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REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (Librarian I) – Full Time, Bedford Public Library, (Bedford, NH)

SALARY: $24.58 – $35.37 per hour
The Bedford Public Library seeks a flexible and creative professional librarian to work full time in our
Reference and Information Services Department and assist with adult and young adult services, including programs. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
✓ Assist patrons of all ages with print and electronic resources, including online
databases, the Polaris online catalog, and the Library’s eBook services at the
reference desk (approximately 20-25 hours per week).
✓ Provide readers advisory.
✓ Participate in collection development.
✓ Participate in marketing, social media, and community outreach.
✓ Work as a team with reference librarians to create and implement programs and events
for adults and young adults.
✓ Occasionally oversee volunteers.

This full-time position will require one night per week and one Saturday or Sunday per month in a rotation. The Library is open to the public 62 hours per week.

Applicants must have proficiency with technology, including social media, tablet computers, virtual
meeting platforms, and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of the Polaris ILS is helpful. Applicants must have
excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively when responding to patron queries. The ability to multitask and complete long-term tasks, while responding to questions at the Reference Desk, is essential. Experience developing programs and marketing library services is helpful. Bachelor’s degree is required. MLS or MLS candidate who has completed their reference coursework is preferred.

(This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be necessary.)


Submit a cover letter of intent, resume, and the required application
found at:, to Miriam Johnson, Library
Director: [email protected] Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Rd. Bedford, NH 03110\

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

The Bedford Public Library is part of the GMILCS, Inc. consortium. GMILCS, Inc. shares an integrated
system with the libraries of Amherst, Bedford, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Hudson, Manchester,
Merrimack, Milford, Salem, Windham, and New England College.