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Library Assistant (Afternoons/Evenings/Sundays), New England College of Optometry

The New England College of Optometry (NECO), a small, focused, independent graduate school in Boston's Back Bay, is seeking a Library Assistant who can cover 12pm-8pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.  This position performs a variety of duties related to the support and provision of library services, including circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/document delivery, serials management and book preparation.  This full-time, 35 hours/week position reports to the Director of Library Services.



- Oversee the efficient circulation of materials: run daily, weekly, and monthly automated circulation reports, produce and distribute overdue/fine notices, and maintain the circulation manual
- Serve as the primary point of contact to patrons at the service desk, projecting an image of helpfulness, efficiency and professionalism

Student worker management:

- Hire, schedule, train and manage a large group of work study students (typically 20+) each term
- Collaborate with the Director of Library Services to manage Federal and non-Federal work study student budgets

Technical services/interlibrary loan support:

- Check in and claim print serials
- Manage bindery shipments
- Prepare newly-cataloged materials for circulation
- Collaborate with the Research Support Librarian and Saturday Library Assistant to receive, transmit and fulfill article and book requests from the collection or from interlibrary loan/document delivery sources

Course reserves management:

- Collaborate with faculty to determine materials for course reserve
- Prepare and manage course reserves, including both print and online materials

Other related duties:

- Provide efficient library services in afternoon/evenings and on Sundays, including opening and/or closing the library
- Oversee care and maintenance of loanable technology such as iPads, etc., and maintain orderly public service areas
- Order and maintain inventory of office supplies
- Obtain and compile statistics on library services and collections
- Perform other related duties as necessitated by the position or as assigned


- Monday to Thursday: 12pm-8pm
- Sunday:  9am-4pm
- Hours may be subject to minor changes, with advance notice


- At least six months of experience in a library setting
- Experience in an academic library desired
- Retail and/or supervisory experience desired
- Mature, dependable and reliable work ethic a MUST!

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply: send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to

The New England College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.


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