PT Library Assistant - Caldwell Free Public Library

The Caldwell Public Library is seeking a personable, highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join its friendly staff. The ideal candidate must have the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and to maintain effective, creative, collaborative and comfortable working relationships with library colleagues. The successful candidate must have the ability to take direction well and work with minimal supervision.
 
Primary duties include:
• Charges and discharges library materials, collects fines, registers and renews library patrons and issues library cards
• Assists the public in use of library resources and equipment
• Answers questions on library organization, holdings, programming, local history inquiries, policies and procedures
• Checks and maintains shelves to ensure correct order
• Retrieves materials to fill library patron requests; packages and routes those materials as required
• Accepts and processes, on a daily basis, materials delivered to library through interlibrary loan
• Assists in accepting reserves for library materials, handles loan requests, and notifies library patrons when materials are available
• Opens building at start of business day and closes building at the end of the day
• Handles overdue notices in accordance with library policy
• Prepares library materials (specifically DVDs and CDs) for the collection including cataloging, linking to the catalog and labeling
• Reviews library, and non-library, literature for the purposes of ordering materials
• Orders materials for library
• Maintains daily log of monies (for fines, copies, library memberships, donations, etc.)

This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week. Must be available to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at least 1 Saturday per month.

 
Qualifications/Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s Degree and/or two years previous library experience
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational ability
• Thorough knowledge of use of computers, including internet tools and programs
 
MLS or Library School Required: 
No
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Essex
Job Focus: 
Part-Time
Compensation: 
$11.00 per hour
How To Apply:: 
Submit cover letter/resume to Claudine Pascale, Library Director at cpascale@caldwellpl.org