City of Newton
Position Title: Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology
Location: Newton Free Library 330 Homer Street Newton, MA 02459
Salary Range: $63,276 – $85,037 in 11 steps
Grade: S10, AFSCME, Local 3092
Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director Posting: External
Date of Notice: 11/9/2018
Newton Free Library seeks a creative, innovative, and user-focused librarian to join our management team as the Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology. If you are passionate about making technology accessible and exciting in the public library for patrons and staff this might be your perfect opportunity!
Newton Free Library is one of the most active libraries in the state and each day patrons flood the library in need of our technology services and equipment. The enthusiasm and support of technology in our community led to the creation and opening of a brand new computer lab for instructional classes and a dedicated Makerspace this year. This position is responsible for service outcomes in our heavily used Tech Center, overseeing and presenting STEAM and technology programming, staff training, library technical support, and the development of new initiatives for the library. You’ll supervise our Digital Communications Librarian, collaborate with our Library Network Technician, and lead a strong interdepartmental team of staff called the “Tech Squad” that are trained to assist with technology support and public programming. This position is an integral part of the library’s Public Services Department supervisory team and the library’s leadership and planning team.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to user experience and service, an ability to work well with staff and public of all skill levels, a vision of how technology can advance library service and the requisite understanding of library computer and software systems. He or she will be a strong librarian with solid experience in library reference service. Dedication to fostering a positive collaborative work environment is a must. There will also be specific collection development responsibilities, service desk coverage including on evenings and weekends, public program presentations, and opportunities to represent the library at related meetings, events and conferences.
Qualifications: Masters in Library Science and three to five years of library experience, or equivalent. Extensive demonstrated knowledge of computer technologies deployed in libraries, including server operation, networks, operating systems, and wireless networks.
To apply, submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton’s online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on November 26, 2018.
The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.