Library Job Openings

TITLE POSTED DATE DESCRIPTIONS
CUSTODIAN - EAST BRUNSWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY March 1, 2024

POSITION AVAILABLE
East Brunswick Public Library
Custodian
Maintenance Department
Hourly Part-Time (102)

SCHEDULE:
20 hours per week: Saturday 8am-1pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday and Tuesday 6pm - 10pm
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Custodian coordinates tasks with the cleaning crew and supervisor; cleans the library building; maintains the security of the building when closed to the public and closes and secures the building at closing and opening time.
TYPICAL TASKS INCLUDE:
• Performing basic maintenance, repair and/or adjustment of building equipment and systems
• Dusting and cleaning chairs, tables, shelves and other furniture or equipment
• Washing windows and walls including bathroom tile walls
• Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, waxing floors and shampooing carpets
• Gathering and disposing of refuse and recycling
• Polishing furniture and desks
• Scrubbing and cleaning restrooms including mirrors, wash basins, urinals, commodes, etc.
• Filling tissue, towel and soap dispensers
• Supplying paper for photocopy machines; storing boxes of paper
• Disposing of discarded books
• Preparing rooms for meetings
• Loading and unloading delivery trucks, and delivering materials to proper department
• Obtaining supplies for and stocking vending machines
• Advising library users that the library is closing
• Closing the library; shutting off lights; setting alarms and locking doors
• Ensuring building security when closed to the public
• Performing related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
⦁ Some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment;
⦁ Recognize and diagnose electrical and plumbing problems; supervise the work of others
⦁ Understand and follow oral and written directions;
⦁ Perform manual work
⦁ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates and customers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Custodian must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in building maintenance and repair including some supervisory experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A Custodian is required to possess a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the State of New Jersey.
CONDITIONS OF WORK:
A Custodian performs medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and atmospheric conditions
SUPERVISOR:
Dwayne Waiters, Building Maintenance Supervisor
SALARY:
Starting salary of $16.78 per hour
APPLICATION:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are available in the Administration office, and on the library website:
https://ilove.ebpl.org/sites/default/files/employment-application.pdf .
Send applications to Human Resources HR [at] ebpl.org 
RECRUITMENT:
1. Internal Posting
2. ebpl.org
3. Township Personnel
4. EBTV
5. LMxAC
6. LibraryLinkNJ
7. Indeed.com
8. The Sentinel

EOGrant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator (Librarian 2) Updated February 29, 2024

Grant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator (Librarian 2) Updated

The East Orange Public Library (EOPL)--located at the center of the vibrant, diverse community of East Orange--is looking for a qualified candidate to write grants and oversee the marketing of its programs and services. 

The Grant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator reports to Library Administration and will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. 

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support East Orange Public Library programs.

The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies.

In addition, this position is directly responsible for marketing and publicity of services and programs, such as creating press releases, PowerPoint presentations, social media campaigns, flyers, signage, image branding, website updates, and performing other work as assigned. 

Experience and expertise in the creation of marketing and publicity materials utilizing computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Publisher, Canva, Constant Contact, etc.) is necessary. Knowledge of social media marketing practices highly desirable. Experience in a public library or related non-profit is preferred. 

Essential Functions

  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match public library priorities.
  • Generates high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of the East Orange Public Library (EOPL) and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies.
  • Generates revenues for EOPL programs through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals.
  • Maintains primary responsibility for grant schedules and tracking grants.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies and organizations.
  • Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals.
  • Coordinates and follows-up on the progress of submitted proposals.
  • Coordinates with the Library Budget Officer to create expenditure and income budgets to accompany proposals.

Applicants must interact effectively with staff and the public in a professional and positive manner and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. The successful candidate for this position must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours as required. A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is necessary. This position will report to Library Administration but will work with other Senior Staff.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science with graduate/undergraduate courses or experience with Graphic Design, Marketing, or another related field is required. Applicants must present a current portfolio of successfully created marketing and publicity work at the interview.

Pay and Benefits:  NJLA minimum for Librarian 2. Full time position 37 ½ hrs. Per week. Offers generous benefit package as well.

