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Head, Technical Services, Abbot Public Library (Marblehead)

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Technical Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving all Technical Services operations, including ordering, receiving, paying, cataloging, processing and related activities. This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade.

A traditional New England coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, the Town of Marblehead features a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the position's duties and responsibilities. The full-time 40 hours/week work schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts.

Come join a dedicated, creative and energetic team, at an exciting time in the Library's history, as we move forward from celebrating our 140th anniversary to planning for a major building renovation!

Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Technical Services area; coordinates the Technical Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Technical Services.

Provides and/or oversees the production of records for all materials ordered, received, cataloged and processed, to be added to the Library’s collections.  Oversees the disposition of materials to be removed from the Library’s collections.

Tracks expenditure of Library’s materials budget by individual selectors. Coordinates and oversees payment of invoices for materials purchased.

In consultation with Library Director, interfaces with NOBLE and other vendors regarding the Library's computer equipment and systems; arranges for maintenance and repair services, as needed. Keeps inventory of Library’s computer equipment.

Participates in Reference Service, as scheduled.

Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library technical services.

Provides input on Technical Services issues for Director, as needed.

In coordination with the Head, Public Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director’s absence.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.


A Master’s Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 1 - 3 years experience in a library technical services supervisory position. Advanced skills in working with library computer system records; flexibility; dependability; ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader; Excellent computer literacy; knowledge of and interest in emerging technology. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$55,805.88 - $74,213.36, annually

Closing Date

Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by July 19th, 2019.

How to Apply

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945


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