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Information Services Department Supervisor, Wellesley Free Library (Wellesley)

Due to retirement, the Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fearless, flexible and fun leader to join our team full time (35 hours/week). The Information Services Supervisor oversees the day-to-day operations of the Wellesley Free Library’s (WFL) Information Services Department.  The incumbent supervises and schedules seven permanent Departmental personnel and has supervisory responsibility for collection development of the adult materials collections as well as development and promotion of innovative programs for adults and teens.  

Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Information Services Supervisor manages the Department’s staff and services, and works with the Supervisory Team to meet Departmental goals and objectives.  The incumbent’s work requires the ability to stay abreast of ever-changing resources and practices in order to meet the  technological, cultural and informational needs of the community.  The ability to communicate, exercise good judgment and utilize common sense is essential in order to identify problems and analyze, plan and implement successful solutions.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills; ability to consistently work calmly, diplomatically and accurately, even in high pressure situations; ability to adapt quickly and easily to new procedures and practices in a continually evolving environment.  Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.


Required: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with five years of reference, readers’ advisory, collection development and research experience and a demonstrated ability to supervise others, including a thorough understanding of the principles of effective supervisory management. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$34.41  / hour

Closing Date

September 15, 2023

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to by September 15, 2023.  AA/EOE


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