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Part-Time Library Assistant/Shelver, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant/Shelver at its Newbury Street Research Library.  This position is responsible for the shelving of library materials, shifting and maintenance of library stacks to make the best use of space, and other projects within the Collection Services Department.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about library technical services, and to gain experience in copy cataloging and digital collections.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly shelve materials from designated locations within the library.  This includes books and microform materials.

  • Shift and maintain library stacks, including major shifting projects and regular straightening up of stacks.

  • Shelf read library stacks to maintain proper call number order of books.

  • Search for missing books.

  • Assist with tasks in Collection Services department which may include:

    • Reclassifying books and updating records

    • Enhancing records in Millennium by including the addition of links to e-books and other online resources.

    • Scanning materials for addition to Digital Collections database.

    • Processing books (labeling, stamping, adding security strips)

    • Searching library catalog to compare holdings with donated materials

    • Other duties as needed


Skills and Qualifications

  • Some education in Library and Information Science preferred.  

  • Experience working in a library setting

  •  Excellent computer and problem-solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies

  • Familiarity with library operations, online catalogs and Library of Congress classification system

  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and constructive work ethic.

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


Pay: $15.00/hour, 12 hours per week.  

Review of applications begins immediately.


To Apply 

Please send letter and resume to:

Anne Meringolo

Collection Services Manager

New England Historic Genealogical Society

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