Library Job Openings

Technology Coordinator March 8, 2024

Job Classification:                           Technology Coordinator, FT                        

Primary Department:                     Adult Services

The Ridgewood Library is seeking an experienced, customer service-oriented professional to work with library management to plan, develop, enhance, and maintain the technology systems to support library services. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in developing new library programs to serve the community. 

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Manage, maintain, troubleshoot, and update the library’s physical, virtual, and cloud networks. Develop and maintain accessible, reliable, and secure technology systems. 
  • Manage, maintain, troubleshoot, and update a wide variety of library computer and network applications, equipment, hardware, and software, for staff and the public. 
  • Work with library leadership to create and implement long-term technology plans and advise on immediate and near-term projects.   
  • Work with consortium staff, the Village of Ridgewood IT Department, and contract vendors to support library technology systems.  
  • Provide support, instruction, and training to staff on internal technology use, verbally and in writing, in an approachable and engaging manner.  
  • Work directly with contractors including requesting cost estimates and tracking projects. With the Library Director select appropriate vendors for support, expertise, or repairs.  
  • Manage and/or coordinate the technology supporting the library’s internet presence including web site, event and room reservation calendars, and social media accounts.   
  • Maintain high level of awareness of current state of library technology systems; proactively address potential or pending needs. 
  • Manage technology budget and review and approve invoices. 
  • Support Library Director in researching and creating presentation materials for capital project requests for technology upgrades. 
  • Be available during and outside of regular library hours to respond to urgent technology needs to prevent downtime, security breaches, or damage.  
  • Manage meeting room technology, including audiovisual and virtual capabilities, and support and instruct staff in their use.  
  • Act as backup to Facilities Manager as needed. 

The above are typical tasks regularly performed but additional related tasks requiring equivalent skills and responsibilities may be performed as service requirements change. 


35 hrs/wk, occasional weekend and evening work will be required

STARTING RATE:    $60-70K, commensurate with experience

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2+ years relevant technology experience, including networking, cloud services, and IT security. 
  • Technical proficiency with common productivity and communications applications, operating systems, devices, and platforms including Makerspace technology
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience with staff training and support 
  • Strong commitment to internal customer and public service; previous experience in library or municipal environments preferred 
  • Network Administration Certification (CompTIA Network+, CNE, or CNA) & Desktop Support Certification  a plus

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain, install, troubleshoot, and upgrade hardware and software, including common operating systems and platforms 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of networking (LAN, wireless, and cloud), including issues of security, privacy, and usability  
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, prioritize, and manage multiple detailed tasks through frequent interruptions 
  • Project planning and management skills including third-party vendor relationships   
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues, library patrons, service providers, contractors, and vendors; ability to resolve conflicts with diplomacy, maintain harmonious working relationships, and adapt to change 
  • Interest in learning new skills and broadening knowledge and experience 


For Employment Application, please visit or the Reference Desk. 

Please send the following three (3) REQUIRED documents: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume and 

(3) Employment Application to: Ms. Lorri Steinbacher, Director, lsteinbacher [at] 

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements.  The Ridgewood Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines. 

Part-Time Circulation Manager at Oradell Free Public Library March 7, 2024

The Oradell Public Library is seeking a part-time energetic and extrovertedindividual to serve as Circulation Manager starting March 2024.


