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Do you have a passion for public service? The New Britain Public Library offers great employment opportunities in a rewarding and fun team environment. Please check back often as job opportunities change based on our current needs.


Open Position - Reference Librarian I - posted 1/6/2020


Open Date: January 6, 2020

Title/Classification: Reference Librarian I

Department: Adult Services

Reports To: Head of Adult Services

Starting Salary: $50,896.71

Schedule: Full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk) available that includes at least one evening per week and alternate Fridays & Saturdays.

Qualifications: A Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program. Familiarity with adult services and literature with strong readers advisory, computer and technology skills and social media savvy. Web design, STEAM programming, digital media/mobile technology, community outreach experience and diversity initiatives preferred. Creative, enthusiastic, and curious learner with an interest in makerspaces. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a strong commitment to customer service. Two years experience and Spanish/Polish/Arabic proficiency desirable.

Responsibilities: Performs reference and reader advisory services. Selection of adult non-fiction and collection maintenance. Assists with adult programming and bringing new services to the library. Assists patrons with technology and accessing the Library’s digital resources. Teaching technology skills in classes and one-on-one. Additional duties as assigned, which includes backup on various service points

Closing Date: Internal: January 14, 2020

External: Until position is filled

Submit resumes to Library Director, New Britain Public Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051 or email to No phone calls.

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