Library Assistant 1 (Part Time) – Roxbury Public Library

MAIN Library Consortium

Up to 19 hours a week including Sundays and a minimum of 2 evenings a week.

The Ideal candidate: Are you awesome? Are you energetic, inviting, friendly, and customer service driven? Do you take pride in your work? Are you a team player? Do you love people? Do you thrive in an environment of constant change and experiments to make the library a more enjoyable and effective place for the community? Do you have high expectations of yourself? Do you have a flexible schedule? Do you aspire to learn as much as you can? Do you love challenges? If you answered yes, this position was made for you!

The work: Library assistants are first and foremost representatives of the library. You will be working at the library’s public service desks as a member of a team to provide excellent customer service. You will also be required to become a passport acceptance agent (training provided). Duties include but are not limited to: patron assistance at the circulation desk (checkout, discharging, renewal, patron registration, settling fines, etc); patron assistance at the children’s desk; shelving; searching for materials in the catalog and on shelves; packing for interlibrary loan deliveries; and other duties as required. Light lifting and bending required. There is always something that needs to be done, so this is not a job for the inherently lazy.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School degree
  • US Citizen
  • Comfortable with computers, the internet, basic MS office, and mobile devices
  • Flexibility to cover additional shifts

Recommended (but not required) qualifications:

  • Experience working or volunteering in a library setting
  • Experience with Polaris ILS
  • Foreign language proficiency

Premium (absolute must have) qualifications:

  • Amicable personality and demeanor
  • Willingness to learn and try new things
  • See “Ideal Candidate” questionnaire above

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Radwa Ali, Director at radwa.ali@roxburylibrary.orgPosition will be filled when a suitable candidate is found, so submit your candidacy asap if you are interested. 

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