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Reference Librarian, Somerville Public Library (Somerville)

We seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual who wants to join a team committed to providing excellent library services to patrons of all ages in Somerville. 

Reports to the Head of the Reference Department.

- Staffs Reference desk, assisting patrons in using print, electronic resources, and technology, and providing exceptional and engaging reference and reader’s advisory services 
- Develops, selects, and maintains library collections as assigned  
- Works on readers advisory, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants 
- Promotes new and existing library collections, services, programs, and events through outreach and in-library efforts, and via print, web, and social media 
- Encouraged to participate in programming and internal committees 
- May fill in as-needed at other public service desks, including Circulation 
- Attends professional workshops, seminars, conferences, and continuing educational opportunities 
- Keeps current in trends and best practices in the library world 
- Performs other duties as assigned 


- MLS from an ALA accredited library school, and at least two years of professional or equivalent experience 
- Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly 
- Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across all departments  
- Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of library technology 
- Experience with social media preferred 
- Ability to speak two or more languages a plus 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$1,009.79  / week

Closing Date

Position open until filled. Review of resumes will begin March 6.

How to Apply

Apply on the City of Somerville's Career Page:


2023-02-17 |  Quick link to this job