Job Posting: Substiture Junior Library Assisstants and Substitute Reference Librarians

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of reading for the following positions for its newly renovated Public Library.

Substitute Junior Library Assistants, Per Diem

Substitute Reference Librarians, Per Diem

Hours for both positions vary below and these positions require working weekends on a rotational basis.

General Hours for both positions

(Hours are as needed to cover shifts; no regularly scheduled hours except weekend rotations)

In between 9 am to 8 pm, Weekdays

In between 9 am to 4 pm, Saturdays

New Hours to be determined for Sundays


The Library Assistant performs all tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and the circulation desk; assists in opening and closing of the Library; retrieves and checks in all materials from the drop box in the Library; collects overdue and lost item fines; handles on-line museum pass reservation requests; provides assistance to patrons locating materials, resolves patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries.


Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to handle details with accuracy for data entry; multi-task in a busy environment; work independently as well as be a team player; respond to phone and e-mail inquiries; handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine.
Comfortable with the Internet and with assisting patrons to use the electronic catalog and the Library website.
Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.

Preferred Qualifications

High School diploma.
1 years experience at a circulation desk.
Working knowledge of library operation and services. Experience using an automated library system and general functions of a computer.

Hiring Pay Range: $11.00 - $14.00 hourly, depending on qualifications.


Under the direction of the Library Director, this position will be a substitute librarian to cover the reference desk as needed.


Equivalent to Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program or students close to completion of MLS.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.
Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.
Experience working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

One or more years of reference desk experience in a public library.
Experience in using an automated library system.

Pay Rate: $21.81 - $26.25 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment to [email protected] no later than 12 noon, Friday, June 29, 2018. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in at: Temporary Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 80 South Street or by mail at: Town of Hopkinton, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.