Job Opening – Clerk

The Hampshire County Public Library has an opening for the position of Library Clerk to perform essential patron-focused duties. This position is 16 hours per week Tuesday and Saturday. The person in this position will be responsible for a wide range of duties such as assisting patrons and creating programming to ensure that the library is a welcoming and informational resource for the community. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted to This position is open until filled.

Job Duties:

  • Perform public service duties including: Providing circulation services, readers’ advisory services, reference services, assisting patrons with the use of library equipment, and other related duties that arise.
  • Perform clerical work including: preparing new items for circulation, shelving materials, assisting with weeding, repairing books, open and close building, create promotional displays, and other duties that arise.
  • Must be able to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

Minimum Training or Experience: High School Diploma. High level of computer literacy and experience working with the public is preferred.

Minimum Abilities:

  • Ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Ability to work flexible schedule
  • Applicants must be familiar with, or be able to learn to use, the equipment in order to perform job functions:
    • Library Automation system, personal computers, scanner, etc
    • Internet
    • Photocopier
    • Fax machine

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Work in a library environment directly with the public; sustained posture in a standing, seated or walking position for prolonged periods of time; perform bending, lifting and pushing; exposure to computer screens for prolonged periods of time. May be required to lift/carry/manipulate loads of up to 40 pounds. Must have the ability to use hand trucks, books carts and similar equipment.