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Teen Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, "City of Springfield: The Right Combination." 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.

Our next Teen Services Librarian should be a future-ready go-getter, with a vision for how the Springfield City Library can have an impact on teen residents. The new Teen Services Librarian will be community-focused and community-savvy; highly knowledgeable of teen developmental needs and interests; and committed to lifelong learning and sharing of knowledge with others. The Teen Services Librarian will be a team player who recognizes the teen years as critical to people's success.

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 have the following duties:

  • Responsible for developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library
  • 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 is 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.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science
  • Two years of specialized library experience related to services and collections for teens

Salary: The annual salary is $52,540.80 with a generous benefits package.

Application Instructions:

The closing date is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Questions are welcome, but all applications must be filed at the City's website.

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