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F-T Adult Services/Technology Librarian, Union City Public Library, Union City September 23, 2021

The Union City Public Library (Hudson County) is looking for a full-time Adult Services Librarian whose responsibilities include but are not limited to developing programming, providing reference services to a diverse community of patrons with different levels of literacy and/or technological abilities, and assisting patrons with basic computer tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively offering assistance in the informational needs of all ages, including computer support, reference, and readers advisory, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service
  • Planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating programs that meet the interests and needs of adults in the community
  • Selecting and maintaining the adult print and non-print collections, with a focus on popular fiction, media, and digital resources
  • Interacting with community members in ways that aim to better understand the interests and needs of the community, and lead to improved programs and services
  • Representing the library at community events, supporting outreach and special projects

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • NJ Professional Librarian's Certificate
  • 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
  • Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable but not required

Please email a letter of interest, resumes, and three references to Elena Tsomaeva, Library Director, at Email .

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

F-T Adult Services/Technology Librarian, Union City Public Library, Union City September 23, 2021

The Union City Public Library (Hudson County) is looking for a full-time Adult Services Librarian whose responsibilities include but are not limited to developing programming, providing reference services to a diverse community of patrons with different levels of literacy and/or technological abilities, and assisting patrons with basic computer tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively offering assistance in the informational needs of all ages, including computer support, reference, and readers advisory, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service
  • Planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating programs that meet the interests and needs of adults in the community
  • Selecting and maintaining the adult print and non-print collections, with a focus on popular fiction, media, and digital resources
  • Interacting with community members in ways that aim to better understand the interests and needs of the community, and lead to improved programs and services
  • Representing the library at community events, supporting outreach and special projects

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • NJ Professional Librarian's Certificate
  • 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
  • Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable but not required

Please email a letter of interest, resumes, and three references to Elena Tsomaeva, Library Director, at Email .

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

PT Library Assistant September 21, 2021

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township in Sewell, NJ seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant to work approximately 20-25 hours per week. The schedule includes afternoons, evenings, and weekend hours, including Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the year, including the summer. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. Pay is $13.00 per hour. Paid time off includes ten hours of vacation per year if the candidate works a minimum of twenty hours per week on average. All part-time library staff are eligible for accrued sick time based on the requirements of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. The selected candidate must enroll in the DCRP pension system, which is a mandatory payroll deduction of 5.5% of base salary. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, all employees are required to wear a mask that completely covers their mouth and nose, are required to practice social distancing, and are required to follow all CDC guidelines.

Responsibilities:

• Providing excellent customer service at all times

• Charging and discharging library materials while following policy and procedural guidelines • Issuing new library cards and renewing existing accounts

• Searching for library materials and processing hold requests

• Answering telephones and assisting callers as needed

• Billing and accepting payment for library overdue fees and material charges

• Shelving books, straightening shelves, and reading shelves

• Processing computer guest passes and registering patrons for library programs via online software

• Operating a cash register, photocopy machine, and a facsimile machine

• Tactfully and politely ensuring that library patrons are adhering to Library Code of Conduct as needed

• Performing other duties as assigned at direction of supervisor

Requirements:

• High school diploma

• Ability to communicate well and follow directions while being detail-oriented

• Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new software quickly

Preferred:

• Flexibility with schedule and ability to work additional hours during staff absences

• Prior experience working in a library and using the Dewey Decimal Classification System or prior experience working with the public

• Knowledge of and interest in reading materials and other items that may be borrowed at a public library T

To Apply: First consideration will be given to applications received by October 8th, 2021. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Submit the following information to jobs@hegganlibrary.org with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director:

• Cover letter

• Resumé

• Names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references

Dowdell Library of South Amboy Library Assistant  September 21, 2021

Dowdell Library of South Amboy                                                                         

Library Assistant 

 

JOB POSTING

 

The Dowdell Library supports the community by promoting lifelong learning and 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 (library 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 possess 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. The schedule includes an occasional evening. 

 

Compensation: Once permanent, the employee will be eligible for one week paid vacation. Sick leave and pension benefits available. Salary: $13/hour

 

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

EOE

Reference Librarian September 21, 2021

Reference Librarian
Please follow instructions closely before applying.

Qualifications:
An NJ Professional Certificate or ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science.
Current residency in the State of New Jersey. Bayonne residency given first priority.

Description:
A large focus of this job is working closely with patrons to conduct research requests, assist with basic technology needs, and actively participate in the building of a stronger library culture in Bayonne.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include staffing desks in the Reference and Art & Music areas, assisting fellow librarians with programming & outreach, and collaborating on the creation & maintenance of a large body of archival materials. Fluency in Arabic or Spanish would be a helpful skill.

Full-time 35 hours per week, at least one 1-9pm work day per week, and some Saturdays per month.

Compensation:
Participation in the NJ Public Retirement System; medical insurance; generous sick, vacation, personal, and holiday time; a salary that meets the NJLA minimum.

Location:
Bayonne Public Library (NJ)

To Apply:
Submit three PDF files: cover letter, resume, and list of three references.
All three files must be attached to a single email sent to jp @ bayonnelibrary.org with the email subject “Reference Librarian”
*Only applicants who follow this format will be considered. *

Search begins immediately and will continue until filled.

All Bayonne City Government COVID Protocols are followed.

Library Assistant - Circulation (PT) September 21, 2021

The Plainfield Public Library is looking for a Library Assistant to work in our Circulation Department. This is a part-time position of approximately 12 hours per week covering evening, weekend, and daytime hours.


Strong customer service skills and a High School Diploma or equivalent are required. Familiarity with Workflows (Sirsi) is preferred but training will be provided. Bilingual (Spanish) is highly desired.

Pay: $13.00 per hour.

Please submit your resume to vicky.terrones@plfdpl.info. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Library Assistant - Part-Time - Butler Public Library September 20, 2021

Part-time Library Assistant Circulation Services - Butler Public Library

The Butler Public Library seeks a service-oriented individual for its Circulation Department.  The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be computer literate.
Responsibilities may include:
·       Welcoming patrons entering the library, ensuring all are treated equally and with respect;
·       Charging out all circulating materials to customers;
·       Registering new library customers and renewing current customer accounts;
·       Collecting circulation fees and fines for circulating materials and processing transactions;
·       Handling the replacement of lost borrower cards;
·       Maintaining and updating information on customer library accounts;
·       Placing customer’s requests;
·       Answering and routing telephone calls;
·       Providing customers with directional assistance and/or directing them to the appropriate service desk for help;
·       Providing customers with assistance at the public computers and printers including troubleshooting problems;
·       Shelving library materials, shelf-reading and searching for items from system generated lists; and
·       Other duties as assigned.
Desired knowledge, skills and abilities:  High School Diploma required.  A background working in libraries or with the public is desirable.  Knowledge of common computer software such as MS Office is required.  Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues are a must.
Hours:  Must be able to work on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm, plus two Saturdays a month from September to June.  The ability to work at other times is desirable but not required.
Salary: $12.00 per hour.
Position reports to the Head of Circulation Services and is available immediately.
For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Luis.Rodriguez@ButlerLibrary.org.  Include “Circulation part-time position” in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.  Due to the high number of responses, we will only respond to candidates who have been selected for interviews.

Luis Rodriguez
Director
Butler Public Library
1 Ace Road
Butler, NJ 07405
(973) 838-3262
www.butlerlibrary.org

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