Job Opportunities

Page (Part-time), User Services Department

Under supervision, performs routine, repetitive tasks associated primarily with the sorting and shelving of books, media, and other library materials.

Hours: Approximately 7-12 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Shelving library materials and arranging in proper order; maintaining general orderliness of shelves and other public areas; emptying internal and external book drops; collection merchandising for some displays

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to sort alphabetically and numerically; ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions; ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff

Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach and walk in the provision of library services; dexterity to handle books and other library materials; ability to read printed material; ability to carry light loads and/or push a book cart; ability to stand for extended lengths of time

Salary: $8.59 per hour

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are required to have a criminal background check and hiring is contingent on a clean record. All Piscataway Township employees under 18 require working papers.

Apply to: Head of User Services, Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Applications are also available at Kennedy or Westergard Libraries.

 


Senior Library Assistant (Full-time), User Services Department (position posted through September 4, 2015)

Under supervision of the Head of the User Services Department, performs a variety of library duties related to customer service and the flow and circulation of materials throughout the library. This position also includes the overseeing of pages and adult volunteers. Successful candidate will enjoy working with the public and represent the library in a professional manner.

Hours: 35 hours per week, including evening and rotating weekend hours

Salary: $38,064.05 with excellent benefits

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Circulation Desk duties: Charging/renewing/discharging materials in an automated system; entering and updating library cards in an automated system; handling issues with overdues and other account information; handling money through accepting fines and fees; handling/routing system holds; answering the phone and responding to directional questions; following procedures for opening and closing the building

  • Assistance with supervision of part-time Library Assistants

  • Overseeing the training and scheduling of pages and adult volunteers and assistance in supervising their various responsibilities

  • Maintaining order in the library as needed

  • Other duties as requested, particularly in the absence of the Supervising Librarian

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or possession of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate

  • One year of experience in clerical or library work

  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions

  • Knowledge of Windows environment, basic typing and mouse operation, basic Internet searching, use of email and standard office computer programs

  • Ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff

  • Experience with SirsiDynix, library circulation work, or library shelving a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to crouch, reach and walk in the provision of library services

  • Ability to carry light loads and/or push a book cart

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended lengths of time

  • Dexterity to handle books and other library materials, as well as keyboards and other office equipment

  • Ability to read printed material and computer screens, and to write clearly and effectively

  • Vocal and hearing ability to communicate clearly, courteously and accurately with customers and co-workers

  • The ability to travel to and from and between libraries

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are subject to the successful completion of a three-month performance evaluation period. Offers of employment will be conditional pending the completion of a criminal background check, which is part of our pre-employment procedures.

Resumes from interested applicants will be accepted through September 4, 2015.

Apply to: Kate Vasilik, kvasilik@piscatawaylibrary.org

Head of User Services, Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

 

Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.