P-T Junior Library Assistant, Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway NJ

Under general direction of Supervisor of User Services, performs routine circulation functions and provides excellent customer service.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Answering the phone and responding to directional questions
  • Understanding and following established library policy and procedures

Requirements of the Position:

  • High School Diploma or possession of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Some knowledge of clerical methods and practices, and the use of office equipment
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff
  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to stand, sit, walk, and stoop in provision of library service
  • The ability to handle, reach for and carry materials up to 20 lbs.
  • Dexterity to operate keyboards and other office equipment
  • Visual acuity to read print and computer screens
  • Vocal ability to communicate clearly and courteously
  • The ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels
  • The ability to travel between libraries

Schedule: Typically 8-15 hours per week, including three evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 5-9pm and alternating Saturdays. Sunday hours are on a rotation. Pay Rate $18.65 per hour.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Kathryn Medvecky, Supervisor of User Services at [email protected]

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Not Applicable (No MLS Required) 

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