Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Information Technology / Reference and Information Services Librarian - The Westfield Athenaeum

Information Technology / Reference and Information Services Librarian - The Westfield Athenaeum seeks a dynamic, service-oriented Information Technology / Reference and Information Services Librarian to help provide information technology and reference and information services to the public. Join a unique informational, educational, recreational and cultural center with three entities serving the greater Westfield, MA community: a busy public library serving adults, teens, children and their caregivers; a noted historical museum with substantial special collections; and an art museum and community gallery. Join a friendly, professional, committed and dedicated Reference and Information Services Team in helping provide the full scope of reference and information services using current and emerging technologies to serve a diverse, multi-lingual community of 42,000 residents; help develop and manage adult reference and non-fiction collections; participate in special projects and other related duties. MLS from an ALA accredited program required, with an emphasis on information technology. Excellent customer service and communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of information technology, network server and computer maintenance and troubleshooting in a Windows environment; experience using common software applications, including network security software; knowledge of print and non-print reference and information resources; strong online research skills; experience serving diverse community needs and knowledge of historical collections a plus. Familiarity with Integrated Library Systems (network-wide migration to Evergreen anticipated in February 2012). Salary: $40,000 - $45,000, plus full benefits package. Send letter of application, resume and the names of at least 3 professional references to: Candy Pennington, Executive Assistant, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 or to cpennington@westath.org. Applications will be reviewed starting January 20, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a complete job description, visit www.westath.org.