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Part-Time Library Page

Posted: 1/20/17

Fort Lee Public Library

Posting Date: January 19, 2017

Start Date: February 15, 2017

Hours: 16 hours weekly; includes evenings, Saturdays & Sundays

Education: High School Diploma or GED; high school student w/working papers

Experience: Relevant library or other customer service experience preferred

Compensation: $9.5/hr

Job Summary:

Seeking a highly organized and self-motivated person to join our team of pages who are responsible for the physical maintenance, order and neat appearance of the Library’s print and media collections.

For complete employment opportunity and application, please visit:

http://fortlee.bccls.org/about/employment

Please mail Employment Application to:

Marilyn Fishkin, Head of Circulation: marilyn.fishkin @ fortlee.bccls.org

The Library can only consider candidates who submit all required paperwork.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017.

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements.
The Fort Lee Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines

Part-Time Library Assistant, Collection Development

Posted: 1/20/17

Fort Lee Public Library

Position Offered: Part-time Library Assistant, Collection Development

Posting Date: January 19, 2017

Start Date: February 15, 2017

Hours: 19 hours weekly, incl. one evening, rotating Saturdays and Sundays

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Relevant library or other customer service experience preferred

Compensation: $17/hr

Job Summary:

The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of over 40,000, seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and detailed-oriented individual to join our evolving Collection Development Department. The qualified candidate will be expected to assist with all aspects of technical services and assist at public services desks as well.

For complete employment opportunity and application, please visit:

http://fortlee.bccls.org/about/employment

Please mail or email the following three (3) REQUIRED documents:

(1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume and (3) Fort Lee Library Employment Application

Morris Balacco, Head of Collection Development: morris.balacco @ fortlee.bccls.org

The Library can only consider candidates who submit all required paperwork.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017.

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements.
The Fort Lee Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines

Full-Time Librarian 1 (Children's)

Posted: 1/20/17

Union Public Library (Union, NJ)

The Union Public Library, serving more than 56,000 residents and conveniently located in Union Township is seeking a friendly and energetic full-time Youth Services Librarian in their children’s department.

The following list is a sample of the duties required of the position for illustrative purposes and may include other tasks not listed below.

  • Provide accurate, friendly reference service and readers advisory to children and their parents and caregivers utilizing the online catalog, books, reference sources, bibliographies, library databases and the Internet.
  • Plan, schedule, promote and present programs to babies, their caregivers, children and teens to include story times, crafts, movies, and class tours.
  • Read books and audio-visual reviews; selects materials to be purchased for the library’s collection, staying within budget allocation.
  • Work closely with Youth Services Department Head to communicate needs of the children’s department for materials, programs, etc.
  • Hires special performers for library programs and sends invoices in for payment.
  • Serves as liaison with outside community groups and represents the library by promoting literacy, participating in school visits, conduct tours and story times.
  • Removes worn and outdated materials from the collection; decide which materials should be discarded or retained.
  • Handle patron concerns and complaints with an emphasis on good customer service.
  • Attends workshops and training sessions.
  • Stays well-informed of current trends in programming, reads library journals and current children’s fiction and non-fiction in order to be prepared to provide quality readers advisory and programming.
  • Schedule will include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

Qualifications:

Must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a library program accredited by ALA or from a New Jersey Master’s program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College.

Salary meets the NJLA minimum and includes medical, dental and prescription benefits.

Please send resume, cover letter and the names of three professional references to:

Karen O’Malley
Library Director
Email: komalley @ uplnj.org

Or via mail:
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Ave
Union NJ 07083

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 1/20/17

Union Public Library (Union, NJ)

The Union Township Public Library seeks friendly, customer-service focused and energetic individuals to fill two part-time positions; work will be at both the Vauxhall Branch and the Main Building Circulation Department.

Candidates must be available to work two (8-hour) and one (4-hour) shift during the daytime, evening and weekends. Two Saturdays per month are required. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge to perform all the duties of this position; a sample of these duties are listed below from the Civil Service job description for Library Assistant:

  • Charges and discharges library material to users.
  • Computes and collects fines and makes change.
  • Answers patron inquiries pertaining to physical location of library material, library hours, offices and personnel, and availability and reserve of popular or new publications.
  • Reviews library membership applications for completeness as to name, address, and similar personal identification, and records changes of such information.
  • Lists overdue library material from card files and completes overdue notices for notifying patrons.
  • Performs filing or shelving tasks involving the use of the Dewey Decimal Classification System and alphabetical filing systems beyond the initial letter of a word.
  • Checks shelves to ensure materials are filed properly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic using whole numbers.
  • Ability to perform extensive alphabetizing beyond the first letter of a word.
  • Ability to converse, speaking clearly, concisely, and courteously.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or oral one-or-two step instructions.
  • Ability to perform numerical filing beyond the initial digit of a sequence of figures.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.

