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Generalist 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 Deputy Director

• Fills in at public service desks across all library locations, providing exceptional customer service to patrons of all ages

• Provides engaging reference and reader's advisory services using a variety of digital, electronic, and print resources

• Assists patrons accessing Library's digital, electronic, and print collections • Provides basic troubleshooting to assist patrons using Library technology

• Under supervision of Library Department Heads, develops, plans, implements, and evaluates inperson and virtual programs for people of all ages and backgrounds

• Engages in outreach to, and develops and maintains partnerships and relationships with local community, civic, and business groups and organizations, as well as City of Somerville departments

• Develops, selects, and maintains library collections as assigned

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

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

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

• Completes special projects and performs other duties as assigned


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

• Demonstrated experience with social media

• 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

• 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 November 15.

How to Apply

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2023-11-06 |  Quick link to this job