Job Openings

TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
PART-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT (CIRCULATION) - PLAINFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY April 20, 2018

The Plainfield Public Library is looking for a Library Assistant to work in our Circulation Deaprtment. This is a part-time position of 12-19 hours per week covering evening, weekend, and daytime hours. Monday 5-9PM and every other Saturday 9AM-5PM shifts are required; all additional hours are flexible. Strong customer service skills are required. Familiarity with Workflows is preferred but training will be provided. Bilingual (Spanish) is highly desired. Salary is $12.22 per hour. Please send resume and cover letter to vicky.terrones@plfdpl.info. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Library Director - Gloucester County Library System April 18, 2018

Gloucester County Library System
389 Wolfert Station Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Position: Library Director
Application Deadline: May 14, 2018

The Gloucester County Library Commission seeks an innovative and visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director.

The Director will serve as the administrator of the library and be responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing the operation of the library according to state laws, library policies, and the authority delegated by the GC Library Commission.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Administration of the library including the management of all public and technical services, programming, physical plant, library budget, library personnel, and all library operations and systems.

Preparation of an annual operating budget. Administration of library funds in a fiscally responsible manner.

Assisting the Library Commission in development of a strategic plan.

Ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships with elected officials, community organizations, the business and educational communities, and the general public.

Promotion of the library through effective communication and marketing initiatives including, but not limited to, public appearances, press releases and social media.

Preparation for and attendance at Library Commission meetings including the preparation of statistical and narrative reports.

Preparation of the annual report to the NJ State Library.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, best practices, methods and knowledge of all phases of public library work.

Preferred qualifications include sound fiscal management skills; the ability to mentor and inspire a strong, creative staff; knowledge of trends in library technologies; proven success in community engagement and partnership development; and prior experience working in a multi-branch environment.

The position requires a Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and possession of a valid license as a Professional Librarian in the State of NJ, issued by the Bureau of Teacher Certification, Thomas Edison State College.

The position requires residency in the State of New Jersey. If the successful applicant is not a New Jersey resident, he or she must become a bona fide New Jersey resident within one year. Applications from qualified residents of Gloucester County, NJ will have first consideration.

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.

The position requires a minimum of five years of public library experience with at least two years as a supervisor. The NJ Civil Service job description for Library Director is available at http://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/02283.htm

The Gloucester County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Salary $90,000 - $100,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

The Gloucester County Library System offers a competitive benefits package including generous paid leave, medical and dental insurance, and enrollment in the Public Employee Retirement System.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references to commissionchair@gcls.org. Documents should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF only.

Hard copies may also be mailed to:

Mario DiLisciandro, Chair
Gloucester County Library Commission
389 Wolfert Station Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

The Commission will only contact applicants with whom they would like to schedule an interview.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2018

Branch Manager, Librarian 3 - Pinelands Library April 16, 2018

JOB POSTING

#18-18

 

Title:  Branch Manager (Librarian 3)                                    Salary: $45,775 – $76,931

Location: Pinelands Library                                                   Open: April 16, 2018    

                        

DESCRIPTION

Burlington County Library System is seeking a library leader to manage the daily operations of a well-loved neighborhood branch.  This hands-on person will manage staff, services, facilities and programs as well as work closely with a local township officials and community organizations. Other responsibilities include:

 

  • Lead and motivate staff in creating a customer-focused community hub.
  • Create opportunities for learning and growth for customers through reference and readers’ advisory services.
  • Create and implement programs and events for children, teens, adults and families that plants the love for libraries, reading and information.
  • Work one-on-one with customers, demonstrating expertise with computers/technology.
  • Expand professional knowledge by participating in system, county and statewide initiatives.
  • Represent the branch at public events and serve as a liaison with community groups and organizations.
  • Work with management on system-wide initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Exceptional oral and written English communication skills including the ability to present effectively and speak before groups, organizations and the public.
  • Knowledge of trends in library services including technology, customer service, reference services, etc. and pursuit of ongoing professional development opportunities to maintain necessary skills.
  • Skilled in collaborating, and establishing effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, organizations, and the public.
  • Knowledge of customer service best practices, management and supervisory principles as well as training, mentoring, and coaching techniques.

