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Part-Time Youth Services Librarian – Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library December 13, 2018

The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library, located in the Borough of Roselle Park, NJ, is seeking a dynamic, friendly, and detail-oriented Part-Time Youth Services Librarian to join our library. The ideal candidate should be personable and self-motivated, with excellent communication, customer service, and technology skills. Must be a team player.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Provide storytime, summer reading program, and programming throughout the year.
• Responsible for ordering, cataloging, and collection maintenance.
• Promote library programs via social media and outreach.
• Assist with programming, displays, flyers, and other publicity materials.
• Troubleshoot patron issues and provide reference services.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Must have knowledge of children’s and youth services literature and programming.
• Must possess expertise in Microsoft Office, social media, and proficiency with digital apps.
• Maintain working relationships with community organizations, the public, and colleagues.
• Learn the library’s automated circulation system, policies, and procedures.
• Bend, reach, and lift up to 40 lbs.
• Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. Proficiency in Spanish preferred.

• MLS is preferred, but current MLIS students will also be considered.
• Prior experience in youth services is preferred, but not required.
• Computer expertise with email, search engines, Windows and Microsoft, and social media.
• Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
• Familiarity with SirsiDynix system preferred, but training will be provided.
• General knowledge of library policies, procedures, and practices a plus.
• Work schedule will include: Four days a week and one Saturday a month for a total of 25 hours a week. Additional hours possible to cover other shifts when needed.

Compensation: $29.03 per hour.

How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Audra Osorio, Library Director, 404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204 or
Employment is contingent upon completion of a reference check, and approval by the Library Board of Trustees. Position is open until filled. Please Note: The Library will only contact candidates they wish to interview.

Full Time Librarian I, Youth Services Librarian, Twin Rivers Branch, Mercer County Library System December 10, 2018

The Mercer County Library System is seeking a Youth Services Librarian who is an energetic professional ready to provide quality, creative and dynamic services to children and teens in a small, friendly community. This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian or student enrolled in a MLS program, with a strong vision to provide exciting programming to youth from birth through age 18.

We are seeking a librarian with a passion for children’s services and a strong commitment to providing excellent public service.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to transform the existing youth program to better serve the community. This position includes at least one evening per week and Saturdays in rotation, and is a 35 hour work week. 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. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing occasional 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 necessary.

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 services and circulation librarians 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 applications from students enrolled in an MLS program will also be considered for a library associate title. A New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate is required for those with an MLS degree.

This title is affiliated with AFSCME 3566. The current starting salary for the title of Librarian 1 is negotiable, depending on the experience of the candidate ($41,153 or $45,298.) The starting salary for a Library Associate title is $34,398. Full job descriptions can be found on the 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. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical, and criminal background check. Résumés will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. Only those candidates 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
fax: (609) 538-1206

Senior Librarian (Librarian 2), Youth Services – FT – Sussex County Library System December 10, 2018

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.

Who are you looking for? A professional librarian to collaborate with our Youth Services team in creating and presenting story times and other programming for infants through teen, to coordinate Summer Reading for our library system, and to select kids and teen materials in all formats for our Main Library. Bright, innovative, versatile, energetic, enthusiastic, leader—if you identify with these descriptors, we’re looking for you!

Why should I apply? If you love working with kids, tweens and teens, value a supportive team environment where creative ideas are welcome and professional development is supported and encouraged, and want to make a difference and shape the future, this is the opportunity for you! Our library system will focus on further developing and growing services for kids, tweens, and teens over the next several years, with feedback and insight from you. Help us chart our path forward!

What else do I need to know? Civil Service position (Librarian 2)—initial appointment provisional pending Civil Service procedure; 35 hours/week, including some nights and Saturdays; salary range starts at $43,166 w/ full-time benefits; NJ Professional Librarian Certificate + 1 year of professional experience required; valid driver’s license required; must reside in, or relocate to, NJ in accordance with state law.

I’m convinced! How do I apply? Send resume and contact info for three professional references to Application deadline: January 6, 2019.


PT Adult Page - East Brunswick Public Library December 3, 2018

The East Brunswick Public Library seeks an Adult Page to discharge and processe returned library materials; provide customer service at the Circulation Desk, including processing fines and fees through the cash drawers, shelve materials and handle telephone inquiries.

This position requires an individual who is able to remain pleasant in the face of constant demand. The ability to work closely with and be responsive to the public and staff, including clear language skills, is required. The ability to organize smooth and efficient work procedures and carry them out according to priority is also required.

This position requires a high school diploma. Retail sales or library public service experience and familiarity with computers and automated systems are preferred.

26 hours per week; Monday 5-9, Tuesday 5-9, Wednesday 5-9, Friday 9-5, and Saturday 10-5. Salary is $11.00 per hour.

Please apply by Friday, January 4, 2019. The position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Send resume, cover letter and application to Human Resources at the East Brunswick Library  Applications are available on the Library web site:


Louis Bay 2nd Library, Hawthorne, FT and PT positions November 29, 2018

There are currently 5 open positions at the Louis Bay 2nd Library; complete job desriptions, requirements, and application instructions can be found at:




The Plainfield Public Library located in Plainfield, NJ seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, service-oriented library associate to provide ready reference assistance; including dealing with phone and email inquiries, and other duties as assigned. The Library Associate will work as part of a Reference and Information team to handle patron inquiries and requests satisfactorily and in a timely and efficient manner. To this end the position is usually supported by professional library staff when available, but the Library Associate may sometimes have to undertake the receipt of more complex inquiries themselves, liaising with team members when they become available, to provide an effective service as required.

8 regular hours per week, plus occasional shift cover up to a total not exceeding 20 hours per week. The anticipated regular schedule is based around a morning or afternoon shift pattern over two days (Friday and one other day), but occasional additional availability and schedule flexibility may be required.

A completed Bachelors degree is required alongside strong public service orientation; strong computer skills; working knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and technology applications; excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required. 
Please send resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


PART-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT (Bilingual Spanish) November 29, 2018


The Plainfield Public Library is looking for a Bilingual (Spanish) Library Assistant to work in our Circulation Department. This is a part-time position of 8-12 hours per week covering daytime hours and one evening shift. Some Friday hours are required; all additional hours are flexible.


Bilingual (Spanish) and strong customer service skills are required. Familiarity with Workflows is preferred but training will be provided. Salary is $12.22 per hour.


Please send resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



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