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Library Assistant

Job Summary

Library Assistants are responsible for providing excellent patron service while working at the circulation desk, shelving materials, or performing other tasks. Library Assistants should be patron-centered, service-oriented, detail-conscious, and willing to assist with a wide variety of library responsibilities. They work under the supervision of library administrators and are guided in their duties by circulation desk supervisors. 


Full‐Time Benefits:

Health Insurance

Sick Leave



Retirement Plan (ND PERS) 


Part‐Time Benefits: 

Sick Leave


Holidays (Must be scheduled 10 hrs. per week or more) 

Retirement plan (Must be scheduled 20 hrs. per week or more)



Depending on Experience. 



Hours vary, will discuss with applicant. (Includes some weekends)


Required Skills:

Excellent customer service skills

General computer and library knowledge

Willingness to learn

Ability to work independently 

Must be comfortable working with children

Must be open to exchanging the occasional weekend or evening shift 

Ability to multi-task

Must be detail oriented 

Must be dependable 


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Check materials in and out.

Shelve returned items.

Assist patrons with computer use, including e-mail set-up, internet searching, and office programs.

Assist patrons with e-reader devices and other technologies.

Help patrons with office equipment, including photocopier and microfilm reader/printer.

Assist with information requests, using in-library materials and other resources, including the internet.

Provide help with local history and genealogical requests from both local and non-local patrons. Take and verify inter-library loan requests.


Other duties as assigned.


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