Library Assistant, New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Library​ ​Assistant​ ​(Afternoons/Evenings/Sundays)

The New England College of Optometry (NECO), a small, focused, independent graduate school in Boston's Back Bay, is seeking a Library Assistant who can cover 12pm-8pm Monday-Thursday​ and 9am-4pm​ ​on​ ​Sunday​. This position performs a variety of duties related to the support and provision of library services, including circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/document delivery, serials management and book preparation. This full-time, 35 hours/week position reports to the Director of Library Services.



  • Oversee the efficient circulation of materials: run daily, weekly, and monthly automated circulation reports, produce and distribute overdue/fine notices, and maintain the circulation manual
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to patrons at the service desk, projecting an image of helpfulness, efficiency and professionalism

Student​ ​worker​ ​management:

  • Hire, schedule, train and manage a large group of work study students (typically 20+) each term
  • Collaborate with the Director of Library Services to manage Federal and non-Federal work study student budgets

Technical​ ​services/interlibrary​ ​loan​ ​support:

  • Check in and claim print serials
  • Manage bindery shipments
  • Prepare newly-cataloged materials for circulation
  • Collaborate with the Research Support Librarian and Saturday Library Assistant to receive, transmit and fulfill article and book requests from the collection or from interlibrary loan/document delivery sources

Course​ ​reserves​ ​management:

  • Collaborate with faculty to determine materials for course reserve
  • Prepare and manage course reserves, including both print and online materials

Other​ ​related​ ​duties:

  • Provide efficient library services in afternoon/evenings and on Sundays, including opening and/or closing the library
  • Oversee care and maintenance of loanable technology such as iPads, etc., and maintain orderly public service areas
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies
  • Obtain and compile statistics on library services and collections
  • Perform other related duties as necessitated by the position or as assigned


  • At least six months of experience in a library setting
  • Experience in an academic library desired
  • Retail and/or supervisory experience desired
  • Mature, dependable and reliable work ethic is a must!


  • Monday to Thursday: 12pm-8pm
  • Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Hours may be subject to minor changes, with advance notice

To apply: send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to The New England College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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