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Substitute Reference Librarians, Hopkinton Public Library (Hopkinton)

The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of public service for Per Diem Substitute Reference Librarian positions for its recently renovated and grand Public Library.  Hours vary, as this position primarily provides coverage in the absence of regularly-scheduled staff, and include Saturday and/or Sunday hours.

The Substitute Reference Librarian works under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian and provides public library reference desk services on an on-call or as-needed basis when regularly scheduled staff are unable to staff the desk. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 4 weeks) servicing any area in the library, as well as providing coverage on Sundays (4.5 hours on occasion as needed) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.


Equivalent to Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or students close to completion of MLS (within 1 year) and public library or reference desk experience. More than 1 years public library or reference desk preferred.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.
Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How to Apply

To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached to the Town's online job posting at!topic/jobs/WhzprXf6Dzs) to no later than 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street or by mail at Town of Hopkinton, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


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