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Library Associate (Part-Time)

Salary:  $23.09/hour

Hours:  Varies – 25 hours per week

The Monmouth County Library has opportunities available for highly motivated and service-orientated library school students to join our team in the role of Library Associate.  The Library Associate works under the supervision of Librarians to provide direct service while also developing the professional skills required for the role of a future Librarian 1.

The ideal candidates must possess general computer knowledge, excellent communication and interpersonal skills; exceptional customer service skills with a demonstrated capacity to effectively deal with the public on a daily basis, and an ability to maintain productive working relationships with all coworkers.

Experience with Microsoft Office, GoogleSuite, social media platforms and library specific electronic resources is desirable.  Experience and/or relevant coursework on reference services, public library administration, collection development and programming for adults, children and/or teens is highly desirable.

Education Requirements / Qualifications:

Current enrollment in an ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science program.

Under the supervision of a Librarian, a Library Associate will:
Assisting patrons in finding desired information or resources and/or information on library activities, facilities and services.
Providing reader advisory services responsive to needs such as compiling bibliographies and reading lists.
Assisting with library tours, book talks, film programs, reading clubs, etc. for the purpose of promoting literacy, fostering use of library resources and/or to inform the community and various organizations of available library services.
Providing research services, answering reference questions and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats.
Determining content and arrangement of library material for displays, exhibits, and special library programs.
Handles and/or provides support for special projects as assigned by the librarian.
Other duties as assigned
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Please be advised, all Monmouth County positions are on site.  There are no provisions to work remotely.

How to Apply:

In order to be considered for a job vacancy, all applicants must complete a Monmouth County Application online at our website at, see Employment.

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