Library Job Openings

TEMPORARY Part Time Children's Library Assistant April 18, 2024

The Pequannock Township Public Library has an opening for an exciting opportunity in our children’s department. Our well-loved and very busy library is located in a suburban community that has a population of 15,500. You will be joining a dynamic staff in a children’s department that has well-established story time programs and a successful summer reading program. 

We’re looking for a forward thinking, enthusiastic, customer service oriented person to help kids, parents and caregivers find age appropriate materials. The right candidate should be familiar with current technologies, children’s literature and media, and should like children. Duties include covering the Children’s Desk, preparing program materials, and preparing seasonal decorations to make the children’s room inviting. 

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 

The hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Thursday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, occasional Saturdays, and additional coverage as needed.  This position is for June 1– September 30.  Please email a cover letter and resume to debbie.maynard [at]  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Youth Services Librarian (PT 24 Hours)- East Brunswick PL April 18, 2024

Youth Services Librarian (part-time)

24 hours per week, flexibility to work additional shifts as needed.

  • Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Monday 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday 3:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Essential Functions:

  • Provides professional customer service to children and adults
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services
  • Plans and produces programs for children ages 0-12
  • Assists in department collection development
  • Participates in community outreach
  • Completes occasional administrative tasks
  • Cross-trains in the Information Services department

Required Skills, Knowledge, Ability:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation
  • Reader interest levels; children's and young adult literature
  • Library system computer applications
  • Library reference materials and research techniques
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library customers and staff
  • Communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing

Education and Experience:

Must have a Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and some public library experience.




Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send resume, letter and application to HR [at]

Applications are available on the Library website


Library Assistant (FT 35 Hours) - Bernardsville Public Library April 17, 2024

Library Assistant (FT 35 Hours) - Bernardsville Public Library

The Bernardsville Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Assistant. The Bernardsville library team is diverse, welcoming, and passionate about service to the community. 

This position includes circulation desk duties, some reference and readers’ advisory support, shelving, shelf reading, and other duties as assigned. This work requires pleasant and confidential customer service, use of technology, and a high level of organization. Physical requirements include lifting up to 15 lbs., kneeling and bending to locate items, sitting and standing for periods of time, and using a computer.

This full-time position may include one evening shift, alternating weekend shifts, and occasional hours outside of a regular schedule for staff meetings, etc. 

Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, and contribution to the NJ PERS pension.  

Please email or mail a resume and letter of interest to Laura Cole: LCole [at]  Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. 

FT Adult Services Librarian (Tech & Communications) April 17, 2024

The West Caldwell Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-focused individual who is technologically savvy 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, collection management, flexibility to embrace new projects and assignments, and a good sense of humor.

Under supervision from the Assistant Director, the Adult Services Librarian will provide excellent reference service to the public, maintain the Library’s website, and provide overall technical support for our team and public.


  • Maintaining and updating the library website
  • Creating e- newsletters 
  • Managing the art gallery
  • Creating thoughtful and consistent social media posts
  • Assisting in composing press releases 
  • Covering the Reference Desk, including answering reference and reader’s advisory questions and the flexibility to assist at any public service desk or department
  • Training and developing resources and classes for our team, Board, and public on the use of digital library resources 
  • Serving as the main liaison between the library and BCCLS technology support
  • Continuing education to update professional skills via workshops and online webinars
  • Collection development responsibilities
  • Performing other duties as assigned for an evolving and growing library


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science 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
  • Strong computer and social media skills
  • Strong interest in new library trends.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work harmoniously with library patrons and our team members.
  • Be able to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations
  • Be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, and volunteer groups 
  • BCCLS and Polaris LEAP experience preferred, but not required.


The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening and a Saturday on a rotating basis.


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


Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants 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.

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, website and digital  portfolio, and three professional references in PDF format to Samantha McCoy, Director, at director [at] by 05/18/24 and include Adult Services Librarian in the subject line. 

Librarian 3- Branch Librarian, Cape May County Library April 16, 2024

Full Time: 35 hours a week, including a rotating night and weekend shift.

Salary Range: $56,000-$66,00

The Cape May County Library is looking for a motivated and team-oriented Librarian to manage the Lower Township Library. The Branch Librarian is responsible for supervising the staff of the Lower Township Library, overseeing circulation activity at the branch, and overseeing the general use and upkeep of the library building. The Branch Manager is also responsible for providing Circulation and Reference services to patrons, and managing an assigned section of the library’s nonfiction collection. The successful candidate demonstrates excellent customer service skills, and an understanding of management techniques and practices. This position will require knowledge of and comfort with supervising staff and working harmoniously with other library departments and patrons. This is a NJ Civil Service position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages day to day operations and upkeep of the Lower Township Library, including providing leadership, coaching, and direction to employees
  • Supervises branch staff, assigning tasks, and assuring coverage with the assistance of the Desk Manager
  • Follows established Library and County policies and procedures, and enforces them with subordinate staff
  • Consults with Library Administration with issues involving human resources and policies
  • Maintains the staff schedule, approving paid time off and liaising with the Payroll Department
  • Provides Circulation and Reference assistance to patrons, including reader’s advisory, and supervises staff in these activities
  • Provides Circulation Desk services, including checking in and out library materials, placing items on hold for patrons, and collecting payments for fines and fees
  • Manages the assigned areas of the Cape May County Library collection, and works with librarians maintaining other collections to ensure the library has an up-to-date and relevant collection
  • Provides training and instruction in the effective use of electronic and print resources for the library staff and patrons
  • Support programming and outreach efforts in branch and surrounding area, including promoting to patrons in the branch and working with departments to provide programming that supports community needs

