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Children's Librarian, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

The Central Library is the heart of our busy library system. You have two opportunities to join our team by applying for the open Reference Librarian and the Children's Librarian positions we have posted. 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 these full-time, 37.5 hours/week jobs. Get to know our beautiful city by watching these videos, then apply by Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

The Children's Librarian is part of a four person team and is responsible for collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach, community engagement, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide children’s services. Work is performed under the direction of the Children's 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:


2021-09-05 |  Quick link to this job