Library Assistant (Part-Time), Florham Park Public Library, Florham Park

Library Assistant (Part Time)

Job Summary
The Florham Park Public Library is seeking a part-time library assistant to join our dynamic and fun-loving team. This position offers entry-level public library experience performing circulation and collection maintenance tasks. This position is for a total of 18 hours per week at a rate of $15.00 per hour. The schedule will be: Mondays 1-6Tuesdays 1-6Saturdays 9:30-4The Florham Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a courteous attitude with the general public, both in person and by telephone
  • Assists the public with questions related to Library services, technology, collections, and resources
  • Shelves materials and ensures tidy appearance of library collections
  • Open building at the start of the day and close the building at the end of the day following defined procedures
Circulation desk duties such as:
  • Charge and discharge materials, issue library cards, reserve/request items, respond to patron account questions, and empty the book drop
  • Collect money for fines and lost materials, copies, faxes, etc.
  • Register new patrons for library cards
  • Assist patrons in finding information and resources through the online catalog, internet and online resources, providing instruction where appropriate
  • Perform housekeeping chores around the library, such as neatening the magazine area, pushing in chairs, re-supplying the copier, etc.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Enthusiasm for libraries!
  • Proactive customer service orientation, ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public, and ability to maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with other members of the library staff
  • Knowledge and familiarity with reference tools needed for basic research, including internet and online databases
  • Knowledge of library terminology, policies, and procedures
  • Attention to detail, especially when discharging library materials and shelf-reading
  • Willingness to develop skills and library knowledge through on-the-job training, classes, or online tutorials
  • Able to lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds
Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Familiarity with computers and internet
  • Customer service experience
  • Previous library experience strongly preferred
  • Some college or library coursework preferred
How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] with the subject “Part Time Library Assistant.” Attachments should be in PDF or Word format.


MLS or Library School Required:
No

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Circulation
Support Staff/Paraprofessional