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Librarian - Children’s Services (Full-time) Bernards Township Library September 17, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                         September 17, 2019

                                                                      Librarian - Children’s Services (Full-time)

Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ, seeks a motivated, creative and public service-oriented librarian as a full-time (35 hours per week, including one evening, and one Saturday and Sunday per month) Librarian or Senior Librarian (depending on experience).

The Library is a vibrant and active cultural center in an increasingly diverse community and is much valued by Township residents for its wide range of materials and services. Bernards Township Library is a member of MAIN, Inc., a consortium of 38 libraries, using a shared Polaris ILS with Leap.

In addition to the Supervising Librarian, the children’s staff consists of a full-time Librarian or Senior Librarian (this position) and part-time employees as follows: two Senior Library Assistants who run a number of the children’s and tween’s programs, five Library Assistants, four shelvers, and an on-call assistant. The successful candidate will join a well-established staff with a culture of excellence in public service.

The position includes an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience, including full medical benefits along with dental and eyewear reimbursements. The Library encourages professional development by making training and educational opportunities available to staff members and by paying for membership in NJLA. The budget for materials and programs is generous and is supplemented by money from the Friends of the Library.

Visit the Library’s website at for information on the Library and a detailed job description.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Under the direction of the Supervising Librarian – Children's Services, the successful candidate will perform professional duties in the Children's Library such as collection development, reader's advisory, programming, circulation and reference for children birth through grade 6. She or he will assist in the planning and implementation of programs for children and tweens, reading clubs, and the promotion of multifaceted literacy. In the absence of the Supervising Librarian, supervises the Children's Library staff and volunteers.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: This position requires an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate. At least one year of successful professional experience working with children, tweens or teens in a public or school library setting is desirable. Continuing education in youth services and related technology desirable. Complete ease in the use of computers is essential. Fluency in languages in addition to English is a plus.

CONTACT: Forward resume and cover letter explaining why you are the perfect person for this position to: Ellen Ryan, Supervising Librarian - Childrens, at


Part Time Librarian 1, Reference, Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System September 16, 2019

Part Time Librarian 1, Reference, Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System

This position supports the branch’s reference department and staff by providing adult services to, and meeting the vast information needs of, a diverse community.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic; forward-thinking, resourceful, flexible in their availability, efficient, conscientious, detail-oriented, and a self-starter. The ideal candidate should also possess excellent written/oral communication and customer service skills as well as friendly professionalism. Willingness to be part of a professional team environment to provide excellent reference service and programming for adults is a must.

Hours of work include Monday morning from 9 am -1 pm; every other Tuesday morning from 9 am -1 pm; Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm (every other Wednesday from 1-9 pm); and every other Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm. Please note that the Ewing Branch is open on Sundays and four County designated holidays and the candidate must be available to work on some. Both an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification are required. This position is covered under the AFSCME local 3566 and is a 19-hours per week position. The 2019 salary range is $20.33 to $37.51. This position does accrue vacation and sick leave, but does not include health benefits.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

· Searching the library catalog and locating library materials
· Accessing databases and other reference materials and showing patrons how to do so
· Assisting patrons of all ages with information needs in person, electronically, and by telephone
· Using computer, scanner, copier, and projector
· Teaching computer classes
· Planning/assisting with adult programming
· Creating marketing materials (such as adult program calendars and flyers)
· Participating in outreach activities
· Participating in collection development (weeding, selecting library materials, etc.)
· Providing readers’ advisory services
· Assisting patrons in the operation of computer equipment and software and providing
appropriate instruction when needed

Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use technology, including the library’s automated system, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and Publisher is a must.


Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The County of Mercer adheres to a very strict residency requirement; Mercer County residency is required. Candidate would be subject to all Civil Service regulations. Send resume and application with cover letter to: Ellen Brown, Library Director, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or email


EEO/AA/ADA Employer


Full Time Librarian I/Library Associate, Youth Services Librarian, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County Library System September 16, 2019

Full Time Youth Services Librarian 1/Library Associate, Mercer County Library System

The Mercer County Library System is seeking to fill a full-time, 35 hour per week position in the Youth Services Department at the West Windsor branch. This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian, or student enrolled in a library program, with a strong vision to provide exciting services and programming to children and teens in this busy, thriving youth services department. This position includes at least one evening per week and Saturdays in rotation. The West Windsor Branch is open Sundays through the school year and four County-observed holidays. The candidate should be available to work some of those days, and have flexibility for scheduling programming at days and times that children and young adults will find convenient. The candidate should expect to participate in outreach to the schools and in the community. 

We are seeking an energetic librarian with a passion for children’s services and a strong commitment to providing excellent public service.  The candidate will have primary responsibility for providing reference and readers’ advisory services to teens 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. This position’s primary focus will be as a teen librarian; however, we are a small department, so the successful candidate will need to work well with all ages.

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

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. 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.

Willingness to be part of a team environment and collaborate with the adult services and circulation departments 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 who are at least half-way through the program will also be considered for a library associate title, and are encouraged to apply. A New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate is required for those with an MLS degree.

 This title is affiliated with AFSCME 3566. The current salary range for Librarian 1 is $37,009 – $68,271 in 8 steps. The salary range for Library Associate is $34,398 - $44,801 in 8 steps. 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. Out of county residents will be expected to move into Mercer County within a year of employment. 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.

