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Part-Time Children's Librarian

Posted: 5/25/17

Nyack Library (Nyack, NY)

The Nyack Library is seeking an energetic Children’s Librarian for a part time position. This position is for a 16 hour work week, including Sundays and evenings as required.

Education and Experience

  • An MLIS degree from an accredited University
  • A NY State Public Librarian’s Certificate
  • Experience working with children from birth to middle school
  • Experience with teens a plus
  • Knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony/Workflows, Microsoft Office Suite and Canva a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Provides direct assistance to patrons of all ages seeking information, guidance, and reader’s advisory
  • Requires a good knowledge of children’s and young adult literature
  • Requires an understanding of early literacy concepts
  • Must be able to create and execute engaging programs for children
  • Must possess excellent communication skills to successfully engage with children, teens and adults of various age levels and ethnicities
  • Ability to provide basic homework assistance to students as needed
  • Must possess strong computer skills with the ability to use and demonstrate a variety of electronic and digital devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads and printers
  • Enforces library rules and regulations to maintain a calm and pleasant room atmosphere
  • Performs additional duties as required
  • Reports directly to the Head of Youth Services

Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Vacation, holiday, & NY State Retirement

Please send application and resume to Anne Shaw at ashaw @ nyacklibrary.org by Monday June 12, 2017.

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 5/25/17

Northvale Public Library (Northvale, NJ)

The Northvale Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic part-time Library Assistant Hourly wage: $14 per hour. 10-15 hours a week. Candidates must be able to work one Saturday per month. 

Job Qualifications:

  1. A High School diploma.
  2. Basic computer proficiency with Mac and Windows operating systems and facility with Microsoft Office and Google Drive. 
  3. Good oral and written English communication skills.
  4. Exceptional customer service skills in line with the needs of a vibrant community.
  5. Ability to collaborate with a small team of motivated and skilled library staff.
  6. Ability to lift books (up to 25 lbs.) and arrange them on shelves. This will include bending and reaching.
  7. Prior experience with Polaris ILS is preferred.

Brief Job Description:  

  1. Assist patrons throughout the building and by phone
  2. Assist with summer reading signup.
  3. Cover the checkout desk.
  4. Help patrons with computers and copier.
  5. Perform special tasks and projects as assigned by the Youth Services Library Associate or the Director.
  6. Work harmoniously and effectively with staff.
  7. Assist with technical services duties (e.g. processing and linking materials).
  8. Wear professional attire at all times.

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 Paul Shaver, Library Director:  shaver @ northvale.bccls.org

Part-Time Youth Services Library Assistant

Posted: 5/25/17

Northvale Public Library (Northvale, NJ)

The Northvale Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic part-time Youth Services Assistant to fill the maternity leave of our Youth Services Library Associate from July to December 2017. Hourly wage: $15-17 per hour depending on qualifications. 18-20 hours a week. Candidates must be able to work 5 days per week, including one Saturday per month. 

Job Qualifications:

  1. An Associate’s Degree or higher.
  2. Experience working with children and teens, and ability to relate well to them.
  3. Ability to lead children and young adult programs including at least one storytime per week.
  4. Basic computer proficiency with Mac and Windows operating systems.
  5. Good oral and written communication skills.
  6. Exceptional customer service skills in line with the needs of a vibrant community.
  7. Ability to collaborate with a small team of motivated and skilled library staff.
  8. Experience reading and/or selecting children’s and or YA materials.
  9. Ability to lift books and arrange them on shelves.

Brief Job Description:  

  1. Create and assist with book displays and with decorating the Youth Services Department.
  2. Run storytime and other programs. 
  3. Purchase books for young adults and children.
  4. Assist patrons throughout the building.
  5. Assist with summer reading signup.
  6. Cover the checkout desk as needed.
  7. Perform special tasks and projects as assigned by the Youth Services Library Associate or the Director.
  8. Wear professional attire at all times.

