Adult Services Librarian, Kennedy Branch, Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 08:16 AM

Description: The Adult Services Librarian is responsible for programming and collection development for adults, and reference and customer service to all ages. The Adult Services Department embraces a team approach to support outreach and special projects.


  • Effectively offering assistance to meet the informational needs of users of all ages, by providing reference. readers’ advisory, and computer support.
  • Planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating programs that meet the interests and needs of adults in the community including, but not limited to, job seekers, makers, and readers.
  • Selecting and maintaining the adult print, nonprint, electronic collections
  • Contributing to developing the library’s local history resources and celebrating the cultural diversity of the Township
  • Strengthening connections with local organizations and representing the library at community events Continuing education to update professional skills and active participation in professional library organizations


  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program and NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate. Candidates completing their MLS by June 2021 will be considered for the Information Assistant/Library Associate title until degree and certification are received.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: customer service, providing reference and technology assistance, adult programming, collection development
  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff

Schedule: The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening, and weekend coverage on a rotating basis. Schedule includes time at both Piscataway Library branches.

Compensation: This is a full-time salaried exempt position, with a minimum starting salary of $61,422. (Senior Librarian $66,273) Piscataway Public Library offers generous paid leave, health and dental insurance, PERS/DCRP, and a commitment to staff training and development.

Notices: Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate must comply with the "New Jersey First Act."

To Apply: Email a meaningful cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected] and include Adult Services Librarian in the subject line. Applications received by November 25 will receive first consideration. Deadline to apply December 7. The anticipated start date is January 18. Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted.

About Piscataway Public Library: Piscataway Township has a richly diverse population of over 58,000 and is located in Middlesex County, NJ. Piscataway Public Library is a statewide leader in public library service and has a tradition of providing pioneering programs. Piscataway Public Library nurtures professional development, leadership, and innovation.

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service