Library Job Openings

TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
PT Library Assistant - Fort Lee Public Library December 28, 2023

Position Offered: Part-time Library Assistant
Start Date: On or about February 15, 2024
Hours:  Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm; Saturdays 12pm-5pm; flexibility to cover other  shifts as requested; 
Education: 4 year degree from an accredited college or university preferred
Experience: Relevant library or other customer service experience preferred
Compensation: $20/hr
Job Summary:  
The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of over 40,000, seeks an outgoing & dynamic individual to join our public services team. The qualified candidate will demonstrate commitment and the ability to deliver superior customer-driven services to the entire community.   A proactive nature, flexibility, and a knack for creative problem solving are essential.  Duties include assisting patrons of all ages with using the library’s resources, circulating and shelving library materials, and assisting with programs. 

Please visit https://fortleelibrary.org/about/employment/ for full description and instructions on how to apply.

Please mail or 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 ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

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.

 

FT Children's Services Librarian - Fort Lee Library December 28, 2023

Position Offered: Full-time Children’s Services Librarian
Posting Date: December 28, 2023
Start Date: On or about February 19, 2024
Hours:  35 hours weekly, includes  evenings,  plus rotating  Saturdays and Sundays
Education:  MLS or related Masters; matriculated MLS students will be considered
Experience: 2 years public library experience preferred
Compensation: $48,000-$65,000 annually, commensurate with experience; includes benefits
Job Summary:  
The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of 40,000, seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic Children’s Services Department. The qualified candidate should have a strong interest in and experience with programming, literature and services for children and their caregivers.  A proactive nature and knack for creative problem solving are essential. 

Please visit https://fortleelibrary.org/about/employment/ for full description and instructions on how to apply.

Please mail or 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 ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

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.

Assistant Director, Wayne Public Library December 26, 2023

The Wayne Public Library is seeking an Assistant Director to round out its administrative team. While representative duties and requirements can and will be listed below, what we are looking for is a dynamic leader who can collaborate closely with the Director. The Assistant Director should

•    Passionately advocate to the Board and Director for what they believe is the best for the library, while maintaining a unified administrative voice;

•    Learn our library policies, procedures, contracts, and practices better than anyone else, and know how to apply them so they uphold the library’s purposes without providing unnecessary barriers to access;

•    Lead the staff through motivational and inspiring strategies, while also establishing clear expectations for accountability;

•    Exercise strong analytical skills and decisive judgment in implementing the above, and collaborating with the Director to chart the library’s path forward. And know when to ask for help.

The Wayne Public Library serves a community of approximately 56,000 residents in Passaic County, with a $4MM budget. As one of the larger libraries in the region, we often serve as a hub for many neighboring communities with fewer resources.

The Wayne Public Library has seen a significant transformation in recent years and will be moving forward with more advancements, including capital upgrades, service expansions, and organizational enhancements. There are a great many projects associated with this evolution, providing the Assistant Director opportunities to not only shape their role, but also influence the direction of the library.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
•    Direct supervision of 20+ full-time unionized staff, 10+ part-time and substitute staff, and volunteers, including evaluation, training, and disciplining.

•    Equitable, efficient, and timely scheduling of leave requests and service desks coverage. The Assistant Director has first-response responsibility for any issues with service desk coverage, and as such, is expected to perform adequately at any public service desk.

•    Developing effective methods for eliciting and receiving feedback from our service community, including first-response responsibility for maintaining positive customer service experiences at all service points.

•    First -approval responsibility for purchases, and oversight of the accounts payable process.

•    Representing the library by actively participating in community events and organizations and strengthening ties with partner organizations.

•    Assuming duties of the Director in his absence.

•    Special projects as assigned by and agreed upon with the Director.

A successful candidate for this opportunity possesses the following qualifications:

•    A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the public library sector, with at least 3 years of proven upper management, administration and/or supervisory experience in libraries or a related field.

•    Clear knowledge of best practices in personnel management, library-specific policies and procedures, budgeting, and purchasing.

•    Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and to vary work schedule; must be willing and able to work nights and weekends (e.g., Saturdays and Sundays).

•    Exceptional communication skills that can effectively convey needed messages assertively but diplomatically, that motivate, and instill confidence in others.

•    Technology fluency, with verifiable experience in adopting new software and hardware tools, and implementing them enterprise-wide.

•    Demonstrable ability to apply sound judgment consistently across a wide range of situations and circumstances.

•    An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in library or information science, and New Jersey professional librarian’s certification issued by Thomas Edison State University.

The salary range for this opportunity is $90,000 to $100,000. The Wayne Public Library provides comprehensive healthcare benefits, participation in the pension plan, generous and flexible paid leave, and reimbursements for professional organization memberships, library-related training, and conference attendance. And, of course, all the glory and fame of being in public service.

If you haven’t been scared off yet and are interested in applying, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to vidald [at] waynepubliclibrary.org.

PT Borrower Services Library Assistant, Montclair Public Library December 22, 2023

Montclair is a wonderful town that loves its library. In the last year, visits and program participation have doubled and circulation has increased 50 percent.

We are growing to meet this demand. We are looking for a part-time Borrower Services Library Assistant to meet this increasing demand. Now is an excellent time to join our innovative, diverse, congenial staff!

We are looking for someone who is collaborative, outgoing, has documentation skills, and can handle difficult situations calmly.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • Wednesdays 1pm to 6pm

  • Thursdays 1pm to 6pm

  • Fridays 11am to 3pm

  • Saturdays 10am to 6pm

SALARY

  • $17.37 per hour

APPLICATION

  • Upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

  • Applications will be considered immediately and accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is early February.

Montclair Public Library is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and actively recruits persons from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to enhance service to its diverse community. It is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans status or disabled veterans status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.careers-page.com/montclair-public-library

Shelver Needed Part-time - Flexible Hours at Library of the Chathams! December 21, 2023

Library of The Chathams

Position Available:  Shelver / Page (Part Time)

Rate of Pay:  $15.13/hour

Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays preferred but flexible 12 hours weekly with a mutually agreeable schedule.  Additional summer hours may be available.

Shelve items, empty bookdrops, process incoming newspapers, other tasks as assigned.  Train to serve at Circulation Desk.  Other duties as needed.  Must know Dewey Decimal System.

Contact officemanager [at] chathamlibrary.org to apply.