Children's Librarian

Springfield City Library

public library system

Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 19th, 2020


$48,574.00 to $48,575.00 per Year   Calculate


Springfield, MA





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Children’s Librarian position is based in the busy, progressive Children's Room of our Central Library. Springfield City Library has an exciting career opportunity waiting for just the right candidate. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team of professionals in a very busy urban library system? 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!

The person selected for this position will be part of a dynamic team and focus on reference, reader’s advisory, outreach, collection development, and programming for children. Work is performed under the general direction of the Children's Services Supervisor and the Manager of Adult & Youth Information Services. This 37.5 hour/week position pays an annual salary of $48,574.50 with a generous benefits package.

The closing date for this position is Monday, October 19, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at Inquiries via LinkedIn about this position are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

Additional Info & Requirements

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language). The City of Springfield has a residency requirement and allows new hires up to a year to establish residency. 

The Community

We are a city of about 154,000 people. Established in 1636 and located in western Massachusetts on the banks of the Connecticut River and spreading eastward, the "City of Homes" offers a mixed housing stock, from expansive Victorians to densely-packed apartment blocks. Its flat landscape of 33 square miles is home to the 730 acre Forest Park and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield City Library is community-centered and has a Central Library and 8 branches. We recently embraced a new set of Strategic Priorities and committed to these values: We are Welcoming, Trusted, Connected, and Innovative. We are home to an AHL hockey team, a symphony orchestra, four Smithsonian-affiliated museums plus numerous independent and college galleries, and many other activities to get involved in. Get to know more about our beautiful city:


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Jean Canosa Albano

Assistant Director for Public Services

Posted Oct 13, 2020