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Tiverton Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Technology Librarian.

The Technology Librarian is responsible for coordinating the library’s vital technology platform—hardware, software, and resources—within the framework of the library’s approved program of service.

Responsibilities: Ensures the smooth operation of the library’s hardware and software platforms on a daily basis—troubleshooting, maintenance & planning. The work involves installing and configuring PC’s and keeping software up-to-date; troubleshoot all library equipment; perform some tasks on network servers; maintain computer and equipment inventory; keep electronic database links up-to-date; compile statistics; train staff and customers on the use of all types of equipment and technology-based resources; build and sustain strong working relationships with the IT staff at the Ocean State Libraries consortium; and technology vendors; research new technologies and identify emerging technologies for library services; build and sustain strong collaborations with colleagues inside the library; participate in the library profession through committee work and by attending meetings and workshops; providing direct public service to customers at the library’s service desks.

The candidate must possess a working knowledge and experience of managing and maintaining computers, operating systems and software applications in a library or similar environment; must have the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot PC and network-related hardware and software. He/she should be able to interact with the public and staff in a positive and instructional manner, and possess good verbal and written skills.

A Masters in Library and Information Science is preferred but other degrees or certifications will be considered.

This is a 35-hour a week position. The position requires some weekday evenings and Saturday hours.  Salary range starting at $38,000.00

Applications accepted until November 27, 2017

Submit resume, letter of interest and three references to:
arust@tivertonlibrary.org

 

Ann Grealish-Rust, Library Director
Tiverton Library Services
34 Roosevelt Ave
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

 

Job Description

General Statement of Responsibility:

This position offers an excellent opportunity to collaborate on a wide range of informational, organizational, and technological functions to help a small library offer customers and staff the best information, resources and services possible.

 

General Duties:

  • Serves as the primary technical support for library hardware and software.
  • Works with Ocean State Libraries (OSL) staff to schedule updates and maintain backup for library server, network and other equipment.
  • Performs routine maintenance on all library equipment.
  • Troubleshoot user (library staff and customer) problems with hardware, software, and peripheral equipment.
  • Must be able to determine nature of problem and discuss, if necessary, with specialists at OSL or an outside vendor.
  • Update and install programs, install equipment, compile data.
  • Coordinate, manage, maintain and update website, social media accounts, digital signage, calendar and other communication.
  • Maintains library presence and information on OSLX.
  • Provide digital literacy training for customers and staff.
  • Assists in setting up equipment for demos, workshops, programs and meetings.
  • Attend regional and professional meetings pertaining to technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical and other projects and tasks effectively.
  • Monitors the library building’s HVAC, security, telephone and network systems
  • Assist at information desks as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the library director.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Masters in Library and Information Science preferable but other degrees in relevant work will be considered.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and implementation possibilities.
  • Ability to conduct digital literacy programs.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to provide effective customer service.
  • Ability to exercise and initiate independent judgment and common sense.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to seek innovative uses of technology to further library service goals.
  • Ability to manage technical and other projects and tasks effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in order to travel to branch and attend relevant meetings and workshops.
  • Ability to stoop, lift and move heavy equipment (40 lbs.)

 

Updated 10/2017

The Tiverton Library is looking for an on call Library Associate.

A high school diploma, library experience, and a good customer service attitude are required; familiarity with III Sierra is preferred.

The position pays $12.00 per hour.

Duties include:  perform all circulation functions, assisting customers and other duties as required.

Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Ann Grealish Rust, Library Director arust@tivertonlibrary.org.

 

