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Children’s Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA


This part-time position is also based at our Central Library, with most work performed in our Children’s Room. The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, driven, community-engaged candidates for 18.5 hours/week job. Get to know our beautiful city by watching these videos,

The Central Library is a lovely century-old building with a large Community Room for programming and performances, as well as a dedicated children’s program room. Our neighborhood includes the Springfield Museums, many apartment blocks, and Downtown Springfield. See inside here:

The Children’s Librarian is part of a four person team and has shared responsibility for collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, reader’s advisory, outreach, and community engagement. Work is performed under the direction of the Children’s Services Supervisor and the Adult &Youth Information Services Manager. Apply here: .

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 $24,935.04, 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. 

How to Apply:

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When you apply, please include a cover letter.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 2, 2021.