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Evening Library Assistant, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Description: This position is responsible for Circulation services offered during the hours of 8pm to 12am, Sundays through Thursdays, during the academic year. This position staffs the Circulation desk and ensures proper closing procedures. Additional responsibilities may include shelving, item processing, and other duties as required.

Job Description:

  • Provide efficient and courteous service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk by answering inquiries, providing direction, assuring compliance with Library regulations.
  • Charge out other library resources, including laptops and group study rooms, etc. to authorized borrowers, discharge returned books, and maintain patron records, using the Innovative Interfaces library computer system.
  • Closes and evacuates the library in accordance with set procedures.
  • Participates in stacks maintenance tasks, which include weeding and shelf reading.
  • Responsible for running collection reports and verifying status of Reserve collection, nightly.


  • High school degree required.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Friendly demeanor when working with the public and co-workers.
  • Strong computer skills including: MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in library, bookstore or retail establishment a plus.
  • Standard hours of this position are Sunday - Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, during the academic year.

Working at Suffolk
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment, we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

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