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Library Assistant I, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking applications for the position of Library Assistant I. The Library Assistant I performs circulation desk duties, checks materials in and out, renews materials, collects and records fees and fines, issues library cards and enters patron data, answers main desk telephone, retrieves items for paging list (reserve requests), notifies patrons regarding reserved materials availability. Provides patron assistance and responds to questions and concerns. Guides patrons through using the Library self-checkout machines when needed. Sorts, distributes and processes materials from other libraries. Sorts and shelves materials. Strong customer service skills required.

The hours for this position will be as follows:
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 11-7
Thursday 10-6
Friday 9-5
Every 4th Saturday 9-5 (Friday off these weeks)

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union. The starting hourly rate is $18.3732 and qualifies for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave.

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Evening hours are traditionally until 9pm. Hours at the Library have currently been reduced, but when they are restored the Wednesday evening shift will be 1-9pm. This position requires a High school diploma with one year library experience or equivalent.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$18.3732 per hour, 35 hours per week

Closing Date

December 28th 2020

How to Apply

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of December 28, 2020.


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