Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at the MFPL.

 

12/17/2019

 

Collection Management Librarian

 

Full Time 35 hours per week, including evening and weekend rotation.

 

Duties include:

  • Work in collaboration with the MFPL staff to manage the library’s excellent collection of print and non-print materials, including the selecting of materials for and deselecting of materials from holdings, and the upkeep of the library stacks.
  • Use professional judgment to anticipate and meet demands, address patron and staff requests, and respond to community and library needs.
  • Place orders for the library’s circulating and non-circulating collections.
  • Liaise with vendors and sales representatives to review library materials, products, and services.
  • Link items to the BCCLS catalog. Prepare items, or oversee the preparation of items, for library shelves.
  • Manage periodicals, including magazine and newspaper subscriptions.
  • Budget management for print, A-V, and e-books.
  • Prepare statistical reports. Use reports to guide ordering and deselecting.
  • Assist with BCCLS loans and Inter-Library Loan.
  • Recommend new services, resources and programs.
  • Supervise two full-time library assistants and two part-time library shelvers.
  • Occasional public service, primarily at the adult reference desk or circ desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • MLS or MLIS degree. Candidate must possess or be eligible for a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate.
  • Excellent customer service, teamwork and technology skills.
  • Excellent listening skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a group.
  • Able to instill professionalism in co-workers and bring out the best in others.
  • Able to follow directions and procedures with accuracy and attention to detail, but with the experience and acumen necessary to make judgment calls, as needed.
  • Stay informed of professional trends and developments, and how these may pertain to the Millburn Library. Be involved with professional associations.
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand and ambulate as needed, as relevant to the position. Daily tasks may require lifting, carrying, moving and manipulating books and other library material, as well as pushing a loaded cart full of books.*
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

* Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 

Preferred:

  • Previous successful experience developing and managing library collections.
  • Previous successful experience as a cataloging or technical services librarian in a public library.
  • Previous successful experience supervising others.
  • Familiarity with BCCLS and with Polaris / LEAP ILS.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 1031, AFL-CIO and is ranked at the position of Librarian 1 by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Annual starting salary is based on CWA contract and exceeds the NJLA recommended minimum. (For year 2020 it is $61,812 per year.) Includes medical, dental, Rx, paid leave time, and other benefits.

 

To Apply:

 

E-mail cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to jobs@millburnlibrary.org. Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment ONLY. No phone calls. No faxes.

 

The library will only contact candidates they wish to interview.

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 will be given first preference. The anticipated start date is in February 2020.

 

 

 

 

The Millburn Free Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Persons with physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.