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Executive Director - Princeton Public Library June 17, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Princeton Public Library (NJ) seeks an innovative and seasoned Executive Director to manage the Library’s stellar staff and to ensure that our award winning library continues to improve, innovate and grow as the town’s most valued public destination.   

 The Ideal Candidate:  The Executive Director will have the demonstrated ability to:

  • Lead, motivate and manage a highly skilled and dedicated staff.
  • Formulate and manage a budget.
  • Sustain and strengthen current municipal operating and capital funding.
  • Raise significant private sector funds.
  • Oversee the progress of the Library’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, think critically and creatively to advance the Library’s mission and vision and express a clear vision for the future.
  • Embrace all constituencies that comprise Princeton’s vibrant, diverse population.

Responsibilities:  The Executive Director reports to a nine-person Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Library through the collaboration and support of an extraordinary team of senior management personnel and talented, knowledgeable staff.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leads library staff in a collaborative environment by maintaining a positive organizational climate.
  • Develops and shares a vision that strengthens the Library’s position at the forefront of innovation and public engagement.
  • Ensures library programs, services and collections are exemplary, available, inclusive, equitably distributed, representative of a variety of views, and responsive to the community, reflecting the library’s mission, vision and strategies.
  • Exercises day-to-day supervision of direct reports, establishes individual goals and objectives that support the Library’s strategic initiatives, communicates expectations and provides the resources necessary for success.
  • Promotes the use of library services, collections and facilities by the entire community; monitors library use, evaluates library effectiveness, makes adjustment to procedures and services, and reports on the use by community members. 
  • Ensures the success of the Library’s fundraising efforts, including the annual appeal and endowment or capital campaigns by working with the development team to steward, cultivate and solicit donations as well as to generate new sources of revenue.
  • Oversees the preparation of the Library’s annual operating and capital budgets and in cooperation with the Finance Director is responsible for executing those budgets in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Maintains positive, productive relationships with the members of the Library Board and external stakeholders including the elected municipal officials, municipal staff, community leaders and organizations, members of the Friends Council, members of the Foundation Board, donors and other funders, state and national library leadership, NJ State Library staff and members of the public.
  • Prioritizes creating a welcoming, inclusive, appealing, safe, comfortable, sustainable and convenient facility and evaluates the design and layout of the Library for accessibility and ease of use by the public and for efficient staff work flow.   
  • Ensures robust marketing and communication strategies in order to increase use of library services and participation in programs and events.
  • Encourages and supports outreach efforts to the underserved and non-user populations.

The Princeton Public Library:  Established in 1909, the current 61,000 square foot Princeton Public Library is the most visited municipal library in New Jersey.  The Library serves a population of approximately 30,000 residents (as well as a large university population) that value the Library and view it as their favorite destination in the town.  There are 35 full-time and 35 part-time employees as well as 350 volunteers who are extremely dedicated to making the Library an outstanding public institution.  Consistently rated 5-stars on the LJ Index of Public Library Service, the Library has a 2019 operating budget of $5,581,591 and a capital budget of $287,500. 

The Princeton Community:  Renowned for the world-class university that shares its name, Princeton is a vibrant and diverse community located halfway between New York and Philadelphia. Princeton is home to scholars and artists affiliated with Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary and Westminster Choir College. The town has first-rate municipal services, including award-winning public schools and ample open space for passive and active recreation. Princeton is home to the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center and has a dazzling array of other cultural opportunities year-round. Though its rich history dates to Colonial times, Princeton is a hub for contemporary discovery and innovation and is regularly included in lists of Best Places to Live. Additional information about the Library and the Princeton community can be found at

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, a New Jersey librarian certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University (or eligibility for immediately acquiring one) and a minimum of ten (10) years of public library management experience with a five year demonstrated record of significant success in the supervision of administration and operations.  Preference will be given to candidates with Director/Assistant Director experience or candidates who have successfully worked with a governing body of a large non-profit institution.  

In addition to fulfilling the major responsibilities and qualifications of this position, the successful candidate will also possess superior interpersonal and consensus building skills, show sensitivity and awareness of group dynamics and foster an environment of open and honest communication.  The new Executive Director will be an effective library leader who is able to demonstrate a strong commitment to securing the role of the Library as the major cultural, intellectual, and social heart of Princeton.    

Other Important Information:  New Jersey residency is required within one year of the date of hire.  Successful completion of a criminal and financial background check is also required. 

Compensation:  The salary for this position is highly competitive and includes an individualized compensation package.  Health coverage is subject to a NJ State mandated employee contribution and membership in the New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System is mandatory. 

Applications:  To apply, submit via e-mail a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three (3) quality job references that must include a current or former board member or supervisor to Bonnie Sprouls, Human Resources Director at by July 31, 2019.  Applications received after that date may not be considered.   The Princeton Public Library is an ADA/EOE compliant employer.


Part-time Library Assistant June 17, 2019

Part-time Library Assitant for summer and possibly longer. Duties include, but not limited to: assisting patrons, checking out materials, paying fines, placing holds, shelving materials, printing from public computers, summer programming support, etc.

Evening and weekend hours may be required. Must be over 18. $11 per hour to start.

Email letter of interest and resume to:

Office of Legislative Services Notice of Vacancy - Librarian/Research June 7, 2019

Title: Librarian/Research

Location: Office of Legislative Services, Office of Public Information

State House Annex, West State Street

Trenton, New Jersey

Salary: $46,125.00 - $50,969.65 (5% increase at six months with satisfactory performance)


Description: Under the direction of the library manager, position includes responsibility for providing research and information services to the NJ Legislature, its officers, commissions, individual members and staff.




Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited college/university, with a concentration in Library Science or Library and Information Studies.



