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Digital Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

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The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for a Digital Services Librarian to work at our new East Forest Park Branch Library, currently under construction and due to open this fall. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for this job. Appointment date will be in October 2019 with first review of applicants in August. 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.

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 community language).
The Digital Services Librarian position is based at our busy East Forest Park Branch Library and is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, creating programming, and overseeing staff and public use of the makerspace and other digital applications at the new branch. The makerspace will be equipped with a sound booth, 3D printers, sewing machines, editing software, recording equipment, and more. The Digital Services Librarian may also assist with updating and managing the library website. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and 2 years of experience in a public library setting.

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for the Digital Services Librarian is $53,586. An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. The closing date for this position is Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via LinkedIn or email about this position is welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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