, updating displays, maintaining policy and procedure manuals, serving as an overall point of contact for all things library. You will also assist in book group facilitation, communication, selection and ordering of kits and titles as requested, while maintaining up-todate records of titles read for future reference. Planning and facilitating timely adult and youth programs is another component of this position, requiring a knowledge of the community, it's needs and how to best serve them.

 

What You Need:

Candidate must be able to work in accordance with the Library Director and maintain a clear line of communication while being able to work independently, take initiative where needed and organize work for the most efficient use of time. Must possess strong computer skills including proficiency with email, Google Drive, Publisher, Word, Overdrive, and be willing to participate in applicable training when necessary. As customer service is our primary responsibility, the ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and staff is essential.

 

Due to the nature of the job's tasks, candidate must be able to push and pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 pounds), stretching, and standing for an extended period. Minimum of two (2) years library experience, including automation, technical services, cataloging, and collection development experience preferred but we will be willing to train the right candidate.

 

Salary: $17 - $20 per hour, depending upon experience.

 

Schedule: 20 - 24 hours/week + 9 hours/month (with some flexibility), closed on Mondays

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (1 per month)

Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (1 per month)

 

Application Details: Please email cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Bolton, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net by December 20, 2019.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Children's Librarian, Carbondale Public Library, Carbondale, IL

Carbondale Public Library seeks a Children's Librarian to plan and implement a comprehensive program of library services to children, birth through junior high, and their caregivers. Some evenings and weekends required. Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school strongly preferred. Other degrees and library or youth services experience considered. At least one year experience in public library work and children's services preferred. Full time (37.5 hours/week). Benefits: medical and life insurance, IMRF retirement plan, paid vacation and sick time. Starting salary range: $31,200 - $39,000 depending upon degrees and experience. Deliver cover letter, resume & references to Carbondale Public Library, Attn: Director, 405 W. Main, Carbondale, IL 62901 (or by email with subject: Children's Librarian Position) by 12/01/19.

 

Nature of Responsibility

Under the minimal supervision of the Library Director this employee is responsible for independently organizing, planning and implementing a comprehensive program of library services to children from birth through junior high, and their caregivers. The work requires the exercise of professional skill, initiative, enthusiasm, assertive communication, independent judgement, and fluency with technology.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises the operation of children's services.
  • Plans, coordinates, and presents engaging programs for children and families in the library and community.
  • Often works on children's and intergenerational programs with coworkers or outside agencies.
  • Selects materials for acquisition.
  • Responsible for collection development and maintenance.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory service.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of computer services and other library resources.
  • Provides services and programs to local schools and youth organizations.
  • Markets and promotes children's services in the media, online, and through community networking.
  • Works closely with and supervises youth volunteers.
  • Supervises library operations and support staff in the absence of the library Director.
  • Supervises Youth Services Assistant.
  • Advises technical services staff in the classification and cataloging of children's materials.
  • Participates as required in preparation of the annual budget and grant applications.
  • Purchases children's supplies, materials, and outside services within the library budget.
  • Compiles statistics and reports monthly and as assigned.
  • Assists in interpreting library policies and procedures.
  • Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of library patrons.
  • Prepares bibliographies, brochures, displays, etc.
  • Assists at the circulation desk as needed.
  • Other reasonable duties as required.

 

Professional Responsibilities

  • Participates in continuing education and professional associations.
  • Keeps informed of current trends and developments affecting libraries, youth, and the community.
 
Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school strongly preferred.
  • Other degrees and library or youth services experience considered.
  • At least one year experience in public library work and children's services preferred.

 

Abilities, Skills and Knowledge

Considerable knowledge of: professional practices, procedures and techniques of library science; children's books and materials; reference tools and electronic information resources; library classification, along with a basic understanding of library cataloging.

Considerable skill in: leadership, supervision, planning, organization, project management, and teamwork; conducting reference interviews and providing customer service; selecting appropriate resources; evaluating collection strengths and weaknesses.

Considerable ability to: develop, coordinate, and promote library programs; assertively and enthusiastically lead large and small groups of children and families; interpret library resources and services to the public and community in general; communicate effectively orally and in writing; maintain a professional, enthusiastic and friendly demeanor; handle complaints, distractions and other stressful situations in a calm and professional manner; maintain discipline; multi-task, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

 

Physically, the job requires: sitting, standing, stooping, bending, lifting and moving books, rearranging furniture for programs and pushing carts up to 40 pounds. It requires sustained posture in a standing or seated position for prolonged periods of time and prolonged usage of computer and office equipment.

 

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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions


Assistant Director, West Bridgewater Public Library, West Bridgewater, MA

The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation, Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to assist when needed.  Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

 

Major Duties

This is a 40-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the Library Director's absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and supervision.   This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection development, facilities management and technology.

 

The employee works a schedule that may include evenings and week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at the library.  User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects, and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining the Library's website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting staff training.  The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the community.  There will be other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years public library experience
  • Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
  • Strong organizational skills and public service experience
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
  • Customer Service skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
  • Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, IPads, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future.
  • Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping;
  • Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items;
  • Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks. 
  • Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS 

Salary: $58,000 - $62,000 based on experience

Closing Date: January 21, 2020

 

Contact: 

Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos   ellens@sailsinc.org

West Bridgewater Public Library

80 Howard Street

West Bridgewater, MA   02379 508-894-1255

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

If you are someone who strives to provide excellent customer service, has strong communication skills, enjoys problem-solving, and meets the minimum qualifications, then you may be the perfect fit for the Library Technician 3 (LT3) position at Oregon State University Libraries and Press.   

 

The monthly salary for this union-supported position is limited to the range of $2910 - $4387.  Typically, the starting salary is based on experience for this position, and is not negotiable outside of the noted range. 

 

Some of the key minimum required qualifications include:  

  •  Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. 
  • Experience purchasing, processing payments, tracking invoices and credits for an organization.   
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office (I.e. Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Experience providing excellent customer service experience.
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

 

To apply, please visit:https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/85754 Posting number:  P02476CT 

 

Applications will be accepted through December 23, 2019. Full consideration date (when we will start reviewing applications) is December 16, 2019.    

 

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.     

 

Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Community Outreach Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, outgoing and community-minded reference librarian to strengthen relationships with library patrons, civic organizations, local businesses, and the Belmont community at large. This individual will represent the library to various organizations and groups and find opportunities for the library to participate in Town events and activities. The position also will coordinate public programs designed to engage community members with the library, with responsibility for publicizing these programs using social media, the library website, flyers, press releases, a monthly online and print newsletter, and other online and print resources.

 

As a member of the Library's busy reference department, the Community Outreach Librarian also will assist patrons in the use of the online catalog, databases, the Internet, OverDrive, Kindles, and other personal devices. Other responsibilities include readers' advisory; collection development; troubleshooting computers, printers, and other equipment; and patron instruction one-on-one and in groups. Must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons.

 

Qualifications include a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with two to three years of reference and public library experience or equivalent. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of resources and information technology required. Experience with design, social media and web content, as well as excellent written and communication skills, highly desired. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, or similar software and sound systems/recording technology preferred.

Experience with Innovative preferred.

 

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian's Association. The starting hourly rate is $35.041 and qualifies for the Town's comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town's pension plan.

 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and complete Town application (http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources) to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 617-993-2471 by the closing date of December 23, 2019.

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

 

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

 

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The

Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

 

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to:

Human Resources Department

Town of Belmont

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

(617) 993-2740

humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Library Director, Everett Public Libraries, Everett, MA

The City of Everett is seeking a motivated, skillful, and energetic professional to fill an important leadership and management position to serve as the Director of the Everett Public Libraries. Ther Everett Public Libraries consist of the Parlin Memorial Library and the Shute Memorial Library, and it is the Director's duty to oversee the successful management and operation of both. 

