Librarian 1 (Children), East Orange Public Library, East Orange
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 09:36 AM

Librarian I (Children) Position at EOPL. The East Orange Public Library (EOPL) is seeking an enthusiastic professional to support the vision of a busy multicultural urban library that is dedicated to making a difference in the community.  We value diversity, initiative, creativity, flexibility, teamwork and are committed to service excellence. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional who loves working with the public. Position includes evenings and Saturdays. 37 ½ hour work week. East Orange is a diverse urban city with a population of approximately 64,000 located 25 minutes from New York by bus/rail.  The library has a main location and three branches. For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see  EOPL is a Civil Service and Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Duties: The Children’s Department is seeking an enthusiastic, community-oriented, and innovative librarian with strong customer service skills to join our team. Under the supervision of the Head of Children’s Services, the children’s librarian will be responsible for providing reference, readers’ advisory, programming, and technology assistance to children and their caregivers. We are looking for someone with a passion for programming, outreach, and working with youth. Experience with STEM programming, virtual library services, and knowledge of current library trends is highly desired. This position is 37 ½ hours per week, including at least one evening per week and at least one Saturday per month. Scheduled hours vary with some weekend hours.   Also, expected to work and may be assigned to other departments in the library or other branch locations based on library needs.

  • Plan and implement virtual, Grab & Go, and in-person (when appropriate) children’s programs for birth through seventh graders
  • Outreach and collaboration with schools and community partners-Reference and readers’ advisory
  • Collection development
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications/Requirements
  • Positive, pro-active attitude and ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Master’s Degree in Information Science, Library Service or Library Science is required or MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • NJ Public Library Certification
  • General knowledge of children’s literature
  • Some experience with children’s library programming preferred
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with children and caregivers to identify their needs and interests
  • Familiarity with technology and social media and the ability to adapt to changes in technology
  • Speak, write and communicate in English effectively
  • Knowledge of STEM Programming 
Salary and Benefits: EOPL pays the NJLA minimum salary for Full-time Librarian I. The position offers medical benefits, paid vacation, personal and sick time. The library participates in the State PERS pension plan.                                                                                                                                     
If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume via email  (resume-attached  MS word document) to: Pamela V. Holmes, [email protected]
PLEASE ALSO CC: Marissa Lieberman, [email protected], Assistant Director Children's Librarian/Head of Children's Services East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey 07018 Fax: (973) 675-6128. The position is open immediately. Resumes with cover letters will be accepted until filled. For more information about the East Orange Public Library, see


MLS or Library School Required:

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus:
Youth Services