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Circulation Technician, Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)

Routine clerical and direct service work in connection with library services and related activities; all other related work as required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director or her/his designee.  Performs varied routine library functions in accordance with prescribed procedures which require constant attention to detail and accuracy.

Job Environment:
Work is performed under typical library conditions; it requires frequent interaction with library patrons, staff, and volunteers.  

Essential Responsibilities:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
- Provides circulation and basic reference services for patrons.
- Performs a variety of related clerical functions.  
- Aids in various phases of operation at the front desk:  answers the telephone, provides basic directional reference and reader advisory services; issues library cards; checks books and other library materials in and out; collects and records fines for overdue books; assists patrons in the use of library facilities and in locating library materials; shelves and maintains collection in proper order.  
- Assists library volunteers, as needed. 
- Updates patron records and performs miscellaneous filing and computer data entry work. 
- Handles a variety of requests from patrons related to computer help, our digital catalog, and various online resources available.  
- Assists with museum pass requests, meeting room/study room reservations, and any special project related or similar to library clerical duties.  
- Operates computers, printers, and all other standard office and library equipment. Troubleshooting capabilities for various electronics will also be necessary.


High school diploma with some college coursework and six months of experience in library services (preferred); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate physical effort is required in performing functions under typical library conditions.  May be required to move or arrange furniture.  Intermittent walking, reaching, crouching, climbing, and similar activities.  Ability to use a keyboard.  Required to lift and shelve books and move boxes of books which may weigh up to 30 pounds.  Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$16.00 - $24.00  / hour

Salary Notes

(in 9 annual steps) / Avg. 12 hour week

Closing Date

August 6, 2021 at 5pm EST.

How to Apply

Please email a completed employment application, a resume, and a cover letter to:


2021-07-14 |  Quick link to this job