May 22, 2019

Old Lyme Library Seeks Library Assistant

The Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library currently has a job vacancy for a Library Assistant II.

The job specifications are:

Under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, the Library Assistant II provides customer service and a wide range of clerical duties.  This position is in the front line of communication between the Library and its patrons.  As such, the Library Assistant II must be outgoing and have the temperament to work with a wide range of people and situations. 

Essential Job Functions 

  • Assists patrons with check-in/out of library materials  
  • Registers patrons and processes library cards
  • Collects money for fines and fees
  • Sorts, shelves, and retrieves books and other library materials 
  • Assists in keeping the library clean and neat in appearance
  • Assists the public in the use of the photocopiers, public access computers, and library catalog
  • Helps maintain confidentiality of circulation records, patron registration, and internal library business
  • Other duties as assigned 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both in-person and in writing
  • Must have basic computer proficiency 
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instruction
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and in professional harmony with colleagues and the public
  • Must have a willingness to learn and ability to follow library policies and procedures 
  • Must have prior customer service experience

Physical Qualifications 

  • Must be able to carry up to 20 lbs. and push/pull a loaded book cart weighing up to 200 lbs   
  • Must be able to bend and stretch to reach low and high shelves 
  • Must be able to stand for up to 3 hours 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working in libraries
  • Familiarity with SIERRA or other library database software
  • Interest in libraries, reading, and books
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate additional hours as needed  


Every Saturday (12-2pm) plus additional hours as needed to cover staff vacation and illness.    


$15 per hour.  This position is not eligible for benefits.   

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Library Director Katie Huffman at 
Applications will be accepted until Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 5pm.


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