Job Opportunities

Page (part-time), Kennedy Branch

posted 2/5/18, open until filled

Under supervision of the Head of User Services, performs routine, repetitive tasks associated primarily with the sorting and shelving of books, media and other library materials.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: shelving library materials and arranging in proper order; maintaining general orderliness of shelves and other public areas; emptying internal and external book drops; collection merchandising for displays; reviewing missing, in-transit and repairs lists as requested

REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: ability to sort alphabetically and numerically; ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions; ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to stoop, crouch, reach, walk, stand for extended lengths of time in provision of library services
  • Ability and dexterity to handle, reach for, carry, and transport materials up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to read print material and computer screens
  • Vocal ability to communicate clearly and courteously with customers, co-workers and groups outside the library      
  • The ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels

SCHEDULE: Approximately 7-12 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours as needed

Salary: $8.94 per hour

To Apply: Visit a branch of Piscataway Library to fill out and submit a print job application

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are required to have a criminal background check and drug screening, and hiring is contingent on a clean record. All employees under 18 require working papers. Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Teen Services Librarian, Part-Time, Temporary

posted 2/11/2018, open until filled

Description: Piscataway Township is located in Middlesex County, across the river from the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus, and near the center of Einstein’s Alley - central New Jersey’s research and technology corridor. Boasting a richly diverse population of over 58,000, Piscataway is the home of several large corporate residents, including Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, and IEEE. Piscataway was recently ranked among the top ten most diverse towns in New Jersey, with significant non-white populations including African-American (20%), Asian (36%), and Hispanic (12%). 

Piscataway Public Library is a statewide leader in public library service, and was recently voted one of the 2016 “Best of the Best” libraries in Middlesex County. With a documented history of providing pioneering programs and services, Piscataway Public Library is an organization that nurtures leadership and innovation. 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate to fill a part-time temporary librarian position at the Kennedy and Westergard Branches from March through July, with the potential for ongoing substitute opportunities. The Teen Services Librarian, under supervision of the Associate Director, will work with the Teen Services staff to help manage our dynamic teen spaces at our two locations.

Responsibilities:

  • information and reference services
  • computer troubleshooting
  • building relationships with teenage patrons
  • managing patrons and volunteers in the teen spaces during Homework Club
  • assisting Teen Services Librarians with the Teen Summer Reading Club
  • other duties as assigned

Requirements: An ALA accredited MLS (or equivalent) and NJ Public Librarian Certificate are preferred. Consideration will be given to currently enrolled MLS students who have completed 9 credit hours.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for working with young people in grades 6-12, exceptional customer service, a strong knowledge of current computer technology, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment.

Schedule: Part-time; approximately 11 hours per week including, Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00 pm, and Friday 1:30 - 5:00 pm. Opportunity for additional hours on a substitute basis.
 
Salary:

  • $31.80 per hour minimum for librarian with MLS and New Jersey certification
  • $26.78 per hour for Library Intern with 9 credit hours completed

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Allen McGinley, Associate Director, amcginley@piscatawaylibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.