Adult Services Librarian, Bergenfield Public Library, Bergenfield
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 09:00 AM

The Bergenfield Public Library seeks a creative and motivated individual for its Adult Services Department. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and knowledge of emerging technologies along with (most importantly) a sense of humor.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reference desk coverage, which includes answering reference and readers’ advisory questions and providing extensive training/technical assistance for patrons.
  • Assist with material selection, collections analysis and assorted print and electronic collection development projects
  • Assist with the digitization and maintenance of local history archives
  • Represent the Library at off-site community events
  • Participation in the Library’s passport acceptance and notary programs
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. Candidates who are currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLIS/MIS program are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Individuals who speak multiple languages are strongly encouraged to apply
Knowledge/Proficiencies:
  • Ability to work independently and manage numerous diverse tasks
  • Demonstrated technology skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Passion for and ability to serve people of diverse backgrounds
  • Desire to work in a team-centered environment
  • Ability to obtain a NJ notary public commission within 6 months of hire
Compensation: Salary range is $48,000-$53,000 with full benefits and generous paid time off package. This is a union and civil service position. Continuing professional development and educational opportunities provided.
Schedule: The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening and weekend coverage on a rotating basis. If hired, the applicant must be in compliance with the residency requirements of the New Jersey First Act within one year of the date of hire and must participate in the PERS retirement system.

Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references in .pdf format to Allison Ballo, Director, at [email protected]. The search process will remain open until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service