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Library Assistant II, Salem Public Library

Performs circulation and children’s desk attendant duties including checking library materials in and out, reserving books, and answering telephone inquiries.
Participates in library programming for adults and children. Processes new materials and performs cataloging functions. Selects library materials based on knowledge of community needs; weeds collections as necessary; reviews professional journals and keeps abreast of current literature.
Provides reference and reader’s advisory service to adults and children. Instructs individuals and groups in the use of the library. Provides updates for library’s website and social media.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, and occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. Vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision, and the work environment is quiet to moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Considerable knowledge of library methods, tools, and practices; good knowledge of library collection; good knowledge of library science related to reference, online library systems, and cataloging and classification work. Working knowledge of many diverse subjects; ability to research using standard professional library tools.
Ability to adapt to increasingly digital library world. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and co-workers. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with patrons, in a busy urban environment.
Bachelors’ Degree and library experience required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$36,600, DOQ

Closing Date


How to Apply

Interested, qualified individuals are encouraged to apply no later than December 31, 2017 to:

Tara Mansfield, Acting Director
Salem Public Library
370 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970


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