Job Openings

TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
Adult Services Librarian – Part Time (Mount Olive Public Library – Flanders, NJ) May 27, 2022

Overview: The Mt. Olive Public Library is looking for two Adult Services Librarians to join our team. We are seeking friendly, upbeat individuals with excellent customer service and teamwork skills. Experience working with the public is a must! This position will be a mix of traditional reference desk duties and activities that engage and educate patrons about the library’s offerings.

Community Outreach and Services:

  • Assist with Adult Programming: Take the pulse of our community and then design programming that revolves around patron interests and the latest trends. From classic book clubs to more avant-garde events, the best candidate will throw ideas against the wall until something sticks.
  • Promote Digital Platforms: The library world continues to go digital. Applicants should be able to engage patrons who shun technology but also meet the needs for those already eBook savvy.
  • Act as a Local Historian: The Mt. Olive Public Library has a robust local history collection. Prospective candidates should not only curate the collection but also to promote access and interpretation of our archival holdings.
  • Manage Social Media Accounts: Potential staffers should be able to actively promote the library’s resources and events on multiple social media platforms. Excellent candidates will be proficient in Canva or other design software that enables them to create dynamic promotional ads.
  • Redesign our Space: Create and implement thematic displays that showcase the library and its holdings. Help to illustrate that the library’s collection reflects the township’s diverse community.

Traditional Reference Duties:

  • Answer basic reference questions, including reader advisory inquiries.
  • Assist the public with library equipment, including printing, scanning and faxing and copying
  • Instruct patrons on how to locate information from a wide variety of materials including physical books, online sources and databases provided by the NJ State library and the MAIN Consortium.
  • Answer questions on library policies, procedures and daily library programs and events.
  • Assist and process inter-library loan requests for patrons as well as packaging outgoing requests from other libraries.

Education and Requirements: MLS required. Students currently enrolled in an accredited MLS program will be considered

Hours and Compensation:

  • Two weekdays and one weeknight, including at least one Saturday per month
  • $24 to $27 per hour based on experience
  • All job duties will be divvied up between two part-time team members hired for this position

DeadlineApplications must be in by June 15, 2022.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to: Mauro.magarelli [at] mopl.org ()

The East Orange Public Library Full-Time Vacancy (LIBRARY ASSISTANT) May 27, 2022

The East Orange Public Library Full-Time Vacancy (LIBRARY ASSISTANT)

Location: 21 South Arlington Ave., East Orange NJ 07018

Maximum Salary: $40,000

Description: The East Orange Public Library seeks a friendly, tech-savvy, detail oriented person as a Library Assistant in the Adult Services Department. The Library Assistant is responsible for assisting in all functions of the Adult and Teen Departments. In addition, cross training will be provided in other areas of the library and  is a must for coverage as needed.

 Responsibilities:

  • Be welcoming and inclusive to our public and our staff. 
  • Work with the Adult Services and Teen librarians to assist with programing set-up, craft supply ordering, and helping maintain a professional, organized and well stocked office for our activities.
  • Assist with assembling grab-and-go craft kits weekly, and occasional assistance with in-person programs when they resume
  • Manage phone calls and questions regarding Adult and Teen programs. 
  • Welcome public at the Teen Desk: Offer teens reference help, computer assistance, a friendly environment, and program assistance when necessary.
  • Assist with shelving, restocking displays, and maintaining the overall appearance of the Teen Corner.
  • Participate on different library committees as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the department head or director.

Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in communicating effectively orally and in writing.
  • Extensive technical skills, including good command of Microsoft Office software, Google Drive, social media, Internet searching, and use of library information technology.
  • Creative, engaged, self-motivated, and curious to learn. 
  • A passion for and ability to serve people of diverse backgrounds.
  • An enthusiasm for working with teens
  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a creative problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to shelve materials and perform some lifting.

 Requirements: Light lifting and bending required. Strong computer skills required. Library experience desired but not required. Bilingual (Haitian Creole) preferred but not required. 

 The above list is not exhaustive or comprehensive, but serves as a representative sample of job duties. As one of the busiest municipal libraries in the state, enthusiasm, energy, and excitement are necessary for staff members. 

Pay and Benefits:  The position offers medical benefits, paid vacation, personal and sick time. The library participates in the State PERS pension plan. Full time position 37 ½ hrs. per week with at least on evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Offers benefit package as well.

For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org. The salary is above the NJLA minimum for library assistant. For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org. EOPL is a Civil Service, CWA Union and Affirmative Action Employer.

