P-T Library Associate Young Adult Services, Trenton Public Library, Trenton

The Trenton Free Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative person with a passion for working with teens, to join our team. As a Young Adult Library Associate this person would be responsible for assisting the Youth Services Librarian with the daily operations of the Teen Room, working with young adults, age 13-17.

  • Ability to relate to teens. 
  • Ability to become familiar with the needs and interests of teens. 
  • Ability to interact with and assist the public in a friendly and responsive manner. 
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, their operating systems, and programs likely to be used in libraries, including familiarity with the Internet, word processing and databases. 
  • Ability to get in front of large groups and to maintain control of large numbers of people. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills for a customer service oriented environment. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Display professional conduct and appearance at all times while performing duties. 
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and staff
  • Assists in processing all teen print materials. 
  • Ability to assist in the development and implementation of teen and family programs and special events. 
  • Ensures open spaces in the Youth Services Department are tidy at all times. 
  • Straightens shelves in Youth Services Department, rotating books on display. 
  • Assists patrons in the Youth Services Department.
  • Defers reference questions to the Youth Services Librarian. 
  • Performs Circulation Desk functions when requested. 
  • Decorates the Youth Services Department.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Previous experience working with children
Spanish speaking helpful

Equal Opportunity Employer
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Teen/YA Services
Youth Services
Salary: $23.0972 per hour 19 Hours Per Week
How To Apply:: 

How to apply:
Send cover letter and resume to rfrancomartin@trentonlib.org with the subject line “Library Associate Children’s Services”. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.