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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Head Librarian, Northvale Library (NY)

Head Librarian, Northvale Public Library – NJ 

The Northvale Public Library has an opportunity available for a MLS graduate from an ALA-accredited institution to get in on the ground floor as a full-time Librarian I (35 hours/week, including evening and weekend hours).

On the November 2014 General Election Ballot, Northvale voters approved a binding referendum for a Municipal Library. The Librarian will have a unique opportunity to work with the Library Board of Trustees to build a Library from “the ground up”. The Northvale Public Library will serve the popular interest, entertainment and information needs of the approximately 4,400 residents of the Municipality of Northvale in northern New Jersey.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a librarian to grow in a small town environment.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Responding to the needs of patrons of all ages in an efficient, thorough and courteous manner.
  • Identifying, budgeting, implementing, promoting and representing the Library at programs designed for juvenile, young adult and adult patron interests. This includes researching and applying for external grant opportunities.
  • Cataloging/indexing and properly maintaining an area of the Library’s special collections.
  • Maintaining the Library’s social media presence across multiple platforms. This includes creating original content, as well as repurposing existing content.

Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and background. A full benefits package is provided, including Health Benefits, vacation, sick, personal days, and a pension plan.

Candidate requirements include:

  • New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate (current or pending).
  • Demonstrable proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using Workflows and Envisionware.
  • Flexibility in scheduling. The Librarian is expected to be available to work during all Library scheduled hours, including evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively and manage multiple responsibilities.
Contact Information:
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Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

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