Requirements to apply:

  1. An NJ Professional Certificate or ALA-accredited master's in library & information science. 
  2. Residency in the State of New Jersey within one year of hire in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes § 52:14-7.
  3. Three files: a cover letter as a .pdf, a resume as a .pdf, and three references as a .pdf. These three files must be attached to a single email, sent to the Director at jp [at] eopl.org, with the email subject "Grant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator (Librarian 2)

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JOB POSTINGS

 

The East Orange Public Library (EOPL)--located at the center of the vibrant, diverse community of East Orange--is looking for a qualified candidate to write grants and oversee the marketing of its programs and services. 

The Grant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator reports to Library Administration and will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. 

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support East Orange Public Library programs.

The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies.

In addition, this position is directly responsible for marketing and publicity of services and programs, such as creating press releases, PowerPoint presentations, social media campaigns, flyers, signage, image branding, website updates, and performing other work as assigned. 

Experience and expertise in the creation of marketing and publicity materials utilizing computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Publisher, Canva, Constant Contact, etc.) is necessary. Knowledge of social media marketing practices highly desirable. Experience in a public library or related non-profit is preferred. 

Essential Functions

  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match public library priorities.
  • Generates high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of the East Orange Public Library (EOPL) and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies.
  • Generates revenues for EOPL programs through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals.
  • Maintains primary responsibility for grant schedules and tracking grants.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies and organizations.
  • Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals.
  • Coordinates and follows-up on the progress of submitted proposals.
  • Coordinates with the Library Budget Officer to create expenditure and income budgets to accompany proposals.

Applicants must interact effectively with staff and the public in a professional and positive manner and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. The successful candidate for this position must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours as required. A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is necessary. This position will report to Library Administration but will work with other Senior Staff.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science with graduate/undergraduate courses or experience with Graphic Design, Marketing, or another related field is required. Applicants must present a current portfolio of successfully created marketing and publicity work at the interview.

Pay and Benefits:  NJLA minimum for Librarian 2. Full time position 37 ½ hrs. Per week. Offers generous benefit package as well.

Requirements to apply:

  1. An NJ Professional Certificate or ALA-accredited master's in library & information science. 
  2. Residency in the State of New Jersey within one year of hire in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes § 52:14-7.
  3. Three files: a cover letter as a .pdf, a resume as a .pdf, and three references as a .pdf. These three files must be attached to a single email, sent to the Director at jp [at] eopl.org, with the email subject "Grant Writer Community Engagement Coordinator" Application". Only applicants who follow this format will be considered. Email must be received by March 31, 2024. The position is open immediately.  For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org. EOPL is a Civil Service and Affirmative Action Employer. Application". Only applicants who follow this format will be considered. Email must be received by March 31, 2024. The position is open immediately.  For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org. EOPL is a Civil Service and Affirmative Action Employer.
Grant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator (Librarian 2) February 29, 2024

 

The East Orange Public Library (EOPL)--located at the center of the vibrant, diverse community of East Orange--is looking for a qualified candidate to write grants and oversee the marketing of its programs and services. 

The Grant Writer & Community Engagement Coordinator reports to Library Administration and will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. 

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support East Orange Public Library programs.

The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies.

In addition, this position is directly responsible for marketing and publicity of services and programs, such as creating press releases, PowerPoint presentations, social media campaigns, flyers, signage, image branding, website updates, and performing other work as assigned. 

Experience and expertise in the creation of marketing and publicity materials utilizing computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Publisher, Canva, Constant Contact, etc.) is necessary. Knowledge of social media marketing practices highly desirable. Experience in a public library or related non-profit is preferred. 

Essential Functions

  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match public library priorities.
  • Generates high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of the East Orange Public Library (EOPL) and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies.
  • Generates revenues for EOPL programs through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals.
  • Maintains primary responsibility for grant schedules and tracking grants.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies and organizations.
  • Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals.
  • Coordinates and follows-up on the progress of submitted proposals.
  • Coordinates with the Library Budget Officer to create expenditure and income budgets to accompany proposals.

Applicants must interact effectively with staff and the public in a professional and positive manner and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. The successful candidate for this position must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours as required. A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is necessary. This position will report to Library Administration but will work with other Senior Staff.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science with graduate/undergraduate courses or experience with Graphic Design, Marketing, or another related field is required. Applicants must present a current portfolio of successfully created marketing and publicity work at the interview.

