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Posted on September 15, 2023 

Branchburg Township School District

Anticipated School Library Media Specialist

  • Position Type:
      Elementary School Teaching/Media Specialists

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Whiton Elementary School

  • Closing Date:

  • The following anticipated vacancy exists in the Branchburg Township School District for the 2023-2024 school year:
    Anticipated School Library Media Specialist
    Whiton Elementary School
    Dates: As soon as possible – June 30, 2024
    Tenure Track
    • Ability to engage students in learning.
    • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
    • Excellent classroom management skills and technology skills.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development as well as effective instructional strategies.
    Certification Requirements:
    • Holds or is eligible for the New Jersey School Library Media Specialist certification.
    Interested candidates should apply online through Applitrack on the District’s website at   Anticipated School Library Media Specialist.
    Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2023 

Posted on September 15, 2023

Posted on September 8, 2023

Springfield Public School District Media Specialist

Position Type: Elementary School Teaching

Date Posted:



Springfield Public School District

Closing Date:



Media Specialist


  • Valid New Jersey educational services certificate and school library media specialist endorsement
  • Demonstrated ability related to collection development, information technology, research methodology and library program designs for children and adolescents 
  • Effective problem-solving, human relations, and communication skills
  • Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status

    To apply please go to our district website:

    Reposted on September 4, 2023

    Union Township

    District Wide - Media Specialist/Librarian

    2023-2024 School Year

    The Township of Union Public Schools is seeking dedicated, knowledgeable, and qualified Media Specialist/Librarian


    • Appropriate NJ Certification
    • Knowledge and understanding of student learning standards
    • Great communication skills
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Google Level 1 educator certified preferred

    RATE OF PAY: Per UTEA Agreement


    Candidates are to submit a resume, a copy of NJDOE certificate(s), references and apply online via Applicant Tracking by 9/30/2023

    Deadline is subject to change.

    Electronic Submission Only



    Posted on September 4, 2023

    Cherry Hill Public Schools

    Media Specialist

    Position Type:  Elementary School Teaching/Media Specialist

    Date Posted: 8/30/2023

    Location: Kingston Elementary School

    Date Available: ASAP

    Closing Date: 09/13/2023

    Qualifications: NJ Media Specialist Certification

    Expertise in selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats Conduct K - 5 lessons to develop critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information Provide technical support in the resolution of technology related problems Provide intervention and enrichment instruction

    All alternate route candidates (“Certificate of Eligibility) must show completion of 50 hours of pre-service training through a DOE approved CE educator program prior to being interviewed for a position. The certificate of completion must be uploaded into the AppliTrack portal in order for alternate route candidates to be considered. Further information about the alternate route program can be obtained at

    *In accordance with S-414/A-3188 (, school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and contracted service providers (“employers”) are required to review the last twenty years of employment history of prospective employees to ascertain allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct. It explicitly prohibits such employers from hiring a person serving in a position which involves regular contact with students unless the employer conducts a review of the employment history of the applicant by contacting former and current employers and requesting information regarding child abuse and sexual misconduct allegations.

    Apply Here

    Posted on August 31, 2023

    Tewksbury Township Board of Education


    SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024

    PARAPROFESSIONAL - Full Time - Library Clerk: A full time paraprofessional is needed Monday through Friday to serve as a library clerk and to assist the library/media specialist in the elementary school and middle school beginning as soon as possible. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jennifer Shouffler, Superintendent. Please send via email to:

    Posted on August 23, 2023

    Newark Public Schools School Library Media Specialist 

    Position Type: Instructional - Other Titles/Librarian

    Date Posted: 6/8/2021

    Location: Various Newark Board of Education Locations






    Various Locations

    (Pending Availability of Funds and Board of Education Approval)

    The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of School Library Media Specialist – Various Locations.


    1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
    2. New Jersey Department of Education School Library Media Specialist or Associate School Library Media Specialist

    DEFINITION: To select, order and organize print and non-print materials for the library media center that will reinforce the curriculum: to instruct students in the use of the library as a source of knowledge, enjoyment and inspiration, and to work with teachers in the development of library media programs to satisfy their classroom needs.


    1. To instruct students in the use of the library media center and help them select print and non-print materials that relate to their interests and to the curriculum.
    2. To plan, schedule, manage and evaluate the library media center operations.
    3. To select, order and organize the library media center’s print and non-print materials.
    4. To maintain and report at required intervals accurate statistical data; and generate as required library media orders and professional reports.
    5. To provide reference service, prepare bibliographies and develop curriculum support materials for the teaching and administrative staff.
    6. To encourage and motivate students and teachers to appreciate books and reading through storytelling, book talks and reading guidance.
    7. To assist with staff development through in-service workshops or other techniques to familiarize the teaching staff with the materials in the media center.
    8. To involve the teaching staff in continued utilization of the media center so that it becomes an integral part of the regular school program.
    9. To develop a program for students and teachers of operational skills for the audiovisual equipment in the school.
    10. To coordinate and cooperate with the Audiovisual Center and community resources such as the Newark Public Library, the Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society; etc.