 

The successful candidate for the position of Library Director must exemplify positive managerial skills and leadership through collaboration with the Library and City staff. The position requires not only extensive knowledge of library science, services, and procedures, but also requires demonstrated communication skills, an innovative mindset, and an ability to positively interact with the public. The Library Director, in conjunction with the City administration, will be responsible for the development and implementation of important initiatives and long-range plans. 

 

The Library Director serves as a liaison to the advisory Library Board of Trustees. The Library Director is required to attend the Board's monthly meetings, delivering to the Board updates pertaining to the Everett Public Libraries as well as taking into consideration the Board's suggestions. 

 

The Library Director must regularly engage the public, ensuring that the Everett Public Libraries are best serving the wants and needs of their numerous patrons. 

 

Qualifications

  • Ten years of experience as a libraries or work in the field of Library Science

  • Five years of managerial experience

  • Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the Board of Library Commissioners. 

 

Educational Requirements

Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution

 

Full-Time/Part-Time

This is a full-time position with benefits. 

 

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Non-Union: X

Start Date: Immediate 

Hours: 40 hours weekly 

 

Interested applications are to provide a written statement of application, which establishes that they meet the qualifications, to the HR Department within (7) days of the above posting date (December 9th, 2019), For additional information about the position please contact the Human Resources Department at (617) 394-2280. 



The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Public Services Librarian (Graduate Librarian, Grade 2), Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

This position is an entry level, professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator, responsible for assisting with all aspects of public services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. The Public Services Librarian provides professional reference & readers' advisory services and maintains a working knowledge of library resources. This position participates in the development of adult collections, programming, outreach, and information and digital literacy instruction. Work will include evening and weekend assignments, and working at other locations. Prior experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person, on the phone, and online

  • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources, and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources

  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion groups, library and technology literacy

  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies

  • Interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear and courteous manner

  • Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort

  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities

  • Works at various locations within the library system, including mobile library services, as needed

  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibilities

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources

  • Prior experience working with diverse populations in an urban community

  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements

  • Strong commitment to consistent excellent customer service to a diverse population in an urban environment

  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization

  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a diverse staff

  • Ability to learn and use library technologies

  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality

  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling

 

Background Required

Minimum Acceptable

  • Masters of Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

  • Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI

  • Reliable transportation to travel between required locations

Preferred

  • Prior customer service experience in a professional work environment

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials

  • Ability to reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights

  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting

  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.

 

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

 

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/corecomp as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

 

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 to:

City of Worcester

455 Main Street, Room 109

Worcester, MA 01608.

 

Preference given to Worcester Residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources, 508-799-1030, HR@Worcesterma.gov. 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Children's & Young Adult Librarian, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Forbes Library, Northampton's public library, is looking for a creative and energetic person to work in our bustling Children's and Young Adult Department.

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Children's & YA Librarian is responsible for providing quality customer service to patrons. This includes, but is not limited to: perform daily operations of the circulation desk, including readers' advisory; assist in developing and executing programming for patrons, including baby, toddler and preschool storytimes, afterschool programming for children, and teen programming; conduct outreach at community events and in schools; create and maintain book displays; and shelving as needed. The position reports to the Head of Children's & Young Adult Services and works 37.5 hours per week, including occasional Saturdays.

Other job functions include: select and purchase books and other materials; assist with using social media and update the library's website and online calendar; maintain the appearance, orderliness, and security of the department when on duty; co-coordinate the department's Summer Reading program; work productively in a team atmosphere collegially with peers and supervisors; help create an atmosphere that celebrates inclusion and diversity; perform special Children's/YA duties and projects; help to train and supervise work study students; help to ensure that patrons and staff follow library policies to protect patrons' rights and library materials; and other duties as assigned. In the absence of the department head, this person is responsible for overseeing the department.

 

Qualifications

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and one year experience working with children and families. Creativity and self-motivation, independent thinking and initiative, strong communication skills, flexibility and adaptability to change.

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in a public library with young patrons, knowledge of/interest in library technology and social media, and a strong background/interest in Children's and Young Adult services, literature, and programming.

