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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a qualified applicant for the part-time position of Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian) at the Needham Free Public Library.  Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, the Program Support Assistant II will perform a variety of activities and serve as an information resource to the community.


Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials
  • Assist the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research and readers' advisory service
  • Answer inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services            
  • Create and maintain library databases with town information
  • Acquire-search methods and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests
  • Educate the public on search methodologies used in online databases
  • Guide the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other digital devices
  • Assume responsibility for the reference area in the absence of full-time reference librarians         


To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • One year of professional experience (May consider MLS candidates)
  • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers


Hourly Salary:   $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)


Work Schedule:

Monday:     5:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday:     9 AM - 5 PM (One Saturday in eight, September to May; Two Saturdays in
                    four, June, July, August)
Sunday:       1 - 7 PM (Two Sundays in four, September through to June)
Sunday:       1 - 5 PM (Two Sundays in four, July and August)


How to Apply:

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application ( ) in any of the following ways:

Fax:    781-455-0165
Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492


Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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