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NLS-REPORTS  December 2005

NLS-REPORTS December 2005

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Network Bulletin No. 05-62 (Staff,network--Vacancy-Mass.)

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Date:

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 14:54:46 -0500

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Network Bulletin No. 05-62


Date: December 16, 2005



Subject: Staff, network
Index Term: Vacancy Massachusetts


NLS has been asked to publicize a vacancy for a deputy director/outreach librarian 
at the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library in Watertown, Massachusetts.  A   
copy of the position vacancy announcement is attached.



Attachment

For more information contact: 

Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division                 
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______________________________________________________________________________

PERKINS 
SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
 
Braille & Talking Book Library



175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA  02472
www.PerkinsLibrary.org

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617.972.7363 fax
617.972.7240 phone



       
Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library
Position Vacancy Announcement


ANNOUNCEMENT NO:  05-77

OPENING/CLOSING DATE:    11/01/05 - Open Until Filled

POSITION TITLE:  Deputy Director/Outreach Librarian

SALARY:        $45,400.00 - $55,500.00 per annum

LOCATION:           Braille & Talking Book Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


FUNCTIONS:  The Deputy Director/Outreach Librarian, under the
supervision of the Library Director, __is responsible for__: Direct
supervision of the Registration Services Manager and the Equipment
Specialist; general supervision of all other Registration Services staff;
responsible for overall library operations in the absence of the Regional
Librarian. 

Also responsible for: 

 -- Promotion of services; production of informational materials  for
patrons and potential patrons of the Library; represents the Library at
in-service trainings, consumer meetings, exhibits; develops and
implements evaluation and outreach strategies; compiles findings;
recommends service improvements.

 -- Assists the library director with interagency communications and
public relations activities. 

 -- Assists in the management, monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting
and evaluation of the Library's automation   and inventory management
system.  

 -- Conducts recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training of new staff
for the Registration Unit; provides backup support for   the Circulation
Unit; generates and reviews readership and circulation statistical
reports, reviews service frequency and status issues. Assists the library
director with the preparation and follow-up for BTBL Advisory Board
meetings. 


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a Masters Degree
in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, three (3) years
Library of Congress program experience, public library or reference
experience, two (2) years supervisory experience required. General
keyboarding and statistical experience required.  Previous experience  
in managing and troubleshooting library automation systems, with
particular experience with the Keystone Library Automation System
preferred.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the particular knowledge,
skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the
position: 

Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication; skills
in self-management; an ability to work well with others; demonstrated
proficiency in use of computerized library automation systems; ability to
learn the operation of the Library's computerized circulation system;
ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks and activities; ability to
learn the operation of Library audio playback equipment; ability to write
clearly and communicate verbally with patrons and staff; ability to listen
to phone calls and clearly speak to Library borrowers; ability to move
materials and carry items for short distances without assistance; ability
to lift up to 20 pounds without assistance.


Preference may be given to candidates with the following additional
training or experience: Knowledge of the NLS Braille and Talking Book
Library network, volunteer services to people with print disabilities, 
local or regional agencies serving blind and disabled individuals; broad
literary background; knowledge of braille literary code; previous
experience working with blind, visually impaired, physically disabled
and/or multi-impaired individuals.


TO APPLY:  Submit a letter of intent, resume, and the Perkins School
for the Blind Application for Employment (printable from
www.perkins.org) and submit to the Human Resources Department:

E-mail to: [log in to unmask]

Mail to: Perkins School for the Blind, Human Resources Department, 
175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472. 

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:  The Perkins School for the
Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual
orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political
affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. 

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