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: midlib@sailsinc.org

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 Assistant for Circulation

Berkley Public Library

Part Time Library Assistant for Circulation


Position involves checking books in and out, re-shelving, helping with reference questions, readers’ advisory, computer instruction, and other library tasks. The job features pleasant working condiitions with wonderful library patrons and creative and conscientious co-workers. The 20-hour per week Union position includes full benefits which include health insurance availability, vacation, sick pay, personal days, and holidays.

Qualifications: Proficiency with computers, attention to detail, willingness to learn, reliability, and good interpersonal skills are required. Previous library experience preferred but not required. Must be available during the library’s normal hours.

Salary: $11.65 with an increase to $12.21 after one year. (Subsequent increases subject to Union negotiation but annual raises are typical)

Closing Date: April 30, 2018

Contact Information: 

Drop off, mail, or email your resume to:
Vicki Dawson, Library Director
2 North Main Street
Berkley, MA 02779
email vdawson@sailsinc.org

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 http://www.swansealibrary.org/


  • 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 hr@town.swansea.ma.us.
    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 fallriverlibrary.org/FRPL_Job.html.

    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

    Reference Librarian

    Hanson Public Library

    Full Time Reference Librarian


    The Town of Hanson is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian – 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. The duties and responsibilities of the position include:
    •Provides technology support and computer instruction to staff and patrons
    •Manages and updates the library’s website and social media accounts
    •Maintains the library’s electronic equipment including installing and updating hardware and software, researching equipment for purchase, coordinating with the library network and software vendors, and troubleshooting hardware and software
    •Assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining information and materials from within the library, online, or through interlibrary loan in order to answer reference questions either in person or by telephone, email, fax, or mail
    •Educates patrons, presents workshops, and prepares instructional aids regarding bibliographic instruction, computers and technology, and library materials and services
    •Evaluates and purchases materials, and recommends materials for removal
    •Prepares publicity materials to promote the library’s programs and services online, in print, and through local access cable television
    •Collaborates with other library staff, community agencies, schools, and local organizations to develop programs and services
    •Assists library staff in other departments as required including circulation desk duties

    The ideal candidate will have:
    •Proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases
    •Knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices
    •Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
    •Ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology
    •Strong written and oral communication skills
    •Aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner
    •Experience working independently or as part of a group

    Qualifications: •Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners •Must have a minimum of three years professional experience •Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required •Familiarity with WordPress and SirsiDynix Workflows preferred

    Education Required: MLS

    Salary: Based on qualifications and experience

    Closing Date: March 30, 2018

    Contact Information: 

    Application and complete job description are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov. Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty St. Hanson, MA 02341. Open until filled. Hanson is EOEA. The position will remain open until filled.

    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 egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

    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 egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

    Reference Librarian

    Halifax – Holmes Public Library

    Part Time Reference Librarian


    Responsible for the management of Reference Services, including reference and research assistance for all ages. Plans, coordinates and implements programs for adults throughout the year. Assists patrons with electronic and print resources, Internet and on-line database searching. Performs professional work in collection development, deaccession, reader’s advisory service, acquisitions or other specific fields. Provides outreach to and works in partnership with the local Historical Society to enhance library services and develop our local history section. Represents the library at meetings. Day, evening and Saturday hours are required. 18 hours per week. Subject to a Cori check

    Qualifications: Public library reference experience preferred, strong public service and organizational skills, familiarity with automated library systems and office products

    Education Required: BA/BS required

    Salary: $17.81/hr (Grade 6 Step 1)

    Closing Date: September 22, 2017

    Contact Information: 

    Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

    Jean Gallant
    Library Director
    Holmes Public Library
    470 Plymouth Street
    Halifax, Ma. 02338
    Email: jgallant@sailsinc.org

    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 spizzolo@sailsinc.org