Young Adult/Adult Librarian III/IV - Somerset County Library System, North Plainfield

Providing advanced reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons of all ages in person, over the telephone, or using various forms of digital communication; training staff and public to use print and online library resources, electronic resources, and navigate the Internet; planning, promoting and implementing library programs for adults and young adults that encourages library usage and reading; planning and promoting outreach services to community groups including senior centers, schools, local businesses, churches, and other outside organizations; preparing local public relations materials and displays promoting branch programs and activities; marketing, weeding, and promotion of library materials collection(s) in assigned subject areas; participating in professional development activities including system committee work and in-service opportunities; working on special projects as assigned by supervisor or Branch Manager.



NJ Librarian’s certificate required; MLS (ALA accredited program desirable); minimum of one year’s professional librarian experience providing reference and readers’ advisory services and programming for the public; ability to implement library services in an automated environment; knowledge of print and non-print reference and readers’ advisory resources, as well as changes in technology and trends within the library profession; business experience or business librarianship experience preferred; ability to effectively use and demonstrate technology tools including the web, email, electronic databases, e-readers, office applications, as well as other library related programs; ability to learn and adapt to new technologies as required; interpersonal skills – ability to work and interact effectively with others in a positive manner, as well as work under pressure and/or manage stressful situations with courtesy and tact; customer service skills – ability to provide exceptional service to internal and external customers; exceptional oral and written English communications skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; ability to retrieve (or place) materials weighing up to 5 pounds from (onto) shelves at floor level and as high as 80 inches; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; ability to respond to or handle emergency situations effectively as the in-charge person or in cooperation with the in-charge person.

Work schedule will include days, evenings, Saturdays, and some holidays as needed; flexibility required.


Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Public/Adult Services
Teen/YA Services
Librarian III: $52,302 Librarian IV: $47,981; Applicants who do not possess a minimum of one year’s professional library experience, as stated above, will be considered as Librarian IV (grade 11) candidates.
How To Apply:: 
Complete Job postings, SCLS application and instructions can be found on our website, .

Applications can be submitted to the email address,

or mailed to:

Somerset County Library System
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 6700
1 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 00807