Pay and Benefits:  NJLA minimum for Librarian 2. Full time position 37 ½ hrs. Per week. Offers generous benefit package as well.

Requirements to apply:

  1. An NJ Professional Certificate or ALA-accredited master's in library & information science. 
  2. Residency in the State of New Jersey within one year of hire in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes § 52:14-7.
  3. Three files: a cover letter as a .pdf, a resume as a .pdf, and three references as a .pdf. These three files must be attached to a single email, sent to the Director at jp [at] eopl.org, with the email subject "EOPL Children’s Librarian Application". Only applicants who follow this format will be considered. Email must be received by March 31, 2024. The position is open immediately.  For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org. EOPL is a Civil Service and Affirmative Action Employer.
Librarian I (Youth Programming) Position at East Orange Public Library February 29, 2024

The East Orange Public Library (EOPL) is seeking an enthusiastic professional to support the vision of a busy multicultural urban library that is dedicated to making a difference in the community.  We value diversity, initiative, creativity, flexibility, teamwork and are committed to service excellence. 

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who loves working with the public. Position includes evenings and Saturdays. 37 ½ hour work week.

The Children’s Department is seeking an enthusiastic, community-oriented, and innovative librarian with strong customer service skills to join our team. Under the supervision of the Head of Children’s Services, the youth programming librarian will be responsible for providing supervision of staff,  reference, readers’ advisory, programming, and technology assistance to children and their caregivers. We are looking for someone with a passion for programming, outreach, and working with youth. Experience with STEM programming, virtual library services, and knowledge of current library trends is highly desired. This position is 37 ½ hours per week, including at least one evening per week and  at least one Saturday per month.   Also, expected to work and may be assigned to other departments in the library or other branch locations based on library needs.

  • Plan and implement virtual, Grab & Go, and in-person (when appropriate) 
    children’s programs for birth through seventh graders including tweens.
  • Outreach and collaboration with schools and community partners
  • Reference and readers’ advisory for adults and children
  • Collection development
  • Cataloging responsibilities

 

Qualifications:

  • Positive, pro-active attitude and ability to provide outstanding customer service.
  • Master’s degree in information science, Library Service or Library Science is required or MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution. 
  •  NJ Public Library Certification
  • General knowledge of children’s literature
  • Some experience with children’s library programming required.
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with children and caregivers to identify their needs and interests.
  • Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology.
  • Speak, write and communicate in English effectively.
  • Knowledge of STEM Programming

Salary and Benefits:

EOPL pays the NJLA minimum salary for Full-time Librarian I.

The position offers medical benefits, paid vacation, personal and sick time. The library participates in the State PERS pension plan.

 Requirements to apply:

  1. An NJ Professional Certificate or ALA-accredited master's in library & information science. 
  2. Residency in the State of New Jersey within one year of hire in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes § 52:14-7.
  3. Three files: a cover letter as a .pdf, a resume as a .pdf, and three references as a .pdf. These three files must be attached to a single email, sent to the Director at jp [at] eopl.org, with the email subject "EOPL Children’s Librarian Application". Only applicants who follow this format will be considered. Email must be received by March 31, 2024. The position is open immediately.  For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see www.eopl.org.  
Full-Time Adult Services Librarian at Oradell Free Public Library February 29, 2024

The Oradell Public Library is seeking a full-time energetic and extrovertedindividual to serve as an Adult Services Librarian starting February 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 digital resources on a wide variety of electronic devices.  We are looking for a librarian eager to collaborate on projects with other library staff, and provide outreach to people and organizations within our community.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Reference and Technology Services

 

  • Answer reference questions from the public and staff of the Library

  • Provide Readers' Advisory 

  • Lead Adult book discussion groups and assist in planning other Adult programming 

  • Plan and conduct basic computer classes, resume writing services, and other job-seeking services

  • Maintain computer hardware and software 

  • Additional duties to be assigned

 

Collection Development

 

  • Participate in selecting and ordering Adult fiction books and non-fiction books.

