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Librarian--Part Time, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department at the Library Express at Pine Point. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources.  Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Branch Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences.  Supervision may be exercised over other employees.

Essential Functions include:

Provides reference and instructional services. Participates in the common work of the department including outreach, books by mail, formal instruction, collection development, web development and maintenance, compilation of bibliographies and other reader advisory products, displays, etc.

Plans and delivers programs for adults, teens, and / or children.
Plans, schedules and implements bibliographic instruction and other programs for students, special interest groups or the general public in the use of library services and collection. Participates in system-wide staff training program.
Initiates and engages in special projects that analyze, design and develop special services for various diverse audiences.  Participates individually or in work teams to make recommendations for new initiatives or changes in service as they relate to the overall operation of the reference desks.
Keeps abreast of developments and technological advances in the library field, current events, popular reading interests, and other issues necessary to maintaining awareness of public information needs.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of information provision theory and practice.
Specialized knowledge of reading interests and developmental stages of children and teens.
Ability to demonstrate vision, strategic thinking, collaboration and inclusive leadership skills, flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to embrace and drive change.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Creative problem solving skills.

Some library experience preferred but not required. Candidates with Bachelor's degree and enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school may be considered for this position.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$23,963.42 Annually for an 18.5 hours/week schedule

Closing Date

Monday, 10/19/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

How to Apply

Apply on the City of Springfield's website:

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter.

The City has a residency requirement. New hires must be residents of Springfield within one year of the date of hire, and maintain city residency.


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