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11/1/2023 - Employment Opportunity: Reference Librarian Substitute

The Town of Southbury is hiring a Reference Librarian Substitute. This position will work in the Reference Department as needed to cover for vacations and absences. Salary range is $19.00-$21.00/hour.


  • Assists patrons with electronic resources including instruction on various electronic devices and computer software.
  • Provides professional reference services for patrons including research assistance through online searches and print resources.
  • Performs collection development services for adult, reference, fiction and non-fiction.
  • Performs circulation duties at reference desk as necessary. Orders, processes and returns interlibrary loan items from libraries in the region, consortium and State system.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of practices of library services provided in a public library setting and strong knowledge of library principles and practices, particularly classification and cataloguing systems.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and staff in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of reference services and a strong knowledge of community reading interests, books and authors and other general literature and reference materials.
  • Ability to utilize computer applications as they apply to library functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited university plus two years of related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline to submit applications is November 16, 2023.


Applications are available online. A completed application and a resume should be emailed to or returned to the Finance Office at 501 Main Street South Southbury, CT 06488.

Town of Southbury is EOE/ADA employer. For more job listings, please visit Employment Opportunities page.