Part-time Library Assistant
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Assistant Principal
Location 19006, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Employment OpportunityPart-Time Library Assistant

Library: Huntingdon Valley Library
Town: Huntingdon Valley, PA
Library Type: Public
Position Type: Non-MLS
Deadline: until filled

Description, How to Apply, and Contact:
The Huntingdon Valley Library, located in Huntingdon Valley, PA, seeks a part-time Library Assistant. The circulation desk is often the primary service point for library patrons, so strong customer service and technical skills in a busy environment are required. Responsibilities include assisting patrons with the use of the library by checking out materials, answering questions about patron accounts, and generally assisting patrons with the use of library services and the facility. This is a very active and physical position. When the circulation desk is not busy, the Library Assistant will perform other tasks in support of library operations as directed by the supervisor. For more details, refer to the complete job description.
New employees are required to have a current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, PA StatePolice Criminal Record Check, and FBI Background check. Employment is contingent upon completion of the PA State Mandated Reporter Training.
This is a 15 hour average per week position. The shifts for this position are:Monday 9:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm, Thursday 10am-1pm, Friday 10am-1pm and alternating Sundays 1pm-5pm.
High school diploma required, some college preferred. General knowledge of library principles and practices preferred. Strong computer, positive customer service, organizational, and cash handling skills are essential.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Mr. Sam Pharo, Assistant DirectorHuntingdon Valley Library625 Red Lion RoadHuntingdon Valley, PA 19006
You may also apply through the Indeed website or by visiting to view our job listings.
Salary: $12.00/hr.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and library needs.
March 2023 Revision
Huntingdon Valley Library625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
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Position: Part-Time Library Assistant
Reports to: Assistant Director
Primary Function: Performs a variety of library circulation and Clerical and Administrative procedures with a heavy concentration of public contact and computer use.
This is a 15 hour average per week position. The shifts for this position are:Monday 9:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm, Thursday 10am-1pm, Friday 10am-1pm and alternating Sundays 1pm-5pm.

Performs all circulation desk duties using the automated Polaris Integrated Library System, including: o Checks materials in/out/renews in accordance to Library policies and procedures o Effectively searches for and reserves materials for patrons o Issues new patron cards and updates accounts o Assists with locating, routing, and preparing hold materials for patrons o Communicates courteously with patrons about their fines and fees, collects payment and makes correct change as needed using a cash register
Performs all opening/closing procedures in work and public areas
Assists patrons with using and troubleshooting library online resources and databases on their mobile devices and laptop computers
Maintain and troubleshoot library equipment, such as photocopiers and computers
Answers phone and routes calls as necessary in a friendly and professional manner
Assists with library programs and displays; program registrations,
Shelves materials and shelf-reads, maintaining collection in alphabetical and/or Dewey Decimal order
Performs other duties as assigned in other areas as assigned


High school diploma required, some college preferred
A commitment to quality customer service
Strong computer skills
A general knowledge of library principles
Experience working with individuals of all ages
Knowledge of a variety of fiction and non-fiction literature preferred
Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the library, including working evening and weekend hours

January 2023 Revision
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands to perform this job are the ability to talk and hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects or controls, sit, stoop, kneel, reach, crouch, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs. and carry up to 15 lbs. of books across the library
Ability to stand for a long time in one area
Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and office equipment
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this position

General Requirements for All Library Employees:

Ability to project professional workplace image of specific job title
Ability to learn new computer skills, programs and interfaces
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships
Ability to comprehend and follow library policies and procedures
Ability to develop an awareness of library-wide operations
Ability to meet physical requirements of specific job title
Ability to provide the following: o Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check o Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance o Federal Criminal History Record Information o Completion of the PA State Mandated Reporter Training.

March 2023 Revision
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $12.00 per hour

4 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location