If interested: Please send a cover letter and  resume via email  PDF attachment (subject line: Library Assistant Full Time Position) and three professional references in PDF format to: Nathalia Bermudez, Head of Adult Services at nbermudez [at] eopl.org cc: Rebecca Magnan (Teen Librarian) rmagnan [at] eopl.org  Please note that only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Executive Director Bernardsville Public Library May 25, 2022

Bernardsville Public Library 

1 Anderson Hill Road ▪ Bernardsville, NJ 07924

 

Application Deadline: June 25, 2022 or until position filled

Position: Library Executive Director

Date Position will become available: June 2022

Reports to: Board of Trustees

Position Type: Exempt, Full Time

Schedule: Monday- Friday/evenings and weekends as needed

Salary $85,000 (minimum w/appropriate experience)

 

Principal Duties:

The Executive Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the library within the library’s plan, policies, and budget as delegated by the Board of Trustees.

 

Job Requirements: (must be able to demonstrate the following)

  • Manages all aspects of the library within the framework of the plan, policies, and budget
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, promotes, disciplines, and terminates library staff  
  • Formulates and recommends policies to the Board; implements and reviews policies, procedures, and practices for staff and patrons
  • Recommends and administers collection development, including materials selection, uniform and appropriate cataloging, deaccessioning criteria, and conservation and security of materials.
  • Directs and supervises expenditures of library funds and tracks spending and income against the budget.
  • With the Board’s approval, investigates and seeks out additional sources of library funding, including grants and potential shared benefits with other libraries.
  • Serves as chief information resource on changing technology and media, keeping abreast of new content management systems and social networking.
  • Ability to work within library shared resource systems specifically MAIN.
  • In conjunction with the Board Finance Committee, formulates and submits an annual budget that is consistent with the borough budget and financial planning.
  • Assists the Board in developing a strategic plan and yearly goals and actions based on the plan.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of the community; plans, organizes and directs a balanced program of library services.
  • Maintains effective relationships with Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, Foundation, community organizations, Borough officials and employees and general public.

 

Education, Experience & Special Requirements

Education: An MLS or MILS from an ALA-accredited institution. Professional certification in compliance with state law.

Experience: A minimum of five years progressively responsible library experience including management and supervision; with at least three in the administrate and supervisory roles.

Special Requirements: Experience with POLARIS/LEAP is desirable

 

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to directorsearch [at] bernardsvillelibrary.org

 

Bernardsville Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

FT Head of ESL Services, Fort Lee Library May 25, 2022

Position Offered: Full-time Head of ESL Services
Posting Date: May 19, 2022
Start Date: On or about July 1, 2022
Hours: 35 hours weekly, incl. some evenings & weekends
Education:  Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred); TEFL/TESOL certification
Experience:  Minimum of two (2) years conducting ESL instruction for adults; experience with training and program coordination for adult learners, preferred
Compensation:  $55,000-$62,000  annually, commensurate with experience; includes benefits

Job Summary:  The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of 40,000, seeks a dynamic and visionary individual to manage our robust English as a Second Language program for adult learners. This position requires a self-starter who can plan, implement and oversee all operations of ESL services. In addition, they should possess a passion to work in a team-based and customer-focused environment that strives to provide top-notch services to the Library at large.

For Full Job Description, Employment Application & Instructions on how to apply visit: https://fortleelibrary.org/about/employment/

The Library can only consider candidates who submit all required paperwork.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.
Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements, in addition to a criminal background check.

The Fort Lee Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines. As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

 

 

 

Part-time Children & Teen Librarian or Library Assistant - Montclair Public Library, Bellevue Ave. Branch May 18, 2022

Responsible for reader’s advisory and children's and teen reference services using the full range of resources available.

PARTIAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Assist children, parents, and adults who work with children in selecting library materials through reader’s advisory and programs where appropriate.

  • Promote literacy and provide materials that reflect the diverse interests of the community.

  • Assist children and teens in using public computers and electronic resources.

  • Prepare age appropriate reading lists.

  • Maintain the appearance of the children’s room or young adult area, including the condition of the shelves, displays and general atmosphere.

  • Promote programs and services through flyers, press releases, social media and website updates.

  • Create and implement programs for children and/or teens.

The examples of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individuals in this position, rather than an exhaustive list.
 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Maintain good housekeeping practices and perform in a safe and effective manner so as not to inflict injury to self or others. Inform proper authority of any hazardous situations in the work environment.

  • Clearly communicate and enforce the policies and procedures adopted by the Montclair Public Library.

  • Support the library’s mission, vision and values, as well as a commitment to the community served by the library.

  • Desire to work in an environment that is inclusive and respectful.

  • Commitment to the principals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
     

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of current events, popular and local culture.

  • Knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of librarianship.

  • High level of online skills such as internet searches, social media, desktop applications, websites.

  • Ability to learn of BCCLS ILS (Polaris and Leap).

