Category: At the Library

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