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 community needs.
? 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
? 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
? 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
Education, certification, licensure, or other similar requirements: 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 preferred.
How To Apply
: Please send resume and cover letter to Personnel@holyoke.org