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Library Assistant, Boxford Town Library, Boxford, MA


The Town of Boxford has an opening for the Library Assistant to perform a variety of library services for patrons of the Boxford Town Library. This is a 35 hr./week, benefit eligible position under the terms of the AFSCME Boxford Clerical/Library Employees Agreement.

Usual working hours will be between Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. including one evening per week until 8:00 p.m. and a Saturday rotation. Exact schedule may depend upon library scheduling needs for both regular service and special events sponsored by the Library. Compensation rate is $21.05/hr.


  • Charges, renews and discharges circulating library materials using integrated library system; issues library cards; processes overdue charges and fines; collects money for library fines and fees and trash stickers; interprets and enforces library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Answers telephone calls and electronic mail messages and provides information or otherwise assists patrons. Answers routine reference questions; performs reader’s advisory services.
  • Assists in library collection maintenance and cataloging and processing materials
  • Serves on Merrimack Valley Library Consortium Committees as required
  • Assists in planning and preparing library programs and events
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties, assists other staff in the performance of their duties as required
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience in an allied field.
  • Previous library experience desired.

How to Apply:

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Deadline: Wednesday, July 28