Public Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Sherborn Library
The Public Services Librarian for the Sherborn Library works a 40-hour a week position, including one weeknight and rotating monthly Saturdays. The position also serves as Assistant Director. Responsibilities include implementing adult programming, performs research, interlibrary loan and readers’ advisory services, updates events on the website and social media, provides technology help to the public, and oversees the training, supervision, and scheduling of circulation desk staff. The Library is actively used by the community (pop. 4,473). Currently, the Library is under construction and will reopen in early 2018, expanded to 25,000 s.f. with new systems, furnishings, and happenings. The temporary Library is housed in the 1858 Town House, Sherborn Community Center, 3 Sanger St. The Public Services Librarian will gain the unique experience of planning for the reopening of the renovated and expanded Library and help initiate new services.
A Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MLS) is preferred or progress towards the MLS. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Relevant work experience, education and personal talents shall also be given consideration in the hiring decision. Familiarity with an array of technology currently offered in the public library setting, as well as fluency with office management software are highly desirable qualifications. The ideal candidate will have the spark to innovate, be an energetic self-starter who is dedicated to public service and able to show a consistently positive demeanor to the public and staff. The candidate of choice will also be a well-read, informed individual who is interested in learning the principles and practices of library administration in the municipal environment.
$50,000 – $53,372 commensurate with qualifications
September 18, 2017
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted beginning August 31. The application deadline is September 18 and may be extended until the position is filled. Application must be accompanied by a completed Town of Sherborn “Employment Application” located on the Town of Sherborn Human Resources page at SherbornMA.org or by following this link: http://sherbornma.org/
Send your resume, the completed Town of Sherborn “Employment Application”, a cover letter and the contact information for three professional references to:
USPS: Elizabeth Johnston, Director, Sherborn Library, 4 Sanger St., Sherborn, MA 01770