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Assistant Supervisor Children’s Services Branch, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

POSITION: Assistant Supervisor Children’s Services Branch L-11
SALARY: $25.14 - $34.31/hour; $49,027 - $66,921 annual
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, two evenings and Friday/Saturday rotation
Organizational Scope: May perform duties at the Main Library or Branch Library as necessary.
Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director. Works under the
direction of the Supervisor of Children’s Services, the Supervisor Branch Services/Assistant Supervisor
Branch Services, and the Assistant Director and Director. Greets patrons warmly and maintains a
positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in all aspects of work. Good rapport with children
is essential. Frequent contact with the public, Library and other City employees requires the exercise
of tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

Major Responsibilities: Provides positive public service. Works with the Supervisor of Children’s
Services to supervise Children’s Services at the Branch in collaboration with Children’s Department
colleagues. Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic sources, to children and adults
requesting information and resources. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in Library systems.
Plans, prepares, and conducts story times and other programs, department tours and orientations,
school visits and other outreach activities in consultation with the Supervisor of Children’s Services.
Collaborates with Children’s Department colleagues and other departments where appropriate to
develop children’s and family programming at the Branch. Has direct contact with vendors and
performers. Participates in writing and administering outreach, programming, and community services
grant proposals. Collaborates with Framingham School Department on curriculum and homework
support; helps insure student success through Summer Reading Program. Works with the Supervisor
of Children’s Services to develop and maintain Branch Children’s collection. Manages budget for
children’s materials at the branch. Assists with selection and maintenance of materials for children
pre-school through grade 6. Responsible for collection development in various subject areas. Assists
Supervisor in formulation of policies and procedures in Children's Department. Creates displays and
marketing materials to showcase materials and programs at the Branch. Performs a variety of
circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking out library materials, and
placing reserves. Maintains confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws. Provides
direction and training to other personnel as required. May generate custom reports to facilitate
maintenance of library collections. Reads and straightens shelves. Performs other tasks as required.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise
and traffic.


Job Qualifications:
 Master's Degree in Library Science preferred.
 Coursework in children's services.
 One-year public service experience, library experience preferred.
 Ability to interact effectively with children of all ages is essential.
 Strong public service, organizational, computer, and public speaking skills.
 Supervisory experience; familiarity with collection development preferred.
 Ability to work under pressure.
 Tact, diplomacy, flexibility.
 Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable.
Physical Requirements: Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment
relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax
machines and calculators. Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing,
kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity
to use computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or greater with assistance; and
perform other efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others,
orally and in writing.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$25.14 - $34.31/hour; $49,027 - $66,921 annual

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

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The City of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.


2019-04-24 |  Quick link to this job