Library Technician

Middleborough Public Library

Part Time Library Technician


Hours: 20 hours/week (some evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Routine clerical and direct service work in connection with library services and related
activities; all other related work as required.
Supervision: Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director or her/his designee. Performs varied routine library functions in accordance with prescribed procedures which require constant attention to detail and accuracy.
Job Environment: Work is performed under typical library conditions; it requires frequent interaction with library patrons, staff and volunteers.
Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Provides circulation and basic reference services for patrons; performs a variety of related clerical functions. Provides assistance in various phases of operation at the front desk: answers the telephone, provides basic directional reference and reader advisory services; issues library cards; checks books and other library materials in and out; collects and records fines for overdue books; assists patrons in the use of library facilities and in locating library materials; shelves and maintains collection in proper order. Provides assistance to library volunteers, as needed. Updates patron records and performs miscellaneous filing and computer data entry work. handles a variety of requests from patrons related to computer help, our digital catalog, and various online resources available. Assists with museum pass requests, meeting room/study room reservations, and any special project related or similar to library clerical duties. Operates computers, printers and all other standard office and library equipment. Troubleshooting capabilities for various electronics will also be necessary.
Physical Requirements: Moderate physical effort required in performing functions under typical library conditions. May be required to move or arrange furniture. Intermittent walking, reaching, crouching, climbing and similar activities. Ability to use a keyboard. Required to lift and shelve books and move boxes of books which may weigh up to 30 pounds. Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges.

Qualifications: High school diploma with some college course work and six months of experience in library services (preferred); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary: $15.42 to $22.65 per hour (in 9 annual steps) with benefits

Closing Date: May 4, 2018

Contact Information: 

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Senior Youth Services Librarian

Norfolk Public Library

Full Time Senior Youth Services Librarian


Start Date: June 1, 2018
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the full range of youth services at the Norfolk Public Library. They will serve youth 0 to 18 years of age and their families/caregivers. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to: juvenile and YA collection development and maintenance; development and implementation of innovative and creative programming for youth; reader’s advisory and reference; design and creation of displays to promote Youth Services Department activities; publicity for all youth programming in coordination with public relations library staff; procurement of outside funding through grant opportunities; and establishment of community partnerships through outreach efforts.

TIME: This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position, including 1 evening/week; 1 Saturday/month.

REQUIREMENTS: The position of Youth Services Librarian requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, and 3 -5 years previous experience in a public or school library, serving children and young adults.

Qualifications: Leadership ability and high degree of motivation and initiative. Pleasant personality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge of children’s and YA literature. Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications. Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to supervise children’s librarian, library associates, and volunteers. And most importantly, a true affinity for young people.

Education Required: The position of Youth Services Librarian requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.

Salary: Starting salary for Sr. Youth Librarian $26.99 per hour + standard municipal benefits.

Closing Date: April 30, 2018

Contact Information: 

Submit cover letter, resume, & 3 references to:
Sarina Bluhm, Acting Library Director
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main St.
Norfolk, MA 02056.

Library Director

Swansea Public Library

Full Time Library Director


The Swansea Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded, visionary leader as its next director. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate for the Library’s programs, possess excellent knowledge of current best practices, and exhibit a commitment to community engagement. The Library Director is responsible for the management, administration and direction of daily library operations and services, including preparing and managing the library budget, short and long-range planning, grant applications, collection development, community outreach, and managing personnel.

The library’s mission is to be at the center of community life where reading, lifelong learning, recreational, cultural services, and civic pride thrive. Swansea is a town of 16,263 residents in southeastern Massachusetts. The town is primarily residential with four elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. Swansea has a town administrator and elected selectmen form of government. The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees and to the Town Administrator. The library has an annual budget of $323,990.00, an annual circulation of 72,927, 5 FT staff and 7 PT staff. In 2017 the Swansea Public Library was awarded a MBLC construction grant totaling $6,875,844.00. The library director will have responsibilities to contribute to fund-raising, working with the Architects, OPM, MBLC, the library building committee, and town officials on this building project as we move forward with the building design and securing matching funds from the town.
A detailed job description is available at


  • A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Substantial experience with computers, technology, social media, MS Office Suite, the Internet, Integrated Library Systems Software, and other software and applications as needed.
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs and services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations, and professional associations.
  • Experience with building renovation projects preferred.

    Education Required: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.

    Salary: The salary for this position will range between $70,000 and $78,000 depending on qualifications, education, and experience. This position also includes a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance.

    Closing Date: April 9, 2018

    Contact Information: 

    Qualified applicants should send a descriptive cover letter and resume to
    DEADLINE: For primary consideration, submit your application before April 2, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

  • Section Head I (technology services)

    Fall River Main

    Full Time Section Head I (technology services)


    Fall River Public Library seeks a versatile professional to supervise technology in the library and participate in technology training for the public. This position has some flexibility and combines both IT and public service responsibilities. New graduates and those completing their MLIS degree soon are encouraged to apply.
    Open until filled
    As the Supervisor of Technology Services in the library, the person in this position will be responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and administration of all library technology, including but not limited to public and staff computers, peripherals, management of library website and online services, wi-fi and other networks, security cameras, PA system, and other technology, as needed.

    · Develops and maintains a Library Technology Plan and technology inventory
    · Conducts technology classes for the public and staff on the use of library technology and personal e-devices

    · Monitors and operates the use of the technology room/digital media lab

    · Works at one or more public service desks in the library as needed

    · Provides leadership to identify, assess, recommend, and implement emerging technologies

    · Installs and configures all library software and hardware and troubleshoots problems; coordinates with regional network (SAILS) as needed; participates in professional development to keep knowledge current

    · Has the versatility to deal with multiple issues, handle problems as they arise, and help out in other areas as needed

    For a complete job description, visit

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

    Education Required: MLS

    Salary: min. $1,444.20 max. $1,704.90 (bi-weekly)

    Closing Date: July 31, 2018

    Contact Information: 

    Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Madeline Coelho, Human Resources
    Director, One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 OR e-mail
    Open until filled