Job Posting: Reference Librarian

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The Town of Hopkinton is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Reference Librarian with a love of
public service for its recently newly renovated and grand Public Library.
14 hours per week

Monday 5 - 9, Tuesday 9 - 3, Sunday 11:30 - 4

All part-time staff work approximately one Saturday every 3 - 4 weeks, from 9 - 4, in addition to their
regular weekly hours. Part-time staff may also be asked to cover available shifts that substitutes are
unable to take.
Under the direction of the Library Director, or designee, this position provides reference and reader's
advisory services to the general public; instructs and assists patrons in the use of library resources and
technology; and assists as needed with adult services departmental work, such as collection
development (selection and weeding), program planning, outreach, creating displays, etc.
Education, Training and Experience
● Equivalent to Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or
students close to completion of MLS (within 1 year) and public library or reference desk
● More than 1 years public library or reference desk experience preferred.
● Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff
and library patrons of all ages.
● Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and
other technology.
Hourly Pay: $21.81 - $26.25 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application
for Employment, found at, to [email protected] no later than 4:00 pm,
November 7, 2019. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for
Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online,
applications will also be accepted via walk-in at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main
Street or by mail at Town of Hopkinton, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is
an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.