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Assistant Librarian, Cushman Library (Bernardston)

Cushman Library is seeking a friendly, vibrant, organized, energetic, hard-working Assistant Librarian who is proficient in Evergreen Circulation and MS Excel, enjoys working with patrons, loves reading and all things library, and has knowledge of item placement, genres of materials, formats and services available, patron privacy, computer literacy, and more, and has the ability to adjust as we move through the months to come as our services morph closer to our pre-COVID form. 

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

·         tracking overdues, sending out communications regarding seriously overdue and lost library materials, and communicating with patrons regarding these issues

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.

Teen/YA Programming:

·         Meet monthly with the newly-formed Teen Advisory Group, in an effort to create participant-informed programming

·         Facilitate one teen program or event each month

·         Communicate regularly with Library Director in reference to Teen Programming

·         Seek funding in support of Teen Programming


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. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

·         Oversee Saturday staff on a weekly basis

·         Cover for the Library Director as necessary, when possible

Perform designated weekly custodial tasks

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

This position is ideal for a person who already has a library gig and is 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. Let’s talk. 

The average maximum number of hours weekly will be ten, depending on where Teen Programming falls (ex. nine hours one week, eleven the next) and whether the successful candidate works a portion of Wednesday.


* Applicants must be proficient in Evergreen Circulation and MS Excel. *

Applicants for Assistant Librarian must be available every Saturday from 10:00am to 3:30pm.

If possible, it would be ideal if the successful candidate could also work some portion of Wednesdays (10:00am to 7:30pm), which will be split into two shifts, which will be worked with the Library Director. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$16.61 per hour (FY21).

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 “Assistant Librarian” 


2021-04-28 |  Quick link to this job