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Chief Collections Strategist

Boston University

Boston, MA

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Job DescriptionThe Boston University Libraries seek a Chief Collections Strategist to guide the development of the library’s principal research and teaching collections. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Chief Collections Strategist provides leadership for the collection development strategies of individual subject specialists and liaisons across the libraries, including and especially in areas of interdisciplinary overlap and emerging needs. This position chairs the library’s Collections Committee and works closely with library colleagues and other stakeholders in the acquisitions and access workflows to articulate and execute a comprehensive collection development strategy in service of the research and teaching needs across academic disciplines at Boston University. The Chi ...

Reference Librarian, Children's Department

Town of Needham

Needham Free Public Library

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the part-time position of Children’s Reference Librarian at the Needham Free Public Library.It is an exciting time to join the Needham Free Public Library team! Our new Strategic Plan for FY2023-2027 positions the library to continue to meet the community’s needs for years to come. In addition, our recent Library Space Utilization Study reimagines the library’s interior space in four phases to enhance the work we do for our patrons and the community. Along with diverse collections, plentiful programming, and great services, the Needham Free Public Library is on track to be the go-to place for new and current library workers.Hours: 6-15 hours per week, depending on weekend rotationCON # 24044Duties and ResponsibilitiesP ...

Readers' Services Librarian

Westwood Public Library

Westwood, MA

Responsibilities and Duties:Oversees collection development for adult fiction and non-fiction books and media (print and digital), including collection development for the Bookmobile.Coordinates Library-wide Readers’ Advisory efforts.Plans, promotes and executes programs, events, and services centered on books, reading and authors to include planning engaging Summer Reading programs for adults and coordinating the Library’s ReadNext service.Participates in the Library’s Communication and Marketing team and contributes to the development of social media content and marketing materials.Manages the Library’s engagement calendar and contributes to the management of Springshare products, including the Library website.Designs Library exhibits and displays. Develops compelling stories to ...

Library Director

Westport Free Public Library

Westport, MA

Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates day-to-day aspects of municipal library services to ensure the highest quality of service to the Westport community, population 16,339. Prepares annual budget, develops and implements grants with Library Trustees, and completes MBLC annual reports for State Aid and certification. Evaluates operations and activities of the library, plans for future needs, develops library collections and services and adopts and implements new services. Advocates for the library speaking before community, civic, and other groups about library services. Develops staff job descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies involving hiring, evaluating, promoting, and terminating staff. Supervises the care and maintenance of the library building and grounds, inc ...

Substitute Library Assistant

Town of Westwood

Westwood, MA

The Westwood Public Library seeks courteous and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Substitute Library Assistant. We are seeking collegial, energetic team players who thrive in an inviting and engaging environment. This position will primarily provide library services at both the Main and Islington Branch Library. Hours may vary from week to week and shifts may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends.Duties include but are not limited to the following: Ensures a positive library experience for all patrons by delivering service in a courteous, confidential, knowledgeable, and effective manner. Performs circulation duties, including registering and processing library cards. Frequently assists with automated returns and self-checkouts of materials; shelves returned ite ...

Library Technician III - Children's Room Assistant

Acushnet Public Library

Acushnet, MA

The Acushnet Public Library is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented, public service-minded individual to join our team. This position will support programming, collection development and the daily operation of a busy Children’s Room. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth of all ages and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Room Assistant will be responsible for the following:Provide reference and reader’s advisory to patrons of all ages, with a primary focus on youth from birth through the 6th grade.Present story times, craft programs and other youth servicesAssist with collection development and cataloging/processingAssist patrons in the use of databases, as well as other online resourc ...

Electronic Resources Librarian

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

ResponsibilitiesProvide leadership for management of the library’s electronic resources, which includes managing the selection, acquisition, cataloging/preservation, and assessment of resources in all formats.• Collaborate with the Dean of the Library to manage the annual e-resources materials budget and information resources expenditures.• Work with publishers and vendors to negotiate and maintain electronic resource licenses and contracts, manage database subscriptions, purchase orders, and electronic licensing agreements; resolve related problems as needed.• Work with library colleagues to set e-resources policies, workflows, and procedures.• Collaborate with other librarians to provide expert advice to the library and campus on online information resources.• Evaluate and re ...

