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Assistant Head of Technical Services and Cataloging, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

Position Purpose:
The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming, located 20
miles west of Boston with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library, a 17,000 sq. ft. branch
library, and a Bookmobile, seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Head of Technical Services
and Cataloging with the creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm to join our team in delivering
exceptional library services focused on access and equity.

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

▪ Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services and Cataloging, assists in the training
and supervision of Technical Services employees, pages, and volunteers.
▪ Checks the work of others in the various manual and online systems.
▪ Supervises Technical Services employees and volunteers and coordinates workflow in the
absence of the Head of Technical Services and Cataloging.
▪ Assists Head of Technical Services and Cataloging in answering questions on data entry and
interpretation, cataloging and classification rules and interpretation, and in developing and
implementing network & local bibliographic policy.
▪ Oversees the maintenance of online catalog entries in the library system.
▪ Compiles departmental statistics; assists in preparing departmental reports.
▪ Verifies appropriateness of bibliographic records and edits when necessary in accordance with
▪ Classifies materials; provides subject analysis; determines need for access points to
bibliographic records. 
▪ Uses the integrated library system to retrieve, enter, alter, delete, or interpret bibliographic,
item, and acquisitions records.
▪ Under the direction of the Head of Technology and the Emerging Technology Specialist, serves
as the department technology mini-key user.
▪ Performs original cataloging and classification as required.
▪ Assists in coordinating and implementing ongoing materials reclassification, authority control
work, and local database maintenance and clean up.
▪ Generates custom reports to facilitate management of library collections.
▪ Participates in Minuteman Network committees as needed.
▪ Serves at Reference Desk on a regular basis.
▪ May prepare and lead book discussions.
▪ Assists in the selection of library materials for adult users as part of the Collection
Development system.
▪ Performs other duties as required.

Supervision Received: Library Director, Assistant Library Director, Head of Technical Services
and Cataloging
Supervision Given: Up to 4 full and part time staff


Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; two to four (2-4) years
of library and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and

Knowledge of:
▪ Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Innovative Sierra preferred
▪ Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of public library work, and a working
knowledge of reference, information, and reader’s advisory services
▪ Thorough knowledge of Dewey Decimal Cataloging and classification principles and
procedures, and familiarity with MARC, AACR2-rev, RDA, LCSH, Worldcat, ANSCR, and BISAC.
▪ Demonstrated knowledge of standard bibliographic sources, bibliographic form, and
verification tools.
▪ Library procedures and supervisory practices
▪ Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Ability to:
▪ Exhibit humor, tact, flexibility, and initiative
▪ Enthusiastically lead and motivate staff
▪ To learn new software and hardware quickly
▪ Embrace change and contribute to the overall mission of the library
▪ Communication and organizational skills
▪ Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$51,012.00 - $69,633.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

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2021-09-08 |  Quick link to this job