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 the adult circulation staff (part-time Desk Assistant / Pages and substitutes) while working in the adult department in conjunction with the Adult Services Librarian.
  • Creates, distributes, and maintains the circulation schedule for staff working on the adult circulation desk. 
  • Trains adult circulation staff in the current BCCLS library computer system, policies and procedures, in library opening and closing procedures.
  • 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..
  • Ensures that the adult circulation desk is staffed at all times during Library operating hours and assists staff, if they are unable to do so on their own, in finding coverage for sick/emergency time off, as well as for scheduled absences.
  • Coordinates with BCCLS support staff to resolve circulation/patron computer hardware and software related issues.
  • Attends offsite BCCLS circulation meetings and participates in BCCLS webinars, surveys, and on-line discussions regarding circulation issues.
  • Evaluates adult circulation desk operating procedures, and, in conjunction with the Library Director, makes changes as needed to improve the efficiency of the adult circulation desk.
  • Oversees the delivery system and participates in the courier team which is responsible for the processing of incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Identifies and resolve issues involving damaged library items.
  • Assist the Director in interviewing new part-time desk assistants and pages for the adult department in conjunction with the Adult Services Librarian.
  • Participates with the Director in the periodic evaluation of part-time staff working in the adult department in conjunction with the Adult Services Librarian.
  • Provides the Director with monthly BCCLS-supplied statistics on adult circulation activity and circulation statistics and library door counts to the Director for the annual Per Capita State Aid Report.
  • Participates in and makes circulation reports at all library staff meetings.


Circulation and Customer Service


  • Charges, discharges, and renews library materials; issues and renews patron library cards; processes inter-library loans requests; prepares requests of materials for patron pickup; and processes book drop returns.
  • Directs patron concerns to other library departments and other BCCLS libraries as needed. 
  • Answers reference-type questions and report reference activity at the adult circulation desk to the Adult Services Librarian.
  • Responds to the concerns and questions of library patrons.
  • Assists library patrons in the use of library services, facilities, and equipment.
  • Interprets both BCCLS and library policies for patrons.
  • Interacts with other library directors and circulation managers to resolve both Oradell and non-Oradell patrons’ circulation issues in a manner that protects both the library’s interests, while being mindful of providing the expected excellent customer service. 


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]

Part-Time Outreach/Programming Librarian - Mountainside Library March 7, 2024

Part-Time Outreach and Adult Programming Librarian

Come grow with us! The Mountainside Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, creative individual to engage our adult patrons, grow our programming opportunities, and expand patron-focused activities and services. Provide backup and support to adult reference librarian and circulation staff as needed.


  • Plan, schedule, market, and implement engaging adult programs.
  • Work with library staff to determine and implement outreach, marketing and publicity strategy.
  • Maintain ongoing, regular social media presence in collaboration with library staff.
  • Provide patron-based services in the form of reference service, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance
  • Support reference librarian with collection management, displays, and other projects.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the website including program registration.
  • Provide backup for circulation staff as needed.
  • Participate in collection development activities (selecting and de-selecting materials)


  • MLS / MLIS degree or active enrollment in degree program as an MLIS student. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Some experience with adult programming in or outside of a library is desired.
  • Some experience using a variety of social media to engage library patrons or customers in a non-library setting.
  • Experience with a variety of social media, Canva, and other tools.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand, and move around as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks require lifting, carrying, moving, and manipulating books and other library material, pushing a loaded cart full of books, setting up and breaking down folding tables and stacking chairs.


  • Experience working with vendors.
  • Experience with Canva.
  • Experience with Constant Contact, a plus.


Schedule: 14-16 hours per week, plus Saturday rotation. Schedule must include Mondays from 9am-1pm and Thursdays from 4pm-8pm. Other shifts to be determined in conjunction with selected candidate.

Compensation: $30.00-$31.80/hour depending on experience and degree.

Start Date: Early April or sooner. 

To Apply: E-mail cover letter, resume including home address to mpldirector [at] with subject line Outreach Librarian. Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment ONLY. No phone calls. No faxes. The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview. The Mountainside Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Library Director - East Brunswick Public Library March 6, 2024


East Brunswick Public Library



This is a Director position and requires a commitment to a full time schedule that can include nights and weekends.

The Library Director plans, organizes and directs all library services; coordinates work with the Board of Trustees and other public libraries; maintains records and files; and prepares reports.

