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Part-Time Library Page, Watertown Free Public Library, (Watertown, MA)

Part-Time Library Page

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented team member to work in our very busy library.  Library pages are responsible for shelving returned materials, organizing returned items, checking accuracy of shelved items, occasionally assisting in processing library materials, and other duties as assigned.  

This position is 7 hours a week and does not include benefits. This is a great opportunity for someone in college or graduate school, looking to gain experience in a library environment, or who would like to earn supplemental income. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Sorts library materials by type.  
  • Places materials in shelf order on rolling book trucks.  
  • Returns materials to appropriate shelves or other locations (collections) within the library.  
  • Shelf reads and straightens assigned collections on a regular basis to maintain order of collections.  
  • Assists in processing library materials.  
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor on duty.  

Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge Required  

  • Ability to alphabetize.  
  • Ability to utilize Dewey Decimal Classification system to place materials in proper order within their collections.  
  • Aptitude for detail work.  
  • Accuracy, promptness, and reliability.  
  • Good communication skills and cooperation with co-workers.  
  • Must be flexible as to personal schedule.  
  • Ability to understand the basic layout of the library’s collections and floor plan.  
  • Ability to ask for clarification about tasks as needed and appropriate.  
  • Courteous demeanor with staff and patrons.  
  • Refers patrons to appropriate staff person.  

Qualifications: Must be able to alphabetize and understand the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The job requires a high level of detail, accuracy, promptness, and reliability. Must be able to lift books, reach high and low shelves, push full book carts, and stand for long periods of time. 

Hourly Rate: $15/hour 

How to Apply

Instructions: To apply, complete the online application. Position is open until filled. Priority is given to applications received by 3/1/2024.

The City of Watertown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.