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PT Library Assistant, Joshua Hyde Library (Sturbridge)

The Town of Sturbridge is seeking to hire a flexible, friendly, patron-oriented individual to fill this position.

Duties may include: 

General library services to the public at the circulation desk.  Charges and discharges books and other library material.  Registers new patrons.  Notifies patrons of books on reserve and overdue books and materials.  Utilizes computer resources in both circulation activities and in reference and readers' advisory services.  Advises patrons of reference and computer materials to facilitate their informational needs.

Initiates interlibrary loans and material using prescribed guidelines through the regional library network and system.

Knowledge and frequent use of computers, fax machine, copy machine and scanner. Assists patrons with the operation of library computer systems and other library equipment.

Attend library workshops & staff meetings as appropriate.

Children's Department

In addition to the above duties, when working in the Children’s Dept staff will also: Assist juvenile patrons and their parents in book selection, reference and research.

Prepares and presents children's programs as directed by the Assistant Librarian for Children's Services and assists in the preparation and presentation of the Summer Reading Program. Assists with special library programs, summer reading clubs and similar activities. Assists with displays and publicity.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently for the majority of scheduled work time. Reliability, friendly demeanor and a willingness to offer superior customer service are all required. 

Approx. 15 hours per week with nights and 3 Saturdays/month


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; OR one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




Starting at $19.11/hour

Closing Date

May 24, 2021

How to Apply

Email applications to :

Becky Plimpton, Library Director
Subject line: PT LIB ASST

The application can be found at :

The Town of Sturbridge is an E.O.E


2021-05-03 |  Quick link to this job