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Posted: 8/6/21

Position: Youth Services Librarian

Reports to: Library Director

Job Description:

Do you love working with children? The Demarest Public library is looking for a creative librarian who is forward-thinking, innovative, community focused, dynamic, fun, and tech-savvy to be our next full time Children’s/Youth Services Librarian! The ideal candidate should be comfortable working with patrons of all ages.


  • Master’s Degree in either Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited school
  • Eligibility for professional certification in accordance with Thomas Edison State University
  • One to three years of satisfactory professional library experience
  • Must be comfortable working with children from birth through age 17. An existing knowledge of trends in children’s and teen literature is desirable
  • Knowledge of computers and technology trends
  • Strong programming skills required, including the ability to identify and plan craft and technology activities


  • Provide reference service and readers advisory in the Youth Services Department
  • Lead collection development and maintenance for Youth Services Department
  • Promote the library’s collection and resources to children, parents and caregivers
  • Create engaging in-person and remote programs for children of all ages, including  storytimes for young children, crafts, and science and technology based programs for young adults
  • Assist patrons with using library equipment
  • Compile statistical data and periodically composes narrative reports showing plans, programs, problems, and/or the accomplishment of the work assigned
  • In conjunction with the Library Director, provide outreach to inform and train the community and various community organizations on available library services
  • Attend seminars/meetings of professional library groups/organizations to keep current with scientific and technical developments and participate in professional associations concerned with improving methods/techniques of library services
  • Maintain children’s department’s social media accounts
  • Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media, library newsletters, and website. Stays knowledgeable with current events, local and popular culture, as well as current library trends and innovations
  • Fields patron inquiries in a professional and courteous manner
  • Links and processes children’s books and media
  • Serves as a liaison to local community agencies serving children

Physical Demands: This job requires occasional lifting of items weighing up to 20 pounds, pushing heavy book carts, bending to floor, reaching above head, standing for long periods of time, and minor maintenance of library facilities.

Working Conditions: This is a full-time position, requiring daytime, evening, and some weekend hours.

The Demarest Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The position offers health coverage, pension, generous holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick time. Salary is commensurate with experience and NJLA minimum.  

Employment is contingent on passing a criminal background check.