Library Assistant II – Centenary University, Hackettstown, NJ

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Library Assistant II – Centenary University, Hackettstown, NJ


Type: Full-Time
Application Due: Open Until Filled

The Library Assistant II works in many areas of Library services and operations performing moderately complex tasks, including assisting students, faculty, and staff at the library information desk, and supporting various library functions as assigned, including Interlibrary Loan, Periodicals, Archives, Digitization, etc. The Library Assistant II also supports library outreach and marketing efforts.

The University reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


· Assists at Library Information Desk at assigned times and when needed

Checks in/discharges library materials/equipment, using library system (Koha)

Assists patrons in using various equipment (e.g. scanners, printers, computers)

Helps patrons locate materials online and on shelf

Teaches students how to use the online catalog and access the library’s online databases

Explains library policy and procedures to patrons

Assists patrons with basic reference questions/research

· Processes interlibrary loan requests

· Contributes to library outreach, events, and communications

· Digitizes and supervises digitization projects for accessibility of archival items

· Assists with collection maintenance; shelving, shelf reading; inventory; repair; de-accessioning of materials; displays

· Creates and maintains various online and manual records and files

· Helps maintain library digital collections in DSpace

· May assist with ordering and processing new library materials, in physical and/or digital formats

· Performs basic cataloging functions using OCLC

· Opens/closes the building as scheduled, follows opening/closing procedures

· Completes additional duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree

One (1) to Three (3) years library experience

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Strong service mentality and attention to detail

Ability to work together with colleagues in a collaborative team environment

Proficiency with computers, the Internet, and academic databases

Flexibility and resourcefulness



Bachelor’s Degree


Experience in higher education environment

Library experience in an academic library setting

Commitment to providing excellent service

Proficiency with Microsoft 365 Office Suite

Proficiency with graphic design tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Canva) and social media

Video editing skills (Adobe Premiere) or web editing (LibGuides) skills also a plus


Ability to work nights and weekends on a rotating basis

This position may be eligible for some remote work

For more information about working at Centenary, please click here.

Centenary University is a learning community comprised of multifaceted and complex differences and we welcome all. We offer a supportive environment that promotes acceptance, a culture of service, skills of critical thought, and purposeful action. We are responsible for the efforts needed to create the change we seek.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Centenary University where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, service in Armed Forces, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to policies and procedures relating to recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination and other terms and conditions of employment.

Your contact information (in case we have any questions)

Amy Hayes, Interim Library Director, Centenary University, (908-852-1400 ext. 2157)