Full-time Youth Services Librarian Position

From: "Terri Carpenter terrica@CCLNJ.ORG [NJYAC]" ...@njstatelib.org>
Subject: Full-time Youth Services Librarian Position
Date: January 19th 2023

Hello! I just wanted to share this open position at the Cumberland County Library. Please see below.

Librarian 1 (Youth Services)

Cumberland County Library

Starting salary: $42,000 - $46,000

The Cumberland County Library seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented Youth Services Librarian with a strong public service commitment to join its growing Youth Services Team. The ideal candidate will have strong technology, communication and reader’s advisory skills. The individual will demonstrate knowledge of print and online resources, as well as a commitment to providing services to children, teens, caregivers and educators. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to accurately perform a considerable volume of duties, and to handle multiple activities and a variety of assignments.  The successful candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to creatively resolve problems when necessary.


  •  Plan and implement creative programs for youth, including story times, crafts, and teen programs.

  • Work closely with the head of youth services to promote library services and resources to the community

  • Provide outstanding customer service, reference and reader’s advisory to all library patrons

  • Share responsibility for collection development and maintenance of juvenile and young adult collections to keep the collection current and meet the needs of the community

  • Prepare content and arrangement of library material for displays, exhibits & programs

  • Create flyers, social media posts

  • Other related work as required

Requirements: 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 College.  A New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate is required.

Proficiency in Microsoft office is necessary. Familiarity with searching SIRSI/Dynix-based library catalog, Libguides and prior experience with a public computer time and print management system preferred. 

Hours: Full-time position not to exceed 35 hours per week. Will be required to work every third Saturday and at least one evening each week.

Note: Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing, to include drug screenings, and criminal background checks. 

Applicants should mail or email all cover letters, resumes, and letters of recommendation to: Wheeler Fazenbaker, Personnel Department, at 856-453-0361 or whee...@CumberlandCountyNJ.Gov

Open Until Filled

The County of Cumberland is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to recruit and hire qualified individuals without discrimination and regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait and genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing).

Cumberland County employment is governed by the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.

Terri Carpenter, MLIS, she/her/hers
Head of Youth Services

Cumberland County Library
800 E. Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856)453-2210 x.26105
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