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Posted on December 1, 2022


Posted on December 1, 2022

South Plainfield 

  • Position Type:
      Educational Support Staff/Media Specialist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      South Plainfield Middle School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date: 
      Until Filled


New Jersey School Library Media Specialist certificate required

As per the agreement between the South Plainfield Board of Education and the South Plainfield Teachers' Unit

Family medical, prescription and dental package offered

South Plainfield Public School District NJ - Employment Application

South Plainfield Public School District NJ - Employment Application


Posted on November 4, 2022


Posted on November 4, 2022


2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Position Type:
  Elementary School Teaching/Media Specialist
Date Posted:
  Fairmount Elementary School
Closing Date:


Description:  Elementary school is seeking a Library Media Specialist 
Job Summary:

  • Ability to create and maintain a positive learning environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Hold classes familiarizing students with 21st-century skills;
  • Provides opportunities for individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student;
  • Research skills (including internet), internet safety, and literature appreciation;
  • Sets specific objectives in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carries through to effectively achieve those objectives;
  • Lending of books, periodicals, and materials;
  • Re-shelving books and maintaining the books and library in all of its facets;
  • Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques;
  • Knowledge of Follett Destiny Automation a plus;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of school library operations and instructional programs.

Qualifications:  New Jersey CE, CEAS, or Standard Certification for School Library Media Specialist or Educational Media Specialist New Jersey State Teacher Certification.

Working Conditions:  Fairmount Elementary School
  • Position to begin: January 3, 2023 
Salary:  As per HBOE/HEA Agreement

Application Process:  Apply online via Frontline/ AppliTrack. 
  • All certifications must be included with application to be eligible for this position.

Selection Procedure:  
Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation made to the Superintendent of Schools for Board approval.


    Posted on October 30, 2022

    Essex County Schools of Technology

    Library Media Specialist

    Position Type:

      High School Teaching/English

    Date Posted:



      West Caldwell Tech

    Date Available:


    Closing Date:


    Position Purpose

    Under the general supervision of the Principal, to assist students, and teaching staff with an enriching library/media center environment with a wide range of reading and other educational materials; maintains library collection at school site; develops appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; and instructs students and others on the proper use of the library resources.

    Essential Functions

    Operates and supervises the media center.

    Evaluates, selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintain inventory records.

    Assists students in evaluating their aptitudes and abilities through the interpretation of individual standardized test scores and other pertinent data, and works with students in developing education and occupation plans consistent with such evaluation.

    Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to assist in the selection of books and other instructional materials; keeps students and teaching staff informed regarding new acquisitions for use in the media center.

    Serves as ready resource to students to provide research assistance.

    Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials; assists students and teachers with the use of the system.

    Coordinates system of lending library material to students and teachers.

    Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

    Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

    Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

    Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the media center.

    Participates in lessons with classroom teachers.

    Develops and arranges media center displays.

    Assists with the preparation and administration of the media center budget.

    Trains and supervises media center support employees.

    Please select the link below to apply:

    Applitrack Essex County Vocational School District


    Posted on October 27, 2022


    2022-2023 School Year


    • Coordinates with classroom instruction teachers in the assigned school/schools and works to achieve state curriculum content standards and district educational goals and objectives.
    • Collaborates with teachers to integrate information literacy competencies across the curricula including digital citizenship and understanding “fake news”.
    • Provide all forms of media resources and materials for teachers and students to supplement the instructional program and assist in student research.
    • Great communication skills both written and verbal. 
    • Promotes relationships with external information sources and participates in electronic networks and resource sharing systems to expand the media center’s capacity to access information globally.
    • Strong management skills.
    • Ability to maintain a comprehensive and efficient system of cataloging all media center materials and is able to provide professional development on using these systems.
    • Google Level 1 educator certified preferred 

    Applicants are to apply via Applicant Tracking no later than December 15, 2022.

    Deadline to apply is subject to change.



