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TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
Part-Time Evening and Weekend Youth Services Librarian September 29, 2022

The Moorestown Public Library is seeking a dynamic librarian to join its youth services team. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented, have outstanding communication skills, have experience designing and implementing creative programming, and possess the ability to answer a variety of reference and reader’s advisory questions with enthusiasm.

Responsible for:

  • Providing reference, reader’s advisory and computer assistance to children, teens, young adults, and adults
  • Maintaining a tidy and welcoming environment in the Youth Services Area
  • Set-up and clean-up of youth services programming
  • Assisting with merchandising and weeding the Children’s, Teen, and Young Adult collections
  • Helping to develop programming ideas for youth from preschool through high school

Hours:  Wednesday and Thursday evenings (4-8 pm or 5-9 pm) and 1-2 Saturdays per month (9 am – 5 pm). Additional hours up to 24 per week are available during the summer months.

Required qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.  MLS students considered.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.

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. Applicants from Moorestown will have first consideration.

The NJ Civil Service job description for Librarian 1 is available at https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07569.htm. This is a non-competitive title.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Jen Dunne, Head of Youth Services

Moorestown Library

111 West Second Street

Moorestown, NJ 08057

jdunne [at] moorestownlibrary.org ()

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

Head of Youth Services September 29, 2022

The Springfield Free Public Library, a member of Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) is looking to hire a librarian to serve as head of Youth Services.  The successful applicant for this position will meet the following qualifications:

  • Holds or is eligible to receive New Jersey professional librarian certification
  • Five to seven years of professional experience working as a youth services librarian
  • Experience and enthusiasm working with patrons in grades 6-12Interest in developing a vibrant program of teen volunteers
  • Experience working with Canva, Eventbrite, Patron Point, ReadSquare and/or similar services
  • Experience in developing and offering STEM programming
  • Potential for leadership as demonstrated through active participation in professional organizations and associations
  • Previous supervisory experience in a library setting will be considered a plus.

Additionally, the successful applicant for this position will have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

  • Planning, preparation, implementation and assessment of library services and programming
  • Strong knowledge base of children’s literature, with a special emphasis on YA materials
  • Working within an assigned budget
  • Communicate well with both colleagues and patrons
  • Ability to recognize areas of service where improvement may be needed and to see them as opportunities for ongoing growth
  • Ability to pay attention to detail while also being able to keep a keen eye on the bigger picture

The position of Head of Youth Services is 35 hours per week, including a one evening per week and a rotation of every third Saturday.  Sunday shifts of 1-4 PM (during the months of October through May) and paid at the rate of time and a half, may occasionally be required and will be based upon a schedule that is mutually agreed upon by both the employee and the library.   

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate and the position also comes with a competitive benefits package.  The deadline to apply is October 14, 2022.   Email applications to Library Director Dale Spindel at dspindel [at] sfplnj.org .  

The Springfield Free Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teen Librarian (part-time) September 26, 2022

The Washington Township Public Library (Morris) seeks a dynamic, customer-service oriented, creative individual who thrives in a collaborative environment to fill an upcoming vacancy in our active Youth Services Department.  

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Collaborate with the Youth Services Librarian to design, organize and present programs for young adults.
  • Adopt a community engagement mindset and maintain effective relationships with schools and community groups in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet the needs of teens.
  • Employ various strategies and methods to market programs to a broad audience using digital, print and social media.
  • Participate in collection development for this age group which includes purchasing, weeding and maintaining the collection.
  • Oversees our teen volunteer program, including recruiting, training, scheduling, and communications.
  • Maintain social media and online media presence for the Teens.
  • Assist in overall operation of the children’s and teen/young adult area.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or needed.

Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and an ability to obtain a NJ Professional Librarian Certification.  We will also consider enrollment in an ALA accredited MLIS program.  Candidates must have the ability to work effectively with community organizations, the public and the staff.  Experience with the Polaris ILS system is a plus.  

For a full job-description, visit our website at https://wtpl.org/employment 

This position will be available mid-December.  The schedule includes a rotation of day, evening and weekend hours.  The position is 20 hours per week.  The salary is $31.84 per hour and includes vacation and PTO. 

The Washington Township Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

This position will be considered open until it is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, current resume and professional references to Jacqueline Zuzzi, Library Director, 37 East Springtown Road Long Valley, NJ 07853 or via email jacqueline.zuzzi [at] wtpl.org ().

