Youth Services Librarian/Library Associate, Newark Public Library, North End Branch (Newark)

The Newark Public Library is accepting applications for Youth Services Librarian at our North End Branch. We are seeking kind, creative, and enthusiastic librarian who love to work with young people and their families. The North End Branch is located in the culturally & ethnically diverse neighborhood of Newark’s North Ward including the historic Forest Hill district, is home to an active Children’s Room. Youth Services librarians and associates will be responsible for programming, outreach, reference, and collection development.
Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Supporting children with homework assignments
  • Assisting children with selecting books to read for pleasure
  • 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 story times, 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
  • Selecting books and other library materials for collections and maintaining those collections
  • Managing special projects and performing other work as required
  • Acting as second in charge of the branch
  • Supervising clerical staff and volunteers, as needed
  • Preparing clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports

A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences and a New Jersey Professional Librarian's Certificate are required for appointment at the Librarian title. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree will be considered at the Associate title. The successful candidates will have experience working with children or teens, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a commitment to exemplary public service. Familiarity with children's literature is an asset. Bilingual English/Spanish and/ or English/Portuguese candidates are encouraged to apply. This position requires New Jersey residency: N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70). 

Job Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
Youth Services
SCHEDULE AND SALARY: These positions are full time at 35 hour per week. Benefits include 20 vacation days, 2 personal days, and 14 holidays. The regular schedule includes one evening per week and every other Saturday. Salaries are $52,819 for the Librarian title and $43,890 for the Associate title.
How To Apply:: 

Leslie J. Colson
Assistant Director for Human Resources
Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
P.O. Box 630
Newark, NJ 07102