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Youth Services Coordinator (Librarian 3) FT – Sussex County Library System June 21, 2018

Youth Services Coordinator (Librarian 3) – Sussex County Library System

Where is this? Sussex County Library System, with 6 locations including our headquarters near Branchville, is among the largest public library systems in New Jersey. The library system is entering a time of change & growth; we’re looking for great people to lead the way.

Who are we looking for? A professional librarian with 2+ years of experience in youth services, with interests in leading a small staff, programming, collection development, school & community outreach, & delighting young library users & their caregivers across the Library System. Bright, innovative, versatile, energetic, leader—if you identify with these descriptors, we’re looking for you!

Why should you apply? If you are a Youth Services Librarian interested in stepping into a management role, or would like to enrich a team environment with your talents in serving children & young adults in a broad spectrum of communities, this might be just the opportunity for you! We anticipate emphasizing & growing our services for children & teens over the next several years, with you at the helm.

What else do I need to know? Civil Service position (Librarian 3)—initial appointment provisional pending Civil Service procedure; 35 hours/week, including some nights & Saturdays; salary range $55,753-$93,004; full-time benefits; ALA-accredited MLS required; minimum two years’ professional library experience required; valid driver’s license required; supervisory experience helpful; must reside in, or relocate to, NJ in accordance with state law.

I’m convinced! How do I apply? Send resume & three professional references to  Application deadline: July 20, 2018.

Librarian 1, Full-Time - Pinelands Library, Youth Services Dept. June 20, 2018




Title:  Librarian 1, Full-Time                                                                         Salary:  43,387-74,347

Location: Pinelands Branch Library                                                              Open:  June 20, 2018

                   Youth Services Department



The Pinelands Branch Library of the Burlington County Library System is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, service-oriented and self-motivated children’s librarian. Some examples of duties include:  

  • Design and implement creative in-house youth programming to facilitate a love of reading and learning (birth through teen) including story times, crafts and other activities
  • Provide outstanding customer service, reference and readers advisory to all library customers
  • Participate in the Summer Reading Program and corresponding activities
  • Manage teen volunteers
  • Serve as the school liaison to maintain connections with local school communities
  • Attend and participate in professional conferences, seminars, and committees while reading professional literature to remain current and up-to-date in library trends
  • Perform other duties as assigned


35 hours on site, 5 hours off site for professional development.  Tuesday – Friday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Monday 1:00 PM – 8:30PM; one Saturday per month 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM; and 4 Sundays per year.


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. Burlington County residents given preference.


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 accepted.


Submit a Resume including job #21-18 by June 29, 2018. Via e-mail:

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




FT Youth Services Librarian - Plainsboro PL June 18, 2018


JOB OPENING:  Full-time Youth Services Librarian

Plainsboro Public Library seeks an energetic, positive, and self- motivated Youth Services Librarian for a full-time position.  The ideal candidate will provide friendly, high quality customer service to library patrons and has an in-depth knowledge of children’s and teen literature with the ability to provide high quality readers advisory.  They create and execute innovative programs under the direction of the Head of Youth Services.  They are a team player and participate in executing department initiatives and accomplishing department goals.        

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide reference service in person, by telephone and electronically to the children, tweens, teens and their caregivers;
  • Assist customers in the use of department resources, print and electronic;
  • Provides high quality reader’s advisory to assist customers in selecting materials appropriate for their age group, interest and reading capabilities;
  • Provide information about and registration for department programs;
  • Provide customers with assistance at the public computers and equipment in the Science Center including troubleshooting problems;
  • Oversee and direct the work of library pages and volunteers;
  • Develop and execute department programs, including traditional programming as well as special events and, summer reading clubs,  “maker” and tech based activities that maximize use of the Science Center in the department;
  • Participate in outreach in the school district and township to bring the library out of the building;
  • Participate in the weeding and maintenance and display of all department collections; and
  • Participate in the selection of materials for the children's, tween, and teen collections;  
  • Ability to guide customers out of the building during emergency evacuations; and
  • Perform related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

A Youth Services Librarian must have some knowledge of:

  • the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation;
  • current trends in the delivery of library services to children, tweens and teens;
  • children’s, tween, and teen literature and resources;
  • library software, apps, and common computer software such as MS Office; and
  • library research techniques.

A Youth Services Librarian must have the ability to:

  • to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete reports;
  • plan and execute children’s programs;
  • to exercise initiative and independent judgment;
  • to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department supervisor, library staff and patrons; and
  • to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and experience: A Youth Services Librarian must have a Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school or be  enrolled in a Master of Library Science degree program.  Some experience working in Youth Services in a public library is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of children’s and teen literature is expected.  A New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate must be on file. 

Schedule: 35 hours per week; regular weekends and evenings.

Salary:  $52,000 for MLS Librarian; $40,000 for MLS student.  Generous benefits package.

Application: For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to: Include “YS full-time position” in the email subject line.  Please no phone calls.  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.”


Librarian 1 or 2, Youth Services, FT, Camden County Library System, M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch, Voorhees, NJ 08043 June 18, 2018

Duties include serving the public, primarily infants through grade 2, developing age-appropriate programs, proactively conducting outreach to the local community, providing reference services to all ages, providing readers advisory, answering questions in person and over the phone, conducting library tours, performing collection development, and other related duties.

Education and Experience: 
Librarian 1 and 2 titles requires a MLS from a ALA or NJ College Masters program in Library Science that has be deemed acceptable by the Thomas Edison State College. Possession of or the ability to obtain a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate upon hiring. Librarian 2 additionally requires one year of full time equivalent of professional librarian experience.  Appointee may be required to posses a valid driver's license.  Experience/Interest in programming and collection development for infants through grade 2 extremely desirable.  New graduate are encouraged to apply.

