Library Associate (Part Time) – Parsippany Troy-Hills Public Library System

Job Title: Library Associate, part time, approximately 32 hours bi-weekly, including evenings and Saturdays
Department: Children’s Department, Lake Hiawatha Branch
Salary Range: $17.42-$23.00 per hour

Public Service:

– provide reference and reader’s advisory service to library customers
– provide customers with instruction in the proper use of library resources
– is familiar with popular children’s authors and reading trends
– review incoming children’s material to maintain familiarity with the collection
– provide basic computer assistance to customers

Programming

– under the guidance of the professional staff, develop and/or conduct organized, entertaining, informative, creative and age appropriate programs and crafts
– assist in finding appropriate reading materials and organize materials for various programs
– register children for programs
– conduct a Storytime at the Mount Tabor Branch (on a rotation with other staff)
– conduct a weekly Storytime at Lake Hiawatha

Staff Responsibilities:

– create the monthly department calendar
– send department’s PR information to appropriate staff
– update and weed a designated collection

Outreach:

– visits a pre-school once a month
– host a monthly elementary school visit to the Library for special needs students

Qualifications/Requirements:

– college degree required
– enrolled in or planning to obtain MLS degree preferred
– must have customer service and computer experience
– must be willing to work nights and weekends
– respond to the needs and requests of library customers and staff
– excellent verbal and written communication skills
– be comfortable in working independently

If interested in this position, please send resume and cover letter to maria.crawford@parsippanylibrary.org by August 31, 2019

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