P-T Junior Library Assistant, Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Under general direction of Supervising Library Assistant, performs a variety of routine circulation and technical services functions and provides excellent customer service.
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 overdue items 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
  • Other clerical duties as assigned
  • Understanding and following established library policy and procedures

Schedule: Typically 8-15 hours per week, primarily evening and weekend hours. The ability to be flexible as needed is a plus.


Requirements of this 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 with customers, co-workers and groups outside the library 
  • The ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels
  • The ability to travel between Kennedy and Westergard Branch Libraries
All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are subject to the successful completion of a 3-month performance evaluation period. Offers of employment will be conditional pending the completion of a criminal background check and drug screening as part of our pre-employment procedures. Piscataway Public Library and Piscataway Township are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applicant must comply with the “New Jersey First Act.”
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
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Salary: $18.28 per hour
How To Apply:: 

To apply, email your application or resume to Kathy Medvecky, Supervising Library Assistant, via email at medvecky@piscatawaylibrary.org or mail to 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway Library, NJ 08854.