P-T Library Assistant Position, Media Department, The Morristown & Morris Township 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 10.5 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 Media Desk with collection questions or with public computers and photocopier.
  • Checking out, checking in and renewing Library materials.
  • Opens and/or closes the Media department (locking and unlocking the Library's Media doors, printing date due stickers, and setting up the Media desk).
  • Checks in and processes magazines for circulation
  • Answering telephone and transferring calls to appropriate departments, answering customer service questions, and taking messages.
  • Emptying book drops and shelving library materials as needed.
  • Finds and processes items from the interlibrary loan "pick list."
  • Help with special projects as requested.
Qualifications/Requirements: 

Required:

  • 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‚Äôs 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.

Preferred:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred, however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable.
  • Knowledge of movies, music, or current books a plus.
  • Proficiency in spoken Spanish is a plus.
Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Notices: 
EOE
MLS or Library School Required: 
No
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Morris
Job Focus: 
Part-Time
Public/Adult Services
Compensation: 
Part-time position, 10.5 hours per week scheduled for Thursday evenings (5:00-9:00 p.m.) and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Salary is $11.25/hour. EOE
How To Apply:: 

Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Timothy Lynch at timothy.lynch@mmt.mainlib.org.