Children's Librarian, Englewood Free Public Library, Englewood

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Library Director or designee, plans and promotes programs, classes, and special events together with other staff members and librarians, with a primary focus on services for youth ages 0 to 18. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Position in this class requires knowledge of library programming trends, the ability to work together with community stakeholders and organizations, the ability to create innovative programming, and the willingness and ability to always be learning.

Supervisory Controls

Works under general supervision of the Library Director or designee, but this position requires an individual who is self-directed and who can make sound decisions regarding which programs to offer, how to promote programs, and managing a programming budget.

Qualifications/Requirements: 

Education, Experience and Knowledge Requirements

Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Sciences from an American Library Association accredited school and have a background in children’s or teen librarianship, teaching, or working with children or teens for the rank of Librarian.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. The ability to also read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish is preferred.

Applicants currently enrolled in an American Library Association accredited master’s degree program may be considered at the rank of Library Assistant or Senior Library Assistant, depending on qualifications. 

Examples of Work

  • Plan, lead, and promote programs, story times, classes, and special events.
  • Conduct outreach visits to local schools and organizations.
  • Plan summer reading clubs for children and teens.
  • Apply for grant funding for new programming initiatives.
  • Work together with other library staff on programs.
  • Manage an annual programming budget, with a focus on creating the most value possible for the community.
  • Cover the children’s or reference desk as scheduled or as needed.
  • Work together with administration and department heads on library-wide initiatives.

This is a full-time position which requires at least one night per week and at least one weekend shift per month. The ideal candidate will have an ability and willingness to work flexible hours to allow for a wide variety of program offerings to the community.

MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Bergen
Job Focus: 
Grants
Public Relations/Marketing
Teaching/Instruction
Teen/YA Services
Youth Services
How To Apply:: 

To apply, please email a meaningful cover letter and resume to John Arthur, Library Director, at Arthur@englewood.bccls.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.