Open Position: Resource Sharing Librarian

MLS invites applicants for this exciting new position.  The Resource Sharing Librarian will play an important role with the statewide eBook program – Commonwealth eBook Collections – and will also be involved with other resource sharing areas – MassCat, Mediated Interlibrary Loan and Online Content.  Please see the Resource Sharing Librarian Position Description for more information.

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and references to with “Resource Sharing Librarian” in the subject line.  Applications are due October 16, 2015.  In addition, please submit answers to the following essay questions:

  1. Describe your experience managing and/or working with electronic resources including any work that you’ve done with vendors, colleagues and users.
  2. Think about a major project in which you played a significant role.  Briefly describe the project.  What contributions did you make?  With whom did you work and how did you interact with them?  What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them?  What would you do differently if faced with a similar situation in the future?


MLS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, marital status, sex, physical or mental challenge, creed, religion, political affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.  Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

About the Massachusetts Library System (MLS)

Our organization was formed by the merger of six regional library systems in 2010. We were one of many groups of regional library systems that merged at that time as a result of the economic crisis. MLS is a member-driven not-for-profit corporation governed by a 15-member Executive Board, which is elected by the membership.

Our new organization is maturing and we are now making special efforts to recruit a diverse pool of candidates for this position. We are boosting our efforts and attention to diversity in other ways. We will be working with our membership to discuss services to diverse patrons. We plan to identify effective ways to incorporate the needs of diverse populations in our work.

MLS provides the core services to our membership: Training, Advisory, Cooperative Purchasing, eContent (reference and eBooks), Mediated ILL and Document Delivery, Physical Delivery, Shared ILS (MassCat), Summer Reading, and Temporary Library Staffing (Bibliotemps™).

MLS has two offices; one in Marlborough and the other in Whately. Our Marlborough office is located 30 miles west of Boston and 18 miles east of Worcester with easy highway access from I-495 and I-90 and outside the major rush hour traffic issues. Our Whately office is located 28 miles north of Springfield in a scenic rural area but close to a major highway. We plan to move this office soon, after which we hope to find new quarters along the I-91 corridor between Springfield and Greenfield.

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