PT Library Assistant - Morristown-Morris Twp Joint Public Library

Have you ever wanted to work in a Library? Do you enjoy books and meeting people? 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 12 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 Circulation Desk.
• Checking out, checking in, renewing Library materials, signing up patrons for new library cards and aiding patrons with questions about their cards and Library accounts.
• Opening the department desk and preparing it for the day.
• Answering telephone and transferring calls to appropriate departments, answering customer service questions, and taking messages.
• Unpacking and processing materials for patrons that come from other libraries.
• Emptying book drops and shelving library materials as needed.
• Help with special projects as requested.

• 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’s 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.

• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred, however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable.
• Proficiency in spoken Spanish is a plus.


Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Support Staff/Paraprofessional
Part-time position, 12 hours per week including evening and weekend hours. Salary is $11.25/hour.
How To Apply:: 
Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Ruth Bensley at