Library Job Openings

PT Librarian--Info Services--South Brunswick Public Library April 15, 2024

Librarian (part-time)

10-12 hours per week

Posting Date: April 15, 2024

The South Brunswick Library, located halfway between the metropolitan hubs of NYC and Philadelphia, is home to a diverse, growing community that values all the services the Library provides. Our staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service through innovative programming, community engagement and outreach, and our Mobile Branch.

Our Library is embarking on an $11 million construction project to expand and repurpose our existing building. We are excited to bring new team members aboard as we build our next chapter at the South Brunswick Public Library. Renovations will include a new auditorium, state-of-the art meeting room, an expanded Teen Room, group study rooms, an instruction lab and more.

The South Brunswick Public Library is seeking a collaborative, customer service-oriented individual to join our staff as a part-time Librarian. 

As part of the Information Services Department and reporting to the Head of Information Services, the ideal candidate will be able to create a welcoming atmosphere at the Information Desk, provide all library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources; possess excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. 

Job Qualifications:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and NJ Public Library Certification, or enrollment in a graduate-level program from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Ability to keep informed of current objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship and a willingness to adapt to new technologies, trends, and innovations for the benefit of the local community.
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.  Ability to apply active listening skills.
  • Knowledge of available library materials and reader’s interests. Ability to determine patron information needs.
  • Ability to use the Internet and other electronic reference resources. Ability to use e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Ability to learn integrated library system functions used in carrying out job duties. Ability to operate in a network environment.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours. Will be eligible for additional hours on a fill-in basis.
  • Fluency in a language other than English, knowledge of Polaris/LEAP, and experience with community outreach and engagement a plus.


2024 starting rate for Librarian is $31.39/hour2024 starting salary for an Information Assistant (library degree in-progress) is $20.29/hour

To Apply:
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Please email resume with job application and cover letter to Jill D’Amico, Head of Information Services, at jdamico [at] Open to applications until the position is filled.       

South Brunswick and the South Brunswick Public Library are Equal Opportunity Employers

PT Library Assistant - Youth Services [Monroe Township, 08831] April 10, 2024




Job Summary 

The Youth Services Assistant is responsible for helping the Youth Services Librarians with their daily operations. The successful candidate will have a love of young people, sense of humor, flexibility, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities 

  • Provide direct assistance to youth of all ages and adults. This includes assisting children and their caregivers in looking up, locating, and selecting materials, staying up to date with current reading trends and popular topics, and providing readers’ advisory. 
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the department through various clerical tasks. 
  • Properly shelve materials and maintain the orderly and neat condition of shelves and displays. 
  • Preparing and merchandising department displays. 
  • Assist with planning & preparing youth programs. Including crafts and other activities that support literacy and creativity. 


  • Strong customer service and computer skills 
  • High School Diploma or the equivalent 
  • Previous library experience preferred 
  • Ability to stand for periods of time, push book carts and bend to empty returns 


  • Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Weekend hours are required and are in addition to the weekday hours 
  • Saturday and Sunday shifts are selected in rotation 

Pay: $18.95 per hour 

Apply by sending resume and cover letter to jobs [at] (jobs [at] Please include Youth Services Assistant Part-Time in the subject line. Deadline to apply is April 26, 2024. 

FT Library Associate - Programs and Outreach, Hillside Public Library April 10, 2024

Hillside Public Library invites creative, self-motivated and collaborative candidates, with the skills to
help meet the lifelong learning needs of a diverse community, to join our dedicated staff in delivering
on our mission to change lives for a better community.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.

Details and application:

FT Librarian I - Youth Services, Hillside Public Library April 10, 2024

Hillside Public Library invites creative, self-motivated and collaborative candidates, with
a passion for meeting the literacy needs of a diverse community of children, teens, and
their caregivers, to join our dedicated staff in delivering on our mission to change lives
for a better community.

MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution. A NJ Professional Librarian Certificate
issued by the State of New Jersey or demonstrated ability to obtain one within three
months of hire.
Knowledge of current trends in youth librarianship and demonstrated experience using
technology and digital resources. Excellent customer service and communication skills
are essential.

Details and application:

Part-Time Librarian April 8, 2024

The Verona Public Library is seeking a reliable, customer-service oriented individual to work with the public in a friendly setting.

Specific duties will involve:
• Reference and readers’ advisory
• Technology assistance and troubleshooting
• Assisting circulation staff as needed

Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 1 Saturday per month 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and 1 Sunday per month 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be available on an as-needed basis. Weekend hours change during the summer.

Education: MLS/MLIS; New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate; matriculated MLS/MLIS students will be considered.

Starting salary for a degreed candidate is $30.00/hr.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Claudine Pascale, Library Director at pascale @ Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full-Time Reference Librarian April 8, 2024

The Whippanong Library, located at 1000 Route 10 in Whippany, NJ, seeks a tech-savvy, customer service-oriented, full-time librarian to join its team.  The Whippanong Library serves the community of Hanover Township which includes the towns of Whippany and Cedar Knolls. 

The Reference Librarian will provide reference, computer help, and other library services for the general public.  Duties will include:

- Assisting patrons in finding print and non-print material

- Assisting patrons in using internet, databases, other digital resources, and Microsoft Office 

- Answering reference questions on a wide range of topics and difficulty

- Conducting occasional classes on computer skills

- Identifying technology needs and keeping up-to-date with current technology

- Preparing and posting publicity for programs and events on monthly eblasts, library social media, library event webpage, town community calendar.  Includes sending publicity to newspapers and schools.

- Maintaining website and social media sites. 

- Providing readers advisory for patrons

- Providing occasional back-up at the Circulation Desk

- Performing additional duties as assigned 


Full-time position is 35 hours a week with benefits.  Qualifications include MLS or MLIS degree and a Professional Librarian’s Certificate. Three to five years professional librarian experience preferred.  Must have high degree of knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media.  Familiarity with Word Press and Polaris Leap system is a plus.


Qualified applicants email resume and cover letter to Amy Puskas, Library Director at amy.puskas [at] by May 4, 2024.


Associate Dean for Administration April 8, 2024

Come join us at Montclair State University, where we have a diverse and welcoming campus community.  Our university is the second largest public research institution in New Jersey, and is designated a R2 Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Our campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and is located 12 miles west of NYC, with an NJ Transit train station right on campus.  The library is committed to investing in the professional development of all its employees so that we can support the evolving research and instruction needs at Montclair State. Please reach out to Denise O'Shea (oshead [at] if you have any questions about the library, university, or the position. Inquiries about salary can be directed to talent [at] ().

To Apply: 



Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and working with the Library Management Team and other members of the Dean's Office, the Associate Dean for Administration supports the University and Libraries in achieving key institutional objectives. The Associate Dean acts as the fiscal manager and budget approver, provides oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and oversees library planning, organizational and departmental assessment, budgeting, facilities, and personnel support.

For the list of principal job duties and responsibilities please refer to the job posting


  • Master's degree from accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in administration and financial operations in higher education or libraries.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; collect, evaluate, analyze, and report data for assessment and planning purposes; think creatively, analytically, and strategically.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong cultural awareness and demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative and participatory leadership style.


  • MBA, MHRM/MHRD, Masters in Education Administration or related field.
  • Experience with organizational development and effectiveness.
  • Experience in library administration.
  • Experience working in institutions with faculty status for librarians.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Experience with assessment.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change.


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.