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Adult Services Librarian

The Garfield Free Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-focused individual who is technologically savvy and works well in a team environment to fill the position of Adult Services Librarian. The position requires a knowledge of library and technology trends, with excellent skills in reference, reader’s advisory, technology instruction, collection management, flexibility to embrace new projects and assignments, and a good sense of humor.

Under the supervision from the Director, the Adult Services Librarian will provide excellent customer service to the public, excellent reference service and provide overall technical support for our team and public.


Collection Development management, purchasing, cataloging and weeding.
Create displays showcasing the library and its holding. Help to illustrate that the library’s collection reflects the city’s diverse community.
Creation, execution, and maintaining a variety of programs for in-person, online and outreach.
Instruct patrons on how to locate information from a wide variety of materials including physical books, online resources and databases.
Covering service desk, including answering reference questions and reader’s advisory questions and flexibility to assist any public service desk or department including copier, printing and scanning.
Training and developing resources and classes for our team, the Board and public on the use of digital library resources.
Proficient in software such as Canva to create promotional materials as well as working knowledge of Microsoft Office or Google Docs.
Updating the BCCLS calendar and our Webpage of Adult Programs
21 hours of continuing education courses are required every year via webinars, workshops,or seminars.
Performing other duties as assigned for an evolving and growing library.


Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
NJProfessional Librarian’s certificate issued by Thomas Edison University
Demonstrated experience in the following areas: customer service, reference and technology assistance. Adult programming, collection development
Strong interest in new library trends
Strong computer and social media skills
Effective communications skills and ability to work harmoniously with the public and co workers
Be able to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent judgment in variety of situations
Be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations and volunteer groups
BCCLS and Polaris LEAP experience preferred but not required


The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a Wednesday evening and Saturday on a rotating basis.


This is a full time salaried position. Garfield Free Public Library offers an excellent benefits package including generous paid leave, health insurance that requires employee contribution, vision stipend, and PERS.


Garfield Free Public Library is a Civil Service and Unionized Library.

Equal Opportunity Employer . Applicants must comply with the “New Jersey First Act”.  If hired, the Applicant must be in compliance with the residence requirements of the New Jersey First Act within one year of the date of hire.

To Apply: email your resume, cover letter and references to   jennings@garfield.bccls.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jennings@garfield.bccls.org