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Library Assistant/ Main Library Youth Services Department, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA


The Cambridge Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Assistant to work in their Youth Services Department.

Essential Duites and Responsiblities:

  • Under minimal supervision, provides outstanding customer service to diverse patrons of all ages, especially youth, caregivers and families, and performs circulation, programming, reader’s advisory and clerical duties in all areas of unit.
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging service to the public.
  • Performs circulation and patron account management duties (e.g., checkouts, check-ins, account inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, patron registration).
  • Assists patrons in locating books and information, referring them to professional staff as needed.
  • Assists patrons with use of a wide range of technologies (e.g., computers, laptops, e-readers, tablets, scanners, emerging STEAM technologies), including basic troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Communicates and applies library policies and procedures; addresses and resolves patron issues.
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the library. Processes deliveries; merchandizes and shelves materials; reads shelves.
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of programs.
  • Operates audiovisual and STEAM equipment in the presentation of library programs.
  • Promotes library services.
  • May participate in outreach services.
  • May assist with special projects, as assigned by professional staff.
  • Performs data entry, record editing, and other clerical tasks as assigned.
  • May coordinate daily tasks of unit as assigned.
  • Attends meetings and trainings and may participate in workgroups for planning and implementing programs, projects and initiatives.
  • Any other duties as required for the good of the Library.

How to Apply:

Orginal job posting with full description can be found here. Resumes and letters of interest can be submitted via email to [email protected].