Librarian 3 - Branch Manager/Glassboro


Position:  Librarian 3 - Branch Manager

Full time:  35 Hours per Week

Compensation:  $31.55 hourly minimum

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking a creative, innovative, service-oriented professional librarian, with a clear vision of dynamic 21st century library programs and services, to manage all aspects of the GCLS Glassboro Library, including programs, collections, services, and staff.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position.  The position will be located at the GCLS Glassboro Library, 101 Rowan Boulevard, Glassboro, NJ  08028.  Hours for this position include four daytime hours (9:30-5), and one night (1:30-9) per week.  This is a NJ Civil Service position.


Very strong customer service skills and interpersonal skills are required.  The successful candidate must be a team player who is able to positively interact with coworkers and the public.  Excellent communication, leadership, project management and organizational skills are a must.

The position requires a Master's degree in Library or Information Science from and ALA accredited institution and possession of a valid license as a Professional Librarian in the State of NJ, issued by the Bureau of Teacher Certification, Thomas Edison State College.  A minimum of two years of experience as a professional librarian is required.  Supervisory experience is preferred.

Benefit Package:

State Health benefit package includes family medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance.  Five (5) personal days annually.  Twelve (12) vacation days annually.  Fifteen (15) sick days annually.  Four (4) bereavement days annually.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the GCLS Glassboro Library building operations and designated budget appropriations.
  • Train and supervise branch staff, manage staff schedules, conduct annual performance reviews, and prepare monthly narrative and statistical reports.
  • Oversee branch collection development and budget for the adult, juvenile and young adult fiction and nonfiction collections in all formats.  Select branch library material to meet the diverse needs of the community and to keep the collection current.  Supervise library material selection done by other branch staff.
  • Develop and implement a variety of innovative, regularly scheduled, and special event branch programming.  Include adult, youth and pre-school programing to meet the needs of the community.  Schedule library sponsored programs (book discussion groups, etc.)
  • Provide outreach to local schools and develop partnerships with the educational community.
  • Speak to community groups or organizations to expand community awareness of branch services and to provide enhanced program opportunities.
  • Serve on GCLS committees and committees of library and community-related organizations whose efforts align with the GCLS's mission.
  • Serve as a member of the GCLS Management Team and the GCLS Disaster Response Team.
  • Provide professional reference, reader's advisory and technology assistance to the public.  Respond to the needs of patrons of all ages in an efficient, thorough and welcoming manner.
  • Expand professional knowledge by participation in regional, statewide and/or national library organizations/associations.
  • Embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning.

Experience with SirsiDynix ILS, Envisionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/meeting room reservation/summer reading software, Bibliotheca self-check system, Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite is desirable.

The successful candidate will have the ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of duties, and to handle multiple activities and a variety of assignments.  The successful candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to creatively resolve issues when necessary.

Job duties require the ability to stand for extended periods, lift up to 50 pounds, and sufficient visual discrimination to be able to read spine labels.  The position may require 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.

The position 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 year.

The NJ Civil Service job description for Librarian 3 is available at  this is a competitive title

Job Application Deadline:  March 8, 2024

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references to Carolyn S. Oldt, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ  08062 or email to coldt [at]

The Gloucester County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

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