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Librarian II - Substitute, Waltham Public Library (Waltham)

The Waltham Public Library wants to be the best public library in the world and that’s what sets us apart when we’re adding to our team. Waltham is a diverse city with a mixed socio-economic group of about 65,000 residents. We have a growing population of families with young children, 12% of our population are teens and 40% of our residents speak a language other than English at home.  We’re seeking a friendly, adaptive, enthusiastic, service-oriented individual to help serve an urban community within a busy library setting. We're looking for someone who is self-motivated, cares about accuracy, and can handle stressful situations with grace and good humor. Customer service experience is highly valued.

Duties include:  Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone.  Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Responds to patrons’ questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate.

On a per-diem/on-call basis – to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends


Master’s Degree in Library Science; at least 6 month’s library experience, preferably in a reference department; superior computer skills; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to perform under pressure; excellent communication, customer service and instructional abilities.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software, Microsoft Office and Google workspace.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$36.44  / hour

Salary Notes

on-call/per diem - no benefits

Closing Date

December 5, 2023

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

·                     Completed City of Waltham employment application. Please reference Req#2024-21.

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·                     Resume

·                     Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356


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