Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant/Library Assistant II (North Adams, MA)

Job Description:

Freel Library is seeking an innovative, self-directed Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant to work with library staff and use various technology applications to help create a welcoming and responsive library environment centered on student learning.  Primary responsibilities include assisting with acquisitions, cataloging, and library administration. The Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant also serves as a backup member of circulation services and supervises part-time student employees, as necessary. Responsibilities may change in response to library priorities, as established by regular library-wide planning.  The position of Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant is identified as an “essential employee” and is required to staff the library during snow emergency days and other campus closings.  The regular semester schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Scheduled hours change during breaks in the semester, for finals, and during the summer months.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Participates in acquisition activities and assists with purchasing/subscribing, receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.

·         Participates in cataloging activities and assists with technical processing and cataloging of materials and resources in all formats.

·         Provides administrative support and coordination.

·         Provides backup to circulation department.


  • Applicants must have at least one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant – two plus years preferred.
  • BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred.
  • Knowledge of the methods used in performing library research and bibliographic searches; knowledge of OCLC Connexion preferred.
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that are seasonal and/or respond to institutional needs, and the desire to participate in collaborative problem solving.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and help create a welcoming, inclusive library environment.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office, and Internet skills.
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

For more information and to apply, please go to Deadline for applications is October 12, 2018.