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Senior Library Associate, Boylston Public Library (Boylston)


This position is full time, 30 hours a week and qualifies for benefits.  Must be able to work 1-2 nights a week and some Saturdays. 


●       Assists library patrons in finding materials and checking out items.

●        Processes new materials and catalogs them into the library database.

●       Assists in marketing of library events and services by entering event listings online.

●       Participates in work at the circulation desk(s) such as processing interlibrary loans, and reserves books in accordance with department           guidelines.

●       Answers telephone, processes fees for replacement costs of items, issues and updates library cards.

●       Orients patrons to the library by informing them of services available and the location of media, by recommending media and by                 explaining use of the public access catalog.

●       Provides reference services for patrons, assists in locating reference sources and instructs in their use (including online databases and           other resources).

●       Provides reader’s advisory services for patrons.

●       Troubleshoots and instructs patrons on use of library technology and equipment.

●       Assists with maintenance of library technology.

●       Processes returns, sorts, and shelves materials appropriately.

●       Develops marketing materials and digital displays.

●       Assists with special projects and the development of statistical reports.

●       Performs related duties as required.



Four-year college degree.  Must have at least two years of customer service experience.  Must have an interest in library services.  Applicants must have sufficient experience with technology to be comfortable using and explaining a variety of electronics, basic computer applications, and library databases.  A combination of education and experience will be considered.


●       Considerable ability to accurately perform data entry work on a computer workstation.

●       Possesses good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationship with the public,           peers, and supervisors.

●       Skill in the use of computers, e-readers and tablets, standard office machines, internet, and basic computer applications.  Must be                 familiar with Apple and Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office applications.

●       Ability to perform simple database searches.

●       Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.

●       Positive attitude toward public service work.

●       Highly motivated and able to work independently.

●       Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.

●       Ability to handle simple monetary transactions.

●       Ability to complete routine tasks as assigned.

●       Ability to understand and make decisions in accordance with library policy and procedure.


The work involves sitting, standing, walking and stooping.  May be required to lift objects such as files, boxes of papers, office supplies, and office equipment weighing up to 30 pounds. Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job requires motor skills for activities such as moving objects, shelving and pulling materials from the shelves, using office equipment, including but not limited to telephones, personal computers, handheld technology, and other office equipment. Visual demands require routinely reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes, reading small writing on book spines, and reading computer screens.

Town of Boylston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$14.49 - $17.50 an hour

Closing Date

May 26, 2021

How to Apply

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to Erica Hout, Library Director, via email: 


2021-04-28 |  Quick link to this job