P-T Library Assistant - Children's Department, Long Branch Public Library

The Long Branch Public Library announces an opening for a P/T Library Assistant to work in our children’s department. This will be a person who connects children and our community and who contributes to a dynamic, welcoming community resource with vibrant collections to provide opportunities for lifelong learning, research, and recreation. Compensation is $15.82 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Checking in and out items. 
  • Manning incoming calls and routing them to proper locations if needed. 
  • Offering book suggestions and help in finding suitable and/or desirable items. 
  • Help with catalog inquiries, stack navigation, as well as any general questions as related to the library collection. 
  • Shelving, shelf reading, cleaning and general stack maintenance when time allows or when needed. 
  • Perform other duties specific to the Children’s Department including but not limited to: leading story times, assisting with school visits, aiding with art projects and library décor, and assisting with special events, parties or programs.

Candidate must be able to speak, read and understand Spanish fluently. 
Have a high school diploma or equivalent

The successful candidate will:

  • Enjoy working with children and the people in our community and be responsive to their needs and requests for programs, collections and services
  • Meet and communicate effectively with library patrons and the public. 
  • Become familiar with all library facilities, materials, and services. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Evaluate and prioritize many different projects. 
  • Learn library classifications and arrangements as well as possess a working knowledge of the Dewey decimal system. 
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and accept responsibility and supervision. 
  • Ability and willingness to self-start, perform, and follow up on day-to-day tasks and projects without having to be asked or instructed.
  • Have a working knowledge of and ability to work with computers. 
  • Perform detailed and wide-ranging tasks and follow up on questions or problems which may present themselves. 
  • Know and understand internal and public policies of the library. 
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Youth Services
$15.82 per hour
How To Apply:: 

Please send resume to Nekesha Marshall at Nmarshall.lbpl@gmail.com. Call 732-222-3900, ext 2320 for more information.