Job Details

On-Call Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library (Springfield)

This is an outstanding opportunity to gain varied experience in a progressive organization with great co-workers. Once joining the on-call librarian pool, you will be contacted when we have a need and you can accept or decline the shift as your availability allows. We may have slots in the Children's Room, the Adult Services area of the Library, or a generalist area, where you would help any patron coming in or contacting any of our eight branches or our Central Library. Assignments may be for 4 to 8 hours a day, filling in for staff vacancies or vacation, professional development, or sick leave. However, there are no guaranteed hours.  There is no residency requirement for this position. Finally, this position is continuously posted, so there is no closing date.  


Qualifications are a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science required. Two or more years of experience in a library environment is preferred. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Dari, or other community languages are desirable. Applicants should consider their proximity to Springfield, MA due to the on-call nature of the job.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$26.44  /  hour

Closing Date

Continuous posting

How to Apply

You can find the posting on the City of Springfield's website: Please note the current hourly wage is actually $26.44. A cover letter will help us get to know you.



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