Library Technician III - Children's Room Assistant

Acushnet Public Library

Acushnet, MA

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$19.72 per Hour   Calculate


Acushnet, MA




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The Acushnet Public Library is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented, public service-minded individual to join our team. This position will support programming, collection development and the daily operation of a busy Children’s Room. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth of all ages and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Room Assistant will be responsible for the following:

Provide reference and reader’s advisory to patrons of all ages, with a primary focus on youth from birth through the 6th grade.
Present story times, craft programs and other youth services
Assist with collection development and cataloging/processing
Assist patrons in the use of databases, as well as other online resources, and in locating materials for school projects
Conduct library tours and class visits & represent the library in the community outreach efforts
Locate and shelve Children’s Room materials
Create vibrant displays throughout the Children’s Room
Assist with circulation duties/general library services at the Information Desk and other duties as assigned
Some supervision in the absence of the Library Director or Patron Services Supervisor


The candidate should possess the following qualities:

Must have proficient computer and technology skills
Must be able to work well with children
Must have knowledge of and an interest in juvenile literature
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which will include every other Saturday and some evening hours
Public library experience, preferably in a Children’s Room
At least a two-year college degree; BA/BS preferred.
Ideal candidate will be creative, artistic and able to design/implement imaginative programming
The right candidate will be outgoing, customer service oriented and willing to quickly adapt to a fast-paced library environment

Physical Demands

Standing, walking, and stooping for extended periods of time
Lifting books continually for extended periods of time
Pushing wheeled book carts weighing up to 200 pounds
Bending and kneeling to reach books on bottom floor-level shelf
Reaching overhead to shelve/retrieve books
Performing repetitive hand, arm and body movements
Occasionally lifting 25-40 pounds

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$19.72  / hour

Salary Notes

35 hours /week @ $19.72/ hour with step increases per union contract. This position is in the AFSCME union and is benefitted.

Closing Date

When position is filled.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Posted Mar 26, 2024