Teen Librarian, Newark Public Library, Newark
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:03 AM

THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY - TEEN LIBRARIAN The Newark Public Library is accepting applications for a Teen Librarian at the Main Branch. We are seeking a kind, creative, and enthusiastic librarian who loves working with young adults grades 7-12 and their families. The Teen Librarian will be responsible for programming, outreach, reference, and collection development. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Creating and overseeing a welcoming and inspiring library environment that is accessible and provides equitable services to a diverse population
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Developing and conducting fun, innovative, and educational teen programming that reflects the community’s needs
  • Creating and delivering virtual programs, take home activities, and other remote engagement
  • Assisting patrons with reader's advisory, utilizing e-resources and working with digital devices
  • Enforcing and communicating library policies and procedures to the public
  • Working independently on various projects, while acting as a cooperative and productive team member
  • Supporting teens with homework assignments
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with community organizations, schools, and the public
  • Selecting books and other library materials for collections and maintaining those collections
  • Managing special projects and performing other work as required
  • Assisting in other departments, as needed
  • Assisting with system wide teen programs, as needed
  • Supervising clerical staff and volunteers, as needed
  • Preparing clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports

REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate are required for appointment at the Librarian title. The successful candidates will have experience working with children or teens, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a commitment to exemplary public service. Familiarity with children’s literature is an asset. This position requires New Jersey residency: N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70).

SCHEDULE AND SALARY: These positions are full time at 35 hours per week. Benefits include 20 vacation days, 2 personal days, and 14 holidays. The regular schedule includes one evening per week and every other Saturday. Salary: $56,740.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, resume, and three references to Leslie Colson, Assistant Director for Human Resources, The Newark Public Library at [email protected]


MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service
Youth Services