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Library Assistant I, Massachusetts Bay Community College

Position Summary

Performs duties in connection with circulation, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, patron assistance, and other basic library functions. Charge, renew and discharge library books and materials; aid library users in locating and using materials; and perform related work as required. Aids in the maintenance, preparation, distribution and lending of library books and other materials. Responsible for the production and distribution of college ID cards in collaboration with Student Development staff. Hours are weekdays.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

*Produce and provide college IDs to faculty, staff and students;
*Charge, renew and discharge library materials using automated systems to record the disposition of library materials;
*Maintain records and statistics of circulation and other daily activities;
*Assist library users by responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials that best match users’ interests and needs, library and college rules and procedures, and library facilities;
*Provide patron assistance by answering directional questions and explaining the arrangement and proper use of the library;
*Schedule or log the use of audio-visual, computer or other equipment;
*Conduct searches of materials to determine which are in print, on order, or in stock before ordering and update various records, files, etc. to reflect such findings;
*Monitor the borrowing of library materials by determining the eligibility of borrowers and by contacting library users for the return of books and materials;
*Verify proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and by placing books and other library materials in the proper locations;
*Assist and instruct users in the operations of copiers, microcomputers, and any additional equipment;
*Perform bibliographic searches for faculty and for other purposes;
*Participate in in-service training to enhance and upgrade computer skills;
*May provide clerical and data entry support to library automation project;
*Provide work direction, as needed, to new employees, work-study students, etc.;
*Perform other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree required;
Ability to work independently;
Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrable excellent interpersonal & telephone skills;
Commitment to the mission of the community college;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with professional, non-professional, and student personnel.
Previous library circulation desk experience preferred;
Familiarity with Innovative’s Sierra Library System a plus.

Classification:  Non-unit Part-time Seasonal

Source of Funding:   State Appropriation

To Apply:                   Please complete our online application by clicking the “Apply” button. Include letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications

Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lynn or (781) 239-2752), the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$13.95 per hour

Closing Date

January 3, 2018

How to Apply

Please go to the MassBay web site:


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