Note: This is a Civil Service Position and will be subject to all rules applicable to NJ Civil Service.

TO APPLY: Send an application, cover letter and your resume to:

Karen O’Malley
Library Director
Email to: komalley @ uplnj.org

Part-Time Career Coach

Posted: 1/20/17

Union Public Library (Union, NJ)

The Union Public Library is currently seeking a part-time Career Coach. The position will work at both the Main Library and the Vauxhall Branch. The applicant should have job coaching experience and must have intermediate to advanced computer skills including the use and management of Google Chromebooks.

Job Responsibilities (this list is for demonstration purposes only and is not exhaustive):

  • Meet with library patrons to offer first level job search assistance.
  • Make referrals to the local One-Stop office for further assistance as needed.
  • Create schedule, maintain and facilitate job search lab hours open to the public.
  • Keep records of lab usage, and produce monthly activity reports.
  • Coordinate with Career Connections programming partners.
  • Troubleshoot basic technology/software issues that patrons may encounter while in the library/lab.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills to help patrons use the resources needed to help find work including the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s new Career Connections job search portal. Training is available.
  • The selected candidate must have flexible availability including evening, daytime, and Saturday hours.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 6 semester hour credits in non-introductory sociology or psychology or another field of study directly related to vocational counseling or workforce and career development, and 9 semester hour credits in the behavioral sciences, statistics, or non-introductory Labor Market Information courses.

Requirements: One year of professional experience in vocational guidance and counseling. Substitution of experience for education is allowed on a year for year basis, provided that 15 college credits described above have been successfully completed. A Master’s degree in psychology, education, social work, personnel administration, or vocational rehabilitation counseling may be substituted for the one year of experience.

This is a grant-funded position. This round of grant funding will run through June 2017 with the possibility for extension.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, your resume and the names of three professional references to:

Karen O’Malley
Library Director
Email to: komalley @ uplnj.org

Part-Time Account Clerk/Library Assistant

Posted: 1/20/17

Union Public Library (Union, NJ)

The Union Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable Accounts Clerk/Library Assistant to work in the Administrative Office. Must be familiar with bookkeeping processes and must be fluent in the use of QuickBooks.

Responsibilities include (this list not exhaustive):

  • Examine all entries and postings, maintain accurate records.
  • Process bills for payment.
  • Prepares and examines vouchers to ensure the necessary approvals are correct and arithmetically correct.
  • Keep accurate files.
  • Runs reports for Board Packets.
  • Post entries to QuickBooks.
  • Maintain standardized double entry bookkeeping records involving making entries in journals and posting to ledger (in QuickBooks).
  • Prepares simple reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Takes direction and works closely with Payroll Clerk.
  • Answers calls and can give routine information over the phone.
  • Help prepare Board packets.
  • Will be required to use various types of office equipment and productivity software (like Excel).
  • Other tasks as requested.

Qualifications

  • Must have knowledge of office methods, practices and equipment and of performing routine, repetitive, and noncomplex tasks involved in keeping financial and/or other records of a mathematical nature.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic functions.
  • Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.
  • Willingness to work to continuously improve processes and be flexible.

Salary meets the NJLA minimum for Library Assistant.

Please send resume, cover letter and the names of three professional references to:

Karen O’Malley
Library Director
Email: komalley @ uplnj.org

Or via mail:
Union Public Library
1980 Morris Ave
Union NJ 07083

Part-Time Librarian

Posted: 1/17/17

Madison Public Library (Madison, NJ)

The Madison Public Library is now accepting applications for the position of Part-time Librarian in the Adult Services Department.  The schedule will include every third Saturday and every other Sunday (closed summer) with occasional evening hours.  The job responsibilities will include reference desk duty offering reference and readers advisory services, assisting patrons in using the Library’s computers and other equipment; and helping patrons find materials from the collection.  Special projects will be assigned.  Excellent customer service skills are essential.  Candidate must be comfortable working with all technologies and software used in library operations.  Familiarity with Polaris and Envisionware a plus.  ADA/EOE

ALA-accredited degree and Professional Librarian’s Certificate issued by the New Jersey State Library and Thomas Edison State University are required.  This position meets the New Jersey Library Association’s minimum salary.

