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Reference Librarian, Somerville Public Library (Somerville)

We seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual who wants to join a team committed to providing excellent library services to patrons of all ages in Somerville.


Reports to the Head of the Reference Department

·         Staffs Reference desk, assisting patrons in using print, electronic resources, and technology, and providing exceptional and engaging reference and reader’s advisory services

·         Develops, selects, and maintains library collections as assigned 

·         Works on readers advisory, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants

·         Promotes new and existing library collections, services, programs, and events through outreach and in-library efforts, and via print, web, and social media

·         Encouraged to participate in programming and internal committees

·         May fill in as-needed at other public service desks, including Circulation

·         Attends professional workshops, seminars, conferences, and continuing educational opportunities

·         Keeps current in trends and best practices in the library world

·         Performs other duties as assigned


·         MLS from an ALA accredited library school, and at least two years of professional or equivalent experience

·         Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly

·         Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across all departments 

·         Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of library technology

·         Experience with social media preferred

·         Ability to speak two or more languages a plus

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$1,009.79  / week

Closing Date

Position open until filled. Review of resumes will begin September 14.

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2023-08-28 |  Quick link to this job