East Brunswick Public Library, one of the best used libraries in the State of New Jersey, sits at the heart of Middlesex County, in Central New Jersey. It services a community of approximately 50,000 residents, an annual circulation of more than 500,000 items, 198,761 visitors in 2023, and a staff of 70 employees. Located in the center of town, the library is an active member of the community, enjoying the mutual support of local businesses and working closely with the local top-rated public schools. We provide our diverse community with a wide array of literary, cultural, historical, educational, and social resources through personal service and innovative programs. Located close to several of the New Jersey Healthcare Systems, East Brunswick sits at the center of the region’s medical and biomedical corridor. Our “Just for the Health of It” health information hub, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has garnered state and national recognition.
When you join our team, you will have the support of friendly and highly qualified staff and a welcoming Board, making for a very pleasant work atmosphere. Portions of the library were renovated in 2017 and 2023, and federal grant funding has been secured for a new HVAC system.
This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of public library and general management principles, methods, materials, practices, and public library finance; library procedures and problems; the ability to analyze library service needs and participate effectively in solving them; the ability to identify, successfully apply for, and administer substantial grant programs; an ability to execute a library public relations and marketing program; plan and supervise the work of large and diverse staff; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, government officials, staff, customers, and the general public.

This position requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and extensive library experience, including extensive supervisory experience. Must possess or be able to acquire a certificate as a Librarian issued by the State of New Jersey.

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

May 1, 2024 or after

Board of Trustees

By 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2024. The position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Application forms are available in the Administration Office at the Library and on the Library website at Send resume, cover letter and application to Otu Amankwah, Library Board President, at joekeler [at] 

Youth Services Coordinator - Warren County Library March 5, 2024

Takes a leadership role in developing collections and services for youth, coordinating summer reading programs and other system-wide events for youth. 

Provides leadership, staff training, and coaching to paraprofessional staff working with youth.  

Evaluates paraprofessional employees involved with youth services and provides feedback to Branch Managers and Branch Services Coordinator.   

Develops and recommends short and long-range plans for program development and operations

Responsible for system-wide collection development for youth collections and coordinates with Branch managers to maintain branch collections, including weeding and reassigning materials to other branches

Provides occasional library programs to branches  

Provides outreach to County agencies, schools, and groups serving youth in the County. 

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with library and community organizations, the general public, coworkers, and county departments.  

Provides professional services for reference, readers advisory, and training on library software, electronic resources and equipment. 

This is a full-time Librarian 3 position (35 hours a week), with benefits, $54,287

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your application and resume to the Personnel Department, Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building, 165 Route 519 South, Belvidere, NJ 07823 or email them to smizzer [at]

Official posting:


Branch Manager - Warren County Library March 5, 2024

Supervises, staff, services and operations at the Richard D. Gardner Branch in Belvidere NJ. 

Schedules and establishes daily staff assignments, work priorities, and instruction to staff in the performance of assigned work.

Evaluates employee performance and conduct

Develops and recommends short and long-range plans for program development and operations

Responsible for system-wide collection development and ordering for assigned collections; performs collection management in the branch  (weeding, reassignment of materials to other locations)  

Responsible for managing branch budgets for staff, supplies, collection, and programming. 

Provides outreach to the community served by the branch 

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with library and community organizations, the general public, coworkers, and county departments.  

Provides professional services for reference, readers' advisory assistance, and training on library software, electronic resources, and equipment. 

This is a full-time Librarian 3 position (35 hours a week), with benefits, $54,287

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your application and resume to the Personnel Department, Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building, 165 Route 519 South, Belvidere, NJ 07823 or email them to smizzer [at] ()

Official posting:

Part-Time Reference Librarian - Whippanong Library March 5, 2024

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

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

- Assists patrons in finding print and non-print material

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

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

- Identifies technology needs and keeps up-to-date with current technology

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

- Maintains website and social media sites. 

- Provides readers advisory for patrons

- Provides occasional back-up at the Circulation Desk

- Performs additional duties as assigned 

Position will include up to two evenings a week and two Saturdays a month with approximately 25 hours a week. Qualifications include MLS or MLIS degree and a Professional Librarian’s Certificate and at least five years professional library experience.  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 March 31, 2024.