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Technology Librarian

Halifax – Holmes Public Library

Part Time Technology Librarian

Description:

The Town of Halifax is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technology Librarian. This position is responsible for computer management: maintaining the library’s website; graphic design both in print and of the library’s website and social media sites; online database management; system updates and teaching one-on-one basic Internet and computer classes; assisting patrons at the circulation disk as needed. Directly reports to the Director.

The Technology Librarian is responsible for maintaining and updating the library’s 18 PCs, printers and other equipment (includes software/security updates, installing new software and databases); teaches Internet classes to the public; plans and runs workshops for groups on online social media sites, maintains the library’s website; designs program flyers, monthly calendars and other promotional materials; assists patrons with reference questions and with technology questions; assists on the circulation desk; responsible for the library’s projector system and assists presenters as requested. Experience with podcasts is a plus.


Qualifications: 

Knowledge of computer hardware and software, familiarity with electronic resources, and graphic design and the use of social media; web design and development; ability to relate well with staff and the public.


Education Required: BA/BS required

Salary: $21.39 per hour (This position is eligible for benefits)

Closing Date: 02/29/2024

Contact Information: 

Send cover letter, resume and 2 references to:
Jean Gallant, Director
Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338


Library Page

Dighton Public Library

Part Time Library Page

Description:

The Library Page is a customer/resident service-oriented position responsible for circulation of library materials, front desk customer contact and providing services to customers/residents in an effective,
courteous and knowledgeable manner.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– Responsible for charging, discharging and renewing library materials, assisting patrons with their reserves and library card accounts, registering new customers, issuing library cards and collecting fees
and fines.
– Sorting and shelving books in all areas of the library, according to the Dewey Decimal System and checking shelves for correct arrangement of books.
– Answering telephone, directing customers to appropriate staff and answering simple reference questions.
– Assisting staff with library projects.
– Assisting the public with a positive and pleasant attitude.


Qualifications: 

– The employee must have the ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public. Flexibility is required. Candiate must be able to work evenings and weekends, including “on-call” responsibility
during inclement weather or staff illness. Good oral and written communication skills and an ability to exercise good judgement and tact in carrying out library services and programs.
– The employee must be highly motivated, organized, energized by constant change and the challenges that it generates.
– Must also have the ability to work independently, receiving general instructions and minimum supervision after initial training.
– A working knowledge and willingness to learn computer applications and the internet is preferred.


Education Required: High School diploma

Salary: $15.00/HOUR 10-18 HOURS PER WEEK

Closing Date: 01/31/2024

Contact Information: 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Coordinator Karin Brady via e-mail at Kbrady@dighton-ma.gov
or mail your application to the following address:
Board of Selectmen
979 Somerset Avenue
Dighton, MA 02715.


Library Assistant – Circulation

East Bridgewater Public Library

Part Time Library Assistant – Circulation

Description:

The East Bridgewater Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and customer-oriented individual for a part-time Library Assistant – Circulation position.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, checking library materials in and out using an automated circulation system, enforcing library policies and procedures, including collecting fees as necessary, maintaining circulation records, answering phones, re-shelving materials, and other clerical and customer service tasks. The ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with the public is necessary. Flexibility and a strong desire to promote reading, viewing, and listening are highly preferred.
This is a part-time position working 15-19 hours per week with prorated vacation, sick, and holiday benefits. Applicants must be available to work weekdays, one evening a week, and rotating Saturdays. Position may be asked to work additional shifts on occasion.
For a full job description, please email the Director of Library Services at
jhenderson@sailsinc.org.


Qualifications: 

High School diploma or equivalent, and 1 year of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification, and experience.


Education Required: High School diploma or equivalent

Salary: $23.20 – $26.90/per hour in six steps

Closing Date: 01/11/2024

Contact Information: 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:
Jessica Henderson
Director of Library Services
East Bridgewater Public Library
jhenderson@sailsinc.org
No phone calls please.


Library Assistant – Youth Services

Full Time Library Assistant – Youth Services

Description:

The East Bridgewater Public Library seeks a creative individual who is passionate about serving children and families to be part of our Youth Services team. This position mainly works in the Children’s Room, however
provides backup to the Teen Zone, and the Young Adult and Adult service desks. Library Assistant – Youth Services is a full-time (35 hours per week) position, that includes working one evening per week and rotating Saturdays.

