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Assistant Librarian/Adult Services, Hazen Memorial Library (Shirley)

The position of Assistant Librarian – Adult Services performs complex professional and administrative duties to oversee all adult library services under the general supervision of the Library Director. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys all aspects of library work. You will perform customer service, collection development, cataloging, and reporting, and design occasional adult programs and social media posts. We are a small library with a team approach to customer services, currently looking for someone to join us as circulation leader and team player. 

Responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the library’s circulation department; adult programming, publicity, selection and cataloging of materials for the adult collection. This position requires technical skills, expertise with Evergreen ILS, and ability to troubleshoot circulation/technical issues.

Duties: Organizes, performs and oversees the day-to-day circulation activities of the Hazen Memorial Library, with a high degree of independence, requiring a thorough knowledge of library policies and practices.

Independently solves problems through experience and judgment and cooperates as a team member with other staff.

Works independently to evaluate current services to adults and to revise/develop programs and practices to respond to customer needs and service delivery. 

Develops, implements and advertises adult programming.

Collection development: Responsible for the professional selection and ordering of adult library materials within an established budget.

Processes new library materials and catalogs them.

Responsible for the shelving of library materials in the adult section, including the training of staff and volunteers for this purpose.

Performs activities related to overdue materials and billing.

Monitors the library’s email account.

Contributes to advertising the library’s services via social media.

Assists patrons with online catalog, digital catalog, faxes, copy machine, computer usage, and printing. 

Serve as a backup for other library staff in their absence.

May be required to work outside of normal business hours to facilitate library programs and events.


Bachelor’s degree required. Must be available to work all operating hours of the library, including evenings and rotating Saturdays. 

Strong computer skills and considerable previous library experience and fluency in Evergreen ILS software is required. 

The successful candidate will have a strong customer service orientation with good oral and interpersonal skills, an enthusiastic team player with a good sense of humor and ability to be flexible with various situations. Must be physically able to lift and move interlibrary loan delivery bins. Position requires tact, diplomacy, negotiating skills, and resourcefulness to work with library staff, patrons, and volunteers. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$20.63  / hour

Salary Notes

This is a union position; 33 to 37 hours/week; full benefits.

Closing Date

How to Apply

Email resume including cover letter, references and library experience to library director Debra Roy at:


2021-10-12 |  Quick link to this job