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Youth Services Department Supervisor (Librarian II) October 19, 2018

The Manville branch of the Somerset County Library System of NJ has an incredible opportunity for dynamic leader in youth services who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth in the Manville community. 

Duties include:

Supervises and coordinates the delivery of services related to youth services for the Manville service area; participates in the hiring process for subordinate positions; supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates staff; monitors hours and approves timesheets for subordinate staff; communicates, interprets, and supports library policies; holds staff accountable for policies and procedures and provides training to correct deficiencies; recommends disciplinary actions to Branch Manager as necessary; ensures completion of personnel actions; assists Branch Manager with developing annual goals and objectives for youth services according to the goals of the Strategic Plan, community needs, and changes in technology and trends in library services; provides advanced reference and reader’s advisory services in person, over the telephone, or using various forms of digital communication; provides backup services in other public service departments as needed; supervises, coordinates, and participates in youth services  programming within established system guidelines and participates in system-wide programming efforts; works with system marketing and programming staff to plan, promote, and implement library programs, outreach programs and displays that are both well executed and entertaining and informative, and supports SCLSNJ's Mission and Vision; oversees and participates in marketing, weeding, and management of library collections in cooperation with the Collection Development and Marketing departments; submits requests for expenditures to Branch Manager and stays within established budgetary guidelines; maintains a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for the public within the youth services area and promptly reports safety issues according to established guidelines; responds to issues and concerns from library users and staff about services, policies, procedures and materials in the collection including First Amendment challenges; participates in professional development activities including training, system committee work and in-service opportunities; participates on system-wide hiring committees; works on special projects as assigned by supervisor.

 

Requirements:

NJ Librarian’s certificate; MLS (ALA accredited program preferred); 3+ years professional librarian experience providing reference and readers’ advisory services and programming with youth and/or young adults; candidates should have had coursework in service to children and teens, children’s and teen literature; demonstrated leadership experience through work or volunteer activities; prior supervisory experience preferred; strong knowledge of print and electronic reference resources, as well as changes in technology and trends within the library profession;  ability to effectively use and demonstrate technology tools including the web, email, electronic databases, e-readers, office applications, as well as other library related programs; ability to learn and adapt to new technologies as required; interpersonal skills – ability to work and interact effectively with others in a positive manner, as well as work under pressure and/or manage stressful situations with courtesy and tact; customer service skills – ability to provide exceptional service to internal and external customers; ability to establish rapport and connection with children, young adults, caregivers, and teachers; exceptional oral and written English communications skills; bilingual English/Spanish a plus; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; ability to retrieve (or place) materials weighing up to 5 pounds from (onto) shelves at floor level and as high as 80 inches; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; ability to respond to or handle emergency situations effectively as the in-charge person or in cooperation with the in-charge person.

Work schedule: includes varied hours, 1-2 evenings/week and every other Saturday, and holiday rotation.

Annual salary: $62,137; SCLSNJ offers a competitive health and dental plan, a generous paid time off package, additional voluntary benefits, and participation in PERS.

To apply: Send an updated resume, cover letter, and SCLSNJ employment application to jobs@sclibnj.org.

Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local governments must reside in the State of New Jersey unless exempted by law. SCLSNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Youth Services Librarian III/IV (Job #2018-40) October 19, 2018

The Somerset County Library System of NJ has a full-time youth services librarian position available in its North Plainfield branch. SCLSNJ is looking for a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic individual to join our team and help share the joy of reading and learning with youth in our communities. 

 

Duties include:

Providing advanced reference and readers’ advisory service to children, young adults, parents and other adult caregivers; providing backup reference services in the adult department as needed; planning, promoting and implementing activities for children and their caregivers; planning and promoting outreach services to children, teachers and caregivers at primary schools, aftercare, summer camp, daycares, preschools and other programs; overseeing weeding, and promotion of library materials in an assigned subject area(s); instructing and/or training staff and/or public to use electronic resources; participating in professional development activities including system youth services committee work and in-service opportunities; working on special projects as assigned by supervisor and/or Branch Manager.

