Librarian – Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library (Pittsfield, MA)

We seek an energetic, service-oriented librarian for onsite reference work and outreach to our community. If you can run with a project, think on your feet, admit a mistake, and enjoy having a tangible impact on your neighbors, we may have a place for you. We will encourage your explorations, give you opportunities to stretch, and support your professional growth. The Berkshire Athenaeum is an urban library located in western Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires. While close to major East Coast cities (3 ½ hours travel time from New York City, less to Boston) our county is home to a dizzying array of cultural offerings, gorgeous natural beauty and options for affordable living. 

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library is seeking to fill the position of Subject Specialist. 
 The incumbent will work as part of the Reference Team, under the general supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, to meet library and departmental goals.  Decision-making and problem solving, including interpretation of library policy and the exercise of independent judgment are necessary. In-depth knowledge and ability in advanced library procedures, including research and the teaching of research skills are required.  Comfort with technology and a commitment to keeping tech skills current are essential. Initiative in project planning and outreach to promote library services in the community is desired. Public desk staffing is routinely involved. Some clerical tasks are assigned. 

This is a full-time position working thirty-five hours per week.
 
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 7, 2017
 
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