Open positions at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

Open Positions

Reference Librarian Substitute Position

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is seeking friendly, engaging substitute librarians to join our team. The ideal candidates will enjoy connecting with the public, engaging with children, teens, and adults, and have an interest in serving a wide variety of needs at the children’s desk and adult reference desk. Duties involve working directly with the public in a variety of ways including providing reference, readers advisory and technology support, answering the phone, and assisting with programs as needed. Excellent customer service and technology skills required. Hours will vary but will include day and evening hours and Saturdays throughout the year. MLIS required or within 1 semester of completion. This position is a non-bargaining unit position (non-union). Salary is $19.65 per hour. Interested applicants please submit a meaningful cover letter and resume to Kimberly McNally (kmcnally@berlinpeck.org) via email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Under the direction of the Department Head, the substitute reference librarian provides professional library services including reference and readers advisory for children and adults, advises on technology related services, and assists the public in use of library resources.

Typical Duties, Responsibilities, Tasks & Assignments

  • Provide reference and readers advisory to patrons of all ages.
  • Assist patrons in using the online catalog, databases, computers, copy machine, and other electronic resources
  • Conduct searches for information using a variety of resources including library databases, internet, reference manuals, newspapers, magazines, and other materials to assist patrons. Evaluates information sources and advises patrons.
  • Implement special duties, as determined by the Department Heads, on an as-needed basis including assistance with library programs, promotional materials, and promotion of library resources.

Special Skills & Requirements

A Master’s Degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required or within 1 semester of completion of degree. Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation is preferred. Ability to think quickly, assess a situation and make sound decisions. Must be able to perform continuous reaching and lifting of moderate to heavy material up to 25 lbs.


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