SCHEDULE

Full time, 35 hours + 5 hours off-site time for professional development; evenings and weekends.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey Master’s program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College. 
  • License: Obtain a valid NJ license as a Professional Librarian within six (6) months of appointment.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a librarian is required with preference given to individuals with demonstrated leadership and management responsibilities.
  • Burlington County residents given preference.

 

WE OFFER: Medical, dental, prescription coverage, eyeglass plan, retirement program, group life insurance, deferred compensation, credit union, paid sick, vacation, personal and holiday leave.

 

Qualifying intergovernmental transfers are encouraged to apply.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter including job #18-18 by May 1, 2018. Via email: jobs@bcls.lib.nj.us

 

 

The mission of the Burlington County Library System is to enrich lives by providing opportunities
for learning, growth and personal development.

 

Branch Manager, Librarian 3 - Cinnaminson Library April 16, 2018

JOB POSTING

#17-18

 

Title:  Branch Manager (Librarian 3)                                    Salary: $45,775 - $76,931

Location: Cinnaminson Branch                                            Open: April 16, 2018    

                                                  

DESCRIPTION

Burlington County Library System is seeking a library leader to manage the daily operations of a well-loved neighborhood branch.  This hands-on person will manage staff, services, facilities and programs as well as work closely with a local township officials and community organizations. Other responsibilities include:

 

  • Lead and motivate staff in creating a customer-focused community hub.
  • Create opportunities for learning and growth for customers through reference and readers’ advisory services.
  • Create and implement programs and events for children, teens, adults and families that plants the love for libraries, reading and information.
  • Work one-on-one with customers, demonstrating expertise with computers/technology
  • Expand professional knowledge by participating in system, county and statewide initiatives
  • Represent the branch at public events and serve as a liaison with community groups and organizations.
  • Work with management on system-wide initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Exceptional oral and written English communication skills including the ability to present effectively and speak before groups, organizations and the public.
  • Knowledge of trends in library services including technology, customer service, reference services, etc. and pursuit of ongoing professional development opportunities to maintain necessary skills.
  • Skilled in collaborating, and establishing effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, organizations, and the public.
  • Knowledge of customer service best practices, management and supervisory principles as well as training, mentoring, and coaching techniques.

SCHEDULE

Full time, 35 hours + 5 hours off-site time for professional development; evenings and weekends.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey Master’s program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College. 
  • License: Obtain a valid NJ license as a Professional Librarian within six (6) months of appointment.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a librarian is required with preference given to individuals with demonstrated leadership and management responsibilities.
  • Burlington County residents given preference.

 

WE OFFER: Medical, dental, prescription coverage, eyeglass plan, retirement program, group life insurance, deferred compensation, credit union, paid sick, vacation, personal and holiday leave.

 

Qualifying intergovernmental transfers are encouraged to apply.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter including job #17-18 by May 1, 2018. Via email: jobs@bcls.lib.nj.us

 

 

The mission of the Burlington County Library System is to enrich lives by providing opportunities
for learning, growth and personal development.

 

 

Adult Services Librarian 1 - Sussex County Library Main Library - Part-time April 13, 2018

Adult Services Librarian 1 -Sussex County Main Library - Part-Time

The Sussex County Library seeks a professional librarian for the Adult Services Department at the Main Library in Frankford, NJ.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, computer expertise, and a customer-focused approach to serving patrons.  Duties will include reference, assisting patrons with computer issues on Internet stations, collection development, and other tasks involved in serving patrons.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and forward thinking. Excellent customer service skills and a willingness to be part of the team environment are essential. Ability to work with a diverse public to provide outstanding reference and programming for customers of all ages is a must. If you are patient, respectful, resourceful, technically adept and adaptable, then this position is for you.  Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Searching the library catalog and locating library materials
  • Accessing databases and other reference materials and showing patrons how to do so
  • Using computer, scanner, copier, projector, and microfilm equipment
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory services presented in person, electronically, and by telephone
  • Assisting patrons in the operation of computers and computer software and providing appropriate instruction when needed
  • Collection development and selecting library materials
  • Participating in outreach activities

An MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian's Certification is required. The position is 25 hours per week, including at least one night per week and one Saturday per month.  The salary is $19.491 per hour. This is a Civil Service position (Librarian 1).

