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Information and Research Librarian/Librarian of Things, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

Organizational Scope:  
• Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Information and Research Services and Director of Libraries and/or the Assistant Director of Libraries.  Frequent contact with the public and other Library and Town of Framingham employees requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy and flexibility.
• May perform duties at the Main Library, Branch Library, or Bookmobile as necessary.
• Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director. 
• Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in all aspects of work.

Major Responsibilities:

Provides positive, proactive public service. Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic resources, to patrons, staff requesting information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources. Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate. 

May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference Staff PCs as needed.

Assists with the selection of reference materials and expenditures of reference budget for materials and services. Works with the Reference Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, and Reference Staff to develop, plan, and execute adult instructional programming focused on technology and skill-building.

Consults with the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services/Adult Programming Committee to ensure complementary programming.

May update Library website.

Coordinates and develops the “Library of Things,” a collection of non-book circulating items including electronic devices, toys and games, musical instruments, tools, etc.

Stays current with developing technology as related to reference services and public interest.

Troubleshoots library's technology equipment. Works with Technology Supervisor and Technology Key Users where appropriate.

Participates in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.

Assists in selection of library materials for adult users as part of the collection development system. Works with Supervisor of Collection Development where appropriate.

Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's systems. May generate custom reports to facilitate maintenance of library collections. Collaborates with Data Collection Team where appropriate.

Maintains the confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws.

May provide tours and instructional sessions.

Prepares monthly reports and statistical reports for the Supervisor of Information and Research Services as needed. Participates in working groups as assigned, including but not limited to: eResources team, Collections, Data, Programs or Marketing teams.

May prepare and lead book discussions. May create displays. Supervises special projects and performs other duties as assigned.  


Job Qualifications:  
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; 1 year public service including library experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required.
• Minimum one year public service experience
• Experience with databases and electronic library services, including work in reference
• Strong organizational skills, strong public service skills 
• Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic sources
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Computer skills
• Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
• Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$ 23.83 - $32.53/hour; $24,783- $33,831 annual

Closing Date

open until filled

How to Apply

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


2020-01-27 |  Quick link to this job