Job Details

To page through the job listings requires cookies. You do not appear to have cookies enabled for this website.

Senior Library Technician/Technology Coordinator, Scituate Town Library (Scituate)

Primarily responsible for all aspects of information technology in the library, working closely with both Town of Scituate and Old Colony Library Network IT staff to maintain the libraries hardware and software as well as peripheral equipment. Maintains familiarity with all library and library network electronic platforms, and leads patron training sessions both one-on-one and in groups. Works directly with the public on meeting room use, and works with staff to maintain the local events and meetings calendar. Also performs basic library services and clerical work in the Library Department; performs all other similar or related work as required.

Employee works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Library Director and Library Director, who provides work assignments and work direction; performs tasks with a high degree of independence. Library policies and procedures are available and must be observed and followed.
The Employee has access to confidential information pertaining to patron records.

Job Environment:
This is varied work, involving many detailed tasks at times, but much of the work is of a repetitive nature. The nature of library work involves attention to a host of details, on-the-job training is a requirement. As the Employee becomes familiar with assigned work, performs a number of tasks independently. Some creativity and originality may be called for, especially in assisting in setting up special programs, exhibits and displays.
Errors could result in delays or loss of service to the community, adverse public relations, and monetary loss for the town.
The Employee has constant contact with the public. Other contacts are with other town employees and members of boards, community organizations, staffs of other libraries, vendors, teachers. Contacts are usually in person, by telephone, or by email in order to provide assistance with requests for information and assistance with other library related requests.

Essential Functions:
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.

● Works with Town of Scituate IT to install and updates software for antivirus and malware protection, client and user management, data backup and system restores, and public printer
● Tests, diagnoses and reports on network connectivity issues
● Develops and implements schedules for maintaining and replacing library hardware and software
● Insures that the library has all required software licenses
● Recommends and orders IT services and equipment
● Communicates regularly with vendors
● Performs or assists outside vendors with equipment repairs
● Provides training and technical support for both staff and the public
● Initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities related to technology, library apps and services for both patrons and staff
● Recommends to the Library Director an annual budget for IT expenditures
● Proposes strategies to modify and improve library information technology services
● Maintains an inventory of all library-owned hardware connected to the network
● Oversees the disposal of surplus IT equipment
● Serves as the library’s liaison to IT staff for both Town of Scituate and the Old Colony Library Network
● Manages Library website updates
● Represents the Library at OCLN Technology Roundtable Meetings
● Manages all aspects of meeting room booking
● Responsible for all cash management and deposits
● Attends professional development trainings as needed
● Provides assistance at the Circulation Desk and Research Desk as needed
● Creates a monthly report for the Library Director to be distributed to the Board of Library Trustees


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required; one-(1) to three-(3) years prior work experience (library experience preferred) or any equivalent combination of education or work experience.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Knowledge: Good knowledge of English grammar and spelling. Computer operations such as word processing and spread sheet applications. Basic knowledge of library operations and databases used in a library setting.

Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with employees and the public. Ability to work independently. Ability to execute oral and written instructions in a precise manner. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, printer, copy
machine, calculator. Ability to understand and use library and office computer software. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a prompt, efficient manner.


Good judgment, motor operating skills and able to maintain effective staff and customer relations.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Work is performed in an open work space setting, subject to quiet and moderate noise. More than 2/3 rds of the time is spent standing, walking, stooping, sitting or reaching with hands and arms. More than 2/3rds of the time is spent using hands to finger, handle or feel library materials. Employee is required to talk or listen on a regular basis. Frequently the Employee will lift up to 10 pounds, occasional lifting is required up to 30 pounds, seldom does the Employee lift up to 60 pounds. Normal vision is required. Equipment used includes personal computers, printers, bar code scanners, hand tools and office machines.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$22.40-27.24 in 8 steps (SEIU 888 TOSCA union)

Closing Date

open until filled

How to Apply

Please submit Town employment application, cover letter, resume and three references to or via mail to Human Resources, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066. AA/EEO/ADA.


2019-10-11 |  Quick link to this job