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Branch Supervisor - full-time, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

The Forest Park Branch Library is one of the busiest in our beautiful city! Help set the vision for the branch and play an important role in carrying it out. The branch is a historic Carnegie library building with a Community Room for programming and performances. Outside you'll find a Reading Garden, our neighborhood partner the Forest Park Middle School, and, at the end of the block, the entrance to a 700+ acre gem of a public park. Branch staff work closely with local schools, agencies welcoming new Americans, and other community groups. See inside here.

The Supervisor at our Forest Park Branch Library is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes staff supervision, public interaction, programming, reporting of building concerns, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment and in collaboration with the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised over a team of six people.

The Supervisor engages with the community, manages and helps staff the reference and public service areas, plans and implements programming, and oversees the building and reports any facility problems.

Springfield is a city of about 156,000 people. Located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward, the "City of Homes" offers a mixed housing stock, from expansive Victorians to neighborly apartment blocks. Its flat landscape of 33 square miles is home to the 730 acre Forest Park and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield City Library is community-centered and has a Central Library and 8 branches. We recently embraced a new set of Strategic Priorities and committed to these values: We are Welcoming, Trusted, Connected, and Innovative. Review our mission and strategic priorities here. Come help us achieve this vision!

Learn more about working with us, including links to videos showing some of the highlights of our beautiful city: Working at Springfield City Library. We are home to an AHL hockey team, a symphony orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in.


We're looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and the completion of an American Library Association-accredited Masters of Library Science. A minimum of three years of professional library experience is desired, including some supervisory education or experience. 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. Apply here.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$58,622.66  / year

Salary Notes

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

Closing Date

Sunday, November 20, 2022

How to Apply

When you apply, please upload a cover letter so we can get to know you. 


2022-11-08 |  Quick link to this job