The Franklin Township Public Library located in Franklinville, NJ, seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant. The position’s schedule will require four weeknight shifts each week and every Saturday. This position reports to the Library Director. Anticipated start date is early June. Pay is $12.00 per hour. All part-time library staff are eligible for accrued sick time based on the requirements of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, all employees are required to wear a mask that completely covers their mouth and nose, are required to practice social distancing, and are required to follow all CDC guidelines. 


  • Providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Charging and discharging library materials while following policy and procedural guidelines
  • Issuing new library cards and renewing existing accounts
  • Searching for library materials and processing hold requests
  • Answering telephones and assisting callers as needed
  • Accepting payment for library overdue fees and material charges
  • Shelving books, straightening shelves, and reading shelves
  • Processing computer guest passes and registering patrons for library programs
  • Operating a computer, cash register, photocopy machine, and a facsimile machine
  • Tactfully and politely ensuring that library patrons are adhering to the Library Code of Conduct as needed
  • Performing other duties as assigned at the direction of the Library Director


  • High school diploma
  • Ability to communicate well and follow directions while being detail-oriented
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Ability to carry light loads weighing up to 20 lbs. and/or push a book cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended lengths of time


  • Ability to work additional hours during staff absences
  • Prior experience working in a library and using the Dewey Decimal Classification System or prior experience working with the public
  • Knowledge of and interest in reading materials and other items that may be borrowed at a public library

 To Apply: 

Applications received by May 24, 2021, will be given first priority. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Submit the following information to reference@ftlnj.org with attention to Deborah Riether, Director:                                                                                                         

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references 


Posted 5/5/21