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Technology Department & Community Outreach Librarian - Department Head - Livingston Public Library June 11, 2021

Livingston Public Library 

Technology Department & Community Outreach Librarian  - Department Head 

(Principal Librarian) 

 

Description: The Technology Department & Community Outreach Librarian will lead a department in exploration, identification, implementation, and evaluation of new and emerging technologies as aligned with the Library’s mission and vision, while maintaining the integrity of current library technologies. The candidate will supervise and manage a small department responsible for providing overall technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software, databases and library mobile apps, to internal and external customers via phone and desk side support.  The supervising Technology Librarian will lead the development, instruction and community outreach of technology programs for all age groups, as well as participate in events such as NJ’s Annual Makers Day. The candidate will continue the growth and development of Livingston Public Library’s Library of Things and Ready, Set Create kits, in collaboration with other departments.  The candidate must have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), must manage time effectively and have strong organizational skills.  The applicant will present at outreach events and participate in professional organizations. The position requires one weeknight night and one weekend per month, and staffing department desks as needed. 

 

Essential Functions:  Will manage a department that meets regularly with administration to discuss the feasibility of and develop implementation of new and emerging technologies while offering continued support for current library technologies.  Will be the main liaison between the Library and BCCLS technological support.  Will create technology-based programs for the public and staff based on library needs, including coding for our Youth Department.  In charge of website development and maintenance, including the project of revamping the Library’s current website.   Keep current with library and technology trends. Respond to queries either in person or over the phone. Establish a platform for patrons to book technology appointments with staff members.  Create a system for staff to easily video record programs for the Library’s website and social media accounts, where applicable. Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and correct them as directed by operation manuals.  Install, modify, and repair printers and computer hardware/software, which includes the set-up of new equipment to include maintenance of all existing workstations and inventory.  Maintain the Library WiFi network. Create and update documentation of Standard Operating Procedures for the department, which includes interdepartmental and instructional information for employees.  Perform audits and maintain an inventory of all equipment and programs.  Represent the Library at outreach events. Other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:  Desire to research and implement new technologies as they relate to library services.  Strong aptitude in OS repairs, hardware, upgrades and troubleshooting.  Ability to utilize any/all tools available in order to remedy minor computer equipment malfunctions.  Knowledge of computers in order to perform tasks listed under principal duties, and responsibilities.  Knowledge of methodology to operate computer systems and to troubleshoot minor computer equipment malfunctions.  Oversee access to library’s social media accounts. Database configuration (when needed) and management. Interpersonal skills necessary to assist and train others.  Knowledge of mobile devices and library apps. Must be a team player.  Must maintain confidentiality.  Ability to meet deadlines.  Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment with little assistance. Install and configure PCs and printers.  Configure and deploy mobile devices and laptops. Knowledge of Windows 7/10, Office 2010-2016. Knowledge of Polaris/LEAP ILS, Enterprise, Faronics Deep Freeze,  iOS, Android, Scratch and basic to moderate coding skills, website management and CSS a plus. 

 

Training and Experience:  MIS/MLIS from an accredited institution. At least 5 years library experience is preferred. Must pass a mandatory drug test and background check.  Active member of professional organizations. 

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and meets NJLA minimum standards for the position. This is a full-time union position which includes medical, dental and prescription benefits, and a generous paid time off package.

 

TO APPLY: Emailed applications will only be accepted and the Library will only reach out to candidates of interest.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to .  

 

Hourly Librarian - Matawan Aberdeen Public Library June 11, 2021

Hourly Librarian, Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library

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

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

  • Reference and readers’ advisory service
  • Collection development
  • Programming

Requirements:

  • 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: $20-25/hour

Schedule: Sundays 12-5pm required in Youth Services plus additional fill-in hours

Interested candidates should send completed employment application (found at https://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com/resources/Application.pdf) and résumé to Kimberly Paone, Library Director at .

 

Head of Youth Services - Matawan Aberdeen Public Library June 11, 2021

Head of Youth Services, Matawan Aberdeen Public Library

The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, tech-savvy, customer service-oriented librarian to lead our friendly Youth Services team.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children and teens and experience with these age groups, as well as knowledge of children’s/YA literature and resources.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following as they apply to children, teens, their caregivers and teachers:

  • Reference and readers’ advisory service.
  • Collection development.
  • Maintenance and ongoing evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Programming.
  • Outreach to schools and youth-serving community groups.
  • Direction/supervision/scheduling/evaluation of part-time youth services staff members and teen volunteers.

Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated experience with youth in a library setting.
  • Interest in emerging technologies and familiarity with current trends in public library service to young people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Supervisory skills preferred.
  • Available to work 35hrs/week (including 1 night/week and weekends as needed).

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package. 

Interested candidates should send résumé and completed application (found at https://www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com/resources/Application.pdf) to: Kimberly Paone, Library Director, at

 

PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN - CRANFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY June 10, 2021

The Cranford Public Library is accepting applications for the title of Principal Librarian to serve as Head of 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). Under general supervision of the Director, the Head of Reference will supervise staff and oversee the provision of a variety of library services primarily to adults and young adults. The ideal candidate will have professional knowledge of and experience with librarianship theories, principles, and practices, as well as management/supervisory skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Under supervision of the Director, supervises Librarians, Library Associates, Library Assistants, Library Pages, Volunteers, and other positions in the Reference Department including scheduling and training.
  • Attends applicable interviews for new hires and promotions and makes recommendations for same.
  • Performs supervisory duties, including but not limited to conducting performance evaluations on assigned staff and recommendations for disciplinary action.
  • Coordinates the provision of Reference and Reader’s Advisory Service to the public, including staffing and scheduling library workers at the Reference Desk and Young Adult Desk.
  • Acquires library materials, including reference, nonfiction, young adult and non-English collections, taking into consideration priority needs and budget limitations, as head of a development team.
  • Coordinates staffing, assistance and training for the library’s Computer Lab, and works with library staff and external IT contractors to maintain, update and upgrade hardware and software.
  • Develops, conducts and delegates library programs for adults and young adults that are responsive to community needs and feedback, including films, tours, talks, cultural events and other relevant subjects.
  • Instructs library patrons in the effective use of print and non-print reference sources as well as use of library equipment; describes or demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files and shelf collections to obtain materials.
  • Coordinates outreach efforts to external organizations, including membership drives, offsite training and public speaking as necessary.
  • Coordinates projects, shifts, renovations and construction in the Library’s Reference Area.
  • Manages review and weeding of library collections of books and other assigned materials utilizing library weeding guidelines.
  • Manages Adult and Young Adult Summer Reading programs.
  • Manages processing of interlibrary loans.
  • Prepares reading lists and bibliographies for public distribution.
  • Evaluates the needs of the Library in determining Library policy, procedures and future direction of the Library.
  • Attends seminars and meetings of professional and technical groups or organizations for the purpose of keeping current with developments in the field of librarianship.
  • Reads professional literature to keep abreast of current trends; exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with Director to formulate policies, procedures, programs for service improvements.
  • Prepares drafts of publicity, news releases and flyers.
  • Answers a wide range of reference questions of varying degree of difficulty.
  • May be in-charge of Library building and staff; may need to re-schedule and reassign staff as required.
  • May compile statistical data and periodically compose narrative reports showing plans, programs, problems or accomplishments of the work assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Handles special projects as assigned by the Director.

REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE

At least five years of experience working in roles of increasing responsibility in a public library environment, including management of staff, scheduling, programming and training. Experience with integrated library system software is required (experience with Polaris ILS software preferred).

EDUCATION

A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and possession of or qualified to obtain, a Professional Librarian Certificate issued by Thomas Edison State College.

LICENSE

Possession of or the qualifications to acquire a valid license as Professional Librarian issued by the appropriate department within the State of New Jersey.  If appointee does not have a license at the time of appointment, proof must be shown that one has been applied for within the first three months of the appointment.

SKILLS

Ability to interact with library users successfully and familiarity with literature and audio-visual materials.

Ability to provide assignments and instructions to staff and supervise the performance of their work.

Ability to train staff and participate in consultative or in-service training programs.

Ability to select, organize, and evaluate library materials, provide direction for growth of the Library’s collections, and to locate information in specific sources and assemble information from scattered sources.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers and other interested parties, to demonstrate teamwork skills and work both independently and as part of a larger group.

Ability to prepare reports.

Ability to supervise the maintenance of records and files.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Strong customer service and technology skills, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

TO APPLY
Salary is commensurate with experience and meets NJLA minimum standards for the position. This is a full-time position which includes medical, dental and prescription benefits, and a generous paid time off package.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Library Director Michael Maziekien by email ( "> ) with “Principal Librarian” in the subject line. This position will remain open until filled. The Cranford Public Library is an ADA compliant/EOE employer.

