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Library Assistant, Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library is seeking applications for the position of Library Assistant I. The Library Assistant I performs circulation desk duties, checks materials in and out, renews materials, collects and records fees and fines, issues library cards and enters patron data, answers main desk telephone, retrieves items for paging list (reserve requests), notifies patrons regarding reserved materials availability.  Provides patron assistance and responds to questions and concerns. Guides patrons through using the Library self-checkout machines when needed. Sorts, distributes and processes materials from other libraries. Sorts and shelves materials.  Strong customer service skills required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

-          Performs circulation desk duties. Checks materials in and out, renews materials, collects and records fees and fines, issues library cards and enters patron data, answers main desk telephone, places reserves and network transfers, notifies patrons regarding reserved materials availability.

-          Participates in on-going training.

-          May assist in training new employees.

-          May represent the library to various library and network committees. Attends and participates in network meetings, library meetings and other meetings.

-          Provides patron assistance and responds to questions and concerns.

-          Sorts, distributes and processes materials from other libraries. Sorts and shelves materials.

-          Checks and prepares overdue notices for mailing.

-          Creates displays.

-          Performs assigned clerical tasks.

-          Troubleshoots routine photocopier problems.

-          Other related duties as assigned.



The hours for this position will be as follows:

Monday 9-5   /   Tuesday 9-5   /   Wednesday 1-9   /   Thursday 10-6   /   Friday 9-5

Saturday- One a month, 9-5 in place of a Friday

Qualifications

This position requires a High school diploma with one year library experience or equivalent. This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union. The starting hourly rate is $18.3732 and qualifies for the Town’s comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

NA

Salary

$18.37  / hour

Closing Date

January 14th 2022 by close of business

How to Apply

Please submit the required resume, cover letter and a Town of Belmont Application accepted to the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of January 14th 2022. Town of Belmont Applications are available on the Town of Belmont Human Resources Jobs Page Here:  https://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings



The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted

2021-12-23 |  Quick link to this job