Boston Government Jobs – Sr Library Asst

Website City of Boston

Job Description:

Includes library assistants working in the branch libraries whose duties involve the following: greeting and directing patrons, registration of borrowers, charging and discharging of books and other materials, maintaining the book and other materials collections, maintaining/troubleshooting equipment, typing/word processing and filing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Books museum passes.
  • Receives and routes requests, including basic interlibrary loan requests, maintains reserve shelf, handles send item list.
  • Sorts and routes U.S. Mail.
  • Uses and assists patrons in the basic use of a variety of library owned technological equipment, e.g. photocopier, public computer signup systems, audiovisual equipment.
  • Typing/word processing simple forms and records.
  • Gives out and interprets BPL policies and procedures in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Charges and discharges books and other materials, receives and records fines.
  • Attends training when directed.
  • Interviews applicants for library cards and verifies identification.
  • Receives, sorts, shelves, verifies, delivers, mends and bar-codes books, and traces records and searches shelves for books not properly accounted for.
  • Prepares periodicals for circulation and maintains the periodical collection.
  • Greets and directs library patrons in person and over the phone, providing simple direction and information.
  • Compiles basic statistical records.
  • Identifies and refers problems to their supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Operates and provides basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, e.g. turning on and off, cleaning, filling with paper, replacing toner cartridges.
  • Assists in maintaining bulletin boards and exhibition cases.

Job Requirements:

  • Residency – Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI – Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Education: High school graduate or GED
  • Experience: None required

Job Details:

Company: City of Boston

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Schenectady, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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