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Library Building Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to
join our team as a Library Building Specialist.

This position reports to the Library Building Consultant and Head of State Programs and specializes in
providing public library building consulting and technical assistance throughout Massachusetts; assists
library staff, trustees, building committee members, and local officials to assess the need for new or
renovated facilities; works closely with these public libraries during the initial planning and design
phase; serves as a liaison from the Board of Library Commissioners to Massachusetts Public Library
Construction Program (MPLCP) projects as they prepare grant applications, work with their architects,
prepare bid documents, and proceed through the construction and occupancy phases; works closely
with professional staff outside the construction team to assure that technical assistance provided by
those individuals in the areas of contract management, design, technology, presentation, and public
library consulting are consistent with the construction program; and communicates about public library
construction with agency staff and board, library administrators, library trustees, public officials,
architects, consultants, other construction professionals, and the general public.
We’re looking for someone who is detail-oriented, possesses effective and diplomatic communication
skills, is able to organize and set priorities for managing multiple projects, is able to adapt well to
change, is a self-starter on projects, and enjoys collaborating with colleagues and project team members
for the advancement of the Commonwealth’s public libraries.
Travel and the ability to operate a motor vehicle are required in the performance of assigned duties.
Attendance at evening and weekend meetings on a regular basis is necessary in carrying out duties as

Applicant must have at least:
A) A Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from an American Library
Association-accredited graduate program.
B) 4 years full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in libraries; or
C) Any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below:
I. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program with at least three years’ experience
working in library design/construction may be substituted for the required (A) Master’s
degree in library science.
II. Every two years of library design/construction experience may be substituted for one
year of the required (B) experience working in a library.

Preferred experience includes:
A) Management experience including direct experience with one or more public library building
projects, physical design and layout of libraries, development of library building programs, and
general library planning.
B) Experience with grant administration.

Salary Range: $70,429.58 – $95,722.12
To see a full position description, visit the ad at:

Please note: Application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers as the above link.