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Library Clerk (Part Time – 2 Positions) Valente Branch L422-738 + L422-739, Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge)

Library Clerk 1, L422-738:
15 hours per week. Initial schedule is Monday 10:00am-3:00pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00am-3:00pm. The position also works 2 of 3 Saturdays per month with Tuesday off on those weeks.

Library Clerk 2, L422-739:
15 hours per week. Initial schedule is Monday 10:00am-3:00pm, Wednesdays 3:00pm-8:00pm, and Fridays 10:00-3:00pm. The position also works 2 of 3 Saturdays per month with Friday off on those weeks.
For both positions, hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is required,

The Cambridge Public Library is excited for the re-opening of the Valente Branch Library this fall after a multi-year renovation! Under minimal supervision, the Library Clerks provides outstanding customer service, performs circulation control, reader's advisory, and clerical activities in all areas of the branch.
General Responsibilities:
• Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
• Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
• Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary, to the professional librarian
• Processes deliveries – moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
• Assists patrons with use of a wide range of technologies, including computers, laptops, e-readers, tablets, scanners, and emerging STEAM technologies, including basic trouble-shooting and maintenance
• Maintains orderliness and neatness in the branch; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
• May assist in the implementation of programs for adults and/or children
• May assist in operating audio-visual and STEAM equipment in the presenting of library programs
• Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system


High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$19.77 per hour to $23.55 per hour in five steps

Closing Date


How to Apply

Please submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312


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