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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: http://wp.me/P6JtVr-2iQ. There is also a powerpoint tutorial showing available features.

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Fall River Public Library Art Competition

The winning artwork in the 2016 Fall River Public Library Art Competition has been chosen! "A Fall River Sunset," a digital photograph printed on metal, submitted by Frank C. Grace, received the top honor. We thank all the artists who shared their work in this very tough competition. A Fall River Sunset

LIBRARY ASSISTANT I (temporary)

New Bedford Main Library

Part Time LIBRARY ASSISTANT I (temporary)

Description:

FUNCTION: Assists in the daily operations of the Circulation Desk, monitors the borrowing of
materials and performs related public service duties as required. Must be available some nights and Saturdays.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Circulation Supervisor or Branch Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

DUTIES: Provides courteous public service at the circulation desk by responding promptly to patron requests according to established procedures. Promotes library service to the community by assisting in the planning and implementation of library programs. Makes the library collection accessible by following established circulation and cataloging procedures.

Contributes to the smooth operation of daily functions by completing assigned projects without ongoing supervision, and observing all policies as outlined in the staff and circulation manuals.

Strives to maintain harmonious working relationships by collaborating with co-workers, using courteous language and avoiding discussion of personal or staff issues in public areas.

This position performs a variety of clerical duties, which include: assistance in opening and closing department, typing and filing and assisting in maintaining appropriate security on ground floor when reporting inappropriate patrons’ behavior to Librarian. May assist in collecting, recording and transferring all monies (cash or checks, in person or by mail) coming in, ordering
supplies and calling repair services when necessary.

Prepares and checks materials being loaned and checks in materials and packs materials to be sent via the carriers. Distributes mail to appropriate departments.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required. Two years of college or appropriate public library experience with an automated library system preferred. Individual must possess working knowledge of library principles, methods and procedures; good
communication skills with the ability to deal tactfully with others; attentive to detail, good judgment, good physical condition, ability to type at least twenty words per minute. Contributes to the smooth operation of daily functions by completing assigned projects without ongoing supervision. Establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with others.
Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Library computer system, personal computer, printer, calculator, telephone, fax and copy machines.

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.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand/eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment 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 essential functions.

The duties listed above 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 logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral
interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.
The duties listed above 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.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and
employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and
requirements of the job change.

Salary: LEVEL: $10.68hr 12 hours per week

Contact Information: 

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/


LIBRARIAN II – BRANCH HEAD

New Bedford Casa da Saudade

Full Time LIBRARIAN II – BRANCH HEAD

Description:

FUNCTION: Plans and administers the activities of a branch library according to New Bedford Free Public Library policies and procedures.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Library Director and Head of Branches, Librarian III.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over branch personnel, including evaluation of staff performance and identification of staff training needs.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSIFICATION: The classification of the position of Librarian II is distinguished from Librarian I by the administrative duties performed in managing a branch or department.

Typical positions in this class include Branch Librarians
and Library Department Managers. Emphasis in this classification is placed on development, supervision, training and evaluation of programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs a variety of supervisory, administrative and technical duties in planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing public library services for a branch in a system of a main library, four branch libraries, and bookmobile.

Manages and coordinates the implementation of strategic plans; promotes change necessary to meet the demands and interests of a multi-ethnic patronage; implements action plans to carry out designed strategies; recommends and implements policies and procedures upon approval.

Oversees the ongoing operations of the branch; resolves conflicts and manages problem-solving procedures for public/patron, individual and team; evaluates information and data needed to make effective decisions; determines priorities affecting the allocation of resources, including budget, personnel, and facilities; prepares monthly reports apprising administration of activity and progress. Includes direct operation of an online system (SirsiDynix) for circulation and cataloging activities; has knowledge of current and emergent technology; provides general reference
services to patrons, including library instruction, reader’s advisory, book talks, workshops for computer literacy, and programming to support the Library’s mission statement.

Trains, schedules, assigns and supervises the workflow of five to seven employees for effective
public service; interprets the Library’s policies and procedures for staff.

Maintains awareness of current library trends and developments; plans branch programs and activities accordingly, selects branch materials according to the community’s information, recreation and education needs within the New Bedford Free Public Library Collection Development Policy; oversees the book inventory, supplies and materials budget for the branch.
Works in collaboration with the Head of Branches and fellow Branch Managers on outreach to schools; conducts library orientations for visiting classes. Works in the best interest of the library system by collaborating with other managers as needed, with the clear understanding that all library departments work together as multiple parts of one unit.

Maintains good public relations with the community and promotes the use of the branch library by residents through community outreach, effective communication with community groups, organizations and individuals.

Monitors physical plant, initiates maintenance and repair as necessary with the Department of
Facilities & Fleet Management to insure proper cleaning and maintenance of the building and
grounds; alerts administration to major problems.

Assumes responsibility for opening and closing the branch, including the proper use of the monitored intruder and video security system. Submits monthly and annual reports, goals and objectives and performance measures, according to specified schedules.

The above covers the most significant responsibilities of this position. It does not, however, exclude other occasional duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master’s of a Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school with related library supervisory experience, and experience in computer application. Individual must be certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
or be eligible to obtain certification. Ability to speak Portuguese desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Library computer system, personal computer, printers, calculator, telephone, photocopy and fax machines.

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.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand/eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment 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 essential functions.

The duties listed above 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 logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.

The duties listed above 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.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Salary: LEVEL: M-8 $53,773 – $65,591

Contact Information: 

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/