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Adult Services Librarian for Local History, Robbins Library (Arlington)

The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team provides excellent reference and readers advisory services, builds diverse collections, and offers fun and enriching programs for adults. 

Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader’s advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; oversee the acquisition, organization, and accessibility of the Local History collection, including digitization of materials; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.

Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).


MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience in an archivist role; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, acquire new skills and solve problems; experience applying professional archival principles and practices such as creating finding aids, evaluating materials for historical value, describing, arranging, and preserving materials; knowledge of the application of digital technologies in archives; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, initiative, energy, and enthusiasm.

Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$53,459.00 - $66,674.00  / year

Closing Date

Sept. 9, 2021

How to Apply

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2021-08-23 |  Quick link to this job