Job Opening: Hourly Library Assistant

Hourly Library Assistant –

Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library

The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library, located in the Borough of Roselle Park, NJ, is seeking a dynamic, friendly, and detail-oriented Library Assistant to join our library. The ideal candidate should be personable and self-motivated, with excellent communication, customer service, and technology skills. Must be a team player.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Provide excellent customer service at all times.

• Ability to work with a diverse population.

• Handle all aspects of circulation including check in/out library materials on automated circulation system. Renew materials in person and over the phone.

• Issue library cards to patrons and provide basic information regarding the library’s policies and procedures, as well as an array of services.

• Assist with programming, displays, the creation and production of flyers and other publicity materials.

• Clear patron fines/fees, place holds, and maintain patron files and records.

• Troubleshoot customer issues, referring patrons to supervisor or other departments when necessary.

• Assist with overdues and other notifications to borrowers.

• Understand how to best use the online catalog and internet.

• Provide simple reference information.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Abilities:

• Must possess expertise in Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and proficiency with digital apps.
• Maintain effective working relationship with both the public and colleagues.

• Perform basic math functions, including working with money to give change.

• Learn the library’s automated circulation system, policies, and procedures.

• Bend, reach, and lift up to 40 lbs. to perform the physical tasks at the Circulation Desk, including but not limited to, emptying bins, packaging books, and handling donations. Ability to push a cart full of library materials.

• Catalog materials such as magazines and non-print items.

• Adapt to changing computer technology.

• Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Qualifications:

• High school diploma required. College preferred.

• Computer expertise with email, search engines, basic Windows and Microsoft functions, as well as social media.

• Library background or related customer service preferred.

• Fluency in Spanish a plus.

• Familiarity with the SirsiDynix library automated circulation system preferred, but training will be provided.

• General knowledge of library policies, procedures, and practices a plus.

Work schedule will include daytime hours as well as occasional evening & Saturday hours.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour.

How To Apply:

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jenny Lichtenwalner, Interim Library Director, 404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204 or

Employment is contingent upon completion of a reference check, and approval by the Library Board of Trustees. Position is open until filled.

Please Note: The Library will only contact candidates they wish to interview.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a reference check, and approval by the Library Board of Trustees. Position is open until filled.
Please Note: The Library will only contact candidates they wish to interview.

Roselle Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Borough of Roselle Park
110 East Westfield Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908-245-6222
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