Children’s Librarian (FT)
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Children’s Librarian. If you have a favorite dinosaur, enjoy coloring, and love children’s books, this is the job for you.
We’re approaching a renovation on our historic location, so experience with renovation is a plus. The candidate should be technologically savvy, have a strong connection to children’s collections, and should be customer service oriented. We’re seeking someone who likes and works well with children, parents, and caregivers.
Job responsibilities include scheduling online and in person programming; selection and linking of materials; development of the children’s collection; operating a budget for programming and materials; updating social media content; and working some hours at the Circulation desk. Outreach to schools, daycares, etc. is expected. The candidate should be familiar with programming for babies, school age children, tweens and teens, and should maintain an active schedule of events.
This position is 35 hours per week, including at least one evening per week and one Saturday per six week cycle. The pay is commensurate with experience, meets NJLA standards, and includes benefits.
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library is a Civil Service institution, and registration with the NJ Civil Service Commission may be required. Wood-Ridge is located in the heart of lower Bergen County, close to transportation to NYC, and has a very hometown feel. The Library is located directly across the street from our High School, and we have a population of about 10,000.
An MLIS from an ALA accredited program, along with a New Jersey State Librarian Certificate; or enrollment in an ALA accredited MLIS program.
BCCLS experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidate.
Strong social media and technology skills.
Customer service skills are a must.
A good understanding of collection development for children.
Pursuant to the NJ First Act, the candidate must be a resident of New Jersey, or be willing to relocate within the first year of employment.
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