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Outreach Librarian, Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield)

If you can run with a project, think on your feet, admit a mistake, and enjoy having a tangible impact on your neighbors, we may have a place for you. The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is seeking an Outreach Librarian/Subject Specialist. We will encourage your explorations, give you opportunities to stretch, and support your professional growth. We are an urban library located in western Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires. We are close to major East Coast cities (3 ½ hours travel time to New York City, less to Boston) and also host a dizzying array of cultural offerings, gorgeous natural beauty and options for affordable living. Our city has a growing sense of our potential. Join us and make a difference! We have a new Book Bike to bring our presence into the community, a Seed Lending Library that just finished a successful first year, and other initiatives to grow and sustain. We are interested in what you may want to establish.


This professional will work as part of the Reference Team, under the general supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, to meet library and departmental goals.  Decision-making and problem solving, including interpretation of library policy and the exercise of independent judgment are necessary. In-depth knowledge and ability in advanced library procedures, including research and the teaching of research skills are required.  Comfort with technology and a commitment to keeping tech skills current are essential. Engaging with the community, creating partnerships, and project planning are core responsibilities.  Public desk staffing is routinely involved. This is a full-time position, working thirty-five hours per week, with some rotating evening and Saturday assignments.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$19.57-$26.16 per hour in 10 steps

Closing Date

EXTENDED (due to staff attending ALA Midwinter): February 4, 2019

How to Apply

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2018-12-26 |  Quick link to this job