Law Library Assistant Exec Off & Office of Court Mgt – Pittsfield, MA

The Law Library Assistant assists the Head Law Librarian in providing reference service, implementing circulation and interlibrary loan policies, utilizing knowledge of judges, court personnel, and the general public. Performs major duties under the direction of the Head Law Librarian. Law Library Assistants will be required to occasionally travel within a designated county to provide services at another law library as needed. The position title above the entry level performs more complex and varied work. Employees are hired at the entry level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher level position title within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher level position title. The position title reverts to the entry level when there is a vacancy.

Law Library Assistant I – This is the entry level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform the full range of entry level duties.

Law Library Assistant II – This is the second level position title within this series. Employees at this second level are expected to perform more advanced duties which requires more knowledge of policies and procedures and the exercise of more independent judgment.


These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Law Library Assistant:

Law Library Assistant I Requirements:
High school diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience in a library or an Associate’s degree or paralegal degree and one (1) year of clerical experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of library procedures, interlibrary cooperation, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users.

Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers including MS-DOS and Window environments, and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and CD-ROM use is preferable.

Ability to perform Trial Court fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system.

Ability to travel to multiple court locations.

Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch and lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

Ability to gather, analyze and report information.

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal effectively with judges, court personnel, and the general public.

Ability to work independently.

Law Library Assistant II Requirements:
A minimum of three years of experience as a Law Library Assistant I.

Comprehensive knowledge of library policies and procedures.

Comprehensive knowledge of the Trial Court, including its organizational structure and administrative policies.

Comprehensive knowledge of software applications and research techniques,

Demonstrated ability to perform advanced legal research.

Official Title: Law Library Asst (Gr 13-14)
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Berkshire Superior Court
Job: Library Services
Agency: Exec Off & Office of Court Mgt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: May 13, 2020, 9:32:52 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 51,193.42 – 67,482.20 Yearly
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