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Coordinator of Reference & Public Services, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, organized, and hardworking Librarian to develop, direct, and review the library’s adult information and public service functions including reference, outreach, and teen services. This is a full time 35 hour per week position, not only handling the public service functions, but also supervising the reference department and assisting the Library Director in overseeing day-to-day operations. The Coordinator of Reference & Public Services manages the Library on a rotation with the Coordinator of Technology & Technical Services when the Library Director is out of the building. On nights and weekends, there is a rotating Person in Charge.

The Coordinator of Reference & Public Services plans, organizes, assigns and manages work activities of department staff to realize the department work goals, ensures consistent application of department and library policies, procedures and guidelines. This position maintains current knowledge of reference materials, research methods, online databases and internet and oversees adult fiction, non-fiction, reference and local history collection development. In addition, the Coordinator of Reference & Public Services protects the library brand and drives consistency of promotional materials across the library. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the volunteer program including identifying and planning volunteer opportunities as well as recruiting and training of volunteers to perform the jobs. Works with other community organizations and town departments to plan library programs. In addition, this position assists the Library Director on major reporting efforts to the Town and Mass Board of Library Commissioners.

For the full job description and the required Town of Belmont application, please visit the Town of Belmont Human Resources Job Page----->


Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, three years public library experience that includes automated library systems, with two years supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of adult literature and programming, principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology required. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$36.68 per hour, 35 hours per week.

Closing Date

October 2nd, 2020 - Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

How to Apply

Applications, Cover Letters, and Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, or or fax 617-993-2741 by October 2nd, 2020.


2020-09-04 |  Quick link to this job