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The Monroe Township Library: Encouraging Limitless Discovery

The Monroe Township Public Library (Middlesex County) seeks an enthusiastic candidate with strong customer service skills and hands-on experience with technology and library programming to join the Reference Department.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist patrons in discovering and locating library materials and resources in a variety of formats
  • Provide accurate reference and reader advisory service to the public via phone, in-person, and online inquiries
  • Provide technology assistance to patrons in the use of the online catalog, databases, Internet, digital resources, public computers, personal devices, one-on-one appointments, and other instruction
  • Develop and implement stand-alone and/or on-going library programs for adults. Create printable flyers to advertise programs.
  • Provide collection development and weeding of materials in designated areas
  • Knowledge of the integrated library system, including requesting materials from cooperating libraries
  • Monitor activities in the Reference area
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position in this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

Education and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program (MLIS students may be considered)
  • New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a public library preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and Canva or similar software preferred
  • Demonstration of a positive attitude towards working independently and as part of a team
  • Handling of patron concerns and complaints with an emphasis on good customer service

Hours: Up to 19.5 hours per week

  • Regularly scheduled hours: one evening per week until 9:00 PM, Friday 1:00-5:00 PM
  • One to two Saturdays required per month 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, in addition to regularly scheduled hours, selected based on seniority

Starting salary: $34.28 per hour (MLIS students may be considered at a prorated hourly rate)

This is a non-union position.

Please send resumé and cover letter to Attention: Jennifer Rojas at by May 13, 2024.

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