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Information and Research Librarian, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

20 hours/week, 2 evenings per week and alternating Fridays and

Position Purpose:
 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.
 Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Branch Services and the Supervisor of
Information and Research Services.
 Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in
all aspects of work.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
 Provides positive public service.
 Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic sources, to patrons requesting
information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources.
 Attends Reference meetings at the Main Library. Works closely with Reference Supervisor and
staff to stay abreast of departmental activities and best practices.
 Works with Reference team to develop instructional programming.
 Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate.
 May work on the adult or children’s reference desk, or on circulation desk, if needed.

May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference
Staff PCs as needed.
 Processes Interlibrary loans.
 Provides tours and instructional sessions.
 Trains staff in use of research sources.
 Develops written instructions for electronic and other sources. Develops booklists and other
bibliographic aids.
 Stays current with developing technology as related to Reference services and public interest.
 Recommends materials for addition to the Reference collection and other collection areas.
 Works with Reference staff and Librarian of Things to support and facilitate the Library of
 May have primary responsibility for selection and maintenance of the library’s local history and
genealogical collections, or other collection areas.
 May participate in outreach activities.
 May prepare and lead book discussions.
 May be responsible for troubleshooting Library equipment.
 May participate in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.
 May be in charge of the Branch or Main Library evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
 Performs other tasks as required.
 Updates, retrieves, and interprets data in the library's system.


Education, Training and Experience:
 Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; 1 or more years public
service including library experience, or any equivalent combination of education and
experience required.
 Experience with databases and electronic library services, including work in reference
 Strong organizational skills; strong public service orientation and skills
 Ability to work under pressure
 Computer skills
 Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic
 Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
 Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position
which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines and calculators.
Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and
stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers
and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other
efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in

Job Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic.
Supervision Received: Works under the Director of Libraries or his/her designee.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$23.83/hour - $32.53/hour

Closing Date

open until filled

How to Apply

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


2020-03-06 |  Quick link to this job