  • Participate in weeding library collection as assigned 

 

Public Relations:

 

  • Manage exhibitions in display cases

  • Mount displays of library materials in conjunction with other staff

  • Help maintain library website and other social media

 

Management

 

  • Oversee circulation services

  • Coordinate connection between reference and circulation services

  • Assist at circulation desk as needed

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Candidate must possess a MLS or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Will consider student currently pursuing a MLS or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Familiarity with Internet resources and MS Office is required

  • Adult services and management experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of the BCCLS system preferred.

 

This position is thirty-five (35) hours per week including one evening and every other Saturday.  Reports to Director.   Salary commensurate with experience.

 

 

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

Adult Services Librarian Part-Time February 28, 2024

Description: 

The Adult Services Part-Time Librarian is responsible for reference and customer service to all ages at both the Kennedy and Westergard Libraries. The Adult Services Department embraces a team approach to support outreach and special projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Offering assistance to effectively meet the informational needs of users of all ages, by providing reference, readers’ advisory, and computer support while employing a welcoming demeanor 
  • Participates in the formulation, development, and completion of departmental and library-wide objectives
  • Provides instruction on information literacy and technology skills to individuals, visiting groups, and classes as required
  • Representing the library at community events 
  • Participates in collection development
  • Creates and maintains book displays
  • Promotes library services and programs by contributing to the website and social media platforms
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Continuing education to update professional skills and active participation in professional library organizations

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program and NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate.  Candidates completing their MLS by December 2024 will be considered for the Information Assistant/Library Associate title until degree and certification are received.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: customer service, providing reference and technology assistance, collection development
  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff
  • Competency in the use of the latest relevant technology to manage and deliver information services
  • The ability to use library automation software and G-Suite applications

Physical Requirements

  • The ability to sit, stand, walk, and stoop in the provision of services to the public
  • The ability to handle, reach for, and carry materials of up to 20 lbs 
  • Dexterity to operate keyboards and other office equipment
  • Visual acuity to read print and computer screens
  • Vocal ability to communicate clearly and courteously with customers, co-workers, and groups outside the library
  • The ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels

Schedule:

  • 21 hours per week
  • A regular schedule will include at least one evening per week, a rotating weekend day, and a morning and afternoon shift. 

Compensation:

This is a part-time position, $37.98 per hour ($31.99 for MLS matriculated student candidates)

Notices: 

  • The successful candidate must comply with the “New Jersey First Act”
  • All Piscataway Township employees are subject to the successful completion of a 3-month performance evaluation period
  • Offers of employment will be conditional pending the completion of a criminal background check and drug screening as part of pre-employment procedures
  • It is the Township’s policy that all new employees must, as a condition of employment, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, up to date on eligible booster doses
  • Piscataway Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobapplications [at] piscatawaylibrary.org and include Adult Services PT Librarian in the subject line.  Deadline to apply March 15, 2024.  

About Piscataway Public Library:

Piscataway Township has a richly diverse population of over 58,000 and is located in Middlesex County, NJ.  Piscataway Public Library is a statewide leader in public library service and has a tradition of providing pioneering programs. Piscataway Public Library nurtures professional development, leadership, and innovation.

Part Time Adult Services Librarian at Pequannock Library February 26, 2024

The Pequannock Township Public Library has an opening for an exciting opportunity in our Adult Services department. Our well-loved and very busy library is located in a suburban community. 

We’re seeking a forward thinking, enthusiastic, customer service oriented person who thrives in a collaborative environment, to work at our Adult Services information desk.   The right candidate will have public library experience and be familiar with current technologies. Tasks include covering the Adult Services Desk, assisting with adult programming, and assisting with public relations responsibilities.  Plus, other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Professional Librarian Certification or 3 years’ experience in a public library setting. We will also consider a student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLIS program. Candidates must have the ability to work effectively with the public and the staff. Experience with Polaris ILS system is a plus. Preference will be given to someone with adult programming experience and digital marketing skills.   

The schedule includes Monday 3-9, Wednesday 2-6, Thursday 4-8 and approximately one Saturday per month (14 hours per week). The salary is $31.84 per hour for an MLS/MLIS applicant; and $22.00 per hour for a non MLS/MLIS applicant.

This position will be considered open until it is filled. Please submit a resume and two professional references to debbie.maynard [at] pequannocklibrary.org  Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.