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Part-Time Library Clerk

Posted: 03/17/17

Belleville Public Library & Information Center

The Belleville Public Library & Information Center hires under NJ Civil Service and EEOC Guidelines.

REPORTS TO: Library Director and Business Clerk

RATE/HOURS: This is a part time position of approximately 25 hours per week with future potential for full time. The position is for the Business Office. Starting compensation is $18 per hour, but negotiable dependent upon previous experience and education.

Appointee MUST be a Resident of Belleville or Essex County, no exceptions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have knowledge of office methods, practices and equipment
  • Must have strong accounting/math skills
  • Ability to perform tasks involving financial and/or other records of a mathematical nature
  • 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.
  • Highly organized

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Maintenance of accurate records.
  • Accounts Receivable and Payable
  • Prepares and examines vouchers to ensure they are arithmetically correct.
  • Prepares Payroll and maintains all Personnel Records
  • Keep accurate files
  • Runs reports and prepares Board of Trustee packets for Director
  • Prepares reconciliation of bank accounts (Collecting and Depositing of monies)
  • Purchasing of materials for Library
  • Takes direction and works closely with Business Clerk
  • Answers calls and can give routine information over the phone
  • Will be required to use various types of office equipment and productivity software
  • Other tasks as requested

RECOMMENDED (but not required) qualifications:

  • Prior budgeting experience helpful
  • Previous knowledge of public purchasing

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to Carol Lauer, Business Clerk clauer @ bellepl.org.

Full-Time Director

Posted: 3/13/17

Bloomfield Public Library (Bloomfield, NJ)

The Board of Trustees of the Bloomfield Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, visionary Library Director to serve a community of 48,000 and head a staff of 24 full and part-time employees.  The Director is responsible for library planning, personnel, preparing the annual budget, filling state reporting requirements, and the physical needs of the library building.   The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and offer proven experience in collection development, personnel management, evolving technologies, budget planning, public relations and library policy crafting. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA –accredited institution
  • NJ State Librarian’s Certificate or eligibility for acquiring certification
  • Minimum of 5 years library experience with 3 years in a supervisory capacity; these may be concurrent.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices involved in operation of a Public Library
  • Experience with budgeting, fundraising, grant writing, and report preparation
  • Commitment to professional development of staff and fostering a positive workplace
  • Commitment to maintaining positive relations with Trustees, Friends, Township Officials, community organizations, and the general public
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of current library technologies

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Annual salary beginning at $75,000 - $89,500, depending on qualifications.
Bloomfield Public Library offers a benefits package including Health Insurance, Dental coverage, and participation in the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).  The Bloomfield Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position is subject to the rules and regulations of the NJ Civil Service Commission and is subject to the Process of Provisional Appointment.

Interested parties please submit confidential Cover Letter and Resume to Board President Tabitha Rice, Bloomfield Library, 90 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 by noon, March 29, 2017.

Full-Time Bilingual (Spanish) Librarian

Posted: 3/13/17

North Bergen Free Public Library (North Bergen, NJ)

The North Bergen Free Public Library seeks a Bilingual Librarian to cover adult and children’s reference desks on evenings and some weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide excellent customer service, answer reference and reader’s advisory questions, provide support for our online resources and promote library services and programs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: ALA accredited MLS and a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate. Strong public service orientation; computer skills; working knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and technology applications; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in Spanish is required. Students currently enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program will be accepted.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume to rao @ northbergen.bccls.org

Part-Time Library Assistant - Circulation

Posted: 3/10/17

Midland Park Memorial Library (Midland Park, NJ)

The Midland Park Memorial Library is looking for a customer service oriented individual to join our library staff. The position is for one Saturday a month (9:30-5). There is the potential to fill in as needed.

The ideal candidate is outgoing, enthusiastic, and loves working with the public. We are looking for someone who will work collaboratively with our library staff in assisting patrons.

Applicants must have customer service experience. BCCLS experience is preferred but not a requirement.

Please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Catherine Dileo at Dileo @ midlandpark.bccls.org

Part-Time Young Adult Services/Reference Librarian

Posted: 3/10/17

Ringwood Public Library (Ringwood, NJ)

The Ringwood Public Library is seeking a part time Young Adult Services/Reference Librarian with a strong background in technology, library automated systems, and popular social media sites. Emphasis is on the ability of the applicant to engage young adults through outstanding services, outreach, collection development and inviting programs, demonstrating creativity and innovation.

