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Great place to thrive!
Librarian II (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 31, 2017
Learned a lot about fast-paced librarianship. Basically the art of getting the job done while keeping interactions with the patron special. Best of all was the team atmosphere--supervisors, librarians and library assistants worked together like a well oiled machine.
Pros
working in exciting down town Boston
Cons
residency requirement
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Librarians Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 19, 2017
this job was a summer job of mine it doesn't really count, but it was a good experience. I mean you shelve books or help find the books, or you struggling to find something to do until your end of shift comes, good for a lazy person in my opinion.
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Better management would be great for staff morale.
Performing Artist (Former Employee) –  East Boston, MAOctober 6, 2016
I learned a lot about the various collections. I enjoyed working in Rare Books and Manuscripts; a supportive manager there made all the difference. Finding out what was in that particular collection intrigued the researcher part of me. The sense of humor of the staff was a real plus.
Pros
The collection depth and breadth.
Cons
Management.
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excellent exsperience
Volunteer Tutor (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 23, 2016
Overall this is a great company. I enjoyed being a part of the team. I loved reading to the kids and helping them achieve their goals.
Pros
positive enviorment
Cons
pay
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a challenging assisnment.
Assistant cataloger (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 21, 2014
One of the best public libraries in the western world. A devoted staff that always keeps abreast of current trends i8n the library field
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Simple
Shelving (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 8, 2014
A Typical day at work was like: 1) sign in 2) Start organizing Books and CDs to their proper places.
Pros
Simple
Cons
Boring
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Provided Administrative support for the Assistant Director
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 27, 2013
Provided Administrative support for the Assistant Director for the Boston Public Library, second largest public library in the country. Organized evening functions for book talks.
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