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Reference Assistant, Gale Free Library (Holden)

Participates in planning, evaluating and executing the reference service program. Discusses and
makes recommendations to supervisor regarding policies, procedures, general operations and/or
reference services for the library.
 Provides reader’s advisory and reference and information services on-site, online and by telephone,
following standard principles and practices and the policies of the library.
 Assists with Adult Programming, including researching potential programming opportunities, and
coordinating, promoting and carrying out those programs (including online programming)
 Assists the public in using all available print and digital information resources.
 Assists with Library publicity. Includes: creating marketing and promotional materials for Library
programs, resources and services, and assisting with online publicity, including social media
 Assists the public with the use of the library’s equipment, including computers, printers,
photocopiers and other devices.
 Performs other reference tasks as assigned

20 Hours/Week; Week 1: Tues 1-5:30, Wed 1-5:30, Thurs 3:30-8, Sat 9-4
Week 2:Mon 1:30-5:30, Tues 1-5, Wed 1-5, Thurs 4-8, Fri 1:30-5:30
BENEFITS: VACATION - two weeks after 1 year of continuous service depending on how
many weeks worked in previous calendar year; three weeks after five years;
four weeks after ten years; five weeks after twenty years. Vacation is earned
on the anniversary date of the first year of employment and thereafter is
credited as of January 1. SICK LEAVE: After six months you will accumulate 6
days and will be credited with 1 day per month thereafter to a maximum of
180 days. PERSONAL DAYS: 3 days per fiscal year commencing after six
months of employment. Worcester Regional Retirement System; Health
Insurance and Life Insurance available; HOLIDAYS: 11 paid holidays per year.
REPORTS TO: Head of Reference Services

Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference services and of current reference
resources
 Strong knowledge of and experience with a wide range of technology and digital resources
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with public and staff.
 Strong organization skills.
 Education: Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant three years of experience at a
public library in the Reference Department.
 Experience: Three years public library experience which includes working with the public; reference
experience preferred. Evergreen experience is a plus.
 Required to work evenings and weekends on a rotating schedule

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

25.37/hr

Closing Date

2/5/2021

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: OFFICE OF TOWN MANAGER, 1204 MAIN STREET, HOLDEN, MA 01520
Or online https://www.holdenma.gov/town-manager/files/employment-application
SEND RESUMES, COVER LETTERS AND APPLICATION TO:
OFFICE OF TOWN MANAGER, 1204 MAIN STREET, HOLDEN, MA 01520
Or via email at townmanager@holdenma.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT TOWN MANAGER’S OFFICE
1204 MAIN STREET, HOLDEN MA 01520 (508) 210-5501
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
THE TOWN OF HOLDEN DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE HANDICAPPED

Posted

2021-01-06 |  Quick link to this job