Qualified candidate must possess an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited graduate school, and shall possess or be eligible for a NJ Professional Librarian license, to be secured within 60 days of hire.  One year of experience working with young adults is preferred. 

An 18 hour work week will include coverage up to 2 evenings per week and 1 Saturday per month, with a beginning salary of $26,114.40.  After 6 months, an increase to 25 hours per week or $36, 270.00, upon Director’s evaluation and Board approval.  Up to 6 vacation days and 7 sick days accrued after 6 months employment.

Email cover letter, resume and three professional references by April 1st to Elise Bedder, Director, Ringwood Public Library at bedder @ ringwoodlibrary.org

Full-Time Technical Services/Community Engagement Manager

Posted: 3/6/17

Bernardsville Public Library (Bernardsville, NJ)

Role Summary:

The Bernardsville Public Library is looking for an MLIS or equivalent who will manage our ILS, provide cataloging and first-responder PC and networking support, and will work with existing staff to connect with the community as part of our dedicated management team.

Why is this role important to the Library?

As a stand-alone library, we depend on this position to keep the systems heart of our library – our ILS – up and running. At the same time, we need someone who is eager to work with our stakeholders and is a connector – someone who loves learning about people’s interests and who gets excited about connecting those people to their local library.

Once you’re here you’ll:

Get the best of both worlds! 

Satisfy your inner geek by maintaining the ILS server and database (performing backups, installing client software on staff workstations, and assisting in basic network and PC/peripheral troubleshooting); cataloging and supervising the ordering and processing of all library material, and generating statistics and reports.

Then come out from behind the computer and help us develop original ways to connect with our community by coordinating with existing staff to monitor stakeholder needs and interests. Develop strategies for library engagement, and cultivate and maintain partnerships and connections between the Library, individual users, and the community as a whole to provide an innovative range of services and activities.

You’ll also provide assistance to patrons in locating materials and information and in using library technology (devices and databases); assist in the selection, evaluation, and maintenance of the collection; and help out at the Circulation Desk when needed.

What are we looking for?

The ideal Technical Services / Community Engagement Manager believes in the in the power of libraries to dramatically impact lives. You will contribute to growing the capacity of our staff to think about and apply a human-centered service design lens to public sector innovation. The right person for this position will have a strong ability to work and think creatively about challenges facing libraries today, and will look beyond libraries to bring pioneering thought and creativity to seeing library service through a new lens. You have an MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school and have (or be eligible for) a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate.

Pop Quiz

Provide at least one description of innovation that you initiated. It can be a program or service, a way of looking at a problem or situation, or some other change in thought processes that led to improvement or to a different way of viewing things for a group or organization you were involved with. It does not have to be library-related, but should be fairly recent. Submit on a separate piece of paper and label it “Pop Quiz.”

Compensation and application instructions:

Salary range is $ 51,783.00 - $53,500.00 and includes an attractive benefits package.
Mail resume, cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, (yes, we read all cover letters, we promise!) – and names of three references to Alexandria Arnold, Executive Director, Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ  07924. Email submissions are encouraged to the director at aarnold @ bernardsvillelibrary.org. Applications review and interviews scheduling will be ongoing.  If you’re invited for an interview, feel free to bring a portfolio of representative projects to share. And don’t forget the pop quiz! Position open until filled. EOE.

Full-Time Lead Custodian

Posted: 3/6/17

Livingston Public Library (Livingston, NJ)

The Livingston Public Library is seeking an experienced Lead Custodian to join our team. We are looking for a detail-oriented person who is passionate about maintaining the Library as a beautiful, welcoming destination for all Livingston residents. The Library serves a culturally diverse community of 27,000+ residents.  The successful candidate is an individual who strives to offer our community excellent customer service. This position ensures that internal and external customer needs are met and has the responsibility to ensure continuous, safe operation of the building, grounds and equipment.

The Lead Custodian sets up, moves and tears down chairs, tables and equipment in meeting rooms; paints walls and ceilings; repairs damage to walls; installs and maintains fixtures and locks; repairs basic plumbing and electrical problems; tears down, moves and sets up shelving used to store library collections; and performs other maintenance and janitorial work as required.
This is a 35 hour per week position and includes weekday, night and weekend hours.  All employees are members of the NJ PERS pension plan. New Jersey residency is required within one year of the date of hire.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsibility for the general management and oversight of a 60,000 square foot facility.
  • Possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service by being attentive,

approachable, kind and helpful.  