Librarian 1, 35 hr/wk, $23.6853 hr/$43,107.24 yr
Librarian 2, 35 hr/wk, $24.8692 hr/$45,261.94 yr

Residency: Chosen candidate must be a resident of New Jersey

Applications and full job posting may be obtained on our website at:

Completed applications are due in the Human Resources Office by July 5, 2018 at 2pm and may be sent to: or by fax 856-772-2761.






Full time Librarian I, Youth Services, Twin Rivers Branch,Mercer County Library System June 18, 2018

The Mercer County Library System is seeking to fill a full-time, 35 hour per week position in the Youth Services Department of the Twin Rivers Branch. This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian with a strong vision to provide an exciting home for youth services and programming within this small, friendly community. This position includes at least one evening per week and Saturdays in rotation.

We are seeking an energetic, experienced librarian with a passion for children’s services and a strong commitment to providing excellent public service.  The candidate will have primary responsibility for providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and parents in a diverse community, developing the children’s and teen collections, creating innovative programming, outreach to schools and the community, and the Summer and Winter Reading programs. 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing library blog articles, preparing statistical reports on departmental activities and use, maintaining the collection budget for YS/YA materials, staying current on new developments in the library field (particularly with regard to children’s and teen services), providing reference assistance to patrons of all ages, and writing the annual branch report on youth services. 

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and forward thinking.  Strong knowledge of literacy, child development, and literature for children and teens are vital in this role.  S/he will be comfortable planning programs that encourage children to read and sharing literacy tips with parents.  Strong organizational skills, program management skills, and a sense of humor are essential.  Knowledge of current library technologies and demonstrated experience using technology (including library automated systems, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel) are required. 

The candidate should have flexibility for scheduling programming at days and times that children and young adults will find convenient, and expect to participate in outreach in the schools and community.  Willingness to be part of a team environment and collaborate with the adult and circulation librarian are a must, as are strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution, although we will consider applications from students enrolled in an MLS program who are at least half-way through the program (Library Associate).  A New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certification is required for those with an MLS degree.  

This title is affiliated with AFSCME 3566. The current salary range for Librarian 1 is $37,009 - $68,271 in 8 steps.

Full job descriptions can be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website. There is a 90-day probationary period before permanency.  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.

This position is open until filled; only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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

Full time Librarian I, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County Library System June 18, 2018

Please accept this as notification of an anticipated vacancy in the
full-time Librarian I title at the West Windsor Branch, Mercer County
Library System. This vacancy will not occur until July or August of 2018, but
interviews will begin now.

This is a full time 35 hours a week position in the reference department.
Hours of work include one evening per week (presently Thursday), and
Saturdays in rotation. Please note that the West Windsor Branch is open on
Sundays throughout the school year, as well as on four county-observed
holidays. Applicants must be available to work on Sundays if necessary, and
some of these holidays.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, possess strong external and
internal customer service skills, show initiative, consideration, efficiency,
and flexibility; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; and
be conscientious, detail-oriented, deadline-oriented, and able to effectively
handle multiple projects simultaneously. Strong knowledge of reference
sources (both print and online), and great teamwork skills are essential.
The librarian will provide reference services, teach computer classes and
one-on-one informational or technology sessions, create/facilitate adult
programming for a diverse public; be responsible for marketing programs and
library services; and do outreach to the community. S/he will also have
specific duties in collection development for adults.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

•Assisting patrons with reference inquiries in person, electronically, and
by telephone.
•Assisting patrons in accessing databases and other reference materials
•Providing readers’ advisory.
•Contributing posts to the library blog.
•Assisting with adult programming.
•Conducting computer training classes, resume review sessions, and
technical assistance with devices.
•Participating in outreach activities.

Both an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a New Jersey Librarian’s Certification are required. 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.

This position is covered under the AFSCME local 3566. The current salary range is $37.009 to $68,271, in eight steps, includes health benefits, and accrues leave time and paid holidays.

This position is open until flled, only those applicants selected
for interview will be contacted.

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

Cranford Public Library June 18, 2018

The Cranford Public Library is accepting applications for the title of Librarian to serve as Young Adult/Programming Librarian in the Reference Department, a full-time position. The work week is 35 hours, including evening and weekend hours. The library is located in Union County and is a member of the Libraries of Union County Consortium and MURAL (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries).

Primary job duties include:

  • Publicizing and promoting adult and young adult materials, services, and programs
  • Maintaining the young adult collection, including selection and weeding of young adult materials and management of the young adult book budget
  • Creating and administering young adult programs
  • Coordinating young adult services and activities with other organizations (schools, local merchants, other libraries, etc.)
  • Training, scheduling, and supervising part-time reference librarians 
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory services
  • Managing public Internet and word processor sessions and assisting patrons in the use of public Internet stations and word processing PCs
  • Sharing in the maintenance of the adult reference collection, including selection and weeding of reference materials and the management of the reference materials budget
  • Maintaining a portion of the adult non-fiction collection, including selection and weeding of materials and management of a portion of the adult non-fiction budget
  • Providing notary public service
  • Performing additional tasks related to the position as needed

The candidate must be comfortable working with technology used in library operations and must be skilled in the use of social media. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential.

A New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate and a master's degree in library or information science or the equivalent from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and required.

Notices:  ADA/EOE

MLS or Library School Required: Yes

NJ County (If Applicable): Union

Job Focus: Public/Adult Services, YA/Teen

Compensation: Position meets NJLA minimum

How To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Michael Maziekien, Director, by email ( with “YA/Programming Librarian” in the subject line.



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