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Job Title:                               Library Assistant, 15 hr/wk, JP 010-14

  Deadline:  May 1, 2014                                               

Department:                        M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch

                                                Voorhees, NJ


Salary:                                   $11.0498 per hour


Schedule:                             Primarily  afternoon, nights and weekends;

                                                schedule may change based on Library needs


Status:                                  Permanent after completing 90-day working test period


Description of Duties 

Under general supervision, primary duties include performing a variety of public service tasks, including but not limited to, discharging and charging library materials, computing and collecting fines, registering customers for library cards and programs, processing holds, answering general questions from the public, assisting customers in locating materials, shelving materials, emptying the book drop, assisting customers on the public computers and other related duties as required. May be scheduled at other branches.



Knowledge of basic arithmetic using whole numbers

Ability to perform extensive alphabetizing beyond the first letter of a word.

Ability to converse courteously in person and using other methods of communication

Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or oral one-or-two step instructions

Knowledge of Millennium and Dewey Decimal System and Basic Computer Skills a plus

Appointee may be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


Applications of current employees will be reviewed first, then, other applications will be reviewed in the following order:  residents of Camden County, Contiguous County Residents, NJ State Residents.  


Employment applications may be obtained at any of our branches or may be printed off our website at


Completed applications are due by   May 1, 2014  at 2pm and should be forwarded to:


Camden County Library

Department of Human Resources

203 Laurel Road

Voorhees, NJ 08043             or   Fax: 856-772-2761   or    E-mail:


*Please refer to the Job Posting Number on your application; failure to submit a completed application or to indicate job posting number may be reason for your application not to be considered. 


We meet the learning, recreational and information needs of our customers, providing an open environment for our community.

The Camden County Library is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer



