The Hoboken Public Library is seeking an energetic, innovative librarian with passion for library services to children.
Under the supervision of the Head of the Department of Children’s Services, performs responsible and varied professional and technical work for the Children’s Department. This includes circulation services, reference and reader’s advisory guidance, technical services, and children’s programming.
Reports directly to Senior Children’s Librarian/Department Head.
Schedule includes evening and weekend hours.
Supervises the Children’s Department in the absence of the Children’s Services Librarian.
Understands and is able to perform all jobs related to lending library materials, registering patrons, receiving and processing reserves and hold requests
Assists in planning and conducting story hours and other children’s programs
Plans and conducts Makerspace programs in coordination with Creation Space team
Assists in children’s collection building and maintenance
Assists with maintaining statistics on Children’s Department activities, and provides periodic reports of same, as directed
Assists in preparing bibliographies, flyers, bulletin boards, displays, and publicity for the Children’s Department
Assists the Children’s Services Librarian and Senior Library Assistant in training and overseeing the work of children’s department staff
Assists with circulation, reference, and technical services in other departments as needed
Supervises all library operations on occasion, as assigned
Facilitates outreach with local schools and youth serving organizations
Sometimes works in multiple locations including Pop-Up libraries and Library Corners throughout the city
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
ALA accredited MLS and NJ Professional Librarian Certification
Thorough knowledge of public library services and programs
Possesses a solid general education and especially familiar with children’s literature and resources
Comfortable working with children
Familiarity with modern library technologies, including downloadable and e-resources
Ability to learn equipment of HPL Creation Space
Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public, with the library’s business contacts, and with other staff
Ability to understand and interpret library policies
Salary – $52,819, full benefits package (health and pension benefits, vacation and sick time). Civil Service Position.
Email resume and cover letter to Lina Podles, Director at
March 6, 2019
February 13, 2019