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Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

The Central Library is the heart of our busy library system. The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, driven, community-engaged candidates for this full-time, 37.5 hours/week job. Get to know our beautiful city by watching these videos, then apply by Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

The Reference Librarian is part of a nine person team and is responsible for collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach, community engagement and similar duties pertaining to adult and information services, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide information services. Work is performed under the direction of the Information Services Supervisor and the Adult &Youth Information Services Manger. Apply here:

The Central Library is a lovely century old building with a large Community Room for programming and performances, as well as a dedicated children's program room. Our neighborhood includes the Springfield Museums, many apartment blocks, and Downtown Springfield. See inside here:


We're looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and the completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master's of Library Science. Candidates currently enrolled in an MLS program may also be considered. You'll need an excellent customer service orientation; and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$50,538.00  / year

Salary Notes

The annual salary is $50,538, with a generous benefits package available after a six month probationary period.

Closing Date

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern

How to Apply

All applications must be filed on the City of Springfield's website. Please include a cover letter so we can get to know you. Apply here:


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