Adult Services Librarian

Full-Time
Bergen County NJ, Mahwah NJ
Posted 5 months ago

The Mahwah Public Library seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic professional to join the team as a
full-time Adult Services Librarian.
Under general direction of the Head of Adult Services, the Adult Services Librarian is an integral member of the adult services team with primary responsibility for managing and promoting adult collections, answering reference and informational questions, providing readers advisory services, providing technology assistance, and processing passport applications. The successful candidate will be passionate about library services, embrace change and have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century. He or she will thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment where outstanding customer service is the norm. The successful candidate will possess a MLS or comparable degree, a minimum of one year’s professional experience a public library or similar setting. They will be passionate about great customer service in a team-focused environment, have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century and a willingness to embrace change. The successful candidate must either possess or be able to
successfully complete training to receive certification as a passport acceptance agent within two (2) weeks of hire, and possess or be able to successfully complete training to receive certification as a notary public within four (4) weeks of hire. (The Library will provide release time as needed for certifications.)

This is a 35 hr./wk. position with a starting salary of $64,500. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Generous benefits, including medical/dental and paid time off, are included. Professional growth, including participation in regional professional activities, is encouraged.

Interested individuals should be aware that the New Jersey First Act requires employees of all public employers to reside in or establish residency in the State of New Jersey within one year unless otherwise exempted under the law. To apply, send a letter of interest addressing the Library’s stated needs, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Kurt Hadeler, Director at khadeler@mahwahlibrary.org.
Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 23, 2024

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