Head of Children’s Services, Hamilton Township Public Library, Hamilton (Mercer County)
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 10:26 AM
DESCRIPTION: The Hamilton Township Public Library is seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic, creative and patron-focused individual for the Head of Children’s Services position. The candidate will work a full-time schedule (35 hours per week) that requires flexibility, and includes some evenings and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, exhibit friendly professionalism, and provide outstanding reference service. Candidate must have an abiding interest in and be comfortable working with children from birth through age 12, and possess knowledge of children’s literature and child development, and a respect for cultural diversity. A strong knowledge of current library technologies and digital resources is preferred, as well as the ability to think critically, problem solve, make decisions and mediate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Supervise professional and paraprofessional staff within the department.
  • Provide customer service, reference assistance and readers advisory in response to information needs of library users.
  • Develop and implement educational and cultural programs for children and families, including planning, budgeting, scheduling and assessment.
  • Manage and develop collection.
  • Provide patrons with technology and e-resource assistance, education and training.
  • Maintain positive relationships with the public and co-workers.
  • Participate in continuing education activities, including professional conferences, seminars, meetings, webinars, forums and conferences.

REQUIREMENTS: MLS or MLIS from an institution accredited by the ALA, a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate, and a minimum of 2 years of recent supervisory experience in this field. Hamilton Township residents will be given preference, and all applicants must be residents of New Jersey.

COMPENSATION: The Hamilton Township Public Library is a civil service and union workplace. We offer medical, dental and prescription benefits, vision plan, deferred compensation, paid sick, vacation, personal and holiday leave. Starting salary is $80,632.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to: Suzanne Martinez, Hamilton Township Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619, or email to [email protected], with HEAD OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES in the subject line. Position will remain open until filled.


MLS or Library School Required:

Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Yes

Job Focus:
Youth Services