Part Time: Tuesdays through Fridays 10:00AM to 2:00 PM
The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a proven professional and self-starting librarian interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional 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.
Works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference & Adult Services and in collaboration with the Technology Services Librarian. 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.
Supports information technology systems for the library as well as provides staff and public with support for computers, software, peripherals, and associated technology. Installs, configures and maintains library computer hardware and software. Assists in maintaining and troubleshooting the wireless internet access; manages and maintains audio/visual equipment; and assists with troubleshooting the telephone system. Helps to manage digital collections and their access tools and develops and supports server-based technologies for the delivery of library services including but not limited to: the integrated library system (ILS), licensed databases, email and social networking marketing, and communication/graphic design production. Participates in updating website and social media presence. Specializes in the management of the library’s digital resources and electronic content. Assists with user technology-related questions and problem resolution as needed; teaches instructional classes in the use of computers, mobile devices, digital resources, image and video editing, and other technology as needed. Works with staff to develop technology competencies and creates and delivers staff training as needed. Responsible for providing reference services to the general public as assigned.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in library and information sciences from an ALA-accredited school. Experience with integrated library systems, hardware, software, emerging technologies, website design, and mobile services.
Knowledge, Ability, and Skill
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in technology services and reference. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar products; graphic design software; basic computer and peripheral hardware support and troubleshooting; software applications support. Extensive knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends.
Ability and Skill: Familiarity, comfort, and skill with downloadable media, blogging tools, social media, and website maintenance. A strong public service commitment. Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication. Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. Ability to excel as a teacher in a group setting or one on one. Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large. Ability to foster open communication and cooperative relationships. Must have superior abilities in the area of reference and reader’s/listener’s/viewer’s advisory. Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware. Must be comfortable with and have a history of public speaking and presentation experience.
Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 10 pounds.
This 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.
Opened on October 1st, the new Tufts Library is the flagship library of the Weymouth Public Libraries. The new 50,000-square-foot library includes five meeting rooms, ten study rooms, a digital media lab, local history center, teen room, quiet room, library programming rooms, and an outdoor amphitheater. Partially funded by a Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program grant, the $33 million library embraces innovation while honoring Weymouth’s storied past.
Applicants interested in applying for a position can send their resume and 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 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Form 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.