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Technical Services & Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)

Essential Functions
The Stevens Memorial Library has an immediate opening for one part-time (18 hours a week) position. Duties are
divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service.
Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing to insure accurate
and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Sirsi, Dynix,
Symphony. Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers’ advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote
the use of the Library’s electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.). Actively participate in staff
development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops,
and reviews professional journals. The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on
Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 


Experience: Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject
assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. One year cataloging experience in an automated library
system in a public library setting preferred. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library
technologies (equipment and their applications).

Additional skills: Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability
to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and /
or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing

Physical Requirements: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such
as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve
library materials.  Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers,
printers and other office-type equipment.

Education: Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American
Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference
coursework completed.

Schedule: Eighteen hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. This position is eligible for
prorated time off benefits.

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover’s AFSCME - Professional Librarians
collective bargaining agreement:

Full/Part Time

Part Time




Librarian I: hourly rate range $21.79 - $27.12

Closing Date

Position open until filled

How to Apply

Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to:
Kathleen Keenan, Director

No phone calls or visits please.
The Town of North Andover is an /Equal Opportunity Employer


2020-01-22 |  Quick link to this job