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Reference Librarian (part time), Northfield Mount Hermon, Gill, Massachusetts


Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western
Massachusetts, seeks a part-time (15 hrs/week) reference librarian for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual
space at NMH. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team
and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.
Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s reference desk and
provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the
circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts;
provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent
experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public
services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their
degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have
excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work
effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.
Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse
community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in
making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

This position runs the academic year, through May 2022, with the option to renew for the
following academic year. The schedule will consist of two evening shifts per week (Mondays
plus an additional day to be determined), the Sunday evening shift, attending the weekly team
meeting, and project work.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to via email to:

[email protected]

Office of the Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs and Dean of Faculty

Northfield Mount Hermon

One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3432; Fax: (413) 498-3155

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer