P-T Young Adult’s Coordinator, Library Association of Ringwood, Inc.

Young Adult’s Coordinator
Position Title: Young Adult’s Coordinator (PT)
Position Class: Library Support Position—Library Assistant or Senior Library Assistant--DoQ
Salary Range: Shall be consistent with NJLA recommended starting salaries and above, commensurate with experience.

Position Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university is preferred with current coursework in accredited MLIS program. A Bachelor’s Degree or 3-5 years experience working with tweens and teens in a library or school setting with progressively increasing responsibilities would be considered.

  • Shall enjoy working with children of all ages, most specifically those ages 10 and up, and excel at building program support among parents and caregivers.
  • Shall possess a demonstrated knowledge of computerized information services, online databases, social networking platforms and library automated systems.
  • Shall possess a demonstrated knowledge of computers (including mobile devices), basic computer programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Office, and the G Suite.
  • Shall promote and provide reader’s advisory services.
  • Shall demonstrate creativity and innovation to enhance, initiate, and direct the operation of tween and teen’s services and programs both in a virtual and face-to-face format.
  • Shall collaborate with the Children’s Coordinator in gathering usage statistics, patron feedback and community input to evaluate programs, collection needs, and enrichment activities provided to patrons under the age of 18 years old.
  • Shall possess good communication and interpersonal relations skills.
  • Shall be able to work independently.Shall have or be willing to develop knowledge of library theory, principles, techniques, trends and developments in the library profession.
  • Shall have the ability to work harmoniously with patrons, staff and supervisors.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English preferred.

Position Summary:
Works to provide library services to children of all ages, most specifically those aged 10-18, including: reader’s advisory, programming, community activities, and collection development; collaborates with the Children’s Coordinator to monitor and evaluate services to youth; promotes and publicizes the youth services program in the schools and the community; works collaboratively with senior staff to build support for the youth services programs in the community.

This is a regular part-time position of approximately 27hrs/wk including some nights and weekends. Standard holidays, paid vacation, and sick time provided in accordance with the library’s personnel policy. Ample opportunity for on-the-job mentoring, continuing education, and involvement with professional organizations is provided.

Special Working Conditions:Work includes prolonged sitting, extended periods of standing, moderate (25 lbs) lifting, carrying, reaching (90 inch high shelves), stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pulling and pushing activities, manual dexterity, clear speech, visual and hearing acuity. Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to angry/hostile/disturbed patrons. The noise level is usually moderate. Must be able to transport one’s self to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences etc.


  • Shall provide reference and research services primarily for young adults but will serve all patrons regardless of age. This includes assisting patrons in their own research and use of the library computers and their personal devices for research purposes.
  • Shall, in collaboration with the Children’s Coordinator and the Library Director, work to maintain the collection for children and young adults.Shall develop a regular schedule of special services, programs, clubs, meetings and events for young adults.
  • Shall provide programs of enrichment in the areas of the arts including but not limited to: crafts, music and movement, and creative writing. These programs may be held in the library or in the Ringwood School District and Lakeland Regional High School.
  • Shall prepare special displays, reading lists, bibliographies, flyers, and press releases for young adult services and events.
  • Shall assist in maintaining the library’s social media pages, website, and newsletter content.
  • Shall develop a working rapport with families and children in the community.
  • Shall provide orientation tours of library facilities and instructional presentations on the use of library resources to families and juvenile groups.
  • Shall work in collaboration with the Ringwood School District and Lakeland Regional High School to provide community outreach programs to facilitate the use of the library by students in the area.
  • Shall assist with coverage of the circulation desk as needed and other duties as assigned.

The Young Adult Coordinator shall be under the supervision of the Library Director.