Requirements:

NJ Librarian’s certificate required; MLS (ALA accredited program desirable); minimum of one year of professional library experience providing reference and readers’ advisory services and programming with youth and/or young adults. Candidates should have had coursework in service to children and teens, children’s and teen literature, and print and electronic reference resources, as well as changes in technology and trends within the library profession;  ability to effectively use and demonstrate technology tools including the web, email, electronic databases, e-readers, office applications, as well as other library related programs; ability to learn and adapt to new technologies as required; interpersonal skills – ability to work and interact effectively with others in a positive manner, as well as work under pressure and/or manage stressful situations with courtesy and tact; customer service skills – ability to provide exceptional service to internal and external customers; ability to establish rapport and connection with children, young adults, caregivers, and teachers; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; exceptional oral and written English communications skills; bi-lingual Spanish/English skills highly desired; valid drivers’ license or other means of transportation to perform outreach services within the Somerset County service area; ability to retrieve (or place) materials weighing up to 5 pounds from (onto) shelves at floor level and as high as 80 inches; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; ability to respond to or handle emergency situations effectively as the in-charge person or in cooperation with the in-charge person.

Applicants who do not possess a minimum of one year’s professional library experience, as stated above, will be considered as Librarian IV (grade 11) candidates.

Annual salary range is $47,981 - $52,302 depending upon experience and qualifications. SCLSNJ also offers competitive health and dental benefits, a generous paid time off package, additional voluntary benefits, and participation in PERS.

Schedule includes: days, at least one evening/week, Saturday rotation, and some holidays. Flexibility to work varied shifts required. Schedule subject to change as needed based on branch and/or department needs.

To apply: Send an updated resume, cover letter, and SCLSNJ employment application to jobs@sclibnj.org.

Effective September 1 2011, all employees of State and local governments must reside in the State of New Jersey unless exempted by law. SCLSNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Adult Services Librarian III/IV (Job #2018-24) October 19, 2018

The Somerset County Library System of NJ is seeking a motivated, customer-focused adult services librarian for its Warren Township branch. This full-time position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic, award winning library system with ten branches throughout Somerset County. 

Duties include:

Providing advanced reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons of all ages in person, over the telephone, or using various forms of digital communication; training staff and public to use print and online library resources, electronic resources, and navigate the Internet; planning, promoting and implementing library programs for adults that supports the goals and objectives of the strategic plan and system initiatives; planning and promoting outreach services to community groups including senior centers, local businesses, churches, and other outside organizations;  preparing local public relations materials and displays promoting branch programs and activities; marketing, weeding, and promotion of library materials collection(s) in assigned subject areas; branch representative on the Business Services Committee; participating in professional development activities including system committee work and in-service opportunities; working on special projects as assigned by Branch Manager.

 

Requirements:

NJ Librarian’s certificate required; MLS (ALA accredited program desirable); minimum of one year’s professional librarian experience providing reference and readers’ advisory services and programming for the public; ability to implement library services in an automated environment; knowledge of print and non-print reference and readers’ advisory resources, as well as changes in technology and trends within the library profession; business experience or business librarianship experience preferred; ability to effectively use and demonstrate technology tools including the web, email, electronic databases, e-readers, office applications, as well as other library related programs; ability to learn and adapt to new technologies as required; interpersonal skills – ability to work and interact effectively with others in a positive manner, as well as work under pressure and/or manage stressful situations with courtesy and tact; customer service skills – ability to provide exceptional service to internal and external customers; exceptional oral and written English communications skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; ability to retrieve (or place) materials weighing up to 5 pounds from (onto) shelves at floor level and as high as 80 inches; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; ability to respond to or handle emergency situations effectively as the in-charge person or in cooperation with the in-charge person.

 

Applicants who do not possess a minimum of one year’s professional library experience, as stated above, will be considered as Librarian IV (grade 11) candidates.  

 

Annual Salary Range: $47,981 - $52,302. SCLSNJ offers competitive health and dental benefits, a generous paid time off package, additional voluntary benefits, and participation in PERS.

 

Work schedule will include days, evenings, Saturdays, and some holidays as needed; flexibility required.

 

To apply:

Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and SCLSNJ employment application to jobs@sclibnj.org.

 

Effective September 11, 2011, all employees of State and local governments must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. SCLSNJ is Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 
PT Librarian 1 - Adult Services Gloucester County Library System October 19, 2018

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented professional librarian with excellent customer service and communication skills in addition to strong computer skills, including advanced knowsledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and digital resources.

This is a part-time (21 hours per week) positiion, including some daytime hours, at least one (1) night per week, and weekend hours.

