Assistant Director

West Bridgewater Public Library

Full Time Assistant Director


The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation, Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to assist when needed. Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

Major Duties

This is a 35-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the Library Director’s absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and supervision. This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection development, facilities management and technology. The employee works a schedule that includes evenings and week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at the library. User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects, and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining the Library’s website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting staff training. The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the community. There will be other duties as assigned.


– Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
– Minimum three (3) years public library experience
– Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
– Strong organizational skills and public service experience
– Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
– Customer Service skills
– Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future. Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

Education Required: Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university

Salary: $45,000 – $58,000 based on experience

Closing Date: December 21, 2017

Contact Information: 

How to Apply
Please send resumes to:
Ellen Snoeyenbos, Director
West Bridgewater Public Library
80 Howard Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Saturday Librarian

Easton – Ames Free Library

Saturday Librarian


Be part of a lively, creative, award-winning library staff! The Ames Free Library in North Easton seeks an energetic, reliable individual with a genuine enjoyment for working in a public library. We will be looking for experience in:
● Reference work for all ages
● Reader’s advisory for all ages
● Excellent interpersonal communication skills
This is a part time position for Saturday rotations. No benefits.

Education Required: MLS or current MLS student.

Salary: $20 /hour

Closing Date: February 28, 2018

Contact Information: 

Resume and cover letter to:
Ian Dunbar, Assistant Director
53 Main Street, North Easton, MA 0235
Fax: 508-238- 2980

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Youth Services Librarian

Norton Public Library

Full Time Youth Services Librarian


The Norton Public Library has an immediate opening for an innovative and enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Department is a priority in this small but fast-paced library.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and publicizing the library’s programs and services to children, teens and caregivers; purchasing and maintaining the collection; and building relationships with schools, homeschoolers and other community partners. Position reports to the Library Director.

This is a professional position. The ideal candidate will bring the skills and/or ability to learn programming, collection development, readers’ advisory, circulation duties, assisting patrons with technology and participating in the library’s online presence and marketing, including the website, digital display, social media and emerging technologies. Programs include family storytimes, Jr. Friends, enrichment programs with community groups, and summer reading.

Position is 35 hours per week and includes evening hours and a Saturday rotation. This is a benefited position and includes health insurances, vacation, sick and holiday leave

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of skills and experience required.
Experience in a public library strongly preferred
Strong public service orientation and skills
Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment
Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature
Knowledge of library skills and operation
Demonstrated ability with technology, including library automation, social media, digital resources
Comfortable with Excel, Word and publishing programs at efficient speed
Comfortable with, or able to learn, website management
Creativity and ability to plan, develop, execute and supervise programming
Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff
Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills
Knowledge of and adherence to professional standards
Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves
May be required to move and arrange office furniture in the library, such as chairs and tables
Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges; work functions involve close work with books, library materials and patrons

Education Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of skills and experience required

Salary: Salary: $40,222

Closing Date: November 21, 2017

Contact Information: 

Please send cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references to:
Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library -
Or Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library, 68 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

Systems Librarian – Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Full Time Systems Librarian – Merrimack Valley Library Consortium


Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 37.5 hrs. per week
Schedule: During MVLC Office hours (M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Do you see yourself as a person whose purpose it is to make sure that technology is easy to use, meets the library’s needs, stays as out-of-the-way, and is as transparent as possible? Are you happy when staff do not have to think about the technology (unless they want to)? If you answered yes to these questions, we have a position for you!

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking an innovative, energetic and creative Systems Librarian who will bring “High Touch” to our “High Tech” environment. MVLC maintains this technology environment supporting both MVLC member libraries, and MVLC central site staff in their individual and cooperative work.

The Systems Librarian is responsible for all technical support services, system administration, operation, management, installation, and implementation for MVLC’s automated systems. These include:
*The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform – Powered by Symphony. SirsiDynix hosts this software for MVLC.
*A telecommunications network serving MVLC central site and 32 member library locations
*Telephony systems. DSCI hosts this system for MVLC.
*Technical support and coordination for Microsoft Office 365 collaborative environment, including Microsoft *Exchange e-mail services, SharePoint CMS, and the other collaborative tools available in that environment. Microsoft hosts this system for MVLC.
*All software, hardware, mobile devices, and other MVLC managed peripherals.

The Systems Librarian works in collaboration with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate new automation systems for the consortium. The Systems Librarian supervises MVLC’s Technology Services staff.

The Systems Librarian maintains collegial and effective working relationships with MVLC’s automation partners to ensure timely resolution of support issues, software and hardware upgrades, installation and implementation of new hardware and software products.

The Systems Librarian will:
*Assists MVLC member libraries in developing their long and short term technology plans.
*Provide on-site assistance for PC and network related issues for member libraries.
*Provides technical documentation and training for staff at MVLC member libraries.
*Maintain an operating knowledge of MVLC policies and procedures, system documentation, and vendor support systems.
*Create reports, compile statistics, and implement custom applications as requested by the Executive Director, MVLC members, MVLC user groups, and standing Committees.

