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Reference Librarian - Adult Services (Part-Time), Westwood Public Library (Westwood)

Westwood Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and flexible team player who is a creative, forward-thinking professional committed to providing excellent customer service in an engaging team environment. The Reference Librarian will proactively provide diverse and vibrant programming, strong Readers’ Advisory, and robust materials collection development to support the Library’s mission.  This position reports directly to the Head of Adult Services. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

●  Provides a broad range of library services, including reference and information service, Readers’ Advisory and technology assistance to the public at the main and branch libraries.  

●  Contributes relevant material and insight designing, developing and supporting the library’s online, mobile, and digital presence, including website and digitization projects. 

●  Keeps current in aspects of librarianship: e.g., technology, literature, news, emerging trends.

●  Incorporates new and existing technology as appropriate to enhance library resources and services. 

●  Instructs patrons in use of library tools, including online database searches and downloadable and streaming media apps. 

●  Processes interlibrary loans, including books and periodicals.

●  Reserves meeting rooms. 

●  Provides instruction and basic troubleshooting for public computers, laptops, tablets, audio-visual projection equipment, printing/scanning/faxing and other technological devices; trains and assists staff and patrons on use of library technology and library services platforms.

●  Seeks and applies for additional funding opportunities to expand and enhance library services and patron experience. 

●  Ability to design effective print and non-print materials (including social media initiatives) to publicize literacy, library resources, services and programs.

This is a 25-hour per week position that requires one evening per week and a Saturday and Sunday rotation.  (This position has the possibiity of transitioning to full-time, 35-hours per week within the next 6 months.)

Qualifications

M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited institution and minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in library operations.  Proven track record working with adults, particularly in a public library setting.  Must have a solid understanding of technology and social media and excellent public relations and research skills; self-starter who requires minimal supervision; flexible and an enthusiastic team player.  Thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, particularly as they relate to library advocacy and outreach, including such tenets as equity, diversity and inclusion, intellectual freedom, literacy, and patron privacy.  

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$29.25 - $36.53  / hour

Salary Notes

Attractive benefit package and generous vacation allowance.

Closing Date

Posted until Filled

How to Apply

To Apply:  www.townhall.westwood.ma.us and click on “Jobs”.  For full consideration, please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

Posted

2023-01-11 |  Quick link to this job