Job Description: Part-Time Library Assistant September 26, 2022

Job Description:  Part-Time Library Assistant

Part-time, 20 hours per week. Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays preferred.

The Clark Public Library is hiring a part-time LIBRARY ASSISTANT. This position will be part-time with a flexible schedule that includes days, evenings and one weekend rotation a month. Applicants must be available to work various shifts. Hours total of 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.  Position includes leave time benefits.

Duties include:  

  • Circulation desk service to visitors of all ages (greet, check-in, check-out, registration, etc.).
  • Answer phones and forward calls to appropriate recipients as needed.
  • Assist patrons with general directional questions within the library.
  • Applicants must have the ability to shelf books alphabetically and by Dewey Decimal System. Check shelves to ensure materials are filed properly. Locate material based on call number. Perform searches for material not in its proper location.
  • Prepare library materials for circulation/use.
  • Assist patrons with public photocopiers and printers as needed.
  • Must be able to exercise judgment and enforce policy in situations relevant to the position and in public service situations. 
  • Perform several jobs simultaneously.
  • Works effectively and courteously with the general public and other employees.
  • Provide excellent customer service under all circumstances.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Performs procedures related to circulation of materials, including check-in and out of library material, collection of fees and fines and registration of library members.
  • Processes new library material and performs basic repairs to damaged library material. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Open to New Jersey residents only.
  • Able to operate a computer, phone, library software, a web browser, and an e-mail interface.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office products required.
  • Keyboarding skills required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluency in English.
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with the public and with people of all ages.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand, and easily move about as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks require lifting, carrying, moving, and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books. 
  • Phone and office work experience required.
  • Customer service experience in a library, office or retail environment is required.
  • CPR training is a plus.

 

Compensation: $15.21 per hour. This position is represented by Union Council No. 8, New Jersey Civil Service Association, IFPTE, AFL-CIO and is ranked at the position of Library Assistant by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Starting salary is based on Union Council 8 contract.

Employees are entitled to sick leave, vacation and holiday, after a 3-month provisional period. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Please respond with a resume and the names of three references via email to circulation [at] clarklibrary.org by Monday, October 17, 2022. No phone calls, no faxed resumes, no mailed resumes. You must include your home address in your email or resume. Applications that only include an email address and/or phone number will be rejected. Due to the high number of responses, we will only respond to candidates who have been selected for interviews.

The Clark Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. * Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

Job Type: Part-time, Circulation

Pay: $15.21 per hour

 

Adult Services Librarian September 26, 2022

The Teaneck Public Library has a full-time librarian vacancy available in the Reference Department for an energetic, team-oriented Adult Services Librarian with a demonstrated commitment to public service in diverse communities.

Title: Full-Time Adult Services Librarian

Issue Date: September 26, 2022

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, $58,000-$62,000

Location: Teaneck Public Library, primarily in the Reference Department

 

Description

The Teaneck Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-focused individual who is technologically savvy; committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and works well in a team environment to fill the position of Adult Services Librarian. The position requires a knowledge of library and technology trends, coupled with excellent skills in reference, reader’s advisory, technology instruction for individuals, classes and other staff, collection management, and flexibility to embrace new projects and assignments. 

Under supervision from the Head of Reference, the Adult Services Librarian will provide superior reference service to the public, plan and conduct public programming for all ages, maintain the Library’s website and digital collections, and provide overall technical support for staff and public. 

About Teaneck Public Library

Founded in 1895, the Township of Teaneck is located in Bergen County, across the Hudson River from New York City, and near the intersection of Interstates 95 and 80. Boasting a richly multicultural population of over 40,000, Teaneck is home to several large employers including Fairleigh Dickinson University, Holy Name Medical Center, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. Teaneck was recently ranked among the top twenty most diverse towns in New Jersey.

Teaneck Public Library is a county leader in public library service, with a reputation for providing high quality materials, programming, and information services to residents of Teaneck and surrounding communities. With one of the top three highest total public library circulation in Bergen County for 2021, Teaneck Public Library loaned out a total of more than 300,000 items.

Responsibilities:

  • Covering the Reference Desk, including answering reference and reader’s advisory questions, with flexibility to assist at any public service desk or department. 
  • Providing prompt, courteous, and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
  • Planning creative, engaging and age-appropriate programs and/or technical instructions, independently, or in collaboration with other departments and community organizations.
  • Training and developing resources for both staff and public on the use of digital library resources on all platforms and emerging technologies.
  • Providing technical support for various library equipment and technologies, including creating instructional materials for staff.
  • Developing the library collection, mainly the digital collection; weeding and providing suggestions based on the community needs.
  • Maintaining and developing the library website.
  • Coordinating the Mobile Makerspace and supporting staff members in STEM/STEAM programming efforts. 
  • Integrating technological solutions for everyday challenges and streamlining procedures. 
  • Assisting with publicizing, and promoting, programming and services, through traditional and social media platforms; providing outreach to the community. 
  • Serving as the main liaison between the library and BCCLS technology support.
  • Performing other duties as assigned for an evolving and growing Library. 

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • NJ Professional Librarian’s certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: customer service, reference and technology assistance, adult programming, collection development.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff.
  • Efficient computer and social media skills.
  • Strong interest in new library trends.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work harmoniously with other staff members.
  • Flexibility to assist in any department and at any service desk. 
  • Continuing education to update professional skills via workshops and online webinars.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse communities.
  • BCCLS and Polaris LEAP experience preferred, but not required.

 

Schedule

The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening, occasional Saturday coverage on a rotating basis, and the potential for Sunday coverage on a volunteer basis.

Compensation

This is a full-time salaried position. Teaneck Public Library offers an excellent benefits package including generous paid leave, health and dental insurance, PERS, and a commitment to staff training and development. 

Notices:

Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicant must comply with the "New Jersey First Act." If hired, the applicant must be in compliance with the residence requirements of the New Jersey First Act within one year of the date of hire.

Initial appointment is provisional. The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service requirements, in addition to a criminal background check. 

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references in PDF format to Shinae Hyun, Director, at apply [at] teaneck.bccls.org () before 10/24/2022 and include Adult Services Librarian in the Subject Line. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Librarian 1 Youth Services Full-Time, Bordentown Library September 23, 2022

JOB POSTING #24-22

Title: Full-time Librarian 1, Youth Services                                                           Salary: $49,012

Location: Burlington County Library System, Bordentown                                     Open: 09/15/2022

DESCRIPTION

The Bordentown Branch of the Burlington County Library System seeks an enthusiastic, service-oriented and self-motivated librarian to join its team. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service ethos and demonstrate knowledge of print and online resources, reader’s advisory and solid technology skills. The individual must exhibit strong communication skills, a desire to do community outreach, and provide services to children, teens, caregivers, and educators. Other examples of duties:

  • Design and implement creative in-house youth programming to foster a love of reading and learning including story times, crafts, and other activities.
  • Work closely with the school services librarian and outreach staff to promote library resources, programs and services with community partners. 
  • Participate in the Summer Reading Program, One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten and corresponding activities.
  • Provide outstanding customer service, reference, and readers’ advisory to all library customers.
  • Participate in professional conferences, seminars, and committees; read professional literature; attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

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

Obtain a valid NJ license as a Professional Librarian within six (6) months of appointment.

SCHEDULE

37.5 hours per week; 1 evening/week; 1 Saturday/month; 4 Sundays/year.

Submit a resume and cover letter including Job #24-22 by 10/14/22 to jobs [at] bcls.lib.nj.us ()

 

Librarian 1 or 2, Youth Services, Camden County Library System September 22, 2022

Job Title:                  Librarian 1 OR Librarian 2 *                                                                Job Posting 040-22

                                 *Title dependent on experience

Primary Location:    South County Regional Branch Library, Winslow Twp
                                 

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
 

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 South County Regional Branch Library 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 developing and presenting programming for children (ages birth through grade 5); providing reference and reader’s advisory services to all ages; answering questions in-person, over the phone and by email; assisting customers on the public computers; acting as the newsletter coordinator for the branch; collection development including purchasing, weeding, and up keep of assigned collection areas which will include children’s materials; proactively conducting outreach to the local community and organizations; conducting library tours; assisting at the circulation desk as needed; and performing other related duties as required. May be scheduled at other Library facilities.

May act as the Person-in-Charge of the branch.

 

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

Recent 2022 MLIS graduates encouraged to apply.

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   October 17, 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.