Library Associate, Children's Department, Parsippany Library, Lake Hiawatha Branch

Public Service:

  • provide reference and reader’s advisory service to library customers
  • provide customers with instruction in the proper use of library resources
  • is familiar with popular children’s authors and reading trends
  • review incoming children’s material to maintain familiarity with the collection
  • provide basic computer assistance to customers


  • under the guidance of the professional staff, develop and/or conduct organized, entertaining, informative, creative and age appropriate programs and crafts
  • assist in finding appropriate reading materials and organize materials for various programs
  • register children for programs
  • conduct a Storytime at the Mount Tabor Branch (on a rotation with other staff)
  • conduct a weekly Storytime at Lake Hiawatha

Staff Responsibilities:

  • create the monthly department calendar
  • send department’s PR information to appropriate staff
  • update and weed a designated collection


  • visits a pre-school once a month
  • host a monthly elementary school visit to the Library for special needs students


  • college degree required
  • enrolled in or planning to obtain MLS degree preferred
  • must have customer service and computer experience
  • must be willing to work nights and weekends
  • respond to the needs and requests of library customers and staff
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • be comfortable in working independently
Job Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Youth Services
$17.50 - $23.00 hourly range
How To Apply:: 

Send cover letter and resume to maria.crawford@parsippanylibrary,org