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INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN - PART-TIME, Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover, NH)

INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN
12 Hours per Week PART-TIME/NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS

2 nights per week year-round and 2 weekends per month from September to May.
Not benefits eligible
Candidates are REQUIRED to submit a completed Town of North Andover
Employment Application to be considered for this position. The Town of North
Andover Employment Application can be found here.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature,
bibliographic resources, and principles of information delivery and services.
• Uses reference interviewing skills and readers’ advisory knowledge to effectively support
patrons’ needs.
• Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in
person, via email, or the telephone, using a wide range of resources: print, electronic,
microfilm, etc.
• Oversees daily operation and provides instruction in the use of the Library’s public
devices, e.g., computers, printer, and photocopier.
• Answers questions about electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, phones, etc. and
provides instruction in digital resources such as e-books, downloadable materials,
streaming content, etc.
• Promotes use of Library’s e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other
venues as appropriate, such as Town departments and organizations, schools, parent
organizations, Council on Aging.
• May develop and conduct e-materials training programs for Library staff and patrons.
Assists in maintenance of e-materials documentation. Keeps other staff informed on
ematerials and technology issues.
• Assists in overseeing Library’s online database licenses, subscriptions and other
electronic services and may work with the associated vendors. Supports online connectivity to
e-materials through Library website, etc. May compile usage reports and
statistics.
• Works with a variety of electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras,
projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones, e-readers. Functions as the Library’s 1st level
troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology.
Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate, e.g., Town IT
Dept. (hardware and base software), Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC )
(consortium provided software), vendor (applications purchased by the Library, e.g.,
website, calendar, museum pass management).
• Assists in maintenance and use of, and developing the Library’s website, including its
content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.). Assists in maintenance and use of,
and developing the Library’s presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter,
etc. May assist in the design and production of other Library e-publications, newsletters,
publicity, etc.
• Keeps abreast of technology developments such as changing formats for the delivery of
information and their potential impact on library service. Evaluates possible e-materials,
equipment, and software that support the Library’s mission and operation and
recommends to the Library management team. Provides input to the Library Director on
technology-related budget items.
• Provides excellent customer service to the public. Interprets library services and policies
to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner
• Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate
and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
• Works at any library location as needed. Assists with Library programs as needed.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Master’s in Library Science (MLS) / Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from
an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school; an equivalent Master’s
degree; or Bachelor’s degree with 12 or more credits towards the MLS/MLIS degree. MA Board
of Library Commissioners Certificate desirable.
Knowledge of:
• Wide variety of software including Microsoft Office, Google Applications, WordPress,
LibGuides, Sirsi Dynix Symphony, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram helpful.
• Search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in
their use.
Ability to:
• Create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to
communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Maintain a high degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in
order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library
service.
Skills:
• Strong skills in general computer use, including software (email, office applications such as
word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations), social media and web development
resources, hardware and networking (PC troubleshooting, basic network administration).
Experience using a library automated system.
• Strong analytical, organizational, time and project management skills.
• Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their
applications).
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such
as carrying books (20-30 pounds), pushing book carts (up to 150 pounds), 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
equipment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all responsibilities and duties required. 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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the general direction of the Library Director and Assistant Library Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
May oversee staff or volunteers. May serve as Librarian of the Shift on evenings or weekends.

SELECTION GUIDELINES
Selections shall be made on the basis of qualifications, ability, and dependability. Formal
application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check, and job
related tests may be required. 

The duties listed above 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.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and
employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and
requirements of the job change. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$22.23 - $24.28  / year

Salary Notes

Salary range based on candidate’s qualifications & subject to the terms of the AFSCME Local 2978 Professional Librarian's CBA

Closing Date

September 7, 2022

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS 
All applicants are required to submit a completed Town of North Andover employment
application along with a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: jobs@northandoverma.gov,
or by mail or hand delivery to Human Resources Department, Town of North Andover, 120
Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845. The employment application may be obtained on
the internet at www.northandoverma.gov/human-resources, by visiting the Human
Resources Department, or by calling (978) 688-9526. Resumes may be attached to the
employment application but may not serve as a substitute for completing the required
employment application.

Applicants will be required to undergo an extensive background check including
CORI screening.

Applications and resumes must be received in the
Town’s Human Resource Department by
4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 02, 2022

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the most highly qualified candidates
will be invited to one or more interviews. Applicants will be notified of their standing in the
process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact
the Human Resources Department at (978) 688-9526.

Questions regarding this hiring process should be addressed to:
Human Resources Department
Town of North Andover
120 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 688-9526

Posted

2022-07-27 |  Quick link to this job