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Reference Librarians, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications to work at our forward looking public library as a Reference Librarian. Due to a promotion, we have two part-time Reference Librarian openings. One has a YA focus, while the other has an adult focus. Please view the attached flyer to learn more about working and living in Springfield and apply by December 12, 2017.

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Our library has been recognized with three Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort.

One Reference Librarian position is based at our Forest Park Branch Library, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for adults. The other is based at our East Forest Park Branch, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for teens. People hired for these posts will also do some collection maintenance and outreach. The annual salary is $23,033.40 for a 18.5 hour/week schedule. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Further job details and application are available here:

Forest Park:   

East Forest Park:  

Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered, at a pay rate of $19,131.32 until the degree is completed. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Desirable: Experience in creating lively programs and bilingual abilities (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Springfield, Massachusetts: We are Innovative, Affordable, Cultured, Green, and Accessible. It's an attractive place to earn, learn, live, and raise a family. Take a look!

Consider joining our team! Apply for our Reference Librarian position by December 12, 2017.

Inquiries are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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