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.
 
Qualifications/Requirements: 

Required:
• 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.

Preferred:
• 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
Notices: 
EOE
MLS or Library School Required: 
No
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Morris
Job Focus: 
Circulation
Part-Time
Support Staff/Paraprofessional
Compensation: 
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 ruth.bensley@mainlib.org.