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Library Assistant, Hamilton Wenham Public Library (Hamilton)

The Library Assistant job is primarily to aid in accomplishing the mission and vision of the Library by providing accurate and high-quality service within the Library. The Library Assistant I works at the circulation and children’s desks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Provide positive, courteous service to the public in a team-oriented environment to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
Assist at the Circulation Desk, including checking materials in and out to patrons, answering the telephone, and registering new borrowers
Assist patrons with copier and fax machine
Assist patrons in locating materials in the library and answer patron questions
Handle overdue and billing notices while maintaining the highest level of patron confidentiality
Reserve and distribute museum passes using online software
Handle, process and organize reserve requests and interlibrary loan items
Shelve library materials and maintain proper order in the collection by reading shelves
Assist in the preparation of informative displays and exhibits and rotates new materials in and out
Assist at the Children’s Room desk as needed


Degree from an accredited two or four-year college preferred
One or more years of relevant experience within a public library system, preferred or equivalent customer service experience
Knowledge of library methods, procedures, and materials preferred
Experience with downloadable media, internet/browsers, and proficiency in Microsoft Office necessary
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to maintain good public relations and deal with members of the public in a pleasant and courteous manner

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18.99  / hour

Salary Notes

18 hours a week (one evening a week, one Saturday every three weeks) - AFSCME Union position

Closing Date

July 15, 2024

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Library Director, Kim Butler,
First priority will be given to applications received by July 15, 2024.


2024-06-24 |  Quick link to this job