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Children's Librarian - full-time, 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, community-engaged candidates for this full-time, 37.5 hours/week job. Apply by Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

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.

The Children's Librarian is part of a four person team and has shared responsibility for collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, reader's advisory, outreach, and community engagement. Work is performed under the direction of the Children's Services Supervisor and the Adult &Youth Information Services Manger. Apply 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 should be excited to work with children and their caregivers. 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, Dari, 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




$50,538.25  / year

Salary Notes

This position is part of a union, with negotiated raises included in the current contract.

Closing Date

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern

How to Apply

Please include a cover letter when you apply here.


2022-06-16 |  Quick link to this job