P-T Children's Librarians, South Brunswick Public Library, South Brunswick

The South Brunswick Public Library is looking for one or more creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated part-time librarians to join our team. The ideal candidates, under the direction of the Head of Children’s Services, will assist with readers’ advisory and customer service to children and caregivers. The librarians may be in charge of planning and presenting story time or weekend children’s events. In addition, these individuals will be required to perform a variety of professional duties at the Children’s Desk including maintaining children’s collection and assisting with additional events for children. 

Qualifications/Requirements: 

The schedule for these positions require availability on one or two weeknights and Saturday or Sunday. Flexibility with evening hours to accommodate desk hours preferred.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conduct effective reference interviews to determine customer’s information needs.
  • Use the library’s automated catalog to perform item searches and place holds for customers.
  • Advise and assist library customers in the use of library services and tools.
  • Train customers on the library’s electronic resources.
  • May plan, design, and implement age-appropriate events for children of all abilities.
  • Maintain assigned collection areas.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Positive, pro-active attitude and ability to provide outstanding customer service.
  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution and NJ Public Library Certification.
  • General knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Some experience with children’s library programming preferred.
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with children and caregivers to identify their needs and interests.
  • Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology.
  • Speak, write and communicate in English effectively.
  • Knowledge of SIRSI/Workflows a plus.
MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Middlesex
Job Focus: 
Part-Time
Youth Services
Compensation: 
2018 starting salary for Librarian is $28.08/hour.
How To Apply:: 

Please email resume with job application and cover letter to Matt Kirschner, Head of Children’s Services, at mkirschner@sbpl.info. Open to applications until position is filled. The application can be found on the library’s website at https://www.sbpl.info/about/job-openings/ or at the library’s Children’s Desk.