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Library Assistant (Part-Time), Bridgewater Public Library (Bridgewater)

Under the general supervision of the Library Director or their designee, the Library Assistant facilitates the operation of library services in the Circulation Department and as needed in one or more of the following areas: Children’s Room, Reference Desk.

Essential Job Functions:

Desk duties include checking materials in and out to patrons, registering new patrons, answering questions from the public in-person and on the phone, assisting patrons with library resources and technology, and troubleshooting patron computers. The Assistant Librarian helps to maintain the circulating collection through shelving, shelf reading, mending, discarding and cleaning. Sets up displays and exhibits. Processes and catalogs library materials. Shifts at the children’s circulation desk may include assisting the Children’s Librarian in preparing for and running children’s programming and related tasks. Must be able to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials, to reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf height, to stand/sit for prolonged periods of time, and be able to assist lifting up to 30 pounds. May attend conferences, meetings, and participate in continuing education. May undertake special projects, committee work, and other tasks as needed at the request of the Library Director or their designee.


A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with one to three (1-3) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position, college degree preferred. Successful candidate will have excellent customer-service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with the public and other library staff. Candidate must exhibit attention to detail, be able to problem solve, and work independently.  Excellent computer skills a necessity.  Familiarity with SirsiDynix WorkFlows software and our library catalog a plus.  Knowledge of popular adult and children’s literature and media preferred.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$22.33  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

All letters of interest and resumes will be sent to: or by mail to
Town Manager Office/Human Resources, REF:  LIB Library Assistant, 66 Central Square – 2nd floor, Bridgewater, MA  02324

No Phone Calls Please


2022-08-11 |  Quick link to this job