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 Paul Shaver, Library Director:  shaver @ northvale.bccls.org

Part-Time Circulation Assistant

Posted: 5/22/17

River Vale Public Library (River Vale, NJ)

The River Vale Public Library is seeking a Part Time Library Assistant for its Circulation Desk. A qualified applicant will be a team player who can multitask while providing excellent customer service to our patrons. Strong organizational skills and knowledge of computers are a must.

Circulation Duties include: answering phones, charging & discharging materials, handling interlibrary loans, packing and unpacking of materials for inter-library transfer, assisting patrons in locating materials, assisting patrons working on library computers, processing of new materials and other duties as required. Bending and lifting required. BCCLS experience is a plus.

The position is for approximately 17 hours per week with additional rotating weekend hours. Flexibility is needed to cover shifts for sick and vacation days of other staff. Hourly wage: $11.50/hr. with a differential pay for Sunday hours. Benefits: vacation and sick time.

Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to Ann McCarthy mccarthy @ rivervale.bccls.org.

Part-Time Maintenance Worker

Posted: 5/22/17

Fort Lee Public Library (Fort Lee, NJ)

Posting Date: May 19, 2017

Position Offered: Part-time Maintenance Worker

Start Date: July 1, 2017 or earlier

Hours: 19 hours weekly; includes evenings & rotating Saturdays & Sundays

Flexibility required to cover staff absences

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Relevant maintenance/cleaning experience preferred

Compensation: $12.50-15.00/hr

Job Summary:

The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of over 40,000, seeks a reliable and conscientious individual to join our maintenance team in providing a safe, clean and attractive public building. The qualified candidate should demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of physically strenuous tasks involved in cleaning and maintaining a 31,000 square foot building and grounds, open year round, seven days per week.

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 MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017.

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass Civil Service testing and requirements. Pre-employment background check required.

The Fort Lee Public Library hires under NJDOP and EOE Guidelines.

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 5/17/17

Saddle Brook Free Public Library (Saddle Brook, NJ)

Saddle Brook 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 former work experience.

Position is for 16 hours per week with the following schedule Mondays 5-9, Tuesdays 9-1, Wednesdays 1-5, and Thursdays 9-1 plus one Saturday a month. Only candidates who can work the stated schedule will be considered. Salary is $10.00 - $12.00 an hour, depending on experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Katherine Hybertsen at katherine.hybertsen @ saddlebrook.bccls.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 5/15/17

Maplewood Memorial Library, Hilton Branch (Maplewood, NJ)

Job Opening – Maplewood Memorial Library

Library Assistant – 28 hours per week

Monday, May 15, 2017 – Monday, June 5, 2017

Position Description—Library Assistant, Hilton Branch

The Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic, creative and customer service oriented Library Assistant to work with our diverse and friendly community. Under the supervision of the Hilton Branch Manager and Head of Circulation & Technical Services, the Library Assistant provides excellent customer service to our patrons and performs administrative and technical service duties as needed. The Library Assistant must also be computer literate, organized, and detail oriented with the knowledge to explain library policies.

Duties:

Circulation Desk: Check in, check out and renew library materials, register patrons, settle fines and fees using cash register, answer telephones and emails, and answer general questions about library collections and services, as part of a regularly scheduled rotation.

Patron holds and requests: Locate, pack, receive and activate patron holds for Maplewood Library patrons and library consortium partners, as part of a regularly scheduled rotation.

Administrative: Assist with daily schedules and payroll, meeting room schedule, maintain office supplies.

Technical Services: Process new books.

Programs: Assist with Library programs, displays, and community events.

Scheduling

Library scheduling may require assignment of one evening per week, Saturday and Sunday hours.

Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Light lifting and bending

Other Tasks

Other duties as assigned.

Salary Ranges and Benefits

Library Assistant

$24,709.08 – $25,695.47

Senior Library Assistant (4 years of experience)

$26,812.36 – $32,725.16

Benefits: Vacation time, sick time, holidays in accordance with Board approved Holiday calendar, pension enrollment.

To apply send resume and cover letter to:

Irene Langlois
Branch Manager
ilanglois @ maplewoodlibrary.org

Full-Time Youth Services Librarian

Posted: 5/15/17

Mt. Olive Public Library (Flanders, NJ)

Overview – The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the daily functions of the Children’s and Young Adult Departments.

