PART-TIME LIBRARY TECHNICIAN I

Cary Memorial Library has a position available for a part-time Library Technician as part of the Adult Services Department. As one of the busiest libraries in Massachusetts, Cary Memorial Library works hard to be at the forefront of library services. We celebrate the diversity of our community, through our programming and our collections. The Adult Services Department works as a strong team, playing to the strengths and skills of our members.

Library Technicians assist in all service areas of the library, a busy, service-oriented environment.  The individual in this position will be expected to work as part of the Adult Circulation (Reader Services)  team, primarily at the main circulation desk. This position performs a full range of library responsibilities, including assisting patrons in locating material, checking materials in and out, handling network transfers, answering telephones, handling museum passes, and shelving materials. 

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will hold at least a High School or Associate Degree, will be a self-motivated team player, and will possess the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages, as well as demonstrate attention to detail. PC proficiency is required. Experience using automated library systems is a plus. Knowledge of popular literature and audiovisual materials, and ability to speak Chinese, Korean, or Spanish are a plus. The Town of Lexington has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are actively seeking candidates who bring new voices and lived experiences to our organization.

Salary Range:  $19.27 - $26.94* hourly, in seven steps, plus differential pay on weekday evenings after 6 pm and Saturdays. *Salary range is expected to increase upon formal approval of Cary Memorial Library Staff Association Contract.  This is a Union eligible position. Not eligible for paid time off or other benefits.

Schedule:  Averages to 11 hours per week, including one evening per week and every fourth Saturday. (10 hours during the weeks that don’t include a Saturday rotation; 14 hours during the week that does include the Saturday rotation).  Possible opportunities to work optional Sundays at an hourly rate of time and half may be available.

The ideal schedule is Mondays, 9-12 pm; Tuesdays, 6 – 9 pm; Thursdays, 9 – 1 pm; every fourth Saturday, 12 – 4 pm.

Apply: Please send a PDF of your resume, cover letter, and names of three references by Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM to Susan Lusk, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (slusk@lexingtonma.gov). Please cc: lbernheim@minlib.net (One PDF file preferred. Please e-mail both addresses)  

EO/AAE. The Town of Lexington has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are actively seeking candidates who bring new voices and lived experiences to our organization.


Saturday/Substitute YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN I POSITION AVAILABLE

Cary Memorial Library is seeking a creative and energetic person to join our team working one Saturday a month in the Youth Services Department. The Youth Services Department works as a strong team, playing to the strengths and skills of our members. We celebrate the diversity of our community through our programming and our collections. We are a busy and active department, embracing the energy and enthusiasm with a service population from toddlers to teens. 

Youth Services Librarians are expected to push their knowledge and comfort zones to stay current with the needs and interests of the community. Youth Services Librarians staff a variety of service desks, including the Children’s Service Desks and the Teen Room Desk.  This position works one Saturday (9 am - 5 pm) on a 4 week cycle, mainly in the Teen Room assisting patrons in locating materials and performing reader’s advisory, as well as handling some circulation tasks.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution or have an equivalent combination of education, certification and experience, will be self-motivated team player and who possesses the ability to establish rapport with patrons of all ages as well as demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. 

Previous experience working with children or teens, and knowledge of the developmental stages of youth, as well as children’s and teen literature is preferred. PC proficiency is required and experience using automated library systems is preferred. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean, or Spanish is a plus. The Town of Lexington has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are actively seeking candidates who bring new voices and lived experiences to our organization.

Salary Range: $31.34 - $38.97* hourly, in seven steps, plus differential pay on Saturdays. *Salary range is expected to increase upon formal approval of Cary Memorial Library Staff Association Contract. Not eligible for paid time off or other benefits.

Schedule: 1 Saturday every 4 weeks from 9-5 with an unpaid hour meal break. Expected Saturdays for the remainder of 2024 are 03/16; 04/13; 05/11; 06/08; 07/06; 08/03; 08/31; 09/28; 10/26; 11/23; 12/21. Additional substitute hours may be available during weekdays and evenings. Possible opportunities to work optional Sundays at an hourly rate of time and half may be available.

Apply: Please send a PDF of your resume, cover letter, and names of three references by Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM to Susan Lusk, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420 (slusk@lexingtonma.gov). Please cc: lbernheim@minlib.net (One PDF file preferred. Please e-mail both addresses)  

EO/AAE. The Town of Lexington has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are actively seeking candidates who bring new voices and lived experiences to our organization.