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Substitute Library Assistant, Leverett Library (Leverett)

The Leverett Library is an vibrant community hub for our rural town. We are looking for a Substitute Library Assistant to join our friendly collaborative staff. The Substitute Library Assistant helps patrons, performs circulation duties, and completes various administrative tasks to maintain a high level of library service. The circulation desk can be busy and the Substitute Library Assistant should be comfortable working with multiple interruptions and comfortable establishing priorities. Experience with computers and other technology a plus.

The position is as-needed including some daytime, evening and weekend hours.

Leverett is an AA/EOE

Primary Duties:

Staffs the circulation desk and uses Evergreen to check out, renew, and check in library materials
Processes and sorts returned materials
Registers new patrons, and processes materials that come through delivery
Shelves, shelf-reads, and may help with collection maintenance projects
Responds to requests for information pertaining to basic library procedures
Places holds on books and other interlibrary loan materials
Assists patrons in person and on the telephone, takes and relays messages
Instructs library users on library card use and related policies


High school diploma 
one year of office or library experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong computer skills, experience with Evergreen desirable
Ability to prioritize and work with interruptions and distractions 
Well-organized and able to manage time and establish priorities
Ability to work with minimal supervision or alone
High degree of motivation, initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness
Pleasant personality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others
Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner and to establish and maintain positive work relationships with supervisors, coworkers, the general public.

Physical Requirements
Minimal physical effort is required to perform most library duties. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, speak and hear, use hands and arms to operate equipment, and lift boxes of books weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and use a computer.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15.45  / hour

Closing Date

open until filled.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume to Hannah Paessel, Library Director,

Complete job description can be found at


2022-09-08 |  Quick link to this job