Part Time Library Assistant – Hackettstown Free Public Library

Main Library Alliance


The Hackettstown Free Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide excellent customer service in the position of Library Assistant. Under close supervision, the Library Assistant performs a variety of routine nonprofessional library tasks and does other related duties as required.


This is a part-time, 15-hour per week position with primarily evening hours.  Work involves performing detailed clerical tasks in support of the effective daily operation of the library.


  • Answers phone and routes calls accordingly
  • Welcomes patrons entering the library
  • Registers new patrons, updates cards, and renews expired library cards
  • Checks material in/out
  • Assists patrons with information requests and/or finding material
  • Instructs and assists patrons in using the automated catalog (OPAC)
  • Instructs, assists, and monitors patrons using public PCs
  • Fields reference & assistance questions to appropriate staff
  • Fields patron complaints to appropriate staff
  • Handles basic math calculations with precision; collects fines and fees
  • Shelves returned materials
  • Manages requests/holds


  • High school diploma required
  • Prior library experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Customer-focused: warm, friendly, helpful, courteous, and energetic with a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of popular books and media and a desire to share that knowledge with others
  • Able to lift books, stand, shelve on low and high shelves


  • This position earns $14.13/hr.


Submit the following to Jerry Galante, Library Director, at

  • Resume
  • Three professional references

 Applications will be accepted until close of business on January 27, 2023.