• Part Time
  • Anywhere

Clifton Public Library

The Clifton Public Library (Passaic County) has an opening for a part time Librarian. This position reports to the supervisor of the Reference Department of its Main Memorial Library. Shifts may include time in the Children’s Department and/or Allwood Branch in addition to the Main Library Reference desk when coverage or extra help is needed.


We are looking for a service-oriented professional with an MLS, MIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate to join our team. Excellent communication skills and competency in the use and instruction of technology are a must. You will be providing outstanding reference, reader’s advisory and computer assistance to a diverse public. Bi-lingual skills are a plus. We are in the very beginning stages of strategic planning that will be certain to address the need for outreach and expanded offerings to the ELL (English Language Learners) and workforce communities.


The City of Clifton is civil service and this position is for the title of Librarian 1. The library is also in a union. Part time positions include paid sick, personal and vacation hours. The salary starts at $30 an hour, commensurate with experience. Under the “New Jersey First Act,” new hires must reside in New Jersey within 1 year of starting. Start date dependent on results of background check.


The schedule totals 24 hours over a two-week rotation. Our primary needs currently include coverage of a schedule that alternates every other week as follows:

Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 pm (= 9 hrs)

Week 2 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 – 5:00pm (= 15 hrs)


Additionally, our Main Library is working towards reopening on Sundays during mid-January – May and October – mid-December. This provides an opportunity in the future for extra work on separate, seasonal schedules if you choose to sign up.


The Clifton Public Library includes the Main Memorial Library and the Allwood Branch. It serves a city population of over 90,000 and is a member of the PALS Plus automation consortium.


Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Christine Althawabta, Administrative Clerk in the Clifton Public Library Business Office, 292 Piaget Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011 or send by email to Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

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