Please submit a resume and Madison Public Library application (see www.madisonnjlibrary.org) to Nancy Adamczyk, Library Director, Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St. Madison, NJ 07940 (Nancy.Adamczyk @ mainlib.org).

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 1/17/17

Ridgewood Public Library

DATE OF POSTING:

01/12/2017      

JOB CLASSIFICATION:

LIBRARY ASSISTANT / PART-TIME

PRIMARY DEPARTMENT:

YOUNG ADULT  Grades 6-12                               

STARTING SALARY:

$12.00 - $16.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

EDUCATION:

College degree preferred.

Hours: Part time (19 hrs./week)

  • Tuesday: 1-9 pm
  • Thursday: 2-6 pm
  • Friday: 11-6 pm
  • Every 3rd Saturday

REQUIREMENTS

  • Love working with teens and teen literature.
  • Cheerful customer service. Helpful, courteous and energetic.
  • Strong organizational/leadership skills.
  • Cooperative and adaptable team player with fellow staff and patrons.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative programming ability.
  • Tech savvy, including social networking and emerging technologies; knowledge of Wix website builder a plus.
  • Marketing/graphic design skills a plus.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Busy Youth Service Desk - Welcome and assist library patrons of all ages.
  • Reference and reader’s advisory.
  • Coordinate and promote year round volunteer program - Up to 100 volunteers at all times.
  • “Homework Help” and summer “Teen-to-Tween ESL” programs.
  • Coordinate programs that include: Teen Cooks Unite, Teen Tech Club, March Madness, and Middle School book programs.
  • Collection development responsibilities for YA non-fiction and YA graphic novels/manga.
  • Graphics and Social Media - Use multiple formats for promotion and outreach.
  • 30-minute Storytime program on Saturday rotation.
  • Shelving and weeding.

Perform other duties as required.

For Employment Application, please visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org or the Children’s Service Desk.

Please send application, resume and references to:

Justin Kontonicolaou, Young Adult Librarian, jkontonicolaou @ ridgewoodlibrary.org

The Ridgewood Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines.

Full-Time Youth Services Librarian

Posted: 1/10/17

Lodi Memorial Library

The Lodi Memorial Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative full time Youth Services Librarian.  A background in Children’s /Young Adult programming and knowledge of the BCCLS system preferred. The work week is 35 hours a week including three evenings a week and one Saturday per month.

Responsibilities include:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Innovative and educational programming for children and teens
  • Collection development for children and teens
  • Reference and Reader’s Advisory for children, teens, and adults
  • Outreach/collaboration with schools and other organizations
  • Social media and other publicity outlets
  • Coordinating teen volunteer program
  • Coverage at the circulation desk when needed

Requirements: MLS degree from an accredited university and possession of a NJ State Librarian Certificate or those currently enrolled in an accredited MLS program.  Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

The position offers medical benefits, paid vacation, personal and sick time. The library participates in the State PERS pension plan. This is a union and civil service position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Karyn Gost, Library Director
gost @ lodi.bccls.org

Part-Time Library Page - Circulation Department

Posted: 1/10/17

Bergenfield Public Library

The Bergenfield Public Library is currently looking for someone to join our team in this entry-level position. Library pages are responsible for the physical maintenance of the collections within a library. Duties include discharging materials, sorting materials for reshelving; shelving materials in correct order; answering directional and non-professional inquiries; referring patrons to appropriate staff; presenting a neat appearance and project a positive image of the Library; and other duties as directed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of English language, spelling, arithmetic, alpha/numeric sorting methods, general clerical skills, operation of computer software and other standard office equipment, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle the physical aspects of the job such as pushing/pulling book carts, lifting and carrying boxes of books, frequent kneeling, bending, and reaching with books in hand.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be age 18+ with any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job. Previous work experience in a library preferred; additional language skills appreciated.

The position is for 25 hours per week at $8.44/hr. The schedule will include one evening per week and every Sunday (4 hour shift which is paid time and a half.)