  • Monitor/troubleshoot all facility heating, cooling, fire suppression, electrical and plumbing systems.   
  • Recommend, coordinate and address necessary repairs.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe environment in all weather conditions.
  • Coordination of all meeting and special events set ups.
  • Coordinate and prioritize work projects.
  • Maintain inventory and ordering system for custodial and building supplies.
  • Interpret and apply Library policies.
  • Coordinate contract maintenance and service schedules.
  • Assist service technicians (plumbers, electricians, painters, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years building management required.
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • A valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Dependability; ability to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and on-call hours.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and carry 65 lbs. or less on a routine basis. Climb stairs and ladders.
  • A Background Check is required prior to the official hiring date.

Send resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to Amy Hyfler, Assistant Director, at hr @ livingston.bccls.org by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 23.

Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.  All employees are members of the NJ PERS pension plan. The position includes an excellent benefits package.

Full-Time Assistant Director

Posted: 3/3/17

Montclair Public Library (Montclair, NJ)

The Montclair Public Library seeks a qualified, enthusiastic Assistant Director.

The Assistant Director is responsible for the evaluation, training, and discipline of staff. Additionally they oversee the daily operations of the library which includes the Main Library and the Bellevue Avenue Branch. Oversight over collection development, technical services, and information technology will be within their purview.

They will work closely with the Adult School of Montclair, a division of the Library, as well as the heads of adult and youth services to develop and implement programs. They will also work with the Montclair Public Library Foundation whose successful Open Book/Open Mind program has brought many New York Times bestselling authors to visit.

The Assistant Director may also represent the Library on committees within the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS).

In the absence of the Library Director, the Assistant Director acts as the person in charge. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to fully perform administrative and management duties.

Residency in the State of New Jersey will be required in accordance with New Jersey Revised Statutes § 52:14-7.

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association along with a minimum of five (5) years library experience and a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity involving the day-to-day operation of a public library (these may be concurrent) is required for this position.

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary beginning at $80,988 depending on qualifications.

Montclair Public Library offers a generous benefits package including Health Insurance, Dental coverage, a 403(b) savings plan, life insurance, and participation in the New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). Time off includes paid public holidays, and generous paid vacation and sick time.

Application and Questions

Apply online at http://montclair.onerecruit.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 24, 2017 Applicants that best fit the requirements of the position will be interviewed. It is anticipated that the newly selected Assistant Director will join the Montclair Public Library in late April or on a mutually agreeable date (potentially sooner).

Inquiries can be directed to Peter Coyl, Library Director via email coyl @ montclair.bccls.org or telephone 973-744-0500 x2226.

A brochure with more information is available here:
http://www.montclairlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MPL-AD-Job-Brochure.pdf

Montclair Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans’ status or disabled veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Part-Time Librarian I

Posted: 3/3/17

Montville Township Public Library (Montville, NJ)

The Montville Township Public Library located in northern Morris County (I-80/I-287), is seeking an energetic, creative, outgoing and proactive Librarian I (Part-time) for our busy Library in a growing diverse suburban community of 22,000 residents.

General responsibilities include:  Reader's Advisory/Information Desk, Collection Development, Programming, Summer Reading, Technology Training and Community Outreach. All staff is cross-trained to work in different areas of the Library so the successful candidate must have the interest, willingness and desire to work with Customers from Pre-K to Older Adults. 

Scheduled hours currently for this position are:  Mondays 1-9pm (or 4-9pm), Thursdays 1-9pm (or 4-9pm) and every Sunday (year-round) 11:30am-5pm.  In addition, the successful candidate should have some flexibility to work a schedule that meets the needs of the Library when necessary to cover day, evening and weekend hours.  

Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and an ability to obtain a NJ Professional Librarians Certification.  A Library school student with a minimum of 12 credits completed will be considered for this position.

The Montville Township Public Library is covered by Civil Service regulations and staff is represented by the IFPTE Union. The starting salary for the position is:  $22.75 per hour for a person with an MLS/MLIS degree and includes pro-rated vacation, sick and floating holidays.

All employees are members of a New Jersey State pension plan.  Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background and reference check.  The Montville Township Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, March 24th or until the position is filled.

