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Librarian Position (Full-Time), State Library of Massachusetts, MA


The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an enthusiastic and creative full-time librarian
reporting to the Head of Reference and Information Services to provide research assistance,
work on digitization projects, and collaborate with all library staff on promoting our resources
and services. The successful candidate must enjoy working with a wide range of users and
share an active commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in our collections and services

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Staff the Library’s virtual and in-person reference and research service desks. Follow
    policies and procedures of the Library
  2. Locate, scan, and prepare metadata for government documents and other digitalization
  3. Participate in the Library’s inventory projects, collection maintenance and space
    planning efforts
  4. Under the direction of the Technical Services staff, add electronic and digitized
    documents to the Library’s DSpace digital repository
  5. Under the direction of the Technical Services staff, assist with cataloging projects,
    including original and copy cataloging
  6. Assist with maintenance of website and update the Library’s social media accounts to
    keep a strong online presence
  7. Undertake outreach activities to promote the Library’s resources and services
  8. Exhibits professional growth through participation on task forces, committees, trainings,
    workshops, and professional conferences
  9. Perform other duties as required

Qualifications Required at Hire

  1. Considerable knowledge of Library and Information Science, including current practice
    in Reference services, cataloging/metadata, digitalization, and preservation
  2. Basic knowledge of legal research and/or government documents
  3. Expertise with commercial online databases and internet resources
  4. Working knowledge of common equipment, computers, and software used in libraries
    and information centers
  5. Experience with integrated automated library systems, preferably Evergreen
  6. Ability to work on an individual project and work on a team project with fellow staff
  7. Experience with social media
  8. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form
  9. Ability to lift 25 pounds

Qualifications Acquired on the job

Detailed knowledge of federal and state legislative procedures

  1. Knowledge of Massachusetts government structure and Massachusetts history
  2. Detailed knowledge of Massachusetts and federal government documents
  3. Awareness of State Email system
  4. Knowledge of State Library policies and procedures
  5. Knowledge of Evergreen online public catalog and automated circulation systems
  6. Knowledge of electronic repositories, DSpace

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Master’s degree or fifth-year degree from a graduate school of Library and Information Science
accredited by the American Library Association and certification by the Massachusetts Board of
Library Commissioners
Contact Christopher Dupuis at [email protected]
Qualifications – External
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Refer to Licenses.

  • Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Massachusetts Board of Library
  • Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor
    vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s license
    or the equivalent from another state.
    Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be
    required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their
    start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be
    provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of
    employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically
    contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may
    make a request for exemption.
    An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and
    persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
    First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]