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Branch Manager - Librarian 1, Newark Public Library, Vailsbury Branch, West Ward Section, Newark

Branch Manager - Librarian 1, Newark Public Library, Vailsbury Branch, West Ward

New Jersey Library Association
Position: Branch Manager Salary: $52,819 per year Type: Full Time Location: Newark, NJ
The Newark Public Library is accepting applications for Manager of the Vailsburg Branch. We are seeking a dynamic
individual with experience in Children’s services and leadership qualities to manage the Vailsburg Branch in the West Ward
section of Newark. The Vailsburg Branch is located near the following areas East Orange, South Orange, Maplewood and
Irvington and serves a diverse clientele. The Manager oversees all aspects of branch services and works closely with the
Supervisor of Branch Services, other branch managers, and Library management.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Supervising the staff and operations of a branch within a library system.
Providing designated staff with appropriate assignments and instructions for their completion.
Scheduling staff to cover public service desks, shelve materials, and perform other duties.
Monitoring the physical condition and security of the branch facility.
Evaluating employee performance and conduct.
Providing and modeling excellent customer service.
Answering reference questions of varying difficulty and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all
appropriate formats.
Assisting and/or instructing patrons and staff in the effective use of electronic resources for finding information.
Planning and facilitating library programs.
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with community organizations, schools, and the public.
Planning and providing outreach activities to schools and community organizations.
Selecting books and other library materials for collections.
Reviewing collections to develop or discard/discontinue as needed.
Preparing clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports.
Maintaining files and records including employee time cards.
REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program and a New Jersey Professional
Librarian’s Certificate. Candidates should have at least two years of library experience demonstrating a progression of
increasing responsibility. Supervisory experience is preferred. Experience working with children, young adults and their
families is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, a commitment to
public service and customer satisfaction, and knowledge of reference sources and collection development practices and
This position requires New Jersey residency: N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70).
Job Application Deadline:
Friday, March 22, 2019
Equal Opportunity Employer
MLS or Library School Required:
NJ County (If Applicable):
Job Focus:
Teen/YA Services
Youth Services
SCHEDULE AND SALARY: This is a full time 35 hour per week position with 20 vacation days per year. The schedule includes
one evening per week and every other Saturday. Minimum salary is $52,819.

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