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Part-Time Children’s Librarian at Springfield (MA) City Library

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a part-time Children’s Librarian in the Children’s Room. The Central Library is the heart of our busy library system. Come work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, community-engaged candidates for this part-time, 18.5 hours/week job. 

The Children’s Librarian is part of a four person team and is responsible for collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach, community engagement, and similar duties pertaining to children’s services, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide children’s services. Work is performed under the direction of the Children’s Services Supervisor and the Adult &Youth Information Services Manager. Apply here:

The Central Library opened to the public in 1912. Admire its historic architecture and make use of our Community Room, Computer Lab, Art Wall, new Teen Space, and dedicated children’s program room to offer services and programs for visitors. Very popular with patrons throughout the day and evenings for computer and WiFi use, programs, research, browsing, and community gatherings, it is located near downtown Springfield and adjacent to the Springfield Museums. The downtown area features schools, apartment blocks and other living options, and a number of entertainment and dining districts. See inside here.

Springfield is a city of about 156,000 people. Located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward, the “City of Homes” offers a mixed housing stock, from expansive Victorians to neighborly apartment blocks. Its flat landscape of 33 square miles is home to the 730 acre Forest Park and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield City Library is community-centered and has a Central Library and 8 branches. Our Strategic Priorities include these values: We are Welcoming, Trusted, Connected, and Innovative. Review our mission and strategic priorities here. Come help us achieve this vision!

Learn more about working with us, including links to videos showing some of the highlights of our beautiful city by exploring this page: Working at Springfield City Library. We are home to an AHL hockey team, a symphony orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in.

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.

How to Apply

The annual salary is $25,939.68. The closing date for the posting is Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern. Please upload a cover letter so we can get to know you better.  Apply here: