PT Library Assistant - Belleville Public Library and Information Center

The Belleville Public Library and Information Center seeks a dedicated, positive, energetic, and service-oriented individual to join our Library. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This is a part time position of approximately 15 - 20 hours per week covering morning, evenings and all Saturday shifts for our winter hours.
 
Responsibilities will include a full range of duties primarily at the Circulation desk and other Departments as needed. Checking materials in and out, assisting customers with computer troubleshooting, answering basic reference and directional questions, collecting fines, patron registration, answering phones, processing ILL, assisting with library programs. Shelving library materials, shelf-reading and searching for items from system generated lists; and covering the Reference or Children’s Department for meal breaks when needed. Other duties as assigned.
 
The job also involves being “on the move” standing, walking, crouching, and pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, and lifting up to 25 pounds. All other duties as assigned by supervisor on staff. The successful candidate must exhibit the ability to deal tactfully and respectfully with the public and work effectively with colleagues. A proactive nature and knack for creative problem solving are essential.
 
Qualifications/Requirements: 
High School Diploma required. A background working in libraries or with the public is desirable. Knowledge of common computer software such as MS Office is required. Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues are a must.
 
MLS or Library School Required: 
No
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Essex
Job Focus: 
Circulation
Part-Time
Compensation: 
To be determined upon relevant library experience.
How To Apply:: 
For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Director, Michelle Malone at mmalone@bellepl.org. Include “Part Time Library Assistant” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please. Due to the high number of responses, we will only respond to candidates who have been selected for interviews.