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, 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.”.


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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.

Also:

  • 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 $10/hr and is part-time and therefore unbenefitted with a 90-day working test period.

TFPL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Librarian 1: Community Outreach

Trenton Free Public Library is seeking an Adult Librarian who will focus on Community Outreach. The ideal candidate will be a resourceful, forward thinking, multi-tasker with strong communication and collaboration skills. Their priority will be engaging with a diverse community through the provision of equitable library services to include development of programming. 

Responsibilities:

Acts as library representative at meetings and conferences. 

Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media, newsletters, or other publications. 

Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with community organizations, school groups, library associates and the general public. 

Assists public and staff in making effective use of library equipment and provides formal training and instruction in the effective use of electronic resources.

Designs, organizes and maintains library materials and electronic resources by using appropriate systems of access that are compatible with the needs and styles of learning of the public.

Reviews collections to develop or discard/discontinue; assists in the selection and evaluation of resources for delivery in the most appropriate format

Participates in professional associations concerned with improving methods and techniques of information services.

May provide instruction and technical expertise to nonprofessional and paraprofessional staff.

Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with supervisors to formulate policies, procedures, programs, etc. to provide high quality services.

Mentors newer staff members

Performs Related Duties as Required

NOTE:  Incumbents may be required to complete cross-training in one or more of the following specializations: Children's Services, Reference Services, Technical Services.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey College Master's program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State University.

LICENSE:

Appointees are required to possess or able to obtain a valid certification as a Professional Librarian issued by Thomas Edison State University.

BENEFITS PACKAGE:

Salary: $55,022 per year, ($30.23 per hour)

Vacation: 20 days per year (accruing @ 1.666 days a month)

Sick Days: 15 days per year (accruing @ 8.25 hours a month)

Personal Days: 5 days per year (accruing @ 1.25 hours a month)

Paid Holidays: 14 per calendar year as per union contract

Medical Coverage: Several Plans from which to choose (cost based on plan choice)

Eye Care: Reimbursement @ $100 for single vision and bifocals

Dental Plan: Small monthly fee for coverage dependent upon carrier selection

Work Week: 35 hr.,  flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

Residency: New Jersey Resident within one year

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Rebecca FrancoMartin at Director@trentonlib.org with the subject line “Community Outreach Librarian 1”.  Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

For complete position responsibilities and full requirements see https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07569.htm

For more information about the Trenton Free Public Library visit us at www.trentonlib.org

TFPL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Librarian 1: Youth Services


Trenton Free Public Library is seeking a dynamic, Youth Services Librarian to oversee the Youth Services Department under supervision of the Director to provide innovative programming to a diverse population,  ensure the youth collection remains robust and relevant in its offerings, and build strong partnerships with the community. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, experience working with children from birth to age 17, excellent communication and organizational skills, and collaborate effectively to maintain a strong, competent youth services team that consistently meets the needs of our patrons, community, and partners. 

Responsibilities:

A strong knowledge and love of children’s and young adult literature

Promote and foster a love of reading and promote literacy through storytimes, reading based programming, class visits, and outreach read alouds

Design and provide engaging activities that help young people develop their creativity, interests, and talents

Believes strongly in the rights of children and young adults and cares about making a positive impact in the community

Develop and maintain the appearance and layout of  youth spaces to ensure it is a safe, inviting area filled with relevant resources

Empower youth to be enthusiastic readers and become resourceful users of information

Acts as library representative at meetings and conferences. 

Composes publicity releases or program announcements for media, newsletters, or other publications. 

Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with community organizations, school groups, library associates and the general public. 

Designs, organizes and maintains library materials and electronic resources by using appropriate systems of access that are compatible with the needs and styles of learning of the public.

Reviews collections to develop or discard/discontinue; assists in the selection and evaluation of resources for delivery in the most appropriate format

Participates in professional associations concerned with improving methods and techniques of information services.

May provide instruction and technical expertise to nonprofessional and paraprofessional staff

Exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with supervisors to formulate policies, procedures, programs, etc. to provide high quality services.

Mentors newer staff members

Performs Related Duties as Required

NOTE:  Incumbents may be required to complete cross-training 

in one or more of the following specializations: Children's Services, 

Reference Services, Technical Services.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences in a library program accredited by the American Library Association or from a New Jersey College Master's program in Library Science that has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State University.

LICENSE:

Appointees are required to possess or have the ability to obtain a valid certification as a Professional Librarian issued by Thomas Edison State University.

BENEFITS PACKAGE:

Salary: $55,022 per year, ($30.23 per hour)

Vacation: 20 days per year (accruing @ 1.666 days a month)

Sick Days: 15 days per year (accruing @ 8.25 hours a month)

Personal Days: 5 days per year (accruing @ 1.25 hours a month)

Paid Holidays: 14 per calendar year as per union contract

Medical Coverage: Several Plans from which to choose (cost based on plan choice)

Eye Care: Reimbursement @ $100 for single vision and bifocals

Dental Plan: Small monthly fee for coverage dependent upon carrier selection

Work Week: 35 hr.,  flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

Residency: New Jersey Resident within one year

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Rebecca FrancoMartin at Director@trentonlib.org with the subject line “Youth Services Librarian 1”.  Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

For complete position responsibilities and full requirements see https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/07569.htm

For more information about the Trenton Free Public Library visit us at www.trentonlib.org

TFPL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.