Library Technician (Circulation and Youth Room)

Mansfield Public Library

Part Time Library Technician (Circulation and Youth Room)


Under the direct supervision of the Youth Services Librarian

Essential duties

·        Answering patron reference questions and fielding phone calls for children’s room

·        Assisting with long-term projects such as weeding and summer program planning

·        Preparing and setting up crafts for story times

·        Conducting story times as needed

·        General maintenance of children’s room and collection

Under the immediate supervision of the Circulation supervisor, performs responsible and varied
paraprofessional, technical, and clerical work in the area of circulation services. Also assists patrons in the
use of library services, equipment, and facilities.

Essential Duties

·         Attends the circulation desk including charging, discharging, and renewing library materials;
registering and re-registering patrons; receiving and processing reserves and system-level hold requests;
routing interlibrary loan requests; collecting and recording fines and fees.

·         Assists patrons in locating library materials and instructs patrons in use of library equipment such
as online catalog, scanner, copier and printer.

·          Responds to requests for information pertaining to basic library procedures; receives orders for
reserve books and schedules museum pass reservations, in person and on the telephone; answers the
telephone, transfers calls, takes and relays messages. 

·         Processes reserve book requests; determines availability, searches shelves, places holds, notifies
patrons and prepares holds for patron pick up; processes network transfer requests on a daily basis for
items requested by other libraries in the Sails Library Network; prints send-item list; searches shelves;
routes items to appropriate library.

·         Works with staff and volunteers to shelve, shelf-read, and shift in the stacks


16 hours including one evening per week, one Saturday per month (9 – 4) and one fifth Saturday per


High School Graduate or the equivalent

· Experience working with the public required

· Computer experience is a must

Required Competencies

Experience with children and knowledge of children's literature is essential

Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff

Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing

Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy

Ability to word process and type with reasonable speed and accuracy

Ability to work as a team member, have excellent communication skills and be self-motivated

Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information

Broad knowledge of literature.

Physical Requirements

 · Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions. Duties require
extensive standing, push loaded book carts, reach with hands and arms, and operate equipment.

· Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and use a computer.

Education Required: High School Graduate or the equivalent

Salary: $15.32 per hour. No town benefits.

Closing Date: June 14, 2019

Contact Information: 

Applications are available at the library. Please send your application, resume, and a cover letter to
Catherine Coyne, Library Director. Send via email to or mail to Catherine Coyne,
Library Director, Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope St., Mansfield, MA 02048.

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