Head, Adult Services - Montclair Public Library

Ready to make a difference at one of New Jersey’s best libraries? The Montclair Public Library is looking for a leader of our Adult Services Department.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent manager with experience with programming, reference, community outreach, marketing and electronic media. Archive experience a plus.

Coordinate Adult Services staff to run the department efficiently, satisfy library patrons, share information with staff and the public, and promote the library.

Essential functions include:
• Coordinating and supervising Adult Services staff and budget
• Developing and overseeing programs including digital literacy, financial literacy, and health and the arts
• Maintaining website, contributing content to social media platforms and producing e-Newsletter
• Responding to queries related to local history, including genealogy and house research
• Coordinating Library outreach at community events
• Other duties, as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Requirements: 

Qualifications:
• MLS (from an ALA Accredited program) with NJ Professional Librarian Certificate
• Minimum of five years of library or customer service experience
• Current knowledge of library trends and innovations

Knowledge, skills and abilities include:
• Excellent reference skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout BCCLS to meet job objectives
• Welcoming behaviors including friendliness, cooperation, creativity, patience, and enthusiasm
• Work harmoniously with co-workers and a diverse and varied clientele
• Ability to supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff
• Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct work and to exercise initiative and good judgement
• Proficient in leadership, teamwork, and supervision
• Excellent customer service and ability to calmly resolve conflicts

 

Notices: 
Montclair Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veterans’ status or disabled veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.
MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Essex
Job Focus: 
Administration/Management
Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience.
How To Apply:: 
Send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to torsney@montclair.bccls.org.
 
Position is open until filled.