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Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

Due to a promotion, we have a new opportunity for you to consider. This part-time, 18.5 hours/week job, is based at the Forest Park Branch Library, located in a historic neighborhood and adjacent to the Forest Park Middle School and steps away from a true city gem, the Frederick Olmsted firm-designed, 735 acre Forest Park. Get to know our beautiful city by watching these videos, then apply by Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 11:59 pm.  

The Reference Librarian is part of a seven person team and has shared responsibility for reference services, reader's advisory, tech assistance, collection maintenance of print and non-print materials, programming, outreach, community engagement, and similar duties pertaining to adult and/or youth services. Apply here

The Forest Park Branch is a lovely Carnegie library (1909) with a large Community Room, currently receiving upgrades, for programming and performances, as well as a dedicated children's program den.  See inside here.

Springfield is a city of about 156,000 people. Established in 1636 and 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 friendly 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. We are Welcoming, Trusted, Connected, and Innovative. Review our mission and strategic priorities here. Come help us achieve this vision! 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 AHL professional hockey team, a symphony orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in.


We're looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree and the completion of an American Library Association-accredited Masters of Library Science. Candidates currently enrolled in an MLS program may also be considered. You'll need an excellent customer service orientation; and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Dari, or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. The annual salary is $25,935, with the opportunity (optional) to earn more by working extra hours, including 5 hour shifts on Sundays, with Sunday hours paid at time and a half.  

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$25,935.52  / year

Closing Date

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

How to Apply

When you apply, please include a cover letter so we can get to know you.


2024-06-13 |  Quick link to this job