The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a professional and self-starting librarian interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an outgoing, innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented librarian to provide technology and reference services. Our culture of “Yes!” has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers. We are fortunate to be in a state-of-the-art new building, which has a Digital Media Lab, 46 public computers as well as meeting and study rooms, equipped with collaboration tools and device mirroring capabilities, and our work from FY23-27 will be guided by a new Strategic Plan. This is an exciting opportunity to help our patrons take advantage of all the technologies our space has to offer.
Works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference & Adult Services. May receive technology-related direction and guidance from the Town of Weymouth’s Chief Information Officer with the approval of the Head of Reference & Adult Services.
Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, may be required to work on weekends and evenings when staffing levels and staffing situations dictate. Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Daily contact with library patrons, other town departments, vendors, and other library organizations by phone, in person, and in writing.
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.
Develops and teaches skill-based classes in the use of computers, mobile devices, digital resources, image and video editing, and other technology to groups of patrons, as well as providing one-on-one technology support. Performs basic troubleshooting of library software and hardware. Works with staff to develop technology competencies, and creates and delivers staff training as needed.
Supports and troubleshoots server-based technologies for the delivery and evaluation of library services including but not limited to: the integrated library system (ILS), licensed databases, digital collections, statistical dashboards, the library website, email and social networking marketing, and communication/graphic design production. Participates in updating website and social media presence. Supports ongoing digitization of the library's local history collections.
Manages and supports information technology systems for the library. Provides basic technical administration of the library’s computer network systems intended to complement but not supplant the work of the Town’s Information Technology staff. Installs, configures, and maintains library computer hardware and software. Assists in maintaining and troubleshooting the wireless internet access; manages and maintains audiovisual equipment; and assists with troubleshooting the telephone system.
Recommends technology equipment purchases and the procurement of support services. Identifies and recommends additional databases and other digital resources or tools for purchase or subscription. Maintains records to document and facilitate software and database licensing and relicensing; maintains preventative maintenance and replacement schedules for all information technology and audiovisual hardware, and prepares a written Technology Plan for the Director of Library Services, as required.
Provides general library reference services, reader’s/listener’s/viewer’s advisory service, and technological instruction to a diverse public, primarily adults and teenagers. May provide desk coverage for the Teen Room as needed.
Participates in professional development to gain additional knowledge and skills, and shares new knowledge and skills with colleagues as appropriate.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Hiring salary range listed depends on qualifications.
The full-time schedule includes one evening per week and every third Saturday with the following Friday off.
Applicants interested in applying for the position can send their cover letter (preferred but not required), resume and Town of Weymouth employment application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to email@example.com, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. The Town of Weymouth employment application can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/working-for-the-town-of-weymouth-employment-opportunities
Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010.