Youth Services Librarian, Livingston Public Library, Livingston
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:48 PM

The Livingston Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative, and highly motivated individual to be part of the Youth Services department. Our library is a central component of daily life in a diverse, family-oriented community of 29,000 whose schools are rated as among the highest in New Jersey. The purpose of this position is to provide library services to youth, to their families, and to adults working with youth; promote the love of literature; encourage engagement in STEAM learning, and to promote information literacy for youth. As a member of the Youth Services’ team in an innovative and conscientious Library, this position requires expertise in forward-facing customer service and youth program delivery. The right candidate for this job will be savvy in early literacy, play-based learning, and youth and young adult literature. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. We are seeking a flexible Youth Services Librarian who believes in providing excellent customer service to children, teens, parents, caregivers, as well as the Livingston community.

About this role: -

  • Creates and oversees a welcoming and inspiring library environment that is accessible and provides equitable services to a diverse population
  • Develops and conducts fun, innovative, and educational children’s programming and storytimes that reflect the community’s needs
  • Assists patrons with reader's advisory, utilizing e-resources and working with digital devices
  • Participates in a number of projects, including but not limited to collaborating with other library departments, community engagement and outreach to schools and local organizations
  • Enforces and communicates library policies and procedures to the public and the Youth Services department
  • Publicizes and markets library programs and services through social media, press releases, and other forms of outreach
  • Works independently on various projects, while acting as a cooperative and productive team member
  • Participates in professional organizations, attends professional workshops, and other duties as needed and assigned
An ALA accredited MLS, relevant library experience. Students enrolled in an MLIS program who have completed 50% or more of their coursework will be considered. Salary scale to commensurate with experience and NJLA recommendations. We offer excellent benefits. The schedule includes a Thursday night and a rotating weekend. The successful applicant will complete a background check and drug screening. Must be able to lift and/or push 25 to 40lbs.To apply, please send a cover letter, and resume, and 3 professional references: [email protected] Only emailed applications will be considered. Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2021. Only candidates of interest will be contacted by the Library.

 

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Yes

Job Focus:
Youth Services