Clerical Assistant, Special Collections, Philip Roth Personal Library, Newark Public Library, Newark

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Job purpose: The Philip Roth Personal Library (PRPL) Clerical Assistant processes Roth collection materials. Materials may include books, audiovisual media and three dimensional objects.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Add/edit item records in the Library’s online catalog.
  • Print labels for items.Cover books.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Typing
  • Familiarity with library catalogs, particularly III’s Sierra.

Working conditions: The work week is up to 35 hours. $20 per hour. Hours are flexible.Six month term which may be renewed pending the status of the project.

Start date: November 2, 2020. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview immediately. COVID test required and results must be submitted prior to hiring date.

Physical requirements: Ability to lift 35 pounds, move books, and push and pull book trucks as required.Direct reports Head of Technical Services and Special Collections Librarian

MLS or Library School Required:

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

Job Focus:
Administrative Assistant 
Support Staff/Paraprofessional 
Technical Services/Acquisitions/Cataloging