• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Bergenfield Public Library

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. This position is perfect for the MLS student who is just starting out in their career and seeking ways to build a resume and expand opportunities for professional growth. Individuals who are considering a career in library science are encouraged to apply as well.

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
  • 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. Paraprofessionals with prior reference desk experience and/or who have a completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant field will also be considered.
  • 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-$53,500 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 references in .pdf format to Allison Ballo, Director, at aballo@bergenfieldlibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls.

To apply for this job email your details to aballo@bergenfieldlibrary.org