Questions, resumes and cover letters can be e-mailed to:   Allan M. Kleiman, MLS, Library Director at:  akleiman @ montvillelibrary.org.   Further information about our Library can be found at our website at:  www.montvillelibrary.org.

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 3/3/17

Northvale Public Library (Northvale, NJ)

The Director of the Northvale Public Library serves as administrator of the library. He/she plans, organizes and administers the operation of the library according to the policies, rules and authority delegated by the Board of Trustees. He/she supervises all library personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

  • Establishes, formulates and recommends policies to the Library Board. Implements and reviews library policies, procedures and practices. Recommends necessary changes and/or updates to the Board.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support library staff.
  • Assists the Library Board in developing a long-range plan that promotes and supports the organization's mission and strategic direction. Prepares annual operating and capital budgets that reflect the library's mission. Prepares annual reports as required by the New Jersey State Library
  • Develops and organizes all adult programming, including evening events.
  • Studies the community and directs the development of a balanced program of library services designed to meet the needs of all the people in the community.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with the Board of Trustees, Township Officials, Friends of the Library, community organizations, and the general public.
  • Prepares and ensures delivery of content for the library’s webpage and social media.
  • Creates content for marketing, public relations, including press releases and electronic newsletters.
  • 35 hours/week, including at least one evening and one or two Saturday mornings a month.

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports.
  • Represents the library at professional meetings, conferences and seminars.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of Polaris, theories, principles and techniques of librarianship.
  • Thorough knowledge of library administration and management techniques, including New Jersey Library Laws.
  • Thorough knowledge of the functions and responsibilities of a Library Board of Trustees.
  • Ability to analyze, comprehend and use current approved public library standards, methods and techniques. The same ability would apply to library budget systems, performance appraisal, job classification and compensation.
  • Ability to oversee a basic collection development plan, which includes approved selection methods, classification and cataloging and related technical administration.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An ALA accredited Master’s degree or a Professional Librarian's Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • 3 years of supervisory and/or management experience highly desirable.
  • BCCLS experience preferred

SALARY
Compensation: 
Starting salary is $62,000- $70,000 depending on experience, education, and background. A full benefits package is provided, including Health Benefits, vacation, sick, personal days, and a pension plan. Must have residency in New Jersey or relocate to New Jersey within one year as required by the New Jersey First Act.

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and list of three professional references to: librariansearchcommittee @ gmail.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Part-Time Custodian

Posted: 3/1/17

Wyckoff Public Library (Wyckoff, NJ)

The Wyckoff Public Library seeks a responsible, diligent, friendly individual to provide custodial services. This position is crucial in order to provide a welcoming space for visitors to the library. Position entails cleaning, trash pickup, meeting room setups, replacing custodial supplies, occasional errands and minor repairs. Required: Clear oral and written communication skills in English; high school diploma; driver’s license and a car; the strength and mobility needed to fulfill the duties of the position, ability to lift 50 lbs. Previous custodial experience preferred.

The position requires a minimum of 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday mornings, with possible Saturday hours. Hourly rate: $13 to $14, commensurate with experience; no benefits.

Please email cover letter and resume to Laura Leonard, Director, Wyckoff Public Library, leonard @ wyckoff.bccls.org. No phone calls, please.

Full-Time Librarian, Head of Reference Services

Posted: 3/1/17

Fort Lee Public Library (Fort Lee, NJ)

Start Date: April 1, 2017

Hours: 35 hours weekly, incl. one evening, rotating Saturdays and Sundays

Education: MLS or related Masters

Experience: Minimum 2 years professional public library experience; one of which in a supervisory capacity is preferred

Compensation: $55,000-$70,000 annually, commensurate with experience; includes benefits

Job Summary:

The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of over 40,000, seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to lead an adult services team. The qualified candidate will demonstrate the commitment and ability to deliver superior customer-driven services. Building connections with the public will be a top-priority while offering opportunities for life-long learning through personalized reference assistance, technologies, educational and cultural programming and instruction, and use of print and digital resources.

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

Chris Yurgelonis, Library Director, yurgelonis @ fortlee.bccls.org

The Library can only consider candidates who submit all required paperwork. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 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

Posted: 3/1/17

West Orange Public Library (West Orange, NJ)

EMPHASIS: Adult services with an emphasis on outreach to West Orange Hispanic community.

