Information Services Librarian

Mansfield Public Library

Full Time Information Services Librarian


Provides excellent professional library reference
services by assisting patrons with information retrieval,
location of materials, use of computers and databases

Selects reference materials, non-fiction (print and non-
print) materials, and is responsible for weeding of adult
non-fiction and reference collection

– Provides reader’s advisory

– Develops, publicizes, manages and evaluates adult

– Maintains and supervises town historical information

– Assists with library’s technology training and

– Performs daily activities and operations of the library,
including but not limited to: assisting at the main desk

– Organizes displays of non-fiction materials

– Assists patrons with emerging technology

– Under the general supervision of the Library
Director, participates in professional and supervisory

– Other duties as required

Position requires two nights per week and one Saturday
per month, plus occasional flexibility. It is a
benefited position.

Qualifications: MLS Public library experience preferred Interest in Young Adults is a plus Broad technology experience, including experience with Microsoft Office, reference databases, PC maintenance, and solid knowledge of social media Strong public service orientation and skills, and strong organizational skills Knowledge of reference sources Familiarity with automated library systems and technology required Ability to work effectively with the public, including oral and written communication skills Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves Supervisory skills requiring adherence to professional standards Flexible, dependable team player

Salary: $23.35 to $36.21 per hour in 10 steps

Closing Date: October 9, 2015

Contact Information: 

Please forward a cover letter, resume, and MLS
transcript to:

Catherine Coyne, Library Director
Mansfield Public Library
255 Hope St.
Mansfield, MA 02048

Section Head I

Fall River Main

Full Time Section Head I


City of Fall River Library

The City of Fall River, Library Board of Trustees has one (1) vacancy.
Date: September 28, 2015
Title: Section Head I
Salary: Min. $1,418.82 Max. $1,626.50 bi-weekly

Work Schedule: Alternating schedule Monday through Saturday
Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Madeline Coelho, Director of Human Resources, One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 OR e-mail
By October 8, 2015.

General Office Duties
Under the general supervision of an Assistant Administrator as delegated by the authority of the Library Board and in concert with the executive direction of the Mayor to the City Administrator to the Administrator of Public Library service to perform a variety of professional library functions; to perform related duties as required.

A complete job description may be obtained by contacting Human Resources.

*Recommends, in technical/professional area, specialized acquisitions of both materials and equipment;

*Represents the library at various meetings;

* Supervises other professional staff;

* Catalogs materials in a manner appropriate of public service needs;

* Maintains a current and thorough knowledge of the library field with specific emphasis on special areas such as automation, microcomputer applications, data base searching, reference materials and service and catalogs on line, cataloging and classification, etc;

* Performs other professional/technical functions either independently or in assisting an Assistant Administrator as assigned;


Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required. Must also have three years’ experience in library setting, preferably with one year in a supervisory capacity. The Administrator of Library Services in recommending employment to the appointing authority reserves the right to consider other qualifications and abilities of applicants for this position and to waive any requirements for as long as such waiver is in the best interest of the City of Fall River.

Education Required: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university

Salary: Min. $1,418.82 Max. $1,626.50 bi-weekly

Closing Date: October 8, 2015

Assistant Administrative Specialist

SAILS Headquarters

Full Time Assistant Administrative Specialist


The SAILS Library Network is located in Lakeville, MA. We’re within walking distance of the commuter rail.

The Assistant Administrative Specialist works under the general supervision of the Executive Director, or in his/her absence the Assistant Executive Director. Assists and supports the operations of the SAILS network by coordinating and executing the routine tasks required to keep the offices functioning in a responsive manner and providing direct services to member libraries, professional organizations and vendors as needed.
Full job description

Salary: $38,000 – 52,000

Closing Date: October 16, 2015

Contact Information: 

Applications must include cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references.
Electronic submission is required. Email applications to Applications accepted through October 16, 2015.

Library Director

East Bridgewater Public Library

Full Time Library Director


Energetic individual will oversee staff of 12 full and part time employees, budget of $454,000, and a collection of 55,000 volumes. The library is currently in the design phase of an expansion/renovation project. Experience in such projects a strong plus.

