Job Openings

TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
Youth Services Library Intern, Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library December 2, 2021

The Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, tech-savvy, customer service-oriented library school student to join our friendly team.  This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in our active Youth Services department.

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

  • Reference and readers’ advisory for youth and their caregivers
  • Collection development (selection/weeding/processing)
  • Programming

Requirements:

  • MLIS candidate with degree program in progress
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends
  • Some public library experience a plus
  • Knowledge of SIRSI Workflows also a plus

Schedule: Wednesdays, 5-9pm, plus additional fill-in hours, as needed (increased hours in the summer months, schedule TBD)

Salary: $22/hour

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

Adult Services Assistant Librarian December 2, 2021

The Cliffside Park Public Library, located in Bergen County, is seeking a friendly, inventive, and vibrant candidate for the position of Adult Services Assistant Librarian. Our Library is located in a suburban community of nearly 27,000 and is a part of the BCCLS consortium.

 

Position Summary:

 

Under the general supervision of the Adult Services Supervisor, the Adult Services Assistant Librarian is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Adult Service area. Other responsibilities include programming, collection development and outreach, reader’s advisory, maintaining a friendly and relevant environment in the department, and advocating for adult services to the community at large.

 

Reports To:

 

Adult Services Supervisor

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Planning, executing, and marketing of adult programming 
  • Promote library services by using social media and creating flyers
  • Within the Adult Department and if needed at the Adult Services desk; provide general reference, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance to all patrons
  • Develop and keep a working knowledge of print and electronic materials to make purchasing decisions
  • Create relationships with the adult community
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the departments within the community that service adults from 19 through senior citizens.
  • Be aware of current technology trends
  • Attend regular professional development
  • Communicate regularly with other departments within the library
  • Support and contribute to overall library mission
  • Various duties as assigned including basic circulation services

 

Education, Experience and Training:

  • MLS with NJ Professional Librarian Certificate or must be currently enrolled in an MLS accredited program
  • Experience working at a reference desk is a plus but not required.
  • Current knowledge of library trends and innovations.
  • BCCLS experience, if any, should be highlighted (please indicate if served or are currently serving on BCCLS committees)

 

Certification and Residency Requirements:

 

New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate preferred. Candidates in-process of obtaining the MIS/MLIS degree and/or those holding or in-process of obtaining a professional teaching certification/school media specialist certification will also be considered.

 

The library adheres to residency rules established by the New Jersey First Act and the Borough of Cliffside Park.

 

Position Hours:

The hours will vary and will not exceed more than 20 hours per week [Monday - Saturday]. The position requires the applicant to have open availability (weeknights and Saturdays) in order to successfully work a varied schedule. Sunday availability is also desirable.

 

Salary and Benefit Information:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The library offers a rate schedule for Monday through Saturday and a separate rate schedule for Sundays. The position offers paid sick days accruable in accordance with the State of New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law (PSLA). This is a non-Civil Service, non-union position.

 

How to Apply:

Submit one PDF file consisting of a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. 

The one file must be attached to a single email sent to resumes [at] cliffsidepark.bccls.org with the email subject “Adult Services Ad”. Only applicants who follow this exact format will be considered. 

 

If called for an interview, a professional portfolio may be requested.

 

Application period will close on December 17, 2021 and interviews will begin thereafter (virtual interviews can be accommodated).

 

Teen/Tween Services – Assistant Librarian December 2, 2021

The Cliffside Park Public Library, located in Bergen County, is seeking a friendly, inventive, and vibrant candidate for the position of Teen/Tween Services Librarian. Our Library is located in a suburban community of nearly 27,000 and is a part of the BCCLS consortium.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Youth Services Supervisor, the Teen/Tween Services Assistant Librarian is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Teen Service area. Other responsibilities include programming, collection development and outreach to youth, from 10 to 17 years in age, reader’s advisory, maintaining a friendly and relevant environment in the department, and advocating for teen/tween services to the community at large.

