• Library Aide (1 Part-Time Position Available)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/8/2019 3:23 PM)
    Req ID
    Boston Public Library
    Regular Part-Time
    Technical Services
    Contact Email
  • Overview:

    Position Overview

    The Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for part – time positions available in the Technical Services unit. These positions will divide their time working out of both the central branch in Copley Square and the City of Boston Archive Center. Mature, dependable individuals are invited to apply.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Works in any or all areas of Technical Services as assigned.
    2. Works on backlogged projects of older materials in Technical Services.
    3. Performs some basic prepping of print and non-print material by performing such tasks as unwrapping, applying security strips, bookplates and stamping withdrawn material.
    4. Removes CDs and DVDs from broken cases and places them in new cases.
    5. Boxes up withdrawn material, labels and stacks boxes for removal.
    6. Organizes and sorts backlogged materials on shelf by title or category, as required.
    7. Performs basic searching of the Library’s database for matching bibliographic records for review by a cataloger.
    8. Performs basic office tasks as needed.
    9. Keeps statistics in Excel worksheets as needed.
    10. Delivers trucks of material to other departments as needed.
    11. Retrieves material from shelf or stacks for correction.
    12. Performs related duties as required

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    1. Ability to perform detailed procedures with speed and accuracy.
    2. Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into various online systems or files.
    3. Basic personal computer skills, including basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
    4. Ability to lift heavy boxes and move book carts.
    5. Ability to work with materials in foreign languages.
    6. Willingness to work up to 18 hours a week.



    1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
    2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
    3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.



    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion / $15 per hour

    Hours per week: up to 18 hours per week


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