Adult Services Librarian, Piscataway Public Library, Kennedy Branch

The Adult Services Librarian is responsible for programming and collection development for adults, and reference and customer service to all ages. As a member of the Adult Services Department, under the direction of the Associate Director, is also expected to embrace a team approach to support outreach and special projects.
  • Effectively offering assistance in the informational needs of all ages, including computer support, reference, and readers advisory, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service
  • Planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluation programs that meet the interests and needs of adults in the community
  • Selecting and maintaining the adult print and nonprint collections, with a focus on popular fiction, media, and electronic content
  • Contributing to developing the library’s local history resources and celebrating the cultural diversity of the Township
  • Interacting with community members in ways that aim to better understand the interests and needs of the community, and lead to improved programs and services
  • Representing the library at community events
  • Continuing education to update professional skills via workshops and webinars
  • Active participation in professional library associations
  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program
  • NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: customer service, providing reference and technology assistance, adult programming, collection development
  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff

The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening, and weekend coverage on a rotating basis. Schedule includes time at both Piscataway Library branches.

Job Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicant must comply with the "New Jersey First Act."
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
This is a full-time salaried exempt position, with a minimum starting salary of $60,217. Piscataway Public Library offers generous paid leave, health and dental insurance, PERS/DCRP, and a commitment to staff training and development.
How To Apply:: 

Email your cover letter, resume, and the names/relationships of three professional references to and include Adult Services Librarian in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2019. Only applicants invited for interviews should expect to be contacted.