Send a cover letter and resume to Lois Alexander, Head of Circulation, at lois.alexander @ bergenfield.bccls.org

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 1/10/17

Livingston Public Library

The Livingston Public Library has an opening for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant.  We are seeking a friendly and customer-oriented person to work approximately 12-19 hours a week, including evening and weekend hours.  Excellent communication skills are a must.  The successful applicant must be dependable, provide excellent customer service, and have strong computer skills.  Responsibilities will include a full range of duties in the Patron Services and/or Adult Services Department: checking materials in and out, assisting customers with computer troubleshooting, answering basic reference and directional questions, collecting fines, patron registration, answering phones, processing reserves, assisting with library programs, and other tasks as needed.  The successful candidate must exhibit the ability to deal tactfully and respectfully with the public and work effectively with colleagues.

Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Amy Hyfler, Assistant Director, at hr @ livingston.bccls.org by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

 A high school diploma or equivalent plus some relevant library work and/or other experience are required. Must pass mandatory drug test and background check.

Salary is $13.63/hr.  Pro-rated leave included.

Part-Time Children's Services Librarian

Posted: 1/6/17

Fort Lee Public Library

Posting Date: January 6, 2017

Start Date: February 15, 2017

Hours: 19 hours weekly, incl. one evening, rotating Saturdays and Sundays

Education: MLS or related Masters; MLS students will be considered

Experience: 2 years public library experience preferred

Compensation: $20-$35/hr, commensurate with experience

Job Summary:

The Fort Lee Public Library, serving a culturally diverse community of 35,000, 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. A proactive nature and knack for creative problem solving are essential.

For complete employment opportunity and application, please visit:

http://fortlee.bccls.org/about/employment

Please mail or email the following three (3) REQUIRED documents:

(1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume and (3) Fort Lee Library Employment Application

Sarah Pardi, Head of Children’s Services, sarah.pardi @ fortlee.bccls.org

The Library can only consider candidates who submit all required paperwork.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017.

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements.

The Fort Lee Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 1/6/17

Glen Rock Public Library

The Glen Rock Public Library, located in Glen Rock, NJ, seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic leader with a strong commitment to public library service to fill the position of Library Director in a warm and friendly customer-service-oriented public library.

With a collection of 95,000 items, a circulation of 215,000, and in a town where 81% of its residents have library cards, the Glen Rock Public Library is a vibrant busy place with a circulation in the top 20 of the 77 libraries in the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS).  The library has a full year-round program schedule for all ages and a dedicated staff, including three full-time MLS professionals and a full-time business manager, to carry it out.  The Library is a welcoming and multi-functional place where people gather to read, work in small groups, use our computers, and attend our programs.  Glen Rock is an educated and literate town that is highly supportive of the library.  The Library is situated within walking distance for many residents and within blocks of a small downtown with pleasant stores and two train stations. The Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative System (BCCLS), a consortium of 77 libraries in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic County.  The Library staff is unionized. The Director reports to a nine-member Board of Trustees.

The position requires an MLS/MLIS from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association and a New Jersey Professional Library Certificate.  Additional qualifications include:  5 years of professional library experience in a public library of which at least two years have been in a management or supervisory position; a thorough knowledge of public library service; proven experience in successful financial management; an understanding of technology and its application in public libraries; strong managerial skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience with a unionized staff preferred; and experience in community outreach.

The Glen Rock Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For consideration, please email resume and references to the Search Committee at: apply.grpl.librarydirector @ gmail.com.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Full-Time Reference/Digital Content Librarian

Posted: 1/5/17

The Morristown and Morris Township Library (Morristown, NJ)

Description
The Morristown and Morris Township Library is seeking a tech savvy and customer service oriented Librarian to join our large, busy Reference Department. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, a facility with computer hardware and software, and the ability to manage time sensitive projects. The schedule includes evening and weekend hours. We serve a diverse population and pride ourselves on providing excellent and courteous service to all of our patrons.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an ALA accredited MLIS and eligibility to obtain a NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems and Web Authoring programs is preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse population and staff.
  • Familiarity with computer systems in libraries.
  • Familiarity with library technologies, including downloadable resources and databases.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage, edit, and maintain the library’s website, including working directly with our host vendor and acting as the in-house support for staff members with editing privileges.
  • Prepare and distribute the library’s regular eNewsletter and other targeted email campaigns.
  • Plan, coordinate, and publicize all computer training classes and teach some computer skills classes.
  • Assist with updating computer hardware and software.
  • Participate in updating social media accounts.
  • Collection development, both print and non-print, in assigned areas.
  • Provide Reference and Reader’s Advisory assistance using print and non-print resources.
  • Serve as the in-charge person for the building in the absence of the Director, Assistant Director, or the Head of Reference.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation:

Salary meets NJLA minimum and includes New Jersey State Health Benefits, Flexible Spending Plan and membership to PERS (Public Employee Retirement System). Also eligible to participate in a credit union, a 403B plan and a dental plan (100% employee sponsored). EOE

Deadline:

Tuesday, February 7.

