P-T Circulation Assistant, New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

New Providence Memorial Library is looking for a friendly, service-oriented person for our Circulation Desk who will be responsible for a variety of tasks including circulating library materials, registering new patrons, collecting fees, processing reserve requests and shelving.

  • Prepare the Circulation Desk for open and close including counting cash drawer
  • Check out and check in materials including emptying book bins and processing newspapers 
  • Maintain Holds Shelf including phone notifications, monitoring the Holds Shelf and Holds List
  • Shelving books in all areas of the Library 
  • Registering new patrons
  • Collecting fees and making change
  • Assist patrons with general information questions and use of the catalog
  • Other duties as assigned
  • A high school degree. Some college courses are desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including but not limited to the ability to work competently with the Library’s online catalog, email, browser, session management and printing software and circulation systems. Experience with MS Office Suite is desirable.
  • Ability to work with small amounts of money and provide change for patrons
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, bend, stoop, reach and carry for extended periods as well as lift up to 20 pounds and push book carts up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to exercise judgment in public service situations and perform several jobs simultaneously
  • Ability to learn the library’s shelving and classification systems and shelve materials alphabetically and numerically
  • Customer service experience in a library, office or retail environment 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of popular books and media and a desire to share that knowledge with others
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
This position is part-time with a flexible schedule that will include a weeknight 4PM-9PM shift, being part of the Saturday and Sunday rotation schedule and the possibility to fill in more hours as coverage is needed including weekdays, nights and weekends. $12.50 an hour.
How To Apply:: 

Please complete the New Providence Borough application and either scan and email to director@newprovidencelibrary.org or drop off at the Circulation Desk in the library. The Borough Application can be found on the www.newprov.org website under Employment.