Branch Library Supervisor

Springfield City Library

public library system

Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 22nd, 2021


$58,625.00 to $58,626.00 per Year   Calculate


Springfield, MA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description

The Mason Square Branch Library is one of the busiest in our beautiful city! Help set the vision for the branch and play an important role in carrying it out. The branch is a lovely midcentury building with a large Community Room for programming and performances. Outside you'll find our community gardens, more programming space, and a freshly painted mural, part of Fresh Paint Springfield's mural festival. The branch is truly the hub of the neighborhoods that surround it. See inside here.

The Supervisor at our Mason Square Branch Library is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes staff supervision, public interaction, programming, facility management, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment and in collaboration with the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised over a team of six people.

The Supervisor engages with the community, manages and helps staff the reference and public service areas, plans and implements programming, and oversees the building and reports any facility problems.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The annual salary for this challenging and rewarding job is $58,626, with a generous benefits package available after a six month probationary period.  The City recently added celebration of Juneteenth to its list of paid holidays.  When you apply, please include a cover letter so we can get to know you.

Additional Info & Requirements

See more information about working for Springfield (MA) City Library here.

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:

See outside the Mason Square Branch Library

See inside the Mason Square Branch Library

Get to Know Springfield

Pynchon Plaza, with a peak at a new mural 2021

Fresh Paint Springfield 2021

Springfield's New Wave 2019

Fresh Paint Mural Festival 2019

The Right Combination

The Community

Our City's population numbers 156,000.  Our library system has nine locations: a downtown Central Library, and eight neighborhood branches.  Take a virtual tour here

We're looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and the completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master's of Library Science. A minimum of three years of professional library experience is desired, including some supervisory education or experience. You'll need an excellent customer service orientation, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency.

Review our mission and strategic priorities here, and come help us achieve this vision.


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HR Info

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Posted Oct 14, 2021