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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library

The Town of Hanson is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian - 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provides technology support and computer instruction to staff and patrons
  • Manages and updates the library's website and social media accounts
  • Maintains the library's electronic equipment including installing and updating hardware and software, researching equipment for purchase, coordinating with the library network and software vendors, and troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining information and materials from within the library, online, or through interlibrary loan in order to answer reference questions either in person or by telephone, email, fax, or mail
  • Educates patrons, presents workshops, and prepares instructional aids regarding bibliographic instruction, computers and technology, and library materials and services
  • Evaluates and purchases materials, and recommends materials for removal
  • Prepares publicity materials to promote the library's programs and services online, in print, and through local access cable television
  • Collaborates with other library staff, community agencies, schools, and local organizations to develop programs and services
  • Assists library staff in other departments as required including circulation desk duties


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases
  • Knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
  • Ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Experience working independently or as part of a group



  • Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Must have a minimum of three years professional experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required
  • Familiarity with Wordpress and SirsiDynix Workflows preferred


Full/Part Time

Full Time



$17-$28 per hour


Closing Date

December 29, 2017


How to Apply

Application and complete job description are available online at Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty St. Hanson, MA 02341 by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017. Hanson is EOEA. The position will remain open until filled.

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