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Library Assistant I - Technical Services, Waltham Public Library (Waltham)

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.

Duties include:  Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person.  Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.


Bachelor’s degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies.  Superior customer service skills.  Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials.  Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Preferred: Experience with Serials/Periodicals and Electronic items such as OverDrive resources; fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

January 31, 2019

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

·      Completed City of Waltham employment application

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·      Resume

·      Three letters of professional reference that must be hand-signed or sent directly from

     recommender’s email and

·      Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer                                   

Req#2019-77     posted  12-31-2018


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