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Community Outreach Librarian, Belmont Public Library, (Belmont, MA) (Search extended)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a creative, outgoing and community-minded reference librarian to strengthen relationships with library patrons of all ages, civic organizations, local businesses, and the Belmont community at large. This individual will represent the library to various community organizations/groups and find opportunities for the library to participate in Town events and activities. The position also will coordinate public programs designed to engage community members with the library, with responsibility for publicizing these programs. Dynamic and effective promotion using social media, the library website, flyers, press releases, monthly newsletters, and other online and print resources is core to this position’s skill set.

As a member of the Library’s busy reference department, the Community Outreach Librarian also will assist patrons in the use of the online catalog, databases, the Internet, OverDrive, Kindles, and other personal devices. Other responsibilities include readers’ advisory; collection development; troubleshooting computers, printers, and other equipment; and patron instruction one-on-one and in groups. Must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons.

Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with two to three years of reference and public library experience or equivalent. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of resources and information technology required. Experience with design, social media and web content, as well as excellent written and communication skills, required. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Microsoft Publisher or similar software and sound systems/recording technology preferred. Experience with Innovative preferred. 

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian’s Association. The starting hourly rate is $37.556 and qualifies for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town’s pension plan.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, examples of graphic design successes, and complete Town application ( to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or [email protected] or fax to 617-993-2471