The position will be located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ.

Job Requirement:

MLS degree from ALA accredited institution and possession of a valid Professional Librarian in the State of NJ.

Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a oublic library setting is preferred.

Provide professional reference, reader's advisory, and technology assistant to the public.

Respond to the needs of patrons of all ages in an efficient, thorough and welcoming manner.

Participate in collection development and management as directed.

Assist with development of programs and workshops for library parons.

Have the ability to work well with people, either one-to-one or in a group setting.

Be responsible for building operations during evening and/or weekend shifts and at other times when required.

Embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning.

Be creative, energetic, and have a clear vision of dynamic 21st centry library programs and services.

Experience with SirsiDynix ILS, Envirsionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/meeting room reservation software, 3M self-check system, Google Apps and the Microsoft Office Suite is desirable.

The ability to stand for extended periods, lift up to 50 pounds, and sufficient visual discrimination to be able to read spine labels. 

Ability to travel between GCLS Branch libraries.  A valid NJ Driver's License is required.

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

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 yar.  Applications from qualified residents of Gloucester County, NJ will have first consideration.

The Gloucester County Library Syste is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary:  $24.26 per hour

Job Application Deadline:  November 19, 2018

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references to:  Ralph Bingham, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or email to rbingham@gcls.org.

 

PT Librarian 1 - Adult Services Gloucester County Library System October 19, 2018

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented professional librarian with excellent customer service and communication skills in addition to strong computer skills, including advanced knowsledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and digital resources.

This is a part-time (21 hours per week) positiion, including some daytime hours, at least one (1) night per week, and weekend hours.

The position will be located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ.

Job Requirement:

MLS degree from ALA accredited institution and possession of a valid Professional Librarian in the State of NJ.

Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a oublic library setting is preferred.

Provide professional reference, reader's advisory, and technology assistant to the public.

Respond to the needs of patrons of all ages in an efficient, thorough and welcoming manner.

Participate in collection development and management as directed.

Assist with development of programs and workshops for library parons.

Have the ability to work well with people, either one-to-one or in a group setting.

Be responsible for building operations during evening and/or weekend shifts and at other times when required.

Embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning.

Be creative, energetic, and have a clear vision of dynamic 21st centry library programs and services.

Experience with SirsiDynix ILS, Envirsionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/meeting room reservation software, 3M self-check system, Google Apps and the Microsoft Office Suite is desirable.

The ability to stand for extended periods, lift up to 50 pounds, and sufficient visual discrimination to be able to read spine labels. 

Ability to travel between GCLS Branch libraries.  A valid NJ Driver's License is required.

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

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 yar.  Applications from qualified residents of Gloucester County, NJ will have first consideration.

The Gloucester County Library Syste is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary:  $24.26 per hour

Job Application Deadline:  November 19, 2018

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references to:  Ralph Bingham, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or email to rbingham@gcls.org.

 

Youth Services/STEAM Librarian October 18, 2018

JOB OPENING:

FULL TIME Youth Services/STEAM Librarian

The Middlesex Public Library is on the hunt for a dynamic and innovative Librarian to join our staff full time, primarily in the area of Youth Services, but also as an in-house, all ages, STEAM Librarian.

Middlesex Borough is a cozy, four square mile town, located in central NJ. Don’t let our size fool you – MDSX has a BIG personality!  Our diverse population takes pride in our Library, our schools, and our community. Our Library is within walking distance from three district schools, and has boasted creative and popular children’s programming for the past few years. We’re looking for a Librarian to bring passion and enthusiasm to our Children’s Department in the areas of collection development and programming, as well as expand current collections and services for tween and teen populations.

What’s a STEAM Librarian? Well, our belief at MDSX is that learning is not limited to the years you are in a school building.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math not only have a strong place in school district curriculum, but also permeate culture and everyday life at every age. As Librarians, our job is to help the masses gain education and information through a variety of means. Our ideal STEAM Librarian would be excited to weave various skills and aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Mathematics into ALL ages of programming and collection development – in creative, inventive ways, supporting the Adult Services Librarian in programming as well as creating their own Youth Services programming. As this type of Librarianship is not conventionally defined, the opportunity is here to creatively grow, expand, and lead STEAM librarianship in your own unique way!

