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Interim Assistant Director, BiblioTemps (Rockport Public Library) (Rockport)

BiblioTemps® is an employment service of the Massachusetts Library System that provides experienced library workers for temporary placements in public, academic, and special libraries throughout Massachusetts.

Location:          Rockport Public Library
Start date:        March 20, 2023
End date:         To Be Determined
Schedule:         Monday – Friday 40 hours a week (Part Time optional)
Pay Rate:          $28.00 - $32.00 an hour
CORI:                REQUIRED

Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with the Library Director in implementing policies, procedures, and goals. As part of the management team, supports the overall goals of the library as formulated by the Trustees and the Director.
Initiates public relations activities and programs to promote the image and use of the library. Creates and distributes various promotional materials, including flyers, posters, brochures, bookmarks, handouts, press releases, website updates, social media posts, and email marketing.
Provide reports on expenditures, deposits, labor, and benefit hour usage to the Library Director and Trustees as requested.
Organizes and supervises the volunteer program. Interviews, trains, and supervises most volunteers.
Prepares and maintains weekly schedules for all staff and volunteers. Arrange for adequate coverage for unexpected and preplanned staff absences.
Establishes and maintains connections within the community to promote library services.
Determines programming needs for the adult community. 
Solicits and obtains a budget from the Friends of the Library to plan and implement programs for adults. 
Oversees the library’s book groups and places interlibrary loan requests for materials needed. 
Schedules use of the public meeting rooms and coordinates room set up with the custodian(s). Instruct the public on meeting room policies and procedures when necessary.
Serves as liaison to various town, civic and community organizations; speaks to groups and/or public gatherings to provide information and/or advocate for the library. 
Staffs the public desks during selected shifts and as needed, providing informational help to library users.
Assumes and performs the duties of the Director in the Director’s absence



MLS from an ALA-accredited library school with three to five (3-5) years’ progressively responsible library experience in public library service. 
Demonstrated ability to use computer with emphasis on use of library network, electronic resources, the internet, and software such as word processing.
Experience with library procedures, facilities and routines, as they apply to library administration.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public library services, including the development and organization of collections, integrated library systems, and the organization and management of current and evolving computer technologies related to the provision of public library services.
Knowledge of municipal budgetary and personnel management practices and techniques. 
Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability and willingness to learn job-related skills. Ability to satisfy attendance requirements.
Skill in leadership, motivation, building relationships, assessing the needs of the community, and developing programs and services to meet the needs of the community.
Skill in personnel management and budget administration.
Ability to oversee projects from an idea through completion, prioritize tasks, and be flexible.
Ability to work as a team member and independently.
Good interpersonal skills, friendly manner, and strong service orientation.
Good organizational skills, attention to detail, procedures and follow up capabilities.
Standing, lifting bending, and stretching to retrieve or reshelve library materials.

Full/Part Time




Salary Range

$28.00 - $32.00  / hour

Salary Notes

Based on experience

Closing Date

March 30, 2023

How to Apply

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