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Junior Library Assistant

Posted March 9, 2020

Junior Library Assistant
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Junior Library Assistant

Piscataway Public Library - User Services Department – Part-Time

Under general direction of Supervisor of User Services, performs routine circulation functions and provides excellent customer service.

Essential Functions of the Job

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Charging/renewing/discharging materials in an automated system
  • Entering and updating library cards in an automated system
  • Handling issues with overdues and other account information
  • Handling money through accepting fines and fees
  • Handling incoming reserves and pulling expired holds
  • Answering the phone and responding to directional questions
  • Understanding and following established library policy and procedures

Requirements of the Position

  • High School Diploma or possession of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Some knowledge of clerical methods and practices, and the use of office equipment
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff
  • Ability to learn routine operations of computer equipment
  • Knowledge of Windows environment, basic typing and mouse operation, use of email and standard office computer programs

Physical Requirements

  • The ability to stand, sit, walk, and stoop in provision of library service
  • The ability to handle, reach for and carry materials up to 20 lbs.
  • Dexterity to operate keyboards and other office equipment
  • Visual acuity to read print and computer screens
  • Vocal ability to communicate clearly and courteously
  • The ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels
  • The ability to travel between libraries

Schedule 

Typically 8-15 hours per week, including three evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 5-9pm and alternating Saturdays on a rotation.

Pay Rate: $18.65 per hour

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume by email to Kathryn Medvecky, Supervisor of User Services, at medvecky@piscatawaylibrary.org.

Drug screening and criminal background check are required before beginning employment. Equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information
  1. Kathryn Medvecky
  2. medvecky@piscatawaylibrary.org