Job Description

This is an as needed position to cover when staff is out. Not a scheduled position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greet and assist Library customers, using effective customer service skills.
  • Performs all circulation desk functions, including:
  • Checks in, checks out and renewals of Library materials;
  • Informs customers of the status of their Library records
  • Processes applications for and issues new Library cards
  • Assists customers in locating and retrieving Library materials
  • Fields requests for new acquisitions and Interlibrary Loans
  • Assists customers in making copies
  • Answers telephone calls and transfers as necessary
  • Performs other duties as requested by the supervising staff
  • Sorts and shelves all library material in correct order
  • Shelve reading and general pick-up
  • Locates materials on hold lists
  • Assists in the emptying of the book drops
  • Prepares materials for delivery and unpacks delivery
  • Helps with interlibrary loan
  • Maintain orderly and clean shelves
  • Identify books requiring mending, noting the book's particular problem
  • Read spine labels, and re-shelf books that are not in proper order
  • Straightens, shifts, and edges collections as a routine part of shelving
  • Answer basic questions and concerns
  • Direct customers with more specific questions to other staff
  • Give directions around the library
  • Put magazine in order with most current issue in front slot.
  • Check bulletin boards for outdated notices.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to receive instruction from library staff and the cooperation to abide by library policies and regulations
  • Ability to lift and move materials and furniture as necessary
  • Ability to work patiently with customers of all ages
  • Ability to work amicably with staff
  • Ability to read print
  • Ability to place items in alphabetical and numerical order using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to shelve or retrieve library materials from all heights of shelves, and from all locations in the library
  • Ability to load and push a book cart to appropriate locations in the library
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Ability to bend to floor level or reach a height of 66 inches
  • General familiarity with libraries
  • Must maintain privacy of customer records and material selections

Updated 10/2017

The Tiverton Public Library is seeking a full-time Children’s Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents and caregivers. Duties will include information desk service; reader advisory; children’s materials selection; and developing/implementing literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 6.

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university with two years library experience or Bachelor’s degree in related field with ten years of library experience required.

This is a 35-hour a week position with benefits. This position requires some evenings and Saturday hours.  Salary range starting at $40,000.00

Town of Tiverton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Applications accepted until November 27, 2017
Submit resume, letter of interest and three references to:
arust@tivertonlibrary.org
 

Ann Grealish-Rust, Library Director
Tiverton Library Services
34 Roosevelt Ave
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

 

Job Description

General Statement of Responsibilities:

Provide a full range of professional library services in the Children’s library.
Cultivates an environment that provides for enjoyable and convenient access to and use of library resources by customers.

General Duties: 

  • Plans, coordinates and supervises all operations including collection development, volunteer supervision, programs and outreach for the Children’s library.
  • Participates in all aspects of the library's planning process to represent and support service to children.
  • Designs, promotes, presents, and evaluates a variety of programs for children of all ages, based on their developmental needs and interests and the goals of the library.
  • Identifies and utilizes skilled resource people to present programs and information.
  • Provides library outreach programs, which meet community needs and library goals and objectives.
  • Conducts productive formal and informal reference and readers’ advisory interviews.
  • Successfully communicates library policies and procedures to customers of all ages.
  • Possesses up-to-date computer and technology skills necessary for effective communications, presentations and customer assistance.
  • Selects and orders a wide and diverse variety of electronic resources, audiovisual materials, print materials, and other resource materials to best serve the needs of children and their caregivers.
  • Prepares and distributes publicity though press releases, digital display, website, social media, newsletter and in local businesses for children’s programs and events.
  • Identifies outside sources of funding and writes effective grant applications.
  • Considers the selection and discarding of materials according to collection development, selection, and weeding policies.
  • Coordinates and supervises volunteer assignments and tasks in Children’s library.
  • Participates in professional organizations to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals and contribute to the library profession.
  • Pursues professional development and continuing education opportunities.
  • Maintains regular communication with other agencies, institutions, and organizations serving children in the community.
  • Stays informed of current trends, emerging technologies, issues, and research in librarianship, child development, education, and allied fields.
  • Prepares monthly statistics and reports
  • Maintains inventory/supplies for Children’s library
  • Creates book displays and organizes display materials.
  • Reviews and recommends content for Children’s webpage.
  • Maintains order of Children’s Library and Activity Room for the safety of staff and customers.
  • Cooperates in performing any duty essential to achievement of efficient library operations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university with two years library experience or Bachelor’s degree in related field with ten years of library experience required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain an effective work relationship with other employees and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of cataloging, classification, indexing procedures, and practices to support access to children’s materials.
  • Ability to exercise and initiate independent judgment and common sense including the interpretations of library policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Must have some agility to stoop, stretch and climb to retrieve materials and conduct programs. Ability to lift or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must successfully pass required CORI/SORI checks

 

Updated 11/2017