Help Wanted: City of New Bedford hiring Library Assistant I


LIBRARY ASST 1 (TEMP) 15 HOURS $13.39/hr

Assists in the daily operations of the Circulation Desk, monitors the borrowing of materials and performs related public service duties as required. Must be available some nights and Saturdays. Provides courteous public service at the circulation desk by responding promptly to patron requests according to established procedures. Promotes library service to the community by assisting in the planning and implementation of library programs. Makes the library collection accessible by following established circulation and cataloging procedures. Contributes to the smooth operation of daily functions by completing assigned projects without ongoing supervision, and observing all policies as outlined in the staff and circulation manuals. Strives to maintain harmonious working relationships by collaborating with co-workers, using courteous language and avoiding discussion of personal or staff issues in public areas.

This position performs a variety of clerical duties, which include: assistance in opening and closing department, typing and filing and assisting in maintaining appropriate security on ground floor when reporting inappropriate patrons’ behavior to Librarian. May assist in collecting, recording and transferring all monies (cash or checks, in person or by mail) coming in, ordering supplies and calling repair services when necessary. Prepares and checks materials being loaned and checks in materials and packs materials to be sent via the carriers. Distributes mail to appropriate departments.

High school diploma or GED required. Two years of college or appropriate public library experience with an automated library system preferred. Individual must possess working knowledge of library principles, methods and procedures; good communication skills with the ability to deal tactfully with others; attentive to detail, good judgment, good physical condition, ability to type at least twenty words per minute. Contributes to the smooth operation of daily functions by completing assigned projects without ongoing supervision. Establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with others. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record preferred. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit</a> or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979- 1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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