For a complete job description, please click here: https://www.eastbridgewaterma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif516/f/uploads/lib.pdf


Qualifications: 

1 year of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification, and experience


Education Required: High School diploma or equivalent

Salary: $23.20 – $26.90/per hour in six steps

Closing Date: 12/15/2023

Contact Information: 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:
Jessica Henderson
Director of Library Services
East Bridgewater Public Library
jhenderson@sailsinc.org


Library Assistant – Public Library

Part Time Library Assistant – Public Library

Description:

The City of Attleboro seeks a part-time (16 hours per week) Library Assistant to work at the Attleboro Public Library. Responsibilities include direct service work at the main circulation desk. Hours of work may include evenings and Saturdays. Must be computer literate and able to serve diverse library users.


Qualifications: 

Two years’ library experience preferred or any combination of education and experience. Knowledge of computers necessary.


Education Required: Associates Degree preferred

Salary: $17.57 – $22.89/hour

Closing Date: 11/15/2023

Contact Information: 

If interested, please submit a completed application, resume and cover letter to the City Personnel Office, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or personnelfloatclerk@cityofattleboro.us no later than November 14, 2023.


Library Assistant – Cataloging

Part Time Library Assistant – Cataloging

Description:

The Carver Public Library is seeking applicants for a Library Assistant. Hours are Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday 4pm-8pm, Wednesday 2pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Duties include processing new materials and preparing them for circulation, routine book repairs, assisting at the Circulation Desk, and other related work under the direction of the Library Director.


Qualifications: 

Knowledge of library procedures, computer operations, and two years of library experience preferred.

Salary: $18.54 – This is a part time 19 hour per week Union position.

Closing Date: 11/08/2023

Contact Information: 

Send letter of interest and resume to Elaine.Weston@carverma.gov or to:
Human Resources, Carver Town Hall, 108 Main St., Carver MA 02330. AA/EOE


Cataloger

Part Time Cataloger

Description:

The Carver Public Library is seeking applicants for a Cataloger. Hours are Tuesday 10am-3pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 10am-2pm and Friday 10am-4pm. Duties include receiving all library materials and preparing them for circulation, including adding them to the network system database using copy cataloging or original cataloging, preparing books for processing and creating spine labels, assisting at the Circulation, and other related work under the direction of the Library Director.


Qualifications: 

Knowledge of library organization and procedures, computer operations and library databases, and two years of library experience preferred.

Salary: $18.54 – This is a part time 19 hour per week Union position.

Closing Date: 11/08/2023

Contact Information: 

Send letter of interest and resume to Elaine.Weston@carverma.gov or to:
Human Resources, Carver Town Hall, 108 Main St., Carver MA 02330. AA/EOE


Library Technician II

Part Time Library Technician II

Description:

Under general supervision from the Library Director and/or Patron Services Supervisor, the Library Technician II is responsible for providing general circulation services to the public in a courteous manner and in accordance with Library policies and procedures. Duties include library work of a technical and routine nature requiring knowledge of existing policies and procedures, good judgment and common sense. Circulation duties require constant interaction with library patrons, in person, and over the telephone, and require excellent customer service skills. The Library Technician II also performs some specialized collection maintenance tasks that require attention to detail and accuracy.
(Other tasks, projects and duties as assigned.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· Staffing the Circulation Desk as needed, greeting and assisting patrons employing effective customer service skills.
· Performing all Circulation Desk functions, including: check-in, check-out and renewals; informing Library patrons of the status of their Library records; collecting overdue fines and other fees; processing applications for, and issuing, new Library cards; assisting Library patrons in locating information, answering readers’ advisory questions and retrieving Library materials in all formats; fielding requests for new acquisitions and Interlibrary Loans; notifying Library patrons of materials being held for them; removing unclaimed holds; emptying book-drop throughout shift.
· Receiving phone calls, and assists or transfers calls as necessary.
· Performing Library opening and closing procedures.
· Assisting in seeing that Library rules of conduct are observed by asking Library patrons to observe rules of conduct that are not being followed, and by informing Library administration when necessary.
· Processing overdue notices, including contacting borrowers by phone. · Processing interlibrary loan requests.
· Maintaining periodical collection by recording incoming magazines, alerting Library Director to subscription problems.
· Some supervision in the absence of the Library Director/Assistant Director.
Schedule includes mornings, evenings and two Saturday per month. 19 hours per week; may include additional hours as needed.