EOE/AA/ADA Employer

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
fax: (609) 538-1206

Library Assistant – Children’s Dept. Mount Olive Public Library – Flanders, NJ September 13, 2019

Library Assistant – Children’s Dept.          Mount Olive Public Library – Flanders, NJ

Overview: Looking for the perfect opportunity to work with kids in a beautiful library and for a fantastic community? The Mount Olive Public Library is look for a new, tech-savvy Library Assistant to join our team. We are seeking a friendly and upbeat assistant, who has experience with working with kids and teens of all ages. Candidates currently enrolled in a MI or MLIS program would be an added bonus. The Library Assistant is responsible for assisting in all functions of the Children and YA departments, as well as creating/implementing new and exciting programs.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Patron Check-In and Check-Out at the Children’s Desk.
  • Assist with shelving, restocking displays, and maintaining the overall appearance of the Children and YA library area.
  • Plan and conduct exciting new programs for kids and teens.
  • Assist with promoting programs through fun displays, news promos to local newspapers, flyers, digital ads, and bulletin boards that showcase what the library has to offer.
  • Communicating to teen volunteers and patrons via email, social media, and over the phone.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the periodic weeding of the children’s and YA collection.
  • Using an extensive knowledge of Children’s and YA literature, provide reader advisory services to young patrons and their parents.
  • Assist with circulation of staff duties as needed.
  • Must be able to lift 15-30 pounds
  • Other tasks as assigned by the department head or director.

Education and Requirements:

  • College degree preferred, particularly with backgrounds in education or library science.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Google apps.
  • Preferred knowledge of library catalogue programs and new STEM technologies.

Hours and Compensation:

  • Up to 17 hours per work week.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Wednesday Evenings
  • 1 weekend per month
  • $13 per hour

DeadlineOpen until position is filled.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to:


Part-Time Teen Customer Service Representative, East Brunswick Public Library September 13, 2019

The East Brunswick Public Library seeks a Teen Customer Service Representative to be a roaming greeter who troubleshoots computer software and e-mail problems; provides customer guidance in using standard library equipment including the library catalog, photocopiers, scanning devices, and printers in the Teen Area; and shelves teen books.

This position requires the ability to patiently guide teens to the programs and services of The Library; to have a welcoming demeanor at all times and the ability to show teens how to navigate the library catalog, library computers, printers and photocopiers.

The Teen Customer Service Representative must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, mobile devices, and library computers desirable. Customer service experience in a busy environment preferred. College students will be considered.

17 hours per week: Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-9pm; alternate Saturdays 9-5pm; Sundays 12-5pm

$12.00 per hour

Please apply by Friday, October 11, 2019. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Applications are available on The Library web site ( Send resumes and applications to


P/T Library Assistant September 12, 2019

The West Milford Township Library (WMTL) is looking for a part-time Library Assistant to join its all-star squad, working primarily in the Adult/YA Circulation Desk.

Who We Are: A Union and Civil Service municipal public library. Our new 17,000 sq. ft. building is barely over two years old, and has quickly become a vibrant cultural center due to the Library’s own rapidly-growing programming, our art gallery highlighting local artists, and our partnership with the Recreation Department hosting town-wide community services and events. West Milford, a town of 80 square miles and 26,000 residents, is home to some of New Jersey’s most beautiful and fiercely protected environment.

Who You Are: a calm, courteous, and quick-thinking welcoming presence who gets energized by assisting people you’ve never met before. A consummate team-player who takes pride in their work, ability to effectively coordinate with teammates, and who can maintain focus on multiple tasks at once.

What You’ll Be Doing: In-person and phone circulation duties, including but not limited to: Check-in/out and renewals of materials; card registrations; processing fines and fees; interlibrary loan processing; shelving and shelf-reading materials at different heights; assisting with programs; and, as the public’s first point of contact, guiding patrons efficiently to the service, colleague, or area of the building that best addresses their needs.

What You Need To Bring to the Table: A high school diploma. An ability to understand policies and procedures, and apply and communicate them effectively. Demonstrable ease with standard office computer programs. While not required, previous library, and workflow automation software (e.g., WorkFlows, Polaris, Follett) experience is heavily preferred.

What We Have to Offer: 24 hours a week, with prorated vacation, sick, and personal leave, as well as floating holidays. $10 an hour. WMTL complies with all applicable State of New Jersey wage and employee requirements. A supportive team environment that takes pride in and highly values its well-earned reputation of excellent customer service and community engagement.

If You’re Interested: Please submit a cover letter and resume to by October 15, 2019. No phone calls, please.

Internship - NJLA September 12, 2019

In its seventh year, the NJLA Internship Program offers library school students the opportunity to become active in the state-wide professional association, particularly its committees and sections; to network with peers and library leaders from around the state; and to participate in service learning. Each successful applicant will be appointed as an intern to a single committee or section for a term of the current NJLA year (ends June 30, 2020).

Requirements for participation include: (1) enrollment in library school, (2) membership in NJLA, (3) no previous NJLA committee appointments. 

The deadline to apply is September 27, 2019. Limited openings available.

Apply at:

Discounted joint student memberships to ALA/NJLA are available here: (only $42!)

For more information, contact the Co-Coordinators of the NJLA Internship Program, John Wallace ( )  Kathleen Melgar ( ).



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