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Reference Librarian 

P/T, 12 hours per week position

The Parkland Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Reference Librarian. We are looking for an enthusiastic, patron-focused new member of our team who is aligned with the library’s mission, committed to excellence, and who cultivates and preserves a culture of inclusion with a diverse team of employees.

This position pays $16.00/hour and has a set 12 hours/week (Thursdays: 3-9pm and Fridays: 12-6pm) schedule. Additionally, this librarian will work one Saturday per month.

Job Description

Title: Reference Librarian (P/T 12 hours per week)

Definition: Reference Librarian is responsible for providing bibliographic and research assistance to library patrons, staff and volunteers.

Qualifications: An MLS/MLIS degree from an accredited university is preferred, but applicants currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS degree program will also be considered. While not required, public library experience is also preferred.

Accountability: Reports to the Head of Reference


  • Providing bibliographic research, technology, database, e-resource, and readers’ advisory assistance to patrons of all ages.
  • Aiding with collection development for adult print materials as required.
  • Promoting the usage of various library collections, services, and programming when appropriate.
  • Maintaining an orderly workspace and helping maintain a consistently organized and presentable library environment.
  • Occasionally, may be asked to provide substitute coverage at the Youth Services public desk.  
  • Working independently and as a member of a team.
  • Work one Saturday per month.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

General Responsibilities as a member of Library Staff:

  • Be familiar with library goals and relationship to the community.
  • Cooperate with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in continuing education by attending position-appropriate conferences, meetings, workshops and webinars.
  • Participate in annual job performance evaluation.

Satisfactory completion of a criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI fingerprinting prior to employment and every five years thereafter are required. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for professional references, to Jessica King (Head of Reference) at