Daily Expectations – The Mt. Olive Library is seeking a friendly, outgoing professional to manage and to promote a vibrant Children’s Library.  The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of what young patrons want to read, including picture books, chapter books, books about wizards, dystopian teen series, and tons of non-fiction titles that cover STEM topics and historical events. Potential applicants should have the aptitude to create and to plan interesting and inviting programs, including weekly story-times, craft sessions, book clubs, and summer reading events.  Applicants should have the ability to work in partnership with other departments, volunteers, and members of the MAIN library consortium.

Primary Responsibilities, not in any specific order of importance

  • Supervise Children’s Library Staff and prepare the departmental monthly schedule.
  • Supervise collection development with a focus on high-circulating materials.
  • Oversee shelving, restocking displays, and overall appearance of the children’s library area.
  • Attend professional development workshops and then turnkey information to other staff members.
  • Plan and conduct appealing and relevant programs that highlight the library’s collection as well as community interests.
  • Facilitate the creation of fun, informative flyers, digital ads, displays, and bulletin boards that showcase the library and its offerings.   
  • Recruit, supervise, and schedule teen volunteers.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement periodic weeding of the children’s & YA collection.
  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory services for younger patrons and parents.
  • Maintain statistics on Children Department activities, including circulation and programming.
  • Initiate a rapport with local schools and community organizations to promote and to coordinate programming and other collaborations.

Education and Training Required

  • ALA accredited MLS and NJ Professional Librarian Certification.

Hours & Compensation

  • 36 hours per work week. Nights and weekends as needed.
  • Salary $48,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Benefits and benefitted time available.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to: Mauro.magarelli @ mopl.org

Job Application Deadline: June 16, 2017.

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 5/10/17

Little Ferry Free Public Library (Little Ferry, NJ)

The Board of Trustees of the Little Ferry Public Library is seeking a capable Library Director to serve a community of 10,626 people and head a staff of 7 full-time 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. 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA – accredited institution
  • NJ State Librarian’s Certificate or eligibility for acquiring certification

Related Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices involved in operation of a public library.
  • Flexibility in working well with a small staff answering to the Board of Trustees.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of current library technologies.
  • Familiarity with BCCLS.

Duties Include:

  • Maintaining staff work schedule and reporting payroll tally.
  • Collection development.
  • Preparing purchase orders and other business for monthly Board meetings.
  • Maintaining records of invoices and working with Accounts Payable to see through payment of bills.
  • Maintaining record books from all Library Board meetings.
  • Preparing Annual Statistical Report for New Jersey State Library.
  • Preparing annual Library Budget.
  • Maintaining Library website.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Annual salary and benefits package include health insurance, dental insurance, and participation in the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).  Little Ferry Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume to Board President Karen Kaner, Little Ferry Public Library, 239 Liberty Street, Little Ferry, NJ 07643 or email to: director @ littleferry.bccls.org  Please submit application by May 31, 2017.

Part-Time Library Assistant

Posted: 5/10/17

Nanuet Public Library (Nanuet, NY)

The Nanuet Public Library in Rockland County, NY is looking for a part-time Library Assistant in the Adult Services Department. Join our team as we promote digital literacy, reference and reader's advisory in a warm, friendly environment.

We're looking for someone customer-focused and enthusiastic, who enjoys teaching others how to use computers, mobile devices and related software. Candidates should be very comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel. Coding experience, although not required, is helpful. As a member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), we use the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and will provide training if necessary.

A college degree is required. This position is for 10-17.5 hours/week, with some flexibility. Evening and weekend availability is preferred. The compensation is $24.55/hour.

Please email your resume and cover letter (as PDFs) to Julie Marallo, Adult Services Department Coordinator, at jmarallo @ rcls.org. In your cover letter, please include your hours of availability.

