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

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


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


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/74193 Posting number: P02053CT


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



Position Summary

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



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



Position Duties

70% Subscription Life Cycle: 

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



15% Collaborations:

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



10% Student support:

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



5% Collection Development: 

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



Minimum Qualifications

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

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



Preferred Qualifications

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

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



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



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

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Youth Services Director, Centerville Public Library, Barnstable, MA

General Summary

Responsible for the management of the Youth Services Department, including collection development, design and implementation of programs and services to children, young adults, parents, and caregivers, as well as outreach to schools and youth programs. Oversees Youth Services assistants and volunteers. Works as a team player with other members of the library staff. Reports to the Library Director.  

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides a welcoming positive atmosphere to library patrons and visitors. 
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements programs for children, young adults, and their families throughout the year. 
  • Evaluates the children's and young adult collections.
  • Reviews and purchases books, non-print, and electronic materials for children and young adults.
  • Answers reference questions and assists with research and homework assignments.
  • Acts as reader's advisor for children, young adults, and their parents.
  • Instructs young patrons in the use of the library's computer resources, including the Internet.
  • Designs displays and exhibits, promotional materials, flyers, booklists, etc., of interest to children, young adults, and their families.
  • Acts as liaison with schools in promoting library services and programs, and works with teachers to coordinate homework and research assignments and summer reading requirements.
  • Works with Library Director on developing website content, and promotional material for Youth Services Department.
  • Participates in town, local, regional and state programs and workshops.
  • Assists with opening & closing procedures, circulation and desk duties as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

This list may not be inclusive of total scope of job functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

 

Education/Experience/Skills Required

  • BA preferred plus experience working with children in a library or similar setting.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a passion for reading and working with children are essential.
  • Strong computer skills required & a knowledge of automated library systems preferred.
  • Enthusiastic interaction with energetic children is required.

 

Work Schedule: 35 hours per week; some evening and/or weekend hours, and working during school vacations. 

 

This is a benefited position. Salary commensurate with experience. Position available in May.

 

Please send letter, resume, and names & contact information of 3 references by April 5 to: abennett@clamsnet.org

                                                           

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Library Director, Warehouse Point Library, East Windsor, CT

The Board of Trustees of the Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a highly motivated Library Director for an independent Library located in East Windsor, Connecticut serving a town of approximately 11,000 residents.

 

The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for developing, administering, supervising and coordinating the work of the Library and staff. In addition, the Library Director will manage the budget, personnel, fund-raising, and the overall operations of the Library. The Library Director will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the Warehouse Point Library.

    

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Providing leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation and growth of the Library.
  • Recommends, plans and directs the goals, objectives and operations of the Library.
  • Performs a variety of public relations functions designed to inform the public of available Library resources and to promote the use of the Library.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the public, officials, local libraries and organizations.
  • Represents the Library with the Library System Library Connection Inc.
  • Prepares a preliminary annual Library budget for the Board of Trustees for approval; defends approved budget before the Town Board of Selectman and Town Board of Finance.
  • Responsible for Library materials management.
  • Handles personnel tasks such as training, hiring, performance management, employee work assignments and schedules. 

    

Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school with at least 3 years or more of progressive library administrative experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory position.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with budget management.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software preferred.
  • Demonstrated use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a means of communication and promoting the Library.
  • Maintaining the Library Website.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

    

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary range is $52,000-$59,000 for a 37.5 hour week. Ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays required. Paid holidays and P.T.O.

 

To Apply:

     Interested applicants please email a cover letter and resume with the names of three current references to the Search Committee for the Director of the Warehouse Point Library to: lawp107@gmail.com. Applications must be received by April 30, 2019 for consideration.

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Teen Central Intern, Boston Public Library - Central Branch, Boston, MA

Are you interested in working with teens and interested in teen services? Participate in an LIS501 approved site.The internship experience will focus on that of observation in Teen Central and that of the professional duties of the Teen Librarians coupled with individual work focusing on the inner workings of a public library.


The experience will culminate with a research paper on the experience. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional librarian supervision the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment.  


Length of time: 14 weeks during Summer 2019, 9 hours/week for a total of 130 hours.

Capacity: Two Interns per Semester in Teen Central

Credit: 3 units

Deadline to apply: April 8, 2019

Contact: Jess Snow jsnow@bpl.org

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Library Director, George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown, NH

The library in Francestown, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Library Director. Francestown is a friendly community of about 1,500 residents, located in the scenic Monadnock region approximately 12 miles from Peterborough. It is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Nashua. The library building is located in a renovated historic building in the center of the town.


Description

The Library Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Director exercises judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation & implementation, and supervision. The director reports to the elected Board of Trustees and provides leadership to 2-3 part time staff and volunteers.

The Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

 

Educational/Professional Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience in the field or relevant experience judged by the Trustees and Selection Committee to be commensurate for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

 

Skills Required 

  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

 

Salary

This is a 27 hour a week position with a pay rate of $18.96/hour.

For more information about the job please view the Library's webpage: Town of Francestown, NH - Library - Employment - Director's Job Description. 


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (2 must be professional) to the Francestown Library Director Selection Committee at FTGHBMLibrary@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin March 29, 2019. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Francestown is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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


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

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


Requirements:

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

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


Weekly Work Schedule:

   Substitute

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

   Scheduled

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

 

 

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                        

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in any of the following ways:

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 Thursday, March 28, 2019  


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

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

Nature of Work:

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

 

Examples of duties:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

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

 

Salary: $55,306 - $64,839

 

Work Schedule:

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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



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

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

hr@fairfieldct.org

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Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Robbins Library is seeking an organized, service-focused, and tech-savvy individual for the position of Librarian Intern.


Duties/descriptions:

Provides information services to the public in a very busy library. Assists patrons in the use of the library. Troubleshoots copiers, printers, microfilm machine and computers. Assists patrons with the use of technology and information resources. Oversees all Interlibrary Loans. Performs various clerical functions and other duties as assigned for the Adult Services Department. This position reports to the Head of Adult Services. This position requires daytime hours and some Saturdays.


Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - AND - current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association are required. Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Organization and attention to detail a must. Excellent task management skills and comfort with technology is essential for this position. Knowledge of the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS helpful. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and with others.


Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week position at $17.87 per hour. 


Closing Date: April 4


Please apply online at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

The Board of Trustees of Ashburnham, MA's Stevens Memorial Library seeks a visionary leader with strong strategic planning and financial management skills and a record of enhancing public library services.  The new director will be able to articulate, support and promote the Library's mission and collaborate with the Trustees, staff, volunteers and the community it serves.


Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; enrollment in an accredited MLS program considered; three (3) years professional experience in a library including at least one (1) year in a supervisory position; experience in a C/W MARS library preferred.