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references by February 7 to Barbara Gordon at barbara.gordon @ mainlib.org. Please use Digital Content Librarian in the subject line.

Full-Time Head of Teen Services

Posted: 1/5/17

Valley Cottage Library (Rockland County, NY)

The Valley Cottage Library is seeking a creative, self-starter for the full-time position of Head of Teen Services. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service and a passion for the young adult population (6-12 grades) and young adult literature

Performing under the supervision of the Head of Adult Services, the Head of Teen Services is responsible for all general librarian functions as well as planning and directing all activities and collection development for the teen population. They will organize and manage a year-long schedule of teen-driven programming including Summer Reading activities, book discussions and community service programs and is responsible for creating in-house displays, booklists and online guides (LibGuides). Seasonal visits to Nyack School District schools (5th grade, middle and high schools) to promote Summer Reading Program and library resources is expected as is building upon relationships with school personnel to continue established collaboration.

Additionally, this position supervises and manages the library’s student pages which includes hiring, training, scheduling and performance reviews.

Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities and proficiency with budget management are required. It is expected that the person in this position will stay current with new technologies and popular trends especially as related to young adults.

The successful candidate will have a vision for the future and the ability to effectively establish positive and successful working relationships with all staff, library patrons of all ages and the community. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program
  • NYS public librarian certificate required
  • Two years experience as a public services librarian including supervisory responsibilities
  • SIRSI Symphony/Workflows experience a plus

This position requires a 35-hour work week with evening and Saturday assignments. The 7-hour work day includes a paid 30-minute lunch period. The library offers a generous vacation/sick plan, a matching 403B plan and paid health insurance benefits.

Valley Cottage Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants responding before January 18, 2017, will attract earliest consideration. Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Christy Blanchette, Assistant Director; vclsearchcommittee @ rcls.org

Full-Time Youth Services Librarian

Posted: 1/5/17

Waldwick Public Library

The Waldwick Public Library has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional Youth Services Librarian. We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and creative individual to lead our Children’s and Young Adult Departments serving children ages 6 weeks through grade 12.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, is customer-focused, self-motivated, has expert knowledge of literature for young people, and will be responsible for all facets of youth services including but not limited to: collection development, technical services, ongoing storytimes, special events, planning and implementing a comprehensive summer reading program, generating publicity, using social media to promote the library, and leading a teen advisory group. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work individually and within a group, and the desire to evolve and experiment with new technologies and service trends.

Willingness to perform community outreach, school visitations, and become involved with BCCLS Youth Services a must. Hours include some evenings and at least one Saturday per month.

Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA -accredited program and a NJ State Librarian’s Certificate. This is a competitive Civil Service appointment.

Please send/email a cover letter and resume to:

Lori-Ann Quinn, Director
quinn @ bccls.org
Waldwick Public Library
19 E. Prospect Street
Waldwick, NJ 07463

Full-Time Children's Librarian

Posted: 1/3/17

Maplewood Memorial Library

Maplewood Library is looking for an innovative, dynamic, and forward thinking librarian to work as part of the youth services team. This is a great opportunity to work in a fun and supportive environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reference, reader’s advisory, and technology instruction for children and families;
  • Creating innovative programs for children ages birth – 5th grade;
  • Selecting and maintaining juvenile collections;
  • Staying current in children's services through professional development and involvement in professional organizations.

Qualifications include:

  • ALA accredited MLS and NJ Professional Librarian Certification. We will consider a qualified MLS candidate at a pro-rated salary.
  • Knowledge of children’s materials and resources
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for current technologies

Salary range:

Junior Librarian: $49,417.96 - $51,257.39 (pro-rated for MLS candidates)

Senior Librarian: $53,227.90 - $66,109.10

Benefits include health, dental, and pension.

