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P/T Library Assistant-Library and Learning Commons (non-benefited)

Job Details

Category:: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions
Department:: Library & Learning Commons
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Sep 19, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time Temporary
Position ID:: 167648

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Bunker Hill is also a Hispanic Service Institution, defined as an institution that has an enrollment of undergrad full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.

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Job Description:

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, part-time Library Assistant to work as part of the Library and Learning Commons (LLC) team, comprised of the Library and Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC), serving students, faculty, staff, and community users.

The Library Assistant performs support services in one or more library functions in the Library and Learning Commons (LLC), which provides library services to students, faculty, staff, and community members. These functions may include circulation; assisting with curation and collection development; interlibrary loans; reserves; basic reference; assisting in the institutional archives. Incumbents are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong information technology literacy skills.

Duties include, and are not limited to:

  • Processing library materials for circulation, including examining those materials for damage and for completeness of sets of materials
  • Assists with processing patron inter-library loan requests, which may involve online searches of national databases
  • Assist with processing of materials in the Archives as needed
  • Performing basic assistance in the use of the library's online catalog and library equipment
  • Processing requests for equipment and scheduling its use by patrons as needed
  • Performing general assistance on the library's digital presence, which may include email, instant chat, and social media


  • Associate degree or two (2) years of related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively and inclusively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students in physical and virtual environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in answering directional reference consultations, such as locating books and general databases
  • Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment

Additional Information:

Salary: $32.00 hourly (18.5 hours per week)

Review Date: open until filled

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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