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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
Title: Librarian Salary: $44,000.00
Last Date for Filing: 7/31/2013 Open to Residents of: State
Announcement #: 3705 Location: Multiple
Existing Vacancies: 2 Workweek: Full Time
Description of Jobs and Requirements: 
(See Job Specification)
07569 Posting Title Identifier:
(State, Local, Unclassified)

This vacancy is for Librarian in Teen Services.

The Librarian/Senior Librarian serves as part of the branch team in providing service to all customers, but may specialize in youth services, teen services, or information services. Under the direction of the Branch Manager, the Librarian/Senior Librarian plans, organizes, and evaluates programs in accordance with the Ocean County Library Mission, Goals, Standards, Diversity Plan, and Strategic Plan. This includes community outreach, participating in System-wide committees and initiatives, and attending staff or departmental meetings.

The Librarian/Senior Librarian provides Reference and Readers' Advisory services, speaks to groups and community organizations, and champions the Diversity Initiative for inclusive service to the public. The Librarian/Senior Librarian maintains a popular, inviting collection, deselects worn, out of date, or unused items, and communicates with System Selectors to meet local collection needs. In addition, the Librarian/Senior Librarian may provide database or other technology-related instruction to staff and public, singly or in groups.

Teen Services: The Librarian/Senior Librarian for teen services understands adolescent development, has a good rapport with teens, is familiar with classic and contemporary teen literature, and provides programs from upper elementary school through high school. The Librarian/Senior Librarian provides outreach to students and teachers, gives book talks, and is able to generate excitement about reading and library services to customers, which may include at risk youth and youth in detention centers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing clearly, concisely, and informatively
  • Ability to prepare informative statistical and narrative reports
  • Ability to work harmoniously with peers, subordinates, and customers
  • Ability to understand and follow Ocean County Library policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Ability to meet or exceed Ocean County Library's Reference Competencies 1, 2, and 3
  • Knowledge of current trends in librarianship and ability to keep current with available electronic resources
  • Mastery of the core competencies for librarians of the New Jersey Library Association


  • A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school; or from a New Jersey library school accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Education. If you will earn your degree within 6 months from the closing date, you will be considered eligible.
  • A New Jersey Professional Librarian certificate (or ability to obtain one within 1 year of employment)
  • For appointment at Senior Librarian level, one year of professional librarian experience is required


  • New Jersey Professional Librarian certificate is required


Jennifer Doderer, Training Coordinator
Ocean County Library
101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 349-6200

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