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Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:  Public Services Librarian/Part Time

Department: Library     

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary:  Monday- Saturday: $24.62/hour; Sundays: $36.93/hour             

Grade: Non-union 

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director

Closing Date:  open until filled


The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. The Public Services Department is seeking a customer service oriented team member to assist patrons with their varied information needs.


Answers reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email and real time. Enthusiastically instructs patrons in the use of all library resources and provides readers advisory service. Participates in department activities including class instruction and programming, keeps current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools as they relate to reference and public service, updates and contributes to LibGuides, works on projects and other duties as assigned.


Hours:  Regular weekday/evening shift(s); additional on-call weekday, evening and weekend hours.


Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products. Familiar with LibGuides, social media and developing technology. Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting; work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at

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