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Youth Services Library Associate-Clark, NJ February 15, 2019

The Clark Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Library Associate who is dynamic, community-focused and has experience introducing new initiatives that respond to the interests and needs of children. The Clark Public Library's mission is to be an innovation hub while celebrating our tradition of knowledge, embracing the future of mobility, and fostering strong ties to the community and beyond.

This position is Civil Service/Union. This position is part-time with a flexible schedule.  Applicant must be available to work various shifts, including two - four evenings per month and a weekend rotation. Hours total 20 per week. Must be available to work at least a 4 hour shift between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours will vary when weekend shift occurs. Employees are entitled to sick leave and vacation time after the probationary period. Starting salary is $21.55 per hour.

YS Library Associate Job Duties:

  • Plans and delivers storytimes in coordination with the children’s librarian

  • Provides friendly, high quality customer service to library patrons

  • Also provides adult reference when needed

  • Creates flyers and press releases

  • Acts as a liaison with the Clark Public Schools

  • Coordinates the teen volunteers

  • Provides homework assistance as needed

  • Enforces library rules as posted

  • Creates, plans, and implements children’s programs, events, and outreach

  • Provides reference assistance and readers advisory at the Youth Service Desk to children, caregivers, home schoolers, and educators

  • Encourages digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to children

  • Participates in the Summer Reading Program and corresponding activities

  • Is a team member who welcomes and accepts input; seeks out advice on how to handle situations, and supports team members by keeping them informed and offering help

  • Attends workshops and learning opportunities for continuing education, learning about library trends and emerging technologies

  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience with children/teens a plus. Knowledge of computers is required. Steam/Maker experience a plus.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and three recent references to director@clarklibrary.org by Friday, March 15th.  Please do not make in person or telephone inquiries regarding the position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. Clark Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Library Intern, Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library February 14, 2019

The Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, tech-savvy, customer service-oriented library student to join our friendly team. 

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reference and readers’ advisory service for patrons of all ages
  • Assistance with collection development
  • Assistance with programming

Requirements:

  • Classes completed and ongoing study in an ALA-accredited MLIS program
  • Interest in emerging technologies and familiarity with current trends in public library service
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Willingness to work in both the Adult Services and Youth Services departments
  • Must work one Saturday per month (9am-5pm) in Youth Services and the first Monday of each month (6-9pm) in Adult Services, as well as fill-in hours, as needed

Salary: $20/hour

Interested candidates should send completed employment application (found at http://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com/resources/Application.pdf) and résumé to Kimberly Paone, Library Director, Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, at kpaone@lmxac.org.

Applications received by March 8, 2019, will receive fullest consideration.

Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library

165 Main Street, Matawan, NJ 07747

732-583-9100

www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com

Parsippany Public Library, Supervising Library Assistant, full time February 14, 2019

Position Title: Supervising Library Assistant, full time

Department: Customer Service Department

Salary Range: $20.91 - $28.48

Purpose: To manage the overall daily operations and supervise the staff of the Customer Service Department.

Job Duties:

o Supervise, oversee and evaluate the performance of the Customer Service staff which includes a senior library assistant, library assistants and library pages

o Keep up to date, train and assist the staff in customer service duties and techniques and Library and Circulation policies, procedures and systems

o Oversee daily circulation tasks such as Inter Library Loan and Jersey Cat

o Establish a weekly schedule for the customer service desk and issue work assignments as needed

o Open and close the Library building as assigned and prepare bank deposits

o Work a daily assigned shift at the customer service desk charging and discharging Library material, opening Library cards, collecting fines, placing holds and assisting customers with all questions and concerns

o Select and maintain the bestseller collection, monthly

o Hold or attend meetings as scheduled: Library Leadership meeting, monthly; Customer Service Department staff meeting, monthly; MAIN Circulation Meeting, quarterly

o Attend and schedule staff to attend seminars and/or webinars to enhance their knowledge of customer service, technical and other skills o Review, resolve and answer e-mails sent to the library through MAIN mail

o Produce a monthly Customer Service Department report for the Library Director, report certain department statistics, and work on other circulation reports as needed

o Attend at least one outreach or community event per year

o Keep staff and customers informed and promote Library programs and services

o Assist and arrange for staff to assist in other departments/branches of the Library as needed

Job Values:

o Understand that Customer Service is of utmost importance and the first priority of this position

o Is able to work within a team environment and supervise staff simultaneously

o Is friendly, welcoming and helpful to all who enter the Library

o Is able to adapt to a changing environment and be flexible and open when scheduling staff

o Is interested in making suggestions and trying new ideas

o Is able to multitask and meet deadlines

o Must be flexible to working weeknights and Saturdays

Job Qualifications:

o College degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required

o Minimum three years of Library experience that include an understanding of Library functions

o Minimum of one year of supervisory experience in a customer service setting

o Experience with computers and computer systems

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to maria.crawford@parsippanylibrary.org no later than Friday, March 1, 2019

Parsippany Public Library, Supervising Library Assistant, full time February 14, 2019
Librarian I, Information Technology Department, Mercer County Library System February 11, 2019

This position is in the Information Technology Department, with a primary duty of webmaster and support duties in hardware and integrated library system (ILS) software.

