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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. 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.


The Adult & Youth Information Services Manager position is based in our busy Central Library and Mason Square Branch Library. The person selected for this position will be part of the Leadership Team and have the following duties:


Responsible for directing all activities of the Library's Central Library Adult and Youth Services and the Mason Square Branch Library, which includes Youth, Outreach, and Adult Services, including programming and reference and information services. Ensures that department services are meeting established standards, objectives, and goals, and that services are provided in an appropriate and timely manner in response to changing public needs. Work is performed with professional administrative judgment and decisions are made in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director who reviews work through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over professional staff.


Requirements include five years of experience in a library environment with two to three years of management experience in an urban, multi-branch public library that demonstrates knowledge of public services for all ages, including reference, programming, public instruction, library collections, service delivery technology, and service evaluation.


Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.


Proven record of meaningful community engagement. Strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).


Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $69.011.28 (N.B.: The City's website incorrectly lists a salary range.) The closing date for this position is ThursdayNovember 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Adult Youth Information Services Manager.


The Children's Librarian position is based in the Children's Room of our busy, progressive Central Library. This 18 1/2 hour/week position pays $24.42 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $23,494.12. This position has a focus on information service for children and caregivers and on programming for young people. The person hired for this position will also do some collection development and outreach.


Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).


Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Children's Librarian.

The closing date for this position is Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST.


Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website. 

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