P-T Library Assistant, Mount Laurel Library, Mount Laurel

Title: Library Assistant (Part Time)
Salary: $13.00 an hour
Open: April 5, 2021


  • Welcomes and serves all customers to the Mount Laurel Library
  • Happily assists customers in person and by phone and email answering questions, checking materials in/out; redirecting questions to the appropriate person to ensure world class customer service
  • Registers new borrowers for library cards and provides information on all the unique services offered by the Mount Laurel Library
  • Handles fines and fees and reconciles money
  • Runs daily circulation reports and library notices
  • Supervises circulation volunteers
  • Assists with building opening or closing procedures
  • Approaches challenging customer situations with a caring demeanor
  • Is a team member who welcomes and accepts input; seeks out advice on how to handle situations and supports team members by keeping them informed and offering help
  • Performs other duties as needed


  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic using numbers up to two decimal places.
  • Ability to perform extensive alphabetizing beyond the first letter of a word.
  • Ability to converse, speaking clearly, concisely, and courteously.
  • Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system and other library filing systems
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or oral one¬- or¬ two-step instructions.
  • Ability to perform numerical filing beyond the initial digit of a sequence of figures.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the library.
  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing in excess of 120 lbs.
  • Ability to carry up to 15 lbs. of library materials across the library
  • Ability to stand for extended periods
  • Ability to bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves
  • High school diploma
  • Ability to comply with all safety protocols including wearing a face mask and gloves

SCHEDULE (Once library fully reopens)

  • Week 1: Monday 5-9, Tuesday 3-9, Wednesday 3-9, Thursday 3-9, Friday 1-7
  • Week 2: Monday 3-9, Tuesday 5-9, Wednesday 9-1, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-5
  • Flexibility to cover additional shifts when needed preferred.
Position open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to Arlene Toussaint [email protected] Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


MLS or Library School Required:

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

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