Holyoke Public Library is seeking a part-time professional Reference Librarian to work 25 hours/week,
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1pm; Every other Friday/Saturday, 8:30am-4pm. Salary range is set by City
Ordinance. Rate is based on experience.
Under the direction of the Library Director and Assistant Director, the Reference Librarian performs an
evolving array of tasks. Working with library staff both in and outside of the Reference department, the
successful candidate will apply hers/his interests and skills to help identify and develop services that meet
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
? Reference services (research for and assistance to patrons) -- Provides a broad range of library services,
including reference and information service.
? Collection development and management -- Selects and recommends purchasing print and non-print
library materials for adults.
? Readers? Advisory -- Prepares booklists and book displays.
? Library Instruction and technology assistance to the public
? Programming & event planning ? Plans, organizes, and implements a variety of library adult programs.
? Outreach -- Designs effective print and non-print materials (including social media initiatives) to publicize
literacy, library resources, services and programs.
? Assists other library departments, as needed.
? Proctors exams
? M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited institution and a minimum of 3 years of experience in Library
operations, including acquisitions, reference, and collection development; supervisory experience
? Proven track record working with adults, particularly in a public library setting.
? Must have a solid understanding of technology and social media and excellent public relations and
? Thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, particularly as they relate to library advocacy and
outreach, including such tenets as equity, diversity and inclusion, intellectual freedom, literacy, and patron
$20.34 - $25.61 / hour
Salary range is set by City Ordinance. Rate is based on experience.
October 6, 2023
How to Apply
Email Resumes and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of October 6, 2023. Please, No
How To Apply
Email Resumes and cover letter to email@example.com by the closing date of October 6, 2023.
Please, No phone calls