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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library (Sudbury)

Goodnow Library is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian with excellent interpersonal skills, including customer service, conflict resolution and communication. This position will require both the ability to problem solve in a fast faced, public facing environment and the initiative to accomplish tasks during periods of downtime. A basic understanding of computer and technical skills is essential for this role as well as an enthusiasm to learn new software. Goodnow Library is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive for all patrons and staff. Candidates for this position should share this goal.

Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

- Works at the reference desk assisting patrons in person, by telephone and electronically.

- Searches, selects and utilizes library materials in a variety of formats to assist with patron needs.

- Provides information to patrons of all ages on library resources, services, activities and policies.

- Assists in creating displays and booklists to showcase library collections.

- Contributes to fostering teamwork by: attending staff meetings; sharing ideas on how to improve library services; being aware and notifying the team of activities, situations or issues relevant to library operations.

- Serving as a Passport Acceptance Agent

Schedule: Average 14 hours per week. Includes two evenings and rotating Sunday schedule.

Compensation: Position classified as Grade 6 of Town of Sudbury FY2024 classification plan. Starting pay will begin at Step 1; $25.58 per hour. Payment will be received on a bi-weekly basis. Eligibility for yearly step increases will be reviewed one year from hire date. Cost of living increases may apply. This position is not benefit eligible.


ALA accredited MLS degree; students currently enrolled in MLS program will be considered.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$25.58  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Joanne Lee, Head of Reference Services, at:

Applications received by 4/19/2024 will receive priority.


2024-04-02 |  Quick link to this job