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Reference Librarian(s), Northfield Mount Hermon School - Schauffler Library (Gill)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks two (2) part-time reference librarians for the 2023-2024 school year for 10 to 12 hours/week. The positions have the potential to be combined into one (1) part time position for 20 hours per week for the right candidate. 

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at Northfield Mount Hermon. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.  

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library's reference desk and provide research, citation, and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts; provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned. Potential projects could include working with LibGuides, electronic resources management, community engagement, or digital archives.  

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that would support a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents. 

This position begins in late August 2023, and runs the academic year, through May 2024, with the option to renew for the following academic year. The schedule will include afternoon hours, one to two evening shifts per week, rotating Sunday evening shifts, and attending the weekly team meeting. 

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.** 

Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$18.00 - $20.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two references via email to:

Northfield Mount Hermon 

One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354 

Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240 


2023-05-22 |  Quick link to this job