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Reference Librarian, Children’s Department Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA (Part Time)


Position:                Part-time (L04, per Schedule L)
Hours:                   19.5 hours a week plus some additional Sunday hours
Hourly Salary:       $30.87 per hour (Schedule L)
The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Reference Librarian, Children’s Department, part time.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
– Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers’ advisory services, and other patron inquiries
– Provide support at the children’s reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
– Coordination and presentation of children’s programs
– Assist with book processing
– Create booklists and displays 
– Other duties as assigned

Desirable, but not required:
Knowledge of programming language
To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:
– Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
– Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
– Familiarity with automated library systems
– Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
– Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
– Ability to deliver a variety of children’s programming; familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programming and coding language desirable
– Schedule includes rotating Saturday and Sunday hours 

Work Schedule:
Monday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Weeks with a Saturday and Sunday rotation:
Monday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday and Friday off
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

How to apply:

Submissions should include a cover letter and resume.  The preferred submission is via email as an attached PDF file; however, any of the following methods will be accepted:
Email:  [email protected]
Fax:    781-455-0165
Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492
Resumes will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, December 23, 2021
The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.