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Information and Research Librarian Substitute, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

HOURS: Flexible hours per week, evenings and at least one weekend shift per
 week required 

Position Purpose:
Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Information and Research Services. Frequent
contact with the public and other Library and City employees requires the exercise of tact,
diplomacy and flexibility.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
 Provides positive public service.
 Provides expert guidance, using print and automated sources, to patrons requesting
information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources. May be responsible for
interlibrary loans.
 Provides tours and instructional sessions.
 Trains staff in use of automated and other sources. Develops written instructions for
automated and other sources. Develops booklists and other bibliographic aids. Responsible for
keeping current with developing technology as related to reference services. Recommends
materials for addition to the reference collection. May have primary responsibility for selection
and maintenance of the library’s local history and genealogical, or other specialized collection.
 May participate in outreach activities.
 May prepare and lead book discussions. May be responsible for troubleshooting the library’s
automated equipment. May participate in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.
 May be in charge of the Main Library evenings and weekends on a regular basis. Performs
other tasks as required. Updates, retrieves, and interprets data in the library's automated
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:


Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
Must have completed a Reference Services course from an accredited Master’s Degree in Library
Science program.
 1 year public service experience, library experience preferred
 Strong organizational skills; strong public service orientation and skills
 Ability to work under pressure
 Computer skills
 Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or automated
sources preferred
 Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
 Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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 40 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other
efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in
Supervision Received: Works under the director of the Supervisor of Information and Research
Job Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$22.50/hour - $30.72/hour

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

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


2019-11-04 |  Quick link to this job