Reports To:

Youth Services Supervisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Planning, executing, and marketing of teen/tween programming 
- Promote library services by using social media and creating flyers
- Within the Teen Department and if needed at the Youth Services desk; provide general reference, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance to all patrons
- Start and maintain a Teen Advisory Board
- Develop and keep a working knowledge of young adult print and electronic materials to make purchasing decisions
- Create relationships with the teens/tweens of the community
- Establish and maintain relationships with the public schools of the community
- Collaborate with the public schools to visit their classrooms both virtually and in-person
- Be aware of current technology trends
- Attend regular professional development
- Communicate regularly with other departments within the library
- Support and contribute to overall library mission
- Various duties as assigned including basic circulation services

Education, Experience and Training:

- MLS with NJ Professional Librarian Certificate or must be currently enrolled in an MLS accredited program
- Experience working with youth is a plus but not required.
- Current knowledge of library trends and innovations.
- BCCLS experience, if any, should be highlighted (please indicate if served or are currently serving on BCCLS committees)

 

Certification and Residency Requirements:

New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate preferred. Candidates in-process of obtaining the MIS/MLIS degree and/or those holding or in-process of obtaining a professional teaching certification/school media specialist certification will also be considered.

The library adheres to residency rules established by the New Jersey First Act and the Borough of Cliffside Park.

Position Hours:

The hours will vary and will not exceed more than 20 hours per week [Monday – Saturday]. The position requires the applicant to have open availability (weeknights and Saturdays) in order to successfully work a varied schedule. Sunday availability is also desirable.

Salary and Benefit Information:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The library offers a rate schedule for Monday through Saturday and a separate rate schedule for Sundays. The position offers paid sick days accruable in accordance with the State of New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law (PSLA). This is a non-Civil Service, non-union position.

How to Apply:

Submit one PDF file consisting of a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. 

The one file must be attached to a single email sent to resumes [at] cliffsidepark.bccls.org with the email subject “Teen/Tween Services Ad”. Only applicants who follow this exact format will be considered. 

If called for an interview, a professional portfolio may be requested.

Application period will close on December 17, 2021 and interviews will begin thereafter (virtual interviews can be accommodated).

Dowdell Library of South Amboy Library Assistant  November 30, 2021

Dowdell Library of South Amboy                                                                         

Library Assistant 

JOB POSTING

The Dowdell Library seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong customer service and technology skills. This position takes the lead in organizing and implementing library exhibits.

Responsibilities

  • Utilizes various types of electronic information systems (the circulation system, the Internet, etc.)
  • Prepares the arrangement of library materials for displays, exhibits and  library programs.
  • Provides basic reader advisory to patrons.
  • Prepares reading lists and bibliographies
  • Manages/shelves library materials. 
  • Takes the initiative by identifying and evaluating emerging technologies; integrates technological solutions to streamline procedures
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment
  • Supervises volunteers
  • Maintains accurate statistical records
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements: Candidates must have a high school diploma; some college preferred. They must posses excellent communication, written, and technology skills and be customer-focused. Knowledge of SirsiDynix Workflows a plus.

Schedule: Applicants must be available to work Monday through Friday for 15 hours/week; the ability to be flexible is a plus.

Compensation: Once permanent, the employee will be eligible for one week paid vacation. Sick leave and pension benefits available. Salary: $13.52/hour starting January 1st.

How to Apply: Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Elaine R. Gaber, Director by December 31, 2021 at egaber [at] dowdell.org or Dowdell Library of South Amboy, 100 Hoffman Plaza, South Amboy, NJ. 08879   

EOE

PT Children's/Teen Librarian November 29, 2021

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.

Duties include:

  • Providing reference, reader’s advisory and computer assistance to children, teens, young adults, and adults 
  • Planning and presenting story time programs for babies, toddlers, and preschool age children 
  • Collection development, maintenance, and weeding for Young Adult fiction and graphic novels collections 
  • Developing and implementing volunteer opportunities to engage teens in grades 7-12 
  • Planning and implementing the Teen Summer Reading program  
  • Planning and implementing the Teen summer volunteer program 
    • Consulting with other staff on the design and maintenance of the Teen section of the library’s website 
    • Maintaining an inviting atmosphere in the Young Adult Room, including creating displays, signage, and décor  
  • Creating and updating booklists for the Teen and Young Adult Collections 

Hours: 24 hours per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

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

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:

