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Part-Time Library Assistant-Access Services, Westfield State University, (Westfield, MA)


Saturday & Sunday supervision of operations at the Circulation Desk, including opening and closing the library; processing reserve items; processing interlibrary loan requests; supervising student workers; managing the service desk; charging and renewing items for patrons; circulating materials; maintaining and reporting statistics; clear and secure the library building at closing; reporting safety, security, or emergency situations to the University Police; monitoring use of library spaces and group study rooms; and following Ely Library policies and procedures.

Other duties may be assigned by the Library Assistant III or Head of Access Services.


Required Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • The ability to work diligently and independently without direct supervision
  • Help foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere respectful of diversity
  • Work in a team environment
  • Responsibly supervise university student employees
  • Enjoy interacting with patrons and adapt to serve their needs in a calm, respectful, and courteous manner
  • Produce detail-oriented work to meet deadlines
  • Exercise judgment and leadership if/when responding to emergency situations
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 40 lbs., and push/pull library carts full of books

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preferred applicants for these positions will have any combination of the following: 

  • A bachelor’s degree or coursework in library science
  • Experience in the public service area of a library, preferably at a college or university
  • Experience using automated library systems, preferably OCLC WorldShare Management; knowledge of LC call number system
  • Experience supervising student and/or part-time employees 
  • Experience in a busy office environment or customer service setting. 

How to Apply

For more information, go to the following link:;jsessionid=94057CA02C92A5A46587C6B7BC2566BA?JOBID=157370

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references *

* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application. 

Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.