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Public Services Librarian/Part Time, Newton Free Library (Newton)

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single location library in the state, charting over 1.6 million circulations last year.  According to our door counts nearly 660,000 people visited the library last year for materials borrowing, research assistance, study space, meetings and programs.  Our goal is to provide the best customer experience possible for each of these visitors. The Public Services Department is seeking a like-minded and motivated colleague to join our team in assisting patrons with their varied information needs. Successful candidates will be ready to:

·         answers reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email and in real time;

·         enthusiastically instruct patrons in the use of all library resources and provide readers advisory services;

·         participate in department activities including class instruction and programming while keeping current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools; as they relate to reference and public service;

·         update and contribute to LibGuides;

·         be a team player who is ready to assist their colleagues on special projects and other duties as necessary.

A regular weekday shift and alternating weekend hours; additional on-call weekday, evening and weekend hours.


M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products.  Familiar with LibGuides, social media and developing technology.  Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting; work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




Monday- Saturday: $25.87/hour; Sundays time and a half

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

How to Apply

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to

City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site. 


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