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 5/8/17

Roseland Public Library (Roseland, NJ)

The Board of Trustees of the Roseland Public Library is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Library Director to serve a small community of 5,000.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum requirements:

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS; Eligibility for New Jersey State Professional Librarian’s Certificate. Minimum of five years library experience, with preferably supervisory experience.

JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES:

Management of the Library, its services, facilities and activities.

Preparation of annual library budget.

Reports to the board and library staff, collection development and weeding, accountability for capital planning, community outreach.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Annual salary range of $47,000 - $75,000, depending on qualifications.

Roseland Public Library offers a benefits package that includes health insurance and a pension plan. The Roseland Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested parties should mail a resume and professional references to:

Roseland Free Public Library
20 Roseland Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
Attn: Board of Trustees

Full-Time Head of Children's Services

Posted: 5/5/17

Pequannock Township Public Library (Pompton Plains, NJ)

The Pequannock Township Public Library is seeking a rising star! We have an opening for an exciting opportunity supervising our children's department. Our well-loved and very busy library is located in a growing suburban community that has a population of 15,500. You will be joining a dynamic staff in a children's department that has established story time programs and a very successful summer reading program. A brand new 1,400 square foot meeting room for children's programs will be breaking ground soon and your vision will make this space welcoming and inviting for children and parents.

General responsibilities include: story times, children's programming, children's reference services and back up adult reference, reader's advisory, collection development, Summer Reading programming, website and social media updates, management of library pages and teen volunteers. Visits to the Pequannock Township School District schools to promote the Summer Reading Program and library resources and programs for children and tweens are expected.

Experience in all Microsoft Office products and knowledge of Polaris library automation, Evanced, WordPress, and e-book platforms is a plus. Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution. We will also consider current MLS or MLIS students nearing the completion of their graduate degree from an accredited school, with title and salary adjusted accordingly.

This 35 hour per week position includes weekday, night, and weekend hours and meets the NJLA minimum salary requirements. All employees are members of the NJ PERS Pension plan. Employment offers include a three month probationary period.

Resume, cover letter and two references should be emailed to: Debbie Maynard, Library Director, at debbie.maynard @ pequannocklibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until May 19.

Part-Time Youth Services Library Assistant

Posted: 5/4/17

Lodi Memorial Library (Lodi, NJ)

The Lodi Memorial Library is seeking an enthusiastic part-time Youth Services Library Assistant. The Youth Services Library Assistant is responsible for assisting the Youth Services Librarian with the operations of the Youth Services Department. Knowledge of the BCCLS system and Polaris is preferred. This is a union and civil service position.  This position offers paid vacation, sick, and personal time.

Hourly wage: $14.35/hour.  14 hours a week:  Preferred hours are Monday (3:00pm-8:00pm), Wednesday (9:30pm-1:30pm), and Thursday (3:00pm-8:00pm). Work schedule can be negotiated.

Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Ability to relate to children and teens.
  • Ability to become familiar with the needs and interests of children and teens.
  • Ability to interact with and assist the public in a friendly and responsive manner.
  • Computer knowledge and proficiency.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills for a customer service oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

Job Description:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of children’s, teens and family programs and special events as assigned by the Youth Services Librarian.
  • Ensures open spaces in the Youth Services Department are tidy at all times.
  • Straightens shelves in Youth Services Department; assists with book displays.
  • Assists patrons in the Youth Services Department.
  • Performs Circulation Desk functions when requested.
  • Assists in decorating the Youth Services Department.
  • Displays professional conduct and appearance at all times while performing duties.
  • Performs special projects and other job related tasks that may be assigned by the Director or Youth Services Librarian.

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

Full-Time Librarian

Posted: 5/4/17

North Bergen Free Public Library (North Bergen, NJ)

The North Bergen Free Public Library is looking for a full-time librarian to work in multiple departments.  North Bergen is a diverse and active community of more than 60,000 residents from all walks of life.  The library is a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on programming.  There is room for growth within the position and we encourage creative thinking.

Duties:

-Work with the public at the adult and youth services desks answering reference questions, providing reader's advisory, placing holds and locating items, promoting library collections and programs, participating in outreach efforts, and assisting with library technology.

