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Library Assistant, Taft Public Library (Mendon)

The Taft Public Library in Mendon is seeking a Library Assistant to staff its adult circulation desk with occasional shifts on the children’s circulation desk. Desk duties include checking materials in and out to patrons, answering questions from the public in-person and on the phone, assisting patrons with library resources and technology, troubleshooting patron computers, helping to maintain the circulating collection through shelving, shelf reading, and cleaning, setting up displays, and processing and cataloging library materials.  Shifts at the children’s circulation desk may include assisting the Children’s Librarian in preparing for children’s programs.

8 hours per week (Tuesdays 11am-7pm) and 3 hours on the second Saturday of each month (9am-12pm); fill in coverage as needed.


High School diploma/equivalency with one to two years’ experience in clerical or library-related work required, college degree preferred.  Successful candidate will have excellent customer-service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with the public and other library staff. Candidate must exhibit attention to detail, be able to problem solve, and work independently.  Excellent computer skills a necessity.  Familiarity with CW MARS Evergreen software and our library catalog a plus.  Knowledge of popular adult and children’s literature and media preferred. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$16.50 - $17.00 per hour depending on experience.

Closing Date

November 27, 2019 or until position is filled.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to:

Andrew Jenrich, Director

Taft Public Library

P.O. Box 35

Mendon, MA 01756

Or email


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