 

Working Conditions

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

 

Salary/Benefits: Grade 8: $18.77 - $23.88/ hour. Health insurance; vacation, sick, and personal time.

Closing Date: December 2nd, 2019

 

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Sarah Johnson, Head of Children's and Young Adult Services, via email at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Head of Children's Services, West Warwick Public Library, West Warwick, RI

The West Warwick Public Library seeks a creative, motivated individual for a full-time position as the Head of Children's Services. The Head of Children's Services works cooperatively with the Head of Teen Services to provide comprehensive library service to the youth of West Warwick. This position reports directly to the Library Director.

 

The Head of Children's Services is responsible for library services for children ages birth through elementary school and their parents and caregivers. This includes collection development, early literacy programs, story-times, sensory programming, after-school programming and more. In conjunction with the Head of Teen Services, this position is responsible for budgeting, planning, organizing, developing, and maintaining a collection for the entirety of the Youth Department.

 

Qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university OR Degree conferred by May 2020. One to three years of library experience preferred and one to three years of experience working with youth. One year of supervising and scheduling staff and volunteers; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Hours: 35 hours a week, one evening and alternate Saturdays.

Send letter and resume by January 1st to:

Tom O'Donnell, Director

West Warwick Public Library

1043 Main Street

West Warwick, RI 02893

Or email: Tom@wwpl.org



Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Teen Services (Young Adult) Librarian, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

Summary

Reporting to the Library Director, the Teen Librarian is responsible,  as a professional staff librarian, for providing services to the teen population (Grades 7 - 12), including: selecting materials, offering reference and reader's advisory assistance, developing and presenting programs, and school and community involvement.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, organizes and supervises Teen Services, making recommendations for the selection of  books and other materials for the Teen Collections.

  2.  Assists teens in locating information, in using the Library's online catalog and other electronic resources, and in choosing materials for school assignments and recreation.

  3. Plans and conducts regular programs for teens.

  4. Presents book talks and/or related programs to middle and/or high school classes, in library or in classroom.

  5. Compiles book lists on topics of interest to teens. 

  6. Plans exhibits and displays to encourage knowledge and use of library resources.

  7. Provides  reference services to both teens and adults

  8. Contributes data to be used in planning library budget and maintains divisional expenditures within approved budget.

  9. Orders and participates in cataloging of teen material, operates library material reserve system, performs circulation functions, and searches data bases for reference and research purposes.

  10. Keeps current with YA literature and developments in teen services; represents library at young adult professional meetings and seminars.

  11. Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as directed.

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated skills for working with teens.

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies. 

  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.

  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations, and social media. 

  • Strong skills as a team player and collaborator.

 

Preferred Background

MLS Degree or BA degree with significant related experience

 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to Patricia Rogers at rogers@noblenet.org. 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Supervisor of Youth Services, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Department: Youth Services

Hours Worked: 40 hrs/wk - Includes evenings and weekends

Starting Salary:  $ 42,064 - $ 55,976 depending on education / experience

 

Primary Duties

Full-time 40-hour position in public library includes at least one evening and weekends in rotation.

  • Leads the youth services team in providing and administering relevant, innovative and diverse services, programs and collections for children, teens and their caregivers.
  • As a member of the senior staff participates in strategic planning and evaluation.
  • Liaison to schools and community partners serving birth to 18. Identifies and participates in community engagement opportunities.
  • Leads the Family Place Libraries initiative.
  • Department administration including personnel, policy development, data reporting and customer suggestions or concerns.
  • Manages departmental budget.
  • Manages youth services collection maintenance and development.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • Minimum of Master's Degree from an ALA accredited institution and 5 years supervisory experience in a public library setting.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a busy public library and interact with a diverse public in a welcoming and respectful way.
  • Thorough understanding of child and adolescent development and advance knowledge of library services to children, teens and their caregivers.
  • Experience working with infants, children and teens.
  • A strong knowledge of children's and teen literature.
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office and demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for services for youth and caregivers.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and expenditures.

 

Application Instructions:  

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws)

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Home | Archives