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Information Services Librarian, Dartmouth Public Libraries (Dartmouth)

Information Services Librarian


Assists customers in locating and using the available resources and provides timely and accurate information and answers to research questions; selects materials as directed.  Is responsible for conveying and carrying out the Library’s Mission and Goals and Objectives.


Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Library Director or the Branch Librarian.

Performs responsible library duties requiring independent judgment and initiative; assignments are completed according to established procedures and departmental policies and standards; unusual or difficult situations are referred to the supervisor.

Routinely supervises others.

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical library conditions; library hours require scheduled evening and weekend work.

Operates standard office and library equipment.

Makes frequent contact with library patrons and staff, and outside organizations.

Errors could result in delay and loss of service, poor public relations, endanger public safety, and waste of public funds.

Essential Functions

Performs reference and reader advisory services; provides direct reference services to all patrons, adult and young adults and children.

Directly oversees all aspects of Interlibrary Loan and the Virtual Catalog.

Under the guidance of the Administration develops annual goals and objectives. Reports monthly to the Administration  on fulfillment of objectives.

Under the guidance of the Administration administers and coordinates publicity and promotional campaigns to promote Reader Services, library programs or events, working with other staff and keeping staff informed of the same.  Submits press and news releases to local media, publicizing collections, databases, programs and library events. Contributes regularly to the library newsletter “Library Links.”

Updates Library Web site weekly to reflect offerings.

Directly responsible for all aspects and implementation of Adult programming including: selection and design, performer contact and negotiation, publicity generation and program hosting.

Directly responsible for the running of Adult book discussion groups, including scheduling, publicizing, preparing support materials and hosting.

Often provides initial service response to concerns and complaints. Interprets for the public - library policies and procedures; enforces library regulations.  Refers patrons to other libraries, individuals or service agencies as appropriate.

Utilizes automated system, new technologies, electronic equipment and on-line resources in the performance of duties and trains other library personnel and patrons in using these resources. Utilizes regional and statewide databases and resources to enhance the collection.

Conducts formal patron instruction in use of the Internet, electronic databases, the on-line catalog, email usage and various informational technology sessions.

Attends staff meetings.  Regularly attends meetings and workshops pertinent to  professional development.

Routinely functions as daily, evening or weekend Building Supervisor, having first response responsibility for the staff, facility and public.

Performs other similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; three years professional public library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional public library work. 

 Knowledge of the organization and management of public library operations.

Knowledge of computer operating systems.

Ability to interact well with staff and the public.

Physical Requirements

Light physical effort required in performing duties under typical library conditions.  Intermittent standing, walking, bending and reaching.


Full/Part Time

Full Time




$25.91 - $30.93 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume and application to:

Personnel Department, Town of Dartmouth, 400 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA  02747

Or email to

You may request an application form by emailing


2021-06-22 |  Quick link to this job