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Library Assistant/Technical Services, Ashland Public Library (Ashland)

The Town of Ashland, a dynamic, thriving community in Metrowest Boston, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Assistant/Technical Services in the esteemed Ashland Public Library. Reporting to the Library Director, the Library Technical Services Assistant provides technical services for the library, which includes the cataloging and processing of materials; working at a public service desk when needed; and other duties as required.

Enter original and copy information in the library’s automated network catalog
Coordinate the processing of library materials
Coordinate interlibrary loan
Serve as liaison to the Technical Services Division of the Minuteman Library Network
Work at public service desk checking materials in and out, collecting fines and fees
Reserve library materials for patrons and maintains patron records
Answer reference questions
Provide Readers Advisory


The Library Technical Services Assistant should have relevant experience in customer service and a thorough knowledge of public library programs and services. Knowledge of literature and audio-visual materials and the ability to procure and catalog library materials as well as to conduct programs is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal relations and effective oral and writing skills.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, with one year of experience in a library setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Masters of Library Science preferred.  Experience with Sierra/III software preferred.

This position is part-time, 20 hours/week, and is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Work Schedule:

Monday:  10:00 – 3:00

Tuesday:  11:00 – 4:00

Wednesday:  1:00 – 6:00

Saturday:  10:00 – 3:00 

Full/Part Time

Part Time




Hourly salary range is $16.76 - $22.44. Pro-rated benefits.

Closing Date

Open until filled.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume using the link below:


2019-04-12 |  Quick link to this job