-Work independently and efficiently on projects as assigned.  Constantly on the lookout for opportunities and projects to make the library better. 

-Develop and run both adult and children's programming.  Creativity is greatly encouraged!

-Supervise staff as needed to maintain smooth operation of library.

Requirements:

-MLS degree required.  Willing to interview current MLS students who have completed more than half of their degree requirements.

-Must be open to working in either of our two branches

-Preferred bilingual Spanish or Arabic

-35 hours per week; two nights per week; two Saturdays per month.

-Minimum starting salary is $51,000 for MLS graduates, and will scale, commensurate with experience. Full benefits include medical, dental, vision, and generous paid time-off package.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and two references to Sai Rao at rao @ bccls.org.  Preference given to applicants who apply before May 31st.

Full-Time Reference Librarian

Posted: 5/2/17

Orangeburg Library (Orangeburg, NY)

The Orangeburg Library has an opening for a full-time reference librarian.

General Duties:

Works with the public at the reference desk answering reference questions, suggesting reading materials, placing holds, assisting with library equipment, selects, orders and catalogs materials

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only):

  • Maintains good relations with the public and provides positive, pleasant and professional quality customer service
  • Interacts with the staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Complies with Library policies and procedures
  • Operates computers and other office machinery in looking up materials and placing holds
  • Assists public in use of the Enterprise catalog
  • Handles routine problems under the guidance of a supervisor
  • Enforces Library Code of Conduct
  • Selects and orders books, audiobooks, DVDs and databases for the adult population
  • Runs reports from the catalog and maintains monthly statistics
  • Acts as a liaison between director and part-time reference librarians
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Maintains the collection; has knowledge of and interest in library materials
  • Willingness to learn library methods and techniques and follow established guidelines
  • Aptitude for library work
  • Ability to perform typing/computer inputting tasks with reasonable speed and accuracy
  • Knowledge of general computing principles and ability to create and edit documents in MS Office; use email
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate how to use library databases
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate use of eBooks and other necessary software
  • Demonstrate good judgement and decision making ability
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to physically perform the duties such as using a step to reach high shelves, bending or stooping to reach low shelves and carrying books and materials 
  • Masters of Library and Information Science and up-to-date NYS Public Librarian Certificate
  • 35 hours per week; one night per week, one weekend per month

Preferred:

  • Experience working in a public library environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with library catalogs such as Enterprise
  • Able to work solo or as part of  a team
  • Able to make presentations to the Board of Trustees

Salary is $40,000-$45,000 depending on education and experience.  Benefits include NYS Retirement and 80% employer covered health insurance.   Closing date for applications is May 31, 2017. Cover letters and resumes should be emailed to Laura Wolven, Director at lwolven @ rcls.org.

Part-Time Reference Librarian

Posted: 5/2/17

Orangeburg Library (Orangeburg, NY)

The Orangeburg Library has an opening for a part-time (10 hours/week) reference librarian.

General Duties:

Works with the public at the reference desk answering reference questions, suggesting reading materials, placing holds, assisting with library equipment, selects, orders and catalogs materials

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only):

  • Maintains good relations with the public and provides positive, pleasant and professional quality customer service
  • Interacts with the staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Complies with Library policies and procedures
  • Operates computers and other office machinery in looking up materials and placing holds
  • Assists public in use of the Enterprise catalog
  • Enforces Library Code of Conduct
  • Selects and orders materials as assigned by Reference librarian
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of and interest in library materials
  • Willingness to learn library methods and techniques and follow established guidelines
  • Aptitude for library work including reference and technology skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate how to use library databases
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate use of eBooks and other necessary software
  • Demonstrate good judgement and decision making ability
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to physically perform the duties such as using a step to reach high shelves, bending or stooping to reach low shelves and carrying books and materials 
  • Masters of Library and Information Science and up-to-date NYS Public Librarian Certificate

Preferred:

  • Experience working in a public library environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with library catalogs such as Enterprise
  • Able to work solo or as part of  a team

Salary is $23.00/hr depending on education and experience.  Closing date for applications is May 31, 2017.

