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Library Assistant Pt. Time Access Services

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Westfield State College

Westfield, MA

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Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts and offers a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, the campus is just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Job Description:

Job Title:

Part-time Library Assistant


16 hours/week,Sunday-Monday from 4 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. during regular semester; flexible as needed during finals period. During breaks and summer, daytime hours as negotiated.

Hourly Pay Rate:

$15.00 per hour, paid biweekly

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to:


The Library at Westfield State University seeks application for a part-time Library Assistant. This position will assist the Library Assistant III with:

Evening/weekend supervision of operations at the circulation desk, including processing reserve items; supervising student workers; managing the service desk; charging and renewing items for patrons; circulating laptops; circulating interlibrary loans; maintaining and reporting statistics; and following Ely Library policies and procedures.

Monitoring the library.

Library Assistants will work with student assistants and campus security to clear and secure the library building at closing; reporting safety, security, or emergency situations to the Campus Police and/or the Westfield Police Department; and monitoring use of library spaces and group study rooms.

Other duties may be assigned by the Library Assistant III or the Library Director.



High school diploma or equivalent

The ability to work diligently and independently without direct supervision

Help foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere respectful of diversity

Work in a team environment

Responsibly supervise university student employees

enjoy interacting with patrons and adapt to serve their needs in a calm, respectful, and courteous manner

Produce detail-oriented work to meet deadlines

Exercise judgment and leadership if/when responding to emergency situations

Sit or stand for extended periods of time

Lift up to 40 lbs., and push/pull library carts full of books


Preferred applicants for these positions will have any combination of the following: A bachelor's degree or coursework in library science; experience in the public service area of a library, preferably at a college or university; experience using automated library systems, preferably OCLC WorldShare Management; knowledge of LC call number system; experience supervising student and/or part-time employees; experience in a busy office environment or customer service setting.

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