Library Assistant I-Circulation, FT

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Library Assistant I

Circulation Desk

Waltham Public Library

City of Waltham

 

Job Responsibilities: Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person.  Providing outreach to area organizations.   Creating compelling displays and programming.  Having strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials, as well as weeding.  Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed. Full job description available through the Human Resources Dept.

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media.  Superior customer service skills.  Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections.  Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials.  Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.   Must successfully pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI), background check, and pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol test.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

Rate of pay:  $50,454  Excellent benefits

 

Hours: 35 hrs. per week including staffing a public service desk, and a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed.

 

Deadline to apply:  April 12, 2017

 

Qualified candidates must submit a City of Waltham application, cover letter, resume and three written letters of reference:

                                                                        City of Waltham

Human Resources Department

119 School Street

Waltham, MA 02451

781-314-3355

Fax 781-314-3358