Please send your resume and the names of three professional references to Will Porter, Library Director, at wporter@sussexcountylibrary.org, or to the Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Full Time Children's Librarian April 13, 2018

The Springfield Free Public Library seeks a full time children's librarian, just in time to join us for summer reading.  The applicant must be comfortable doing story time, crafts, and other hands on programs for our youngest patrons and must also enjoy preparing a broad and varied schedule of family events.   A love of and strong knowledge of children's and YA lit is also important as is the ability to work with our Teen Librarian, other members of the library staff, and members of the public. 

The successful applicant will hold either an MLS, MLIS, or MIS and hold or be eligible to hold  New Jersey Professional Librarian certification.   Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Send resume and cover letter to Library Director Dale Spindel at dspindel@sfplnj.org or c/o Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081

Librarian 3 – New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center April 12, 2018

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center seeks a Full Time Librarian.

Title: Librarian 3

Location: New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, 2300 Stuyvesant Ave., Trenton, NJ

Salary Range: P18: $45,053.25 - $63,537.63

Closing Date: April 25, 2018

 

Summary/Definition: Under direction of a supervising professional librarian in a library serving members of the general public who are print disabled, does work involved in readers' advisory, collection management, end user database support, outreach, training, and related library activities to provide professional library services to qualifying patrons. The library utilizes cross-training to maintain workflow. The individual may be assigned to assist other work units as necessary.  

Requirements:

LICENSE

Possession of or eligibility for a professional librarian certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. 

NOTE:  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52: 14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act," which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the College/New Jersey State Library on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. Employees hired prior to September 1, 2011, who transfer from within the College/New Jersey State Library, or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than 7 days but who reside outside of the State of New Jersey, are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the Act.

 

Examples of Work:

Does the work involved in ordering audio and Braille books and other professional library materials.

Confers with other library professionals regarding the establishment of proper standards and recommendations for the organization of library collections.

Provides technical support to library patrons downloading books using computer technology, including mobile apps.

Devises bibliographies, lists, and charts for use by library staff in support of patron services or outreach activities.

Maintains various resources to support readers' advisory work such as reading recommendation services, websites listing book series, and author pseudonyms.

Participates in the training of employees and instructs them in the use of library materials and research methods.

Develops outreach materials for presentations to individuals, institutions, and libraries. Plans and presents outreach presentations.

Prepared email and written correspondence in connection with the library.

Establishes and maintains library records and files.

Will be required to develop a working knowledge of assistive technology used by individuals who are blind or visually impaired, such as screen reading technology or magnification programs.

 

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Preferred candidate will have experience in delivery of reference and readers' advisory services via telephone and email.

Experience in the use of multiple bibliographic resources to create customized book lists for individual readers.

Knowledge of integrated library systems for patron account management including registration and circulation.

Familiar with collection development and management practices for children, YA and adult reading levels and interests.

Preferred candidate will be able to provide technical support on the use of web-based and smart device app technology in relation to downloading books, listening to books and requesting books.

Preferred candidate will be able to instruct staff members and trainees in the use of the library and its resources and in basic research methods.

Preferred candidate will be able to give appropriate assignments and instructions to library support staff and supervise the performance of their work.

Must be able to prepare and present outreach presentations at locations throughout New Jersey.

Must be able to prepare correspondence in connection with the library.

Must be able to prepare accurate, and informative library reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendation.

Must be able to establish and maintain library records and files.  

Work Hours:      

8:30 am - 4:30 pm  

Resumes and applications for this position will only be accepted online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=TESU&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

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