Cover letters and resumes should be emailed to Laura Wolven, Director at lwolven @ rcls.org.

Part-Time Circulation Library Assistant

Posted: 4/27/17

Fort Lee Public Library (Fort Lee, NJ)

Start Date: June 1, 2017

Hours: 19 hours weekly; includes evenings & rotating Saturdays & Sundays

Education: 4 year degree from an accredited college or university preferred

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 an outgoing & dynamic individual to join our adult circulation team. The qualified candidate will demonstrate the commitment and ability to deliver superior customer-driven services.

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, MAY 5.

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 Children's Services Librarian

Posted: 4/27/17

Fort Lee Public Library (Fort Lee, NJ)

Start Date: June 1, 2017

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

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

Experience: 2 years public library experience preferred

Compensation: $45,000-$58,000 annually, commensurate with experience; includes benefits

Job Summary:

The Fort Lee Public Library, serving two culturally diverse communities of 40,000, seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic Children’s Services Department. The qualified candidate should have a strong interest in and experience with programming, literature and services for children. 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 Youth Services, sarah.pardi @ fortlee.bccls.org

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

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 5.

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 Adult Librarian

Posted: 4/27/17

Mahwah Public Library (Mahwah, NJ)

The Mahwah Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic professional to join the team as an Adult Librarian.

Under general direction of the Supervising Librarian, the Adult Librarian is an integral member of the adult services team with primary responsibility for answering reference and informational questions, providing readers advisory services, managing and promoting adult collections, and providing technology assistance. The successful candidate will be passionate about library services, embrace change and have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century. He or she will thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment where outstanding customer service is the norm.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering reference and informational questions; providing readers advisory services and recommendations; assisting patrons with computers and technology; managing adult print, audio-visual and online collections; and, promoting Library collections and services including its physical and digital collections. The Adult Librarian collaborates with or leads individuals or teams of staff and volunteers in projects related to collection management, including training staff and volunteers in collection related topics, such as reader’s advisory, how to promote library collections, and how to access electronic information using a variety of equipment. In addition to being organized and technologically savvy, the Adult Librarian will be customer-focused and able to work effectively with a other staff in order to serve the community.

This is a 35 hr/wk position with a minimum salary of $51,783, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits, including medical/dental and paid time off, are included. Professional growth, including participation in regional professional activities, is encouraged.

Serving a population of 26,000, the Mahwah Public Library is among the busiest libraries in Bergen County and growing strong. In 2010/11, Library completed a major renovation that added 7,000 sq. ft. of public space and in 2015, opened “The Inbetween” a dynamic new space for teens. The Library undertakes continuous improvement through proactive collection management, programming, outreach, online services and operational efficiency. Above all, we strive to provide exemplary customer service to our community every day.

Visit the Library’s website at http://www.mahwahlibrary.org/content/work-or-volunteer-library for a complete position description, including duties and requirements. Interested parties should send a letter of interest addressing the Library's stated needs, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Kurt Hadeler, Director
khadeler @ mahwahlibrary.org.

Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Full-Time Supervising Librarian

Posted: 4/27/17

Mahwah Public Library (Mahwah, NJ)

The Mahwah Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic professional to become its next Supervising Librarian. Come, grow with us!

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Supervising Librarian will manage the daily operation of Adult Services and Circulation departments in a way that will reinforce the Library’s standing as a leader in the community and profession. He or she will be a collaborative leader with demonstrated team building and management skills. As a key member of the Library’s management team, the Supervising Librarian will contribute to the planning and implementation of policies and procedures that enhance the Library’s public service initiatives. The successful candidate will be passionate about great customer service and have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century and a willingness to embrace and facilitate change.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising staff, services and operations of the Adult Services and Circulation departments; establishing work priorities and assignments; providing instruction to staff in the performance of assigned work; evaluating employee performance and conduct; developing, planning and implementing professional development programs and activities in order to improve knowledge and skills among all library staff; managing special projects and tasks; developing or revising techniques of increasing operational efficiency; coordinating activities between departments or with other organizations; promoting awareness of the Library, its services and collections; answering reference and informational questions; providing readers advisory services and recommendations; and assisting patrons with computers and technology.

