P-T Youth Services Librarian, Union City Public Library, Union City

The Union City Public Library, Hudson County, is seeking a friendly, customer service oriented creative, energetic, highly motivated, and enthusiastic part-time librarian to join our active Children’s Department that serves children from infants through middle school in a diverse urban community of 65,000+. 
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Supporting children with homework assignments
  • Assisting children with books selection
  • Answering reference questions of varying difficulty and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats
  • Instructing in the effective use of electronic resources for finding information
  • Planning and facilitating creative library programs for children and their families
  • Conducting storytimes, crafts programs, and other activities
  • Hosting teen programs and activities as needed
  • Fostering early childhood literacy and supporting family literacy
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with community organizations, schools, and the public
  • Planning and providing outreach activities to schools and community organizations
  • Supervising clerical staff and volunteers, as needed
Qualifications/Requirements: 
  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate
  • Experience working with children or teens
  • Familiarity with children's literature
  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff
  • Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable but not required
Job Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Hudson
Job Focus: 
Part-Time
Youth Services
How To Apply:: 

Please email a letter of interest, resumes and three references to Elena Tsomaeva, Library Director, at etsomaeva@uclibrary.org.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.