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State of Massachusetts Librarian (A/B) in Massachusetts

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an enthusiastic and creative full-time librarian reporting to the Head of Reference and Information Services to provide research assistance, work on digitization projects, and collaborate with all library staff on promoting our resources and services. The successful candidate must enjoy working with a wide range of users and share an active commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in our collections and services. Duties and Responsibilities 1. Staff the Library’s virtual and in-person reference and research service desks. Follow policies and procedures of the Library 2. Locate, scan, and prepare metadata for government documents and other digitalization projects 3. Participate in the Library’s inventory projects, collection maintenance and space planning efforts 4. Under the direction of the Technical Services staff, add electronic and digitized documents to the Library’s DSpace digital repository 5. Under the direction of the Technical Services staff, assist with cataloging projects, including original and copy cataloging 6. Assist with maintenance of website and update the Library’s social media accounts to keep a strong online presence 7. Undertake outreach activities to promote the Library’s resources and services 8. Exhibitsprofessional growth through participation on task forces, committees, trainings, workshops, and professional conferences 9. Perform other duties as required Qualifications Required at Hire 1. Considerable knowledge of Library and Information Science, including current practice in Reference services, cataloging/metadata, digitalization, and preservation 2. Basic knowledge of legal research and/or government documents 3. Expertise with commercial online databases and internet resources 4. Working knowledge of common equipment, computers, and software used in libraries and information centers 5. Experience with integrated automated library systems, preferably Evergreen 6. Ability to work on an individual project and work on a team project with fellow staff 7. Experience with social media 8. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form 9. Ability to lift 25 pounds Qualification Acquired on the Job 1. Detailed knowledge of federal and state legislative procedures 2. Knowledge of Massachusetts government structure and Massachusetts history 3. Detailed knowledge of Massachusetts and federal government documents 4. Awareness of State Email system 5. Knowledge of State Library policies and procedures 6. Knowledge of Evergreen online public catalog and automated circulation systems 7. Knowledge of electronic repositories, DSpace Minimum Entrance Requirements Master’s degree or fifth-year degree from a graduate school of Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association and certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Questions Contact Christopher Dupuis at christopher.dupuis@mass.gov First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: Refer to Licenses. SUBSTITUTIONS: Refer to Licenses. LICENSES: - Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. - Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Library Services* *Organization: George Fingold Library *Title: *Librarian (A/B) Location: Massachusetts Requisition ID: 210008MV

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