Knowledge/ Skills 

  • Two years of librarian experience
  • Some supervisory experience or knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of librarianship
  • Conducts effective reference interviews
  • Ability to achieve proficiency in the Library’s Polaris ILS
  • Competency with using the Internet, library OPAC, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Cultural competence skills
  • Excellent customer service skills


  • Communicate effectively with others, verbally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain professional, positive, and cooperative working relationships with other staff members and departments
  • Recognize and set priorities
  • Use initiative and independent judgement in a variety of situations
  • Remain calm under pressure, including during patron interactions
  • Lift and carry bags or boxes weighing up to 30 pounds

Education / Qualifications

  • Valid New Jersey driver’s license
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required
  • Have or be eligible for a New Jersey Public Librarian’s Certificate 
  • New Jersey state residency required per N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70)


  • Health benefits, including dental, prescription and optical
  • New Jersey pension
  • 12 vacation days per year (increasing with years worked), 15 sick days per year, 3 personal days per year

The NJ Civil Service Job Description for Librarian 3 is available at: This is a competitive title.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Vicki Wright, Assistant Director, at vickiw [at] by May 3rd, 2024.


PT Library Assistant/ Circulation April 16, 2024

The Franklin Township Public Library, located in Somerset, NJ seeks an energetic, customer service driven individual to join our team! 


Position Title: Library Assistant                                                        

Location: DeMott Lane Branch                                               

Department: Circulation


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Charging and discharging library materials
  • Answering patron questions in person and on the phone
  • Issuing new and renewing existing library cards
  • Accepting payment for library fees
  • Shelving books, straightening, and organizing shelves


Duties include but are not limited to the examples above. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice.



  • Be able to deal with difficult situations in a positive manner.
  • Be able to follow oral and written directions in English. (Bilingual abilities a plus.)
  • Be able to repetitively bend and lift up to 25lbs.
  • Be able to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of computers.
  • Possess a high school degree or higher.


Pay Rate:

$17.00 an hour. Sundays are paid at time a half. All part-time staff are eligible to accrue sick time per NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law and will be enrolled in the DCRP pension system when earnings requirements are met.


Work Schedule:

The selected candidate will be scheduled to work at our DeMott Lane location for an average of 8.75 hours a week. Additional hours available during staff absences.

  • Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am to 5 p.m. (July & August 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)


This is not a seasonal or temporary position. 


How to Apply:

Applications are available online at The file is a fillable PDF. Edit and email to mingegno [at] Include the subject line LIBRARY ASSISTANT / CIRCULATION DEPT. Applications will only be accepted in PDF attachments via email. Any other file type will not be reviewed. Typed PDFs are preferred.


The position is open until filled. No phone inquiries. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Proof of COVID vaccination is required for employment at the library.

Circulation Manager (Part Time) - Oradell Public Library April 15, 2024

Part-Time Circulation Manager

Oradell Free Public Library (Oradell, NJ)


The Oradell Public Library is seeking a part-time energetic and extrovertedindividual to serve as Circulation Manager starting as soon as possible.


The position requires innovation and versatility in helping patrons of all ages as part of a team committed to exceptional patron service and community engagement.  The position requires excellent communication skills, including the ability to help patrons use the library's resources.  We are looking for an individual eager to collaborate on projects with other library staff, and provide services to people and organizations within our community.


Responsibilities include:




  • Supervises and trains the adult circulation staff while working in the adult department in conjunction with the Adult Services Librarian.
  • Schedules staff working on the adult circulation desk. 
  • Reinforces customer service values and practices with the part-time staff in their interactions with library patrons and each other in conjunction with the Adult Services Librarian..
  • Attends offsite BCCLS circulation meetings and participates in BCCLS webinars, surveys, and on-line discussions regarding circulation issues.
  • Oversees the delivery system and participates in the courier team which is responsible for the processing of incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Assist the Director in interviewing new part-time desk assistants and pages for the adult department in conjunction with the Adult Services Librarian.
  • Provides the Library staff with monthly BCCLS-supplied statistics on adult circulation activity and library door counts.
  • Participates in and makes circulation reports at all library staff meetings.


Circulation and Customer Service


  • Serves at the adult circulation desk as required and answers reference-type questions.
  • Directs patron concerns to other library departments and other BCCLS libraries as needed. 
  • Interprets both BCCLS and library policies for patrons. 


Experience and Education Required:


  • A minimum of three (3) years working in a BCCLS library or equivalent.
  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the BCCLS system.


This position is twenty-five (25) hours per week including one evening and weekends, as needed.  Reports to Director.   Hourly wage commensurate with experience.



Please email in one document attachment a cover letter, a resume, and three references (including telephone numbers and email addresses) with "Circulation Manager - <YOUR NAME>" as the Subject line to oradelllibrary [at]