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Library Page, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a library page to process incoming library materials at our busy library. The processing page is responsible for preparing new library materials before they are put on the shelves to be checked out by patrons.

Processing library materials generally consists of:

  • Unboxing new materials
  • Covering new books in mylar sleeves
  • Labeling and tagging new materials
  • Basic data entry
  • Placing materials in order

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in processing library materials
  • Sorts library materials by type
  • Places materials on rolling book trucks
  • Returns materials to appropriate shelves or other locations within the library.
  • Shelf reads and straightens assigned collections on a regular basis to maintain order of collections
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Computer competency to use proprietary library software for data entry
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong English language reading and writing skills
  • Ability to alphabetize
  • Ability to use Dewey Decimal Classification system to place materials in proper order
  • Accuracy, promptness, and reliability

This is an at-will part time (10 hours/week) position with no benefits. The hourly rate is $12. This is an excellent opportunity for library students looking to make some extra money and learn about the back end of public libraries.

Please email Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, with cover letter and resume in one PDF. Position open until filled.

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