While a technology background is preferred, the candidate does not need to have a technology-related degree or certifications.  Candidates should have an interest in learning on the job, either through hands-on training, classes, or webinars.  A comfort level using computers, websites, and common programs such as Microsoft Office is required of the candidate.  Candidate should be physically able to lift up to 40 lbs and have a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Additionally, candidates should possess good communication skills, be willing to work in a team environment, be resourceful, willing/able to closely follow written directions, and possess an enthusiasm and curiosity about emerging technologies.

This is a 35-hours per week position and includes at least one evening per week; however, candidates must be flexible with regards to scheduling based on emergency needs of the department or system.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the webmaster for the system public and staff website.  This includes the creation and maintenance of both sites.
  • Serving as the liaison to JerseyConnect regarding the website hosting platform.
  • Working with SirsiDynix on the design and maintenance of the catalog website.
  • Posting and updating the system blog on an ongoing basis.
  • Updating and maintaining the Ebsco Full Text Finder holdings.
  • Updating online listings and services such as public listings on Google and library programs on EventKeeper.
  • The ability to use, and instruct staff how to use, software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, photo editing software, and other products available for use by staff and patrons.
  • Learn the administrative functionality of SirsiDynix Symphony and BlueCloud in order to assist staff and patrons.
  • Troubleshoot computer hardware issues, such as printer jams and malfunctions.
  • Conduct computer hardware repairs.
  • Install, update, and troubleshoot software on system computers.
  • Drive to the system branches to deliver, install, and repair hardware and software.
  • Address patron support issues via email, phone, or in person.
  • Conduct technology programming, such as one-on-one help and classes, for branches.
  • Occasional reference or circulation desk coverage at the Lawrence Branch.
  • All other duties not described or listed above, but designated by management.

The successful candidate must be able to attend and participate in system-wide committees and attend workshops in and out of the system. They must be open to maintaining contact and networking with community outside agencies and groups that can benefit the library. Effective communication with patrons and staff, and when responding to patron inquires, complaints or concerns, in person, writing and via email, is essential.

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, and NJ Professional Librarian certificate. MLIS students who are enrolled in an ALA- accredited school program will also be considered.

A full job description can be found on the NJ Civil Service Commission website. The salary range for this title is $37,009 to $68,271.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority. Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

EOE/AA/ADA Employer

Résumés may be submitted care of:
Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email: director@mcl.org

 

2 Part-Time Circulation Library Assistants - Plainsboro Public Library February 7, 2019

2 Part-time Circulation Library Assistants

Plainsboro Public Library seeks two dedicated, energetic, and service-oriented individual to join a very active Circulation Department.  The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Welcoming patrons entering the library, ensuring all are treated equally and with respect;
  • Charging out all circulating materials to customers;
  • Registering new library customers and renewing current customer accounts;
  • Collecting circulation fees and fines for circulating materials and processing transactions;
  • Handling the replacement of lost borrower cards;
  • Maintaining and updating information on customer library accounts;
  • Placing customer’s requests;
  • Answering and routing telephone calls;
  • Providing customers with directional assistance and/or directing them to the appropriate service desk for help;
  • Providing customers with assistance at the public computers and printers including troubleshooting problems;
  • Shelving library materials, shelf-reading and searching for items from system generated lists; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and abilities:  High School Diploma required.  Knowledge of common computer software such as MS Office is required.   A background working in libraries or with the public is preferred.  Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues are a must. 

Position reports to the Head of Circulation Services and is available immediately.

Schedule 1:  22 hours per week; Sundays 9:30-5 PM; Mondays 12:30-8:30 PM; Tuesdays 4:30-8:30 PM; Wednesdays 2:30-6:30 PM.  Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis. 

Schedule 2:  18 hours per week;  Sundays 9:30-5 PM; Wednesdays 12:30-8:30 PM; Thursdays 4:30-8:30 PM.  Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis.

Salary: $12.00 per hour. 

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to:  Head of Circulation Services, Plainsborojobs@lmxac.org Include “Circulation part-time position” in the subject line of the email and indicate preferred schedule.  No phone calls please.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified.  Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background and reference check and include a six month probationary period.  Plainsboro Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicant must comply with the “NJ First Act.”

 

PART-TIME TECH DESK LIBRARY ASSISTANT (Plainfield) February 4, 2019

 

The Plainfield Public Library is looking for a part-time Library Assistant with excellent Customer Service skills to work at our Tech Desk, assisting patrons with our public computers. Intermediate to Advanced computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office 2016, Internet Explorer, and Firefox are required. The position is for 20 hours per week with a schedule of 9AM-1PM Monday through Friday. The starting rate is $13.00/hour.
Library experience, familiarity with the Comprise SAM software, and being bilingual (English/Spanish) are preferred but not required.
 
If interested, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to the Head of Public Services, Andrew Eason, at andrew.eason@plfdpl.info or call 908-757-1111 x139 for more information.

 

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