Children’s Librarian

Dartmouth – Southworth Library

Full Time Children’s Librarian


35 per week
The Dartmouth Public Libraries are looking for a Children’s Librarian, someone who can work with a wide age-range, from infants and toddlers to teens. The libraries currently offer 3 weekly early literacy programs, Mother Goose on the Loose and Baby Songs for ages 0 – 2, and preschool story time for ages 3 and up. We will want to continue these programs.
This is a union position. The work schedule includes 1 evening a week till 8:00, and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. The Children’s Librarian is stationed at the Southworth Library, but may be asked to spend time at the branch library on occasion. Southworth Library is a Passport Application Acceptance Agency, and applicants will be asked if they are willing to become a passport agent. The job posting is attached.

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; three years professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary: $44,816 – $53,513 in 7 steps

Contact Information: 

Personnel Department
Town of Dartmouth
400 Slocum Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Or email to:

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Head of Information Technology

Middleborough Public Library

Part Time Head of Information Technology


Supports and maintains the Library’s hardware and software infrastructure including its connections to the SAILS network, the internet, telephone service, library databases and the video security network. Troubleshoots and solves hardware and software problems for staff and
patrons; performs installation and maintenance of staff and public computers, servers and related software; monitors overall system performance, implements improvements and works with the management team to develop long-range technology plans. Provides training to all technology
users as needed. Supervises occasional volunteers and temporary employees and/or interns.

Qualifications and Requirements
1. Education
a. Bachelor’s degree required.
b. Background in computer science preferred.
c. MLS or MLIS desired.
d. Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job.
2. Necessary Skills:
a. Hardware and software installation, maintenance and configuration.
b. Ability to work and communicate effectively with library management and staff.
c. Project management, troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
d. Web development / maintenance.
e. Ability to work independently.
3. Desired Skills
a. Experience with active directory domains, group policies, remote desktop and Server backup.
b. Experience with or knowledge of Sirsi-Dynix Workflows, Envisionware Computer Management software and Deepfreeze computer security software.

Salary: This is permanent, part-time benefited position, ranging from 25-30 hours per week. The position is included under the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Middleborough and the Massachusetts Library Staff Association, AFT-Mass (MLSA 4928). Starting salary may range from $16.67 – $22.21/hour, depending on starting grade. This position will normally be required to perform other duties outside the aforementioned areas in support of the effective operation of the library including some circulation, at least one evening per week, every other Saturday and one Sunday per month (when applicable). A more complete description of the position is available at

Contact Information: 

Send or email cover letter and resume to:
Jason M. Bloom, Director
Middleborough Public Library
102 North Main Street
Middleborough MA 02346

Itemcat3 updates

SAILS will have completed the itemcat3 updates to the database by October 3. This means that starting next Monday when you add items to the database you must be sure to enter an itemcat1 (used for circulation) itemcat2 (used to define audience for the item) and itemcat3 (broad categories for reporting.) We are not going to be doing any verification that these values are being added so if there is a problem next July with reports we won't be aware. This is also something you can't run reports for in Directors Station - it doesn't know about the itemcategory 3.

If you are unsure of what categories to use here are the definitions as set up by the MBLC:

Name - Description
AUDIO - Compact discs, cassettes etc., Playaways for books, etc.
DAUDIO -Downloadable audio (audiobooks, music)
DVIDEO -Downloadable video
E-BOOKS -E-books
ELECTRONIC - Materials in electronic format (including CD-ROM and video games)
MICROFORMS - Materials in microforms (fiche rolls, etc.)
MISC - Miscellaneous (ebook readers, museum passes, equipment, puppets, kits, board games, art, etc.)
PERIODICAL - Print periodicals, newspapers and other print serials (including scholarly or scientific journals)
VIDEO - DVDs/Blu-ray discs/VHS, Playaway View, etc.

NoveList_Plus_Flyer_ILoveBooks_Romantic Do you know as a patron of a SAILS member library, you have access to the terrific reader's advisory tool, Novelist? Since we have NovelistPlus, content spans all ages! The subscription started on July 1st and in the Enterprise catalog, you can go to the item details page and view the added content from Novelist. You can also go direct to Novelist. We currently have a page on the SAILS website you can log in after selecting your library. Here is the page: There is also a powerpoint tutorial showing available features.

New Book Alert Signup

Don't miss another good book. Signup for Bookletters alerts today! You choose the alerts that interest you. It's the easy way to decide what to read, watch or listen to next! For those who still get the old favorites notices, this will be a much better solution. *Subscribing to a list will not automatically place a hold for you. See all the mailing lists to choose from in Enterprise, our online catalog.