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Librarian II (Circulation Services), Reading Public Library (Reading)

Reading Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, and collaborative team leader, Librarian II, (Circulation Services) to join our Collection Services team.

The successful candidate will be innovative and eager to explore new ways technology can improve the patron experience, as well as optimize access to the library’s physical and digital collections.  In addition to overseeing the automated technology within the Circulation Division, the Librarian II will lead by example, motivating and providing support to the Circulation Staff and Pages. The Reading Public Library is a busy, high energy workplace with a culture of collaboration and growth. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. 

This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week position. Schedule will include one evening and a Saturday rotation.


A senior librarian position that is responsible for ensuring library users receive high quality customer service and easy access to physical and digital collections.  Responsible for managing all circulation control equipment and systems, coordinating scheduling for two public service desks, and overseeing work flow of front line staff in the Collection Services Division.  Generally assists the Collection Services Division Head in the daily operations of the division.

Essential Functions

Assists the Division Head with the daily operations of the division; responsibilities include ensuring appropriate staffing levels, modeling a high quality customer service, and immediate response and resolution of issues with circulation control equipment.

Trains, and oversees work assignments for front line divisional staff assigned to public desks; scope of work assignments includes daily interlibrary loan fulfillment and delivery, administering patron accounts, and management physical collections.

Coordinates work shifts and schedules for the Borrower Services and ground floor public service desks; verifies timesheets for related staff.

Manages all circulation control equipment and technologies including AMHS, self-check stations, and security gates; responsibilities include overseeing upgrades, enhancements and working with IT and vendors to resolve performance issues. 

Responsible for material selection of physical and digital materials for library users as assigned; recommends updates and changes to related collection development statement.

Assists front-line staff with interpretation and enforcement of library policies; determines when issues need to be referred to the Division Head or Library Director.
Participates in division and leadership team meetings; responsible for timely, clear and effective communications both within the division and the across the library.
Compiles service and usage statistics as assigned by the Division Head.

Researches and recommends new tools, software and equipment related to classification, cataloging and access of library materials.

Recommends changes or updates to divisional policies and procedures.

Participates in hiring selected division personnel.

May assume responsibility for staff and building in the in the absence of the Director, Assistant Director or Division Heads.

A full Job Description is available at the Town of Reading website or by contacting Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director (


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject and Master's Degree in Library Science or a closely related field; and at least three (3) years of professional-level experience; or Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$57,465 - $72,880

Closing Date

Open until filled.

How to Apply

Applications should include resume, cover letter, and Town of Reading Employment application (, and will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at until the position is filled.


2019-04-11 |  Quick link to this job