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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning (Urban Libraries Council Innovation Honors, Business West 40 Under 40 & Woman of Impact, Massachusetts Literacy Champions) public library. We are recruiting candidates for Teen Services LibrarianReference LibrarianBranch Library Supervisor, and Adult & Youth Information Services Manager. 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 Teen Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works with teen-serving staff throughout our library system. The person selected for this position will be responsible for:  

  • Developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library, including collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach and similar duties pertaining to teen services
  • Assisting in developing and providing system-wide teen services, initiatives, and collections. 

Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision may be exercised over other employees or volunteers, directly or indirectly.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science and two years of specialized library experience.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $52,540.80.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, 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 "Teen Services Librarian."

 

The Reference Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works primarily with adults. The person selected for this position will have be responsible for:

  • Providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department
  • Assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. 

Work must be performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Adult & Youth Information Services Manager, who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $47,623.16.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, 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 "Reference Librarian."

 

The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library with a focus on oversight on all branch activities and on children's services. The person selected for this position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. 

Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. Will provide children's and other neighborhood-based programming.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $52,540.80, with an expected increase in 2019.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, 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 "Branch Supervisor."

 

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 be 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. 
  • Ensuring 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 must be 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. A bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science are also required.

Additional requirements include a proven record of meaningful community engagement and strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Candidates should also have experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further details and the job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $69.011.28 The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, 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."

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

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