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Library Technician, Children's Department, Part-Time Temporary Position (3 months), Scituate Town Library (Scituate)

This position has a set schedule of: 
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-1
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 4-9
Friday 9-5 (off on Friday when working Saturday)
Saturday, 9-5 (one Saturday every 4 weeks)
Statement of Duties 
Performs basic library services and clerical work in the Children’s Library Department; performs all other similar or related work as required. 
Employee works under the direct supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director, who provide work assignments and work direction; performs tasks with a high degree of independence. Library policies and procedures are available and must be observed and followed. 
The Employee has access to confidential information pertaining to patron records. 
Job Environment 
This is varied work, involving many detailed tasks at times, but much of the work is of a repetitive nature. The nature of library work involves attention to a host of details, on-the-job training is a requirement. As the Employee becomes familiar with assigned work, performs a number of tasks independently. Some creativity and originality may be called for, especially in assisting in setting up special programs, exhibits and displays. 
Errors could result in delays or loss of service to the community, adverse public relations, and monetary loss for the town. 
The Employee has constant contact with the public. Other contacts are with other town employees and members of boards, community organizations, staffs of other libraries, vendors, teachers. Contacts are usually in person, by telephone, or by email in order to provide assistance with requests for information and assistance with other library related requests. 
Essential Functions 
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 
General functions—
Registers borrowers and charges/discharges print and non-print materials on the Old Colony Library Network database in accordance with department guidelines.
Processes overdue notices, and retrieves materials from the shelves to fill holds. 
Assists patrons of all ages in location of books, periodicals, and non-print materials in person, by telephone and by email. 
Assists library patrons with the use of the Old Colony Library Network database, reference databases, public PCs, and the copy machine. 
Replaces materials in their proper places on shelves, reads shelves and transfers print and non-print items from one library to another. Assists in taking the inventory of library materials as required. 
Functions Specific to the Children’s Department— 
Cleaning, mending, and repairing library materials 
Assisting with ordering, processing, and cataloging 
Assisting with program preparation and providing assistance to library performers as needed
Readers’ Advisory
Shelving as needed
Shelf-reading as needed 
Assists with weeding 
Creates or assists in creating displays
Works to keep the Children’s Room organized and attractive to visitors 


Recommended Minimum Qualifications 
High School Degree with additional college course work preferred; one-(1) to three-(3) years prior work experience (library experience preferred) or any equivalent combination of education or work experience. Previous work with children is highly desirable. 
Knowledge, Ability and Skill 
Knowledge: Good knowledge of grammar and spelling. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications. Basic knowledge of library operations and databases used in a library setting. 
Ability: 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. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a prompt, efficient manner. 
Skill: Good judgment, motor operating skills and able to maintain effective staff and customer relations. 

Full/Part Time





$22.02  / hour

Salary Notes

30 hours per week

Closing Date

How to Apply

Submit resume and town application to Bob Clark, Human Resources Director, at 


2024-03-20 |  Quick link to this job