Librarian 1 - Adult Services - Gloucester County Library System

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented professional librarian to fill a full time Library 1 position.  GCLS seeks a librarian with excellent customer service and communication skills in addition to strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of a wide variety of electronic databases and digital resources.

The position will be located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ .  Hours include some daytime hours, at least one night per week, and weekend hours.  This is a NJ Civil Service position.

Qualifications/Requirements: 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library of Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and possession of a valid license as a Professional Librarian in the State of NJ, issued by the Bureau of Teacher Certification, Thomas Edison State College.  A minimum of one year of experience working in a public library setting is preferred.

 

Very strong customer service skill and interpersonal skills are required.  The successful candidate must be a team player who is able to positively interact with coworkers and the public.  Excellent communication, leadership, project management and organization skill are a must.

 

The candidate will provide professional reference, reader's advisory and technology assistant to the public, respond to the needs or patrons of all ages in an efficient, thorough and welcoming manner; provide outreach to community organization as directed and understand the importance of marking library services to the community.  Participate in collection development and management as directed.  Assist with development of programs and workshops for library patrons and staff.  Assist in GCLS  makerspaces as directed.  Have the ability to work well with people, either one-to-one or in a group setting. Have a working knowledge of current web tools and social media platforms applicable to a public library setting.  Be responsible for building operations during evening and/or weekend shifts and at other times when required.  Expand professional knowledge by participation in regional, statewide and/or national library organizations/associations. Embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning. Be creative, energetic, and have a clear vision of dynamic 21st century library programs and services.

 

Experience with SirsiDynix ILS, Envisionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/meeting room reservation software, 3M self-check system, google Apps and the Microsoft Office Suite is desirable.

 

The successful candidate will have the ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of duties, and to handle multiple activities and a variety of assignments.  The successful candidate will have excellent program solving skills, with the ability to creatively resolve issues when necessary.

 

Job duties require the ability to stand for extended periods, life up to 50 pounds, and sufficient visual discrimination to be able to read spine labels.  The position may require travel between GCLS Branch libraries.  A valid NJ Driver's License is required.

 

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.

The position requires residency in the State of New Jersey.  If the successful applicant is not a New Jersey resident, he or she must become a bona fide New Jersey resident within one year.  Applications from qualified resident of Gloucester, County, NJ will have first consideration.

The NJ Civil Service job description for Librarian 1 is available at http://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/08569.htm.  This is a non-competitive title.

 

Job Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Notices: 
The Gloucester County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.
MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Gloucester
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
Compensation: 
: $24.26 per hour.
How To Apply:: 

Send cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references to:  Ralph Bingham, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or email to rbingham@gcls.org.