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Library Assistant

Northampton Area Public Library
1615 Laubach Ave, Northampton, PA 18067
From $9 an hour - Part-time


1615 Laubach Ave, Northampton, PA 18067

Full job description

The Northampton Area Public Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant. The position involves being responsible for daily library operations at the circulation desk, assisting users in locating resources, and providing computer help to patrons. The Library Assistant will help with other projects as needed such as inventory, program preparation, library displays, and clerical duties. Candidates should be enthusiastic, positive with patrons and co-workers, service-oriented, and capable of communicating effectively with a wide range of people. The position is around 15 hours a week. The schedule includes evening hours and most Saturdays. The available position is Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 PM and most Saturdays 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.


Applicants must be able to use Microsoft Office, search the web, use a cash register, bend, lift, squat, and be able to learn TLC Library Solution system. Prior customer service experience is preferred. New employees are required to obtain a current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and an FBI Background check. All Pennsylvania library employees are considered mandated reports and must completed mandated reporter training upon hiring unless proof of completion can be provided.

Please provide a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $9.00 per hour


  • 4 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Personal protective equipment provided or required depending on CDC guidelines.
Plastic shields at work stations.
Social distancing guidelines in place.
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Customer Service: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location