Full-Time Principal Library Assistant, The West Milford Township Library

Full-Time Principal Library Assistant
The West Milford Township Library is seeking an experienced, detail oriented, proactive and customer-service oriented individual for the full-time position of Principal Library Assistant to lead our Circulation Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the operation of the Circulation Desk and Workflows ILS.
  • Providing and overseeing direct public service at the Circulation Desk, including patron registration, fine collection, circulation of materials, inspecting materials for damage, policy explanation, complaint resolution and problem solving.
  • Routinely evaluating procedures and recommending improvements and modifications.
  • Leading Circulation Department meetings and participating in professional development activities.
  • Maintaining the circulation policy manual, including periodic reviews and updating.
  • Overseeing shelving, including monitoring of changing shelving needs, overseeing shifting projects, and assigning shelf reading duties to Circulation staff.
  • Ensuring that the Circulation and surrounding areas of the library are welcoming, organized and clean; Making recommendations for improvements.
  • Monitoring and ordering supplies necessary to circulation activities.
  • Administrating the mailing of computer generated overdue notices and bills and periodically reporting data.
  • Overseeing processing of lost/missing reports, weeding reports, and other patron and collection maintenance issues.
  • Administrating and overseeing holds lists and processing reports.
  • Handling Interlibrary Loan services through JerseyCat (ILL).
  • Assisting patrons with the public printers and copiers when necessary.
  • Overseeing the Friends of the Library book sale in the lobby.

Qualifications: Minimum of two years of experience working in a library Circulation department, navigating Workflows platform, preferably in a lead capacity, and preferably in the PALS Plus system.

The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening shift, and weekend coverage on a rotating basis.

Salary is regionally competitive and commensurate with experience. West Milford Township Library offers medical benefits, paid vacation, personal and sick time. The library participates in the State PERS pension plan. This is a union and civil service position. Offers of employment are pending the completion of a criminal background check.

The West Milford Township Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Anticipated start date is mid-December. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and the three professional references to Karyn Gost, Library Director, at [email protected]