Librarian Full Time-Young Adult/Children's and Adult Reference  

Position Librarian Full-Time  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Location Library  

Shift -not applicable-  

Open Date 5/21/2019  

Close date Open until filled  

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Req Number LIB-19-00002  

Salary $25.60 - $30.69 per hour in 7 steps  


The Town of Duxbury, MA, Duxbury Free Library

Librarian: Young Adult/Children’s and Adult Reference

The DFL is a forward thinking, energetic, and imaginative library in a beautiful South Shore coastal community. Our comfortable and casual workplace combined with our hardworking and dedicated staff creates an atmosphere of empowerment, leadership, and inspiration for our institution and our community. Staff is encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for personal and professional achievement.

The perfect candidate will be collaborative, self-motivated, and open-minded, use 21st century library skills, possess the ability to multitask and approach situations with a creative and positive attitude.

Position Title: Librarian Full-time Young Adult/Children’s and Adult Reference

Department: Library

Rate: $25.60 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours

Reports To: Library Director and Library Division Head
Contract: Duxbury Free Library Employees, SEIU Local 888

1. Nature of Work: The purpose of this position is to provide professional library functions through the performance of complex duties and tasks. Performs professional level duties requiring a thorough knowledge of library procedures, library organization, and department operations. Must exercise judgment and initiative to perform duties; must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Represents the library to the community at large.

2. Supervision Received: Works under the direct supervision of the library division head and under the general supervision of the library director. The employee carries out the regular work in accordance with standard practices and previous training. Work is generally reviewed only for technical accuracy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and conformance with policy or other requirements.

3. Supervision Given: Supervises support staff and library volunteers and acts as supervisor of a shift if no management staff is available.

4. Confidentiality: Employee has access to confidential information of the department. Confidentiality must be maintained with regard to this information in accordance with Departmental Policy and the Public Records Act.

5. Accountability: Consequences or errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may include adverse public relations, monetary loss and delay or loss of library services.

6. Judgment: The work requires examining, analyzing and evaluating facts and circumstances surrounding individual problems, situations, or transactions, and determining actions to be taken within the limits of standard or accepted practices. Guidelines include a large body of policies, practices, and precedents, which may be complex or conflicting, at times. Employee is expected to weigh efficiency and relative priorities in conjunction with procedural concerns in decision making. Requires understanding, interpreting and applying of applicable State and/or local regulations.

7. Complexity: The work consists of the practical application of a variety of concepts, practices and specialized techniques relating to a professional or technical field. Assignments typically involve evaluation and interpretation of factors, conditions or unusual circumstances; gathering, analyzing and evaluating facts or data; or determining the methods to accomplish the work.

8. Nature and Purpose of Public Contact: Employee interacts with co-workers, public, and external contacts such as vendors doing business with the department or community groups to explain or interpret department procedures or guidelines, to coordinate work, or to resolve problems. Excellent customer service skills are required involving courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in resolving complaints or concerns with patrons of the library.


Position Requirements

9. Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education and Experience: Graduate of a four year college with a Master’s degree in Library Science or an equivalent degree, with two (2) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

10. Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library work including collection development, planning, coordination and budget; library specific computer applications; knowledge of literature and programming for patrons of all ages.

Abilities: Ability to train and coordinate staff; express oneself clearly and prepare and deliver reports orally and in writing; ability to work effectively with staff and patrons in a fast-paced environment; ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with all patrons.

Skill: Proficient computer skills, mathematical skills, recordkeeping and clerical skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

11. Occupational Risk: Minimal occupational risks are associated with the position. Any special safety precautions established by the department must be followed.

12. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Demands: Work requires moderate intermittent physical strength and effort daily, such as bending, lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying the object(s) and stacking them or placing them on shelves. Position routinely requires lifting of objects up to thirty (30) pounds.

13. Motor Skills: Duties involve assignments requiring application of hand and eye coordination with finger dexterity and motor coordination. Examples include the operation of a personal computer.

14. Visual Demands: Visual demands require the employee to constantly read documents for general understanding and analytical purposes and with a need to distinguish colors.

15. Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

Uses both the staff and public online library systems to provide circulation, bibliographic, reference, and patron advisory services.

Attends library and department meetings as required.

Presents information appropriately and factually.

Works under direct supervision of the appropriate division head to provide library services; duties are designated or approved by the department head.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

Reference Department
• Staffing the reference services desk; providing on-site and remote reference assistance.
• Overseeing and training support staff and volunteers in the department.
• Communicating library policies and procedures to patrons.
• Understanding and using the appropriate components of the automated system.
• Understanding and using the public interface of the automated system.
• Assisting with the development of department policies and procedures; communicating them to staff and patrons.
• Responding to questions from the public; answering inquiries, service requests, and complaints from customers.
• Participating in collection development.
• Overseeing and carrying out inter-library loan processes.
• Developing and providing programs, displays.
• Developing and providing Young Adult programs, services and collections.
• Participating in the provision of website content and maintenance.

Other Functions:
Attends workshops or training related to job functions.
Trains other staff members and volunteers.
Interacts with the community and with other town departments.
Participates in Old Colony Library Network committees and/or professional associations.
May be assigned specific department responsibilities relative to individual interests/skills.
Performs related duties or special projects as required or directed.


About the Organization The Town of Duxbury is a residential community with a population of 15,000 located 35 miles southeast of Boston on the Atlantic coast. This coastal community has an active harbor, unspoiled beach and an active shellfish industry. Duxbury offers excellent schools, outstanding community services and a pleasant residential atmosphere. The form of government includes an 'Open Town Meeting', Board of Selectmen and Town Manager supported by a large number of citizens who enjoy actively serving the Town on a wide variety of Boards, Commissions and Advisory Committees.  

Created By Erin Carpenter  

Category Library  

EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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