P-T Library Associate, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

The Plainfield Public Library is looking for a Library Associate to work in our Circulation and Reference Departments. This is a part-time position of no more than 24 hours per week split between the two departments; covering evening, weekend, and daytime hours. Strong customer service skills and highly competent computer skills are required. Familiarity with Workflows (Sirsi) or another library ILS system is preferred but training will be provided.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

Compensation: This is a part-time position. $16.48-$18.13/hr

Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish is required

Start Date: ASAP

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting patrons at the Circulation and Reference Desks
  • Issuing library cards
  • Checking library items in and out
  • Processing Holds/ILL
  • Create and deliver Adult and YA library programming as part of a team
  • Provide outreach services
  • Provide reference assistance, including phone and email reference
  • Shelving library materials
  • Shelf reading and maintenance
  • Maintaining general orderliness of shelves and other public areas
  • Emptying internal book drops
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to communicate clearly and courteously with customers, co-workers and groups outside the library
  • Strong computer skills
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and technology applications
  • Ability to create and deliver programs and brief workshops on creative reading related, and STEAM related topics.
  • Ability to sort alphabetically and numerically
  • Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions
  • Ability to carry and transport materials up to 20lbs

Contact Andrew Eason at [email protected]


MLS or Library School Required:

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

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service