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Library Services Associate, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA


The Library Services Associate is a member of the Worcester Academy Library Information Services department under the supervision of the Director of Library Services. This full-time position supports the library program and services and collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and other library personnel to advance the school’s mission and vision in the library.

● Contribute to a positive library image across the school environment and beyond.
● Assist students, staff, and faculty in the use of library resources to effectively meet their needs and interests.
● Support students in becoming enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and creators of information.
● Engage in effective student management practices to maintain a productive and respectful learning environment.
● Facilitate access to library space, equipment, and resources through prompt communications and responses to reservation and use requests.
● Assist in the collection development process, including inventory and selection, processing, repair, and deselection of library resources.
● Assist in promoting library tools and services via social media and other online and face-to-face initiatives.
● Assist in the development, promotion, and implementation of special events and programs in the library.
● Perform circulation duties as required.
● Assist in the supervision of additional library support staff, which may include volunteers and work study or community service student assistants.
● Perform other duties as requested.


● Bachelor’s Degree required

● 3+ years working with adolescents in a school environment or other structured setting
● Prior experience working in a library preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
● A strong customer service mentality and competence in dealing tactfully and courteously with all library patrons
● Commitment to upholding the confidentiality rights of patrons in a school setting
● A positive attitude and commitment to personal and professional growth
● Competence in academic search strategies and techniques
● Awareness of and ability to work within budgetary guidelines
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

● Ability to support diverse learners with varied abilities
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary initiatives and to work as a part of a team
● Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in library programs and services
● Enthusiasm for and interest in young adult literature
● Proficient with Apple products including, but not limited to, laptops, tablets, apps (preferred)
● Familiar with the use of library management systems such as Follett’s Destiny (preferred)
● Familiar with the use of educational and productivity apps, video production hardware and software, and other educational products (preferred)
● Familiar with copyright laws and the fair use and licensing of intellectual property in a school setting (preferred)

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to Director of Library Services Vicky Biancolo at: [email protected]