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Library Assistants, Cushman Library (Bernardston)

Cushman Library, at 28 Church Street in Bernardston, is seeking friendly, vibrant, organized, energetic, hard-working Library Assistants who are proficient in Evergreen Circulation, enjoy working with patrons, love reading and all things library, and have knowledge of item placement, genres of materials, formats and services available, patron privacy, computer literacy, and more, and have the ability to adjust as we move through the months to come and our services morph closer to our pre-COVID form. 


Applicants MUST be proficient in Evergreen Circulation.

Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:

checking materials in and out using Evergreen Circulation
shelving materials, reading shelves, and shifting shelves
placing/retrieving/processing Network Transfers, ComCat requests, and Mediated ILLs
registering new patrons using Evergreen Circulation
withdrawing items using Evergreen Circulation

Assisting Patrons:
support in the selection of materials to be borrowed, when requested by patrons
suggest materials for patrons’ consideration, when requested by patrons
communication regarding materials requests et al in person, via phone and e-mail
help patrons with their use of the online library catalogs, Internet, databases, etc.
communication regarding circulation, overdues, and other issues in person, via phone and e-mail

Foster a warm and welcoming environment!!
Be respectful and understanding of our patrons’ right to privacy.

answer reference, service, and building-related questions 

Technology Use:
assist patrons with all technology available for their use at Cushman, and trouble shoot public and staff ports and equipment, including CPUs, Chrome Bit, photocopier, printer, scanner, etc. 

Perform designated weekly custodial tasks

Be a hard-working, communicative, and supportive member of our small but mighty staff!

* Applicants MUST be proficient in Evergreen Circulation *

We will be hiring two or three Library Assistants, depending on how the applicants’ schedules can fit together. These positions are ideal for people who already have a library gig and are hoping to fit additional hours into their schedule. Of course, we are shifting at the moment, as all libraries are, and there will be stages that we pass through as we move toward some level of normalcy. Hours will start out small and grow as our services increase. We are hoping to fit all the pieces together so that we can move forward with qualified staff and reach our destination of fully open, which is months down the road. It’s a conversation right now, and our schedule will morph with the right candidates. Let’s talk! 
Applicants must be available:

• Some portion of Wednesdays from 10:00am to 7:30pm - We will most likely be splitting Wednesday into two shifts, which will be worked with the Library Director. There is the possibility that one of these shifts will be an every other week shift.

• Every other Saturday from 10:00am to 3:30pm - These positions will include every other Saturday, which will be worked with the Assistant Librarian.

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

May 12, 2021

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter (not just an e-mail), resume, and the contact information for three professional references to w/ subject “Library Assistant”     


2021-04-15 |  Quick link to this job