Librarian 1 - Adult Services - Gloucester County Library System, Mullica Hill

Job Title/Location: Librarian 1 - Adult Services - Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Compensation: $24.26 per hour minimum for Librarian 1

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking an energetic, service-orientated professional librarian to fill a full-time Adult Services position. GCLS seeks a librarian with excellent customer service and communication skills in addition to strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and digital resources.This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position. The position will be located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Hours include some daytime hours, at least one (1) night per week, and weekend hours. This is a NJ civil Service position.The position requires a Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Possession of a valid license as a Professional Librarian in the State of NJ, issued by the Bureau of Teacher Certification, Thomas Edison State College is required. A minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a public library setting is preferred.Very strong customer service skills and interpersonal skills are required.

The successful candidate must be a team player who is able to positively interact with coworkers and the public. Excellent communication, leadership, project management, and organization skills are a must.The successful candidate will provide professional reference, reader's advisory and technology assistance to the public; respond to the needs of patrons of all ages in an efficient, thorough and welcoming manner; provide outreach to community organizations as directed and understand the importance of marketing library services to the community; participate in collection development and management as directed; assist with the development of programs and workshops for library patrons and staff; have the ability to work well with people, either one-to-one or in a group setting; have a working knowledge of current web tools and social media platforms applicable to a public library setting; be responsible for building operations during evenings and/or weekend shifts and at other times when required; expand professional knowledge by participation in regional, statewide and/or national library organizations/associations; embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning; be creative, energetic, and have a clear vision of dynamic 21st century library programs and services.The successful candidate will have the ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of duties, and to handle multiple activities and a variety of assignments. The successful candidate will have excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to creatively resolve issues when necessary.

Experience with SirsiDynix ILS, Envisionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/meeting room reservation software, Bibliotheca self-check system, Google Apps and Microsoft office Suite is desirable. Job duties require the ability to stand for extended periods, life up to 50 pounds, and sufficient visual discrimination to be able to read spine labels. The position may require travel between GCLS Branch libraries. A valid NJ Driver's License is required. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.The position requires residency in the State of New Jersey. If the successful applicant is not a New Jersey resident, he or she must become a bona fide New Jersey resident within one year. Applications from qualified residents of Gloucester County, NJ will have first consideration.

The NJ Civil Service job description for Librarian 1 is available at http://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07569.htm. This is a non-competitive title.

Deadline for applications: October 30, 2020

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: Ralph S. Bingham III, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or email to [email protected] Gloucester County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes 

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
No 

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service