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Sunday, January 11, 2015

F/T - Adult Svcs Librarian, Louis Bay Library (NJ)

Adult Svcs. Librarian (Reference), Louis Bay 2nd Public Library and Comm. Center, NJ

Louis Bay 2nd Public Library and Community Center, located in Hawthorne, NJ is seeking an Adult Services Librarian for Reference. The Application Deadline is January 15, 2015.  

The Perfect Candidate… will be a spicy but dependable blend of Bunny Watson, Rupert Giles, and Flynn Carsen.

  • Providing reference and readers advisory services to adults
  • Providing backup reference and readers advisory services to children and young adults
  • Training staff and/or public to use electronic resources
  • Assisting the public with internet, email, and MS Office applications
  • Working with the Programming Coordinator, create, promote, and host Adult programs
  • Conduct at least one book discussion group
  • Prepare content for and contribute to the Library’s promotional efforts including print and social media.
  • Working with the Friends of the Library to manage the Adopt-a-Magazine effort and other special projects
  • Actively seek out professional development opportunities
  • Be responsible for collection development in designated subject areas
  • Working on special projects as assigned by the Department Head and/or Director


  • MLS (ALA accredited program), minimum 1 year full time experience or equivalent.
  • Able 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
  • Able to establish a rapport with a diverse community of adults
  • Effectively use technology tools including email and MS Office applications
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and oral form, meet deadlines, and work with patrons, staff, and others in a tactful and consistent manner.
Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter, Current Resume
  • Brief personal statement as to why you are “The Perfect Candidate” as detailed above.
  • Send via email to:
    Monica A. Smith
    Director, Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center
    345 Lafayette Avenue
    Hawthorne, NJ  07506