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Part-time Evening Library Assistant,Access Services, Westfield State University Ely Library (Westfield MA)

The Ely Library at Westfield State University has an opening for a Part-Time Library Assistant to work
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the regular semesters (no winter or summer hours). This
position would work 10 hours weekly from 7pm to Midnight on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Job Description:
Campus Title: Part-Time Library Assistant, Access Services
Department: Library
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Type: Part-time, Contracted
Timeframe: 32 Weeks / No winter or summer hours 
Shift: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00p.m.-12:00a.m., 10 hours a week

Salary: $18.50 Per hour 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Library at Westfield State University seeks application for a part-time Library Assistant. This position
will assist with:

  • Evening supervision of operations at the circulation desk, including processing reserve items; supervising student workers; managing the service desk; charging and renewing items for patrons; circulating interlibrary loans; maintaining and reporting statistics; and following Ely Library policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring the library. Library Assistants will work with student assistants and campus security to clear and secure the library building at closing; reporting safety, security, or emergency situations to the Campus Police and/or the Westfield Police Department; and monitoring use of library spaces and group study rooms.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Head of Access Services 

Minimum 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 employee
  • 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.  

Additional Information:
Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job
application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability
accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check:

Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to
the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of
Covid-19 Requirements:
Westfield State University requires all Westfield State University employees to have received COVID-
19 vaccination and Booster or to have been approved for exemption as a condition of employment.
Upon offer, details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination or request an exemption due to a
sincerely held religious belief or if the vaccine is medically contraindicated will be provided.

Application Instructions:

An on-line application is required.  Interested candidates should electronically attach the following


Cover Letter

Contact information for three references *

  • Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online
    Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until
    finalists have been selected. .
    NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to
    the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
    Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants,
    regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
    gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance
    with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.