Qualifications: 

Previous public library experience and a two-year college degree are preferred and have a demonstrated ability to work well with the public and in a team environment. Reliability, maturity, flexibility, a warm and friendly demeanor, and a willingness to offer superior customer service are required. Ability to lift materials weighing up to 40lbs is necessary. Proficiency with computer programs, including word processing and e-mail, is essential.


Education Required: BA/BS

Salary: $18.35/hr

Closing Date: 10/31/2023

Contact Information: 

Please send cover letter and resume to Elisabeth Botelho at ebotelho@sailsinc.org


Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

SAILS membership votes to support the Joint Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), The Massachusetts Library Association (MLA), The Massachusetts Library System (MLS), and The Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) support library staff’s efforts to ensure free, equal, and open access to information, guaranteed to everyone regardless of age or citizenship status, under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. To view the statement in its entirety, visit: https://mblc.state.ma.us/censorship-freedom/joint-statement.php

Library Customer Services Associate

Seekonk Public Library

Part Time Library Customer Services Associate

Description:

Duties/Description: Customer Services Associates provide direct service to library users
primarily by: checking-out, renewing, reserving and requesting library materials; issuing library
cards and maintaining library records; responding to user inquiries and requests;
recommending books and other materials that may be of interest to the user; instructing users
in how to use library equipment and other services, including electronic services; explaining to
users the policies and rules of the library and network, resolving routine problems and referring
users to others who can provide further assistance. Customer Services Associates also check-in
materials, re-shelve materials, and process inter-library loans. Customer Services may be
required to engage in other related activities as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Applicants must be capable of operating a cash register, a personal computer, and related
peripheral devices. Applicants must have basic knowledge of current Windows operating
system, and Internet browsers and social media applications. Preference will also be shown to
those with experience using automated library computer systems and the SIRSI/Dynix in
particular.
Other Required Skills and Abilities: Customer Services Associates must have a strong
commitment to public service and have the ability to interact courteously and patiently with
the library users. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with users and co-
workers.
Applicants must be capable of understanding and executing the operational routines defined by
the policies and procedures of the library and the SAILS network. A familiarity with public
library services and practices is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those with prior
library work experience and/or those with work experience involving direct service to
customers.
Applicants must be able to work as a member of a team, adjust their activities to fluctuating
demands of library users, and perform task despite frequent interruptions.
Physical Effort: Work effort involves sitting, stooping, walking, and standing. There may be a
need to stretch, bend, reach lift 25 pounds, and push or pull fully loaded library booktrucks.
Duties require standing effectively 90% of the time, and requires intermittent physical effort to
move library materials and return them to the shelving.
Hours & Conditions: This is part-time position and the person hired will typically work between
12 and 15.5 hours per week. Work schedule includes some evenings and Saturdays.
This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Town and the
Seekonk Public Library Employees Association, MLSA, AFT Mass.


Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Applicants must be capable of operating a cash register, a personal computer, and related
peripheral devices. Applicants must have basic knowledge of current Windows operating
system, and Internet browsers and social media applications. Preference will also be shown to
those with experience using automated library computer systems and the SIRSI/Dynix in
particular.


Education Required: high school diploma or its equivalent.

Salary: The starting pay rate at Step 1 is $17.81 per hour, and increases annually in three additional steps. There are no additional benefits.

Closing Date: 04/30/2023

Contact Information: 

Please submit a completed Town of Seekonk Employment Application form to the

Kathleen Hibbert, Library Director
c/o Town Administrator’s Office
Seekonk Town Hall
100 Peck St.
Seekonk, MA 02771
The form can be obtained at the Library and the Town Administrator’s office in Town Hall, or it
can be downloaded from the town website at https://www.seekonk-ma.gov/administration/
pages/employment-opportunities.