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Information and Research Librarian, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

 Position Purpose:
▪ May perform duties at the Main Library, Branch Library, or Bookmobile as necessary.
▪ Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director.
▪ Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Branch Services and the Supervisor of
Information and Research Services.
▪ Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in
all aspects of work.

Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
position.)
▪ Provides positive public service.
▪ Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic sources, to patrons requesting
information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources.
▪ Attends Reference meetings at the Main Library. Works closely with Reference Supervisor and
staff to stay abreast of departmental activities and best practices.
▪ Works with the Reference team to develop instructional programming.
▪ Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate.
▪ May work on the adult or children’s reference desk, or on circulation desk, if needed.
▪ May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference
Staff PCs as needed.
▪ Processes Interlibrary loans.
▪ Provides tours and instructional sessions.
▪ Trains staff in use of research sources.
▪ Develops written instructions for electronic and other sources. Develops booklists and other
bibliographic aids.
▪ Stays current with developing technology as related to Reference services and public interest.
▪ Recommends materials for addition to the Reference collection and other collection areas.
▪ Works with Reference staff and Librarian of Things to support and facilitate the Library of
Things.
▪ May have primary responsibility for selection and maintenance of the library’s local history and
genealogical collections, or other collection areas.
▪ May participate in outreach activities.
▪ May prepare and lead book discussions.
▪ May be responsible for troubleshooting Library equipment.
▪ May participate in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.
▪ May be in charge of the Branch or Main Library evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
▪ Performs other tasks as required.
▪ Updates, retrieves, and interprets data in the library's system.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate
computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
● While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk
or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach
with hands and arms.
● The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
● The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds

Supervision Received: Works under the Library Director, Head of Information and Research,
and Assistant Head of Information and Research
Supervision Given: None

Job Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise
and traffic. 

Qualifications

▪ Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; 1 or more years public
service including library experience, or any equivalent combination of education and
experience required:

Knowledge of:
Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Innovative Sierra preferred
Database searching and interlibrary loan
Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Ability to:
Work under pressure, prioritize projects and department operations efficiently
Exhibit diplomacy, tact, flexibility, and initiative
Learn new software and hardware quickly

Skill:
Research and reference 
Exemplary customer service skills to ensure excellent patron experience
Communication, organization and time management skills
Spanish or Portuguese language desirable 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$24.55 - $33.51  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

For the full job description and to apply, please visit our city website: https://ess.framinghamma.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities

Posted

2021-09-13 |  Quick link to this job