Youth Services Librarian, Union Public Library
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 08:05 PM

Union Public Library, serving a diverse middle-class community of more than 56,000 residents in two locations, seeks a dynamic, creative Youth Services Librarian to join its bustling Youth Services Department. The new Youth Services Librarian will have the opportunity to work with an amazing, collaborative group of dedicated professionals to develop UPL’s youth programs, collection, and information services. The successful candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and will genuinely enjoy working with young people, excelling at building rapport with families, teachers, and caregivers. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be able to work independently on various projects, while acting as a cooperative and productive team member.

The following list is a sample of the duties required of the position for illustrative purposes, and may include additional tasks:

  • Offer excellent customer service to all patrons.Develop and execute a range of innovative programs for children, tweens, and teens.
  • Provide accurate, friendly reference service and readers’ advisory by utilizing the online catalog, books, reference sources, bibliographies, library databases, and the Internet.
  • Maintain Juvenile and Young Adult collections through acquisitions and weeding.
  • Create content for and maintain the library’s social media channels to promote services, resources, and programs.
  • Demonstrate proven graphic design ability, utilizing software (e.g. Canva) to create appealing, modern promotional materials, web content, and newsletters.
  • Foster an inviting and visually-pleasing library environment, such as through the creation of eye-catching book displays and exhibits.
  • Cultivate community ties through outreach to schools and other local organizations.
  • Communicate productively with the community, library staff, and management.
  • Attend professional development workshops and training, staying well-informed of trends in libraries.Schedule includes rotating evening and Saturday work.

Qualifications: Must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a library program accredited by ALA or from a New Jersey Master’s program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College. MLS/MLIS degree candidates nearing completion of the degree, who have experience working with young people, will be considered. Salary meets the NJLA minimum and includes medical, dental, and prescription benefits. Please send resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references to: Karen O’Malley, Library Director Email: [email protected]

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Yes

Job Focus:
Youth Services