Monday, April 17, 2017

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

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: 18 hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm – 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. 

Compensation Rate:  
Librarian I (S-10)  $19.84 - $23.76 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-11)  $20.84 - $24.96 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12)  $21.66 - $25.94 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.  

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

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director  
C/o Karen Consoli at kconsoli@northandoverma.gov 

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 21, 2017.  Position is open until filled. 

The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer