Reference Librarian 1

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Company Name: 
Somerville Public Library
Location: 
Somerville, MA
Job Description: 

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication are at the core of the City’s workplace culture. Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer. Statement of Duties: Reports to the Head of the Reference Department. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons in using library resources of all kinds. Explains the use of reference resources to help patrons to locate information and materials. Aids in the selection of resources for the reference and general collections. Works on indexing files, readers’ lists, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants. Performs public service tasks in other Departments as assigned, including Circulation. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: MLS from and ALA Accredited Library School and two year of professional experience in Reference work. Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly. Experience with Automated Library Systems and Internet preferable. Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter by September 22, 2017 to: City Hall Personnel Office 93 Highland Avenue Somerville MA 02143 Fax: 617-666-4426 TTY: 1-866-808-4851 Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request. Hours: 35 Hours per week including nights and Saturdays Salary: 45,796.92 per year plus benefits

Qualifications: 

MLS from and ALA Accredited Library School and two year of professional experience in Reference work. Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly. Experience with Automated Library Systems and Internet preferable.

How to Apply: 

Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter by September 22, 2017 to: City Hall Personnel Office 93 Highland Avenue Somerville MA 02143 Fax: 617-666-4426 TTY: 1-866-808-4851 Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov