Supervising Library Assistant (Full Time) – Florham Park Public Library

Main Library Alliance

Supervising Library Assistant (Full Time)

About the Position

The Florham Park Public Library is seeking an experienced library worker with a proactive management style to join our dynamic and fun-loving team. The ideal candidate is tech-savvy, detail-oriented, and people-focused. This role oversees the efficient and smooth operation of all circulation, technical, and ILL functions of the library and supervises a team of full and part-time library assistants. The Supervising Library Assistant works independently to troubleshoot day-to-day issues, and has the ability to skillfully and tactfully delegate tasks that leverage the strengths of individual team members.

Salary for this position starts at the NJLA minimum, and is commensurate with experience. All full time employees receive an attractive benefits package. The Florham Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


  • Monitors and organizes the flow of work at the circulation desk, in technical services and interlibrary loan, and advises the Director of unmet needs
  • Trains and supervises the activities of circulation/technical services staff and library volunteers performing service tasks
  • Assigns and coordinates projects among circulation/technical services staff and volunteers
  • Catalog adult non-fiction, multimedia, and reference materials
  • Oversees the processing of library materials (books, DVDs etc)
  • Manages the library’s process for handling overdue and lost materials, and bills patrons for lost items
  • Maintains staff instruction and training manuals at the circulation desk, and edits as needed for accuracy
  • Handles monthly system reports, understands additional system reports and develops processes for their utilization
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of library technology and equipment
  • Provides reader’s advisory services by developing knowledge of the library’s holdings, and locating and recommending books for patrons
  • Works evenings and weekends on a regularly scheduled basis and as needed to ensure adequate desk coverage for the library

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience working with Integrated Library Systems. Familiarity with Polaris/LEAP is a plus
  • Enthusiasm for libraries and commitment to the ethics and values of public service
  • Thorough knowledge of all functions of technical services & circulation desk procedures, as well as library terminology, library policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Cataloging tools and the Dewey Classification System
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and enforce library policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to set work priorities and to work, both independently and collaboratively
  • Frequently must lift, move and carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds

Experience and Training

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience working in a library
  • Bachelor’s degree. Some graduate and/or library coursework preferred
  • Continuing education and training in the areas of technology and other library trends
  • Experience working in a library that is a member of the MAIN consortium a plus

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter via email to with the subject “Supervising Library Assistant.”