West Orange Public Library is looking for a bi-lingual Spanish/English Librarian to join our staff and provide outreach to West Orange’s thriving Hispanic Community. 

West Orange is a diverse community of around 47,000 people 16 miles from NYC.  29% of West Orange residents are foreign born, and 33% speak a language other than English.  Approximately 43% of those have limited English proficiency.  In total around 16% of West Orange’s population speaks Spanish at home. The largest concentration of Spanish speakers live within walking distance of the library.  We would like a Spanish speaker in order to fully meet the needs of the Hispanic community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to providing outreach to the Hispanic community your responsibilities will be general adult programming, promoting library events, world language collection development, and reference services for all ages.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a New Jersey

Professional Librarian’s Certificate. Bilingual Spanish/English. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent in Spanish.

COMPENSATION:

37.5 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Salary meets NJLA guidelines.  Salary is $50,765.  The position also includes an excellent benefits package.  Position is subject to NJDOP regulations.  This is a NJ Civil Service position.

TO APPLY:

Résumé review will begin March 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: David Cubie, Director, West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052. dcubie @ westorangelibrary.org.  Put “Bi-Lingual Librarian” in email subject line.

Part-Time Catalog and Metadata Librarian

Posted: 2/27/17

PALS Plus (Clifton, NJ)

PALS Plus, a consortium of 20 public and academic libraries in Passaic and Essex Counties, is seeking candidates for a part-time Catalog and Metadata position to oversee the cataloging practices and workflows of the consortium.

Summary

The PALS Plus Catalog and Metadata staffer will join a team of 3 full-time and 2 part-time employees in administering the consortium's services.  He or she will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the System Administrator and various committees in developing standards, processes, and procedures in an effort to streamline cataloging workflows and practices to ensure the integrity of the library catalog.

The position will be scheduled for approximately 18 – 20 hours per week and the work will be primarily performed at the PALS Plus office located at 292 Piaget Ave in Clifton, NJ, but occasional visits to member libraries for training and meetings may be required.  As such, a valid driver’s license and access to transportation to meetings and duties outside of the PALS Plus office is required.

PALS Plus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not subject to New Jersey First state residency requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and implement system metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures, and workflows for all materials.
  • Perform original and copy cataloging of a variety of formats in compliance with AACR2, MARC, LCSH, and RDA standards and local cataloging policies.
  • Coordinate the creation, acquisition, updating, and removal of metadata records.
  • Serve as chief liaison to vendors and providers of bibliographic records.
  • Provide leadership, training, and support for cataloging staff at member libraries.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of metadata for effective discovery and administrative functions.
  • Maintain the integrity of the catalog by addressing database errors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is preferred but will consider Spring 2017 graduates or a non-degreed candidate with extensive cataloging experience.
  • Three years of experience in library cataloging.
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, presentation, and training skills.
  • Commitment to providing stellar customer service.
  • Familiarity with the SirsiDynix WorkFlows integrated library system is preferred.

Compensation

Compensation commensurate with education and experience.

Submission

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Executive Director Luca Manna at manna @ palsplus.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 2/27/17

Mountain Lakes Free Public Library (Mountain Lakes, NJ)

The Mountain Lakes Free Public Library is seeking a new Library Director to replace our current Director who is retiring after 20 years of outstanding service.

The Borough of Mountain Lakes

Mountain Lakes is a small, tightly knit community of 4,500 citizens in Morris County, NJ. The Library, which is now 100+ years old, is closely integrated with the schools and citizens’ groups. The Library participates in the Morris County regional system (MAIN). In addition to standard library functions, the Library provides lectures, film series, art exhibitions and children’s programs for both younger and teen age level students.

The Qualities of the Director

The Library Director must be a flexible, multi-talented individual capable of providing overall leadership, budgeting, hiring, training and leading staff personnel. Good communication skills are essential. The Director reports to and works closely with the Board of the Library which meets four times a year, and whenever necessary. The relationship is collaborative.

Requirements of the Position

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A Masters from an ALA accredited school would be an asset. Experience as a library or staff director will also be considered. Good computer skills are essential. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.         

Interested individuals should send their resume to the library, attention Director, or email to mtlakeslibrary @ gmail.com no later than March 31, 2017.