Salary:  $55,000 to $68,000 depending on experience and qualifications


Closing Date: April 15, 2019 but resumes will be accepted until the position is filled


Send: To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume by April 15, 2019 to Chair of the Board of Trustees (Ash.Library@comcast.net) )

 

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Library Director, Lake Region Public Library, Devils Lake, ND

Department: Public Library

Reports to: Library Board of Directors

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000 

 

Scope of the Position

Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the needs of the Lake Region community. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication, supervisory, technical and budgetary skills who will lead the Lake Region Public Library in its service to the community.

 

Qualifications

  • A Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-Accredited institution is preferred; however, a master's degree or bachelor's degree in a related or appropriate field will be considered.
  • Three years of library experience preferred
  • One year of supervisory experience preferred

 

Essential Duties

  1. Relate effectively with Board, staff, patrons, and others in the community.
  2. Assist Library Foundation with Fundraising initiatives.
  3. Hire, train, and supervise staff, including: 
    • Set and follow necessary personnel procedures implementing the City policies and laws
    • Prioritize, schedule and assign staff duties; as well as evaluate and provide feedback
    • Create a positive work environment
  1. Oversee collection development, including print and non-print resources:
    • Maintain balance in ensuring opposing viewpoints are presented in the collection
    • Obtain new materials and plan for the disposal of outdated materials
    • Provide resources for adults, teens, and children
  1. General Library Administration
    • Develop and oversee the library budget
    • Create, implement, and enforce necessary library policies with the Board's approval to maintain quality operation of the library for patrons and community
    • Determine maintenance needs for library infrastructure and long-range planning
    • Oversee cleaning and cleanliness of the library facility
  1. Lead the integration of information technology in library programs and resources
  2. Create and promote awareness of library programs and resources available to the community through multiple events each year, including: 
    • Outreach events for the public
    • Education opportunities for the public and local  school systems
  1. Collaborate with other libraries and organizations when mutually beneficial 
  2. Work to achieve and maintain all North Dakota Library Coordinating (NDLCC) Public Library Standards. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Competence in current library technologies
  • Selection and organization of library materials
  • Reference and information services
  • Library administration, budgeting, and management of personnel
  • Applicable bylaws and procedures

Must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Leadership/supervisory ability and decision making skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Math proficiency
  • Computer skills such as typing, email, processing software, etc.
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent communication with school-aged children

Must demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Maintain standards of conduct
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

 

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Endure extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties include occasional climbing or balancing (ladders), pushing/pulling items, lifting/carrying up to 40 lbs, keyboarding, reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching. 
  • Must have transport to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job:

  • Duties are performed in an office environment. Hazards are minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile people.  Noise level is low to moderate.

 

This description is not intended as a complete list of duties, skills, and responsibilities or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended as a reasonable outline of principle job elements essential to meeting the performance standards of this position.

The City of Devils Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested parties may apply for this position by : Applying Here

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Youth Services Librarian, Pearl L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

The Town of Dudley seeks enthusiastic and creative candidates to join the dedicated staff of the Crawford Memorial Library as Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to youth from birth through 17 and their caregivers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach.
  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's children and young adult collections.
  • Provides reader's advisory service for youth and families.
  • Assists youth in the use of library and its resources.
  • Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services.
  • Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public.
  • Manages youth services budget.
  • Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director.
  • Trains and supervises youth volunteers.
  • Manages the children's department circulation desk, and assists front desk circulation staff when necessary.
  • Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in childhood education; Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred.
  • One or more years of direct experience with children/youth including story times, programming, collection management, reference and reader's advisory.
  • Thorough knowledge of children's literature required.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required.  
  • Proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications a must, as is a team spirit and positive attitude.

 

Position is full-time, 40 hours per week (includes one evening and rotating Saturdays). Competitive salary with full benefits.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references via email to personnel@dudleyma.gov by April 12, 2019.

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

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


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


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



Schedule

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

 

Responsibilities include

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

 

Minimum Requirements

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

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

 

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

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

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

 

Instructions to Applicants

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

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Teen Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, "City of Springfield: The Right Combination." We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


Our next Teen Services Librarian should be a future-ready go-getter, with a vision for how the Springfield City Library can have an impact on teen residents. The new Teen Services Librarian will be community-focused and community-savvy; highly knowledgeable of teen developmental needs and interests; and committed to lifelong learning and sharing of knowledge with others. The Teen Services Librarian will be a team player who recognizes the teen years as critical to people's success.



The Teen Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works with teen-serving staff throughout our library system. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library
  • Collection development of print and non-print materials
  • Programming
  • Reference services
  • Outreach and similar duties pertaining to teen services
  • Assisting in developing and providing system-wide teen services, initiatives, and collections. 

Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision may be exercised over other employees or volunteers, directly or indirectly.



Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science
  • Two years of specialized library experience related to services and collections for teens



Salary: The annual salary is $52,540.80 with a generous benefits package.



Application Instructions:

The closing date is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.



Questions are welcome, but all applications must be filed at the City's website.

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Head of Youth Services, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking an innovative and creative Youth Services Librarian to join our collaborative and friendly team as Head of Youth Services. The Library is on the waitlist for a new building, and this is the perfect opportunity for someone with energy and enthusiasm to build on a thriving base and make connections with a warm and welcoming community with expectations for high quality services.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:  

Directs and supervises the operations of the Youth Services Department. Provides training, evaluation, supervision and leadership to all staff assigned to the Children's Room and the Young Adult area. Coordinates children's and young adult activities with other library departments.

Plans and executes program planning and service delivery for children and teens that reflect a variety of diversified activities including but not limited to story times, Summer Reading Program, crafts, technology training, and instructional classes.

Develops and conducts programs for children, young adults, and parents or caregivers which encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and the use of the library facility and materials.

Provides community outreach and serves as liaison for but not limited to: school PTOs, public and private schools, school administration,  teachers and school librarians, preschools, and scout troops, and coordinates program planning to ensure complimentary services to students.

Selects materials for acquisition and withdrawal from the children's and young adult print and non-print collections.

Develops thematic bibliographies for different age groups, including resources for parents and caregivers.

Partners with local businesses and organizations to promote the library and its services to the youth of Lynnfield.

Develops promotional and publicity materials for all media outlets to highlight children's and young adult activities and services. Prepares calendars, newspaper articles, flyers, brochures, handouts, and other media as needed. Updates social media and the library website accordingly.

Monitors the condition of the Children's Room and Young Adult area to ensure an attractive, clean, stimulating and welcoming environment for children, young adults, parents and caregivers.

With Director and Assistant Director, develops and interprets children's services policies and procedures. Instructs and advises children, teen and caregivers and parents of same.

Serves as primary Youth Services Reference Librarian.

Performs duties in other library departments and participates in special library projects as needed. Performs a weekly schedule of adult reference work with a rotation of every fourth Saturday.

Prepares regular monthly and annual narratives and statistical reports for the Director.

Maintains an awareness of contemporary trends, issues and technology that affect children and teens, and updates library staff accordingly.

Develops short- and long-term goals and operation plans for Youth Services in conjunction with the Director and other library departments.

Attends meetings and represents the library on children / young adult services committee on a consortium and regional level. Serves as the primary authority on children and young adult services related to the responsibilities of the position.

Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a minimum of two to three years of progressive library and supervisory experience.
  • Exhibits creativity, energy, enthusiasm and love of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with parents, caregivers, teachers, the school administration and the community at large and ability to communicate well orally and in print with such.
  • Thorough knowledge of children and young adult literature. Considerable initiative in devising new and original children's and young adult programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a clean, attractive, engaging and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers.
  • Self-motivated, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Flexible team player with a positive attitude, and very strong commitment to customer service and an interest in working collaboratively.
  • Reliable transportation needed to run errands for programs and perform outreach to the community.
  • Must be able to work one scheduled evening per week and one scheduled Saturday per four-week rotation on the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Salary: $25.5020 to $28.6898 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week. Union position with full municipal benefits.

 

Application instructions: 

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Inglis, Library Director

Lynnfield Public Library

jinglis@noblenet.org

 

Review of candidates begins immediately and will continue until filled.

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Children's Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:
  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • Children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8. 

Saturday and evening hours required.


Salary: The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 


Requires:

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.


To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by March 21, 2019.  AA/EOE

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Library Director, Springfield Town Library, Springfield, VT

Join a vibrant Library, working to revitalize downtown Springfield, VT.  The Library enjoys a prominent Main Street location with strong customer orientation, while the Library Director works closely with many partner organizations such as: the Chamber and public access TV.  We are searching for a dynamic, community-oriented individual with experience in public library administration.  Unique opportunity for a passionate visionary who builds on current strengths to shape the future.  

The Library Director reports to the Town Manager, working in close cooperation with the advisory Board of Library Trustees and the Friends.


Overview of the Position

The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the Springfield Town Library. The Director is responsible for all operations of the Library, and for developing, managing, and implementing its program of services.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager while exercising independent judgment based on professional and technical knowledge.  The Director works in close cooperation with the Library Board of Trustees, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, goal setting, planning and evaluation, and may refer matters concerning library policy to the Library Board of Trustees for advice.

 

General Statement of Duties Performed (Not All-Inclusive) 

Strategic Vision and Planning

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services, assesses the need for improvement, and plans corrective actions
  • Assesses current and future community needs and interests, and develops programs and resources to meet those needs
  • Collaborates with library staff and the Board of Trustees to prepare a long-range plan, including goals and objectives and a program of services
  • Formulates and recommends policies, for approval by the Board of Trustees, to support and implement the library mission and program of services

 

Community Relations Management

  • Creates a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone, upholding the highest standards of service 
  • Participates with the Friends of the Springfield Town Library, providing advice and support as an ex officio member of the FOSTL Board of Directors
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations, the general public, news media and municipal bodies
  • Promotes, publicizes and advocates for the library through news releases, social media, blogs and other traditional and non-traditional means available
  • Develops outreach services to extend library services beyond the library building
  • Participates as a member in civic and service organizations
  • Serves as the representative of the library, speaking before community, civic and other organizations to promote and publicize library services
  • Monitors public perceptions of the library and addresses patron complaints and public criticism of the library

  

Human Resources Management

  • Supervises and schedules staff and volunteers, assigning tasks to make effective use of individual talents
  • Recruits and hires qualified library employees
  • Oversees training and professional development of library staff
  • Evaluates the performance of all library staff on a regular basis, using those evaluations to provide guidance and assistance as needed
  • Recommends merit step increases under the Town's Personnel Regulations and the collective bargaining agreement, and terminates employees following established procedures
  • Motivates and encourages staff in improving job performance and abilities
  • Creates a positive workplace environment fostering cooperation, collaboration, civility, inclusion and safety 
  • Maintains personnel records


Financial Management

  • Prepares the annual budget request, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and library staff, for presentation to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen
  • Manages the approved library budget, including authorizing expenditures by the Town Finance Department
  • Maintains financial records and prepares financial reports to the Town and Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Works with the FOSTL Board to develop a budget to support the library mission
  • Develops grant and other funding sources, including the "E-Rate discount."

 

Collection Management

  • Supervises the selection, acquisition preparation, and withdrawal of library materials, to meet community needs and in compliance with the library's Collection Development Policy
  • Ensures that cataloging and classification of library materials adheres to accepted standards
  • Maintains accurate records of public use of the collections

 

Information Technology Management

  • Oversees maintenance of computers, network equipment, software and other information technology required
  • Utilizes knowledge of library systems, best practices and marketplace issues to maximize efficient operation of library technologies
  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies in library and information services
  • Maintains statistical reporting tools, using data analysis to drive decision-making
  • Participates in the management of the Catamount Library Network

 

Facilities Management

  • Supervises the care and maintenance of the library building and grounds, including HVAC, communications, and security systems
  • Reviews current and future facility needs
  • Recommends improvements and future developments to meet changing community needs
  • Coordinates use of space for programs, meetings, and other events

This job description is intended to illustrate the range of duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and is not all-inclusive. The Library Director performs other duties as needed, including unforeseen responsibilities which may develop in the future.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or Library & Information Science) from a university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Professional public library experience, including progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Proficiency with computers, networks, electronic resources, social media and emerging technologies.
  • Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Koha.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, municipal departments, community organizations, individuals, and library stakeholders
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and analytical thinking
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends
  • Ability to train and supervise staff and volunteers, including assigning tasks, delegating responsibility, coordinating activities and evaluating job performance.
  • Ability to instruct staff and the public in using library technology
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement policies and strategic plans
  • Experience in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patrons and patron transaction records.

 

Special Circumstances or Conditions of Employment

As with all Library positions, the Library Director must be aware of and work in accordance with the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, the Springfield Town Library Policy Manual, the Town's Personnel Regulations and the Library collective bargaining agreement.  The Library Director must understand the importance and statutory requirement of confidentiality, and respect and maintain the confidentiality of Library patrons and patron records.  The Library Director is expected to be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Salary:  $56,085 - $71,885 depending on experience.  Position is full-time with benefits including healthcare and retirement. 


Deadline:  Send application, cover letter and resume no later than March 22, 2019 for a late starting date in May.  Mail to Human Resources Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT  05156 or email to toshr@vermontel.net    A completed and signed Town of Springfield application form is required.  The form is located on the Town website on job openings.  In addition, a job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com


Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) is in southeastern Vermont, a former center for precision manufacturing.  New developments include the Black River Innovation Campus, a new school computer curriculum, and planning for the Springfield Riverwalk.  The Library annual operating budget is $540,000; staff are active participants in the Catamount Library Network, a Koha consortium.

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Librarian I, Niagara Falls - Lasalle Branch, Niagara Falls, NY

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

 

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1. Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Lasalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike.



Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch
  • Prepares for and conducts programs
  • Assists in maintaining the branch's collections
  • Promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services
  • Performs outreach to community agencies as needed.

May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch. For complete job specifications, visit www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html

 

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.  
  • Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  • Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming 

 Classification: Librarian I - Civil Service



This is a Training & Experience Rated exam.  To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).

Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

 

Compensation:

Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

 

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga.org. Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14305

 

Review of applicants will begin March 26, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

 

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch  on Main Street and a second branch in Lasalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in  economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

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Outreach Coordinator/Youth Services Assistant Librarian, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset, MA

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility

Reporting to the Library Director, the Outreach Coordinator/ Youth Services Assistant Librarian organizes, directs, controls and promotes all outreach projects and assists with Children's focused programming at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. It is expected the Outreach Coordinator/ Youth Services Assistant Librarian keeps abreast to town wide activities, and works cooperatively with town departments to further promote all library functions.


Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director; is familiar with work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently and without specific instructions. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadline, or priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with the Director. Ordinarily, the employee plans and performs work independently while observing and following library policies and procedures. Has access to patron confidential information. 

 

Job Environment

Work at this level consists of varied work assignments, some of which involve non-standardized tasks, procedures and techniques, requiring evaluation and analysis to decide upon an appropriate response. Problem solving with patrons may require considerable effort on occasion. Position has constant contact with the public to provide information services and guided instruction to people of all ages.  Other contacts are with state and regional library associations, other city employees, historical societies, vendors, other government agencies, universities, schools and teachers, and media outlets.  Contacts are made in person, by phone, e-mail, or in writing.  

 

Position 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.

 

Essential Functions

  • Runs library's robust outreach program, including but not limited to attending town wide programs, working closing with Recreation Department, Senior Center, and Veteran Department. Creatively looking for further collaboration with all town departments. 
  • Covers the reference, children's and circulation desks as needed, answering research and reference questions in person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Works in the Children's Room , assisting children with information requests and programming.
  • Troubleshoot public internet stations, photocopier, Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) self-checkout stations, and other equipment.
  • Attends network-wide meetings to keep abreast of news, policy changes, and trends.
  • Provide readers advisory service to the general population.
  • Other duties completed as assigned



Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Employee works in a moderately quiet library and is required to sit, talk, listen, hear, and use hands more than 2/3rd of the time; stand, walk and reach with hands and arms up to 1/3rd of the time.
  • Employee lifts up to 10 lbs.
  • Normal vision is required for the position.
  • Equipment operated includes office machines, computers, and audio/visual equipment.

Education and Experience

  • A master's Degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university preferred but not required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A candidate for this position should have knowledge of the following:
  • Library practices and procedures
  • Research methods, including online research
  • Library-specific and standard office computer applications
  • Automated resource sharing systems

 

Skill in:

  • Oral and written communication
  • Use of library specific and standard office applications
  • Research, including electronic research
  • Technical services and acquisitions workflows
  • Customer service
  • Use of mobile devices and library applications


Salary: $45,300 - $61,298 in 8 steps

Schedule: 35 hours/week


To Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@cohassetma.org with SUBJECT: Outreach Coordinator/YSAL SEARCH.

This 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.

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

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications: 

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

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

 

Application Instructions:

Submit an application form, cover letter and resume to:  Connie Marr, Head of Youth Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664, or email: cmarr@clamsnet.org. The application form can be found on-line at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/jobs.aspx or in-person at the South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Libraries.


This position will be open until filled.


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


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

 

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Library Circulation Supervisor, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Job Title:                                Library Circulation Supervisor

Department/ Division:      Yarmouth Town Libraries       

Union Affiliation:                Non-Union

Status:                                   Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Pay Grade:                            Grade 9, Step 5 to start

Hours Per Week:                 M-F, w/one evening per week, and week-end hours in monthly rotation

Pay Rate:                               Starting $23.82 per hour, plus benefits

 

The Town of Yarmouth is searching for a Circulation Supervisor to join their Library team! Working under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Circulation Supervisor manages library access and customer service in two locations, including supervision of 3 full-time, 3 permanent part-time and 6 on-call substitute Circulation staff.



Essential Functions:

  •  Plans and organizes Circulation training, staff and service evaluations, scheduling and work assignments. 
  • Selects some non-print; assists with ordering and weeding.
  • Reader's advisory services; instructs patrons and staff on how to use the library and library technology.

 

  • Administers the front desk and ILS, providing an appealing, functional and safe space for staff and for the public.
  • Promotes library services through outreach programs to community groups.
  • Directs and executes publicity, displays, calendars of activities, press releases, and promotion of library programs and services.
  • Monitors expenditures and recommends purchases for department.

  • Interprets policy and explains procedures to the staff and to the public.
  • Receives complaints or special requests, and tactfully provides the Library's response to resolve conflict.
  • Attends conferences, seminars; reads professional literature.
  • Covers the front desk as back-up at two locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

  • Compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding library circulation services.
  • Assists with special projects.
  • Prepares regular reports for review by Director. Writes and manages grants.  

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred; 1-2 years' experience in Circulation services in a public library helpful.  Awareness of trends in literature, library programming and technology are critical.

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving materials and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision and hearing correctable to "normal ranges."

 

Application Procedure:

Send application form, resume, and cover letter to Library Director Jane Cain at jcain@clamsnet.org with "Circulation Supervisor" in the subject line. The application form can be found on-line at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/jobs.aspx or in-person at the South Yarmouth Library.

 

The Town of Yarmouth requires a CORI/SORI check for all employees and volunteers.

 

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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


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

Hourly rate is $13.00.


To Apply:

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

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Youth Librarian, City of Pendleton, Pendleton, OR

The City of Pendleton is accepting applications from remarkable library professionals interested in serving the community as Youth Librarian.

This creative, highly organized and youth-oriented person will:

  • Plan and implement library services for children of all ages and their families
  • Coordinate library service to schools, childcare providers and other community partners serving children
  • Be a public advocate for children's literacy and library services; and be responsible for social media for the Library. 


Qualifications:

Applicants must have the following:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional librarianship
  • Knowledge of early learning and literacy
  • Skill in performing promotional and community outreach activities
  • Ability to plan, perform and manage a full range of children's programs including story programs, summer reading and reading readiness activities for children, teens and parents
  • Ability to select age appropriate materials for youth
  • Proficiency with development, creation and  oversight of social media
  • Ability to provide readers' advisory and reference service. 

Minimum qualifications: Master's Degree in library science, or enrollment in an MLS program to graduate within the year, plus one year of responsible experience providing library service to youth.  English/Spanish bilingual skills a plus. 


Work schedule will include evenings and weekends, 40 hours per week, beginning salary $3,707 per month with excellent benefits. 


To Apply:

Applications are available from the Personnel Office at Pendleton City Hall or the Library, 500 SW Dorion, or at www.pendleton.or.us/employment.  Cover letter, resume, completed City application form and supplemental questionnaire required.  Open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head, Public Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

Focusing on the total user experience, The Head, Public Services oversees, coordinates, participates in, and continuously advances the Library's Public Services operations -- Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related activities.


Reporting to the Library Director and partnering with the Head, Technical Services, the Head, Public Services is a key member of the Library's management group. In addition, the Head, Public Services serves as selector for materials in defined areas of the adult collections. 

