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Suffolk University Evening Library Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Evening Library Assistant

Staff Non-exempt Boston, Massachusetts



Suffolk University is delighted to announce an opportunity at the Sawyer Library to work as a part-time Evening Library Assistant. There are two positions available. These positions are responsible for Circulation services offered during the hours of 8 pm to 12 am Sundays through Thursdays, during the academic year. This position staffs the Circulation desk and ensures proper closing procedures. Additional responsibilities may include shelving, item processing, and other duties as required.

Provide efficient and courteous service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk by answering inquiries, providing direction, assuring compliance with Library regulations.

Charge out other library resources, including laptops and group study rooms, etc. to authorized borrowers, discharge returned books, and maintain patron records, using the Innovative Interfaces library computer system.

Closes and evacuates the library in accordance with set procedures.

Participates in stacks maintenance tasks, which include weeding and shelf reading.

Responsible for running collection reports and verifying the status of Reserve collection, nightly.


  • High school degree required.

  • Punctual and reliable.

  • Friendly demeanor when working with the public and co-workers.

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.

  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience in a library, bookstore, or retail establishment a plus.

  • Standard hours of this position are Sunday – Thursday 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM, during the academic year.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.