Library Job Openings

TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
JOB POSTING > Principal Library Assistant (Archives) May 24, 2024

The Dowdell Library of South Amboy seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual who is detail oriented, tech-savvy, and provides friendly customer service. Experience managing archives is preferred.

Basic Responsibilities

Manages archives: performs routine procedures to insure material preservation and proper handling of historical materials; classifies materials for filing; processes archival materials according to relevant standards; conducts inventory, assists in the acquisition of archival materials; conducts infrequent book repair; re-houses material into archival containers and files on a regular basis; accurately prepares reports; updates records and conducts special projects in a timely and well-organized manner. Preparation of archival materials for digitization would be done on an annual basis. Work is closely reviewed for adequacy and accuracy with the Supervisor; training will be provided.

  • Responds to patron’s historical/genealogical inquiries in a professional way
  • Cultivates community relationships to promote the archives
  • Possess strong communication skills and acts as a library advocate
  • Assists in operations when scheduled on the public service desk
  • Can comprehend, analyze and interpret policies and procedures
  • Provides readers advisory to library patrons  
  • Assists with major library programs
  • Occasionally provides guidance and supervises volunteers
  • Training will be provided to perform notary duties
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality are essential
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications/Requirements: Candidates with a high school diploma who possess excellent organizational, writing and communication skills; displays independent judgment or initiative, as well as advanced technology skills will be considered. The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated knowledge and related experience with archives and library functions is preferred. Candidates enrolled in a MLS program are welcome to apply.   

Schedule: Applicants must be available to work: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 2:30 - 8 pm, Wednesday 1 - 5 pm, and Saturdays 12 – 4 pm (September through May); approximately 23 hours per week.  Additional hours may be available.

Compensation: Once permanent, the employee will be eligible for one week paid vacation. Salary: $20/hour. Sick leave and pension benefits available. 

How to Apply: Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Elaine R. Gaber, Director, by July 1, 2024 at egaber [at] dowdell.org (). Application review will continue until position is filled.

EOE

Part Time Librarian 1, Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System May 23, 2024

Please accept this as notification of the anticipated vacancy of the position of Part-Time Librarian 1 at the Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System. This 19 hour per week position supports the branch’s reference department and staff by providing adult services to, and meeting the vast information needs of a diverse community, and requires daytime hours, one evening per week, and every other Sunday afternoon during the school year. Sunday hours would be moved to the week during the summer months. Mercer County residency is also required.  Please note that the Ewing Branch is also open on four County designated holidays, and the candidate must be available to work on some of them.

Library Associate candidates, those candidates enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program, may also apply.

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, and customer service skills, exhibit friendly professionalism, handle multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure, the ability to handle problem situations, contribute new ideas that will help the branch and the library system to better serve its community, be willing to be part of team environment, and provide excellent reference and programming for adults. Experience as a notary or a willingness to become a notary is a plus.

The candidate will be expected to discover, schedule, and facilitate virtual programming and do outreach to the branch’s community.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Searching the library catalog and locating library materials
  • Accessing databases/other reference materials and demonstrating their use to patrons
  • Answering reference questions presented in person, electronically, and by telephone
  • Using a computer, scanner, copier, and projector
  • Providing one-on-one technology assistance as needed
  • Providing readers’ advisory services and selecting library materials
  • Contributing posts to the library blog and other social media initiatives
  • Maintaining the branch’s collections
  • Assisting patrons in the operation of computers and computer software and providing appropriate instruction when needed
  • Creating and providing publicity and programming, both in and outside of the branch
  • Participating in outreach activities
  • Creating marketing materials (such as adult program calendars and flyers)

Familiarity with the library system’s resources and social media platforms (including the website) prior to applying is strongly encouraged. Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use the library’s automated system, online resources, mobile applications, and Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel are a must.  This position requires an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification.  Students enrolled in a MLS program with a significant amount of coursework completed may also be considered.

A full job description can be found on the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission website. This title is covered under AFSCME local 3566.  Part time employees earn sick and vacation time, and are eligible to receive holiday pay.   Applications will be accepted until a candidate is found, and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email: director [at] mcl.org ()
fax: (609) 538-1206

Note: Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

Résumés will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.