This is a 35 hr/wk FLSA exempt position with a competitive starting salary of $60,000-69,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits, including medical/dental and paid time off, are included. Professional growth, including mentoring and participation in regional professional activities, are encouraged. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to take their career to the next level.

The Mahwah Public Library is among the busiest libraries in Bergen County and growing strong. In 2010/11, Library completed a major renovation that added 7,000 sq. ft. of public space and in 2015, opened “The Inbetween” a dynamic new space for teens. The Library undertakes continuous improvement through proactive collection management, programming, outreach, online services and operational efficiency. Above all, we are dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to our community every day.

Visit the Library’s website at http://www.mahwahlibrary.org/content/work-or-volunteer-library for a complete position description, including duties and requirements. Interested parties should send a letter of interest addressing the Library's stated needs, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Kurt Hadeler, Director
khadeler @ mahwahlibrary.org.

Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Full-Time Staff Development and Engagement Coordinator

Posted: 4/17/17

Bergen County Cooperative Library System - BCCLS (Hackensack, NJ)

The Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) seeks a dynamic individual for its new Staff Development and Engagement Coordinator to serve the approximately 1,500 staff throughout the 77 member libraries of BCCLS. In tandem with its forthcoming Strategic Plan, BCCLS is prioritizing its strong need for central coordination of training opportunities for the full suite of products and services offered to member libraries through the BCCLS office. Innovation is key to growing this important focus of BCCLS.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and conducts a variety of training sessions offered through BCCLS for member library staff
  • Creates and publishes training materials
  • Communicates regularly with the BCCLS membership to determine training needs
  • Actively seeks opportunities for training from external sources when necessary
  • Acts as main contact with external organizations interested in holding events and programs throughout BCCLS
  • Serves on BCCLS committees as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library science program AND/OR a Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience in training/staff development for libraries
  • Excellent English, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • High level of comfort and experience with public speaking
  • Ability to travel statewide and nationwide for professional conferences and events

This is a full-time, 35-hour-per-week position and the employee reports to the Executive Director. Work will primarily be performed at the BCCLS office at 810 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ, with occasional visits to member libraries when necessary. Salary will range from $60,000 to $70,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Generous health and 403b benefits are provided as well. BCCLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is not subject to New Jersey First state residency requirements, nor are any BCCLS positions eligible for the New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System (PERS/pension system).

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and list of three references to Executive Director Marie Coughlin at marie @ bccls.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full-Time Library Director

Posted: 4/10/17

Tenafly Public Library (Tenafly, NJ)

The Board of Trustees of the Tenafly Public Library is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Library Director to serve a diverse community of 15,000. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum requirements:

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS; Eligibility for New Jersey State Professional Librarian’s Certificate.  Minimum of five years library experience, including three years supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.

JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES:

Management of the Library, its services, facilities and activities.
Preparation of annual library budget.

Assisting the Library Board in long-range planning that promotes and supports the Library’s mission and strategic direction.

Responsibility for the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of Library staff.

Oversight and troubleshooting of Library’s computers and webpage.

Working with the Friends of the Library and participation in community activities.

Fostering a positive working relationship with library staff, volunteers, the public and the Library Board.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Annual salary range of $75,000 - $85,000, depending on qualifications.
Tenafly Public Library offers a benefits package that includes health insurance and a pension plan.  The Tenafly Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Interested parties should email a resume and professional references to tenaflylibrarysearch @ gmail.com.

Interim Library Director

Posted: 4/10/17

Tenafly Public Library (Tenafly, NJ)

The Board of Trustees of the Tenafly Public Library is seeking an interim library director to serve a community of 15,000 and head a staff of 26 full and part time employees. Possibly leading to a full time position if desired.

Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution
  • NJ State Librarian's Certificate

Salary and Benefits

Salary open

Interested parties please submit resume to Tenaflylibrarysearch @ gmail.com