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Part-Time Library Assistant

The West Milford Township Library is seeking a part-time (28 hours a week) Library Assistant to join our Circulation Department. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The applicant must be a friendly and flexible quick-thinker who can multitask and is very detail-oriented.  Candidate must have computer skills needed to learn library technology and circulation software quickly and be capable of helping library users with basic computer needs.  Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work as a team member are a must. Experience working in PALS Plus libraries or with Workflows is desirable, although not necessary.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

·         Assisting the public at the Circulation Desk

·         Checking items in and out to patrons

·         Registering new library patrons

·         Maintaining and updating information on patron library accounts

·         Collecting circulations fees, fines and processing transactions

·         Providing patrons with directional assistance and/or directing them to the appropriate service desk for help

·         Assisting patrons with the public printers and copiers when necessary

·         Answering and routing telephone calls

·         Shelving library materials, shelf-reading and searching for items from system generated lists

·         Packing / unpacking delivery items

This is a part-time position, 28 hours per week, at a pay rate of $15.17 per hour, and includes some evening hours and weekend coverage on a rotating basis. Candidates must be willing to become a New Jersey resident within one year of hire. West Milford Township Library offers paid vacation, personal and sick time. This is a union and civil service position. Offers of employment are pending the completion of a criminal background check. The West Milford Township Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and the three professional references to Karyn Gost, Library Director, at


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