P-T Library Assistant - Somerset County Library System, Bound Brook

Essential Functions of the Job:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing direct patron service at the Youth Services desk including circulation, reference and readers’ advisory services to the public and using appropriate tools and resources to identify sources for customers; performing off-desk responsibilities; planning, promoting and implementing library programs that encourage library usage and support the goals of the SCLSNJ Strategic Plan, community needs, and changes in technology and trends in library services; assisting with maintaining and promoting library collections; performing other library-related tasks as assigned by supervisor or branch manager. (Job ID# 2019-04)


Somerset County Library System of New Jersey partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Our vision is to work together to enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ is comprised of 10 branch locations and 2 reading stations. For more information, visit SCLSNJ.org.


Minimum Qualifications:

Fluency in spanish to assist patrons, conduct programming, and translate documents; bachelor’s degree; two years of related patron service, library, teaching or computer training experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (will consider candidates without degree depending on other qualifications); reliable transportation to attend training, meetings, or other assigned duties at other branches or off-site locations as required.


Experience with basic internet/word processing troubleshooting.

Physical Demands:

Reading materials and providing verbal assistance to library users in English; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; intermittent sitting, standing, and walking; ability to perform the essential functions of this position in areas of the building that are only accessible by using stairs; occasional bending, reaching, and stooping; lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs.; pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs.; distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions; vision sufficient to view computer screens and spine labels under a variety of light conditions.

Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Youth Services
Hourly Rate: $17.62 (negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications) Schedule: Up to 20 hours per week Since the library is open days and evenings, schedules may vary; including two evenings per week; every Saturday; Sunday rotation; some holidays; schedule subject to change with notice
How To Apply:: 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and SCLSNJ application to jobs@sclibnj.org. The SCLSNJ application can be found on our website at SCLSNJ.org/about/work-at-sclsnj. Please include job ID# in all application materials. (Job ID# 2019-04)