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Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Newton, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt

Salary Range: $16/hr.          

Effective Date: September            


Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success.

Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.


Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
    • Processes holds
    • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
    • Provides research assistance
    • Creates and updates online research guides
    • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
    • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues



  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required. 
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus


Special Requirements

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.



This part-time position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer 2020). Shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer and winter breaks, day hours M-F are available. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Position to begin September 1st. Monday and Thursday availability desired.

Regular Library Semester Hours:

M-TH: 8am-10pm

F: 8am-5pm

Su: 1pm-9pm


Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.


To Apply

Mackenzie Davison

Library Director

Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College

400 Heath Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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