  • Ability to utilize the full resources of BCCLS, including the web catalog, digital resources, eBooks, and downloadable materials.

  • Ability to utilize the full resources of the New Jersey State Library, e.g., Jersey Clicks, resources for the hearing and sight impaired, historical information.

  • Ability to work harmoniously with co-workers and a diverse and varied clientele.
     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Librarian: MLIS with NJ Certification; Library Assistant: Bachelors Degree

  • Minimum of one year of library or customer service experience.

  • Current knowledge of library trends and innovations.

  • Residency in the State of New Jersey will be required in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes §52:14-7.

SCHEDULE
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday or Saturday on a rotating basis: 2-6 p.m.

SALARY
Librarian with accredited MLIS degree, $31.84; Bachelor's Degree, $17.37

DEADLINE TO APPLY
June 3, 2022

To apply visit: http://montclair.onerecruit.com/614D614D4F2

Interim Library Director May 16, 2022

 

Vacancy

Interim Library Director

West Milford Township

 

 

The Library Board of Trustees is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Interim Library Director for the West Milford Township Library. We seek a professional with prior experience as a library director or similar leadership role in a library for a short term (2-4 months) assignment.   

 

West Milford is an 80 square mile, semi-rural community in northern Passaic County. It has a population of 26,000 with nearly 10,000 active library card holders. The library budget for 2022 is 1.3 million dollars based on 1/3 of a mil funding. A new library building and community center was built in 2017.   

 

Desired Qualifications: MLS or MLIS.  Experience as a library director.

 

  • A thorough knowledge of library operations and management.
  • Supervision of library staff including performance evaluation of personnel.
  • Ability to motivate staff to provide excellent service to patrons.
  • Strong experience in providing innovative and relevant library programming

           opportunities. 

  • Experience in the preparation of an annual budget.
  • Familiarity with the skills necessary to oversee maintenance of the physical plant.
  • Experience reaching out to underserved, marginalized and shut-in communities.
  • Understand the needs of the community and lead the development of a balanced program

           of library services.

  • Represent the library’s participation in community events and promote the library as a

community resource.      

          

 

Salary:  Negotiable based on hours per week. Part time hours possible. $4,000-$7,000 per month prorated accordingly.         

 

Start Date:  On or about June 8, 2022 or other mutually agreeable date. Schedule is flexible.  

 

Send cover letter and resume to: Dr. Joan Oberer, West Milford Township Library Board President, at: jo350 [at] optonline.net.

 

 

The West Milford Township Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Librarian 1 or Librarian 2 (based on experience) -Full Time-Camden County Library System May 16, 2022

The Camden County Library System serves over 330,000 County residents.  Our staff make customer service and community engagement a priority and strive to help communities reach their aspirations through library services.  We strive to provide creative and innovative services and are guided by core values such as intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, integrity and diversity, equity and inclusion. Our Library serves everyone in our communities and seeks to remove barriers to services and create a welcoming and safe environment.

Description of Duties

The Adult Services Department of the Camden County Library is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and creative Librarian who loves to work with the public both in person and virtually. Duties include providing adult reference services in person, by phone and via email; instructing library customers how to use our catalog, databases, digital content and services; collection development; developing, scheduling, and conducting a variety of in person and virtual programs for adults including creating and teaching computer training classes; community outreach; and staffing the computer lab as needed. May act as the Person-in-Charge of the branch. May be scheduled at other Library facilities.

 Education/Certification/Experience/ Requirements:

A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey College Master' program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College. 

Possession of a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate issued by Thomas Edison College or the credentials and willingness to obtain a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate upon hiring.   Appointee may be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Librarian 2 requires: One year of full time equivalent professional librarian experience as well as the requirements listed above

May 2022 MLIS graduates encouraged to apply.

Salary:                      $24.7672 per hour ($45,076.30 annually-Librarian 1)
                                  $26.0049 per hour ($47,328.92 annually-Librarian 2)

Schedule:              35 hours per week - Based on library needs and will include days, evenings & occasional weekends 

Employment applications may be obtained at any of our branches or on our website and can be directly uploaded at: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/employment-library  or you may submit your completed application to the address below. 

 Completed applications are due in the Human Resources Office by   June 7, 2022 at 2 PM.

 Camden County Library, Department of Human Resources
203 Laurel Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043                 or   Fax: 856-772-2761 

E-mail: humanresources [at] camdencountylibrary.org

 The Camden County Library System complies with the New Jersey First Act.

 * Failure to submit a completed application or to indicate job posting number may be reason for your application not to be considered.  The chosen candidate may be required to complete and pass a background and drug screening process.

 The Camden County Library System embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports patrons and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply. The Camden County Library is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. 

 

We meet the learning, recreational and information needs of our customers, providing an open environment for our community.