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Reference Librarian -- Part Time (2), Springfield City Library

The Springfield City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to a promotion, we have two part-time Reference Librarian openings. One has a YA focus, while the other has an adult focus. Please view the flyer at to learn more about working and living in Springfield and apply by December 12, 2017.

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Our library has been recognized with three Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort.

One Reference Librarian position is based at our Forest Park Branch Library, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for adults. The other is based at our East Forest Park Branch, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for teens. People hired for these posts will also do some collection maintenance and outreach.


Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. The annual salary is $23,033.40 for a 18.5 hour/week schedule. MLS candidates may be considered, at a pay rate of $19,131.32 until the degree is completed. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Desirable: Experience in creating lively programs and bilingual abilities (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$23,033.40 for MLS degree; $19,131.32 for MLS candidate

Closing Date

December 12, 2017, 11:59 pm ET

How to Apply

Springfield, Massachusetts: We are Innovative, Affordable, Cultured, Green, and Accessible. It's an attractive place to earn, learn, live, and raise a family. Take a look ( and consider joining our team. Apply for our Reference Librarian position by December 12, 2017.

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Further job details and application are available here: Forest Park: East Forest Park: Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.



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