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Part-Time Evening/Weekend Circulation Assistant, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams)

Freel Library at MCLA seeks an engaged and service-oriented part-time Circulation Assistant who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on various projects.  This part-time position provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during evening and weekend hours, including circulation, reserves, and basic information services; creates a welcoming atmosphere for MCLA's diverse community of learners; offers responsive, high-quality service; helps oversee all evening library operations and secure the library at closing; periodically walks through the library to conduct surveys, monitor building conditions, and assist visitors; shelves books and retrieves holds; operates library equipment; works on on-going and special projects such as displays, library events, book repair, shelf reading, and shifting in collaboration with staff; helps supervise student library assistants when needed; and provides substitute staffing to cover staff absences when possible. For more information on duties and qualifications, please visit


BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred
General knowledge of library operations and procedures
Experience with library circulation software and basic knowledge of Library of Congress classification system preferred
Familiarity with current technology and knowledge of Word and basic Excel
Ability to work with detail accurately and learn new computer applications
Strong interpersonal skills and experience interacting with library visitors or customers effectively
Ability to work with a diverse population and help create a welcoming, inclusive library environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to provide excellent customer service required
Basic understanding of research principles, database searching, or experience in academic library a plus

Physical Requirements:
Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, shelf-read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
Moderate to extensive computer work required

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15.50  / hour

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

This position works during the fall and spring semesters for 12-15 hours per week. Regular shifts will be determined upon hire; in Fall 2023, hours for this position will be scheduled between 4-8 p.m. Sun-Thu and/or noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, with additional opportunities to substitute for staff absences beyond those hours.

To apply, please visit the job posting page, complete the online application, and upload a resume and cover letter.


2023-08-21 |  Quick link to this job