EOE/AA/ADA Employer

Head of Reference & Technology Services - Fort Lee Public Library May 22, 2024

Position Offered: Head of Reference & Technology Services
Start Date: On or around July 15, 2024
Hours: 35 hours weekly, incl. one evening, rotating Saturdays and Sundays
Education: MLS or related Masters
Experience: Five (5) years librarian experience preferred; two (2) of which should be in a supervisory capacity
Compensation:   $75,000 – $83,000 annually, commensurate with experience; includes benefits

Job Summary:  The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of over 40,000, seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to lead our reference team and technology services.  The qualified candidate will possess a strong knowledge of and commitment to teaching emerging technologies as well as the ability to deliver superior customer-driven services. In addition to leading our reference team, the Head of Reference & Technology Services will be responsible for all Library technology and equipment,  act as the training coordinator for public and staff computer classes, maintain the library’s website & digital collections, and provide overall technical support for the staff and public.

Full job description & instructions on how to apply

Required Fort Lee Library Employment Application

Please email the following three (3) REQUIRED documents:
(1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume and (3) Fort Lee Library Employment Application to: admin [at] fortlee.bccls.org

The Library can only consider candidates who submit all required paperwork.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements. Pre-employment background check required.
The Fort Lee Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines. As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Senior Technician Management Information Systems, Voorhees, NJ May 22, 2024

Job Title:           Senior Technician Management Information Systems                                                                         Job Posting 019-24

Location:               Information Technology Department, Voorhees 

Salary:                    $25.2420 hr ($45,940.44 yr)

Schedule:              35 hours/week, Monday through Friday, generally 9:00-5:00, schedule may vary based on office needs

The Camden County Library is seeking a collaborative team member who can work with staff at all branches and contribute to the Library’s mission and goals. 

Under the direction of the Head of Information Technology, the person in this position will perform such functions as, but not limited to: 

  1. A systemwide Windows 11 migration, Test new OS versions and software patches for functionality and compatibility. 
  2. Website, Library App, and intranet development and testing.
  3. PC management and print release management migration.
  4. Install, configure, and repair drives, hardware and software, monitor the help desk and phones to assist staff. 
  5. Configure, install, and maintain AV equipment. 

You might be a good fit if you have experience with a combination of the following:

  1. Open-source software, programming languages, and or customized coding.
  2. Office 365, Adobe Suite, Mac/iOS, and or Google Admin Console/Chrome OS.
  3. Database management using Excel, Access, and or SQL.

At times, this position requires the ability to lift 50-80lbs, crawl in tight spaces, use ladders, stoop down, bend over or reach up or down low. etc.

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.

REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet one of the following or a combination of both experience and education as listed
Five (5) years of professional experience utilizing or implementing electronic information systems, analyzing information systems and/or developing procedures for the use of information systems, or in providing user support and solving user problems in a helpdesk or related environment.
OR
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and one (1) year of the professional experience as defined in Note 2.
OR
Possession of a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in a computer science, information technology, or a closely related field.
OR
Possession of twenty-four (24) semester hour credits in computer science, information technology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; and three (3) years of the professional experience as defined in Note 2.
Note 1: Thirty (30) semester-hour credits are equal to one (1) year of relevant experience.
Note 2: "Professional experience" refers to work that is analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range of basic knowledge of the profession's concepts and practices; and is performed with the authority to act and make accurate and informed decisions.
LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is 
necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Resumes are welcome when submitted with a completed application. Employment applications may be obtained on our website and should be directly uploaded at: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/employment-library  

Completed applications are due in the Human Resources Office by   June 7, 2024, at 2 pm.

The Camden County Library System complies with the NJ First Act.

* 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.   

Temporary Librarian 1 May 21, 2024

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

55 New Monmouth Road Middletown, NJ  07748

Phone: 732-671-3700    *    www.mtpl.org

 

Temporary Assignment Librarian 1
Start Date: July 1, 2024

Civil Service Job Specification 07569

 

28 Hours/Week, including 1 weeknight and 1 Saturday per month

Schedule: 

Monday 12pm - 5pm

Tuesday 9am -1pm

Wednesday 1pm - 9pm

Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 2pm

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
  • Hold or be eligible for a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate
  • Knowledge of databases and print reference services
  • Ability to use current library technology
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Flexibility required to fill last minute schedule changes; schedule may vary

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing reference and readers advisory services for adults
  • Accessing databases and other reference materials
  • Assisting patrons using computer resources
  • Host a 1x monthly Book Club meeting
  • Assist with Outreach 
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Compensation:  Salary $33.64/hr.

