Librarian 1, Adult Services, Hillside Public Library
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 09:14 AM

LIBRARIAN 1, Adult Services

Hillside Public Library invites motivated and team-oriented candidates to join our dedicated staff in delivering on our mission to change lives for a better community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides excellent customer service for all Provides research services, answering reference questions of varying difficulty and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats.
  • Provides Readers’ Advisory
  • Assists public and staff and provides formal training in the effective use of library equipment and electronic resources
  • Plan, promote, and implement programming and services for adults
  • Orders collection materials and other library supplies for purchase, taking into consideration priority needs and budget limitations; reviews collections to develop or discard/discontinue as needed; evaluates and/or selects resources for delivery in the most appropriate format
  • Gives talks highlighting library resources before groups, organizations, co-workers and the public
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with community organizations and the general public
  • Prepares clear, accurate and informative narrative and statistical reports
  • Other duties as assigned


MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, and a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate certificate issued by the State of New Jersey or demonstrated ability to obtain them within three months of hire. This person must have a strong knowledge of current library technologies and demonstrated experience using technology and digital resources. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential. Please note that this position is subject to the NJ First Act, requiring public employees to establish residency in the State of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70). The Hillside Public Library is a NJ Civil Service and Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand, and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks may require lifting, carrying, moving, and manipulating books and other library material as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.


This position is ranked at the position of Librarian 1 by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Salary meets NJLA Minimum and includes Health/Dental benefits, enrollment in State Pension, paid holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick leave. The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including days, evenings and weekends. Please note that this is not a temporary or seasonal position.

To apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Christal Blue at [email protected]. Documents must be sent as a PDF attachment. No phone calls. No faxes. Use the subject line: “Librarian 1, Adult Services''. The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview. Review of applications will begin on June 5, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

MLS or Library School Required:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service