Professional, technical and direct service work relating to the coordination and delivery of adult and young adult reference services at the town library; maintenance of various components of the adult reference and non-fiction collection; performs duties related to the day to day operations of the Reference Department; all other related work as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, two years of related library work experience; experience in dealing with the public; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Master of library science preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to relate well to the public and perform effective user instruction.
  • Ability to speak to or instruct individuals or groups of people.
  • Working knowledge of library principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of authors, titles and valuable library resources.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Skill in the use of other standard office machines.
  • Interest in reading and information.
  • Ability to work with detail.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications, the internet, databases and library system software.

Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, March 13. (Position remains open until a qualified candidate is hired.)

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to (Topsfield is an AA/EEO employer).

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