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Library Assistant III, Technical Services, Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater)

The Library Assistant III in the Technical Services office is responsible for a number of crucial functions, including but not limited to: cataloging newly acquired library resources, downloading and processing bibliographic records, repairing damaged library materials, and processing binding shipments. Besides such duties, the position records statistics, participates in library-wide meetings, attends workshops to enhance job knowledge, and provides excellent customer service. 

Tour of Duty: 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
(Saturdays and Sundays as days off)
Subject to change

This is an AFSCME position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement. 

Searches for, identifies and downloads bibliographic records from the OCLC bibliographic database into the local library management system.

Downloads bibliographic records supplied by publishers and vendors into the library’s management system for specialized collections such as e-books or streamed videos.

Updates, enhances, and modifies bibliographic records for titles in all formats according to national standards and local practices.

Physically processes materials in all formats using standard practices for the library’s various collections.

On a daily basis, updates the holdings information for newspapers and journal titles in the online catalog and physically prepares them for use.

Manages the physical processing of materials for binding and prepares them for shipment. Manages the physical processes for returned materials from the bindery and updates the online catalog.

Monitors supplies needed for physically processing print and non-print resources and recommends requests for purchasing items needed for such processes.


 Ability to communicate effectively using standard business techniques.

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to deal tactfully with others and provide effective customer service.

• Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

• Ability to maintain accurate records.

• Knowledge of and ability to prepare general reports.

• Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.

• Ability to exercise sound judgment.

State Job Specifications are available in the Human Resources Office and/or the department web page:


 Bachelor’s degree.

• Academic library experience, especially in technical services.

• Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office productivity applications.

• Working knowledge of one or more global languages.

• Experience using library automated systems.

• Experience cataloging library resources.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$1,733.18  / bi-weekly

Closing Date


How to Apply

Optional Documents

Cover Letter
Equity and Inclusion Statement


2023-01-11 |  Quick link to this job