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Substitute Circulation Assistant, Norwell Public Library (Norwell)

The Circulation Assistant performs customer service functions at the Norwell Public Library, assisting the public with library card registrations, charging and discharging library materials, helping patrons locate materials, entering information into the Integrated Library System, and providing collection management support.  Duties include placing books on reserve, processing inter-library loans, inspecting library materials for damage, printing reports and sending patron notices, sorting and shelving library materials, answering pones, responding to patron emails, and other routine library tasks.  The position reports to the Library Director or his/her designee.  Performs other related work as required.  The work schedule is on an on-call/as-needed basis.  The Substitute Circulation Assistant must be available to work on some Sunday afternoons from September through April.  The Town is currently building a new Library, which anticipated to open in the Fall of 2020.  The Library is temporarily located in Hanover (Dollar Tree/Target Plaza).  Please visit under Human Resources/Job Opportunities to view the complete job posting details.  


- Bachelor's Degree preferred; previous library experience desired.

- Computer Skills; experience with Sirsi Workflows or other Integrated Library Systems a plus.

- Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail.  

- Understanding of Dewey Decimal classification system; ability to sort alphabetically and numerically.

- Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated superior customer service skills; ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with supervisors, associates and the public.  

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$16.50 per hour

Closing Date

Open Until Filled. EOE/AA Employer.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, Town of Norwell Application (download from and three professional work references in PDF format via email to or in person/by mail to Human Resources, 345 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061.  


2019-11-04 |  Quick link to this job