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CITY of SOMERVILLE Libarian I Generalist in Somerville, Massachusetts

Duties: We seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual who wants to join a team committed to providing excellent library services to patrons of all ages in Somerville. Reports to the Deputy Director Fills in at public service desks, including Reference, Circulation, Children?s Room, and Teen at Central and the branch libraries as needed, assisting patrons in using print, electronic resources, and technology, and providing exceptional and engaging reference and reader?s advisory services Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates in-person and virtual programs for people of all ages and backgrounds Engages in outreach to, and develops and maintains partnerships and relationships with local community, civic, and business groups and organizations, as well as City of Somerville departments Develops, selects, and maintains library collections as assigned Promotes new and existing library collections, services, programs, and events through outreach and in-library efforts, and via print, web, and social media Attends professional workshops, seminars, conferences, and continuing educational opportunities Keeps current in trends and best practices in the library world Completes special projects and performs other duties as assigned Requirements: Recommended Minimum Qualifications MLS from an ALA accredited library school, and at least two years of professional or equivalent experience Demonstrated experience with social media Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across all departments Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of library technology Ability to speak two or more languages a plus This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to: City Hall Personnel Office 93 Highland Avenue Somerville MA 02143 Fax: 617-666-4426 TTY: 1-866-808-4851 Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

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