PT Library Assistant, Reference Desk - Belleville Public Library and Information Center

The Belleville Public Library and Information Center is seeking a proactive and service oriented person to assist in the evenings at the Adult Services Reference Desk. The position is part-time and the schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 5pm – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 5pm during our winter hours.
 
Responsibilities included but not limited to:
• Interact and provide assistance to patrons in identifying, locating, and accessing information
• Answers patron inquiries pertaining to library materials, library hours, offices and personnel
• Availability of reserve or reference materials
• Performs filing or shelving tasks involving the use of the Dewey Decimal Classification System and alphabetical filing systems beyond the initial letter of a word and
check shelves to ensure materials are filed properly.
• Collaborates with the Full Time Librarian on ad hoc projects
• Supports the library’s online presence and technology services. Duties are dependent on areas of expertise and may include the following:
• May be required to assist in other departments as needed
 
Qualifications/Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Effective communication skills including oral, written, and online
• Ability/willingness to develop a good rapport with a diverse population ranging in ages to identify their needs and interests
• Excellent human relations skills, must love working with people.

Recommended (but not required) qualifications:
• Some experience with Adult programming preferred
• Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology
• General knowledge of Adult Literature
• Experience with Polaris ILS
• Spanish language proficiency or second language

 

MLS or Library School Required: 
No
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Essex
Job Focus: 
Part-Time
Public/Adult Services
Support Staff/Paraprofessional
How To Apply:: 

Must be and Essex County Resident, no exceptions. Please send resume, cover letter and the names of three professional references to the Director, Michelle Malone mmalone@bellepl.org. The position is open until filled.