Employment Opportunities

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Job Opening - Library Assistant (Part-Time)

To apply, download our application or come in to the library to pick one up. Please drop off applications at the library or email to swantonpl@gmail.com.


Job Description

Library Assistants, or Library Clerks, are responsible for assisting with the administration and organization of a library. Their duties include (but are not limited to) helping library visitors find materials, clerical duties, and signing up visitors for their own library card.  Some cataloging of library items may be involved.

Knowledge Base, Skills, and Experience

  • Computer skills: familiar with MS Office, Google Suite.  Integrated library software knowledge is preferred. 
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist library patrons in locating items.
  • Assist patrons with computer help.
  • Checking materials in and out, including books and equipment. 
  • Some cataloging of items. Also, help processing new materials. 
  • Manage front desk, phone, and email enquiries.
  • Fax and make copies for patrons.
  • Process fees and accept payments.
  • Patrol library and ensure rules are being followed.
  • Handle interlibrary loan requests and new item requests.
  • Issue new library cards to patrons.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work that is to be performed by personnel classified as a Library Assistant.  The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that might be required of persons assigned to this position


Applications are kept on file for one year.