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Youth Services Library Associate- Clark NJ (Union County) February 2, 2023

Youth Services Library Associate- Clark NJ (Union County)

The Clark Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Library Associate who is dynamic, community-focused and has experience introducing new initiatives that respond to the interests and needs of children. The Clark Public Library's mission is to be an innovation hub while celebrating our tradition of knowledge, embracing the future of mobility, and fostering strong ties to the community and beyond. 

This position is Civil Service/Union. This position is part-time with a flexible schedule.  Applicants must be available to work various shifts, including four evenings a month and one weekend rotation a month. Hours total 20 per week. Must be available to work at least a 4 hour shift between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours will vary when the weekend shift occurs. Employees are entitled to sick leave and vacation time after the probationary period. Starting salary is $21.55 per hour. 

YS Library Associate Job Duties:

  • Plans and delivers storytimes in coordination with the children’s librarian
  • Provides friendly, high quality customer service to library patrons
  • Also provides adult reference when needed
  • Creates flyers and press releases
  • Acts as a liaison with the Clark Public Schools 
  • Manages teen volunteers
  • Enforces library rules as posted
  • Creates, plans, and implements children’s programs, events, and outreach
  • Provides reference assistance and readers advisory at the Youth Service Desk to children, caregivers, home schoolers, and educators
  • Encourages digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to children 
  • Participates in the Summer Reading Program and corresponding activities
  • Is a team member who welcomes and accepts input; seeks out advice on how to handle situations, and supports team members by keeping them informed and offering help
  • Attends workshops and learning opportunities for continuing education, learning about library trends and emerging technologies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience with children/teens is a plus. Knowledge of computers is required. Steam/Maker experience is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and three recent references to director [at] clarklibrary.org by Monday, February 27th. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please do not make in person or telephone inquiries regarding the position.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. Clark Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Part Time Children's Library Assistant February 2, 2023

Summary: The Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System is looking for a Part Time Library 

Assistant to join the dedicated team of professionals in the Children’s Department at our Lake Hiawatha Branch. Responsibilities of the position include providing customer service, charging and discharging library materials, emptying the book drop, pick list, and shelf reading. Please 

send a completed application (found on our website), and a resume to Melanie.Allerdings [at] parsippanylibrary.org by 2/15/2023. 

Job Description: 

Position Title – Part Time Children’s Library Assistant 

Location – Lake Hiawatha Branch 68 Nokomis Ave., Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034 

Department – Children’s 

Supervisor – Head of Children’s Department 

Salary – $15/hour 

Schedule – Up to 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend shifts 

Job Duties: 

  • Greet patrons and visitors in a friendly and courteous manner 
  • Check in/out Library materials, and place holds as requested 
  • Answer patron questions in person and over the phone, and direct to other departments as needed 
  • Assist in preparation of materials for displays, programs, and school visits as needed 
  • Return materials to shelves, and check that all materials are in the correct location -         Empty the outdoor book drop when needed 
  • Check materials for condition and report any concerns to the department manager 
  • Examines incoming children’s material to maintain familiarity with the collection 
  • Ensure good condition and cleanliness of department’s games & activities collection 
  • Enforce Library rules of conduct and policies with patrons 
  • Experience with MAIN a plus 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Customer service experience, and experience working with children preferred 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with library staff and patrons 
  • Ability to work within a team  

Position Requirements: 

  • New Jersey residency requirement: “New Jersey First Act”, N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70). 
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, and carry items weighing 25 pounds, and the ability to push/ pull book cards and bins up to 100 pounds. 
Reference & Adult Services Librarian - PART-TIME February 2, 2023

Part Time (8-15 hours per week)
Most Saturdays with additional night and day shifts
Union Position $25.40/hr
Filing Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023
 

About the Position:
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 reference by appointment.
Excellent customer service skills with a focus on providing patrons with a positive library
experience are a must!

Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

Scholarly Communications Librarian @ NJIT February 2, 2023

Position Summary:
The Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a collaborative, detailed-oriented, and forward-thinking Scholarly Communications Librarian with exceptional communication skills to advance the Library’s scholarly communication and data services initiatives. This position reports to the University Librarian and is responsible for developing and delivering outreach programs to advocate, educate, support, share, and access scholarly resources. This 12-month non-tenure track professional staff position works closely with members of the REA (Research, Engagement, and Access) and TCP (Technology, Collections, and Preservation) departments to facilitate seamless support in scholarly research publication and impact. The ideal candidate must be able to coordinate and organize activities with creativity, independent thinking, high energy, and the ability to communicate succinctly with a wide range of stakeholders. The successful candidate must effectively manage time and deadlines, as well as balance demands and priorities. Work Schedule: a typical work week is Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and may include evening or weekend hours as assigned. The work schedule may be adjusted according to the instruction and research needs.

Essential Functions:
Scholarly Communication Services (60%)
- Develop and deliver outreach programs related to all scholarly communication topics and activities.
- Collaborate with the Technology, Collection, and Preservation team to develop guidelines for evaluating successful open access partnerships, and advance open access with read & publish partnerships.
- Lead and manage the Open; Affordable Textbook (OAT) program, including assisting faculty in discovering, adopting, or creating OER content.
- Monitor the scholarly communication landscape, including legislative, funding, and publishing trends. Assess trends, communicate implications where appropriate, and incorporate them into guidelines and documentation.
- Advocate for and promote the deposit of university-produced scholarship in the institutional repository, Digital Commons.
- Work closely with relevant library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to create a university-wide open access policy.
- Seek opportunities to foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies.

Data Services (30%)
- Manage the DMPTool platform to support researchers in creating their data management plans (DMPs).
- Organize and lead programs on research data topics, including ethical and responsible research data management, and foster awareness and advise researchers on practical solutions to manage, archive, and disseminate their research data.
- Support local standards, tools, and data services to improve the FAIRness of data and the ability to reproduce research data.
- Support data curation and management, including technical challenges such as format migration, preservation, metadata, and data retrieval and use.

Research and Instruction Services (10%)
- Serve as the subject liaison librarian to the Data Science department.
- Provide research and reference assistance, virtual and in-person, including social media interactions, complex literature searches, and creating and maintaining guides and tutorials.

Additional Functions:
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field deemed appropriate by the library.
- Three (3) years of relevant professional experience with scholarly communications or research data services.
- Knowledge of digital collections and institutional repository platforms.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications: 
- Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline that is taught at NJIT.
- Experience working in an academic or research library.
- Experience with DMPTool, Digital Commons, and Ex Libris Alma & Primo.
- Experience with project management.
- Knowledge of Excel and other quantitative analysis tools used in library data analytics.

Bargaining Unit:
PSA

Range/Band:
23

FLSA:
Exempt
Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should include:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position
- CV/Résumé
- Contact information for three references, including a current supervisor.

References will only be contacted if the candidate is selected as a finalist.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply here.

Technical Services Manager (Librarian I) Job #2023-07 - Somerset County Library System of New Jersey February 1, 2023

Technical Services Manager (Librarian I) Job #2023-07

Annual Salary:$83,100   / 37.5 hours per week.
Schedule: Since the library is open days and evenings, schedules may vary; including
Saturday rotation; some holidays; schedule subject to change with notice.

Submission: cover letter, resume, and SCLSNJ job application to: jobs [at] sclibnj.org (                              View more positions here: )

 Work at the Library – Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (sclsnj.org)

Bridgewater Library location (no remote or hybrid)
Responsibilities:
Management of Somerset County Library System Technical Services functions; serves as a member of the SCLSNJ Management Team.  Directly supervises department staff, including subordinate
supervisors; oversee the system-wide acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of library materials. Performs duties under the guidance of the Manager of Operations working closely with the Automation and
Collection Development departments. The Technical Services Manager is expected to stay up-to-date with public library trends by regularly reading professional journals, attending training and
conferences, etc., and maintaining expertise in current standard cataloging practices.
 