Primarily, this position will be focused on Youth Services, serving children ages 0-17 and their caregivers: providing advanced reference and readers’ advisory service to children, young adults, parents and other adult caregivers; planning, promoting and implementing activities for children and their caregivers; planning and promoting outreach services to children, teachers and caregivers at primary schools, aftercare, summer camp, daycares, preschools and other programs; overseeing weeding, and promotion of library materials in an assigned subject area(s); participating in professional development activities; working on special projects as assigned by supervisor and/or Director.

Other non-Youth Services duties may include: providing backup reference services in the adult department as needed; instructing and/or training staff and/or public to use electronic resources; providing dynamic hands on programming to different ages in STEAM resources and ideas, provide backup at the Circulation Desk as needed; support Adult Reference Librarian in involving STEAM components in adult programming.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Degree from accredited MLS program and NJ Professional Librarian Certificate required. MLS candidates graduating in Spring or Summer 2019 will also be considered.

Professional library experience (especially with youth services) a plus, but not required

Candidates should have had coursework in service to children and teens, children’s and teen literature, and print and electronic reference resources

Ability to effectively use and demonstrate technology tools including the web, email, electronic databases, e-readers, office applications, etc.

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Adaptable, fluid, able to work with different personalities with staff and patrons in a positive manner

Engaging, able to establish connections with children, parents, young adults, caregivers, etc.

Willing and enthusiastic about continuing education, via reading journals, magazines, attending seminars and workshops on new trends in Librarianship, technology, etc.

Able to work under pressure and/or manage stressful situations with courtesy and tact

NOTICES:

Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Criminal background check required (drug testing may be required)

 

MLS OR LIBRARY SCHOOL REQUIRED:

Yes

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

November 23, 2018

 

JOB FOCUS:

Youth Services

STEAM

 

COMPENSATION:

Starting salary $49,500, annually, commensurate with experience

Position includes health benefits and paid sick, vacation, and personal days

Full time position, 35 hrs per week.

Some Saturdays/night hours as needed.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send Cover Letter and Resume



Via Email: Employment@middlesexlibrarynj.org

Include YOUTH SERVICES/STEAM LIBRARIAN in email subject heading

 

Via Mail:

Middlesex Public Library

Attn: Chrissy George, Director

1300 Mountain Avenue,  Middlesex, NJ 08846

 
Library Associate The New Jersey State Library - Talking Book and Braille Center October 18, 2018

Library Associate 

The New Jersey State Library - Talking Book and Braille Center, 2300 Stuyvesant Ave., Trenton, NJ

P15: $41,051.30 - $57,652.25

Are you a book matchmaker, helping people select the next book they’ll read? The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center is seeking a full time Library Associate in the Reader’s Services department. The ideal candidate will have customer service and reader’s advisory skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. Responsibilities will include providing reader’s advisory to adults, basic computer and technology assistance, assisting librarians with outreach and presentations, coordinating book discussions, and staying up to date on current trends in libraries. Schedule is Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30.

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

Closing date is November 1.

DEFINITION

Under the direction of a professional librarian, takes the lead in organizing and implementing the technical or public service aspects of one or more library programs such as the development and coordination of events, patron services or collection management; does other related work.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK

Confers with professional librarian or other supervisory official regarding the establishment of proper standards and recommendations for the organization and implementation of the technical aspects of the library or program area. 

Takes the lead in developing and implementing programs for the public. 

Under the direction of a professional librarian does the work involved in ordering, checking, purchasing, classifying, cataloguing, preparing, binding, and shelving books and other library materials.

Oversees specific library collections and updates holdings by removing obsolete materials and recommending new titles and equipment.

Takes the lead in tasks assigned to support staff and volunteers.

Participates in the training of patrons and staff on the use of library resources.

Resolves patron concerns within authority granted by the professional librarian or other supervisory official.

Participates in library committees and teams.

Provides basic reader advisory to patrons seeking aid in the selection of reading materials.

Conducts tours of the library facility. 

Prepares reading lists and bibliographies.

Answers basic reference questions.

Conducts or prepares the content and arrangement of library materials for displays, exhibits and library programs.

May use online cataloguing equipment to maintain catalogue system including corrections, additions, new copies and or editions and removal of items from inventory.

Prepares correspondence.

Prepares technical, financial, statistical and other reports.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.

LICENSE:

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

SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

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.

 

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