MVLC considers this position to be a senior-level position for a degreed librarian. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Executive Director, colleagues on the MVLC staff, and our members. If you are willing to infuse this position with relevance through hard work, energy, creativity and dedication to serve MVLC’s member libraries, this position is for you!

Work Environment:
General office environment with heat, air conditioning, and fluorescent lighting. Requires vehicle to attend off site meetings The noise level in the work environment is low. Moderate to high levels of stress may occur.

Physical Demands:
May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens. Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Answer telephones and maintain multiple files. Periods of standing may be required during training sessions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Us:
The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. The Central Site is located at 4 High Street – Suite 175, North Andover, MA. MVLC is a member governed, customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities. Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Qualifications: *ALA accredited MLS *At least 5 years’ technical experience managing complex automated systems and telecommunications networks *Experience in System Administration of an Integrated Library System, preferably The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform – Powered by Symphony *Public library experience desirable *Proven customer service orientation *Positive attitude and flexibility *Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills *Experience in supporting a PC-based network *Knowledge of TCP/IP telecommunications networks *Knowledge of the Symphony API *Knowledge of HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery, Javascript, PERL, and Web design tools *Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

Salary: $65,695 – $87,480, in ten steps

Contact Information: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to

Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Full Time Customer Support Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium


Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) seeks a creative individual to fill a new role within our organization! The Customer Support Librarian will embody a commitment to quality member service and a passion for public libraries. The successful candidate will thrive as part of a team committed to ensuring that the 36 libraries comprising MVLC have the resources and support that they need to accomplish their goals and serve their communities.

Working under the supervision of the Collaborative Services Librarian, the Customer Support Librarian provides support and consulting services to help our libraries thrive within their communities. In addition to coordinating the consortium’s Helpdesk ticketing system, this position also fills vital role in network communications as the primary point of contact for the Office 365 email system and the consortium’s mailing lists.

Duties and responsibilities include:
*Acts as primary Helpdesk coordinator for major systems by receiving, evaluating, referring, and/or resolving telephone, in-person, and electronic requests in a timely manner.
*Analyzes trends in Helpdesk tickets to assess the effectiveness of recommended workflows and identify areas for further training and/or documentation.
*Works with technical staff to configure the ticketing system, evaluate its effectiveness, and recommend improvements.
*Actively promotes the sharing of technical information within Central Site and the MVLC community.
*Works with the Collaborative Services Librarian to ensure that member libraries’ needs and interests are addressed within network communications.
*Develops proficiency in the basic use and understanding of the major systems at MVLC, including but not limited to the Symphony Integrated Library System, Enterprise Online Catalog, Office 365 Email system, SharePoint, Kit Keeper, Safari online databases, and OverDrive Digital Catalog.
*Assists in the development of support material for the ILS, Enterprise OPAC, email, SharePoint, Kit Keeper, and the OverDrive Digital Catalog.
*Creates and maintains email accounts and relevant MVLC mailing lists.

Qualifications: *ALA accredited MLS *Proven customer service orientation *Positive attitude and flexibility *Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills *Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills *Ability to multi-task and prioritize work *Willingness to collaborate with colleagues and learn on the job *At least two years of public library experience *At least two years of technical experience with automated systems or databases *Competence working in a PC environment *Experience with Helpdesk coordination with ticketing software *Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other web design tools desirable

Education Required: ALA accredited MLS

Salary: $

Contact Information: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to

General Services Librarian

Mattapoisett Public Library

Part Time General Services Librarian


The Town of Mattapoisett is seeking an energetic and creative professional to fill the position of General Services Librarian, a part-time position. This team member will be responsible for circulation in the Children’s Department, and will be a passionate advocate for developing the library collection and for providing services to children of all ages.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, circulation functions, collection development, and the promotion of library programs and services including social media and website management. The position also requires performing reference functions and demonstrating to children and families the use of computers and other electronic resources. Facility with creating flyers and promotional materials is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a friendly individual with a passion for public service, who enjoys meeting the varied needs of young patrons, and who communicates enthusiasm to other colleagues, the Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, and the public. The library is a community-focused institution where the needs of the public are highly valued.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Hours: up to 19.5 hours per week, including Sunday afternoons (September-May) and some evenings. Must be flexible in order to adjust to the workload at the library.

The town offers 19.5 hours of sick time and 8 hours of paid personal time for part-time employees.

Qualifications: Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree. Must have 2-3 years of library experience and/or coursework, or the equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and ability for the position. Must demonstrate excellence in providing customer service and can communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with the public, town employees, other staff, guests, and vendors. Must demonstrate a high regard for patron privacy and the policies and procedures of the Town of Mattapoisett, the library and its automated network. Must have current technology skills and be able to train and share these skills. An interest in reading, children’s literature, online reference tools, and current technology is essential.

Education Required: Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree.

Salary: $21.23 per hour

Closing Date: September 15, 2017

Contact Information: 

Send a cover letter and resume, along with the names of three references to Susan Pizzolato, Library Director, Mattapoisett Free Public Library, P. O. Box 475, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, or email