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Job Description:  Part-Time Library Assistant

Part-time, 20 hours per week.

The Clark Public Library is hiring a part-time LIBRARY ASSISTANT. This position will be part-time with a flexible schedule that includes days, evenings and one weekend rotation a month. Applicants must be available to work various shifts. Hours total 20 per week. Must be available to work at least a 4-hour shift between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours will vary when the weekend shift occurs.  Position includes leave time benefits.

Duties include:  

  • Circulation desk service to visitors of all ages (greet, check-in, check-out, registration, etc.).
  • Answer phones and forward calls to appropriate recipients as needed.
  • Assist patrons with general directional questions within the library.
  • Applicants must have the ability to shelf books alphabetically and by Dewey Decimal System. Check shelves to ensure materials are filed properly. Locate material based on call number. Perform searches for material not in its proper location.
  • Prepare library materials for circulation/use.
  • Assist patrons with public photocopiers and printers as needed.
  • Must be able to exercise judgment and enforce policy in situations relevant to the position and in public service situations. 
  • Perform several jobs simultaneously.
  • Works effectively and courteously with the general public and other employees.
  • Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.
  • Performs procedures related to circulation of materials, including check-in and out of library material, collection of fees and fines and registration of library members.
  • Processes new library material and performs basic repairs to damaged library material. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Open to New Jersey residents only.
  • Able to operate a computer, phone, library software, a web browser, and an e-mail interface.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office products required.
  • Keyboarding skills required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluency in English.
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with the public and with people of all ages.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand, and easily move about as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks require lifting, carrying, moving, and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books. 
  • Phone and office work experience required.
  • Customer service experience in a library, office or retail environment is required.
  • CPR training is a plus.

Compensation:  This position is represented by Union Council No. 8, New Jersey Civil Service Association, IFPTE, AFL-CIO and is ranked at the position of Library Assistant by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Starting salary is based on Union Council 8 contract.

Employees are entitled to sick leave, vacation and holiday, after a 3-month provisional period. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Please respond with a resume and the names of three references via email to circulation@clarklibrary.org by Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified.  No phone calls, no faxed resumes, no mailed resumes. You must include your home address in your email or resume. Applications that only include an email address and/or phone number will be rejected. Applicants must comply with the “NJ First Act.”

The Clark Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. * Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform 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.

Job Type: Part-time, Circulation





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