Information and Instructional Programming Librarian/Librarian of Things

Framingham Public Library

Framingham, Massachusetts

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$23.83 to $32.53 per Hour   Calculate


Framingham, MA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

POSITION: Information and Instructional Programming Librarian/Librarian of Things, L-10 
SALARY: $ 23.83 - $32.53/hour; $24,783- $33,831 annual 
HOURS: 20 hours per week, one night a week, alternate Fridays and Saturdays 
Position Purpose:

  • Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Information and Research Services and 
    Director of Libraries and/or the Assistant Director of Libraries. Frequent contact with the 
    public and other Library and City of Framingham employees requires the exercise of tact, 
    diplomacy and flexibility. 
  • May perform duties at the Main Library, Branch Library, or Bookmobile as necessary. 
  • Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director. 
  • Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in 
    all aspects of work. 
    Essential Functions: 
    (The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various 
    types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not 
    exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the 
  • Provides positive, proactive public service. Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic 
    resources, to patrons, staff requesting information, thereby promoting increased use of library 
    resources. Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate. 
  • May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference 
    Staff PCs as needed. Assists with the selection of reference materials and expenditures of 
    reference budget for materials and services. 
  • Works with the Reference Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, and Reference Staff to develop, 
    plan, and execute adult instructional programming focused on technology and skill-building. 
    Consults with the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services/Adult Programming 
    Committee to ensure complementary programming. 
  • May update Library website. Coordinates and develops the “Library of Things,” a collection of 
    non-book circulating items including electronic devices, toys and games, musical instruments, 
    tools, etc. Stays current with developing technology as related to reference services and public 
  • Troubleshoots library's technology equipment. Works with Technology Supervisor and 
    Technology Key Users where appropriate. Participates in Minuteman Library Network or other 
  •  Assists in selection of library materials for adult users as part of the collection development 
    system. Works with Supervisor of Collection Development where appropriate. 
  • Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's systems. May generate custom reports 
    to facilitate maintenance of library collections. Collaborates with Data Collection Team where 
    appropriate. Maintains the confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws. 
  • May provide tours and instructional sessions. Prepares monthly reports and statistical reports 
    for the Supervisor of Information and Research Services as needed. Participates in working 
    groups as assigned, including but not limited to: eResources team, Collections, Data, 
    Programs or Marketing teams. May prepare and lead book discussions. May create displays. 
  • Supervises special projects and performs other duties as assigned. 
    Recommended Minimum Qualifications: 
    Education, Training and Experience: 
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; 1 year public service 
    including library experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Minimum one year public service experience 
  • Experience with databases and electronic library services, including work in reference 
  • Strong organizational skills, strong public service skills 
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic 
  • Ability to work well under pressure 
  • Computer skills 
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility 
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable 

Physical Requirements: Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment 
relative to this position, which shall include, but may not be limited to; computers, copiers, fax 
machines, iPad, tablets or other technology as added to the Library. Ability to move around the 
facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand 
and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items; Lift 
up to 25 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other efforts as identified with normal 
library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing. 

Supervision Received: Works under the Director of Libraries or his/her designee. 

Job Environment: 

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic. 

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The City of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

HR Info 

Posted Nov 4, 2019