PT Librarian--Info Services--South Brunswick Public Library


Librarian (part-time)

10-12 hours per week

Posting Date: April 15, 2024

The South Brunswick Library, located halfway between the metropolitan hubs of NYC and Philadelphia, is home to a diverse, growing community that values all the services the Library provides. Our staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service through innovative programming, community engagement and outreach, and our Mobile Branch.

Our Library is embarking on an $11 million construction project to expand and repurpose our existing building. We are excited to bring new team members aboard as we build our next chapter at the South Brunswick Public Library. Renovations will include a new auditorium, state-of-the art meeting room, an expanded Teen Room, group study rooms, an instruction lab and more.

The South Brunswick Public Library is seeking a collaborative, customer service-oriented individual to join our staff as a part-time Librarian. 

As part of the Information Services Department and reporting to the Head of Information Services, the ideal candidate will be able to create a welcoming atmosphere at the Information Desk, provide all library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources; possess excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. 

Job Qualifications:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and NJ Public Library Certification, or enrollment in a graduate-level program from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Ability to keep informed of current objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship and a willingness to adapt to new technologies, trends, and innovations for the benefit of the local community.
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.  Ability to apply active listening skills.
  • Knowledge of available library materials and reader’s interests. Ability to determine patron information needs.
  • Ability to use the Internet and other electronic reference resources. Ability to use e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Ability to learn integrated library system functions used in carrying out job duties. Ability to operate in a network environment.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours. Will be eligible for additional hours on a fill-in basis.
  • Fluency in a language other than English, knowledge of Polaris/LEAP, and experience with community outreach and engagement a plus.


2024 starting rate for Librarian is $31.39/hour2024 starting salary for an Information Assistant (library degree in-progress) is $20.29/hour

To Apply:
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Please email resume with job application and cover letter to Jill D’Amico, Head of Information Services, at jdamico [at] Open to applications until the position is filled.       

South Brunswick and the South Brunswick Public Library are Equal Opportunity Employers