Teen Services Librarian, Kennedy Branch, Piscataway Public Library

The Teen Services Librarian maintains a robust schedule of programming for young people in grades 6-12 with an emphasis on maker programming and STEM-engagement in diverse communities. This position is under the supervision of the Head of Adult & Teen Services and will include some general adult reference responsibilities as well.

Responsibilities:

Providing exceptional customer service to all patrons Representing the library at community events Planning, promoting, implementing and evaluating a variety of programs and services that meet the diverse educational, recreational and personal interests and needs of teens including STEM and maker learning opportunities Developing and maintaining effective relationships with teens in the community to improve the library’s ability to offer appropriate materials, programs and services Developing and maintaining effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and nonprofits that serve teens Maintaining and evaluating programming statistics Collaborating with other library departments to develop and administer programs and services Continuing education to update professional skills via workshops and online webinars Active participation in professional library associations Selecting and ordering materials for young adult collections that serve the specific interests and needs of the teens in the community (in collaboration with other staff) Effectively offering assistance in the informational needs of all ages, as well as computer support and readers advisory Performs all other duties as assigned

Schedule:

The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening, and weekend coverage on a rotating basis.

Qualifications/Requirements: 

Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate Experience working with youth ages 12-18 Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults Knowledge of best practices and trends in teen services, including guidelines and standards published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations Demonstrated experience in the following areas: flexibility, initiative, teamwork, customer service, providing reference and technology assistance, and teen programming Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively with library patrons and staff

Job Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Notices: 
Applicant must comply with the "New Jersey First Act." About Piscataway Public Library: Piscataway Township has a richly diverse population of over 58,000 and is located in Middlesex County, NJ. Piscataway is home to the Busch and Livingston campuses of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and several large corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive and IEEE. The Kennedy Branch Library Teen Space is located adjacent to our newly-relocated Make it Yourself Lab, the first public library makerspace in NJ. The Teen Services Department at Piscataway Public Library consists of two full-time and one part-time Teen Services librarian positions that serve the community through two branches. The Piscataway Township School District includes three middle schools and a high school located approximately a half mile from Kennedy Branch. Piscataway Public Library is a statewide leader in public library service and has a tradition of providing pioneering programs and services. Piscataway Public Library nurtures professional development, leadership and innovation.
MLS or Library School Required: 
Yes
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Middlesex
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
Teen/YA Services
Compensation: 
This is a full-time salaried position, with a minimum starting salary of $60,217. Piscataway Public Library offers generous paid leave, health and dental insurance, PERS, and a commitment to staff training and development.
How To Apply:: 

Email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobapplications@piscatawaylibrary.org include Teen Services Librarian in the subject line. Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted.