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Public Services Librarian / Makerspace coordinator, Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton community. This spring we will open a new makerspace that will provide a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. We are seeking a motivated and energetic librarian to help oversee programming and coordination of this space.

A successful candidate should keep current with developing technology, as it relates to public service and reference. Position responsibilities also include answering reference questions in person, on the telephone and via email; enthusiastically presenting individual and class instruction in the use of all library resources and technology including eBooks, online resources and device advice sessions; providing readers advisory services; participating in collection development, community outreach and working on departmental projects and other duties as assigned.

The candidate must possess the ability to work well with a large staff and diverse group of patrons and be committed to fostering a positive collaborative work environment. This full time position includes one evening per week and participation in weekend rotation.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.


M.L.S. from an accredited library school, and one to three years of reference experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and use of MS Office products; Familiarity with LibGuides and developing technology; Strong customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting and work positively with a diverse constituency.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$53,057-$71,305 in 11 steps

Closing Date

Monday, April 23rd

How to Apply

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton’s online application process at by Monday, April 23, 2018.


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