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Library Assistant, Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, NH


After more than a decade of preparation, fundraising, and community outreach efforts, the Peterborough Town Library staff will reopen the newly renovated and rebuilt library on September 12th. The beautiful new building will feature two levels of service, five meeting rooms, an enclosed youth service area, ADA spaces, an art gallery, and more!

We are excited to recruit two new members to our team as hit the ground running with new programs and services. Are you looking for a fulfilling job in service to your community? Are you interested in championing the core principles of librarianship such as intellectual freedom, privacy, access to information, and life-long learning?

We are looking for a friendly, positive, team player who is eager to join a staff of hard-working dedicated librarians and library assistants. While library experience is great, the right candidate will be trained and offered pathways for professional development.

Position Title: Library Assistant

Schedule: Part-time, 20 hours, flexible, including evenings and occasional Saturday rotation

Compensation: $15.00 per hour DOE

Benefits: Paid holidays and pro-rated vacation time. Strong support to participate in professional development opportunities. 


Under supervision of the Director, responsible for managing the library meeting hall bookings, event calendars, and procedures. Assists in Patron Services department by creating a welcoming environment for patrons. Provides basic reference services, technical instruction, reader’s advisory, and friendly customer service. 


  • Maintains the Meeting Room calendar and bookings software module. Keeps staff informed of all bookings and important information, creates organized booking schedule, records booking statistics.
  • Ensures all meeting rooms are set-up correctly for events and acts as main contact for renting parties. Manages all payments, customer communication, and data entry for bookings.
  • Communicates with library staff often about booking and room reservations in order to maintain an optimized schedule for renting parties and library programming.
  • Trains staff on bookings software and procedures. Checks and oversees other staff who have made bookings. 
  • Maintains meeting room spaces by routinely checking them at end of events or assigning other staff. Ensures rooms remain in great condition and any damages are appropriately and immediately addressed.
  • Covers help desk as scheduled. Interacts with library patrons, answers phones, assists patrons and callers with routine questions and directs them to appropriate departments or staff.  Explains routine library policies.
  • Assists with opening and closing procedures and tasks. Ensures all safety procedures are followed and building is secure.
  • Processes library checkouts, renewals, returns, holds and registrations, utilizing the integrated library system. 
  • Assists patrons wireless printing and technology instruction at public computers.
  • Provides quality customer service to patrons and offers assistance with basic reference, reader’s advisory, program recommendations, community connections, referrals to other resources, and tech instruction.
  • Provides assistance to Adult and Children’s Department as needed, including supporting programs, assisting with collection development, reader’s advisory services, and contributing creative ideas.

How to apply:

To apply to this position, send a resume and a cover letter.  Why do you want to work in a public library? What skills do you bring to the table? Why is the Peterborough Town Library a good fit for you?

Send to Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director, at [email protected] by Monday June 21, 2021.

Please note—training and onboarding hours will begin in July but full schedules will not begin until library reopens in September.