Qualifications: MLS and 5 years of professional library experience with administrative, management, and program development responsibility after the MLS. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience required.

Education Required: MLS

Salary: Salary range $63,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: October 13, 2015

Contact Information: 

Letter of application, resume, and references to: Search Committee, by October 13, 2015

Charlton Library of Fall River History

We would like to welcome the Charlton Library of Fall River History to the SAILS Network. Take a look at their Enterprise Catalog and plan a visit to the Historical Society! frhistss

Happy Anniversary

logo20years       SAILS celebrated its 20th anniversary July 1, 2015.  In many ways SAILS is a model of how a library network can provide exceptional return on investment for dollars spent on membership.  SAILS is the only network in Massachusetts that successfully merged two separate networks into one.  It was one of the first networks to provide its members with a platform for storing and displaying historically significant images and documents.  It is the only network in the state that offers patrons the option of receiving automated telephone notifications.  It is the only network in the state that allows patrons to opt into viewing their checkout histories.  It is the only network that welcomes diverse libraries – K-12 and special.  SAILS was the first network to provide patrons with downloadable audio books.  SAILS breaks the mold and forges its own path to ensure that the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts have exceptional library services.  It couldn’t have been done without the dedication of the directors who were committed to coming together to create a vibrant and forward thinking organization.

Pay your library fees online!

SAILS member libraries are now offering online bill payment. You may pay bill using your Discover, MasterCard, or VISA credit/debit card. The SAILS Library Network and your Public Library now provide the ability to securely pay fines and fees on your library account. There is a $.50 credit card processing fee per transaction, not per individual fine paid. You will need your library card and PIN to log into the online catalog. Follow this link: and select your library. Log into the Enterprise catalog by Clicking on My Account at the top of the page. Under the fines tab you'll see the option to pay your fines. payfines Please contact your library if you have any questions.

ComCat update this evening

Monday, August 31st, Autographics is updating the ShareIT system, which is the software used by the Commonwealth Catalog. These are the changes. Search Summary We have made a screen modification to make better use of space on the Results screen. As you can see in the screen below, we moved the Results Summary, Total Results Number, and Progress Bar(“barber pole”) to display in the left column just above the filtered terms. With this improvement, the user can see his/her search terms and the filters that have been applied, at a glance. cid:image005.jpg@01D0DB3D.F7F32720 Smarter “Breadcrumb” Navigation Breadcrumbs or a breadcrumb trail is a navigation aid that allows users to keep track of their place within the results set. With the addition of smarter facets, we determined the need for better breadcrumb navigation and the ability to manipulate the facets more easily. We have changed how breadcrumbs display so that the user can now more easily navigate, add and delete facets. In the example below, the original search was “john grisham,” and the decision was to filter with the two facets shown (A time to kill and Large Print). Note that each of the facets chosen has a small X after it. If the user clicks on the X, the facet is removed and the totals shown on the facet list are updated. A “Clear All” option is available to remove all filters and reset to the original search results in one step. You can see an example of this new breadcrumb navigation below: cid:image005.jpg@01D0D5B3.C3AE59B0 Efficiency Improvements in OPAC Results We have heard several comments that the control of the number of records returned as a search result should be controlled at the user level and not at the system level. Therefore, we are changing the default number of records shown on the results screen to twenty. The option to select a different 'number of records per page' has been removed from the results screen. A-G reviewed all of the current library UX Admin settings before deciding to make this change; our analysis showed that the vast majority of our SHAREit libraries are actually already using the 20 results per page, so most of your libraries will not see any big difference.
SHAREit - 17391 total libraries
20 results per page 17,036 libraries
30 results per page 85
40 results per page 5
50 results per page 255
We realize that some staff and patrons may like to, or need to, work with larger sets and want the flexibility to change the number of records per screen. This is a good idea and in an upcoming release, we will add a user preference to set that in My Account / My Preferences.