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Reference Librarian-Divison Head, Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill)

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader’s advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head. May be asked to focus on Adult Programming, ILL, or Special Collections. Will help to serve in the Special Collections room when necessary regardless of area focus. Will be expected to act as supervisor if department head is unavailable.

This position is front line staff in a busy, demanding, urban library. A successful candidate should be flexible, pragmatic, assertive, and capable of deescalating complicated or unpleasant situations. Creativity, energy, commitment, and a team player attitude are valuable.


Minimum Qualifications
1.       BA/BS in relevant field is required
2.       Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution is strongly preferred, will consider current enrollment in MLS program
3.       Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
4.       Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
5.        Spanish skills are highly desirable, but not required

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$41,568-48,506 steps on city pay scale, subject to change upon new union contract ratification

Closing Date

Open Until Filled, priority given to applications received by August 15, 2020

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to: Sarah Moser, Director*

Please do not call about this job.

HPL is currently open to the public in limited capacity. You will be expected to interact with the public in an open building, with safety procedures in place.


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