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Library Technician III - Children's Room Assistant, Acushnet Public Library (Acushnet)

The Acushnet Public Library is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented, public service-minded individual to join our team. This position will support programming, collection development and the daily operation of a busy Children’s Room. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth of all ages and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Room Assistant will be responsible for the following:

Provide reference and reader’s advisory to patrons of all ages, with a primary focus on youth from birth through the 6th grade.
Present story times, craft programs and other youth services.
Assist with collection development and cataloging/processing.
Assist patrons in the use of databases, as well as other online resources, and in locating materials for school projects.
Conduct library tours and class visits & represent the library in the community outreach efforts.
Locate and shelve Children’s Room materials.
Create vibrant displays throughout the Children’s Room.
Assist with circulation duties/general library services at the Information Desk and other duties as assigned.
Some supervision in the absence of the Library Director or Patron Services Supervisor.


Must have proficient computer and technology skills.
Must be able to work well with children.
Must have knowledge of and an interest in juvenile literature.
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which will include every other Saturday and some evening hours.
Public library experience, preferably in a Children’s Room.
At least a two-year college degree; BA/BS preferred.
Ideal candidate will be creative, artistic and able to design/implement imaginative programming.
The right candidate will be outgoing, customer service oriented and willing to quickly adapt to a fast-paced library environment.

Standing, walking, and stooping for extended periods of time.
Lifting books continually for extended periods of time.
Pushing wheeled book carts weighing up to 200 pounds.
Bending and kneeling to reach books on bottom floor-level shelf.
Reaching overhead to shelve/retrieve books.
Performing repetitive hand, arm and body movements.
Occasionally lifting 25-40 pounds.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$19.72  / hour

Salary Notes

Per union contract in effect, Step 1 is $19.72 per hour. 35 Hours.

Closing Date

Until filled.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to


2024-03-26 |  Quick link to this job