Friday, January 24, 2020

Student Success Librarian, Learning Commons, Becker College, Worcester (MA)

The Becker College Learning Commons is currently seeking a student-focused, forward-thinking candidate for the position of Student Success Librarian.  Under the supervision of the Director of Library Operations, the Student Success Librarian will work with students, faculty and library staff to provide and maintain library support services at two college campuses.   The ideal candidate will be an innovative, dynamic, skilled librarian capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services in conjunction with teaching library principles that incorporate the vision and mission of the College.  We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering students of diverse experiences with engaging information literacy learning experiences.   This position will work collaboratively with all other departments within the Learning Commons, i.e. Teaching, Learning & Technology, Collaborative Learning Center, Information Technology, the Becker community and outside vendors to ensure optimization of the Libraries’ resources. 
The Student Success Librarian provides leadership for faculty, staff and administration to ensure that instructional programs, resources and services promote the welfare and best interests of students in a manner consistent with the Learning Commons mission and core values of the college.

Required Credentials, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science degree from an accredited program
  • Work experience teaching interactive database instruction at an academic library
  • Ability to identify and implement new technologies to improve library services; knowledge of and experience with instructional technology and video tutorials 
  • Flexibility with and adaptability to offer support in the creation and assessment of Open Education Resources, and Electronic Materials. 
  • Interest in and ability to identify and leverage new technologies and their applications to education
  • This position will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to instruct, engage and support our students’ success in the full range of library services and resources.  
  • Provide instruction via online tutorials, the learning management systems and online technologies
  • Serves as the library contact for the Graduate & Professional Studies students in their processes of their professional development
  • Working knowledge of OCLC World Share catalog is helpful
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment
  • Professionally represent the Learning Commons and the College in person and online
In addition, the successful candidate must be well organized; be able to interact on a professional level with diverse constituencies; possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, exhibiting good judgment, and as part of the Learning Commons’ team.

This is a full-time 12-month position, committed to customer service, diversity, emerging technologies, empathy and social responsibility.  An employee of the Becker College Learning Commons will be able to adapt and embrace the College initiatives and apply them to their daily outlook. 

To apply, visit Becker College's Career Opportunities page at

IT Manager, Part-time, York Public Library, York (ME)

The York Public Library is seeking a detail-oriented and collaborative individual to fill the position of IT Manager. This part-time position of 15 hours per week may include some evening and weekend hours.
The successful candidate will:
  • Be responsible for performing general troubleshooting and routine maintenance of the library’s staff and public access computers, devices, and servers.
  • Support the migration and maintenance of staff email and web services.
  • Work with outside vendor(s) in managing the library’s network environment to resolve IT or AV issues. 
  • Keep abreast of, evaluate, and recommend new technologies in support of library services.
  • Instruct colleagues and patrons as needed on how to use various software programs and applications, databases, and new technologies.
  • Communicate effectively through both in-person and written directions with people of a wide variety of technological skill. 
  • Be a creative team player with strong attention to detail. Bonus points for a sense of humor.
Applicants should possess a college degree or equivalent experience with intermediate to advanced training in technology integration. A wide breadth of experience with and knowledge of technologies used in libraries – including, but not limited to office and consumer software programs and applications, library databases and online resources is desirable. Starting salary is between $22.00 and $27.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resumé and contact information for 3 professional references to or Sophie Smith, Head of Circulation and Public Services, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York ME 03909.  Applications received by February 21st will receive priority consideration. For a complete job description, please see

Technical Services and Reference Librarian, Part-time, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

Essential Functions
The Stevens Memorial Library has an immediate opening for one part-time (18 hours a week) position.  Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service. Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing to insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Sirsi, Dynix, Symphony.  Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers’ advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library’s electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.).  Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate.  Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals.  The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 

Qualifications Education: Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed. Experience:  Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. One year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting preferred.  Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).

Additional skills:  Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

Physical Requirements:  Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials.  Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:  Librarian I (S-11)  $21.79 - $26.10 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12)  $22.65 - $27.12 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement:

Eighteen hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and   Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.  This position is eligible for prorated time off benefits.

  Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resumé to:  

Kathleen Keenan, Director

Position is open until filled. No phone calls or visits please.

The Town of North Andover is an /Equal Opportunity Employer

Library Assistant, Part-time, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)


Library Assistant

The Town of North Andover is accepting applications for one (1) Library Assistant on a part-time basis at the Stevens Memorial Library.  The Library is located at 345 Main Street, North Andover, MA.  It is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium and uses the SirsiDynix Symphony system.

