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Outreach Librarian, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA


Description:The Turner Free Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-
oriented Outreach Librarian who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a strong team. The Outreach Librarian will provide information about library services, training, initiatives, and programs to populations in the Randolph community that may not be reached by traditional marketing channels or library services. The Outreach Librarian must hold or be working towards an MLS from an ALA accredited program. This is a 35-hour work week, non-union position; some nights and weekends are required.

Essential Job Functions:
• Develops goals, plans, and procedures for implementing outreach services in
accordance with organizational strategic plan and priorities
• Trains new and current library staff at library locations in effective community
outreach; oversees the implementation of outreach related policies and
procedures for staff and customers
• Provides inclusive services to patrons from a large array of national, lingual, and
cultural backgrounds.
• Plans, publicizes, carries out and supervises engaging and diverse Adult
programming (including, but not limited to, computer classes, book clubs, and
summer reading). The Outreach Librarian will also work collaboratively with the
Head of Children’s Services and the Teen Librarian on programs for children and
• Plans intergenerational programs for the community at both the library, Randolph
Intergenerational Center, schools, and outdoor locations
• Maintains accurate budgetary records and reports statistics to the Library
• Assists in the Library’s statistical analysis pertaining to the overall outreach
programs and patron experience, and prepares reports
• Develops a robust relationship with the Randolph Intergenerational Community
Center and its staff, along with other town departments
• Develop partnerships with local groups and organizations to reach library goals.
• Attend local community events and gatherings to promote library services.
• Conduct presentations as a library representative to community groups, at public
meetings, and at other library outreach events.

•Speak to neighborhood associations, citizen groups, and other business and civic organizations to
promote library services.
• Conducts off-site library card registration; provides library materials to designated
facilities and locations

• Promote interest in library programs through written publicity. Assist with public
relations and promotional materials for the library, including website and social
media posts.
• Provides staff supervision in the evenings, on weekends, and may be required to
work at the circulation desk occasionally
• Provides exemplary customer service; routinely addressing complaints and
effectively resolving complications.

The Outreach Librarian completes other duties as assigned by the Library Director.
Supervision: Reports directly to the Library Director, but generally works independently
or in collaboration with the Head of Children’s Services or the Teen Librarian.

Work Environment: Work is performed under typical public library conditions, but may
also include visits to local senior housing, community center, parks, and other locations
as needed. The position will cover mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekend hours.
There is some moderate to heavy lifting of books and other materials.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a working knowledge of library principles
and procedures, complete familiarity with automated library systems and related
applications, and knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms, and
equipment and general knowledge of assistive technology. Candidates should have
proficient to advanced technology skills. Students who will graduate with their MLS in
2021 are encouraged to apply as well.

How to apply:

Salary: Grade 12, range: $51,158-67,319 in 8 steps

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Library Director, Sharon Parrington
Wright at [email protected], open until filled. Randolph is an equal opportunity