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Coordinator of Reference & Public Services, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, organized, and hardworking Librarian to develop, direct, and review the library’s adult information and public service functions including reference, outreach, and teen services. This position not only handling the public service functions, but also supervising the reference department and assisting Library Administration in overseeing day-to-day operations. The Coordinator of Reference & Public Services manages the Library on a rotation with other Coordinators Library Administration is out of the building. On nights and weekends, there is a rotating Person in Charge.

The Coordinator of Reference & Public Services plans, organizes, assigns and manages work activities of department staff to realize the department work goals, ensures consistent application of department and library policies, procedures and guidelines. This position maintains current knowledge of reference materials, research methods, online database s and internet and oversees adult fiction, non-fiction, reference and local history collection development. In addition, the Coordinator of Reference & Public Services protects the library brand and drives consistency of promotional materials across the library. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the volunteer program including identifying and planning volunteer opportunities as well as recruiting and training of volunteers to perform the jobs. Works with other community organizations and town departments to plan library programs. In addition, this position assists the Library Administration on major reporting efforts to the Town and Mass Board of Library Commissioners. 

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian’s Association. The starting hourly rate is $39.32 and qualifies for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town’s pension plan.

This position was made available due to an internal promotion. Please review the complete job description found on the Town of Belmont Human Resources Jobs Page:


Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, three years to five years (minimum) public library
experience that includes automated library systems, with two years supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of adult literature and programming, principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology required. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$39.32  / hour

Salary Notes

35 Hours Per Week

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

How to Apply

Resumes and cover letters with the required Town of Belmont Employment Application will be accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, or or fax 617-993-2741. This position will remain open until filled, and applications will be acted upon as they are recieved. EEO


2024-02-16 |  Quick link to this job