Branch Manager, Vailsburg Branch, The Newark Public Library, Newark
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 07:18 AM

Branch Manager, Vailsburg Branch, The Newark Public Library is accepting applications/resumes for Manager of the Vailsburg Branch. We are seeking a dynamic librarian with leadership qualities to manage the Vailsburg Branch in the West Ward section of Newark. The Manager oversees all aspects of branch services and works closely with the Supervisor of Branch Services, other branch managers, and Library management.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervising the staff and operations of a branch within a library system.
  • Providing designated staff with appropriate assignments and instructions for their completion.
  • Scheduling staff to cover public service desks, shelve materials, and perform other duties.
  • Monitoring the physical condition and security of the branch facility.
  • Evaluating employee performance and conduct.
  • Providing and modeling excellent customer service.
  • Answering reference questions of varying difficulty and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats.
  • Assisting and/or instructing patrons and staff in the effective use of electronic resources for finding information.
  • Planning and facilitating library programs.•Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with community organizations, schools, and the public.
  • Planning and providing outreach activities to schools and community organizations.
  • Selecting books and other library materials for collections.
  • Reviewing collections to develop or discard/discontinue as needed.
  • Preparing clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports.
  • Maintaining files and records including employee time cards.


Qualifications: A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate. Candidates should have at least two years of library experience demonstrating a progression of increasing responsibility. Supervisory experience is preferred. Experience working with children, young adults and their families is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, a commitment to public service and customer satisfaction, and knowledge of reference sources and collection development practices and methods.

This position requires New Jersey residency: N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70).

Working conditions: This position includes regular evening and Saturday shifts.

Physical requirements:The ability to lift 35 pounds, move books, and push and pull book trucks is required.

Schedule & Salary: This is a full time 35 hour per week position with 20 vacation days per year. Minimum salary is $56,740.

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes 

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Yes 

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service