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Library Director: Haverford Township, PA November 17, 2017

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of Library Director. As the Library plans for a transforming renovation, we are seeking a creative, experienced and enthusiastic leader who will carry forward and extend HTFL’s tradition of outstanding service and outreach. Reporting to the Board, the Director is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and coordinating a comprehensive program of library services for the residents of Haverford Township, Delaware County and the region. The successful candidate will demonstrate a talent for building strong community connections and partnerships, and for working collaboratively with Board members, elected and appointed officials, Library staff, volunteers and community partners. The position requires the exercise of considerable professional skill, initiative and independent judgment. 

Full details: http://haverfordlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/POSITION-DESCRIPTION-FOR-LIBRARY-DIRECTOR-OF-HAVERFORD-TOWNSHIP-FREE-LIBRARY.pdf

VALE Program Manager November 16, 2017

Position Announcement posted on behalf of VALE:

 

Job Posting Title:  Program Manager

Institution:  The Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE)

 

The Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE) and the New Jersey Research and Education Network (NJEdge) seek a skilled and collaborative professional to serve as Program Manager for this academic library consortium. The incumbent has responsibility for workflow design and managerial oversight of VALE programs and operations. On a day-to-day basis, s/he will liaise with library professional organizations in the state and beyond; oversee financial and administrative services; and serve as first point of contact for VALE members and vendors. The incumbent will help VALE to conceive and implement new strategies and initiatives designed to respond to member needs. VALE is an affiliate of NJEDge, a non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey, with which this position will work closely. NJEDge offices are located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The incumbent will work in Newark and from home.

 

To learn more about this job, click here for a Full Position Description.  To apply, click here for an Online Employment Form

Part-time Library Assistant Position / The Morristown & Morris Township Library November 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to work in a Library?  Do you enjoy books and meeting people?  The Morristown & Morris Township Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented person to join our creative and dedicated staff.  We are located in a diverse community in the heart of historic Morristown and we provide exemplary and courteous service to all of our patrons. This 12 hour/week position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to be a part of an innovative and forward thinking group of people.  

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, although some college course work or knowledge of the workings of a library is very desirable. 
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population and staff.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, the ability to work competently with the Library’s online catalog, databases, email, calendar and circulation systems.  
  • Ability to work with small amounts of money and provide change for patrons.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, bend, stoop, reach and carry for extended periods as well as lift up to ten pounds and push book carts up to 30 pounds.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred, however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable.
  • Proficiency in spoken Spanish is a plus.

               

General Responsibilities:

  • Helping patrons at the Circulation Desk.
  • Checking out, checking in, renewing Library materials, signing up patrons for new library cards and aiding patrons with questions about their cards and Library accounts.
  • Opening the department desk and preparing it for the day.
  • Answering telephone and transferring calls to appropriate departments, answering customer service questions, and taking messages.
  • Unpacking and processing materials for patrons that come from other libraries.
  • Emptying book drops and shelving library materials as needed.
  • Help with special projects as requested.

 

Compensation:

Part-time position, 12 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.  Salary is $11.25/hour. EOE

 

 

Deadline:

December 15, 2017.

 

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Ruth Bensley at ruth.bensley@mainlib.org

 

Part-time Adult Library Shelver Position / The Morristown & Morris Township Library November 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to work in a Library?  Do you enjoy books and being around them?  Do you enjoy quiet spaces and independent work?  Are you looking for a flexible schedule?  The Morristown & Morris Township Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented person to join our creative and dedicated staff.  We are located in a diverse community in the heart of historic Morristown and we provide exemplary and courteous service to all of our patrons. This 8-12 hour/week position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to be a part of an innovative and forward thinking group of people.  

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work tasks.
  • Excellent oral communication.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population and staff.
  • The ability to learn the Library’s shelving and classification systems and shelve materials alphabetically and numerically.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, reach and carry for extended periods as well as lift up to 30 pounds and push book carts up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a dusty environment and do light dusting.
  • Candidate must be above the age of 18.

 

Preferred:

  • Computer and technological skills.
  • Ability to do other tasks as assigned and to work on special projects.

               

General Responsibilities:

  • Sort and shelve Library materials for all collection areas
  • Read and straighten shelves into proper classification order.
  • Shift library materials when needed.
  • Help with special projects as requested.

 

Compensation:

Part-time position, 8-12 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.  Salary is $10.00/hour. EOE

 

 

Deadline:

December 15, 2017.

