System Library Assistant (Job ID# 2021-33), Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, Varies

System Library Assistant (Job ID# 2021-33)
Location/Department: Varies based on need

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing direct patron service at public service desks including circulation, reference and readers’ advisory services to the public and using appropriate tools and resources to identify sources for customers; performing off-desk responsibilities; planning, promoting and implementing library programs that encourage library usage and support the goals of the SCLSNJ Strategic Plan, community needs, and changes in technology and trends in library service; assisting with maintaining and promoting library collections; performing other library-related tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; two years of related patron service, library, teaching or computer training experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (will consider candidates without degree depending on other qualifications); reliable transportation to attend training, meetings, or other assigned duties at other branches or off-site locations as required. Fluency in languages in addition to English is a plus.

Preferences: Flexibility to work a variety of shifts at different branch locations.

Hourly Rate:$18.62 (negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications);up to 20 hours per week

Schedule: Since the library is open days and evenings, schedules may vary; including Saturday and Sunday rotation; some holidays; schedule subject to change with notice. System Library Assistants are required to work a minimum of 3 shifts or 12 hours per month.

Physical Demands: Reading materials and providing verbal assistance to library users in English; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; intermittent sitting, standing, and walking; ability to perform the essential functions of this position in areas of the building that are only accessible by using stairs; occasional bending, reaching, and stooping; lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs.; pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs.; distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions; vision sufficient to view computer screens and spine labels under a variety of light conditions.

About SCLSNJ: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Our vision is to work together to enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ is comprised of 10 branch locations and 2 reading stations. For more information, visit

Job Notices: Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and SCLSNJ application to [email protected] The SCLSNJ application can be found on our website Please include the Job ID# in all application documents.

MLS or Library School Required:

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

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service
Youth Services