Catalog

Work or Volunteer with the Library

Interested in working or voluneering with the Mahwah Public Library?  The Mahwah Public Library connects you with the world of literacy, cultural diversity, and learning. In all cases, excellent training is provided to ensure that your experience is both enjoyable and fruitful. You will be able to acquire new skills and gain valuable experience, expand your social horizons, serve in your own neighborhood and most importantly, be appreciated for all your hard work!

Paid positions are typically posted on the BCCLS "want-ads" page.  Open positions are also posted on this page from time to time.

Interested in volunteering?  The library can always use more help!  The Library uses a large contingency of first rate volunteers who perform a wide range of other tasks that benefit the Library. If you wish to volunteer your time please call 201-529-7323 or visit the library to see what times are available.

Volunteer ESL Tutors

The Library is starting an English as a Second Language program and looking for adult volunteers to help as ESL tutors. 

To be a volunteer, you need to enjoy working with people, demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing, and have a genuine enthusiasm for learning. Adult volunteers do not need to have a college degree or previous experience as a tutor. The Library will provide training through the Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley.  The training consists of four 2-1/2 hour session . Once you complete your training you will be matched up with a student.  Your tutoring session can begin at the Mahwah Public Library in January 2016. 

Contact Paul Shaver at 201-529-7323 x 225 or email pshaver@mahwahlibrary.org to volunteer today.

Part-Time Maintenance Technician

The Mahwah Public Library seeks an experienced Maintenance Technician to join the team. We are looking for a detail-oriented Maintenance Technician who is passionate about maintaining the Library as a beautiful, welcoming destination for all Mahwah residents.

Under general supervision, the Maintenance Technician performs routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings is preserved or improved.   The Maintenance Technician sets up, moves and tears down chairs, tables and equipment in meeting rooms; paints walls and ceilings; repairs damage to walls; installs and maintains fixtures and locks; repairs basic plumbing and electrical problems; tears down, moves and sets up shelving used to store library collections; and performs other maintenance and janitorial work as required.  The successful applicant will be meticulous, self-starting, adaptable, able to balance multiple projects and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Click here to download a complete position description.

Starting salary is $15.25/hour.  This part-time, 20 hour/week, position includes paid time off.

The successful applicant must meet the residency requirement outlined in the New Jersey First Act and pass a background check.

Please send letter of interest, resume and references to the Business Office, Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430, or fax to 201.529.2721, or by email to dmercadante@mahwahlibrary.org.  This position will remain open until filled.  

Adult Librarian
Posted 4/24/2017

The Mahwah Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic professional to join the team as an Adult Librarian.

Under general direction of the Supervising Librarian, the Adult Librarian is an integral member of the adult services team with primary responsibility for answering reference and informational questions, providing readers advisory services, managing and promoting adult collections, and providing technology assistance.  The successful candidate will be passionate about library services, embrace change and have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century.  He or she will thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment where outstanding customer service is the norm. 

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering reference and informational questions; providing readers advisory services and recommendations; assisting patrons with computers and technology; managing adult print, audio-visual and online collections; and, promoting Library collections and services including its physical and digital collections.  The Adult Librarian collaborates with or leads individuals or teams of staff and volunteers in projects related to collection management, including training staff and volunteers in collection related topics, such as reader’s advisory, how to promote library collections, and how to access electronic information using a variety of equipment. In addition to being organized and technologically savvy, the Adult Librarian will be customer-focused and able to work effectively with a other staff in order to serve the community.

This is a 35 hr/wk position with a minimum salary of $51,783, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous benefits, including medical/dental and paid time off, are included.  Professional growth, including participation in regional professional activities, is encouraged. 

Serving a population of 26,000, the Mahwah Public Library is among the busiest libraries in Bergen County and growing strong.  In 2010/11, Library completed a major renovation that added 7,000 sq. ft. of public space and in 2015, opened “The Inbetween” a dynamic new space for teens.  The Library undertakes continuous improvement through proactive collection management, programming, outreach, online services and operational efficiency.  Above all, we strive to provide exemplary customer service to our community every day.

Download a complete position description, including duties and requirements.  Interested parties should send a letter of interest addressing the Library's stated needs, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Kurt Hadeler, Director
khadeler@mahwahlibrary.org. 

Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Supervising Librarian
Posted 4/24/2017

The Mahwah Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic professional to become its next Supervising Librarian.  Come, grow with us! 

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Supervising Librarian will manage the daily operation of Adult Services and Circulation departments in a way that will reinforce the Library’s standing as a leader in the community and profession.  He or she will be a collaborative leader with demonstrated team building and management skills.  As a key member of the Library’s management team, the Supervising Librarian will contribute to the planning and implementation of policies and procedures that enhance the Library’s public service initiatives.   The successful candidate will be passionate about great customer service and have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century and a willingness to embrace and facilitate change. 

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to,  supervising staff, services and operations of the Adult Services and Circulation departments; establishing work priorities and assignments; providing instruction to staff in the performance of assigned work; evaluating employee performance and conduct; developing, planning and implementing professional development programs and activities in order to improve knowledge and skills among all library staff; managing special projects and tasks; developing or revising techniques of increasing operational efficiency; coordinating activities between departments or with other organizations; promoting awareness of the Library, its services and collections; answering reference and informational questions; providing readers advisory services and recommendations; and assisting patrons with computers and technology. 

This is a 35 hr/wk FLSA exempt position with a competitive starting salary of $60,000-69,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous benefits, including medical/dental and paid time off, are included.  Professional growth, including mentoring and participation in regional professional activities, are encouraged.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to take their career to the next level. 

The Mahwah Public Library is among the busiest libraries in Bergen County and growing strong.  In 2010/11, Library completed a major renovation that added 7,000 sq. ft. of public space and in 2015, opened “The Inbetween” a dynamic new space for teens.  The Library undertakes continuous improvement through proactive collection management, programming, outreach, online services and operational efficiency.  Above all, we are dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to our community every day.

Click here to download a position description, including duties and requirements.  Interested parties should send a letter of interest addressing the Library's stated needs, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Kurt Hadeler, Director
khadeler@mahwahlibrary.org. 

Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, May 15, 2017.

100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 201.529.READ
info@mahwahlibrary.org