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the position's duties and responsibilities. The full-time 40 hours/week work schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts.

A traditional New England coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, the Town of Marblehead features a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library. 

Come join a dedicated, creative and energetic team, at an exciting time in the Library's history, as we move forward from celebrating our 140th anniversary to planning for a major building renovation!



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly oversees staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Public Services area. Coordinates the Public Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or coordinates the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Public Services.
  • Coordinates and oversees all staff providing Reference service in performance of duties.
  • Selects materials for purchase in assigned areas of the adult collections, including informational resources in both print and electronic formats.  Makes recommendations regarding the development and management of materials in these collections.
  • In consultation with the Library Director, oversees scheduling to ensure adequate coverage of public service desks (Circulation, Reference, Children's Room). Modifies daily schedules, when needed.
  • Provides input on Public Services issues, for the Director.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library public services and proposes ways to move the Library's public services forward.
  • In coordination with the Head, Technical Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in the Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.


Qualifications 

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a library public services supervisory position.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy, including ability to explain technology to users.
  • Flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.


Salary Range

$54,549.33 - $72,542.48, annually


Closing Date
Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received by March 8th, 2019.


Applications

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

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Librarian I - Children's Services, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Are you passionate about providing programs and services to children and their families? Do you love creativity, playful learning, and exploring new ideas, while producing fun and educational experiences? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.

The White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to work in The Trove, our library for children. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services to children and adults, plan and conduct programs, lead classes and workshops, and other responsibilities as assigned. The Trove is looking to expand its STEAM-related offerings for elementary school aged children, so experience planning and implementing relevant programs will be given special consideration. Candidates should genuinely enjoy working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in library or information science (MLS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices. Spring 2019 graduates are welcome to apply.

Special Requirements:

Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.


Starting Salary:

$53,689; excellent benefits


To Apply: 

If interested, please email cover letter and resume by March 20 to: Joshua Carlson, Youth Services Manager, jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.



About White Plains:

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 57,000 residents, the City's population expands to 150,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.

The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items. In addition to the Trove, the library for children, in 2013 the Library opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. Recently the Library opened the Hub, a library for adults that includes a café and bookstore.


The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Makerspace Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the spring semester to assist in launching our brand new Makerspace.  The Makerspace, opened earlier this year, is a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. Curious patrons of all ages are clamoring to explore the space that is equipped with everything from 3D printers to sewing machines and an array of other paper and handicrafts.

 

Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of the Makerspace including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the space organized, and assisting with a wide range of projects. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our Maker Librarian and dedicated team of staff!

 

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students or recent graduates pursuing a career in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic about the maker movement.

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week, ability to assist with Makerspace programming preferred.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly

 

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program, enjoy working with crafts/technology and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong organizational and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on March 8, 2019.

 

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

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Branch Library Supervisor, Springfield City Library- Mason Square Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, driven, community-engaged candidates for the Branch Library Supervisor position at our Mason Square Branch Library. 

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by March 3, 2019.

 

We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

 

The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Mason Square Branch Library with a focus on oversight of all branch activities and on adult services. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 
  • This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. 
  • Will provide adult and other neighborhood-based programming.


Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. 

Supervision must be exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. 

 

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.
  • The preferred candidate will have three years of progressive professional library experience.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $55,241.16. The closing date for this position is Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter with the application.

 

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Information Services Librarian, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual with exemplary customer service skills to join our Information Services team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The information services librarian will be responsible for assisting customers with reference inquiries and reader's advisory

  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of a specified area of the adult collection
  • Developing and executing adult programming, including hands-on high-tech and low-tech maker programming
  • Conducting one-on-one and small group computer classes on a variety of subjects
  • Working on other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated and tech-savvy, and work well in a team environment. The successful candidate will be informed about current trends in public library services to adults and teens. 

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution or MLS candidate.
  • Must have at least one year's experience in customer service.
  • Public library experience preferred, but not required. 

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per-week position that includes evening and weekend hours. Benefits include paid holiday, sick, and personal time, as well as four-weeks' vacation, health insurance, and a defined pension plan. Salary meets CLA minimum guidelines for MLS professional positions.

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director via email atlhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org No phone calls please. Closing date will be Friday, March 15th.

The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer. 

 

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Young Adult / Assistant Children's Librarian, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

The Young Adult Librarian will manage the young adult collections and programs. The YA Librarian will manage scheduling in the newly created Turner Free Studio as well as utilize the Studio for teen programming. The YA Librarian must be innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service oriented. The position requires an ability to provide exemplary service to teens from seventh grade through high school from a large array of national, lingual, and cultural backgrounds.


The YA Librarian must be able to interact with teens, manage the YA materials budget, develop and maintain the teen collections efficiently and creatively with an eye towards innovation, and develop, plan, execute, and advertise a variety of programs, grants, and displays throughout the school year and in the summer, including but not limited to summer reading, teen advisory board, and a variety of clubs. The YA Librarian, in their role as assistant children's librarian will provide programming for tweens, coverage in the children's room, as well as a children's story time every other Saturday. The YA Librarian will provide staff supervision in the evenings, on weekends, and may be required to work at the circulation desk occasionally. The YA librarian will provide problem solving solutions to appropriate circumstances; routinely addressing complaints and resolving complications.

 

Supervision

Reports directly to the Library Director, but generally works in collaboration with the Children's Department Head.

 

Work Environment

Work is performed under typical public library conditions. This is a full-time, non-union, 35-hr per week position. The schedule will be Tues-Fri with alternating Monday nights and Saturdays. There is some moderate to heavy lifting of books and other materials.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an A.L.A accredited program (or expected MLS within the next 6 months).
  • Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work with and a serve diverse community
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player.
  • Advanced technology knowledge preferred as well advanced children's and teen collection development skills.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary Range: $51,158-$67,319 (8 steps)

 

Please submit all resumes to Library Director, Elizabeth LaRosee at elarosee@ocln.org no later than end of business March 22, 2019. Town of Randolph is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a creative, innovative and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II

 

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

  • Create and distribute publicity for Children's events including but not limited to:
    • Monthly calendar
    • Newsletter Descriptions
    • Press Releases
    • Flyers
    • Announcements and photos for Facebook
  • Coordination and presentation of Children's Programs including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling of Music Performers and Read to a Dog
    • Storytimes
    • Craft Programs
    • Monthly Family Program
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs
    • LEGO Club
    • Some outreach programs and/or School Summer Reading visits as required
    • Create self-directed activities for children to complete while in the Children's Room.
  • Arrange for Display Case displays; keep an inventory of art and craft supplies, collect donated supplies and keep Craft Room organized
  • Provide support as needed at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Other duties as assigned



Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Knowledge of MS Publisher.
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Ability to plan, create and deliver a variety of children's programming 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to design graphical flyers and publicity.
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Canva; knowledge of programming languages for Children such as Scratch or Blockly 

 

Hours: This is a 19 hour a week position (Part-time)

Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in any of the following ways:

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 Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  

 

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

 

 

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

Are you creative, energetic, warm and enthusiastic?  The Reading Pubic Library has an opening for a full-time children's librarian. This professional librarian will join our team and be responsible for providing high quality library programs and services for library users aged birth through grade 5 and their families, as well as supporting teachers, caregivers and other early learning professionals.


