Part-time Reference Librarian, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth MA
posted January 2, 2014 10:16 AM
The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a part-time reference librarian to work 16 hours per week until April 30, 2014, who is interested in a temporary assignment working in a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented librarian to provide professional and technical support to library patrons.
Works under the supervision of the Library Director.
Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet.
Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, required to work every third Saturday and on Monday evenings.
Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Experience working with an integrated library system and emerging technology. Familiarity with downloadable media, blogs, and social networks.
Daily contact with library patrons by phone, in person, and in writing. Excellent customer service skills required.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Provides general reference service using print and electronic resources and reader's/listener's/viewer's
advisory service to patrons of all ages. Participates in library instruction and reference use program.
Assist patrons with the online public access catalog and public computers.
Education and Experience
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school and one year of professional library experience. Certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Knowledge, Ability, and Skill
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in reference. Knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends.
Ability and Skill: A strong public service commitment. Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication. Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large. Must have superior abilities in the area of reference and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory. Ability to troubleshoot public computers and printers. Have a broad understanding of digital technology-
Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 10 pounds.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Closing Date: January 10, 2014
Please submit a letter of interest and resume as well as a completed Town of Weymouth employment
application to Lisa Coyne, Human Resources, Town of Weymouth, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth, MA
02188. The employment application can be found here: