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Technical Services Assistant, Town of Needham, Needham, MA

Salary: $25.70 – $32.67 Hourly

Location: Needham, MA

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Number: 202100197

Department: Library

Opening Date: 02/05/2024

The Town of Needham is seeking a skilled individual for the full-time position of Library Technical Services Assistant at the Needham Free Public Library. This position assists in cataloging and processing of library materials, organizing and ordering department supplies, utilizing computerized information and inventory systems, and providing guidance to staff and volunteers in book processing, mending, and receiving of materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in cataloging all Library materials, including AV and Library of Things materials.
  • Performs uita entry of received and cataloged books, AV materials, non-traditional materials, and on-order books into the regional network database.
  • Provides daily direction and reviews accuracy of technical processing work performed by part-time Technical Services staff and volunteers.
  • Performs specialized repairs, mending, and technical processing on Library materials.
  • Compiles statistics regarding technical services activities, such as volunteer hours and material donations. Runs reports on collections under direction of Tech Services Supervisor.
  • Interacts with book vendors under direction of Tech Services Supervisor and participates in and serves as backup to Tech Services Supervisor in processing invoices for all materials received.
  • Attends workshops related to processing and preservation of library materials and other technical services meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintains inventory list and orders supplies for Technical Services department.


The following requirements may be substituted by any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job:

  • Basic knowledge of library systems and technical skills in computerized systems equivalent to Associate’s Degree.
Minuteman Library Network experience a plus.
  • Two to three years experience in library operations with a focus on cataloging and technical processing.
  • Knowledge of standard automated office procedures, practices, forms, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently, multitask, and manage time effectively with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

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