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Community Outreach Librarian, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, outgoing and community-minded reference librarian to strengthen relationships with library patrons, civic organizations, local businesses, and the Belmont community at large. This individual will represent the library to various community organizations/groups and find opportunities for the library to participate in Town events and activities. The position also will coordinate public programs designed to engage community members with the library, with responsibility for publicizing these programs. Dynamic and effective promotion using social media, the library website, flyers, press releases, monthly newsletters, and other online and print resources is core to this position’s skill set.

As a member of the Library’s busy reference department, the Community Outreach Librarian also will assist patrons in the use of the online catalog, databases, the Internet, OverDrive, Kindles, and other personal devices. Other responsibilities include readers’ advisory; collection development; troubleshooting computers, printers, and other equipment; and patron instruction one-on-one and in groups. Must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons.

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian’s Association. The starting hourly rate is $35.041 and qualifies for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 4 weeks of paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town’s pension plan.

Please see the full job description posted on the Belmont Human Resources Jobs Page Here: 

https://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

Qualifications

Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with two to three years of reference and public library experience or equivalent. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of resources and information technology required. Experience with design, social media and web content, as well as excellent written and communication skills, required. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Microsoft Publisher or similar software and sound systems/recording technology preferred. Experience with Innovative preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$35.041 per hour, 35 hours per week

Closing Date

February 8th 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, examples of graphic design successes, and complete Town application (http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources) to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 617-993-2471 by the closing date of Monday February 8th, 2021.

Posted

2021-01-12 |  Quick link to this job