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On-Call Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Reference Librarian to join our Reference Staff. This is an on call position to substitute during staff vacations, sick leave, and other time off. Candidates must be committed to providing a high level of public service, be comfortable working in a busy environment, and enjoy working with patrons of all ages.



  • Performs a variety of duties for patrons in the use of all library resources, including the following:
    • Online catalogs
    • Databases
    • Internet
    • OverDrive, etc.
  • Helps patrons download materials to various mobile devices, troubleshoots computer and printer issues.
  • Must possess strong commitment to high-quality public service and enjoy patron instruction, reader's advisory and other patron interactions.
  • Ability to assist technology librarian with technology instruction, computer maintenance, 3D printing, and/or special projects preferred.


Qualifications include the following:

  • Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • One year of reference and public library experience
  • Must have knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources.

Seeking a professional with strong customer services skills, and a good working knowledge of information technology. Flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude are highly desired.

This position will cover shifts as needed with a starting hourly rate of $28.11 and is not eligible for benefits.


To Apply

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website,, by emailing, calling (617) 993- 2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form. 

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of September 27, 2019.


The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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