Library Assistant – Roxbury Public Library (Part-Time)

MAIN Library Consortium

Position available:
Library Assistant 1
Rate: $11/hour

Mondays: 5pm-8pm
Thursdays: 3pm-8pm
Fridays: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 1:30pm-5pm

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

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