Job Opportunities

Part-Time Junior Library Assistant

Under general direction of Senior Library Assistant and Head of the User Services Department, performs routine circulation functions and provides excellent customer service. (Posted 8/11/16. Position open until filled.)

Hours: Typically 8-15 hours per week, including two evenings and weekend hours. The position has a set weekday schedule, but the ability to be flexible as needed is a plus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Circulation Desk duties: charging/renewing/discharging materials in an automated system; entering and updating library cards in an automated system; handling issues with overdues and other account information; handling money through accepting fines and fees; handling incoming reserves and pulling expired holds; answering the phone and responding to directional questions
  • Follows procedures for opening and closing the building
  • Maintaining order in the library as needed
  • Other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or possession of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate; some knowledge of clerical methods and practices, and the use of office equipment; ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions; ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff; ability to learn routine operations of computer equipment; knowledge of Windows environment, basic typing and mouse operation, use of email and standard office computer programs

Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach and walk in the provision of library services; dexterity to handle books, library materials, keyboards and other office equipment; ability to read printed material and computer screens, and to write clearly and effectively; ability to carry light loads and/or push a book cart; ability to sit or stand for extended lengths of time; vocal and hearing ability to communicate clearly, courteously and accurately; the ability to travel to and from and between libraries

Salary: $16.89 per hour

To apply: All applicants must fill out a Piscataway Public Library job application to be considered for this position. The application must be complete even if you also include a resume. You can find an application by visiting either of our two locations, or you can download a copy. Receipt of application is not verified. You will be contacted if and when the library seeks more information or wishes to extend an interview opportunity.

Apply to: Kate Jaggers, Head of User Services Department, Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.


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Under supervision, performs routine, repetitive tasks associated primarily with the sorting and shelving of books, media, and other library materials. (Posted 8/11/16. Position open until filled.)

Hours: Approximately 7-12 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours

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 some displays

Minimum Qualifications: 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 and walk in the provision of library services; dexterity to handle books and other library materials; ability to read printed material; ability to carry light loads and/or push a book cart; ability to stand for extended lengths of time

Salary: $8.76 per hour

To apply: All applicants must fill out a Piscataway Public Library job application to be considered for this position. You can find an application by visiting either of our two locations. Receipt of application is not verified. You will be contacted if and when the library seeks more information or wishes to extend an interview opportunity.

Apply to: Kate Jaggers, Head of User Services Department, Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.


Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All Piscataway Township employees under 18 must have working papers. All Piscataway Township employees 18 and older are required to undergo drug testing, and a criminal background check. Hiring is contingent on a clean record.