Children’s Library Assistant (Part Time) – Bernards Township Library

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Bernards Township Library has an immediate opening for a twelve-hour-a-week Library Assistant (Salary Grade Level 1) in the Children’s Library. While the position is permanent, the hours are subject to change due to the library’s schedule during the pandemic. Currently, the hours for this position are: Monday 12:00-4:00pm, Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm, Thursday 1:00-5:00pm 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, striving to offer excellent customer service.

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

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, and more.

REQUIREMENTS: The qualified candidate will have the ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of routine, detailed work; to follow written and oral directions; and to handle multiple activities and/or interruptions. She or he will have demonstrated the capacity to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. Complete ease in the use of computers is essential. He or she will readily adapt to a variety of assignments; and have the strength to lift 30 pounds and/or maneuver 50-pound book carts; and be able to retrieve library materials from both high and low-level shelving. Library Assistants must be fluent in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position. Fluency in other languages is a plus.

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.

CONTACT: Forward cover letter and resume to Ellen Ryan, Supervising Librarian – Childrens, at


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