Library Assistant, Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 07:28 PM

Full-Time Library Assistant 35 hours per week, including evening and weekend rotation.

Please note that, at this time, the library operation has been modified due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Schedules are subject to change as circumstances require or as they allow for the resumption of regular services and hours.

The Millburn Free Public Library invites applications to fill a full-time library assistant position in our Public Services Department. Includes a comprehensive benefits package with health insurance, dental insurance, prescription plan, leave time benefits, pension, and more. Reports to the Head of Public Services. Duties include:

  • Circulation desk service to visitors of all ages (greet, check-in, check-out, registration, etc.).
  • Process holds, inter-library loans, and transfers.
  • Answer phones and forward calls to appropriate recipients as needed.
  • Assist patrons with general directional questions within the library.
  • Perform filing or shelving following the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Check shelves to ensure materials are filed properly.
  • Locate material based on call number.
  • Perform searches for material not in its proper location.
  • Prepare library materials for circulation/use.
  • Assist patrons with public photocopiers and public fax, as needed.
  • Interpret and enforce library policy in situations relevant to the position, with tact and aplomb.
  • Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of programming for all ages and other special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent customer service and teamwork skills.
  • Able to operate a computer, library software, a web browser, and an e-mail interface.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluency in English.
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with the public and with people of all ages.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand, and ambulate, as needed, as relevant to the position.
  • Daily tasks require lifting, carrying, moving, and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.
  • Occasional travel to meetings or training outside of the library.
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.


  • Previous successful experience in a public library is preferred but not required.
  • Previous successful experience in a BCCLS library is preferred but not required.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 1031, AFL-CIO and is ranked at the position of Library Assistant by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Starting salary is based on CWA contract and exceeds the NJLA recommended minimum. The minimum annual salary for year 2020 is $37,618. Includes fringe benefits.The first 90 days of employment are provisional.

To apply:E-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected] Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment ONLY. Use the subject line FT-Lib-Asst-2020FA. No phone calls. No faxes.Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday November 20, 2020 will be given first preference. The anticipated start date is in January 2021.The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview. The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

* Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

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