DATE ENTERED: SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
POSITION: LIBRARIAN I
LOCATION: Somerville, MA
APPLY BY: September 22, 2017


Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are
looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not
only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication
are at the core of the City’s workplace culture. Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous
benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by The
Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

Statement of Duties:
Reports to the Head of the Reference Department. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons
in using library resources of all kinds. Explains the use of reference resources to help patrons to locate
information and materials. Aids in the selection of resources for the reference and general collections.
Works on indexing files, readers’ lists, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants. Performs
public service tasks in other Departments as assigned, including Circulation. Performs other duties as
assigned.

Qualifications:
MLS from and ALA Accredited Library School and two year of professional experience in
Reference work.
Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly.
Experience with Automated Library Systems and Internet preferable.

Application Procedure:
Send your resume and cover letter by September 22, 2017 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written
materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to
qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Hours: 35 Hours per week including nights and Saturdays

Salary: 45,796.92 per year plus benefits