Librarian 1: Community Outreach, Trenton Free Public Library, Trenton
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:20 AM
Librarian 1: Community Outreach. Trenton Free Public Library is seeking an Adult Librarian who will focus on Community Outreach. The ideal candidate will be a resourceful, forward thinking, multi-tasker with strong communication and collaboration skills. Their priority will be engaging with a diverse community through the provision of equitable library services to include development of programming.

  • Acts as library representative at meetings and conferences.
  • Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media, newsletters, or other publications.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with community organizations, school groups, library associates and the general public.
  • Assists public and staff in making effective use of library equipment and provides formal training and instruction in the effective use of electronic resources.
  • Designs, organizes and maintains library materials and electronic resources by using appropriate systems of access that are compatible with the needs and styles of learning of the public.
  • Reviews collections to develop or discard/discontinue; assists in the selection and evaluation of resources for delivery in the most appropriate format.
  • Participates in professional associations concerned with improving methods and techniques of information services.
  • May provide instruction and technical expertise to nonprofessional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with supervisors to formulate policies, procedures, programs, etc. to provide high quality services.
  • Mentors newer staff members.
  • Performs Related Duties as Required.

NOTE: Incumbents may be required to complete cross-training in one or more of the following specializations: Youth Services, Reference Services, Technical Services.

REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey College Master's program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State University.

LICENSE: Appointees may be required to possess a valid certification as a Professional Librarian issued by Thomas Edison State University.

BENEFITS PACKAGE: Salary: $57,244 per year, ($31.45 per hour)Vacation: 20 days per year (accruing @ 1.666 days a month)Sick Days: 15 days per year (accruing @ 8.25 hours a month). Personal Days: 5 days per year (accruing @ 1.25 hours a month)Paid Holidays: 14 per calendar year as per union contract. Medical Coverage: Several Plans from which to choose (cost based on plan choice). Eye Care: Reimbursement @ $100 for single vision and bifocals. Dental Plan: Small monthly fee for coverage dependent upon carrier selection. Work Week: 35 hr., flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. Residency: New Jersey Resident.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Rebecca FrancoMartin at [email protected] with the subject line “Librarian 1: Community Outreach”. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.For complete position responsibilities and full requirements see For more information about the Trenton Free Public Library visit us at TFPL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MLS or Library School Required:


Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service
Youth Services