Essential Functions

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

  1. Provides direct assistance to library users aged birth through grade 5 and their families, as well as supporting teachers,caregivers and other early learning professionals; services include reference, research, reader's advisory, and instruction in the use of materials, equipment, and technology.

  2. Responsible for curation, selection and weeding of assigned portions of the library collection.

  3. Responsible for planning and implementing library programs for users aged birth through grade 5 and their families and caregivers.

  4. Keeps abreast of library and network policies and procedures.

  5. Informs library users of and enforces library policies.

  6. Supports the public relations efforts of the library; opportunities include contributing to social media/website content, developing promotional materials, and creating displays.

  7. As needed, prepares grant applications and overseeing these grants as they are awarded.

  8. Works collaboratively with the school media specialists, town departments, businesses and community groups as needed.

  9. Assists with school and community outreach, bringing library resources beyond the building to targeted segments of the population.

  10. Provides customer service,circulation control,and general assistance at public service desks.

  11. Participates in town, NOBLE, state-wide and regional meetings and committees as needed.

  12. Has access to confidential information.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library Scienceand

  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

 

Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Position Descriptions for Librarian - Children's Services. Applicant should state education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Applications will be accepted in the following address:

Human Resources Office

16 Lowell Street

Reading, MA 01867

and online at www.readingma.gov.

 

Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available upon request.  

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

 

Position Definition: 

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

 

Supervision Received: 

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

Supervision Exercised: 

Provides task supervision to Library Pages and volunteers as assigned.

 

Examples of Essential Job Duties:

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


Salary: 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

 

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

Employment Application: https://www.avonct.gov (under job opportunities)


Send Completed Application to: 

Denise Dwyer

Personnel Administrator

60 West Main Street

Avon, CT 06001

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

Salary: $18.50/hour



To Apply: 

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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

 

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree.  

 

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

Schedule: Afternoon, Evening and Weekend shifts available.


To Apply:

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

 

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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality libraryservice to children, young teens, parents, teachers,and caregivers.  


Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:

  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • The children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  

Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: 

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.govby  March 3, 2019. AA/EOE

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Adult Services Librarian, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Are you an enthusiastic, tech savvy, self-directed librarian who is a curious learner with a sense of humor and excellent customer service and engagement skills? This position may be for you. 

 

Simsbury Public Library is looking for team members to help meet the information needs of the community, support our Innovators' Workshop and promote the Library, its programs and services through a variety of means including participation at outreach events. 

 

 

Position Description and Job Functions

  • Greets Library users and offers assistance 
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory guidance to adults and teens, as well as to children, as needed 
  • Assures the confidentiality of library use and library patron accounts 
  • Performs opening and closing procedures in the Adult Services Department 
  • Assists and instructs community members in using Library services, equipment, technology and facilities, both one-on-one and in group settings 
  • Assists in providing interlibrary loan and resource sharing services 
  • Assists with use of personal technology devices 
  • Recommends or selects material, both print and non-print, for acquisition and withdrawal 
  • Troubleshoots Library equipment and technology including AV, PCs, printers, copiers, scanners 
  • Collaborates with all Library departments and staff in order to provide the best possible service for the community

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science. Proficiency in reference services and with Library automation, personal computers, software applications, tablets, android and smart phones, as well as social media.  Strong customer service skills essential.  Previous experience desirable. 

 

 

Schedule: 4-16 hours/week with an evening and weekend rotation and occasional weekday hours. 

Salary: $28.16/hour. 

Apply at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close February 19, 2019.  

 

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Library Director, Pembroke Town Library, Pembroke, NH

The town of Pembroke, New Hampshire (population of 7,000) is seeking a Library Director. 

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. Experience in library related supervision and MLS preferred. 

 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and that will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

 

Salary range $45,000 -$55,000, commensurate with experience.  

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to pembrokelibrarytrustees@gmail.com by March 1, 2019.  No phone calls please. Please visit this link for a detailed job description. 

 

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library - Forest Park Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning (Urban Libraries Council Innovation Honors, Business West 40 Under 40 & Woman of Impact, Massachusetts Literacy Champions) public library. Due to a retirement, we are recruiting candidates for Branch Supervisor. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by February 19 at 11:59 pm. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library with a focus on oversight on all branch activities and on children's services. The person selected for this position will be responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 


This will include personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision will exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. Will provide children's and other neighborhood-based programming.


Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The NEW annual salary is $55,241.68.  The closing date for this position is Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Branch Supervisor.


Questions can be directed to: 

Jean M. Canosa Albano, Assistant Director for Public Services

Springfield City Library---All Yours, Just Ask

220 State Street 
Springfield MA 01103 
(413) 263-6828, ext. 291 
jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org

 

 

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Weekend Reference Librarian (Part-Time Substitute), 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 two weekends per month (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm), and will have some opportunities to work on an on-call basis for day, night, and/or extra weekend shifts. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

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: Completed BA/BS; with MLIS in progress or completed

[Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1); $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)

Closing Date: 02/18/2019


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to babin@noblenet.org, or Allison Babin, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 by February 18, 2019.

 

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Library Supervisor, Longview Public Library, Longview, TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Community Services

Job Number: 2018-072

Location: Longview, TX

 

Description

Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned operations of the Longview Public Library; oversees and participates in the delivery of library programs and services to patrons; coordinates the maintenance and development of assigned collections; responds to patron inquiries and concerns; represents and promotes the Library within the community; and supervises assigned personnel.

 

Examples of Duties

  • Oversees and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Library's Circulation, Reference, Adult Services, Youth Services and/or Digital Services functions
  • Provides for the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community
  • Participates in the development, implementation, administration, and/or review of the Library's Work Plan, policies, and procedures
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel
  • Monitors and ensures staff compliance with the Library's policies and procedures

 

Minimum Requirements

Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), and three years experience supervising circulation, reference, adult, youth and/or digital service library functions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.


Salary 

$42,624.92 Annually


Physical Demands/Work Environment

Work is performed in a public library environment. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds. Must be able to push/pull library carts and lift/carry library materials.

 

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Head of Reference, Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME

The Bangor Public Library seeks a librarian to serve as the Head of the Reference Department. The position is responsible for leading a dynamic team of five full-time staff and two part-time staff who provide reference services, while also coordinating special collections, local history, adult programming, digital literacy classes, art gallery exhibits, art collections, and part of the Library's interlibrary loan responsibilities. The Head of Reference is a member of a team of staff in leadership roles who work with the Director to provide vision and direction to the Library.