Joan Serpico, Library Director

Moorestown Library

111 West Second Street

Moorestown, NJ 08057

jserpico [at] moorestownlibrary.org

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Saturday Youth Services Librarian, Union City Public Library, Union City November 24, 2021

The Union City Public Library, Hudson County, is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented, creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic part-time librarian to work on Saturdays in our active Youth Services Department that serves children and teens in a diverse urban community of 65,000+. In addition to Saturday, other week hours may be available.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Providing excellent customer service
Assisting children with book selection
Answering reference questions of varying difficulty and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats
Instructing in the effective use of electronic resources for finding information
Planning and facilitating creative library programs for children and their families
Fostering early childhood literacy and supporting family literacy
Supervising clerical staff and volunteers, as needed

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
NJ Professional Librarian's Certificate
Experience working with children or teens
Familiarity with children's literature
Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff
Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable but not required
Recent 2021 or future (May 2022) MLIS graduates will be considered

Starting Salary - $30/hour

Please email a letter of interest, resumes, and three references to Elena Tsomaeva, Library Director, at etsomaeva [at] uclibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Executive Assistant to the Dean (Library Administration) MSU November 23, 2021

 

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Library Administration - Montclair State University

To apply visit:
https://montclair.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/JobOpportunities/job/Montclair-NJ/Executive-Assistant-to-the-Dean--Library-Administration-_R1002034

The Executive Assistant to the Dean is responsible for providing administrative support, with a focus on project management, personnel actions and records including student assistants, facilities, and development. The Executive Assistant works with the Dean and designated library staff in the development and implementation of policies, organizational development, plans, programs, and operations under the direction of the Dean. This position serves as liaison between the Library and a wide range of individuals and organizations both on and off-campus to advance the goals of the department.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and recommend goals, programs, and policies to the Dean; and participate in their review, interpretation and implementation.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with library staff, faculty members, staff and students, alumni, library consortia and vendors, and the public to ensure that established goals are met and problems are resolved.
  • Plan, implement and control general and special projects assigned by the Dean, ensuring timely completion. Recommend and act on organizational arrangements and administrative procedures to help achieve library goals as directed by the Dean.
  • Perform special studies or investigations that require the analysis of requests and facts of a sensitive nature; maintain confidentiality and make recommendations regarding appropriate action. Conduct research; evaluate data, prepare reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Compile and analyze statistical, financial, and other data.
  • Maintain and manage essential records and files for ready access by the Dean. Supervise and/or plan, schedule, market and implement program events.
  • Coordinate and assist with accreditation.
  • Maintain Dean’s calendar; coordinate meetings and travel arrangements; prepare and communicate meeting agendas when appropriate
  • Participate in meetings taking notes and minutes as required. Coordinate the processing of staff, faculty and student personnel actions including hiring, appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, and performance reviews. Monitor Federal Work-Study student pay balances as liaison to Financial Aid office.
  • Manage staff office supply requests and submit requisitions; work with staff to submit travel authorizations and process invoices.
  • Monitor building conditions by working with Facilities, Library Guard, Library staff and Housekeeping and place work orders for various maintenance issues.
  • Handle in-person, written, email, and telephone requests and inquiries. Draft responses to correspondence for the Dean. Coordinate mailings and publications of the library.
  • Track professional development budget and applications for travel support.
  • Develop data-gathering methods including surveys.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in an institution of higher education, academic libraries, or similar institutions with increasing responsibility for budgeting, planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, reporting. 
  • One year of experience providing confidential executive support for a department head, dean, or an executive at an equivalent level.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Outlook (or equivalent) for email and calendaring.
  • Excellent time management and creative problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Cultural competency with the ability to work well with faculty, staff and students from varied backgrounds and talents.

 

PREFERRED:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate meetings, events, and initiatives with colleagues in other executive-level offices and academic departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay within the budget for events and projects.
  • Experience handling sensitive materials and confidential issues that may relate to budgets, union matters, personnel, or policy development.

 

 

PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

 

Department

Library Administration

 

Position Type

Professional - Non-Faculty

 

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent [at] montclair.edu (talent)talent [at] montclair.edu (@montclair.edu).

 

EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional information can be found on the website at 
www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/

 

Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy

Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities.  The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/