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Coordinator, Public Services, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, organized, and hardworking Librarian to develop, direct, review, and manage the library's public service functions. This is a full time 35 hour per week position, not only handling the public service functions, but also supervising the reference department and assisting the Library Director in overseeing day-to-day operations. The Coordinator of Public Services manages the Library when the Library Director is out of the building. On nights and weekends there is a rotating Person in Charge.

The Coordinator of Public Services plans, organizes, assigns and manages directs activities of department staff ensures consistent application of department and library policies, procedures and guidelines. This position is responsible for developing the database collections, evaluating databases for acquisition and removal, monitoring usage and negotiating prices with vendors. In addition, the Coordinator of Public Services protects the library brand and drives consistency of promotional materials across the library. The Coordinator of Public Services is responsible for managing all aspects of the volunteer program including identifying and planning volunteer opportunities as well as recruiting and training of volunteers to perform the jobs. Works with other community organizations and town departments to plan library programs. In addition, the Coordinator of Public Services assists the Library Director on major reporting efforts to the Town and Mass Board of Library Commissioners. 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, three years public library experience that includes automated library systems, with two years supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of adult literature and programming, principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology required.

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian's Association. The starting hourly rate is $36.145 and qualifies for the Town's comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town's pension plan. 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, or or fax 617-993-2741 by October 5, 2018. 


Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website,, by emailing, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form. 

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to:

Human Resources Department

Town of Belmont

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

(617) 993-2740

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