Librarian 1 - Youth Services, Gloucester County Library System, Mullica Hill

The Gloucester County Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented professional librarian who is a youth-services generalist to serve at the GCLS Mullica Hill Library. The successful candidate will provide high-quality programming, collection development, and information services to the community. GCLS seeks a youth services librarian with excellent customer service and communication skills in addition to strong computer skills.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) Librarian 1 position. The position will be located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Headquarters Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ. Hours include daytime hours, at least one (1) night per week, and weekend hours. This is a NJ Civil Service position.

Qualifications/Requirements: 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library or Information Science 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 (1) year of experience working in a public library setting is preferred.

Very strong customer service skills 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, technical, project management and organizational skills are a must.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of one (1) year of experience working with children and teens in a library setting. Develop and implement a variety of innovative, regularly scheduled, and special event youth services programming. Have the ability to work well with people, either one-on-one or in a group setting. Be responsible for collection development and maintenance of branch juvenile and young adult collections to meet the needs of the community and to keep the collection current. Provide professional reference and reader's advisory service. Provide outreach to local schools and building partnerships with the education al community. Be responsible for building operations during evenings and weekend shifts and at other times when required. Assist customers using public computers and digital services. Embrace new and emerging technology through exploration and self-directed learning.

Experience using SirsiDynix ILS, Envisionware PC Reservation system, Evanced calendar/meeting room reservation, and 3M self-check system is desirable. Experience in makerspace equipment such as 3D printers, virtual reality, animation studio, and other STEM related materials is also desired.

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 problem solving skills, with the ability to creatively resolve problems when necessary.

Job duties require the ability to stand for extended periods, lift 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 residents 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/07569.htm . This is a non-competitive title.

Job Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 18, 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: 
Youth Services
Compensation: 
$24.26 per hour.
How To Apply:: 

Send cover letter and resume to: Ralph S. Bingham III, Director, Gloucester County Library System, 389 Wolfert Station road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or email to rbingham@gcls.org.