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Part Time Library Assistant, Somerville Public Library (Somerville)

- Performs basic circulation and service desk transactions, including checking out materials, creating new library cards, and troubleshooting account issues
- Assists patrons with using public computers, printers, copier/scanner, and fax machine
- Provides light support during programs, including checking in patrons, setting up and taking down the room before and after programs, and other tasks as assigned
- Under the direction of a librarian, refills displays, and performs collection maintenance
- Assists with public desk coverage in other departments during employee breaks
- Shelves books and other library materials
- Performs other duties as assigned


Requires High School diploma or equivalent
- Possess excellent customer service skills and enjoys helping people
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly
- Strong excellent attention to detail
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and push book trucks weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Must be available evenings and weekends, up to 19 hours per week
- Must be flexible, particularly concerning schedule
- Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
- Multilingual ability preferred

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$20.72  / hour

Salary Notes

Part-Time up to 19 hours a week (not benefits eligible)

Closing Date

How to Apply

Apply online at the City of Somerville's Career Page:


2022-08-02 |  Quick link to this job