Proficient with online searching of legal databases such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw Next, knowledgeable in MS Access, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and HTML coding, and familiar with state and federal government documents (e.g., historic, statutory, regulatory, judicial).


Preferred Experience:

One year of research experience in a legal or government library.


Residency Law: Pursuant to the “New Jersey First Act”, all persons newly hired by the Office of Legislative Services, unless exempted by the law, shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey state employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the Act.


Please respond by: June 28, 2019


Cover letter and resume should be forwarded to:

Christin Knox, Director of Human Resources

Office of Legislative Services

Human Resources Office

PO Box 068

Trenton, New Jersey 08625


Posted: June 7, 2019

The Office of Legislative Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Library Director, Verona Public Library (NJ) June 7, 2019

This is a courtesy posting.  Please respond to or direct any inquiries to the Board of Trustees, Verona Public Library


The Verona Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an innovative Director, who is a dynamic leader,

to oversee all library operations in a community of approximately 13,000 residents, supervising a

dedicated staff of 3 full-time Librarians, 1 full-time Library Assistant, and 9 part-time Library Assistants,

in a Civil Service library, with a collection of about 52,000 items, and an operating budget of $864,000. A

recent renovation has restored this original Carnegie building, while outfitting it to provide state of the

art services.

Director’s responsibilities include personnel management, overseeing the annual operating budget,

collection purchases, grant applications, facility maintenance, programs and services, hands-on

knowledge, and experience with current/new technologies and library trends, community/borough

interactions, growing community partnerships and outreach services, assisting the Board with long

range planning/fundraising, implementing the strategic plan, proposing/implementing

personnel/operating procedures under the Board’s direction, and being an active member in the Pals

Plus Consortium.

Qualifications preferred:

  • Increasingly strong cooperative leadership and creativity, in achieving organizational goals
  • Exceptional oral and written communication
  • Experience in implementing new/emerging technologies
  • Public presentation skills
  • Sound judgement in decision making, fiscal responsibility, and an understanding of library best
  • practices


  • MLS or MIS degree from ALA-accredited institution
  • Professional Librarian license issued by Thomas Edison State College

Salary commensurate with experience. Meets/exceeds NJLA Minimum

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to

Closing date: June 14, 2019


Research/Instruction Librarian June 5, 2019

Berkeley College invites applications for a Research & Instruction Librarian position at the Woodbridge, NJ campus.  The successful candidate will be part of a multi campus collaborative of librarians who deliver research, instruction and consultation services. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Provide research services and instruction that guide students, faculty and the college community in navigating and evaluating information; shares responsibility for building and maintaining print and media collections, serves as a liaison working with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts within course work and the scholarly journey; support faculty scholarship and develop LibGuides and other objects that promote library resources.

REQUIRMENTS: Requires a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources and computer applications, interest in applying current and emerging technologies to library services; work schedule flexibility, the desire to teach information literacy skills in both classroom and point-of-need situations.


  • Guide students, faculty and the college community in locating and evaluating information
  • Serve as a member of a liaison team that works to inform and collaborate with faculty on the integration of resources and information literacy skill building through instruction, development of learning objects and assessment tools
  • Develop and deliver curriculum integrated instruction in the classroom, through Canvas course participation and web-based self-help guides.
  • Supervise and assist with circulation, inter campus and OCLC interlibrary loan requests.
  • Share responsibility for collection development and maintenance activities for all types of information resources.
  • Update the online catalog of print and media titles and performs other technical service tasks as needed to keep the collection accessible.
  • Maintain usage statistics relating to gate count, reference transactions, interlibrary loan and collection use.
  • Participate in designated staff committee meetings and workshops.          


  • An earned M.L.S. / M.L.I.S or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Commitment to developing students' information seeking abilities through each point of contact
  • Experience with library automation systems and associated relevant technology that manage and deliver services
  • Ability to promote the libraries resources and services in a variety of settings; to a variety of constituencies
  • Ability to develop the skills outlined in the Association of College and Research Libraries Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians.
  • A positive and proactive approach to customer service
  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and navigational ability with, electronic information and Internet resources
  • The desire to explore and innovate-  what we do and how we do it

Salary/Benefits: Entry level salary meets NJLA guidelines.  Librarians function as partners in the academic enterprise and learning communities.  Beyond the responsibilities associated with their position, they serve on College committees and are members of the Faculty Senate.  They enhance the reputation of the institution by engaging in service to their profession; are eligible for professional development awards and recognition for teaching excellence and/or service to the College. Eligible benefits begin after 90 days of employment.

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Please include a vitae or resume and letter of interest attachments along with your candidate details.  

Library Director June 3, 2019

Library Director position available at Gill Memorial Library.

Requirements: Bachelor of Arts degree. Strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills.  Library and/or supervisory expereince preferred.  Send letter of interest and resume to: Loretta Savidge, President of Board of Trustees, Gill Memorial Library 145 E. Broad Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066.


Part-Time Circulation Library Assistant - Plainsboro Public Library May 28, 2019



 Part-time Circulation Library Assistant

Plainsboro Public Library seeks a dedicated, energetic, and service-oriented individual to join a very active Circulation Department.  The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

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.

Education, experience, and abilities:  High School Diploma required.  Knowledge of common computer software such as MS Office is required.   A background working in libraries or with the public is preferred.  Excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues are a must. 

Position reports to the Head of Circulation Services and is available immediately.

Schedule:  22 hours per week; Sundays 9:30-5 PM; Mondays 12:30-8:30 PM; Tuesdays 4:30-8:30 PM; Wednesdays 2:30-6:30 PM.  Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis. 

Salary: $12.00 per hour. 

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to:  Head of Circulation Services, Include “Circulation part-time position” in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified.  Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background and reference check and include a six month probationary period.  Plainsboro Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicant must comply with the “NJ First Act.”



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