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Children’s Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA


The Belmont Public Library is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Children’s Librarian to join our Children’s Room team. This position has been made available by an internal promotion. This is an exciting opportunity to either begin your career, continue your love of libraries, or just get some extra hours in a new setting. This position will offer the chance to do exciting community programming and be an important part of the Belmont Children’s Library Team.

The position will be working at a public service desk that offers both circulation and reference services simultaneously. The Children’s Librarian will assist patrons with readers’ advisory and reference questions, present story times, and help with collection development. Other responsibilities include receiving and evaluating requests for information, searching databases and advising readers regarding appropriate material. The Children’s Librarian maintains current knowledge of children’s literature and related library programs and services as well as technology development and general library automation and electronic services provided through the library networks.


Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year of public library and children’s programming experience. Knowledge of children’s literature, automated library systems, principles and practices of library work and information technology required. Strong customer services skills, experience with children’s programming, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude are highly desired.

This position is part time, up to 19 hours per week, with a starting hourly rate of $29.25 and is not eligible for benefits. This job will include daytime hours, 1 night per week until 8pm, and will be part of the Sunday rotation working at least 1 Sunday each month.

How to Apply:

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or [email protected] or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of November 4th, 2022.

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town’s website,, by emailing [email protected], calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre- employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.
After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.
Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town’s Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town’s hiring process to:
Human Resources Department
Town of Belmont
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478
(617) 993-2740

[email protected]