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Library Associate I, Conant Public Library (Sterling)

The Town of Sterling seeks qualified candidates to fill a 30 hours per week, benefitted position of Library Associate I at the Conant Public Library. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

●       Provides customer services at the circulation desk and other service points

●       Manages promotion of library services through social media and the press 

●       Manages the Library Pass Program

●       Creates and maintains displays

●       Facilitates programs for all ages

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the library’s program planning team who produces and distributes press releases, newsletters, and posts on social media in order to promote all events. Serves as the contact person for performers and other event leaders.  Handles contracts, payment, performer’s needs, promotion, room setup, and day of event issues. Introduces and oversees programs in progress as needed. Conducts a bi-monthly book discussion.

Schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 8 pm and Saturdays in rotation.


Good knowledge of grammar and spelling. Computer operations such as Microsoft Office and other applications. Basic knowledge of library operations and databases used in a library setting. Skills using technology, including social media, are essential, and experience with the Evergreen ILS is an asset.

Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with employees and the public. Ability to work independently. Ability to execute oral and written instructions in a precise manner. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, printer, copy machine, calculator. Ability to understand and use library and office computer software. Impeccable multitasking and organizational skills are necessary. Excellent written communication, email & social media, and telephone skills required.

A successful candidate should have sound judgment, motor operating skills and be able to maintain effective staff and customer relations.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Work is performed in an open work space setting, subject to quiet and moderate noise. More than 2/3rds of the time is spent standing, walking, stooping, sitting or reaching with hands and arms. More than 2/3rds of the time is spent using hands to finger, handle or feel library materials. Employee is required to talk or listen on a regular basis. Frequently the Employee will lift up to 10 pounds, occasional lifting is required up to 30 pounds. Normal vision is required. Equipment used includes computers, printers, barcode scanners, hand tools and office machines. A valid driver’s license is necessary in order to attend meetings and other library events.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$17.44 - $18.86  / hour

Closing Date

December 5, 2022

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter via email to or via mail to Conant Public Library 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling MA 01564 Attn: Alex Grebinar.  Applications will be accepted through December 5, 2022.  The Town of Sterling is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


2022-11-16 |  Quick link to this job