Kinnelon Public Library

Kinnelon Public Library

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way libraries interact with their communities. As we move into a post pandemic world, the Kinnelon Public Library is reassessing its role within the community- how we reach our patrons to offer them the educational and informational opportunities that they desire. Outreach to our community, gaining feedback on how we can best support  our community and then using this feedback to influence our planning and programming is the basis for our work going forward.

The Youth Services Librarian will be an integral part of this work by serving Kinnelon youth and their families. In collaboration with the Adult Program Coordinator and the Marketing and Engagement Coordinator and under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian will cultivate positive collaborations with Kinnelon families and schools, develop and implement a robust Youth programming schedule and create a welcoming and engaging environment in the Children and Teen collection areas.

The following job responsibilities are not a comprehensive list; however, highlight the core duties of the position:

·        Outreach: Strengthen connections with as well as assess the informational and educational needs of Kinnelon families and schools

·        Programming: Plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate in-person and virtual programs that meet the interests and needs of children, teens and families in the community

·        Resources: Recommend and implement new services, resources and materials that would benefit our patrons

·        Aesthetics: Maintain the attractive appearance of the children’s room/teen area through appropriate displays, signage and exhibits

·        Customer Service: Assist patrons in locating, evaluating and effectively using information and resources

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Ability to plan, coordinate and execute work both independently and with direction

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills

·        Experience and ease with presenting to groups

·        A team player with the ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with library staff and community members

·        Experience with and enthusiasm for working with children, teens and families.

Qualifications:

·        A Master’s Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program and New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate are preferred. Consideration will be given to currently enrolled MLS students.

Schedule:

This is a full time position.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and names/affiliations of three professional reference to Kimberly Fraone, Library Director, at kimberly.fraone@kinnelonlibrary.org and include “Kinnelon Public Library Youth Services Librarian” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is October 18, 2022. The anticipated start date is November 28, 2022. Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to kimberly.fraone@kinnelonlibrary.org