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Reference Librarian (Children’s Dept.), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA


The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the part-time position of Children’s Reference Librarian at the Needham Free Public Library.

CON #22048


  • Provide support at the Children’s Reference Desk
  • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing library materials
  • Answer reference questions and provide reader’s advisory
  • Assist patrons with using library catalog, computers, Chromebooks, STEM materials and other technology
  • Create booklists and book displays
  • Assist with book processing


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program with a concentration in Children’s Services
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public, especially children and their caretakers
  • Experience working with children and/or public library experience a plus


Work Schedule:
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Some Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 1:00PM – 5:00PM

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