Benefits:  NJ Earned Sick Leave

Please send an application(https://www.mtpl.org/employment-application/ ) , resume and three references to:  Kate Hammond, Library Director at khammond [at] mtpl.org () or Ashley Lindner, Library Associate at alindner [at] mtpl.org ().  This job will be posted until filled.

Librarian 1, Part-time May 20, 2024

The Clifton Public Library (Passaic County) has an opening for a part time Librarian. This position reports to the supervisor of the Reference Department of its Main Memorial Library. Shifts may include time in the Children’s Department and/or Allwood Branch in addition to the Main Library Reference desk when coverage or extra help is needed.

We are looking for a service-oriented professional with an MLS, MIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate to join our team. Excellent communication skills and competency in the use and instruction of technology are a must. You will be providing outstanding reference, reader’s advisory and computer assistance to a diverse public. Bi-lingual skills are a plus. We are in the very beginning stages of strategic planning that will be certain to address the need for outreach and expanded offerings to the ELL (English Language Learners) and workforce communities.

The City of Clifton is civil service and this position is for the title of Librarian 1. The library is also in a union. Part time positions include paid sick, personal and vacation hours. The salary starts at $30 an hour, commensurate with experience. Under the “New Jersey First Act,” new hires must reside in New Jersey within 1 year of starting. Start date dependent on results of background check.

The schedule totals 24 hours over a two-week rotation. Our primary needs currently include coverage of a schedule that alternates every other week as follows:

   Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 pm (= 9 hrs)

   Week 2 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 – 5:00pm (= 15 hrs)

Additionally, our Main Library is working towards reopening on Sundays during mid-January – May and October – mid-December. This provides an opportunity in the future for extra work on separate, seasonal schedules if you choose to sign up.

The Clifton Public Library includes the Main Memorial Library and the Allwood Branch. It serves a city population of over 90,000 and is a member of the PALS Plus automation consortium.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Christine Althawabta, Administrative Clerk in the Clifton Public Library Business Office, 292 Piaget Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011 or send by email to althawabta [at] cliftonpl.org. Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

Digital Librarian, Full Time, Camden County Library System May 17, 2024

Job Title:              Librarian 1 OR Librarian 2, Digital Librarian                               Job Posting 014-24
                              *Title dependent on experience 
                              Recent 2023/2024 MLS or MLIS graduates encouraged to apply.

Location:              Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch 

Salary:                    $25.5158 per hour ($46,438.76 annually-Librarian 1)
                                 $26.7909 per hour ($48,759.43 annually-Librarian 2)

Schedule:             35 hours per week - Based on library needs and will include days, evenings & 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.  

The Camden County Library System is seeking a librarian with strong computer training skills to provide classes in the Ferry Avenue Branch’s newly created Digital Literacy Classroom. This project was supported in full with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the New Jersey State Library.   

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  1. Providing one-on-one and group training on topics such as computer basics, email, internet use, and Microsoft Office products to assist residents with job seeking, employment, social service needs, homework help, and life skills 
  2. Coordinating the schedule for the Digital Literacy Classroom including seeking and booking computer programming provided by outside presenters 
  3. Assisting customers of all ages during their library visit including working at the circulation and children’s public service desks 
  4. Collection development including purchasing, weeding and upkeep of the assigned collection area 
  5. Community outreach 
  6. Performing other duties as assigned 
  7. May act as the Person-In-Charge of the branch or be scheduled at other Library branches bases on need 

Education/Certification/Experience/ Requirements:

Librarian 1 requires: 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's program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College.  Librarian 2 requires: One year of full time equivalent professional librarian experience as well as the requirements listed above. *Must posses a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate or obtain the certificate upon hiring. 

Employment applications may be obtained on our website and should be directly uploaded at: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/employment-library 

Completed applications are due in the Human Resources Office by June 10, 2024 at 2 PM.

The Camden County Library System complies with the New Jersey First Act.

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.