Information Services Library Associate – Demarest Public Library

Summary

Are you a tech-savvy, people-loving bookworm with a knack for communication? The Demarest
Public Library is on the hunt for an enthusiastic Information Services Library Associate. If
you’re passionate about adult education, marketing and communications and making a difference
in your community, this might just be your dream job!

About Us

At Demarest Public Library, we’re more than just books. We’re a hub of innovation, education,
and community engagement. Join our small but mighty team and help us transform how our
patrons interact with information and technology.

What You’ll Do

● Tech Guru: Maintain our vibrant website, manage internal and external communications
(newsletters, social media), create digital resources, maintain and troubleshoot library
hardware, and provide top-notch technical support.
● Digital Trailblazer: Stay ahead of the curve with the latest tech trends and create
engaging outreach strategies. Train patrons and staff on our digital resources.
● Resource Manager: Oversee access to our licensed digital resources, handle contracts,
troubleshoot issues, and ensure smooth implementation.
● Data Wizard: Collect, maintain, and report on digital resources and services statistics.
● Professional Learner: Keep your skills sharp by participating in professional
organizations, workshops, and continuing education.
● Confidentiality Champion: Maintain confidentiality and uphold ethical behavior in all
library matters.
● Collections and Programming Support: We run vibrant adult programs, including ESL
classes, and aim to have a stellar adult book and media collection. This role offers varied
opportunities to provide support on both these fronts.
● Team Player: Perform other duties as assigned and work harmoniously with library
patrons and team members.

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree
● Strong technology and social media skills
● A keen interest in new technology trends and love of the public library
● Effective communication skills and a team-oriented mindset

● 1-2 years of school or public library experience preferred, but not required
● Interest in or experience with ESL instruction is a plus, but not required
● BCCLS and Polaris LEAP experience preferred, but not required
● Bi-lingual skills are a bonus

Schedule

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week), including one regular evening and rotating
Saturdays.

Compensation

We offer a full-time salaried position with an excellent benefits package, including generous paid
leave, health and dental insurance, PERS, and a strong commitment to team training and
development.

Join Us!

Ready to make a difference? Send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
Parinda Desai, Director, at director@demarest.bccls.org. Be sure to include “Information
Services Librarian” in the subject line.

Notices

Demarest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must comply with the
“New Jersey First Act.” If hired, the applicant must meet the residence requirements of the New
Jersey First Act within one year of the hire date.