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Library Technical Services Supervisor, Town of Needham Free Public Library, (Needham, MA)

Position: Full-time
Salary Range: $73,924.50 – $89,232.00

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, cataloging, classifying, data entry, and processing of all library materials (books, audiovisual materials, library of things materials, serials, etc.)

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
● Participate on library’s leadership team and work to maintain good working relationships with each department in the library.
● Maintain the Needham Library’s materials collection in the Minuteman Library Network’s catalog, 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
● Provide supervision for up to three employees and several volunteers
● Supervises the maintenance of acquisitions and collection maintenance
● Review and revise cataloging done by the department
● Coordinates policies, procedures and scheduling related to the technical service functions of the Library
● Develop and implement procedures for acquisition and processing of books, audio-visual materials, and library of things materials to maintain 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 and cataloging issues
● Implement new procedures as Minuteman practices and policies changes
● Represent the library on appropriate Minuteman committees and task forces
● Act as liaison with Minuteman’s Database Manager and Bibliographic Services team regarding database issues
● Communicate relevant cataloging issues to appropriate staff
● Respond to catalog questions and problems from all library departments
● May be responsible for helping to maintain Library of Things materials (setting up accounts, ordering replacements, etc).
● May participate in providing oversight of collection development in conjunction with the Reference Supervisor.

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

How to Apply:

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Resumes will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.