About the Trenton Free Public Library:
The City of Trenton is located in Mercer County, across the Delaware River from Pennsylvania. The historic State Capital of New Jersey - which was the site of General George Washington’s first military victory in December 1776 and the national capital of the United States for several weeks in 1784 - is centrally located between Philadelphia and New York City. The City of Trenton has a richly diverse population of 85,000 people.
The Trenton Free Public Library was the first library in New Jersey and is one of the oldest in the United States. The Library is home to Trentoniana, a local history and genealogy collection that helps researchers explore the rich history of the City of Trenton and its residents. The library provides programming for children, teenagers and adults at least five days a week, including pre-school storytimes, adult book clubs, a knitting club, crafts for children, STEM workshops for children, senior citizen computer classes and many more. The mission of the library is that “The Trenton Free Public Library is a bridge that connects the community to literacy, guides learning and inspires curiosity.”.
Assessment and User Experience (Librarian 1)
The Trenton Free Public Library is seeking a creative and passionate librarian to join our organization. The successful candidate will work in all areas of the library to improve users’ experience of library services and spaces, both physical and virtual. This person will have regularly scheduled shifts at the reference desk and collection development duties.
The Librarian must have strong leadership skills, passion, and a clear vision and ability to implement 21st Century Librarianship and Library Services in all aspects of the Library. In addition, a thorough knowledge of:
the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation
current trends in the delivery of library services
library, social media and e-Newsletter technology
website maintenance and development
integration of technological solutions for everyday challenges
reference and research techniques
customer service skills and techniques
to work with a diverse population and staff
to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete reports
exercise initiative and independent judgment
establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons and all library staff
communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
to work both independently and as part of a team
to prioritize work tasks
Required Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program
Ability to acquire NJ Professional Library Certificate
0-1 Years of Library Experience - Recent graduates encouraged to apply
Salary: $55,022 per year - $30.23/hr
20 Vacation Days per year
15 Sick Days per year
5 Personal Days per year
14 Statutory Holidays
The Trenton Free Public Library participates in the NJ Public Employees Retirement System and State Health Benefits Plan
35 hours per week
one evening per week
one Saturday per month
How to apply:
Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Assessment and User Experience Librarian 1”. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
The Trenton Free Public Library is looking for dedicated, motivated, detail-oriented individuals with solid computer skills to provide EXCELLENT customer service to our Library Patrons.
This is a part time, 19 hours or less per week position, that may include evenings and weekend hours. We are hiring for the following shifts: 9 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 5 pm, and 5 pm to 8 pm. This position is temporary and will last no more than 6 months.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creating Library Cards
Checking material out to Patrons
Reviewing a Patron's status to use the Library Services
Working with the Circulation Team to provide service that is based 100% on Policy
Assisting Patrons in finding material or using library services.
Sorting and shelving material
Checking-in material from the book drop
Processing the Hold Lists and searching the Missing Items list
Keeping the shelves and library tidy (shelf reading; straightening; clearing loose books)
Checking books which may need mending
Performing other tasks as specified by the supervisor.
The salary is $8.85/hr and is part-time and therefore unbenefitted with a 90-day working test period.
TFPL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.