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Assistant Director, West Bridgewater Public Library (West Bridgewater)

The West Bridgewater Public Library, a forward-thinking town library, seeks a progressively responsible, innovative, creative and dedicated librarian to become the library’s next Assistant Director in this 40-hour/week salaried position with full benefits. 

The Assistant Director will report to the Library Director who will encourage them to: explore areas of both professional and personal interests, lead with confidence and diplomacy, further current managerial and supervisory skills in a supportive environment, and be a part of a rewarding team. 

The position also includes such opportunities as: collaborating with local schools via book talks and curriculum support, developing and implementing adult and/or young adult programming that suits your passions, working interdepartmentally with the Circulation, Technical Services and Youth Services departments, administering traditional and innovative reference services including, but not limited to: reference interviews, one-on-one and small class technology help, becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology, and pursuing other opportunities as they arise. The ideal candidate will have a passion for public libraries and in working with patrons of all ages, including young people after school, as well as the aptitude for fostering and partaking in a positive work and library environment.

The essential duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

•    Providing stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages in using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and circulation services, and readers’ advisory
•    Supervising staff and volunteers as well as working cohesively as a team
•    Delivering community outreach via electronic marketing initiatives and social media, as well as assisting in maintaining the library’s website
•    Maintaining and troubleshooting technology such as computers and printers
•    Assisting in coordinating a variety of programming and activities to encourage positive use of the library by people of all ages
•    Actively participating in weekly and monthly programs as well as attending monthly Board of Trustees meetings
•    Explaining and administering library policies and procedures
•    Planning budgets, schedules and writing grants as they occur
•    Relating positively to a diverse population, communicating effectively and directly with both the public and the staff
•    Other duties as assigned

The employee will work a schedule that may include evenings and Saturday shifts as determined by the Library Director in order to provide coverage of all public hours at the library. The employee will also step into leadership and represent the library in the Library Director’s absence. 

Qualifications

•    Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited university
•    Minimum three (3) years public library experience
•    Strong organizational & writing skills and public service experience 
•    Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
•    Managerial/supervisory/administration experience in the areas of reference and/or circulation preferred

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, iPads, tablets or other technology added to the library in the future. Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$61,000.00 - $64,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Hiring Range

Closing Date

12/2/2021

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Laura Williams, Library Director
lwilliams@westbpl.org
West Bridgewater Public Library
80 Howard Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379   

Posted

2021-11-16 |  Quick link to this job