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Library assistants perform clerical work in libraries. Their responsibilities center on assisting the librarians with clerical duties as patron assistance.

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We are looking to hire an organized Library assistant to fill out our library team. The successful candidate will be responsible for checking books in and out of the library, sorting and shelving returned books, manage inquiries via email, phone, or at the front desk, and assist customers with online or physical book searches. Candidates with a passion for reading are encouraged to apply.


A library assistant earns roughly $42,000 per year. This salary ranges from $37,000 to $59,000 depending on experience.


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