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Circulation Assistant - Part Time, Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)

FLSA Non-Exempt, Part-Time, various part time hours including nights, every other weekend, and filling in as needed

General Summary:*

The purpose of this position is to perform responsible work in providing circulation desk coverage and assistance; ensures that library patrons receive positive, efficient and pleasant service; all other related work as required. The Circulation Assistant is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under their direction and control.

Essential Job Functions:

* Regularly in charge of public service at the Circulation Desk.
* Performs circulation responsibilities according to approved procedures e.g. registering patrons for library cards, checking in and out library materials, processing reserves and other requests, processing interlibrary loans, routing items in from and out to network libraries, calculating and collecting fines for lost/damaged materials, and processing overdue notices.
* Assists circulation department head in coordination and communication of library procedures within the Minuteman Library Network.
* Communicates library policies.
* Maintains an accurate patron database with associated information and status records.
* Completes library patron registration in Minuteman Library Network database.
* Maintains paper records as necessary.
* Keeps newspapers organized and current in wing. Assists in local and network patron requests received through automated network, telephone and in person.
* Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

*This posting is not meant to be exhaustive of all duties and requirements. Complete job description is available online.


* Associates degree preferred; one year of experience in library operations; familiarity with computers and with library automated systems preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
* General working knowledge of library principles and procedures. General knowledge of circulation policies and procedures highly desirable. Familiarity with automated library systems and related applications. Knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms, and equipment.
* Ability to communicate effectively with all patrons including children and teens. Ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other libraries. Interest in reading. Ability to fairly and tactfully enforce library policies
* Excellent public relations skills. Skills in operating above mentioned equipment.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$18.00 - $20.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to
Priority will be given to applications received by Wednesday May 31, 2023.
Please reference Req. #2023-032 on all materials

The Town of Norwood is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.


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