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Librarian 1 Research and Reader Services, Reading Public Library (Reading)

Join the dynamic and supportive staff of The Reading Public Library! We are now hiring a full time Research and Reader Services Librarian.  The position requires a balance of public service, reference, instruction, outreach, adult programming, marketing, readers’ advisory and collection development. The ideal candidate will be innovative, service-minded, collaborative, and energetic. The Reading Public Library is a cornerstone of the community with popular collections, programs, and services. Our staff culture embraces dedication, equity, teamwork, and a sense of fun. If you are seeking a job that values curiosity and encourages creativity, we invite you to apply.

Essential Functions:
Provides direct assistance to library patrons. Services include reference, research and readers’ advisory.
Advises users in choosing library materials. Instructs users in the use of materials, resources, equipment and technology.
Organizes and publicizes a wide variety of programs, activities and community outreach. Uses data to inform service development, implementation, and continuous improvement.
Curates, selects, weeds and promotes assigned portions of the library collection.
Works collaboratively with schools, Town Departments, businesses and community groups as needed.
Participates in town, statewide and regional meetings and committees as needed.
Cooperates as a team member in performing any duty necessary to provide library services.
Seeks and applies for grants to expand and enhance library services and patron experience.
Proactively stays aware of changing information resources and critically evaluates them for accuracy.
Informs library users of and enforces library policies.
Position is full-time (37.5 hours/week) including one evening and a Saturday rotation and includes benefits and ample professional development opportunities. 


1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. 
Candidates for a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science program will be considered; and
2. One to two years of professional library experience; or
3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Expected Range: $53,918 - $57,233

Closing Date

March 10, 2020

How to Apply

To apply visit the Town of Reading website                                             


2020-02-10 |  Quick link to this job