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Library Assistant, Whitinsville Social Library (Northbridge)

The Town of Northbridge seeks candidates to fill a per diem Library Assistant position at Whitinsville Social Library.  

Candidates must be available to fill the closing shift on Tuesdays, opening shifts on Mondays and Thursdays, alternating Saturdays, and work for up to 19.5 hours a week.

Primary responsibilities:

·         Providing direct customer service in person, via telephone and email to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds from the community.

·         Promoting Whitinsville Social Library services including physical and electronic resources.

·         Demonstrating to patrons how to use self-service options including using their online library account, library apps, registering for events and museum passes, and downloading e-books & e-audiobooks

The work is detail orientated and fast-paced.  Job involves standing, walking or using stairs for the entire shift. Other responsibilities may be assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

·         Experience in customer service and working with the public.

·         Experienced with personal computers including Microsoft Office, Internet/browsers including Chrome, G-Suite and email, printers, smartphones, and copy machines.

·         Detail oriented with an ability to use alpha-numeric organizational schemes (Dewey Decimal Classification).

·         Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds, stand for up to 5 hours, repeatedly bend and stoop to reach shelves, and work under very noisy conditions for up to 1 hour.

·         Ability to pass a criminal records (CORI) check and pre-employment physical.

·         High School Diploma or Equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications: 

·         Previous public library experience and/or MLIS student.

·         Experience with Evergreen ILS.

·         Experience with downloadable media and devices like Kindles.

·         Frequent public library patron and supporter.

·         Uses apps on a mobile device.

·         Reads for enjoyment.

·         Excellent availability.

·         Experience with arts & crafts, marketing, or social media management.

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit the required Town of Northbridge Application for Employment ( to the Library Director at

You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Town of Northbridge Application for Employment is required. The preferred method of application is through e-mail to, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Whitinsville Social Library, 17 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is determined. 

The Town of Northbridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


2021-06-18 |  Quick link to this job