Website Gloucester County Library

Location:                 GCLS Mullica Hill Library

Full Time:                35 Hours per week

Compensation:    $19.24 per hour minimum for Library Associate. $24.75 per hour minimum for Librarian 1.

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented professional librarian or student enrolled in a library program, who is focused on providing library services to teens/young adults, to serve at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library.  The successful candidate will provide high-quality programming, collection development, and information services to a culturally and economically diverse community. Also, GCLS seeks a youth services teen librarian with a passion for youth services and excellent customer service and communication skills.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position.  The position will be located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library, 389 Wolfert Station Rd., Mullica Hill, NJ.  Hours include daytime hours, at least one (1) night per week, and weekend hours.  This is a NJ Civil Service position.

Qualifications/Requirements:

The position requires a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Students enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS program, who are at least half way through the program will also be considered for a Library Associate title, and are encouraged to apply. The possession of a valid license as a Professional Librarian in the State of NJ, issued by the Bureau of Teacher Certification, Thomas Edison State College is required for those with an MLS degree. A minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a public library setting with ages 12 – 18  is preferred. Grant writing experience is a plus.

Very strong customer service skills and interpersonal skills are required.  The successful candidate must be a team player who is able to positively interact with coworkers and the public.  Excellent communication, leadership, technical, project management and organizational skills are a must.

The successful candidate will:

●        Design, implement and evaluate a variety of innovative, regularly scheduled, and special event youth services programs and services, with a focus on STEAM, maker movement, emerging technologies, and other trends in teen services.

●        Provide outreach to local schools and build partnerships with the educational community.

●        Develop and maintain relationships with teen-focused community organizations and cultural institutions.

●        Attend outreach events and programs as schedule allows.

●        Assist the Youth Services Department with the planning, preparation, and execution of system-wide programming initiatives (Summer Reading Program, Maker’s Day, etc.).

●        Be responsible for collection development and maintenance of the Young Adult collection. Ensure  the library’s collection includes relevant print and nonprint resources aimed at specific interests and needs of the teen community.

●        Maintain the Young Adult print and non-print materials budget.

●        Create marketing content promoting teen materials, programs, and services.

●        Coordinate activities and duties of teen volunteers.

●        Provide professional reference and readers’ advisory service.  Provide prompt, courteous, and direct assistance to all patrons.

●        Assist customers using public computers and digital services when needed.

●        Have the ability to work well with people, either one-on-one or in a group setting.

●        Be responsible for building operations when required.

●        Participate in professional development opportunities such as conferences, seminars, committees, etc.

●        Embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning

●        Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have the ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of duties, and to handle multiple activities and a variety of assignments.  The successful candidate will have excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to creatively resolve problems when necessary.

Experience using SirsiDynix ILS, Envisionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/ meeting room reservation, and 3M self-check system is desirable. Experience in makerspace equipment such as 3D printers, virtual reality, and other STEM related materials is also desired.

Job duties require the ability to stand for extended periods, lift up to 50 pounds, and sufficient visual discrimination to be able to read spine labels.  The position may require travel between GCLS Branch libraries.  A valid NJ Driver’s License is required.

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.

The position requires residency in the State of New Jersey.  If the successful applicant is not a New Jersey resident, he or she must become a bona fide New Jersey resident within one year.  Applications from qualified residents of Gloucester County, NJ will have first consideration.

The NJ Civil Service job description for Librarian 1 is available at https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07569.htm.  This is a non-competitive title.

The NJ Civil Service job description for Library Associate is available at

https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/02288.htm.  This is a non-competitive title.

Job Application Deadline:  October 7, 2022

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:  Carolyn S. Oldt, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Rd., Mullica Hill, NJ  08062 or email to coldt@gcls.org.

The Gloucester County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply for this job email your details to coldt@gcls.org