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Acquisitions Librarian, Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

City Of Chicopee

Chicopee Public Library

Acquisitions Librarian

Position Title:                          Acquisitions Librarian

Department:                            Chicopee Public Library

Employment Status:               Non-Exempt; Full-Time

Salary:                                      $19.60 per hour

Certifications/Licenses/Edu:  Bachelor’s Degree; MLS preferred 


The City of Chicopee’s Public Library is hiring an Acquisitions Librarian to be responsible for co-managing the Technical Services Department with the Cataloguer to accomplish the purchasing, cataloging, processing and distribution of all materials for the library system. Additionally, this person will co-supervise and train library associates in the performance of technical service duties and be responsible for the acquisition of materials in all formats for the main library and branches. 


·         Working with Director to select, and negotiate with vendors, and acts as liaison to established vendors

·         Working directly with vendors to resolve a variety of routine and non-routine issues and order discrepancies

·         Acquiring all library materials with established vendors using the Innovative Interfaces acquisitions module

·         Creating orders records for electronic ordering process

·         Programming RFID tags with automation system and tags materials

·         Training and supervising library associates in performing technical services duties

·         Other responsibilities as required 


The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Life Insurance, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, Employee Discounts, and more. 

This is a full-time, 35 hour work week position.

This role is classified as Grade A05, with a minimum starting pay of $19.60 per hour with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.



To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria:

·         A Bachelor’s Degree; a Master’s Degree in Library Science is preferable 

·         A minimum of 2 years’ demonstrated experience in acquisitions/cataloguing

·         Experience with Innovation Interfaces, specifically acquisitions, preferred

Full/Part Time

Full Time




19.60 per hour

Closing Date


How to Apply


If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and employment goals, apply today by one of the following:

-       Go to and apply online by selecting the job and ‘Apply Now’ 

-       Select ‘download application’ on the City’s employment page and either email it or deliver it along with your resume to or the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013.


Text, Call, or Email:  


P: (413) 594-1512

C: (413) 523-2394

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The City of Chicopee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


2021-06-02 |  Quick link to this job