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Library Clerk/Substitute for Children's Room, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA


Monday evening shift, plus at least one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours


Non-union hourly library clerk


$16.37 - $21.37 per hour, no benefits

Description of Position:  

Part-time position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:  

Bachelor's degree required. Experience working with children and working knowledge of children's literature. Experience in a circulation department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software strongly preferred. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member.Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.


Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus


Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

David Porter

Assistant to the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen

Town of Wayland

41 Cochituate Road

Wayland, MA  01778   No phone calls, please.


Position open until filled


The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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