 

How to Apply:

Please visit the Library Circulation Department and fill out an application form or email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Ruth Bensley at ruth.bensley@mainlib.org

Part-time Library Assistant Position / The Morristown & Morris Township Library November 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to work in a Library?  Do you enjoy books and meeting people?  The Morristown & Morris Township Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented person to join our creative and dedicated staff.  We are located in a diverse community in the heart of historic Morristown and we provide exemplary and courteous service to all of our patrons. This 17 hour/week position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to be a part of an innovative and forward thinking group of people. 

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, although some college course work or knowledge of the workings of a library is very desirable. 
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population and staff.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, the ability to work competently with the Library’s online catalog, databases, email, calendar and circulation systems.  
  • Ability to work with small amounts of money and provide change for patrons.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, bend, stoop, reach and carry for extended periods as well as lift up to ten pounds and push book carts up to 30 pounds.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred, however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable.
  • Proficiency in spoken Spanish is a plus.

               

General Responsibilities:

  • Helping patrons at the Circulation Desk.
  • Checking out, checking in, renewing Library materials, signing up patrons for new library cards and aiding patrons with questions about their cards and Library accounts.
  • Opening the department desk and preparing it for the day.
  • Answering telephone and transferring calls to appropriate departments, answering customer service questions, and taking messages.
  • Unpacking and processing materials for patrons that come from other libraries.
  • Emptying book drops and shelving library materials as needed.
  • Help with special projects as requested.

 

Compensation:

Part-time position, 17 hours per week including some weekend hours.  Salary is $11.25/hour. EOE

 

Deadline:

December 15, 2017.

 

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Ruth Bensley at ruth.bensley@mainlib.org.

Youth Service Librarian - full time November 15, 2017

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
RIVER VALE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The River Vale Free Public Library seeks a Youth Services Librarian to serve the children and young adults of River Vale in their educational and recreational pursuits. The Youth Services Librarian oversees all collection development and programming for children and young adults under the supervision of the Library Director.
Responsibilities:
• Using an annual budget, select and purchase all materials for children (toddlers through 5th Grade) and young adults (6th through 8th Grade.) Link purchased materials in the BCCLS database. De-select outdated/damaged materials to ensure that the collection is attractive and relevant to library users.
• Maintain a collection that is relevant to the needs of River Vale students. This is accomplished through regular communication and outreach to the local school district.
• Create, schedule, and execute programming for the Children’s and Young Adults’ Departments which includes: Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer Story Times, Summer Reading Program, After-School/Week-End Programming and Special Events.
• Supervise the Youth Services Assistant in the planning, scheduling and execution of all crafts and programming associated with the department.
• Promote Youth Services programs by creating flyers and other publicity using the latest software.
• Schedule and supervise volunteers to assist with collection maintenance and programming.
• Work in a supervisory capacity when assigned, handling all reference and general library operations.
• Assist at the circulation desk, as needed.
Requirements:
• At least two years experience working as a Youth Services Librarian with a proven track record demonstrating success in the areas of collection use by the community, collaboration with local schools and successful programming initiatives.
• Strong written and verbal skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills.
• Strong technology skills, including the utilization of software for collection maintenance, the generation of creative publicity and social media communication.
• Must be able to work weekday, evening and weekend hours both in assisting at the Circulation Desk and in a supervisory capacity for all library staff.
• Must be able to perform light lifting and bending.
• BCCLS experience a plus.
The position offers health coverage, holidays, vacation and sick time. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume with references via email to Ann McCarthy at mccarthy@rivervale.bccls.org.

Systems Librarian - William Paterson University November 15, 2017
Systems Librarian
 
Posting Date: November 10, 2017
 
Closing Date: Open until filled
 
William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian.
 
Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system.
 
William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, research and inter/intra departmental collaboration
 
* Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.
 
* Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems.
 
* Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects.
 
* Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
 
* Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees
 
* Participates in departmental and User Education programs.
 
* Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.
 
 
Qualifications:
 
Ideal candidate must possess the following:
 
* ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).
 
* At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
 
* A second graduate degree is required for tenure.
 
* Experience working with databases and SQL.
 
* Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.
 
* Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
 
* Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
 
* Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.
 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
* Second graduate degree 
 
* System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).
 
 Invitation to apply: 
 
 Please go to https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=11&job=librarian-iii to apply for the position.
 
Interested candidates will be prompted to:
* Complete an application
 * Submit a cover letter & CV
* Provide names/contacts of three professional references. 
     
 Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.
 
If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact Search Chair Richard Kearney at talent@wpunj.edu
 
Cara Berg
Reference Librarian/Co-Coordinator of User Education
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
973-720-3189

 

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