PART-TIME ADULT SERVICES/REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - CHERRY HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY June 10, 2021

Part Time (9 Hours).
Alternating Saturdays with additional hours as needed.
Union Position: $24.72 per hour.
Filing Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021

The Cherry Hill Public Library is seeking to hire a dynamic, enthusiastic librarian to join the Reference & Adult Services team. We are a state of the art library within a thriving suburban community in South Jersey. The successful candidate will be a responsible and efficient individual ready to keep up with our busy Reference Department. Duties will include: Reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, assisting the public with computer and technology based questions, library programming for adults, and librarian by appointment. Excellent customer service skills with a focus on providing patrons with a positive library experience are a must!

For the full job announcement:

http://chplnj.org/sites/default/files/ReferenceLibrarianPT2021.pdf

For the employment application:

http://chplnj.org/sites/default/files/CHPL%20employment_application_1.docx

How to Apply:

All completed applications may be emailed to jpurcell@chplnj.org (subject line: Adult Services Librarian/Reference) or mailed in a sealed envelope to the address below:

 

Administration

Cherry Hill Public Library

1100 Kings Highway North

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Attention: Jennie Purcell

PART TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - WEST MILFORD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY June 10, 2021

The West Milford Township Library seeks a professional librarian.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, experience managing and programming social media platforms, computer expertise, and a customer-focused approach to serving patrons. Duties will include reference, assisting patrons with computer issues, collection development, and other tasks involved in serving patrons.

 

Requirements include an ALA-accredited MLS, a minimum of one year of professional experience, a NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate, and a valid driver’s license. The position is 20 hours per week, and it will include nights and participation in the weekend rotation. The minimum salary is $25 per hour. This is a Civil Service position (Librarian I). Appointment will be provisional, pending NJ Civil Service procedures.

 

To apply, please send your resume and the names of three professional references to Timothy Domick, Library Director, at

 

Adult Literacy/Education Coordinator June 9, 2021

                                                                                                                       

                                                                

Open: 05/18/21            Close: 06/18/21-Extended

Job Posting 022-21                                                                                                                             

Job Title:                 Adult Literacy / Education Coordinator      

Location:                 Camden County Library System, Voorhees                          

Salary:                     $26.5050 hour ($48,239.10 annually), 35 hours per week

Schedule:                 Days, Occasional Evenings, & Weekends Required

 

The Camden County Library System is looking for a candidate that is able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to support our Adult Literacy Community.  The successful candidate will be creative, positive and passionate in finding ways to bring programs, services and materials to residents of Camden County.
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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

This position will design, develop and coordinate adult literacy and education programs within the diverse community of the Camden County Library System and oversee all aspects of the Literacy Volunteers of America—Camden County organization. 

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate, organize and schedule adult literacy and education programs and events that are presented both in-person and virtually. 
  • Direct and participate in tutor and learner recruitment, organize and conduct basic literacy and ESL tutor training workshops, provide small group instruction and training
  • Develop and implement strategic goals and objectives as related to adult literacy, seek out, apply for, and administer grants to support the Literacy Volunteers of America—Camden County,
  • Prepare and administer a budget, prepare and maintain records, reports of program activities and statistical reports as required. 
  • The successful candidate will also supervise staff, serves as liaison to Literacy Now, the fundraising arm of the Literacy Volunteers of America—Camden County, report activities of the Literacy Volunteers of America—Camden County to their advisory board.
  • Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of adult literacy and education and incorporate as appropriate into programs and trainings, works with Library and County public relations staff to promote and raise awareness of literacy initiatives and programs. 
  • Other related duties as required. 
  • This position may be scheduled at other sites and attend off site meetings as required.

 

Requirements:  Possession of a Master's degree in library science, education or social work.  Two (2) years of experience in providing direct educational services to economically disadvantaged residents. If a librarian, the candidate may be required to obtain a Librarian Certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University.   

 

Applications of current employees will be reviewed first, then, other applications will be reviewed in the following order:  residents of Camden County, Contiguous County Residents, NJ State Residents.   If the chosen applicant is a not a New Jersey resident, he or she must become a bona fide New Jersey resident to be appointed to the position within the timeframe designated by the Library, not to exceed one year.

 

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:

 

Completed applications are due in the Human Resources Office by   June 18, 2021 at 2 PM and should be forwarded to:

Camden County Library, Department of Human Resources

203 Laurel Road

Voorhees, NJ 08043                or   Fax: 856-772-2761 

E-mail: humanresources@camdencountylibrary.org

 

*Job Posting Number and position title must be in the subject line if sending via email.  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.

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