Town of Bellingham MA
10 Mechanic Street, Bellingham MA 02019

Part-Time Temporary Library Assistant


The Bellingham Library is looking for a part-time temporary Library Assistant to work at least through the 2017 calendar year.  Library Assistants perform customer service duties relating to the circulation of library materials and assist in the daily operation of the library.  Duties include:  Working at the circulation desk (check-in, check-out, registering new borrowers, shelving books, etc.); assisting patrons in locating library materials and in the use of all library services.


Required to meet flexible schedule demands, including evenings and Saturdays.  The typical work week for this position will be a minimum of 9 hours per week but may occasionally increase to up to 19.5 hours to cover vacations and other staffing needs.  Anticipated regular schedule:  Mondays 2-5 pm, Wednesday 5-8 pm,  Thursdays 12-3 pm, every other Friday from 2-5 pm and every third Saturday from 10 am to  5 pm.  Starting rate: $12.50 per hour with no benefits.    This is a position that requires some physical labor.  The successful candidate will be required to pass a standard pre-employment physical and successfully complete required paperwork prior to the start of employment.


Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma, ability to work independently and effectively with both children and adults.  Attention to accuracy and detail.  Typing and the ability to learn computer operations.   Friendly, helpful demeanor.   Preferred qualifications:  Associates degree, knowledge of books and basic reference resources as well as the Dewey Decimal System.    Experience with computer applications, including word processing and the Internet.  


Please send resume and cover letter to Bernadette Rivard, Library Director,, 100 Blackstone Street, Bellingham MA 02019.  Electronic applications preferred.   Application deadline September 29, 2017

Bellingham is an EEO/AA Employer.