46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-736-0198

Available Library Positions

Bi-lingual Librarian

WEST ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (FULL-TIME)

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EMPHASIS: Adult services with an emphasis on outreach to West Orange Hispanic community.

West Orange Public Library is looking for a bi-lingual Spanish/English Librarian to join our staff and provide outreach to West Orange’s thriving Hispanic Community. 

West Orange is a diverse community of around 47,000 people 16 miles from NYC.  29% of West Orange residents are foreign born, and 33% speak a language other than English.  Approximately 43% of those have limited English proficiency.  In total around 16% of West Orange’s population speaks Spanish at home. The largest concentration of Spanish speakers live within walking distance of the library.  We would like a Spanish speaker in order to fully meet the needs of the Hispanic community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to providing outreach to the Hispanic community your responsibilities will be general adult programming, promoting library events, world language collection development, and reference services for all ages.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate. Bilingual Spanish/English. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with adult programming.  Experience with grant writing.

COMPENSATION:

37.5 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Salary meets NJLA guidelines.  Salary is $51,783.  The position also includes an excellent benefits package.  Position is subject to NJDOP regulations.  This is a NJ Civil Service position.

TO APPLY:

Résumé review will begin July 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: David Cubie, Director, West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052. dcubie@westorangelibrary.org.  Put “Bi-Lingual Librarian” in email subject line.