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We are Hiring!

Information Services Librarian – May 15, 2024
Summary
The Demarest Public Library is seeking an innovative Information and Digital Services
Librarian who possesses strong technology and communication skills. The ideal
candidate enjoys working with adult patrons and technology, is flexible, shows
eagerness to grow professionally, takes initiative, and has the ability to work
independently as well as part of a small team of library professionals.


Under supervision from the Director, this position’s key responsibilities include:
● maintaining the Library’s website and communications, including website, internal
and external communications such as newsletters, and social media
● providing overall technical support for staff, library, and patrons
● staying abreast of current trends and developing outreach strategies in order to
deliver training to patrons on digital resources, technology and services offered
by the library
● supporting adult programs and services, including ESL classes
● supporting adult collection development


Duties

● Support Director in developing and analyzing information service
strategies and initiatives that maintain a high level of patron satisfaction
with on-site and digital technology resources.
● Coordinates access and maintenance of the Library’s licensed digital
resources, including tasks related to contracts, implementation, staff
support, troubleshooting, and maintenance of resources.
● Maintains and updates the library website and works with the team to
create internal and external communications, including e-newsletters and
consistent social media posts/communications.
● Trains and develops resources and classes for our team, Board, and
public on the use of digital library resources and other topics, including
ESL
● Serves as the main liaison between the library and BCCLS technology
support
● Performs professional library work in collection development, including
acquisition, evaluation, selection, and weeding of digital and print library
materials.

● Collects, maintains and reports digital resources and services statistical
data to Library Administration.
● Keeps informed of professional and technological developments through
participation in professional organization, workshops, continuing education
courses and reading professional materials.
● Work collaboratively with the Director to identify grant opportunities, and
assist in writing policies and grant proposals when needed
● Maintain confidentiality and ethical behavior in all library matters
● Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications
● Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
● Current Library school students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply
● Strong computer and social media skills
● Deep interest in new library trends
● Effective communication skills and ability to work harmoniously with library
patrons and our team members
● 2-4 years of public library experience preferred
● Interest in or experience in ESL instruction a plus
● BCCLS and Polaris LEAP experience preferred, but not required
● Bi-lingual skills a plus

Schedule
The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, including a regular evening and a
Saturday on a rotating basis.


Compensation
This is a full-time salaried position. Demarest Public Library offers an excellent benefits
package including generous paid leave, health and dental insurance, PERS, and a
commitment to team training and development.


Notices
Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must comply with the “New Jersey First Act.” If
hired, the applicant must be in compliance with the residence requirements of the New
Jersey First Act within one year of the date of hire.


To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Parinda Desai,
Director, at director@demarest.bccls.org and include Information Services Librarian in
the subject line. Link here for job description

Library Renovation 2024

State of the Library as of Thursday, May 16, 2024:

Construction is complete and the library is now open.

Important Information for Patrons

  • You can now request items to be picked up at the Demarest Library.
  • The Demarest Library bookdrop is open. You can place any BCCLS returns in the bookdrop.
  • Museum passes are available to be checked out.
  • We have limited connectivity and printing capabilities that should be resolved soon.
  • Check our online calendar for program schedules and details.
  • You can find our hours here.

Why was the library closed?

We undertook a renovation which expanded and updated the Quiet Room and created a new Community Room to increase programming space and improve patron services. This renovation is part of our Strategic Plan to optimize available space to meet the community’s evolving needs.

We are confident that this exciting project will provide an enhanced environment for our patrons and greater opportunities for our future programs and services.

We have appreciated your patience and understanding during this exciting project.

What does the completed renovation look like?

Phase 1 expanded the Quiet Room to create the new Community Room which will be used for programs. Doors were added to better separate the space from the main reading room. The new Community Room is bigger and has new floors. Here’s what the Community Room looks like:

Phase 2 renovated the staff space. The circulation desk, the back work desk, and shelves around the circulation area were replaced. The staff room was also renovated.

As you can see below, our main circulation desk has been replaced. Please stop by the library and see our new improvements!

Contact Us

If you have any questions call the library at 201-768-8714 or email us at demacirc@bccls.org.