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Library Assistant, Access Services, Ely Library, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Job Title: Part-time Library Assistant, Access Services

Schedule: 15 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 (no benefits)


Duties and Responsibilities: 

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 inter-library 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.




  • 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.



Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:

Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 413-572-8106.



Application Instructions:

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Contact information for three references*

*Please provide the contact information for reference providers in the references section of the online application.


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