P-T Circulation Library Assistant, Morristown-Morris Twp Joint Public Library, Morristown

The Morristown & Morris Township Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented person to join our creative and dedicated staff. We are located in a diverse community in the heart of historic Morristown and we provide exemplary and courteous service to all of our patrons. This 12 hour/week position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to be a part of an innovative and forward thinking group of people. 

General Responsibilities: 

  • Helping patrons at the Circulation Desk.
  • Checking out, checking in, renewing Library materials, signing up patrons for new library cards and aiding patrons with questions about their cards and Library accounts.
  • Opening the department desk and preparing it for the day.
  • Answering telephone and transferring calls to appropriate departments, answering customer service questions, and taking messages.
  • Unpacking and processing materials for patrons that come from other libraries.
  • Emptying book drops and shelving library materials as needed. 
  • Help with special projects as requested.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, although some college course work or knowledge of the workings of a library is very desirable. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population and staff.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, the ability to work competently with the Library’s online catalog, databases, email, calendar and circulation systems. 
  • 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 ten pounds and push book carts up to 30 pounds.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred, however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable. 
  • Proficiency in spoken Spanish is a plus.
Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Support Staff/Paraprofessional
Part-time position, 14.5 hours per week scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5:00-9:00 p.m.) and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Salary is $11.75/hour. EOE
How To Apply:: 

Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Ruth Bensley at ruth.bensley@mainlib.org.