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Plainsboro Public Library seeks two dedicated, energetic, and service-oriented individuals to join a busy Circulation Department. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Welcoming patrons entering the library, ensuring all are treated equally and with respect;
  • Charging out all circulating materials to customers;
  • Registering new library customers and renewing current customer accounts;
  • Collecting circulation fees and fines for circulating materials and processing transactions;
  • Handling the replacement of lost borrower cards;
  • Maintaining and updating information on customer library accounts;
  • Placing customer’s requests;
  • Answering and routing telephone calls;
  • Providing customers with directional assistance and/or directing them to the appropriate service desk for help;
  • Providing customers with assistance at the public computers and printers including troubleshooting problems;
  • Shelving library materials, shelf-reading and searching for items from system generated lists; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and abilities: High School Diploma required. Knowledge of common computer software such as MS Office is required. A background working in libraries or with the public is preferred. Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues are a must.

Position reports to the Head of Circulation Services and is available immediately.

Schedule 1: 18 hours per week; Sundays 9:30-5 PM; Mondays 1:30-8:30 PM, Tuesdays 4:30-8:30 PM. Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis. Please note hours may be adjusted temporarily for closed nights.

Schedule 2: 12 hours per week; Mondays 9:30-1:30 PM, Thursdays 4:30-8:30 PM; Fridays 1-5 PM. Additional hours including weekends may be available on an as-needed basis. Please note hours may be adjusted temporarily for closed nights.

Salary: $15.00 per hour.

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to: Head of Circulation Services, Include “Circulation part-time position” in the subject line of the email and indicate preferred schedule. No phone calls, please.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background and reference check and include a six-month probationary period. Plainsboro Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicant must comply with the “NJ First Act.”

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