PT Library Assistant - Red Bank Public Library

Part-Time Library Assistant
Up to 20 hours weekly, Some Saturdays and evenings
The Red Bank Public Library, located in the diverse community of Red Bank, NJ, is seeking a dynamic, friendly and detail-oriented Library Assistant to join our Circulation and Children’s departments. The ideal candidate should be personable and self-motivated, with excellent communication, customer service and technology skills. Must be a team player.

Job Requirements:

Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Provide excellent customer service at all times.
• Ability to work with a diverse population.
• Handle all aspects of circulation including check in/out library materials on automated circulation system. Renew materials in person and over the phone.
• Issue library cards to patrons and provide basic information regarding the library’s policies and procedures, as well as array of services.
• Assist with programming, displays, the creation and production of flyers and other publicity materials using software tools such as Microsoft Publisher and Canva.
• Clear patron fines/fees, place holds and maintain patron files and records.
• Troubleshoot customer issues, referring patrons to supervisor or other departments when necessary.
• Assist with overdue and other notifications to borrowers.
• Understand how to best use the online catalogue and internet.
• Provide simple reference information.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Must possess expertise in Microsoft Office and social media platforms and proficiency with digital apps.
• Maintain effective working relationship with both the public and colleagues.
• Perform basic math functions, including work with money to give change.
• Learn the library’s automated circulation system, policies, and procedures.
• Bend, reach and lift up to 40 lbs. to perform the physical tasks at the Circulation Desk, including but not limited to emptying bins, packaging books, handling donations. Ability to push a cart full of library materials.
• Catalog materials such as magazines and non-print items.
• Work a flexible schedule. Some Saturdays and evenings a must.
• Adapt to changing computer technology.
• Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
• Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.


• High school diploma required. College preferred.
• Computer expertise with email, search engines, basic Windows and Microsoft functions, as well as social media.
• Library background or related customer service preferred.
• Fluency in Spanish a plus.
• Familiarity with the Sirsi Dynix library automated circulation system preferred, but training will be provided.
• General knowledge of library policies, procedures and practices a plus.


MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
Support Staff/Paraprofessional
Youth Services
Salary is $14.85 per hour.
How To Apply:: 

Position is open until filled.

To apply, please visit our website, employment opportunities, to download an application. Send application with cover letter and resume to the Borough of Red Bank: 90 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701; Attention Administrator’s office. The position is currently vacant; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Please Note: The Library will only contact candidates they wish to interview.