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Head of Reference and Technology Resources, Chelmsford Public Library (Chelmsford)

Seeking a Head of Reference and Technology Resources- THE SEARCH CONTINUES….

Are you ready to lead a department of savvy, enthusiastic library professionals who are excited about new trends in librarianship? Can you match their enthusiasm?

Are you a bit of a technology nerd? Are you the first to hail the arrival of the latest and greatest in library technology? Can you show us the way?

Are you savvy with CMS and Plug-ins? Have you done the dance to find out who owns a web problem? Web host? Consortium, Town IT, CMS issue? Can you diagnose it all or have the aptitude to learn it?

Are you curious? A seeker? You don’t stop till you find the answer … or the reason why you can’t find the answer? Are you a diverse reader?

Are you good with constant face time with the public? Can you keep your game face on even after you have taught the same technology skills to the same patron 5 times in a row?

The Chelmsford Public Library is looking for a full-time Head of Reference and Technology Resources. We need someone to help with the website, online and print resources, be on the team for technology planning and training, oversee non-fiction collection development and be adept at traditional reference services. You will manage a small Reference team of librarians, specialists, pages and subs. This position reports to the Library Director and works collaboratively as part of the management team of 4 Department Heads, 2 Assistant Directors, a Technology/Facilities Manager and the Director.


Education and Training:

•            Master’s degree in Library Science

•            Two years of experience in a public library desired, preferably some in a Reference Department

•            Two years of supervisory experience desired

•            Technology aptitude for website management and CMS platforms

·                Will consider recent library school graduate, if the shoe fits

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$57,591.00 - $81,853.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary scale is a ten step scale, salary determined DOQ

Closing Date

Open till filled, interviews ongoing with final closing date May 31, 2022

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Becky Herrmann, Library Director at  -- This job includes health, dental and life insurance benefits and is represented by the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3569.  The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer


2022-05-04 |  Quick link to this job