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Digital Services Librarian, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video (, then apply. 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.

The Digital Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library. This position works primarily with adults.

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 is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, updating and managing the library website, and supervising the library's participation in the Funding Information Network. They are also responsible for digital collections and services and training in their use. 


The person selected for this position will focus on reference and referral services, reader's advisory, programming, outreach, technology assistance, and collections maintenance, and will have the following duties:

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Branch Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for the Digital Services Librarian is $52,533. An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required.

The City requires residency in Springfield within one year of date of hire.

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST

How to Apply

Further details and job applications for all current openings are available on the City of Springfield's website: Be sure to upload a cover letter when you apply. Photos and contact information available :


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