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Adult Services Librarian- Technical services, Grafton, MA


The Grafton Public Library anticipates a vacancy due to June 2022 retirement, anticipates hiring an Adult Services Librarian – Technical Services. The ideal candidate has a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work including reference tools, cataloging of classification systems, and automated circulation functions; knowledge of the organization and management of library including operations and computer applications in support of department operations and services such as the Internet, a knowledge of the Evergreen ILS Cataloging Module, and ability to apply the Dewey Decimal Classification System and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Under the direction of the Library Director, the Adult Services Librarian – Technical Services is responsible for acquisition, cataloging and processing of all material added to library collections, for de-accessioning discarded items, and for library database maintenance.

The Adult Services Librarian – Technical Services:

  • Oversees the acquisition and cataloging of library materials functions for material purchases and donations;
  • Prioritizes the processing of new and donated items and other technical processing;
  • Receives and confirms completeness of shipments of new materials;
  • Applies national cataloging standards, matches new items tom appropriate bibliographic records in the ILS database;
  • Adds/edits local holding information in the ILS database;
  • Assigns call numbers using the Dewey Decimal Classification system;
  • Performs physical processing (i.e. affixing barcodes, book covers, spine labels, RFID tags, putting
    together kits) as needed;
  • Assists patrons with reference and reader’s advisory requests and bibliographic instruction including
    traditional library media, the Internet, the Evergreen online catalog, and other online resources;
  • Coordinates collection maintenance and inventory;
  • Acts as liaison to Ingram, CW MARS, Bibliotheca and other vendors/service providers to coordinate
    issues related to ordering, processing, cataloging and RFID.

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent required. Two to three years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification, and experience.

This is a full-time position with benefits. The schedule of 35 hrs/ week includes weekday, Saturday, and evening hours. Salary range with twelve steps is $24.48 – $32.12 per hour; all new hires begin at step 1.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates must complete a Town of Grafton Application for Employment and send with cover letter and resume to: Head of Borrower Services, c/o Christa Marot, Human Resource, 30 Providence Road, Grafton, MA 01519 before the close of business Tuesday May 31, 2022. AA/EOE