The Library seeks a candidate with a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or international equivalent) and a minimum of five years of experience working directly with the public. We are looking for a someone with unparalleled leadership, listening, communication, and organizational skills; someone who can direct, support, and delegate work to library staff; someone who can help to represent the Bangor Public Library to the greater Bangor community and statewide library community. Candidates with supervisory experience in a library environment and candidates with a subject specialization will receive additional consideration.


The position is available immediately and the Library hopes to fill the position by May of this year. The current salary range for the position is $45,300 to $60,840.


Review of applications will begin on February 18, and applications will be accepted until the search committee closes the pool to new applicants. Applicants, please email Tina Hustus (thustus@bangorpubliclibrary.org) a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The full job description can be found online at https://www.bangorpubliclibrary.org/employment/.

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(3) Part-Time Librarians, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT

Job Title: PT Librarian  

Hourly Rate:  $23.00   Must be able to work days, evenings and Saturdays         


General Statement of Duties: The Rockville Public Library in Vernon, CT is hiring three part-time librarians who will each work 19 hours per week. One with a focus on children's services, one with a teen focus, and one focusing on adult services. Each part-time librarian must work to plan, organize, and supervise library programs in their respective area. Each librarian must also perform professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.
 
Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Library Director or designee.
 
Supervision Exercised: Assigns work to Library Assistants and other staff within the designated department.
 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Receives oral and written instruction form the Library Director
  • Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and library schedule
  • Organizes programs with schools, parent groups and other community organizations
  • Develops and conducts programs in designated department, and encourages use of library facilities and materials
  • Develops advertising material to publicize programs and services of the library
  • Examines professional publications, and other sources, for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials
  • Helps build book collection, periodicals and communication materials through consultations with Director and other staff members
  • Arranges book displays
  • Prepares reading lists for school and community distribution
  • Keeps up-to-date on current library trends
  • Trains and oversees work assignments of Library Assistants and other departmental staff
  • Regular and punctual attendance


Other Job Functions Duties:

  • Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Director.
  • Reports goals achieved to the Director.
  • Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and perform repetitive tasks with hands, wrists and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, kneel, use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects or controls and reach with hands and arms; may be required to perform repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch. May regularly be required to lift, push or pull up to 30 pounds. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work 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 essentials functions.


Employee performs a variety of simple tasks following instructions provided. Some tasks require independent judgment and initiative.
May be exposed to dust, book mold and mildew; fluctuations in inside temperature & electro-magnetic radiation as a computer screen. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately loud.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong knowledge of library services provided in a public library setting;
  • Strong knowledge of library principles and practices,
  • Thorough knowledge of library programming;
  • Knowledge of community reading interests, books, authors and other general literature and reference materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of computers used in a public library.
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions;
  • Ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with employees and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to develop and implement library programs.
  • Ability to follow and give written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them;
  • Ability to be in charge of library during some shifts;
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

A Police background check will be required.


Experience & Training: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, with at least two (2) years in professional library experience, and some supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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Youth Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative Youth Services Librarian with a collaborative style to supervise Library Aides and Teen Services Coordinator and to oversee the Youth Services department in its daily function of literacy promotion, programs, and reference services while providing a safe and friendly atmosphere.

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, 1-3 years of supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off. Pay scale is Non Union NU-17 $20.58 to $25.72 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330. Applications will be accepted until  2/19/19.

 

For more information, contact Sarah Schultz-Nielsen, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or

e-mail sarah@lithgowlibrary.org.

 

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Part-Time Teen Services Library Programmer, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Woods Branch Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic and engaging part-time teen services programmer to work in our very popular after-school teen and tween program from 2:00pm-5:00pm, 1-3 shifts per week. 


The successful candidate must have an interest and/or experience working with middle school students, be capable of designing and implementing appropriate STEM-based activities, be able to engage teens and tweens in conversation, encourage their participation in activities, and have the ability to manage large groups of teens and tweens. Education and Library Science students are encouraged to apply. 


This position pays $27.59 for MLS degree holders and $19.45 for non-MLS degree holders. Send a resume and cover letter to Fairfield Piblic Library, Jennifer Laseman - Teen Services via email: jlaseman@fplct.org

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Part-Time Branch Librarian, Beverly Public Library - Farms Branch, Beverly Farms, MA

The part-time branch librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Branch Services.  This is a part-time position with one morning and one evening per week year round and every Saturday October through May.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for working as a reference/circulation/children's librarian at a busy, service-oriented branch library. The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment.
  • Must be able to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.
  • Must be adept at working with children, adults, and young adults.
  • Plans, coordinates, and presents services, resources, and programs designed to interest children.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Conducts story hours and other programs in the library and in the community designed to develop among children a love of reading and learning.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the branch library building.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as PCs, printers, LCD projector, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of patrons in the Library.
  • Ensures that supplies are stocked.

 

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: BA/BS

Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1), $25.90/hour (Staff Librarian), depending on qualifications

Closing Date: 02/08/2019


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit resumes to Martha Morgan, Beverly Public Library - Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email mamorgan@noblenet.org no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

 

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic substitute Reference librarian to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, able to work independently and have outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of reference sources, current popular literature, and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Shifts will vary, but primarily include evening and weekend hours. MLS or MLS candidacy required. ACORI will be required for the successful candidate.

Salary: $23.40/hr.tostart. AA/EOE.

 

Resumes received by February 11, 2019 will receive priority.

 

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Emily Tricco at TriccoE@sudbury.ma.us

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Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Job Title: Adult Services and Technology Specialist  

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides adult services. Provides technology support and training to the community via individual support and classes. Oversight of technical software and hardware, technology planning, website development, and maintenance. Manages ILS software and reports. Workflow and procedure development. Provides assistance, training and mentoring to the staff in oversight of circulation, cataloging, classification and maintenance of the library collection. Creates marketing materials, catalogs, and develops programming. Develops new programming and introduces new technology. Stays up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Utilize social media for outreach and to inform library users. Maintains log of computer network changes. 

 

Job Requirements:‪

  • 2 years minimum experience providing ‪technical support
  • Library program development, marketing and hosting
  • Office suite; Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook
  • Outlook & Outlook Express email configuration,
  • In depth knowledge of Windows OS
  • ‪PC imaging and configuration
  • Savvy with search engine techniques
  • Experience with Mac and ILS is preferred, but not required
  • Website design and development
  • Library circulation software support
  • Procedure development and writing
  • Grant writing
  • TCP/IP, Routers, WAPs, Wireless, and other networking devices
  • Spyware / adware removal tools / antivirus programs

 

Job Duties:

  • Apply skills described above to resolve clients' issues
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, network issues & peripherals
  • Provide reference and reader's advisory service to phone-in, walk-in and web-based reference patrons as well as assist with general desk duties.
  • Troubleshoot technology problems for staff and public including issues with the Internet, social media, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, computer applications and library system software.
  • Perform collection development activities as assigned.
  • Attend professional workshops, continuing education courses, and regional and network seminars and meetings.
  • Represent the library to community groups as assigned.
  • Evaluate and prioritize the needs of the library's adult services on a regular basis 
  • Removal of viruses/malware
  • Software upgrades and installation
  • PC Imaging and configuration
  • Helping end users understand software
  • Call clients' vendors for warranty and troubleshooting issues


Accountability: Reports to the Library Director. Works collaboratively with the Library Director, Circulation Assistants, Youth Services Librarian and Youth Services Assistant.


