Framingham Public Library
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
- 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.
(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.
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.