The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, driven, community-engaged candidates for Digital Services Librarian (full-time). Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching the videos linked below, then apply by Friday, October 1, 2021. Each year, we welcome over 600,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer more than 5,500 programs for adults, teens, and children. Our 77,672 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 600,000 items!
Our Digital Services Librarianposition is based at our Central Library. The person hired for this position will create programs for adults, answer reference questions, provide reader’s advisory, and engage with the community. They will also manage and maintain the Library's website and its digital collections and its participation in the Funding Information Network. The annual salary is $55,757. Apply here. The job requires an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and some library experience.
Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, or other community language).
Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. Please be sure to upload a cover letter when you apply so we can get to know you. The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via LinkedIn about this position are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Generous benefit package available after completion of six month probationary period. The City recently added the celebration of Juneteenth to its list of thirteen paid holidays.
Additional Info & Requirements
The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. Take a look at our beautiful city:
When you apply, please upload a cover letter so we can get to know you.
Our City's population numbers 155,000. Our library system has nine locations: a downtown Central Library, and eight neighborhood branches. Take a virtual tour here! The Central Library is a lovely century old building with a computer lab and a large Community Room for programming and performances. Our neighborhood includes the Springfield Museums, many apartment blocks, and Downtown Springfield.
Review our mission and strategic priorities here. Come help us achieve this vision! Springfield is located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward. The "City of Homes" offers a mixed housing stock, a flat landscape of 33 square miles, the 730 acre Forest Park, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and an American Hockey League team. Springfield City Library is community-centered and welcomes you to become a part of the team.
Jean Canosa Albano
Assistant Director for Public Services