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Manager of Technical Services and Collection Development, Springfield City Library (Springfield)


Springfield City Library has an exciting leadership opportunity waiting for just the right candidate. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team in a very busy urban library system? Each year, we welcome over 600,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer more than 5,500 programs for adults, teens and children. Our 77,672 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 600,000 items!

The new Manager of Technical Services and Collection Development will be based at our Central Library and oversee the work of cataloging and acquisitions workers as well as manage our significant collections budget, including endowments and trusts, of approximately $750,000. The annual salary is $68,030.04. Apply here. The closing date for this position is Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET. Inquiries via LinkedIn about this position are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

Springfield is a city of about 156,000 people. Located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward, the "City of Homes" offers a mixed housing stock, from expansive Victorians to neighborly apartment blocks. Its flat landscape of 33 square miles is home to the 730 acre Forest Park and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield City Library is community-centered and has a Central Library and 8 branches. Learn more about working with us, including links to videos showing some of the highlights of our beautiful city: Work at Springfield City Library. We are home to an American Hockey League professional hockey team, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in. 


Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and experience in a library setting, including cataloging and/or collection development. Experience supervising staff and managing the work of a team are important. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$68,030.04  / year

Salary Notes

Generous benefits package including 13 paid holidays, health insurance, vacation, & sick time, some after probationary period

Closing Date

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern

How to Apply

Please include a cover letter when you apply so we can get to know you.


2024-06-13 |  Quick link to this job