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Library Associate (Bilingual)

The Plainfield Public Library seeks a Library Associate to work in our Reference Department. This is a part-time position not usually exceeding 24 hours per week, covering evening and weekend hours.

Start Date: ASAP


  • Strong customer service skills and intermediate to advanced computer skills are required.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) required.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous library experience desired.


This is a part-time position at $22/hour.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing Holds/ILL
  • Assisting patrons at the Reference Desk
  • Provide reference assistance, including phone and email reference
  • Occasionally acts as the building in-charge person
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to sort alphabetically and numerically
  • Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions
  • Ability to carry and transport materials up to 20 lbs
  • Ability to communicate clearly and courteously with customers, co-workers and groups outside the library
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Strong computer skills
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and technology applications

Please email resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references to


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