Library Assistant, Campbell Library

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Library Assistant, Campbell Library

Job no: 494056
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Library

Library Assistant:

  • Reporting to the evening Technical Library Assistant, under the supervision of the Head of Access Services, this position performs a variety of paraprofessional, detailed library duties as established in Campbell Library’s policies, rules, and standardized procedures. There are specified assignments; however, the essential duties are to staff the Public Services desk. Participates in closing of the library building on each of the scheduled days.
  • Assist with stacks maintenance including shelving of library material, examining the collection for the condition of books, and shifting when necessary. The Library Assistant must be flexible as Friday and Saturday hours differ from Sunday through Thursday. Performance will be reviewed periodically to ensure compliance with procedures and standards.

Examples of Work:

  • Charging and discharging library material; inspecting books, media for damage.
  • Providing outstanding customer service.
  • Upon patron request, locate books and publications, based on call number; accompany the patron to the location when feasible.
  • Answering patron inquiries about the physical location of library material, including an explanation of searching the online catalog, referring complex questions to the reference librarian on duty.
  • Performing accurate shelving tasks utilizing the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Entering new patron information into the Alma System, verifying name, address, and necessary personal information.
  • Pushing book carts with library materials.
  • Shifting books as needed to make room for new library materials.
  • Recording usage statistics.

Work Schedule:

  • Semester hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 12 midnight; Friday, 12 noon-8:00 PM; Saturday 11:30 am-7:30 pm.
  • Summer hours to be determined

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to learn complex computer systems.
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule.
  • Previous experience in a library setting.


  • Range A09 ($31,686.19-$35,821.74)


  • Only completed online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
  • Please note that this position is subject to the NJ First Act, requiring public employees to establish residency in the State of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70) for further information.

    Advertised: Sep 17 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Oct 2 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time




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