Schedule includes one evening per week and one Saturday every four weeks

To apply, please email resume and cover letter by January 31st, 2017 to:

Ms. Jane Folger, Head of Children’s Services , jfolger @ maplewoodlibrary.org

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 12/30/16

Madison Public Library (Madison, NJ)

Position Description:  As its next Library Director, the Board of Trustees of the Madison Public Library is looking for a dynamic and engaging candidate who will continue to build on the Library’s strong program of service and maintain its position as the community center for ideas, information, learning and connections.  The Library Director will work strategically with the Board to develop a model program of services that actively supports the sharing of ideas, literacy, leisure and the love of reading, and reflects the interests of the nearly 16,000 Madison residents.  To fulfill the Library’s Mission, the Director will ensure that the library’s print and digital collections are current and customers obtain the reading and informational resources they need.  The Director will play a major role in future capital improvements and fund raising efforts that will enable the Library to continue to provide high-quality service to residents.   The Library’s 2016 operating budget was $1.78 million and has a total staff of 34 dedicated employees. 

Responsibilities:  The Library Director is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Library including budget, personnel, facility, programs and services, and planning, and reports only to the Board of Trustees of the Library.  The Library Director supervises and evaluates the work of the library staff, provides professional technical advice and counsel to the Library Board, prepares and monitors the Library’s annual operations and capital budget, proposes and implements personnel and operating policies under the Board’s direction, supports the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Library and the Madison Public Library, Inc., and networks and builds partnerships with local groups and organizations in order to foster relationships that benefit both the Library and the community.   On the county level, the Director collaborates with other libraries and plays an integral role in the decisions and direction of the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN).

The Madison Community:  Madison is a beautiful and historic town with a thriving downtown central business district.  The borough is well known for its highly educated population as well as its devotion to the arts.  Home to 2 colleges and located just 30 miles from the heart of New York City, the Borough of Madison offers residents both small-town appeal and easy access to the entertainment and culture offerings of a major city. 

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree, a New Jersey librarian certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University (or eligibility for acquiring a certificate), and a minimum of seven (7) years of satisfactory library experience with at least three (3) years as a Director or Assistant Director. 

In addition to fulfilling the major responsibilities and qualifications of this position, the successful candidate will also possess the ability to read, write, speak and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position; have hands-on knowledge of current and new technologies affecting today’s public libraries; and demonstrate a strong commitment to securing the role of the library as the primary cultural, intellectual, and social heart of Madison.

Other Important Information:  Finalists for the position will be asked to provide three (3) quality job references that must include a former board member or supervisor.  New Jersey residency is required within one year of the date of hire.  Successful completion of a criminal background check is also required. 

Compensation:  The salary range for this position is $93,000 to $110,000.  Placement within the range is dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.  There is an excellent benefits package, including family health benefits and membership in the New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System. 

Applications:  To apply, submit a meaningful cover letter and resume via e-mail by January 22, 2017 to Jim Hecht at directorsearchMPL @ mainlib.org.  Applications received after January 22 will not be considered.   The Madison Public Library is an ADA/EOE compliant employer.

Part-Time Evening Reference Librarian

Posted: 12/30/16

Belleville Public Library & Information Center (Belleville, NJ)

The Belleville Public Library & Information Center hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines.

Description:
The Part Time Evening Reference Librarian assists patrons in research, provides expertise and assistance in answering reference questions, conducts computer literacy classes, and ensures coverage of the reference desk. This position reports directly to the Library Director and consists of 20 hours per week for weekday evenings and Saturdays. Flexibility with evening schedules to accommodate help with circulation desk as needed.

Lists of Responsibilities:

  • Interact and provide assistance to patrons in identifying, locating, and accessing information
  • Teach computer literacy classes to individuals and/or groups using presentation software, Web access, and traditional teaching methods
  • Provide answers to reference questions. Conduct reference interviews as necessary.
  • Assist in the collection development process by reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new materials as well as evaluating and weeding materials (print and non-print)
  • Collaborates with the Library Director and Reference Librarian on ad hoc projects
  • Supports the library’s online presence and technology services. Duties are dependent on areas of expertise and may include the following:
    • Posts items on the website and social media in a timely and effective manner
    • Trains patrons of all ages in technology use, including e-readers, media editing software, and basic computer skills
    • Works closely with other library staff to coordinate library publicity and develop current web content

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and NJ Public Library Certification
  • Effective communications including oral, written, and online
  • Ability/willingness to develop a good rapport with a diverse population ranging in ages to identify their needs and interests
  • Excellent human relations skills, must love working with people.

Recommended (but not required) qualifications:

  • Some experience with Adult programming preferred
  • Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology
  • General knowledge of Adult literature
  • Experience with Polaris ILS
  • Spanish language proficiency or second language
  • Fluency in current personal computing and library technologies

Please send resume and cover letter to: Michelle Malone, Library Director mmalone @ bellepl.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Part-Time YA Librarian

Posted: 12/30/16

Belleville Public Library & Information Center (Belleville, NJ)

The Belleville Public Library & Information Center hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines.

