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Job Opening – South Brunswick Public Library
Librarian (Children’s Services)
Part-time, 10-13 hours per week
Schedule: Sunday afternoons, one weeknight, possible daytime hours

The South Brunswick Public Library is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated part-time librarian to join our team. The ideal candidate, under the direction of the Head of Children’s Services, will assist with readers’ advisory and customer service to children and caregivers. The librarian may be in charge of planning and presenting story time or weekend children’s events.  In addition, this individual will be required to perform a variety of professional duties at the Children’s Desk including maintaining children’s collection and assisting with additional events for children.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Conduct reference interviews to determine customer’s information needs
  • Use the library’s automated catalog to perform item searches and place holds.
  • Advise and assist library customers in the use of library services and tools.
  • Train customers on the library’s electronic resources.
  • May plan, design, and implement age-appropriate events for children.
  • Maintain assigned collection areas.

Requirements:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and NJ Public Library Certification or enrollment in a graduate-level program from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Positive, pro-active attitude and ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • General knowledge of children’s literature
  • Some experience with children’s library programming preferred
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with children and caregivers to identify their needs and interests
  • Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology
  • Speak, write and communicate in English effectively

2024 starting rate for librarian: $31.39

2024 starting rate for Information Assistant (library degree in progress): $20.29

 

Please email resume with job application and cover letter to Matt Kirschner, Head of Children’s Services, at mkirschner@sbpl.info.   The job application can be found on our library’s website.

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

To apply for this job email your details to mkirschner@sbpl.info