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Library Aide, Swampscott Public Library (Swampscott)

General Statement of Duties: Performs daily tasks at the Circulation Desk. The work is performed under the general direction of the Head of Circulation.  Library Aides work between 12 and 15 hours per week with alternating Saturdays and one evening shift.

General Job Description

1.      Desk Duties

a.       Be familiar with Evergreen system

b.      Greet customers entering the building.

c.       Answer phone calls and direct them to the appropriate department.

d.      Check in and check out library materials

e.       Place holds for patrons

f.        Manage museum passes

g.      Enter patrons into the database

2.      Shelving

a.        Shelve fiction materials on occasion

b.      Keep new fiction and non-fiction area filled and neat

c.       Shelve magazines

d.      Shelve books on cd

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Broad reading background; ability to interpret community interests and needs, ability to meet and deal with people effectively; ability to discern reader interest level; ability to foster a friendly and supportive attitude toward patrons and ability to foster cooperation among staff

Physical Demands: The employee is frequently required to stand for a period of time. He or she must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Education and Experience:  College degree preferred, preference would be given to candidates who speak fluent Russian.  

This is a union position with benefits.


Full/Part Time

Part Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

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2019-09-06 |  Quick link to this job