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Reference Supervisor, Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield)

The Berkshire Athenaeum is looking for a new team captain to help reimagine Reference Services. Leading an Outreach Librarian and a Technology Engagement Librarian, this supervisor will take our adult services to the next level. Current projects include adding mobile study rooms, Spring preparation of our seed library, and grant-supported digital literacy classes. Are you ready to jump into the fun? If you are a solutions oriented strategic thinker with a patron focus who’s looking to lead a friendly, knowledgeable, supportive staff, come help us build our services. Our community, Trustees, and Friends are collaborative thinkers ready to support someone who can imagine the future to engage new and wider audiences. Is that someone you?

This is a full-time position working thirty-five hours per week.


Master's degree in Library Science. Exceptional candidates with a combination of related experience and education will be considered.
Specialized knowledge of library operations, procedures, and services
Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills
Dynamic and self motivated
Progressively responsible library experience, including management and supervisory experience
Comfortable learning about and using new and changing library technology
Knowledge in reference services and current print and electronic reference resources   
Ability to discern patrons needs, and ability to communicate clearly when answering questions and providing information, ensuring patron understanding.
Understanding of integrated library systems, computing, basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting. 
Skill in personal time management, and demonstrated patience and skill in dealing with general public.
Basic arithmetic, as well as general knowledge of office procedures

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$25.25 - $33.10  / hour

Salary Notes

We offer additional Foreign Language incentive pay

Closing Date

April 9, 2023

How to Apply

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2023-03-12 |  Quick link to this job