Youth Services/Community Librarian, Montville Township Public Library, Morris County

The Montville Township Public Library, located in northern Morris County (I-80/I-287), is seeking an innovative, creative, and energetic candidate for the position of Youth Services/Community Librarian. Our busy Library is located in a growing diverse suburban community with a population of almost 22,000 and is a part of the MAIN consortium of 49 area libraries.

The Young Adult/Community Services Librarian provides library services and programming for young adults and connects community members of all backgrounds through cultural activities and partnerships. The successful candidate will work with community organizations and our active Teen Advisory Board to create and market engaging programs for teens and cultural events for the community at large. They connect with and guide the community through reference and reader’s advisory and are responsible for overseeing and developing our YA and World Language collections. The YA/Community Services Librarian will supervise our English Language Learning teacher and curricula. This position will also require membership in professional committees and provides opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidate will have the ability to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs. They should be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously. The candidate must be able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.

General responsibilities will include: Customer Service, Collection Development, Programming, Marketing & PR, and Community Outreach. Knowledge of Polaris library automation is a plus. Qualifications include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and ability to obtain a NJ Professional Librarians Certification. This is an exempt 37.5 hour per week position and includes weekday, night and weekend hours. The Montville Township Public Library is covered under Civil Service. The salary range for this position is $48,500-$51K depending on experience. All employees are members of the NJ PERS pension plan.

Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until May 11, 2021.Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background and reference check and include a 6-month probationary period. The Montville Township Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A resume, cover letter, and 3 references should be e-mailed to: Catherine LaBelle, Library Director, at the following e-mail: [email protected] Further information about our Library can be found at our website at: www.montvillelibrary.org.

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
No

Job Focus:
Public Relations/Marketing
Public/Adult Service
Teaching/Instruction
Youth Services