Head of Children’s Services Librarian - Upper Saddle River Public Library

The Upper Saddle River library seeks an innovative and forward thinking professional to serve as head of Children’s Services in our active children’s department. This full-time position (35 hours) includes one evening per week, one Saturday approximately every five weeks and one Sunday per month (September to May).
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Daily operation of the children’s department including the supervision and training of three part time staff
Creation and implementation of departmental programs and initiatives which may include story times, book discussions, STEM/STEAM as well as other specialized programming
Collaborating with other departments to plan and facilitate library-wide events
Interaction with students, parents, staff and patrons in meeting service and information needs
Community outreach including fostering connections with the local school districts
Collection development including selection and purchase of books and media for the children’s department and collection evaluation
Using a variety of media formats to promote reading and learning in children of all ages
Providing reference and readers advisory services to patrons of all ages
Maintaining the departmental budget for materials and programming
Assisting the library director in setting of departmental goals and objectives

An MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program. Consideration will be given to candidates with School Media Certification.
Proven record of increasing responsibility in a library environment; supervisory experience is preferred
Ability to work independently and manage numerous diverse tasks
Knowledge of library services and trends for infancy through adolescence
Strong technology skills, including familiarity with social media
Proficiency with Polaris and BCCLS is preferred


If hired, the applicant must be in compliance with the residency requirements of the New Jersey First Act within one year of the date of hire and must participate in the PERS retirement system.
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Youth Services
How To Apply:: 

Only candidates of interest will be contacted.
Please forward your cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to:
Mary DeNunzio, Children’s Librarian mary.denunzio@uppersaddleriver.bccls.org
Upper Saddle River Library, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458