Deadline:  May 31, 2014
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is
responsible for the development of library programs and services to children and young
adults including reference, reader’s advisory, programming, and collection development;
works with Director and staff to monitor and evaluate services to youth; promotes and
publicizes the youth services program in the schools and the community.
Work is conducted primarily in an office/library setting. It includes pressure generated
by frequent telephone and on-site customer service requests, computer assistance, on-site and off-site programs, interruptions, deadlines, maintaining decorum in a diplomatic
manner, effectively dealing with program enrollment and time limits, and resolution of
disputed charges. Conditions include regular reference desk hours, regular evening and
weekend duties, and responsibility for the library during a shift.  This is a 40 hour per week position.
Work may include prolonged sitting, as well as moderate lifting, carrying, reaching,
stooping, pulling and pushing activities, manual dexterity, clear speech and visual hearing acuity.
This classification specializes in youth services and will be responsible for the planning,
development, implementation and evaluation of youth services programs and activities,
and the day-to-day operation of the library’s youth services area. . Maintains regular
communications with schools, caregivers, social agencies, child care agencies, parents,
and other interested community groups. This classification also provides reference,
reader’s advisory services, collection management and programming for children and
their parents/caregivers, as well providing general reference service to adults as required. This classification works closely with the Library Director and appropriate staff members to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate services for youth.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Advise the Library Director in development of policies relating to youth services.
  • Direct the work and training of support personnel assigned to youth services.
  • Monitor and evaluate collections and select and withdraw materials for Youth
  • Services collections utilizing appropriate library selection and collection
development policies.
  • Participate and interact with local, regional, and statewide youth services agencies (regional system, state library, and professional organizations).
  • Establish a good working relationship between the Library and local schools to
complement and supplement their programs and to promote and encourage the
use of the public library
  • Develop ideas and assist in the preparation of proposals for grant funds; support
grant-funded programs
  • Arrange and present library tours and programs for children, parents/caregivers,
teachers, and other child care providers.
  • Develop and deliver story hours, activities, and themed seasonal reading program activities for children and care givers.
  • Prepare and collect statistics, surveys, and reports which measure and evaluate
usage of the Library’s youth collections, programs, and goals attainment
  • Assist the Library Director in assessment of budgetary, personnel, and equipment needs of library’s youth services areas
  • Attend local and professional meetings and seminars related to youth services
  • Work at library reference desk to provide reference services to all library patrons
as required.
  • Work at library circulation desk as required, and perform all duties associated
with the circulation of materials, payment of fines/fees, handling of reserves, and
registration of borrowers.
  • Responsibility for operation of the library on assigned evenings and weekends.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Broad knowledge of books, literature, and audiovisual materials for youth
including knowledge of reader interest levels.
  • Ability to create programs and services for youth to meet the changing needs of
the service area.
  • Knowledge of modern theories of child development.
  • Knowledge of effective employee relations and team leadership techniques.
  • Knowledge of current education/library personnel and training techniques.
  • Knowledge of community needs assessment methods.
  • Knowledge of the kinds of community resources and types of agencies serving
  • Ability to develop positive library/community relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate quality library
services and programs for youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a variety of youth programs including story
reading sessions, story-telling, and group activities.
  • Demonstrate a high interest in and have extensive experience working with youth and their families.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of library personnel
to ensure quality services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and share workloads.
  • Ability to plan short-term and on-going projects and programs and to direct
activities of support personnel.
  • Demonstrate the ability at all times to work on a multi-task oriented basis.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes days, evening, weekends, and
  • Ability to serve as acting-Library Director for limited time periods, and serve as a
responsible spokesperson for the library, when designated.
Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association is highly preferred. Professional library experience, preferably in a children’s or young adult’s librarian role, in a public library is preferred.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Working knowledge of services to children and young adults in public
  • Working knowledge of collection development and selection of library
materials for children and young adults
  • Working knowledge of library procedures and practices including basic
features of an integrated library system (on-line public access catalog, on-line
databases, interlibrary loan, reserve, renewals, and holds).
  • Two years of increasingly responsible paid professional public library
experience over the past five years
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature, storytelling, children’s
programming and group activities.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record
as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass an FBI background check.
$28,000 - $32,000 based upon experience in library services.
Full benefits plan available.
Accepting Resumes until May 31, 2014. Send all inquiries to Brenna R. Call at
Digital Content Assistant (Part-Time) | Cumberland County Library System (Carlisle, PA)
 Deadline:  April 21, 2014
The Cumberland County Library System seeks an energetic multi-tasker to support its technology activities, such as Drupal web site development and maintenance, Sierra Integrated Library System software functionality, Raiser’s Edge development software, Evanced program software support, and statistical reporting.  
The ideal candidate understands the needs of the library environment, collaborates enthusiastically with system headquarters staff and various team members, and readily provides support to member library staff.
Essential Functions:
  1.        Works in collaboration with the Automated Services Coordinator and System Executive Director to evaluate, develop and maintain the library system’s public and intranet web site services, including social media web sites and digital content, such as reference databases, eBooks, eAudios, summer reading program registration software, etc. 
  2.        Collaborates with the Automated Services Coordinator and Training Services Coordinator to implement System-wide Web Advisory Team committee recommendations and to maintain web site standards.
  3.        Prepares, edits, and posts graphical and narrative materials to the library system websites regularly.
  4.        Provides help desk support to member library web site editors as needed.
  5.        Works in collaboration with the Capital Area Library District to develop and maintain digital content resources.
  6.        Assists the Automated Services Coordinator with various maintenance and statistical routines for currently adopted integrated library system software (Sierra), such as updating annual calendars; verifying and updating web site links and scripted searches; formatting customer notices and staff reports; resolving and distributing failed customer notices to member libraries; compiling user statistics, etc.
  7.        Assists the Automated Services Coordinator with various maintenance and statistical routines for currently adopted library development software (Raiser’s Edge), such as establishing secure library fund accounts; importing integrated library system customer records into the development software; making quarterly National Change of Address directory updates, etc.
  8.        Assists the Executive Director with formatting and distribution of customer communications in both digital and print formats.
Must have knowledge and working experience with the following:
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word and Excel)
  • Web site content management systems (Drupal preferred)
  • cPanel, WHM (Web Host Management), PHPMyAdmin
  • HTML, CSS, using an editor and coding by hand
  • Adobe Photoshop
Desired: PHP, XML, Java, Javascript and SQL
Minimum Training and Experience:
  • Associates degree in computer science or equivalent.  Preference given to those with library science or information science degree.
  • 2 years working experience in library information technology, especially web site management, software, and databases.  
Position Summary:
  • Hours:                              29 - 30 hours per week
  • Salary:                             $15.84/hr
  • Status:                              Part-time, Non-Exempt
How to Apply
Please complete the online application at (under "Cumberland County Employment Opportunities (Non-Civil Service"/Part-time) and upload your cover letter and resume to apply for this position.
Application deadline:  Monday, April 21, 2014

125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Deadline:  None given - will post until May 19, 2014
Lancaster Public Library is seeking a highly motivated professional Librarian for the Adult Services Manager position at its Lancaster City Branch.
JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Adult Services Manager supervises a staff of professional Librarians.  This individual provides the leadership necessary to achieve departmental and organizational goals.  In addition to management duties, the Adult Services Manager provides direct customer service at the Reference Desk and establishes a robust schedule of entertaining and informative adult programs.   
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science required
  • Strong leadership skills, sound judgment, team building ability and initiative required
  • Management experience preferred
  • Commitment to urban librarianship
  • Tech-savvy
  • Commitment to excellence in the provision of reference service and adult programming
  • Knowledgeable about library trends
  • Ability to work well with management, co-workers and  volunteers
  • Willingness to adapt to changing user needs
  • Strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Pleasant demeanor and helpful attitude essential
  • Scheduling flexibility, including evenings and weekends
Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearances required.
COMPENSATION:  G6 annual salary range starts at $38,131  
For more information about Lancaster Public Library visit our web site at:
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:  Lancaster Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Lancaster Public Library
125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Attention:  Kathy Leader
Fax:  (717) 394-3083