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Information and Research Librarian, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

POSITION: Information and Research Librarian, L-10
DEPARTMENT: Library
SALARY: $24.79/hour - $33.84/hour
HOURS: 20 hours/week, 2 evenings per week and alternating Fridays and
Saturdays
 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.

Qualifications

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
▪ 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.
▪ Experience with databases and electronic library services, including work in reference
▪ Strong organizational skills; strong public service orientation and skills
▪ Ability to work under pressure
▪ Computer skills
▪ Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic
sources
▪ Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
▪ Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable
Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge:
Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Innovative Sierra preferred
Database searching and interlibrary loan
Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Ability:
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 skills
Exemplary customer service skills to ensure excellent patron experience
Communication, organization and time management skills
Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable
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:
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.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$24.79 - $33.84  / hour

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please visit our website:
www.framinghamma.gov/jobs
The City of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted

2022-09-14 |  Quick link to this job