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Tech Services/Floating Assistant, Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill)

This is a great job for someone new to the library field who is interested in trying out various roles in the library.


Will split time between the Technical Services Department and the Circulation Department, with some time spent at Youth Services and other areas as needed. Performs all duties related to the Processing of library materials as needed including: labeling, stamping, covering, and any other handling required. Knowledge and experience with RDA, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and MARC format to catalog a variety of materials is a major plus.  Will work regular shifts at the circulation desk and should be comfortable with the circulation of library materials including checkouts, checkins, renewals, patron registration, reserves, and collection of fines and fees. May be asked to fill in at the Youth Services desk. Represents the library in a pleasant and helpful manner in all aspects of work. In a normal week will spend approximately 20 hours in Tech Services and 20 hours in Circulation, with occasional time in Youth Services.


Works under the supervision of the Assistant Director, with direct guidance and management by the Technical Services Division Head and the Circulation Department Head.



Bachelors Degree, enrollment in a MLS program is a plus.

Previous library experience, 1-3 years


1. Ability to meet people easily and get along well with others.

2. Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and pleasantly in the English language both orally, in person and over the phone, and in writing.

3. Ability to handle minute detail and repetitive tasks.

4. Accurate typing and word processing skills.

5. Ability to learn new skills quickly.

6. Ability to handle situations with tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness, good judgment and punctuality.

7. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

8. Ability to work quickly and efficiently, meet deadlines, and stay organized.

9. Knowledge of Spanish or additional languages is a plus.


40 hours per week, will include evenings and weekends. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$650.17-727.03 per week, steps on city/union pay scale

Closing Date

Priority given to applications received by July 23, open until filled

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to: Sarah Moser, Director,

Please do not call about this job.


2021-07-08 |  Quick link to this job