Outreach/Reference Librarian, Franklin Twp Public Library, Somerset

Franklin Township Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and organized full-time Outreach/Reference Librarian who will plan and introduce library programs, plan and install displays, manage the library’s events calendar, handle public relations for the library, implement an outreach plan for Franklin Township Public Library, reach out and develop relationships with community groups and organizations, promote library services in the community, manage a program budget, and participate in collection development. 

This position will require more evening and weekend hours than in a standard schedule due to library programming and outreach to the community. The position also requires working one evening shift a week (Monday) at our busy reference desk. Franklin Township is a diverse community of 65,000+ in Somerset County, New Jersey.

The successful candidate will have the ability to manage competing priorities and demands, a strong customer service orientation, knowledge of print and electronic resources, and experience with a variety of Windows computer applications. Candidate must be able to develop and execute promotional content for the library in both print and digital formats. Proficiency in MS Office applications, familiarity with Library Insight or other calendar management software, and SirsiDynix ILS is preferred. Must have a demonstrated record of strong oral and written English communication, public speaking, and successful interactions with individuals and groups. Intangible characteristics of the successful candidate include: creativity, initiative, and an energetic, outgoing, pleasant personality. 


Candidates must possess an MLS and a NJ Professional Librarians Certificate and at least 3+ years of progressively responsible public library experience. Must also have a valid NJ driver’s license for traveling to various meetings, talks, etc. Ability to repetitively lift up to 25 pounds comfortably (heavier amounts with assistance), to push a loaded book cart that may weigh up to 200 pounds and to bend, kneel, reach overhead, and stoop.
Steady attendance and timeliness essential. The library provides a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 24, 2019
Applicant must comply with the "New Jersey First Act."
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
How To Apply:: 

Interested applicants should email their application packet to asmith@franklintwp.org, or mail to Ann Smith, Head of Adult Services, Franklin Township Public Library, 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, or email to asmith@franklintwp.org. The application packet should include a cover letter highlighting relevant professional experience, your resume and three professional references. An electronic portfolio with samples of program flyers and related materials may also be included with your application; such materials will be required of those who will be interviewed for the position.