Description:

The Young Adult Librarian will help develop and implement quality teen programming and collection development. In addition, this individual will be required to perform a variety of professional duties at the Information Desk including reference assistance and technology services. This position reports directly to the Library Director and consists of 20 hours per week with rotating Saturdays. Monday evenings preferred. Flexibility with evening schedules to accommodate teen programming events is required.

Lists of Responsibilities:

  • Proposes policy, procedures, programs and budgets to the Library Director
  • Plans and carries out afterschool, vacation, and summer reading programs
  • Staffs the Teen Room after school Monday through Friday
  • Responsible for ordering YA materials for purchase
  • Manages the existing collection of books and media; weeds worn, outdated, and inaccurate materials from the collection
  • Oversees the Teen Room computers and technology services
  • Selects, trains, and supervises volunteers
  • Collaborates with the Library Director and Children’s Librarian on grant writing to fund teen programming
  • Liaises with schools and community partners to support library programming
  • Plans and executes special library programs for teens, including passive programs and library lock-ins
  • Collaborates with the Children’s Librarian to ensure seamless library services for tweens
  • Supports the library’s online presence and technology services. Duties are dependent on areas of expertise and may include the following:
    • Posts items on the website and social media in a timely and effective manner
    • Trains patrons of all ages in technology use, including e-readers, media editing software, and basic computer skills
    • Works closely with other library staff to coordinate library publicity and develop current web content

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and NJ Public Library Certification
  • Effective communications including oral, written, and online
  • Ability/willingness to develop a good rapport with teens to identify their needs and interests
  • Excellent human relations skills, must love working with teens.

Recommended (but not required) qualifications:

  • Some experience with YA programming preferred
  • Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology
  • General knowledge of Young Adult literature
  • Experience with Polaris ILS
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Fluency in current personal computing and library technologies

Please send resume and cover letter to: Michelle Malone, Library Director mmalone @ bellepl.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Part-Time Adult Services Librarian

Posted: 12/28/16

Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights

The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights seeks a Part-Time Adult Services Librarian, 25 hours per week, includes 1 evening a week and 1 Saturday a month.

Duties include reference service, collection development, reader’s advisory, bibliographic instruction, computer training and community outreach. MLS required. Knowledge of BCCLS a plus. Salary is $21/hour.

Please email resume and three references to Director Mimi Hui at hui @ hasbrouckheights.bccls.org.

Full-Time Adult/Teen/Children Librarian

Posted: 12/28/16

Lincoln Park Public Library (Lincoln Park, NJ)

The Lincoln Park Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented professional with a passion for working with children, teens, and adults. Position is 35 hrs/week, includes 1 evening a week and 2 Saturdays a month. Medical, dental, holiday, vacation, sick, and personal time off benefits are included. This is a Civil Service position.
Duties include: reference and reader’s advisory services; social media engagement; organize, plan, and implement programs for children, teens, and adults; school and community outreach; computer instruction; create promotional flyers and advertisement; manage JerseyCat loans; assist on circulation desk when needed; supervise pages; and other duties as assigned.
Requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Ability to work effectively and interpersonally with public, staff, and volunteers
  • Familiarity with modern library technologies, including downloadable and e-resources
  • Knowledge of and experience with children, teen, and adult literature and programming
  • Excellent oral and written communication and time management
  • Ability to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities; initiative and willingness to be a team player
  • Ability to effectively use technology tools such as social media, email, listservs, and MS Office

Knowledge of Polaris a plus.  New graduates and students nearing completion of their degree are encouraged to apply.  ALA minimum, depending upon experience.
Please email resume to Stephanie Iberer at Stephanie.iberer @ lincolnparklibrary.org

Part-Time Evening Reference Librarian

Posted: 12/28/16

Bergen Community College, Sidney Silverman Library
(Paramus & Lyndhurst, NJ)

Paramus and Meadowlands Locations
up to 19 hours per week

Reference Librarian works with students and faculty using traditional and virtual models to provide reference services at all BCC locations. Responsibilities include; working as a collaborative member of the library reference team; assisting students working on research papers and projects; instructing students on use of various research databases, answering in-depth and general reference questions and identifying relevant sources; working on collection development projects as needed and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent from ALA accredited Library school is required; 2 years public service experience (in any field); reference experience in a library, preferably at a community college. Must have current knowledge of databases, internet resources and MS Office Suite programs; must have excellent interpersonal, customer service, oral and written communication skills; must be able to work at the Paramus and Meadowlands locations.

