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Technology Instruction and Marketing Librarian, Weymouth Public Libraries (Weymouth)

Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a professional and self-starting librarian interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an outgoing, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to provide technology instruction and reference services. Our culture of “Yes!” has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers. We are fortunate to be in a state-of-the-art new building, which has a Digital Media Lab, 46 public computers, and meeting and study rooms equipped with collaboration tools and device mirroring capabilities. This is an exciting opportunity to help our patrons take advantage of all the technologies our space has to offer.

Adaptability, curiosity, exceptional teamwork, desire to collaborate, a positive mindset, and a strong customer service orientation are most important to us. We encourage applications from candidates who bring these qualities and who are willing and able to learn, even for those who might need some on-the-job development of specific technological or marketing skillsets.

This position works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference & Adult Services and in collaboration with the Technology Services Librarian. Core duties include developing and teaching technology classes to groups of patrons and staff, providing one-on-one technology support for staff and the public, performing basic troubleshooting of library technology and patron devices, executing library marketing campaigns from beginning to end for adult programs and services, and providing reference services to the general public as assigned. A full job description is available from the Town of Weymouth's Employment Opportunities page at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities.

This position is scheduled to work one evening per week and every third Saturday, with the following Friday off, when the library is open on Saturdays.

Qualifications

A Master’s degree in library and information sciences from an ALA-accredited school required. Experience with library instruction, integrated library systems, hardware, software, emerging technologies, website design, and mobile services preferred.

Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in technology services and reference. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; graphic design software like Canva; basic technology support and troubleshooting; software applications support. Extensive knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends. 

Familiarity, comfort, and skill with library ebook and digital media services such as hoopla, Libby, and other library databases, as well as blogging tools, graphic design, social media, and website maintenance. A strong public service commitment. Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication. Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. Ability to excel as a teacher in a group setting or one on one. Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large. Ability to foster open communication and cooperative relationships. Must have superior abilities in the area of reference and reader’s/listener’s/viewer’s advisory. Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware. Must be comfortable with and have a history of public speaking and presentation experience.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$44,515.28 - $47,186.21  / year

Salary Notes

This is our hiring range; full range goes to $63,271. Union contract negotiations are in progress; salary tables may increase

Closing Date

September 28, 2022

How to Apply

To download the position posting, a full job description, and an application form, visit the Town of Weymouth's Employment Opportunities page at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities.

Applicants interested in a position can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. A cover letter outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position is encouraged.

Posted

2022-09-15 |  Quick link to this job