The position works two (2) evenings a week (5-9 pm) and two (2) weekends a month (Saturday and Sunday) in a regular set rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Essential Job Functions:
The position is responsible for performing routine public service duties at the Circulation Desk using an automated integrated library software system to check in and out materials, maintain patron database records, search for materials, and support the interlibrary loan process; to shelve and locate materials within the Library; to answer the telephone; and other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent required, bachelor's degree preferred.  Public library circulation experience using automated integrated library system program desirable.  Candidate must have strong computer and technology skills; exceptional customer service skills; able to deal tactfully and effectively with the general public; able to articulate clearly and apply consistently both Library and Network Consortium policies; strong organizational skills and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; a high degree of flexibility and collaborated team skills essential; good language skills. 

Physical Requirements:  Performs duties under typical library conditions.  Position requires frequent physical effort such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs.); push book carts (up to 150 lbs.), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials.  May require standing at counter-high desk for long periods of time.  Ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:  Grade S-6: $17.26 – $21.66 in nine steps. Position is not eligible for benefits and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME - Clerical collective bargaining agreement:

Deadline:    Open until filled.  Email cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director       

No phone calls please

The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted 1/21/2020

Electronic Resources Librarian, Part-time, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover (MA)

Stevens Memorial Library – Part-Time Position Electronic Resources Librarian

A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library.  Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library’s electronic materials and resources. 

Essential Functions   

Electronic Resources (40%) Promotes use of the Library’s e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations.  Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues.  Oversees Library’s online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors.  Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc.  Compiles usage reports and statistics.  Functions as the Library’s primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology.  Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate:  Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software).  Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material.

Public Desk Duties (30%):  Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services.  Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc.   Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers.

Publication Duties (30%):  Supports library publicity and publication needs.  Maintains and develops the Library’s website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.).  Maintains and develops the Library’s presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor’s Degree with coursework toward the degree.  Minimum two years experience in similar position, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as “Library Web 2.0” skills) in following areas:  Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases.  Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools; skilled in providing services using online social networking sites.  Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing.  Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods.  Valid driver’s license to attend meetings.

Hours Eighteen (18) hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday, 1pm – 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation Rate:   Librarian I (S10)  (0 - 11 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits)  $21.16 - $25.34 in 8 steps Librarian I (S-11)  (12 - 23 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $22.22 – $26.62 in 8 steps;  Librarian I (S-12)  MLS degree or a graduate degree in a $23.11 - $27.66 in 8 steps; related area of study as approved by the library director        

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement

  Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director

Position is open until filled.

The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employee

Supervisor, Youth Services, Nashua Public Library, Nashua (NH)

This Full-time 40-hour position leads the youth services team in providing and administering relevant, innovative and diverse services, programs and collections for children, teens and their caregivers. As a member of the senior staff participates in strategic planning and evaluation. Liaison to schools and community partners serving birth to 18. Identifies and participates in community engagement opportunities. Leads the Family Place Libraries initiative. Responsible for department administration including personnel, policy development, data reporting and customer suggestions or concerns. Manages departmental budget. Manages youth services collection maintenance and development.


Minimum of Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited institution and 5 years supervisory experience in a public library setting. Ability to work as part of a team in a busy public library and interact with a diverse public in a welcoming and respectful way. Thorough understanding of child and adolescent development and advance knowledge of library services to children, teens and their caregivers. Experience working with infants, children and teens. A strong knowledge of children’s and teen literature. Proficiency and experience with MS Office and demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for services for youth and caregivers. Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and expenditures.


Submit cover letter, application/resumé, and three professional references to:

Jennifer McCormack, Library Director
Nashua Public Library


Youth Services Librarian, Part-time, Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library, Wilton (NH)

Title: Youth Services Librarian:  30 Hours per week, some Saturdays and one or more evenings per week required.

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library seeks an experienced, dynamic and creative Youth Services Librarian to provide traditional and innovative services to the unique community of Wilton, NH.  Wilton is home to public, private and Waldorf schools, an arts community, the Town Hall Theatre and more.

This position includes a minimum of one evenings per week until 7:00 pm and one or more Saturdays per month from 9:30 to 1:30. 

Duties include Children’s and Young Adult collection development, reference services to youth, YA and Children’s programming, staff supervision, and community outreach. Familiarity with e-readers and downloadable books a must. The ability to write and administer grants is required.

Qualifications: MLIS preferred, relevant bachelor’s degree required. Previous children’s library experience required.  Must have strong computer skills and a vision of the library as a community center.

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Starting Salary: $18.00 to $19.50 per hour based on qualifications. Individual Medical and Dental benefits available. EOE

Address: Please send resumé plus three letters of reference to: Pat Fickett, Director, Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library, PO Box 420, Wilton NH 03086 or email to