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Lesley Dolinger <[log in to unmask]>
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Lesley Dolinger <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:27:51 -0500
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Library: Patten Free Library

Library's Town: Bath

Library Type: Public

Position type: MLS


Job Title: Head of Technical Services - Part time


Deadline: Open until filled


Description: Job Summary: Responsible for overseeing the Technical Services
Department. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director.
The position requires the supervision of one part-time staff person and
volunteers.  This is a 20 hour per week position.



.        Supervises all activities related to technical services including
acquisitions, classification and cataloging, materials processing and
serials management. 

.        Performs original and copy cataloging of library materials.

.        Supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates Department staff and

.        Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures for the

.        Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences.

.        Participates and cooperates with other department heads and the
Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.

.        Other duties as assigned.


Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

.        Cataloging experience; experience cataloging archival materials

.        Thorough knowledge of library principles, policies and procedures,
especially related to technical services.

.        Good knowledge of automated library systems, computers & assigned
library software; experience with Millennium preferred.

.        Working knowledge of library acquisitions procedures.

.        Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written

.        Ability to assign, supervise and review the work of others.

.        Ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual

.        Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working
effectively with staff and patrons.

.        Strong time management and organizational skills.

.        Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position:
standing, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling book carts, shelving. 


Benefits: Retirement benefits


Minimum Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Library or Information
Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.  At least three years
experience working in a technical services department.


Review of applications will begin immediately.


Please email cover letter and resume to

Lesley Dolinger, Director

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Salary: $20 per hour