Adult Services Librarian, Robbins Library
The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community—programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington.
The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users.
Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.
Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader’s advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, initiative, energy, and enthusiasm.
Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.
Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).
February 5, 2018
How to Apply
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476