P-T Library Assistant, Youth Services, Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Library Assistant - Part-Time Youth Services

The Library is seeking an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to join our team as a part-time Library Assistant in our Youth Services department. We seek an individual who will strive to offer our diverse community of 29,000+ residents excellent customer service while being friendly, professional, and efficient. Excellent communication and computer skills are a must. The successful candidate must be able to perform a wide range of clerical, paraprofessional tasks, and other support duties. This is a part-time position of approximately 19 hours per week including evening, weekend, and daytime hours.


  • Possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service by being attentive, approachable, kind, and helpful to everyone.
  • Ability to assist children, teens, families, and patrons during programs and program registration
  • Inspire a connection to all facets of the library by introducing customers to all we do: programs, collections, resources, and much more.
  • Assist with inquiries regarding patron accounts, checking materials in and out, provide basic readers’ advisory, answering phones, and answer basic reference and directional questions.
  • 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.
  • Assist with basic computer troubleshooting.
  • Create and assist with programs under the direction of the Head of Youth Services.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • Ability to converse, speaking clearly, concisely, and courteously.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presenting in front of large groups.
  • Comfortable enforcing behavior guidelines in line with the Library’s policies.
  • Computer literacy skillset (Office Suite, Google Suite, email, internet research, social media).
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and carry 25-40 lbs on a routine basis.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent, along with some relevant library work and/or other work experiences are required.
  • Past experience in a library setting is a plus.
Send a resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to Melissa Brisbin, Associate Director, at [email protected]. The Library will contact applicants for an interview. The salary is $15 per hour. Pro-rated leave included. The work schedule is approximately 19 hours a week, including evening and weekend hours. Must pass a mandatory background check.

MLS or Library School Required:

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

Job Focus:
Youth Services