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Graduate Librarian 4 - Adult Services, Worcester Public Library (Worcester)

This position is a supervisory, professional position under the general direction of the Deputy Director for Adult Services.  The Manager of Adult Services will help lead a team of dedicated reference librarians to create and deliver a wide range of responsive and innovative services and resources to meet the ever-changing needs of patrons in a diverse, urban community in the metropolitan Worcester area. The ideal person in this position will possess comprehensive knowledge of both traditional and emerging reference services and practices, from readers’ advisory, research, collection development, digital literacy, programming, lifelong learning, virtual reference, grants, community outreach, reference, maker spaces, and emerging technologies.  The individual will be responsible for oversight of specific service areas and initiatives as assigned based on the needs of the Library.  

Schedule will include evening and weekend assignments, and working at other loc

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



·         Masters of Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

·         Three (3) years of professional library work after receipt of MLS with comprehensive knowledge of both traditional and emerging reference services and practice in public library setting

·         One (1) year of supervisory or team leader experience

·         Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI

·         Reliable transportation to travel between required locations


·         Two (2) years of supervisory or team leader experience

·         One (1) Year of customer service experience

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$31.93 - $41.86  / hour

Salary Notes

Salary commensurate with experience

Closing Date


How to Apply

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter on or before July 26, 2024, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference given to Worcester Residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources, 508-799-1030, 

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA’s “Core Competences of Librarianship” as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. 


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