Experience: MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program OR A bachelor's degree in a related field AND two (2) years of any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Will consider applicants who are in their final semester of their Masters in Library Science program from an accredited institution.Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite required and graphic arts experience is desirable. Experience helping staff and the public with technology questions and training. Wide knowledge of computer software, hardware, internet, and mobile devices required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred. Knowledge of Deep Freeze, firewalls and security software preferred.


Salary: Full time salaried.  
Benefits: Medical, Dental
Schedule: 40 hours per week; be available to work evenings and Saturday hours.
Deadline: Open until filled. 


To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at Director@kingston-library.org

Kingston Community Library is an EEOC employer.                                                                        (app. 12/18)

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Director of Children's Services, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic leader dedicated to children's library services to serve as head of our vibrant children's department. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of children's literature, strong reader's advisory and customer service skills, as well as demonstrated ingenuity in children's programming. This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the Libraries' management team, works closely with other department heads and managers towards a shared vision of the Library.

 

The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to collaboration, community outreach experience, and knowledge of current trends and technologies in library services to children. 

 

Qualifications: MLS or MS in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required; minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in a public library setting with a focus on children's services, and two years supervisory experience.

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per week position including evening and weekend shifts. The starting salary is $70,070. The Libraries offer a generous benefits package including paid vacation time, health insurance and a defined pension plan. 

 

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org by Friday, February 8th. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.

 

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Part Time Librarian - Children's/Public Services, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

Job Title:   Librarian

Rate:       $26.06 per hour 

Schedule:   Part-time hours (19 hours/week maximum)

                                                                

Summary of Job Duties:  

To cover multiple temporary leaves, the Peabody Institute Library seeks a part-time temporary librarian to work through August of 2019 in the Children's and Public Services Departments.  This position requires some evening and weekend hours and the ideal candidate will be flexible with scheduling.  Reports to the Director and Assistant Director. Responsible for providing public services to library patrons in the Children's and Public Services Departments.  Specific duties may include the following:

 

Public Service Responsibilities

● Provide circulation, reference and readers' advisory services at busy Children's and Public Services desks

● Answer reference and homework help inquiries

● Assist patrons with library technology; troubleshoot hardware, software/network problems

 

Collection Development and Management

● Develop print collections to meet the needs of children ages 0-11 years

● Use print and electronic selection tools to evaluate materials for children

 

Programming

● Develop and conduct public programs, including storytimes that meet the needs of children

● Maintain public and staff calendars of Children's Department programs

● Create and distribute promotional material for Children's Library programs, including summer reading program through press releases, e-newsletter, flyers and social media

 

 Readers' Advisory Services

● Demonstrate familiarity with materials in the Children's collection

● Provide readers' advisory services to children and adults in person, by phone and online

● Create readers' advisory content for library displays, blog and social media

 

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor's degree and two years relevant experience.  Candidates who are currently enrolled in a bachelor's program, who have demonstrated progress toward degree, may be considered.  Experience working with children required; public library experience preferred.  Successful candidate will have relevant experience that includes outstanding technology, communication and public service skills.  Interested persons should contact Library Assistant Director Gerri Guyote for more information at guyote@noblenet.org .

 

Qualified candidates apply on or before January 23, 2019 at the City of Peabody Human Resources Office, City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960, or via email to ctrombley@peabody-ma.gov or via fax at 978-278-1544.  Optionally, candidates may apply directly to guyote@noblenet.org . The City of Peabody is an EOE.

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Adult Services Librarian L-1, Mount Pleasant Library 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range:  $19.86-25.59 per hour

Hours:  Full-time with benefits

Posted: January 14, 2019

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Duties: 

Responsible for the direct provision of services to the adults and teens of the Mount Pleasant Community Library.  Primary duties include the provision of reference and readers advisory assistance, collection development, and teen, adult, and community programs that are relevant to the populations served.

The Adult Services Librarian participates in the development of library service at the library as well as in community outreach activity, and oversees volunteer workers.  Coverage at other libraries and departments as needed.  Hours include some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited library school.  A strong background in programming and in providing library services to adults from a culturally diverse community is preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.

 

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:   

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

 

An Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

 

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Library Director, Ames Public Library, Ames, IA

Join Ames Public Library's team of passionate staff, engaged volunteers, and diverse partners in the heart of our vibrant community.

Ames Public Library's mission is to connect people to the world of ideas--in our recently-expanded building, on our Bookmobile, through outreach, and of course digitally.

We are looking for a director that understands the changing role of a modern public library, inspires creativity and innovation, supports the welcoming and inclusive environment that our community expects and celebrates, and nurtures connections with community partners and leaders.

 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 11th.

Under the administrative direction of the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees and in cooperation with city officials, the Library Director plans, directs, and coordinates all Library fiscal, operational and personnel activities to achieve the Library mission, goals and objectives within the context of community need and priorities; performs related work as required.


Specific Job Duties Include:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and assures the efficiency and effectiveness of all Library operations, facilities, services, collections and programs
  • Provides information, alternatives and recommendations regarding policy and service issues to the Library Board
  • Implements Board decisions
  • Develops protocol and procedures for Library operations, services, and programs
  • Develops and implements methods to measure community needs and Library effectiveness
  • Develops and implements short and long term strategic plans
  • Represents the Library in interactions with City administration, including active participation as a member of the City Manager's Executive Leadership Team
  • Prepares and presents reports to the City Manager and City Council

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups and the general public
  • Acts as liaison with a variety of local, regional and statewide organizations to develop collaborative relationships and promote the goals and objectives of the Library
  • Makes public presentations
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints
  • Represents the Library in professional organizations and on local boards and committees

  • Directs the selection, training, performance review and discipline of Library employees
  • Develops Library staff as a strong team through leadership, mentoring and providing staff development opportunities
  • Communicates with staff to determine vision and operational needs

  • Directs the preparation, presentation, and administration of the Library budget and capital improvement plan
  • Directs the application for grants and county, state and federal funds to enhance Library programs
  • Ensures proper and efficient use of all Library funds
  • Serves as an ex-officio director and administration support for the board of the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Advocates for the Library's interests with governmental agencies at the county, state, and federal level
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations


Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

 

                                                                                                                                         

Requirements:

     Education and Experience: Masters of Library Science degree from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association required. Must have seven years of increasingly responsible experience in public library management, including three years at the senior staff or management level.

     Licenses and Certificates: Public Library Certification by the State Library of Iowa (for further information, see www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/cert/director-certification/copy_of_table-layout-director-cert).


For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.AmesPublicLibrary.org/Director

                     

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames/jobs/2285555/library-director

 

 

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