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 02/22/17

Edgewater Free Public Library

The Edgewater Free Public Library is seeking an energetic and customer-service oriented individual to join our circulation staff. She or he should have a demonstrated capacity to deal effectively and courteously with the public and to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

Responsibilities include:  providing assistance to patrons at the circulation desk (checking items in and out, renewing items, registering patrons, handling fines, etc.), answering phones, preparing and receiving interlibrary loans, shelving, and other duties as assigned. Light lifting and bending required. Strong computer skills required. Library experience (especially within BCCLS) preferred but not required.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a high school diploma and previous work experience.

Position is for 17 to 19 hours per week including at least two evenings a week, and one Saturday every other week. The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible in scheduling.  
A Background Check is required prior to the official hiring date.

The position offers pro-rated vacation, personal and sick time. This is a union and civil service position. 

Minimum starting salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to corona @ edgewater.bccls.org

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM March 24, 2017.

Part-Time Weekend Circulation Supervisor

Posted: 02/22/17

Felician University Libraries (Lodi, NJ)

Weekend Circulation Supervisor

Felician University is accepting applications for a dynamic, motivated and people-oriented individual to serve as the Weekend Circulation Supervisor and primary point of contact for all Library patrons at the Rutherford Campus Library.

Position Type: Non-Exempt, Part-time flex in accordance with the Felician University Course catalogue academic calendar

Department: Library Services

Required Education: BA/BS required; candidates working towards MLIS are encouraged to apply

Qualifications:

Strong organizational skills; proven computer proficiency; demonstrated customer orientation; ability to welcome and collaborate with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff; superior social skills; strong communication skills; library experience and/or progression towards a library science career a plus.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references via email to Elizabeth Burke @ burkee @ felician.edu, or via USPS at:

Ms. Elizabeth Burke, Library Services 
Felician University 
262 South Main Street 
Lodi, New Jersey 07644

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Part-Time Archives Associate

Posted: 02/22/17

Felician University Libraries (Lodi, NJ)

Archives Associate

Felician University is accepting applications for a detail-oriented, self- motivated and people-oriented individual to serve as the part-time Archives Associate. The Archives Associate, under the supervision of the Director of Library Services, organizes, maintains and promotes the University’s archival materials and special collections.

Position Type: Non-Exempt, Part-time, 7 hours per week

Department: Library Services

Required Education: BA/BS required, Master’s degree preferred

Qualifications:

Fundamental understanding of archival principles and processed; demonstrated organizational skills; proven experience with word processing and digitizing software applications; string written and verbal communications skills; well-developed interpersonal skills, complemented by a predisposition to help others; physical ability to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references via email to Elizabeth Burke at burkee @ felician.edu or via USPS at:

Ms. Elizabeth Burke, Library Services 
Felician University 
262 South Main Street 
Lodi, New Jersey 07644

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 02/22/17

Highland Falls Library (Highland Falls, NY)

The Board of Trustees of the Highland Falls Library is seeking candidates for the position of Library Director, beginning at the end of 2017. The Highland Falls Library is a private association library, serving the public in the Village of Highland Falls and the hamlet of Ft. Montgomery. The major support for the yearly budget of $262,000 is the Town of Highlands. The library also benefits from an active Friends group, which often takes the lead in fund-raising for special projects. 

Requirements include a four-year bachelor's degree in any subject, excellent leadership and communication skills, some knowledge of grant writing, and experience working in a library. Duties will include overall aspects of the daily operation of the library, supervision of a small staff, work with adults and children (story-time), budgeting and management of financial matters, reference work, assistance with computer needs of the community, reading of reviews and ordering books and materials, among others. The library is a member of the Ramapo-Catskill Library System (RCLS), which provides automation and other related services. The Director is expected to participate with other directors as an advisor to RCLS. 

The new and spacious library is located on the Main Street of the village, and is central to the community and its needs. The work week is approximately 36 hours, with some Saturdays (four hours) and evenings (to 7pm) required. Starting salary is $47,000 to $50,000, depending on experience, with holidays and generous sick/vacation time included. A possible benefits package is open to discussion. 

The Board of Trustees is primarily interested in finding the right candidate with enthusiasm and energy to work with an active community and Friends group. A letter of interest and resume? may be sent to the library, 298 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY, 10928, attention Vivian Thomson or email to Suzanne Brahm - sbrahm @ rcls.org "Library Director" in the subject line.