Job Details

To page through the job listings requires cookies. You do not appear to have cookies enabled for this website.

Librarian-Part-Time, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

This part-time, 18.5 hours/week job, is based at the cozy East Springfield Branch Library, located in a residential area that combines a diverse housing stock, many parks and schools, restaurants, and easy access to health care, Downtown Springfield, and interstate highways alike.  This position is available due to a promotion; please apply by Thursday, June 1 at 11:59 pm Eastern for earliest consideration.

The Reference Librarian is part of a six person branch team and has shared responsibility for reference services, reader's advisory, tech assistance, collection maintenance of print and non-print materials, programming, outreach, community engagement, and similar duties pertaining to adult and/or youth services, with programming focused on adults. Work is performed under the direction of the Branch Supervisor and the Branch Manager. 

Springfield is a city of about 156,000 people. Established in 1636 and located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward, the "City of Homes" offers a mixed housing stock, from expansive Victorians to densely-populated apartment blocks. Its flat landscape of 33 square miles is home to the 730 acre Forest Park and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield City Library is community-centered and has a Central Library and 8 branches. We are Welcoming, Trusted, Connected, and Innovative. Review our mission and strategic priorities here. Come help us achieve this vision!

Learn more about working with us, including links to videos showing some of the highlights of our beautiful city: Working at Springfield City Library. We are home to an AHL hockey team, a symphony orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in.


We're looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and the completion of an American Library Association-accredited Masters of Library Science. Candidates currently enrolled in an MLS program may also be considered. You'll need an excellent customer service orientation, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Dari, or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$25,430.60  / year

Salary Notes

This position is part of a union, with negotiated raises included in the current contract.

Closing Date

Thursday, 6/1/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

How to Apply

Please upload a cover letter when you apply  by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Direct link:


2023-05-25 |  Quick link to this job