Children's Librarian, Tween Services (Librarian 1), Cape May County Library, Cape May Court House
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 09:51 AM

Children's Librarian, Tween Services (Librarian 1)

The Cape May County Library (CMCL) is looking for a dynamic, motivated, and team-oriented Librarian to join our library system. The Tween Librarian will be responsible for developing a programming curriculum for the tween population across Cape May County and planning and facilitating programming and outreach at the Lower Township branch location for ages 0-18. This position is part of the Lower Township Branch team and assists with branch coverage and patron assistance.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week) and is based in the Lower Township Library. The schedule includes one night per week and a rotating Saturday shift. Travel to other branches may be required throughout the year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform weekly programming for ages 0-18, including storytimes, craft programs, Teen Advisory Board and STEAM activities
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies, and non-profits in Lower Township that support youth
  • Maintain children’s and teen collections in the Lower Township Branch, including evaluation and weeding
  • Maintain and supervise children’s and teen spaces in Lower Township Branch
  • Coordinate tween programs across all Cape May County Library branches
  • Collaborate with other departments in providing services and outreach
  • Provide prompt, courteous, and direct assistance to all patrons as part of the Lower Township Branch team
  • Attend and participate in staff meeting discussions, including staff committees
  • Assist in maintaining the library’s social media platforms and website
  • Attend and participate in professional development opportunities outside the library system
Knowledge/ Skills
  • Cultural competence skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously with patrons and coworkers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both with supervisors and with patrons
  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational, and educational needs of children, tweens, and teens
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for children, tweens, and teens
  • Knowledge of children’s, tween, and teen literature
  • Experience working with children and teens preferred
Abilities
  • Lift and carry bags or boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Drive a car and hold a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgement
Education/ Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • Have or be eligible for a New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate.
  • Candidates currently completing their final semester in library school will be considered
  • New Jersey state residency required per N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70)
Salary & Benefits
  • Salary: $46,500
  • 35 hours per week, including one night per week and at least one Saturday per month
  • Health benefits, including dental, prescription and optical
  • New Jersey pension
  • 12 vacation days per year (increasing with years worked), 15 sick days per year, 3 personal days per year


To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Natalie Niziolek, Assistant Director, at [email protected] by February 18, 2022.

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service
Youth Services