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Part-Time Evening/Weekend Circulation Assistant, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams)

Freel Library at MCLA seeks an engaged and service-oriented part-time Circulation Assistant. This part-time position provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during weekend and/or evening hours, including circulation, reserves, basic information services, and building operations, and actively participates in creating a welcoming atmosphere for MCLA's diverse community of learners. Start date in September. Part-time, academic calendar position (12-20 hours per week, 30 weeks/year, September-May). Schedule includes at least one weekend day (noon-6 p.m.)  as well as additional weekend and/or weeknight hours. Flexibility to cover evening/weekend staff absences is desirable. For a full position description, please visit



BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred
General knowledge of library operations and procedures
Demonstrated ability and commitment to contribute to a diverse community of patrons and colleagues and create a welcoming, inclusive library environment
Experience with library circulation software and basic knowledge of Library of Congress classification system preferred
Familiarity with current technology and knowledge of Word and basic Excel
Ability to work with detail accurately and learn new computer applications
Strong interpersonal skills and experience interacting with library visitors or customers effectively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
Willingness to work occasional late-night hours at the end of each semester
Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to providing excellent customer service required
Basic understanding of research principles, database searching, or experience in academic library a plus

Physical Requirements:

Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, shelf-read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
Moderate to extensive computer work required

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15.50  / hour

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

Interested individuals must electronically complete an application and submit a resume and letter of interest by visiting Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.  MCLA is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, with a longstanding commitment to increasing the diversity of the employee community.  Visit


2022-07-06 |  Quick link to this job