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Library Assistant II - Children's Room, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library (Hamilton)

Under the leadership of the Children’s Librarian, the Library Assistant II provides exemplary customer service to children of all ages and their caregivers.
Duties include:
* Assist at the Children’s Desk, including checking materials in and out to patrons, answering the telephone and directing calls, and registering new borrowers
* Ongoing familiarization with the children’s collection to best assist patrons of all ages in finding materials of interest and to support families with diverse needs
* Assist patrons in locating materials in the library and answer patron questions in person and over the phone
* Proactively support collection development by recommending materials for purchase, repair or deletion 
* Handle overdue and billing notices while maintaining the highest level of patron confidentiality
* Assist in leading engaging youth programming including infant, toddler, preschool, and school aged events and story times, craft projects, summer and motivational reading programs
* Create promotional materials, brochures and handouts using Microsoft Office suite and other design related software
* Assist in creating social media marketing including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Blogger
* Shelve library materials and maintain proper order in collection by reading shelves
* Assist in the preparation of informative displays and exhibits being mindful of inclusivity


Degree from an accredited two or four-year college 
Previous experience working directly with children in an educational setting
Knowledge of library methods, procedures, and materials
Experience with downloadable media, internet/browsers, and proficiency in Microsoft Office necessary
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.   Ability to maintain good public relations and deal with members of the public in a pleasant and courteous manner
Ability to prioritize tasks

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18.88  / hour

Salary Notes

19 hours a week (one evening a week, one Saturday every three weeks) - AFSCME Union position

Closing Date

August 5, 2022

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 5, 2022 to Library Director, Kim Butler by email at .


2022-07-13 |  Quick link to this job