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Circulation Assistant (2 positions), Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

HOURS OF WORK: Part time, non-union position. 12 hours per week, one night a week, one or more Saturdays per month.

SALARY: $14.00 per hour

Provides service at the circulation desks in the adult and youth services departments.

  • prepares library for opening and closing
  • checks materials in and out
  • greets and directs patrons to various locations
  • registers new patrons
  • collects and records fines and fees
  • troubleshoots circulation problems and issues
  • answers the phone when necessary
  • other tasks as necessary

With other circulation staff

  • processes incoming network transfers every morning

Performs additional circulation tasks:

  • enters card applications for school classes
  • prepares notices
  • updates patron records
  • provides guidance to customers about following library rules and policies

Participates in staff meetings to discuss and resolve problems, discuss ideas for improvement, and keep updated on library plans and activities.

Minimum qualifications
 High School diploma or GED. Public service or library experience preferred.

Special working conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a busy library environment withfrequent interruptions. Work may include sitting or standing at a counter for extended periods of time. The employee may be required to move full and empty book carts, shelve and retrieve library materials and office supplies from high and low settings. Employee is frequently required to bend, reach, and move throughout the library. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation are essential to permit the employee to read, sort and shelve library materials and maintain patron and cataloging records.

Personnel Department
City of Medford
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
or send cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to

For the posting please visit the City of Medford's website -

The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/504 Employer. Residents of the City of Medford, Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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