P-T Library Assistant, Circulation, Highland Park Public Library

Library Assistant, Part-Time, Circulation Department

Under the direction of the Circulation Department Coordinator, performs routine library circulation functions and provides excellent customer service. This position is essential in the daily functioning of the library.

SCHEDULE: Approximately 12 hours per week, with preferred schedule to include Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon availability and regular rotating weekend hours.

SALARY: $14.00 per hour

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:--Understanding and following established library policy and procedures--Shelving, shelf-reading, and maintaining general orderliness of shelves and public areas--Charging/renewing/discharging materials in an automated system--Entering and updating library cards in an automated system--Handling issues with overdues and other account information--Handling money through accepting fines and fees--Handling incoming reserves and pulling expired holds--Emptying internal and external book drops--Answering the phone and responding to directional and informational questions--Courier duties--Following opening and closing procedures for the library building--Other duties as assigned

Requirements of the Position:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff
  • Ability to sort alphabetically and numerically
  • Ability to learn routine operations of computer equipment
  • Knowledge of Windows environment, basic typing and mouse operation, use of email and standard office computer programs

TO APPLY: Email your resume and letter of interest to Kate Jaggers at [email protected] with the subject line “Library Desk Assistant.” This position remains open until filled. Only applicants to be contacted are those the library elects to invite to be interviewed.

The Borough of Highland Park and Highland Park Public Library are Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE). Applicants must comply with the "New Jersey First Act.” All Highland Park Borough employees over 18 are required to complete a background check and hiring is contingent on a clean record. All employees under 18 require working papers.

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