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Community Outreach Librarian, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, outgoing and community-minded reference librarian to strengthen relationships with library patrons, civic organizations, local businesses, and the Belmont community at large. This individual will represent the library to various organizations and groups and find opportunities for the library to participate in Town events and activities. The position also will coordinate public programs designed to engage community members with the library, with responsibility for publicizing these programs using social media, the library website, flyers, press releases, a monthly online and print newsletter, and other online and print resources.

As a member of the Library’s busy reference department, the Community Outreach Librarian also will assist patrons in the use of the online catalog, databases, the Internet, OverDrive, Kindles, and other personal devices. Other responsibilities include readers’ advisory; collection development; troubleshooting computers, printers, and other equipment; and patron instruction one-on-one and in groups. Must be committed to providing a
high level of public service to patrons.  

Please view the full job description on our town job openings page here:


Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with two to three years of reference and public library experience or equivalent. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of resources and information technology required. Experience with design, social media and web content, as well as excellent written and communication skills, highly desired. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, or similar software and sound systems/recording technology preferred. Experience with Innovative preferred. 

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian’s Association. The starting hourly rate is $35.041 and qualifies for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town’s pension plan.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$35.041 per hour, 35 hours per week

Closing Date

December 23rd, 2019

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and complete Town application ( to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax to 617-993-2471 by the closing date of December 23, 2019.
The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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