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

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications from talented, driven, community-engaged candidates to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are currently recruiting candidates for a Teen Services Librarian (full-time) and a Reference Librarian (part-time). Take a virtual tour of our library system here (, and get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching the videos linked below, then apply by Sunday, May 2, 2021!

The Reference Librarian position is based at our Sixteen Acres Branch Library, and has the following responsibilities: Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials and technology; reader's advisory; and creating and delivering programs for people of all ages, but with an emphasis on children.   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 or Supervisor who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 


Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science preferred; current enrollees in an MLS-granting program may be considered as well. The City has a residency requirement; all new hires must live in Springfield by one year from the date of hire.

We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Further job details and applications are available on the City of Springfield's website.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$24,287.25 annually for an 18.5 hours/week schedule

Closing Date

Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern

How to Apply

Please upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at

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2021-04-23 |  Quick link to this job