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

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: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
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 The position is open until filled.