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Inter-Library Loan Intern, Public Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a cooperative effort among libraries to share materials and articles so patrons are able to get their hands on materials not owned by their hometown library. It allows us to borrow items from libraries located elsewhere in Massachusetts (using Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)) or elsewhere in the country (using First Search/World Cat). Last year we borrowed and received over 6,000 items through our ILL services!

We are seeking a motivated intern to assist our Public Services Department with our active Inter-library loan program.  The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting staff members with data entry, statistical tracking, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students pursuing a graduate degree in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic student able to balance work and studies.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly


Applicant should possess strong organizational skills (including basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal), be comfortable with technology and have the ability to lift (up to 20 lbs), push loaded book trucks and package materials to be mailed. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

To Apply:

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to by the close of business on 5/31/2019.

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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