Youth Services Department Supervisor (Job ID# 2019-06) / Warren branch & Watchung branch - Youth Services- Somerset County Library System

Essential Functions of the Job:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising and monitoring the delivery of services to the local community related to youth services for the branch or department; providing advanced reference and reader’s advisory services; planing, promoting and implementing library programs that encourage library usage and supports the goals of the SCLSNJ Strategic Plan, community needs, and changes in technology and trends in library services; managing branch materials in an assigned subject area(s) according to the SCLSNJ Collection Management Plan; performing outreach services; performing other library-related tasks as assigned by supervisor or branch manager.


Minimum Qualifications:
NJ Librarian’s certificate; MLS (ALA accredited program preferred); 3+ years professional librarian experience providing reference and readers’ advisory services and programming with youth and/or young adults; reliable transportation to attend training, meetings, or other assigned duties at other branches or off-site locations as required.

Prior supervisory and leadership experience.

Physical Demands:

Reading materials and providing verbal assistance to library users in English; manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; intermittent sitting, standing, and walking; ability to perform the essential functions of this position in areas of the building that are only accessible by using stairs; occasional bending, reaching, and stooping; lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs.; pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs.; distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions; vision sufficient to view computer screens and spine labels under a variety of light conditions.

Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
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: 
Youth Services
$67,731 37.5 hours per week
How To Apply:: 

Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received within two weeks of job posting.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and application to, with the job identification number in the subject line. Our application can be found on our website,