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Library Assistant

Part-Time Position

The Cashton Memorial Library is seeking to hire a part-time library assistant! The required hours for this position are Wednesdays 9:00am-2:00pm and Fridays 9:30am-5:30pm and additional hours as needed. The person in this position is expected and relied upon to work the stated hours on Wednesdays and Fridays except for reasons due to illness or emergencies. Additional hours may be requested to fill in for the Library Director for a variety of reasons. Please contact the Library for any questions you may have!

We are looking for a highly organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills for the position of Library Assistant. This position requires a responsible and dependable individual who is willing to learn the skills needed to perform the variety of duties this position entails. Furthermore, the Library Assistant will need to attend to any disruptions or disturbances in the library, requiring confidence and excellent communicative skills. The candidate chosen will work under the direct supervision of the Library Director and will perform a wide variety of library related duties as needed. The library reserves the right to modify this job description in whole or in part at any time. 

Library Assistant Responsibilities:

(This list may not include all library duties required and duties may vary as needed.)

  • Helping patrons locate books in the library or find materials needed/wanted online and processing these requests
  • Checking books in and out at the front desk.-Sorting and shelving books according to their categorization
  • Create and maintain patron records
  • Preparing & presenting story time programs as well as programs for other age groups as needed
  • Cataloging and processing new materials
  • Assisting patrons with internet access and assisting to meet their technical needs.
  • Inspect the condition of books before and after check-out to ascertain any damage to the materials and see to their repair
  • Managing inquiries over the counter and via email or telephone
  • Assisting with photocopier (patrons or for in-house use) and learn the use of other office machines
  • Assisting with library events, author visits, and reading sessions
  • Managing the payment of fines or fees
  • Settling any disruptions or disturbances in the library appropriately while on duty
  • Opens and closes the library as needed, this includes turning machines on/off, locking, unlocking doors, setting thermostat


Library Assistant Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Experience in a customer service role
  • Basic computer literacy, knowledge of social media, knowledge of library apps and programs or has a willingness to learn
  • Ability to take directions or instructions
  • Organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, with attention to detail and good problem solving ability
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Some heavy lifting is required, individual should have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Be able to do snow shoveling on the days you open if needed


To be considered for the position, please download and complete the application below. Completed applications & cover letters can be dropped off during library hours or emailed to: cashtonlib@wrlsweb.org with the subject line “Application 2024”.