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Library Assistant (approx 20 hours/ week) - NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Amherst Town Library seeks an enthusiastic and flexible college graduate to join our circulation team as a part-time Library Assistant.

Title: Library Assistant

Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, and helping patrons locate materials.

This position also assists library staff in developing and implementing creative approaches to increase the community’s awareness of library services and programs, including assembling eye-catching displays, signage, and program flyers to reach targeted audiences. This position oversees the preparation and distribution of an annual print newsletter and bi-weekly email newsletter.

Qualifications: A college degree or higher is necessary. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is required and proficiency using a computer is necessary. The ideal candidate will have a flair for PR and strong desktop publishing skills. Familiarity with the principles and techniques of graphic design and production of print and multimedia materials are desirable.

Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

The part-time position will require approximately 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends in rotation.

Compensation:  $15.28/ hour to start

The Amherst Town Library actively supports the professional growth and development of all staff members. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, our commitment to customer service, and our dedication to having fun.


Review of applications will begin immediately.

Interested in this position? Email your resume with cover letter to