PT Technical Library Assistant - Red Bank Public Library

The Red Bank Public Library, located in the diverse community of Red Bank, NJ, is seeking a Part Time Technical Library Assistant. The ideal candidate for this position would bring a combination of customer service experience and technology skills that would benefit the Library staff and the general Red Bank community. Information services, computer training, website and social media initiatives would be in the purview of this job. Candidate would be required to work 16 - 20 hours per week and must be available to work a schedule that includes mornings, evenings and Saturdays. Employment applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Providing information and reference services to adults and young adults.
• Instructing staff and patrons in the use of new and emerging technologies, including downloading eBooks(Overdrive), streaming music (Freegal), magazines (Zinio) and movies (Hoopla), to name just a few.
• Assisting patrons with computer questions including email support, internet searches, job applications and resume writing.
• Updating the Library website and calendar using Joomla. (
• Expanding the Library’s Social Media presence on Instagram and Twitter.
• Developing online tutorials to help the public learn to use our digital library collections.
• Planning and conducting training classes in use of digital collections.
• Participating in Maker Space activities.
• Interacting with technical personnel in other libraries in the region to share ideas and initiatives of a technical nature that would benefit Red Bank Library staff and patrons.
• Liaising with Red Bank Borough IT Director in order to support the Library’s computer network.
• Being the point person with LMXAC consortium technical personnel.
• Handling day to day computer issues for staff and patrons.
• Providing technical programming support including setting up computer/sound/screen for Library program presentations – speakers, discussions, and/or films.
• Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
• 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.



Qualifications Include:
Job requires excellent oral and written communication abilities. Bilingual in Spanish is a significant plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, CANVA, JOOMLA, new technologies and social media in libraries is required. Must have confidence in troubleshooting general computer issues. A team player, a sense of humor and an ability to embrace new challenges would set this candidate apart.


MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Salary is $20.11/hr. Employment is contingent upon completion of a background and reference check, medical exam and approval by the Borough Council and the Library Board of Trustees.
How To Apply:: 
To apply, please visit borough 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