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Information and Research Librarian, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

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 type 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.
1. Provides positive public service.
2. Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic sources, to patrons requesting information, thereby
promoting increased use of library resources.
3. Attends Reference meetings at the Main Library. Works closely with Reference Supervisor and staff to stay
abreast of departmental activities and best practices.
4. Works with the Reference team to develop instructional programming.
5. Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate.
6. May work on the adult or children’s reference desk, or on circulation desk, if needed.
7. May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference Staff PCs as
8. Processes Interlibrary loans.
9. Provides tours and instructional sessions.
10. Trains staff in use of research sources.
11. Develops written instructions for electronic and other sources. Develops booklists and other bibliographic
12. Stays current with developing technology as related to Reference services and public interest.
13. Recommends materials for addition to the Reference collection and other collection areas.
14. Works with Reference staff and Librarian of Things to support and facilitate the Library of Things.
15. May have primary responsibility for selection and maintenance of the library’s local history and genealogical
collections, or other collection areas.
16. May participate in outreach activities.
17. May prepare and lead book discussions.
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18. May be responsible for troubleshooting Library equipment.
19. May participate in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.
20. May be in charge of the Branch or Main Library evenings and weekends on a regular basis.
21. Performs other tasks as required.
22. Updates, retrieves, and interprets data in the library's system.

This position of covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Framingham and SEIU, Local
888 Library Union.


• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
• One (1) or more years public service including library experience
• Working Knowledge of The Following:
      Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Innovative Sierra preferred
      Database searching and interlibrary loan
      Microsoft Office and Google Suite
• The Ability To:
      Work under pressure, prioritize projects and department operations efficiently
      Exhibit diplomacy, tact, flexibility, and initiative
      Learn new software and hardware quickly
• Needed Skills:
     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

 An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$25.29 - $34.52  / hour

Closing Date

Open until Filled

How to Apply

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2023-05-16 |  Quick link to this job