Position Open – Web Content Librarian, Boston, MA

In compliance with the Trial Court’s Mandatory Vaccine Reporting and Weekly Testing Policy, hired candidates must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Trial Court’s Human Resources Department prior to their start date or agree to submit to weekly testing as a condition of employment.


The Trial Court is committed to: 

  • Fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • Protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • Equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • Prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

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Web Content Librarian

  • 493591
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Law Libraries
  • Administrative
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 28 2022 at 23:55 EST

Title: Web Content Librarian

Pay Grade: Grade 19

Starting Pay:  $ 85,406.04

Departmental Mission Statement: The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

Trial Court Law Libraries:

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.

Position Summary: Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Web Content Librarian provides professional and administrative oversight of web-based legal resources, including but not limited to, website maintenance and content creation for the Law Libraries website, development of web-based legal resources, and managing internal and external online access to legal reference materials. The Web Content Librarian will work closely with the Executive Office of the Trial Court, Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, Trial Court Web Team, Electronic Resource Librarian, and members of Trial Court Law Libraries staff. This position requires legal reference and research skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines, and a strong desire to innovate and technologically advance web-based legal resources.

Supervision Received:  Receives general direction from the Manager of Law Libraries and from time to time works with the Senior Web Manager, or their designee, in performing duties in accordance with established guidelines.

Major Duties: Provides oversight and maintenance of the Trial Court Law Library portion of the mass.gov website; collaborates with law library staff to ensure the content of the web pages is up to date;

  • Provides online access to Mass decisions (including the SJC, Appeals Court, Land Court, Housing Court, and state agencies); regulations from all state agencies; court rules (including but not limited to, rules, evidence guides, jury instructions and child support guidelines), and updates general laws that relate to topics covered online;
  • Provides guidance to the web team on structuring information and simplified language;
  • Provides value-added legal information;
  • Creates ebooks of court rules;
  • Keeps track of content deadlines and expirations, to ensure web content accuracy;
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory, legal research, and web and digital content technologies by attending and participating in organizations, meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions;
  • Assists the Web Team with website projects and the internal staff online platform;
  • Regularly reviews Mass.gov analytics and site feedback to optimize and improve content for users;
  • Serves on committees as appointed;
  • Works after business hours, as needed, to complete assignments and meet necessary deadlines;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Job Competencies: 

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the Support Services Department mission.
Applied Knowledge: Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology as outlined in the AALL Body of Knowledge
Problem Solving: Accurately responds to operational and administrative needs in an effective and efficient manner
Customer Service: Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.

Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, accepts feedback, demonstrates a willingness to be a team player, and contributes to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.
Communications: Excellent oral and written communication skills to maximize the effectiveness of the Trial Court’s website. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court officials, judges, and external stakeholders is critical.
Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or a Law Degree, and Three (3) years of direct professional library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system and website;
  • Significant understanding of website design structure and organization, navigability, and usability;
  • Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create web sites such as HTML or metadata;
  • Knowledge of automated library software, online systems, and ability to learn new technological applications as they become available;
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of library science and law library administration;
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;
  • Knowledge and understanding sources of Massachusetts primary law;
  • Ability to do legal research, online and in print;
  • Ability to read and understand new laws, regulations, and cases, and create user friendly web-based content;
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and short turnaround times, and on multiple projects at one;
  • Ability to work well independently and within a collegial team environment;
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related business software to develop data bases and systems to record and track benchmark progress;
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and ability to use complex legal resources, legal terminology and indexing;
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and report information;

See job posting for application details: https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/web-content-librarian-boston-massachusetts-united-states

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