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Head of Reference and Technology Resources, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA


Do you recognize yourself in the questions below? If so, we want you on our team!

Are you ready to lead a department of savvy, enthusiastic library professionals who are excited about new trends in librarianship? Can you match their enthusiasm?

Are you a bit of a technology nerd? Are you the first to hail the arrival of the latest and greatest in library technology? Can you show us the way?

Are you savvy with CMS and Plug-ins? Have you done the dance to find out who owns a web problem? Web host? Consortium, Town IT, CMS issue? Can you diagnose it all?

Are you a pantomath? Are you running to the dictionary to look that up? Are you interested in a little bit of everything so that when a question comes your way, you always have a good place to start?

Are you curious? A seeker? You don’t stop till you find the answer … or the reason why you can’t find the answer? Are you a diverse reader?

Are you good with constant face time with the public? Can you keep your game face on even after you have taught the same technology skills to the same patron 5 times in a row?

The Chelmsford Public Library is looking for a full-time Head of Reference and Technology Resources. We need someone to help with the website, online and print resources, technology planning and training, collection development and traditional reference services. They will manage a small Reference team of librarians, specialists, pages and subs. This position reports to the Library Director and works collaboratively as part of the management team of 4 Department Heads, 2 Assistant Directors, a Technology/Facilities Manager and the Director.

This job includes health, dental and life insurance benefits and is represented by the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3569.  The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer.


Minimum of three years of experience in a public library, preferably some in a Reference Department
Two years of supervisory experience 
Experience with website management and CMS platforms

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$57,591.00 – $81,853.00  /  year

Salary Notes

This is a ten step salary, placement on that scale will DOQ

Closing Date

April 22, 2022

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to Becky Herrmann, Library Director at [email protected]  (Complete Job Description available upon request)