Chester C. Corbin Public Library
Webster, Massachusetts


Position Title:  Library Assistant

Statement of Duties: 
Performs various duties as assigned in the operation of the library including assisting with circulation duties, processing library materials and assisting where needed.  Makes decisions on how best to assist the library users.  Performs all other related work as required.

Works under broad supervision using established procedures and oral instructions from Library Director, may perform assigned tasks under supervision of Adult Services or ChildrenÂ’s Librarians. Occasionally may work unsupervised and be expected to solve problems and serve library users independently.  Refers unusual or questionable issues to the Library Director.

Job Environment:

Essential Functions:

Education & Experience: 
Minimum High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalency; Internet/computer skills; demonstrated knowledge of basic clerical skills such as typing; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities upon approval by the Library Director.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures; Experience with common office equipment; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; General computer, Internet, and keyboarding skills; Ability to work with limited supervision.

Physical & Mental Requirements: 
Work is performed in a busy library setting, subject to moderate noise. Must be able to walk, sit, stoop, reach, stand, talk, listen, and use equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, and photocopier.  Must be able to retrieve library materials from stacks for patrons quickly and easily. Normal vision requirements.