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Part-time Saturday 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
Saturdays during the regular semesters (no winter or summer hours). This position would work 7.5
hours weekly from 10am to 6pm.
Job Description:
Campus Title: Part-time Library Assistant, Access Services
Department:  Library 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Job Type: Part-Time, Contracted 
Timeframe: 32 Weeks a year. No winter or summer hours 
Shift: Saturdays 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m., 7.5 hours/week
Salary: $18.50 Per hour 

General Statement of Duties:
Saturday supervision of operations at the Circulation Desk, including opening 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 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. 

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)

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 employment.

Application Instructions:

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: 
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.
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    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.