Essential Functions of the Job:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the Technical Services department; Coordinating system-wide activities related to technical services; Engaging in SCLSNJ management
process and other professional activities 

Minimum Qualifications:
NJ Librarian’s certificate required; MLS/MLIS; Five years of full-time progressively responsible professional librarian experience which includes demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills and three
years experience supervising staff and budget oversight or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; reliable transportation to
attend training, meetings, or other assigned duties at other branches or off-site locations as required.
 

Physical Demands:
Reading materials and providing verbal assistance to library users in English; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; intermittent sitting, standing, and walking;
ability to perform the essential functions of this position; occasional bending, reaching, and stooping; lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs.; pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs.;
distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions; vision sufficient to view computer screens and spine
labels under a variety of light conditions.

About SCLSNJ:
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Our vision is to work together to enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen
communities. SCLSNJ is comprised of 11 branch locations and 2 reading stations. 

For more information, visit SCLSNJ.org.

Full Time Teen Services Librarian, Maplewood Memorial Library January 31, 2023

Job Opening:  Full-time Teen Services Librarian, Maplewood Memorial Library

Maplewood Library seeks an innovative and energetic librarian with a strong commitment to teen services to meet the needs of our diverse community. This person will report to the Library Director, and  work closely with Maplewood’s middle and high schools.

Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Library Director:

  • Provides teen services in the library and schools for young adults between the ages of 12 and 18, including reader’s advisory and technology instruction
  • Initiates, plans, and conducts teen programs and activities in the library and schools
  • Collaborates with the adult and youth services departments in the planning and implementation of the summer reading program
  • Has overall responsibility of the teen area, including appearance and layout
  • Oversees collection development and collection maintenance
  • Builds partnerships with community organizations to strengthen teen services throughout the community
  • Seeks grant opportunities and other avenues of supplemental funding
  • Stays current in public library matters through professional development and involvement in professional organizations
  • Works night and weekend hours
  • Performs related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS and NJ Professional Librarian Certification, or pending completion
  • Knowledge of teen materials and resources, including technologies
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Mature judgment
  • Assertive initiative

2023 Salary Range

Librarian $56,337.68 - $58,434.67

Senior Librarian $60,681.11 - $75,365.99

Email cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Lester, Library Director lester [at] maplewood.bccls.org.  This position is open until filled.

Building Maintenance Supervisor - East Brunswick Public Library January 31, 2023

Building Maintenance Supervisor
East Brunswick Public Library
Permanent, Part-time Position

Schedule

18 hours per week. Flexible schedule to be determined upon hire. Includes some evening and weekend hours.

General Description

The Building Maintenance Supervisor oversees the work of the cleaners and participates in building repair and maintenance. They coordinate annual scheduled maintenance, oversee work completed by outside contractors, and recommend repairs and new procedures to maintain the building. They also create monthly work schedules for cleaners / custodians, and they prepare and maintain appropriate records and files. The Building Maintenance Supervisor also trains all incoming cleaning staff at the library.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

The Building Maintenance Supervisor must have a thorough knowledge of: 

  • the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building maintenance and repair;
  • hazards and safety precautions associated with the type of work assigned;
  • applicable codes, pertinent inspection and safety requirements; 
  • skill in the use of hand and power tools of the trade; 

and the ability to: 

  • recognize and diagnose problems; 
  • make time and materials estimates; 
  • follow oral and written instructions; 
  • plan and supervise the work of others; 
  • work from sketches, blueprints and drawings; 
  • maintain records; and 
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Minimum Training and Experience

The Building Maintenance Supervisor must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and extensive experience in building maintenance and repair, including some supervisory experience. The Building Maintenance Supervisor must possess a driver's license valid in the State of New Jersey.

Salary

$23.00 per hour

Start Date

Immediate

Supervisor

Michael Bobish, Assistant Library Director

Application

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume and an EBPL employment application to Michael Bobish, Assistant Director, at hr[at]ebpl.org. Applications at https://ilove.ebpl.org/sites/default/files/employment-application.pdf.