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Library Clerk, Circulation, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for a part-time position (18 hours) of Library Clerk, Circulation, are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a year round position with morning, afternoon, evening and up to three out of four Saturday work assignments. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).


  • Assists in providing circulation services
  • Mends materials
  • Checks in and displays periodicals
  • Sorts and distributes mail
  • Operates audio-visual equipment
  • Empties sidewalk drop boxes
  • Sets up displays
  • Cleans library materials
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Inputs data into the OCLN database
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Assists patrons in using microfilm readers and copy machine
  • Assists in troubleshooting microfilm readers and copy machine
  • Answers the telephone
  • Shelf reads collection
  • Substitutes in all circulation departments, including the branches, when necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by designated library supervisor


  • High School Diploma required
  • Ability to follow directions and complete work accurately required
  • Ability to meet scheduling requirements of library required
  • Ability to carry book bags and boxes weighing 30 - 40 pounds
  • Basic working knowledge of computers required
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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