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Job Title: Library Assistant

Job Summary: The Library Assistant will assist in the day-to-day operations of the library, including circulation, reference, and technical services. They will provide excellent customer service to library patrons and assist in maintaining the library's collection and facilities.


  • Assist patrons with circulation, reference, and technical services
  • Shelve and maintain library materials
  • Assist in collection development and maintenance
  • Assist in maintaining the library's facilities and equipment
  • Provide excellent customer service to library patrons
  • Assist in planning and implementing library programs and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Library Science or related field preferred
  • Experience working in a library or customer service environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and library software systems

Physical Demands: The Library Assistant may be required to lift and move library materials weighing up to 50 pounds. They may also be required to stand or sit for extended periods of time.

Work Environment: The Library Assistant will work in a library environment, which may include exposure to dust, mold, and other allergens. They may also be required to work evenings and weekends.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: The Library Assistant will be eligible for health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid time off.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Library Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Library Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Library Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Library Assistant job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Library Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Library Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 19 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Library Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Library Assistant role?
SMS has 86% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Library Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Library Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 187% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Library Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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