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Children's Services Assistant, Gale Free Library (Holden)

Under the direction of the Head of Children’s Services, the Children’s Services Assistant performs diversified duties that support the effective operation of Children’s Services. Duties include: providing reference assistance, presenting programs, being a liaison with teachers,  social media and website management and other similar duties that pertain to Children’s and Teen services.


·       Assist public with reference and reader’s advisory using print and computer resources, assist the public with Evergreen OPAC and the internet.

·       Maintain active social media presence, including updating the website, Facebook and Instagram. Candidate should have proven technical abilities.

·       Continue YA programs as directed by the Children’s Librarian.

·       Maintain library collections in good order by following standard practices for shelving, shelf-reading and collection upkeep.

·       Trains volunteers in shelving and other activities as assigned.

·       Participate in collection development.

·       Assists Children’s Librarian with the implementation of Children’s programs.

·       May be given short-term assignments which support the administration and public services of the library.



·       Must have effective verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

·       Demonstrated ability to work well with children and their care-takers.

·       Knowledge of children’s and teen literature and reference resources.

·       Experience with using social media, library software (Evergreen), database searching, and Internet.

·       Education: Bachelor’s Degree

·       Experience: at least one year of working in a public library or equivalent.

·       Regular hours include four mornings, every afternoon, one evening. Must work every other Saturday with a weekday off. Restriction on vacation choice applies to six weeks of annual Summer Reading Club.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$21.60  / year

Salary Notes

Five steps

Closing Date

How to Apply

Send Resume to 

Town Manager's Office

1204 Main Street

Holden, MA 01250

Attn: Library Position


2022-06-21 |  Quick link to this job