Library Assistant I

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA4.2

30+ days ago

Under the direction of a departmental Manager or designee, the Library Assistant I performs support activities involved in operating the library. This position assists the librarians by following established rules, procedures, and policies. Duties can include interacting with library users at public venues or service areas, and supporting library sponsored projects and outreach.


Staff library service points, open and close facility as necessary
Provide patrons, students, faculty, patients, and families with reference support, including consumer health information, in person, via e-mail or by phone using library resources
Implement established procedures and policies
Make recommendations for consumer health collections as appropriate
Process library collections
Review and edit Library Guides as directed by librarians
Participate in assigned committees as assigned
Coordinate selected library events, including scheduling, set-up, and publicity
Assist with meeting preparations
Process internal and external mailings
Participate in library-wide planning and projects through service on teams, committees, task forces, and special projects as assigned
Must be able to lift 25 pounds
Must be able to push 25-40 pounds
Perform other duties as


High School Diploma
3 years of related experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong commitment to public service
Demonstrate ability to address internal and external customer needs with high standards of service excellence
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other current computer technologies
Ability to work independently and to contribute positively to a collegial team environment
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interpret and apply procedures and policies
Ability to organize work assignments and recognize priorities
Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
Additional Information

1 year of Library experience
Demonstrated basic to intermediary skills in health information literacy.
Minimum understanding of medical terminology.