All interested candidates should send their resume via email with the code PT-REF LIBRARIAN in the subject line to libraryemployment @ bergen.edu or by fax to (201) 493-8167 or by mail to:

Bergen Community College
Sidney Silverman Library
ATTN: Job Code PT-REF LIBRARIAN
400 Paramus Road, L-wing, 2nd floor
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

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Part-Time Library Monitor

Posted: 12/28/16

Belleville Public Library & Information Center (Belleville, NJ)

The Belleville Public Library & Information Center hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines.

REPORTS TO:           
Library Director, Children’s Room Library Assistant, Head of Circulation

RATE/HOURS:                   
This is a part time position of approximately 10 hours per week covering primarily evenings and Saturday shifts with occasional daytime hours as needed. NJ State Minimum Wage $8.38/hr.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Belleville Public Library & Information Center is looking for an energetic, inviting, friendly person who loves to work with people. This position is the first point of contact our patrons have with us and so our candidate will possess excellent customer service skills with the ability to make quick decisions and resolve conflicts. The ideal candidate must be confident and well composed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Under supervision The Library Monitor is responsible for ensuring that books, magazines; media and music are out and available for BPL customers.  The position checks in/out materials as well as reads shelves; shelf checks items and applies acquired knowledge to help customers locate materials. The job also involves being “on the move” standing, walking, crouching, and pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, and lifting up to 25 pounds. The Monitor also helps prepare the library facilities for program use as needed. All other duties as assigned by supervisor on staff.

Basic qualifications:

  • High School degree or pursuing a High School degree
  • Legally permitted to work in the United States
  • Belleville or Essex County Residents ONLY
  • Proficient with computers, basic MS Office, and mobile devices

Recommended (but not required) qualifications:

  • Experience working or volunteering in a library setting
  • Experience with Polaris ILS
  • Spanish language proficiency

About the library:
The Belleville Public Library and Information Center is a small library dedicated to serving our diverse and ever growing population.  After years of renovations we’re back to work creating new and exciting programs and offerings for our patrons. We are always seizing opportunities to do more for our community and consider every person on our staff as an integral part of fulfilling our mission to innovate, illuminate, and inspire. Come be a part of our team!

Please fill out our job application found on our library website:  http://www.bellepl.org/belle/Library%20Information/BPLIC%20Employment%20Application.pdf
and email to Michelle Malone mmalone @ bellepl.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Full-Time Children's Librarian

Posted: 12/20/16

Hoboken Public Library

The Hoboken Public Library is seeking an energetic, innovative librarian with passion for library services to children.

Position Overview: Under the supervision of the Head of the Department of Children's Services, performs responsible and varied professional and technical work for the Children's Department. This includes circulation services, reference and reader's advisory guidance, technical services, and children's programming.  Reports directly to Senior Children’s Librarian/Department Head. Schedule includes evening and weekend hours.
Supervises the Children's Department in the absence of the Children's Services Librarian.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understands and is able to perform all jobs related to lending library materials, registering patrons, receiving and processing reserves and hold requests
  • Assists in planning and conducting story hours and other children's programs
  • Plans and conducts Makerspace programs in coordination with Creation Space team
  • Assists in children’s collection building and maintenance
  • Assists with maintaining statistics on Children's Department activities, and provides periodic reports of same, as directed
  • Assists in preparing bibliographies, flyers, bulletin boards, displays, and publicity for the Children's Department
  • Assists the Children's Services Librarian and Senior Library Assistant in training and overseeing the work of  children’s department staff
  • Assists with circulation, reference, and technical services in other departments as needed
  • Supervises all library operations on occasion, as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • ALA accredited MLS and NJ Professional Librarian Certification
  • Thorough knowledge of public library services and programs
  • Possesses a solid general education and especially familiar with children's literature and resources
  • Comfortable working with children
  • Familiarity with modern library technologies, including downloadable and e-resources
  • Ability to learn equipment of HPL Creation Space
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public, with the library's business contacts, and with other staff
  • Ability to understand and interpret library policies

Compensation: Salary - $50,000, Vacation and Sick Time. Civil Service Position.

Contact information: email resume and cover letter to Lina Podles, Director at podles @ hoboken.bccls.org

Application deadline: January 17, 2016