Full Time Groton Public Library CIRCULATION LIBRARY ASSISTANT II
Serve as a key member of the library team and as the only full-time assistant in our largest department under the Head of Circulation. Provide support for our positive, friendly, and welcoming environment and work to ensure the best possible customer experience for all. Join us and become a vital contributor to Groton’s treasured public library and its success!
The right person must enjoy working with people of all ages all day long. The best candidate will be a customer-focused service-oriented team player who can thrive despite close staff quarters, a highly visible work space, constant contact with the public, and sometimes noisy events. Assist customers with general circulation operations, patron accounts, and catalog and computer use. Guide users to available library resources and online content. Support patrons in finding good materials to read, view, or listen to. Help with library programs and events, meeting room and database management, promoting library services, merchandising collections, and any other work that supports the optimal functioning of circulation and the library as a whole.
Primary duties include customer assistance, information assistance, readers advisory services, and Circulation Desk activities. Must possess the required skills and abilities to perform the work, including: exceptional customer service skills, a keen attention to detail, ability to multitask, general library and computer proficiency, flexibility, independent judgment, a love of books and learning, and library circulation experience. Familiarity with cataloging, acquisitions, or collection management a strong plus.
Work an average of 37 hours per week, including morning, afternoon, evening, and rotating weekend hours. P
Qualifications: A minimum of two years of library experience is required.
Education Required: A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Salary: $ay $18.30 to $22.41 per hour, depending on experience, with town benefits package.
Closing Date: January 10, 2017
Please submit a Town of Groton Employee Application (available at townofgroton.org) to Human Resources, Town Hall, 173 Main St, Groton, MA 01450. Any inquiries can be made to the HR Director by email at HumanResources@TownofGroton.org or at 978-448-1145.
Dartmouth – Southworth Library
Full Time Children’s Librarian
35 per week
The Dartmouth Public Libraries are looking for a Children’s Librarian, someone who can work with a wide age-range, from infants and toddlers to teens. The libraries currently offer 3 weekly early literacy programs, Mother Goose on the Loose and Baby Songs for ages 0 – 2, and preschool story time for ages 3 and up. We will want to continue these programs.
This is a union position. The work schedule includes 1 evening a week till 8:00, and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. The Children’s Librarian is stationed at the Southworth Library, but may be asked to spend time at the branch library on occasion. Southworth Library is a Passport Application Acceptance Agency, and applicants will be asked if they are willing to become a passport agent. The job posting is attached.
Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; three years professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary: $44,816 – $53,513 in 7 steps
Town of Dartmouth
400 Slocum Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middleborough Public Library
Part Time Head of Information Technology
Supports and maintains the Library’s hardware and software infrastructure including its connections to the SAILS network, the internet, telephone service, library databases and the video security network. Troubleshoots and solves hardware and software problems for staff and
patrons; performs installation and maintenance of staff and public computers, servers and related software; monitors overall system performance, implements improvements and works with the management team to develop long-range technology plans. Provides training to all technology
users as needed. Supervises occasional volunteers and temporary employees and/or interns.
Qualifications and Requirements
a. Bachelor’s degree required.
b. Background in computer science preferred.
c. MLS or MLIS desired.
d. Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job.
2. Necessary Skills:
a. Hardware and software installation, maintenance and configuration.
b. Ability to work and communicate effectively with library management and staff.
c. Project management, troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
d. Web development / maintenance.
e. Ability to work independently.
3. Desired Skills
a. Experience with active directory domains, group policies, remote desktop and Server backup.
b. Experience with or knowledge of Sirsi-Dynix Workflows, Envisionware Computer Management software and Deepfreeze computer security software.
Salary: This is permanent, part-time benefited position, ranging from 25-30 hours per week. The position is included under the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Middleborough and the Massachusetts Library Staff Association, AFT-Mass (MLSA 4928). Starting salary may range from $16.67 – $22.21/hour, depending on starting grade. This position will normally be required to perform other duties outside the aforementioned areas in support of the effective operation of the library including some circulation, at least one evening per week, every other Saturday and one Sunday per month (when applicable). A more complete description of the position is available at www.midlib.org/docs/itmanager.pdf.
Send or email cover letter and resume to:
Jason M. Bloom, Director
Middleborough Public Library
102 North Main Street
Middleborough MA 02346
Managing your message board comes down to managing how much time you have to spend. However, here’s a list of suggestions to act a guide to your library of growing slides.
Slides to lavish time on:
Holiday Closings, Welcome/Hours, Friends of the Library
These slides can be made ahead and yes, spend as much time as you can allow to make them attractive. You and your patrons will be seeing them for several years and once completed can be filed away in a Holidays folder. All you will need to do is dust them off, insert the current dates and burn a new MP4.
Slides to create a seasonal template:
On-Going Policies, Museum Passes
Create 1 template and retype monthly:
Monthly Public Activities, Meetings, Book groups
The time spent on these will be to create the first template, then retype information accordingly.
New Bedford Main Library
Part Time LIBRARY ASSISTANT I (temporary)
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