    Posted on October 27, 2022

    Anticipated Media Specialist: K-5 FTE

    Tinc Road School- Mt. Olive Township School District 

    Effective January 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023


    • NJDOE Media Specialist Certificate required 

    • Strong communication skills and experience with G-Suite

    • Knowledge of best practices in differentiated instruction and blended learning

    Application Procedure (see links below):

    1. Complete online application via Applitrack.

    Mount Olive Township School District is an EOE/AA Employer


    Posted on October 16, 2022

    Hello Colleagues in New Jersey,

    I am a school librarian in Philadelphia and a member of the PSLA. I am pregnant (Yea!) and planning to stay home with baby indefinitely starting in January. This opens up a great librarian position here at Antonia Pantoja Charter School in Philadelphia and I have been asked to help hire and train my replacement to make the transition as smooth as possible. My principal would like to hire a librarian starting in October or November to work alongside me and take over gradually. This is really a great place to work!

    Can you help me spread the word? Can you share with those in your network or in other Library associations? I know there are a ton of school librarians in the Philly area that were pushed out of their positions in the last 5-10 years that would love to get back in the library. Can you help me get the word to them?

    For more info and pictures, please click here.

    If you have any questions, please message me. 

    If interested, please email me your resume and I will pass it along to our principal. 

    Thank you so much!

    Click here to see full message


    Posted on October 6, 2022

    East Newark (Hudson County)  has a part time job opening at our K-8th grade elementary school. Two days per week. Perfect for a retiree. The qualified candidate can hold or be working towards their School Library certification. Our small school has about 220 students within a one school district. We do not have a stand alone library but we do have a media center and a budget to enhance our library collection. You will work in the classroom with our teachers and help with research and can visit local libraries. Please email your letters of interests and resumes to Dr.  Rosaura Bagolie at


    Posted on October 6, 2022

    Haddon Heights School District

    Haddon Heights, NJ

    Anticipated Opening  Part-Time Elementary Media Specialist (21.5 hours a week) No Medical Benefits       Applicant must possess:  #2855 School Library Media Specialist (SLMS Certification)      POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    Please submit an application, letter of interest, resume, and copy of certification through the Haddon Heights School District Employment website.
    Please select the link below to apply:
    Haddon Heights School District - Employment


    Posted on October 2, 2022

    The Springfield Free Public Library, a member of Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) is looking to hire a librarian to serve as head of Youth Services.  The successful applicant for this position will meet the following qualifications:


    ·         Holds or is eligible to receive New Jersey professional librarian certification

    ·         Five to seven years of professional experience working as a youth services librarian

    ·         Experience and enthusiasm working with patrons in grades 6-12Interest in developing a vibrant program of teen volunteers

    ·         Experience working with Canva, Eventbrite, Patron Point, ReadSquare and/or similar services

    ·         Experience in developing and offering STEM programming

    ·         Potential for leadership as demonstrated through active participation in professional organizations and associations

    ·         Previous supervisory experience in a library setting will be considered a plus.


    Additionally, the successful applicant for this position will have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:


    ·         Planning, preparation, implementation and assessment of library services and programming

    ·         Strong knowledge base of children’s literature, with a special emphasis on YA materials

    ·         Working within an assigned budget

    ·         Communicate well with both colleagues and patrons

    ·         Ability to recognize areas of service where improvement may be needed and to see them as opportunities for ongoing growth

    ·         Ability to pay attention to detail while also being able to keep a keen eye on the bigger picture


    The position of Head of Youth Services is 35 hours per week, including a one evening per week and a rotation of every third Saturday.  Sunday shifts of 1-4 PM (during the months of October through May) and paid at the rate of time and a half, may occasionally be required and will be based upon a schedule that is mutually agreed upon by both the employee and the library.   


    The salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate and the position also comes with a competitive benefits package.  The deadline to apply is October 14, 2022.   Email applications to Library Director Dale Spindel at   The Springfield Free Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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