P-T Library Assistant Circulation and Children's Departments, Red Bank Public Library, Red Bank

LIBRARY ASSISTANT: Part-time position Up to 10 hours weekly, every third Saturday and 1 evening weekly. Salary is $15.15/hr.

The Red Bank Public Library is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented library assistant to work in our Circulation and Children’s departments. Must be a team player. The ideal candidate should be personable, self-motivated, possess excellent communication and customer service skills. Must have good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Drive. Experience with marketing via a variety of social media channels, particularly Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Spanish is a big plus.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding customer service at all times.
  • Assist with programming, displays, the creation and production of calendars, flyers and other publicity materials using software tools such as Canva.
  • Handle all aspects of circulation including check in/out library materials on automated circulation system.
  • Renew materials in person, over the phone or help online.
  • Issue library cards to patrons and provide basic information regarding the library’s policies and procedures.
  • Clear patron fines/fees, place holds and maintain patron files and records.
  • Troubleshoot customer issues, referring patrons to supervisor or other departments when necessary.
  • Provide simple reference information.


Ability to:

  • Speak, write and communicate effectively.
  • Provide friendly, high-quality service to all library customers.
  • Be computer proficient in Microsoft Office or Google applications.
  • Maintain effective working relationship with both the public and colleagues.
  • Perform basic math functions, including work with money to give change.
  • Learn the library’s automated circulation system, policies, and procedures.
  • Bend, reach and lift up to 50 lbs. to perform the physical tasks at the Circulation Desk, including but not limited to emptying bins, packaging books, handling donations.
  • Ability to push a cart full of library materials.
  • Catalog materials such as magazines and non-print items.
  • Work a flexible schedule. Every third Saturday and 1 evening weekly a must.
  • Adapt to changing computer technology.


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required. College preferred.
  • Computer skills including keyboard and mouse functionality, email, search engines, Microsoft Word and Excel, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Possess strong design sense, writing and editing skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Library background or related customer service preferred.
  • General knowledge of library principles, methods, materials, and practices a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Sirsi Dynix library automated circulation system preferred but training will be provided.


To apply, you can download an application from our Red Bank Public Library website. Send application with cover letter and resume to: Red Bank Public Library 84 West Front Street Red Bank, NJ 07701; Attention: Linda Hewitt Or email it to [email protected] The position is currently vacant; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please Note: The Library will only respond to candidates who have been selected for interviews.

MLS or Library School Required:
No 

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

Job Focus:
Circulation 
Part-Time 
Public Relations/Marketing 
Public/Adult Service