Library Associate I

The Town of Sterling seeks qualified candidates to fill a 30 hours per week, benefitted
position of Library Associate I at the Conant Public Library.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Provides customer services at the circulation desk and other service points
● Manages promotion of library services through social media and the press
● Manages the Library Pass Program
● Creates and maintains displays
● Facilitates programs for all ages

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the library’s program planning
team who produces and distributes press releases, newsletters, and posts on social media
in order to promote all events. Serves as the contact person for performers and other
event leaders. Handles contracts, payment, performer’s needs, promotion, room setup,
and day of event issues. Introduces and oversees programs in progress as needed.
Conducts a bi-monthly book discussion.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:
Good knowledge of grammar and spelling. Computer operations such as Microsoft Office
and other applications. Basic knowledge of library operations and databases used in a
library setting. Skills using technology, including social media, are essential, and
experience with the Evergreen ILS is an asset.

Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with employees and the public.
Ability to work independently. Ability to execute oral and written instructions in a
precise manner. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer,
printer, copy machine, calculator. Ability to understand and use library and office
computer software. Impeccable multitasking and organizational skills are necessary.

Excellent written communication, email & social media, and telephone skills required.
A successful candidate should have sound judgment, motor operating skills and be able to
maintain effective staff and customer relations.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Work is performed in an open work space setting, subject to quiet and moderate noise.
More than 2/3rds of the time is spent standing, walking, stooping, sitting or reaching with
hands and arms. More than 2/3rds of the time is spent using hands to finger, handle or
feel library materials. Employee is required to talk or listen on a regular basis. Frequently
the Employee will lift up to 10 pounds, occasional lifting is required up to 30 pounds.
Normal vision is required. Equipment used includes computers, printers, barcode
scanners, hand tools and office machines. A valid driver’s license is necessary in order to
attend meetings and other library events.

A complete job description can be found on the library’s website,

Minimum qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts or a related field; one
to three years of prior work experience, preferably in a library; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.

Schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 8 pm and
Saturdays in rotation.

Salary range is $17.44 - $18.86 an hour depending on qualifications.

Send resume and cover letter via email to or via mail to Conant
Public Library 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling MA 01564 Attn: Alex Grebinar.

Applications will be accepted through December 5, 2022.

The Town of Sterling is an Equal Opportunity Employer.