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Multiple Positions, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

Per Diem Substitute Reference Librarian

The Reference Librarian works under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian and provides public library reference desk services on an on-call or as-needed basis when regularly scheduled staff are unable to staff the desk. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 5 weeks) servicing any area in the library, as well as Sundays (4.5 hours on occasion as needed) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

Substitute Reference Librarian Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or students close to completion of MLS (within 1 year) and public library or reference desk experience.

  • More than 1 years public library or reference desk Preferred.

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.

  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.

Pay Rate: $21.81 - $23.83, depending on qualifications.
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Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistant

The Substitute Junior Library Assistant will perform tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and Children's or Circulation desks. Duties to include Retrieves and checks in all Library materials from the drop off boxes outside the Library; Collects overdue and lost item fine; Handles on-line museum pass reservation requests; provides assistance to patrons locating materials; works to resolve patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 5 weeks) as well as a Sunday rotation (4.5 hours, frequency to be determined) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

Per Diem Junior Library Assistant Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine.
  • Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.
  • High School Equivalency Preferred.
  • More than 1 years experience at a library circulation desk Preferred.

Pay Rate: $12 - $14, depending on qualifications.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached, or available on the Town's online job posting at https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/CU175FXI6CA) no later than 4 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2019, to hr@hopkintonma.gov . You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity. 

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