Librarian – Reference Services (Part-time)
Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ, has an immediate opening for a motivated, creative and
public-service oriented reference librarian for a part-time 8 hour position, including one evening and one
morning per week plus one or more weekend days per month.
The Library is a vibrant and active cultural center in an increasingly diverse community and is much valued
by Township residents for its wide range of materials and services. The budget for materials and programs
is generous and is supplemented by funds from The Friends of the Library. Bernards Township Library is a
member of MAIN, Inc. a consortium of 38 libraries and branches using a shared Polaris/LEAP system.
The reference team includes the Supervising Librarian and two full-time Reference Librarians as well as a
Teen Services Librarian and an Emerging Technologies Librarian who spend part of their week assigned to
Visit the Library’s website at https://www.BernardsLibrary.org for information on the Library and a detailed job
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Under the direction of the Supervising Librarian – Reference the successful candidate
will perform professional duties such as answering reference questions, basic technology questions and
concerns, providing bibliographic instruction and reader’s advisory, and submitting interlibrary loan
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: This position requires a Masters degree from an ALA-accredited Library and
Information Studies Program and a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. Some experience in
Library work is preferred. Complete ease in the use of computers is essential. Experience using
Polaris/LEAP is desirable. Fluency in a language/languages other than English is a plus.
The position includes a competitive hourly salary and some opportunity for professional development
CONTACT: Send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the perfect person for this position to
Karen Vaias, Supervising Librarian – Reference, at KVaias@BernardsLibrary.org