Library Director

Westport Free Public Library

Westport, MA

Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates day-to-day aspects of municipal library services to ensure the highest quality of service to the Westport community, population 16,339. Prepares annual budget, develops and implements grants with Library Trustees, and completes MBLC annual reports for State Aid and certification. Evaluates operations and activities of the library, plans for future needs, develops library collections and services and adopts and implements new services. Advocates for the library speaking before community, civic, and other groups about library services. Develops staff job descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies involving hiring, evaluating, promoting, and terminating staff. Supervises the care and maintenance of the library building and grounds, inc ...

Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services

Charlton Public Library

Charlton, Massachusetts

The Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services works closely with the Library Director to ensure the effective and responsive operation of the Charlton Public Library. As Assistant Director, assumes the responsibilities of the Director in the Director’s absence. As Head of Adult Services, is responsible for management and operation of Adult Services within the Library.QUALIFICATIONSMaster’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited school; three years’ professional public library experience with emphasis on working directly with the public, including two years in a supervisory role; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices ...

Library Director

Town of Grafton

Grafton, MA

The Town of Grafton, through its elected Board of Library Trustees, is seeking applications for a full-time, on-site position of Library Director. The Library Director is responsible for the management, operation, and leadership of all programs and services of the library in accordance with the policies as established by the Trustees.The Town completed a major library expansion in 2021, and this is an exciting opportunity to lead the library in its mission of life-long learning through programs, content, and community outreach. Our ideal Director would have diverse library experience and enthusiasm to work with our talented staff, engaged community, and dedicated Trustees to reimagine library services for our community in the newly expanded library.The Director’s responsibilities include ...

Digital Imaging Specialist

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University Libraries seeks a Digital Imaging Specialist, who will play a key role in increasing the digital presence and research viability of Boston University’s archival and special collections through the production and management of digital archival images. Reporting to the Director of Digital Ventures, this position is responsible for the implementation of imaging workflows, which include making consistent, informed, technical decisions regarding lighting set up, quality control, and file management.The Digital Imaging Specialist also works with specialized image capture systems designed for the digitization of cultural heritage material and ensures the continuity of collections imaging by aligning practice with standards for archival image production.In addition to managing ...

Technology Services/Reference Librarian

Weymouth Public Libraries

Weymouth, MA

Full-time Position/35 Hours per WeekSchedule when open on Saturdays: Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and every third Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the following Friday off.Schedule when closed on Saturdays: Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.DefinitionThe 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 increa ...

University Archivist

UMass Amherst

Amherst, MA (and hybrid)

The University Archivist is part of the Special collections and University Archives (SCUA) and works closely with relevant library programs, faculty, students, and staff to implement a strategy for the University Archives. The archivist will serve as an advocate for the collection and use of the records of UMass Amherst. This position is responsible for developing strong relationships across the University community in order to advise on retention and preservation of records and ensure the regular transfer and long-term preservation of both physical and born-digital materials to record the diverse perspectives and experiences of UMass Amherst campus life. The University Archivist will lead services that ensure the acquisition, curation, preservation, access to and promotion of physical and ...

Library Assistant II - (Nighttime Circulation Supervisor)

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Job Description:General Statement of Duties:Responsible for evening supervision of the Circulation Desk, including supervising student workers. Assists with the processing of interlibrary loans borrowing requests by Fitchburg State faculty, staff and students and lending requests from other libraries. Contributes to the smooth operation of the Access Services Department that includes Circulation, Reserve and Controlled Digital Lending, Interlibrary Loans, and Stacks Maintenance.Fall/Spring Semesters hours*: Sunday- Thursday 3:15 pm-11:45 pm. On a limited number of days during final examination periods, hours may be adjusted to reflect a later closing time.Summer Hours and Academic Calendar breaks: Monday - Friday 8:45 am - 5:15 pmDetailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:Responsibl ...

Library Administrator

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills Massachusetts

Library Administrator, Massachusetts Bay Community College (Wellesley)Position Summary:The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population. This is a part-time, non-unit position with no benefits. The Library Administrator performs duties in connection with patron assistance, circulation, collection maintenance, and other basic library functions. They also aid library users in locating and using materials; charge, renew and discharge library books and materials; and perform related work as required. This candidate will also aid in the maintenance, preparation, distribution and lending of library books and other materials.Key Responsibilities and Duties:Assist library users by responding to inquiries and ...