Library Assistants, Children’s Library (Part-time, 2 positions) – Bernards Township Library

Library Assistants, Children’s Library (Part-time, 2 positions)

Bernards Township Library has immediate openings for 2 Library Assistants (Salary Grade Level 1).
Schedule A is a twelve-hour-a-week position: Monday 1:00-5:00pm, Wednesday 5:00-9:00pm, Friday 1:00-
5:00pm plus one Saturday and one Sunday per month.
Schedule B is a seventeen-hour-a-week position: Monday 9:00am-2:00pm, Wednesday 1:00-5:00pm, Thursday
5:00-9:00pm, Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm plus one Saturday and one Sunday per month.

The Library is a vibrant and active cultural center in the community and is much valued by Township residents
for its wide range of materials and services. Our successful applicant will work as a team player with other
Library staff members, be self-motivated with a willingness to learn, and strive to offer excellent customer

Visit the Library’s website at for information on the Library and a detailed job

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: The successful candidate will report to the Children’s Supervisor and perform a variety of
general library clerical duties. Duties include, but are not limited to, checking library materials in and out,
assisting the public in the use of library resources and equipment, issuing library cards, assisting with displays
and crafts, and more.


  • Ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of routine, detailed work.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Be able to multitask activities and interruptions.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Complete ease in the use of computers and digital devices is essential.
  • Ability to readily adapt to a variety of assignments.
  • Have the strength to lift 30 pounds and/or maneuver 50-pound book carts.
  • Be able to retrieve library materials from both high and low-level shelving.
  • Be fluent in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
  • Experience using Polaris/LEAP is desirable but not required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school graduation or equivalency along with previous library experience or
some college or library courses. Background in children’s literature and knowledge of books/eBooks/movies,
etc. helpful. Fluency in other languages is a plus.

CONTACT: Send cover letter indicating preferred schedule and resume to Ellen Ryan, Supervising Librarian –
Children’s Services, at