    1. *Salary Range: $55,000- $103,091
    2. Employment Period: Ten (10) Months
    3. Union affiliation: Newark Teacher’s Union (NTU)

    *Salary subject to change pending NTU contract negotiations.


    Newark Board of Education only accepts electronic applications.

    OPENING DATE: June 8, 2021

    CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


    Posted on August 23, 2023

    Long Hill Township School District

    Middle School Library Media Specialist

    Position Type: Middle School Teaching/School Librarian - Media Specialist

    Date Posted: 7/11/2023

    Location: Central Middle School

    Date Available: 10/02/2023

    TITLE OF OPEN POSITION: Middle School Library Media Specialist

    ANTICIPATED START DATE: October 2, 2023

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL: July 25, 2023 or until suitable candidate is found.

    • This position also serves as the advisor for the Debate Team and Junior Model United Nations Program
    • Serves as teacher for the following 2 cycle courses:  
      • Digital Literacy and Communication-7th Grade
      • Finanacial Literacy and Career Exploration-8th Grade


    1. N.J. School Library Media Specialist Certification
    2. Required criminal history background check.

    SALARY: Based on degrees and experience as per the LHEA salary guide

    Apply Here

    Posted on August 16, 2023 

    Millville Public Schools

    Elementary School Library Media Specialist/Elementary Digital Media Teacher REV 5/2/23 

    Position Type: Elementary/Library Media Specialist

    Date Posted: 3/13/2023

    Location: Holly Heights School

    Date Available: 09/01/2023

    Closing Date: When filled

    Description: *Responsible for working collaboratively with school administration/staff to develop library program to support curriculum *Instructional leadership for teaching of literacy/information skills *Demonstrated ability related to collection development, information technology, research methodology and library program designs for children and adolescents.

    Qualifications: *MA or MS from an accredited college or university *NJ Educational Services Certificate - School Library Media Specialist *Must have strong technology skills and highly effective interpersonal skills *Ability to work well with students and other educational professionals OR NJ Certification as Elementary Teacher

    Salary Range: *Per MEA Contract

    Application Procedures: All interested candidates are required to apply online at Select the “Employment” link to view vacancies and begin the application process. You may attach a letter of interest, resume and other pertinent documents to your application. District employees may apply using the links in the “Internal Applicants” section.

    Posted on August 16, 2023 

    Pine Hill School District

    The Pine Hill Board of Education announces the following vacancy:

    Elementary Media Specialist
    Position available September 1, 2023

    Applicants must possess Elementary K-6 Certification,
    NJ School Library Media Specialist Certification preferred

    Primary Location:   John Glenn Elementary School
    Salary Range: Per Year
    Shift Type: Full-Time

    Click here to apply

    Posted on August 11, 2023 

    Northern Burlington County Regional School District 

    Category: Middle School Teaching/Media Services
    Date Posted: 8/1/2023
    Location: Middle School
    Date of Availability: 09/01/2023
    Date Closing: 8/15/2023 or Until Filled

    Media Center Specialist - Middle School

    2023/2024 School Year

    Required NJ Certifications:
    NJ School Library Media Specialist Certification

    According to contract.

    8/15/23 or Until Filled

    Application Procedure:  
    Please visit to complete an application.

    *We have been approved by NJDOE to hire Limited Certificate candidates who meet certain but not all certification requirements.

    Posted on August 2, 2023

    Library Media Specialist - Plainfield

    • (certified from NJ Dept of Education)

    • Position Type:
        Student Support Services/Education Media Specialist/ School Librarian

    • Date Posted:

    • Location:
        Maxson Middle 6-8

    • Date Available:
        September, 2023

    • Closing Date:
        Until filled

    • Qualifications:
    • New Jersey Dept of Education Educational Media Specialist Certification, School Librarian or Associate Educational Media Specialist Certification required.
       Ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
      • Strong communication/interpersonal skills.
      • Must be proficient in the use of computer technology.

    Click here to apply

    Updated on August 11, 2023

    School Media Specialist, Kingston Elementary School

    Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill, NJ 

    K-5 (includes gifted and talented sections for 3-5)

    Date available: 8/31/23

    Closing date: 8/18/23

    Kingston Elementary School is hiring a K-5 elementary librarian. The library is well-funded, recently weeded & renovated, with an excellent diverse collection. Schedule is fixed and includes gifted and talented classes for grades 3-5. It is a largely new staff, which means there is a real need for collaboration and resource support. You could not ask to work for a better community. You have a strong support network, as each elementary school also has a school media specialist, with several others new to the position. If you're interested, please reach out to the former librarian, Nicole Sutton (, and she will pass along the principal's contact information as well.

    Posted on July 24, 2023

    Elementary Media Specialist KRS and TJS - Tenure Track

    Position Type:

    Student Support Services/Media Specialist

    Date Posted: 3/2/2023

    Location: Kings Road School

    Date Available: 08/30/2023

    Description: Media Specialist - KRS/TJS - Tenure Track

    Job Summary: Start Date 8/30/23

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