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Library Assistant, Circulation/Teen Services, Ashland Public Library (Ashland)

The Ashland Public Library is looking for our next great employee! In the position of Library Assistant, Circulation/Teen Services, we are looking for somoen who has demonstrated success with T(w)eens and Teens. We are happy to train on the other aspects of this job.

The Library Assistant, Circulation is responsible for circulation desk functions using an automated circulation system, shelf maintenance, periodicals maintenance, basic library statistics, interlibrary loan coordination, and overdue book procedures. Duties include charging books in and out, shelf reading, compiling library statistics, carrying out interlibrary loans, preparing books for repairs, carrying out overdue book procedures, and updating book lists. This position is also invested in overseeing teen services, engaging the teen community in the Ashland Public Library.


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.

Support the circulation operations at the library including but not limited to:

·         Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, systems and services.
·         Ability to manage both the children’s and adult service desk, independently and as part of a team
·         Maintain and update patron records
·         Checkout, checkin, and reserve library materials
·         Collect fees
·         Ensures the library's collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens in the community
·         Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens.
·         Instructs teens and caregivers in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills.
·         Adopts a community engagement mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and nonprofits that engage youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.      Strong public service commitment
2.      Excellent oral and written communication skills
3.      Strong organizational skills
4.      Ability to interact favorably and to communicate effectively, in speech and in writing, with library personnel, members of the community, and school personnel, both individually and in group situations.

Representative Duties:

The listed duties are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

·         Demonstrated ability to connect with, plan for, and appreciate t(w)eens and teens
·         Plan and execute programs for t(weens) and teens
·         Provide t(ween) and teen reader’s advisory
·         Comfort with technology, esp as pertains to t(weens) and teens
·         Participate in materials selection for young adult collections
·         Participate in collection maintenance (weeding/shelf reading)
·         Attending appropriate meetings and workshops

Physical Requirements:

Ability to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.  Required to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, talk, hear, write, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch and lift materials weighing up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job included close vision and distant vision.

Reports to:

Library Director, or the Director of Children’s Services in the Director’s absence.


This is a part time (28 hour) position with benefits the following schedule anticipated:

Monday                       3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday                       2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday                 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday                     2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday                      9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Grade C-7 per Agreement between the Town of Ashland and the Ashland Clerical Workers International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (U.A.W.) and its Local 1596.  

$16.5980 - $22.6109 per hour depending on level of experience. Benefitted with pro-rated vacation and sick time. 


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. MLS or MLS candidates from an ALA accredited program or degree candidate are encouraged to apply. A passion for teenager literacy and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally are requirements. 

Relevant experience in an automated library and computer skills is preferred.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$16.60 - $22.61  / hour

Closing Date

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

How to Apply

Please Apply on the Ashland Town Employment Board:

or mail/email your resume, cover letter and completed application to:

Lisa Uglialoro
Human Resources Director
Town of Ashland
101 Main Street
Ashland MA 01721


2022-05-02 |  Quick link to this job