Job Openings

Hourly Librarian (Fill-in) July 17, 2017

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

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

-  Reference and readers’ advisory service

-  Collection development

-  Programming


-  MLS from an ALA-accredited program, or degree near completion

-  Interest in emerging technologies and familiarity with current trends in public library service

-  Excellent customer service skills

-  Eager willingness to work in both Adult Services and Youth Services departments

-  Flexible schedule

Salary: $19-21/hour

Interested candidates should send completed employment application (found at and résumé to Kimberly Paone, Library Director at

Cataloging/Circulation Assistant July 17, 2017

The Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and multi-talented individual to join our friendly team.

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

- Complete processing of library materials received from various sources (original and copy-cataloging)

- Assisting patrons at the Circulation desk

- Processing inter-library loans


- Experience in a library setting: cataloging, circulation, ILL

- Experience with SIRSI Workflows

- Excellent interpersonal skills

Flexible schedule: 16 hours per week, plus fill-in hours, as needed.

Salary: $17-20/hour, commensurate with experience

Interested candidates should send completed employment application (found at and résumé to Kimberly Paone, Library Director, at

Development Librarian (Full-Time) - Piscataway Public Library July 14, 2017

Development Librarian, Adult Department


We are seeking a Development Librarian (Full Time) to join our team and play a leadership role in growing our library foundation, coordinating library grant seeking efforts, and helping to manage the library’s marketing efforts. Working with the Library Director the Development Librarian will bring visionary strategic thinking, organization, creativity and leadership to the library’s fundraising and public outreach strategies. The Development Librarian will help the organization meet our library mission: to engage minds, build connections, and create opportunities for individual and community-wide growth.


  • Coordinates with staff across library departments and administration for grant research, proposal writing, reporting requirements and award/recognition applications.
  • Develops effective written appeals and acknowledgements.
  • Manages the database and reporting of fundraising.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships for the identification and solicitation of donors.
  • Builds the Annual Appeal and planned giving program.
  • Assists with library public relations by writing and distributing relevant press releases for library activities, awards and efforts.  
  • Works with library staff to develop community-wide library support.
  • Organizes training, resources and networking for community non-profits.
  • Contributes to collection development, collection management and information desk coverage.
  • Works with Community Development Librarian to cultivate community partnerships to enhance library-wide programs and services.
  • Other tasks as required


  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing and event planning.
  • Superior interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Degree from accredited MLS program and NJ Professional Librarian Certificate or current library school student.


The Development Librarian works 35 scheduled hours per week including evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. It is the expectation that additional non-compensatory hours will be necessary for attending and organizing events and personal professional growth.


Salary meets NJLA minimum and is commensurate with experience.  Position includes health benefits and paid leave.


Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicant must comply with the "New Jersey First Act".

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to by Friday, July 28.

Library Intern - Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library June 30, 2017

The Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, tech-savvy, customer service-oriented library school student to join our friendly team.  This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience across many departments in the public library.

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

- Reference and readers’ advisory for patrons of all ages

- Collection development (selection/weeding)

- Programming

- Computer/technology assistance

- Circulation duties


- MLIS candidate with degree program in progress

- Excellent customer service skills

- Flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends

- Some public library experience a plus

- Knowledge of SIRSI Workflows also a plus

Schedule: Thursdays, 2-6pm plus additional fill-in hours, as needed

Salary: $18/hour

Interested candidates should send completed employment application (found at and résumé to Kimberly Paone, Library Director at

Teen/Technology Librarian June 30, 2017

This full-time position will create an array of teen-oriented services and programs at a busy municipal library in a diverse northern New Jersey city of 27,000 people. We seek someone who loves everything that says “teen” and who will enthusiastically and energetically reach out into our community to engage with our teens and make them feel welcome here. Position will also serve as reference librarian and manage all patron-facing technology, including web site and social media.

Minimum of two years' library experience, plus work experience involving teens. Strong technology skills essential, including knowledge of web platforms and tools, social media, graphic design programs, e-content and e-readers, and Microsoft Office. Must be able to teach staff and patrons about cutting-edge technology. Proven written and oral communication skills in English; bilingual in Spanish a plus.

Master’s degree in library science preferred, but will consider candidates nearing completion of their degrees. Position requires working some weekday evenings and one Saturday a month.

Excellent salary and benefits package; salary commensurate with experience.

Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Mary Witherell, Director, Englewood Library, at No phone calls, please.

PT Acquisitions Clerk - Union County College Libraries June 29, 2017

PT Acquisitions Clerk - 16 hours per week - weekdays

Union County College Libraries

1033 Springfield Ave.

Cranford, NJ 07016

See "Jobs at Union" on website  to apply.

Position Open- Reference/Outreach Librarian at William Paterson University (Job Code 738LLNJ) June 27, 2017

**Please excuse cross-postings***


Reference and Outreach Librarian, Job Code 738LLNJ


Posting Date: June 22, 2017


Closing Date: Open until filled


William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve-month tenure-track position as Reference and Outreach Librarian.


Reporting to the Assistant Director for Access & Information Services, the Reference and Outreach Librarian provides reference and research assistance, instructs patrons in the use of information resources and library services, and leads the development of outreach efforts aimed at expanding and enhancing library outreach to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the outside community. S/he participates in divisional and departmental planning projects, the Library’s Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.

An MLS or equivalent, from an accredited college/university, is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure.

The selected candidate must possess excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong presentation skills; competence with information technologies and proficiency with commonly used software such as Microsoft Office Suite and web authoring technologies such as HTML/CSS. Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development and ability to further enhance the Library’s reputation for providing outstanding customer service within a welcoming, friendly, and collegial environment required as well. 

Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment with diverse faculty, staff and students; One (1) or more years of professional experience providing instructional services and outreach in an academic or research library environment are preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. 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.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Leah Zamora at or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit


William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Link to the posting:



Cara Berg

Reference Librarian/Co-Coordinator of User Education

David & Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University; 973 720-3189


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