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Library Technical Services Supervisor (Full-Time), Needham Free Public Library, MA


The Town of Needham is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Library Technical Services Supervisor. Under the direction of the Director of the Public Library, coordinates the work of the Technical Services Department, including the acquisition, cataloguing, classifying, data entry, and processing of all library materials (books, videocassettes, audiocassettes, books-on-tape, compact discs, serials, CD-ROMs, etc.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the Needham Library’s materials collection in the Minuteman Library Network’s database, adding and withdrawing items and resolving bibliographic problems as required
  • Interview, select, train, supervise, and evaluate employees in the Technical Services Department
  • Supervise the Assistant Cataloger and two (2) part-time Library Assistants, plus other staff members whose work interfaces with that of the Technical Services Department
  • Supervises the maintenance of the on-line acquisition system and the shelf list
  • Revise fiction cataloging done by the Assistant Cataloger
  • Coordinates policies, procedures and scheduling related to the technical service functions of the Library
  • Develop and implement procedures for acquisition and processing of books and audio-visual materials (videocassettes, audiocassettes, books-on-tape, compact discs, CD-ROMs, etc.) to main the efficiency of the department, taking advantage of new technologies
  • Manage all bibliographic aspects of participation in the Minuteman Library Network
  • Diagnose and resolve computer problems
  • Implement new database procedures as Minuteman practices and policies changes
  • Represent the library on the Minuteman Library Network Bibliographic Committee and other appropriate Minuteman committees and task forces
  • Act as liaison with Minuteman’s database manager and Cataloging Center Head regarding database issues
  • Communicate relevant database issues to appropriate staff
  • Respond to database questions and problems from all library departments


To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Completion of graduate course work equal to a Master’s Degree, or higher
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of professional library experience, with increasing cataloging, technical services, and supervisory responsibilities

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