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
. 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