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Employment Opportunities at Plainfield Public Library

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The Plainfield Public Library located in Plainfield, NJ seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, service-oriented library associate to provide ready reference assistance; including dealing with phone and email inquiries, and other duties as assigned. The Library Associate will work as part of a Reference and Information team to handle patron inquiries and requests satisfactorily and in a timely and efficient manner. To this end the position is usually supported by professional library staff when available, but the Library Associate may sometimes have to undertake the receipt of more complex inquiries themselves, liaising with team members when they become available, to provide an effective service as required.

8 regular hours per week, plus occasional shift cover up to a total not exceeding 20 hours per week. The anticipated regular schedule is based around a morning or afternoon shift pattern over two days (Friday and one other day), but occasional additional availability and schedule flexibility may be required.

A completed Bachelors degree is required alongside strong public service orientation; strong computer skills; working knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and technology applications; excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required. 

Salary: $16.15/hour (English-only); $16.48 /hour (Bilingual)

Please send resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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