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Children's Librarian, 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 to join our team. 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 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, November 20, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST.


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

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