Outreach Librarian, Paterson Free Public Library, Paterson
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 08:24 AM

About Paterson Free Public Library: Paterson Free Public Library (PFPL) is a thriving urban library system located in the heart of Northern New Jersey. The library consists of a main library, four service locations and a mobile library bus that serve a population of 146,000 residents. Our mission opens doors to ideas, discovery, knowledge and experiences to help people realize their dreams. PFPL fulfills these goals by supporting the educational, intellectual, cultural and information needs of residents in Paterson and Passaic County. PFPL is a place where innovation and creativity are welcomed.

About the Position: Paterson Library is offering an opportunity to work with a dynamic urban library. We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, engaged service driven Outreach Librarian who is eager for the opportunity to advance their skills and provide enriched outreach services throughout our communities. This is varied professional work in providing outreach to the public of all ages but with a particular focus on services to children. Major Duties:

  • Perform excellent internal and external customer service in response to information needs of library users and overall community with an emphasis on children.
  • Help to plan and coordinate system outreach, including but not limited to school outreach, early literacy outreach, community engagement and senior adult outreach.
  • Promote library collections and services to the public both inside and outside of building.
  • Coordinate the purchase and distribution of outreach materials, cooperate and collaborate with other Public Services staff as necessary to deliver outreach services.
  • Perform collection development based on developing quality children materials including selecting and ordering materials.
  • Assist in the development of services designed to fulfill the Library’s outreach goals.
  • Provide outreach to elementary, community organizations serving children and families.
  • Collect and organize statistical data related to outreach.
  • May be required to drive the Library Bookmobile on occasions.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with students and parents.
  • Supervise Library assistants.
Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, two years of recent library experience and a Professional Librarian certificate issued by the State of New Jersey. Must have a valid New Jersey Driver’s License. This person must have a strong knowledge of current library technologies and demonstrated experience using technology and digital resources. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential. Students enrolled in a graduate degree library program may be considered if they have educational experience.

This is a full-time 35 hours a week position. Competitive salary and benefits to be commensurate with experience. Note: This is a Civil Service position. Applicant must comply with “New Jersey First Act”. To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Corey Fleming, Library Director by email: [email protected] referencing “Outreach Librarian” in the subject line.

MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service